Getting into shape doesn’t have to be hard and you don’t have to do it alone. Your perfect partner in the fight against weight loss, this formula will help curb your appetite and balance blood sugar spikes that could trigger junk food cravings. No more stress eating.
Our blend is powered by Green Coffee, which supports heart health and weight management when combined with a reduced calorie diet and physical exercise. Vitamins like chromium and niacin further support healthy weight management, while the functional mushrooms in our Metabolic Boost blend, including Cordyceps and Maitake boost cellular energy, helping you make the most of the calories you do take in. Cordyceps mushrooms are also scientifically proven to help lungs absorb oxygen more easily at the cellular level, which can help you sweat through harder and longer workouts.
Meet your new gym partner: Metabolic Boost blend.
The Science Behind Our Supplement:
Cordyceps Mushroom Extract
Cordyceps are a diverse group of mushrooms that confer a variety of health benefits to men’s endurance and performance.
In one study, researchers tested the effect of Cordyceps on exercise capacity in healthy adults using a stationary bike. The trial participants received daily Cordyceps capsules or a placebo pill for six weeks. By week six, blood oxygen uptake (VO2 max) had increased significantly in the Cordyceps group, while the placebo group had no change.
In another study, scientists investigated the effects of a Cordyceps-containing mushroom blend on exercise performance in adults. By week three, the mushroom group saw a significant increase in blood oxygen uptake (VO2 max) compared to a placebo. Higher resting blood oxygen levels increase your daily energy levels and provide for more efficient work outs.
Shitake Mushroom Extract
Shitake mushrooms are a type of fungus native to East Asia, and they have been treated as Traditional Chinese Medicine for hundreds of years. Shitake are low in calories and they contain significant amounts of fiber, B vitamins and minerals, including:
- Niacin (Vitamin B3)
- Vitamin B6
- Vitamin D
Scientific evidence suggests that Shitake mushrooms positively effect cardiovascular health. They contain compounds like eritadenine, sterols and beta glucans, which can help lower cholesterol levels.
In one rat study, scientists found that rats treated with shitake mushroom powder witnessed significant decreases in blood pressure. These findings suggest that shitake mushrooms should be studied as a supplement to treat hypertension in humans.
Maitake Mushroom Extract
Maitake Mushrooms, like Shitake, have been consumed as traditional homeopathic medicine for centuries.
Maitake mushrooms contain an eclectic mixture of bioactive compounds and minerals, such as:
- Vitamins B & C
- Amino Acids
There is scientific evidence that demonstrates positive effects of maitake mushroom on Type 2 diabetes patients. Scientists found that maitake reduced insulin levels, promoted healthy blood sugar levels, and supported weight management.
Another study in mice found that dietary maitake mushrooms positively effected cholesterol levels compared to a placebo. Although further human research is warranted, there are positive preclinical results highlighting the benefit of consuming dietary mushrooms.
African Mango is a mango-like fruit that is grown throughout Southern Africa and used as a traditional medicine for weight loss.
There is some research confirming African mango as a weight loss aid. A review of existing research found that it can inhibit the growth of fat cells in humans.
A placebo-controlled clinical trial found that twice-daily consumption of African mango extract significantly reduced body weight, body fat, and waist size compared to a placebo. Additionally, participants taking African mango saw significant decreases in plasma total cholesterol, “bad” LDL cholesterol, glucose, and pro-inflammatory cytokine (C-reactive protein) levels compared to the placebo group.
A more recent clinical trial concluded that twice daily mango supplements, taken over 90 days, significantly improved symptoms of metabolic syndrome, insulin sensitivity and insulin secretion compared to the placebo group.
Garcinia Gummi Gutta
Garcinia gummi gutta is a tropical species of plant native to Indonesia. The fruit of the tree appear as a small green or pale-yellow pumpkin.
There are several animal and human studies that suggest Garcinia may be effective as a healthy weight loss supplement.
In one preclinical study, scientists fed rats either a high sugar (HS), high fat (HF), or high sugar and high fat diet (HFS). They found that Garcinia rind extract effectively reduced appetite, body weight, and body fat only in rats fed a high fat (HF) diet.
A separate group arrived at a similar conclusion: rats on a high fat diet and fed Garcinia will experience less fat gain compared to control groups.
A sixteen-week human clinical trial concluded that daily consumption of Garcinia extract led to reduced abdominal fat accumulation, in obese adults, compared to a placebo group.
A smaller human pilot study found that daily Garcinia consumption lead to suppressed appetite, reduced blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and body mass index (BMI) compared to a placebo.
Scientists conducted a preclinical study in rats and discovered that acai berries can help reduce the levels of “bad” LDL cholesterol in their blood.
A preclinical study in rabbits confirmed that acai berries lower cholesterol levels significantly when compared to a placebo.
A small clinical trial concluded that two acai smoothies consumed a day can lower total and “bad” LDL cholesterol in obese adults after thirty days. Although the sample size was small, there are promising implications for acai berries’ effect on metabolic function.
