Slow or Fast Metabolism : Why Does It Matter?

December 18, 2022 Off By Rilla Teagan

We often come across the term metabolism when reading literature about health and wellness and of its importance in maintaining ideal weight to be considered fit. Metabolism is basically the chemical reactions that take place when a body ingests food. Reference to metabolic rate denotes the speed (slow or fast) by which chemical reactions take place, including the breaking down of food into nutrients. Metabolic rate determines the length of time that a body converts food that will be delivered to different body organs and tissues by way of blood circulation. The entire metabolic processes whether slow or fast, keep the human body going and functioning even during rest periods.

There is also the matter of determining the Body Mass Index (BMI), which is an estimation of the amount of fat a person carries in his or her body. BMI is calculated based on a person’s weight and height, of which the ideal must fall within the range of between 25 29.9 kilograms per every square metre of a person’s height (25kg/m2 to 29.9kg/m2). A measure below or above those ranges denotes either an underweight or overweight condition in relation to BMI.

In proceeding with the discussion about metabolism, know that weight and BMI are impacted by the metabolic rate that a body goes through regularly.

Body Temperature Impacts Metabolic Rate of a Person

After understanding that metabolism affects the fitness of a body in terms of weight and BMI, it should also be understood that the body’s temperature impacts metabolic rate. While the body’s normal temperature is between 36 and 37 degrees Celsius, having a temperaure below normal can impact metabolic rate.

A low body temperature can slow down metabolism as the body’s endocrine or hormonal system will take it to mean having less or fewer demand to release certain hormones at increased levels. The hormones serve as signals for body organs like the liver, to release chemicals used in food digestion.

If so, a low temperature impacts the release of hormones and chemicals that will make the body burn more calories. Yet a below normal body temperature does not create increased demand for energy. That being the case, there is no motivation for the endocrine system to immediately release hormones that will make the body burn more calories, particularly those that can be extracted from fat cells.

Although low body temperature does not directly impact metabolism, recent science research had established that the root cause of excessive weight gain that leads to obesity is slow metabolism caused by low body temperature.

Based on such scientific findings, a weight loss supplement has been formulated to address low body temperature as a way to boost the body’s metabolism. Branded as Alpilean, it has commanded great responses and feedback from those who have been taking the weight loss capsules since launching in October 2022. Still, fitness and nutrition experts at GeeksHealth ( remind Alpilean users that while the supplement introduces a new and sound approach to combatting obesity, obese and overweight people should still incorporate regular exercise in their diet program, as well as practice moderation in food consumption.