Supplement Review: ANS Ultra-Lite – Burn Fat and Improve Energy Levels

ANS Ultra-Lite just flat out makes you feel good, this fat burning energy enhancer also turns out to be a pretty good mood elevator. Reducing calorie intake reduces dopamine production in the brain leading to sluggishness and binge eating. Ultra-Lite is designed to offset the effect of lower calories by increasing energy and improving well-being. Its natural appetite suppressors also keep appetite and cravings under control. High energy plus low appetite will equal weight loss.

In addition Ultra-Lite uses a thermogenic component to increase calorie burning even while the body is at rest. By causing your body to become energy inefficient you waste excess calories as heat allowing you to burn more calories throughout each day.

While most “fat burning” products are little more than massive doses of stimulants there are natural ingredients that can burn fat and improve body composition. Unfortunately most companies don’t use them. If you look at the most effective body recompositioning drugs you find beta-2-agonists. Clenbuterol is a well-known one, but salbutamol and fenoterol are also beta-2-agonists. What they have in common is that they stimulate the beta-2-adrenoreceptor in the body, thus promoting a decrease of fat mass. Use of the substances is forbidden in sport and supplement makers are not allowed to put them in their products. However, a class of amino acids found in cocoa has been shown to produce similar effects. These amino acids are in the bean, as well as other parts of the plant. The cocoa plant probably manufactures them to increase its resistance against disease and other forms of plant stress.

The amino acids in question are metabolites of tyrosine and go by the name of clovamide. Clovamide and its analogues imitate the effects of clenbuterol in test-tube trials. This was discovered in research done at the Phytonutrients Laboratory, part of the American ministry of agriculture, and published in 2005 in FASEB Journal.

The researchers introduced clovamide and its analogues to immune cells with beta-2-receptors. To determine how well the substances were capable of stimulating the receptor the researchers measured the cAMP concentration. The more cAMP the cells produced, the better the beta-2-receptor stimulated clovamide and its analogues. Within this category of substances, clovamide and its analogue N-coumarolydopamine are the most powerful beta-2-agonists.

One of the more interesting fat burning compounds that has been discovered recently is curcumin. A review of literature by scientists from the University of Buffalo concluded that curcumin helps regulate fat metabolism and is an effective supplement for promoting weight loss and preventing heart disease, diabetes, and inflammation.

Curcumin decreases insulin resistance and promotes normal blood sugar metabolism. It may also promote health by reducing inflammation and neutralizing free radicals – which amount to a kind of biological rust that impairs the immune system, breaks down DNA, and promotes aging.

To maximize energy and improve mood ANS turned to Sulbutiamine. Sulbutiamine is a synthetic analogue of thiamine, or vitamin B1. Its slightly different structure means it enters cells more easily than regular vitamin B1 does. As a result of this thiamine analogues – including sulbutiamine – show a performance enhancing effect in animal studies. Sulbutiamine also increases mental alertness, improves cognitive functioning, reduces chronic fatigue, and can also be effective in boosting ones mood, by creating a feeling of euphoria similar to caffeinated beverages but without the jitters.

Ultra-Lite activates fat burning mechanisms in your body while simultaneously blocking the internal biochemistry that prevents you from burning fat. Under normal conditions your body will adjust to weight loss and dieting by slowing your metabolic rate. This is the reason so many people have difficulty losing weight and why they often gain lost weight back.

Dominick Walsh is a blogger for Performance Nutrition and TMRzoo.com and covers all men’s health topics and exercise issues including protein powders, diets, weight loss, weight lifting supplements, fat burners and supplement reviews. Dominick’s columns cover everything you need to know about your pre, during and post workout nutrition.

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