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Forge | Pre-Workout Fat Burner

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Many companies offer a money-back guarantee because they know the majority of dissatisfied customers aren’t going to go through the hassle of actually returning the product to get their money back. We don’t play these games because we don’t have to, the quality of our products makes it unnecessary.

If you order any of our supplements for the first time and don’t like it, you can keep it. Just notify us and we’ll give you a full refund on the spot. No complicated forms and no return necessary.

To protect ourselves from fraud, the It’s-On-Us guarantee is only valid for first time purchases of a product, and redeemable up to three months after purchase. If you bought more than one bottle of a supplement on your first purchase and don’t like it, we would ask that you send the unopened bottles back to us for a refund because we can put them back into our sellable inventory.

The research is crystal clear: when combined with a proper diet and fasted exercise routine, FORGE will help you lose fat faster, preserve muscle, and enjoy your workouts.

While our choices of ingredients alone set FORGE apart from the rest of the crowd, what really proves its superiority is that each ingredient is included at clinically effective dosages.

That means that the dosages of each ingredient in FORGE are based on published scientific research proving their benefits, not the restrictions of razor-thin production budgets or gluttonous profit margins.

While everyone claims to have the best fat burners on the market, we believe we can actually back up such a claim with real science and real numbers.

If you want to use fasted exercise to lose stubborn fat, and not muscle, faster...without having to sacrifice the quality of your workouts...then you want to try FORGE today.

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If you’ve ever looked for advice on how to lose fat faster—and especially “stubborn” hip, belly, and thigh fat - you’ve probably read about exercising on an empty stomach.

According to many experts, training on an empty stomach is a simple but powerful way to increase the amount of fat your body burns while you work out.

There’s truth in this advice but there’s also a problem: it’s not that simple. How empty of a stomach, exactly? What types of exercise work best? Are there any drawbacks?

More importantly, however, what does all this have to do with FORGE?

Well, FORGE was created with three very specific goals in mind:

  • To maximize the amount of fat you lose while training on an empty stomach.
  • To minimize the amount of muscle you lose while training in this state
  • To help you maintain intensity and focus in your workouts, which can wane when “training on empty”

To understand how FORGE accomplishes these targets, we need to take a closer look at how training an empty stomach really affects fat loss.

The first thing you need to understand is it’s not enough to simply have a stomach that feels “empty.” This guarantees nothing in the way of accelerated fat loss.

What can help you lose fat faster, however, is training in a “fasted” state, which has to do with the levels of various hormones that affect fat loss, not how empty or full your stomach is.

You see, when you eat food, your body’s insulin levels rise and it begins breaking down, absorbing, and using and storing the nutrients you’ve just fed it. This is known as the “postprandial” (prandial means “having to do with a meal”) or “fed” state and it can last anywhere from a couple to 6+ hours, depending on how much and what types of food you eat in a meal. [1]

Eventually your body finishes processing the food and insulin levels drop to a low, stable baseline level, where they remain until you eat food again. This is known as the “postabsorptive” or “fasted” state.

Every day your body flips back and forth between these fed and fasted states. Exercise done while your insulin levels are elevated and your body is still processing your last meal is fed training and exercise done when your body has finished digesting food and insulin is low is fasted training.

Now, there’s nothing wrong with training in a fed state. Any exercise burns energy, which supports your weight loss efforts. What many people don’t know, however, is that training in a fasted state offers several unique fat loss benefits.

  1. Research shows that exercising in a fasted state increases both lipolysis and fat oxidation rates. [2][3]

    What this means is when you exercise with your insulin at a baseline level, your body is able to both mobilize and burn more fat during your workout than when insulin levels are elevated.

  2. Research shows that blood flow in the abdominal region is increased when you’re in a fasted state, which helps you burn the “stubborn” fat in this region. [4]

    One of the problems with stubborn fat is the reduced blood flow in the regions and fasted training can help address this.

There is a major downside to fasted training, however: it significantly increases muscle breakdown rates. [5] This is undesirable because if you damage and break down too many muscle cells in your workouts, your body won’t be able to keep up with repair and you can lose muscle over time.

Another downside to fasted exercise is lackluster workouts. Many people find they have less energy and focus when training in a fasted state and thus aren’t able maintain the level of physical and mental intensity they’re used to.

As you can see, fasted training is a double-edged sword. It’s good for losing fat faster but not so good for maintaining muscle and enjoying your workouts.

Now, most people familiar with how fasted training works use branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) to counteract the muscle loss.

This helps preserve muscle but doesn’t offer much else in terms of overall benefits. Thus, we set out to create a product that delivers much more...

Why Forge Is Better than BCAAs

Branched-chain amino acids are one of the most popular—and overrated—supplements on the market today.

Consumers are often told that BCAAs are as effective as creatine at helping build muscle and strength and as fundamentally useful as whey protein.

