They brought you Nesquik, Coffee-mate and Nestea. And now, scientists in the Nestlé Swiss labs are making moves toward developing a drink that mimics the fat-burning effects of exercise, lovingly being referred to as “exercise in a bottle,” or “cardio in a can.”In their foods labs, Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, the scientists have identified a compound called C13 that can stimulate the enzyme involved in regulating metabolism, Bloomberg reported. It’s a discovery that could be a potential first step in creating a drinkable product that will help your body burn fat as if you were exercising. But the only physical requirement is lifting the can to your mouth.The next step in their research is finding natural ingredients, like fruit and plant extracts, that can trigger C13. But the miracle drink is still a pretty long way off, if it ever comes to fruition at all. Experts outside of Nestlé have commented that many companies have tried to create metabolism-boosting drinks before, but none have ever shown success in clinical trials. And Nestlé researchers note that a legit product is still a few years off from even the beginning stages of lab testing.Kei Sakamoto, a scientist who oversees diabetes and circadian rhythm research at Nestlé, told Bloomberg that the goal is to develop this nutritional product to mimic the effects of exercise for people with limited mobility due to problems such as diabetes, obesity and old age.“The enzyme can help people who can’t tolerate or continue rigorous exercise,” Sakamoto said. “Instead of 20 minutes of jogging or 40 minutes of cycling, it may help boost metabolism with moderate exercise like brisk walking. They’d get similar effects with less strain.”If and when sippable exercise hits the market, you still probably shouldn’t run out and toss your gym shoes. Drinking a single product could never replace all of the health benefits of exercise — fat burn is just one item off the laundry list of ways physical activity can improve your mind, body and beauty.Related Articles:6 Secrets to Firing Up Your Metabolism