POSEIDON and FAT LOSS?
- 02-15-2007, 01:29 PM
POSEIDON and FAT LOSS
I've received many emails asking if Poseidon aids in fat loss. I first answer that question by reminding them that Poseidon is almost essential for ANY exercise program...So yes, Poseidon aids in fat loss, but the methods may be different than most of the diet supplements on the market today.
Let's take a look at a few of the ingredients in Poseidon that aid directly and/or indirectly to fat loss and any exercise based weight loss program.
Poseidon and Fat loss
Inositol also acts as a lipotropic agent in the body, helping to emulsify fats. It is especially important for the cells of bone marrow, eye tissue, and intestines. As a mild lipotropic agent, it is commonly used by overweight people to help with weight loss, and it may help in redistributing body fat. Inositol has also had some success therapeutically in improving the nerve function in diabetic patients with pain and numbness due to nerve degeneration. Generally, diabetic people should take extra inositol. People with multiple sclerosis may also receive some benefits, as there seems to be a higher percentage of inositol deficiency in nerve cell membranes in those patients.
Inositol metabolizes fats and cholesterol and aids in transporting fat in the blood system. Thus it is an aid in the redistribution of body fat. It also helps to lower cholesterol levels.
Inositol is water soluble and belongs to the vitamin B family. It is utilized by every cell in the body. Usually, it is found in combination with choline and PABA (other relatives of the vitamin B family) in multivitamins, but higher dosages of inositol offer a host of benefits. It has a calming effect, and as a lipotropic is very beneficial to the liver. Inositol prevents the accumulation of fat in the liver by aiding in the metabolism of fat and cholesterol as well as removing fats from the liver. Inositol also helps with the redistribution of body fat.
Inositol also supports a healthy cardiovascular system and encourages skin, hair, and mental health.
Getting your diet in order should be the "base" that you build on when looking to loose weight in a healthy and consistent manner. One concern when one goes on a reduced calorie diet and uses stimulants to loose weight, is the effect it may have on your Central Nervous system (CNS). I would recommend taking a good CNS regenerating product like Poseidon to combat any negative effects and keep your body operating optimally. Also, a good BCAA supplement like Excell would be a great addition and would stack very well with Poseidon.
A healthy CNS is one of the key factors in taking weight off and keeping it off.
One of the key ingredients in Poseidon that helps maintain a health CNS is Methylcobalamin.
Methylcobalamin is the only active form of Vitamin B-12 in the Central Nervous System.
Methylcobalamin is the active form of vitamin B12 that acts as a cofactor for methionine synthase in the conversion of homocysteine to methionine, thus lowering blood levels of homocysteine. Methylcobalamin acts as a methyl donor and participates in the synthesis of SAM-e (S-adenosylmethionine), a nutrient that has powerful mood elevating properties. Vitamin B12 can be absorbed sublingually, orally, and in a doctor's office it can be given by injection.
Methylcobalamin is one of the two coenzyme forms of vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) but methyl form is used in the central nervous system. Vitamin B12 plays an important role in red blood cells, prevention and treatment of anemia, methylation reactions, and immune system regulation. Evidence indicates methylcobalamin has some metabolic and therapeutic applications not shared by the other forms of vitamin B12.
Methylcobalamin donates methyl groups to the myelin sheath that insulates nerve fibers and regenerates damaged neurons. In a B12 deficiency, toxic fatty acids destroy the myelin sheath but high enough doses of B12 can repair it….
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Nimbus Nutrition- When Performance is Everything
The Poseidon Electrolyte Blend
Another issue to consider when loosing weight…especially when increasing your cardio workouts, is hydration. If your body is not properly hydrated, you can’t expect optimal results from any exercise program, including one build around weight loss. Poseidon contains a precise ratio of key electrolytes that will insure every cell in your body is properly hydrated and ready to perform it’s best.
Importance of the Poseidon Electrolyte Blend:
Water makes up about 70-80% of every cell in your body. When exploring the importance of hydration, that should be enough said, right? It’s not and does not apparently explain the importance of “Proper Hydration”. The fact is that most of us lose focus on what could be the most important compound in our bodies. Without hydration your body cannot function properly, even with tasks as simple as adding 2 plus 2. Before we explore this further, let me be clear. Being properly hydrated does not mean looking “bloated” or retaining a bunch of water. Your body actually begins to retain water as you become DEHYDRATED. So even for those just concerned with cosmetic looks…this article on proper hydration is very applicable.
Water is at the heart of everything we do, literally. Water makes up the saliva that begins to break down our fuel (food). Water makes up the gastric fluids that continue the digestive process. Water makes up the blood that carries nutrients to our muscles. Water flows through our kidneys and liver to help remove dangerous toxins. Water even allows for electrical currents that flow throughout our muscles to make even the simplest of movements…..BOTTOM LINE…proper hydration is key to any exercise based, weight loss program…
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Taurine is another key compound that works synergistically with every other ingredient in Poseidon that indirectly aids anyone looking to loose body fat.
Taurine is the second most abundant amino acid in the muscle after glutamine. It performs several useful functions and can act in a way similar to creatine in that it expands cells by helping the muscle to hold more nutrients, thus increasing cell volume. The added benefit for bodybuilders is that these expanded muscle cells boost hydration and stimulate greater protein synthesis. This also insures that during intense cardio sessions, your body will be burning fat rather than catabolizing muscle. It also ensures you will have the energy needed to train optimally.
The best time for bodybuilders to take taurine is thirty minutes before training and again immediately afterwards as this will heighten the effect of training.
As you can see, Poseidon is very beneficial for those looking to loose body fat...almost essential in my opinion.
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