Lipid Mobilization / Utilization
Burn More Fat. Fast. At the core of ATHENA’S NATURAL™’s pre workout for women revolutionary formula is a scientifically proven fat-burning engine that will literally transform your physique. The five ingredients that comprise ATHENA’S NATURAL™’s Fat Oxidation Support (FO5) represent the absolute latest in pre-workout science–proven to burn fat and leave you stronger and leaner than ever before. Unico Nutrition developed FO5 after seven painstaking months of research and development. The result is a multi-faceted attack on body fat. Each ingredient included in FO5 serves a role in the war on fat–each with specific roles in the process. And the best part is, several of the ingredients who’s primary function is fat oxidation serve your body in several additional ways! ATHENA’S NATURAL™ is the ONLY product on the market to feature FO5, and the only to combine these five fat-destroying ingredients in one comprehensive formula. Let’s take a look at just how this incredible complex works:1. Svetol Green Coffee Extract:Svetol is a 100% pure decaffeinated green coffee extract that is rich in Chlorogenic acids as well as caffeic and quinic acids. The unique composition in Svetol® is achieved through a specific extraction process that preserves the plant’s identity, as well as the unique characteristic of the extract with regard to the raw material. A clinical study carried out on 50 people aged between 19 and 75 years demonstrated the Slimming Action of Svetol® with regard to the recorded weight loss of those individuals who were supplemented with Svetol®, as compared to individuals who received the placebo. Furthermore, it was observed that Svetol® is capable of significantly reducing the BMI and that it favors the breakdown of the reserves of lipids (fats). In a study conducted in January 2012 at the University of Scranton, PA, researchers found, as the result of a randomized, double blind crossover study that green coffee supplementation caused reductions in body weight, body mass index, and percent body fat–with no significant changes to diet over the course of the study.Svetol green coffee works through an ingredient called Chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acid is found naturally in coffee beans, but is broken down during the roasting process–which is why the chlorogenic acid is not responsible for any fat-oxidating effects of brewed coffee. Chlorogenic acid prevents the release of glucose into the bloodstream which causes the liver to burn more fat, faster. These two processes also work together to prevent the body from absorbing and storing fat. is the In addition, chlorogenic acid is a polyphenol, and an antioxidant that helps to protect cells against free radicals and the diseases that they can cause. Chlorogenic acid has also been shown to improve significant markers of cardiovascular health-including improved blood pressure, lower cholesterol and hypertension!2. Raspberry Ketones:This trending fat burning ingredient has gained incredible popularity after appearing on “The Dr. Oz Show,” where Doctor Mehmet Oz told viewers that raspberry ketones are “the No. 1 miracle in a bottle to burn your fat.” Research has shown that raspberry ketone can maximize fat-loss, and body recomposition efforts, especially when paired with regular exercise and a well-balanced diet. So what exactly are raspberry ketones? Raspberry ketone is the primary aroma compound of red raspberries–they give the berries their sweet smell. In addition to adding a pleasant smell to ATHENA’S NATURAL™’s ‘raspberry’ lemonade flavor, this compound regulates adiponectin, a protein used by the body to regulate metabolism. Raspberry ketone causes the fat within your cells to get broken down and released into the blood stream quicker, and in greater amounts, helping your body burn fat faster. The mechanism by which raspberry ketones work is actually quite similar to that of capsaicin, the fat-burning ingredient found in chili peppers. Several recent studies from Japan show that raspberry ketones significantly increases fat oxidation (burning), especially the fat that builds up in the liver. In 2010, Korean researchers proved that raspberry ketone increased fat cells’ secretion of afore-mentioned adiponectin, which again, regulates the processing of sugars and fats in the blood. The recommended dose is 100mg per day. To get the same benefit from the whole fruit, you’d have to consume 90 pounds of raspberries! ATHENA’S NATURAL™ includes the full 100mg dosage–setting it apart from the dearth of raspberry ketone products.3. Green Tea Extract:Green tea has been popular in the fitness world in the last few years because of its fat-oxidating qualities, and popular in Asia for centuries because of its amazing antioxidant qualities. Green tea is the greatest source of Among polyphenols, catechins are the most powerful of the five polyphenol subcategories, and are best known for their free-radical-fighting capabilities. While green tea is naturally caffeinated, its ability to stimulate fat loss is greater than is attributable to its caffeine content alone, reported the “International Journal of Obesity” in February 2000. Research has shown that the mechanism by which green tea actually burns fat is by protecting and promoting nor-epinephrine (the bodies fat-burning hormone) levels. It does so by inhibiting an enzyme called catechol-O-methyltranferase, or COMT, which counters the body’s ability to produce and sustain nor-epinephrine levels. Thats