LIPOLYZE EVOLVED by Species Nutrition contains no stimulants – we believe there's more to burning fat than just using stimulants – which do raise the metabolic rate but also increase catabolic hormone production - this is detrimental to the goal of keeping lean muscle while burning fat. Cortisol, the primary catabolic hormone, can increase abdominal fat storage as well as break down muscle tissue.
It's important to note that the quantity of lean muscle mass you have is interconnected with your basal metabolic rate (BMR). Since catabolic hormones result in a loss of muscle mass, you've lowered your basal metabolic rate(BMR)! The drawback to a stimulant-based fat burner is that, once you lose the pounds and discontinue use, your metabolic rate will be lower and the potential of gaining back body fat will dramatically increase.
There are even more drawbacks to the use of stimulants: they can increase blood pressure and heart rate, as well as raise anxiety levels. So, anyone with a history of high blood pressure or heart disease should avoid the use of stimulants.
Below are descriptions of the five herbal compounds used to create LIPOLYZE, our powerful, non-stimulant fat burner.
OEA is classified as a peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR) agonist. OEA helps regulate lipid metabolism, helps control hunger by sending appetite surpressant messages to the brain and has been shown to help lower both triglyceride and blood cholesterol levels.
T2 (3,5 di-iodo-thyronine)
T2 is a thyroid hormone metabolite that has specific actions separate from thyroid hormone receptors:
1. It stops ATP from being produced and the energy that was going to be used to for ATP production ends up being "released". Due to this, the muscle cells have no choice but to use stored body fat for energy.
2. Additionally,it can raise the basal metabolic rate, this increases energy expenditure.
3. T2 promotes the conversion of the inactive thyroid hormone T4 into the active thyroid hormone T3.
4. T2 promotes growth hormone release. GH, a potent anabolic hormone, promotes muscle growth and fat loss.
L-carnitine in the cell carries long chain fats into the mitochondria, from there they are oxidized into ATP. If L-carnitine levels in the muscle are increased, the number of fatty acids that get oxidized increases. A problem is that L-carnitine and acetyl-L-carnitine has been unable to penetrate muscle tissue - this is where most fat oxidation takes place.
A new form of L-carnitine, called Propionyl-L-carnitine, has a substantial impact on muscle, both skeletal and cardiac. A study done in 1990, was able to show that propionyl-L-carnitine could help prevent the effects of muscle fatigue and low oxygen in both cardiac and skeletal muscle. Further, propionyl-L-carnitine is able to transport long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria from skeletal muscle.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinesis leaf) is known to be a potent antioxidant yet new research indicate the active ingredient, EGCG, may have as much as 200 times the antioxidant properties of another well known antioxidant, vitamin E. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition conducted a study that demonstrated that green tea extract caused fatty acid oxidation and a dramatic energy increase. The study noted a 4% increase in energy expenditure over a 24-hour period which translates to a 35-43% increase in daytime thermogenesis. None of the test subjects reported any side effects, such as: rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, or anxiety that are commonly seen with stimulant-based fat burners.
T4, or thyroxin, is a hormone released by the thyroid gland that is actually an inactive form of thyroid hormone that needs to be converted into T3, which is the active thyroid hormone. When you go on a diet, the body tends to slow down the conversion of T4 (inactive) to T3 (active). When this happens, your metabolic rate slows, fat loss slows and progress stops.
In India, The Guggul tree is found in India and exudes a resinous sap that has been used for centuries in Indian traditional medicine. This resinous sap is processed and standardized for its active components: Guggulsterones Z and Guggulsterones E, both supports thyroid function through the conversion of inactive T4 into active T3. For the athlete on a diet,this can restore thyroid function to normal.