Weight Management Ingredients
Tightening The Belt On Fat
The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey estimates that 120 million adults in the U.S. age 20 and older are overweight or obese. Obesity is the secondleading cause of preventable deaths in the U.S. but is rapidly becoming more than a Western-world issue. Consumers want healthy ingredients that will make them feel and look healthier. By entering the weight-loss market, you can meet the needs and desires of consumers while continuing to increase your market share.
WILD Flavors, Inc. has a line of H.I.T.S. -- Health Ingredient Technology & Solutions® -- which provides a wide variety of health ingredients and concepts that address the latest health concerns of consumers while continuing to provide great taste.
Caralluma Fimbriata is a succulent plant native to India. The chemical compounds in caralluma, the pregnane glycosides, are responsible for weight management. The proposed mechanisms include controlling fat accumulation by blocking citrate lyase and inhibiting sensory mechanisms of the hypothalamus thereby suppressing appetite.
Caffeine is widely used in energy drinks and supplements. Studies have shown caffeine increases metabolism while increasing energy. Caffeine is a desirable ingredient for consumers who desire the "rush" of caffeine as well as those consumers who need an extra boost before their next workout.
Chromium Picolinate is an essential trace mineral. This mineral helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels and assists in the processing of fats and proteins.
Fiber has good water-binding properties and delays gastric emptying. It can also gve a feeling of satiety and help curb appetite. It is a pre-biotic, meaning that it stimulates the growth of healthy intestinal bacteria. Fiber has also been shown to support heart health and maintain regularity.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
With a proper diet, Conjugated Linoleic Acid may aid in maintenance of healthy weight by reducing overall body fat content and maintaining lean muscle mass.
Garcinia Cambogia improves glucose function and increases serotonin levels, reducing appetite. Garcinia Cambogia shifts the body's preferred energy source from carbohydrates to fats, a very desirable trait for those consumers interested in weight loss.
Guarana beans contain more caffeine than coffee beans. Guarana (also known as guaranine) boosts energy and has been shown to help metabolism. Guarana has been widely used in energy drinks and supplements.
Chlorogenic Acid (Green Coffee Extract)
Chlorogenic Acid may reduce the absorption of carbohydrates that are consumed. Clinical studies have suggested that chlorogenic acid used as part of a healthy diet helps maintain normal blood sugar levels. Chlorogenic Acid may also preserve natural antioxidants in the body and decrease the production of free radicals.
Green Tea Catechins
Green Tea Catechins, with proper diet, may aid in the maintenance of healthy weight. The catechin compounds in green tea, especially EGCG, have been reported to have a thermogenic effect -- causing an increase in metabolism.
Through a recent agreement with Sunwin, Sunwin Stevia is available for use in food and beverage applications. Stevia is a plant leaf extract used as a natural, non-caloric sweetener. The sweet taste has a slower onset and longer duration than sugar. It is 250-300 times sweeter than sugar.
Yerba Mate provides a boost of energy and helps you stay alert and focused. Studies have shown it has a thermogenic effect, and it also contains chlorogenic acid to help reduce absorption of carbohydrates.
Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid responsible for the brown color in certain seaweeds such as wakame and hijiki. Japanese researchers have found that it helps maintain a healthy weight by controlling overall body fat. Fucoxanthin may also promote the formation of DHA, an Omega-3 fatty acid found in fish.
Recent animal studies have shown Resveratrol may have an important effect on increasing the body's ability to burn fat. Commonly known additional positive health effects of resveratrol related to weight loss include maintaining a healthy heart and healthy cholesterol levels. Resveratrol is a polyphenol found in the skin of red grapes and Japanese knotweed.