The Goal: Use lipotropic nutrients to break down fat, prevent its storage, convert it to energy, and enhance liver function to speed up fat removal.
The Plan: 30-minute session, up to 3 times per week.
The Goods: Vitamin C, Magnesium Chloride, Selenium, Calcium Gluconate, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, Methionine, Inositol, and Choline.
The Science: Lipotropic nutrients are fat burning compounds that breakdown fat during metabolism. They promote the export of fat from the liver, and aid in the burning of exported fat for energy. Without lipotropics, fats and bile can get trapped in the liver and cause severe problems. Choline is the major lipotrope in mammals and other known lipotropes are important only insofar as they contribute to the synthesis of choline.
The Deal: Vitamin C helps regulate Cortisol, the hormone that stores fat when the body is under stress. Vitamin C, as an antioxidant, reduces the impact of stress on the body, so the brain sends out less cortisol, enabling the body to turn the food it eats into energy as opposed to fat. Vitamin C, also gets rid of existing fat, by assisting the in production of L-carnitine, a potent fat burner, that converts excess stored fat into energy. Selenium boosts metabolism by supporting the thyroid, which dictates the release of hormones that affect how fat, protein and carbohydrates are used by the body. Calcium Gluconate, aids in weight regulation and fat metabolism. Magnesium and B1, B2, B3, and B6, enable the body to absorb, digest, and utilize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Magnesium, B3 and B6 keep glucose and insulin levels stable, controlling blood sugar and keeping cravings at bay. B6 is a natural diuretic which helps the body to avoid retention of unwanted water weight. Vitamin B12, speeds up the metabolism of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. Methionine is a lipotropic agent that prevents excess fat buildup within the liver, and relieves fatigue. Inositol metabolizes fats and aids in their transportation and redistribution throughout the body. Inositol also functions as a secondary messenger for the neurotransmitter serotonin, which controls appetite. Choline is an essential nutrient for proper liver function, it exports fat and bile from the liver; it is responsible for seeing that exported fat get burned for energy; it detoxifies the liver and is important for fat metabolism.