HOW THE FOOD-CHAIN GAP LEADS TO OBESITY
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Humans require 20 amino acids to build proteins in the body. However, humans can only produce 11 of these amino acids. They cannot produce the other 9 amino acids. Thus it is necessary for humans to obtain the other 9 amino acids from the food chain. These 9 amino acids are called “essential amino acids” because it is essential that they are obtained from dietary sources, which we refer to as the diet.
However, other higher food sources, including cows, chickens and fish, also cannot produce these 9 essential amino acids. The purpose of the food-chain is to move amino acids and other essential nutrients from plants and bacteria, which make all 20 amino acids, up to higher animals, including vertebrates, mammals and man. Thus the food-chain is vulnerable or deficient in moving the 9 essential amino acids to higher animals. We call this the food-chain gap.
When food is plentiful, the food-chain gap is closed and higher animals achieve optimal health. However, when dietary deficiencies occur due to poor eating habits or the process of aging, the deficiency that occurs in essential amino acids results in a further deficiency in positive-charged proteins that leads to an imbalance in metabolic pathways. This imbalance in metabolic pathways upsets the processes that store and burn body fat.
Fortunately, Factor4 Weight Control®, containing power amino acids®, has the capacity to close the food-chain gap and correct the deficiencies in amino acids, positive-charged proteins and metabolic pathways. Once these deficiencies are corrected, the balance in metabolic pathways stimulates loss of body fat and leads to sustained weight control.
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