Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Natural Remedies for Losing Weight - Pyruvate

It seems we all Pyruvate present in our bodies, as it is formed during the digestion of carbohydrates and proteins. The claims for this natural remedy for losing weight are that it reduces fat, prevents the fat loss yo-yo effect, reduces cholesterol and increases endurance. All very beneficial things, if they actually come to pass.

And now down to business, does this work or doesn't it? Again, you would definitely need to do your own research as there seems to be at least three difference answers to that question - yes, no and maybe in some cases. Some say it works but only at high dosages (22 - 28 grams daily when the recommended dose is 500 micrograms to 1 gram). Some studies show that 23 per cent of the people who participated actually lost weight as opposed to some claims of a 48 per cent weight loss (roughly 2 to 3 pounds, not significant).

Now, on the other hand, another body of research says pyruvate does affect weight loss by burning fat and boosts energy. And this, good for high-end athletes and body builders, it kicks up the transport of glucose and protein into muscle cells and boosts exercise performance levels. Translation: helps them get toned and have more energy.

Once again, the jury is out on whether Pyruvate is truly effective or not. One thing you can take to the bank is that Pyruvate can be found in red apples, cheese and red wine. That's not to say go out and stuff yourself with any or all of these foods. But it does indicate that small amounts may be just fine, where larger amounts may be problematic. In the final analysis, more study is needed to determine if Pyruvate's claims of decreasing appetite and helping you lose weight are actually valid. What is certain, is this product is highly touted as a natural remedy for losing weight. The decision is up to you. Weigh all the options with care.
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