Weight Loss Formula 2 (Herbal Tincture)
This is my second weight loss formula, with some different and additional ingredients. This weight loss formula 2 (herbal tincture) is made from high quality herbs and ingredients — some of which may have grown in my garden! Many people have a difficult time losing weight no matter what they try. That is so frustrating! These ingredients I have chosen help in individual ways, and I hope they work for you, too!
Here are the ingredients in this formula:
Garcinia Cambogia: Studies of garcinia cambogia have shown that it significantly lowers LDL cholesterol and triglycerides and increases beneficial HDL cholesterol and urinary fat metabolites (markers of fat oxidation). It lowers leptin, therefore decreasing appetite and it promotes a release of serotonin in the brain which supports healthy weight control. Garcinia cambogia also improves melatonin metabolism and increases energy stores in the liver and other tissues, thereby improving energy and reducing appetite. It reduces insulin resistance. Great for weight loss support.
Ceylon Cinnamon: Cinnamon has been shown to reduce some of the bad effects of eating high-fat foods. This can help in an overall weight loss plan. Its effect on blood glucose levels can also help your body ultimately lose weight. Scientists report that cinnamon improves insulin sensitivity and reduces the accumulation of white fat in adipose tissue, the kind that “pads” your body.
Gymnema Sylvestre: This reduces blood sugar levels. So if you are hypoglycemic, you will want to avoid this formula. (I always err on the side of caution when it comes to customers. I want you to be safe, first and foremost!!) If you are diabetic, this is still safe to take, but just monitor your blood glucose levels as you normally would. In fact, in India this herb is used specifically for diabetes. Gymnema’s role in insulin secretion and cell regeneration may also contribute to its blood-sugar-lowering capabilities. Higher insulin levels mean that sugar is cleared from your blood at a faster rate. If you have prediabetes or type 2 diabetes, your body tends to not make enough insulin, or your cells become less sensitive to it over time. This results in consistently high blood sugar levels. Gymnema sylvestre may stimulate insulin production in your pancreas, promoting the regeneration of insulin-producing islet cells. This can help lower your blood sugar levels
By blocking sweet receptors on your taste buds, Gymnema sylvestre may cause you to eat fewer sweet foods and consume fewer calories.
Coleus Forskohlii: coleus forskohlii is used to treat allergies, skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis, obesity, painful menstrual periods, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), urinary tract infections (UTI), bladder infections, advanced cancer, blood clots, sexual problems in men, trouble sleeping (insomnia), and convulsions. Coleus aids weight loss by helping create enzymes called lipase and adenylate cyclase.
Phellodendron: When Phellodendron amurense is combined with other herbs such as magnolia, it has been found to help promote weight loss. When combined with magnolia in particular, Phellodendron amurense was shown to relieve transitory anxiety in premenopausal women and thus reduce stress-associated over-eating. A 2006 study found that Phellodendron amurense helped healthy, overweight premenopausal women (20-50 years of age) reduce their stress eating. They had lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol at the end of the day, felt more able to manage their stress, and gained significantly less weight than the control group during the study.
Fenugreek: Based on the available evidence, fenugreek has benefits for lowering blood sugar levels, boosting testosterone, and increasing milk production in breastfeeding mothers. Fenugreek may also reduce cholesterol levels, lower inflammation, and help with appetite control.
Magnolia Bark: Magnolia bark increases GABA activity, which means that it quiets the excitatory neurons in the brain, producing a calming effect, which helps reduce anxiety and promote sleep. It also reduces adrenaline and cortisol, two major stress hormones. Indirectly lower levels of adrenaline and cortisol lead to better sleep as well. Cortisol is linked with weight gain (that too with fat in the abdominal area), sugar control problems, memory issues and other stress related disorders. It also has shown potential to help with anxiety.
Herbal tinctures as medicine
Why are tinctures a preferred method of taking herbs? Because tinctures are potent! You don’t waste your money on pills that have been in the manufacturing process for months / years and lose potency! With an alcohol base, the tinctures pull out all the medicinal benefits of the plant, and preserve them naturally for you! They don’t lose potency over time.
With that being said, they are in a non-gmo vodka base. Which is fine for most people. But some people prefer to avoid alcohol in all forms. (even by avoiding real vanilla extract) and we support that choice. These tinctures aren’t for those people. Because of the potential for bacteria to reside in glycerine tinctures, we have decided to only offer vodka based tinctures. These herbs are edible and considered safe for most people. Some people may be allergic to certain herbs and should not use them. It is always best to consult your doctor before using any herbal product if you are taking prescription medications or have a health condition.
INGREDIENTS: Garcinia Cambogia, Ceylon Cinnamon, Fenugreek, Gymnema Sylvestre, Coleus Forskohlii, Phellodendron, Magnolia Bark and non-GMO Vodka
DIRECTIONS: Take 20-30 drops 2-3x per day in juice or tea as desired. The tincture should last 2-3 weeks if you take it 2x per day. You CAN take this directly under your tongue but like most tinctures, the taste can be unpleasant. When I do this, I always chase it with something sweet.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure any disease. If you are pregnant or nursing, or have any health conditions, please consult a doctor before use.