BENICIA, Calif., February 12, 2007 -- Two new books on natural remedies for weight loss and overall good health, written by noted medical researchers, support the benefits of key ingredients produced by InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc.
The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy, by Harry Preuss, M.D. and Bill Gottlieb, endorses two of InterHealth Nutraceuticals signature products – Super CitriMax® and ChromeMate® – as ingredients important to a weight management plan. A second book, Dr. Perricone’s 7 Secrets to Beauty, Health, and Longevity by Nicholas Perricone, M.D., supports ChromeMate as a superior form of chromium for helping to control blood sugar and promote fat loss and lean body mass.
Super CitriMax, a patented form of (-)-hydroxycitric acid (HCA) bound to calcium and potassium, has been clinically shown to suppress appetite and inhibit fat production without stimulating the central nervous system. In The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy, Dr. Preuss -- who has conducted several scientific studies on Super CitriMax -- describes this ingredient’s effectiveness in promoting weight loss and fat burning.
Dr. Preuss has also conducted extensive research on ChromeMate, a patented niacin-bound form of chromium, which is an essential trace mineral. His book discusses chromium’s importance for normal insulin function, weight loss and lean body mass and says that ChromeMate appears to be the safest form of the mineral available as a dietary supplement. The book also notes that Super CitriMax and ChromeMate together provide a “combination punch” in the weight-loss battle.
Dr. Perricone’s latest book states that ChromeMate is the most efficacious form of dietary chromium, and discusses one of the clinical studies Dr. Preuss conducted on the ingredient. In that study, overweight African-American women using ChromeMate had a significant loss of body fat and sparing of muscle (lean body mass) over a prior placebo period of the same duration.
Dr. Preuss, a professor of medicine and pathology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., has conducted significant research on a variety of ingredients related to weight loss and insulin control. He has written more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and is co-author of The Prostate Cure. Dr. Perricone is a research scientist and the best-selling author of several books on health and beauty, including The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet and The Perricone Prescription.
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About InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Inc.
InterHealth Nutraceuticals researches, develops, markets and distributes specialty nutritional ingredients, which are sold worldwide to manufacturers of dietary supplements and nutraceutical food and beverage products. The company’s products include Super CitriMax®, ChromeMate®, Aller-7®, OptiBerry ®, UC-II®, L-OptiZinc®, Protykin® and ZMA®.