GARCINIA CAMBOGIA, GREEN COFFEE, COMMIPHORA WIGHTII & OTHER HERBAL EXTRACT
Obese patients are at an increased risk for developing many medical problems, including insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus, hypertension, dyslipidemia, cardiovascular disease, stroke, sleep apnoea, gallbladder disease, hyperuricemia and gout, and osteoarthritis.
Similarly, obesity has been identified as one of the common co morbid conditions associated with bipolar disorder.
The most basic definition of obesity refers to having excess fat. Measuring body fat can be cumbersome (i.e. measuring the percentage of body fat). Two common methods to assess the degree of obesity are measuring waist circumference, a surrogate for abdominal fat, and calculating the body mass index (BMI). Large waist circumference (> 40 inches for men and > 35 inches for women) has been shown to be an independent predictor of risk factors for obesity and increased morbidity. Waist circumference has been shown to be the anthropometric index that best predicts the distribution of adipose tissue in fat compartments such as the abdominal region. Certain body shapes among obese individuals have a strong relationship with an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. Apple-shaped individuals have increased visceral fat and a higher incidence of these diseases. Pear-shaped individuals have increased subcutaneous fat and a lower risk of these diseases. The BMI quantifies the relationship between height and weight4 and is calculated as weight (kg)/height squared (m2). Obesity is defined as a BMI > 30. This definition is further subdivided into obesity classes 1 (30–34.9), 2 (35–39.9), and 3 (> 40). These classifications allow for identification of individuals at increased risk of obesity-associated complications and for specific disorders. Overweight in children is defined as a BMI > the 85th percentile, while obesity in children is defined as a BMI > the 95th percentile.
Curcumin (diferuloylmethane) is the primary active substance isolated from Curcuma longa. Extensive research have found curcumin to be effective as a chemopreventive agent in pre-cancerous lesions & in various cancers
Curcumin offers some important biological properties such as DNA-protecting, Anti-fibrotic/Fibrinolytic, Anti-inflammatory & Antioxidant. The USFDA has approved Curcumin & put it in the category of “Generally regarded as safe”