How To Get Rid Of Cellulite - Is That Even Possible?

Cellulite is a condition that affects 90% of women and only 10% of men. Cellulite is not exclusively a phenomenon of the modern era. The term cellulite was mentioned for the first time in the French literature, 150 years ago. Today, the medical world has reached the following conclusions about this condition:
  • It causes pain in advanced stages.
  • It restricts the normal functioning of the skin.
  • It's influenced by hormones and advanced age.

The subcutaneous adipose tissue is an active reserve of energy directly linked to the caloric balance. When the caloric balance decreases, the reserve is reduced (fat loss) and when it increases the reserve is also increased (fat gain).

Like all the other tissues in the body, the adipose tissue has a support structure and a blood supply, called microcirculation.

Various hormonal disorders, often triggered by a sedentary lifestyle, stress, liver disease, poor nutrition, irregular bowel function, and fluid retention, can have a negative effect on adipose tissue and in particular on microcirculation. The persistence of these anatomical and metabolic abnormalities produces the development of further alterations in adipose tissue, leading to cellulite.
More specifically, cellulite is created by a disturbance in the normal operation of the connective tissue and is characterized by:
  • Poor blood and lymph circulation.
  • Topical increase in adipose tissue.
  • Accumulation of water and toxins.
But, what would we see if we looked at cellulite under a microscope? We would see a fat cell. Yes, it's true cellulite is just fat! However, this fat is stubborn and won't go away without a fight. Scientific research has shown that inside the adipose tissue there are receptors that store fat and others that burn it. Those that enable the storage of fat are called alpha-2 receptors and are activated when insulin is released due to the increased amount of available fatty acids in the bloodstream. The receptors that regulate the release of fat from the cells are called beta-receptors. They are activated by hormones such as thyroxine and adrenaline.

So, by using substances that mimic the effect of natural hormones you will be able to activate beta-receptors. So far they have found several substances that can have this effect such as caffeine, aminophylline, zinc and magnesium. The release of fat is also controlled by the quantity of blood flow. Rich blood flow ensures fast release and thus leads to the shrinkage of fat cells. Studies have shown that the fat cells of the areas that are prone to cellulite have a greater proportion of alpha 2-receptors and a lower proportion of beta-receptors compared to other areas of the body. The cells found in these areas are more likely to store fat and have a smaller capacity of releasing fat into the blood circulation. This means that it’s very important to keep your body weight stable throughout the course of your life.

So, if you want to get rid of cellulite you need to:
  • Lose weight, if you are currently overweight. 
  • Find a product that can activate the beta receptors, increase blood flow and lymphatic drainage and restore microcirculation.  

One such product might be Cellulite Solution by Revitol. It does contain a few ingredients like Gotu Kola Extract, Horse Chestnut,Caffeine,Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Grapeseed Extract and Bladderwrack extract that can help with microcirculation and blood flow and activate the beta receptors. Still, i don't know if it is works or not. And you need to keep in mind that reducing your body fat percentage can be a more effective way to get rid of cellulite.

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