Nuclear Burn … The NeXT Generation Of Fat Burners!
Nuclear Burn works by combining ingredients that work under 5 mechanisms;
- Fat Release Mechanism – Tetradecylthioacetic acid
- Metabolism Booster – Octodrine, green tea extract, niacin and caffeine
- Thermogenic Boost – 7-Keto – DHEA metabolite
- Appetite Reduction – Garcinia cambogia
- Oestrogen Reducer – Diindolymethane
Now it’s time to get a bit technical! If you want to skip to the cliff notes then scroll to the end of each stage to read the ‘Simply put,….’ part!
STAGE 1. FAT RELEASE MECHANISM – Tetradecylthioacetic Acid
Tetradecyl Thioacetic Acid, otherwise known as TTA, is an omega-3 fatty acid, it has a sulfur group at the omega-3 position; because of this addition it cannot be burnt for energy and thus has no relevant caloric value to humans and it is known as a PPAR-alpha activator.
PPARa activation can be seen as protecting the body from excess fats. PPARa tends to clear fats from the blood into muscle or liver cells, and encourage them to be burnt for energy in these locations.
The clearing of fat from the blood causes a drop in lipoproteins and a lowering of LDL cholesterol, and the burning of fats causes either fat burning or reduced fat gain.
Put more simply, Tetradecylthioacetic Acid triggers the release of fat stored in cells, which is then used for energy! To start the 5 stage fat burning mechanism in NUCLEAR BURN, TTA is added in at 250mg per serving.
STAGE 2. METABOLISM BOOSTER – Octodrine, Green Tea Extract, Niacin and Caffeine
To give your metabolism and extra boost, we have combined some of the most tried and tested ingredients along with new and exciting ones,
THE TESTED INGREDIENTS
GREEN TEA EXTRACT: A quick 2-minute search on Google will show the numerous and endless benefits of Green Tea Extract on fat burning and boosting metabolism, however, not all Green Tea Extracts are created equal!
GTE has been shown to – increase metabolic rate (1.)
– Greater use of fat (1.)
– Reduce abdominal fat (2.)
What all of the various studies have shown is that for GTE to be effective at boosting metabolism it needs to be a high in catechins, in particular epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG).
We use only the highest quality GTE in NUCLEAR BURN with the highest EGCG count available.
Simply put, GREEN TEA EXTRACT has been proven to boost metabolism and in particular abdominal fat, but, you have to be taking the good stuff!
1. Dulloo AG, Duret C, Rohrer D, Girardier L, Mensi N, Fathi M, Chantre P, Vandermander J. Efficacy of a green tea extract rich in catechin polyphenols and caffeine in increasing 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans. Am J Clin Nutr. 1999 Dec;70(6):1040-5.
2.Nagao T, Komine Y, Soga S, Meguro S, Hase T, Tanaka Y, Tokimitsu I. Ingestion of a tea rich in catechins leads to a reduction in body fat and malondialdehyde-modified LDL in men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2005 Jan;81(1):122-9.
NIACIN: Niacin or Vitamin B3, named as it was the third discovered B Vitamin boosts calorie-burning due to the role it plays in carbohydrate and fat metabolism. Niacin helps metabolize carbohydrates into glucose, which your cells use for energy.
However, if you consume more calories than your body needs, the excess still gets converted to fat and stored for later use, and this fat storage occurs even if there’s extra niacin in your body.
Simply put, Niacin will help boost your metabolism but only if you are not consuming excess carbohydrates!
CAFFEINE: Caffeine boosts metabolism in a number of different ways.
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system, which sends direct signals to fat cells to tell them to break down fat (1).
Another thing that caffeine does is increase our blood levels of the hormone Epinephrine or Adrenaline.
Epinephrine travels through the blood, to the fat tissues and send signals to break down fats and release them into the blood.
Simply put, CAFFEINE tells your body through a number of different mechanisms to breakdown fat, boosting your metabolism!
1. Kim, TW., Shin, YO., Lee, JB. et al. Food Sci Biotechnol (2010) 19: 1077. doi:10.1007/s10068-010-0151-6
OCTODRINE: Octodrine is the new kid on the block with regards fat burners. It really is a fascinating ingredient that has been shown to boost Dopamine and Noradrenaline, which in turn play an important role in boosting metabolism and fat burning.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that is responsible for transmitting signals in between the nerve cells (neurons) of the brain.
Our brain sends the signal to our body to stop eating when we are full. It is now believed that the brain uses dopamine to send this signal. People with low levels of dopamine are likely to overeat more frequently because of poor communication between the brain and the body. Frequent overeating, in turn, leads to weight gain and will stall any fat-loss plan.
The addition of Octodrine in NUCLEAR BURN will boost Dopamine levels, which will in turn help keep your diet on track, boosting your metabolism.
