Fat Burners For Women – Top 5 Supplements

Increasing fat loss is a common goal for both men and women, but the most effective weight loss supplements will have variations. For guys, they’ll want to use a supplement that can boost testosterone or growth hormone secretion.

This can help preserve or build muscle mass to burn off body fat quickly. Boosting testosterone also gives them a little extra “energy” to help with their sex life.

These types of supplements, and fat burners, are not very useful for women obviously. Here’s a quick list of the best fat burners for women.

Top 5 Fat Burners For Women

Hydroxycitric acid (HCA)

What It Does

HCA is derived from a tropical plant found in Southeast Asia. HCA helps suppress your appetite, increases your metabolism, and reduces the amount of fat absorbed from the food you eat.

How To Use It

HCA is best used with a high protein, low sugar, low fiber diet. You’ll want to take HCA three times per day in 500 mg doses, 30-60 minutes before your meals. Your total daily dosage should not exceed 1500-2500 mg, as this can lead to dizziness and other health issues.

When choosing your supplement you’ll want to use high concentrations (over 50%) of HCA extract.

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What It Does

Glutamine is an amino acid that can help boost glucose metabolism resulting in weight loss. Some studies have shown a loss of weight, and reduction in waist size while supplementing with glutamine – without changing diet or increasing exercise.

How To Use It

Glutamine is best used an hour before exercise, or immediately after to help with absorption. Supplementing with 5-10 grams per day is usually all that is needed to see results.

Supplementing with large quantities (over 20 grams) will likely result in waste, as your body has limits to how much can be absorbed efficiently.

Green Tea Extract

What It Does

Green tea is well known for its antioxidants, but its also an incredibly effective fat burner when combined with caffeine. A compound found in green tea called epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC) can help with fat oxidation by up to 30%.

How To Use It

Drinking a cup of green tea per day is unlikely to yield noticeable weight loss results. You’d need to drink about five cups of green tea per day to get a sufficient dose to effect fat loss, making supplements a more practical option.

Supplementing with 300-500 mg per day is recommended when using as a fat loss aid.

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Cayenne Pepper

What It Does

Studies have shown cayenne pepper can help suppress your appetite and boost your metabolism by up to 20%. Supplementing with cayenne pepper can also help with digestion, poor circulation, and pain relief.

How To Use It

You can add cayenne pepper to your meals in powdered form, or by supplementing in capsule form. 30-120 mg per day is what’s recommended for most adults. You’ll want to start on the low end to find your tolerance. Some people experience heartburn or upset stomach when supplementing with cayenne pepper.


What It Does

It’s very rare to find a weight loss product, or energy drink, that doesn’t have a large amount of caffeine in them. Why? Because caffeine is one of the most studied and effective supplements linked to energy and weight loss. It stimulates your nervous system and aids in your body’s ability to break down fat for energy.

How To Use It

Taking 100-200 mg before your workout will give you a quick energy boost and burn more calories while you exercise.  Taking too much caffeine (over 300-400 mg for most women), however, can have a negative effect on insulin sensitivity.

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