Researchers Discover ThunderGod Herb Might Help With These Four Fatal Conditions
New research published in The Journal, Cell, has proven an herb used in ancient Chinese medicine might have some pretty miraculous properties.
Thus giving scientists and drug makers a promising new natural compound to use in helping treat obesity.
The plant in question is known as the Thundergod root. This powerful herb has exciting properties which can help suppress appetite, which might eventually lead to weight loss in individuals who struggle with certain metabolic diseases.
India Today reported a new study revealed there’s a compound inside of Thundergod uniquely responsible for the herb's potent weight loss attributes.
Researchers who studied Thundergod said if the compound, known as Celastrol, were to be isolated, it might help them develop an anti-obesity drug.
The study was able to demonstrate how effective Celastrol was as an appetite suppressant. It could significantly reduce food intake and was even able to help obese mice reduce their body weight by an astonishing 45%!
One of the author’s of the study, Umut Ozcan from Harvard Medical School, was intent on discovering what Celastrol could do.
He said “If Celastrol works in humans as it does in mice, it could be a powerful way to treat obesity and improve the health of many patients suffering from obesity and associated complications, such as heart disease, fatty liver, and Type-2 diabetes.”
What they were able to see in their studies is obese mice had a drastically reduced food intake (as much as 80%) over mice who remained untreated. In just 21 days the mice receiving treatment had seen nearly half of their initial body weight reduced, all of this accomplished by burning tightly held body fat.
Still, the news is promising, and provides great insights on the power of botanicals for weight loss.