Updated: Jul 9, 2020
What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic Syndrome is the result of three or more of the following risk factors that could lead to heart disease, stroke, and diabetes:
· High blood sugar levels
· High blood pressure
· High triglyceride levels
· Low “good cholesterol” levels
· Fatty area around the waist
How Are AMPK and ATP Involved in Metabolic Syndrome?
AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) is an energy-sensing enzyme that responds to decreases in cellular energy state by activating processes that produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP is the molecule that stores the energy from food for later use by the body.
Sustained low levels of AMPK or a failure to activate it appropriately have been implicated as a cause of metabolic syndrome.
AMPK stimulates glucose uptake into the muscles and fat breakdown to produce energy, while turning off energy-consuming processes including glucose and fat production to restore energy balance.
How Can the C3G in VBG Haskap Help Lower Body Fat and Increase Muscle Mass?
Cyanidins (C3G) appear to be potent AMPK activators, which increase glucose and lipid uptake into the muscle cells.
The Haskap berry "pomace", that is used to produce VBG powder, is significantly higher in C3G that any other known berry.
Activate your AMPK with the regular intake of VBG Haskap!