Thermogenics 101: What They Do, How They Help

Thermogenics 101: What They Do, How They Help

Thermogenics help boost the rate at which your body burns calories by increasing a process called "thermogenesis". Thermogenesis is the production of heat within the human body. 

Weight loss products are often refered to as"Fat Burners" or "Thermogenics". The main benefit of these products is that it increases your bodies thermogenic level so to say, thus resulting in your burning more calories and more likely than not, sweating more!

Some common foods or spices can actually increase this! For example: Cayenne Pepper, Jalapeno's, Green Tea and believe it or not even coffee!


Common ingredients you will find in weight loss products including ones we carry!

Caffeine: Yes Caffeine! It does more than just provide us energy, caffeine is also a very common ingredient that increases thermogenesis within the body. Very simply put caffeine can increase metabolism and thermogenesis within the body which makes it a useful ingredient in weight loss products and is why you see it almost everywhere due to it's versatality. 

Synephrine: A citrus alkaloid from bitter orange peels, which is used in traditional chinese medicine and also as a supplement. Synephrine works by increasing themogenesis in the body and allowing your to burn more calories. Synephrine is also considered a stimulant and can have effects similar to that of caffeine!

Grains Of Paradise:  Aframomum melegueta (Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise) is a herb where the seeds have been traditional used mostly as a pungent spice to season foods with. Shown to increase thermogenesis within the body. Often has a "spicy or peppery" taste to it, this ingredient is one of my personal favorites due to the fact it gets you sweating ratherly well, and tends to act fast!

There is more to weight loss products than just increasing themogenesis within the body. If you're trying to lose weight it is assumed you are on a diet and are eating at a caloric deficit which can result in poor moods and being hungry often. Alot of products now a days contain mood boosting ingredients along with hunger supression to keep cravings at bay! An example of a product we carry that does an EXCELLENT job of this is Core Nutritonals Burn X.

Some examples of ingredients that help with appetite supression AND mood boosting is saffron.


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  • Jesse Westover