YOUR BODY FAT!
FAT BURNERS - reliable natural weight
control and body remodeling supplements
when energy intake exceeds energy expenditure. Energy can be expended
by performing work or producing heat (thermogenesis).
Being obese - is very dangerous for anyone. As usual obesity leads to
early diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension and other serious
health problems. Obesity - is the modern epidemic. In 2000 year it will
cause about 350 000 extra deaths only in the United States. Scientists
and doctors worldwide advised a lot of methods to burn fat and control
NE (naturalelixir.com) just briefly cover
some modern approaches to fix the obesity.
are five main approaches to control weight:
Influence the neuro-hormonal regulation of body weight
Two years ago there appeared a new revolutionary prescription drug Reductil
or Meridia (Sibutramine). This drug reduces food intake by increasing
the content of hormonal substances: serotonin and noradrenaline. These
substances suppress food intake by blocking signals of hunger coming
to brain. Reliable controlled trial showed a 15% reduction in weight
when intake Reductil comparing with placebo group. Reductil does
work! But like almost all chemicals drugs posses various side effects
including dry mouth, insomnia, headache and fatigue. It may increase
blood pressure and heart rate.
Low energy expenditure is predictive of future weight gain. Thus those
experienced often cold sense may have more efficiently accumulate fat
and have low thermogenesis. Administration of sympathomimetic agents,
(beta-adrenergic-receptor agonistic), cause an increase in energy expenditure.
Next 2-3 years there will appear new drugs increasing thermogenesis
in humans. Among herbal products the most effective "thermojetic"
is Ephedra sinica (Ma Huang). But due to cardio-vascular complications
that may occur after treatment with dietary supplements containing Ephedra
these herb is prohibited to use in some countries (Canada, Japan).
Decreasing food intake
Traditionally for this purpose dietitians may recommend to use fasting
(0 kcal) or very-low-calorie diets (VLCDs - 400-600 kcal/day) or low-calorie
diets (LCDs - 800-1200 kcal/day). This approach may be successful only
when combined with post starvation educational programs and healthy
lifestyle. Fasting generally is not accepted by medicinal authorities
as it seams to bee too radical, but often it is the most powerful method
for curing various diseases (read the book of Paul Bragg "The Miracle
a proven ability to achieve rapid weight loss but do nothing to counteract
the bodies natural tendency to return to its pre-diet weight and adiposity.
A major concern with the use of VLCDs for weight reduction arises from
the reports that obese people being on VLCDs sometimes experienced sudden
death due to ventricular arrhythmia. That is why it may be too risky
to go on VLCDs if you have arrhythmic disorders.
new data failed to advise Very-Low-Calorie Dieting as some special method
to cut weight in long-term: Researches Dr. Torgerson JS et all.
from Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Goteborg, Sweden reported the
results of randomized two-year clinical trial (1). In this trial one
group received VLCD for 12 initial weeks plus regular dietary and behavioral
support over two years while the other group received two years of the
same supportive program only (without going to VLCD). As a result both
treatment groups maintained highly significant weight losses at two
years but the initial VLCD-treatment appeared to have given no significant
long-term benefit compared to the supportive program. What dietary strategy
is more effective in long-term treatment of obesity VLCD or LCD?
One may find an answer on this question in another study (2). Swedish
scientists compared the long-term effects of three different programs
including initial 6 weeks diets 420 kcal/d, 530 kcal/d, 880 kcal/d on
sustained weight loss, attrition and obesity associated conventional
cardiovascular risk factors. As a result VLCD (420 kcal or 530-kcal/
d and LCD 880 kcal/d) were equally effective in long term treatment
of obesity. The tendency to fewer side effects with LCD suggests that
LCD is preferable method comparing to VLCDs.
Preventing of fat absorption
Fresh example of this approach is the discovery of a new drug Orlistat
(Xenical) - It inhibit the gastrointestinal lipase. Orlistat can
block up to 30% of orally ingested triglyceride. Clinical trials proved
that Xenical produce a 10% weight loss, after 1 year of treatment, but
unfortunately Xenical may cause some gastrointestinal side effects:
fecal oily spotting, fecal urgency.
Modification of fat metabolism or its storage
Supplementation with "fat burners" or "lipotropic fat
burners" produces favorable changes in body composition. Fat just
substitute with muscles. Results obtained by Hoeger WW et al. (Boise
State University, Idaho) (3) indicate that 4-week supplementation with
lipotropic fat burners accelerates the rate of body fat loss and helps
maintain fat-free mass (lean tissue), thereby producing favorable changes
in body composition. This supplementation contains a patented combination
of chromium picolinate, inulin, capsicum, L-phenylalanine, and other
lipotropic nutrients. A double blind, weight-loss intervention design
was used. Participants were randomly divided in two groups. First group:
assigned to either a diet/exercise/supplement group (n = 56) or a diet/exercise/placebo
group (n = 67). Analysis showed significant differences between groups
in percent body fat, fat mass, and fat-free mass. It was interesting
that no significant differences were found (P > .05) in body weight,
body mass index, or energy intake.
The herbal product
Coleus forskohlii also looks promising as this herb contains forskolin,
substance stimulating the lipolisis of the fat that was deposited long
ago. Forskolin activates adipocites to respond more effectively upon
hormonal stimulus to cleavage fat. Fat burner supplements or exercises?
