How Does Metabolism Work? 

by Melissa Chichester

The human body is a complex machine. At every moment of the day, multiple processes and functions are firing to help you thrive. One of those is your metabolism. 

Your metabolism provides your body with the energy it needs to carry out essential tasks.

These chemical reactions are responsible for converting food into energy and creating the building blocks necessary for the growth, repair, and maintenance of cells and tissues. 

Metabolism can be broadly categorized into two main processes:

  • Catabolism: Breaks down larger molecules, such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins, into smaller units to release energy
  • Anabolism: Builds larger molecules from smaller units, requiring energy input, such as the formation of complex carbohydrates from simple sugars

Metabolism also plays a role in weight and body composition. 

What impacts how metabolism works? 

Metabolism is influenced by factors and the rate of metabolism can vary greatly from one person to the next. How your metabolism functions may be impacted by the following:

  • Body Composition: Muscle tissue burns more calories at rest than fat tissue. 
  • Age: Metabolism tends to decrease with age, primarily due to a decrease in muscle mass and changes in hormones.
  • Sex: Men generally have a higher metabolic rate than women, primarily because they tend to have more muscle mass and lower body fat percentage. 
  • Genetics: Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to a faster or slower metabolism. However, lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise still play a significant role in overall metabolic health.
  • Physical activity: Regular physical activity, including both aerobic exercise and strength training, can help maintain a healthy metabolism.
  • Dietary factors: The type and amount of food you eat can affect metabolism. Additionally, crash dieting or severe calorie restriction can interfere with your metabolism.
  • Sleep: Lack of sleep or poor sleep quality can disrupt hormones involved in appetite and metabolism.
  • Stress: Chronic stress may affect metabolism and promote weight gain, particularly around the abdomen.

Puritan’s Pride Metabolism Complex

Losing weight through a balanced diet and healthy exercise program doesn’t only improve how we look, but more importantly, improves our overall health and how we feel. 

Puritan’s Pride Metabolism Complex can aid in your wellness goals by supporting healthy, gradual weight loss while boosting metabolic health.* 

This beneficial preparation uses the specially formulated dual-action of two plant-based ingredients – Sinetrol® and Black Ginger Extract – that have been revealed by research to support weight management and a healthy metabolism.* 

Sinetrol® is a powerful blend of orange and grapefruit plus guarana seed that clinical trials have shown to boost fat metabolism, help reduce stubborn body fat, and produce a meaningful decrease in abdominal fat and a reduction of waist and hip circumference in healthy individuals.* 

Meanwhile, Black Ginger Extract contains active compounds that target fat cells in the midsection.* This herb has been clinically shown to help burn belly fat by assisting the body in breaking down stored fat and converting it into energy.* 

If you’re looking for a supplement to support metabolic health, our targeted formula is a great choice.* Metabolism Complex capsules should be used as part of a healthy lifestyle, in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.