This product, Lite Body Gems, consists of several nutrients that are essential for activating and sustaining the fat burning process. Using state of the art respiratory metabolic testing at the prestigious Scripps Clinic, pilot tests have shown a highly significant 16% increase in basal metabolic rate within 9-10 days of starting this fat-burning formula. Basal metabolic rate is the number of calories the body burns at rest 24 hours a day.
The observed increase in metabolic rate represents an average increase in caloric expenditure of about 200 calories per day. For a person starting in equal caloric balance, this increase equates to burning off twenty pounds of pure fat per year. The hallmark of this program has been rapidly melting fat while muscle is preserved and built.
In addition to the nutritional supplements, a summary of adjunctive methods of diet composition and timing, exercise, and subtle habit shifts will be offered. This will provide a complete plan so each individual can tailor for themselves an optimum program for reshaping the body and improving fitness, strength, and overall well-being.
Many persons unable to lose weight are found to be deficient in nutrients vital to the fat burning process. Unless these nutrients are replaced even extremes of diet and exercise may be of little benefit in the effort to lose weight. New and enhanced the Lite Body Gems has been enriched with an even greater level and range of those nutrients absolutely essential to promote and support burning off undesirable fat while preserving muscle mass.
Body composition is a far more important target than weight alone. Body composition refers to the percentage of weight that is due to fat compared to the weight from lean body tissue such as bone and muscle. A program which results in burning off five pounds of fat while gaining five pounds of muscle is far healthier than a plan which results in losing five pounds of fat and wasting five additional pounds of muscle. In the first circumstance, there is no change in measured weight but body composition is much improved; in the second, although the scales show a ten-pound weight loss it is at the expense of a significant loss of functional protein. Measuring percent body fat changes can make the distinction between these patterns or, as an indirect measure, the loss of inches while muscle strength and tone is improved indicates improved body composition.
The Lite Body Gems has been designed to promote accelerated fat burning while preserving or increasing muscle mass. The three main elements of this formula are fat burners, tissue sustainers, and metabolism supporting cofactors.
Fat Burners: The principal fat burners in the Lite Body Gems are L-Carnitine, Coenzyme Q10, and catabolic amino acids. L-Carnitine is an amino acid required for transporting fat across the membranes of mitochondria so that it can be burned to generate cellular energy. L-Carnitine deficiency can make it difficult to burn fat even in the face of severe calorie restriction. Supplementation of this nutrient has been found to be very beneficial for improving heart function and brain energy, and for proper metabolism of fat and cholesterol.
In the new Lite Body Gems the milligram content of L-Carnitine has nearly tripled. In addition we are using the latest advancement in L-Carnitine chemistry - a special process for coating the molecule to make it more stable to moisture. Without this coating, the molecule is very unstable to moisture and will self-digest on a spoon in open air. This new process not only greatly increases the stability of the molecule; the L-Carnitine per milligram of compound is greatly increased. This translates to a much richer L-Carnitine content to assist with gaining a foothold for victory in the battle of the bulge.
Coenzyme Q10 is also essential to permit fat to be burned within the cells. One study showed that about half of overweight persons unable to lose weight were deficient in CoQ10; they were able to lose weight easily once CoQ10 was supplemented. CoQ10 has been well studied to be highly beneficial for heart function, is a potent immune enhancer, and may help lower blood pressure. The level of this powerful ingredient has been doubled in Lite Body Gems. The amount ingested with the recommended usage of Lite Body Gems is in the range associated with significant benefits in heart and immune system function in research studies.
The catabolic amino acids are those that help stimulate the body to break down fat and worn out tissue in need of repair. According to the Amino Acid Revolution, these are L-methionine, L-taurine, L-cysteine, L-asparagine, and L-glutamic acid. The hours of day that body physiology is naturally catabolic are between 4PM and 10PM. Catabolic amino acids, especially during these hours of day, can promote the shift to fat burning even if metabolism has been sluggish for a long time. The level of catabolic amino acids in Lite Body Gems has been significantly boosted to help rev up your metabolic engine.
Tissue Sustainers: Sustaining elements are factors that preserve muscle tissue and other vital body proteins. These include the branched chain amino acids L-Valine, L-Leucine, and L-Isoleucine that specifically nourish, preserve, and build muscle. In addition, a broad spectrum of anabolic or vital tissue restoring amino acids is included to regenerate enzymes, proteins, and healthy tissue elements.
The laser activation process has been engineered to energize the amino acids into a form in which they may be especially efficiently absorbed and used by the body. Partially digested proteins that provide strings of amino acids may undergo significant degradation before the remaining aminos become available to the tissues. Even free form amino acids, the Cadillacs of the amino supplement world, may be subject to a degree of digestion to less useful compounds, which laser activation may assist significantly to overcome.
Cofactor Support: Cofactors added to Lite Body Gems to strive for optimum results include vitamins, minerals, and trace elements. The purpose of these cofactors is to provide all the components needed to support the metabolic pathways of fat burning at the time of ingesting the formula. If all the cofactors required for the many steps of melting fat are present, the full potential of fat burning is restored.
