Q. I have heard that DIM (diindolmethane) is very difficult to absorb and needs to be a particular kind of DIM to actually have any kind of benefit. Is your Radiance® DIM able to be absorbed by the body?
Scientists now acknowledge that there are numerous physiological and molecular mechanisms which make it difficult for some people to manage their weight, despite good intentions. Many weight management products don’t take this into consideration, and that is precisely why they are often ineffective. A lot of diet pills and supplements are thermogenics that work by attempting to support the optimal rate at which our body burns fat (thermogenesis). These products can be problematic as they can cause anxiety, heart palpitations and sleeplessness. Fibrous bulking agents, a common alternative to thermogenics, can help to give a feeling of fullness, but on their own are rarely a successful weight management solution and can cause gastrointestinal upset. A 2009 scientific study into a novel patented African Mango extract Irvingia gabonensis extract named IGOB131 versus placebo showed significant support for weight management, body composition, lipid levels, and heart health. This wowed researchers as these are all far too common risk factors to be addressed for the maintenance of a healthy heart After investigating these groundbreaking results, researchers ascertained that unlike most weight management products, this novel African mango extract (IGOB131) produced these amazing outcomes via not one, but multiple different biological mechanisms. It is thought that IGOB131:
• May support a balancing effect on the enzyme which converts ingested starches to sugars in the digestive tract, thereby supporting balanced blood sugar levels.
• May support a balancing effect on another enzyme named glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, the pesky enzyme that turns blood sugar into the lipids that bloat fat cells, thus supporting balanced fat levels.
• Helps manage appetite by supporting the healthy activity of leptin, an appetite and weight managing hormone.
• May support the healthy action of apidonectin. This hormone is intrinsically involved in maintaining balanced blood sugar levels, supporting healthy heart function, and may even support healthy fat balance.