Driven Sports - Lean Xtreme Rapid Recomposition Agent - 90 Capsules
Driven Sports Lean Xtreme Rapid Recomposition Agent helps cortisol control and non-stim fat loss. Do you always feel like you're dieting, but never feel like you're getting the results YOU DESERVE?
If you do, then keep reading, because they want to tell you about a product that will DIRECTLY TARGET abdominal fat. The elusive "six-pack" abs can become a reality with Lean Xtreme.
Simply put, Lean Xtreme is the best NON-STIMULANT based fat burner ever made. That is a lofty claim, they know; but they also believe it's true. Lean Xtreme targets multiple pathways to assist fat loss while controlling cortisol, maintaining muscle tone and optimizing the body's immune function in order to promote the ideal fat burning, muscle sparing environment.
- Control cortisol: DON'T let the destructive side of cortisol hold you back!
- Maintain mass: Ensures optimal thyroid and testosterone output!
- No Jitter fat loss: Stacks perfectly with the stimulant fat burner of your choice!
Do you want "washboard" abs?
Rhetorical question, of course you do. Everyone does. But not everyone has the discipline or determination to put themselves into it 100% like you do. But it's not that simple.
Dieting is boring.
Even those with iron-will find dieting hard – the repetitive notion of chicken, rice, vegetables and a TON of cardio for weeks on end can become loathsome. After all of your efforts in and out of the gym you may not have the results to match. Sound familiar? All of your hard work may be getting undone by one simple hormone – Cortisol.
But what is cortisol?
Cortisol is a stress hormone that alters the way your body stores fat. It increases levels of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) which is the solid belly fat that plagues most human beings. VAT is almost IMPOSSIBLE to lose when cortisol levels remain excessive.
Cortisol can also interfere with your thyroid.
Thyroid output is directly correlated with metabolic rate and weight loss, governing both muscle building (via protein synthesis) and fat burning. High stress levels from increased cortisol levels can exhaust the adrenals and negatively impact the release of thyroid hormones T3 and T4. This makes all of your dieting attempts ineffective and leads to a stall in fat loss, also known as a PLATEAU. Unfortunately, it doesn't stop there…
Cortisol instructs the body to BREAKDOWN MUSCLE TISSUE. After all of your hard work building muscle up during bulking season, when you diet your body tries to tear it all down wasting all the time and effort you put into constructing it.
But what about general health?
Cortisol also has a prominent impact on appetite, affects bone density, suppresses the immune system and negatively affects cognitive performance such as memory and quick thinking. To summarize, cortisol can be very damaging to your body.
Break through the FAT LOSS PLATEAU!
Lean Xtreme is based on a TRIFECTA of SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN compounds. 7-OH, Phosphatidylserine (PS) and 5-AT all control cortisol, enhance thyroid and lower stress levels by influencing cytokines responsible for inflammation and cortisol signalling!
7-OH works by inhibiting the enzyme that converts the INERT cortisone to the HIGHLY ACTIVE cortisol. Inhibiting this enzyme results in LESS cortisol creation. In combination with this effect, 5-AT reduces levels of INFLAMMATORY CYTOKINES released by your immune system. Cytokines are cellular messengers that can have both negative and beneficial effects. 5-AT helps ensure you keep a healthy balance of these cytokines.
Phosphatidylserine (PS) works in an even more DIRECT APPROACH. It blunts the effect of Adrenocorticotropic hormone, which is the hormone that tells the adrenal gland to release cortisol! The results of this can be shocking and have been demonstrated in scientific environments on many occasions. For example, one study investigating the effect of PS on cortisol found that it reduced cortisol 30% after intensive cycling! Another study looking into the effect of PS on the testosterone:cortisol ratio during exercise found that participants using PS had 66% HIGHER TESTOSTERONE and 164% LOWER CORTISOL! If Lean Xtreme stopped there it would still be a leader in its class. But they took it that little bit further to truly deliver a KNOCKOUT PUNCH to any competitors.
How could they possibly make it any better?
They'll tell you. Lean Xtreme also includes Forskolin, an old traditional medicine used for centuries in the Far East. While stimulant-based fat burners like ephedra bind to cell receptors promoting cellular activity to increase fat burning, forskolin exerts the same effect but WITHOUT THE STIMULATION. It does this by going straight through the cell membrane, avoiding the receptors that cause "the jitters."
