THERMOTECH™ Coach Steve discusses all things fat burning. Who uses them? Why do they use them? Do they work? What should you consider before taking them?
There are a couple of things one needs to consider and understand before walking into your local supplement store and asking for ‘the best fat burner’.
Here are the most popular myths and misconceptions first.
Starting with my favourite; believe it or not, this question is asked almost daily. “Steve, what can I take to lose weight and tone, but I don’t want to train or diet.” I can only respond to that by saying, “When you find it let me know and we can both retire rich!”. This magic pill does not exist! Regardless of how strong or good a fat burner is or how much of it you take in a day there is NO magic pill out there that will magically transform you into a swimsuit cover model by just chilling on the couch.
Then you get the “fat burners don’t work for me” group.
Yes there is a chance that some fat burners will not work for you because you might not be using the right fat burner for your intended goal (I will talk about how to choose the right fat burner a little later). In these cases I find that people are expecting too much from the fat burner alone and are putting in little or no effort from their side. Fat burners aid, boost, help and change our figures but they cannot do the work for us. You will not reach your goal by just taking a fat burner. It will assist you but you need to do the work.
Here is an interesting one: “All Fat burners are bad for you, I don’t want to put that into my body.”
Considering the statement above, I feel the need to express that there is a huge difference between a fat burner manufactured by a reputable supplement company following strict industry standards and regulations in comparison to an underground fat burner that you can order from a Facebook advertisement that claims you can be stage ready in just 3 weeks.
Transparency is key these days and more and more companies are realising this.
With that said lets look at some of the things you need to consider when buying a fat burner.
• Your health and well being always comes first. If you are on any form of medication i.e. anti-depressants, heart medication, suffer from high blood pressure or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is imperative that you consult with your GP first. More often than not, the guy working behind the supplement counter will not ask you these questions so it is important that you mention this.
• Are you sensitive to stimulants? Most fat burners are stimulant based so if you are using a stimulant based fat burner start off with a half dosage and slowly work your way up to the recommended dosage. It would also be important to know that if you are sensitive to stimulants not take any stimulant based products at night or late in the afternoon as this could interfere with your sleeping patterns.
• Consider your budget. In most cases you will not reach your goal by only using 1 bottle of whichever fat burner you choose to take. You will need to stay on for a few months, so make sure you are opting for a product that is affordable to your pocket. Keep in mind international brands are usually more expensive than what local brands are as there are other costs involved to the supplier in stocking those products. Being an international brand does not necessarily make a product superior just because of they hefty price.
• Consider the intended use and dosage. The goal here is weight management or weight loss, make sure to read the instructions and make sure you understand them. There is a different dosage for weight loss than there is for weight management as well as different dosages for men and women. You will also be taking your fat burners at different times of the day, timing is everything!
The science behind it all:
THERMOTECH® Burn is formulated with 8 scientifically dosed key ingredients to assist you in conquering your goals to look and feel great!
Green Coffee Bean Extract (Coffea Arabica) contains a substance called Chlorogenic Acid, which is believed to be responsible for the weight loss effects.
L-carnitine is thought to help increase muscle while decreasing fat in the body and to help people feel less fatigued, all of which can potentially improve weight-loss results.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea Extract is rich in the antioxidant EGCG which can help inhibit an enzyme that breaks down the hormone norepinephrine, this releases the fat cells into the bloodstream and your body uses it for energy.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid, it is one component that assists in your brain’s ability to create neurotransmitters such as dopamine. Studies suggest L-tyrosine may to help you lose weight by boosting metabolism.
Garcinia Cambogia Extract
Garcinia Cambogia is a citrus fruit that grows in Southeast Asia. An extract from the fruit rind, hydroxycitric acid (HCA) has been suggested to assist weight loss and supress apetite.
Raspberry ketone are claimed to cause the fat within cells to be broken down more effectively, helping the body burn fat faster. They are also claimed to increase levels of adiponectin, a hormone that helps to regulate metabolism.
Cayenne Pepper Extract
Cayenne Pepper contains capsaicin which has been shown to encourgeyour body to use more fat as fuel. Capsaicin is the component of cayenne pepper that causes your body to heat up.
Caffeine stimulates thermogenesis. Thermogenesis converts calories into heat energy. The additional calories used by thermogenesis can potentially aid in weight loss and fat burning.
Ashwagandha Extract, a popular Ayurvedic herb,has been shown to support weight loss. It does that by lowering cortisol levels and enhancing blood sugar control.This has also proven to have testosterone enhancing effects.
Over the last few weeks I have been using THERMOTECH® Burn8 and have been experimenting with dosages as well and taking it at various times of the day. For me taking a slightly higher dosage on a empty stomach before cardio in the morning worked very well for fat burning purposes. On non-cardio days I took it with breakfast and then again at around 12 and found that it decreased my appetite during the day but could still consume all my meals. I had loads of energy during the day and still slept well at night.
To create a well rounded fat loss combination, including a body toning agent is highly recommended. This product is called CLA1000 which assists with the metabolism of fat, preserving of lean muscle and promotes abdominal fat loss.
In my opinion THERMOTECH® Burn and CLA1000 is a very well rounded fat loss combination and I would definitely recommend it to men and women that are looking to begin their or maintain their weight loss goals.