Better both of them!
Nongu N & Sachan DS from the University of Tennessee, USA published
results of the experiments in rats (4). In these experiments it was
definitely shown that supplementation of rats with carnitine and
with choline decrease body fat to the same extent as does exercise.
If this effect works in human it means that you may not exercise but
just eat these fat burner supplements and achieve same effect.
Fat Burner tablets - right what we need! Modern strategy in treatment
of obesity: not just decrease bodies weight, but remodel your body
contain 6 key ingredients:
Choline, Inositol, Betaine, Methionine and Chromium Picolinate.
These 6 ingredients act by both increasing your body's metabolism to
burn fat plus by aiding your body in removing and transporting fat out
of your body and increasing synthesis of muscle protein.
Lipotropics prevent an abnormal accumulation of fat in the liver.
They are methionine, choline, inositol and betaine. Lipotropics
increase production of lecithin by the liver thereby helping to keep
cholesterol more soluble and lessening deposits in blood vessels. They
also detoxify amines, which are by-products of protein metabolism.
Methionine is a lipotropic amino acid, which reduces fat and
aids in lowering cholesterol. It can be substituted for choline that
aids in reducing liver fat (lipotropic agent). It detoxifies amines,
which are by-products of protein metabolism. Methionine seems to act
as a catalyst for choline and inositol thus speeding up their function.
A deficiency of Methionine may lead to fatty degeneration and cirrhosis
of the liver.
Choline is another lipotropic (fat emulsifier). It aids in emulsifying
cholesterol so that it doesn't deposit on arterial walls. It works well
with inositol to utilize fats and cholesterol, and it also works well
with methionine in detoxifying amines, which are by-products of protein
Inositol metabolizes fats and cholesterol and aids in transporting
fat in the blood system. Thus it is an aid in the redistribution of
body fat. It helps to lower cholesterol levels.
Betaine (trimethylglycine) is a great source of methyl groups.
Methyl groups can deactivate harmful substances in the body and convert
them to helpful substances. High levels of homocysteine can increase
the risk of heart disease. It is relatively easy to lower homocysteine
levels by taking methyl rich betaine, converting it to helpful methionine,
a beneficial amino acid.
FAT BURNER TABLETS (Vitamin
Station) contain the following ingredients per tablet:
Choline Bitartrate 150 mg
Inositol 150 mg
Betaine 150 mg
Methionine 150 mg
Chromium Picolinate 50 mcg
1 to 2 tablets 3 times a day before meals. to
long used l-Carnitine for longer workout periods. It is used in
fat burners because it helps in converting stored fat into energy. It
can also help in controlling hypoglycemia and thereby benefits diabetics.
A deficiency can cause impairment of heart tissue. Carnitine has only
been recently noted as an important amino acid (the L-form only) essential
to our health. L-Carnitine is known to transport fatty acids to the
innermost section of the mitochondria (the powerhouse of the cell),
where they are used to create energy resource - adenosine triphosphate
(ATP). Studies have shown that carnitine deficiency lowers ATP levels
in various tissues and increases the susceptibility to fatigue during
strenuous physical activity. Carnitine has been shown to reduce blood
triglycerides and cholesterol levels by increasing fat utilization:
At the same time, it can raise the HDL ("good") portion of the cholesterol,
which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease. Carnitine is stored
primarily in the skeletal muscles and heart, where it is needed to transform
fatty acids into energy for muscular activity. Many athletes have noted
an increased endurance muscle building effect with proper carnitine
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.
It is a good remedy for elevating blood cholesterol and triglyceride.
Chromium works well in combination with inositol to lower LDL and increase
HDL levels. Research has shown that chromium picolinate can burn fat
and enhance muscle even without exercise or a special diet.
The average people taking 6 tablets per day will loss 1 kg (approximately
2 pounds) per week with no diet modifications. Lipotropic fat burner
tablets can reduce your body fat levels without having to practice starvation
dieting or similar means.
Unfortunately some promising anti-obesity herbal products failed to
be effective weight control substances. For example a lot of slimming
agents use herbal extract Garcinia cambodia, claiming to be a fat burner.
A comprehensive randomized controlled trial (5) was done in which it
was determined that hydroxycitric acid, the active ingredient in Garcinia
cambodia , which is incorporated into many weight-loss products (for
example - CitriMax), did not offer significant weight and fat loss beyond
that observed with placebo.
a) If you are not dramatically obese in order to cut fat and to stay
fit you need just control your calorie intake (not more than 2000 kcal
per day), add fat burner (remodeling) supplements and go exercise. That
will be enough for you. b) If your body mass index exceed 25-30 you
are in great danger. Consult you doctor. He might prescribe you Reductil
(Sibutramine) or Orlistat (Xenical). He might advise you go on low-calorie
diets with educational and psychological support. But anyway Lipotropic
Fat Burner would be of imperative use also.
Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 1997 Nov;21 (11):987-94.
(2) Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 1997 Jan; 21(1):22-6
(3) Adv Ther 1998 Sep-Oct; 15(5):305-14
(4) J. Nutr. 2000 Feb; 130 (2): 152-7
(5) JAMA 1998 Nov. 11; 280(18): 1596-600)