Supplement Spotlight: Momentum Nutrition Formula 56
Formula 56 is the newest addition to the product line from Momentum Nutrition. Formula 56 is a stimulant fat burner with an open label (no prop blend) and appears to be very powerful and dosed to deliver results. Formula 56 will increase your metabolism and energy levels and help you burn additional calories above and beyond your workouts. Several of the ingredients may also help improve focus and mood; a very good addition to any weight loss program.
Let's take a look at the ingredients:
Naringin is a molecule found in Citrus Fruits. Grapefruits in particular contain a fair amount of Naringin and it has been studied as a weight-loss agent, both in isolation and in combination with other naturally occuring Citrus molecules. While Naringin has shown efficacy in increasing Adiponectin levels, which may encourage weight-loss over time, the primary reason we included it in Formula 56 is because it further enhances the Metabolic Rate increase seen with Synephrine (see below).
You’re probably familiar with Caffeine as a stimulant, but in addition to increasing energy and improving focus, Caffeine also directly induces Lipolysis via Catecholamine release.
The term “Catecholamine” refers to a group of chemicals, Noradrenaline, Adrenaline, and Dopamine among them, which have inherent lipolytic properties. This means that the signal the body to breakdown stored fat and release fatty acids into circulation. When more fatty acids are available, your body utilizes more of them during exercise. Each serving of Formula 56 contains 250mg of Caffeine, the same as Catalyst.
Citicoline is one of the few forms of Choline that has a high bioavailability and can actually be converted into Acetylcholine in the brain. For this reason it has been used clinically to treat cognitive decline but has actually been shown to improve cognitive performance in healthy human subjects with no sort of deteriorating mental state. Although Choline may have some inherent fat-loss properties, the primary reason we included it in Formula 56 is to help you stay sharp while dieting (or not dieting). Most fat-burners don’t include Citicoline or are under-dosed at best, but Formula 56 contains a precise 250mg clinical dose of Citicoline.
If you’re familiar with our other products, you may be familiar with Theanine too. What can we say? We love Theanine!
This unique non-dietary amino acid (found only in Green Tea) has been shown to reduce the negative side effects associated with Caffeine while encouraging the positive aspects (improved mental performance) beyond what be obtained through Caffeine supplementation alone.
This synergistic relationship has been studied quite extensively, with all research indicating that Theanine takes the edge off Caffeine while preserving the benefits. Most supplements that contains both tend to over-dose Caffeine and under-dose Theanine, but
Formula 56 contains a 200mg dose of Theanine paired with a 250mg dose of Caffeine, well with-in the clinical range for each and therefore a highly effective combination.
Hesperidin, like Naringin, is found in Grapefruits and possesses some inherent weight-loss properties. However, of particular interest to us when formulating Formula 56 is that Hesperidin has actually been shown to further enhance the Metabolic Rate increase seen with Synephrine and Naringin. This kind of three-way synergy is extremely rare and well worth taking advantage of if you’re trying to burn some additional calories.
In fact, the combination of Hesperidin, Naringin, and Synephrine (in precisely the doses present in Formula 56) has been shown to increase the amount of calories burned (Metabolic Rate) by nearly 4 times Synephrine alone.
If you’re familiar with so-called “fat-burners”, you’re probably aware that most of them are just stimulant cocktails meant to curb your appetite and increase your energy expenditure during exercise. While stimulants such as Caffeine and Synephrine certainly have a place in fat-burning supplements, so too do unique, non-stimulant phytonutrients such as Forskolin.
Found in the plant Coleus Forskohlii, Forskolin is capable of increasing levels of cAMP, a signaling molecule which directly stimulated lipolysis (fat-breakdown).
Research in humans has confirmed that Forskolin is indeed an effective weight-loss supplement when used at doses of 50mg daily. This is precisely the dose found in each serving of Formula 56.
Hordenine is a unique molecule found in various plant species which compliments the efficacy of stimulants such as Caffeine. It functions as a Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitor (MAOI), effectively blocking the enzyme which degrades the fat-burning chemicals released by Caffeine (Noradrenaline, Dopamine, etc.).
Synephrine is a chemical relative of Ephedrine, but is more mild and entirely safe. It functions as a beta-adrenergic agonist, effectively flipping the body’s fat-burning switch and increasing the Metabolic Rate. When combined with Naringin and Hesperidin, in the precise doses present in Formula 56, Synephrine has been shown to boost the Metabolic Rate by as much as 183 calories. This may seem somewhat trivial, but multiply that by 7 days a week and you’re talking about burning an additional 1281 calories. That’s without you doing any sort of additional exercise.
Up-regulation of PPARγ, heat shock protein-27 and -72 by naringin attenuates insulin resistance, β-cell dysfunction, hepatic steatosis and kidney damage in a rat model of type 2 diabetes.
Effects of p-synephrine alone and in combination with selected bioflavonoids on resting metabolism, blood pressure, heart rate and self-reported mood changes.
Effects of mental workload and caffeine on catecholamines and blood pressure compared to performance variations.
Catecholamine-induced lipolysis in adipose tissue and skeletal muscle in obesity.
Cytidine and uridine increase striatal CDP-choline levels without decreasing acetylcholine synthesis or release.
Improved Attentional Performance Following Citicoline Administration in Healthy Adult Women
L-Theanine and Caffeine in Combination Affect Human Cognition as Evidenced by Oscillatory alpha-Band Activity and Attention Task Performance
Dietary hesperidin exerts hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects in streptozotocin-induced marginal type 1 diabetic rats.
Body composition and hormonal adaptations associated with forskolin consumption in overweight and obese men.
Effects of Coleus Forskohlii Supplementation on Body Composition and Hematological Profiles in Mildly Overweight Women
Deamination of hordenine by monoamine oxidase and its action on vasa deferentia of the rat.
A Review of the Receptor-Binding Properties of p-Synephrine as Related to Its Pharmacological Effects