The following is an extract from bodybuilding.com written by doggiejoe.
Oh ephedra, ephedra, where is my ephedra? It’s been well over a year since you were able to purchase ephedra legally over the counter. The loss was a huge one and nearly took out the heart of the supplement world. But we got through it. Yes, ladies and gentleman, we got through it. Later on in this article you’ll see the products that helped us get over the loss of ephedra.
Without the benefit of ephedra, supplement companies were left with no option but to create new fat burning products. The initial fat burners that came out after the ban weren’t that great to say the least. The leading brands Xenadrine and Hydroxycut from the ephedra era produced some disappointing post-ephedra supplements. They had everyone believing that their post ephedra products were going to be just as good or better than the original. Boy, were we fooled.
That led everyone to believe that without ephedra there wouldn’t be another best fat burner that actually worked. But with the loss of ephedra, it also brought about new exciting ingredients to light.
Here are some of the ingredients that came to light:
Green Tea Extract
Green tea came from China, and is said to have been used for thousands of years. It was never really regarded as a fat loss agent until ephedra was banned. Green tea is a very versatile ingredient that can be used by the body in many different ways.
It also works as an anti-inflammatory. What has been overlooked is its effectiveness in also reducing fat in your body. It is a great ingredient to cut down on fat and is even better for your overall health. It is also good at giving you energy throughout the day, so you can replace your regular coffee with green tea.
R-ALA is the purest form of ALA (Alpha-Lipoic-Acid). What it does, is that it speeds the removal of sugar from the blood. It’s quickly turning into a widely used fat loss ingredient.
It also works for energy because it helps break down sugar for the production of ATP, which helps your body go. This helps carbs be used as energy and not be stored as fat. It even works as an anti-aging product and it is also proven to expand your total lifespan.
Basically CLA is a fatty acid that in turn helps you lose fat. It is naturally occurring and can be found in meat and diary products. Not only will CLA help you naturally burn off fat, but it will also build muscle. CLA is also proven to improve your food intake efficiency. Not only can CLA make you lose fat, but also once you dropped the amount of weight you desire it will help you maintain that weight. In some studies it shows to even improve concentration and sleep.