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Adiponectin

Adiponectin is a hormone. Adipo comes from the word adipose, meaning fat tissues of animals.

Adiponectin, like leptin, is a hormone found in fat cells. Here is a short list of what adiponectin does:

  • helps increase insulin sensitivity
  • enhances muscle tissues’ ability to use carbohydrates for energy
  • tells your body to burn fat for energy, instead of carbohydrates
  • helps increase and improve the rate by which your body breaks down fat for energy
  • fights inflammation
  • helps prevent diabetes
  • helps prevent heart disease
  • decreases and prevents hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • helps prevent cancer
  • suppresses your appetite

Adiponectin, like leptin, is found in fat tissues.

Now for the irony: the more fat you’ve accumulated, the less adiponectin circulates through your blood stream.

When you start to lose weight, adiponectin begins to flow. The thinner you get the greater your adiponectin levels in your bloodstream. But the more fat you have, the less is secreted to circulate throughout your body.

So, in other words, adiponectin is like a cop, in that, when you need one, there’s never one around.

Now that you know this, I’m going to tell you how to release MORE adiponectin, lower your inflammation, decrease your appetite, and burn more fat.

EXERCISE!

You knew there was a catch.

Yes, just exercise. Walk, bike, play badminton, go bowling, bounce on your re-bounder.

As the doctor said: You’ve got 23 and a half hours in the day to rest, sleep, sit. How about just one half hour moving about?

Supplement

Piper betle is an Ayurvedic shrub with over a thousand years of use in India. It supports respiratory and digestive health, but it also regulates blood sugar.

Dolichos biflorus comes from a seed and has been used as a home remedy for urinary tract infections. It also benefits lipid (fat) levels in our blood.

Some guy who wanted to make a million dollars put these two herbs together and discovered that they helped people not just double their weight loss, but slightly more than double their weight loss. On the web, you’ll find people pitching this product under a whole bunch of different names at some outrageous prices.

Again, we've found the cheapest version at Swanson Vitamins. It’s called Lowat™.

This combination inhibits fat accumulation and potentiates its breakdown, and sure enough, adiponectin has a lot to do with all this.

Studies of Lowat™ showed a “significant increase in serum adiponectin concentration and significant decrease in serum ghrelin concentration . . . .” [PubMed]

Adiponectin tells you you’re full, and ghrelin tells you you’re hungry. So you can see how this supplement can help people to lose weight. Just don’t fall for some wild sales pitch about how you can lose weight eating your favorite foods and doing nothing; not when you can find it cheapest at Swanson Vitamins and the more you do, the better it works.

And here is a surprise: many of you have probably read about Ginkgo Biloba, something touted for boosting mental clarity, memory and protecting against cancer. We've published here that it is also a blood thinner, thus protecting us from cardiovascular problems. But researchers in Korea decided to check even further into what it could do for the heart, and they took a bunch of fat rats with metabolic syndrome (insulin-resistant) and fed them ginkgo and checked for the usual things (cell death & injuries to the arteries) but found something quite significant. The rats' levels of adiponectin had been significantly boosted. So now, we have one supplement that is good for both your brain and your heart. [Clean Fat Out of Your Arteries with This Herb]

Let Your Food Be Your Medicine

Atkins was wrong. Sure, a lot of people lost weight on his low carb diet, but they also trimmed a few years off their lives. Our bodies need carbohydrates. We don’t need chips and pretzels and breads and baked potatoes smothered in sour cream. But we need fruits and vegetables for their health benefits and protection.

Some carbohydrates are better than others and now you’re going to learn about some of the best carbohydrates; the ones containing anthocyanins.

The word anthocyanins is Greek. It literally means a “dark blue flower” but for us, anthocyanins are pigments (one of the pigments) that make our fruits and vegetables blue, purple, and red. They are also powerful phytochemicals that “have demonstrated ability to protect against a myriad of human diseases . . . .” [PMC]

Anthocyanins also increase the amount of adiponectin coursing through your bloodstream.

Here is a list of fruits and vegetables containing anthocyanins: apples, blackberries, blueberries, chockberry/chokecherry, cherries, elderberries, red and black currant, gooseberry, grapes (red and blue), nectarines, peaches, plums, raspberries, strawberries, black beans, small red beans, red cabbage, red peppers, eggplant, red lettuce, red onions, red radishes, pistachio nuts, and pomegranates.

Black raspberries contain the most anthocyanins, with blueberries coming in a close second. But you’ll never guess number three.

Red Cabbage comes in third when we’re talking anthocyanins. Every salad you make should have some red cabbage in it. If you make our very tasty coleslaw, make sure you use a head of red cabbage.

So, there you have it: Three wonderful (pretty easy) ways to increase your fat burning, stop the inflammation, and make your body feel full faster.

But just in case, I’m going to leave you with an advertisement for Cardia-7 (click to read about it), because I do believe that everyone over fifty should be taking Cardia-7 daily to stop inflammation and keep those pipes clean. Cardia-7 is purified monounsaturated fatty acid on steroids. There is nothing like it, anywhere. And studies have shown that Cardia-7, while cutting your C-Reactive Protein in half, turns on fat burning metabolism while increasing expression of adiponectin [http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3155149/]. Click on the bottle to purchase from Simply the Best. (Cardia-7 made my favorites list. I don't go a day without it.)

Further Reading

The Pima Indians - A population with little adiponectin.

 


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