Hi dear readers. After spending almost 3 months together, it's time to
my 10th article. But before I publish it, I want to thank all of you
big response that I got from your emails these 3 months, telling me how
my articles have helped you with dieting, nutrition, supplementation and exercising.
very happy and proud that I was able to help hundreds of you. I promise
will keep up the good job that I am doing so far for this site. The
that I want from you is to stay patient sometimes when you are
questions, because I have a pretty strict schedule and it's not easy to
response immediately. But I am trying to do my best in order to reply
fast as I can.
Ok back to this article now. As I have said, this time I will give you
stacks for fat loss supplements. There are many stacks that can help
The question is what to stack with what, how much you should take
while losing nothing more than your bodyfat levels.
Remember always to follow the "wave," either if you want to get or to lose
(If some of you have not read my 9th article, I would suggest that
it first in order to better understand why I prefer to use a
sophisticated method for better results, while maintaining safety and
One last thing though. Since the first stack that I will
present to you is
taking more than the recommended serving may result in heart attack,
seizure or death. Do not use Ephedra if you are taking a MAO inhibitor
allergy, asthma, or cold medications containing ephedrine,
Discontinue use if dizziness, sleeplessness, loss
appetite, or nausea occurs. And finally if you have high blood
or thyroid disease, diabetes, difficulty urinating, or glaucoma, or are
prescription drugs, consult with a health care practitioner first, and
consult your physician before you start any supplement program.
Also for people that have any kind of thyroid function problems,
skip any use of Guggulsterones, because their primary function is to
the thyroid hormone levels.
So let's get started!
"FAT LOSS" SUPPLEMENTS THAT YOU CAN STACK
1) E/C/A (Ephedrine/Caffeine/Aspirin) and Guggulsterones
This is the best "legal" stacking combination that you can use in
achieve your desired effects. Here we have a combination of a potent
(E/C/A), and a non stimulant (Guggulsterone).
Most companies use instead of Ephedrine, the herbal extract (Ma Huang),
of Caffeine they use Guarana, and instead of Aspirin they use White
Let me give you a very brief review of these three ingredients:
The "Ephedra sinica" form of this herb contains the thermogenic
"Ephedrine" at a concentration of about 6%-8%.
Guarana is basically Caffeine in herbal form. Guarana extract contains
10%-20% of Caffeine
White Willow Bark
This herb contains a substance called salicin. Fortunately this is unlike
when consumed in large quantities can cause serious stomach problems.
Willow Bark contains certain nutrients which can not put your stomach
What they do is preserve or increase thyroid output, preserve or
metabolic rate, and provide much needed substrates for the production
neurotransmitters (epinephrine and norepinephrine) involved in weight
metabolic rate. And most importantly... they seem to be very safe!
Now for simplicity reasons, because it would be too boring for you to
analyze how much extract of Ephedrine and Caffeine one product has and
extract has some other, MOST of the E/C/A supplements in the market (7
I would say), are using either 334mg of Ma Huang extract in order to
Ephedrine Alkaloids, or they use 250mg of Ma Huang extract but they can
of Ephedrine Alkaloids.
They also use 910mg of Guarana extract in
200mg of Caffeine, when some others don't use Guarana and they just put
quantity (200mg) from pure caffeine, but the point is that the result
(20-24mg of Ephedrine, 200-250mg of Caffeine, and 75-100mg of Salicin
About Guggulsterones, even though I don't like to recommend a specific brand
but I prefer to give you the freedom to search for yourself in order to
find the best supplement (with the ingredients I am mentioning) that can
help you, at this time that I understand it is very difficult for you to
find a product that
contains ONLY that so I can recommend "Syntrax's GuggulBolic," and
Herbs Gugulmax". (They both contain 25-30mg of Guggulsterones per
Finally, remember NEVER to take your E/C/A stack before you sleep or
last meal. It is always better to take your last serving at least 4
you sleep. I don't think that you will experience
insomnia problems with Guggulsterones since they are not stimulants and
was using them, I never had any insomnia problems, even if I was taking
before my final (6th) meal of the day.
For better results take them alternatively throughout the day, (until
meal of the day, taking the Guggulsterones last), but
inevitably for a few weeks you will have to take 4 servings of E/C/A and
Guggulsterones, try to take them with around 1 hour difference. Also
cycle is finished, take at least 3-4 weeks off.
So let's see how can you "stack" these together.
|Week 1||20mg Ephedrine/200-250mg Caffeine||Off|
|Week 2||40mg Ephedrine/400-500mg Caffeine||25-30mg|
|Week 3||60mg Ephedrine/600-750mg Cafffeine||50-60mg|
|Week 4||80mg Ephedrine/800-1000mgCaffeine||75-90mg|
|Week 5||80mg Ephedrine/800-1000mgCaffeine||75-90mg|
|Week 6||60mg Ephedrine/600-750mg Caffeine||50-60mg|
|Week 7||40mg Ephedrine/400-500mg Caffeine||25-30mg|
|Week 8||20mg Ephedfine/200-250mg Caffeine||Off|
2) L-Carnitine + Guggulsterones
This is a much "easier" approach to lose some fat pounds. Of course it
potent as the previous stack I mentioned, but for people that either
to mess with any Ephedrine/Caffeine based product, or had bad
(insomnia or jitters), this method seems the best solution
L-Carnitine also is not considered a strong stimulant.
Even though in
it has appeared that it increases slightly your heart palpitations, it
strong as an E/C/A stack or any Ephedrine based product.