Remember earlier they said that cortisol plays havoc with thyroid output? Forskolin can help correct this by mimicking the hormone that tells the thyroid gland to release its hormones. It can also help promote the conversion of T4 to the ACTIVE T3. Forskolin is also great for TESTOSTERONE. It does this by stimulating the hormone that makes testosterone at the source. During dieting, elevations in testosterone, or even maintenance of testosterone levels, are invaluable for helping you MAINTAIN MUSCLE MASS. Lastly…
Lean Xtreme contains a high potency Green Tea Extract standardized for epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG has a wide array of health benefits, including its amazing ability to further advance the immune system, boost fat loss and prevent future fat gains! Increase your metabolism and burn fat ALL DAY LONG! Through the use of DS' new Extended Release Technology, Lean Xtreme provides a consistent release of its ingredients to allow for CONSTANT cortisol control and fat loss!
When you diet, your body fights to hold onto as much body fat as it can. This makes your efforts at weight loss extremely difficult. Lean Xtreme excels as a tool for dieting and lean bulking. In both instances, Lean Xtreme is a necessary ingredient for successful BODY RECOMPOSITION, making it one of the most versatile and effective products on the market. Never diet without it.
Frequently Asked Questions
What exactly does Lean Xtreme do?
Lean Xtreme is a non-stimulating fat burner. This means that it will not make you jittery or hyper-energized. In fact, Lean Xtreme can be taken immediately prior to bed time without disrupting your sleep!
How does it work?
Lean Xtreme helps to control cortisol, the body’s stress hormone, which is released in excess during demanding situations of mental and physical strain. While cortisol is catabolic by nature, it is through a complex interplay that cortisol is also one of the signals required for growth processes (like muscle growth) and proper immune function. By controlling cortisol, Lean Xtreme helps you reduce body fat and preserve hard-earned lean muscle.
Why is cortisol bad?
Cortisol alters the way your body stores fat, essentially increasing levels of abdominal body fat, also known as visceral adipose tissue (VAT). VAT is stored beneath the abdominal wall rather than on top, where the more jiggly fat called subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) tends to reside. Due to its location and receptor status, VAT is very difficult to lose when cortisol levels remain excessive.
Something you may not know is that thyroid output is directly correlated with metabolic rate, governing both muscle building (via protein synthesis) and also fat burning. High stress levels from increased cortisol levels can effect the adrenals and adversely effect the pituitary, thereby decreasing the release of something called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH). This has a negative impact on the release of thyroid hormones T3 (a potent fat burner) and T4. In addition, when dieting the peripheral conversion to T3, the most active thyroid hormone, is blunted as the body detects a lower energy intake and attempts to conserve energy.
If the story above wasn’t damning enough, excessive cortisol comes along with other unique caveats including a pronounced impact on appetite, leaving you constantly hungry (as if dieting doesn’t do that already), reduced bone density, suppressed immune function (leaving you open to disease and infection) and reduced cognitive performance such as memory and quick thinking.
Putting this together they find that dieting increases cortisol which further decreases thyroid output during a period when output is already blunted, thus resulting in a slower metabolism, which makes dieting even harder and less effective. This is why they formulated Lean Xtreme.
What is in Lean Xtreme that controls cortisol?
The entire Lean Xtreme formula has been carefully researched and designed in order to attack the problem of cortisol from three angles. The three cortisol solutions are 7-OH, 5-AT and Phosphatidylserine. Each works through a different mechanism to help control cortisol and help you shed unwanted fat.
How does 7-OH work?
7-hydroxy-dehydroepiandrosterone, better known to many simply as 7-OH is comprised of both the 7-alpha and 7-beta hydroxyl metabolites of DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) in a specific ratio for maximal efficacy. While DHEA itself serves as a precursor to androgens and estrogens in the body, neither of the two isomers of 7-OH can convert to androgens or estrogens but appear instead to convert between each other and another DHEA metabolite called 7-oxo-DHEA (1). 7-oxo-DHEA and the two isomers use the enzyme 11betaHSD1 to interconvert, which fortuitously is the same enzyme that converts the relatively inactive cortisone to the very active and potentially catabolic cortisol. Through this enzyme, 7-OH provides competitive inhibition of cortisol synthesis, thereby reducing the overall concentrations of cortisol.
