Obesity in America is a true public health crisis. According to the CDC, “obesity is a common, serious, and costly disease”. The estimated US annual medical cost of obesity was $147M in 2008. Those that are obese have an average $1429 higher medical care cost compared to those maintaining a healthy weight. Obesity can also cause deadly conditions including, but not limited to, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and even certain types of cancer. All of which are the leading cause of preventable, premature death. [source: cdc.gov/obesity/data/]
Unfortunately, obesity is becoming more and more common in the US. From 1999-2000 through 2017-2018, US obesity raised from 30.5% to 42.4%. During this time period, there was a significant increase of severe obesity from 4.7% to 9.2%. [source: cdc.gov/obesity/data/]
Bonvera is proud to introduce, Phyzix MD Burn. Burn represents an advanced, science-based strategy for positively affecting leptin levels. Leptin is a fat-cell derived hormone that is elevated in some individuals. Healthy leptin activity helps balance energy intake and expenditure by influencing appetite, food cravings, and metabolism.
Leptin is an adipose-derived hormone that facilitates communication between peripheral adipose tissue and the central nervous system for the control of appetite and the balance of energy. Leptin is secreted by adipocytes in proportion to their size and number. It is known to indicate satiety, to control appetite, and to participate in multiple regulatory mechanisms. These mechanisms include energy expenditure/metabolism and cell proliferation/differentiation; they also include signal interactions among other hormonal regulators of energy and metabolism, such as insulin.
Leptin resistance can occur when the body is overexposed to leptin and when pathways affecting leptin transport and signaling become disrupted, such as by a high-sugar diet or a high-fat diet. A body with leptin resistance becomes unresponsive to leptin’s hormonal messages, such as satiety and reduced appetite. When leptin resistance is coupled with excess body weight, resistance to weight loss is common; furthermore, cytokine and metabolic alterations ensue, which can affect many facets of health, including joint and cardiovascular health.
The Phyzix MD Burn was added to the Phyzix MD line in conjunction with the Phyzix MD Lean, a fiber product to suppress your appetite. Learn more about the Phyzix MD Lean here (link to Lean blog). These products were specifically developed to aid you in your weight loss journey. Adding the Phyzix MD Burn and Lean to a balanced diet and exercise routine is a great start to becoming healthy.