INGREDIENTS GLOSSARY

Adenosine-5-Triphosphate

Is a high energy phosphate molecule that is needed by the body in order to provide energy to the body’s cells. ATP is crucial for the cells in the muscles to contract properly. It is believed that by increasing levels of ATP in the muscles then you can decrease muscle fatigue and increase muscle strength and size.

Choline

Choline is a lipotropic amino acid that helps break down accumulating fats in the liver lowering cholesterol deposits. This can help reduce the production of plaques in the arteries and fatty degeneration of the liver. Due to its precursor role in Acetylcholine, Choline aids in improvements in mental performance and enhanced cerebrovascular blood flow.

Chromium

Chromium is an essential mineral that is not made by the body and must be obtained from the diet. Chromium is known to enhance the actions of insulin. Chromium stimulates fatty acid and cholesterol synthesis, which are important for the activities of many organ systems including the brain.

GABA

GABA is derived from the amino acid Glutamic acid. It is found in large amounts in the Hypothalamus. When taking GABA you need to take vitamin B6 as a cofactor otherwise the body cannot metabolize the GABA properly. GABA is a muscle relaxant, decreases anxiety, aids in secreting growth hormone, promotes sleep, and helps with hypoglycemia.

Glutathione

Reduced L-glutathione, most commonly called glutathione or GSH, is the most powerful naturally occurring antioxidant in all human cells, and is often referred to as the body’s “master antioxidant”.

Composed of glutamic acid, cysteine and glycine, this tripeptide helps to detoxify the body and neutralize free radicals while supporting the immune system. It is known for its role in providing antioxidant protection for the body’s tissues, including the arteries, brain, heart, liver, lungs and skin. Glutathione levels decrease as the body ages. All cells in the human body are capable of synthesizing glutathione. But the highest concentration of glutathione is found in the liver, making it critically important in the detoxification and elimination of free radicals.  Free radicals are highly reactive compounds created in the body during normal metabolic functions; they can also enter the body through the environment.  Accumulation of these compounds can result in oxidative stress, which occurs when the generation of free radicals in the body exceeds the body’s ability to neutralize and eliminate them. Metabolically, glutathione has many functions. As previously mentioned, glutathione plays a substantial role in the functioning of the body’s immune system. Its antioxidant property makes it vital to white blood cells (lymphocytes) as it allows them to reach their full potential during the oxygen-requiring activity of the body’s immune response.

White blood cells in their immune response aid in detoxification of the body and as glutathione levels decrease, so does the body’s ability to eliminate toxins. This leads to the death of white blood cells thereby weakening the body’s immune system.

Other antioxidants in the body depend on glutathione as well. Glutathione recycles vitamins C and E after they have been oxidized, therefore playing a decisive role in their normal function.

ENVIRONMENTAL OXIDATIVE STRESSORS THAT CAN DEPLETE GLUTATHIONE INCLUDE:

  • Ultraviolet and other radiation
  • Heavy metals
  • Cigarette smoke
  • Exhaust from motor vehicles
  • Household chemicals
  • Dietary Factors
  • Other environmental toxins

Inositol

Inositol plays a role in nerve transmission and fat metabolism. Inositol works at the cellular level and is thought to prevent the formation of cancer and may even shrink pre-existing cancers. Inositol helps boost immune system and lower cholesterol levels.

L-Carnitine

It is thought that L- Carnitine will give an energy boost, which helps the body turn fat into energy and will then elevate certain enzymes that are needed by the body to effectively metabolize sugars, starches and other carbohydrates. Anyone who exercises can benefit from carnitine supplementation because it reduces the accumulation of lactic acid, which is responsible for the burn felt inside the muscles.

Leucine

Leucine is an essential amino acid, which cannot be manufactured in the body. Leucine is used as a dietary supplement because it has been found to slow the breakdown of muscle tissue by increasing the synthesis of muscle proteins.