Because of this anti-glucocorticoid activity, 7-OH has positive effect on the immune system and is also thought to have considerable neuroprotective properties due to glucocorticoid regulation in the brain. In fact, 7beta-hydroxy steroids are currently being evaluated as novel endogenous neuroprotective aids. As an additional benefit, there also appears to be a very definite link between 7-OH and the thyroid hormone T3, further enhancing the positive body composition effects exerted by 7-OH.
What about 5-AT?
Like 7-OH, 5-AT (5-androstene-3 beta, 7 beta, 17 beta-triol) is a metabolite of DHEA. However, unlike 7-OH, which works to control cortisol via the 11-beta-HSD-1 enzyme, the full means by which 5-AT exerts anti-glucocorticoid activity is not fully understood. While its mechanisms still require full elucidation, 5-AT appears to be a very potent inhibitor of glucocorticoids and their adverse effects through modulation of the cytokine and interleukin systems.
While a multitude of mechanisms are at play, glucocorticoids exert some of their negative effects by stimulating interleukin-4 (IL-4) and suppressing interleukin-2 (IL-2) amongst others. When this cytokine imbalance is maintained in a chronic fashion, secondary to excess glucocorticoids, the milieu is created for ultimate deterioration of the immune system and inefficient repair processes to the damages of mental and physical stressors. 5-AT has been demonstrated in studies to significantly stimulate the production of both IL-2 which assists in T-cell function and interleukin-3 (IL-3) which is essential to the development of all cells of the immune system, including T-cells, B-cells, and macrophages. In addition, 5-AT not only stimulates production, but also appears to assist white blood cell activity (measured by lymphocytes) significantly above its original level in the presence of potential pathogens and mitogens. The previous point is very important in that too much promotion of the immune response could be problematic, but much like the 7-OH effect on cortisol, the 5-AT effect on cytokines appears to promote balance instead of elimination.
So how does Phosphatidylserine help?
Phosphatidylserine (PS) is a phospholipid that has some excellent effects with regards to your internal biochemistry. Of its many benefits, PS has been shown to improve exercise capacity, improve cognition and mental health, improve mood, and perhaps most importantly for our cause PS reduces cortisol. It does this by blunting the effect of Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) (18), the hormone produced by the body that tells the adrenal gland to release cortisol. This effect carries over by significantly improving the ratio of testosterone to cortisol (17, 19) and improving recovery parameters despite intentionally overtraining.
How else does it help shed fat?
Lean Xtreme also includes green tea extract and forskolin for additional fat loss. Green tea extract (GTE) has the ability to increase metabolic rate, thereby promoting lipolysis (breakdown of fat for fuel) by promoting the release of two neurotransmitters called epinephrine and norepinephrine. These two transmitters possess the ability to stimulate the activity of hormone sensitive lipase (HSL), an enzyme required to release fatty acids into the bloodstream from their stored state. Further down the biochemical pathway, the effects of HSL are promoted by a second messenger called cyclical adenosine monophosphate (cAMP) which is broken down by an enzyme called Phosphodiesterase. It is at this step that the caffeine in green tea functions as it acts an inhibitor of Phosphodiesterase, thereby elevating cAMP and prolonging the life of HSL. As if this information didn’t sell GTE on its own, further down the chain EGCG inhibits an enzyme called catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT), that is partially responsible for the breakdown of epinephrine and norepinephrine. Avoiding the science for a moment, the ultimate effect of this cascade is enhanced fat burning for longer periods. An additional benefit of catechins in the presence of caffeine is a synergistic effect including the concept of ‘futile cycling’. Futile cycling occurs when HSL releases fatty acids and not all of them are oxidized for energy. These fatty acids are then re-esterified with glycerol to form triglycerides and stored. This procedure requires energy and so is wasteful process.
Addition benefits for body composition from green tea include fat gain reduction (and possibly prevention) by inhibiting the enzyme fatty acid Synthase (FAS), appetite inhibition, and improved glucose disposal. Lastly, green tea appears to elevate levels of dopamine in the brain. During dieting, dopamine is of particular importance because it is generally theorized to be the body’s means of communication between the brain and the anti-starvation hormone Leptin. Unfortunately, when you diet, dopamine also happens to decrease quite significantly. Incidentally, by prolonging the life of cAMP, caffeine also has the effect of maintaining dopamine signalling, so once again the catechins and caffeine work in synergy. For anyone paranoid about the caffeine content of green tea extract, the amount present in high quality GTE is low and only mildly stimulating for even the most sensitive of users. You can take Lean Xtreme at night without any negative implications for your natural sleep cycle.