Now let me give a
very brief view about L-Carnitine.
lt is made in the body from the amino acids Lysine and Methionine. It
to release energy from fat. Also its main action is to transfer fatty
across cell membranes to the mitochondria where it can be used as
many researches have shown that it plays an important role in fat
Again I would suggest, not to take your last serving of L-Carnitine
go to sleep. lt is better to use it up to the second to last meal.
to take these two alternatively throughout the day and for the few
that the total
servings will be more than your meals, again, try to take them with 1
difference. Also remember to take at least 3-4 weeks off, after your
Here is the best stack you can have in order to take these two.
3) Yohimbe + Guggulsterones
Another good combination that you can use is these two fat burners at
same time. Let me tell you a few words about Yohimbe and what to be
you go to buy any product that contains Yohimbe.
The bark of this African tree is used medicinally. But what we care
"Yohimbine Hydrochloride Chemical", which is the active component of
tree. It appears to increase libido and it has been used for many years
to treat male impotence. It has also been shown that it can actually
fat synthesis in the body, as well as, increase fatty acid mobilization
stores. (Especially in the hips, so many women would like this stuff!)
Now the reason that I tell you to be careful has to do with what form
will take it in the market. As I said, it works, but in the form of
Hydrochloride," because that's what the medical field was using also in
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So when you go to get a product, be careful of what you read. It must
how much "Yohimbine" (which is the active component in yohimbe bark),
and not only "Yohimbe Bark Extract," because this is very general and
not be sure how much of the active componenent of the yohimbe bark you
If the supplement companies that you will search, write how much
of the Yohimbe Bark Extract is Yohimbine (i.e. if it says in 500mg you get
1%, it means 5mg of Yohimbine, if it says in 800mg you
it means 8mg of Yohimbine), at this time most of the products on the
market contain around 5-8mg. That's good so feel safe buying the
Again remember not to take Yohimbine before you go to sleep, and when you
will take your three daily servings (at the 3rd and 4th week), prefer to
take them with your first 3-4 meals of the day, but never very late at night.
Finally remember, Yohimbine in quantities bigger than 40-50mg per day
some problems such as loss of muscle function, chills, and vertigo.
with my recommended amounts, and don't even think about taking a bigger
quantity of Yohimbine).
Yohimbe is also a short term MAO (monoamine oxidase) inhibitor and should
be used with caution, especially if you have high blood pressure. Being
an MAO inhibitor, Yohimbe should not be taken with any food or drink containing
tyramines (cheese, chocolate, beer, aged meats, nuts, etc.) Also anyone
with a heart condition, kidney disease, glaucoma or history of gastric or
duodenal ulcers should avoid this herb.
Remember that after your
should wait at least 3-4 weeks before you start a new one.
Let's see a good stacking combination with these two now!
|Week #||Yohimbine (Active)||Guggulsterone|
4) Chromium Picolinate + Guggulsterones
This is the mildest stack that you can use for fat loss. Of course as
understand, the more potent the stacking combination the better the
vice versa. But for many people that care to lose only few pounds over
a not very short period of time, (the lucky ones) and don't belong to
the category of people that want to lose 10 pounds and more, this
combination would suit them better. Again, remember for better results
both of them at different hours and with different meals. (And when you
that, just remember to take them with at least 1 hour difference).
Chromium is an essential trace mineral that helps the body maintain
sugar levels. Chromium Picolinate has been studied for its potential
altering body composition. Preliminary research in animals and humans
that chromium picolinate increases fat loss and lean muscle tissue
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supplements contain 200mcg of 100% pure pharmaceutical grade Chromium
Also, here is another very important thing: Preliminary research has
vitamin C increases the absorption of chromium. So it won't be a bad
increase also your vitamin C ingestion when you do this stacking
About toxicity, some people take up to 1 mg. (1,000 mcg.) per day for short
periods without problems, but this is not suggested as a long-term regimen
but rather to help replenish chromium stores when deficiency is present.
So remember never to exceed the recommended dosages and also the time
period that I gave, even if this supplement seems to be very safe, it is
a trace mineral so excess quantities (more than 600mcg), are not a good
idea at all.
One last thing. People that have kidney problems should avoid
Ok it's time to see what is the best for this combination.
|Week #||Chromium Picolinate||Guggulsterones|
|Week 1||Off ||25-30mg|
|Week 6||400mcg ||25-30mg|
|Week 7||200mcg|| Off|
These were the best combinations that I could suggest for people that
lose some pounds. I also told you why you should not use more than the
recommended amounts. I assume that many of you, would now say, "Hey
why this mania with Guggulsterones? You did not recommend some other
combination of the above ingredients, you stacked Guggulsterones with
Well friends, what I care most of all is to give effective stacks that
Guggulsterones seem to be from the scientific literature we have so
SAFEST way for fat loss, and you can stack them also with any other
fat loss supplement.
Also it is a specific reason (and you will learn it very soon, when I
my article what stuff NOT to stack together), why I don't recommend
stacks here, because what I care about most is your health.
use what I suggested, lose the pounds, and to stay healthy. It
would be totally worthless, if someone could lose an abudance of pounds
using some other dangerous combination, and risking his/her health.
Also I can give you one more good tip. lt would be a good idea to use
amount (around 25gr per day), of some good soy protein isolate. Soy
protein supplementation can help boost thyroid-hormone levels and may
maintain them during calorie restricted diets.
When you start dieting,
your body always tries to keep your fat by lowering thyroid hormone
making it even more difficult to lose fat.
So isolated soy protein is
since it contains large amounts of phytochemicals which can help
production of your thyroid hormones. (Again remember, that people with
problems, should not use it).
This was the end of the second part of my series. After learning the
week about the best stacking combinations for "Muscle Building Supplements,"
you learned the best combinations for "Fat Loss Supplements."
In my next week's article, I will continue my series by
analyzing more supplements, and I will talk more specifically about
"cyclings." Many new things for you to learn are coming soon. Stay
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