How Do Fat Burners Work?
by Jeffrey McCarrell on March 18, 2019
How do fat burners work?
While the names and claims for supplements marketed as fat burners can be quite different, choosing a product that actually works comes down to asking yourself one question; how will this product increase my rate of fat loss? That's because a truly effective fat burner must be designed to increase your rate of fat loss, not lean muscle, so you look good naked.
4 Keys To Increasing Fat Loss
- Increasing your overall metabolic rate, which is the number of calories you 'use' per day
- Increasing the release of stored fat (fatty acids) from your fat cells
- Increasing the number of calories that come from fat stores relative to stored carbohydrate and amino acids in lean muscle
- Increasing calorie burn by creating heat inside of a cell, a process called, thermogenesis
Lose Your Fat, Keep Your Lean Muscle
An effective fat-burning compound works by travelling through reliable pathways in your body that regulate fat loss mechanism. Some often act directly on the fat cell, such as yohimbine and synephrine. Some others work indirectly through hormones such as adrenaline, which is the primary pathway caffeine and theacrine increases fat loss.
To summarize fat burners boost energy, help curb appetite, promote fat to be used for energy, increase metabolism and increase your core temperature so you burn more calories throughout the day.