We all want the ‘magic pill’ that can help us burn fat and improve the way we look. Unfortunately, those ‘magic’ pills don’t exist.
However, natural fat burners – foods and nutritional supplements that have fat-burning properties, DO exist!
These can aid a healthy diet and exercise plan in helping you get the results you desire – FASTER! So what are the best fat-burning ingredients available, that don’t pose risks to your all-round wellbeing?
Here are some natural fat burners that can help you achieve your best shape and body composition . . .
1. Coffee Bean Extract
Coffee beans are loaded with antioxidants and other active compounds. Two of the most important ones from a body composition perspective – are Caffeine and Chlorogenic Acid.
Chlorogenic Acid is believed to be a key active ingredient in coffee bean extract that contributes to its fat-burning effects. Unfortunately…. most of the chlorogenic acid is removed when coffee is roasted! For this reason, regular coffee won’t have the same effect as a fat burner, and neither will synthetic caffeine.
Several studies have reported significant fat loss and body recomposition in people taking green coffee bean extract. Nice!
2. Green Tea Extract
Green tea extract speeds up the rate your body burns cellular energy and increases the rate of fat burning. Green Tea is loaded with potent antioxidants called catechins. The most important of these is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a substance that can boost metabolism.
Researchers have found the fat burning effect is caused by the combination of caffeine and flavonoids found in the tea – particularly in the extract EGCG.
EGCG appears to increase GLUT4 (Glucose transporter type 4 proteins) recruitment to the muscle cells while inhibiting the recruitment to fat cells.
3. Citrus Polyphenols
Grapefruit extracts and citrus polyphenols have been observed to benefit weight loss in a major way, and researchers believe it’s via an enzyme called AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK), which appears to get activated by compounds in the concentrated citrus extracts.
When AMPK gets activated, it encourages the body’s energy-producing processes, helps boost metabolism, and in turn – can encourage fat burning and faster fat loss. AMPK is generally activated during exercise to help muscles use stored sugar and fat for energy.
Our programs here in the Savvy Team Wellness Community include a patented weight loss ingredient called Sinetrol, which helps stimulate the breakdown of stored fat for use as fuel. This works as a safe and non-thermogenic fat burner to reduce the excess of fat mass and improve body composition – so improving your all-around shape. and working alongside the thermogenic effects of other far burners.
L-carnitine is a naturally occurring amino acid that’s great for fat loss and may have an impact on brain function as well. It plays a crucial role in the production of energy by transporting fatty acids into your cells’ mitochondria. The mitochondria act as engines within your cells, burning these fats to create usable energy for you!
So as part of a formula – you can see some ingredients help free the stored fat, and other help transport and use these fatty acids for energy.
Using L-carnitine as a weight loss supplement makes sense – perhaps not alone – but particularly when in used combination with fat burners as we do.
Research suggests that L-carnitine may aid exercise performance and treat health conditions like heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
5. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
CLA is a great supplement for body composition changes. Of all weight-management ingredients designed to optimise body composition, CLA is one of the best researched.
Studies by several institutes confirm that CLA helps reduce body fat and increase lean body mass. Results from certain studies suggest that CLA can help increase strength, reduce appetite and cause other beneficial changes in body composition.
While a recent meta-analysis of 18 peer-reviewed studies has confirmed the body fat-reducing effects of CLA, a new study with the branded /trademarked CLA ingredient we use – actually pinpoints the regions in the body where this fat loss occurs.
The volunteers in this study lost an average of 2kg of fat largely from the legs and waist area. Significant fat loss was observed in as few as three months and occurred independently of physical exercise or dieting!
In addition to the region-specific fat loss, the volunteers also gained lean body mass. Further research indicates that CLA can also minimize the side effects of a low-calorie diet. after that is completed!
Obviously, even though results can be achieved independent of diet and lifestyle changes – for wholistic wellbeing, we recommend changes to diet and lifestyle.
Although there are many suspected mechanisms for fat loss with CLA, it seems the main reason is that CLA inhibits the activity of the enzyme – lipoprotein lipase (LPL). This enzyme transfers fats from the bloodstream to the fat cells. As a result of the decreased enzyme activity, the transport of fat INTO fat cells is blocked.
CLA also stimulates the breakdown of stored body fat (lipolysis); additional studies have shown that CLA increases apoptosis – programmed cell death, resulting in a decreased number of existing fat cells.
This is important. If you go on a diet, but don’t make the long term change and add exercise into your lifestyle – your body retains the number of fat cells although they are smaller.
But CLA and other ingredients can somewhat encourage them to commit suicide we could say! Stabilising your weight and beginning an exercise program also makes these changes.
Why do we ‘Stack’ Ingredients & Supplements?
As mentioned before – ingredients are often combined to have a synergistic effect. It’s like 1+1=4, and this is especially true when looking at fat burning ingredients.
This is the benefit of synergistically combining ingredients into one formula and it’s also why ‘stacking’ products together into collections can enhance the overall efficacy.
That’s why we put together programs – rather than rely upon any one particular fat burner product for example.
In the context of nutritional supplements, ‘stacking’ involves grouping together two or more various ingredients and/or supplements to enhance some aspect of health and/or performance:
Ideally, a well-crafted “stack” would feature products with different benefits that complement, complete, and amplify the overall effects of each other.
Essentially, a stack is a combination of supplements taken together over the same period of time—but not necessarily at the same time.
In our ‘Body Transformation Challenge, we’ve seen amazing results combining these fat burners alongside other diet and lifestyle changes!
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