Supporting a lean body implies fighting against fat accumulation. Vibrant Flora: Lean Body Support has several arrows in its quiver aimed against fat accumulation.
White willow bark extract plays a two-part role. Salicylic acid plus caffeine are known to speed up metabolism through accelerated burning of free fatty acids. What is not as widely known is that salicylic acid and salicylates improve the passage of D-phenylalanine across the blood brain barrier. So placing white willow bark extract in the VFW formula both enhances metabolism and shortens the time to realization of D-phenylalanine’s benefits.
Citrus aurantium (bitter orange) 30% Synephrine extract. Much has been written about citrus aurantium, Synephrine, and their potential as a safe substitute for ephedrine in combination with caffeine within weight loss supplements. A review article from 2012 states clearly: “P-Synephrine alone as well as in combination products were shown to increase resting metabolic rate and energy expenditure, and modest increases in weight loss were observed with bitter orange extract/p-synephrine-containing products when given for six to 12 weeks. In general, bitter orange extract alone (p-synephrine) or in combination with other herbal ingredients did not produce significant adverse events [such] as an increase in heart rate or blood pressure, or alter electrocardiographic data, serum chemistry, blood cell counts or urinalysis.”
Green tea leaf extract, 25% caffeine supplies caffeine to the formula that, in combination with Synephrine, may accelerate metabolism. Increased metabolism is characterized by increased energy production by mitochondria of each and every cell of the body. Mitochondria burn fatty acids to generate energy. In order to meet the increased demand for energy caused by the metabolic uptick, free fatty acids will be liberated from adipose tissue, resulting in weight loss targeted to stored body fat.
Green coffee bean 45% chlorogenic acids. It turns out that chlorogenic acid (beyond its antioxidant capabilities) slows down synthesis of new fats while accelerating the breakdown of blood, liver and stored body fats. Chlorogenic acids may more efficiently and rapidly liberate stored fatty acids from adipose tissue so that they can “feed the beast,” that is, accelerated metabolism.
Garcinia cambogia 60% hydroxycitric acid (HCA) extract may stimulate secretion of extra amounts of serotonin, thereby suppressing appetite, and creating a sense of satiety. But more extensive studies show how hydroxycitric acid inhibits a key enzyme (ATP citrate lyase) required for the synthesis of fatty acids, cholesterol and triglycerides. Botanical extracts rich in HCA may slow or halt a body’s ability to build storage fat.
Gymnema sylvestre leaf 75% gymnemic acids extract claim a role in diet and blood sugar control products because studies show gymnemic acids may decrease the absorption of sugar from the intestine. By inhibiting glucose absorption, Gymnemic acid has anti-obesity and antidiabetic properties. If less sugar is coming in, fewer triglycerides, if any, will be manufactured and stored in adipose tissue. A decrease in body weight may then be possible. [Gymnema extracts may also prevent accumulation of triglycerides in muscle and liver, and lower fatty acids (i.e. triglycerides) in the circulation, reducing one of the risk factors for cardiovascular disease.]
The element chromium is absolutely necessary and basic for normal fat and sugar metabolism. Deficiency is linked to cardiovascular disease and diabetes Therefore, it is clearly of importance to include a good, biologically active form of chromium in Vibrant Flora: Lean Body Support. Chromium nicotinate is one of the most biologically active and safe supplemental forms of chromium.
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