Intermittent fasting – currently in vogue in many diet and health circles – describes different approaches to fasting. As the term implies, intermittent fasting refers to periodically abstaining from food and drink (although water and non-caloric drinks are acceptable). There are several different categories of intermittent fasting, but the three most common are (1) time-restricted feeding, (2) alternate-day fasting, and (3) periodic fasting.
Time-restricted feeding refers to eating only within a prescribed block of time each day. For example, one common approach is the 16:8 diet, where you fast continuously for 16 hours and then eat only during an 8-hour block of time (such as between 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM). The frequency of eating during that block of time – for example, 2 big meals versus 3 smaller meals with snacks – is largely a matter of personal preference.
Alternate-day fasting involves rotating between “fast days” and “feast days.” Under this method, a “fast day” can be thought of either as strict fasting (no food and only non-caloric drinks) or as limited to 25% of your normal daily caloric intake. A “feast day,” on the other hand, refers to a regular day of eating your normal caloric intake (in other words, the fast day does not offset going calorie crazy on the feast day).
Finally, periodic fasting is similar to alternate-day fasting in that it can refer to any occasional fasting for 24 or more consecutive hours, followed by a normal eating period. The 5:2 diet is an example of a common periodic fasting diet – eating five days each week and fasting on two non-consecutive days.
What’s the Point of Intermittent Fasting?
Attorney Greg Bishop, located in Park City, Utah, explains that the primary purposes of intermittent fasting are to lose weight and improve health. He notes that a December 2019 article published in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that studies and clinical trials have demonstrated that intermittent fasting:
- Is as effective for weight loss as standard diets (according to 6 short-term studies involving overweight or obese adults);
- Promotes fat loss while maintaining muscle mass in those involved in resistance training;
- Reduces the health risks associated with obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers and neurologic disorders;
- Improves multiple indicators of cardiovascular health, including blood pressure, resting heart rate, HDL and LDL cholesterol levels, and insulin resistance;
- Increases neuronal stress resistance through multiple mechanisms, including bolstering antioxidant defenses and DNA repair;
- Suppresses inflammation, which can be beneficial in treating rheumatoid arthritis; and
- Increases verbal memory, executive function, global cognition and working memory.
Notwithstanding the growing evidence from clinical studies regarding the health benefits of intermittent fasting, there is still much that we do not know. For example, most of the clinical studies were short-term, conducted over a matter of months. Thus, the long-term impacts of intermittent fasting are not yet known. Similarly, most of the study participants were overweight young- and middle-aged adults. It remains to be seen whether the benefits demonstrated in these short-term trials of young- and middle-aged adults also apply to older adults over the long term.
In addition, even if the benefits were conclusively established, it will likely take time for people so ingrained in a culture of eating three meals per day (plus snacks) to make the transition to some form of intermittent fasting. Moreover, some may find fasting difficult because of early symptoms of hunger, irritability and reduced ability to concentrate (which should subside within a month).
About Greg Bishop, Attorney | Greg Bishop is a Park City, Utah-based attorney with extensive experience in litigation, corporate work, M&A, licensing, IPO preparation, and HR, as well as corporate and board governance. Personally, he is passionate about helping others, including spending seven years working closely with the largest organization helping the homeless in Washington, D.C. In his free time, he enjoys the outdoors, mountain biking and traveling, as well as helping others achieve personal and professional success.
Liquid Kratom Concentrates: Future of Kratom Consumption
Having to deal with kratom that varied in strength and quality each and every time you buy was a risk that most kratom consumers have just accepted – we try to find a reliable vendor but inevitably you end up with product that is different each time you buy. In nature, the amount of Mitragynine, the key alkaloid found in kratom and which is most responsible for the effects experienced, can vary drastically from tree to tree and even within the age of the leaves found on the same tree. Natural kratom is unreliable at best and consumers have been demanding a solution.
The most prevalent option to date has been the typical 10x or 25x Kratom Extract but understanding their actual strength, Mitragynine content or what the actual composition is has always been a challenge. Reliability, consistency and quality were always missing.
However, the next big thing to hit the kratom market is here. Kratom concentrates are now available in liquid form making it even easier to get a consistent, reliable dose of Mitragynine each and every time. Kratom.com’s NEW line of Liquid Kratom Concentrates solve many of the issues that plague natural kratom powder;
- Consistent strength and reliable measure of Mitragynine each time
- Free from risk of salmonella, E.Coli, heavy metals or pesticides
- No bad taste
- Convenient / Easy to take on the go / keep in your pocket or purse
1ml of Liquid Concentrate contains 80mg of Mitragynine = approximately 7 grams of natural kratom powder. Add 10-20 drops to any drink of your choice or consume it sub-lingually for even faster effects!
The two key offerings of Kratom.com are their 45% MITRAGYNINE FULL SPECTRUM KRATOM LIQUID CONCENTRATE and 80% PURE MITRAGYNINE KRATOM LIQUID CONCENTRATE – both of which have some outstanding features.
45% MITRAGYNINE FULL SPECTRUM KRATOM LIQUID CONCENTRATE
The liquid version of the Kratom.com’s benchmark 45% Mitragynine Full Spectrum Kratom Alkaloid Extract. Kratom alkaloids are naturally insoluble in water, making it very difficult to completely dissolve kratom extracts in beverages. Prior to this, almost all the liquid kratom drinks & shots were made from kratom extracts that had been dissolved in alcohol or citric acid causing their taste to be extremely bitter and unpleasant.
Kratom.com came up with an ingenious way to dissolve kratom extracts in vegetable glycerine, making a highly concentrated Liquid Kratom completely free of alcohol and citric acid.
1ml of 45% Mitragynine Full Spectrum Liquid Kratom Concentrate contains 180mg of 45% Mitragynine Full Spectrum Kratom Extract, which is equivalent to 7 grams or 3 teaspoons of good-quality plain leaf kratom powder.
80% PURE MITRAGYNINE KRATOM LIQUID CONCENTRATE
Kratom.com has also developed a liquid version of their 80% Mitragynine Kratom Alkaloid Extract – a pure Mitragynine compound without many other major alkaloids in the mix is a wildly different experience when compared to the 45% Full Spectrum Extract. The 80% Mitragynine Pure Kratom Liquid Concentrate contains 80% pure Mitragynine while the remaining 20% comprises trace amounts of other minor alkaloids.
1ml of 80% Mitragynine Pure Kratom Alkaloid Extract contains 100mg of kratom extract, which is equivalent to 7 grams or 3 teaspoons of good-quality plain leaf.
Kratom.com has taken a focus on providing a full range of industry leading kratom and Mitragynine extracts. Their 10% and 20% Mitragynine Full Spectrum Kratom Extracts contain 7-Hydroxymitragynine levels similar to and proportional to the amount of 7-Hydroxymitragynine found in natural kratom powder where their 80% and 95% Pure Mitragynine Kratom Extracts contain only trace amounts of 7-Hydroxymitragynine.
With cheap kratom powder flooding the US market are Liquid Kratom Concentrates the solution to an ever-growing problem of sub-standard natural kratom?
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