Each ingredient contributed to the whole, and each step of the process played a role in the outcome. Skip one component and the recipe fails. Bake it less time than you should, and it comes out raw and bland.
The same philosophy applies to supplements. For a product to work and deliver results, it needs to be manufactured with care. It needs to contain the right ingredients and in large enough doses, with a well-executed manufacturing process.
Like with any meal, skip an ingredient or a step in the process, and the product comes out poorly.
THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTSThese days, many supplement manufacturers pick several ingredients, put them in a product, and call it a day. This is particularly true for supplements like pre-workouts and fat-burners. Unsurprisingly, this also means that many products on the market are ineffective. So, where do they go wrong?
One word: Synergy.
The truth is, living organisms are complex and effective compounds often need to work together to produce great results. Emrald Labs’ Pre-Shred was designed with this in mind. The goal was to create a product that would deliver on what it promised, by including the perfect balance of well-researched ingredients.
Take, for example, its use and combination of Caffeine and L- theanine.
Caffeine- you’ve probably heard of the most popular stimulant on the planet. Worldwide, people primarily consume it through coffee to feel good and perform better. But caffeine alone also leads to some adverse effects - jitters, nervousness, and anxiety.
L-theanine - a naturally occurring amino acid that offers a calming effect without leading to drowsiness. It works great with caffeine because it allows it to deliver the benefits but negates its downsides.
Emrald Labs Pre-Shred has 13 other ingredients that all do the same. Ebbing and flowing in perfect harmony with one another to maximize benefit by amplifying ingredients while taking the edge off others.
EMRALD LABS PRE-SHRED: AN IN-DEPTH LOOKNow, to gain a better understanding of what makes up this carefully designed synergistic formula, let’s take an in-depth look at the full list ingredients:
L-Carnitine is a substance naturally found in the body and can help you by improving the free fatty acids' transportation into the cells' core, also known as mitochondria. When the fatty acids get there, the body burns them off as energy. It is this process that makes L-Carnitine an excellent dietary supplement. Its incredible potency for transporting fatty acids and use as fuel makes it so that you can quickly burn your fat.
L-Tyrosine works through speeding up the production of various thyroid hormones, which are responsible for regulating metabolism and increased fat burning. This supplement is in charge of regulating appetite, aiding muscle development, and reducing pain perception. Research states that it greatly plays a role in dealing with stress, sleep problems, and mentally demanding tasks.
Caffeine is a powerful substance that improves not only your mental performance but also your physical state. Caffeine activates the nervous system to increase focus and productivity while reducing fatigue. It also works by stimulating the epinephrine production to improve performance. Furthermore, Caffeine targets the motor cortex for muscle activation.
L-theanine is a non-essential amino acid with various functions in the body. It is the primary active ingredient is green tea and has been shown to reduce anxiety and induce relaxation without drowsiness. Because of its effects, it appears to work particularly well with caffeine.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea extract is made of dried green tea leaves. Similar to tea, the extract is a rich source of antioxidants that offer numerous health benefits:
• Cardio and neuroprotective effects
• Reduced risk of obesity and diabetes
• Improved insulin sensitivity
• Reduced risk of certain cancers and liver disease
• Improved blood vessel health
Green tea extract is also said to help with weight loss. Specifically, it appears to boost fat mobilization and oxidation rates in healthy and active individuals.
Green Coffee Bean
Green coffee extract is rich in chlorogenic acid, which is easily absorbed in the body and is said to deliver many health benefits. So far, research suggests that green coffee bean extract can bring about weight loss and improve overall blood health. It can also lower blood pressure, which means that it has potential health and cardioprotective effects in the long run.
Theobroma Cacao Extract
The tropical regions of the Americas are home to the Theobroma cacao tree. The seeds (or beans) of the tree are used to produce cacao, which is an ingredient for many foods, such as chocolate.
