What is FucoTHIN?

FucoThin is a natural, whole food based supplement that is made with a proprietary concentration of fucoxanthin and combined with pomegranate seed oil. FucoTHIN contains the first marine algae-derived ingredient (fucoxanthin), that has been studied by leading scientists for many years and is the only formula that has human clinical research to confirm its thermogenic effect. FucoThin by Garden of Life contains fucoxanthin levels 250-500% higher than wild seaweed, supports the metabolism or breakdown of fat in white adipose tissue (including belly fat), does not stimulate the central nervous system and will not cause jitters or lost sleep. FucoThin weight loss formula contains an all-natural food concentrate of fucoxanthin from specially cultivated strains of brown marine vegetables grown in pristine and unpolluted waters off the coast of the Canary Islands.

FucoTHIN is a non-stimulant, thermogenic formula for fat metabolism. Most other fat-burning products work by creating a thermogenic effect in the body. This is almost always done by stimulating the central nervous system. While thermogenesis is good, creating this effect by boosting the central nervous system can be incredibly dangerous, even deadly. Fucoxanthin is unique because it creates a thermogenic effect without stimulating the central nervous system. The mode of action of fucoxanthin is such that it bypasses the nervous system and shifts energy balance from producing ATP toward thermogenesis. Both FucoThin and fucoxanthin have no effect on the sympathetic nervous system and can be taken without concerns of cardiovascular exhaustion or blood pressure deregulation.

The FucoThin weight loss formula specifically works on the deeper fat within the abdominal region. Recent clinical trials have revealed that the fucoxanthin in Fuco Thin preferentially affects visceral adipose tissue. Visceral fat is the type of fat covering organs of the abdominal cavity and the liver. Excessive visceral adiposity is now considered to be one of the major health risk factors among our population. The breakdown of visceral fat rather than peripheral fat is most beneficial for overall health and longevity.

What is thermogenesis and why is it helpful with Weight Loss?

Thermogenesis is described as the generation or production of heat. It is the process by which the body increases its metabolic rate, requiring utilization of internal stores of energy, such as fat. FucoTHIN supports the metabolism or breakdown of fat in white adipose tissue, including belly fat, without stimulating the central nervous system. Fucoxanthin-induced thermogenesis support is non-stimulant in nature because it bypasses adrenergic (stimulatory or sympathetic) receptors at the surface of the cells. Instead, it addresses the process of energy distribution at the level of mitochondria, precisely where conversion of fat into energy is taking place.

What is fucoxanthin?

Fucoxanthin is a compound found in several different types of seaweed. Fucoxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid (like lutein and lycopene), which is a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from free-radical damage. Fucoxanthin is the pigment that gives brown seaweed its characteristic color and also participates in photosynthesis (the conversion of light into energy). It is found in several different types of brown seaweed. Marine vegetables (edible seaweed) have long been considered among the most nutritious vegetation on Earth, and have been included in the diets of various Asian cultures since ancient times. Epidemiological studies strongly suggest that the consumption of marine vegetables in this population may be a contributing factor to their good health.

What are the benefits of pomegranate seed oil?

Pomegranate seed oil has many therapeutic uses and is probably best known for its anti-inflammatory and skin care benefits. Pomegranate fruit seeds are also the source of an oil that has a unique fatty acid composition. This unusual fatty acid, punicic acid or conjugated linolenic acid, works synergistically with fucoxanthin to support natural thermogenesis.

FucoThin for Weight Loss

In two separate double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials, a total of 150 overweight female subjects were put on FucoTHIN , a Garden of Life product that contains the concentrated fucoxanthin developed by Dr. Ramazanov. Participants were put on an 1,800-calorie diet and monitored over 16 weeks. The results? In the first trial, the group that used FucoTHIN lost an average of 14.5 pounds. The placebo group lost an average of 3 pounds. Simply put, the FucoTHIN group lost 450 percent more weight than the group that did not use FucoTHIN!

In the second clinical trial, study participants who used FucoTHIN experienced an average metabolic rate of 18.2 percent higher than with diet alone, and without stimulating the central nervous system or negative side effects. In short, there was a 450 percent increase in Weight Loss, an 18.2 percent increase in metabolic rate—all without losing sleep, or getting the jitters.

The FucoThin fat-burning formula can be used effectively as part of a healthy weight loss program. According to recent fucoxanthin research studies, the saturation point where weight loss starts occurring is approximately 5 to 6 weeks. It is important to use it consistently during this saturation period, as directed, to start obtaining successful results. For more information about FucoThin, please refer to the following articles:

The following articles provide more information on FucoThin:

"FucoThin - Fat Shrinking Pill"

"The Fat Burning Treasure from the Sea"

"FucoThin - Power Plant Burns Fat"

"Introducing FucoThin"

"The Big Calm and the Science of the New Thermogenesis"

FucoThin is recommended and included as one of the important support tools in the Perfect Weight America Weight Loss Program by Jordan Rubin. The Perfect Weight America program and products provide a new approach to loosing and managing weight that addresses the whole person: body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Perfect Weight America focuses on increasing your intake of nutrient-dense foods that are not high in empty calories, while helping you eat for the weight you want to be. For more information about the Perfect Weight America weight loss program, click here.

Another key component of the Perfect Weight America weight loss program is the FucoProtein bars by Garden of Life. The Perfect Weight America FucoProtein bars contain 7.5 mg of fucoxanthin per bar and are deliciously nutritious, high protein dietary supplement bars. The FucoProtein bars come in two flavors: Chocolate Macadamia Nut Crunch and Peanut Butter Crunch. For more information on the FucoProtein dietary supplement bars, click here.

Perfect Meal
by Garden of Life is also an important part of the Perfect Weight America program. The Perfect Meal supplement is a delicious and satisfying high protein (19 gm per serving) and high fiber (5 gm per serving) drink designed to be used as a meal supplement, available in two great tasting natural flavors: creamy vanilla and milk chocolate. As part of a healthy diet and exercise program, Perfect Meal can help you successfully manage your weight by naturally curbing your appetite. Perfect Meal can be enjoyed with or between meals to manage hunger. For more information about Perfect Meal, click here.

Jan, 2010 Update: Garden of Life has just released it's new Raw Meal, which is a vegan, raw, organic, satisfying, whole-food meal replacement formula. For more information on Raw Meal, click here.

Also recommended is the Vitamin Code Perfect Weight which provides raw, whole-food nutrition and natural herbs to support healthy weight loss.

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Author's Bio: 

Christine Dreher, CCN, CCH is a Nutritionist, Herbalist, Author of “The "Cleanse Cookbook" and President & Founder of Christine's Cleanse Corner, Inc., (a nutritional company that specializes in nutritional & health education & Whole Food Vitamin Supplements. Christine is the Editor & Publisher of the free, online "Transform Your Health" Nutrition and Health E-Newsletter. She is also a Health/Nutritional Speaker & Teacher, & a Nutritional, Diet & Internal Cleanse Consultant, and a Live Beyond Organic Mission Marketer.

Christine is also the Official Self Growth Guide for Dietary Supplements. For more information about New Chapter, Garden of Life or Vitamin Code and other Whole Food Vitamin supplements and herbs, visit Christine on the web at: www.TransformYourHealth.com or call Christine's office at 858-673-0224.