Zen Bodi, 3 steps to fat loss
At the request of some of our readers, we tested the ZEN BODI weight-loss program, which is becoming increasingly popular.
Introducing Zen Bodi and its promises
Zen Bodi is a complete weight-loss program based, according to the official website, on certain scientific discoveries concerning obesity.
Fat cells produce leptin, a hormone that controls appetite and metabolism.
Leptin sends satiety messages to the brain, and also tells it when to burn (or not to burn) fat cells to provide the body with energy.
Most people’s poor diet and stressful lifestyles encourage inflammation. When inflammation occurs, fat cells produce a molecule called C-reactive protein, which blocks leptin’s satiety message. The body’s overall balance is lost, and weight gain sets in.
The Zen Bodi program therefore aims to restore the body’s equilibrium, both by suppressing the inflammatory phenomenon, and by promoting fat burning and muscle development.
The complete program takes the form of 3 supplements:
1. Zen Shape (capsules)
These capsules with their patented, clinically-tested formula stimulate weight loss and metabolic well-being, help control appetite and blood sugar levels, and reduce sugar cravings.
The recommended dose is 2 capsules 2 times a day, to be taken before meals.
2. Zen Fit (amino drink)
Zen Fit is a combination of amino acids that not only helps burn fat, but also builds and maintains muscle, improves strength and endurance, fights fatigue and supports a healthy metabolism.
Zen Fit comes in sachets to be mixed with 300ml of cold water, to be taken 30 to 60 minutes before Zen Shape.
Available in watermelon or fruit cocktail flavours.
3. Zen Pro (protein shake)
Zen Pro is a protein-based supplement that promotes muscle development, boosts the immune system, optimizes digestion and improves definition.
It too is to be mixed with 300ml of cold water and used either as a meal replacement or after exercise to promote muscle recovery.
Available in chocolate and vanilla flavours.
Zen Bodi, the manufacturer
Zen Bodi is manufactured by a subsidiary of the American group Groupe Jeunesse Global.
The group was founded in Florida in 2009, and focuses on “stem cell technology, telomere support, DNA repair and nutrigenomics”. In plain English, the group has chosen to focus its research and products on the interaction between genes and nutrients.
Zen Bodi products are manufactured in the USA, and today distributed in over 87 countries.
Groupe Jeunesse Global is not only a supplement manufacturer, it’s also an MLM, or multi-level marketing, sales company. This means you can become a distributor of the company’s products, and both supplement your income and buy your own products at preferential rates.
Zen Bodi slimming program ingredients
Let’s take a look at the ingredients of these three products:
Zen Shape ingredients
1. African Mango extract:
The African mango extract in Zen Shape is a patented extract, named Well Trim IG, developed by the Icon Group.
According to the same group, African mango enhances the effects of leptin, increases thermogenesis and promotes weight loss.
African mango also boosts the effects of adiponectin, which has cardiovascular, insulin sensitivity, thermogenesis and weight-loss benefits.
Finally, African mango inhibits the enzyme glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase, which converts blood sugar into fat reserves.
You can read our full article on African mango HERE.
2. Green tea:
Green tea is very rich in antioxidants and catechins.
It activates thermogenesis and promotes fat burning.
3. Raspberry ketone:
This ingredient is increasingly present in slimming supplements.
It is thought to act on adrenalin and adiponectin, activating fat oxidation and inhibiting fat accumulation in tissues.
To find out more about this ingredient, read our in-depth article HERE.
Zen Fit ingredients
Zen Fit is a synergy of several amino acids.
1. Leucine / Isoleucine / Valine :
These three amino acids increase basal metabolic rate, so the body burns more fat, even at rest.
They also help produce energy and maintain muscle tissue.
They also help regulate blood sugar levels.
2. Lysine :
Lysine plays a part in the proper absorption and assimilation of calcium, thus promoting bone health.
It also plays a role in hormone production and muscle recovery.
3. Phenylalanine :
Plays an essential role in mood regulation.
Essential for the proper functioning of the digestive system, it boosts the body’s use of proteins.
Perfect for preserving muscle tissue, but also for digestive comfort.
5. Methionine :
Like the others, it plays an important role in building and maintaining muscle tissue.
Has an effect on serotonin, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood and sleep.
Tyrosine helps reduce stress and fatigue, which is an excellent aid to slimming diets, as it is now recognized that stress promotes weight gain.
Like other amino acids, it plays an important role in protein synthesis, and therefore in muscle maintenance. To lose fat, not muscle tissue.
It also has positive effects on nails and hair.
Zen Pro ingredients
The ingredients of this probiotic nutritional supplement are :
1. Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids:
They play an essential role in the body, participating in a multitude of important processes in the constitution and integrity of cell membranes, the cardiovascular and cerebral systems, the proper functioning of the hormonal system and more. They also have a positive effect on blood pressure, the immune system, the brain and cholesterol.
2. Positive bacteria :
These lactobacillus-type bacteria have a probiotic action, i.e. they strengthen the intestinal flora and the digestive system as a whole.
They facilitate transit, improve immunity and contribute to overall health.
3. Whey protein concentrate and Whey protein isolate:
Whey protein is derived from the whey present in cow’s milk.
It is highly concentrated in essential amino acids and nutrients, and works by activating protein synthesis.
Basically, consuming whey protein will help build muscle and maintain existing muscle mass. One of the advantages of this is that muscle, in its natural state and at rest, consumes more calories than fat mass.
A healthy body composition will therefore promote a higher metabolism, which in turn will have a positive effect on fat burning.
4. Pea protein and rice protein:
These are simply two more sources of protein, this time plant-based.
Both are excellent sources of amino acids and essential nutrients.
The science behind Zen Bodi
The Zen Bodi slimming method focuses on leptin, the hormone that plays a key role in satiety and appetite regulation, and which is thought to be inhibited by C-reactive protein.
We have researched this protein, and in particular its causal links with weight gain or loss.
Researchers no longer doubt that C-reactive protein is associated with overweight and increased body fat.
In this connection, we would like to mention a study that compared two types of diet (low-calorie and high-protein) and their effects on C-reactive protein levels in the body. The researchers found a 43% reduction in C-reactive protein levels in subjects on the high-protein diet, compared with a 25% increase in CRP levels in those on the low-calorie diet alone.
Side effects and contraindications
According to the various ingredients present in the 5 supplements of the Zen Bodi program, no side effects are to be feared.
Only lactose-intolerant people may experience some undesirable effects.
As always, we advise pregnant or breast-feeding women to consult their doctor before taking this program. People under 18 and those suffering from any health ailment should also refrain from using it.
Testimonials from Zen Bodi slimming program users
Opinions on Zen Bodi are divided.
For some people, the program does a good job of reducing hunger, increasing satiety and helping them to lose weight and volume. For others, the program has not resulted in weight loss, although satiety has increased and mood has improved.
Apparently, and based on the majority of opinions expressed, Zen Bodi is effective in reducing cravings and increasing energy.
Price and guarantee
Zen Bodi is available in three different programs.
In order to purchase them, you will need to contact an independent distributor of the brand.
- 1-month fat loss and muscle maintenance program – 1 Zen Shape + 2 Zen Fit – 165€
- 1-month program for weight loss and muscle development – 1 Zen Shape + 2 Zen Fit + 2 Zen Pro – €165 305€
- 1-month program for muscle development – 2 Zen Fit + 2 Zen Pro – €255 253€
The manufacturer does not offer a money-back guarantee.
Our opinion on Zen Bodi
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