A polyphenol compound in hibiscus called Hibiscus sabdariffa is shown in studies to aid weight loss by controlling appetite and increasing production of the AMPK gene which regulates cellular energy. Listen in this week as Dee discusses the AMPK gene and its role in weight loss, lowering blood pressure and even anti-aging!


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