Kion Lean is a proprietary formula designed to assist with weight management and healthy longevity that combines the benefits of Glycostat® Wild Bitter Melon Extract and Kingsun™ Rock Lotus Extract to support:
- Healthy liver function*
- Blood sugar regulation*
- Healthy body fat levels*
- Anti-aging factors associated with longevity*
So where do these ingredients come from, and why are they used in Kion Lean? It all starts in two of the earth’s “blue zones” where people live to an incredibly long age in good health.
There are just a handful of true blue zones or longevity hotspots in the world. One is Bama County, located in western China on the slopes of the Himalayas. This place boasts at least 79 men and women over 100 years old and still very physically active out of a population of less than 230,000. Their ratio of 3.52 centenarians per 10,000 people is the highest found anywhere in the world. Bama County has a secret: their residents have the longest average lifespan of any other country in the world.
Amongst Japan’s many islands, the people of Okinawa are also the longest-lived. Okinawa also has a secret very similar to Bama County – and in both Bama County and Okinawa medical researchers have found that key foods play a significant role in the longevity of the inhabitants.
In Bama County, much credit is given to the daily consumption of a plant they call shilianhua, or “rock lotus”. In Okinawa, a role similar to that of rock lotus is filled by “wild bitter melon”. This is not the bitter melon commonly found in many vegetable markets, but a smaller and far more bitter version that grows wild. Both rock lotus and bitter melon are in Kion Lean. So what do the rock lotus and wild bitter melon in Kion Lean have in common that promote optimal blood sugar levels and insulin response that support healthy weight management, liver health, and longevity?*
The answer involves caloric restriction and insulin.
Only two mechanisms have been shown to be successful in promoting longevity in higher organisms. The first mechanism lowers the levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1). The second mechanism restricts calories, which usually has, as one result, a lowering of circulating insulin levels. Rock lotus influences both of these mechanisms.* According to a Jutendo Medical University of Japan clinical trial, rock lotus improves liver function and fatty liver.* This action resembles that of compounds known to reduce insulin levels as an aspect of healthy blood glucose control.* Rock lotus has also been found to be able to regulate glucose metabolism and maintain healthy insulin sensitivity in vitro and in vivo.*
Wild bitter melon is similarly health promoting. For example, it has been found that extracts of the wild bitter melon activate cellular machinery to regulate energy production (technically AMPK-activated protein kinase) and the way that fats are handled by the liver.* Activation of this metabolic pathway is important to aging.* It is sometimes referred to as “exercise in a bottle” because activation of AMPK is an aspect of the benefits derived from exercise. The effect of an extract from the wild genotype of bitter melon called Glycostat® has proved to be more powerful than others on the market and much more consistent in producing positive results.*
In short, Glycostat® Wild Bitter Melon Extract and Kingsun™ Rock Lotus Extract work better in combination. Both promote better blood sugar control with less insulin.* Both promote healthy blood pressure.* Both support healthy liver function.* And both mimic changes in cellular energy metabolism typical of caloric restriction.*
So even if you can’t live in a longevity hotspot such as Bama County or Okinawa, Kion Lean can bring the longevity hotspot to you, all while supporting a healthy, lean physique!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.