Douglas Laboratories Nature's Diet Caps
Nature's Diet Caps is a combination of Garcinia cambogia and chromium specifically designed to support sensible weight management programs, as part of a healthy lifestyle, such as those involving consistent, reduced dietary restriction and regular exercise. This formula supports healthy carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism by way of hepatic gluconeogenesis and lipogenesis.
Each serving contains:
Chromium - 100 mcg
(from Chromium Polynicotinate) ChromeMate®
Garcinia cambogia extract (fruit) - 500 mg
supplying: SuperCitrimax® - 300 mg
(-) hydroxycitric acid (HCA)
Other ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), cellulose, and vegetable stearate.
SuperCitriMax® and ChromeMate® are registered trademarks of InterHealth N.I.
As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 capsule with 8 ounces of pure water one half hour to one hour before each meal or as directed by your healthcare professional.
Each capsule of Nature's Diet Caps ® delivers 250 mg of (-)hydroxycitric acid from 500 mg of a high-quality, standardized Garcinia cambogia extract. This natural extract comes from a tropical fruit grown in several Asian rain forest areas. Hydroxycitric acid (HCA) occurs predominantly in the fruit rind of Garcinia cambogia, a tree native to South and Southeast Asia. Human and animal studies have examined the potential of the active ingredient HCA as an inhibitor of lipogenesis and demonstrated that HCA curbs appetite, reduces food intake and inhibits fat synthesis. HCA is a competitive inhibitor of ATP-citrate lyase, the enzyme responsible for catalyzing the two extra mitochondrial cleavage of citrate to oxaloacetate and acetyl-CoA, a building block of fatty acid synthesis. Inhibiting ATP-citrate lyase diverts carbohydrates away from fat synthesis and towards the synthesis of stored energy in the form of glycogen. Increased glycogen levels are believed to send a signal to the brain that the body is full, resulting in reduced appetite and food intake. Researchers showed that oral administration of HCA in rats significantly depressed in vivo lipogenic rates in a dose-dependent manner in the liver, adipose tissue and small intestine. Several human clinical studies have been performed with Garcinia cambogia in addition to the consistent results in animal studies. Consumption of 2.8 grams of HCA in human trials resulted in a reduced body weight and BMI three-times greater than diet and exercise alone, along with increased fat burning and a reduction in caloric intake by 25%.
Chromium is also provided at a significant level by Nature's Diet Caps ® + .This essential trace mineral potentiates insulin action and thus influences carbohydrate, protein, and fat metabolism. In its biologically active form, sometimes called glucose tolerance factor (GTF) from brewer’s yeast, chromium is associated with nicotinic acid (vitamin B-3). Chromium polynicotinate closely resembles the brewer’s yeast GTF in both biological activity and chemical composition as it also contains chromium associated with nicotinic acid. Chromium polynicotinate is yeast-free and has documented high bioavailability. The typical dietary chromium intake in the U.S. can vary considerably depending on eating habits. Most self-selected diets contain less than 50 mcg per day, which is below the minimum of the Estimated Safe and Adequate Daily Dietary Intake established by the National Research Council, Food and Nutrition Board.