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Information Guide

GoGo Health Herbal (Pty) Ltd


www.gogohealthherbal.com

About the Product

GoGo Fat+ is a Green Tea based herbal diet capsule

Ingredients

Green Tea, Chromium Picolinate, Cinnamon, Poris Cocos, Crataegus, Lotus Leaf, Chrysanthemum and now with L-Carnitine

Instructions

Keep capsules in a cool dry place and keep away from direct sunlight. Once opened, do not store for longer than 6 months.

Dosage & Directions

Take one capsule before breakfast. Once goal weight has been achieved, reduce to a maintenance dose of one capsule every second day before breakfast. It is ideal to drink at least 2 Litres of water whilst on GoGo Fat+ as this ushes the system and aids with weight loss.

Known Side E ects

Dizziness, Nausea, Insomnia, headaches and heart palpitations.

Contraindications

People who su er with heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease, hyperthyroidism (over active thyroid), bleeding or blood clotting disorders & plant related allergies are advised to consult with their physician before use. Women who breast feeding or pregnant are advised not to take any form of herbal medication except for the ones prescribed by her specialist.
Due to the ca eine content in green tea, it is advised not to administer GoGo Fat+ to children under 16 years of age.

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Green Tea

Green Tea has been a part of the Chinese diet for over 3000 years.

Recent research has proven that there are a signi cant number of health bene ts that come from drinking or including Green Tea extract in our diet. Cancer Prevention / Inhibition Anti-Oxidant applications Weight Control
properties have all been researched to some degree.

Anti-In ammatory and Anti-Microbial

Some reports show Green Tea may have the ability to help prevent certain cancers from developing. Green Tea contains chemicals known as polyphenols, which have anti-oxidant properties. An anti-oxidant is a compound that blocks the action of activated oxygen molecules, known as free radicals that can damage cells. Studies have also shown Green Tea extracts are capable of reducing fat digestion by inhibiting digestive enzymes. Others have shown thermogenic properties of Green Tea (probably brought on by the interaction between its ca eine content and catechin polyphenols.) Thermogenisis is the process of the body burning fuel (fat) without making chemical energy (the calories are released as heat).

These studies indicate that the Green Tea helps shed unwanted kilos by helping to:
(burn more calories / kilojoules throughout the day)

INCREASE OUR METABOLISM

INCREASES OUR BODYS ABILITY TO BURN FAT (Fat oxidation)


While some of Green Teas a ect on our metabolism is known to come from the ca eine it contains, Green Tea doesnt have much ca eine as co ee but helps the body burn more energy than co ee. So we know that the e ect doesnt just come down to itss ca eine levels.

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Green Tea

Other Health Bene ts of Green Tea

As well as helping us to lose weight, Green Tea is believed to have many other health bene ts. Amongst the most impressive of these, Green Tea is said to help: Reduce our risk of developing many forms of cancer Inhibit the growth of cancer cells Improve the ratio of good (HDL) Cholesterol to bad (LDL) cholesterol Help reduce the risk of experiencing cardiovascular disease Treat impaired immune function Prevent food poisoning Help prevent tooth decay Lower total cholesterol levels In order to enjoy these health bene ts and others, researchers recommend drinking Green Tea on a regular basis. In fact, many recommend drinking between 5 to 10 cups a day to experience bene ts and the more you drink the more bene ts you will receive. GoGo Fat+ is a concentrate of Green Tea and is equivalent to drinking 100 cups per day giving your body all the bene ts. Is Green Tea Good for everyone? It is thought that not everyone should drink Green Tea or large quantities of Green Tea like those recommended by many researchers. Because Green Tea does not have relatively high amounts of ca eine, it is recommended that anyone with the following conditions speak with their doctor before starting to consume Green Teas. Heart problems or high blood pressure Plant related allergies Bleeding or blood clotting disorder Kidney disease Any condition requiring you to take blood thinning drugs If you are pregnant or could become pregnant Hyper-thyroidism (an Over-active thyroid) An anxiety or nervous disorder If you are breast feeding a baby Known Side E ects May Include: Heart Palpitations Irritability Insomnia Dizziness
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Chromium Picolinate

