Subcutaneous fat is beneath the skin. Visceral fat (organ fat) is inside the abdominal cavity, around your intestines, liver, kidneys, heart, etc. It is more metabolically active than subcutaneous fat, producing more bad changes in cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar. Whether in women or in men, the bad health effects are the same.
If your belly is bulging out in a "pot belly" it is likely because your instestines are bloated or because you have plenty of visceral fat - or both, pushing your abs out over your belt. The Green & Lean digestive detox takes care of the bloating and back-up. After that, the remaining belly bulge is probably from the extra space taken up by visceral fat, and possibly also because your abdominal muscles have become so weak that your intestines and organs are sliding down.
A consistently sensible and healthy diet of real food (no junk carbs, sodas, fast food) will reduce the dangerous visceral fat, and usually before reducing the subcutaneous flab around your waist. Some of the supplements on this page will also help. A variety of ab exercises can firm your tummy and get your posture back.
$16.00 Supreme Liver is an all-natural formula to optimize the health and efficiency of your liver. A healthy liver stores vitamins and nutrients, makes and regulates vital chemicals, helps metabolize important nutrients such as protein, breaks down harmful substances and cleans your blood. The liver chemically changes many foods into vitamins and enzymes. It manufactures bile to digest fats, converts carbohydrates into glucose for brain fuel and glycogen for muscular energy, and breaks down proteins into usable amino acids. Growth hormone from the pituitary gland also passes through the liver and reulting in IGF-1 for muscle and tissue repair.
Hormones, such as testosterone, estrogen, insulin and adrenaline, are metabolized by the liver. Inefficient liver function can lead to hormone imbalances. When liver function is diminished, your metabolism gets sluggish. The liver makes the body’s main antioxidant glutathione. It captures and breaks down harmful substances from our food (i.e., drugs, pollutants, alcohol, fried oils, partially digested proteins, etc. These substances all take their toll on our liver, as the liver can store these fat-soluble chemicals for years.
2 capsules twice daily with 8 oz. of water for 14 days
$16.00 Green & Lean is a potent all-natural body purifier and colon cleansing formula containing a proprietary complex of 15 herbs. The first step in any weight loss, health or muscle building program should be cleansing to purify and balance the body, allowing maximum results of any new program. it is beneficial to give the body a jump start to remove waste, improve regular elimination and enhance the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. Waste and other toxins from chemicals, pollutants, etc. build-up in the colon which may lead to constipation, kidney stones, gallstones or other serious health issues. Many people use cleansing to achieve rapid weight-loss, eliminate bloating and flatten the lower stomach.
1 capsule 30 minutes before a meal with 8 oz of water, twice daily for 10 days. You will likely have several bowel movements a day for the first few days until you are "empty".
$24.00 Guggulbolic optimizes thryroid gland fucntion which increases your metabolic rate for ideal fat loss and body weight. It also has improves skin appearance and optimizes blood lipid profiles. Guggulbolic contains a full spectrum of the naturally-occurring metabolic regulating guggulsteroids used in Ayurvedic medicine. It has been time-tested over many years of use, and its results are consistent and predictable. more info on guggul and more
2 capsules twice daily for 14 days
$14.00 Hoodia is non-stimulant herb that helps control food cravings
1 or 2 capsules before meals
$19.00 5-HTP is the immediate precursor to serotonin which plays an important role in the regulation of mood, appetite, body temperature, and the secretion of various hormones. The amino acid tryptophan is converted to 5-HTP in your body, then into serotonin.
1 capsule on an empty stomach
$45.00 Applied Nutriceuticals Free Test is a strong aromatase inhibitor that works from two separate directions: First it focuses on decreasing the body’s mechanisms that lower endogenous (natural) testosterone production – the most prominent one being cortisol. Second it increases the testicular output of testosterone. The result is an exponential improvement in the Anabolic / Catabolic Ratio (the proportion of Testosterone vs. Cortisol) – and even more importantly - it targets increases in the amount of FREE (direct) TESTOSTERONE, which is unbound and readily available to exert it’s anabolic effects on your body.
