Go for the goal

Maximize your fat burn while preserving lean muscle mass with these key ingredients that’ll help put your metabolism into overdrive

IF YOUR PHYSIQUE GOALS need a little fine-tuning you may find yourself seeking help in the supplements aisle. While there, look for these key ingredients, which have proven benefits when it comes to increasing fat burn and revving metabolism.


Also known under its scientific name, Coffea canephora robusta, this well-studied fat burner has ample research to back its benefits. One study showed that subjects supplementing with this ingredient lost almost 11 pounds in 60 days. Research also shows that green coffee-bean extract contains a compound called chlorogenic acid, which boosts fat metabolism in your liver. In addition, it also helps prevent the absorption of dietary fats, which can help minimize bodyfat accumulation.


Caffeine provides many advantages for hard-training women who are trying to control or reduce body fat. It works by encouraging your body to release stored fat that it can
then use for energy while training. Caffeine also helps to boost your metabolism, so you burn more calories throughout the day, and helps suppress appetite while enhancing mood. At the gym, caffeine improves the amount you’re able to lift by helping reduce perceived pain (and exhaustion). Caffeine anhydrous—the dry form of caffeine—has been shown to be more effective for fat loss and strength gains compared with caffeine found in coffee and tea.


This herb, also known as forskolin, has long been used in traditional medicine. A powerful fat burner, it stimulates your brain to increase the neurotransmitters epinephrine and norepinephrine. These brain chemicals then encourage your body to release stored fat. In addition, the release of these hormones also helps increase your metabolic rate, or the amount of calories your body naturally burns each day.