WHAT’S IN DROP FACTOR?
Cocoa Extract (Theobromine)
Theobromine is commonly found in chocolate (cacao). The energy boost you get from chocolate is actually coming from Theobromine itself – dark chocolate having the highest concentrations. Along with the energy boost, expect to feel nootropic effects where you attain a feeling of relaxation (Mitchell et al., 2011). Due to the vasodilation properties found in Theobromine (Martinez-Pinilla et al., 2015), it can also help attain a pump during workouts. The dilation of blood vessels can help increase blood flow to working muscles as well as transport nutrients more easily throughout the body. In addition, Theobromine has a diuretic effect, pulling water out of the body (Eteng et al., 2006). Lastly, as an added bonus, Theobromine may help with weight reduction as well thanks to its ability to reduce hunger and help prevent overeating (Khazan et al., 2014).
One ingredient you will find in many fat burners on the market today is caffeine. This particular ingredient has been used to improve performance for more than 15 years – helping give athletes and the general population alike, the ability to improve their performance and increase their energy levels. While the dosages vary and are dependent on the individuals’ tolerance to simulants, the overall consensus is that caffeine can improve reaction time, logical reasoning, and vigilance (Kamimori et al., 2015). In addition, researchers have found that caffeine can also aid in enhancing long-term memory (Borota et al., 2014).
A hot new ingredient that is finding its way into pre-workouts is Teacrine and for good reason – it works. Teacrine is a great sustainable energy booster that doesn’t cause irritability, jitters, or the normal crash associated with many stimulants. Some other benefits to supplementing with Teacrine is its ability to heighten mental focus, improve mood, enhance motivation, and improves focus and concentration (Teacrine). Combine all of these benefits into one product and you have a powerhouse that has the ability to take your workouts to the next level.
When weight loss is your goal, the addition of Cayenne Pepper can help promote fat oxidation (Janssens et al., 2013) and has a thermogenic response causing body temperature to rise slightly. Cayenne Pepper can also aid in reducing hunger and curbing appetite – especially for fatty, salty, and sweet foods. Some research has even shown its ability to increase energy expenditure to burn extra calories throughout the day (Mattes et al., 2011). Cayenne Pepper added to any product is enough to light your metabolism on fire and allow you to move closer to your weight loss goals.
This ingredient is plant-derived (from dried root) and found in many weight management products. Forskolin can help those looking to lose weight by improving insulin resistance and enhancing metabolic functioning (Loftus et al., 2015). Researchers also found that men who supplemented with Forskolin were able to increase their testosterone levels while decreasing their body fat (Godard et al., 2005). In addition, Forskolin is a vasodilator and expands the blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow and easier nutrient transport (Enoksson et al., 1997).
Not only are antioxidants a pivotal component to overall health and wellness, but they also decrease the production of triglycerides thus decreasing fat storage and enhancing fat loss. Anti-oxidants also increase fat used for energy during exercise, thus causing your body to burn more fat DURING exercise. The PolyphOrac Blend was designed to contain a high amount of the anti-oxidants research shows to have a fat loss effect.
An ingredient that has been around for quite some time and included in many weight loss supplements is Yohimbine HCl. As a weight management ingredient, Yohimbine HCl is a workhorse. It can aid in dropping body fat without affecting lean muscle mass or even athletic performance (Ostojic, 2006). Yohimbine HCl can also help reduce stress and improve cognition (Hoffmann et al., 2014). As if that wasn’t enough, men specifically can benefit from the use of Yohimbine HCl thanks to it’s libido boosting properties (Tam et al., 2001).
Truth To Label
I have heard of many effective fat burners removed from the market for having adulterated and/or ILLEGAL contaminants in their formulas, such as ADD medication, illegal amphetamines and even mislabeling for international shipping. Well, with Drop Factor you get what is on the label. Not only will you burn tons of fat and feel great, but you will know exactly what you are taking to help achieve that goal.
How To Use
- Start with ONE Capsule Drop Factor upon waking.
