Thus, overall the formula will improves energy, mood, focus and metabolism. Many weight loss formula on the market just have one ingredient and often it doesn’t work or the ingredient is not effective and potent. Dr J feels the pain and struggles of her patients and she makes sure to search out the best raw ingredients and willing to pay for more in order to make the best supplements.
Irvingia gabonensis (IG) is the Latin name of the tree grown in Central and West Africa that produces a fruit similar to a mango and nicknamed African mango, wild mango, dika nut, or bush mango. In areas where IG grows, its flesh is widely eaten. But it’s the seed or nut (fresh or dried) that contains the supposedly powerful ingredients. This weight-loss ingredient made from extracts of the seeds of the fleshy West African fruit Irvingia gabonensis (also known as African mango), is being praised for its ability to help reduce body fat, weight, and even cholesterol and leptin levels in overweight subjects. The high soluble fiber content of IG seed can melt away belly fat and trim waistlines. It’s often combined with other ingredients such as green tea and marketed as a fat-burning supplement.
“African mango was a staple for many tribes in Cameroon and Nigeria, and one characteristic of these tribes is their slim build, as well as low incidence of cardiovascular disease,” says Julius Oben, PhD., one of the primary researchers in the study and an associate professor of nutritional biochemistry at University of Yaoundé in Cameroon. According to the study, subjects who took 150mg of this African mango seed extract twice a day showed “significant improvements” in their body weight, body fat, and waist circumference, as well as a slew of numbers that indicate better heart health, including plasma total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, blood glucose, C-reactive protein, adiponectin, and leptin levels—all without changing their diet or exercise routine. Additional studies have shown similar results, with subjects losing weight (about 8-10 pounds) without making other lifestyle changes.
Garcinia Cambogia is a tropical fruit also known as the Malabar tamarind, is a popular weight loss supplement. People say it blocks your body’s ability to make fat and it puts the brakes on your appetite. It could help keep blood sugar and cholesterol levels in check, too. The active ingredient in the fruit’s rind, hydroxycitric acid, or HCA, has boosted fat-burning and cut back appetite in studies. It appears to block an enzyme called citrate lyase, which your body uses to make fat. It also raises levels of the brain chemical serotonin, which may make you feel less hungry. Garcinia cambogia may make it easier for your body to use glucose, the sugar your cells need for energy. Mice that got garcinia cambogia in one study had lower insulin levels than mice that didn’t. That’s another reason, besides weight loss, that people with diabetes are interested in it. Dr Oz praises that Garcinia Cambogia is the holy grail of weight loss supplement; however, you need to take the right amount of Garcinia Cambogia in order to be effective such as over 1500mg.
Green tea is so good for you that it’s even got some researchers raving. “It’s the healthiest thing I can think of to drink,” says Christopher Ochner, PhD. He’s a research scientist in nutrition at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. It’s all about the catechin content in Green tea. Catechins are antioxidants that fight and may even prevent cell damage. Green tea is not processed much before it’s poured in your cup, so it’s rich in catechins. Green tea has been shown to improve blood flow and lower cholesterol. A 2013 review of many studies found green tea helped prevent a range of heart-related issues, from high blood pressure to congestive heart failure. Some evidence suggests that the active ingredient in green tea, EGCG, may help you drop a few pounds.
Chromium picolinate is a nutritional supplement. The “picolinate” part of the compound is thought to enhance the body’s ability to absorb chromium. Chromium is a necessary mineral. The typical Western diet barely contains an adequate amount of chromium, this chromium supplements are quite popular. It’s the second most popular mineral supplement in the U.S.
All kinds of claims have been made about chromium picolinate. Few of them are proven. One known effect is the supplement’s ability to increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin, helping it work better to control blood sugars. It’s not clear whether the supplement provides significant help to people with diabetes. A recent analysis of well-designed studies showed that it does not significantly affect blood sugar or insulin levels in people who do not have diabetes.