5% Nutirtion: Shred Time, 180 Capsules
N-Acetyl L-Carnitine Hydrochloride – 1,000 mg – This highly bioavailable form of Carnitine is synthesized in the liver from the amino acids lysine and methionine. The primary function of Carnitine is to transport stored fat to the mitochondria where it can be used as energy by the body.(7)
Green Tea Extract – 500 mg – Standardized to 50% EGCG – Green Tea is well known for its antioxidant benefits. This is due to its active ingredients, known as catechins. The most effective catechin is Epigallocatechin Gallate or EGCG. Did you know that EGCG also targets the use of stored fat for energy? Here’s how: the hormone norepinephrine signals the breakdown of fat to be used as energy.
Green Coffee Bean Extract – 250 mg – This compound is unroasted coffee beans. This means the active ingredient, Chlorogenic Acid, stays intact. What does Chlorogenic Acid do? Preliminary research indicates it can help reduce carbohydrate absorption. Additionally, animal studies have suggested that it improves the function of the hormone adiponectin. This is considered the primary fat-burning hormone in the body.(9,10)
Cocoa Alkaloids (Theobromine) – 50 mg & Theobromine – 50 mg – This compound is found in chocolate and kola nuts, as well as other foods. It’s similar to caffeine but has a milder stimulant effect. This means that theobromine helps ease the harshness of caffeine so you experience a smoother energy effect. Some companies simply load up the caffeine despite the negative effects it can cause.
Gamma-Butyrobetaine Hydrochloride (GBB) – Some call GBB “Super Carnitine”. So what is it? GBB is a precursor to L-Carnitine and works by increasing the body's natural production of L-Carnitine. GBB has been shown to double the plasma concentration of carnitine in the body, which amplifies the effects Carnitine has to offer. One of the big selling points of GBB is that it increases sweating. This of course means increased thermogenesis for faster fat loss.(12, 13)
Alpha Yohimbine Hydrochloride (Rauwolfia) – 3 mg – This is an alpha-2-receptor antagonist that stimulates increased noradrenaline production. It’s a mild stimulant that increases the body’s use of energy. Alpha Yohimbine helps burn “stubborn” fat because it blocks the a2 receptor, which shuts down fat burning. This is where the term “stubborn fat” comes from because fat the a2 receptor makes fat harder to burn. By blocking the a2 receptor, stubborn fat becomes easier to burn.(14)
CaloriBURN® Grains of Paradise Extract – 50 mg – This is a plant that originates in West Africa and contains an active phenol compound called 6-paradol. The CaloriBURN form of Grains of Paradise is a premium quality, stim-free, herbal fat loss ingredient that contains 12.5% 6-paradol. This compound has been shown to stimulate thermogenesis in B.A.T. or brown adipose tissue. It does this by supporting the conversion of stored fat into BAT, which can then be burned as energy by the body.(15)
Cayenne Pepper Fruit Extract – 50 mg – This is a patented compound that contains an active ingredient known as Capsicum. It can stimulate an increase in the core temperature of the body (thermogenesis), which burns a greater number of calories as energy. Capsimax is designed to prevent the burning sensation that regular cayenne pepper can cause.(16)
Hoodia Gordonii Extract Powder – 375 mg – Hoodia is a plant originating in South Africa that has an extended history of use as an appetite suppressant. Traditionally, it was used by native tribes to help control hunger during hunting expeditions. Hoodia has become a popular fat loss aid due to its appetite control properties. It’s believed that Hoodia works by tricking the body into thinking it’s full.
Saffron – 88.5 mg – Saffron is a spice that originates in Greece and has an extended history of medicinal use. Research has indicated that Saffron may control appetite and cravings by elevating mood, which decreases the desire to snack. Another mechanism of action suggests that Saffron increases the feeling of being full, so you eat less.(18)
Caffeine Anhydrous – 295 mg – There’s no doubt about it, Caffeine is the most popular energy and alertness compound on the planet. Beyond its ability to increase energy, improve focus and alertness, Caffeine is thought to stimulate thermogenesis.(19) We use several forms of Caffeine in Shred Time to create extended, smoother energy and activate thermogenesis. This version of Caffeine has all the moisture removed, making it stronger gram for gram than regular Caffeine.
NeuroFactor™ Coffee Fruit Extract – 50 mg – This patented natural extract comes from the coffee arabica plant. NeuroFactor™ has been shown to dramatically increase levels of a protein known as Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF). This protein is active in the brain and central nervous systems. It supports memory, learning, and cognitive function.
Guarana Seed Extract – 10 mg – This is a South American fruit that contains 22% Caffeine. That’s more Caffeine than a coffee bean! Guarana has a slow energy release because of compounds called tannins, leading to a smooth, extended energy experience.
Infinergy™ Dicaffeine Malate – 10 mg – Infinergy™ is a combination of Caffeine and Malic Acid that increases energy, elevates focus, and stimulates thermogenesis. This type of Caffeine is buffered for reduced stomach discomfort. Malic Acid is involved in the cellular energy processes of the body, therefore, this compound increases energy in two ways. As you can see, we’re talking about a serious caffeine complex that’s long-lasting without the usual negative effects.