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Nutri-Burn is a high-protein, low-carbohydrate meal replacement drink mix that is caffeine- and ephedra-free and provides 30 grams of protein and only 14 grams of carbohydrates (8 grams of countable carbohydrates) in each serving. Nutri-Burn also contains a nutritious blend of vitamins, minerals and nutrients to help promote the breakdown of fat in the body, increase lean muscle mass, improve insulin sensitivity to maintain balanced blood sugar levels, curb appetite and lower cholesterol. Nutri-Burn is ideal for safe and healthy weight-management and for energizing the body and rebuilding depleted nutrient stores resulting from intense exercise or physical exertion.

Recent reports suggest that a high-protein diet may help reduce body weight and improve insulin sensitivity, both of which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease, in people with insulin resistance, non-insulin dependent (Type 2) diabetes mellitus and obesity. High-protein, low-carbohydrate drinks that contain dairy-derived protein known to be high in essential amino acids and branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) may provide greater health benefits than animal protein. In fact, animal research has confirmed that, although a high-protein diet was effective in reducing body fat stores, whey protein was actually more effective than red meat in improving insulin sensitivity and reducing body weight gain.1,2

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Whey protein is derived from milk and is one of the richest sources of branched chain amino acids (BCAAs). BCAAs are unique in their ability to be used during strenuous exercise as an energy source, thus inhibiting muscle catabolism—the breakdown of muscle tissue as a source of calories. Whey protein is also rapidly digested and assimilated by the body. Thus, whey protein is an ideal post-workout supplement because it quickly provides replenishment for muscle tissue and BCAAs lost during exercise. Whey protein also offers greater immunoenhancing and anticarcinogenic properties than casein.3,4

Casein (as calcium caseinate, sodium caseinate), produced from skim milk, is an excellent form of protein that contains all of the essential amino acids. In fact, one of the primary advantages of casein protein is that it contains more of the amino acids glutamine and tyrosine than any other protein. Glutamine crosses the blood-brain barrier where it is converted to glutamic acid to serve as fuel for the brain; tyrosine is a precursor to thyroid hormones and the neurotransmitter dopamine. Casein is also remarkably effective in preventing muscle catabolism—the breakdown of muscle tissue as a source of calories—because it is digested slowly, providing a prolonged amino acid release. Many athletes consume casein protein before retiring in the evening because it provides a steady flow of amino acids to the body throughout the night.3-6

CLA (conjugated linoleic acid) is a naturally occurring polyunsaturated fatty acid that has demonstrated significant decreases in body fat (from 2 to 20%) in both in overweight and normal weight volunteers. The impact of CLA on body composition has been linked to reduced fat deposition and increased lipolysis (breakdown of fat) in adipocytes (fat cells). In other words, CLA appears to decrease the ability of fat cells to take up fats from the bloodstream, inhibit the formation of new fat cells, and help cells burn fat at a higher rate, thus leading to a reduction in fat. CLA also appears to increase lean muscle mass, particularly in individuals who are exercising regularly. CLA has also been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels.7-14

Chromium, a trace mineral, is an important element for effective weight-loss. In order to facilitate weight-loss, the body’s cells need to become more receptive to the hormone insulin, which is critical for maintaining balanced blood sugar levels and stimulating thermogenesis. Chromium plays an essential role in increasing the body’s sensitivity to insulin. Without chromium, the action of insulin is inhibited, resulting in elevated blood sugar levels and decreased thermogenesis.15

Garcinia fruit contains the active ingredient hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which has been shown in animal studies to be a powerful lipogenic inhibitor—a substance that slows or inhibits the production of fat. A growing body of evidence demonstrates the efficacy of garcinia-derived HCA in weight management by curbing appetite and inhibiting body fat synthesis. Extensive animal studies indicate that HCA suppresses fatty acid synthesis, lipogenesis (fat production) and food intake, and induces weight loss. A 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted involving mildly overweight females. The treatment group of 42 women took 400mg caplets of Garcinia cambogia 30 to 60 minutes before meals for a total dose of 2.4 grams per day (1.2 grams per day HCA), while 47 women took matched placebos. All participants also consumed a low-calorie diet (1200 kcal/day). Although both groups lost body weight, the treatment group achieved a significantly greater reduction, losing an average of 54% more body weight.16-19