Cayenne pepper is more than just a chili ingredient; the Chinese have used it to treat cardiovascular problems for centuries. There is some evidence that the antioxidants in cayenne pepper can help boost metabolism.
One study demonstrated that one gram of cayenne pepper in a meal caused core body temperature to increase. Calories need to be burned to cause an increase in core body temperature. Additionally, some study participants found they did not crave fat, salt, or sugar-rich foods after consuming cayenne pepper.
More recently, researchers conducted a placebo-controlled experiment with 75 healthy volunteers. After 12 weeks of daily consumption, groups taking two or four milligrams of capsaicinoids witnessed a significant drop in body fat compared to the placebo group.
Cayenne pepper is a crucial ingredient to a healthy weight management plan.
Caffeine has eclipsed its role as just a component of roasted coffee beans. It is one of the most studied scientific supplements and is one of the MOST popular ingredients for weight management supplements.
Scientists have demonstrated that caffeine can significantly boost human metabolic rates for lean (11%) and obese (3%) individuals. Other studies suggest that caffeine can increase metabolic rates by 29% in lean people and 10% in heavier people.
Given its benefits, caffeine consumption before the gym can help fuel your workout and boost fat loss.
Vitamin D (Cholecalciferol)
Vitamin D is inextricably tied to sunshine because it is synthesized in your skin with the help of UV light. Most associated with boosting your immune system, it might surprise you that Vitamin D can help with weight loss too.
Scientists conducted a placebo-controlled experiment with Vitamin D and calcium. They found that subjects taking the supplement lost significantly more weight than those taking the placebo. They speculate that Vitamin D and Calcium produced appetite-suppressing effects, causing the participants to feel less hungry and eat less.
Vitamin B1- Thiamin (Thiamin Mononitrate)
Vitamin B1, or Thiamin, is essential for many of the body’s physiological processes. It is found naturally in legumes and whole grains.
Thiamin supplements can synergize with other metabolic ingredients in our mix to ensure you are efficiently metabolizing food and working out to your full potential.
Vitamin B2- Riboflavin (Riboflavin 5 Phosphate)
Riboflavin, or Vitamin B2, is a vitamin found in eggs, green vegetables, mushrooms, and almonds. It is an essential enzyme how food is broken down into energy by our cells.
Vitamin B2 also acts as an antioxidant, and is necessary for our bodies to break down and absorb certain nutrients like iron. Iron is an important component of our red blood cells, which help deliver oxygen from our lungs to the rest of our body, especially during exercise. Maximizing nutrient absorption is critical to healthy weight management.
Although extensive human studies have not been conducted, scientists found that riboflavin helped reduce hypertension (high blood pressure) in mice. Lower blood pressure is key to exercising effectively.
Vitamin B3- Niacin (Nicotinic Acid)
Niacin, or Vitamin B3, is found in a variety of foods like Portobello mushrooms, peanuts, avocado and brown rice. Like Vitamins B1 and B2, Vitamin B3 is essential for our body’s natural process of converting food into energy.
Niacin, Riboflavin and Thiamin help enzymes involved in cellular metabolism. They are key to your body’s ability to efficiently break down nutrients into energy molecules for your cells. Niacin helps promote healthy metabolic function, especially during high energy activities like exercise.
Chromium (Chromium Picolinate)
Chromium is a single metallic element found in concentrated fruit juice, apples, grapes, and green beans at very small levels. Scientists believe chromium may play a role in the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins, and lipids.
Some research suggests that Chromium supplements may help some people with weight management, when coupled with exercise. In fact, a recent human study found overweight adults who combined chromium picolinate with amino acids for breakfast were able to improve insulin economy and insulin response.
Green Coffee (50% Chlorogenic)
Green Coffee Beans are “Coffee Beans” that have not yet been roasted to their characteristic brown color. These green coffee beans contain high amounts of chlorogenic acid, a molecule that gets destroyed during the roasting process.
Although the mechanism of action remains unknown, chlorogenic acid is believed to help regulate the metabolism of dietary fats and sugars.
Scientists found preclinical evidence that chlorogenic acid helped improve meal responsiveness (or the sensation of feeling full) while improving fat and sugar regulation to protect against weight gain.
The combination of caffeine, chlorogenic acid, and other plant bioactive create a synergistic effect on metabolism and satiety.
How Do I Use Metabolic Boost?
Our blends are all designed for daily use. Take our synergistic blend of vitamins and mushroom supplements with your first meal of the day, or one-two hours before you anticipate hitting the gym.
Most scientific studies with natural supplements are conducted over several months, and the participants take the supplement daily. To get the full benefit of our all-natural metabolic supplement, we recommend you take one serving per day for two to three months.
It can be hard to see clear progress, as our emotions and energy levels change daily depending on our diet, amount of sleep and activities. What we have done (and suggest) is to try and keep a daily journal to track how you feel, your energy levels, daily weight, and max reps in the gym. Monitoring these trends over time will give you the best way to observe progress.