Move over leptin… adiponectin is the newest fat-produced hormone getting serious scientific attention. It appears to play a key role in the biology of how humans burn fat. And more importantly, it could help us actually burn fat more effectively by turning fat into energy.
According to Dr. Leo Galland, of all the adipokines (hormones produced by fat cells), “adiponectin seems to be the most heroic.”
This is because recent studies show that adiponectin reduces appetite and triggers the burning of fat. However, unlike Leptin, overweight people don’t suffer resistance to adiponectin. This is why increasing Leptin is not an effective weight loss strategy.
With adiponectin, people have an outright deficiency. A deficiency in adiponectin makes it almost impossible to melt fat and stay thin. This is because you need adiponectin to turn fat into energy. More specifically, adiponectin helps the body use fat to fuel muscle cells.
So you can see why a lack of adiponectin would make it hard to burn off the pounds, and research shows that the level of the adiponectin is inversely correlated with adiposity/body fat percentage in adults.
Sadly for most overweight people, as fat stores increase, adiponectin levels drop and the burning of fat as fuel becomes less efficient. So we get fatter and fatter. However, scientists have been working furiously for safe ways to increase adiponectin and have seen some results.
It turns out that intermittent fasting can increase adiponectin levels, as can getting more sleep. And recently, a new compound was created using a blend of two rare Ayurvedic plants, Piper betle and Dolichos biflorus.
This specific extract was able to increase adiponectin levels in human subjects by 15.3% compared to placebo. Not too shabby. And more importantly, over an 8 week period subjects using this extract were able to lose 245% more weight than a placebo group not using the extract (this is more than twice as much weight lost).
This is very exciting news. You can find this extract at the proper dose in Real Dose Nutritionals’ Weight Loss Formula No. 1.