What Is Avocado Extract

In recent years avocado extract has been glorified as a weight-loss supplement due to its effect on the pancreas and suppression of carbohydrate cravings. However, there is little scientific evidence over the past 60 years and much debate as to whether avocado extract is actually useful as a weight-loss supplement.

Avocados contain a unique weight loss friendly carbohydrate called mannoheptulose. Mannoheptulose has been found to lower insulin secretions. This could prove to be beneficial for weight loss insulin resistance is the underlying cause of obesity in America.

According to an article in the March 27, 2006 issue of Time magazine “U.S. Government researchers estimate that obesity is associated with anywhere from 100,000 to 300,000 deaths per year.” The Centers for Disease Control of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department estimates that over 30% of adults in the U.S. are obese and that 17% of children in the U.S. are overweight.

Insulin resistance occurs when the cells lining your arteries become resistant to the action of the hormone insulin. Your body uses insulin to pull sugar from your blood and into your cells where it can be used as energy. When your cells become resistant to insulin your body has no choice but to store your blood sugar as fat. People with insulin resistance make too much insulin. Too much insulin only makes the problem of weight gain and difficulty with weight gain worse.

It is suspected that avocado extract can assist with weight loss by covering up the craving for carbohydrates “tesrt”. The website, Health Stance, states, “avocado extract works by minimizing the pancreas’ insulin production and inducing it to produce normal amounts.” This suppresses the feeling of hunger, and with less carbohydrates being consumed, less are converted into body fat.

Scientific research done by Oxford University draws attention to the extract’s interaction with glucose. However, this was research done specifically on cancer cells. There has been, ‘ as of 2009, no study conducted targeting the weight loss use of avocado extract.

* Because avocado extract is a supplement and there is potential of it being abused or used incorrectly or interacting with prescription medication, it is always recommended that a physician be consulted prior to taking avocado extract for weight loss.

 Scientific research done by Oxford University draws attention to the extract’s interaction with glucose. However, this was research done specifically on cancer cells. There has been, as of 2009, no study conducted targeting the weight loss use of avocado extract.

Scientific research done by Oxford University draws attention to the extract’s interaction with glucose. However, this was research done specifically on cancer cells. There has been, as of 2009, no study conducted targeting the weight loss use of avocado extract.

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