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Weight Loss Supplements
An enzyme called glycerol-3-phosphatedehydrogenase is critical for synthesizing
fatty acids in our bodies. Suppressing this enzyme helps reduce the amount of
glucose (sugar) in our bloodstream from being converted into fatty acids.
Weight loss utilizing diet modification, supplements, hormones or drugs usually
functions via a single mechanism. Adipocytes (fat cells), on the other hand,
possess numerous means to ensure their survival. An extract from a West African
plant called Irvingia has been shown to help maintain healthy body weight in
Weight Management: Reversing Leptin Resistance
Fat cells produce C-reactive protein, a pro-inflammatory compound that leads to
“leptin resistance.” Overweight people given Irvingia have lower levels of CRP,
and therefore less CRP is able to block the activity of leptin. Leptin is
important in weight management because it promotes the breakdown of fat in
adipocytes and tells the brain to turn off chronic hunger messages.
Hormones: Increasing Adiponectin
Large fat cells secrete less adiponectin, and adiponectin is a crucial hormone
that helps support insulin sensitivity as well as cardiovascular health.
Overweight people given Irvingia show markedly increased adiponectin levels.
Body Fat: Inhibiting the Fat Converting Enzyme
An enzyme called glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase facilitates the conversion
of glucose into triglycerides that increase adipocyte size. Irvingia inhibits
glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, thus reducing the amount of glucose (sugar)
that is converted to fat in the body.
Diet: Reducing Carbohydrate Absorption
In order for carbohydrates to be fully absorbed, they must be broken down in
the digestive tract by the amylase enzyme. Irvingia inhibits amylase, and thus
reduces the amount of ingested starches that will be absorbed as sugar.