Nutritional Supplement for Weight Management and Digestive Health

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US Patent 9,327,001

Suppresses Appetite but Sustains Lean Body Mass

This nutritional supplement is able to suppress appetite and helps with weight loss. About one-third of U.S. adults are obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2010, no state had less than 20 percent prevalence of obesity. More than 65 percent of the world’s population lives in countries where overweight and obesity kill more people than being underweight. Obesity has become a major health problem. Many available weight-loss supplements require the patient to eat less over time to continue to lose weight, because the patient has lost calorie-burning lean body mass. However, many patients find it difficult and unreasonable to continuously decrease portions. Formulated as a great-tasting bar, the nutritional supplement developed by University of Florida researchers regulates appetite as it maintains lean body mass and reduces insulin sensitivity. Because patients maintain lean body mass and improve pancreatic function, they maintain an efficient metabolic rate and improve their digestive systems.

Application

Nutritional supplement for weight management, reduction of insulin resistance, and improved metabolism

Advantages

  • Regulates appetite, helping patients lose weight
  • Sustains lean body mass, maintaining metabolic rate and burning fat
  • Reduces insulin resistance, helping the body maintain a balanced blood-sugar level
  • Improves pancreatic function, promoting a healthy digestive system

Technology

This nutritional supplement can help patients lose weight while improving key bodily functions. University of Florida researchers have formulated a supplement that not only reduces weight, but also maintains lean body mass, improves pancreatic function, and reduces insulin resistance. Cells need insulin in order to absorb glucose, the main source of energy for the body. Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) is the energy-bearing molecule that enables energy-consuming reactions of metabolism. Through critical co-factors and antioxidant combinations, the nutritional supplement developed by University of Florida researchers optimizes mitochondrial ATP generation, reducing insulin sensitivity.