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We all carry fatty tissue – we need it to absorb the fat-soluble vitamins; vitamins A, D, E and K. We also need fat to manufacture hormones, to use as an energy source, to help reduce heat loss and to cushion areas of our body such as the buttocks. In other words, sitting down without any fatty tissue would be rather uncomfortable!
This fatty tissue is called adipose tissue and although we need some of it, too much is not a good thing. Adipose tissue is mostly concentrated around the internal organs (where it’s called visceral fat) and just underneath the skin (where it’s called subcutaneous fat).
Carrying too much adipose tissue and being overweight or obese could lead to further health concerns.
What is Adiponectin?
Adiponectin is a protein that is secreted by cells within the adipose tissue. However, researchers have found that those who are obese and carry a lot of visceral fat in particular, have a lower concentration of adiponectin in their blood.
Furthermore, adiponectin is now understood to play a role in the negative effects of carrying excess visceral fat, including problems with insulin resistance that can lead to type 2 diabetes if left unchecked. Too little adiponectin and we’re more prone to these conditions.
How Does Adiponectin Help with Weight Management?
Losing weight increases the levels of adiponectin in the blood, and therefore may help to lower associated health risks. Additionally, low levels of adiponectin are seen in those with high levels of bad cholesterol and low levels of good cholesterol.
Studies have shown that adiponectin may also help to manage weight by controlling the levels of glucose within the body and by breaking down fatty acids.
Therefore, activating adiponectin and increasing the levels in the blood may help with the management of weight and weight-related problems.
How is Adiponectin Activated?
To activate adiponectin, adipose cells must have an influx of glucose. That is, the body needs glucose in a usable form, within the tissues, rather than floating around in the blood.
Adiponectin and NuLiv Science InnoSlim®
Our own studies have shown that InnoSlim® supplements may help to drive glucose into the adipose cells and encourage an increase of adiponectin.*
In turn, this increase in adiponectin may help to kickstart AMPK enzyme activity. AMPK regulates energy production and weight loss – activating it via the activation of adiponectin helps to regulate a healthy metabolism and with that, weight loss.

*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.