Product Ingredient Glossary

Alpha-lipoic Acid

Scientists discovered the importance of alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) in the 1950s and recognized it as an antioxidant in 1988. The body needs ALA to produce energy. It plays a crucial role in mitochondria, the energy-producing structures in the cells. The body actually makes enough ALA for these basic metabolic functions. This compound acts as an antioxidant, however, only when there is an excess of it and it is in the “free” state in the cells. There is little free ALA circulating in your body, unless you consume it in supplements or get it injected.

What makes ALA special as an antioxidant is its versatility—it helps deactivate an unusually wide array of cell-damaging free radicals in many bodily systems. It also helps protect mitochondria and the genetic material, DNA. As we age, mitochondrial function is impaired, and it’s theorized that this may contribute to some of the adverse effects of aging.

ALA prevents or treats many age-related diseases, from heart disease, stroke, and diabetes to Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as declines in energy, muscle strength, brain function, and immunity. ALA is also being researched for its potential in helping to treat HIV disease and multiple sclerosis.

ALA appears to be safe, but the long-term effects of large dosages are unknown.*
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Amla Fruit

Amla Fruit is one of the most commonly used herbs in Ayurveda. A strong rejuvenative, Amla is an exceptionally rich source of potent anti-oxidants and supports a wide variety of functions involving the digestive tract and weight loss.

Amla helps boost protein metabolism which improves the body’s ability to burn fat and lose weight faster.
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Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar may help to digest food, lower cholesterol and makes you feel full. A study conducted in 2005 found that people who consume vinegar with meals feel full faster! Apple Cider Vinegar contains the mineral chromium, which helps balance blood sugar and suppresses carb cravings. Compounds in ACV appear to help a person break down fats easier too.*
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Ashwagandha

Withania somnifera, known commonly as ashwagandha, is a plant in the Solanaceae or nightshade family. Several other species in the genus Withania are morphologically similar. It is used as an herb in Ayurvedic medicine.

The main chemical constituents are alkaloids and steroidal lactones. These include tropine and cuscohygrine. The leaves contain the steroidal lactones, withanolides, notably withaferin A, which was the first to be isolated from the plant.
In two published clinical trials of W. somnifera, the side effects were not significantly different from those experienced by placebo-treated individuals. Ashwagandha exhibits greater clinical benefit than psychotherapy in mental health (anxiety level), concentration, fatigue, social functioning, vitality, and overall quality of life.

Multiple studies have shown positive effects in reducing physiological and psychological stress as well as restoring and increasing energy levels. More than one study had findings showing a significant improvement in both cardiovascular and respiratory endurance.*
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Banaba

This leaf extract of the herb L. speciosa has been used in the Phillipines for years as an aid to blood sugar control. More recently, an ingredient of the plant (corosolic acid) has been studied in Japan concerning its possible effectiveness in both blood sugar control, and helping maintain safe insulin levels. As you might imagine, this can have benefits in the weight loss arena, and such effects are being reported worldwide.*
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Bromelain

A pineapple extract that has been show to help digest protein. Bromelain can help to convert protein into a healthy amino acid. It may also relieve joint pain and reduce inflammation. *
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Calcium

Needed for healthy bones and teeth.  Cortisol- the stress hormone breaks down calcium, depleting it from the body leaving bones vulnerable.*  
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Curcumin

Has a positive impact on blood sugar metabolism and insulin resistance. * Helps maintain the body’s normal inflammatory response.* 
This ingreient is contained in our Glucose Formula.    Click Here to Learn More

Chromium

This is an essential trace mineral that may work with insulin to metabolize blood sugar.  Several factors contribute to our bodies deficiency of chromium including age and the standard American Diet high in processed foods and fats.  Our bodies are left pining away for more chromium while becoming a slave to the carbohydrate and sugar cravings and at the same time watching the high fat decrease the absorption if we do manage to ingest some. *  
 
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Chebulic Myrobalan

Chebulic Myrobalan Fruit (Haritaki) is considered by some to be the single most important Ayurvedic herb because of its ability to rejuvenate and increase digestive tract function. It has a mild laxative effect, which makes it a useful remedy in treating constipation and cleansing of the colon. According to ayurvedic tradition Chebulic Myrobalan allows the body to better absorb nutrients thus aiding in healthy weight loss. It also helps to fight illness by completely flushing out the digestive system.

Chebulic Myrobalan is also helpful for increased spleen and liver function including free fatty acid metabolism, up-regulating the breakdown of fats and their conversion into ketones, and improving digestion for healthy weight loss.

Chebulic Myrobalan fruit contains a gallic acid that is also reported to have antibacterial properties that can aid in the treatment or inhibition of common illness-causing digestive tract bacteria and fungi, such as E. coli.*  
 
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Coleus Forskohlii

This is a truly ancient Ayurvedic herb from Asia, A specific ingredient in the herb, forskolin, when properly extracted, has been used for weight loss. 21st Century laboratory studies (Yakugaku Zasshi. 2005) have shown benefit in lowering body weight, accumulation of fat, and food intake. As you might expect, MRC uses only ForsLean(TM), a standardized extract of the agent. *
 
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Evening Primrose

Rich in Gamma-linolenic acid, evening primrose oil has proved effectiveness in many health related conditions.
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Flaxseed

Flaxseed oil contains Alpha-linolenuc acid and is one of the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids. Flaxseed oil is also a good source of lecithin and phosphatides, which aid in the digestion of fats and oils.

