Diet Support Tea by Now Foods with ForsLean® is a patented ingredient derived from the herb Coleus forskolin that has been clinically shown to support healthy body composition when used in conjunction with healthy diet and exercise regimens.*
State of the art. Powerful yet safe. These guiding principles were used to formulate NOW’s Diet Support capsules, reflecting some of the most cutting edge research available.
Safety is one of the most important ingredients that goes into the formulation of every NOW product. For NOW Diet Support capsules, we required each ingredient to meet NOW’s stringent quality requirements, have comprehensive supportive research, and above all, have a proven safety record. We synergistically combined several key ingredients:
(-)-Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) is a relative of citric acid, a fruit acid that accounts for the tartness in lemons. HCA is naturally found in high amounts in the Malabar tamarind (Garcinia cambogia) fruit. Studies continue to amass on the role it plays in fat burning even with short-term use. It is believed that by inhibiting a particular enzyme, HCA moves the metabolism of excess carbohydrates away from inevitable fat storage.
And HCA may support healthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels as well, since this enzyme also functions in these arenas. The body’s stores of glycogen, an appetite-controlling carbohydrate is increased, a fact that interests exercise enthusiasts due to glycogen’s positive role in energy and endurance.
We know appetite is also partly controlled by a brain chemical called serotonin. Medical science is very interested in the role serotonin plays in sleep and mood as well. Studies suggest HCA may help the body support adequate serotonin levels, but naturally and without side effects . For safety, we use the heavily researched and clinically proven Super CitrimaxTM form. Balanced with calcium and potassium and HPLC tested for purity.
Bitter Orange Extract
Many companies have chosen to use the stimulant ephedra or ephedrine in their diet support formulas. Concerns over these ingredients led us to turn to a patented Bitter Orange extract called Advantra Z®.
This powerful alternative has long had a variety of uses in traditional Chinese medicine and stimulates certain cell receptors in the body in a much more selective fashion than ephedrine. This reduces unwanted effects, while maintaining its thermogenic quality  *. Thermogenesis is a fat burning process that occurs independent of exercise. The researched Advantra Z® extract we chose uses a proprietary extraction technique that eliminates solvent residues. Standardized to 6% synephrine it includes four other biologically active and synergistic components +.
NOW Diet Support has been formulated to maximize effectiveness. In addition, this product was designed so that none of its ingredients interferes with or interacts with other commonly used diet support ingredients; in fact, NOW Diet Support enhances the entire weight loss process +. In Part One of this article, we explained how Citrimax and Bitter Orange Extract assist in boosting the metabolism. Part Two concludes with some of the foundational components:
The nutrient l-Carnitine is the carrier that fats need to ride in order to enter the fat burning “furnaces” of our cells. Afterwards, the toxic byproducts are removed via l-Carnitine. This makes l-Carnitine deficiencies of critical import not only in fat metabolism but also for organs and tissues that rely on fats for their proper functioning.
The heart derives two thirds of its energy from fats. Therefore, many medical professionals welcome l-Carnitine’s cardiovascular support potential. NOW Diet Support contains a substantial amount of l-Carnitine to ensurenitine available. It is supplied by Lonza of Switzerland, and is guaranteed:" ":und in other brands.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea naturally contains protective antioxidants. Other companies add green tea to their diet support products for its naturally occurring caffeine content, which can provide changes in energy and metabolism. But research suggests it may be the antioxidants rather than the caffeine that are the critical components in green tea’s fat burning effect .
NOW uses a green tea standardized to contain a minimum of 60% of these important polyphenol antioxidants, and greater than 30% active catechin components. Tested for microbiological and heavy metal impurities this extract is guaranteed to be pesticide free.
Chromium and accessory nutrients
As every “Low Carb” dieter knows, the management of blood sugar levels plays an invaluable role in weight loss. Lifestyle factors including poor diet, lack of exercise, smoking, and stress can cause undesirable fluctuations in blood sugar and can even lead to a condition called insulin resistance syndrome.
This is a condition where insulin’s role in blood sugar control becomes hampered, possibly contributing to sleep disturbances, obesity, and even adult onset diabetes. Chromium is an important factor in insulin function and interest is building for its potential value in supporting healthy blood sugar levels  and weight management .
The addition of Vitamin B-6 and Uva Ursi to NOW Diet Support helps to support healthy water balance. Iodine is included to support the production of thyroid hormone. These ingredients round out a balanced, safe product that adds up to more than just a sum of its parts.
Advanced Thermogenic Formula with ForsLean Supports Weight Management