Turbo-charge weight loss with this potent herbal secret
It's the supposed breakthrough that the clueless media claim will lead to a powerful new weight-loss drug.
Pop this magic pill, and your dangerous and unsightly layer of fat will transform into a calorie-burning machine.
And you'll have a slimmer, trimmer you in no time at all.
But don't get your hopes up yet... because I've got the skinny on what this attention-getting new report really means.
Hint: It's not going to do much for your waistline.
Don't worry. There IS a way to transform your waistline, and I'll give you the effortless belly-shrinking secret in a moment.
First, let me chew the fat on this new report.
The media are all excited over what they're already predicting will become the future of weight loss... but this is just one itsy-bitty little study on mice, not people, and it's got some pretty big flaws in its paws.
In the study, researchers found that blocking a protein in the mice called PexRAP triggered a reaction inside the cells of white fat, causing it to turn into beige fat.
That's not a process that gets much attention, but it's an important one.
White fat is the "stored" stuff that builds up around your middle. It's the main fat found in people who are overweight and obese, and it's been linked to metabolic syndrome and other risks.
Beige fat is more like brown fat. It's a healthy form of fat that turns up the heat in your metabolism, helping to burn off that unsightly and unhealthy white fat.
And that's exactly what happened in these mice when that protein was blocked.
Of course, there's a huge downside to doing this in humans -- one not getting nearly as much attention as the headline-making weight loss potential.
This same protein plays a role in your body temperature. If you block it, you'll get bone-shattering chills, and your body temperature will jump off the charts.
Does that sound like fun to you?
Clearly, this "discovery" is not even close to ready for prime time -- and even if it does someday turn into some kind of treatment, it'll likely be a med with risks and chilling (perhaps literally) side effects.
There's a better solution available right now, with no risk of chills and fever.
An herbal remedy called berberine can trigger the reaction that helps convert white fat into the better and more efficient brown fat, leading to faster weight loss -- especially if you combine it with a sensible back-to-basics diet.