How Do Fat Burners Work?

There are a plethora of Fat Burners on the market, all of them designed to help you burn fat in an effort to lose weight. These supplements can have a variety of different ingredients known as thermogenics. Thermogenics are designed to increase the body's metabolism  targeting fat to use for energy. The majority of fat burners have three ingredients that work in conjunction: pseudo-ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin.

Pseudo-ephedrine is a variation on the stimulant ephedra. Ephedra was known as a highly-effective fat burner that increased the bodys ability to pump blood, allowing you to acquire more endurance as you work out. With greater oxygen availability, you can work out harder and longer, increasing your ability to burn fat. Ephedra was banned in 2004, but pseudo-ephedrine is still available and works nearly just as well.

Caffeine is a highly-consumed substance that many people don't realize is one of the best natural fat burners out there. The central nervous system stimulant produces similar effects to pseudo-ephedrine. In moderate doses, you can experience effects in as little as 15 minutes, helping with both aerobic and strength training. In addition, caffeine is a appetite suppressant. Those who consume caffeine take in far fewer calories throughout the day than those who do not take in the substance, leading to weight loss.

Finally, aspirin is often added to fat burners to increase the effects of the other substances. Aspirin itself does not burn fat, but it does thin your blood to make pseud-ephedrine, caffeine, and other ingredients work more effectively and longer.
The reason fat burners come in stacks like this is because it is believed the combined effects of the ingredients are greater than if they were taken alone. The effects of pseudo-ephedrine can increase those of caffeine, for example, and vice versa.

It is important to note that the effectiveness of fat burners has been debated. Specifically, many people debate whether the thermogenic properties in particular are real. However, fat burners have been proven to help people lose weight, especially body fat. One of the primary modes of weight loss may be the suppression of your appetite, with fewer calories equating to fewer pounds. Many users claim fat burners help them work out longer and harder, however.

Regardless of the fat burner you take, it should be used in combination with a healthy diet and solid workout regimen. Fat burners are not standalone tools for weight loss, but rather a supplement to a healthy lifestyle.
Author: Bill Weston writes on a number of subjects including fat burners.

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