Lean Optimizer™ turning ON your “Fat-Burning Genes”
This page covers the ingredients found in Lean Optimizer™ and discusses WHY they work, including links to clinical and scientific studies. The top portion of this page will cover the “Supplement Facts” (ingredients, servings per bottle, dosages, etc.). You’ll have a quick overview of proven formula.
The bottom portion of this page will list all the specific ingredients and a short overview about their benefits, pros and cons. Then you’ll know how weight management and fat loss is so much easier when you’re utilizing Lean Optimizer™ and why it’s better than other solutions on the market.
Lean Optimizer™ Get The Facts:
Below you’ll find detailed descriptions about the ingredients utilized in Lean Optimizer™ – exactly HOW it works & WHY it’s better than other products. To get started, simply click on the ingredients below and a detailed description will appear under it.
Green Coffee Bean
Green coffee beans are raw or unroasted coffee beans. Green coffee beans have a higher level of chlorogenic acid compared to regular, roasted coffee beans and itâ€™s the chlorogenic acid in green coffee which is believed to trigger a wide range of health benefits related to heart disease, diabetes, and weight loss. For weight loss, itâ€™s the chlorogenic acid in green coffee that helps the bodyâ€™s ability to both regulate blood sugar and boost metabolism and therefore, produce a synergistic fat-burning effect.
Chlorogenic acid has shown an ability to inhibit the enzyme, glucose-6-phosphatase. This enzyme is responsible for promoting the formation of glucose in the liver. Hence, chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought be responsible – at least in part – for the lowered risk of glycemic problems (such as diabetes), that has been demonstrated with long-term coffee consumption.
Various studies have suggested that chlorogenic acid slows absorption of fat from food intake and also activates metabolism of extra fat. Unfortunately, traditional brewed coffee doesnâ€™t serve as a good source of chlorogenic acid.
When looking for a green coffee bean supplement, make sure it contains the key ingredient chlorogenic acid extract, which might be shown as either SvetolÂ® or GCAÂ® (green coffee antioxidant).
You want a product that has a minimum of 45% chlorogenic acid. (Higher than 45% is fine.) Just be aware that products containing less than 45% have not yet been tested in peer-reviewed studies that demonstrate accelerated fat burning or weight loss.
Lean Optimizer™ Theobromine (10% extract)
Theobromine is naturally occurring in cocoa and acts as a mild stimulant. While similar to caffeine, itâ€™s a safer choice as it does not affect the body through central nervous system stimulation. Instead, it acts as an effective vasodilator, relaxing the smooth muscle in blood vessels and allowing better blood flow.
Another difference when compared caffeine is that theobromine has three methyl groups versus just two found in caffeine. The extra methyl group helps slow down system clearance of theobromine, which makes it longer acting than caffeine and without the typical â€œcaffeine crashâ€.
L-Tyrosine Ethyl Ester
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid that is the precursor of several important neurotransmitters which are important contributors to mood, cognitive performance, as well as combating stress. There is also a lot of evidence that Tyrosine helps to increase your metabolism by optimizing your thyroid, similar to Guggulsterones, but through a different, secondary mechanism.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid (amino acids are described as the “building blocks” of protein), and happens to be the precursor of several important neurotransmitters — l-dopa, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine — which are important contributors to mood, cognitive performance, as well as combating stress.
So, even though we are taking about weight loss – having a positive and happy “attitude” is always a BIG BENEFIT – especially when trying to eat healthy, diet, working out, having a long day at work, dealing with life stresses, etc.
Lean Optimizer™ Boosts The Metabolism
There is also a lot of evidence that Tyrosine helps to increase your metabolism by optimizing your thyroid, similar to Guggulsterones (see below), but through a different, secondary mechanism. This becomes even MORE important when reducing calories and/or on a low carbohydrate diet because BOTH reduce your metabolism and thyroid production within 14-21 days. L-Tyrosine helps stop and reverse this problem.
Appetite Suppression Is Enhanced
Another benefit is when combined with other appetite suppressant ingredients (such as those found in Lean Optimizer®), there is a specific synergy where the L-Tyrosine greatly enhances both the effects and duration of the appetite suppression – all making “dieting” and watching what you eat a lot easier!
