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Thermogenics (Fat Burners)

Thermogenics are more commonly referred to as fat burners. These are supplements that increase the body's adipose (fat) tissue metabolism, generating heat and increase core body temperature (thermogenesis). Most tend to stimulate the central nervous system, particularly the products that contain compounds such as synephrine, ephedrine, guarana and bitter melon.

Short term usage can produce excellent weight loss results; however over the long term you can build up a tolerance leading to little or no fat loss benefit. Cycling off after 4-6 weeks is recommended to prevent this.

For those who prefer no stimulant-free weight loss products, CLA, sesamin, capsicum, caffeine free green tea and forksolin are ideal choices.

How do I use them?

Most products recommend servings of anywhere from 1-3 capsules/tabs 2-3 times per day. Keeping servings well before bedtime will minimize sleep disruption and insomnia. The ephedra/caffeine stack is best used at a maximum of 75mg ephedrine 600mg caffeine in 3 divided doses per day, for no more than 4-5 weeks. Please confer with your physician if you have any pre-existing medical conditions before using ANY thermogenic.

Tip: For those trying to minimize muscle loss while cutting, be sure to increase protein intake to prevent muscle catabolism.
Ephedrine is a beta-2 receptor antagonist, which is muscle preserving, of benefit while trying to lose fat and keep muscle.

Summary of Benefits

-Increased fat burning
-Faster metabolic rate
-Increased energy for more intense workouts
-Decreased appetite
-Less water retention; giving a more "cut" appearance
-Anti-catabolic; prevents muscle loss

Complementary Products

-Hoodia (appetite suppression)
-Calcium/magnesium
-White Kidney Bean extract (carb blocker)
-Chromium picolinate
-Protein Powder
-Glutamine
-Essential Fatty Acids

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