X-5 when combined with our Mystique Lifestyle Patch is designed for maximum control and strength over your weight management goals! We have combined in our X-5 a natural blend of ForsLean®, Gymnema Sylvestris Extract, Saffron Extract, Guarana Powder, Green Coffee Extract, Razberi-K® Raspberry Ketones, 7-Keto-DHA®, L-Carnitine, Green Tea Extract, BioVinca® Vinpocetine, Octopamine HCI, Cascara Sagrada Powder along with important B vitamins.
These dynamic ingredients when ingested will kick start your metabolism and suppress your appetite. The result is a safe and easy way for you to increase your energy levels and in conjuction with proper diet and exercise, achieve a whole new level of wellness!
Forslean® Recognized as one of the most promising nutriceutical ingredients in a decade, ForsLean is a highly refined extract of the Coleus plant. It initiates a cascade of reactions in the mitochondria that causes fat cells to mobilize and burn into energy.
Gymnema Sylvestris Extract An ancient herb from an Indian melon plant. As people age and become more insulin resistant, Gymnema Sylvestre helps turn back the clock, making the body more insulin sensitive. That means that insulin is more effective in turning sugar produced by carbohydrates into energy, not fat.
Saffron Extract Used for centuries as an appetite suppressant and for treatment of anxiety. It helps decrease sugar cravings and compulsive snacking.
Guarana Powder A great source of energy, fat-metabolizing caffeine. Caffeine helps the body move fats out of storage and into the blood where they can serve as a source of energy. When using fat for energy, you spare the sugar in the muscles and liver, and assists with muscle strength and endurance. Guarana is a rich source of epicathechin and proanthocyanidins. Epicathechin is recognized as the potent antioxidant and health protector in green tea, while the benefits of proanthocyanidins in red wine are widely known. In addition to protective effects, epicathechin itself boosts metabolism and calorie burning.
Green Coffee Extract The most recent study on green coffee bean published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity journal followed a group of 16 adults who supplemented with green coffee bean for only 12 weeks. Over the course of the study, the subjects lost an average of 17 pounds each – this was 10.5% of their overall body weight and 16% of their overall body fat!
Green coffee bean is not a stimulant; it doesn’t make you jittery and nervous and raise your heart rate like roasted coffee or ephedra. In fact, the green coffee bean has actually shown in some studies to help lower blood pressure – while still boosting metabolism.
The key ingredient in the green coffee bean is a very important natural active compound called chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid works by inhibiting the release of glucose in the body, while at the same time boosting the metabolism or the “burning” of fat in the liver. These two mechanisms work together to inhibit the absorption of fat and eliminate weight gain.
Razberi-K® Raspberry Ketones Research has shown that raspberry ketone can help in your weight-loss efforts, especially when paired with regular exercise and a well-balanced diet of healthy and whole foods. Raspberry ketone is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries.
This compound regulates adiponectin, a protein used by the body to regulate metabolism. Raspberry ketone causes the fat within your cells to get broken up more effectively, helping your body burn fat faster.
Researchers observed that, compared to controls, raspberry ketone decreased the amount of fat in the liver and visceral adipose (abdominal fat) tissues of mice. It also significantly increased norepinephrine-induced lipolysis (the decomposition of fat) in some rat fat cells.
7-Keto DHA® If your expanding belly is the result of a slowing metabolism, then 7-Keto may be the supplement you need. 7-Keto is a natural byproduct of the DHEA hormone in our own bodies that helps to keep us young. But as we age, the levels of DHEA and its byproduct 7-Keto drop – this begins to happen after you turn 30 – slowing your metabolism and resulting in weight gain. 7-Keto works to counter this by stimulating the thyroid to permanently raise your metabolism’s set point, or your resting metabolic rate, which is based on your body’s amount of fat and muscle. A lower metabolism means more fat, and a higher metabolism means more muscle. Once 7-Keto raises your metabolic set point, your body’s engines can begin burning faster, resulting in less weight gain and a trimmer belly, especially when combined with diet and exercise.
L-Carnitine Stimulates growth hormone and helps turn on the mechanism that burns off fat in the belly and upper body area.
Green Tea Extract contains an amazing phytonutrient called EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) that increases the hormone CCK (cholecystokinin), which is responsible for creating the feeling of satiation. Feeling full between meals is the greatest weapon against the battle of the bulge. EGCG also stimulates your metabolism by activating thermogenesis, which means your cells are burning energy – including fat!
BioVinca® Vinpocetine boosts memory. Studies have shown that it is an extract of the periwinkle plant and how it works is the incredible part! It selectively increases blood to the brain and a lot of things in natural medicine, herbs in particular, doesn’t allow the brain to absorb in, due to what is called the blood brain barrier. Research suggests vinpocetine may improve cognitive performance and short-term memory loss that is sometimes experienced with stress or aging. Animal studies have shown that vinpocetine significantly increases circulatory parameters including total cerebral blood flow by increasing acetylcholine in the brain.
Octopamine HCI increases metabolism, fat oxidation, improves insulin sensitivity, decreases catabolism of muscle tissue.
Cascara Sagrada Powder To assist with any constipation issues, we've added cascara sagrada which has a long history of traditional use by native americans. Cascara sagrada contains compounds called anthroquinones, which are responsible for cascara's powerful laxative effects. Anthraquinones trigger contractions in the colon, called peristalsis, which causes the urge to have a bowel movement. Today, it is one of the most common herbal laxatives.
Bioperine Black Pepper Bioperine is an extremely pure and safe nutritional supplement of piperine, an alkaloid from the fruits of the black pepper plant (Piper nigrum). Piperine is the active constituent responsible for pepper's ability to increase the bioavailability of nutrients. Bioperine contains at least 95% piperine.