But, There Is A Problem …
Unfortunately, regular L-Tyrosine isn’t utilized well by the body and extreme high doses are required – 1000 mgs, 3x daily or more for the above mentioned benefits. That’s where the addition of the “Ethyl Ester” comes into effect because this version of L-Tyrosine has up to 430% better bio-availability and hence, better utilized by the body. It costs a lot more, but it’s far more effective at mood enhancing, boosting of the metabolism, thyroid function and appetite suppression.
Yerba mate is a South American plant with stimulant qualities that help boost resting metabolism. Itâ€™s also been shown to help with feeling â€œfullâ€ sooner after you begin eating, and it slows your digestion so that your stomach stays full longer.
Yerba mate has antioxidants and amino acids that help move fat and cholesterol through your bloodstream so they don’t accumulate on artery walls and form the unwanted arterial plaque. Yerba mate also helps prevent hardening of the arteries (arteriosclerosis) and helps reduce blood clots that can lead to heart attack or stroke.
Lean Optimizer™ 5-HTP (Griffonia Simplicifolia)
5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that aids in the production of the â€œbrain chemicalâ€ serotonin. The lower your serotonin levels are, the more likely you are to over eat even when youâ€™re not hungry. On the flip side, higher serotonin levels have been associated with increased satiety, which is the the sensation of feeling â€œfullâ€ after a meal. Studies have shown that women taking 5-HTP (with no other changes) effortlessly lost over 4.5 pounds in 5 weeks simply due to the increased sense of satiety … and the longer they were on it, the better it worked!
5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is an amino acid that occurs naturally in the body and is the final step in the production of the neurotransmitter serotonin, an important chemical that’s responsible for many of the brain impulses involving satisfaction and well being.
This “brain chemical” called serotonin, also helps you stop eating after consuming an adequate amount of food. Low serotonin levels stimulate appetite control centers in the brain, resulting in strong cravings for carbohydrates in particular.
The Research …
In research studies 3, 5-HTP supplementation has been shown to promote weight loss by increasing satiety (feeling full and not hungry any more), leading to fewer calories being consumed at meals. The problem is that having low serotonin levels is very common due to:
Aging (especially in women)
Stress (as cortisol rises, serotonin decreases
Lack of sleep
Dieting – especially lowered carbohydrate and/or high protein diets
Remember “Phen-Fen”? …
A few years back, there was a VERY EFFECTIVE weight-loss drug called “Phen-Fen”. The side-effects were very minor for the amazing effects it gave in such a short period of time.
The drug fenfluramine was one member of this now infamous phen-fen treatment for weight loss. Although very successful, fenfluramine was later associated with damage to the valves of the heart, and was removed from the market. One of the main reasons fenfluramine worked so well is because it raised serotonin levels.
The Serotonin Clinical Tests
Due to the fact that fenfluramine raises serotonin levels, it seems reasonable to believe that other substances that affect serotonin might also be useful for weight reduction.
Four small double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trials examined whether 5-HTP can aid weight loss. The results showed that participants given placebo consumed about 2,300 calories per day, while those taking 5-HTP ate only 1,800 calories daily. Use of 5-HTP appeared to lead to a significantly enhanced sense of satiety after eating. Over the course of 5 weeks, women taking 5-HTP effortlessly lost over 4.5 pounds.
In fact, ALL of the 4 tests done showed amazing weight loss results, without ANY change in diet or exercise. And here’s the best part, the LONGER they were on it, the better it worked!
Many yerba mate users report experiencing a caffeine-like â€œbuzzâ€ without the jitters and insomnia that can accompany too much caffeine.
Lean Optimizer™ Bladderwrack
Bladderwrack is a type of seaweed rich in iodine which helps support healthy thyroid function. (Without iodine, the thyroid cannot produce enough hormones.) This is very important because most people — especially women and those over the age of 35 — have slow or underactive thyroid. Even if they are in “normal” ranges, they aren’t in OPTIMAL “fat burning” range. The natural source of iodine in bladderwrack helps stimulate the thyroid gland to help speed up your metabolism.