All they did was take 150mg of this ancient extract while maintaining the same diet and exercise level – and they shed an average of 28 pounds (the placebo group shed just 3 pounds).* Also tested in rats – dropped their caloric intake by almost half…
Have you ever wondered why – despite all your dieting and exercise efforts – you keep gaining weight?
As you age, it becomes more challenging to keep excess inches off your abdomen. Abdominal fat is fat you don’t want hanging around. “Belly” or abdominal fat is the fat that surrounds your organs.
Abdominal fat promotes the release of “cytokines” – cell-signaling protein molecules associated with less-than-optimal health. Belly fat can be the most difficult fat to lose, being resistant to many of the best diet and exercise programs.
Now, breakthrough research has finally discovered a way to help reduce this stubborn belly fat.
Why Belly Fat Develops Hand-in-Hand with Middle Age
Perhaps you’ve heard the expression “middle-age spread”. As you reach middle age and beyond, your body begins to store and release fat differently. And this all happens out of sight at your body’s cellular level. Your fat cells control their size and number by secreting three different ‘command signals’:
- Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase
These command signals tell your brain whether to stop or to continue to eat. And you’ll soon discover that it’s because of these three substances that many young, physically active people can consume what seems like endless calories without packing on pounds.
The Commander of Your Fat Cells
No more starvation diets.
Have you ever noticed that when you’re trying your hardest to control your weight, all you can think about is food?
What if you could go about your day (and evening) focused on things besides dieting and eating?
Wouldn’t that constitute a major personal breakthrough? And, best of all, healthy signals to your brain regarding eating would just happen, without undue thought or action.
You’d help reduce some of the distraction.
Ideally, you would simply sit down at the table and eat only enough to satisfy yourself.
Here’s the thing… When you allow your brain — and your body – to go about its normal task of controlling your eating, it becomes easier to achieve and maintain your normal body weight.
And this can happen without excessive willpower or starvation diets.
Meet Leptin, Your Best Friend When it Comes to Eating
The hormone leptin is key for helping your body maintain its lean composition. Here’s how it works… The fat cells in your body secrete a hormone called leptin. Leptin works as a chemical signal in your blood that tells your brain you have eaten enough.
When things are working optimally, you “hear” that message and you stop eating. Your body really doesn’t want to pack away more pounds than it needs. Your body naturally seeks to stay within your ideal weight zone.
Not only does leptin help shut down your hunger, it also helps you burn more calories. Leptin stimulates the breakdown of stored triglycerides from your fat cells. But it doesn’t always work perfectly.
The Vicious Cycle of Leptin Overload
Here’s the problem…
Most overweight individuals already have high levels of leptin circulating in their bloodstream. And because of this overload, their fat cells become less sensitive to leptin – that is, cells do not receive and respond to leptin signals optimally.
Researchers now understand how leptin resistance can lead to weight gain and stubborn weight loss.
When you’re overweight, your fat cells also increase in size. They pump more and more leptin into your bloodstream in an attempt to better get their message through to your brain. But, unfortunately, your brain does not “hear” the message in an optimal way.
In response, two things happen.
- First, your body burns less fat.
- Second, your fat cells soak up fewer free fatty acids from your bloodstream. The overabundance of fatty acids in your blood causes your muscles to become less responsive to insulin than they ideally should, ultimately leading to a rise in blood sugar. This in turn only leads to more free fatty acids, more fat stores and a vicious cycle.
But That’s Not All. There are Still Two More to Go…
We’ve talked about leptin and how it’s an important chemical signal that commands your brain to cease eating.
The second signal produced and released by your fat cells is adiponectin – a hormone that helps to maintain your body’s normal insulin sensitivity. As the amount of fat tissue increases, the level of adiponectin decreases. Larger fat cells naturally produce less adiponectin. Levels of adiponectin also appear to be directly related to belly fat.
Overall, levels are lower in overweight people and higher in lean people. When you lose weight, more adiponectin is available to promote health.
Last but not least, glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase is the third command signal that your fat cells produce. This is an enzyme that helps convert starch and sugar calories to stored body fat.
I probably don’t need to state the obvious, but I’m sure you’re beginning to see why maintaining healthy, normal levels of these three substances may be helpful for not just a lean and trim body, but for total health.
Just to summarize how these three substances can help contribute to maintenance of your ideal weight, the perfect weight loss tool would help:
- Increase adiponectin
- Decrease glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase
- Allow leptin’s natural signals to be “heard” optimally
Promoting Your Cells’ Normal Response for a Leaner, Trimmer You*
There are several things you can do to help promote your cells’ ideal sensitivity to leptin and support the second two important command signals:
- Avoid processed foods
- Avoid high fructose corn syrup, sugars, grains, fruit juices, and sweetened and diet drinks
- Supplement with high quality omega-3 fatty acids
Here’s An Important Way to Promote Your “Had Enough!” Messages
Exercise helps your body hear its natural command signals.
