Category: Overweight (Obesity)

What are the leading causes of Weight gain and Obesity?

About obesity

Obesity is a medical condition that is caused due to the accumulation of excessive fat in the body which leads to other various health problems.According to Ayurvedic principles, excessive fat (Stholyata) is generally caused by the unhealthy lifestyle which leads to other chronic disorders like diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, etc.

Body mass index (BMI) and obesity

Body mass index is a measurement of an individual’s body weight with respect to height. If the person is diagnosed with BMI is 30 or higher than this are considered at higher risk of obesity.

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Signs and symptoms of obesity

Some of the noticeable symptoms of obesity are as follows

  • Extra flesh on the cheeks
  • Excessive fat around the waist
  • Higher body mass index (BMI)
  • Soggy breasts in women
  • Breathing problems
  • Snoring
  • Joint pains
  • Fatigue and excess sweating

What are the risks of having high BMI?

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Cardiac arrests
  • Gallbladder disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Joint diseases
  • Gout
  • Fatty liver and other liver diseases
  • Sleep apnea
  • Mental illness and depression

What are the main causes of obesity?

Some of the main causes that leads to weight gain and obesity are as follows:-

1. Genetics

Obesity in an individual can becaused by the mutation in some genes and plays an important role in causing obesity.

2. Age

Obesity can occur in any age group depending upon the hormonal changes, lifestyle, eating habits etc.

3. Lack of sleep

Individuals who have inappropriate sleeping patterns which induces the secretion of ghrelin hormone that leads ultimately to inadequate appetite. This results in increased intake of food.

4. Prolonged illness

Various syndromes like Cushing’s syndrome, Prader-willi syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome can lead to reduce physical activity.

5. Certain medications

Some medications like Anti-depressants, Anti-diabetic, Anti-psycholic etc. can lead to change body’s metabolism.

6. Diet

Eatingprocessed & packaged foods, lack of exercise, consuming fast food, carbonated drinks & beverages and alcohol can leads to weight gain and obesity.

7. Sedentary lifestyle

Sedentary lifestyle which include nature of our job, no workout or exercise, spending hours sitting in front of compute screen and lack of any physical activity that makes a person obese.

What are the complications of obesity?

  • Improper blood circulation
  • Increased chances of cardiac-arrest
  • Severe liver and kidney disorders

How obesity can be diagnosed?

Obesity can be examined clinically or by physical exam

  1. Health and medical history
  2. Blood tests that may include- thyroid test, cholesterol level, liver function tests and diabetes.
  3. Physical examinations like- Body mass index (BMI), blood pressure and heart rate.

Natural remedies and Ayurvedic herbs for treating weight gain and obesity

Indian traditional herbs have been used for years in manufacturing medicines due to their effective medicinal properties. Some of the tremendous herbs that are useful in treating obesity and weight gain are as follows

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1. Triphala

Triphala which means three fruits is an Ayurvedic herbal preparation composed of Alma (Emblica Officinalis), Haritaki (Terminalia chebula) and Bibhitaki (Terminalia belerica) in appropriate ratios. According to Ayurvedic principles, it is known to trigger rejuvenation, longevity and is considered as Tridoshic Rasayana i.e. it can treat Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. It promotes proper absorption of food, digestion, appetite and possesses anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and antibacterial properties.

2. Garcinia cambogia

Garcinia Cambogia (Malabar tamarind), which is used as a flavoring agent in fish curries and acts as a preservative also contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that makes beneficial in weight management and anti-obesity agent. This herb is also useful in treating intestinal problems and a natural appetite suppressor.

3. Ashoka (Saraca indica)

Ashoka which is known for its benefits in treating PCOD and in the regulation of menstrual cycles. This herb possesses tannins, flavonoids, steroids and glycosides which makes it beneficial properties in weight management and promotes healthy digestion. This is an amazing detoxifying agent which flushes out all the toxins and prevents the accumulation of fat in cells and tissues.

