With a comprehensive line of supplements that synergistically work together to safely and effectively support healthy fat loss, the Greens First® LEAN line of supplements may be exactly what patients need in order to break through the barriers keeping them from achieving their optimal health.
It’s important to put a focus on healthy behaviors that prevent abdominal adiposity and the illness it can cause, but it’s often difficult to get patients excited about the traditional ways to lose weight and improve health; committing to a nutritious diet and increased activity can seem daunting. That’s why it helps to supplement with products that incorporate the latest fat-loss science to make the process of getting healthy easier, more achievable, and more exciting.
Below, we’ll examine the importance of fat loss, and the benefits of Greens First® LEAN, a line of supplements designed to help patients lose weight and target abdominal fat loss in particular.
While most people are interested in the cosmetic allure of reducing belly fat, the true value will be in the lives saved from illnesses caused by abdominal adiposity.
We know that being overweight can wreak havoc on our bodies, and that abdominal fat is particularly dangerous to our health. It can speed up the aging processes and promote inflammation, which can lead to joint and back pain, increased anxiety and depression, or organ dysfunction such as heart disease. Deep abdominal fat morphs into its own organ, becoming an inflammation-promoting factory.
The more abdominal fat you carry, the more inflammatory chemicals are produced that attack your body and produce more fat. Once this vicious cycle begins it is difficult to stop without a planned protocol. Inflammation underlies much of the tissue damage that causes organ dysfunction; the end result is degenerative disorders.
Increasingly, clinicians and patients are recognizing that the anti-diabetes drug Metformin has favorable effects on abdominal fat as well as on biomarkers of chronic inflammation induced by those fat deposits.
Metformin’s best-studied mechanism of action is to promote the activation of a master metabolic regulator in cells called AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK). As a prescription drug, Metformin may be difficult to obtain, but fortunately, there are other natural compounds that have been shown to activate AMPK, enabling many of the same systemic benefits, and the reduction of harmful abdominal fat is one of those benefits.
AMPK has been extensively studied for its health promoting properties, especially the reduction of abdominal fat. As we age, cellular AMPK activity decreases, and as a result, weight gain often follows. Excess weight, particularly in the abdominal region, then accelerates the aging processes further.
Scientists have discovered that it’s possible to reduce harmful abdominal fat and suppress chronic inflammation by boosting AMPK. AMPK is found inside every cell and serves as a master energy sensor. Its activity level influences body fat composition and how long you’ll live; increasing its activity level releases stored fat, reduces triglyceride production, increases cellular metabolism, raises production of mitochondria, and enables the removal of fats and sugar from the blood.
These findings were recently confirmed in a pair of human clinical trials. Researchers activated AMPK and their result showed a significant drop in abdominal fat.
The first study showed that abdominal fat deposits fell by 11%.¹ In the second study, scientists observed a significant reduction in harmful inflammation, which can contribute to weight gain.²
For a nation where almost 75% of the population is overweight and obese, this is important news.
Greens First® LEAN: AMP UP Plus B-12 provides a therapeutic dose of Adenosine Monophosphate and Vitamin B-12 that helps to increase cellular metabolism by increasing the production of mitochondria in the cells and activating AMPK.
The key ingredient, Adenosine Monophosphate (AMP), directly stimulates fat cells to use their fat stored in the form of energy. It appears to be beneficial for correcting low energy production due to mitochondrial dysfunction, and it assists in raising AMPK activity.
The AMPK stimulates stored fat cells to release their energy for immediate use. Just two sprays under the tongue provides effective fat-burning and long-lasting energy. By activating AMPK, this spray is an extremely effective fat burner that works at the cellular level, and it provides more energy and less fatigue at the end of the day. Plus, utilizing stored fat for energy instead of a stimulant like caffeine means no risk of anxiety or jittery side effects.
Vitamin B-12 plays a key role in metabolizing fats. It’s also an important vitamin for the functioning of the nervous system and formation of blood and is involved in the metabolism of cells and fatty acid synthesis. B-12 also increases energy levels and gives a physical sense of well-being. As energy levels increase, people become more active, and as a result, their body will burn more calories.
Greens First® LEAN: Protein 5 Plus is a high-quality protein supplement that has five key ingredients that work together to provide an ideal ratio of protein, fat, and fiber. It’s perfect as a full meal replacement or a well-balanced snack during the day.
