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Weight Control Strategies For 1997

De-Aging Your Body While Increasing Muscle Mass.

In youth, natural growth hormone is abundant in the body and accounts for functions such as building lean muscle mass, growing strong bones, metabolizing body fat, maintaining skin elasticity and thickness, and increasing energy and sexual stamina. After age twenty-one there is a noticeable decline in the release of growth hormone and the aging process begins, leading to increased storage of body fat, decreased muscle tone, loss of strength, decreased skin thickness, immune system malfunctions and lowered libido and sexual performance.

While we are programmed for this gradual loss of growth hormone, release of GH from the pituitary gland can be efficiently and safely restored. Release of growth hormone occurs naturally every few hours from age sixteen to twenty. After age twenty-one growth hormone production by the pituitary gland continues, but actual release into the bloodstream begins to diminish.

At age twenty, males produce about 1 mg. of growth hormone per day, but by age forty, this natural release of growth hormone has dropped over 50%, to less than 1/2 of 1 mg per day. Since storage and production of growth hormone doesn't guarantee the release of growth hormone, metabolic assistance in the form of a growth hormone-releasing-agent (GHRA) is an alternative. The discovery of restoring growth hormone release was originally brought to public attention by a scientific study published in the New England Journal of Medicine by Dr. Daniel Rudman, M.D. Regarding the results of restoring GH, Dr. Rudman stated that "These changes represent the reversal of one to two decades of aging with regard to these factors. To prevent, rather than reverse the effects of aging, treatment might need to start when people are in their 30s or 40s.

Calling growth hormone the "youth hormone," newspapers and magazines touted the report as the most profound Fountain-of-Youth study ever conducted. By stimulating the release of one's natural growth hormone with L-arginine formulas, one can improve immune functions, speed the healing process, reduce susceptibility to viruses, bacteria and cancer, accelerate the healing of wounds and bone injuries, and activate macrophages. In other words, stimulation of growth hormone after age twenty-three would seem imperative for the control of age-driven diseases and age-deterioration of muscle mass with the attendant increase in body fat.

L-arginine also plays an important role in the body when injury, surgery or other physical traumas are involved. Stress on the body triggers increased use of arginine. These stresses on the body can be caused by growth and muscle increases resulting from exercise, as well as such externally related stresses such as illness and injury.

During trauma, arginine enhances nitrogen retention by releasing the hormones GH, IGF, and insulin, and by promoting creatine synthesis. Clinical studies involving stimulation of GH using free form L-arginine have proven conclusively that L-arginine, in a formula such as PowerMaker II, can restore GH levels in any age group with results equal or superior to those of synthetic growth hormone.

Nature's Perfect Diet Supplement: HCA (CitriChrome.)

Most people attempt to lose weight struggling through various diets only to find that the weight lost comes back on faster than it came off. This rebound effect is caused by the body either increasing its appetite for fattening foods or by decreasing its efficiency for converting food into energy.

To deal with this dilemma researchers have developed CitriChrome., a multiple-action weight-loss formula that combines HCA (Hydroxy-Citric Acid), a natural fruit ingredient derived from the Garcinia cambogia plant, with two highly potent forms of chromium.

Numerous studies have proven that HCA safely and effectively curbs appetite, reduces food intake, inhibits production of fat, and lowers cholesterol levels without side effects. HCA exerts its anti-obesity effects by safely inhibiting the body's production of a key biochemical required for the production and storage of fat. HCA also suppresses your appetite and cravings for food. HCA should be taken 20 to 30 minutes before meals to be effective, although it can remain active for several hours afterwards. Studies show that HCA is 700% more effective when taken two to three times per day rather than only being taken once.

Turning Up Your Metabolism To Burn Excess Body Fat

Excess body fat is a component of our leading killer diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, heart disease and cancer. Unfortunately, recognizing the dangers of excess body fat and getting rid of it are two different issues. Most people who try to lose body fat fail because they try to limit the amount of fuel coming in by restricting calories rather than by burning off the excess fuel already in fat storage.

Research clearly demonstrates the futility of caloric restriction as well as its dangers. Studies show that 95% of weight lost from caloric restriction is quickly regained, largely as fat, and in some people as much as half of every pound lost is lean muscle tissue, not fat.

A safe alternative to caloric restriction is to increase the burning rate of fat already stored. In addition to a regular program of exercise, probably the easiest and most reliable method of fat burning is to consume special foods that turn up your thermogenic fires. One such substance is Pearson & Shaws' THERMOGEN TEA, which contains the natural herb ma huang which has been used in China for more than 5,000 years. When consumed as a tea or other drink, ma huang mimics the natural thermogenic action of the brain neurotransmitter noradrenaline.

Research suggests that it's important not to reduce your caloric intake while turning up your thermogenic fires because thermogenesis works best to reduce fat stores when it doesn't' have to burn newly stored fat first. Given a choice between storing excess calories coming from fat, carbohydrates or proteins, the body prefers to store fat. THERMOGEN TEA works best with a diet high in protein and carbohydrates, and with fat intake limited to less than 30% of total calories.

Mimic Your Appetite Signals To Help Control Overeating

If you have a problem controlling your appetite, the answer may lie in your noradrenaline system. Noradrenaline is a natural thermogenic agent that the body manufactures from the amino acid phenylalanine.

The natural amino acid L-phenylalanine is the main ingredient in Durk & Sandy's Rise & Shine, Blast and Fast Blast energy drink mixes. When consumed these formulas mimic the natural satiation signals sent to the brain, indicating that you've had enough to eat. As a result you feel "full" and stop eating sooner. You can mimic the appetite satisfaction signals to your brain and fool it into responding as though you've eaten a lot. Try consuming Rise & Shine, Blast, Fast Blast or convenient Blast Caps an hour or so before a meal and they'll help you feel fuller faster.

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