What leads to obesity?
Obesity is considered as a "Killer lifestyle" disease and is an important cause of preventable death worldwide. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 1.2 billion people worldwide (12% of the world’s population) are officially classified as overweight. Also, more than 3 percent (3 crores) of the Indian population is obese. Thus obesity is a serious worldwide health epidemic and it is predicted to double in the next 5 years. There are more than 30 medical conditions (diabetes, heart disease, stroke, osteoarthritis, infertility, respiratory diseases, sleep apnea, etc.) that are associated with obesity. Individuals who are obese are at risk of developing one or more of these serious medical conditions, causing poor health or, in severe cases, early death.
Causes Of Obesity
As per the World Health Organization (WHO) the fundamental cause of obesity and overweight is an energy imbalance between calories consumed and calories expended. It means, if a person eats more calories than he or she burns (metabolizes), the person gains weight (the body will store the excess energy as fat).
Increase Intake of Food
Increased intake of foods, particularly foods high in fat and sugars (sugary drinks, alcohol, junk and processed foods), leads to obesity.
Decrease in Physical Activities
Decrease in physical activity due to the increasingly sedentary nature of work, changing modes of transportation, and increasing urbanization contributes to weight gain.
Genetics can affect hormones involved in fat regulation. Leptin is a hormone which controls weight by signaling the brain to eat less when body fat stores are too high. If, for some reason, the body cannot produce enough leptin or leptin cannot signal the brain to eat less, this control is lost, and obesity occurs.
Diet High in Simple Carbohydrates
Simple carbohydrates (sugars, fructose, desserts, soft drinks, beer, wine, etc.) contribute to weight gain because they are more rapidly absorbed and in turn stimulate insulin release. Insulin promotes the growth of fat tissue and can cause weight gain.
Medications associated with weight gain include certain anti-depressants, anti-convulsants, some anti-diabetic medications, anti-histaminics, anti-hypertensives, certain hormones such as oral contraceptives and most corticosteroids.
Diseases or medical conditions such as hypothyroidism, insulin resistance, polycystic ovary syndrome, and Cushing's syndrome are also contributors to obesity. Some diseases, such as Prader-Willi syndrome, can lead to obesity.
Common signs and symptoms of Obesity include:
Excess body fat accumulation (particularly around the waist)
Shortness of breath
Skin problems (from moisture accumulating in the folds of skin)
Inability to perform simple physical tasks (that one could easily perform before weight gain)
Pain (commonly in the back and joints)
Psychological impact (negative self-esteem, depression, shame and social isolation).
Svelte & Shape
Capsules for Weight Management
“A purely herbal preparation made of ingredients which help in maintaining the perfect body weight”.
Priority Herbals SVELTE & SHAPE capsules is a purely herbal preparation made up of ingredients which help in losing the excessive fat and trimming up back to shape. It acts by burning the excessive fat and suppressing over-eating. It also helps to increase the good cholesterol, and reduce the bad cholesterol and triglycerides. In addition to its weight loss effect, it also possesses antioxidant, anti-diabetic and cardioprotective effects, as obesity brings along with it its associated risks.
About the Product
SVELTE AND SHAPE CAPSULES have been scientifically designed to take care of Obesity and its associated complications.The product contains high quality standardized extracts of Ginger, Guduchi, Guggul, Triphala, Karela, Methi, Pippali and Arjuna. The benefits of these ingredients on body weight/fat and its linked complications are listed below:
Benefits of Herbal Ingredients
Helps burn excessive Fat: Helps inhibit enzymes that helps the body store fat and instead be burned as calories. Also boosts metabolism and helps increase the effects of some fat-burning hormones such as norepinephrine. Thus, it helps by melting the unwanted fat in the body and therefore supports weight loss.
Normalizes lipid levels: Helps reduce bad cholesterol (LDL) and triglycerides, and increases good cholesterol (HDL)
Helps Reduce Fat absorption: Suppresses the absorption of meal-derived lipids mediated by gallic acid (present in Baheda) and thus reduces visceral fat
Helps in Good Digestion: Triphala, Pippali and Ginger help improve digestion and promote the absorption of nutrients. They thus also boost metabolism and help regulate body weight
Possesses Antioxidant Effects: The herbs present in the product are packed full of nutrients and antioxidants that may increase fat burning, reduce appetite, help lose weight and boost health
Helps Reduce Complications: Obesity is linked to complications like Diabetes and Heart problems. Herbs like Karela, Methi, Triphala and Guduchi help reduce blood sugar levels in diabetic people. Arjuna and other herbs reduce lipid levels and decrease platelet stickiness thus reducing risk of heart disease and stroke.
Controls appetite and food cravings: Reduces appetite and so helps avoid over-eating in Obese people.