Coming from Part 1 of our fat burning article, you are well familiar with supplements that release fat, and supplements that ramp up your calorie burning potential.
Now it’s time to move on to the next set of attributes.
On top of releasing fat from cells and burning calories, there are also supplements designed to do some other cool things – Fat Transporting, Fat Stopping, Gene Activation.
Fat transporters help with improving fat burning efficiency.
With all that freed-up fat floating around, sometimes an increase in calorie burn isn’t enough to ensure that it all gets eliminated. This supplement can help to maximize the amount of fat transported to these energy centers.
Carnitine is an amino acid-like molecule. Carnitine is involved in making sure fat arrives to the mitochondria, where fat gets burned.
Several studies confirm that supplementing with carnitine increases the amount of fat burned by the body. Take 1-3g of carnitine in the form of L-carnitine, L-carnitine L-tartrate, or acetyl-L-carnitine, two to three times per day with meals, allotting one dose for your pre-workout meal and another for your post-workout meal.
Fat loss is a constant battle of burning off more than you store. So while it’s a good idea to use supplements that free up and burn more fat, you should also consider using supplements that decrease the amount of fat your body stores in the first place.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
CLA is a group of fatty acids that are omega-6 fatty acids. CLA not only enhances fat loss, but studies have shown it to promote muscle growth as well as strength!
Take 1-3g of CLA with breakfast, lunch, and your last meal or shake at night.
Genes are involved in the burning of fat inside the body, obviously. It is imperative to ingest the proper gene activating supplements to enhance your metabolic furnace.
This is a chemical that is found in sea weed – brown sea weed. Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid which “turns on” genes to increase the number of calories burned.
It also turns off genes that increase fat-cell growth…. Take about 200mg two to three times a day.
Gone Liftin’ has a couple articles about fish oil – We Heart Fish Oil and Flax Seed Oil vs. Fish Oil, which you should read for sure! EPA and DHA, found in fish oil, has been clinically shown to help genes to burn more calories.
These omega-3 fats have been found to turn on genes that increase fat burning while turning off genes that decrease fat storage. Take 2-3g two to three times per day with meals.
That concludes the final list of necessary to supplements to look for when looking for a fat burning supplement.
Refresh your mind with the other necessities in Fat Won’t Stand A Chance, as well. Also, take a look at this article from BodyBuilding.com for more information.