Not always what we are used to is the right thing. When we talk about fat oxidation we are talking about a state in which our body must be in order to use the stairs as a source of energy. this is not a simple process, nothing in our body is simple.
we are the set of a series of perfect processes that give life to what we know externally. but if something fails, if we are not able to provide our body with the right conditions and nutrients, these processes I am talking about will not be as efficient as they naturally would be.
So when I talk about fat oxidation I mean balancing one of these processes, our metabolic environment. because if our metabolism and our hormones are not stable and healthy nothing you do will work
Hormonal flexibility is key to ensuring that our body has an efficient metabolism and this allows us to use fat as an energy source, without affecting our hormones or our nervous system and without becoming dependent.
Some of the supplements that naturally help us when the process has been slowed down or we have simply been brought to a standstill by some external factor such as stress and we see no progress, are
- Insulin sensitizers; we need sensitive insulin receptors for optimal fat oxidation: For example: 1) Alpha lipoic acid (also known as ALA) is a fatty acid that can be taken as a supplement, absorbed from food or produced naturally in the body. When ALA is introduced into the body and binds to certain proteins, it helps improve metabolism by affecting the Krebs cycle, which is the process the body uses to convert carbohydrates into energy. Unlike other antioxidants, ALA is soluble in both water and fat, which means it can act throughout the body.
A normal human body usually produces enough ALA to do its job, often in varying concentrations in all muscles and internal organs. However, if you can create an excess of this substance in your system that exceeds the basic amount your body needs, this excess is left free to act as an antioxidant. This means that it circulates through the body and shuts down free radicals. It also helps regenerate other beneficial antioxidants, such as vitamin E and vitamin C.
2) Berberine is a natural alkaloid found in a variety of plants such as Mexican argemone, barberry, hydrastis and Japanese coptis. Widely used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and Indian Ayurveda, this compound has multiple health benefits; berberine has been proven to have antibacterial, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and even helps lower blood glucose levels. Therefore, berberine can be interesting as a natural remedy for type 2 diabetes, to treat cholesterol, obesity, lung health, to fight cardiovascular disorders, and even to lose weight.
- Caffeine; Caffeine has many effects on your body’s metabolism:
It stimulates the central nervous system, which can make you feel more awake and give you a boost of energy
It’s a diuretic, which means it helps the body get rid of extra water and salt when urinating more
Increases the release of acid into the stomach, sometimes leading to stomach upset or heartburn
May interfere with the absorption of calcium in the body
Increases blood pressure
Caffeine reaches its peak level in the blood within one hour of consumption.
The most intelligent thing is to consume it before training and in fasting, because this way it allows us to catabolize triglicerides. and post training; because it favors the entrance of glucogen, it makes that our muscular mass activates and this way the production of muscular mass will be more efficient. of both forms we accelerate our metabolism and we liberate catecholamines managing to increase this way our oxidation of fats
- Green Tea; yes, something so simple but with a formidable ability to activate the route AMPK, favors the autofagia, and is a wonderful option to foster also a fat oxidation for a longer time. If you practice intermittent fasting, green tea is an incredible option to include in your fasting hours.
- Supplements that promote the release of adrenaline, noradrenaline and dopamine, remember that if you practice fasting activation of the thyroid gland is paramount.
example of these: 1) L Tyrosine; is an important amino acid in the production of catecholamine hormones and neurotransmitters. Although it is classified as non-essential, there are times when taking L-Tyrosine could be beneficial, such as before situations where you suffer physical or mental stress.
2) Mucuna pruriens, one of the most popular medicinal plants in India, Mucuna pruriens seed is a natural source of the amino acid L-3,4-dihydroxy phenyl alanine (L-DOPA), the direct precursor of the neurotransmitter dopamine; Serotonin. Oxytriptan, nicotine, N, N-DMT, and bufotenine are other active ingredients found in Mucuna pruriens besides L-DOPA.
- Supplements that promote the functioning of the mitochondria, remember that the mitochondria is the protagonist in the process of oxidation of fat in our body, if it works properly, the use of fat as an energy source will be a success.
example of these:
*MCT, Medium Chain Triglycerides
- Lipotropic; The liver metabolizes fat for mobilization to the rest of the body for consumption. When there is a high level of fat in the body, fat metabolism slows down in relation to the amount of fat that arrives. This can lead to a progressive accumulation of gauze in the liver which in turn can lead to more serious health consequences such as an increased risk of cirrhosis.
Lipotropics act by promoting the metabolism of fats in the liver by reducing their accumulation, assisting in the processing of fat-soluble nutrients and also in the metabolism of glucose and glycogen. The four major lipotropics used in supplements are methionine, choline, inositol, and betaine.
- Melatonin : When the production of melatonin decreases, it can be the origin of sleep disorders, but also of aging and inflammatory diseases. From the age of 35, as with other hormones, the level of melatonin naturally decreases with age, although some drugs such as anti-blockers, hypnotics or anxiolytics are also responsible for lower production. Few hours of sleep, alteration of its quality and irregular patterns of sleep and wakefulness have been associated with adverse metabolic traits, such as obesity and alterations in glucose metabolism, which are characteristic of the metabolic syndrome; therefore, any disturbance in sleep ( sleep apnea, stress, difficulties in falling asleep or maintaining sleep due to anxiety or depression, epilepsy, sleepwalking, night movements, etc…) prevent people from enjoying the benefits of solid, quality sleep at night. Among other things, less growth hormone is produced and levels of cortisol – the stress hormone – increase, and this can affect the production of leptin and ghrelin by altering body fat composition.
- Aminoacids. An important weight loss hormone is growth hormone (STH). This hormone is produced during sleep, increases protein synthesis and promotes fat breakdown. Obese people have, among other things, a low concentration of STH (somatotrophin), which makes it difficult to lose weight. Certain amino acids have been shown to have these properties. Amino acids can increase performance and a direct consequence is to lose weight through exercise; if they can give you more energy, relieve fatigue and improve recovery times, you can maximize workouts to burn more calories permanently. There is some research evidence that amino acid supplements do just that, and there are some things we can look at in this regard.
Let’s remember that beyond all that the aesthetic process of losing fat implies, the most important thing is to be healthy, to know our body and to guarantee all the tools so that each function in it develops efficiently.