Fat Burners - (Part 1)

08 Jun

Part 1 will cover some of the stimulants and non-stimulants that claim to aid in fat burning, and how comparatively they affect your overall health.This is a compressed research that aims to clarify some myths and misconceptions for Elphman System members in addition to every athlete, trainer and weightlifter.

This part will simplify L-Carnitine, 7-Keto and Caffeine.

• L-Carnitine: 

L-Carnitine supplementation was primarily used for the treatment of Carnitine deficiencies, which means the metabolic disorder: The inability to synthesize enough L-Carnitine.

The disorder usually manifests in early childhood and is characterized by low plasma Carnitine, progressive cardiomyopathy, skeletal myopathy, hypoglycemia, and hyperammonemia (a decreased concentration of ammonia in the blood)

---> Without treatment, Carnitine deficiency is fatal.

Carnitine has been proposed as a treatment for many conditions, acting as an antioxidant, it fights harmful particles in the body known as free radicals, which damage cells and tamper with DNA.

For other conditions, such as fatigue or improving athletic performance, Carnitine seems safe but “may” not help “much”.

• 7-Keto DHEA: 

Being a non-hormonal metabolite and one of three oxygenated metabolites of DHEA, 7-Keto DHEA appears to be a fat loss agent. Studies using 7-keto supplementation tend to note an increased metabolic rate during the caloric restriction period.

Unlike caffeine, 7-Keto does not overstimulate the central nervous system, does not elevate heart rate or blood pressure, INSTEAD it speeds up the heat production and sustain it.

Note: There is still insufficient evidence to support changes in fatigue and energy, changes in testosterone, or changes in estrogen. However, there are some minor studies that showed an increased circulation of T3 hormone levels when 7-Keto is paired with a caloric restriction.

The amount of fat lost appeared more with 7-keto than with placebo when either paired with a low calorie diet.

• Caffeine: 

Morning coffee is a daily ritual for many, an espresso shot will increase alertness, stimulates cardiac muscles, and appears to be useful in the treatment of fatigue. Following oral administration of 100mg of caffeine (cup of coffee), peak plasma concentration is reached after 50-75 minutes, caffeine is rapidly distributed into body tissues, readily crosses the placenta and blood-brain barrier.

The issue of coffee’s impact on blood sugar and insulin levels has been brewing for a while, and the arguments are steaming on both grounds. Short-term metabolic studies showed that caffeine intake can actually lower insulin sensitivity and sometimes even raise blood sugar levels. On another ground, Harvard researchers declared that compared to people who do not partake in coffee, those who consume 1 – 3 of caffeinated coffee daily can reduce diabetes risk by up to 10%.

JACK YOUR WORKOUT, caffeine increases energy expenditure due to its Thermogenic Effect, caffeine has been found to cause greater fat breakdown and fat-burning for fuel.

CONTROL YOUR DOSAGE, athletes may want to have 300mg of caffeine one hour before an event to boost performance; AND those who wish to lose fat, they may want to drink a cup of coffee in the early morning, and another one before their workout routine

FINAL NOTE: Remember no matter what fat burner you’re taking or about to take, and no matter what MAIN INGREDIENT IT HAS, its fat loss benefits are relatively MINOR compared to significant changes in diet and exercise habits.

That's why we invite you to Join Elphman System, as we take you on a life-changing conquest.

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