Fight the Battle of the Bulge With Thunder God Vine
If your New Year’s Resolution includes losing weight, you may want to turn to Thunder God Vine to aid you in your battle of the bulge. New studies are showing that the compound Celastrol, found naturally in Thunder God Vine, enhances the activity of the hormone Leptin and may help many people lose weight.
Now, this is not the next “miracle pill” promising that if you take this, you will magically lose all the excess weight, without dieting and exercise or changing your lifestyle one bit. In other words, it’s not a scam or hype like so many “diet pills” on the market. Nor does it contain stimulants, making you feel jittery and like you just drank 73 pots of coffee.
In fact, the Chinese have been using thunder-god vine for centuries. While they may not have understood on the cellular level how this herbal remedy works, scientists are beginning to unravel that mystery today.
Leptin is a hormone that we all have in our bodies that basically trigger the “I’m full” feeling. People who have grown insensitive to Leptin don’t GET that signal, or more precisely, their body does not “hear” it. The Celastrol compound in the thunder-god vine root extract actually increases our sensitivity to leptin, thereby allowing us to finally hear the signal that says we are full.
Of course, as human beings, we have a choice at that point. We can hear it and put down the fork and say “I’m finished”, or we can continue to eat. Celastrol cannot make that choice for you; it cannot force you to stop eating. But it CAN help you to feel full faster, suppress appetite and help you to lose weight that way, especially in combination with diet and exercise.
And unlike some other diet supplements on the market, there is no unsavory … “anal leakage” either!
So what exactly is the science behind this discovery? Well, Dr. Umut Ozcan, an endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, found that leptin resistance is associated with endoplasmic reticulum (ER). The ER is a network of membranes that manufacture, process, and transport substances like lipids and proteins within cells. What Dr. Ozcan found was that Celastrol actually improved the endoplasmic reticulum function and leptin sensitivity in in human cells, so they tested it on mice as well. The mice that were treated with the extract ate 80% less food than the untreated mice did, and they lost about 45% of their body weight after about 3 weeks.
Does that mean that that YOU will lose 45% of your body weight in 3 weeks? I doubt it. But if you consistently eat less over time, you WILL lose weight. If you couple that with exercise, you will lose weight faster.
My hat’s off to every one of you vowing to get in better shape this year, improve your health and improve your life. Know you are never alone in this fight, and remember to love yourself no matter what your results are – you are beautiful.