The ingredients in DNA Carb-Fast work synergistically to assist the body in maintaining optimal weight and glucose control.
The seeds of Phaseolus vulgaris contain an inhibitor of alpha-amylase. This alpha amylase inhibitor is identified in the protein fraction of the bean. This protein binds with the active sites of alpha- amylase and prevents the starch metabolizing activity; hence it is also called as "Starch Blocker". An alpha-amylase inhibitor inhibits the digestion of starch thereby potentially improving postprandial carbohydrate tolerance in people with low glucose tolerance. As excess dietary carbohydrate is metabolized to fat; inhibition of carbohydrate digestion may help in weight management as well. In studies in normal subjects and in patients with diabetes mellitus, a purified amylase inhibitor from beans was found to exert a “starch blockade” effect. In comparison with the placebo, ingestion of this inhibitor with 50 g starch substantially reduced post-prandial increases in plasma concentrations of glucose and insulin in both normal subjects and those with diabetes.
The liver is the major fat burning organ in the body and regulates fat metabolism by a complicated set of biochemical pathways. The liver can also pump excessive fat out of the body through the bile into the small intestines. If the diet is high in fiber, this unwanted fat will be carried out of the body via the bowel actions. Thus the liver is a remarkable machine for keeping weight under control, being both a fat burning organ and a fat pumping organ. If the liver does not regulate fat metabolism efficiently, weight gain tends to occur around the abdominal area. While the other organs rest at night, repairing and rejuvenating for a new day, the liver is hard at work processing waste from the body, natural waste from cellular energy production, and unnatural waste from artificial additives in food and chemicals in water.
For centuries, Milk thistle has been revered as a “liver tonic”, and research studies now show this herb to be highly effective in repairing damage to the liver from toxic chemicals and medications. To read more on Milk Thistle please click here.
Fenugreek helps fight obesity. A study published in Current Therapeutic Research found that fenugreek produced "significant body weight and fat loss in obese adults." Individuals in the study saw these benefits without changing their previous diet or activity levels. The people taking the fenugreek supplement reduced their waist circumference, hip circumference and their upper abdominal circumference.Fenugreek can improve most metabolic symptoms associated with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes by lowering blood glucose levels and improving glucose tolerance. All this can lead to weightloss and better glucose control.
Appetite Suppression: The primary bioactive constituent of gymnema, known as gymnemic acid, is found in the leaves and roots. Gymnemic acids are sweetness inhibitors and will reduce the taste of sugar, or “sweetness,” in the mouth. Researchers tested the effects of Gymnema on average weight persons who were fasting and found that those who took Gymnema one hour before being offered food, ate less than the participants who had not consumed gymnema.
Blocks Sugar Absorption: During digestion, gymnemic acids have a “sugar blocking” property. Structurally, gymnemic acids are very similar to glucose and behave in the intestine in a similar way. When gymnemic acids lock in to intestinal receptors, they effectively lock out glucose. This prevents sugar from being absorbed. This effect has a twofold benefit in that it helps balance blood sugar, and it promotes lean body mass by lessening the amount of sugar that gets stored as fat.
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Forskolin is known as a compound with versatile biological actions based on its ability to stimulate adenylate cyclase and cyclic AMP levels. Adenylate cyclase is the enzyme nvolved in the production of Cyclic Adenosine Monophasphate (cAMP), (a significant iochemical agent that participates in metabolic processes), from the high energy molecule, ATP(Adenosine triphosphate). Nicknamed in scientific literature as a “second messenger”, cyclic AMP facilitates the action of “primary messengers” or various hormonal and bioactive substances in the body. The biochemical mechanism of maintaining or increasing lean body mass is related to the availability of cyclic AMP. By facilitating hormonal action, cyclic AMP may regulate the body's thermogenic response to food, increase the body's basic metabolic rate, and increase utilization of body fat (since thermogenesis is preferentially fueled by fatty acids derived from body fat and/or food). Typically, an increase in cyclic AMP leads to subsequent activation of protein kinase. Protein kinase has been shown to activate the hormone sensitive lipase which is involved in the breakdown of triglycerides, known as building blocks of fatty tissue
Black pepper’s magic component is called piperine. Research has shown that piperine can help your body burn the same amount of calories as walking for 20 minutes, as well as speed up your fat metabolism by as much as 8% up to several hours after ingestion.
Garcinia Cambogia Extract
Gaercinia Cambogia contains Hydroxycitric Acid (HDA) that acts as a fat blocker by preventing fatty acids forming. The major phytochemical in garcinia is hydroxycitric acid or HCA which is a derivative of citric acid and is the inhibitor of certain digestive enzymes such as citrate lyase.
Garcinia promotes weight loss are by suppressing appetite and blocking the conversion of carbohydrates to fat. By inhibiting citric lyase, garcinia prevents the body from turning carbohydrate into stored fat. While this reduces the amount of fat that can increase the bulk weight of the body in the long-term, the immediate result of this blockage is that the liver is prompted to then release glycogen as a fuel source. The released glycogen is then converted to glucose and then energy. In this way, the body’s immediate energy needs are met without resorting to eating foods which may introduce more empty calories. Garcinia is also known to reduce fatty acid synthesis and to reduce plasma cholesterol levels.
Cinnamon helps to stabilize and regulate blood sugar (slowing the absorption of food so that the body feels full for longer periods of time with the same amount of, or fewer, calories) and reduces cravings. Cinnamon also helps move fat from the liver so that the body can use it for energy. Metabolizing fats more readily also lowers LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Cinnamon does not necessarily cause the body to release stored fat or increase metabolism. What it does, however, is normalize the burning and digestion of fat. This can make a huge difference in weight loss. Cinnamon is an anti-fungal and may help to kill off parasites and yeast overgrowth (Candida). Ridding the body of parasites is paramount to permanent weight loss as parasites need fuel (easily digested sugars, mostly) to reproduce. They cause intense sugar cravings and the desire to overeat. Also—the body will try to rid itself of these freeloaders and if it’s spending energy on that, it’s not going to have much left for metabolizing fat.
Cinnamon (Cinnamomum verum)
Studies have shown that turmeric increases the flow of bile in the stomach which helps to break down fat. Another way turmeric aids in weight loss is it helps fight insulin resistance and controls sugar levels. Researchers tested curcumin directly on adipose tissue and found that it significantly lowered serum cholesterol and proteins that play a role in fat production. Curcumin speeds up fat metabolism and has an overall lowering effect on body fat and total weight. The researchers concluded that curcumin is of benefit to people trying to lose or maintain weight.
Curcumin can regulate the formation of fat cells and lower the production of leptin in fat cells. All overweight people produce way too much leptin due to their extra pounds of fat. Too much leptin can cause the liver to accumulate fat cells, leading to fatty liver, type 2 diabetes and liver malfunction. Curcumin can protect your liver from leptin’s negative effects.
Curcumin Longa Extract