Thursday, April 28, 2005

Lipotropics and Weight Loss - Part 2

Continuing our discussion of lipotropics from yesterday ...

Nutritional supplements known as lipotropic combinations (or lipotropic factors) are designed to enhance liver function and increase the flow of fats and bile from the liver and gallbladder. By definition, a lipotropic substance decreases the deposit or speeds up the removal of fat (lipo=fat, tropic=stimulate) within the liver.

L-Phenylalanine is essential for production of adrenaline. It enhances vitamin C absorption and needs vitamin C and B6 for its metabolism. L-Phenylalanine is necessary for the thyroid gland to regulate how fast food is burned and also aids in the waste elimination of kidneys and bladder.

L-Tyrosine is an amino acid essential to the production of the primary thyroid hormone T-3 (triiodothyronine). It helps to stimulate thyroid hormone production and maintain a normal metabolic level. L-Tyrosine is also used in the production of norepinephrine, a natural fat burning appetite-reducing hormone.

Chromium gives you a natural thermogenic "boost" which is activated primarily through any type of physical activity including mild exercise (like walking). This allows YOU to control your heart rate and metabolism and provides you with a much safer alternative to herbal stimulants or chemicals.

Chromium picolinate is the most absorbable form of chromium. Chromium is a rare metal and probably 99% of the American population do not get enough chromium in their diet. A higher sugar diet can increase the excretion of chromium. Researchers believe that a chromium deficiency leads to Type II diabetes which is really out of control in the U.S.

Chromium lowers the level of bad cholesterol LDL. It increases good cholesterol HDL. It is a good remedy for elevated blood cholesterol and triglycerides. It works well in combination with inositol to lower LDL and increase HDL levels.

Many physicians use chromium picolinate to treat Type II diabetes or insulin resistance, a condition where the body produces enough insulin but cells don't use it efficiently resulting in a rise in blood sugar levels.

Obesity and a diet high in refined sugar increases the likelihood of developing Type II diabetes. Research has shown that chromium can lower blood sugar levels as effectively as prescription medication without the side effects and that diabetics and body builders can benefit from chromium because it can help trim fat and build muscle. Research has also shown that chromium picolinate can burn fat and enhance muscle even without exercise or a special diet. Individuals should follow a sound exercise and diet routine to get the full benefit.

Results of a clinical study published show that chromium picolinate aids in the loss of body fat. In the study, the 122 moderately overweight individuals who took chromium picolinate lost an average of 6.2 pounds of body fat as opposed to only 3.4 pounds in those individuals in the placebo group.

"The data clearly confirm that supplementation with chromium picolinate can lead to significant improvements in body composition resulting from fat loss, particularly for individuals who may not be as aggressive in making lifestyle changes such as reducing caloric intake or increasing their physical activity."

Gilbert Kaats, PhD, of the Health and Medical Research Foundation in San Antonio and lead investigator in the study.

We've made sure that our Weight Loss Magic Plan makes full use of lipotropics factors to help speed up your metabolism and burn fat faster!

Dr Jeff St Paul
Weight Loss in 5 minutes a day - it's Magic!
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