RED 1 – The Serious Fat Shredder
Welcome to RED 1.
Not all Fat Burners are created equal…
High strength, high potency thermogenic fat burner. No magic, no gimmicks, and here is why…
For a ‘fat burner’ to work effectively, then you must be in a calorie deficit. It will also help if you are using a sensible weight training routine and some Cardio too.
Thermogenic supplements are dietary supplements that rely on a concept called ‘thermogenesis’ to promote fat loss in the body. Thermogenesis, simply put, is the production of heat. Thermogenic supplements increase heat production in the body so body fat is used as energy instead of dietary fat (lipolysis). Hence the need for a calorie deficit, and an appropriate exercise programme.
Once your calories are in deficit through real food diet control/calorie counting – so that you are already burning more calories than you are taking in – then this is where RED 1 becomes special – because the combination of the high strength ingredients will cause you to burn approx another 100-200 calories per day. Over a week, that is burning another 700-1400 calories – a whole day’s worth of food…
Firstly, we have stacked Bitter Orange – which contains synephrine (This is similar to the main chemical in the herbal supplement ephedra) – with Caffeine. Both ingredients are well known and have been used as thermogenics for many years.
Research (references below) shows that approx 600mg of caffeine per day alone can burn approx 100 kcals.(1) Each RED 1 tablet contains 200mg
By stacking it with Bitter Orange, it can raise energy expenditure by 5-10% over the normal. This can also help increase the amount of fat lost in the beginning stages of the diet. It can blunt appetite, increase fat burning and improve some types of performance and concentration.(2) There are also effects of raising DA Levels (dopamine) which can increase NEAT. (Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis)
We have added Guarana. Another well known and researched stimulant, it contains about twice the concentration of caffeine found in coffee seeds (about 2–4.5% caffeine in guarana seeds, compared to 1–2% for coffee seeds). In addition to burning fat, guarana may prevent the generation of fat altogether by decreasing the production of genes that contribute to the fat generation and increasing the production of genes that prevent it (3) The additional benefits of guarana supplementation are long and researched.
Another well-known and proven ingredient is Green Tea Extract.
- Green tea extract is simply green tea leaves prepared as a supplement, and it’s high in a class of antioxidants called polyphenols.
- Green tea extract can accelerate fat loss and improve joint, gut, skin, and heart health, and reduce muscle soreness after exercise. Studies have shown that green tea extract increases the antioxidant capacity of the body and protects against oxidative stress (4)
- Green Tea Extract may promote heart health – the antioxidants in green tea extract can decrease inflammation and help reduce blood pressure. They can also inhibit fat absorption in cells, helping reduce blood fat levels (5)
- Green tea extract is rich in catechins, and it contains a decent amount of caffeine. Both catechins and caffeine have been shown to assist in weight loss by regulating the hormones that can enhance thermogenesis (6) Green tea has been shown to boost this process by making your body more effective at burning calories, which can lead to weight lossOne study had 14 people take a capsule containing a mixture of caffeine, EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) from green tea and guarana extract before each meal. It then examined the effect on calorie burning.It found that the participants burned 179 more calories, on average, in the following 24 hours (7)
Another study showed that 10 healthy men burned 4% more calories during the 24 hours after consuming a green tea extract capsule containing 50 mg of caffeine and 90 mg of EGCG (8) and another – 12 week – study on 115 overweight women, observed a 2.4-lb (1.1-kg) weight loss among participants (9)
So now we add CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) – Linoleic acid is the most common Omega-6 fatty acid, found in large amounts in vegetable oils but also in smaller amounts in various other foods.
The word conjugated has to do with the arrangement of the double bonds in the fatty acid molecule.
There are actually 28 different forms of CLA, but two of the most important ones are “c9, t11” and “t10, c12” .
CLA has been shown to have several different anti-obesity mechanisms (10).
This includes reducing food intake (calories in), increasing fat burning (calories out), stimulating the breakdown of fat and inhibiting the production of it.
Ok, and lastly… we have topped up RED 1 with N-Acetyl L-Carnitine – Acetyl-L-carnitine helps the body produce energy. It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes. L-carnitine is a heavily researched amino acid and has a wide range of benefits, including Cognitive Function, Body Composition (increasing muscle mass and losing body fat) Increased Physical Performance, Improved Blood Glucose Control, and also, quite nicely, L-Carnitine has demonstrated consistently notable improvements in Sexual and Reproductive performance. (11)
(1) Greenberg JA et. al. Coffee, diabetes, and weight control. Am J Clin Nutr. (2006) 84(4):682-93
(2) Magkos F1, Kavouras SA.Caffeine and ephedrine: physiological, metabolic and performance-enhancing effects. Sports Med. 2004;34(13):871-89.
(4) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12587987 and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26259232 and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23507223
(5) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15741048 and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22749178
(6) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16176615 and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10702779 and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10584049
(10) www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2826589/ and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11316347 and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11880570 and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16868072 and academic.oup.com/jn/article/130/12/2943/4686248 and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22261578 (A study on the effects of cLA on Chinese genes) and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16924272 (a study re holiday weight gain) and www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11110851