LOWAT® is an Ayurvedic weight-loss blend marketed as an effective alternative to prescription weight loss drugs as well as expensive over-the-counter supplements. The patent-pending formula combines two Ayurvedic plants into a supplement that clinical trials show may aid in weight management. The natural weight loss treatment is made by InterHealth Nutraceuticals, known for their effective Super CitriMax® and ChromeMate® brands.
LOWAT is not designed to be a wonder drug, but instead is meant to maximize the effects of healthy eating and regular exercise. Studies show that its ingredients are effective, and support healthy weight loss. While, like all Ayurvedic treatments, the ingredients in LOWAT for weight loss has not been evaluated or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, results from a clinical study on the blend were published in the scientific journal "Lipids in Health and Disease."
The preliminary research from the double-blind trial indicated that LOWAT might inhibit fat accumulation, as well as aiding in the loss of stored fat. An increase in a specific fat-burning hormone, adiponectin, was also detected in other research into the combination of natural herbs.
During the trial highlighted in "Lipids in Health and Disease," it was found that participants who took LOWAT lost an average of more than nine pounds each while those who took a placebo lost only about four pounds. The LOWAT users began to see results after only two weeks. Both groups ate a 2,000-calorie diet and exercised regularly.
Researchers discovered the proprietary blend used to make LOWAT after spending two years in the laboratory researching the most effective blends of Ayurvedic plants for inhibiting fat formation and storage. According to the manufacturer, this research required 480 herbal assays, but eventually found an effective formula by pairing seed extracts from Dolichos biflorus with Piper betle leaf.
Dolichos biflorus seeds are commonly used in Ayurvedic preparations due to their diuretic properties. Their traditional uses include the treatment of diarrhea, kidney issues and colic. Piper Betle has effects similar to caffeine, and is a natural stimulant. Stimulants can increase metabolism, and have a diuretic effect.
The manufacturer recommends that adults age 18 and over take 300 mg of LOWAT three times a day, about a half hour before each meal. Limiting calorie intake to 2,000 calories a day or less and increasing activity is recommended. LOWAT is available at locations that sell Ayurvedic supplements. It can also be ordered online here.