Combination of nutrients burns calories even while sitting

January 02, 2007

In this study overweight-sedentary men were given either placebo or a combination of bitter orange for its Synephrine, Green Tea Catechins, and Guarana for its caffeine contents. One group remained inactive the other was placed on a treadmill exercise. Giving the herbal combination increased the rate of burning of carbohydrates by 30% even at rest. The study was performed at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Chichester, West Sussex, UK, and is published in the May 2006 issue of the International Journal of Obesity.

Nutrients aid nerve damage without the side effects or addiction of prescription medication

Peripheral neuropathy (PN) is damage to nerves outside the brain and spine. Diabetes, nutritional deficiency, alcoholism, and HIV infection are common causes. Heavy metal exposure, retroviral drug treatment, chemotherapy are other leading causes.

Patients with PN can have severe pain and lack of function in the affected nerves. They experience tingling and pins and needles, muscle pain, and an itching-crawling sensation on their skin.

Prescription medication simply masks symptoms, have significant side effects and toxicity, and can cause addiction. However, a widening body of research indicates that alternative medicine is significantly beneficial. Research shows that Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Alpha-Lipoic Acid, a version of Vitamin B1, Methylcobalamin, and applying Capsaicin are among the most researched nutrients for treating PN. The review is published in the December 2006 issue of Alternative Medicine Review.