Did you know that two heads are always better than one? The same logic applies to many items, including supplements. While one supplement might help to lose fat by itself, adding one or more supplements can make the difference. These nine combinations could give you that extra edge.
1) THE CHEAPSKATE COMBO : CAFFEINE & GREEN TEA XTRACT
There are many Fat Burn Combo out there today. However, for some people (e.g. college students) the price tag can be higher than what they would normally spend on food. Fat-loss Supplements are not necessarily expensive. Green tea extract and caffeine are good additions to most fat-burners available today. However, if you buy them all, you can find a powerful fat-burner combination that will only cost you pennies per person.
You can combine them as follows: 200-400 mg of caffeine anhydrous, 500-1000 mg of green tea extract standardized EGCG and 500-400 mg of green coffee extract. Take this combination one hour before your workouts. You can take another dose during the afternoon on rest days.
2) ONE TWO FAT-FIGHTING PUNK: FORSKOLIN/CARNITINE
You need a supplement that gets to the source of fat and then releases it into the bloodstream. This allows it to travel through the body to the muscles and other tissues where it can be used for fuel. Also, you need to ensure that fat is not carried into machinery that burns it. This is called the cell mitochondria. This combination helps you on both of these fronts.
Carnitine is responsible for the second half. This amino-acid-like supplement helps fat get to tissues and travel to mitochondria where it’s used as fuel. Carnitine supplementation is proven to increase fat-burning during exercise, rest, and ultimately lead to greater fat losses.
Combine them like this: Take 20 to 50 mg of forskolin and 1 to 3 grams of carnitine (as L-carnitine, acetyl-L-carnitine or L-carnitine-L-tartrate) with breakfast, preworkout meals and postworkout meals.
3) SPICE UP YO PHYSIQUE WITH RED PEPER & GINGER
Sometimes all you need to do to increase your body’s fat-burning ability is to add certain spices to your food. A little ginger or red pepper can spice up your meals and increase metabolism. If you enjoy spicy food, then it is possible to boost fat loss by simply eating. Capsaicin (or red chili pepper chemical) makes spicy food taste hot. It increases bodyfat by increasing metabolism and fat-burning via its ability to increase levels of norepinephrine. It reduces hunger, and therefore your total caloric intake.
You can combine them as follows: Seek out ways to include red pepper or ginger in your meals. Although red pepper works well with Mexican-style dishes, you can also use it to spice up cottage cheese and eggs. You can also use red pepper-based hot sauces or salsas to spice up foods. Pickled ginger, which is similar to sashimi or sushi, can be used to put ginger on your plate. You can also purchase ginger root, slice it and make stir-fries with it or use a large amount of dried ginger.
4) GENETIC ENGINEERING : SESAMIN & TTA
Some supplements can increase fat loss by activating genes that regulate fat storage and fat burning. TTA and Sesamin can be used as examples.
Tetradecylthioacetic (TTA), is a specialized oil that has sulfur bound. It prevents it being used for fuel, but it allows the body to regulate the burning and storage dietary fats. TTA activates PPAR gamma and PPAR beta, as well as PPAR gamma and PPAR gamma. These effects also have other effects like reducing total cholesterol levels and LDL cholesterol, as well as increasing insulin sensitivity. This means that you will need to release less insulin than normal. This can aid in fat loss efforts.
You can combine them as follows: Take 500 to 1000 mg of sesamin, 250 to 1,000m of TTA, and eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
5) MINERAL MASH-UPS: CALCIUM, SELENIUM & ZINC
Most men view minerals as something they can use to improve their health. Many minerals are crucial for keeping you lean. The trick is to get enough of each.
You might be well aware of the fact that calcium can prevent fat gain and help you lose weight. Calcium regulates calcitriol, which is a hormone that causes the body’s production of fat and inhibits its breakdown. Calcitriol is suppressed when calcium levels are high enough. Calcium helps you lose weight by reducing the amount of dietary cholesterol that is absorbed by your intestinal tract.
6) AMINO ACIID BURN: GLUTAMINE & ARGININE
Some amino acids provide powerful anabolic effects and are essential building blocks for protein. You may not know, but some amino acids have incredible fat-burning capabilities. Two such amino acids are arginine (glutamine) and arginine (arginine). Their fat-burning properties are amplified when they are combined.
It’s well known that arginine has the ability to increase nitric dioxide (NO) levels. This property also makes it a great Fat Burn Combo. Research has shown that NO can increase fat burning because it enhances lipolysis. The greater metabolic burn of glutamine means that the freed fat will be more likely to be used as fuel. Arginine can also increase GH release which, in turn, enhances lipolysis. The University of North Carolina (Wilmington), 2007 study confirms that arginine can help with fat loss. It showed that women who consumed arginine for 4 weeks had a decrease in bodyfat and increased muscle mass.
Take 5-10g of glutamine every morning, before and after your workouts, and before you go to bed. Take 3 to 10g of arginine (30 to 60 mins before breakfast, 30-60 mins before workouts, 30-60 seconds after workouts, and 30-60 to 60 minute before bed.
7) POTENT TEIN: WHEY & Soy
While you are well aware of the importance protein powders have for stimulating muscle growth, did you know they could also help with fat loss? Whey and soy proteins powders can be used to increase muscle growth while helping to reduce bodyfat.
Combining them as follows: Before you go to work, drink a shake that contains 10 grams of each whey protein and 10 grams of soy protein. Drink a shake that contains 20 grams of each whey protein powders and soy protein powders right after your workouts. A shake with 10 to 20 grams of whey protein powders can be consumed between meals.
8) HUNGER HELP: GLUCOMANNAN, & 5-HTP
Let’s face it, to lose weight you must cut calories and carbs. The problem is that this solution can lead to hunger. Some supplements can be helpful in keeping hunger at bay.
Glucomannan (a soluble fiber derived primarily by the root of the Konjac plant) absorbs a lot of water in the stomach, which makes it feel full. According to a University of Connecticut (Storrs), subjects who took glucomannan supplements lost significant amounts of fat and weight, regardless of how much they exercise.
You can combine them as follows: Take 1 to 2,5 grams of glucomannan prior to meals, and 50-300 mg of 5-HTP during the evenings.
9) FATTY ACID BURN: CLA and FISH OIL
Twenty years ago, healthy fat was almost unheard of when everyone stressed the importance of a low-fat, healthy diet. Scientists, nutritionists, and doctors advised against eating nuts, avocados or olive oil. While it might seem paradoxical that you could lose weight by eating fats, these fat sources can be helpful if taken as directed.
Fish oil is rich in essential omega-3 fatty acid, which has been shown to be helpful in burning fat. One key mechanism is omega-3’s conversion into beneficial prostaglandins. This hormone-like substance can help promote thermogenesis. Virginia Commonwealth University (Richmond), discovered that omega-3 fat acids can also prevent bodyfat from being stored.
You can combine them as follows: Consume 2 to 3g of CLA with 1 to 2g of fish oil at breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
GOING META. COMBINING THE CMBOS
While you may only choose one of our proven fat-burning combinations to help you lose fat, you can also combine the combinations for even more powerful results. You can use all nine combinations, if you are able to afford them. We recommend that you start with the simplest combinations such as Combos 4, 5, and 9. For several weeks, you can try them. Next, add other combinations such as Combo 3 and Nos. You can also add 6, 7, or 8 if you need. Training and diet are important components of a strong physique.