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Hourglass Fit ingredients

  • Scientifically formulated
  • Backed by research
  • Natural ingredients

Don’t take our word for it, see for yourself below how each serving of Hourglass Fit is packed with natural ingredients and backed by cutting edge nutritional research.

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Glucomannan

Glucomannan

One study found that 50% of women in America crave chocolate at the onset of the menstrual cycle [1]. So many of us feel the pull of the sugary treats when Mother Nature visits, and these cravings can often mean the end of an otherwise amazing dieting effort.

To counteract that - and to give you more control over your hormonal urges - we’ve added a powerful, natural appetite suppressant: Glucomannan**.

One of nature’s most exciting creations for the world of fat burning, this is a soluble fiber found in the root of the konjac plant. When consumed, it expands in the stomach, slowing the emptying process and helping you stay fuller for longer [2]. By helping boost satiety (that ‘full’ feeling), it gives you the power to say no to treats and control your portion sizes more effectively [3]. It really works for weight loss, too. Check out the science:

This ingredient plays a fundamental role in helping women lose weight. Don’t just take our word for it - the experts love it too. One nutritionist claims it could be “the solution to the obesity epidemic in America” [5].

References

[1] Hormes JM, Niemiec MA (2017) Does culture create craving? Evidence from the case of menstrual chocolate craving. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181445.
[2] Howarth NC, e. (2001). Dietary fiber and weight regulation. – PubMed – NCBI. [online].
[3] Walsh DE, e. (1984). Effect of Glucomannan on obese patients: a clinical study. – PubMed – NCBI. [online].
[4] Birketvedt GS, et al. Experiences with three different fiber supplements in weight reduction. Med Sci Monit. 2005 Jan.
[5] B, K. (2005). Glucomannan and obesity: a critical review. – PubMed – NCBI. [online]

5-HTP

5-HTP

Weight loss plans can naturally increase the production of hunger hormones. It’s a normal metabolic process that a woman just can’t avoid. To offset these food urges, we’ve included a potent amino acid that works to boost serotonin levels and help women face the unique challenges of a weight loss diet. That amino acid is 5-HTP.

5-HTP is known as a natural precursor to serotonin, a neurotransmitter which aids the production of ‘feel-good’ chemicals in the body [1]. It’s been shown to counteract hunger-inducing hormones, helping you control your food intake and ultimately lose weight [2].

Research has even shown that women who took a 5-HTP supplement had reduced body mass index after 4 weeks [3]. Being hungry can have a big effect on your mental wellbeing. Hourglass Fit takes this into account by including 5-HTP. The amino acid may reduce symptoms of low mood and depression by increasing serotonin levels [4].

References

[1] Hinz, Marty et al. “5-HTP efficacy and contraindications.” Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment vol. 8 (2012): 323-8. doi:10.2147/NDT.S33259

[2] Heisler LK, Jobst EE, Sutton GM, et al. Serotonin reciprocally regulates melanocortin neurons to modulate food intake. Neuron. 2006 Jul;51(2):239-249. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2006.06.004.

[3] Rondanelli, M., Opizzi, A., Faliva, M. et al. Relationship between the absorption of 5-hydroxytryptophan from an integrated diet, by means of Griffonia simplicifolia extract, and the effect on satiety in overweight females after oral spray administration. Eat Weight Disord 17, e22–e28 (2012). https://doi.org/10.3275/8165

[4] Birdsall TC., 5-Hydroxytryptophan: a clinically-effective serotonin precursor. Altern Med Rev. 1998 Aug;3(4):271-80.

Vitamin B2

Vitamin B2

Also known as Riboflavin, vitamin B2 is a key nutrient every woman needs on a calorie restricted diet plan. Like all B vitamins, it’s essential for helping you convert the food you eat into energy and keeping your metabolism running[1]. Without it, you simply wouldn’t be able to function – never mind burn calories.

The Hourglass Fit formula provides you with 100% of your daily value, so you can be sure your food is being broken down properly and you’ll have a steady supply of energy flowing through your body. This can help when you’re feeling the effects of a weight loss diet.

Even better for women’s health, it has a hand in maintaining healthy skin and glowing hair[2].

References

[1] Qi, Bin et al. “A vitamin-B2-sensing mechanism that regulates gut protease activity to impact animal’s food behavior and growth.” eLife vol. 6 e26243. 1 Jun. 2017, doi:10.7554/eLife.26243

[2] Mahabadi N, Bhusal A, Banks SW. Riboflavin Deficiency. [Updated 2019 Jul 3]. In: StatPearls [Internet].

Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6

This water-soluble nutrient plays an essential role in maintaining a huge number of metabolic processes.

With optimal amounts in your body, vitamin B6 has been proven to help you process carbohydrates more efficiently and heighten fat oxidization[1]. In terms of weight loss, this means your body will use glycogen more efficiently, so there’s less stored as fat. On top of that, you’ll be able to draw on fat for fuel more quickly. All of this adds up to one thing – less fat on your frame.

It works in practice too. In a 2005 study, scientists discovered that women who regularly took multivitamins, B vitamins and Chromium over ten years experienced less weight gain than those who didn’t[3].

As a bonus, this vitamin is also a key player in promoting women’s health. One study found that it helped to regulate elements of the menstrual cycle by significantly reducing the symptoms of PMS[2].

A better mood throughout the month means a more positive outlook and a lot less comfort eating

References

[1] Zemel, MB et al. Effects of a Leucine and Pyridoxine-Containing Nutraceutical on Fat Oxidation, and Oxidative and Inflammatory Stress in Overweight and Obese Subjects. Nutrients. 2012; 4(6): 529-541
[2] Doll H, e. (1989). Pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and the premenstrual syndrome: a randomized crossover trial. - PubMed - NCBI. [online] [3] Nachtigal MC, e. (2005). Dietary supplements and weight control in a middle-age population. - PubMed - NCBI. [online]

Vitamin B12

Vitamin B12

This is another key B vitamin every woman needs in her system whilst dieting – and for more than just fat burning. Vitamin B12 works alongside B6 to help keep your metabolic processes ticking along nicely, and has been linked to reduced weight gain over a ten year period[1].

However, we’ve added this ingredient for another, very important reason. Every woman knows what it’s like to be ‘hangry’ on a diet. It’s that feeling where you’re tired, angry and, most importantly, you want to give up.

Let’s face it, overcoming the mental obstacles of a diet is 80% of the challenge. But don’t fear, Hourglass Fit has your back. We’ve taken this into account with the addition of vitamin B12. It’s been proven in several studies to help combat the symptoms of depression[2][3].

By adding this powerhouse vitamin into the mix, we’ve given you an extra buffer against the damaging effects of fatigue. Instead of wanting to throw in the towel, you’ll feel positive and empowered on your weight loss journey!

References

[1] Nachtigal MC, e. (2005). Dietary supplements and weight control in a middle-age population. - PubMed - NCBI. [online]
[2] C, C. (2005). Treatment of depression: time to consider folic acid and vitamin B12. - PubMed - NCBI. [online]
[3] Syed EU, Wasay M, Awan S. (2013) Vitamin B12 supplementation in treating major depressive disorder: a randomized controlled trial. Open Neurol J

Chromium

Chromium

This trace nutrient has been added to the Hourglass Fit formula to further support the weight loss journey of women. When compared to a placebo, Chromium has been shown to reduce food intake and cravings, too[1]. We’ve got a couple of ingredients like this in the formula. However, this one is special.

It’s been proven to limit the cravings associated with carbohydrates[2]. This is especially powerful in the Hourglass Fit formula, as research shows it’s the sugary treats we crave the most[3].

With this ingredient in the mix you’ll find it easier than ever to say no to temptation.

If that wasn’t enough, Chromium has also been shown to reduce the accumulation of visceral fat compared to a placebo[4]. All this combines to help you consume less calories and create a healthier, happier body.

References

[1] Anton, Stephen D et al. “Effects of chromium picolinate on food intake and satiety.” Diabetes technology & therapeutics vol. 10,5 (2008)
[2] Docherty JP, e. (2005). A double-blind, placebo-controlled, exploratory trial of chromium picolinate in atypical depression: effect on carbohydrate craving. - PubMed - NCBI. [online]
[3] Hormes JM, Niemiec MA (2017) Does culture create craving? Evidence from the case of menstrual chocolate craving. PLoS ONE 12(7): e0181445.
[4] Martin J, e. (2006). Chromium picolinate supplementation attenuates body weight gain and increases insulin sensitivity in subjects with type 2 diabetes. - PubMed - NCBI. [online]

Chromium

Zinc

Zinc plays a critical role in overall health and wellbeing. In fact, it’s said to be the second-most-abundant trace mineral in your body [1]. The trouble is, so many of us are deficient in the mineral – and we don’t even know it.

