Being overweight affects more than your looks. It can also reduce your self-esteem, interfere with your social interactions, lower your energy levels and increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease, blood sugar imbalance and a wide range of other health problems.
A nutritious calorie-controlled or low-GI diet and regular participation in physical activity form the core of any successful weight loss program.
But herbs and nutrients can help too, supporting your diet and weight loss efforts to help you achieve and maintain a healthy body weight.
At Fusion® Health, we draw on modern scientific herbalism and the philosophies of traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine to build on your diet and exercise routine in three ways:
- Fusion® Weight Loss formula helps inhibit your appetite and assists weight loss
- Fusion® Weight Burn with Green Coffee and Green Tea supports weight loss and may help people who’ve successfully lost weight avoid putting it back on again
- Fusion® Blood Sugar tablets support carbohydrate metabolism and help healthy people maintain their blood glucose levels within the healthy range
In addition, each of these formulas has antioxidant properties, providing additional support for healthy people who are watching their weight.
Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic views of weight problems
In the Western medical view, weight issues are often thought of as a simple energy equation that involves too many calories consumed and too few calories burned, with additional factors such as hormonal balance and family history sometimes taken into consideration. When viewed from this perspective, simply reducing your food intake and increasing your exercise seems like the logical way to approach weight loss.
While still recognising the importance of a weight-reducing diet and exercise routine, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) also regards weight issues as a manifestation of underlying energetic imbalances, and seeks to address those imbalances in order to restore the body’s metabolism to harmony and allow a healthy body weight to be achieved.
For example, according to the ancient philosophies of Chinese medicine, many people who are overweight are affected by an excess of Dampness, often combined with an excess of Heat. Together, such imbalances may not only contribute to weight issues, but also make them more difficult to resolve.
In addition, the combination of excess Dampness and excess Heat may lead to many other health problems that commonly affect overweight people, including feelings of sluggishness and mental and physical fatigue, joint pains, varicose veins, blood sugar imbalances, sugar cravings, bloating and other digestive difficulties.
Similar philosophies are found in Ayurveda (a form of traditional medicine from India), where weight issues often signify an imbalance in the affected person’s doshas (elemental energies), sometimes in conjunction with an accumulation of toxins (called Ama). Ayurvedic treatments for weight loss involve balancing the three doshas and helping to clear Ama from the body.
Fusion® Weight Loss inhibits appetite and supports weight loss
When combined with regular exercise and a calorie-controlled diet, Fusion® Health Weight Loss tablets may support your weight loss by inhibiting your appetite and improving your ability to metabolise fat, resulting in a reduced body fat percentage.
Our Weight Loss tablets contain hydroxycitric acid (HCA), an ingredient found in the rind of the Garcinia cambogia and Garcinia quaesita fruits that helps inhibit appetite and the formation of body fat*.
Unlike any other weight management supplement in Australia, Weight Loss from Fusion® Health is made with GarCitrin®, a clinically trialled preparation from Garcinia quaesita that is standardised for its levels of both HCA and garcinol (a compound that enhances the body’s ability to use HCA, magnifying its weight loss effects by up to 45%).
In addition, Ayurvedic herbal extracts of Gymnema (also known as Gurmar) and Cinnamon are present in this formula to aid blood sugar balance, and are accompanied by the mineral chromium, which plays an essential role in maintaining healthy sugar metabolism.
Research suggests that for overweight people, taking a formula that includes gymnema and chromium as well as HCA may have greater weight loss benefits than taking HCA alone.
Fusion® Weight Burn supports weight loss and activates thermogenesis
The standardised extracts of Green Coffee and Green Tea in Fusion® Weight Burn tablets reinforce your diet and exercise routine by activating the generation of heat in the body (a process called thermogenesis), which promotes energy expenditure (the burning of calories or kilojoules for fuel).
Weight Burn contains an exclusive, high-potency, decaffeinated extract of Green Coffee beans called Thermolean™, which, when taken at the recommended dose provides 801mg of compounds called chlorogenic acids (CGA). In a clinical study, overweight people who took 750-900mg CGA daily for three months experienced an average weight loss three times greater than those who took a placebo1.
This formula also contains therapeutic doses of Green Tea, standardised for their content of compounds called catechins. When taken in doses similar to those found in Fusion® Weight Burn, Green Tea catechins may support weight loss. They also have potent antioxidant properties to help neutralise potentially damaging free radicals, which may lead to cumulative cellular damage and contribute to the ageing process.
Fusion® Blood Sugar supports healthy glucose balance
Fusion® Blood Sugar contains a synergistic blend of Chinese and Ayurvedic herbs traditionally used to help maintain healthy blood sugar and address associated energetic imbalances. It supports healthy carbohydrate and sugar metabolism, and may help healthy people maintain normal, healthy blood sugar levels.
In Ayurvedic medicine, Amla (also known as Indian gooseberry or Phyllanthus emblica) has traditionally been held in high esteem for its ability to restore balance to the three doshas (the three core energetic forces at play in the body).
More recently, when standardised for its content of a compound called ß-glucogallin, Amla has been shown to help maintain healthy blood sugar levels when taken by healthy people. It also has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
In Fusion® Blood Sugar, Amla is accompanied by herbs traditionally used to clear toxins from the body, such as Karela (Bitter Melon) and Gymnema, both of which also support healthy digestion, enhance the body’s ability to utilise the nutrients in food, and have blood sugar benefits.
The herb Huang Bai (Phellodendron amurense) is also present in this formula, and in Chinese medicine, has traditionally been used to address energetic imbalances that may be associated with blood sugar problems by clearing deficient Heat and consolidating Kidney Yin energy.
Using the Fusion® Health Weight Management range
The products in our Weight Management range have been specially formulated to be suitable for use alone or in combination, according to your needs.
- Fusion® Weight Loss tablets are best taken before meals to help suppress your appetite and improve fat metabolism (one tablet before each meal; three per day)
- After meals, take Fusion® Weight Burn tablets, which have thermogenic properties and may help people who’ve successfully lost weight avoid putting it back on again (one tablet after each meal; three per day)
- To help healthy people maintain normal blood glucose levels, we recommend taking Fusion® Blood Sugar tablets 30 minutes before meals, two or three times daily
- Thom E. The effect of chlorogenic acid enriched coffee on glucose absorption in healthy volunteers and it’s effect on the body mass when used long term in overweight and obese people. Journal of International Medical Research. 2007; 35: 900-908.Financial sponsor: ETC Research and Development (Norway).