Metabolic Team Players Posted on September 17, 2015 by , 0 comments
5 Metabolic Supporters that Work Best as Team Players
Research individual ingredients, but for best results, find an intelligent blend
Certain weight management products boast about their metabolic wonder ingredients. It might be good to know what those ingredients are before ingesting them. Specifically, Garcinia cambogia, L-carnitine, L-tyrosine, CLA, and raspberry ketones appear in some new and trendy product options. But few people know how they work.
Far too many take products that contain only one of these ingredients, and provide that substance in high doses. You’ll see in a moment why that is unwise. Here’s a quick primer on these poorly understood metabolic nutrients.
Garcinia cambogia (Garcinia gummi-gutta) – This tropical tree grows in Southeast Asia, India, and certain parts of Africa. It produces a sour-tasting citrus fruit that looks like a small yellow pumpkin. Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is present in garcinia cambogia rind extract and is responsible for the extract’s effects on lipid synthesis at an enzymatic level. When taken in sensible dosages, HCA can promote healthy metabolism, help maintain healthy cholesterol levels, and may help support balanced appetite. It is not a wonder ingredient though. Because of individual systemic differences, not everyone benefits from garcinia cambogia supplementation. So it’s important to pair this ingredient with other metabolic support supplements.*
Raspberry Ketones – Raspberry ketones are the source of the berry’s natural aroma. Ketones have been used for years in both food and perfume as a fragrance enhancer. The phenolic compound’s structure is similar to that of capsaicin—a pepper derivative that has been found to support healthy metabolism. That knowledge led to preliminary lab research to explore the effects of raspberry ketones. So far, that research has found that these ketones do indeed affect lipid metabolism. While studies show a definite effect, it is still being researched. So, don’t take raspberry ketones in large doses or rely on them alone for weight management effects. Intelligent blends pair ketones with other ingredients for metabolic support.*
L-carnitine – Naturally produced by the liver and kidneys, L-carnitine is the biologically active form of carnitine. It is involved in the processing of lipids for use as actual energy within cellular mitochondria. Think of mitochondria as the power plant for each cell. Every cell in your body needs L-carnitine to turn fats into usable energy. That’s the very heart of a healthy metabolism. Preliminary studies seem to indicate that L-carnitine is unpredictably helpful when used alone, but more consistently helpful when paired with other supplements.*
L-tyrosine – This amino acid is a building block of protein and is naturally found in countless high-protein foods including most meats, dairy products, seeds, and beans. Your body uses amino acids to build muscle. Additionally, L-tyrosine is involved in the production of several neurotransmitters that help maintain healthy mood and concentration. Like most metabolic support ingredients, L-tyrosine is best when paired with other supplements that help maintain balanced appetite and metabolism.*
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) – CLA is a fatty acid that occurs naturally in beef and dairy products, though it is absent in low-fat dairy products. Today, it can also be synthesized from plant-derived sources. CLA has been found to affect fat cell growth on an enzymatic level and, in turn, help maintain healthy muscle mass. Recent human clinical research has found it to be safe and effective. It is most effective when paired with healthy diet, exercise, and other supplements that support a healthy metabolism and balanced appetite.*
There’s a common theme here. No single ingredient will work wonders alone, and no single ingredient will work well for every person. When supporting healthy weight management, the key is to find an intelligent blend that conveys a variety of non- stimulant effects. The blend should support not only healthy metabolism, but also balanced appetite and stable mood. Weight management involves your whole body; your supplement should too.*
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