CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid), and specifically the isomers used in this product, has been shown to increase lean body mass and prevent the storage of fat in adipose (fat) tissue, particularly in the abdominal and leg areas. Various other health attributes of CLA, such as improved insulin resistance, as well as cholesterol-lowering, anti-oxidative and anti-tumor properties, may assist the overweight/obese individual even further in optimizing health while slimming.
EGCG, the most significant active component in green tea, is a very powerful anti-oxidant which has been proven to boost metabolism and help burn fat. Clinical studies also suggest that green tea may have cancer chemo preventive, as well as vascular-health promoting (anti-atherogenic) properties. EGCG may help regulate glucose in the body because it causes a slight inhibition of carbohydrate digesting enzymes.
Yerba maté has been shown to prolong gastric emptying time and contains high levels of caffeine, which may both potentially assist with lowering body weight. Caffeine, as provided by the green tea, cocoa and yerba mate extracts, and theobromine from cocoa, both deliver the same active ingredient which has been shown to amplify fat loss (methylxanthines).
Extracts of rhodiola rosea are believed to contribute to fat breakdown by activating hormone-sensitive lipase (an enzyme that liberates stored fats from fat cells), and then mobilizing it to the natural fat burning system of your body. It has also been clinically proven to be a potent adaptogen, anti-oxidant and to have anti-depression properties, which all may be beneficial during the slimming process. Rhodiola may also counteract the effect of caffeine on cardiac (heart) cells specifically, allowing for increased thermogenesis with fewer jitters in sensitive individuals.