Fiber – Body Effects
When most people think about fiber, they instantly think of better bowel functions, but there are many more benefits of increasing one’s fiber intake than just keeping you regular. The FDA recommends a daily intake of 20 to 30 grams of fiber and research shows that ingesting 27 grams per day will decrease the risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Each serving of Body Effects has 8 grams of fiber, for a substantial percentage of your daily requirements. It has also been proven to help with weight loss and slows the absorption of sugar thereby improving blood sugar levels. Fiber also lowers bad cholesterol and finally, yes, it does help “keep you regular.”
Citrus Aurantium – Body Effects
Citrus aurantium, Bitter orange, or Seville orange refers to a specific citrus tree and its fruit, which is a hybrid between the Pomelo and Mandarin oranges. Many varieties are used as a flavoring or a solvent and the Seville variety is used in the production of marmalade. A common use of Bitter orange is in herbal medicine as an appetite suppressant or stimulant. Used alone, or in conjunction with caffeine has been shown to increase weight loss in clinical trials. Bitter orange contains tyramine metabolites, a vasoconstrictor, which increases blood pressure and heart rate, which along with exercise, increases metabolism.
Phenylethylamine – Body Effects
Phenylethylamine is a powerful neurotransmitter suggested to support mood and promote appetite control and focus. It is naturally occurring in the brain and also found in trace amounts in chocolate. It is believed that the reason chocolate stimulates the mood is due to its Phenylethylamine. With Body Effects, you get all the pre-workout benefits of the Phenylethylamine found in chocolate without the extra calories. Phenylethylamine has also been studied for its ability to affect the appetite control center of the brain, delaying hunger and preventing cravings for carbs and sweets. If you are looking to support appetite control, reduce cravings, feel energized and increase your focus to power through your workout, then Body Effects, with Phenylethylamine can definitely help.
CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) – Body Effects
Next to exercise and lifting weights, nutrition is the key component of weight loss and increasing lean muscle mass. In addition to protein, the most commonly used supplement, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) is a very important ingredient to help you achieve these goals. CLA is an omega-6 fatty acid that’s naturally found in some dairy products and meat. We used to get CLA in our diet from meat and or milk from grass-fed cows, but most cattle aren’t grass-fed any longer so we now get only a minimal amount of CLA in our diet. A lack of CLA could have a detrimental effect on our body by contributing to a buildup of unhealthy fat and limiting muscle growth and therefore must be taken in the form of supplements to fight these effects. CLA works by helping the metabolic processes that boost muscle mass. With this increased muscle mass, your body expends more calories and promotes fat loss due to the fact that muscle burns more calories than fat. When combined with a healthy diet and fitness plan, CLA can support muscle growth and fat loss, but keep in mind, it is not a replacement for a well balanced diet.