Lipotropic Plus is all about “lipid transport” (moving fat). By that, we mean breaking down fat and efficiently transporting it to your muscles where it will be used (burned) for energy. It’s really that simple.
This proprietary formula is scientifically-engineered to assist in the breakdown, distribution and burning (oxidation) of fatty acids. (trifold brochure).
Your Fuel System
To understand the function of this formula, it’s important to explain your body’s fuel systems and its priorities. Here’s a simplified version:
- ATP (adenosine triphosphate): If you jump over a puddle to the sidewalk, your body will call on ATP for the energy required to make the jump. Your body has about 30 seconds worth of ATP.
- Glycogen (blood sugar): Once out of ATP, your body’s second fuel source is glycogen. Fitness enthusiasts who begin their workouts with resistance training primarily use glycogen as a fuel source. Most people have between a 15 to 25 minute supply of glycogen.
- Fat: After your body has depleted its supplies of ATP and Glycogen, it finally taps into its almost unlimited, calorie dense reserves of fat.
Your Cardio Workout
So, think about a cardio workout on a treadmill. You start out moving all large muscle groups and immediately burn through your ATP and within 15 to 20 minutes deplete your supply of glycogen. That’s when your body begins to tap into its fat reserves for fuel — and that’s when the true benefits of Lipotropic Plus really kick in.
Accelerate the Fat Burning Process
During cardiovascular exercise fatty acids are released from adipose tissue and are transported through the blood to the working muscles where they are utilized for energy. This is a natural physiological action when your body enters “fat metabolism” (approximately 15-20 minutes into a cardio workout).
However, the active ingredients in Lipotropic Plus actually accelerate the fat-burning process by breaking down fat cells into smaller particles (emulsification).
This breakdown or emulsification of fat cells into smaller particles is similar to how soap breaks down grease on dishes.
A Simple Analogy
Open a can of vegetable soup. Floating on the top are big fat globules and little fat globules. Imagine they are your body-fat traveling through the bloodstream to your muscle tissue where they will eventually be burned as fuel. The smaller fat globules will get there first because they travel more freely.
Or, think of the difference between a single kayak and a 7-person rubber raft and how each might navigate down a river. The kayak moves freely, efficiently and quickly because it’s smaller. That’s the basic premise behind this proprietary, all natural formula.
Pre & Post-Workout Formulation
Lipotropic Plus is a PRE and POST-workout formulation. What does this mean?
Typically, a fitness enthusiast will take 2-3 tablets with plenty of water 30 minutes before (pre) a cardiovascular workout (of at least 40 minutes continuous duration) and then another 2-3 tablets directly after (post) that workout.
Even after you’ve completed the workout your body continues to burn fat for up to 2 to 4 hours!
Will You Get a Jittery Buzz..?
Many commercial weight-loss fat burners contain caffeine, bitter orange (a derivative of ephedra) or some other stimulant. This, of course, creates havoc on the central nervous system and aggitates the body. Somehow, people think that since their bodies are sped up that they are losing weight. They are not.
Lipotropic Plus contains no stimulants. You will not get a “buzz” or feel “jittery.” Instead, you’ll feel more naturally energized and less fatique since your muscles are being supplied with fuel. At a point where your quads typically feel a “burning” sensation… you’ll note that they not only don’t burn, but feel strong and willing to go further. That is the direct result of efficient “lipid transport!”
Carnitine is a vitamin-like nutrient and is essential for energy production and fat metabolism. Carnitine’s major metabolic role is associated with the transport of long chain fatty acids across the mitochondrial membranes, therefore stimulating the oxidation of these substrates for metabolic energy.
Choline (Bitartrate) is considered one of the B-complex vitamins and functions with inositol as a basic constituent of lecithin.Choline is associated primarily with the utilization of fats and cholesterol in the body. Its main function is to prevent the accumulation of fats in the liver and facilitate the movement of free fatty acids into the cells for utilization. In addition, choline plays an important role in the transmission of the nerve impulses and is essential for the health of the myelin sheaths which are principle components of the nerve fibers. Since choline helps to emulsify fats and cholesterol, it has also been shown to be useful in the treatment of atherosclerosis and hardening of the arteries.
Methionine is an essential amino acid which participates in the formation of nonprotein cellular constituents such as choline. Methionine is also the precursor of the nonessential amino acids cystine, carnitine, and taurine – all of which have widespread metabolic functions.
Trimethylglycine is a naturally occurring metabolite and is manufactured in the body when there are sufficient quantities of its dietary precursors choline and methionine. Trimethylglycine donates its three methyl groups to a vital biochemical process known as transmethylation. During this process eight amino acids are transformed to more than 100 other specialized amino acids. Additionally, methyl donors act as biochemical catalysts which enhance cellular reactions, therefore promoting metabolic efficiency. Methyl donors also play a major role in the oxygenation of the blood; with more methyl groups available, more oxygen can be delivered to the muscles. Methyl donors such as trimethylglycine are also involved in the synthesis of protein and nucleic acid (DNA and RNA) and in maintaining the integrity of the nervous system.
This amino acid serves at the basic nitrogen pool for the synthesis of nonessential amino acids and is an important element in the structure of red blood cells. Glycine is also required for the synthesis of creatine, an important source of muscular energy and is also necessary for the biosynthesis of glucose, RNA, and DNA. The most recognized symptom of glycine deficiency is a loss of energy.
Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine)
Vitamin B6 is a water soluble vitamin and is required for the proper absorption of vitamin B12, and for the production of hydrochloric acid and magnesium. Vitamin B6 helps linoleic acid function better in the body and plays a major role in the breakdown and utilization of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.
In addition, vitamin B6 facilitates the release of glycogen from the liver and skeletal muscles so that it can be used for energy. Vitamin B6 also helps to maintain the balance of sodium and potassium, which regulate body fluids and promote the normal functioning of the nervous system and skeletal muscle system.