Thanks to highly processed foods and sedentary lifestyles more than half of adults are overweight and a portion of these are obese. Extra pounds cause numerous physical and psychological complications. Overweight people frequently suffer from depression and low self-esteem, and are at greater risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, sleep apnea and some types of cancer. Today’s society must lose weight!
There are many reasons why it is difficult to lose weight. Not enough time to exercise, hectic lifestyles which make fast food a necessity, and sedentary jobs are all part of the problem, but in this article we are going to focus on cravings. Cravings for fatty foods, chocolate, pasta and sugar affect more than seventy percent of all men and women, and these cravings are hard to ignore. Caralluma Fimbriata can help you overcome cravings.
Nestled deep within the brain our hypothalamus regulates appetite by releasing different hormones. When blood sugar begins to decrease, a hormone called ghrelin travels up to the hypothalamus to communicate that we need to eat. The hypothalamus responds by releasing neuropeptide Y which slows down metabolism and increases appetite. At this point, we feel hungry and either sit down for a meal or grab a snack. Once we have eaten sufficient, the hypothalamus suppresses neuropeptide Y and sends out proopiomelanocortin to decrease the appetite and speed up metabolism. Phytochemicals, the secret of Caralluma’s efficiency, influence the hypothalamus to produce proopiomelanocortin for longer periods of time. This reduces our appetite and increases metabolism. Less appetite means fewer cravings, while a faster metabolism burns calories more quickly.
There is also a second way that Caralluma Fimbriata stimulates weight loss. Wheat products, such as breads and cakes, rice, pasta and potatoes are full of carbohydrates. When we eat them, an enzyme called Citrate lyase transforms the carbohydrates into sugar. Our cells burn some of this sugar for energy and the rest is stored as fat. Caralluma’s phytochemicals, namely pregnane glycosides, megastigmane glycosides, flavone glycosides and saponins, inhibit the Citrate lyase enzyme. This means that fewer carbohydrates are converted into sugar and our blood glucose level drops. As a result, our cells start burning stored fat for energy.
Caralluma Fimbriata is a cactus which abounds in India, Saudi Arabia and various African countries. For decades the people in these regions have eaten Caralluma regularly and noticed the way that it suppresses appetite, renews energy, reinforces endurance and encourages weight loss. It is interesting that today we appreciate the same qualities in Caralluma, and we now understand that the active components are the phytochemicals.
The word phytochemical literally means plant chemicals. Unlike synthetic chemicals which are accompanied by a myriad of side effects, these phytochemicals are completely natural and safe. Studies have proven that Caralluma has no serious side effects even when taken over a long period of time. Although Caralluma is natural and free of side effects, diabetics should consult with their doctors before using a Caralluma supplement. Since Caralluma naturally decreases blood sugar, it may be necessary to adjust their medication. Women who are pregnant or nursing an infant should also seek medical advice before taking Caralluma or any other natural supplement.