Can You Burn More Fat During Workouts?
I want to tell you about an wonderful research study that was just executed on a product called ASEA which is a relatively new dietary supplement that delivers stabilized redox signaling molecules. As a supplement, it’s exceptional in that it’s not built on a combination of juices or superfoods to deliver a conventional nutritional product. Instead ASEA is a clear saline solution (Yes salt) that is physically treated to be a carrier for stabilized redox molecules. You can read more about the Science of ASEA, but I’m focused today mostly about analysis carried out under the direction of Dr David Nieman of the Appalachian State University’s Human Performance laboratory, which is renowned for research into exertion, supplements and execise.
This research was developed to determine the change in metabolites among cyclists when they rode after drinking ASEA Redox Signaling Supplement for a week. Metabolites are tiny molecules in the blood that are affected by the process of metabolism- which is the cellular chemical reactions that happen to sustain life.
As we workout, our body will generally first burn blood sugar (glucose) as our fuel source, then burn muscle glycogen and then burn fatty acids from adipose tissue – also known as body fat. Tryglicerides from fat are transformed to free fatty acids and mobilized into the blood stream to be burned as fuel. Once the body succeeds in mobilizing these free fatty acids, elite athletes can improve their performance and normal folks like me can achieve one of the treasured exercise goals- we can melt away more belly fat.
What makes this study so thrilling is that even before the people who had been taking ASEA even started to exercise, they measured a significant elevation of free fatty acids in sampled blood and good indications that belly fat was the leading source. So what this study means is that supplementing with ASEA (and for this study the amount was4 ounces daily for a total of a week) will help you burn more fat when you work out. So if you want to burn more fat- drink ASEA and exercise.