- Once you can tolerate one capsule, increase to one capsule upon waking and one capsule 6-8 hours later (NOT to be within 5 hours of bedtime).
- Once you can tolerate the above dose, add one capsule to the morning dose for two capsules in the AM and one capsule 6-8 hours later.
- Once you can tolerate the above dose, add one capsule to the afternoon dose for two caps in the AM and two capsules 6-8 hours later.
1. Asgary S, Sahebkar A, Afshani M, Keshvari M, Haghjooyjavanmard S, Rafieian-Kopaei M. “Clinical Evaluation of Blood Pressure Lowering, Endothelial Function Improving, Hypolipidemic and Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Pomegranate Juice in Hypertensive Subjects.” Phytotherapy Research. 2013;28(2):193-199.
2. Asgary S, Javanmard S, Zarfeshany A. “Potent health effects of pomegranate.” Advanced Biomedical Research. 2014;3(1):100.
3. Bajad S, et al. “Piperine inhibits gastric emptying and gastrointestinal transit in rats and mice.” Planta Med. 2001
4. Borota, D., Murray, E., Keceli, G., Chang, A., Watabe, J. M., Ly, M., Toscano, J. P., & Yassa, M. A. “Post-study caffeine administration enhances memory consolidation in humans.” Nature Neuroscience, 17, 201-203. 2014.
5. Caimari, A, et al. “Low Doses of Grape Seed Procyanidins Reduce Adiposity and Improve the Plasma Lipid Profile in Hamsters.” Nature News, Nature Publishing Group, 15 May 2012.
6. Clifton, Peter M. “Effect of Grape Seed Extract and Quercetin on Cardiovascular and Endothelial Parameters in High-Risk Subjects.” BioMed Research International, Hindawi, 2004
7. Costantini S, Rusolo F, De Vito V et al. “Potential Anti-Inflammatory Effects of the Hydrophilic Fraction of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Seed Oil on Breast Cancer Cell Lines.” Molecules. 2014;19(6):8644-8660.
8. Duangjai, A, et al. “Black Pepper and Piperine Reduce Cholesterol Uptake and Enhance Translocation of Cholesterol Transporter Proteins.” Journal of Natural Medicines., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Apr. 2013.
9. Enoksson, S, et al. “Forskolin Potentiates Isoprenaline-Induced Glycerol Output and Local Blood Flow in Human Adipose Tissue in Vivo.” Pharmacology & Toxicology., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Nov. 1997
10. Eteng, MU, et al. “Theobromine Rich Cocoa Powder Induces Weight Loss and Changes in Lipid Profile of Obese Wistar Rats.” Discovery and Innovation, Academy Science Publishers, 2006.
11. Godard, M P, et al. “Body Composition and Hormonal Adaptations Associated with Forskolin Consumption in Overweight and Obese Men.” Obesity Research., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Aug. 2005.
12. Gray, Nathan. “Black Pepper Extract Could Fight Fat by Blocking Cell Formation.” Nutraingredients.com, 8 May 2012.
13. Hoffmann, SG, et al., “Cognitive enhancers for the treatment of anxiety disorders.” Restor Neurol Neurosci. 2014;32(1):183-95.
14. Janssens, Pilou L. H. R., et al. “Acute Effects of Capsaicin on Energy Expenditure and Fat Oxidation in Negative Energy Balance.” PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 2013.
15. Kamimori, G., McLellan, T., Tate, C., Voss, P., Niro, P., & Lieberman, H. “Caffeine improves reaction time, vigilance and logical reasoning during extended periods with restricted opportunities for asleep.” Psychopharmacology, 232 (12), 2031-2043. 2015
16. Khazan, Marjan, et al. “Identification and Determination of Synthetic Pharmaceuticals as Adulterants in Eight Common Herbal Weight Loss Supplements.” Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal, Kowsar, Mar. 2014.
17. Loftus, Hayley L., et al. “Coleus Forskohlii Extract Supplementation in Conjunction with a Hypocaloric Diet Reduces the Risk Factors of Metabolic Syndrome in Overweight and Obese Subjects: A Randomized Controlled Trial.” Nutrients, MDPI, Nov. 2015.
