Vitamin B6 contributes to the regulation of hormonal activity, normal cysteine synthesis, normal energy-yielding metabolism, normal homocysteine metabolism, normal protein and glycogen metabolism and the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.
Choline is a water-soluble nutrient. It is usually grouped within the B-complex vitamins. Humans cannot produce choline, and therefore must source it through their diet. Choline contributes to normal lipid metabolism. Lipids are fat-like substances found in your blood and body tissues.
Zinc contributes to normal DNA synthesis, normal acid-base metabolism, normal carbohydrate metabolism, normal cognitive function, normal fertility and reproduction, normal macronutrient metabolism, normal metabolism of fatty acids, normal metabolism of vitamin A, normal protein synthesis, the maintenance of normal bones, the maintenance of normal hair, nails and skin, the maintenance of normal testosterone levels in the blood, the maintenance of normal vision, the normal function of the immune system, the protection of cells from oxidative stress and it has a role in the process of cell division.
Chromium contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism and to the maintenance of normal blood glucose levels.
Iodine contributes to normal energy-yielding metabolism, the normal production of thyroid hormones and normal thyroid function.
This formula includes glucomannan (a form of soluble fibre derived from the konjac root). Glucomannan contributes to weight loss in the context of an energy-restricted diet. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 3g of glucomannan in three doses of 1g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water, before meals. Glucomannan also contributes to the maintenance of normal blood cholesterol levels. This beneficial effect is obtained with a daily intake of 4g of glucomannan per day. Konjac fibre glucomannan: has almost no calories, is naturally high in fibre, absorbs water in the stomach and in contact with water, expands and can absorb up to 50 times its weight.
Bitter orange peel:
The powder and extract of bitter orange (and bitter orange peel) are used in dietary supplements as an aid to fat loss and as an appetite suppressant. For enhanced effectiveness, it is combined with other support herbs to boost metabolic rate and thermogenesis. Bitter orange contains the amphetamine metabolites N-methyltyramine, octopamine and synephrine. These substances are similar to ephedrine, which acts on the a1 adrenergic receptor to constrict blood vessels and increase blood pressure and heart rate, which in turn stimulates fat burning processes.
Raspberries in general have long been known for their health-promoting benefits, but more specifically, raspberry ketones (a type of natural phenolic compound and the primary aroma compound of red raspberries) can help burn body fat by: increasing lipolysis (fat breakdown); helping to increase the rate at which calories are burned; and helping to increase fat loss as part of a balanced diet. It is also worth noting that raspberries have a molecular structure that is similar to the structure of capsaicin, a component of capsicum – see below – accounting for their powerful thermogenic properties.
Anhydrous caffeine is simply dehydrated caffeine – a powdered version of caffeine. Anhydrous means “without water.” It is a powerful natural stimulant found in many foods such as tea, coffee, cola and chocolate. Used to offset hunger, appetite, boost energy levels and mental clarity. Combined with the other ingredients in this formula, it has a metabolic stimulating and mild diuretic effect.