Non-stimulant Fat Burner
LIPOLYZE e2 can be best categorized as a caloric wasting compound. Whereas most fat burning formulations on today's market depend on stimulants such as ephedra (rarely seen today), caffeine, PEA, synephrine, and other CNS agonists; at SPECIES we reject the premise that the only effective way to burn fat is to "stimulate" the body into submission. 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, there's a very good chance that, once they're discontinued, metabolic rate will be significantly lower and the predisposition to gain unwanted body fat will be significantly higher.Å
If this scenario wasn't bad enough, stimulants raise blood pressure, increase heart rate, and increase anxiety levels. Therefore, individuals with a history of heart disease, high blood pressure, or brain chemistry abnormalities should certainly steer clear of these compounds.
The following paragraphs explain the various compounds found in the all-new LIPOLYZE-e2 formula.
APPETITTE SUPPRESSION TECHNOLOGY
(a) IRVINGIA GABONESIS (African Mango)
Fat cells (adipocytes) secrete a hormone called leptin that tells our brain we have eaten enough. Leptin can also facilitate the breakdown of stored triglycerides in these fat cells. Overweight individuals have startlingly high blood levels of leptin, indicating that their cells have become resistant to theÅ eptin that is supposed to prevent them from overeating.
An extract from African mango called Irvingia gabonensis has been shown to help support leptin sensitivity in overweight people.Å Å In addition to supporting healthy leptin sensitivity, irvingia has demonstrated the following beneficial effects on key aspects of metabolism:
Glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase is an enzyme involved in the complex biochemical process that converts ingested starch and sugar calories to stored body fat. Irvingia has been shown to reduce the activity of glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase which may reduce the amount of carbs stored as fat.
Irvingia has alpha-amylase-inhibiting properties which can help support a slowing of the rate of carbohydrate absorption from the intestines and thus a decrease in rate at which the fat-storing hormone, insulin, is released.
Adiponectin is a hormone involved in helping to maintain insulin sensitivity. Better insulin sensitivity means less fat storage. Scientific data suggests that irvingia helps support healthy adiponectin levels.
(b) OLEOYLETHANOLAMIDE (OEA)
OEA is is an endogenous peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPAR-A) agonist synthesized in the intestines. PPAR-A is highly expressed in muscle, the liver, kidneys, and heart and is involved in the regulation of lipid metabolism, specifically the transcription of the genes involved in the beta-oxidation (burning) of fatty acids and lipogenesis (storage of fatty acids).
OEA has also been shown to have anorexic properties, meaning it decreases food intake and sends hunger-curbing messages to the brain.
If all that weren't enough, OEA can also lower lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
MITOCHONDRIAL OPTIMIZATION & REGENERATION
NEW RESEARCH shows that the combination of ACETYL L-CARNITINE and R-LIPOIC ACID will regenerate new mitochondria, stabilize the membranes of existing mitochondria, and prevent oxidative damage from free radicals. More stable, more efficient, more prolific mitochondria will oxidize fats more efficiently which ultimately will lead to greater fat loss.
Likewise, healthier mitochondria slow the aging process of cells meaning that the 1-2 punch of Acetyl L-Carnitine and R-Lipoic Acid can have anti-aging effects on the cells of the body. Just imagine, you can burn unwanted bodyfat while, simultaneously, increasing the lifespan of your cells.
ALPHA LIPOIC ACID (ALA)
(c) ACETYL L-CARNITINE
Inside the cell, 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 lacked the ability to penetrate skeletal muscle tissue (which is where most fat oxidation occurs). The fat soluble forms of L-carnitine, acetyl l-carnitine and propionyl l-carnitine greatly increase absorbability and penetration into skeletal muscle and thus facilitate the transport of long chain fatty acids into the mitochondria.
(d) VITAMIN E
Whenever fatty acid oxidation is increased, there's a concomitant increase in dangerous free radicals. Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant and neutralizes these dangerous rogue electrons.
(e) GUGGULSTERONES Z & E
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 body's 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.
FAT MOBILIZATION MATRIX
(f) 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. What's 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.