06 Apr 2018 Resolution Need A Boost?
We are now well into 2018 and most, if not all, New Year’s resolutions have become another thing of the past, but the desire to see results in weight loss are still alive and active. Redline carries a variety of supplements that may be what you need to get you back on track this year by curbing your appetite and jump starting your metabolism.
If you struggle with sugar cravings, it is very important to make sure that you are eating enough protein throughout the day. Your body takes longer to burn protein and therefore prevents blood sugar drops that can result in cravings. If you continue to struggle with cravings, even with added protein, I suggest trying Chromium Picolinate 200mcg. Chromium has been shown to potentiate the effect of insulin and assist in metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and fats. Good sources of chromium are meats and unrefined whole grain products, especially bran. Most Americans fail to consume 50mcg of chromium which is required to meet the Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake. We recommend 200mcg of chromium taken three times daily with meals to help curb appetite and aid in metabolism.
If you are looking for a little extra boost with the chromium and want to kick start some fat burning, we suggest adding some conjugated linoleic acid (CLA). The precise mechanism of action of CLA is still unknown, but it appears to lower the melting point of fat tissue. CLA also appears to block fat cells’ ability to grow and swell and can speed fat burning. The main food sources of CLA are grass (grass-fed beef), eggs and safflower. We carry 2 separate CLA products both providing the recommended daily dose of 3000-4000mg divided throughout the day.
If you tend to be an emotional eater, we recommend CarbCrave Complex. CarbCrave utilizes chromium, but also targets the neurotransmitters that effect mood and stress response. It contains 5-HTP which can become serotonin in the body. Because of this component, CarbCrave should not be taken in conjunction with an SSRI or MAOI anti-depressant such as fluoxetine, citalopram, escitalopram or paroxetine. CarbCrave also supports your adrenal glands with ashwaganda and rhodiola to help regulate cortisol levels. You should take 2 CarbCrave capsules 3 times daily with or before meals.
If you have questions or are interested in any of these products, please contact us. You could be one easy step closer to achieving your 2018 New Year’s resolution!
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