Getting on track to losing weight and getting into shape is stressful, let’s face it. We are purposefully cutting down or out delicious comfort foods, and this restriction can leave us irritable and feeling stress more intensely. (After all, comfort foods, by truly providing that momentary comfort, reduce stress.)
The cortisol that stress relies on to live can be busted in two ways with our CitruSlim®, which is a proprietary and effective blend of Bergamonte® Citrus bergamia Risso (bergamot) and Adapticort® Eurycoma longifolia.
Cortisol is a critical hormone with many functions in the body. Cortisol metabolizes fat and carbohydrates into energy, helping to maintain blood sugar levels, and healthy blood pressure.
However, as with many things, too much can be deleterious. Excess cortisol secreted during times of physical or psychological stress promotes weight gain around the abdominal area. This fat deposit has been referred to as “toxic fat.” Further, cortisol increases appetite and can cause someone to overeat. Emotional eating is a pattern of eating where food is used to deal with stressful situations. High cortisol levels from stress can increase food cravings for sugary or fatty foods.
So, how would one manage cortisol release and therefore, stress?
With Bergamonte®. This signature ingredient has been shown to successfully tackle stress via cortisol suppression and balancing the cortisol/testosterone ratio.
In a randomized, placebo-controlled study, 64 subjects (32 men and 32 women) with moderate stress level were randomized to receive 200 mg/day of Adapticort® or a placebo for 4 weeks. At the end of the study, the Adapticort® group had reduced cortisol levels by 16% and increased testosterone by 37% compared to the placebo group. Adapticort® helped to modulate cortisol release and improve testosterone production, providing a favorable stress-busting ratio, significantly improve mood states, support broad-spectrum stress response, reduce emotional eating, and support already-healthy cortisol levels.
In another study of men undergoing an endurance biking event, those who took Adapticort had lower circulating cortisol by 32% and higher testosterone levels by 16.4% compared to placebo. The authors concluded that supplementing with Adapticort promotes a favorable anabolic state which reduces stress by maintaining low levels of cortisol and high normal testosterone levels during intense physical stress.
Reducing stress will break the stress-eating cycle that leads to difficulty in losing weight.
Contact us for more information about how CitruSlim® can be a successful part of your weight and stress-reducing supplement lineup.