| What is JNK Liquid Booster?
One of the effects of stress-induced over-activation of the JNK gene is weight gain.
The JNK Liquid Booster is a clinically-proven weight management product. Four medical studies have shown that it helps produce consistent results when used as part of a weight-reduction regimen (click on More Info to read about these results). Because of its proven effectiveness, a patent is pending for the product.
One bottle of the JNK Liquid Booster will last 28 or 14 days depending on the intensity of your program. For a slower, gradual weight loss, you can use half a capful of the liquid concentrate. For a more intensive program, we recommend a capful each day.
Once you have reached your ideal weight, the JNK Liquid Booster is a perfect daily supplement to help control and maintain your weight. If you take half a capful in the morning, you'll probably find that you have less craving for food, especially sweets and carbohydrates.
And if you ever see that you've gained a couple of pounds, you can go back on the full JNK weight-management program for a few days and drop the weight.
There are two JNK supplements and each of the supplements has it's own unique purpose within the JNK Diet. The supplements are named JNK Supplement and JNK Liquid Booster. The JNK Liquid Booster supplement would be used along with the JNK supplement for all health goals as well as for weight loss and would be taken along with the JNK supplement. The Liquid Booster would be taken approximately 2 to 3 hours after the JNK supplement was taken in the morning. For the maximum effect, you would pour 1 capful in about 30 ounces of water and sip over the course of 1 to 2 hours. For a more mild effect, 1/2 of a capful in 30 ounces of water and sipped for the next 1 to 2 hours.
JNK LIQUID BOOSTER INGREDIENT INFORMATION
NOPAL CACTUS: The concentrate has a high concentration (about 10% of the product) of fresh leaves from the nopal cactus. With its abundance of soluble and insoluble fiber, nopal is a superb food for gastro-intestinal problems. It normalizes blood sugar and reduces high levels of LDL cholesterol and triglycerides. Nopal also contains compounds that improve immune system function.
ALOE: The aloe vera plant is another excellent food for gastro-intestinal health. It contains enzymes and other plant compounds that aids digestion and improve nutrient absorption. Other compounds in the plant are cleansing and anti-inflammatory.
ANTIOXIDANTS: Natural antioxidants from grape seed extract, resveratrol and pomegranate help counter harmful effects on the body from free radicals—the highly reactive compounds formed by drugs, UV radiation, pollution, cigarette smoke and other toxins.
FIBER: In addition to the fiber present in nopal, the concentrate has two other natural sources of soluble fiber: inulin(also called FOS) and xanthan gum. Soluble fiber forms a gelatinous mass in the intestines that keeps feces hydrated and soft. The resulting bulk stimulates reﬂex contractions of the walls of the bowel, moving food more rapidly through the digestive tract. Soluble ﬁber also serves as nutrition for probiotic bacteria in the intestines, such as lactobacilli and biﬁdobacteria. These friendly bacteria are important for digestion and to control the growth of bacteria and fungi that can cause yeast infections and inﬂammation.
VITAMINS AND MINERALS: The JNK® Liquid booster is packed with vitamins and minerals that help you lose weight, nourish your body, and feel great.
• Vitamin A is required for a vast number of biological processes such as vision, cellular growth and immune function.
• Vitamin D3 has a major biologic function to maintain normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. It also aids in the absorption of calcium to form and maintain strong bones, helps keep blood pressure normal and is part of a healthy immune system. New research has shown that vitamin D3 promotes reduction of belly fat.
• Vitamin C is necessary to form collagen, the protein needed to make and maintain healthy blood vessels, cartilage and skin. As an antioxidant, it also supports a healthy immune system.
• Vitamin B1 is needed for cells to convert carbohydrates into energy. It is essential for the normal function of the heart and cardiovascular system, muscles, and the nervous system.
• Vitamin B2 is involved in many vital processes in the body. It is necessary for normal cellular function, body growth, and energy production. It is also needed to make red blood cells.
• Vitamin B3 is necessary for the normal functioning of the digestive system and the conversion of food to energy. It promotes normal levels of cholesterol and is needed for healthy skin and nerves.
• Vitamin B5 is essential for a wide variety of vital process in cells, including the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, as well as for the body's synthesis of hormones. Vitamin B6 is essential to maintain healthy nervous system. The body uses B6 to produce immune system antibodies. It is needed to break down proteins from food and to form red blood cells.
• Vitamin B12 helps maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells. It is needed to make DNA, the genetic material in all cells.
• Folate (folic acid) helps produce and maintain new cells. It is needed to make DNA and RNA, the building blocks of cells. It also helps prevent changes to DNA.
• Biotin is essential for healthy skin, intestinal tract, and nervous system. It is also necessary for normal genetic functions such as the replication of DNA and gene expression.
• Choline is needed to metabolize fat. It is also used to form cell membranes, and for the neurotransmitter acetylcholine (a brain chemical that is involved in cognitive functions). Inositol is another vitamin that is part of fat metabolism. It plays a role in normal nervous system functions and in the activity of the neurotransmitter serotonin (a brain chemical that controls appetite).
• Calcium is essential to make and keep bones and teeth strong. It is also needed for muscles and blood vessels to contract and expand, to secrete hormones and enzymes, and for normal nerve transmission.
• Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong. Magnesium also helps regulate blood sugar levels, promotes normal blood pressure, and is known to be involved in energy metabolism and protein synthesis.
• Potassium is an essential electrolyte that regulates muscle action and the body's water level. It is necessary for carbohydrate metabolism and protein synthesis to build muscles.
• Chromium is known to both enhance the action of insulin, the hormone critical to the metabolism of carbohydrates, fat, and protein in the body.
• Trace minerals trigger many of the body's biological processes. They are needed to build bones and form hormones. Some are vital for energy production and normal nerve and muscle functions.
AMINO ACIDS: Amino acids form the building blocks of proteins, such as the protein in muscle fibers. Increasing the development and preservation of lean muscle speeds up metabolism (muscle cells require three times more energy than fat cells when the body is at rest). Amino acids have also other specific effects: Arginine simulates the release of growth hormone and increases blood circulation throughout the body.
• Carnitine plays an essential role in fat metabolism, by transporting fatty acids into the cells where they are metabolized for energy.
• Glutamine is involved in more metabolic processes than any other amino acid. It is a precursor for cells of the immune system and a source of energy or the cells lining the small intestine.
• Isoleucine works directly with the body's energy production. It is especially beneficial to help the muscle recover after physical exercise.
• Leucine helps regular blood sugar levels and energy production. It has anabolic effects—stimulating muscle protein synthesis and preventing its breakdown. Methionine prevents fatty buildups in the liver and arteries.
• Phenylalanine acts as an appetite reducer. It triggers the release of an intestinal hormone that signals that the body is satiated after eating.
• Threonine prevents fatty accumulation in the liver. It is a lipotropic, which means it is essential for the metabolism of fat.
• Tryptophan acts as a precursor to serotinin, which helps regulate appetite.
• Tyrosine is a precursor to neurotransmitters (substances which controle signals between a nerve cell and another cell). It is useful during conditions of stress, such as during weight loss.
• Valine is a branched-chain amino acid, which means it can be used as a direct energy source by muscles.
BOTANICALS The JNK Liquid Booster® also contains botanicals proven to boost energy, reduce appetite, and help improve fat metabolism. Botanicals also help your body cleanse by flushing out toxins and waste.
• Milk thistle (Silybum marianum) is a well-recognized liver cleanser.
• Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) contains a group of compounds (eleutherosides) that stimulate the body's energy production.
• American Ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) is classified as an adaptogen, a plant that increases the resistance of the body to stress and couteracts low levels of energy.
• Green tea (Camellia sinensis) contains substances that promote the process of converting blood sugar to energy (glycolysis) and the metabolism of fat (lipolysis).
• Rhodiola (Rhodiola rosea) is another adaptogen that helps the body to maintain physiological balance during times of stress. There is a substantial body of research that confirms that the herb helps normalize the heart rate after exercise or stress.
• Schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) contains lignans that protect the liver. It is as a mild stimulator that improves reflexes and greater endurance. Suma (Pfaffia paniculata) has been used successfully for thousands of years for stress-induced fatigue to increase stamina and endurance.
• Yerba mate (Ilex paraguariensis) leaves has compounds that stimulate in the body's energy production by promoting the conversion of stored energy (glycogen) to cellular energy fuel (glucose).
• Pau d'Arco (Tabebuia avellanedae) bark contain substances that scientists refer to as N-factors that play a role in the body's cellular energy production.
• Garcinia (Garcinia cambogia) is well-recognized for its ability to reduce hunger feelings. It does not cause an aversion to food, just a mild reduction in appetite. It also reduces the formation of cholesterol in the liver and has shown to trigger the removal of LDL cholesterol from the blood.
• Gymnema (Gymnema sylvestre) both reduces cravings and acts similarly to a lipotropic by promoting fat metabolism.
• Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) can have mild appetite-reducing. It is also a time-tested remedy for intestinal gas.
• Burdock (Arctium minus) is a traditional remedy to help remove toxins that can build up in blood. It is a mild diuretic.
• Peppermint (Mentha peperita) is useful for the gastrointestinal health as it relaxes the muscles in the intestinal walls.
• Slippery elm (Ulmus rubra) bark contains a mucilage that soothes the gastrointestinal tract.
• Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is a mild laxative that also stimulates the production of stomach mucus. This helps neutralize excessive stomach acid that can otherwise lead to stomach disorders.
• Crystalline fructose is a simple carbohydrate that is easy for the body to metabolize to energy. However, the body converts slower that regular sugar so it lasts longer. It also has a glycemic index (GI) of only 19. The GI is a measure of how quickly blood sugar levels shoot up after consuming a carbohydrate. By comparison, the GI of regular sugar is 68. Note: Crystalline fructose—the same sugar found in fruit—should not be confused with high-fructose corn syrup, which is produced by an industrial chemical process and which has a GI similar to regular sugar and other non-desirable effects.
• Natural flavors consist of orange and apples, plus mango and other tropical fruits.
