Lean Extreme


NPN: 80034047

Manage weight along with exercise and a calorie-reduced diet.

Lean Extreme can be useful for those seeking a supplement aid to help them in their weight loss efforts, those experiencing slowed weight loss or weight loss plateaus as it boosts metabolism to get you back on track, or those who want to maintain a healthy BMI and weight after weight reduction.

When Lean Extreme is used with the Herbal Magic program, it is even more effective as it helps achieve and maintain your weight loss goal.

LEAN EXTREME          NPN 80034047

Herbal Magic’s Lean ExtremeTM is designed to complement an exercise regimen for individuals on a weight management program with reduced caloric intake.
Research on the components of Lean ExtremeTM demonstrate they are an excellent source of antioxidants which help with the maintenance of good health and weight management and support plasma glutamine levels to help with muscle cell repair after exercise. 1,2

Primary Use: To be used with a program of reduced intake of dietary calories and increased physical activity (if possible) to help in weight management.

Research Suggests
Camellia sinesis (Green tea Leaf Extract)
Camellia sinensis (green tea leaf extract), contains an epigallo catechin gallate (EGCG) caffeine mixture. This EGCG caffeine mixture is an excellent source of antioxidants which help with the maintenance of good health and weight management.3,4 Many human studies have demonstrated the positive effect of green tea on weight management.5,6,7,8,9 Research also indicates that green tea suppresses appetite and decreases energy intake.10 Additionally, green tea catechin supplements and caffeine have been demonstrated to have a positive effect on blood glucose levels.11,12

It has been proposed that green tea is able to exert effects on weight management through a synergistic effect of both EGCG and caffeine on thermogenesis, fat oxidation, and sparing fat free mass during weight maintenance.13 Even though caffeine has been shown to promote weight management the effect of caffeine with EGCG present in green tea, has been shown to have a greater effect than caffeine alone on weight management.14 As a result, the use of caffeine independent of green tea does not have the same effects on 24-hour energy expenditure or fat oxidation. 15

Green Tea, when used in the ratio of 15% EGCG to 8.3% caffeine for an average of 12 weeks, demonstrates a positive effect on weight management.16,17,18

Green tea is also thought to confer cardiovascular protection by decreasing LDL cholesterol and triglycerides as well as by blocking platelet aggregation.19,20

L-glutamine is an amino acid produced primarily in skeletal muscle. Although classified as a non-essential amino acid, L-glutamine is essential for maintaining intestinal function, immune response, and amino acid homeostasis during times of stress, and thus is often called a conditionally essential amino acid. L-glutamine is released into circulation when required, particularly in times of metabolic stress. When the body is experiencing physical stress, the body may consume more glutamine than the skeletal muscle can produce. Progressive muscle breakdown (wasting) can occur as the body tries to meet glutamine requirements.21,22,23 As a result, muscle function can decline as progressive muscle breakdown occurs. Supplementation of L-glutamine has been shown to be beneficial to enhance exercise performance.24,25,26,27

In general, L-glutamine helps support digestive system health after periods of physical stress, is linked to energy metabolism and physical activity, and is important in sustaining immune function.20,28,29,30 L-glutamine has also been found to increase carbohydrate oxidation and promote meal related energy expenditure. L-glutamine has been found to increase post-meal energy expenditure by increasing post-meal carbohydrate oxidation and fat oxidation.31 Preliminary evidence proposed L-glutamine supplementation may prevent hyperglycemia and hyperinsulinemia, suggesting it to be a useful in increasing insulin sensitivity.32

Adults: For oral use only. Take 3 to 6 capsules daily with food or as directed by your health care practitioner. Consult a health care practitioner for use beyond 12 weeks.

For adult use only. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble (such as abdominal pain, dark urine, or jaundice). Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you have an iron deficiency. Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you follow a low protein diet.

Medicinal Ingredients:
Green tea leaf extract (12:1) [Camellia sinensis, 46% EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate, 3% caffeine, 75% catechins)]
Provides 46 mg EGCG, 3 mg caffeine & 75 mg
Catechins…..................................100 mg (1200 mg crude/brut)
L-glutamine…………………………...100 mg

Non-medicinal Ingredients:
Cellulose, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium searate and silica.

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