4 capsules in the morning with food
from Dave Draper's site - Fat cells, especially in the abdominal region, produce aromatase enzyme, which converts testosterone into estrogen. More estrogen causes more body fat, which produces more aromatase enzyme. If the aromatase enzyme is not inhibited, more testosterone may just convert into more estrogen. There is much more information in this article.....
$45.00 Applied Nutriceuticals HGH-UP promotes radical Increases in Growth Hormone and Testosterone production. Faster healing of injuries and better recovery from physical stress and training. Better skin tone – reverses premature aging. Deeper, more restful sleep – feel better and more alert upon waking. Increased fat metabolism. The result is greater lean muscle mass. lowered body fat, very noticeable increases in strength. HGH-UP is compliant with IOC, WADA, MLB, NCAA, NFL, and NBA
5 capsules on an empty stomach - three in the AM, two PM
testosterone / estrogen optimizers
HGH - growth hormone support
$16.00 EFA Sport provides a pure, hi-potency, natural source of Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFA) from deep-sea, cold water fish, with Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) Docosahaxaenoic Acid (DHA)
EFAs are vital for optimal metabolism, hormone production, cardiovascular health, peak performance, reducing exercise soreness and maximizing fat burning. EFA Sport has a potent fat burning effect. EFAs increase fat burning by helping your body use stored body fat for energy. When people are deficient in EFAs, the body doesn't burn fats as much. Purified with molecular distillation to remove any contaminants and heavy metals. Fortified with Vitamin E to protect the molecular integrity of the purified oil.
2 capsules with breakfast, 2 capsules with supper
These supplements boost your natural growth hormone release.
HGH is a unique polypeptide hormone comprised of 191 amino acids that is required for optimum muscle size and development. It is made in the anterior pituitary gland and is active for only a short time while it travels to the liver. There it stimulates the release of another hormone by the liver called IGF-1 (insulin-like-growth-factor-1) The IGF-1 combines with various metabolites to promote growth.
HGH secretion slows with age, depriving the body of what it needs for tissue, bone, and muscle regeneration. This results in more body fat and skin wrinkles, less muscle mass, and reduced immune system.
Mucuna Pruriens (velvet bean) (broad bean) very powerful neurotransmitter pre-cursor L-Dopa (L-Dihydroxyphenylalanine) a powerful GH releaser.
Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid (GABA) helps to induce relaxation and sleep, and also stimulates the anterior pituitary to relaese HGH.
Alpha-Glycerol Phosphoryl Choline (Alpha-GPC) an acetylcholine precursor derived from soy which boosts growth hormone
secretagogues - amino acids including arginine pyroglutamate and lysine HCl which help boost growth hormone
$26.00 Universal GH Stack contains L-dopa (mucuna pruriens), a metabolic precursor to dopamine which stimulates endogenous hGH production in the body. Also, the secretatgogues arginine pyroglutamate and lysine HCl to also stimulate growth hormone release through an entirely different mechanism. Combines a sub-lingual with an oral delivery system for both immediate and gradual absorption.
2 tsp in water, morning or afternoon on empty stomach - swish for 30 seconds before swallowing.
$41.00 A I Sports HGHpro contains L-dopa (mucuna pruriens), GABA, Alpha-GPC. It is an all natural growth hormone product focuses solely on elevating HGH levels in the body. Increases strength & recovery, promotes clear skin, Supports optimal acetyl-choline production, controls prolactin, controls somatostatin, increases fat loss.
4 capsules on empty stomach daytime or at bed time
$32.00 Raw Cleanse - 7 day
detoxifies and eliminates toxins from the body
in only one week.
Step 1 - Optimal Oral Health and Immune System
Support contains a unique combination of oral
and intestinal probiotics that work in the mouth
to help inhibit harmful toxins from traveling
further in the body and in the intestines to help
support healthy bowel function and elimination.
pour one pack into your mouth and swish - before breakfast
Step 2 - Natural Detoxification of Organs and GI Tract supporting normal removal of environmental toxins and pollutants from the body. Formulated with RAW milk thistle, RAW Food-Created glutathione, cysteine, glycine, glutamic acid, melon juice concentrate, a rich source of Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) and catalase, plus vitamin U. Supports healthy liver biotransformation.