why Unico only uses premium green tea extract that is standardized for 98% polyphenols of which 80% are catechins. Our extract features 50% EGCG-catechin content.4. Caffeine:Caffeine has been a staple of effective pre-workout and fat-burning products for years because it just plain works. This widely-consumed ingredient found in coffee, chocolates, and other natural foods has been the subject of countless studies and experiments which have proved several of its performance and cognition enhancing effects. Caffeine was included in ATHENA’S NATURAL™ pre workout for women for two main reasons: its ability to improve physical performance, and also in its ability to program our bodies to metabolize a greater percentage of fat as fuel. A comprehensive 2010 study published in the “Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition,” confirms: “In addition to its impact on the CNS, caffeine can affect substrate utilization during exercise. In particular, research findings suggest that during exercise caffeine acts to decrease reliance on glycogen utilization and increase dependence on free fatty acid mobilization.” The study, which based its conclusions on the results of a double blind cycle test with 24 male participants, proves the effectiveness of caffeine as not only a mental focus and energy provider, but a powerful fat-burner as well.5. L-Carnitine-Tartarate:The amino acid carnitine is a critical component to the actual fat burning process. It shuttles stored fat into the cells to be used immediately as fuel. Carnitine has also been shown to decrease recovery times following training, as well as increase the hormonal response to training. This amino is essential to the fat burning process, and can only be obtained through meat and dairy sources–another reason why ATHENA’S NATURAL™ is perfect for those following a vegan or other specialized diet.
Energy Ignition / Focus Enhancement
Light a Fire. The quest for pre-workout energy is not as easy as it seems. You could drink an energy drink loaded with sugar and and artificial sweetener. You could go through the cumbersome process of making coffee, or making a special stop to get some. You could even take a men’s pre-workout (But then you have creatine, nitrous, possibly lethal stimulants, excessive amounts of caffeine, and who knows what else!) This is where ATHENA’S NATURAL™ truly shines. The energy ingredients in ATHENA’S NATURAL™ works in synergy with the lean endurance blend to keep you running strong for the duration of your workout. Let’s explore how these amazing ingredients will help you power through even the most strenuous workouts:1. Caffeine A cross-over ingredient in ATHENA’S NATURAL™ pre workout– it was included for both its fat burning effects and its ability enhance athletic performance. Countless studies have been conducted proving caffeine’s positive affects on athletic performance. The dosage in ATHENA’S NATURAL™ is 120mg, or the equivalent of a strong cup of coffee.2. L-Leucine, L-Isoleucine, L-Valine (BCAAs):The three branch-chain amino acids, commonly referred to as the ‘BCAA’s’, are the backbones of all skeletal protein. You can not build new muscle tissue without the inclusion of ALL THREE BCAA’s. The BCAA’s also comprise one-third of the nine essential amino acids, or ‘EAA’s’, which are named as such because they must be obtained through food or supplementation–the body cannot product them on its own. While the BCAA’s are critical to muscle building–their inclusion in ATHENA’S NATURAL™ pre workout for women is for a different purpose. The BCAA’s will provide the body with a pool of highly bio-available circulating AA’s that it can use for energy. This is an important concept to understand. During training, or for that matter at any given point in your life–whether it is sitting, walking, sprinting, driving a car, sleeping, etc–you are always using some combination of fat (lipids), carbs (glycogen), and proteins (AA’s), for energy. Keeping that in mind, if you provide your bloodstream with a stream of aminos–you will eliminate the need for your body to catabolize your existing muscle into aminos to be used for energy. Think of it this way–you’re sparing your muscles while starving your fat. ATHENA’S NATURAL™ uses Ajipure amino acids–which are100% pure, and instantized for maximum absorption.3. L-Theanine:L-Theanine is commonly found in green tea, and is the main reason why tea provides a ‘smoother’, or ‘more focused’ energy than coffee. Theanine easily permeates the blood-brain barrier, and supports nerve function. L-Theanine is used to treat anxiety and depression because of its ability to stimulate endorphin production. This is why those who have experienced ATHENA’S NATURAL™ describe a general ‘happiness’ when using the product. This effect is amplified post-workout, when the physiological effects of exercise-induced endorphins are amplified by the supplementary theanine.4. L-Tyrosine:Tyrosine is one of just two carefully selected non-essential (the body can produce it on its own) amino acids included in this pre workout. This amino was included in the formula mainly for the purpose of supporting the significant effects of Unico Nutrition’s revolutionary ‘FO5′ Fat Oxidation System. One of the primary functions of FO5 is stimulating the release of epinephrine and norepinephrine, which tells our body to utilize stored body fat as fuel. Tyrosine is the most important pre-cursor used in epinephrine production, and for that reason, is an essential component to this product.