Is a natural supplement that is available over the counter

It helps the cells in the body process glucose more e ciently. Glucose provides the main source of food for bodys cells. When we eat, the food is broken down into glucose, which is released into the bloodstream through the small intestine. Once the glucose enters the bloodstream, it is combined with insulin (produced by the pancreas) and distributed to the muscles and the brain. Other reported bene ts of Chromium Picolinate include: Decreased Appetite Chromium Picolinate is used by people who want to suppress their appetite and control food cravings. Controlling your appetite may result in weight loss and many people use Chromium for this purpose. This supplement is used to give your metabolism a boost so that you can burn calories more e ectively. Chromium may be used to give your weight-loss e orts a head start or to start losing weight when you have reached a plateau. Reduced Insulin Resistance The results of some studies indicate that taking Chromium Picolinate may help to lower blood sugar in the body. This dietary supplement may be used help control Type 2 diabetes.
Its interesting to note that the supplement didnt reduce blood sugar levels in individuals who were already at a normal level. The bene t was seen in people with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels.

Researchers have found that individuals genetic makeup determines whether Chromium Picolinate will have an e ect on their blood sugar levels, which means this treatment option will not be e ective for everyone. Any bene ts from taking this supplement will take several weeks to take e ect. Lowers High Cholesterol Chromium Picolinate may also be an e ective treatment for high cholesterol. The results of a study involving humans indicated that taking the supplement actively lowered triglyceride levels in the body. Other types of cholesterol were not a ective, however.
Other human studies involving participants with normal and high cholesterol levels have found that Chromium brought overall cholesterol levels down. Levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which is known as bad cholesterol went down. In addition, the good cholesterol in the blood increased. The increase in the bloodstreams high-density lipoprotein (HDL) was found even in studies where the participants were men who were taking beta blockers (a medication used to treat high blood pressure).

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Chromium Picolinate

Is a natural supplement that is available over the counter

It helps the cells in the body process glucose more e ciently. Glucose provides the main source of food for bodys cells. When we eat, the food is broken down into glucose, which is released into the bloodstream through the small intestine. Once the glucose enters the bloodstream, it is combined with insulin (produced by the pancreas) and distributed to the muscles and the brain. Other reported bene ts of Chromium Picolinate include: Decreased Appetite Chromium Picolinate is used by people who want to suppress their appetite and control food cravings. Controlling your appetite may result in weight loss and many people use Chromium for this purpose. This supplement is used to give your metabolism a boost so that you can burn calories more e ectively. Chromium may be used to give your weight-loss e orts a head start or to start losing weight when you have reached a plateau. Reduced Insulin Resistance The results of some studies indicate that taking Chromium Picolinate may help to lower blood sugar in the body. This dietary supplement may be used help control Type 2 diabetes. Its interesting to note that the supplement didnt reduce blood sugar levels in individuals who were already at a normal level. The bene t was seen in people with higher-than-normal blood sugar levels. Researchers have found that individuals genetic makeup determines whether Chromium Picolinate will have an e ect on their blood sugar levels, which means this treatment option will not be e ective for everyone. Any bene ts from taking this supplement will take several weeks to take e ect. Lowers High Cholesterol Chromium Picolinate may also be an e ective treatment for high cholesterol. The results of a study involving humans indicated that taking the supplement actively lowered triglyceride levels in the body. Other types of cholesterol were not a ective, however.
Other human studies involving participants with normal and high cholesterol levels have found that Chromium brought overall cholesterol levels down. Levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL), which is known as bad cholesterol went down. In addition, the good cholesterol in the blood increased. The increase in the bloodstreams high-density lipoprotein (HDL) was found even in studies where the participants were men who were taking beta blockers (a medication used to treat high blood pressure).

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Carnitine

What is it?