Green tea extract (decaffeinated) – Green tea contains compounds known as polyphenols that function as antioxidants, combat cancer, and inhibit the oxidation of LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol. Green tea also increases thermogenesis, an important calorie-burning mechanism. Results from a randomized, controlled clinical trial found that green tea extract stimulated thermogenesis and fat oxidation. Additional research has shown that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), an abundant polyphenol found in green tea, reduced body weight loss and body fat by increasing thermogenesis and fat oxidation in rats. These results suggest that green tea components such as EGCG may be responsible for green tea’s effects on body weight and body composition and thus, may be useful for treating obesity.20-24

L-carnitine is an amino acid needed for efficient fatty acid metabolism, which results in cellular energy production. L-carnitine transports fatty acids into the mitochondria where they are converted to energy. Since fatty acids are the primary fuel for energy production in the heart muscle, normal heart function depends on sufficient levels of l-carnitine. Athletes commonly take l-carnitine to improve energy levels for optimum exercise performance; however, individuals suffering from chronic fatigue may also find l-carnitine helpful for increasing energy levels. In addition, newer studies reveal that l-carnitine can help maintain healthy cholesterol and blood lipid levels. Furthermore, l-carnitine may play a role in the reversal of insulin resistance, which is a common element of and potential contributing factor to obesity.16,25-28

Vanadium (amino acid chelate) – Recent studies reveal a promising application for the trace mineral vanadium in the management of diabetes. Vanadium has shown therapeutic potential for its ability to mimic the effects of insulin, enhance insulin sensitivity and lower cholesterol. Its effectiveness in the treatment of diabetes has also been confirmed in clinical trials with both insulin-dependent diabetics (Type 1) and non-insulin-dependent diabetics (Type 2). A study of Type 2 diabetics showed vanadium produced significant improvements in just 6 weeks, decreasing fasting plasma glucose levels just over 20%, as well as reducing plasma total cholesterol nearly 10% and LDL cholesterol by 8.5%.25,29-31

Lo han fruit (Momordica grosvenori) is known for its intensely sweet flavor. The sweet taste of lo han comes primarily from mogrosides, a group of terpene glycosides that are approximately 300 times as sweet as sugar by weight. Lo han has been used for centuries as a medicinal herb for treating cough and sore throat and is popular in southern China as a longevity aid. More recently, lo han has been developed into a natural, non-caloric sweetener that may prove beneficial for diabetes and obesity as a substitute for caloric sugars normally consumed in the diet.32,33

Lecithin increases blood levels of choline and is used to synthesize acetylcholine, which aids concentration, memory and bipolar depression. Supplemental lecithin can prevent choline deficiency, which promotes liver damage. In addition, several studies indicate that lecithin has hypocholesterolemic (cholesterol-lowering) properties—these effects have been mainly observed in hyperlipidemic (having elevated levels of fatty substances (lipids) in the blood) animals and humans. Lecithin-induced reductions in LDL cholesterol were not associated with changes in HDL cholesterol.25,34

Stevia, in its natural herb form, is considered to be 10-15 times sweeter than common table sugar, while extracts of stevia (in the form of steviosides) can be 100-300 times sweeter. Fortunately, most experts have concluded that stevia does not affect blood sugar metabolism and may be safely used by both diabetics and hypoglycemics. Stevia contains virtually no calories.35,36

Each serving of Nutri-Burn Chocolate also contains fructose, cocoa, milk calcium, maltodextrin (contains vegetable fiber), natural chocolate fudge flavor, magnesium amino acid chelate, sunflower oil, potassium citrate, xanthum gum, ascorbic acid, vitamin E, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, beta-carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin A (palmitate), riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, biotin and cyanocobalamin.

Each serving of Nutri-Burn Vanilla also contains maltodextrin (contains vegetable fiber), fructose, milk calcium, natural vanilla flavor, magnesium amino acid chelate, sunflower oil, potassium citrate, xanthum gum, ascorbic acid, vitamin E, niacin, d-calcium pantothenate, beta-carotene, pyridoxine hydrochloride, vitamin A (palmitate), riboflavin, thiamine mononitrate, folic acid, biotin and cyanocobalamin.

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