Ecklonia Cava Extract Beverage: 2-Week Clinical Trial
With a human study, 141 young adults were given a beverage containing ECE at 200 mg daily. In two weeks their regular weight dropped nearly 2.5 pounds, muscle mass increased by nearly 2.5 pounds, and body fat dropped by 4 pounds, or 7.48%. ECE stimulates the body to burn fat by increasing muscle mass.
The Diacylglycerol acetyl transferase (DGAT) is an vital enzyme involved in triglyceride synthesis. Triglycerides are circulating fat molecules that ultimately wind up in the fat cells, and are almost always elevated in diabetes. They also have emerged as a major risk factor for vascular diseases.
Dr. Lee found that ECE compounds inhibited DGAT more than 50%. In genetically caused obese laboratory rats, ECE reduced body fat and increased physical activity. In another study, ECE caused leanness and fat-resistance in animals given a high fat diet.