Does forskolin compliment this?
Absolutely. The effects of forskolin begin with its ability to activate adenylate cyclase. Typically, adenylate cyclase is activated by one of the hormones mentioned earlier – norepinephrine or epinephrine – when they attach to the adrenergic receptors on the surface of the fat cell. This activates cAMP which in turn activates HSL. Forskolin mimics these hormones in this sense, only it does not attach to the adrenergic receptor like the hormones, but in fact bypasses them by going straight through the cell membrane. So with forskolin, you have a “non-stimulating thermogenic” of sorts. In addition to this, forskolin appears to be able to directly inhibit the glucose transporter of fat cells, thereby preventing glucose uptake and gains in adiposity. Interestingly, it is also hypothesized that there may be a secondary mechanism through which this occurs that is cAMP-dependant, involving inhibition of the gene for the glucose transporter. These effects alone make the combination of forskolin and green tea exciting, but there is more.
As discussed earlier, the thyroid plays a great part in the regulation of metabolic rate, as well as the rates of protein synthesis. Thyroid output is dependant on the pituitary gland which releases a hormone called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) that serves to inform the thyroid to release its hormones (namely T3 and T4). Forskolin has been shown to mimic the effects of TSH, thereby promoting thyroid hormone release. Additionally, of the two main thyroid hormones, T4 is relatively inactive compared to T3 and as such the body converts T4 to T3 whenever required using an enzyme called Type II Deiodinase. Literature suggests Forskolin enhances the expression of this enzyme, thereby promoting the conversion of stored T4 to the highly active T3. Taking into consideration the combined effects on thyroid output possessed by forskolin and 7-OH, Lean Xtreme clearly targets the optimization of a better body.
An additional benefit of cAMP is it’s involvement in the cascade of signals that ultimately result in testosterone production and release. By elevating cAMP with forskolin, a rise in testosterone should be noted. Forskolin also appears to stimulate Gonadatropin Releasing Hormone (GnRH) which stimulates Luteinizing Hormone (LH) and thus, Leydig cells of the testes to produce testosterone. During dieting, elevations in testosterone, or even maintenance of testosterone levels, are incredibly valuable for maintaining muscle mass. cAMP can also help in this regard through a non-hormonal mechanism as it can inhibit calcium-dependant enzymes that degrade muscle tissue (38). All these effects combined make forskolin an incredibly handy dietary aid.
Does Lean Xtreme need to be taken at any specific time of day?
Due to the way the body releases cortisol they recommend the following dosing strategy:
- 1 cap upon waking (e.g. 7am)
- 1 cap 4 hours later (e.g. 11am)
- 1 cap approximately 12 hours after the first. (e.g. 7pm)
Can I use four caps per day?
No need. Three caps per day is the sweet spot for pretty much everyone. Going higher will not necessarily result in further fat loss, but may result in side effects such as sore joints.
How old do I need to be to take Lean Xtreme
18 years of age and older.
Does it need to be taken with food?
No, whether you consume food with the capsule has no bearing on the product, but it can, and should, be taken safely prior to fasted morning cardio.
I am a drug-tested athlete. Is Lean Xtreme ok for me to use?
Some organizations prohibit the use of DHEA. While 7-OH in Lean Xtreme is a metabolite of DHEA, it shares none of the characteristics of DHEA. In spite of this, some organizations may not allow the use of Lean Xtreme, so be sure to check with them first before using the product
Is Lean Xtreme suitable for men and women?
Of course. However, women using birth control should consult with their physicians first and be sure to thoroughly read the warning label on the bottle.
Can I use Lean Xtreme with any other fat burners?
Yes! Because Lean Xtreme is a non-stimulating fat burner, it stacks perfectly with almost any available stimulant fat burner! That said, it was designed to be stacked with Adrenalean for best results!
What can I do to get the most out of the product?
If you are aiming to diet down using Lean Xtreme you must ensure you amend your diet to reflect this. That usually means reducing your calories and/or upping your cardio.
Can I use Lean Xtreme for a lean bulk?
Absolutely! As good as Lean Xtreme on a diet to help you cut, it is just as good on a bulk to keep you lean and even help build some muscle! Many users have reported mild muscle gains and zero fat increase when bulking with Lean Xtreme.
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