What's in IF-FUEL™?
Superfoods, Adaptogens, Antioxidants, Natural Aminos:
Moringa oleifera: Moringa leaf, the world's strongest superfood is composed of essential amino acids, a full spectrum of vitamins, and beneficial antioxidants. Moringa is truly a nutritional powerhouse with health benefits that include: Blood sugar stabilization, improved blood pressure, improved blood flow, improved immune function, anti-inflammatory properties, anti-cancer and anti-tumor activity, anti-aging properties, improved energy, mental clarity and focus, cholesterol lowering properties, appetite control, and overall health and well-being. Moringa is high in vitamins B1, B, and B3 which the body can use to convert food to energy instead of storing it as fat. Moringa has been know to condition the body to process food more effectively and can help reduce cravings for sugary or high fat foods. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19904611
Matcha: Matcha tea is packed with antioxidants. One cup of Matcha tea has 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea. Matcha contains catechins, a potent class of antioxidants which are not found in other foods, in particular EGCg, which exhibits very powerful cancer-fighting properties. Antioxidants are the body's defense agents, they are the compounds that prevent aging and chronic disease. Matcha tea provides vitamin C, selenium, chromium, zinc and magnesium. It has been shown to lower cholesterol and stabilize blood sugar. Matcha tea offers weight loss attributes with its ability to boost metabolism, burn through fat tissue and improve physical endurance. Studies indicate that consuming Matcha tea prior to exercise can increase the amount of calories burned by up to 25%. Matcha tea will not increase heart rate or blood pressure or stress the body. The rare amino acid L-theanine is present in Matcha, which promotes a state of relaxation, focused energy and enhanced overall well-being. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19735169
Jiaogulan (Gynostemma pentaphyllum): Jiaogulan is recognised as the world's most powerful and effective adaptogen on the planet, and is often referenced as “the herb of immortality.” Once ingested the adaptogens allow the body to restore balance in whatever way necessary. Depending on the condition of your body it can either raise or lower a given condition until it meets normal parameters. Jiaogulan can offer increased energy, stamina, mental alertness, and physical performance. It acts as an antioxidant by stimulating our bodies to synthesize their own endogenous antioxidants, super dismutase (SOD) and glutathione. Additionally it has been shown to directly affect our body's metabolic process by reducing fat storage and regulating glucose uptake in the body, as well lowering LDLs (bad cholesterol) and raising HDLs (good cholesterol) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20213586
Trans-tiliroside: Is known as a glycosidic flavanoid and possesses anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-carcinogenic properties. Trans-tiliroside is known for its anti-hypoglycemic capabilities due to its profound ability to stabilize blood sugar levels by pulling excess sugar out of the blood and into the cells where it can be burned for energy. Studies indicate that trans-tiliroside can increase levels of adiponectin. Increased levels of adiponectin have been associated with improved sensitivity to insulin and lower blood glucose levels. Research shows that trans-tiliroside in conjunction with Jiaogulan work synergistically in promoting fat loss and preventing fat accumulation .
BCAAs 2:1:1( Branched Chain Amino Acids)
L-Leucine: This is an essential amino acid which can not be manufactured by the body, therefore it must be obtained through diet and/or nutritional supplementation on a daily basis. L-Leucine plays a significant role in muscle metabolism. It is used by the body to build and repair muscle tissue. It also assists in stabilizing blood sugar levels.
L-Isoleucine: This is an essential amino acid and must be obtained through external sources. L-Isoleucine plays a crucial role in the recovery process within the body after strenuous exercise. It promotes endurance and energy while exercising and helps the body stabilize blood sugar levels.
L-Valine: L-Valine is an essential amino acid and is required for muscle metabolism as well as the growth and repair of muscle tissue. L-Valine helps the body maintain nitrogen balance and also helps the body stabilize blood sugar levels.
Growth Hormone Releasing Amino Acids
L-Arginine: L-Arginine serves many functions within the body. It is necessary to make nitric oxide within the body, which will relax blood vessels and promote blood flow. It also stimulates protein production which helps with wound healing. In clinical studies L-Arginine has been shown to increase Growth Hormone production significantly.
L-Ornithine: L-Ornithine will help muscle cells within the body produce creatine. L-Ornithine helps the body to push through workout fatigue so that your muscle can better utilize your energy stores. L-Ornithine has been shown to increase HGH production and also help metabolize fat tissue.
L-Lysine: L-Lysine is not produced by the body. It serves many functions and assists in proper growth and the facilitation and absorption of calcium. It also helps in the production of collagen which ensures healthy cartilage and skin. L-Lysine has been shown to increase athletic performance and stimulate Growth Hormone production when combined with L-Arginine.
L-Glycine: L-Glycine is an amino acid which is used to build proteins within the body. It plays an important role in the production of collagen. L-Glycine stimulates the pituitary gland to produce Growth Hormone.
L-Glutamine: This is the amino acid that the body uses most during times of stress and is crucial in the metabolism and maintenance of muscle tissue. It has been shown to increase energy and mental alertness, strength and endurance, and improve immune function. L-Glutamine has the ability to increase Human Growth Hormone production significantly, especially when combined with L-Arginine, L-Ornithine, L-Lysine, and L-Glycine.
Additional nutrient L-carnitine: L-carnitine is an essential nutrient during periods of fasting. The body can not produce enough to meet its demand during periods of exercise, especially when we are exercising in the "fasted state." L-carnitine can shuttle fatty acids from the blood into the mitochondria ( the energy producing "furnaces" in the cells) so they can be used for energy. If you want to use fat for fuel as efficiently and effectively as possible, then you should be consuming L-carnitine. Studies indicate that L-carnitine consumption during periods of fasting significantly increases the amount fat you can lose. Additionally L-carnitine has been shown to decrease hunger and reduce fatigue during periods of fasting...https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4258024/
IF-FUEL™ contains zero artificial sweeteners. IF-FUEL™ is sweetened all-naturally with the stevia runbundiana plant, monk fruit, and lemon powder.