Important Ingredients Found In Fat Burners And How They Work
Not all fat burners contain the same ingredients. That’s why it’s important to read the label when you’re trying a new supplement to achieve the results you want and also when finding what works with your body.
We mentioned in a previous article that you should choose fat burners that are able to promote fat loss while protecting your muscle mass. Here are some standard ingredients you will find in fat burners and what they can do for you.
Carnitine plays a key role in the mobilization of body fat for fuel in the body. L-Carnitine transports the fatty acids to the mitochondria where the fatty acids are oxidized for fuel. This allows you to burn fat during workouts, and at the same time, it will prevent muscle failure, fatigue, and that sluggish feeling many people experience, especially during a dieting phase.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that the body uses for the creation of the neurotransmitters adrenaline and noradrenaline. Tyrosine is also used in the body to create dopamine and is used by the body to make the thyroid hormones T3 and T4, both essential to metabolism.
When adrenaline and noradrenaline go up, so do your heart rate and body temperature. It works thermogenically by burning more calories and decreasing appetite.
Sinetrol+ does not contain stimulants like synephrine or octopamine. It’s made from the peel of citrus fruits and is rich in polyphenols.
In a controlled study, subjects took 450-mg capsules at breakfast and lunch every day. So in total, they consumed 900 mg Sinetrol a day. The trial lasted 12 weeks. The subjects in the Sinetrol group lost more weight and more fat than the subjects in the placebo group. The Sinetrol users lost about 3.7 kg of fat and the placebo takers only 1.4 kg.
Sinetrol contains polyphenols that are said to inhibit the working of the enzyme phosphodiesterase [PDE] in fat cells. PDE is the enzyme that converts cAMP into AMP. cAMP makes sure that their signal is transferred to the enzymes that are responsible for getting the fatty acids out of the fat cells.
HMB (ß-Hydroxy ß-Methylbutyrate)
HMB can protect against muscle breakdown, aid recovery, and add energy during fasted training. Research suggests supplementing with HMB1 can preserve muscle protein during fasted training.
Coleus Forskohlii is an herb with roots in Ayurvedic medicine known for its active ingredient, forskolin. This naturally occurring enzyme stimulates the production of cyclic adenosine monophosphate or cAMP. Cyclic AMP2 helps regulate both lipid and glucose metabolism, promoting calorie burn.
Research suggests that forskolin supplementation limits hunger, thereby supporting calorie restriction and fat loss. It’s also been shown to raise natural testosterone levels slightly, which contributes to muscle maintenance during a fat loss phase.