Century City, CA – Pueraria thomsonii, belongs to the kudzu plant family and grows in the mountainous terrain between fields and forest throughout East Asia. This lush vine produces flowers which have beneficial properties to aid in weight management and to promote a healthy liver.*
Puer Flower™, derived from the flower portion of the kudzu, has been used historically in Chinese medicine as far back as 600 AD. It remains one of the most trusted prescribed traditional Asian medicines.
Recent research has shown Puer Flower Extract to reduce visceral fat around body organs and other fat, such as cellulite. Over a four-month period, human subjects taking a dosage of 200 mg/day lost an average of 1.1 inches off their waist and lowered their body fat by .9 percent. The average BMI for subjects over 24 years of age taking 300 mg was 26.22 in the beginning, 25.94 on week four and 25.64 in week eight. At 200 mg, the numbers were 26.76 in the beginning, 26.69 in week four, and 26.62 in week 8. For the group taking 100 mg, the beginning BMI was 26.99, week four was 26.82 and at week eight it was 26.72. By contrast, the control group was at 26.55, 26.42 and 26.36, respectively.
In lab studies, mice that were fed a high-fat diet for 25 days with 5% Puer Flower Extract had half the visceral fat and one-third less body fat when compared to the control group.
Puer Flower Extract is most frequently used as an ingredient of a successful weight management program. Toyo Bio-Pharma™’s Chief Marketing Officer, Mario Kahn, commented, “There are many possible applications for this safe and effective raw material, which is available as a granulated powder, liquid or tablet. It is a valuable addition to our portfolio and a cost effective ingredient that is proven effective in the weight loss category.
Toyo Bio-Pharma has expertise in manufacturing custom formulations, conducting laboratory tests and validating results. They are Japan’s largest developer and OEM producer of raw materials for FOSHU (Foods for Specified Health Use). Toyo Bio-Pharma follows rigorous standards of ISO 9001:2000 and is GMP (FDA’s Good Manufacturing Practices) compliant for food products. Other Toyo Bio-Pharma product offerings in their portfolio include KanSho™ Sweet Potato Leaf powder, TOYO-FVG™ Pine Bark Extract and several functional ingredients processed with fermentation technology to enhance potency and efficacy. As an integrated manufacturer, the company possesses an excellent ability to adapt to specific client needs ranging from growing and harvesting raw materials, to processing and packaging the final product.
Contact Toyo Bio-Pharma (866-522-8696) for more information on products, ingredients or contract manufacturing. Or visit the website: www.toyobiopharma.com.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.