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Mysterious Discovery – Lizard Spit For Weight Loss
In an effort to curb weight gain and fat deposits in our body, many different products have come out in the market, trying new and different ways to help people lose weight and keep fit. Such products come from both synthetic chemicals and materials such as those engineered in a lab, or from natural ingredients that seemingly have weight loss properties, such as herbs or different plants that help you either burn fat faster or lessen your appetite.
Some of the ingredients seem fairly common or normal, but others can seem surprising and unappetizing. One of the more unusual weight loss products is gila monster saliva for weight loss. Though it seems unusual and sounds something like what an occult remedy may use, many people are still curious as to see whether this product does in fact do what it says it can do, and whether it can do it safely without harming the human body.
The Lizard Saliva’s Properties
This may sound very unusual and downright disgusting to some, but lizard spit for weight loss actually has been proven to have some great effects for people who need to keep their weight in check. It has recently been approved to help patients with Type 2 diabetes and has recently been found to effectively reduce cravings.
The gila monster lizard is actually a venomous but slow moving lizard found in North America. It is actually no threat to humans and its saliva contains the venom it injects into prey as it chews on it, rather than through fangs or its teeth directly.
Research being done by a team at the Sahlgrenska Academy in the University of Gothenburg has turned up a chemical found in the largest North American lizard’s saliva called exendin – 4. This substance actually helps people control their food cravings, and the team found that drugs made from the lizard’s saliva did indeed stop their test subjects’ food and chocolate cravings—the test subjects being rats.
Thus, it does indeed to be quite effective, as exendin – 4 or glucagon-like peptide – 1 is actually a natural version of other synthetic drugs that help control blood sugar. However, the good thing about this is that it is actually natural and not synthetic, so you are not simply taking synthetic materials into your system. Despite being bizarre, with some people sickening at the idea of ingesting lizard spit, its properties are able to reduce food cravings by affecting the reward and motivation regions of the brain, according to assistant professor Karolina Skibicka. It thus makes you think you are full for a longer period of time, as well as decreasing the pleasurable feeling people feel when they eat, so as to simply feel enough pleasure to eat enough to live—all in all making you eat less.
Though there are no reported harmful side effects as of yet, some patients who have taken drugs made with the lizard saliva have experienced some mild to moderate nausea, which would decrease over time, as well as a risk of hypoglycemia that was easily remedied with an intake of carbohydrate.
The findings on lizard spit for weight loss have very much excited the team, as this could be a new way to help people struggling with controlling blood sugar without having to resort to synthetic drugs that cause harmful side effects. Such people include those suffering from Type 2 diabetes, or those who simply have too high or too low blood sugar levels, by controlling the insulin levels being given off in the body.
As the substance affects the reward and motivation parts of the brains, the team thus sees that it could also be used to treat eating disorders by helping people control their eating habits. It could help overweight people battle their obesity as well as curb the tendencies of those with compulsive overeating. There is a lot of potential for this product in this area, especially with more and more people struggling to control their weight and eating habits with food that can be unhealthy or full of calories.
The team also found out that the region that exendin – 4 affects in our brain is not just a region that affects our food cravings but also affects our alcohol cravings. Thus they also wish to see whether it can also help those suffering from alcohol addiction.