Natural treatment for obesity by Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is offering the best herbal supplements for weight management such as Thinner you pack for effective treatment of obesity and weight gain. This pack includes the following products

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1. Trim support capsules

Planet Ayurveda’s trim support is an effective herbal supplement that has been formulated by Garcinia Cambogia, Katuki (Picrohiza kurro), Mustak (Cyperus rotundus) and Triphala. This product supports healthy digestion and assimilation, suppresses the appetite thus reduces the conversion of fat and fat deposition in cells/tissues and simultaneously improves the proper balancing of metabolism and blood sugar levels.

Dosage 1 capsule two times daily with plain water after meals.

2. Garcinia capsules

Garcinia capsule are manufactured by the fruit zest of Garcinia Cambogia which is 100% pure, vegetarian and does not contain any kind of additives, chemicals and don’t have any side effect. The rind of Garcinia fruit contains HCA which prevents the fat accumulation in tissues and balances healthy cholesterol levels in our body.

Dosage 2 capsules two times daily with water after meals.

3. Guggul capsules

Guggul capsules have been formulated by guggul (Commiphora wightii), which is extracted from Mukul myrrh tree which possesses amazing phytochemical constituents makes it a great lubricant, stimulant and induces healthy digestion. This product maintains proper metabolism and balances tridosha effectively.

Dosage– 1 capsule two times daily with plain water.

4. Stholyantak capsules

These capsules are formulated by many traditional herbs which are beneficial in weight management like Mustak (Cyprus rotundus), Chirbilva (Haloptela integrifolia), Balbach (Iris ensata), Babool (Acacia Arabica), Triphala, Arjuna (Terminalia Arjuna), Jamun (Syzgiumcumini), Vidang (Embelia ribes), Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica), Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata), Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica), and Sonth (Zingiber Officinalis).These herbs possess tremendous properties which make them beneficial in maintaining healthy body weight and support the healthy body with its goodness.

Dosage 1 full teaspoonful with plain water after meals.

Why only planet Ayurveda?

  • 100% pure and vegetarian products
  • Free from chemicals, preservatives, colors, binders and additives.
  • Sterile herbal extracts are used
  • Formulated under strict supervision and guidance.

References

  1. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5567597/-
  2. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3748738/-
  3. https://nccih.nih.gov/health/garcinia

Obesity/Overweight Risk Factors and Causes -Weight loss Herbal Supplements

Obesity is the problem which can bring the boredom, disappointment and inferiority complex in you. Everyone wants to look in a perfect shape and wants to wear all type of outfits. But if you are obese then you have to be very particular while choosing a dress. Besides this risk factors of obesity affect the people of all age groups (children, adults, middle aged and old aged people). Obesity is the problem in which extra fat is deposited in body.

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Obesity may lead to severe health complications like diabetes, heart diseases, hypertension, arthritis, joint pain, liver problems, kidney problems and reproductive complications etc. So take care of body and if you are suffering from obesity nothing could be better than Ayurvedic treatment. Mostly it has been seen that people are so fed up with obesity that they try various kinds of products available in market these days. But result of using such kind of products end up the people in serious troubles like kidney failure or other health issues. So be very careful while using such kind of products.

HERBS FOR OBESITY & WEIGHT LOSS

  1. Vrikshamla (Garcinia cambogia)
  2. Mustak (Cyperus rotundus)
  3. (Haritaki) Terminalia chebula
  4. (baheda)  Terminalia belerica
  5. (amla)  Emblica officinalis
  6. Guggul (Comniphora mukul)

These herbs are very effective to resolve this problem without resulting in any side effects on health.  Though the herbs take some time to show their effects but their effects are long lasting without causing any harm to our body. So you have to be patient if you are looking for Ayurvedic treatment.

ACCORDING TO AYURVEDA CAUSE OF OBESITY

  • In Ayurevda, obesity is known as Medorog and Sthaulya. There are three energies vata, pitta and kapha which are essential to maintain a healthy body. Obesity occurs due to the aggravated kapha dosha. Kapha dosha in responsible to maintain the body weight by building up nutritive fluids, blood, fats and bone marrow.
  • In the balanced state of kapha dosha, it provides the nutrition to the tissues by several micro channels. But in the imbalanced state, kapha dosha results in toxin (ama) production in the body. Accumulation of these toxins occurs in the weaker passage of body which leads to blockage. In obesity, toxin gets deposited in the medovahi srotas (fat passage) and there is an increased production of fat tissues (Medha dhatu).