The vitamin cofactors include niacin (B3), B6, and vitamin C. Niacin is necessary for utilization of fats and for generating energy from food. Niacin also assists the process of DNA synthesis. In higher doses it reduces cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood. Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) is required for proper metabolism of fats, protein, and carbohydrates. It also assists in the conversion of L-tryptophan to serotonin, the feel good neurotransmitter in the brain. Vitamin C also participates in fat and carbohydrate metabolism and promotes collagen synthesis, tissue repair, and healthy blood vessels. The recommended daily use of Lite Body Gems will provide over 100% of the minimum daily requirement for each of these vitally important supports to efficient fat metabolism.
Niacin may cause a flushing and itching reaction that begins in 20-30 minutes after ingestion. Usually it requires taking 150-200 mg or more to get this response, which may be made more intense by exercise or a hot shower. With only 10 mg per capsule a flushing like effect may occur with Lite Body Gems, which is an indication of heightened potency of the laser activated nutrients.
Vitamin B1 (thiamin) and B2 (riboflavin) have also been added as cofactors for glucose and energy metabolism in the body, and to provide a more complete B vitamin complex. B1 and B2 also help to preserve the integrity of mucous membranes and sustain normal function of the nervous system. Three or more Lite Body Gems capsules daily provides over 100% of the minimum daily requirement for these vitamins.
Highly absorbable mineral cofactors provide additional key elements to support the enzymes of fat and general metabolism. These added minerals include magnesium, manganese, and zinc, which all have a vital role in energy metabolism in the body.
Magnesium is essential for proper function of critical enzymes required for burning fat as fuel and is also essential for optimal skeletal development and repair. Magnesium may also have a protective action on the heart and improve the metabolism of blood sugar. We are using a Magnesium amino acid chelate that has been extensively studied and proven to be very well absorbed and used, in contrast to the inorganic form in many supplements that may be of limited biological value.
The root chela means claw, indicating that amino acids are wrapped around the mineral to serve as a shuttle vessel for efficient absorption and use. Without chelation, inorganic minerals may be absorbed into the body and not utilized, accumulating as potentially toxic deposits in joints, blood vessels, and other tissues. Not only may absorption of chelated minerals be as much as double or greater than that of inorganic minerals, biologic utilization may also be much greater.
Manganese helps many body enzymes generate energy and promotes normal growth and development. Manganese is concentrated in the pituitary gland, pancreas, and kidneys and supports their optimal function. Manganese is also required for normal thyroid function that helps to set basal metabolic rate, the main determinant of fat burning that occurs at all hours of the day. The chelated form of this mineral is used and has been shown to have excellent absorption in human studies.
Zinc functions as an anti-oxidant, helps synthesize DNA and RNA, and promotes cell division, repair, and growth. Zinc may be necessary for male potency and is required for normal taste and smell. Chelated zinc may also fight colds, preserve vision, and protect the prostate gland.
Chromium is a trace element that has been touted for its blood sugar stabilizing, cholesterol lowering, and fat burning effects. Lab animals fed chromium had a 33% increase in life span. Four capsules of Lite Body Gems provide 200 micrograms of highly absorbable chromium, the level associated with significant health benefits in human studies.
Lite Body Gems also provides organic Selenium chelated with the amino acid L-methionine. Selenium is a powerful anti-oxidant that may help control free radical formation when the body is in a fat burning state. Selenium ingestion has been associated with significant protection against heart disease and cancer. The inorganic form of Selenium provided in some supplements may not only be poorly absorbed, the body may not be able to convert it to the Seleno-methionine combination needed for effective function in the body. The Seleno-methionine in Lite Body Gems provides Selenium in the optimum form for systemic absorption and use.
Thyroid Boost: Some persons have difficulty losing weight because of under activity of the thyroid gland. Thyroid hormone sets the metabolic rate in the body, the number of calories the body burns at rest each day. Iodine has been added to the formula and the amino acid tyrosine has been increased. Iodine and tyrosine are converted into thyroid hormone in the thyroid gland. Ensuring that minimum daily requirements are met for Iodine and giving it with free form tyrosine may help increase thyroid hormone production and reset metabolism to the level that restores the ability to burn off fat.
Appetite Reduction: The amino acid L-phenylalanine may suppress appetite through two powerful mechanisms. L-phenylalanine stimulates the stomach to release a hormone called CCK (cholecystokinin). This is the same hormone that the stomach releases when it is full of food to signal the satiety center in the brain that it is time to stop eating. In addition, L-phenylalanine is converted to adrenaline and noradrenalin in the body, which not only reduce appetite, but also increase physical and mental energy.
Some diet aids contain stimulants that give adrenaline and noradrenalin like effects. Although appetite may be suppressed by these means, such stimulants may deplete internal stores of adrenaline by interfering with uptake mechanisms within cells. This may result in increasing dependency on the stimulant while body stores are becoming more adrenaline depleted. L-phenylalanine supplementation strengthens the adrenaline pathway and suppresses appetite while building reserves and energy.
