Abalone is a powerful marine organism with amazing health benefits. Like many other marine organisms, abalone is abundant in many nutrients and bioactive substances that our body benefits from.
What makes abalone a wonderful supplement is its versatility, it serves different purposes and promotes overall health. One such benefit is weight management.
Weight Management with Abalone Extract
Abalone Extract is rich in protein, an important component of every cell in your body. The body utilizes protein to build and repair tissues. In addition, protein is also used for the production of hormones, enzymes, and other body chemicals, and is a building block of bones, cartilage, muscle, blood, and skin. Most people tend to associate protein with stronger, bigger muscles but you need it for weight management.
Protein has been linked to play an important role in the regulation of body weight. Studies show that protein increases total weight loss and increases the percentage of fat loss. In addition, protein promotes satiety and keeps you full for longer. That way, you avoid overeating and it becomes easier to resist cravings, particularly since most people tend to crave unhealthy food.
The Power of Antioxidants
As well as being protein rich, abalone is high in carotenoids, potent antioxidants found in plant and some marine organisms. Carotenoids play a substantial role in the control of key aspects of adipose tissue biology including the production of new adipocytes from precursor cells, metabolic and secretory capacities of mature adipocytes and local inflammation. Numerous studies have confirmed an anti-adiposity and anti-inflammatory action of carotenoids.
Antioxidants protect the body’s cells from free radical-induced damage. By protecting the cells you get to protect the DNA located in the nucleus of every cell. As a result, the function of cells in your body improves significantly, thus leading to more efficient energy production. The energy boost and having cells that function properly improve your body’s metabolism and its ability to convert fats and sugars into more energy for you.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Abalone is a absorbable source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and this can improve your cognitive function, heart health, joint health, and also be beneficial for weight management. These fatty acids exhibit anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects that protect us from atherosclerosis and its consequences. Inflammation causes leptin (weight control hormone) to be less effective, thus contributing to weight gain and increased risk of metabolic syndrome.
Evidence shows that supplementation with Omega-3 fatty acids can attenuate weight gain and reduce body fat, especially visceral fat (stored within the abdominal cavity and surrounds internal organs). These important fatty acids promote lean tissue mass, enhanced metabolic rate and indirectly contribute to the reduction of body fat. Another useful mechanism that Omega-3 fatty acids exhibit is vasodilator function and improved blood flow during exercise.
Abalone Marine Nutrients from NutriNZ
NutriNZ’s 100% Pure New Zealand Abalone is a premium grade, concentrated source of highly absorbable marine nutrients sourced from the clean waters of New Zealand.
It contains more than 25 naturally occurring vitamins and trace minerals. It is cold processed, freeze dried and rich in Selenium, Magnesium, Zinc, Omega-3s and essential B vitamins.
NutriNZ’s Abalone Extract is ideal for weight management thanks to its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that prevent fat accumulation and improve metabolic function.
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