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WEIGHT LOSS HERBAL SUPPLEMENTS

  • Ayurvedic treatment for obesity by the Planet Ayurveda contains the “Thinner Youth Pack”.This pack contains the four herbal products which are prepared from the standardized extracts of herbs.

List of Products

  • TRIM SUPPORT
  • GARCINIA CAPSULES
  • GUGGUL CAPSULES
  • STHOLYANTAKA CHURNA

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

1.TRIM SUPPORT:

  • It is an effective herbal remedy of Planet Ayurveda for overweight.  This herbal product is quite effective and various obese people are benefitted with this.  It is quite good Ayurvedic treatment which helps to increase the fat metabolism and also helps to burn the extra fat from body.  This herbal product is prepared from the pure extracts of   three herbs  which are listed below

Vrikshamla(Garcinia cambogia)

  • This herb has the great medicinal importance to reduce the obesity from ancient times. Vrikshmala is the herb which is mostly found in the western regions of India. It helps to suppress the appetite hence good to control obesity.

Mustak(Cyperus rotundus)

  • Mustak is known to be very effective herb to resolve the digestive problems. It helps in reduction of the fat deposition in the body tissues, hence considered as an effective herbal remedy for obesity.

Myrobalans or Triphala

  • It is the combination of dried fruits of Terminalia chebula (haritaki), Terminalia belerica (baheda) and Emblica officinalis (amla). It is good natural remedy for metabolism, digestion and absorption. It accelerates fat metabolism in body.

DOSAGE – One capsules two times in a day with plain water after half an hour of meals.

2.GARCINIA CAPSULES

  • Planet Ayurveda offers the Garcinia capsules to manage the obesity. Thus herbal product is available in the form of capsules and prepared from the pure extract of herb  Garcinia cambogia. This herb is also known as gamboge. Use of this herb is quite beneficial to reduce the weight. This herb helps in the burning of fats and also enhances the metabolism of body.

DOSAGE – Two capsules, two times in a day with plain water after half an hour of meals.

3. GUGGUL CAPSULES

  • Planet Ayurveda’s guggul capsules is a good Ayurvedic treatment for obesity. These capsules are prepared from the standardized extract of herb Guggul (Commiphora mukul). This herb also helps in weight loss in natural way without causing any negative impacts on health.

DOSAGE – One capsule, two times in a day with plain water after half an hour of meals.

4. STHOLYANTAKA CHURNA

  • This herbal product is an amazing blend of various herbs which are given below

Ingredients

  • Mustak (Cyprus rotundus)   
  • Chirbilva (Haloptela integrifolia)
  • Balbach (Iris ensata)
  • Babool (Acacia Arabica)
  • Ashok (Saraca indica)
  • Triphala (Myrobalans)
  • Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna)  
  • Jamun (Syzigium cumini)
  • Vidang (Embelia ribes)
  • Chitrak (Plumbago zeylanica)
  • Kalmegh (Andrographis paniculata)
  • Dalchini (Cinnamomum zeylanica)
  • Sonth (Zingiber officinale)  

BENEFITS- Herbs explained above are packed with amazing properties.  These herbs help to pacify the kapha dosha which is main cause of obesity. These herbs are quite good to resolve the digestive disorders. Besides this these herbs help to increase the fat metabolism and also reduces the fat deposition in the tissues. Thus stholyantaka churna is an effective herbal remedy to reduce the weight without causing negative impacts on health.

DOSAGE – 1 teaspoonful, two times in a day with plain water after meals. Decoction can also be prepared by mixing 1 teaspoonful of powder in glass of water and boiling is done until it get reduced to ¼ quantity.

Guidelines

  • Avoid the fatty and fried foods.
  • Avoid junk foods.
  • Take diet which is rich in antioxidants.
  • Physical exercise, yoga and pranayama are good for overweight people.