Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is about much more than just appearance. It is essential for our overall health and quality of life. Excess weight can contribute to an increased risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. By reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, individuals can improve their energy levels, mobility, self-esteem, and reduce the strain on their joints.
When it comes to weight management, a balanced approach is key. This includes a balanced diet rich in whole foods, regular physical activity, adequate sleep, stress management and portion control. Natural support from botanicals and nutrients can complement healthy lifestyle choices. Two natural ingredients, Meratrim® and Capsimax™ red chili pepper, have shown proven results in supporting weight loss and management efforts.
A Powerful Botanical Combination
Meratrim is a patented blend of two plant extracts: Sphaeranthus indicus flower heads and Garcinia mangostana fruit rind. This botanical combination has gained attention for its role in supporting weight loss. Research suggests that Meratrim may help reduce body weight, waist and hip circumference, improve markers of metabolic health by influencing fat cell formation and breakdown, as well as support healthy glucose and lipid metabolism.
Scientific Findings with Meratrim
Capsimax, an extract derived from red chili peppers, has been studied for its potential in weight management. It contains a concentrated form of capsaicinoids, the naturally occurring compounds responsible for the sensation of heat experienced when consuming spicy foods. Capsaicinoids may help increase metabolism, enhance fat oxidation, and promote a feeling of fullness. Additionally, they are believed to have thermogenic properties, which means they can help increase calorie burning and support healthy energy expenditure.
To allow for the consumption of efficacious amounts of red hot chili peppers and their capsaicinoids without stomach discomfort, Capsimax uses their patented Omnibead Beadlet Technology. This delayed-release technology encapsulates beneficial levels of capsaicinoids within a protective outer coating. As a result, it can bypass the stomach (thus avoiding stomach irritation) and deliver the capsaicinoids to the intestinal region. The body can then harness the many unique advantages of the capsaicinoids, particularly their ability to promote thermogenesis—the generation of heat in the body. Thermogenesis has a direct influence on the body’s metabolism.
Balance is Key
While Meratrim and Capsimax show significant promise in supporting weight loss and management efforts, natural support should be seen as a complementary tool within a well-rounded approach that also includes a healthy diet, regular physical activity, and other lifestyle factors.