Citri-Shape & Citri-Shape Weight Management Trio
(Hydroxycitric Acid) Formula
Citri-Shape™, a weight management tool and trio that utilizes herbal and
fruit extracts to give the body a sensation of fullness more quickly than
Other metabolic nutrients help support a high metabolic rate. Eating less
is central to weight loss, but it is easier said than done! This is no
longer the case. Citri-Shape™ helps control weight through its use of a
fruit extract from Asia called garcinia cambogia.
The Citri-Shape™ Weight Management Trio adds vitamins, minerals and
herbal extracts to help maintain vitality and add perseverance. A capsule
of MetaboLite™ provides a tonic action on the thyroid gland and helps
preserve blood sugar stability. Combined with a capsule of Catalyst
Formula™ to increase glucose metabolism, the Citri-Shape™ Weight
Management Trio turns good intentions into reality.
Weight Management Trio = 1 bottle Citri-Shape,
1 bottle MetaboLite, 1 bottle Catalyst
Weight Management Breakthrough
In today's weight-loss
industry it is rare to find a weight-loss product with more than one
mechanism of action. In the vast majority of cases, most products help you
lose weight in one way only - either by suppressing the appetite, boosting
your energy level or blocking the absorption of dietary fat.
The problem with
single-acting weight-loss product is that your body soon adjusts to its
action and reverses the weight-loss process. How many times have you lost
weight only to discover that the weight comes back faster than you took it
off? Your body causes this "rebound" effect either by increasing
your appetite for "fattening" foods or by decreasing the
efficiency the process by which your food is converted into energy.
A Unique Fruit Acid
Citri-Shape is a
unique weight-loss product developed by a major pharmaceutical company in
the 1980's. It has also been studied in other research laboratories. The
active ingredient in Citri-Shape is hydroxycitric acid (HCA), a natural
extract from the dried rind of Garcina Cambogia, a small reddish fruit used
for cooking, curries and medicinal purposes in India.
studies have shown that HCA curbs appetite, reduces food intake, inhibits
liopgenesis (the process by which your body produces fat) and lowers fat and
cholesterol storage levels. All this without the adverse side effects
caused by prescription drugs.
How Does HCA Work?
HCA exerts its
anti-obesity effects through its inhibition of an enzyme called ATP Citrate
Lyase, which plays a critical role in energy storage, and in turn, affects
your appetite. The appetite comes from feedback signals between your stomach
and brain that make you feel hungry. When you eat, your food is reduced to
the simple sugar glucose, which is then converted into energy to keep you
alive and healthy. When your calorie intake exceeds your body's energy
needs, the excess glucose is converted into glycogen, which is stored in
your liver and muscles for future conversion into energy as needed.
Weight gain occurs
after your body's limited capacity for glycogen storage is reached. At this
point, glucose from excessive caloric intake is converted into Acetyl
Coenzyme A via a metabolic pathway involving ATP-Citrate Lyase and then into
lipid (fat) molecules, which are stored in fat cells throughout your body.
HCA inhibits this process by binding tightly to ATP-Citrate Lyase to reduce
the production of Acetyl Coenzyme A, which reduces your body's production of
fat and cholesterol. HCA also increases the ability of your liver and
muscles to synthesize and store glycogen, which, in turn suppresses your
appetite and cravings for food.
Weight Loss Effects of HCA are Dose
When Albino Wistar
rats were fed a high-fat diet (with or without HCA) for 15 days by
scientists at the Central Food Technological Research Institute in Mysore,
India, they observed that the inclusion of HCA in the diet resulted in
significant reductions in food intake, body weight, body fat, and serum
triglyceride levels, as well as a significant decrease in the feed
efficiency ratio. (Ntr Res, 8:209-212: 1988).
The doses of HCA used
in this study ranged from 0.5 to 2.0 grams per 100 grams of food. With the
greater amount of HCA used, the greater the weight loss exhibited by the
experimental animals. The scientists concluded that the direct effects of
HCA on food intake, body weight and food efficiency ratio was
"supported by the fact that the magnitude of the changes in these
parameters were found to be dose dependent."
HCA Induces Weight Loss in Humans
Trials of HCA at the
University of South Carolina and the University of Arizona showed that HCA
has no adverse side effects. A double-blind study in 1991 by Dr. Anthony
Conte, of Hilton Head, South Carolina, studied 22 obese volunteers, using
the combination of HCA, chromium and a caloric restricted diet. He found
that over a two-month period, subjects who took the HCA/chromium
combination, lost an average of 11 pounds, compared to an average loss of
only 4 pounds in control subjects. (The Bariatrician, Summer, 1993, p.
How Chromium Induces Weight Loss
A common condition in
overweight persons is insulin resistance, in which their tissues become
insensitive to the pancreatic hormone insulin; which transports glucose and
other vital nutrients into our cells for energy production and tissue
growth. Insulin resistance in the obese is especially true in muscle,
adipose, liver and brain tissue, and is believed to be one of the causes of
the excessive fat storage found in such individuals.
One of the best
methods of enhancing the function of insulin in metabolizing sugar, fat and
protein is the intake of the essential trace mineral chromium, which is not
present in adequate amounts in the diets of most Americans. Clinical trials
have shown that chromium lowers blood cholesterol and glucose levels and
inhibits a process known as Glycosylation, in which protein molecules bind
with sugar molecules to form non-functional structures that eventually cause
some of the degenerative changes of aging.
provides time-honored herbal remedies of ancient cultures along with modern
nutritional advances. This formula contains gymnema sylvestre, used in
ancient Hindu medicine to help balance blood sugar level and helps the body
make better use of dietary glucose.
With Citri-Shape, a regular exercise
program, along with good nutrition, you can lose weight and keep it off.
Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings per container 90
(as thiamine mononitrate)
B6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride, pyridoxal 5-phosphate)
B12 (as cyanocobalamin)
Acid (as d-calcium pantothenate)
(as amino acid chelate **)
(as chromium chelate**)
Cambogia Extract (fruit) (min. 50% hydroxycritic acid 250 mg)
ingredients: Gelatin, rice flour, magnesium stearate, silicon
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug
Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat.