LIPOLYZE can be best categorized as a caloric wasting supplement. Whereas most fat-burning formulations on todayís market depend on stimulants such as ephedra (rarely seen today), caffeine, and synephrine at SPECIES, we reject the premise that the only effective way to burn fat is to stimulate the body into action. While stimulants do increase metabolic rate, they also increase the production of catabolic (muscle-wasting) hormones such as cortisol. As cortisol levels rise in the body, lean muscle tissue is broken down, immune system function is suppressed, and dangerous abdominal belly fat deposition is increased.
Remember, the quantity of lean muscle in the body is highly correlated with the basal metabolic rate (BMR). Less muscle means a lower BMR! If stimulant-based fat burners are used to help shed unwanted body fat, thereís a very good chance that, once theyíre discontinued, metabolic rate will significantly decrease and the predisposition to gain unwanted body fat will significantly increase.
If this scenario wasnít bad enough, consider the fact that stimulants raise blood pressure, increase heart rate, and increase anxiety levels. What this means is that individuals with a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, or brain chemistry abnormalities should certainly steer clear of these compounds. LIPOLYZE is the most potent non-stimulant based fat burner thatís legally available today!
Inside all the cells of the body, ATP (adenosine triphosphate) serves as the fuel source that powers all daily activities. The majority of this ATP is produced when fats are oxidized (burnt up) inside the mitochondria (power station) of the muscle cell. Usnic acid is whatís known in the field of biochemistry as an uncoupling agent. &nbspDerived from a simple plant lichen, Usnic acid uncouples or disconnects the ATP-producing machinery in the cell and releases all the potential energy that was supposed to be used to produce ATP. Due to the energy and ATP loss (which is dissipated as heat), the muscle cells must dig into stored body fat stores &nbspand oxidize additional fats to ensure that optimal energy levels are maintained.
The following analogy should help explain how Usnic acid exerts its energy-wasting effect in the human body. Imagine someone putting a hole in the gas tank of your automobile. The car would still perform at maximal capacity however, it would require a significant amount of additional fuel to travel the same distance it had prior to the punctured tank. Likewise, Usnic acid creates temporary holes in the mitochondrial membranes which then result in the loss of valuable fuel (ATP) from the tank (muscle cell). To combat this energy loss, additional fatty acids must be oxidized to ensure optimal performance levels.
Even more exciting is that fact that Usnic acid wastes calories without elevating blood pressure, without raising heart rate, and without causing any central nervous system stimulation. An individual can, literally, swallow a dose of Usnic acid, fall asleep, and start burning fat even while unconscious.
Individuals who consume 30-60mg of Usnic acid per day usually notice a slight increase in body temperature. This phenomenon is due to the fact that lost energy escapes from the body as heat. Remember, warmth is a good indicator that the Usnic acid is effectively wasting energy and thus burning fat.
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Inside the cells, L-carnitine transports long chain fats into the mitochondria (energy-producing chamber) where they are then oxidized into ATP. In theory, if we can increase the amount of L-carnitine within the muscle, we can theoretically increase the quantity of fatty acids that get oxidized. Until recently the problem has been that regular L-carnitine and even the more exotic acetyl-L-carnitine lacked the ability to penetrate skeletal muscle tissue (which is where most fat oxidation occurs).
On the other hand, Propionyl-L-carnitine, a relatively new version of L-carnitine, has important effects on skeletal and cardiac muscle. Back in 1990, a human study demonstrated that propionyl-L-carnitine could combat the destructive effects of low oxygen status and muscle fatigue in heart and skeletal muscle. More relevant to our discussion is the fact that propionyl-L-carnitine has a tremendous ability to penetrate skeletal muscle and thus facilitate the transport of long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria.
As we mentioned above, ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is the most important chemical energy source in all living cells. One of the chemical reaction products of ATP is the compound known as cyclic AMP (cAMP, or adenosine 3,5-monophosphate). In the cell, Cyclic AMP acts as an intracellular hormone, or second messenger. Once a cellís receptors are stimulated, itís the cAMP that propagates the message and ensures that the proper intracellular processes are performed.  Itís been repeatedly demonstrated that increased concentrations of cAMP can have total-body' effects whereby, in certain instances, levels of thyroid hormone (thyroxin) can significantly increase. As levels of thyroxin increase, metabolic rate also increases.
The thyroid gland releases a hormone known commonly as thyroxin (T4 for short). T4 is an inactive form of thyroid hormone that must ultimately be converted into triiodothyronine (T3), the active thyroid hormone. Whenever any sort of diet is initiated, the bodyís natural inclination is to slow down the conversion of T4 (inactive) to T3 (active). Ultimately, when this happens, metabolic rate slows and fat losses crawl to a halt.
In India, the Guggul is a tree which exudes a resinous sap out of incisions that are made in its bark. This resin has been used for centuries as part of Indias traditional medicine called Ayurveda. This resinous sap can be processed, purified, and then standardized for its active components Guggulsterones Z and Guggulsterones E.  These two fractionations have the unique ability to support thyroid function by increasing the conversion of inactive T4 into active T3 and, in doing so, restore normal thyroid function to the dieting athlete.
GREEN TEA EXTRACT
Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinesis leaf) is a powerful antioxidant similar to vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene however, researchers have suggested that the active ingredient called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)may, amazingly, have 200 times the antioxidant properties of vitamin E. A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition revealed that green tea extract caused a significant increase in energy expenditure and fatty acid oxidation. The researchers noted a 4% increase in 24-hour energy expenditure which actually translates to a 35-43% increase in daytime thermogenesis. Whatís even more significant to cardiac and thyroid patients is the fact that none of the research subjects reported any of the side effects rapid heart rate, elevated blood pressure, or increased anxiety that are commonly seen with the multitude of stimulant-based fat burners on the market.