Minerals Most Involved in Weight Loss (Continue)
According to a study published in a 2013 issue of Biological and Trace Element Research, obese individuals tend to have low serum zinc levels. Zinc deficiency induces the body to store excess fat. Zinc helps regulate hormonal function. Zinc is essential for the correct processing, storage, and action of insulin in the beta cells of the pancreas. As such, it has an impact on serum glucose. Proper zinc levels will allow insulin to properly regulate serum glucose and prevent the formation of fat from excess glucose. In this way, zinc can help fight against weight and fat gain. A 2013 study published in Advanced Pharmaceutical Bulletin found that obese individuals who consumed 30mg of elemental zinc per day for 30 days had improved body mass indices, lost weight, and improved triglyceride levels.
As shown, the incidence of people being overweight or obese has been growing. People who are overweight or obese are prone to a number of serious health problems, such as a variety of cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes, musculoskeletal disorders, and certain cancers.
In this newsletter, five minerals were reviewed for their role in helping in weight loss and preventing weight gain. Of course, they will be more effective when combined with proper diet and exercise. The minerals reviewed have far-reaching effects in the regulation of body weight and body fat. Several have been seen to play important roles in fighting insulin resistance as well as insulin formation and secretion. In this way, they help to regulate serum glucose and fight against the formation of fat due to excess serum glucose, which is used to form fat. The minerals involved in insulin function include chromium, magnesium, zinc, and manganese. Increased intake of calcium with proper protein intake results in the loss of fecal fat (as much as 350 calories of fecal fat/day). Manganese plays important roles in thyroid function, which fights against fat and weight gain. Magnesium, in addition to fighting insulin resistance, increases energy production resulting in a more balanced appetite. Magnesium’s anti-stress and anti-anxiety impact fights against stress-induced binge eating leading to less fat and weight gain.
For the best in Calcium, Magnesium, Chromium, Zinc, and Manganese ingredients to assist in weight loss, look to Albion for variety of top quality and highly bioavailable forms of these minerals.
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