Health Canada cites rates of obesity in Canadians as high as 25% with an increasing trend. Given the many obesogenic factors in our environment, many Canadians turn to their health care providers for support with undertaking a healthy lifestyle and fat loss regimen. Meta-Boost is a comprehensive endocrine and metabolic balancing formula designed to promote optimal body composition. This formula favourably modulates insulin, leptin and cortisol, balances blood sugar, optimizes the lipoprotein lipase enzyme, and limits cravings. The ingredients in Meta-Boost were chosen based on the latest research in fat mass loss while maintaining and even increasing lean body mass and basal metabolic rate. This formula was also designed to control appetite, the stress response, mood and energy.
|Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)||25 mg|
|Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxal 5-phosphate)||1.25 mg|
|Pantothenic acid (D-Pantothenic acid, Calcium D-pantothenate)||25 mg|
|Zinc (Zinc bisglycinate)||1.25 mg|
|Chromium (Chromic bisglycinate, Chromium nicotinate)||50 mcg|
|Green tea extract (Camellia sinensis-Leaf)
(45% Epigallocatechin 3-gallate, 98% Polyphenols, 20:1)
|Forskohlii (Plectranthus barbatus-Root) (20% Forskolin)||62.5 mg|
|American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius-Root) (5% Ginsenosides)||50 mg|
|Malabar tamarind (Garcinia gummi-gutta-Fruit peel) (50% Hydroxycitric acid)||50 mg|
|Banaba (Lagerstroemia speciosa-Leaf) (1% Corosolic acid)||25 mg|
|N-Acetyl tyrosine (Propanoic acid)||25 mg|
|GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid, 4-Aminobutanoic acid)||25 mg|
|L-Carnitine (L-Carnitine fumarate)||25 mg|
|Vanadium (Vanadium amino acid chelate)||25 mcg|
Non-Medical Ingredients:Microcrystalline cellulose, rice bran extract.
Adults: Take four capsules per day, two capsules with breakfast and lunch, or as directed by your health care practitioner. Take before meals. Take a few hours before or after taking other medications. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 2 weeks.
Warnings: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are taking blood thinners or digoxin, if you have diabetes, liver or kidney disease, a seizure disorder, liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble (such as abdominal pain, dark urine or jaundice), an iron deficiency, or if you are taking antidepressant medications. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. May cause gastric distress, nausea, constipation or drowsiness. Some people may experience insomnia, anxiety, or headaches, in which case, discontinue use.
Benefits of Meta-Boost
Meta-Boost contains non-stimulating American ginseng for cortisol balance. We include the herbs banaba and green tea to enhance glucose control and insulin sensitivity, along with the minerals chromium, vanadium, zinc and magnesium. Coleus forskohli, Garcinia cambogia, and the polyphenol EGCg from green tea promote lean body mass through ergogenic activity, stimulating metabolism and greater fat burning.
Activated B vitamins, magnesium and carnitine provide nutrients for optimal mitochondrial function and metabolism. N-acetyl-tyrosine supports thyroid function and proper catecholamine balance. The addition of GABA, along with magnesium, provides an element of craving control to this unique product. These nutrients help keep us calm when stressed which helps reduce stress-related eating.
How do these ingredients work?
Coleus forskohli, a root extract of the perilla plant, stimulates the metabolic messenger cyclic AMP. Active constituent forskolin helps to increase lean body mass. The Coleus forskohli used in Meta-Boost is standardized to contain 20% forskolin to promote healthy body weight and body composition by enhancing lean body mass and promoting fat loss. Research shows that overall health does not necessarily depend on attaining lower body fat, but rather on obtaining a higher percentage of lean body mass. The health-promoting value of increasing lean body mass can be seen via the known benefits derived from physical exercise in building lean body mass and stamina. Consider that lean body mass correlates positively with the performance of an incremental treadmill exercise test and that the fat percentage in the abdomen is significantly less in athletes than non-exercising controls. Because abdominal fatty tissue is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease, exercise that results in increased lean body mass may have a positive impact on long-term cardiovascular risk and life span. Therefore, healthcare providers should focus not only on decreasing fat mass with patients, but should also emphasize the benefits of regular exercise not only for body composition but for long-term health.
What is lean body mass?
Lean body mass consists not only of muscles, but also of vital organs, bone and bone marrow, connective tissue and body water. Lean body mass can simply be described as total body weight minus fat. The proportion of lean body mass to fat not only determines the body's aesthetic look, but more importantly, it determines a person's physical fitness, health status and the risk of disease and premature mortality due to a variety of causes. A person can approximate his/her lean body mass by calculating body mass index (BMI), attained by dividing body weight in kilograms by the square of height in meters. The BMI normal range lies between 18 and 25kg/m(2). A value over 25 puts a person in the overweight category. The increase in lean body mass in an overweight person can indirectly be assessed by a decrease in BMI value.
The dried fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia, also known as Malabar tamarind, is a unique source of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which has been used for centuries in Southeastern Asia to prepare more filling meals. HCA has been demonstrated to inhibit ATP-citrate lyase (a building block for fat synthesis), and is effective in weight management. us, this unique ingredient found in Garcinia cambogia favors the storage of glucose as glycogen in the muscles and liver rather than storing it as triglycerides in the form of fat. With more muscle and liver glycogen, less sugar is stored as fat and more fat is disposed from the body.
Also enhancing this formula are carnitine, magnesium, and pantothenic acid, all which optimize the conversion of fat and carbohydrates into energy. Carnitine improves fat transport into the mitochondria where it can be burned as fuel. EGCg from green tea also favors fat burning over the burning of carbohydrates while reducing fat storage and sparing lean body mass. Banaba and green tea along with chelated chromium, vanadium, magnesium and zinc improve the entry and metabolism of glucose in cells and help to normalize insulin levels. One of insulin's jobs is to store excess sugar as fat. Keeping insulin levels at bay means better control of weight gain. Balanced blood sugar also results in regulation of appetite and less cravings for sugar and starch.
GABA (Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid) exerts anxiety-relieving effects at the cellular level while green tea elevates mood through the support of epinephrine levels. Additionally, non-stimulating American ginseng, N-acetyl-tyrosine, B vitamins, and zinc all support sustained energy and the normalization of another stress hormone, cortisol. In all, a better sense of well-being is created by, and leads to, less stress eating.
What about Leptin?
“Low fasting leptin levels mean that leptin is able to do its job and that your body won’t sabotage your weight loss efforts by making you constantly hungry. More importantly, leptin levels are a ‘bell’ as to how well a person is aging. If their leptin levels are high, it bodes ominously for their health, and that bodes poorly for longevity. Leptin not only controls hunger, but it is the hormone that tells the body whether it should burn away excess fat. When leptin levels are properly 'heard” it alerts your brain and other body tissues that you have eaten enough and stored away enough fat. If you want to lose weight, and keep it off, you must first maintain lower leptin levels so that your brain and body tissues can relearn how to listen to leptin.” – Ron Rosedale, M.D., The Rosedale Diet book pp. 6-7. Since overweight individuals may be resistant to leptin, decreasing fat mass can help restore leptin sensitivity and help maintain a healthy body weight over time.
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