It’s that time of year when everyone is gearing up for bathing suit season and thinking about their metabolism. But did you know that your weight is just one facet of your metabolism? Good metabolic health encompasses your weight, body composition, blood sugar balance, cholesterol, and triglycerides.
Your Metabolic Targets
When it comes to body weight, there is no one-size-fits-all number. Bodies vary tremendously in terms of height, frame, and set point (the weight your body naturally gravitates toward). So while formulas like BMI may be helpful for establishing general population-wide recommendations, they are not ideal for ascertaining goal weights for individuals.[i] The best weight range for you is one that allows you to feel your physical and mental best.
For metabolic health that goes beyond just weight, these are the targets you should be aiming for.
- Body Composition: Your body composition measures how much body fat you have compared to lean body mass. One study in adults between the ages of 45 and 64 found that people were most metabolically healthy when their body fat was 25.8% or lower for men and 37.1% or lower for women.[ii]
- Blood Sugar: Your fasting blood sugar is the amount of sugar in your blood after a night of not eating. You want this number to be 99 mg/dL or lower.
- Cholesterol: As you’re no doubt aware, there are several kinds of cholesterol. You’re aiming for your total cholesterol to be 125-200 mg/dL, your LDL (“bad”) cholesterol to be less than 100 mg/dL, and your HDL (“good”) cholesterol to be 40 mg/dL for men 20+ and 50 mg/dL for women 20+.[iii]
- Triglycerides: Your body forms triglycerides when it converts calories it doesn’t immediately need into energy for later use. You want to keep your triglycerides below 150 mg/dL.
The Metabolic Benefits of Pu’er Tea
To support all facets of your metabolism, consider Pu’er Tea.
Pu’er Tea is a type of fermented green tea that has been produced in the Yunnan Province of China since antiquity. It’s made from the leaves of Camilla sinesis assamica, also known as “wild ancient tree,” which is native to the foothills of the Himalayas. Pu’er Tea has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) to support healthy metabolism for thousands of years.*
Clinical research has shown that Pu’er Tea finetunes metabolism in a variety of ways.
- Weight: Supports weight management and reduces BMI*
- Body composition: Improves body composition by promoting fat loss — especially in the belly, thighs, hips, and upper arms — and improves hip to waist ratio*
- Blood sugar: Helps maintain blood sugar already within a healthy range by supporting healthy glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity*
- Cholesterol and triglycerides: Helps maintain cholesterol and triglyceride levels already within a healthy range by inhibiting enzymes that metabolize fats*
The Benefits of Deepure Tea in Convenient Capsules
NatureKue’s Metabolism Booster contains 100% pure, fermented, genuine Pu’er Tea extract (as Deepure Tea) in convenient vegetarian capsules, so you don’t have to drink multiple cups of tea a day. Deepure’s patented tea is made with leaves grown on an eco-friendly farm and processed using an advanced spray-dry technology.
* The statements on this blog have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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