90 softgels: Garden of Life
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fücoTHIN is a proprietary blend of fucoxanthin, derived from seaweed and a virgin, cold-pressed pomegranate oil. The blend, called Xanthigen™ utilizes uniquely effective means for extracting fucoxanthin from seaweed and then blends it with the highest quality pomegranate oil in unique proportions in order to create a patent pending formula.
Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from free radical damage. It is the pigment that gives brown seaweed its characteristic color and also participates in photosynthesis (the conversion of light into energy). It is found in several different types of brown seaweed.
fücoTHIN supports metabolism including that of white adipose tissue, without stimulating the central nervous system. fücoTHIN is particularly effective at “burning” visceral fat, composed of white adipose tissue. Visceral fat is the fat surrounding the internal organs, and specifically the double layer of fat flanking the stomach, called the omentum. (This is specifically different from subcutaneous fat which lies just below the surface from the skin and is more often deposited in the hip and thigh regions.) An excess of visceral fat leads to the "pot belly" or "beer belly" effect, in which the abdomen protrudes excessively.1 In a Japanese Study, researchers determined that supplementation with fucoxanthin dramatically reduced the abdominal fat of mice.1
1. Maeda H et al. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005;332; 392–397
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