Trans Resveratrol, the ultimate FAT blocker!
How Does It Work?
Trans Resveratrol reduces body fat by prohibiting the formation of new fat cells and increasing the breakdown of stored fat. It works by activating a SIRT-one protein, which resets the body’s metabolic rate to increase energy expenditure and promote weight loss. But that’s not all! …. Read on for 10 more ways Trans Resveratrol can help you with your weight loss goals!
1. Raises Metabolism. Metabolism is basically the rate at which calories are burned in the body. One way to increase your metabolic rate is to increase your muscle mass – add a few pounds of muscle mass to your thighs and you can have another cup of rice. Trans Resveratrol increases metabolism. One reason for this is that resveratrol contains antioxidants that increase metabolic efficiency.
2. Increases Energy. A higher metabolic rate is associated with increased energy, energy that you can channel into your workouts. In fact, Dr. Mike Stone, who co-authored the position paper on steroids for the National Strength and Conditioning Association, says that one of the benefits of steroids is that it enables athletes to work harder, resulting in increased gains in strength and muscle development. Although resveratrol won’t duplicate the “roid rage” the media associates with steroids, the energy boost from taking resveratrol may allow you to grind out a few more reps in those last heavy sets of squats and bench presses without having the jittery caffeine feeling from most supplements.
3. Suppresses Appetite. If you don’t overeat, you are unlikely to get fat. In fact, it has been generally accepted that one reason that many cigarette smokers gained weight when they quit is they started eating more to satisfy an oral fixation. In fact, cigarette smokers can get away with consuming more calories than non-smokers can because nicotine increases metabolism, making cigarettes the stimulant of choice for many professional dancers and elite figure skaters. One theory about why appetite suppression occurs from taking resveratrol is that the antioxidants in this nutrient activate receptors in the upper intestinal track to signal the brain that the appetite has been satisfied. Resveratrol also decreases cortisol, a hormone that increases appetite and is associated with stress, and it also helps ensure the release of the hormone leptin, which suppresses appetite.
4. Stabilizes Blood Sugar. It’s been said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and with good reason. What you eat during the first meal of the day can influence what you eat the rest of the day and how much you eat. If you have a lot of high-carbohydrate foods for breakfast – say processed orange juice and a stack of pancakes with the sticky goodness of maple syrup – you will have a dramatic rise in blood sugar and insulin secretion. However, the insulin stays in the system long after it has done its digestive work, and the result is a drop in blood sugar below normal levels – a “crash,” if you will. In an attempt to restore its normal blood sugar levels, the body will crave carbohydrates. Resveratrol helps prevent the crash associated with consuming high-carbohydrate meals, thereby reducing the temptation to binge or overeat.
5. Accelerates the Breakdown of Fat Stores. It appears that resveratrol helps break down stored fat. In a study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Massey University in New Zealand, rats not given extract of blueberries gained up to 10 percent more fat than those fed the blueberry extract. Could one infer from this study that resveratrol enables you to counter some of the ill effects of a poor diet? Possibly. Consider that the French have low rates of cardiovascular disease despite a cuisine that often emphasizes ingredients high in saturated fat such as butter, cheese and cream. In fact, this phenomenon has been labeled “The French Paradox,” thanks to a 1991 CBS 60 Minutes segment of the same name that investigated the eating habits of the French.
6. Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Carbohydrate Metabolism. Resveratrol optimizes how the body uses insulin, especially after the consumption of carbohydrates. Those with insulin sensitivity tend to produce exceptionally high levels of insulin after eating, and the consequence is that they will carry a higher percentage of fat in the abdominal area.
7. Reduces Inflammation. Inflammation is finally getting the attention of the medical community for its adverse effects on so many aspects of our health. Inflammation contributes to the development of insulin resistance, which interferes with the function of insulin and can result in increased fat storage. Resveratrol deals with this problem by inhibiting the molecules that are responsible for inflammation.
8. Increases Muscle Mass. By suppressing estrogen, resveratrol shifts the ratio of estrogen to testosterone, thereby improving the ability to build muscle mass. And the more muscle mass you have, the more calories your body burns both at rest and during physical activity. Often women athletes in power sports such as shot put and powerlifting and even bodybuilding find that it becomes easier to put on mass and build strength after having a child. This is not because having a child increases testosterone but that childbirth tends to decrease estrogen production. Resveratrol will help restore the estrogen-testosterone levels to a normal balance.
9. Suppresses Estrogen. American women have the highest levels of estrogen in the world, which contributes to many health problems. There are many reasons for these higher estrogen levels, such as the hormones given to cattle and the use of plastic water bottles. High estrogen levels also contribute to increased fat storage, especially in the legs.
10. Protects the Stomach Lining. To gain muscle and therefore increase your metabolism, your body needs to be able to efficiently absorb nutrients – the motto I subscribe to is “You’re not what you eat but what you assimilate.” One factor involved in the efficient absorption of food is the integrity of the stomach lining, but that integrity can be compromised by the actions of the Helicobacter pylori bacterium, which is the leading cause of stomach ulcers. In vitro studies (studies performed in an artificial environment) suggest that resveratrol inhibits the actions of this bacterium.