Lipotropic injections are a combination of vitamins, amino acids, and minerals which can help increase energy, boost metabolism and burn fat:

  • They increase the production of lecithin by the liver, which helps decrease cholesterol deposits in blood vessels and formation of gallstones (often formed by cholesterol)
  • Help promote the liver to export fat
  • Increase immune cell function and therefore can help with disease resistance

Lysine

Lysine is an essential amino acid, which means it is indispensable to human health. It cannot however be manufactured by the body. For this reason, lysine must be obtained from food. Lysine helps to fight Herpes outbreaks, increase growth hormone production, helps to regulate hormone levels. It also aids in the production of antibodies and supports the immune system. Lysine plays a role in the formation of collagen, a substance important for bones and connective tissues including skin, tendon, and cartilage.

Magnesium

Magnesium plays an important role in many of the body’s enzymatic reactions and plays a key role in neurochemical transmission and muscular excitability and has therefore been used successfully for seizures and other muscle related problems. Magnesium acts peripherally to produce vasodilation – the relaxation of blood vessel walls increasing blood flow, which can help with lowering blood pressure and also preventing and treating migraine headaches.

Methionine

Methionine is an essential amino acid that acts both as a Lipotrope, involved in the breakdown of fat during metabolism; and an antioxidant, protecting the body from free radical damage obtained from toxic metals. The sulfur component of methionine is important for healthy skin and hair as well as strong nails. Your body cannot produce this amino acid on its own and must be obtained through methionine rich foods or through a supplement.

Methylcobalamin (B12)

This form of B12 is better absorbed than Cyanocobalamin and does not contain minute amounts of cyanide. Vitamin B12 is an essential component for proper digestion and absorption of foods and for normal metabolism of carbohydrates, and fat. It aids in maintaining healthy nerve cells and red blood cells and is needed to make DNA. Vitamin B12 is also involved in homocysteine metabolism and plays a critical role in proper energy metabolism, immune function and nerve function. Several disorders have recently been linked to possible vitamin B12 deficiencies. Methylcobalamin also interacts differently with certain neurotransmitters within the brain and appears to be helpful in treating Autism.

Niacinamide

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, enhances insulin secretion and increases insulin sensitivity. It also has anti-inflammatory properties.

Pantothenic Acid

Pantothenic acid, also called Vitamin B5, is an essential nutrient needed to sustain life. B5 is required for the metabolism and synthesis of carbohydrates, proteins and fats for energy.

Pyridoxine B6

Vitamin B6, also known as Pyridoxine, is a water-soluble vitamin that is essential in the formation of healthy red blood cells and supports more vital bodily functions than any other vitamin. B6 is needed to release energy from the food we eat. Since it cannot be stored in the body, it must be obtained daily from either food such as: potatoes, bread, meat, fish, eggs, beans, bananas, and nuts or you have to get it in supplementation. Vitamin B6’s role as a coenzyme involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins is what makes this an important addition to the Trim injections. Vitamin B6 is required for the production of Serotonin, a brain neurotransmitter that controls mood, appetite, sleep patterns and sensitivity to pain.

Riboflavin

Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) works with the other B vitamins. It is important for body growth and red blood cell production and helps in releasing energy from carbohydrates.

Taurine

An essential amino acid the body no longer produces at times of extreme physical exertion. When deprived of the required amounts of taurine a relative deficiency results in the need for supplementation. Taurine acts as a metabolic transmitter and is also known to have a detoxifying effect. Some researchers believe that taurine can be a beneficial dietary supplement for people who suffer from depression. Taurine aids in glucose metabolism by increasing the activity of the insulin receptors making this a good option for diabetics or those with insulin resistance. Taurine also improves fat metabolism in the liver. It can act as a natural diuretic and has been found to help stabilize the heart rhythm. Taurine is also known to help decrease triglycerides and LDL levels by reducing bile acids.

Theanine

Theanine is a natural stress remedy that reduces physical and mental stress and anxiety. Theanine is one of the chemicals found in green tea, and is used to reduce stress and anxiety while promoting relaxation. It will not cause sleepiness like some other supplements or medications. Studies shows that Theanine stimulates the brain to produce certain reactions that will make one feel relaxed, but alert and not drowsy. Besides improving focus and concentration animal studies have shown that it breaks down beta-amyloid proteins linked to the development of Alzheimer’s.

Thiamine

Also known as Vitamin B1, Thiamine, is a white, crystalline, water-soluble compound required for carbohydrate metabolism and normal functioning of the nervous system. A deficiency of Thiamine results in nerve disorders.