OxyShred Ingredients Breakdown
Green Coffee Bean Extract
First off, green coffee bean extract comes from coffee beans that have not yet been roasted, green coffee bean extract contains compounds known as chlorogenic acids. These compounds have been scientifically proven to have antioxidant effects, lower blood glucose levels and help with weight loss. This is done by the beans inhibiting calorie absorption in the stomach lining, evidentially reducing body fat and blood glucose levels. The reason EHPlabs have used this substance instead of roasted coffee beans in their formulation is that it is known roasting coffee beans, dulls the effects of the chlorogenic acids, leading the less weight loss, whereas, keeping the beans in their pure form, leads to many benefits and extreme weight loss.
This chemical compound is a mineral, and unlike most minerals, it is an essential trace element. What this means, is that our body does not require large amounts of this mineral to allow for optimal health. Its main purpose is to reduce blood sugar levels to help with overeating and craving. Which can be especially hard if a diet is underhand. When chromium reduces blood sugar levels, insulin is restricted, thus, reduces carbohydrate cravings by restricting insulin resistance and glycogen sensitivity.
The amino acid known as Acetyl-L-Carnitine (ALCAR) is a natural antioxidant, due to this, the case of negative effects is little to none. ALCAR specifically targets the brain and fat cells. Unlike, L-Carnitine, ALCAR is an acetylated variation of L-Carnitine. Due to this adaption, new benefits are exhibited, such as cognitive functioning, athletic performance and life extension.
ALCAR helps supply the brain with energy by improving energetics in the mitochondrion aka the cells main energy production membrane. While doing this, it greatly enhances biosynthesis of acetylcholine, one of the most important neurotransmitter. This supports brain and nerve function.
Furthermore, for all the fitness enthusiasts, ALCAR has been scientifically proven to boost energy levels and increase fat metabolism. It increases the body’s ability to produce energy by burning fatty acids in the mitochondria and evidentially allowing for the body to post-pone muscle fatigue, giving the user a more effective workout and a bigger pump. When a person’s heart rate accelerates, this amino ensures the body is using fat storage as fuel instead of just glucose. This helps stabilize blood sugar levels which is essential for overall functioning. Furthermore, when the muscles start to fatigue glucose metabolises, its by-product is lactic acid. When taking ALCAR, it helps reduce the accumulation of this acid, as well as boosting testosterone levels which aids in bone and muscle mass.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid
Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) are a family of at least 28 isomers of linoleic acid found mostly in meat and dairy products derived from ruminants. This linoleic acid is one of the most common Omega-3 fatty acids, found in large amounts of vegetable oil, avocados, and other various foods that contain healthy fats. Although it’s a fatty acid, it’s job is not to create fat but to prevent excessive storage of additional fat and expand in size, it does this by blocking the main enzymes that cause fat cells to store. Furthermore, CLA is a type of polyunsaturated fatty acid, although technically being a variation of trans fat, it’s a healthy trans-fat that has no negative effects to our health and simply prevents the storage of excess fat, evidentially promoting weight loss.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Sounds healthy right? That’s exactly what it is. Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) is a substance derived from the seeds, membranes, and the pulp of grapefruit. This compound is classified as an antimicrobial, it’s known for being highly effective against fighting infections and promoting health, in other words, it’s a purifier. Studies have compared its effectiveness to chlorine bleach, isopropyl alcohol, and colloidal silver and have been found to be superior as an antimicrobial.
Naringin is the major flavonoid glycoside in grapefruit and gives grapefruit juice its bitter taste. So why is it in a fat-burning supplement? Naringin has become extremely popular in the nutrition and fitness industry for its synergistic effects with other supplements/stimulants such as fat-burners and caffeine. This flavonoid supports the repairing of our muscle tissues after intense workouts. Naringin enhances fat loss by reducing hunger levels and enhances the quality of taste. It’s mostly used as a supplement potency enhancer for increased performance. This happens when the bioflavonoid interferes with the enzymes in the intestines and thus, the breakdown of nutrients and supplements for higher levels of these compounds in our system. It is also known to stimulate the liver to produce important fat-burning enzymes.
Coleus is an ancient plant that dates back 3000 years ago. Currently, this plant blooms on the dry slopes of the lower Himalayas and the plains in Uttar Pradesh, Northern India. However, its habitat has been long-spread due to the cultivation in India, Thailand and also in other parts of South East Asia. This plant is a member of the Lamiaceae family aka mint family. This herb is not only used for cardiovascular ailments but more so for the effects, it has on weight loss and increased testosterone.
Coleus Forskohlii increases cellular levels of a molecule called cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) or (AMP). When AMP levels elevate, adipose tissues break down to assist in the loss of fatty tissues and other fat-burning compounds that may help with fat loss, to prevent short or long-term detrimental health issues. In addition to this, Coleus Forskohlii slightly stimulates the metabolism by promoting thyroid hormones and regulates the secretion of insulin.
Oleuropein or more commonly known as Olive Leaf Extract is the active ingredient found in green olives and olive leaves. Olive leaf extracts are made from the fresh or dried leaves of the same plant species that produce olive fruit and olive oil. Other active ingredients found in olive leaves are hydroxytyrosol, polyphenols, flavonoids, and Oleocanthal. This compound has many medicinal benefits. Besides being a superior antioxidant, this compound lowers blood pressure, increases blood flow through the coronary artery capillaries thereby promoting oxidation of blood flow, ultimately, regulating the stimulation of fat-burning cells.
Guggulsterone or Guggul is a sap (gum resin) extracted from the bark of the tree Commiphora Mukul, native to India. Guggulsterone is a common ingredient in fat-burning supplements due to its superior properties. It is extracted into a liquid or powder for the use of supplementation. Guggulsterone improves the functioning of thyroid glands, as well as increasing the production of thyroid hormones. Furthermore, Guggulsterone stimulates the metabolism of cholesterol in the liver and decreases the levels of unhealthy cholesterol, therefore, helping with the reduction of triglycerides to help with weight loss.
Mangifera Indica commonly referred to as one of the Earth’s most delicious fruits, “Mango”, is used for its bioactive phytocompounds. Mangifera Indica has rich sources of many different bioactive phytocompounds, including phenolic components, anthocyanins, carotenoids, vitamin E, and vitamin C, which exhibit good antioxidant properties, which are essential for weight loss. Furthermore, Mangifera Indica contains large amounts of organic micronutrients and properties which encourage weight loss through the reduction of fatty tissues.
Raspberry Ketones, is one of the 200 aromatic molecules that reside in red fruits and berries. Raspberry ketones produce a thermogenic effect on the body by increasing the metabolic rate. Furthermore, it affects the hormone called adiponectin. Adiponectin can increase the rate at which the body burns fat and reduce appetite. In addition, Raspberry Ketones have shown to be effective in preventing elevations in body weight for those who consume diets high in fat, with this effect coming from the alteration of lipid metabolism, by increasing norepinephrine-induced lipolysis in the body. Thus, overall supporting a normal, healthy appetite, and natural energy (ATP) production.