Molecule Monday - 6 Paradol

Happy #moleculemonday! Over the last 2 years, more and more fat burners are including something called Grains of Paradise(Afromomum melegueta). Its from the ginger family and contains quite a few active compounds for increasing energy expenditure. The main compound is 6-paradol. Research shows that 6-paradol works via 2 mechanisms to help burn fat: 1) increases the activity of brown adipose tissue(BAT) and 2) significantly increases calorie burning. BAT contains a protein called UCP-1 which regulates burning calories as heat in order to maintain body warmth. Research also shows that taking 40mg of Grains of Paradise lead to a 400% increase in calories burning vs the placebo in just 30 min. It was also noted that users experienced an average of 6% increase in metabolic rate. It also has been shown to reduce abdominal and visceral fat. The cool thing about 6-paradol is it's not a stimulant, so you don't get the jitters or increased heart rate. It also was shown to increase test levels in rats via increased cholesterol production. 6-paradol can be found in Cobra6 by @blackstonelabs. #musclechem #gym #flexfriday #workout #fatburner #shredded #ripped #preworkout #npc #ifbb #muscle #lift #physique #bodybuilding #powerlifting #swoll #chemistry #science #jacked #strong #testosterone #workout


The Guerrilla Chemist
The Guerrilla Chemist


The Guerrilla Chemist was created to inform anyone from fitness enthusiasts to hardcore bodybuilders about the science of sports nutrition supplements. The sports nutrition industry is constantly releasing new products, some of which have insane claims. My mission is to bring you cutting edge research and the bottom line about all products aimed at building muscle or burning fat.