In the first entry of our series on the top ingredients to burn fat, we discussed the fat-fighting powers of Paradoxine, a standardized extract of the pungent spice Grains of Paradise
Today, we continue our series of the top ingredients to help you burn fat as we look into another stimulant-free compound in fucoxanthin.
What is Fucoxanthin?
Fucoxanthin is an allenic carotenoid naturally occurring in edible brown seaweeds that has been noted to possess a number of interesting activities related to:
- Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular protective effects.
What Does Fucoxanthin Do?
In addition to being found in algae and seaweed, fucoxanthin can also be stored in our fat cells. And, while similar in structure to vitamin A and β-carotene, fucoxanthin does not exert vitamin-like activity in the body. Yet, due to its rather unique structure fucoxanthin does some very interesting things in the body, several of which we mentioned above.
So, how exactly does fucoxanthin do what it does?
Well, clinical research notes that fucoxanthin may alter the gene expression associated with lipid metabolism which has led researchers to believe the powerful carotenoid may inhibit fat cell growth and differentiation.. It’s also been documented to stimulate expression of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1) in white adipose tissue (WAT) as well as stimulate β-oxidation activity (“fat burning”).
One noteworthy study conducted humans found that 16 weeks of supplementation with fucoxanthin resulted in an average of weight loss of 12.1 pounds in test subjects receiving the potent plant chemical. Those same subjects also demonstrated an increased metabolic rate and lower fat in the blood.
Additional studies indicate that supplementation with fucoxanthin may lead to reductions in blood pressure, liver fat stores, and liver enzyme values as well.
Where Can I Find Fucoxanthin?
Killer Labz Exterminator provides 4mg of pure fucoxanthin in each serving along with a host of other synergistic all-natural compounds that may help boost metabolism, suppress appetite, and accelerate fat burning.