Ingredient Spotlight: Green Tea

As ancient as Chinese silk, tea is one of the most widely consumed beverages in the world, next to water. Modern science confirms green tea polyphenols have a myriad of positive effects in cardiovascular health, overall health, and as a support for a healthy weight and oral health. Continue reading →

Podcast: Getting Real About Metabolism Boosters and Fat Burners

Can you manipulate your own metabolism? Learn the basics on this podcast with Sara Richter, MS, Manager of Product Education at Isagenix. You’ll also hear about how you can use high-intensity exercise, protein pacing, and certain ingredients to rev up thermogenesis so you can burn calories more efficiently. Continue reading →

Accelerate Your Metabolism Naturally

Googling the phrase “how to boost your metabolism” is a sure way to return a flood of hyped-up ads for the latest products claiming to “shrink your waistline in just one week” and “burn fat without exercise.” But often enough most of these products contain ingredients that are not well supported by scientific research or may not provide ingredients at levels that are effective to produce results. More concerning is the lack of safety studies related to many of these products with Continue reading →

Spice Meals Up With Turmeric and Cinnamon to Fight Oxidative Stress

When it comes to beating oxidative stress, could spices be our ultimate culinary defender? Results from a just published study in the August issue of the Journal of Nutrition reveal that adding spices such as turmeric and cinnamon may bestow some protection from the harmful effects of eating meals high in fat or calories. "Normally, when you eat a high-fat meal, you end up with high levels of triglycerides, a type of fat, in your blood," said Sheila West, lead author of the study and associate Continue reading →

Cayenne Pepper Weight Loss Study: Cayenne Fights Fat with an Extra Kick

Eating red chili peppers helps with weight loss, suggests new cayenne pepper weight loss study. Scientists have already known for some time that capsaicin found in cayenne pepper (Capsicum anuum), or red chili pepper, is able to increase fat-burning potential by influencing secretion of adrenal gland hormones. A new study now suggests that this spicy compound may also combat weight gain in other ways by changing the make-up of proteins in fat cells. Jong Won Yun and his colleagues at Daegu Continue reading →