Vitamin B3 (Niacin and Niacinamide) – Is also called niacin. Like all the B-complex vitamins, it is important for converting calories from protein, fat, and carbohydrates into energy. But, it also helps the digestive system function and promotes healthy skin and nerves.
Larger doses of niacin, sometimes more than 1,000 milligrams a day, have also been shown to reduce LDL cholesterol (the ‘bad’ cholesterol that clogs the heart’s arteries) and triglycerides and raise HDL cholesterol (the ‘good’ cholesterol that prevents hardening of the artery walls).
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine HCL) – Vitamin B6, also known as pyridoxine, helps brain function and helps the body convert protein to energy.
Folic Acid B9 – Folic acid, also known as folate, is important for the production and maintenance of new cells.
Vitamin B5 Pantothenic Acid – The body uses pantothenic acid, also known as Vitamin B5, to break down carbohydrates, proteins, and fats for energy. Some claims have been made that pantothenic acid is effective for the treatment of nerve damage, breathing problems, itching, and other skin problems, but these claims have not been proven in clinical trials.
Chromium (as Picolinate and Chelate) – Is a dietary supplement that may be helpful in suppressing appetites and cravings and is highly recommended by Nutrisystem. Additionally, it has been shown to build muscle and trim fat simultaneously. If taken with exercise and as part of a calorie-controlled diet, the results can be outstanding.
Penta-Blend (Guarana Extract – seed) – Boosts the energy levels and is an appetite suppressant. Also, used as a systemic cleanser, nervine tonic, anti-fatigue stimulant and is known to reduce hunger, relieve headaches, including migraines, help alleviate PMS symptoms, and have a reputation as an aphrodisiac.
Kola Nut Extract – Is a natural source of caffeine that helps stimulate metabolism and suppress the appetite. It is also used as a stimulant to the central nervous system, an aphrodisiac, a cardiac stimulant, an astringent, an anti-depressant, a diuretic, and helps eliminate headaches and migraines.
Green Tea Extract (leaf) Caffeine (USP) – Has been shown in studies to raise metabolic rates to speed fat oxidation without raising the heart rate. It is thought that this is due to its unusually high content of catechin polyphenols.
Yerba Mate Extract (leaf) – Is loaded with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, amino acids and it has less caffeine than coffee or tea. It is similar to caffeine but without the negative side effects such as nervousness. Eliminates fatigue and stimulates mental and physical activity. Yerba Mate is believed to have a beneficial effect on nerves and muscles and enhances intellectual work.
Bitter Orange Extract (fruit) – The peel has been found to exhibit choleretic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial tinctures and extracts, primarily used as tonics. In Great Britain, bitter orange peel is used to treat heartburn and reduce muscle spasms. In addition, some studies have found that bitter orange oil may cure certain fungal infections. Bitter Orange Extract (Citrus Aurantium) is a source of Synephrine, an alkaloid similar to Ma Huang. Synephrine parallels Ma Huang in that it also is a Beta agonist crucial for the thermogenic elimination of body fat.
Pausinystalia Yohimbe Extract (bark) – Is recognized by many as a naturally-occurring aphrodisiac. The herb is also widely used as a natural energy stimulant in many athletic products and some weight loss formulations. Yohimbe acts as a natural stimulant and is beneficial in helping reduce blood pressure and increasing circulation and sex drive.
L-Tyrosine – Is used to treat conditions including depression or mood disorder, poor coping ability, fatigue, low sex drive, low metabolism, and drug abuse (when combined with Tryptophan). It can also improve endurance under stress and is effective as an appetite suppressant. When taken properly, L-Tyrosine can assist a sluggish thyroid and aid the dieter in losing excess, unwanted pounds.
Guggal Extract – Historically Boswellia is one of the most ancient and respected Indian herbs and is recommended for osteoarthritis, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, soft tissue fibrositis, and spondylitis, without any side effects. Guggal, also known as Commiphora Mukul and Guppulipid, is a very effective herbal medicine for controlling obesity and cholesterol. It is a well established fat burning agent all over the world. Guggul is a resin known to increase white blood cell counts and possesses strong disinfecting properties.
It has long been known to lower cholesterol and triglycerides, while maintains or improves the HDL to LDL ratio. It is one of the very first “broad spectrum drugs” with a wide therapeutic range. A broad mode of action makes this herb very helpful even in protecting against ailments such as the common cold and various skin, dental and ophthalmic conditons.
White Willow – Has been used in China for centuries as a medicine because of its ability to relieve pain and lower fever. And is an original source of salicylic acid for aspirin.
Ginger (root) – Benefits of ginger include its ability to cleanse the colon, reduce spasms and cramps, stimulate circulation, and aid metabolism.
Cayenne – Primary chemical constituents include capsaicin, capsanthin, beta carotene, flavonoids, and Vitamin C. Cayenne causes the brain to secrete more endorphins. It is considered thermogenic, meaning it can “rev-up” metabolism and aid in weight loss. Cayenne also improves circulation. Cayenne helps to relieve pain, not only due to its endorphin enhancing properties, but also when diluted and used topically, it helps to block the transmission of substance P, which transports pain messages to the brain.