Konjac Glucomannan is a soluble, fermentable, polysaccharide produced from the Amorphophallus Konjac (elephant yam or konjac plant) found in Asia. Konjac is available as supplements, in drink mixes, additive (emulsifier and thickener) to food products such as flour and pasta.
L-Tyrosine is a precursor for dopamine and norepinephrine, which may help to promote weight loss through increased body activity and thermogenesis and decreased appetite.
Tyrosine (aka 4-hydroxyphenylalanine) is a non-essential amino acid used in the synthesis of certain neurotransmitters including dopamine, norepinephrine and epinephrine, as well as thyroid hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine (Rosebrough 1994).
GLOBESITY Bootcamp regimen requires an intermittent fasting rule which accounts for ~5% body weight loss in one month. Assuming that the average client is about 100 lbs (45 kg) overweight and weighs about 260 lbs (118 kg), this equates to 13 lbs (6 kg) a month or 13% total body weight reduction.
Fructus Rubi decreases body weight (by 2%) and fat mass (by ~8%) due to increased norepinephrine-induced lipolysis and suppresses lipid accumulation. For an average overweight individual of 118 kg (260 lbs), this is a decrease in 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs) weight and 9.44 kg (21 lbs) fat mass.
Fructus Rubi increases insulin sensitivity promoting better blood glucose control.
The human body is composed of ~75% water, which plays an important role in every bodily function. Hydrated a person is more efficient in body performance ranging from thinking to burning body fat. Water intake aids in weight loss. It suppresses appetite, boosts metabolism, and makes exercise more effective. Drinking more water promotes satiation, as it passes through the system and stretches the stomach, resulting in fullness. Drinking water also stimulates heat production in the body, resulting in a higher rate of metabolism.
Higenamine stimulates fat burning and energy expenditure and reduces energy absorption by slowing gastric motility, resulting in weight loss and a healthier body fat ratio.
Higenamine decreases hormones involved with hunger and cravings such as dopamine, ghrelin, and neuropeptide.
Higenamine improves insulin secretion and sensitivity and blood glucose levels and benefits diabetics by increasing the glucose uptake into cells by up to 200%.
Fibersol is a digestion-resistant maltodextrin and a low viscosity soluble dietary fiber (90%), drawn from corn starch by proprietary method. Fibersol’s molecular bonds are indigestible, allowing digestion-resistant maltodextrin to be a healthy replacement for sugar in most foods and beverages. Fibersol’s starch linkages remain in the digestive tract, which in turn increases satiety hormones such as peptide YY (PYY) and glucose-like peptide-1 (GLP-1). It boosts essential fibers to food while reducing caloric intake, resulting in fullness for a long period of time. Thus, Fibersol can delay hunger, and ultimately reduce weight.
Naringin decreases weight by increasing fat metabolism, decreasing inflammation of adipocytes, reducing hunger, and protecting the liver from oxidative stress.
Naringin decreases cravings by normalizing blood glucose levels, reducing the secretion of ghrelin, and decreasing the sensitivity of brain centers to dopamine and serotonin.
Naringin improves glycemic control by protecting the liver from oxidative stress, improving glucose metabolism in the liver, improving glucose uptake from the blood, enhancing the secretion of insulin from the pancreas, and reducing insulin resistance.
Chromium is a low-dose mineral present in many foods (broccoli, potatoes, whole-grain products, beef, and poultry). Chromium Picolinate is the safest form of Chromium found in dietary supplements. It promotes the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats by enhancing the potency of the hormone insulin, which in turn controls the absorption of amino acids. Sufficient Chromium improves the lowering of blood sugar, preventing the risk of type 2 diabetes. Chromium also allows minerals to absorb better by surrounding it with neutral molecules, which allows passing into the cell membrane.
Yohimbine is found naturally in the Pausinystalia Yohimbe tree and the Rauwolfia family of plants (Singh 2004). Yohimbine is best known for its fat burning and appetite suppressing properties.
Yohimbine (10mg twice daily) reduces fat percentage by 2.1% over three weeks (Ostojic 2006). In an individual with an average 45 kg (100 lb) overweight, this is 17 kg (37.5 lbs) fat reduction per year before any further dietary or exercise changes.
Yohimbine suppresses appetite and reduces food intake by 38% to 44% (Callahan 1984).