Many people have been asking this question: “Can taking ashitaba help me lose weight?” Short answer is YES. I bet that most readers would be interested to know how and why. Backed up by research and studies since 2010, this post tells you about the study that concludes to the account that ashitaba fights with visceral and subcutaneous fat.
Ashitaba Chalcones are an effective agent to promote the the loss of fat.
Obesity and its complications has been penetrating many nations. A short stroll in a grocery store will make you see and realize that a lot of products being sold now are unhealthy. Sadly, a great percentage of the population does not know what to look for on a label to understand if it’s contents are healthy. Being health-conscious even at a young age is important and it is a skill that most people will have to develop over a entire lifetime. Regretting the foods you have already eaten will not do you any good or bring merit in any way.
If you do suffer from of obesity or even just carry a few pounds more than what is your ideal, I am willing to bet that you have tried one or more fad diets and know that most don’t work, are unsustainable or have serious health risks. Magic pills, diet pills, slimming therapies, and other voodoo styles that promise to make you lose weight did not work either. These solutions can only get you short-term effect, especially when they are consumed in a short period of time and good diet plus regular exercise are not practiced.
Japan Bio Science Laboratory (JBSL) announced in 2010 that chalcones (the yellow sap that is abundant in Ashitaba) has been found as an effective natural tool in combination with healthy diet and exercise to successfully address the obesity issue. These health issues targeted are those that severely affect health, such as abundant visceral and subcutaneous fat.
Ashitaba: Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi’s Chalcones vs Visceral Fat (Belly Fat)
A group study has been conducted in Walnet Creek, California, USA that determined the finding regarding weight loss. Participants in the group study were 26 slightly obese male and female patients with a body mass index (BMI) between 25 and 30. These participants took 200 mg/d of Ashitaba Chalcone Plus as an active ingredient after dinner for eight weeks.
After the eight-week period, they were measured via CT scan and visceral and subcutaneous fat proved to be reduced. On the observation of the researchers, the participants lost fats particularly in the area of the belly and the hips. They noted the rate of change in visceral fat was greater than the subcutaneous fat, and attributed this to the fat-burning promotion and fat accumulation-inhibition effects of the ingredient in Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi.
I didn't know Ashitaba could do all that! All I know is that it helps with cough. This is incredibly good to know 🙂