Effective body recomposition vs. misconceptions of the traditional weight loss strategies: TRCAP21 - a novel technological breakthrough in body recomposition

Debasis Bagchi, Bernard Downs, Samudra Banik, Manashi Bagchi, Steve Kushner, Sanjoy Chakraborty, Bruce Morrison, Stephen Hesson

Abstract


Background: The prevalence of obesity has increased an astounding 30.5% to 42.2% over the last two decades despite numerous weight loss products and programs, thus qualifying it as an epidemic. Fat is the lightest of macromolecules, the highest energy reserve of the body, and the last reservoir of survival insurance to be expended. Water, muscle, and electrolytes are diminished prior to the expenditure of fat resources, the primary cause of rapid weight loss. Contrary to popular belief that only “weight gain” is the sole and correct parameter for evaluating healthy body recomposition, there are no less than 10 additional factors that contribute to a reduction in metabolic rate and an increase in fat storage. These are mostly ignored from considerations regarding the etiology of obesity. Our laboratory developed a novel formulation of D-ribose nicotinamide, alpha glycerol phosphorylcholine and four other evidence-based botanical constituents encapsulated in a Prodosomedstimulant- and sugar-free TRCAP21 (TrimRoxTM) formulation that effectively addresses those contributing factors. To investigate the feasibility of doing a 90-day randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled investigation, we conducted a 21-day concept validation pilot study on TRCAP21  in 9 subjects to assess changes in various body parts, including chest, upper arms, waist/belly, hips, and thighs, as well as body weight. 

Objective: This physician-supervised 21-day concept validation pilot study on TRCAP21 was conducted on 9 subjects to determine changes in anthropometric parameters including chest, upper arms, waist/belly, hips, and thighs, as well as body weight, and determine the effect of TRCAP21 on energy, mood, satiety, and sugar cravings.

Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on nine male and female subjects (age: 47-70 years) to assess the efficacy of TrimRoxTM over a period of 21 consecutive days. Body weights and anthropometric measurements were conducted at the initiation and termination of the study. The effect of TRCAP21 was evaluated on energy level, mood elevation, satiety level, sugar cravings, overall health, and adverse events in the subjects.

Results: The results demonstrated that all subjects experienced a reduction in size of one or more these body parts. In addition, it also led to significant improvements in mood elevation, satiety, reduced sugar cravings, elevated energy levels and overall mental and physical health. Intake of 1 packet twice a day (BID) before meals resulted in a significantly greater reduction of body measurements than consuming it once a day (OID). Surprisingly, body weight was reduced in all nine subjects from 2 lbs. to 11 lbs. The randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study is underway to confirm and further substantiate these findings.  

Conclusion: The TRCAP21 Prodosomed nutraceutical formulation combines the evidence-based efficacy of 6 key constituents, mostly of botanical origin, that act synergistically to restore aerobic cellular metabolism, boost energy level, mood elevation, improve satiety, reduce sugar cravings, reduce body fat in various body compartments as well as weight and improve overall health. Owing to the encapsulation of the components in unique concentric layers of liposome, their release takes place in a sustained and sequential manner.  It will be worthwhile to explore its effect on the Gut-Brain Axis, especially the associated microbiome in order to obtain further insights to more accurately define the multiple mechanisms of action.

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Keywords: obesity, weight management, body recomposition, Aerobic body homeostasis, prodosome®, herbal nutraceuticals


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DOI: 10.31989/ffhd.v12i4.905

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