Black Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis): 700 mg
Camellia sinensis is a plant used to produce various types of teas, including black tea, green tea, and oolong tea. The difference in the teas involves the process in which the leaves are fermented. Leaves are fermented in black tea, partially fermented in oolong tea and unfermented in green tea. Due to these differential fermentation processes, black tea and green tea have different chemical constituents.
Polyphenols – such as flavonoids including catechins, thearubigins, and theaflavins— are abundant in black tea and thought to be responsible for many of its benefits. Black tea also contains tannins.*
GoTrim™ (IGOB131®) African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis) Seed Extract: 300 mg
GoTrim is a clinically-studied extract of African mango, also known as Irvingia gambogia. The African mango trees can be found throughout farms and tropical forests of Central and Western Africa. This botanical ingredient is a traditional West African culinary fruit kernel in which the mucilage (a glycoprotein) is used to make traditional soups, such as Ogbono. GoTrim™ is the authentic, patented, GRAS affirmed, clinically-tested irvingia seed extract for weight loss and metabolic wellness. One of GoTrim’s mechanisms of action is supporting leptin sensitivity.*
Leptin is a hormone involved with hunger signals. Research has shown leptin levels to be elevated in those who are overweight. Irvingia gabonensis supports leptin in its ability to enter the brain and signal the stomach that it is full.*
Studies have shown Irvingia gabonensis also supports levels of the hormone adiponectin, a hormone closely related to glucose regulation/insulin sensitivity. Insulin helps our body store glucose correctly. This helps maintain normal blood sugar levels and promotes normal insulin activity. Higher levels of adiponectin are associated with increased insulin sensitivity, which can increase long-term metabolic health and overall weight loss. Higher adiponectin levels have also been shown to beneficially inhibit adipocytes (fat cells) from differentiating and multiplying, support fat burning and to support healthy endothelial function. Adiponectin levels are inversely related to body fat percentage; the greater the levels of adiponectin, the lower the percentage of fat. Additionally, the body’s fat cells store excess fat in a form that is easily packed away.*
Irvingia gabonensis acts upon one of the enzymes, glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, which helps form this stored fat. Bymoderating this enzyme, less fat is formed, causing a decline in the amount of fat stored. By supporting leptin sensitivity and healthy levels of adiponectin, Irvingia has the potential to help control hunger, help maintain normal blood sugar balance and promote thermogenesis–all important components of the metabolic rate. There are two published human clinical studies and that have shown effects of Irvingia gabonensis for areas including appetite control, satiety, thermogenesis, weight management and metabolic wellness. Significant improvements in weight management and metabolic wellness variables occurred in both studies.*
GoTrim™ is a trademark of Icon Group, LLC.
IGOB131® is a trademark of Gateway Health Alliances, Inc. and is protected under U.S. Patent 7,537,790.