18. Malaguti, M, et al. “Sulforaphane Treatment Protects Skeletal Muscle against Damage Induced by Exhaustive Exercise in Rats.” Journal of Applied Physiology (Bethesda, Md.: 1985)., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Oct. 2009.
19. Martínez-Pinilla, Eva, et al. “The Relevance of Theobromine for the Beneficial Effects of Cocoa Consumption.” Frontiers in Pharmacology, Frontiers Media S.A., 2015
20. Mattes, Richard, et al. “Study: Reasonable Quantities of Red Pepper May Help Curb Appetite.” Purdue University, 25 Apr. 2011
21. Mirmiran P, Fazeli M, Asghari G, Shafiee A, Azizi F. “Effect of pomegranate seed oil on hyperlipidaemic subjects: a double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial.” British Journal of Nutrition. 2010;104(03):402-406.
22. Lansley KE, Winyard PG, Fulford J, et al. Dietary nitrate supplementation reduces the O2 cost of walking and running: a placebo-controlled study. J Appl Physiol. 2011;110(3):591-600. doi:10.1152/japplphysiol.01070.2010.Mitchell, E S, et al. “Differential Contributions of Theobromine and Caffeine on Mood, Psychomotor Performance and Blood Pressure.” Physiology & Behavior., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 24 Oct. 2011.
23. Muller, Loretta, et al. “Effect of Broccoli Sprouts and Live Attenuated Influenza Virus on Peripheral Blood Natural Killer Cells: A Randomized, Double-Blind Study.” PLoS ONE, Public Library of Science, 28 Jan. 2016.
24. Neto, Catherine C. “Cranberry and Its Phytochemicals: A Review of In Vitro Anticancer Studies1–3.” The Journal of Nutrition, 1 Jan. 2007
25. Nuttall, S L, et al. “An Evaluation of the Antioxidant Activity of a Standardized Grape Seed Extract, Leucoselect.” Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics., U.S. National Library of Medicine, Oct. 1998.
26. Ono, K, et al. “Effects of Grape Seed-Derived Polyphenols on Amyloid Beta-Protein Self-Assembly and Cytotoxicity.” The Journal of Biological Chemistry., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 21 Nov. 2008.
27. Ostojic SM, “Yohimbine: the effects on body composition and exercise performance in soccer players.” Res Sports Med. 2006 Oct-Dec;14(4):289-99.
28. Sarkaki, Alireza, et al. “The Effect of Grape Seed Extract (GSE) on Spatial Memory in Aged Male Rats.” The Effect of Grape Seed Extract (GSE) on Spatial Memory in Aged Male Rats, Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences, 2007.
29. Shawky, N M, et al. “Sulforaphane Improves Dysregulated Metabolic Profile and Inhibits Leptin-Induced VSMC Proliferation: Implications toward Suppression of Neointima Formation after Arterial Injury in Western Diet-Fed Obese Mice.” The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry., U.S. National Library of Medicine, June 2016.
30. Tam, SW, et al., “Yohimbine: a clinical review.”, Pharmacol Ther. 2001 Sep;91(3):215-43.
31. Teacrine. www.compoundsolutions.com/teacrine.html
32. Terra, X, et al. “Grape-Seed Procyanidins Act as Antiinflammatory Agents in Endotoxin-Stimulated RAW 264.7 Macrophages by Inhibiting NFkB Signaling Pathway.” Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry., U.S. National Library of Medicine, 30 May 2007.
33. Ware, Megan. “Spinach: Health Benefits, Uses, and Nutritional Information.” Medical News Today, MediLexicon International, 20 June 2017.
34. Yuan T, Ma H, Liu W et al. “Pomegranate’s Neuroprotective Effects against Alzheimer’s Disease Are Mediated by Urolithins, Its Ellagitannin-Gut Microbial Derived Metabolites.” ACS Chem Neurosci. 2016;7(1):26-33.