Dr. Oz was back, this time touting brown seaweed as a helpful weight loss supplement. On a recent episode of "The Dr. Oz Show," he demonstrated how brown seaweed supplements might help make weight loss more efficient, speeding up the natural, healthy thermogenic (fat burning) process.
Being the Holiday season and all, I have definitely been indulging a bit more than I should. Anyone else? There seems to be an endless supply of cookies and treats around every corner here at the office. Dr. Oz' brown seaweed talk got me thinking that I should probably be doing more to resist these temptations.
His description also reminded me of an exciting Garden of Life product called FücoTHIN, which features fucoxanthin...a type of brown seaweed.
FücoTHIN happens to be the first marine algae (brown seaweed) derived product with clinically proven thermogenic effects. Its key ingredient is fucoxanthin, a carotenoid and naturally thermogenic antioxidant.
Garden of Life's FücoTHIN is a gluten-free, brown seaweed supplement developed specifically for weight loss support and features levels up to 500 times higher than seaweed for optimum support. Check it out and see if it might be right for you. But don't forget to include a healthy diet and exercise routine. I'll try to follow my own advice, too!
Overview of Brown Seaweed Weight Loss Benefits
Brown seaweed, also known as wakame or fucoidan extract brown seaweed extract, has offered health benefits for hundreds of years. The ancient Asian food was brought to the United States in the 1960s and was made popular in Asian restaurants and Asian-American grocery stores.
Although not widely studied, the use of brown seaweed has been said to have a huge array of health benefits. While eating the brown seaweed will help keep you healthy, a concentrated brown seaweed extract known as Fucoidan could offer the most benefits for the following health issues:
- Burning abdominal fat: While the jury is still out on how effective this truly is in battling the bulge, celebrity doctors are encouraging their patients to take 500 mg per day to achieve maximum belly-busting results while maintaining an active lifestyle.
- Heart disease and diabetes: The excess fat we store around our midsection can aide in the dangerous flirtation with heart disease and diabetes. Because Fucoidan has alleged fat-burning properties, it helps the body shed the fat surrounding the heart and internal organs, which could help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
- High cholesterol and high blood pressure: Brown seaweed extract has been said to promote the production of a certain liver enzyme that can aide in the reduction of high cholesterol and can reduce blood pressure levels because of the unique enzymes in brown seaweed itself.
Do you let yourself indulge more during the Holidays, or do you stick to healthy foods regardless of the season? Have any tips?
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