The special blend of Hydrolyzed Whey Protein, Collagen Protein, and Egg White Protein are naturally time-released for long-lasting fullness, and the collagen peptides are great for rejuvenating skin and strengthening joints. MCT Oil, one of the healthiest fats, helps stimulate the burning of body fat for energy and keeps us feeling satiated. Superfood fiber nourishes digestive flora while also helping us to feel full longer. Protein 5 Plus provides the perfect blend of proteins, fat, and fiber for optimal health.
Greens First® LEAN: Stress & Craving is an important addition to any phase of a weight management program as it helps naturally suppress appetite and accelerate fat metabolism.
Stress & Craving has a triple-action system to maximize results. It combines three powerful natural ingredients—Garcinia Cambogia, Bioperene, and Phenylalanine—to help patients manage their appetite.
L-phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that supports the formation of the hormones that are most depleted by stress. By replenishing norepinephrine, mental energy levels are enhanced, providing a feeling of contentment. Stress & Craving is a non-stimulant that is available without a prescription.
Greens First® LEAN: Natural Energy & Adrenal Support is enhanced with Forskolin and Acetyl L-Carnitine, which combine to promote AMPK activity that has been proven to help prioritize the metabolization of body fat in mitochondria to use as cellular energy.
By stimulating AMPK levels, Natural Energy may help regulate the body’s thermogenic response to food, increasing the body’s metabolic rate and speeding up the fat burning process. It cuts the connections that bind fat and releases energy from stored triglycerides, burning fat instead of lean muscle mass. Natural Energy is 100% all natural, pharmaceutical grade, and therapeutically dosed.
Greens First® LEAN: Control is a safe, natural and effective tool for weight management that helps to control your appetite and burn existing fat instead of just shedding water weight. Cravings become easier to overcome, healthy eating is easier to implement, and it leads to real results.
It also helps regulate hormones that affect your mood and mental focus. When your cognitive abilities are strengthened, it becomes easier to maintain motivation and stay on your eating plan. A positive attitude is empowering and can be helpful with weight loss.
Control supports steady levels of the right hormones to boost your metabolic rate, which not only helps manage weight but also increases energy levels to enhance an active lifestyle. More activity leads to higher metabolism, which in turn enhances the weight management process even further.
Greens First® LEAN: Fat Blocker is a natural way to reduce the harmful effects of eating too much fat. The fiber in the capsule attaches to some of the fat in your meal and prevents it from being digested normally, reducing the effect that dietary fat has on cholesterol as well as its caloric impact. When taken before a meal, it effectively reduces the amount of fat that is digested and absorbed in order to allow for the enjoyment of higher fat foods and the feelings of fullness they bring.
Fat Blocker may also reduce the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream, lower cholesterol, and help to inhibit fat storage by forcing your body to burn off excess sugar calories instead of storing them as fat.
Greens First® LEAN: Carb Blocker 5.0 is especially useful for events where people stray from their eating plan. Taking 3 capsules before a carb-heavy meal can prevent one “cheat meal” from feeling discouraging and disrupting an entire diet by undoing days of hard work & progress.
Greens First combined 5 powerful ingredients that work in tandem to help stop your body from turning excess sugar into stored fat. This synergistic combination of ingredients:
- Inhibits starches from being converted into sugar,
- Reduces the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream,
- Slows the digestion of sugar,
- Helps the muscles absorb more sugar by increasing their insulin sensitivity, and
- Inhibits fat storage, forcing the body to burn off excess sugar instead of storing it as fat.
Carb Blocker 5.0 reduces blood sugar spikes while also reducing low-sugar events.
Greens First® LEAN: Control works in tandem with Natural Energy, Stress & Craving, AMP UP, and Protein 5 Plus as a daily supplementation program that provides patients with powerful weight loss tools to help them achieve their health goals and break through previous plateaus.
Carb Blocker and Fat Blocker don’t need to be taken daily. They are most effective when used before eating certain foods and are especially vital when indulging in a high-carbohydrate or high-fat meal.
When used together, the Greens First® LEAN line of safe, science-supported supplements can help refocus your patients’ weight loss efforts, speed up their results, and improve their mood to help keep them motivated and consistent in their efforts.
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*These products and statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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