Carnitine, derived from an amino acid, is found in nearly all cells of the body. Its name is derived from the Latin carnus or esh, as the compound was isolated from meat. Carnitine is the generic term for a number of compounds that include L-Carnitine, acetyl-L-Carnitine and propionyl-L-Carnitine. Carnitine plays a critical role in energy production. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the mitochondria so they can be oxidized (burned) to produce energy. It also transports the toxic compounds generated out of this cellular organelle to prevent their accumulation. Given these key functions, carnitine is concentrated in tissues like skeletal and cardiac muscle that utilize fatty acids as a dietary fuel. The body makes su cient carnitine to meet the needs of most people. For genetic or medical reasons, some individuals (such as pre-term infants) cannot make enough, so for them carnitine is a conditionally essential nutrient. Taking Carnitine with Green Tea extracts is one of the simplest things you can do to lose weight and raise your energy levels. The remarkable thing about carnitine is that by elevating the amount of carnitine is known to improve the following: High-intensity work capacity Increase athletic performance Speed your recovery from intense exercise Make your brain work better Prevent oxidative stress that leads to longer term health problems, such as: cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic in ammation. TAKE CARNITINE TO BURN FAT : The Basics Carnitine is an amino acid composite that is made from lysine and methionine. There are a couple of di erent forms of Carnitine, such as acetyl-L-Carnitine and L-Carnitine Tartrate, and well look at which forms you should be taking and when.
In this article, unless otherwise stated, Carnitine will be used to refer to L-Carnitine Tartrate.

Carnitine is a potent fat burner because it is responsible for the transport of fats into the cells to be used for energy in the body. By raising the level of muscle carnitine, you support the fat burning process and because your body becomes more e ecient at processing fuel, it will increase your energy levels. Elevating carnitine will also improve physical performance by burning more fat, sparing glycogen, clearing muscle lactate and increasing anabolic hormone response.

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Carnitine
PAIR CARNITINE AND OMEGA-3 FISH OILS for fat loss For Carnitine to be e ective, you need to ensure you have adequate levels of Omega-3 Fish Oils in the body. In order for your body to actually load carnitine that you take in supplement form into the muscles where you want it, it has to be accompanied by insulin. Omega-3 fatty acids come into the equation because they will improve the health of every cell in your body if you get enough of them. The cells are made up of two layers of lipids or fats, which will be composed of good fats or bad fats - depending on the type you eat. If the cell lipid layers are made up of Omega-3s, the cell will be generally healthier and it will also make them more sensitive to insulin. Having your cells more sensitive to insulin allows your body to get the most energy production out of supplemental carnitine. I mention this relationship between Omega-3s and carnitine because you wont optimally bene t from taking carnitine unless you have already attended to your Omega-3s. In working with obese clients, Ive found that using high doses of sh oil with carnitine tartrate will allow the fat to start to come o . Omega-3s increase metabolic rate by increasing cell activity and fat burning. carnitine is the delivery system for long chain fatty acids such that the less carnitine you have in the body, the fewer fatty acids that get into the cell, meaning you dont burn them for energy. Instead, the fatty acids go into a depository and are stored as fat. By elevating carnitine, fat burning increases and you give the cell the right genetic machinery to raise metabolism. Youll have more energy, feel more motivated and any excess fat begins to come o .

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Carnitine
NO NEED FOR CARBS: CARNITINE WITH OMEGA-3s for Fat Loss The new study in The Journal of Physiology, showed that taking carnitine with carbs is e ective for elevating muscle carnitine levels and improving athletic performance. But carbs arent necessary as long as you get adequate omega-3s. A study in the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism showed that combining carnitine, omega-3s, and polyphenols resulted in lower blood lipid levels and better cellular energy production, which has the implication of fat loss if the study had been of longer durationit was only 12 weeks. Researchers found that triglycerides were lowered by 24 percent and free fatty acids decreased by 29 percent compared to a placebo group that had no changes. These changes indicate healthier markers of cholesterol, better energy use and fat burning that will lead to fat loss. Additionally, genes that increase fat burning in the body were activatedindicating a better metabolic pro le.
Take note that the polyphenols were included to raise antioxidant levels and ght oxidative stress that leads to chronic in ammation and poor cardiovascular health, among other things. They are not necessary for the carnitine to work its magic.