3 capsules with breakfast and 3 with lunch
Step 3 – Digestion & Elimination - Toxin Capture and Removal helping to catch and hold undesirable compounds in the digestive tract and facilitate final transport from the body. Contains 800mg of RAW Food-Chelated magnesium to draw water into the colon for effective movement of intestinal bulk, and RAW organic flax and chia seed which act as bulking fibers to absorb toxins and pollutants. RAW organic coconut fiber lubricates and facilitates intestinal flow and creates a positive microbial balance in the body.
mix 2 scoops with water or juice & drink before bed
Use all 3 for 7 days. Specific directions are onthe box.
1st Step - Cleanse & Detox
2nd Step - Nourish & Optimize
Simple Appetite Suppression
$33.00 Perfect Food contains over 8000mg of organic greens per serving equivalent to 140g of fresh grass juice. These greens are first juiced, then dried for the powder and tablets. Contains spirulina that supports healthy immune function, and algae and cereal grasses that provide a natural source of alkalizing minerals. Includes a Probiotic Blend to support digestive health. 5 cereal grasses, 17 vegetables, 12 sprouted grains seeds legumes.
5 caps (start with 2) or 1 scoop daily, with or without food
$30.00 Vitamin Code Mens & Womens Multi is a comprehensive multi-vitamin with RAW Food-Created Nutrients offering an extreme synergistic blend of vitamins and minerals for extraordinary health and vitality. RAW means: Uncooked, Untreated, Unadulterated / Binder Free / No Fructose, Maltodextrin, Magnesium Stearate or Corn Starch / Live Probiotics & Enzymes / 100% Active Ingredients. Formulas specific for men and women
2 capsules twice daily, with or without food
$19.00 Allmax CLA - Conjugated Linoleic Acid is an Omega-6 fatty acid reduces the activity of the fat-storing enzyme lipoprotein-lipase which breaks down circulating fats for transfer from the bloodstream to the fat cells. With less lipoprotein-lipase, you have less dietary fat breakdown and less new body fat, which could then stimulate the breakdown of stored body fat (lipolysis).
2 capsules with breakfast, 1 capsule with supper
$17.00 Digestive Enzymes Even a small decrease in nutrient digestion can lead to gas and bloating. Indigested fats can become rancid (toxic), indigested carbs feed colonic bacterial strains and indigested proteins can pass through the intestinal mucosa leading to allergic immune responses
Contains protease & bromelain for protein digestion / lactase & lipase for lactose and fat digestion / amylase, celluase, glucoamylase, hemicelluase & pectinase for plant digestion.
1 capsule before each meal
$36.00 Primal Defense probitics Probiotics are living microflora that maximize the benefits of a healthy diet by supporting normal absorption and assimilation of nutrients in the gut. These promotes healthy intestinal elimination, regularity and consistency. An imbalance of microflora in the gut, often caused by diets high in processed and refined foods, as well as an over-toxic environment. Primal Defense can restore this balance and your digestive health.
1 - 3 capsule daily on an empty stomach
In his book "Toxic Fat", Barry Sears explains how the underlying cause of chronic disease comes from the incresed production of arachidonic acid (AA) Accumulation of excess body fat is initially your body's attempt to protect you by encapsulating or trapping this toxic fat in your fat cells so it does not attack your organs. Once its spills over into your blood you have Toxic Fat Syndrome. Caused by Cheap refined carbs, Cheap vegetable oil (high omega-6), Decreased consumption of fish oil (omega-3). All forms of inflammation are ultimately controlled by a group of hormones called eicosanoids, which all come from dietary polyunsaturaded essential fatty acids DGLA (6) - the good eicosanoid, AA (6) - the bag eicosanoid, and EPA (3) which maintains a balance between the other two and dilutes excess AA from the cell.
Your body protects you from toxins by storing them in body fat, and holds the fat until all toxins are flushed out.
