Adaptogen Science Furian
The Adaptogen Science team (formulators, chemist and nutrition experts) have been researching a very popular topic… WEIGHT LOSS! We want to share with you the truth about loosing weight …why so many people fail on their weight loss plans?
Not too promising …?!!
Ok, There are many reasons but these two are the real deal for weight loss… The big one is that people view a “diet” as a short-term solution and don’t really change their behaviors and second is Hormones “Grhelin and Leptin”. Losing weight is about choosing the right foods and sticking to a sensible exercise routine. But it is far from that simple if diet and exercise are not working for you. The weight loss options you have tried are doomed to fail if you are not addressing the underlying biochemical reasons you are eating or your body is resistant to weight loss. Hormones hold the key to weight loss. Ghrelin and Leptin are hormones that hold the key to your appetite and weight loss. They signal hunger and the feeling of fullness. If these hormones are out of balance, your ability to lose weight is nearly impossible because it is very difficult to fight a strong urge to eat. You cannot overcome biology. Anyone trying to lose weight must stick to diet and lifestyle and optimize these hormones. Otherwise, your appetite will spiral out of control and you’ll gain weight or have resistant weight loss.
HORMONAL CONTROL OF APPETITE AND BODY FAT
Ghrelin and Leptin seem to be the big players in regulating appetite, which consequently influences body weight/fat. When we get hungrier, we tend to eat more. When we eat more, obviously, we maintain our body weight or gain that weight back. Both Ghrelin and Leptin are peripheral signals with central effects. In other words, they’re secreted in other parts of the body (peripheral) but affect our brain (central). Ghrelin is the hormone responsible for making us hungry. Lowering ghrelin also reduces hunger and cravings, allowing you to naturally eat less. Ghrelin levels play a big role in determining how quickly hunger comes back after we eat.
Normally, ghrelin levels go up dramatically before you eat; this signals hunger. They then go down for about three hours after the meal. Research shows that lowering levels of ghrelin leads to decreased body fat. The ghrelin hormone not only stimulates the brain giving rise to an increase in appetite, but also favors the accumulation of fat located in the abdominal region – considered to be the most harmful. This is the conclusion of research undertaken at Metabolic Research Laboratory of the University Hospital of Navarra, published recently in the International Journal of Obesity.
Leptin is your appetite suppressor – the hormone that signals your body that you’ve had enough to eat and is a key player in optimizing weight loss. Leptin is made in the fat tissue and plays a key role in regulating energy intake and expenditure, including appetite and hunger, metabolism, and behavior. Since ghrelin promotes the formation abdominal fat near the liver, it also promotes fatty liver and increases the risk of developing resistance to insulin. This is the recipe for metabolic syndrome.
Basically, for weight loss — the more leptin the better.
It’s a vicious cycle.
- Eat more, gain body fat.
- More body fat means more leptin in fat cells.
- Too much fat means that proper leptin signalling is disrupted.
- The brain thinks you’re starving, which makes you want to eat more.
- You get fatter. And hungrier.
- You eat more. Gain more fat.