FIT

Some Facts about FIT

Losing weight can be a huge struggle. But FIT can help you finally win the battle of the bulge. Being overweight increases your chances for health problems and decreases your ability to do things. Overcoming it isn’t easy, but using FIT as part of your weight control program can help.

Prevent your body from storing unused carbohydrates
Clinical studies have shown that hydroxycitric acid (HCA) prevents your body from storing unused carbohydrates and inhibits fat production. In other words, it helps you win the battle between how many calories you consume and how many calories you burn. Whenever you win this battle, you lose weight.

Eat less, move more, and lose weight
Another benefit of HCA is that it is a mild appetite suppressant. If taken 30-60 minutes before a meal, it can help you eat less. If you eat less and move more, you can win the battle of the bulge. And few things benefit your health more than losing those extra pounds. Studies show that weight loss helps maintain healthy blood pressure, improves sleep, and can add years to a person’s life.

What can FIT do for you?
Here are just a few of the many potential benefits:

  • May help suppress the appetite*
  • May inhibit fat synthesis*
  • May increase the burning of fat*
  • Helps the body’s normal production of serotonin*
  • Can increase the effectiveness of a weight loss program over diet and exercise alone*
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Products shown may not be available in every location and where available may be for personal use only.
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Some Facts about the Ingredients in FIT

The primary active ingredient in Agel FIT is Super CitriMax®. It is the patent pending form hydroxycitric acid (HCA) which comes from the extract of the fruit and rind of the Asian fruit called Garcinia cambogia.

HCA has been shown in clinical trials to decrease body weight by reducing appetite, inhibiting fat synthesis, and increasing fat metabolism, without artificial stimulation of the central nervous system. The HCA in Super CitriMax® is bound to calcium and potassium, which maximizes its solubility, thereby, increasing its bioavailability. Research has shown that HCA potency, bioavailability, timing of ingestion, and dosage are the essential requirements for optimal results. In addition, the safety of Super CitriMax® has been confirmed in recently published studies.

HCA has been shown in clinical trials to decrease body weight by reducing appetite, inhibiting fat synthesis, and increasing fat metabolism, without artificial stimulation of the central nervous system. The HCA in Super CitriMax® is bound to calcium and potassium, which maximizes its solubility, thereby, increasing its bioavailability. Research has shown that HCA potency, bioavailability, timing of ingestion, and dosage are the essential requirements for optimal results. In addition, the safety of Super CitriMax® has been confirmed in recently published studies.

HCA also inhibits the production of fatty acids by inhibiting the biochemical action of an intra cellular enzyme called ATP citrate lyase. ATP citrate lyase controls the biosynthesis of cellular Acetyl CoA (a carbohydrate-derived building block for fatty acids). Acetyl CoA is originally synthesized in the cellular mitochondria, but since the mitochondrial membrane is impermeable to Acetyl CoA, it is converted into hydroxycitrate, pumped across the mitochondrial membrane then reconverted from hydroxycitrate into Acetyl CoA and Oxaloacetate via ATP citrate lyase. However, in the presence of adequate HCA, ATP citrate lyase is deactivated, thereby blocking the synthesis of fatty acids from carbohydrates and their subsequent storage in the liver. This also prompts biochemical changes in the liver that promote fat burning. By switching this enzyme off, HCA effectively blocks the conversion of starch and sugary foods into fat, and consequently, HCA is known as a lipogenesis (lipo — fat, genesis — creation) inhibitor. In other words, with Super CitriMax®, fatty acid synthesis is switched off.

There are many weight management products on the market that use HCA as the active ingredient. However, most of them do not use Super CitriMax®. This patent pending form of HCA is bound to the minerals calcium and potassium. Consequently, the HCA is virtually 100% soluble, and therefore more bioavailable than regular calcium-based HCA ingredients. Super CitriMax® also contains 20% more HCA than ordinary HCA products. In its new formulation, Super CitriMax® has been shown to be significantly more effective as a weight management aid than previous formulations of HCA.

Super CitriMax® in and of itself is a well-proven weight management aid. However, now that it is formulated as an integral part of Agel FIT, its true potential will be realized.

Super CitriMax®

Agel FIT is a wonderful component of the initial line-up of Agel products. This weight management aid will be a huge help to those who struggle with “the battle of the bulge.” And, because it is formulated as a gel preparation, it can easily be taken when it is most effective (see below).

