Fat Burners

The most popular fat burners are thermogenic fat burners, which contain small amounts of ephedrine (ma huang su) => acts as a stimulant and increases metabolism. Ephedrine is actually a banned substance, but you can still buy ephedrine-based fat burners on the internet, in locker rooms etc. Athletes use fat burners in order to lose body fat or just to increase metabolism. But ephedrine-based supplements are actually quite dangerous and can cause heart problems, stroke and occasionally even death. And even if you buy a fat burner without ephedrine, it might contain something similar with similar side effects. Something that just isn't illegal YET. I'm not saying that you should stay away from fat burners at all, but you should not buy the next best product and you should definitely consult your doctor first. Find more sports nutrition related topics at nutrition main.

Description: Fat Burners

  • Different Types of Fat Burners:
    • Thermogenic Fat Burners (most popular)
    • Stimulant-Free Fat Burners
    • Carb Blockers
    • Fat Blockers
    • Thyroid Hormone Increasers
    • Appetite Suppressants
    • Cortisol Products
    • Other Fat Loss Products
  • The most effective fat burners contain ephedrine (ma huang su) or similar substances.
  • Fat burners often contain caffeine, along with other caffeine sources (yerba mate and guarana). This combination can lead to restlessness, anxiety, irregular and racing heart beat, etc.
  • In the past, fat burners without ephedrine didn't work all that well. But in the last couple of years research has intensified in this area and the newest ephedrie-free products are actually quite good.

Advice: Fat Burners

  • Don't buy the next best supplement.
    Take you time and try to figure out which is the best product for your use.
  • Consult your doctor before you start using a fat burner.