Forslean®

May help maintain lean body mass.  It has shown promising results for its ability to promote weight loss, fat-burning potential and enhancing lean body mass. Increased muscle mass = more calories burned!*
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Green Tea Extract

Green tea may aid in fat burning, boosting metabolism, protecting against cancer, and as a mild diuretic. If that wasn’t enough, Green Tea also may be useful in reducing cancer risk, increasing immune function, decreasing depression, as an energizer and to prolong life.  Who would say not to that?  Don’t worry about the caffeine.  The green tea extract in PhentraTrim Plus® is caffeine free. *  
 
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Holy Basil

Known as “Tulsi” this Ayurvedic herb is an adaptogen which reduces stress on the body from emotional trauma.* It helps metabolize both cholesterol and glucose.* 
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Hoodia gordonii

This is probably the best known of all the stimulant-free weight loss herbal agents available. Its effects are so well known, in fact, that many companies have jumped on the 'Hoodia' bandwagon with the use of it. The problem is, it's also expensive, so it's much easier (and more profitable) to use watered-down, second-rate sources of Hoodia to sell to an overweight public ready to grab onto anything with the right name attached. Metabolic Research Center uses only 100% certified pure South African Hoodia gordonii. *
 
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Kelp

Kelp is a type of seaweed that is actually a vegetable in many Asian cultures. Kelp provides a natural source of iodine, which helps improve thyroid function. Kelp is also a natural mild diuretic, so it helps reduce weight through it’s ability to reduce fluid in the body.*
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Lecithin

Dissolves fat, which we all appreciate, Helps reduce cravings for high fat foods.*
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Licorice

Licorice (no not the candy) is an herb used in many cultures around the world. In the Enhancer, licorice is used to balance the herbs and aids in digestion.  It also may aid in dealing with stress (stress... who has stress???).  It may bring balance to the body by strengthening the adrenal glands, therefore improving fat-burning capabilities. *
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L-arginine

Helps maintain already normal blood sugar and blood pressure levels, while also promoting energy reserves and good cardiovascular health.* It may also enhance cholesterol metabolism.*    
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Metabromine®

Theobromine is one of the key compounds in Metabromine® and can also be found in foods like green tea and chocolate.  It may give people a similar feeling to “chocolate euphoria” because it triggers the same “happy” hormones in the brain!! These compounds have been shown to boost the metabolism (help burn calories) thereby facilitating weight loss. *
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Resveratrol

A extract of grapes and red wine, this herb activates a gene in your body called PGC-1 alpha which helps you burn fat and sugar while also increasing feelings of well-being.
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R-Lipoic Acid

One of the strongest antioxidants, R-lipoic acid helps metabolize blood suhgar, promote insulin sensitivity, reduce cravings and protect nerves.*
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Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary contains a number of potentially biologically active compounds, including anti-oxidants carnosic acid and rosmarinic acid. Other bioactive compounds include camphor (up to 20% in dry rosemary leaves), caffeic acid, ursolic acid, betulinic acid, rosmaridiphenol and rosmanol.
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Spirulina

Blue-green algae is known as a super food, it provides powerful nutrients, enzymes, essential amino acids and trace minerals. Spirulina is a powerful antioxidant, helping to sweep up and remove toxins. This ingredient, in and of itself, makes MRC 6 a rock star when it comes to improving health and maintaining weight. *
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Terminalia Belerica

Terminalia Belerica contains a rich source of tannins, cleanses nutritive fluids, blood and the muscle and the fat tissues.

Terminalia Belerica increases bile acid excretion and has a dual action of being both astringent and mild laxative that helps to increase peristalsis as well as strengthen the mucous membranes of the colon.

Research shows that Terminalia Belerica reduces levels of lipids throughout the body and specifically lowers the lipid levels in the liver and heart. It is known to raise levels of healthy cholesterol (HDLs) and lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDLs and triglycerides); Lipids are important dietary constituents that are insoluble in water; they contain vitamins and essential fatty acids; in excess they cause fat buildup in the tissues. This shows a strong action in preventing heart and liver fat congestion, which can lower the disease risk associated with those organs.*
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Valerian Root

This is a “relaxing” herb, best known for its ability to help promote calmness and reduce anxiety. Valerian root may help to calm the digestive tract, helping to ease disorders such as IBS. Valerian root is included in the Metabolic Enhancer to help balance some of the stimulating effects of the other ingredients – allowing you to boost your metabolism without feeling anxious or jittery. * 
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Vitamin A

Vitamin A, in the form of beta carotene, has been added to this formula for its ability to help the body effectively utilize protein. Vitamin A is also important for vision, healthy skin, bones and teeth, as well as supporting the immune system, and protecting against heart disease. *
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Vitamin B6

This natural B vitamin is necessary for the production of digestive acids which help us break down our food. It is involved in the metabolism of proteins and carbohydrates. It also helps a person cope with stress and improve energy levels. *
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Vitamin C

Can help reduce both the physical and psychological effects of stress and may help boost the immune system so we get sick less, or recover more quickly. *
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Vanadium

A lesser-known micronutrient than chromium, vanadium is also known to have beneficial effects on helping to balance blood sugar levels. *   
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Yerba-Mate

A species of holly grown in South Africa and popular as a tea, is best known as a natural energy booster. Research suggests it is an effective stimulant, diuretic, and may be useful for combating fatigue and headaches. * 
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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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