Swiss food and beverage maker Nestle has said that its researchers are presently working on a project, dubbed ‘exercise in a bottle’, which aims at developing a potable edible product that holds fat-burning benefits, offering guaranteed fitness.
The developers believe that the consumable product holds immense potential to grab the attention of couch potatoes and those who are busy enough to give their time for exercising.
The researchers at Nestle, who are behind the study, calls it a major breakthrough as they have successfully understood the mechanism by which the enzymes involved in metabolism regulation can be stimulated with the help of a compound called C13.
They believe the effective stimulation of enzymes could result into the creation of a consumable product that can hold the fat-burning benefits of exercise.
But the health conscious people need to wait for now as the magic potion is in initial stage and has to go a long way before getting approval from the regulators and launched in the market.
The Nestle scientists at its Lausanne-based Institute of Health Sciences said they have made some effective progress in the hunt for natural substances acting as metabolic triggers for the simulation of the effects of exercise.
They are also searching for plant and fruit extracts that could modulate an enzyme called AMPK, which can serve as a master metabolic switch in controlling the utilization of fats and sugars by the body.
For the study, the researchers carried a lab test using mice to know the benefits of the C13 compound in controlling fats and they found it beneficial in making their livers stop fat production.
Kei Sakamoto, a scientist who researches diabetes and circadian rhythms at Nestle, “The enzyme can help people who can’t tolerate or continue rigorous exercise. They would get similar effects with less strain. Instead of 20 minutes of jogging or 40 minutes of cycling, it may help boost metabolism with moderate exercise, such as brisk walking.”
The fitness experts believe that the Nestle product could offer greater health benefits to people having lesser or no mobility due to problems like diabetes, obesity or old age.