X50 Showtime is a super-charged powder designed to not only increase the rate at which you burn calories, but also to make you feel energised and invigorated, ready for that next training session or busy day ahead. It contains a blend of amino acids, herbal extracts and caffeine, which are all of the components a weight-loss or slimming enthusiast needs. Each serve contains 1,000mg of acetyl-l-carnitine HCL, which is a specialised amino acid that passes through the blood brain barrier. That’s right, this stuff gets into your brain! Though, let’s face it, this is a good thing, as we need nutrients in our brain. Anyway, acetyl-l-carnitine not only supports beta-oxidation of fats by transporting them into the cell for energy, therefore supporting not only the fat burning process, but also ATP (energy) synthesis as well. Acetyl-L-Carnitine also provide acetyl groups, which are required for the synthesis of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter intimately involved in concentration and memory1.
This thermogenic powder contains some quite specialised herbal extracts, including Camellia sinensis (Green Tea), Coffea arabica (Green Coffee), Coleus forskohlli and an extract of Synephrine HCL derived from Citrus aurantium. These herbal extracts all work on different levels to speed up the overall process of fat burning or thermogensis. Remember, thermogenic simply means to induce heat. More body heat indicates that we are more metabolically active and burning more calories, whether at rest or active. So more heat equals more calorie expenditure, as a general rule. Green Tea has been demonstrated in clinical trials to increase the basal metabolic rate, which is the rate at which we burn calories at rest2. This is believed to be due to a polyphenol called EGCG. Fortunately, the Green Tea used in X50 Showtime is standardised to polyphenols, so we can be sure that we are getting a good dose of EGCG with each scoop.
Green coffee contains a natural phytochemical called chlorogenic acid, which may assist in weight loss. Coleus is a herb used in Ayurvedic medicine to help increase cyclic AMP (cAMP) levels3. Low levels have been associated with obesity, which is one of the reasons this herb is believed to be effective in supporting weight loss4. Synephrine is an alkaloid which stimulates the metabolism and also helps to suppress the appetite. Add 200mg of caffeine into the mix and X50 Showtime Thermoshred is a great all-round fat burner, energy enhancer and appetite suppressant that will help to make the path to a slimmer you a little less long and windy.