Alpha Lipoic Acid and Weight Loss

Lipoic Acid Supplements May Aid Weight Control for Obese People

According to a new study daily supplementation with Lipoic Acid could help reduce body fat and body weight in overweight people who are otherwise healthy. 81 overweight adults who had higher than normal plasma triglycerides (over 100 mg/dL) participated in this randomized, double-blind, controlled trial.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive a 600 mg dose…

Weight Loss Sucess 2

Weight Loss Success (Part 2)

Body Fat Reducers: Choline, Inositol, Methionine (Lipotropic Factors): The lipotropic nutrients, Choline, Inositol, Methionine and Betaine HCL are nutritional factors which breakdown (emulsify) fats.  They actually help the liver to create lecithin, which is a primary lipotropic agent in the body.  Choline has been clinically demonstrated to protect the liver from alcohol damage in addition…

Weight Loss Success

Weight Loss Success

One of the hardest choices to make is what supplement should one take to help them achieve their healthy lifestyle goals.  This is especially true when you are dealing with Weight Loss.   One person’s weight loss success is another person’s weight loss failure.  Why?  I believe the best way to achieve Weight Loss Success has…

Probiotics and Childhood Obesity

Probiotics in Pregnancy Could Protect Against Childhood Obesity

According to researchers taking probiotics during pregnancy and breast feeding may modify genes related to obesity in both the mother and their infants. 15 pregnant women participated in this double-blinded randomized controlled (RCT) pilot study.  7 of the women were randomly chosen to supplement with a Probiotic which contained 10 Billion of each Lactobacillus rhamnosus…

Weight Loss and Probiotics

Probiotics Backed for Weight Loss Benefits

A new meta analysis and review shows Probiotic supplementation containing various strains of Lactobacillus have been shown to cause a small but statistically significant weight loss in overweight and obese individuals. 15 studies of Probiotic supplementation studies were reviewed.  Larger reductions in body weight, BMI (body mass index) and fat percentages were seen in the…

Curcumin and Weight Gain

Could Curcumin Benefit Gut Diversity and Prevent Post-Menopausal Weight Gain?

According to a new study on rats, Curcumin may aid in reversing decreases in the diversity of gut bacteria after an ovariectomy (OVX) which may prevent weight gain often seen in post-menopausal women. The study lasted 12 weeks.  Rats were split into three groups: rats having undergone an ovariectomy and fed distilled water (OVX); a…