Theobroma cacao extract is said to offer cardioprotective and cognitive benefits, improved blood flow, antioxidant effects, and improved insulin sensitivity. Some early research also suggests that cacao extract is beneficial for brain oxygenation, which can protect against mental decline and neurological disorders as we age. Early research also suggests that cacao extract improves sugar uptake briefly and can aid with nitric oxide production.
Alpha-glycerophosphocholine or Alpha-GPC is a cholinergic compound found in the brain. Its primary function is to rapidly deliver choline to the brain - a vital nutrient that helps regulate the nervous system, memory, brain function, and more.
The compound is also offered as a supplement with benefits such as:
• Improved cognitive function
• Prevention of age-related cognitive decline
• Improved power output in athletes
• Strengthens the membrane of our cells
The primary reason why Alpha-GPC has gotten so popular as a supplement is that it appears to influence brain and systemic choline levels following oral ingestion reliably.
Juniper Berry Extract
Juniper berries grow from the juniper tree (Juniperus communis), which is found in many parts of the world, including Asia, Europe, and North America. The small berries are rich in nutrients, including vitamin C, flavonoid antioxidants, and volatile oils.
Juniper berry extract is a compound derived from these small fruits and is said to offer numerous health benefits. Specifically, it appears to have anti-diabetic properties, promotes cardiovascular health, reduces systemic inflammation, and protects against various fungi and bacteria.
Velvet bean is a good source of an amino acid known as L-Dopa - a precursor for the neurotransmitter dopamine. Consuming it can increase dopamine levels in the body. L-Dopa is also a precursor to the hormone’s adrenaline and noradrenaline. Some research shows that supplementing with velvet bean dried powder can help people with fertility issues or nervous system disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
Dandelion Root Extract
Dandelions are flowering plants that grow in many parts of the world. They’ve been used as part of traditional herbal medicine to treat digestive issues, physical ailments, and more. These flowers are incredibly nutritious and rich in fibre, vitamins A, B, C, E, and K, calcium, magnesium, and potassium.
The dandelion root extract is a derivative from this flower and exhibits powerful diuretic effects. The extract is also a fantastic source of potassium and appears to offer gastrointestinal benefits. Besides that, the extract also seems to provide protective benefits for the pancreas.
Bitter orange contains synephrine - a compound with a similar structure to ephedrine. These compounds have been shown to aid with weight loss and increased energy.
Pterostilbene is an antioxidant with potentially significant health effects. Preliminary research suggests that its effects can reach the brain and bring cognitive improvements.
Gamma Butyrobetaine (GBB) is a naturally occurring molecule that plays an important role in converting into l-carnitine when it needs it. L-carnitine plays a vital role in energy production, and the body can produce it by using two amino acids - lysine and methionine.
Pre-Shred delivers these ingredients in perfectly balanced doses and ratios to ensure that every potential benefit is realised in each serving.
For lack of a better name, we call fat-burners, well… fat-burners. But this creates a one-dimensional view toward such supplements. In other words, we take them to burn fat, and that’s it. In truth, fat-burners like Pre-Shred have been designed to do more than this. They should really be viewed more as fat loss aids. We should look at their effects not just in the gym, but also in our daily lives.
HOW THIS ALL BENEFITS YOU
For example, Pre-Shred is designed to target fat cells and burn them for energy. But its effects encompass much more than this. Pre-Shred is for Zack, who struggles with hunger. It’s also for Mary, who often feels exhausted. It’s even for John, who is in his late forties and struggles with most aspects of fat loss.
Pre-Shred is a fat loss aid in every meaning of the word. For example, Zack is young, dedicated, and with extensive training experience. But his biggest issue when it comes to fat loss is hunger. Because of that, he often finds himself feeling miserable and unmotivated to keep going. Luckily, with Pre-Shred, he can better control his hunger and stick with his diet without trouble.
Pre-Shred is fantastic for Mary, who feels tired all the time while dieting. Her productivity plummets, and her workouts suffer. But, thanks to this fat loss aid, she feels better and can maintain her performance.