Whether you want to lose weight or get shredded, diet and nutrition are crucially important. However to get the process working much faster there are some ingredients can help. To push yourself past your current threshold into the glory of your goals, you need to utilize the power of a fat-burning supplement. The supplement industry has come a long way, capturing the power of many food-based extracts, capable of enhancing your body fat reduction. Not all supplements are created the same. Most contain simple fillers and flashy advertising. Let’s take a look at a list of scientifically proven ingredients that have been shown to intensify fat incineration, all of which are included in Jacked Factory’s innovative fat burner supplement Shredded+.
Acetyl L- Carnitine
Acetyl L-Carnitine is the processed form of L-Carnitine, providing you with the same benefits as well as the added advantage of a higher state of energy and mental focus. Acetyl L-Carnitine is able to cross the blood-brain barrier more efficiently than its traditional counterpart. This ability is what provides you with the energy and cognitive boost that you will not find with L-Carnitine. (“Upregulation of mGlu2 receptors via NF-κB p65 acetylation is involved in the Proneurogenic and antidepressant effects of acetyl-L-carnitine” 2013. Para. 1)
Best of all, you’ll still be able to enjoy the fat-burning benefits that L-Carnitine can provide. Acetyl L-Carnitine takes stored body fat and transports it to the mitochondria, or cellular power station. The stored fat is then used as energy, essentially burning it away, allowing ingested proteins and carbohydrates to be used for muscle repair and other processes. Acetyl L-Carnitine has also been shown to increase levels of testosterone and human growth hormone, both of which are powerful fat burners. (“The effects of L-carnitine L-tartrate supplementation on hormonal responses to resistance exercise and recovery.” 2003. Para. 1)
If you’ve ever eaten a grapefruit then you’ve had Naringin. In fact, it is the reason that grapefruit has such a bitter taste. This phytonutrient contains free radical-fighting antioxidants and improves your digestion. Most importantly, Naringin has the special property to boost the effects of certain supplements and medications that it’s taken with. It is often placed within fat burning supplements to enhance their absorption and assimilation. Put simply, when taken in conjunction with other thermogenic supplements, Naringin amplifies their fat-burning potential. (“Does Grapefruit Juice Enhance CoQ10 Benefits?” 2014. Para. 2, 3)
This chemical compound is found within bitter orange, derived from the tree of the same name. Despite some mixed reviews, Synephrine has been shown to possess thermogenic properties capable of enhancing weight loss when taken as a part of a healthy diet and exercise program. (“A Review of the Human Clinical Studies Involving Citrus aurantium (Bitter Orange) Extract and its Primary Protoalkaloid p-Synephrine” 2001. Para. 1)
A naturally occurring bioflavonoid found within citrus fruits, Hesperidin contains powerful antioxidants, capable of removing waste products from the body. This immune booster has recently hit the spotlight due to its fat-burning potential. Studies have shown that Hesperidin is able to effectively enhance your metabolic rate; thereby, increasing your body’s ability to burn fat. (“Effects of p-Synephrine alone and in Combination with Selected Bioflavonoids on Resting Metabolism, Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Self-Reported Mood Changes” 2011. Para. 1)
Who doesn’t know about Green Tea Extract? It’s been featured in a number of studies, all with positive results. It’s on store shelves across the country and you’ll see it on a number of television programs. Green tea has been used for centuries to improve overall health, but only now is the research coming in to back up this timeless super food. Green tea and the Green Tea Extract have been shown in various studies to successfully increase your resting metabolic rate. Your resting metabolic rate is the amount of energy expenditure your body is capable of while at rest. In other words, it is the amount of calories you are burning while sitting around doing nothing. Green Tea Extract can also improve your insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance intra and post workout, allowing your body to efficiently utilize stored body fat as fuel. (“Green tea extract ingestion, fat oxidation, and glucose tolerance in healthy humans.” 2008. Para. 1)
Chances are, if you’re like most people, you already have a well established relationship with caffeine. Found in your favorite brain boosting beverages, caffeine is often overlooked for its fat burning abilities. Caffeine is an efficient fat burner and it is able to do so in two unique ways:
Like Green Tea Extract, Caffeine is able to effectively increase your resting metabolic rate. This boost in metabolism means you are getting a boost in energy expenditure. As mentioned above, this is important because you’ll be able to burn more calories while at rest.
Caffeine is also able to attach itself to your stored fat cells, making sure that they are first in line to be used as fuel for your body.
Study after study has been performed on caffeine for weight loss. It has also been shown to improve memory, reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, and amplify your performance in the gym. This is definitely one ingredient that will be around for a long time. (“Body weight loss and weight maintenance in relation to habitual caffeine intake and green tea supplementation.” 2005. Para. 1)
Made from Willow Bark, Salicin is found within a number of pre-workout and thermogenic supplements and with good reason: it works. Salicin has been shown in a number of studies to be effective in aiding fat reduction. In one study, the volunteers who were supplementing with Salicin had a 16% greater weight loss than those who were taking a placebo. (“Effects of a weight-loss aid in healthy overweight adults: double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial” 2000. Para. 1)
Cayenne Pepper Fruit Extract
The same spice you put on your food to give it a kick also has shown a number of benefits when it comes to weight loss, digestion, and fat reduction. The secret weapon within this extract is Capsaicin. Much like Acetyl L- Carnitine, Capsaicin is able to support the fat-to-energy conversion process that takes place within the body. By using fat as fuel, you are effectively burning through fat stores. The result is an overall reduction in body fat. (“Can You Lose Weight With Cayenne Pepper Pills?” 2014. Para. 2, 3)
Why leave your fat-burning goals to chance? If your thermogenic fat burner supplement doesn’t contain a majority of the ingredients listed above then you are simply wasting your money. Stop second-guessing yourself on which supplement to use and stick with the cold, hard facts. Clinical studies have shown that those ingredients listed above are exactly what you need to spark a fat burning fire. Lucky for you, Jacked Factory has placed all of these ingredients into a single convenient and high quality supplement called Shredded+. Shredded+ a revolutionary fat-burner, proven to help you achieve those fat-incinerating goals.
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