Carb Craving Cure (Part 3)

So far we addressed dietary changes to cure carb craving such as eating more protein, eating more frequently and decreasing intake of white foods (sugar, bread, rice, potatoes, pasta). There is a supplement called MetAssist which I formulated which will help not only with blood sugar stabilization but also help you lose excess body fat. In MetAssist there are 4 major and 4 minor nutraceuticals that work synergistically to normalize and prevent swings in blood sugar, lower hemoglobin A1C in diabetics, improve mood, directly curb desire for sweets and actually decrease body fat levels when taken regularly. These nutraceuticals are as follows:

Garcinia CambogiaHydroxycitric Acid or HCA

This naturally occurring substance is derived from a tropical fruit garcinia cambogia, also known as tamarind.

In multiple scientific studies HCA has been shown to:

  • decrease conversion in the liver of sugar and starch to fatty acids
  • decrease absorption of sugar from the gut so more sugar is simply excreted from the body
  • lowers sugar and insulin levels, triglycerides and inflammation in the body as shown by lowering C reactive protein and interleukin 6 which are blood markers of inflammation
  • increases serotonin, the “feel good” chemical in your brain which lowers appetite directly as well as indirectly by decreasing stress and depression which are major triggers for excess eating particularly starchy foods
  • lower body weight by BMI by 6% in 12 weeks

Chromium CrystalsInsulin receptorChromium Polynicotinate

This is a compound which consists of the metallic element attached to the B vitamin niacin. This compound is also known as glucose tolerance factor (GTF) as it is the link that attaches the insulin receptors to the cell membrane as also keeps the insulin receptors active. When insulin receptors become inactive due to chronic overeating of white foods this is what causes type 2 or adult onset diabetes. In fact, chromium polynicotinate has been shown in many human studies to lower hemoglobin A1C (HgB A1C) by 0.6 in diabetics. Diabetes is defined in laboratory studies as an elevated HgBA1C of greater than 6 so basically this can decrease it by 10% which is quite significant.

In addition, to aid in medical weight loss, MetAssist also contains:

GymnemaGymnema Sylvestrie

Used for over 2,000 tears in Aryuvedic medicine to prevent and treat diabetes, the Hindu word for this amazing herb is “gumar” which literally means “sugar destroyer”. This herb is being actively studied by scientists as it holds great promise in not only treating and preventing diabetes but as well inth earea of weight loss and general weight loss. Studies have shown that gymnema:

  • reduces the sweetness of sugar thereby inhibiting sweet cravings
  • reduces the absorption of both sugar and fat causing these to be excreted from the body
  • stimulates insulin to be secreted from the pancreas by regenerating pancreatic cells
  • is anti-diabetic in laboratory rats

Green Tea

Green tea has been the subject of thousands of medical studies particularly over recent years. As green tea relates to the subject at hand it has been shown to:

  • increase the burning of fat by the body by 17%
  • cause a 4% weight loss in 12 months
  • decrease both systolic and diastolic blood pressure which are often elevated in overweight individuals
  • decrease total and LDL cholesterol
  • reduce deaths due to heart disease the most common cause of death particularly in the overweight

fenugreek seeds Fenugreek Seeds

Have been used medicinally throughout the world for thousands of years. It has many health benefits from increasing   milk production in nursing mothers to increasing libido 25% in aging men but as it relates to weight loss, carb craving and diabetes fenugreek:

  • is anti-diabetic and ameliorates most metabolic effects of Type 2 diabetes which one often sees in medical weight loss patients
  • improves glucose tolerance
  • lowers cholesterol levels 14% in 24 weeks

GingerGinger Root

Another ancient herb with myriad uses in health and wellness which has been shown to

  • lower blood pressure in laboratory animals
  • lower blood sugar in laboratory animals
  • lower cholesterol in laboratory animals

Taking 1-2 tablets of MetAssist three times per day before each meal will result in a noticeable reduction in sugar craving, hunger, insulin overshoot symptoms and will be a very useful addition to your fat loss and wellness regimen.