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3 Essential Oils for Weight Loss – Dr. Axe

Posted: March 6, 2019 at 9:41 pm

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By Dr. Josh Axe, DC, DMN, CNS

June 21, 2017

[Below is my transcript of my video about using essential oils for weight loss, along with supplemental information on the topic.]

So many people today want to learn how to burn fat and lose weight fast but also safely and effectively. For that reason, essential oils for weight loss are one of your best choices.

I want to be up front with you and let you know youre not going to start using essential oils and lose 20, 30or 50pounds. But it could help your body in shedding a few pounds, plus support your body in important, healthyways for weight loss.

There are really three main essential oils that I really believe can help your body withweight loss.

Grapefruit essential oil actually works with your body in activating enzymes that help your body break down brown body fat. We know thatgrapefruit can benefit weight lossand that the essential oil of grapefruit actually comes from the grapefruit peel, which is very highin certain compounds like D-limonene and helps support the metabolism as well asthe cleansing and drainage of your lymphatic glands.

When applied topically to the skin in small amounts, grapefruit essential oil is an excellent diuretic and lymphatic stimulant. This is one reason why its included in manycellulite creams and blends that are used for dry brushing. For that reason, grapefruit essential oil is the number one oil that can help your body in burning fat and losing weight because of how it activates enzymes in your saliva, which helps break down body fat in your body.

When mixed with patchouli oil, grapefruit oil is known to lower cravings and hunger, which makes it a great tool to lose weight fast in a healthy way. Add several drops to your water, diffuse it in your office or home, or massage some onto your chest and wrists when a craving strikes.

The second best essential oil to support weight loss is cinnamon oil. Cinnamon oil has been shown time and time again to help regulate blood glucose levels and something in your body called GTF, glucose tolerance factor. For that reason, cinnamon oil is also fantastic for anybody with diabetes.

It helps balance blood sugar, which long-term will help with weight loss and help reduce those cravings for sugar.Unstable blood sugar can lead to overeating, low energy and weight gain, but adding cinnamon oil to fruit, tea, oats, baked goods or smoothies helps slow the rate at which glucose is released into the blood.

The third essential oil that supports the body in weight loss is ginger essential oil. Ginger works because it also reduces sugar cravings and helps reduce inflammation in the body. Its so important that if youre going to lose weight, that youre also reducing inflammation, andsupporting digestion and absorption of nutrients.

The compounds in ginger are called gingerols. Gingerols have been scientifically proven to reduce disease-causing inflammation in your intestines and overall improve absorption of the vitamins and minerals youre consuming. If youre absorbing more vitamins and minerals, then youre helping tosupport your bodys cellular energy and createweight loss.

A 2013 study published in the Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacologyconcluded that ginger essential oilpossesses antioxidant activity as well as significant anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive properties. After being treated with ginger essential oil for one month, enzyme levels increased in the blood of mice. The dose also scavenged free radicals andproduced significant reduction in acute inflammation.

So if you are looking to essential oils for weight loss, I recommend grapefruit oil, cinnamon oil and ginger oil. Sometimes you can get thesein compounds, or you can use these three individually.

You can put one single drop of each in water and drink it that way, or you can actually put it on topically or diffuse it. When youre putting it on topically, I recommend using a carrier oil like coconut oil, especially when youre using the cinnamon oil. Or one of my favorite ways is just diffuse it, such ason your desk at the officeoraround your home. It has a great scent. It will activate parts ofyour body that will actually support weight loss.

Essential oils have been used for over five thousand years. Theyre one of the most powerful forms of medicine in the world, but grapefruit, cinnamon and ginger are probably the most effective essential oils for weight loss.

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