Weight Management and Cellulite
Fat cell fitness is an issue of immense importance. As a person gains weight fat cells expand in size and replicate, and their metabolism becomes sluggish. Problems are aggravated by high stress. Within cellulite not only are the fat cells expanding in size, they are being knocked into irregular shapes.
Fat cells naturally fill up with triglycerides when they expand in size. A triglyceride is a small droplet composed of three fatty acids linked together with one sugar, an efficient way to store calories. Fat cells release triglycerides to use as fuel under the right set of circumstances (which is also how weight is lost).
Free fatty acids can either be formed into triglycerides or be used as fuel (they are released when triglycerides are broken down). The combination of estrogen and leptin/insulin problems promotes the formation of free fatty acids into triglycerides, which are then taken up by fat cells which causes the fat cell to become swollen. If you are overweight and/or gaining weight then this process is going on in many areas of your body not just in cellulite. If you ever want to get rid of cellulite you have to change the trend of fat metabolism for your whole body and restore better overall fat cell fitness.
Fat cell metabolism is strained in cellulite tissue. A swollen fat cell becomes hypoxic from all the fat inside itself pushing on everything. This generates free radicals and inflammation, in turn recruiting nearby macrophages to respond who also participate in the inflammatory reaction. The fat cells stress now complicates the other stresses going on in the cellulite tissue (damaged connective tissue, fluid retention, circulation changes).
On top of that free fatty acids build up outside the fat cells and become locked in the stagnant retained fluid. This is a significant part of the problem that locks in cellulite as the fat cells will not break down any of their stored fat when they sense the free fatty acids around them. The nutrients that clear out these stagnant free fatty acids to get the ball rolling are pantethine and acetyl-l-carnitine. Pantethine provides the energy (coenzyme A) to move the fat; like a freight train engine pulling its boxcars. Acetyl-l-carnitine provides the nutrient needed to burn the fat for fuel (beta oxidation). These are both found in our Stress Helper product which as the name implies is also fantastic for stress management.*
It is very important to manage stress in order to mobilize stuck fat from the cellulite area (or from any resistant area of your body). Fat cells have receptors for adrenaline, which travels through the nerves and reaches them in the cellulite area. Under lower levels of adrenaline the beta receptors are activated on fat cells, stimulating fat cells to release triglycerides. Under higher levels of adrenaline the alpha receptors are stimulated, causing fat to mostly stay put. This is why stress wreaks such havoc with weight management as well as irritating the cellulite issue.
Some women who lose weight very rapidly notice that their cellulite now looks worse. This is because the underlying fat was applying pressure to the cellulite area, and while aggravating the problem, was in some ways also supporting the frail structure so that it didnt look so bad. By losing weight in a healthy way while simultaneously repairing the cellulite area, this problem can be avoided.
By restoring fat cell fitness your body can replace many of the old and damaged fat cells stuck in cellulite with new fat cells that can work normally and form proper non-cellulite structure. This will only happen well if you have a trend of fat cell fitness going on throughout your body. Additional helpful information can be found on the Weight Management health topic page.
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