One of the main components to the pace that one loses weight is their metabolism. Researchers at Harvard explain Metabolism like this: One way to think about metabolism is to view your body as a car engine that is always running. When you’re sitting still or sleeping, your engine is idling like a car at a stop light. A certain amount of energy is being burned just to keep the engine running. Of course, for humans, the fuel source is not gasoline. It’s the calories found in foods we eat and beverages we drink â€” energy that may be used right away or stored (especially in the form of fat) for use later.
How fast your body’s “engine” runs on average, over time, determines how many calories you burn. If your metabolism is “high” (or fast), you will burn more calories at rest and during activity. A high metabolism means you’ll need to take in more calories to maintain your weight. That’s one reason why some people can eat more than others without gaining weight. A person with a “low” (or slow) metabolism will burn fewer calories at rest and during activity and therefore has to eat less to avoid becoming overweight.
MetaBoost by The Aspen Clinic
If you happen to be struggling with the pace of your weight loss, it could be because you have a slower metabolism, but donâ€™t worry! The Aspen Clinic offers MetaBoost, a metabolism-boosting supplement that contains adaptogens.
What are adaptogens? Adaptogens are a select group of herbs that support the bodyâ€™s natural ability to deal with stress. They are called adaptogens because of their unique ability to â€śadaptâ€ť their function according to the specific needs of the body.
Adaptogens do for your adrenal glands what exercise does for the muscles by interacting with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the sympathoadrenal system, tweaking hormone production and physiological responses to ensure the body functions optimally.
When the body is subjected to stress, adaptogens help the adrenal glands mount an immediate hormonal response by manufacturing and releasing more stress hormones.
Gynostemma pentaphylum (ginseng) is one of the most well-known adaptogenic herbs. It can increase energy, improve cognitive function, act as an anti-inflammatory, aid in erectile dysfunction, prevent flu and lower blood sugar.
This herb contains a family of compounds that upregulate alarmins including sestrins, which are produced during exercise. Sestrins activate an enzyme called adenosine monophosphate protein kinase (AMPk).
AMPk is the master metabolic regulator that instructs the body to start burning fuel for energy instead of storing it and replicates the metabolic and health benefits of exercise. AMPk also regulates metabolic activity in the liver, lipids, muscle, and brain which influences glucose utilization for energy, oxidation, and appetite.
Aspen MetaBoost contains ActivAMP extracted from Ginseng leaf. Panax ginseng alone also acts as an adaptogen increasing the bodyâ€™s resistance to stress, increases stamina and endurance, and acts as a detoxifying and anti-aging agent. AMPk regulates energy balance at both the cellular and whole-body levels by direct phosphorylation of metabolic enzymes and transcription factors, AMPK switches on catabolic pathways, such as the uptake of glucose and fatty acids, and their metabolism by mitochondrial oxidation and glycolysis. ActivAmp is the metabolic master switch that turns on the same fat-burning and energy-producing metabolic processes that exercise does.
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The Aspen Clinic has helped many people lose weight by focusing on long-term positive lifestyle changes. Because there are many nutritional and health factors that accompany lifestyle changes and healthy weight loss for women and men, we find it best to have a qualified physician review our clientâ€™s personal information and analyze their nutritional needs.