Growing obesity in the US is a major health concern. Nearly 75% of the population is classified as overweight or obese. It is even a great concern in the younger members of the population as childhood obesity initiates health challenges early in life.
The most dangerous component of obesity is abdominal fat. Abdominal fat leads to severe degenerative and metabolic disturbances in all the abdominal, pelvic and thoracic organs as well as the major chest and abdominal blood vessels.
Abdominal fat also becomes its own entity in producing an excessive amount of abdominal and body inflammation. This leads to a multitude of chronic illnesses throughout the body but especially in the liver, heart and brain. Abdominal fat and inflammation ultimately leads to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, many cancers, joint degeneration, dementia and many other chronic illnesses.
What is the Solution to Abdominal Inflammation and Obesity?
As we age a critical enzyme found in every cell decreases. This enzyme is called AMPK (adenosine monophosphate activated protein kinase) and is the master energy sensor much like the heat sensor in a house. The AMPK controls body fat formation and expansion as well as greatly contributes to the life expectancy.
As we age the AMPK decreases and causes weight/ fat gain. The key to not gaining weight with aging is to keep AMPK activity high that retains a fat burning metabolism. Two natural products have been shown to ramp up AMPK activity resulting in significant abdominal fat loss.
The two natural products are:
- Gynostemma pentaphyllum- an herb that activates AMPK activity
- Hesperidin- a citrus derived flavonoid that activates AMPK and reduces inflammation
Both these products have been shown in a multiple studies to decrease body fat mass, percentage body fat, abdominal fat and body weight.
By ramping up AMPK the following healthy effects also resulted:
- Reduced resting glucose
- Decreased belly fat
- Decreased insulin
- Decreased triglycerides
- Decreased body and abdominal inflammation
- Increased cell debris and cell toxin removal
When these factors are realized the entire aging process is slowed. By increasing AMPK, metabolic syndrome (diabetes condition) was reduced, C-reactive protein (inflammation) was reduced resulting in less Cardiovascular disease, blood pressure was lowered, immunity was enhanced, detoxification improved and brain function was enhanced.
It is obvious that improved AMPK function is critical to decrease the factors leading to the most significant illnesses affecting our population while decreasing deadly and esthetic compromising belly fat.
Enjoy the Journey,