pAGG Research

We have carefully chosen each of the ingredients in our pAGG Supplement System to maximize their fat-loss benefits.

Each of our ingredients were carefully examined to identify the components within that had the greatest effect on fat-loss.  In formulating our pAGG Supplement System we focused our efforts on maximizing the potency of these components through the design, manufacturing, and bottling process.

Ingredient Amount Why It Works
pAGG All Day™
(R) Alpha-Lipoic Acid

150mg Store calories in muscles and liver instead of fat cells
Recent studies suggest ALA helps blood sugar get stored as muscle glycogen rather than fat by increasing GLUT-4 recruitment to the surface of skeletal muscle cells.
Aged Garlic Extract
with high Allicin Potential
200mg Increase your heart health
Cholesterol management with high bio-availability
Decaffeinated Green Tea Flavanols (EGCG) 542mg
Yielding 325mg EGCG
Kill off old fat cells
Inhibits fat storage,  quickens the death of old fat cells, and inhibits the formation of new fat cells.  These characteristics will help keep your weight from bouncing back.
Biotin (B7) 100mcg Helps you maintain energy levels.
Plays a vital role in the metabolism of protein, carbohydrates and fats. A few studies have shown that ALA can potentially interfere with the body’s Biotin synthesis. We have included Biotin in each pAGG formula to help counteract this potential interaction.
pAGG Night Time™
Policosanol 25mg Reduce your body-fat while you sleep
Lowers LDL (bad) and raises HDL (good) cholesterol while lowering body fat
R-ALA 150mg See Above
Aged Garlic Extract 200mg See Above
Biotin 100mcg See Above

Policosanol

Policosanol is an extract from sugar cane used to improve symptoms of cardiovascular disease mainly by reducing LDL oxidation.

Benefits of Policonsanol in the pAGG supplement Stack

  • Studies have shown Policosanol to help reduce body-fat
  • Studies have shown Policosanol to  help maintain serum lipid health naturally  (HDL, LDL, Triglycerides)
  • Studies have shown Policosanol to decrease platelet aggregation without decreasing coagulation time

Known Side Effects of Policosanol

In post-marketing studies of 27,879 patients only 22 patients, had to discontinue treatment because of side effects. In clinical trials there were either no significant differences in adverse effects or significantly more adverse effects in placebo groups compared to Policosanol.

Abstracts from Scientific Studies

“Plant sterols and stanols and policosanol are well tolerated and safe; however, policosanol is more effective than plant sterols and stanols for LDL level reduction and more favorably alters the lipid profile, approaching antilipemic drug efficacy.” – “Meta-Analysis of Natural Therapies for Hyperlipidemia: Plant Sterols and Stanols versus Policosanol”  The Journal of Human Pharmacology and Drug Therapy.

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Alpha-Lipoic Acid (ALA)

Alpha-Lipoic Acid, aka ALA or lipoic acid is a coenzyme needed to break down sugar for energy production. Within the last 20 years it has been recognized for its powerful antioxidant properties and used to many different conditions both experimentally and in practice. Our bodies produce ALA naturally but not enough to exercise its full antioxidant capabilities. ALA can also be  found naturally in common foods but in miniscule amounts.

Benefits of ALA in the pAGG supplement Stack

  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Liver detoxification
  • Helps regulate metabolism by recruiting GLUT-4 to surface of skeletal muscles “inhibiting the storage of excess carbohydrates as body fat and preferentially diverts them to muscle cells.” – The 4-Hour Body, Tim Ferriss
  • Helps the body use vitamins C, E, glutathione and coenzyme Q10
  • Increases the sugar burning activity of insulin and reduces insulin resistance
  • Helps store carbohydrates in muscle or liver as opposed to fat
  • Positive impact on glucose uptake and reduced triclyceride production

Known Side Effects of ALA

In general, ALA supplementation has been found to have few serious side effects. The most frequently reported side effects to oral ALA supplementation are allergic reactions affecting the skin, including rashes, hives, and itching.

Abstracts from Scientific Studies

“the 1800 mg alpha-lipoic acid group lost significantly more weight than the placebo group”. “Alpha-lipoic acid may be considered as adjunctive therapy for obesity.” – The American Journal of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Ulsan College of Medicine

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High Potency Green Tea Flavanols (60% EGCG)

Green Tea has been used medicinally for over 4000 years to help everything from controlling bleeding and helping heal wounds to regulating body temperature, blood sugar and promoting digestion. The origin of its powers were not widely known until recently when studies started pointing at the polyphenols and catechins that are in Green Tea.