CARNITINE FIGHTS VISCERAL BELLY FAT Visceral belly fat is one of the toughest fats to lose once youve got it and it causes numerous health problems. Once you begin to gain visceral fat around the belly, it will lead to fat gain within the organs such as the liver, the heart, or even in muscle. Fat gain in the liver leads to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, while epicardial fat is a type of visceral fat that is deposited around the heart and is considered a metabolically active organ, altering heart function. Raising your carnitine levels will ght this visceral fat gain because it increases fat burning, which has the e ect of taking triglycerides and low-density lipoproteins out of the system so that they dont build up causing high cholesterol and atherosclerosis. A new research study in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology illustrates this. Researchers gave a carnitine supplement to mice who were fed a high-fat diet in order to make them gain weight. In comparison to a group of mice fed a placebo, the carnitine group gained substantially less visceral and subcutaneous fat (fat that is right below the surface of the skin that you can pinch with your ngers). The placebo group exhibited the beginning stages of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis, neither of which were evident in the carnitine group.
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Carnitine
TAKE CARNITINE TO IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
The study in The Journal of Physiology is the rst to show that muscle carnitine content can be increased in humans through diet . Once carnitine is elevated, metabolism in the body is dependent on the intensity of exercise, allowing for better energy use and performance.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice that has been greatly overlooked

Cinnamon has magni cent health bene ts and many think it is just a normal spice with an incredible aroma. Surprisingly, in the rst civilization of mankind, cinnamon was used as an antiseptic and it was precious as gold itself. Now modern science revelas that cinnamon has plenty more bene ts.

CINNAMON WEIGHT LOSS BENEFITS:


BOOSTS METABOLIC RATE Many researches in the scienti c community have found that cinnamon makes the metabolism rate jump up and help burn calories quickly. As soon as the body consumes the spice the metabolism rate increased dramatically. This helps 1000s of people around the world lose weight faster than would normally do. LOWERS BLOOD SUGAR LEVELS The cinnamon weight loss bene ts are well-known in the diabetes world for helping to shrink blood sugar levels. This bene t helps not only diabetes but can help to decrease the sugar amount in non-diabetic people. Cinnamon helps us to metabolize sugar in a better way. This prevents the body from storing extra fat and helps us lose weight quicker. STOPS FOOD CRAVING Another important cinnamon bene t is that it stops most food cravings and binge eating.

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Crataegus

Commonly called Hawthorn

It is a well-known herb in traditional Chinese medicine. Hawthorn is used to help many di erent sicknesses mainly: Heart Disease and Heart Problems Many doctors use Hawthorn as a medicine as well as a digestive aid. Hawthorn has its many bene ts and if taken regularly, it will not cause any harm to ones body. However, if taken in large doses - it can cause palpitations.

Poris Cocos

Known as the organ healer

Has been used in Chinese traditional medicine for many centuries. Poris Cocos grow on the roots of old, dead pine trees. It has been traditionally used as a tonic to bene t internal organs. As a result, internal organs can funtion better as well as stay healthy.

Lotus Leaf

Healthy heart. Reduces anxiety and stress

The Lotus Leaf originated from India. It has many bene ts - some are: WEIGHT LOSS HELPS LOWER CHOLESTEROL AIDS IN LOWERING OF HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE As well as, it STOPS ANY INTERNAL BLEEDING. There are many di erent types of Lotus Leaf tea, which also helps against insomnia and stress.

Chrysanthemum Helps relieve symptoms of colds & u


Chrysanthemum is a beautiful and sweet smelling ower, whose extract aids in prevention of in uenza as well as helping one to ght it. It can be boiled and the water can be consumed for those su ering with severe ush. It is safe for children to drink this liquid as well.
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