We all know that being overweight is a common, frustrating problem for people in all parts of the world, and it would be wonderful if there were a magic pill that would melt away the extra pounds without any physical effort. Unfortunately, there is no “magic bullet”. Let’s face it. Losing weight involves a simple equation; the calories expended must exceed those that are consumed. In other words, we have to ’eat a little less’ and ’move a little more’. Now, this equation sounds easy, but the execution of a reasonable diet combined with a regular exercise program maintained over the long-term is sometimes not an easy process. Therefore, many people trying to lose weight will benefit from supplemental support as they face the inevitable obstacles along the way.

So let’s talk about Agel FIT. This great tasting gel can help play a role in this frustrating struggle, without the harmful effects of stimulants. The active ingredient in Agel FIT is a well studied, patent pending form of HCA (hydroxycitric acid), called Super CitriMax™. It comes from the extract of the fruit and rind of Garcinia cambogia, and it has been shown in clinical trials to decrease body weight by reducing appetite and inhibiting fat synthesis without stimulating the central nervous system. There are other products on the market that use HCA for weight management, but not all of them contain Super CitriMax™. What makes this form of HCA so good is that it is bound to calcium and potassium, which maximizes its solubility, thereby, increasing its bioavailability. Add that to the fact that it is now suspended in a gel formulation and we have the makings of an awesome weight management aid.

Research has shown that HCA potency, bioavailability, timing of ingestion, and dosage are the essential requirements for optimal results. According to the studies, the Super CitriMax™ works best if it is ingested 30 to 60 minutes prior to eating meals, three times each day. This will allow time for the absorption of the HCA and suppression of appetite. With the convenience of a gel pack, timing the ingestion of this product in the 30 to 60 minute window will be a breeze.

The revolutionary gel technology used to deliver this formulation not only improves the availability of Super CitriMax™, but also offers a convenience factor that can maximize the timing of its ingestion. Although nothing can replace a healthy diet and regular physical activity, Agel FIT will be an excellent addition to a successful weight management program.

Tomita K, Okuhara Y, Shigematsu N, Suh H, Lim K.
Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2003 Sep;67(9):1999-2001.

Ohia SE, Opere CA, LeDay AM, Bagchi M, Bagchi D, Stohs SJ.
Mol Cell Biochem. 2002 Sep;238(1-2):89-103.

Westerterp-Plantenga MS, Kovacs EM.
Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2002 Jun;26(6):870-2.

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A FIT Bibliography

Hydroxycitric Acid References

Downs BW, Bagchi M, Subbaraju GV, Shara MA, Preuss HG, Bagchi D.
Mutat Res. 2005 Jul 27;

Hayamizu K, Hirakawa H, Oikawa D, Nakanishi T, Takagi T, Tachibana T, Furuse M.
Fitoterapia. 2003 Apr;74(3):267-73.

Leonhardt M, Langhans W.
J Nutr. 2002 Jul;132(7):1977-82.

Lim K, Ryu S, Suh H, Ishihara K, Fushiki T.
J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 2005 Feb;51(1):1-7. Review.

Loe YC, Bergeron N, Rodriguez N, Schwarz JM.
Anal Biochem. 2001 May 1;292(1):148-54.

Ohia SE, Awe SO, LeDay AM, Opere CA, Bagchi D.
Res Commun Mol Pathol Pharmacol. 2001 Mar-Apr;109(3-4):210-6.

Preuss HG, Bagchi D, Bagchi M, Rao CV, Dey DK, Satyanarayana S.
Diabetes Obes Metab. 2004 May;6(3):171-80.

Sullivan AC, Hamilton JG, Miller ON, Wheatley VR.
Arch Biochem Biophys. 1972 May;150(1):183-90.

Sullivan AC, Triscari J, Hamilton JG, Miller ON, Wheatley VR.
Lipids. 1974 Feb;9(2):121-8.

Wielinga PY, Wachters-Hagedoorn RE, Bouter B, van Dijk TH, Stellaard F, Nieuwenhuizen AG, Verkade HJ, Scheurink AJ.
Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2005 Jun;288(6):G1144-9. Epub 2004 Dec 16.

If you would like to review these publications in more detail we suggest you use PubMed, the information portal provided by the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. PubMed is a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine that includes over 17 million citations from MEDLINE and other life science journals for biomedical articles back to the 1950s.

To find a reference on PubMed, copy the reference for the article you want to read from the Agel Bibliography page and paste it in the “Search PubMed for” entry box on the following web page:  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?db=pubmed

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