Dr. Mark Chirila D.C. at Dublin Harmony Healthcare, got my wife and I on a clean 3-week vegetarian detox diet with no dairy (except whey protein), no grains (except brown rice), no starches (except sweet potatoes), no artrificial or processed foods, no nuts. We did eat (and still do eat) fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, flax oil, whey isolate protein, plenty of greens. We each dropped 15 pounds in a month - and I am lifting very heavy weight at 173 (340 pound deadlift).
Mark had us drinking fruit/protein shakes several times a day - 8 oz unfiltered apple juice (Trader Joe's), 8 oz spring water (Dollar Tree), 1-1/2 cups fresh or frozen fruit (strawberries and peaches are good), 2 tbsp Flax Oil, 4 scoops (5 gr protein per scoop) of Standard Process SP Complete protein & greens. We also used these other Standard Process detox products - SP Green Food caps, SP Cleanse caps, Whole Food Fiber powder.
Dr. Chirila, is experienced and informed. If you have a lot of weight to lose or if you have toxic symptoms, Mark can get you analyzed and tuned up with specialized Standard Process whole food supplements and a detox diet to prepare your body for lasting fat loss. If you do not have particular health or toxicity issues, then many of the products that we sell here at Vince's Muscle Shop should work well for you.
2 tbs 28 fat
This is a nutritious and tasty
675 Calorie Shake
with good carbs, good fats, fiber and good protein from whey isolate - plus phytonutrients, probiotics & enzymes from greens
Many simple-minded dieticians, trainers and fat loss programs pretend that all calories are the same. That's an idiot's understanding of calories. 675 calories of junk carbs, processed food, fast food, and soda pop is not the same as 675 calories of healthy nutrients. Don't listen to idiots.
555 Calorie Shake - eliminate the unfiltered apple juice and use IsoFlex citrus-peach protein instead of the unflavored IsoNatural.
In "Fat Flush Plan", Ann Louise Gittleman explains how a fatty congested liver causes fat storage and a sluggish lymphatic system increases cellulite. About 3 pints of blood flow through your liver every minute. Your liver should produce a quart of bile per day, stored in the gall bladder until it is needed in the small intestine to break down fats. Drinking hot water with real lemon and real cranberry juice helps bile production.
Your liver can become congested from Tylenol, birth control pills, polutants, alchohol etc. Gamma-linolenoc acid (GLA) from borage oil burns the visceral brown fat around your organs. Flaxseed oil works even better, and can also reduce fat-storing high-estrogen levels. Protein is nedded for proper liver function. An overgrowth of the yeast candida can cause allergic reactions and fat storage.
$20.00 TruDerma Adrenal Plus contains licorice, schizndra, Rhodiola, ashwaganda, ginseng, and adrenal concentrate. These help to reset overworked adrenal glands and restore your natural energy.
1 capsule with breakfast, 1 capsule with supper
$39.00 IsoFlex or unflavored Iso Natural also in chocolate, vanilla, strawberry and chocolate peanut butter, chocolate mint, bananna,
27g-Protein / 3g-Carbs / 0-Fat / No lactose
1 or 2 scoops daily with water or fruit shake
Daily protein, fruit, fiber, greens, good oils shake
$32.00 Corti-Cut Phospholipids and L-Theanine to help maintain healthy cortisol levels. Cortisol can get too high when you are stressed, do not sleep enough, work or workout frequently without recovering. It is a catabolic hormone that breaks down muscle and is generally thought to cause fat storage around the waist.
1 capsule with breakfast, 1 capsule with supper
585 Calorie Shake - eliminate the unfiltered apple juice and use 2 oz of Red Tart Cherry Juice with the unflavored IsoNatural.
$21.00 Applied Nutriceuticals Lipo-PM contains L-dopa (mucuna pruriens)
which helsp to elevate your HGH levels, and banaba extract which helps curb cravings by stabilizing blood sugar and insulin levels. Helps preserve lean muscle when dieting.
1-3 capsules on empty stomach daytime or at bed time
$31.00 Olympian Labs DIM diindolymethane from cruciferous vegetables - helps modulate estrogen down for balanced testosterone/estrogen levels. Does not completely block estrogen.
1 capsule twice a day