Thiamin (Vitamin B1)
Thiamin is the first vitamin in the family of vitamins known as the B complex vitamins. Thiamin, along with the rest of the B complex family, play an integral role of many vital metabolic pathways and biochemical functions within the human body; It is essential for maintaining a healthy heart and cardiovascular system and is imperative for cell growth. Thiamin is also responsible for optimum carbohydrate metabolism - unlocking energy from the food that we eat. A deficiency in Thiamin can lead to sub optimal carbohydrate metabolism; improper carbohydrate metabolism can have a negative affect on body fat levels.
Niacin (Vitamin B3)
Niacin as with all B vitamins is water soluble; ergo it can rapidly enter and leave the body, and therefore as an essential nutrient, ideally should be consumed on a daily basis. Thaimin, works in synergy with its other family members of the B complex family and is responsible for a normal and healthy thyroid function (euthyroid state). The thyroid gland is responsible for governing the metabolism; typically an underactive thyroid leads to weight gain and increased body fat. The DNA Lean Thermo-XY formula incorporates several of the essential B vitamins to help support optimal health and normal bodily functions.
Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium)
Also refered to as the Seville orange. Bitter orange has many different uses other than just the eating of it. The essential oils extracted from the peel can be used to treat various skin conditions and in Ayurvedic medicine the oils are used to treat digestive system disorders. The extract of the bitter orange peel contains a compound called Synephrine, an adrenergic amine which stimulates the biological processes of the breakdown of body fat. Synephrine causes the release of noradrenaline which increases fat breakdown by binding to β3 receptors which then signal bio-chemical reactions which increase fat breakdown. β3 receptors increase the rate at which fat is released from body stores (lipolysis) and increase resting metabolic rate (thermogenesis). Because Synephrine indirectly stimulates β3 receptors with minimal effect on α- and β-receptors, Citrus Aurantium has reduced adverse effects on heart rate and blood pressure. For these reasons it has been added to, and is an invaluable ingredient in our our DNA Lean Thermo-XY fat burning formula
Green coffee bean extract (chloregenic acid)
Green coffee beans are regular uncooked coffee beans, untouched left in their unprocessed and natural state. These green coffee beans are much higher in a substance called chlorogenic acid; it is the roasting of coffee beans that transforms them from their natural green colour to the more commonly seen brown coloured beans. The process of "cooking" the beans removes the Cholorgenic acid; Green coffee extract is taken from the unroasted green coffee beans. Cholorgenic acid has been shown to reduce cholesterol and also increase fat loss via mechanism of glucose metabolism by inhibiting key enzymes that are responsible for forming glucose. In a nutshell using green coffee extract may mimic the effects of being on a lower carbohydrate diet, thus helping to contribute to fat loss.
Coleus forskohlii is a herb that has its root deeply grown in Ayurveda; A Sanskrit word translating to "life knowledge". In ancient indian culture, Ayurvedic doctors would use plants and herbs as medicines to effectively treat and cure illnesses as part of their holistic practices. Modern science now brings ancient indian knowledge to the forefront of human kind. Using advanced laboratory analytical equipment, scientists have been able to discover the bioactive chemical substrates of the Coleus forskohlii herb and better understand their mechanisms and metabolic pathways within the human body. The active ingredient of Coleus forskohlii being Forskohlii; Forskolii has been shown to raise levels of cAMP (Cyclic adenosine monophosphate better known as cyclic AMP). Intracellular cyclic AMP forms an integral biochemical component of the Hyperthalamus Pituarty Testicular hormanal axis (HPTA), enabling cellular communication needed for various endocrine functions. While Forskohlii is still being researched, studies indicate that supplementation of this wonder herb has a profound affect on fat loss through its influence on cAMP.
Meadowsweet (Filipendula Ulmaria)
The active ingredient in the Meadowsweet plant is Salicin, a glycoside present in all parts of the Meadowsweet plant; leaf, root and flower. Salicin is used as a nature's alternative the pharmaceutically made aspirin. Aspirin has been used for decades as part of a ephedrine, caffeine and aspirin fat burning stack. The combination of Meadowsweet and bitter orange is nature's equivalent of these pharmaceutical medicines, and as such has become a potent non medicinal fat burning stack.
Capsaicin is the primary active ingredient in cayenne. Capsaicin is involved in pain mediation and also has anti-inflammatory properties. It also has a protective effect on the lining of the stomach. In addition, it has beneficial effects on circulation. Full body blood circulation can be important in fat burning by ensuring fat is mobilised via the blood from all areas of your body. Cayenne also has a significant thermogenic effect, in which you can actually feel your body temperature raise, a side effect when your body burns fat as fuel.
From the extract of black pepper (Piper nigrum L) Bioperine is an essential ingredient to our DNA Lean® Thermo- XY formula. Bioperine is a nutrient absorbent enhancer and has been shown to increase the bioavailability of nutritional ingredients. It has therefore been added to our formula to further enhance the bioavailability and nutrient synergy of all ingredients and thus further enhancing the formulas fat burning effects
L-Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid (the body can manufacture it from other amino acids). However, it is essential for the manufacture of catecholamine neurotransmitters such as dopamine, dihydroxyphenylalanine (DOPA), norepinephrine, and epinephrine. Variations in neurotransmitter concentrations have been shown to result in a variety of physiological and psychological changes. For example, reduction in brain catecholamines have been found in association with depression and memory deficits. L-Tyrosine has also been found to minimise or reverse stress-induced performance decrement by increasing depleted pools of norepinephrine. L-Tyrosine is the precursor for the hormones thyroxine and triiodothyronine produced in the thyroid gland and which are responsible for changes in metabolic rate. L-Tyrosine is also one of the precursors to human growth hormone which is a lipolytic (breakdown of fat) polypeptide hormone.
Ginkgo Biloba is extracted from the the leaves of the Ginkgo tree and contains phytonutrients called flavonoid glycosides. Due to its chemical substrates Ginkgo has many useful properties including improved blood flow, circulation, and has also been shown to combat free radicals to help prevent oxidative damage. Ginkgo Biloba has been shown to improve blood circulation to various tissues; the skin, brain, hands, feet and legs. Ginkgo is also a potent antioxidant and can have significant anti-inflammatory effects.
Huperzine a is an extract from the native Chinese plant Huperzia serrata, and is referred to as a nootropic (cognitive enhancer). Huperzine a is an inhibitor of the enzyme acetylcholinesterase, and as such can increase levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is not only a mood enhancer but is also one of the chemicals that our nerves use to communicate in the brain, muscles, and other areas.