Life On Diet-Life is made from a perfect blend that contains Garcinia Cambogia, Hydroxy Citric Acid, Chitosan, Vitamin C and Chromium.
Garcinia Cambogia is a plant under the family of Clusiaceae that is commonly used as a flavouring agent. The presence of phytochemicals including flavonoids and organic acids has been identified in this plant.
Vitamin C is one of the naturally occurring potent antioxidant which is used topically in dermatology to treat and prevent changes associated with photo ageing and hyperpigmentation. It protects the skin from oxidative stress by sequentially donating electrons to neutralize the free radicals (5).
Chromium is a mineral our bodies use in small amounts for normal body functions, such as digesting food. Chromium helps to move blood sugar (glucose) from the bloodstream into the cells to be used as energy and to turn fats, carbohydrates, and proteins into energy (6).
Garcinia Cambogia has active ingredient hydroxy citric acid, or HCA, it helps in boosting fat-burning and blocks your body's ability to make fat and cut back appetite. 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 (7).
Chitosan contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels, by maintaining normal blood LDL-cholesterol concentrations. The claim may be used only for food which provides a daily intake of 3 g of chitosan (8).
Chromium helps in Weight loss and obesity and a way to improve lean muscle and reduce body fat. It helps people to lose weight and build muscle, plays an important role in strength training and commonly found in sports nutrition supplements. Chromium supplements help in treatment of type 2 diabetes, it reduces the blood sugar levels, as well as the amount of insulin (9).
Adipose tissue, or fatty tissue, is a connective tissue consisting mainly of fat cells (adipose cells, or adipocytes), specialized to synthesize and contain large globules of fat, within a structural network of fibres. The fat stored in adipose tissue comes from dietary fats or is produced in the body (1).
Adipose tissue deposition leads to increase in cardio metabolic risk factor, the risk of diabetes cardiovascular diseases, and obesity (2).
Cholesterol is an organic lipoprotein or lipid molecule which is biosynthesized by all animal cells Cholesterol and triglycerides are important fats (lipids) in the blood. It is an essential component of cell membranes, brain and nerve cells, and bile, which helps the body to absorb fats and fat-soluble vitamins. Body uses cholesterol to make vitamin D and various hormones, such as estrogen, testosterone, and cortisol (3).
Weight management is a long-term approach to maintain a healthy lifestyle. It includes a balance of healthy eating and physical exercise to equate energy expenditure and energy intake. Knowing what your body needs is important to weight management and can control over consumption and under consumption of food. Weight management does not include diets that promote quick, temporary weight loss. It focuses on the long-term results that are achieved through slow weight loss, followed by retention of an ideal body weight for age, sex and height (4).
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4. Weight management, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weight_management
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6. Chromium - Topic Overview, www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/chromium-topic-overview
7. Garcinia Cambogia: Safe for Weight Loss?, www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/garcinia-cambogia-weight-loss?page=1
8. chitosan, http://ec.europa.eu/nuhclaims/?
9. Chromium, umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/chromium