Three Supplements That Can Tame Your Muffin Top
Ladies loathe it. The people of Walmart videographers love to highlight it. And the tabloids are constantly in search of an appearance of it.
Billions of dollars are spent each year on gym memberships, trainers, diet systems and support garments in an attempt to hide it.
What is it? The infamous muffin top.
Originating as Australian slang, the spillage of body fat over the top of a garment that resembles the carb-loaded bakery staple folding over its paper casing is at the top of many women's minds.
In their intrepid search for an end to the extra padding, women may want to look at several factors including vitamin supplements.
Here are three that have research behind them to help end the battle of the all-around bulge.
We've all seen the commercials dissing cortisol, a stress hormone that's been shown to increase the prevalence of belly fat. This hormone works as a defense mechanism t0 store fat in the body. When we're stressed, cortisol goes into overdrive and increases blood sugar and suppresses the immune system, making it good for allergies but bad for our waistlines.
Enter the super antioxidant - ascorbic acid or vitamin C. To alleviate those spikes in cortisol during stressful situations, world-renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Oz recommends supplementing with 3,000 mg of vitamin C to alleviate the stress hormone. The antioxidant helps your body regulates cortisol production and prevents a spike in blood pressure. The result? Less body fat storage and a calmer demeanor.
The fastest way to get your vitamin C where it needs to go? Liposomal vitamin C, which is encapsulated in a lipid shell to make it easier pass through the wall of the small intestine, helps the supplement get to the bloodstream faster and without the digestive distress that can result from taking it in a traditional pill.Continued on the next page