One of Max Effort Muscle’s most popular supplements is the Fat Burner 🔥
Why is it Popular?
It's popular because it is proven to work, and people love the results they get when they use it.
Fat burners in general are popular because fat loss is still the number one fitness goal, and people want help burning fat.
However, fat loss isn't easy, but with the right combination of consistent training and healthy eating, Max Effort’s Fat Burners get the job done.
The only drawback for some people is the caffeine content in the fat burners. Caffeine is a natural thermogenic, so it is a common ingredient in fat burners, and if you read the science article on Max Effort’s Fat Burners, you know they contain several types of stimulants to enhance the fat burning quality.
The stimulant contained in the fat burners is not a problem, unless you are caffeine sensitive, or you already take pre-workout, and/or you like to enjoy coffee throughout the day.
Then the added stimulants in the fat burners can cause nervousness, anxiety, irritability, stomach discomfort, and insomnia. Max Effort wants to please all our customers, so the Stim-Free Fat Burner was developed and now you can have the fat burning effects without caffeine.
How Do Fat Burners Actually Work?
You may be tempted to ask, the inevitable question, “Does the Stim-Free Fat Burner work as well as the original Fat Burner containing caffeine?” To answer that question, let’s look at how most fat burners work...
Most fat burners work through the following physiological processes (not all fat burners contain the same ingredients, so some fat burners focus on only of couple of these processes).
Thermogenic means production of heat, and in the body, heat production is related to an increase in metabolic processes. Simply put, there is an increase in metabolic rate and fat is used as the energy to create the increase in metabolism.
Improve Blood Glucose – Insulin Response
Insulin sensitivity is a key component to a healthy metabolism. Today, there are many individuals with poor insulin sensitivity, or the inability to move blood glucose into the working cells of the body. This results in a metabolic syndrome characterized by an increase in belly fat, Type II diabetes, and overall poor health.
Improved Metabolic Rate through More Efficient Fat Breakdown, Transport, and Use
A key component to fat loss is getting the body to efficiently break fat down to free fatty acids that can travel into the energy pathways in the muscle cells of the body. Also, moving fat into the energy producers of the cell, called mitochondria, so fat can be utilized efficiently as fuel.
Promote Thyroid and Liver Health and Function
Both the Thyroid gland and the Liver are critical to energy metabolism and fat loss.
These processes aid in increasing metabolism so fat can be burned more effectively. However, there are also some basic principles that must be followed to improve metabolic rate and overall caloric expenditure.
The following 5 principles are also found in the science article on Max Effort’s original fat burners, but they still apply so they must be repeated.
A moving body is burning more calories than a sedentary body. You have to train hard to burn a lot of calories.
Every pound of muscle is going to consume approximately 6-7 calories per day, at rest. This does not sound like much, but the addition of 10 pounds of muscle will equal an additional 21,900 calories burned per year while at rest.
If you do not get the right nutrients, your body will not become a calorie burning machine.
Liver and Thyroid Health
These two organs are extremely important for a healthy metabolism.
Poor sleep will significantly reduce your ability to burn calories.
How Does the Stim-Free Fat Burner Work?
Can a Stim-Free Fat Burner be as effective as one containing caffeine? The answer is yes.
Remember, there are four processes by which fat burners can be effective, so the Stim-Free Fat Burners simply focus more heavily on the processes that do not require caffeine.
One method by which Stim-Free Fat Burners increase fat burning is by creating a more efficient breakdown of fats and carbohydrates, mobilizing free fatty acids for fuel, and stimulating enzymes that break down fats and carbohydrates.
For example, Niacin (Vitamin B3), which is contained in Max Effort's Stim-Free Fat Burner, is a precursor to Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide (NAD) which plays many vital roles in our body. One of those roles is to break down carbohydrates and fats so they can be used for fuel.
The B vitamins (B3, B6, B12) in Max Effort’s Non-Stim Fat Burner also break down fat making it more available for use as fuel, so when you train, your body becomes better at burning fat for fuel.
The amino acid, L-Carnitine also plays a role in fat break down and use by transporting fat into the mitochondria of the cell (powerhouse of the cell) so it can be used for energy. This is a vital component of the oxidative energy system that helps stimulate the production of the universal energy currency in the body, adenosine triphosphate, or ATP.
Max Effort’s Stim-Free Fat Burner also contain CoQ10, which also enhances energy production in the mitochondria, and it appears to reduce the storage of fat, which may increase the oxidation, or burning, of fat.
Max Effort’s Stim-Free Fat Burner can also help reduce fat by improving the blood glucose – insulin response. When we eat a meal, the carbohydrates that we consume will be broken down to glucose and then transported in the blood to the working cells of the body to be used as fuel or stored as glycogen (most glycogen is stored in the liver and skeletal muscles).
In a healthy individual, as blood glucose rises, insulin is released from the pancreas, and this insulin is the hormone that opens the cells up so glucose can enter the cells to be used as fuel. In individuals who lead a sedentary lifestyle and consume an unhealthy diet, the cells gradually lose their sensitivity to insulin, which degrades the body’s normal metabolic processes and leads to an increase in body fat and poor health.
Ultimately, this is the root cause of Type II diabetes (usually). It is easy to see that any nutrient that can improve the blood glucose – insulin response will improve metabolic processes and help the body become a calorie burning machine. Max Effort’s Stim-Free Fat Burners contains Chromium Picolinate, Biotin (Vitamin B7), and L – Methionine, which help to reduce insulin resistance, which helps maintain healthy metabolic processes.
Another way to utilize energy more efficiently and burn more calories is to keep the liver and thyroid healthy. The metabolism of carbohydrates, fat, and protein take place in the liver, so anything that slows down the liver will slow down the metabolism.
The liver also plays a role in activating the Thyroid, which has a major control of metabolism. The thyroid releases Thyroid Hormone which increases metabolism when required. However, if the thyroid is slowed or damaged through disease or poor fitness, nutrition, and health, then the metabolic rate will slow. Max Effort made sure to include liver and thyroid supporting nutrients in their Stim-Free Fat Burners, such as Vitamin B6, Vitamin B 12, L – Methionine, and Choline Bitartrate to aid in detoxification of the liver and improved thyroid function.
As we age, it is not uncommon for liver function to decline. This is due to toxins in the foods we eat, as well as alcohol consumption, medications, pollutants, etc. However, nutrients such as B6, B12, L-Methionine, and Choline Bitartrate can help keep your liver functioning at a high level.
Research also indicates that the liver can regenerate and recover from damage, so these nutrients can do wonders for your liver, thyroid, and fat burning abilities. (Side note: Max Effort’s Greens is another product that can boost your liver performance)
Will Fat Burners Hinder Muscle Growth?
The simple answer is no, but this is also determined by your training, recovery, and diet.
Fat Burners by themselves will not hinder muscle growth. Max Effort’s Stim-Free Fat Burners contain a product called Betaine HCL which blocks a metabolite called homocysteine thiolactone, which is thought to cause muscle damage and could hinder muscle growth.
Max Effort’s Stim-Free Fat Burners also contain B vitamins and CoQ10 which are also very important for muscle growth and development, and these products will protect muscle from damage.
Therefore, no worries, Max Effort Muscle Stim-Free Fat Burner will help you burn fat while you add muscle. For a comparison of Max Efforts Stim-Free Fat Burner and Original Fat Burner, please see above.