These guys have some very good points. I have not tried the products, but am tempted! I included their references as well so that you could read the articles that they draw from.
The TRUTH About Carbs, Blood Sugar & Fat Loss
(Eat Your Heart Out With This 45-Second Trick)
By Joel Marion, CISSN
You’ve probably heard that carbohydrates are perhaps the WORST thing you can eat when trying to lose fat or transform your body, and for most people, that’s 100% true.
You see, due to years of consuming a diet full of processed carbs, most people have grown VERYinsensitive to one of the most important hormones in our body—a hormone that can either be a huge asset to your body transformation goals, or a total fat loss and health-derailing nightmare.
The name of this hormone is insulin.
And it’s function is to help your body keep blood sugar at bay, clear it quickly from your bloodstream after a carbohydrate meal, and (hopefully) shuttle those carbs to be stored in muscle tissue for energy instead of info fat cells, driving up your weight.
I say “hopefully” because that’s actually the exact opposite of what occurs when most people eat carbs.
Going back to insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate tolerance, due to a diet full of processed, insulin- and blood-sugar-spiking carbohydrates, most folks are suffering from some level of insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin is no longer able to efficiently remove blood sugar from the blood stream.
The result? Dramatically reduced fat burning, increased blood sugar levels and increased fat storage.
Even worse, insulin resistance can (and often does) lead to type II diabetes and an array of other health problems over time, such as an increased risk for Alzheimer’s and other cognitive disorders,premature aging, heart disease, and even stroke…and it all leads back to insulin sensitivity.
Ideally, when you consume carbohydrates, here is what you want to happen:
1. Minimum insulin release. This occurs when your body is highly sensitive to insulin. When it is, only a small amount of insulin is necessary to effectively and efficiently clear sugar from your blood to its storage sites. This is great news because your body has an incredibly difficult time burning fat in the presence of insulin. The less insulin you have floating around, the better.
2. Quick and efficient blood sugar clearance. Again, this will occur when your body is highly sensitive to insulin.
3. Maximum glycogen uptake. Glycogen is the term used for stored carbohydrate in muscle tissue and the liver. When these tissues are highly sensitive to insulin, the vast majority of blood sugar will be stored within them as an energy reserve, instead of being converted to fat.
4. Minimum fat storage. When you increase insulin sensitivity, your body will choose to store your carbohydrate intake as energy, again in lean muscle tissue and the liver, instead of body fat.
Again, your body’s ability to tolerate carbohydrates all comes down to your insulin sensitivity and your body’s ability to quickly and efficiently shuttle carbohydrates to lean tissue and not fat.
So how can you increase insulin sensitivity?
Well, you could go completely low-carb for an extended period of time in an attempt to repair your insulin receptors and increase insulin sensitivity. But for most, that’s a rather dreadful option and even then you’d need to very slowly reintroduce carbohydrates back in to your diet to avoid massive fat gain.
Fortunately, you DON’T need to go low-carb or no-carb… at all.
In fact, many times you can enjoy even MORE carbohydrates than you currently are while losing even more fat when you utilize this one simple trick:
SUPERCHARGE your insulin sensitivity before each carbohydrate-containing meal in just a few seconds with the below 5 ingredients – each of which has been clinically shown to dramatically improve both insulin sensitivity and your body’s ability to process carbs.
Here they are:
- #1. Cinnamomum Burmannii, a potent extract harvested from Indonesian cinnamon bark that has been shown to effectively assist in managing blood sugar after a carbohydrate-rich meal while increasing your body’s ability to process the carbohydrates you eat by up to 10 fold!
- #2. Berberine. This rare plant alkaloid has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine in India. Berberine works slightly different by improving the signaling between insulin and its associated receptors while also increasing carb uptake by lean muscle for energy, not fat.
- #3. Pterocarpus Marsupium is another all-natural herbal remedy used by Ayurvedic physicians in India. In fact, Pterocarpus Marsupium is so effective that it was shown in a recentIndian Journal of Medical Research study to reduce blood sugar levels 2 hours after a meal by a whopping 21%.
- #4. 4-hydroxyisoleucine, a natural phytochemical extracted from the Fenugreek herb harvested in the remote regions of Eastern India, has been scientifically shown to increase carbohydrate storage in muscle cells while decreasing carbohydrate fat storage through the sensitizing of insulin receptors in muscle tissue.
4-hydroxyisoleucine has also been shown to interfere with the process by which the body converts muscle protein to sugar for energy. This encourages fat loss (instead of muscle break down) and aids in the retention of calorie-burning lean muscle as you lose fat. This is great news because the more lean muscle you hold on to as you diet, the more calories your body naturally burns without any extra effort on your part
- #5 – R-Alpha Lipoic Acid (R-ALA). Alpha Lipoic Acid is a naturally occuring fatty acid made up of two isomers, S-ALA and R-ALA, of which the R isomer has been shown to be significantly more effective and bioavailable. In fact, R-ALA is clinically proven to increase insulin sensitivity by an impressive 25% in just 4 weeks and is so powerful at managing blood sugar that it’s even used by German doctors for the treatment of various nervous system conditions caused by high blood sugar.
Now, while you could try to locate all of the above ingredients individually, research the actual extracts of each that yield the positive carbohydrate tolerance effects mentioned above, purchase them all separately and pay shipping on each, then sort through study after study to determine the scientific dose of those extracts, the good news is that we already did ALL that for you at BioTrust Nutrition and put it in to one scientifically-backed, lab-tested, ultra-convenient product called IC-5™.
Just take 2 capsules prior to any carb-containing meal and let SCIENCE do the rest.
Simply put, IC-5™ is the most advanced insulin sensitivity and carbohydrate management formula available anywhere.
If you’re eating carbs—and you should be—you should be using IC-5™…if not, you are without a doubt missing out on the sizable fat loss benefits that come along with increased insulin sensitivity and improved carbohydrate tolerance.
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Am I crazy?
No, I’m just so incredibly confident that you will see and experience the accelerated fat-loss results of IC-5—while continuing to eat and ENJOY plenty of carbs—that I want to make it an absolute no-brainer for you to try it right now.
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And you’ll do it without ever having to give up carbs!
Enjoy the results… get started today.
To your ultimate body,
Joel Marion, CISSN, NSCA-CPT
Men’s Fitness Training Advisory Team
Lifescript.com Women’s Fitness Expert Panel
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