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    01-09-2009, 04:34 PM
Fat Loss Dietary Supplements

1.) Fat Burners
-- Green Tea Extract (must have)
Why: Thanks to its active polyphenol compound, known as epigallocatechin gallate, green tea works by inhibiting an enzyme that breaks down norepinephrine, the neurotransmitter involved in regulating metabolic rate and fat burning.
How much: 250-500mg of green tea extract standardized for EGCG per dose.
When: 2-3 times per day before meals.
--Caffeine (must have)
Why: Aids fat loss by binding to fat cells to enhance removal of fat and inhibit its storage. It also facilitates the burning of extra fat during exercise.
How much: 100-300mg
When: 2-3 times per day before meals
--Forskolin (Optional)
Why: Works to aid fat loss by activating an enzyme called adenylate cyclase, which causes a cascade of events, including activating a key enzyme in fat loss known as hormone-sensitive lipase. HSL releases into the fat into the bloodstream, where it can travel to tissues - such as muscle cells - and be burned for fuel.
How much: 10-50mg per dose
When: 2-3 times per day before meals
-- Evodiamine (optional)
Why: Stimulates specific receptors in the central nervous system, thus increasing metabolic rate. Reduces hunger and slows the digestion of food, which keeps you feeling fuller longer and creates a slow and steady release f glucose into the bloodstream. Maintaining steady insulin levels helps to prevent fat storage and enhance fat burning.
How much: 5-20mg per dose
When: 2-3 times per day before meals
2.) Carnitine
Why: Works to enhance fat burning by helping to carry fat into the mitochondria of cells- like those in muscle- where it is burned for fuel. Additionally, it enhances testosterone's anabolic actions in the muscle making it also a mass builder.
How much: 1.2-3grams per dose
When: With breakfast, before work outs, immediately after workouts and with your bedtime snack.
3.) Conjugated Linoleic acid
Why: A healthy fat that fights body fat by inhibiting the fat-storing system enzyme lipoprotein lipase. LPL is found in fat cells, where it functions to pick up circulating fat and store it. By inhibiting LPL, CLA prevents the storage of fat and encourages the burning of fat as fuel. A multitude of studies confirm that CLA leads to greater fat loss and muscle gain in subjects as compared to taking a placebo.
How much: 2gram per dose
When: With breakfast, lunch and your nighttime snack
4.) Fish Oil
Why: Contains the essential omega-3 fatty acids eicosapentaenoic acid and docosaexaenoic acid, which are known for a plethora of health benefits. EHA and DHA are also beneficial for burning body fat. One of the main mechanisms by which omega-3 fatty acids work to reduce body fat through their conversation to beneficial prostaglandins (hormone like substances that can promote thermogenesis)
How much: 1-2grams per dose
When: With breakfast, lunch and diner
5.) HTP
Why: Before it forms serotonin and melatonin in the body, the amino acid tryptophan gets concerted to 5-hyroxytryptophan. Serotonin helps to curb food cravings- especially those for carbs- and melatonin helps you fall asleep. Because of this, 5-HTP is a great supplement to take at night, when food cravings especially for carb-laden snacks seen to be strongest.
How much: 40-300mg
When: At night
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    01-10-2009, 09:07 PM
How much canned tuna fish would you have to eat to get enough fish oil? Would you be better off eating the fish or taking the supplement?
    01-10-2009, 09:14 PM
"To date there has been no real studies done on whether there is a significant difference or benefit in getting Omega 3 from fresh fish or from fish oil supplements. However, as it stands today, it would appear that the only way to ensure a healthy intake of Omega 3 without the risk of harmful pollutants is to take a high-grade fish oil supplement that has been through processes to filter out the impurities."
    01-10-2009, 09:31 PM
    01-10-2009, 11:36 PM
I know that kind of walked around your question but there isn't a correct answer, :)

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