CLA stands for Conjugated Linoleic Acid. This essential fatty acid not only has been shown to help reduce body fat while maintaining muscle, but it also offers additional health benefits. At one time it was naturally found in the food we ate, but the rise of factory farming has eliminated this healthy fat from our diets. It once was found in beef and dairy that came from grass-fed cows. Once farmers started feeding them corn as a cheap feed source, they stopped naturally producing CLA.
CLA seems to affect body fat stores through two different mechanisms. First, it causes your fat cells to be less willing to store fat. CLA influences the enzymes that control fat growth causing the cells to be less likely to swell and grow bigger. It in effect forces the fat cells to maintain a healthy size so that they can’t experience run away growth as fat is consumed.
Green coffee beans are coffee beans in their raw, unroasted state. There are two key compounds in unroasted coffee beans: caffeic acid and chlorogenic acid. The chlorogenic acid and caffeic acid in GCBE have been clinically studied and preliminary research suggests that they have several beneficial effects on weight loss.
Garcinia cambogia (GC) is a small pumpkin-shaped fruit that grows in Southeast Asia and India. The key active ingredient found in garcinia cambogia is Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), which some research suggests can help certain people lose weight.
There have been dozens of studies on Garcinia Cambogia for weight loss in humans and rats.
OligoSMART™ is a high quality, pure mixture composed of isomalto-oligosacchardies (IMO). Currently, IMO is popular in Asian markets where it is used as an ingredient to contribute functional health benefits as a prebiotic, dietary fiber, and low calorie sweetener.
IMO has been a normal food component of the human diet for many centuries. IMO occurs naturally in a number of fermented foods, including rice, miso, soy sauce and sake. Isomaltose, one of the major components of IMO, has been identified as a natural constituent of honey.
The well documented health benefits of IMO include:
L-carnitine has been shown to support the heart and cardiovascular system, help athletes optimize their performance, reduce body fat, help rejuvenate our aging brains and even promote healthy sperm function.
L-carnitine is critical for energy production in every cell of your body. It carries fat, in the form of fatty acids, to the mitochondrial inner membrane where energy is produced. Without L-carnitine, the normal burning of fat cannot take place.
In the brain and nervous tissues, acetyl L-carnitine is important in energy production, but is more importantly a precursor to acetylcholine. This powerful neurotransmitter plays a vital role in maintaining healthy brain function, memory and mood as we age. Because of its vital role in fat metabolism, another obvious benefit of L-carnitine supplementation is in weight loss.
When it comes to training and exercise, caffeine helps you fight fatigue, which allows you to maintain high energy levels throughout your workout and helps increase caloric expenditure.
Among its many health related benefits, evodiamine raises your body’s temperature. It also manipulates your metabolism and influences the secretion of catecholamines from your adrenal glands. Catecholamines are important because they cause physiological changes in your body that prepare your body for a physical response. It’s much like having increased adrenaline, your blood pressure, heart rate, and blood glucose levels all increase after taking evoidamine.
Additionally, evodiamine stimulates the vanilloids in your body and reduces the uptake of fat. In turn, it increases your body’s natural rate of burning fat. It’s a mild stimulant that has shown to increase positive energy and diuretic characteristics in a body.
Evodiamine also acts as a thermogenic and has the unique ability, as mentioned above, to increase your overall resting core temperature. Many believe that this is the reason more calories and fat are burned for energy when taking evoidaimine.