Craving Crushers: A sweet tooth and sugar cravings can be the worst enemy of attempts at burning fat. L-glutamine as a free form amino acid has been found to be a direct suppressant of the urge to down HoHo's and other sugary sweets. The L-glutamine in Lite Body Gems may not only help fight the sugar binge impulse, it is a pure brain fuel that also helps to detoxify ammonia.
L-Glycine levels are usually low in overweight persons. Since L-Glycine tastes sweet, depressed levels of this amino acid are implicated as a cause of a "sweet tooth." L-Glycine has been increased in Lite Body Gems to help reduce sugar cravings that may be due to depletion of this important amino acid.
Extreme sugar cravings may sometimes result from fat burning dietary regimes that are protein rich and carbohydrate restricted. In those who get this unwelcome side effect, the proposed mechanism is through depression of serotonin levels in the brain. The amino acid precursor of serotonin is L-tryptophan. High protein intake may impair entry of the somewhat bulky L-tryptophan into the brain, while carbohydrate ingestion can improve brain uptake of this amino acid. Reduced brain L-tryptophan entry may cause falling serotonin levels that can depress mood and energy and cause insomnia.
In this scenario the sugar craving reflects the brain's signal to please let me have my feel good chemistry back. Supplementing the diet with free form L-tryptophan is an elegant way to restore brain neurochemistry and curb the cravings. Unfortunately, L-tryptophan is no longer available without a prescription.
The redeeming news is that a far more potent alternative is available as a dietary supplement. This even more powerful choice is the amino acid 5-hydroxy-L-tryptophan, abbreviated 5HTP. In the brain, L-tryptophan is converted to 5HTP, which then becomes serotonin. 5HTP is the very immediate precursor of serotonin and therefore milligram for milligram has a much stronger action at enhancing the serotonin production pathway.
The addition of 5HTP to Lite Body Gems may help to prevent depletion of serotonin precursors on the carbohydrate-restricted programs that may be the best fat burning regimes. Improved ability to produce serotonin may be a powerful antidote to sugar cravings and the urge to binge. Repletion of serotonin chemistry may also help balance and improve mood, and promote restful sleep.
Adding 5HTP completes the enhancement of Lite Body Gems to provide the metabolic cofactors and neurochemical precursors required to jump start, promote, and sustain the fat burning process. Lite Body Gems also supplies essential nutrients that are often deficient in overweight persons that are desperately needed to be able to burn fat at all.
Superior Cycling: To achieve the best results with the Lite Body Gems requires optimum timing of use and individual adjustment. Lite Body Gems is best taken 25-45 minutes before meals. The reason for the lead-time is to allow the appetite inhibitors and sugar craving stoppers to be absorbed and reach a peak effect before eating. The suggested use of Lite Body Gems is 1-2 before breakfast, lunch and dinner; adjust the amount taken to the level that reduces sugar and food cravings.
Methylation Factors: In addition to the fat burning components of this formula, Methylation Factors have been added. Methylation is driven by the ingredient TMG (trimethylglycine or Betaine). TMG provides methyl groups to detoxify homocysteine. A methyl group consists of a carbon atom attached to three hydrogen atoms. Methyl groups are widely used in the body for detoxification and DNA repair. After TMG converts toxic homocysteine into Methionine and SAMe, it becomes DMG, the most popular nutrient performance enhancer sold in the U.S. Methyl groups break down harmful chemicals, are required for growth of new cells, prevents DNA mutations and strand breaks, prevents expression of disease causing genes, may reduce the risk of genetically induced cancers, protects against alcohol induced liver injury, and may slow and even reverse aging.
Suggested Duration and pattern of use will vary from person to person, as the regimen unfolds for each individual. An early indicator that the program is working for you is reduction of appetite and sugar cravings such that smaller meals with less refined sugar are eaten without loss of satiety.
Other indicators that you are on course are increased physical energy, a natural inclination to greater physical activity, and never feeling bloated or overstuffed after a meal. Feeling physically warmer occurred often in early testing of the Lite Body Gems and suggests an increase in basal metabolism, the rate at which the body is burning off fat 24 hours a day. If you experience greater physical warmth than usual at any time of day, this is an indication to you that you have revved up the fat burning process.
Optimum rate of weight loss is approximately one half to one pound per week. Faster rates of weight reduction are much more likely to be associated with wastage of muscle and other vital body proteins. In the first few weeks of your program weight reduction may be somewhat more rapid do to release of water in addition to fat.
The best duration to remain on the Fat Burning Program depends on your fat burning and body reshaping goals. If you are able to get a measure of your percent body fat through caliper testing, water immersion (the gold standard), or electronic measurement, this will help define the number of fat pounds to shed to strive for an ideal range of about 14-18% for men and 18-24% for women. The Zone Diet offers a method for estimating percent body fat without need of special appliances.
The most sustainable results are achieved if the fat burning sheds about three to five pounds of fat per month until your target is achieved. The highest intent is not just to lose fat pounds but also to develop a pattern of nutrition, activity, and habits that reshapes the body to an optimum composition for you with high levels of fitness and energy. Once you have achieved your body composition goals, taking Lite Body Gems from time to time may help preserve your gains.