Commonly fat burners are referred to as thermogenics, which can help the body slightly raise its core temperature.
Why is this a good thing for losing fat? Energy is required to raise the bodies temperature, this means your body is going to have to burn more fuel to keep it at a higher temperature.
Where do these fuels come from? They come from the foods you eat and the fat cells that your body carries.
How high does it raise your temperature? No more than a degree, the idea behind it is that you only have to slightly raise it throughout the day to reap the benefits.
Commonly fat burners are made up of a range of ingredients which are designed to work in a synergy to help boost extra energy, reduce appetite and aid in the transport of fat from fatty cells to be used as energy. Many athletes and bodybuilders praise fat burners, for keeping themselves from over indulging in food, aiding in providing lots of energy and burning that extra fat.
Citrus Aurantium: May help to increase the metabolic rate and provide extra energy, is an effective fat and calorie burning ingredient.
Coleus Forskohlii: Has been research for its benefits for a healthy heart, and has also been seen in studies to increase fat breakdown, in particular by stimulating cAMP and lipase (LIPE). The LIPE is usually naturally released by the body when it looks to mobilise energy stores(fat cells).
Guarana Extract: Has been used for centuries, can increase mental alertness, fight fatigue, increase energy levels and suppress your appetite.
Green Tea Extract: Commonly used for its antioxidant benefits, it can also boost energy and aid in fat burning.
Banaba Leaf Extract: Can help control blood glucose response to food. When blood glucose is under control it helps prevent cravings for carbohydrates and therefore is used as an appetite suppressant.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: Can help speed up weight loss by increasing the metabolic rate and suppressing the appetite.
Caffeine: Is used in some of the most popular beverages in the world, such as coke and coffee. Caffeine can help boost calorie burning by stimulating thermogenesis, appetite suppression and can increase energy and focus.
CLA ( Conjugated Linoleic Acid ): Can increase the metabolism rate and assists in the burning of the fat that has been stored in the body.
L-Carnitine: Can help increase the use of fat for energy and can help in reducing muscle soreness and increase recovery.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Helps in the role of metabolising fats, and also can help with the regulation and production of the thyroid.
Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin): Assists in the synthesis of fatty acids and energy production.