Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Do Cortisol blockers aid in weight loss?

I've been asked recently if Cortisol blockers aid in weight loss. I think it is important to realize that Cortisol is a regular and important occurring hormone in your body.

If you think of the caveman days, upon waking, a person would need to immediately determine if they are in danger from a predator in their camp. Next, they would need a boost of energy to either, fight or just go and find food to ensure survival.

That is why our Cortisol levels are highest in the morning. Then, throughout the day, they fall. That is why, if you have a high Cortisol reading from a doctor, they may order a 24-Cortisol collection for you. This is the only way to monitor an accurate average.

When your overall Cortisol levels are high, you produce too much insulin to join with these Cortisol hormones. When your blood sugar is out of whack, you crave unhealthy foods, over-eat, are tired and therefore don't exercise, and your fat cells multiply around your middle.

Sometimes, people tell me, "I exercise and eat properly and yet, I just can't lose this pouch in my belly" That, my friends, is stress-related belly fat!

So, to answer the question, "Do Cortisol blockers aid in weight loss?" I say, you don't really want to block Cortisol as it is a necessary and natural occurring hormone in your body. What you want to do, is control the stress in your life. That can be done through exercise, which releases Serotonin, eat good quality Proteins and you can take CortiSLIM Advanced, which has Vinpocetine,

In his book, Mind Boosters: A Guide to Natural Supplements that Enhance Your Mind, Memory, and Mood, Ray Sahelian, M.D. has written, " Experiments with vinpocetine indicate that it can dilate blood vessels, enhance circulation in the brain, improve oxygen utilization, make red blood cells more pliable, and inhibit aggregation of platelets."

Who would have thought, when walking past a pretty periwinkle plant, that it could have amazing health benefits? Vinpocetine, which is also known simply as periwinkle extract, actually comes from a substance known as vincamine. It’s found within the periwinkle plant and has been found to be excellent for using in alternative treatments. "Alternative," means that it’s a natural method of treatment, but should never be used to replace doctor recommended treatments without the express consent of your doctor.