Cardio-heat contains several thermogenic compounds that rev up the metabolic rate to aid in burning fat while other ingredients enhance the absorption of all active ingredients and provide anti-oxidant aid and support. Cardio Heat is a very powerful combination of ingredients to burn fat and turn up the heat.
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For more than a thousand years green tea has been used recreationally as well as medicinally as being beneficial to vital organs of the body, prevention of fatigue and improving brain function. Aside from previously mentioned, green tea can improve cardiovascular health by acting as an anticoagulant, preventing LDL (bad cholesterol) oxidation, which would reduce arterial plaque build-up. Green tea seems to yield thermogenic properties that can metabolize fat even beyond its caffeine content either through thermogenic sympathetic activation, fat oxidation, or both. Green tea catechins can be very useful in the prevention as well as treatment for obesity.
Grape Seed Extract:
Grape Seed Extract (GSE) is known to contain highly bioactive flavonoids that are powerful antioxidants. GSE helps to protect the body from free radicals that destroy cellular membranes and DNA that lead to chronic and degenerative diseases and also helps to minimize suppression of the immune system from free radicals and exercise activity. GSE from purified red wine possesses very potent properties that exhibit a wide array of anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antibacterial, and antiviral actions. Another advantage to GSE is that it contains procyanidin B dimers that exhibit very strong inhibition and suppression of aromatase activity and expression. Some fat accumulation is caused by aromatase activity in fat cells. To continue dieting and exercising, good health must be maintained and GSE aids in that endeavor.
Caffeine is a CNS stimulant that can readily cross the blood-brain barrier and acts as an antagonist of adenosine receptors to increase the activity of dopamine. Caffeine can also, possibly, increase epinephrine levels and acute usage can elevate seratonin levels thereby improving the person’s mood. Even though caffeine can act as a nootropic substance, it also acts as a lipolytic substance by triggering the release of fat from adipose tissue by increasing cyclic adenosine monophospate (c-AMP) activity. More specifically, it is one of three primary metabolites of caffeine in the form of paraxantine that is responsible for a lipolytic increase by releasing fatty acids and glycerol into the bloodstream to be used as a fuel source by the muscles of the body. Caffeine also acts as a diuretic in addition to fat release for metabolism.
Piperine is an extract from Piper longum and Piper nigrum (also known as black pepper). Piperine assists the body’s thermogenesis by increasing the production of epinephrine in the adrenal glands. Piperine also increases seratonin and beta-endorphin production in the brain as well. One very special property of piperine is that it can greatly increase the bioavailability of many substances, nutrients, and drugs as well by increasing their absorption in the small intestine. This ensures that the active ingredients in Cardio Heat are fully absorbed and made fully bioavailable.
Theophylline (dimethylxanthine) is structurally and pharmacologically similar to caffeine. It is naturally found in tea and acts as a central nervous system stimulant. It had primarily been used in the past to relieve asthma symptoms and treat chronic bronchial and pulmonary conditions in children. Theophylline is more potent than caffeine; a double dosage of caffeine is required compared to theophylline. In combination with other ingredients Cardio Heat will also behave as a beta-adrenergic and encourage an increase of epinephrine production.
Cayenne pepper comes from plants (Capsicum frutescens and Capsicum annuum) native to South America and contains capsicum oleoresin. Herbalists for centuries have used cayenne pepper to treat numerous conditions but it was only until recent years it has been used to treat arthritis and even fibromyalgia. In relation to dieting, cayenne has the ability to increase the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates by increasing the production of both epinephrine and norepinephrine. Another benefit of the capsaicin from cayenne pepper is that it can also reduce oxidative stress that athletes may experience.
Taurine is considered to be a “semi” essential amino acid by some. It generally is not made by newborns but is generally made in adults. Taurine’s dietary source is from animal products and vegetarians as well as vegans should seriously consider supplementing with L-Taurine. L-Taurine is one of the most abundant amino acids in skeletal muscle and comprises more than 50% of the free amino acid pool of the heart. It is absolutely essential for cardiovascular health and very beneficial for blood sugar regulation. Taurine is frequently low in diabetics and it has been found to lower LDL cholesterol levels, improve insulin sensitivity, and improve metabolism. In bodybuilding taurine is a great aid in nitric oxide production, it reduces oxidative stress to the skeletal muscle, and it aids in hydration of the muscle cells by transporting water into the cells and volumizes the muscle.