Fat burners, are a type of sports nutrition or special medications that are designed to reduce excess body fat. Fat burners help to reduce body weight, make muscles more prominent, allow you to better concentrate on exercises and facilitate training.
The main mechanisms of action of fat burners are stimulation of the metabolism in the body, suppression of appetite, decreased absorption of fats and carbohydrates from the digestive tract, blocking the synthesis of fat in adipose tissue and removing excess fluid. Mainly, fat burners accelerate the breakdown of fat molecules and turn fat into free energy, increasing its consumption. The rate of basal metabolic rate rises by 10% and higher.
Fat burners are designed for people who play sports and want to reduce body fat. The action of fat burners is implemented during training, subject to diet. If the consumption of fat burners is not combined with training and proper nutrition, the effect will be much weaker, therefore, people who lead a sedentary lifestyle with nutritional defects, it makes no sense to use them.
Currently, sports nutrition stores represent a wide selection of fat burners with a wide variety of compositions and mechanisms of action. The choice of a fat burner needs to be taken seriously, as certain fat burners are suitable for each person, others may be less effective and even harmful to health.
Most often, fat burners contain the following ingredients:
- Methylhexanamine (DMAA)
- Chromium picolinate (Caution, quackery and fraud!)
- Chitosan (Caution, Quackery and Fraud!)
- Green tea extract
- PEA (phenyl ethylamine) (Caution, quackery and fraud!)
- Tyramine Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Raspberry Ketone (Caution, Quack and Fraud!)
- Green coffee (Caution, quackery and fraud!)
- Goji Berries (Caution, Quackery and Fraud!)
Basically, these are substances of natural origin and all of them are approved for use by athletes participating in competitions.
The main types of fat burners
The list below lists the main types of fat burners and other supplements that contribute to weight loss and, in some cases, enhance muscle relief:
- Thermogenics – increase the body’s energy consumption, increase physical activity, suppress appetite, due to which fat burning starts;
- Lipotropics – increase the speed of metabolic processes during which fats are broken down (90% are ineffective);
- Calorie or Nutrient Blockers:
- Carbohydrate blockers – interfere with the absorption of carbohydrates from the digestive tract;
- Fat Blockers – Prevent the absorption of fat from the digestive tract.
- Suppressors of appetite (most often these are thermogenics, however, selective appetite blockers are found);
- Cortisol blockers (necessary to lower the main catabolic hormone that destroys muscles);
- Thyroid stimulants – most often not very effective;
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids and CLA;
- Diuretics – do not affect the fat content, and weight loss occurs due to the temporary removal of fluid;
- Pharmacological drugs for weight loss.
All these additives are radically different in properties, the presence of side effects and the regimen of admission. Many of them are not very healthy, others, on the contrary, strengthen it and increase life expectancy. Read this list carefully and choose the most suitable option for yourself.
Fat Burner Combination
To enhance the effect, fat burners of different types can be combined. Safe and highly effective combinations:
- Thermogenics + Carbohydrate Blockers + Fat Blockers + Thyroid Stimulants + Cortisol Blockers + L-Carnitine;
At first glance, this combination looks simply monstrous; however, having penetrated into the intricacies of the interaction, you can easily understand that this is a fairly safe combination that guarantees maximum efficiency. For the joint intake of all these types, you will need only 2-3 supplements that combine several fat burners.
Security and Compatibility
Most modern thermogenics combine: stimulants, thyroid stimulants, diuretics and other components precisely because these components have a synergistic effect and are fully compatible. For example, the combination of L-carnitine and thermal engineering makes the use of the latter safer, since carnitine protects the heart and blood vessels from overload, reduces catabolism of muscle tissue. To this you can safely add fat blockers and carbohydrates; they are not absorbed at all, so they will not interact with other species.
Omega-3 fatty acids also have a protective effect on the heart and blood vessels, and are very effective when taken together with thermogenics, carnitine and food blockers. Cortisol blockers do not directly affect the metabolism and pharmacodynamics of other fat burners, but interact only with cortisol, therefore they are also perfectly compatible, and they also inhibit muscle destruction, especially under the influence of thermogenics.
Conclusion: almost all types of fat burners are well compatible, as they have different points of application in the body. The latter fact allows you to maximize the effectiveness of the cycle, reduce the frequency of side effects and protect muscles from destruction.
Warning: do not combine fat burners of the same type, it can be harmful to health and will not be justified from the standpoint of effectiveness. All combinations must be agreed with a specialist.
Supplemental Sports Nutrition
During cycles to reduce weight and form relief you have to adhere to a strict diet. In this regard, the body loses many of the necessary substances, as a result of which, after weight loss, muscle mass decreases sharply, skin properties deteriorate, and even a number of diseases can occur. Fortunately, all this can be avoided if the right approaches to the selection of sports nutrition for the duration of the cycle.
As you know, in conditions of hunger, the body begins to actively destroy muscles in order to obtain amino acids for the synthesis of important proteins. To avoid this, it is necessary to take sources of amino acids: proteins, BCAA or amino acid complexes. It is better to use slow proteins, they are gradually absorbed, do not cause an insulin peak and therefore do not interfere with the burning of fat, but they will provide muscle nutrition and prevent catabolism. If you want to radically reduce the calorie content of the diet, then BCAAs or amino acid complexes are suitable for you, they contain a small amount of calories and inhibit catabolic reactions well, at the same time they do not reduce the effectiveness of fat burners, and do not inhibit the process of losing weight.
A rigid diet leads to a reduction in the intake of important trace elements and vitamins; this necessitates the intake of vitamin-mineral complexes. Otherwise, hypovitaminosis may occur, skin elasticity will decrease, metabolic disorders will occur, and so on. Vitamins are necessary even for the destruction of fat, so their deficiency will reduce the effectiveness of training.
If you want to increase the relief and venous portrayal, you can include arginine-based supplements in the complex. It is a NO precursor that improves muscle nutrition, enhances pumping, improves terrain and expands veins. In addition, the use of sports nutrition with creatine is allowed. Creatine increases strength and allows you to exercise more intensively, accelerating the process of fat burning. Again, given that creatine has an accumulated effect and it is strongly recommended that you do not take caffeinated drinks and creatine retains water, then when taking fat burners with caffeine it will be a waste of time. We advise you to take a closer look at beta-alanine in this case.