While the debate on whether “dietary supplements actually work” continues to dominate the headlines, Chief Science Officer, Dr Matthew Tripp and a team of scientists at The Hughes Center for Research and Innovation decided to stop talking and start testing. In 2015 the center concluded an independently-reviewed clinical study to test the efficacy of a specific group of supplements- and the results are revolutionary.
During a 90 day period, the study followed two groups of “generally healthy” people who participated in a strict diet and exercise protocol. At the outset, members’ key biomarkers or medical “signs” were all indicative of metabolic health “within the normal range.” As the study progressed, those same biomarkers were monitored for improvement. But here’s where things get interesting.
Both groups followed the same strict diet and exercise recommendations, but only the second group received the added benefit of dietary supplements.
After the 13 week trial, doctors were amazed with the results.
Participants using supplementation in addition to following the diet and exercise protocols far outperformed those who used none at all.
In fact, study participants using nutritional supplements lost 24% more weight than their counterparts, and scored significantly better on key biomarkers like triglycerides, insulin response to oxidized cholesterol and metabolic age! “We expected to see differences in the two test groups, but we were unprepared for how drastically the two would compare,” Dr Tripp said. “Our study confirms that supplementation as a lifestyle change isn’t just a good idea, but a very necessary one.”
Here’s what they found:
At the end of 90 days, study participants experienced greater results with supplements than those with diet alone:
56% more weight loss
65% more fat loss
125% greater reduction in systolic blood pressure
62% greater reduction triglycerides
129% greater reduction in total cholesterol
80% greater reduction in LDL “bad” cholesterol
Article “Wellness Now” by Natures Sunshine