The effects of a 6 week weight management program, utilizing non-pharmaceutical nutritional supplements, on weight reduction, subjective energy level, cholesterol, triglycerides, adipose tissue and liver enzymes in obese adults
Dr. Gerald W. Lane, Medical Director & Primary Research Investigator
Institute for Metabolic Research, Hilliard, Ohio
Dr. Lane is Director of Research at The Institute for Metabolic Research, Hilliard Ohio. He is a graduate of Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio. Former Medical Director for Hilltop Research and Radiant Research, Columbus Ohio. Contributor toward greater than 250 clinical research projects over 15 years.
Past Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Ohio University, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
Direct correspondence to: Dr. Gerald Lane
Key words: weight management, obesity, nutritional supplements, liver enzymes
A nutritional supplement program studied 35 participants to determine safety and efficacy of the products (a liquid nutrient concentrate) while measuring weight reduction, lipids, adipose tissue and liver enzymes over a 6 week period. This was an open label trial with obese adults which measured total weight, percentage of body fat, andropometric measurements of mid-arm circumference, abdomen, hips, thighs, caliper measurements of skin folds of triceps, supraliac and mid-thigh (female) and caliper measurements of skin folds of chest, abdomen and mid-thigh (males), electrolytes, glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides, albumen, total protein, bilirubin, BUN, Creatinine, SGOT, SGPT, and subjective energy levels (self reported by participants). The group participated in a 72 hour program utilizing only the nutritional supplements and hydration. The results were remarkable. Every subject in the program lost weight with an average weight loss of 8.7 pounds. They then continued to utilize the nutritional products to replace one meal per day for 39 additional days. The average weight loss after 14 days was 18.2 pounds and 28.4 pounds at the conclusion of the 6 week trial.
Patient’s metabolic functions were closely monitored in order to document therapeutic benefit, while monitoring for potential side effects. Total cholesterol was lowered in all participants (ave. reduction = 20.6) and every participant with clinically elevated cholesterol (≥ 200) at baseline, reported normal values after 6 weeks. Similarly, all participants with fasting hyperglycemia (s. glu. ≥ 100) returned to normal by the end of the study. This included 3 patients with NIDDM who were not well controlled prior to the study. There was no evidence of hypoglycemia (s. glu. ≤ 65). Participants with elevated liver enzymes at baseline reported normal SGOT & SGPT levels after 2 weeks. No participant developed liver enzyme elevations. Subjective energy level of the participants was reported at baseline as low to average and reported as high to very high at the conclusion of the study. All participants lost total adipose tissue with the average change calculated at 6.7% lost. Decrease in total inches of body fat paralleled that of weight. For each pound of weight lost, the participants lost 0.82” off of body measurements.
Obesity is the number one contributor to the development of heart disease, diabetes mellitus and atherosclerosis in developed countries. The toll on human existence, both medically and economically is immense. While we cannot alter genetic factors contributing to obesity, cholesterol and triglycerides and diabetes, we can successfully address the exogenous contribution to these disease states.
Pharmaceutical attempts to promote weight loss have historically been accomplished via appetite suppressants that many times are addictive and or have cardiovascular side effects. The prescribing patterns of these medications are closely monitored by the board of pharmacy in most states, due to abuse and miss-use by patients and prescribers. This study was conducted to document scientifically an effective and safe mechanism to help obese individuals lose weight. The results of this study bear out that there are safe, effective adjuncts to weight loss without the need for prescription medication or frequent physician visits.
Inclusion in the study required that all subjects were obese adults, between the age 18 and 65, whose weight was at least 15% over IBW (ideal body weight). IBW for males was calculated utilizing the formula: 106# for the first 60” of height and 6 # for each additional inch, plus or minus 6#’s. Females utilize the formula: 100# for the first 60” and 5# for each additional inch, plus or minus 5#’s. Examples: a male 5’ 8” (68”) would have an IBW of 148-160. A female of 5’8” (68”) would have an IBW of 135-145. Study participants would be equal or greater than 15% more than the upper limit of the IBW range. The male in the above example would have to weigh ≥ 184 (15% greater than 160) and the female would have to weigh ≥ 167 (15% greater than 145). The study sample consisted of 35 qualified and consented subjects, 2 females and 8 males. The average percentage over IBW was 21% (range of 15% - 45%). The first study participant was enrolled on August 22, 2010. All participants received a general physical exam, anthropological body measurements utilizing the Jackson – Pollock scale. This included weight, body circumference measurements of arms, abdomen, hips and thighs plus body fat analysis with caliper measurements of arms, sacroiliac and thigh in females and chest, abdomen and thigh in males. Laboratory analysis included comprehensive metabolic panel + lipids at baseline visit, day 15 and upon conclusion of the study (day 42). On the first visit, the participants were started on the phase one of the study, which consisted of 3 dietary cleansers on day zero and the study products and protocol for days 1-3 (appendix 1 – phase 1). They returned on day 4, weighed, all measurements were repeated and they received the study products and protocol for days 4-42 (appendix 2 – phase 2). On days 15 and 42, they were seen for a follow up visit. Weight, body measurements and labs were repeated. All data was collected and the study was closed on November 15th, 2010.
28 servings (14 or 28 days of use depending on the intensity of your program)