Bio-Citrin is a combination of key ingredients that studies have shown to be beneficial in aiding weight reduction. Scientists believe that (HCA) Hydroxycitric acid blocks fatty acid synthesis from glucose by inhibiting ATP-citrate lyase, the enzyme in hepatocytes (liver cells) that cleaves citrate. Simply stated, from the food that is eaten, carbohydrates are broken down into glucose molecules, the blood sugar that the body uses for energy. If these glucose molecules are not used immediately, they are stored as glycogen or converted into fat with the help of the ATP-citrate lyase enzyme. HCA, however can temporarily inhibit this enzyme by decreasing fat synthesis and by causing changes in the liver that would favor fat burning and glycogen storage. HCA’s effect as an appetite suppressant is due to the increased production of glycogen accompanied by the enhancement of glucoreceptors in the liver. This leads to feelings of satiety via messages sent to the brain through the vagus nerve. In two preliminary studies, HCA showed to work better when chromium was added to the diet.
HYDROXYCITRIC ACID (HCA)
Hydroxycitric acid is an organic compound obtained from the dried rind of the fruit Garcinia Cambogia, a plant native to the coastal regions of Southern India. HCA has been studied extensively for its effects on appetite regulation, food intake and total body lipid. It inhibits the body from turning carbohydrate calories into fat and assists in reducing cholesterol and fat production.
Chromemate in clinical studies has been proven the most easily absorbed and readily retained of all the chromiums. The use of biologically active chromium’s as a nutritional adjunct in weight control is based on its ability to overcome insulin resistance and/or enhance the effects of insulin. Insulin is a potent hormone involved in protein, fat and carbohydrate metabolism. As a bonus, in addition to curbing sugar and carbohydrate cravings, turning up “fat burners” and inhibiting loss of lean muscle mass, it is also patented for lowering cholesterol.
Vitamin B-6 is a “coenzyme”. Enzymes (responsible for all of the chemical reactions that are necessary for biological functions) are made from amino acids, which are made from proteins. Enzymes cannot function on their own. They must be activated. B-6 is that catalyst, or activator, that ignites the enzymes and spurs them into action. Eating a high protein diet without taking vitamin B-6 is like owning a car with a tank full of gas and having no key for that car.
Vitamin B-12 is essential for normal multiplication of cells (especially red blood cells), needed for a healthy nervous system, proper metabolism and stress fighter. B-12 is known to increase energy levels. Increased energy enables one to properly utilize fats, carbohydrates and proteins.
This important vitamin aids in boosting energy production and red blood cell formation and is an essential component for healthy cell division and replication. Folic Acid is essential for the proper metabolism of homocysteine.
Supports the immune system, regulates blood sugar levels, and is involved in the production of cellular energy, bone growth and reproduction.
Shown to mimic insulin, lower blood glucose, improve insulin sensitivity and allow increased carbohydrate uptake into the muscle cell. It also decreases body fat due to a decrease in insulin. Insulin is an anabolic hormone, which is responsible for fat storage.