Clinical Evidence: Raw Yacon Syrup Reverses Obesity, Alleviates Metabolic Disorders and Reduces Major Risk Factors for Heart Disease

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One thing you’ve no doubt noticed about weight loss pills and products is the lack of meaningful scientific research. That’s not the case, though, with raw Yacon syrup and products derived from the Yacon root.

Before discussing yacon syrup research involving humans and animals, it’s helpful to get a primer on Yacon root and why it’s so unique.

Raw Yacon syrup is rich in fructooligosaccharides or FOS; so rich it ranks as one of the best sources.

The syrup contains anywhere from 40-50 percent FOS and looks familiar; it’s dark, sweet and has about the same consistency as molasses or regular Maple syrup.

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Raw Yacon Syrup

Yacon syrup gets its sweetness from the FOS it contains; it’s an actual sugar but on the other hand it cannot be digested.

In fact, the human digestive system does not recognize FOS. But just to be more complete, there are regular sugars present in FOS which are digested.

Now here’s a cool result of this unique composition.

Yacon root syrup imparts only one third the number of calories as regular white sugar. This is the direct result of the FOS not being recognized by the digestive system.

That makes raw Yacon syrup an excellent sugar alternative.

And there are more Yacon benefits – lots more: diabetes support, brain support, immune system support, weight loss support and even more.

FOS is terrific for the beneficial bacteria living in the digestive tract; and that sets-off an incredible chain of events that are nothing short of extremely healthy.

Obesity Reversed and Prevented, Metabolic Disorder Alleviated, and Blood Profile Improved with FOS and Natural Digestive System By-Product

FOS digestion results in the creation of a type of fatty acid called short-chain fatty acids.

Research has shown these special fatty acids are wondrous for weight loss. This particular research was conducted in an animal study (mice). Still, it’s compelling stuff.

One such short-chain fatty acid produced in the gut is called butyric acid. Check-out the results of this study.

The mice were made obese with a high-fat diet and they also became highly insulin resistant which is a precursor to diabetes. Researchers were able to prevent and reverse the effects of obesity using butyric acid, also known as butyrate.

The following graph shows percent body fat (BW) over time for the control group and the group given butyrate.

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Percent Body Fat Over Time

Here’s what researchers found with the mice that were fed butyrate:

1. They stayed lean (slim)
2. Avoided problems with metabolism (insulin resistance)
3. Displayed increased levels of energy and physical activity. (See #4 below)
4. Related to #3, greatly increased level of mitochondrial function (the energy center in all cells)
5. 25% lower cholesterol
6. Blood fat (triglycerides) decreased by 50%
7. Fasting insulin levels decreased almost 50%
8. Insulin sensitivity increased by almost 300% (a good thing)

NOTE: Researchers also found something unexpected and interesting:

The mice group given butyrate ate less food. This effect took about 3 weeks to occur. By the end of 10 weeks these mice were eating 20% less food than the control group.

The implications are obvious because naturally the butyrate mice will lose weight by eating less and having a higher metabolic level; more energy.

Still – the effects of the short-chain fatty acids produced the overall effect.

And remember that FOS consumption nourishes levels of beneficial bacteria and thus resulting in an increased production of butyric acid (butyrate).

Summary: The active ingredients in Yacon are Fructooligosaccharides (FOS), which feed the friendly bacteria in the intestine and lead to various beneficial effects on metabolism and results in weight loss.

Human Research Results – Does Raw Yacon Syrup Work for Losing Weight?

Researcher quotes; read the abstract (summary).

“Syrup obtained from yacon roots could be well positioned as a nutraceutical product due to its high fructooligosaccharides content. We examined the beneficial effects and tolerance of yacon syrup on human health.”
Conclusion: “Yacon syrup is a good source of fructooligosaccharides and its long-term consumption produced beneficial health effects on obese pre-menopausal women with insulin resistance.”

The study mentioned above consisted of 55 obese, pre-menopausal women. The trial subjects also reported problems with constipation and high cholesterol. The duration of the study was 120 days.

The 55 women were divided into 2 groups:

Group 1: 40 women took (raw) Yacon syrup.
Group 2: 15 women took a placebo which was an inert syrup; no active ingredients.

Results: At the end of the study, Group 1 lost an average of 33 pounds. And Group 2 (placebo) gained an average of 3.5 pounds.


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Yacon Syrup vs Placebo, Weight Loss


They also saw reductions in waist circumference:

The women in the Yacon syrup group lost 3.9 inches, or 10 centimeters, off of their waist. No significant change in the placebo group.

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Yacon Syrup vs Placebo, Waist Circumference


Additional positive results occurred in Group 1 (Yacon syrup group):

1. Body Mass Index (BMI) decreased from 34 to 28.

2. Fasting insulin decreased by 42%.

3. Insulin resistance, a major risk factor for diabetes and heart disease, decreased by 67%.

4. LDL cholesterol (bad type) decreased by 29%.

5. Chronic constipation resolved; stool frequency increased to 0.99/day from 0.28/day.

Summary: Women taking Yacon syrup lost 33 pounds in 120 days including improvement in metabolism and decreased risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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