Below you will find common supplements used for fat
Now that ephedra is banned, caffeine and caffeine-containing
substances are by far the most popular ingredients used in
energy and fat-burning supplements. Caffeine is found in the
leaves, seeds, or fruits of at least five dozen plants, and common
food sources of caffeine include soda, coffee, and chocolate.
Most people are familiar with caffeine and what it does to the
body, including stimulating the central nervous system, raising
the heart rate, and increasing alertness. Although research has
demonstrated that caffeine is a thermogenic which increases fat
oxidation, caffeine taken by itself is unlikely to produce any
significant amount of real world fat loss. Caffeine is more
commonly used as an additive agent in thermogenic stacks, as
with ephedrine in the ephedrine-caffeine (EC) combination.
If you decide to use the caffeine in coffee as a natural
thermogenic, please use organic coffee if possible! Coffee is one
of the most pesticided and herbicided products in the world,
followed by cotton.
Guarana or kola nut is really just another name for caffeine.
Guarana is also known to treat diarrhea, decrease fatigue, curb
the appetite, and help with arthritis pain. Guarana also helps to
reduce hangovers from alcohol abuse and headaches during
Aspirin is often added to the ephedrine-caffeine stack
(collectively known as the ECA stack). Aspirin is a blood thinner,
which amplifies the effect of the thermogenics ephedrine and
caffeine. Aspirin is often listed as white willow bark extract,
from which it is derived. Ephedra and caffeine work
independently of aspirin, and excessive use of aspirin can be
harsh on the stomach lining.
The amino acid L-carnitine is used (and required) to release
energy from fat. Research shows that individuals who
supplement with L-carnitine while engaging in an exercise
regimen are less likely to experience muscle soreness.
You may see labels that list ‘acetyl’- L-carnitine. This version of
L-carnitine does basically the same thing as regular L-carnitine:
metabolize food into energy.
Although L-carnitine is often marketed as a fat burner and
included in many fat-burning supplements, the research is
conflicting and inconclusive. Real world results have not
matched the advertising hype. Furthermore, the dosages used
in many product formulations may be insufficient to elicit any
potential benefits. Continue reading Do Fat Burning Supplements Part II