Our Green Tea contains a very high potency of catechins and flavanols called Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG) to ensure the stack maximizes the metabolism benefits of Green Tea.

Benefits of Green Tea in the pAGG supplement Stack

  • Helps regulate healthy metabolisms – used traditionally to control glucose (blood sugar) in the body
  • Increases programmed cell death of older fat cells
  • Inhibits replication and differentiation of new fat cells
  • Powerful, well known, antioxidant
  • Has thermogenic properties that promote fat oxidation
  • Lowers total cholesterol and raises HDL (good) cholesterol levels

Abstracts from Scientific Studies

“The effects of epigallocatechin-3-gallate on thermogenesis and fat oxidation in obese men: a pilot study” – Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Universitary Medicine Berlin, Charité Campus Buch, Franz-Volhard-Center for Clinical Research, D-13125, Berlin, Germany.  This study finds that EGCG alone has the potential to increase fat oxidation in men and may thereby contribute to the anti-obesity effects of green tea.

“Studies in models of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases suggest that green tea and EGCG may contribute to the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. Several intervention studies have demonstrated green tea catechins containing 200–300 mg EGCG exert beneficial effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health. These studies are consistent with the epidemiological evidence that the consumption of 5–6 or more cups of green tea per day protects cardiovascular and metabolic health.” – Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Swen Wolfram, PhD

“Clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism and help burn fat. One study confirmed that the combination of green tea and caffeine improved weight loss and maintenance in overweight and moderately obese individuals. Some researchers speculate that substances in green tea known as polyphenols, specifically the catechins, are responsible for the herb’s fat-burning effect.” – University of Maryland Medical Center

“These [study] results demonstrate that EGCG can act directly to inhibit differentiation of preadipocytes and to induce apoptosis of mature adipocytes and, thus, could be an important adjunct in the treatment of obesity.” – Study produced by University of Georgia [Translation: EGCG is shown to inhibit fat cell replication (differentiation of preadipocytes) and induce programmed cell death of older fat cells (induce apoptosis of mature adipocytes)]

“Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se. The green tea extract may play a role in the control of body composition via sympathetic activation of thermogenesis, fat oxidation, or both.” – University of Geneva, PubMed Publication [Translation: Fat Oxidation is the body’s way of breaking down these large molecules into smaller molecules that it can use for energy. Thermogenesis is directly related to the metabolic rate. When the core temperature of the body is increased, the metabolism is stimulated, which ultimately causes the body to use stored fat cells to support the additional energy output.]

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Aged Garlic Extract with High Allicin Potential

Garlic has also been used medicinally for thousands of years. Research indicates that the agent that protects garlic from bacteria and parasites in nature may also have protective effects against cancer and heart disease.  That agent, Allicin,  is a primary active component of fresh garlic and it provides not only its strong odor but many of its desired properties.

We use an aged garlic extract with high Allicin potential (that includes S-Allyl cysteine) which enables a high level of oral bio-availability of the Allicin ingredient. We have also used a proprietary enteric coating method to protect the potential of Allicin, garlic’s main active component.

Benefits of Aged Garlic in the pAGG Stack

  • Powerful antioxidant and natural anti-microbial/fungal agent within the body
  • Helps maintain healthy blood lipid levels
  • Helps maintain healthy blood pressure levels
  • Stimulates nervous system to release hormones like adrenaline that can elevate metabolism

Abstracts from Scientific Studies

“Antioxidant properties of aged garlic extract: an in vitro study incorporating human low density lipoprotein.” – Life Sciences Journal, School of Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, UK. This study indicates that AGE is an effective antioxidant as it scavenged superoxide ions and reduced lipid peroxide formation in cell free assays”

Convinced Yet?

The research above demonstrates the fat-loss potential of each of the ingredients in our pAGG Supplement Stack.  We have combined these ingredients in a 2 tablet formula to maximize the effectiveness of each of these ingredients to help you reach your fitness goals.  If you have any more questions about our research or our supplements, please contact us and we will be happy to answer your questions.
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