Your CSN 2024 Fat Loss Ingredient Guide

With the vast number of supplements available, and that number likely to increase even further this year. We have taken a deep dive inside our top selling ranges of fat burning, weight loss supplements to create a guide to help you understand exactly what you are buying. 

This list combines some of the old classics, with some newcomers that have recently appeared on the market that have been developed as our brands strive to utilise new and more effective ingredients. 

Caffeine: The 'Old School' Powerhouse

Mechanism: As one of the most well-known stimulants, caffeine is a central nervous system stimulator that increases alertness and energy expenditure. It can enhance metabolism and fat oxidation as well as regulate appetite. 

Dosage: Typical doses range from 100-400 mg per day, but individual tolerance varies.

Caution: Excessive caffeine intake can lead to side effects such as jitteriness, insomnia, and increased heart rate. Individuals sensitive to caffeine should exercise caution and avoid high doses.


Green Tea Extract: Another Familiar Face. 

Mechanism: Green tea extract contains catechins, antioxidants that may boost metabolism and enhance fat burning.

Dosage: Effective doses vary, but commonly range from 250-500 mg of catechins per day.

Caution: Green tea extract is generally safe but may contain caffeine so may have similar side effects. 

Guggul Lipid Extract: Traditional Ingredient Meets Modern Science

Mechanism: Guggul Lipid Extract, derived from the resin of the Commiphora wightii tree, has been traditionally used for cholesterol management and may aid in fat metabolism.

Dosage: Typical doses range from 500-2000 mg per day, with variations based on the standardized guggulsterone content.

Caution: Consult with a healthcare professional, especially if you have existing health conditions or are taking medications. 


Carnitine: Facilitating Fat Metabolism

Mechanism: Carnitine helps transport fatty acids into cells to be burned for energy, potentially aiding in fat metabolism.

Dosage: Common doses range from 500-2000 mg per day, but individual needs can vary.

Caution: Side effects are very rare and typically mild, but high doses may cause nausea or diarrhoea. 


Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): Shaping Body Composition

Mechanism: CLA is a type of fatty acid believed to play a role in reducing body fat.

Dosage: Typical doses range from 1000-4000 mg per day, with a focus on the active isomers.

Caution: Side effects are generally mild, but some individuals may experience digestive issues.


Synephrine (Citrus Aurantium/Bitter Orange Extract): Boosting Metabolism

Mechanism: Synephrine is believed to be a potent stimulator of metabolism and energy expenditure.

Dosage: Typical doses range from 10-50 mg. 

Caution: Individuals with heart conditions or high blood pressure should avoid synephrine. It may also interact with medications, so consult with a healthcare professional.


Theacrine: A Stimulant with a Twist

Mechanism: Theacrine is a compound similar to caffeine, offering stimulant effects without the same tolerance build-up.

Dosage: Effective doses can vary but often range from 50-300 mg per day.

Caution: Theacrine is generally well-tolerated, but individual responses can vary. Take care if you have sensitivity to stimulants.


Capsaicin: A Popular Addition! 

Mechanism: Capsaicin, an extract from chili peppers, may increase metabolism and enhance fat burning.

Dosage: Effective doses can vary depending on sensitivity.

Caution: Some individuals may experience gastrointestinal discomfort. Avoid especially if you are sensitive to spicy foods! 

Forskolin: A New Ingredient for Fat Loss.

Mechanism: Derived from the roots of the Indian coleus plant, forskolin is believed to stimulate the production of cAMP, a molecule that may aid in fat loss.

Dosage: Effective doses can vary but typically range from 125-250 mg per day.

Caution: Few, mild side effects have been reported.

There are of course, many other ingredients that are included in Fat Loss Supplements. The one's listed above however are found in our most popular and effective brands

Remember though people, these products help support fat loss. They don't perform fat loss miracles. You still need to regulate calorie intake and do 'some' of the work. These things just make life a bit easier and results happen a bit quicker!