The combination of Green Tea Extract, Niacin, Caffeine and Octodrine in NUCLEAR BURN will give your metabolism the extra boost that it needs to shed those unwanted pounds of FAT!
STAGE 3 – THERMOGENIC BOOST
Thermogenic ingredients are purported to boost metabolism and increase weight loss. The term thermogenic refers to the heat that results from increasing metabolism
7-Keto is believed to boost thermogenesis by enhancing the action of thermogenic enzymes called glycerol-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GPDH) and cytosolic malic enzyme in the liver, as well as the enzyme catalase. (1) In turn, these actions appear to increase respiration in cells – the chemical processes that converts energy from nutrients into a usable form.
The above mechanisms also appear to be responsible for boosting metabolism by increasing the rate at which the body uses up energy.
7-keto-DHEA is also believed to boost fat oxidation, primarily by enhancing the action of acyl-CoA oxidase, an enzyme which plays a key role in the oxidation of fat. As a result, stored body fat is used more often as an energy source. (2)
Simply put, 7-KETO has been shown to increase your bodies temperature, boosting your metabolism and burning more fat!
D. et al. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study of 3-acetyl-7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone in healthy overweight adults. Current Therapeutic Research. 2000;61(7):435-442
2. Bobyleva V. et al. The effects of the ergosteroid 7-oxo-dehydroepiandrosterone on mitochondrial membrane potential: possible relationship to thermogenesis. Arch Biochem Biophys. 1997 May 1;341(1):122-8.
STAGE 4. APPETITE REDUCTION
When it comes to losing fat or weight, the cornerstone of all beliefs is that you need to consume less calories than you are expending. The usual pitfall for this is people eat too many calories simply because they are hungry!
Garcinia Cambogia is a small, pumpkin-like fruit that was used historically throughout Southeast Asia to make meals seem more filling due to Garcinia’s appetite-blocking abilities. The natural extract is called hydroxycitric acid (HCA), and it works by increasing serotonin levels in the brain to improve mood and decrease eating.
Garcinia Cambogia also blocks the ability of your liver to convert sugars into fat by inhibiting the enzyme Citrate Lyase.
Simply put, Garcinia decreasing your appetite and decreases your body’s ability to turn sugar into stored fat.
STAGE 5. OESTROGEN REDUCER – Diindolymethane
Why reduce Oestrogen when trying to lose fat?
– Estrogen increases the number of alpha-adrenergic receptors in the lower body of women. These receptors slow fat release. This is one reason why many women have a pear shape fat distribution.
– Some evidence shows that when estrogen levels are higher, the activity of the alpha-receptors are greater suggesting that training in low estrogen states may speed fat release from more stubborn estrogen impacted areas (like the lower body).
– Estrogen also makes women store fat more in the subcutaneous areas (fat just under the skin and in the arms and legs), versus the deep belly fat in the middle of the body.
– In men, higher oestrogen levels predispose the body to store fat around the abdomen. Researchers have found that changing patterns of hormone production (the domination of oestrogen causes the average man to add 1-2lb around their middle every year from the ages of 35 to 55.
– Oestrogen dominance also affects the thyroid gland (which controls your metabolism), causing sluggishness and compounding the weight gain.
Furthermore, the action of oestrogen also inhibits your body’s ability to effectively use fat stores for energy.
DIIDOLYMETHANE or DIM has an ability to affect estrogen metabolism in the body. There are three main forms of estrogens, which include estradiol, estrone, and estriol.
Estradiol is the strongest and most aggressive estrogen. When in excess, this is the form of estrogen associated with many health problems, this is also the form of Oestrogen associated with causing metabolic issues.
Estrone is an intermediate potency form of estrogen. It is mainly produced in the fatty tissue. Estriol is the weakest form of estrogen, and is considered by many to be protective.
Normally, estrogen metabolizes along one of two very distinct pathways, one pathway leads to the production of estradiol (the aggressive form), and the second leads to estriol production (the protective form).
Research involving DIM has identified two good estrogens: 2-hydroxyestradiol and 2-hydroxy estrone. These are the antioxidants of the estrogen world and induce the self-destruction of tumor cells (apoptosis). When these two beneficial estrogens are low, tumor growth is more likely to occur. DIM increases the body’s production of these healthy estrogens.
16-hydroxyestrone and 4-hydroxy estrone are the more harmful forms of estrogen, and have been linked to tumor growth and other estrogen dominant conditions. Supplementing with DIM helps reduce these more aggressive estrogen metabolites while simultaneously increasing the protective metabolites.
Simply put, DIM increases the good estrogens, and decreases the bad estrogens. Some refer to this action as being an “estrogen blocker.”
NXT Nutrition has added 50mg of DIM to each daily serving of NUCLEAR BURN.