Will You Soon Be Able to Drink Your Exercise?
You probably remember the last time you pushed your body past where you thought you were capable. Did you feel…
C.) Like you’d rather be on the couch chugging a weird liquid?
Nestle has apparently figured out how to tweak an enzyme in your body that can significantly increase your metabolism. That means that instead of having to run 3 miles to burn a certain amount of calories, the same effect could potentially happen by only walking half that distance. Or something like that. They are spitballing exactly how much this will help, but the company is feeling pretty confident some time in the future their beverage will allow people to burn calories with minimal effort. The drink stimulates a compound called C13 and this mimics the fat burning of exercise. Drug companies like Merck have been chasing after products that stimulate metabolism. Nestle’s hunt and peck experiments with fruit and plant extracts may have paid off – especially if they pass the gauntlet of FDA trials.
Is this a good thing? Well, it’s not necessarily a bad thing. The drink could be a big help for the morbidly obese or those suffering from diabetes who may need that extra variable in their lives to help them start down a path of weight loss.
We don’t know of any side effects from consuming the drink, but we imagine something will crop up in trials. Chugging a weird beverage and slogging around the block would certainly lack the high from exercise, so we’re not in line for this drink.