The Potential of Pyruvate

Supplementation with pyruvate has been a hot topic in recent scientific research and has been associated with an increase in both fat and weight loss when paired with a calorie restricted diet.  Pyruvate, properly known as Calcium Pyruvate, is beneficial for healthy immune function, increased energy and, as fore mentioned, potential increased fat and weight loss.  Pyruvate is naturally created within the body as a byproduct of glucose metabolism.  A further conversion of pyruvate into lactate occurs during bouts of high-intensity anaerobic exercise.  Supplemental pyruvate might also increase athletic performance and be helpful to the increase of anaerobic thresholds.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study in which obese women following a calorie restricted diet lost more weight and fat when a pyruvate supplement was added to their diet.  Further studies have reported that the beneficial effects of pyruvate are dose dependent and relative to individual metabolic rates.  Clearly, there are no quick fixes to fat and weight loss, but pyruvate may be a logical aid in doing so.  Pyruvate has been associated with an increase of resting metabolic calorie expenditure and with an increased and more efficient metabolism of glucose.

Pyruvate supplements should contain calcium pyruvate and calcium as sourced from calcium pyruvate and be free of all fillers, chemicals, allergens and purity assured.  The best pyruvate supplements will be pharmaceutical grade, clinically tested and scientifically reviewed.  Look for a 100% natural supplement that is also safe for persons with specialty diets.  Pyruvate is available in health food stores, better grocery stores, specialty wellness centers and through on-line providers.

If you’re looking for different tactics to aid in weight loss or weight management, you may want to consider adding a personalized supplement regimen to your daily routine. Take this quick assessment for vitamin and supplement recommendations unique to your current health a goals.

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