In 2015, Blogs & Editorials

…a multi-pronged approach to address the complexities of weight management

As reported in Nutrition Industry Executive:

More than 35 percent of adults in the U.S. (estimated 78 million adults) are either overweight or obese, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Further, being overweight or obese increases health risks for metabolic syndrome including heart diseases, hypertension and type 2 diabetes.

Annie Eng, CEO of Florida-based HP Ingredients, noted that according to Statisticbrain.com, survey results released on January 26, 2015 sourced by the University of Scranton and the Journal of Clinical Psychology reported that “losing weight” was the No. 1 resolution held by Americans. “However, a paltry 8 percent say they have been successful in achieving their New Year’s resolution in the past. All this adds up to a juggernaut of a market!”

HP Ingredients’ Eng said unique but powerful blends of raw materials make for compellingly effective weight-control ingredients (among other condition-specific applications). For example, the company’s CitruSlim™ is an innovative nutraceutical ingredient for healthy weight management. It is a proprietary blend of citrus flavanone-O-glycosides from bergamot and eurypeptides from Eurycoma longifolia that can promote an anabolic state, reduce cortisol, activate AMPK (AMP-activated protein kinase, an enzyme), reduce triglycerides, and help balance blood glucose levels. CitruSlim can promote healthy weight loss by helping dieters maintain high energy levels during weight-loss programs, prevent the body from storing fat and reduce appetite.

By Janet Poveromo
Editor-in-Chief

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