Of course, no discussion about promoting your cells’ optimal ability to respond to leptin’s signals would be complete without mention of exercise.
If you’re not accustomed to exercising, I advise you to start slowly. Even something as simple as rebounding on a mini trampoline or a brisk walk or bike ride around your neighborhood will help you get started.
Find something you like to do – and commit to doing it regularly.
The West African Herb That Helps Support Optimal Leptin Sensitivity in Overweight People
An extract from a West African herb called Irvingia gabonensis may help support optimal leptin sensitivity in overweight people. And by promoting your body’s ideal sensitivity to leptin, you can better know when your body has eaten enough food. In a recently published study, Irvingia demonstrated positive effects upon leptin blood levels and resulted in weight loss and inches off the waistline.
Over a 10-week period, one double-blind study group received 150 mg of Irvingia extract twice daily while maintaining the same diet and exercise level. This group lost an average of 28 pounds whereas the placebo group lost less than three pounds.
The Irvingia group also maintained healthy blood glucose, cholesterol, and LDL levels that were already within the normal range, and experienced a significant reduction in C-reactive protein levels. Plus, there was a significant reduction overall of circulating leptin and a significant increase in adiponectin.
Irvingia Targets ALL Three Signals That May be Involved in
Age-Related Weight Gain
Irvingia targets the important factors that I mentioned above that may be involved in age-related weight gain, such as responding to your fat cells’ command signals.
In addition to supporting healthy leptin sensitivity, Irvingia also helps:
- Reduce the activity of glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase which may help reduce the amount of starch and sugar calories that turn into body fat.
- Support a slowing of the rate of carbohydrate absorption from the intestines and a reduction of the caloric impact of starchy and sugary foods.
- Support healthy adiponectin levels while helping to maintain healthy insulin sensitivity.
Aspartame in particular is of extreme concern. Also known as Equal™ or NutraSweet™, its use has been linked to cancer, premature birth, and developmental and cognitive problems in kids.
Added to over 6,000 foods and beverages, you must read labels carefully to detect its presence.
What About OTHER Weight Loss Options?
You may already know my opinion about many of the other options out there. Please don’t go there. Often, the risk of side effects is simply much too great.
Physical risks are only part of the risks involved with many common approaches. There is also a huge potential for emotional fall-out as well.
Why? It might shock you to know that the majority of weight loss programs fail a whopping 95 percent of the time.
And when you fail, it’s not uncommon to blame yourself – and then find your self-esteem plummeting and your weight rising.
A natural carotenoid (natural pigments found primarily in plants and algae), Fucoxanthin exists naturally in brown seaweed, a type of kelp. Preliminary animal research performed in Russia and Japan suggests that fucoxanthin may help burn fat.
Also, here’s a huge plus for you and others searching for an effective yet natural option that doesn’t disrupt your activities and sleep. Fucoxanthin revs up your metabolism without stimulating your central nervous system. Although it’s not fully understood how fucoxanthin works, it appears to target a protein called UCP1 that increases the rate at which belly fat is burned.
Evidence is emerging showing that the fucoxanthin component is a powerful antioxidant that can protect your cells from free radical damage. It also may support your:
- Cardiovascular health
- Healthy immune response
- Maintenance of healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels that are already within the normal range
- Maintenance of healthy blood pressure levels that are already within the normal range
- Healthy liver function
The Indian Fruit that May Help Assist Your Battle of the Bulge
Garcinia Cambogia (also known as “gambooge”) is a small fruit resembling a miniature pumpkin. Naturally found in India and parts of Asia, it has a long and popular history as a condiment. The dried rind is used as a flavoring in many dishes.
Preliminary research suggests that its biologically active compound, hydroxycitric acid (HCA), can inhibit the body’s ability to store lipids and fatty acids. This natural extract may also inhibit conversion of excess calories to body fat.
And it may suppress appetite by signaling your brain that enough food has been eaten, possibly through its effect on neurotransmitters.
Cayenne – The Fiery Catalyst that May Help Burn More Calories
Capsaicin in fiery cayenne pepper may deliver metabolism-boosting benefits.
The powder from the cayenne pepper has been honored as both a food and for its health-promoting properties for over 9,000 years.
A substance in cayenne pepper, capsaicin, gives cayenne its hot and spicy taste.
Scientists believe that cayenne may act as a Health-promoting catalyst when combined with other herbs.
Some animal and human studies suggest that cayenne may increase the body’s production of heat for a short time.
This increase in body heat may possibly burn more calories and increase metabolism.
Additionally, research is ongoing about whether cayenne can help regulate blood sugar and break down carbohydrates after a meal.
What else might cayenne do for you? It is reported to:
- Support cardiovascular health
- Support digestive health
- Help regulate normal detoxification
- Help promote a healthy immune response
- Provide energy
All of the above four herbs are now contained in the new White Knight Super Fat Burner Caffeine Free 120 caps.