Shred JYM attacks body fat from three different angles to supercharge your shred. First, the synergistic ingredients in Shred JYM support the release of fat from your fat cells.* Then, they help transport more of that fat into your mitochondria, or cellular power plants. Finally, Shred JYM increases your metabolic rate to burn up all of that transported fat as fuel.*
If you want to drop body fat, you need to reduce the size of your fat cells. When you get lean, you don't actually get rid of fat cells. You just shrink them. Unless you get liposuction, you're stuck with the fat cells you already have.
To get leaner, you need to reduce the amount of fat your fat cells store to effectively make them smaller. In other words, you need to encourage fat to flee from your fat cells. The caffeine and synephrine in Shred JYM work via two different mechanisms to help push fat from your cells.*
Getting fat to leave your cells is the first step to getting leaner, but it's only 1/3 of the equation. If it's not used for fuel, fat can actually go back into your fat cells and get stored again! To prevent this from happening, you have to push fat into your mitochondria, which are your cellular power plants. The mitochondria take fat, carbs, and the breakdown products of protein and convert them into usable energy in the form of adenosine triphosphate, or ATP, which your muscles use to contract during exercise.
The problem with most stored and dietary fat is that it needs to be escorted into the mitochondria. When you follow a fat-loss diet, work out, and use fat-burning supplements like caffeine and synephrine, you generate more freed-up fat than normal. This overloads the typical transport system, which prevents some of that fat from reaching the mitochondria.
The acetyl-L-carnitine in Shred JYM helps ramp up your fatty acid transport system and get more fat to its final destination.* Research suggests that supplementing with carnitine, such as acetyl-L-carnitine, may help more fat move into the mitochondria to be burned for fuel.*
To ensure long-term weight loss, you have to crank up your body's energy requirements to make your mitochondria burn more fat for fuel. The simplest way to do this is with exercise. Exercise makes your mitochondria burn up more carbs, fat, and protein to produce more ATP. Exercise also helps you burn more calories at rest, at least for several hours after a given workout is over.
However, your metabolic rate can drop the longer you diet and more drastically you lower your calorie intake. The EGCG from the green tea extract, capsaicin from the Capsimax® Cayenne pepper extract, synephrine from Advantra Z®, caffeine, and L-tyrosine work to ramp up the activity of your mitochondria so that more fat is converted into ATP. These ingredients stoke your metabolic fire, so to speak, and keep it burning hot.