When it comes to managing weight, zinc has a hand in a number of factors that influence the way your body handles fat. For starters, zinc supports the synthesis, storage and normal release of insulin[2]. Without enough of this important mineral, insulin levels are negatively affected which may lead to damaging changes in appetite, more abdominal fat and excess calories converted into fat.

Zinc also has a strong link to thyroid hormones which affect normal metabolism and resting metabolic rate[3].

By adding this health elixir to the Hourglass Fit mix, we help you gain control of your appetite and provide your metabolic rate with the power to work properly and burn those extra fat stores.

References

[1] Lim, Karen H C et al. “Iron and zinc nutrition in the economically-developed world: a review.” Nutrients vol. 5,8 3184-211. 13 Aug. 2013, doi:10.3390/nu5083184
[2] Rathnayake, Kumari M et al. “Effects of zinc supplementation on obesity: study protocol for a randomized controlled clinical trial.” Trials vol. 17,1 534. 4 Nov. 2016, doi:10.1186/s13063-016-1651-3
[3]Khanam S. Impact of zinc on thyroid metabolism. J Diabetes Metab Disord Control. 2018;5(1):27-28. DOI: 10.15406/jdmdc.2018.05.00134

Capsimax®

Capsimax®

This is the latest in supplementation technology. Using OmniBead™ developments, we can extract and deliver just the bioactive capsaicinoids from cayenne peppers, without the heat that usually comes with it.

This is important as capsaicins are the some of the most potent, and highly researched, natural thermogenic ingredients available. Capsimax® allows us to provide them in a highly concentrated serving.

A thermogenic works by heating up your body a little, which requires energy – hello higher metabolism! Science shows it can really help you burn more calories and melt away fat. Take a look:

One study found those who took the fiery ingredient experienced an increase in energy expenditure – that means more calories burned than you normally would, even at rest[1].

Another study on a group of women found that ingesting the capsaicins resulted in heightened fat oxidization. So, while you’re using additional calories, you’re also turning directly to fat over carbohydrates to fuel these extra energy requirements[2].

Remember how important it is for women to get a handle on those pesky cravings to lose weight? Well Capsimax® helps out with that, too.

Another study shows that adding capsaicinoids to your diet can suppress appetite[3]. We’ve chosen this ingredient to not only elevate your calorie burn, but to work alongside Glucomannan** and give you full control over your cravings too.

References

[1] Yoshioka, M et al. Effects of red-pepper diet on the energy metabolism in men. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol (Tokyo). 1995; 41(6): 647-56
[2] Yoshioka, M et al. Effects of red pepper added to high-fat and high-carbohydrate meals on energy metabolism and substrate utilization in Japanese women. Br J Nutr. 1998;80(6):503-10.
[3] Whiting, S et al. Could capsaicinoids help to support weight management? A systematic review and meta-analysis of energy intake data. Appetite. 2014; 73: 183-8

Bioperine®

Bioperine®

This is another essential supporting star in the Hourglass Fit formula. By adding Bioperine® to the formula, we’re giving you access to a highly bioavailable form of piperine.

When introduced to a high-fat diet, piperine is shown to reduce weight gain, without altering your food intake[1]. Piperine can also initiate fat regulating receptors TRPA1 and TRPV1. When this happens, these receptors can elevate your metabolism and suppress the growth of fat cells[2].

Aside from helping you drop the pounds, this ingredient works in perfect harmony with the rest of the formula by amplifying the effectiveness of every other ingredient.

Research shows piperine helps to increase the absorption of nutrients through the intestinal tract, giving the other ingredients in this formula the best possible chance to work their magic[3].

Bioperine ties off this formula beautifully by elevating Hourglass Fit and taking its effectiveness to the next level.

References

[1] Kim, KJ et al. Piperidine alkaloids from Piperretrofractum Vahl. protect against high-fat diet-induced obesity by regulating lipid metabolism and activating AMP-activated protein kinase. Biochem Biophys Res Comm. 2011
[2] Okumura, Y et al. Adiposity suppression effect in mice due to black pepper and its main pungent component, piperine. Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 2010; 74(8): 1545-9
[3] K, S. (2007). Black pepper and its pungent principle-piperine: a review of diverse physiological effects. - PubMed - NCBI. [online]

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**Glucomannan has been recognised by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in relation to weight loss.

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