Thermogenic supplements are also known as fat burners, these products contain ingredients that can be seen to increase your body’s natural metabolic response. This means that more calories and fat will be burned during aerobic exercise. If your goal is to burn fat and lose weight then you may be looking to add thermogenic supplements to your diet.
There are hundreds of fat burning products on the market these days, with many of them containing exactly the same ingredients just with different claims and branding. We have also seen that many of these products also neglect to use high-quality thermogenic ingredients. At Exxtreme Labs, we sought to find the highest quality ingredients and that means no harmful side effects. Here are a few ingredients that we look for in our fat burning products.
Coleus Forskohlii: This is a plant that is found in parts of India, Nepal and across many other areas of Southeast Asia. Coleus forskohlii has become a widely popular ingredient in many fat-burning products recently.
It contains a compound called forskolin, which has shown to increase levels of cAMP. This chemical signals for the release of stored fat to be used as energy. In turn, this causes your body to burn fat at an accelerated speed. To learn more about forskolin, check out our guide to forskolin here.
Caffeine Anhydrous: We are yet to come across a fat burning product that does not have caffeine as an ingredient. Caffeine is famous for giving you an intense shot of energy that turbocharges your senses for a few hours. Not only does it boost your energy, it is also a powerful thermogenic ingredient that helps with burning fat.
You can find caffeine in our pre-workout supplements due to its incredible energy-boosting properties.
Green Coffee Bean Extract: This is an ingredient that only became popular in recent times, mainly due its rave reviews from Dr. Oz. However, this does not mean that it’s a fad, green coffee bean extract has proven effects on your body.
A research paper published in Gastroenterology Research and Practice showed that anaerobic exercise supplemented with green coffee bean extract accelerated the fat burning process, compared against test subjects working out without the ingredient.
Synephrine: Bitter orange is a type of citrus fruit, it contains synephrine. This is a compound that is a natural stimulant. 50mg of synephrine is enough to show an increase in metabolism and can burn around 65 calories extra a day. This may not sound like much but over time, this small amount of fat burned will accumulate to a noticeable amount.
Cayenne Pepper Extract: Capsaicin can be found in peppers as the compound that gives your food that spicy/tingly feeling. It is also a great ingredient that has fat-burning capabilities. It works in two ways:
Capsaicin first works by decreasing your body’s appetite, following on by boosting your metabolism. This means that you will burn more calories throughout the day. The more calories that you burn during the day, the more fat you lose.
What Fat Burning Supplements Should You Take?
If you want to use these ingredients but don’t want to shop for hours trying to find them, just to spend more time combining then into a palatable drink, then here are some products for you.
Daily Fat Burner: When looking to burn fat, you may look to boost your metabolic rate with a supplement. If you are looking to burn fat in a healthy way and don’t want to worry about harmful side effects, then we have the product for you. ‘Summer Body’ fat burning capsules from Exxtreme Labs are created using the highest quality ingredients and are clinically tested to ensure they provide the maximum results.
Stimulant Free: If you want to burn fat without the stimulants that come with many of the weight loss products, then look for a stim-free thermogenic product.
Pre-Workout: For gym-goers who are serious about getting your body in shape, we recommend the ‘Ultimate Core’ pre-workout from Exxtreme Labs. Developed using the highest quality of thermogenic ingredients and manufacturing practices. Try the most advanced pre-workout today.
Safety And Side Effects
Thermogenic supplements sound appealing and like the perfect fix to a problem that many people suffer with (find it hard to lose weight). Whilst there are many good fat burner products on the market, there are also some ‘not-so-good’ ones.
If you consume one of these supplements then you may have nausea, constipation, headaches and some even lead to an increased blood pressure. This increase in blood pressure can be attributed to the high levels of caffeine found in some of these products.
These type of products are not regulated as strictly as food or prescribed medicines. This is why it is important to purchase from a well-known brand such as Exxtreme Labs.
We often see products that do not undergo any clinical testing for health and safety before going on the market. It is especially important that you research products that are being purchased from overseas as they are often tested even less. We advise that you consult with your healthcare professional before taking fat burner products if you are already on prescribed medication.
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