The marketing works, too—go to just about any gym and you’ll see at least a couple of guys and gals lugging around a jug of neon BCAA-infused water.

The reality, however, is that BCAA supplements aren’t nearly as special as they’re made out to be.

To understand why, let’s first talk about what these supplements are comprised of.

Branched-chain amino acids are three vital amino acids that your body must get from your diet: leucine, isoleucine, and valine.

  • Leucine activates an enzyme called the mammalian target of rapamycin, or mTOR, and this directly stimulates cell growth (protein synthesis). [6]
  • Isoleucine increases glucose uptake in the muscles, improves glucose metabolism, and weakly activates the mTOR enzyme. [7]
  • Valine is underwhelming in all respects and is the least potent and important of the three. Research shows it may increase insulin secretion and promote glycogen synthesis in muscle cells and, like isoleucine, can weakly stimulate the mTOR enzyme. [8][9][10]

There are large amounts of branched-chain amino acids in high-quality sources of protein like eggs, meat, and dairy. For example, a 6 oz serving of chicken gives you about 6.6 grams of BCAAs. The same amount of beef gives you about 6.2 grams and turkey and various types of fish also provide about 1 gram per ounce.

The point is this: eat enough of these foods rich in amino acids and you’ll get all the BCAAs you need.

The reason why BCAA supplements are so popular is they’re really easy to sell.

If we wanted to jump on the BCAA bandwagon, we could cite a handful of studies that (apparently) demonstrate an impressive array of benefits including more muscle growth, endurance, and recovery.

What we wouldn’t tell you, however, is that the studies’ findings just aren’t practical to the average physically active person following a sensible workout routine and high-protein diet.

What we also wouldn’t tell you is that you can give your body all the branched-chain amino acids it needs to recover and build muscle through food alone. In fact, there’s research that indicates this is more effective than supplementation.[11]

That said, an argument could be made for the value of BCAA supplementation with athletes training several hours per day, but for the rest of us, it’s way more sizzle than steak.

BCAAs do have one legitimate use that we’re interested in, however, and it relates to fasted training.

As BCAAs include leucine, and as leucine suppresses muscle breakdown, a BCAA supplement is useful for preserving muscle while training in a fasted state.

Why not eat protein instead, you wonder? Because food will spike your insulin levels and you will no longer be in a fasted state. In fact, whey protein is more insulinogenic than white bread. [12]

BCAAs, on the other hand, have a smaller impact on insulin levels than food, which allows you to remain in a fasted state while you train. [13] This is why many people “in the know” supplement with them before fasted exercise.

While BCAAs are good for preserving muscle, they have two significant drawbacks:

  1. You’re paying for three amino acids but leucine is the only one of the trio that effectively suppresses muscle protein breakdown. You could save money and achieve the same results by buying pure leucine instead (but be warned—leucine tastes really, really bad).

  2. Most BCAA supplements are comprised of 2 to 3 parts leucine and 1 part isoleucine and valine, which means you need to take quite a bit (about 10 grams) to get the 3 to 5 grams of leucine required to counteract the muscle loss that results from fasted exercise. This means you burn through bottles fairly quickly if you’re training fasted 5 to 7 days per week.

Thus, when we set out to create a fat loss product specifically for fasted training, we chose not to include BCAAs. You just don’t get much “bang for your buck,” so to speak.

What we did instead is create a combination of molecules that together amplify the fat loss benefits of fasted training, neutralize the increase in muscle protein degradation, and raise energy levels and sharpen focus.

The bottom line is FORGE is better than BCAAs because it helps you lose fat faster, preserve muscle, and have better workouts, whereas BCAAs just help you preserve muscle.

Not only that but we created FORGE to work synergistically with our fat burner PHOENIX and pre-workout drink PULSE. In short, we set out to create the ultimate fat loss “stack” that enables you to lose fat as quickly and healthily as possible.

Let’s take a look at FORGE’s formulation and see how it works.

Yohimbine

Yohimbine is a chemical extracted from a species of African plant, Yohimbe.

Studies show that yohimbine can accelerate fat loss but how it does it is a little complicated. [14]

Fat cells have two types of receptors for adrenaline and noradrenaline (also known as catecholamines): “alpha” and “beta” receptors. [15]

The physiology is quite complex, but what you need to know is when catecholamines bind to beta receptors, fat cells mobilize for burning. [16] When the chemicals bind to alpha receptors, however, the cells don’t mobilize.

This is the physiological explanation for the “stubborn fat” phenomenon and the reason why it’s so hard to lose those last few pounds in your lower abs (most guys) or hips and thighs (most girls). The fat cells in these areas of your body are high in alpha and low in beta receptors.

Research shows that yohimbine blocks the activity of alpha receptors. [17] This enables your body to reduce fat stores faster, and it’s particularly useful as you get leaner and are battling with stubborn fat holdouts.

There’s a slight catch with yohimbine, though: elevated insulin levels completely negate its weight loss effects. [18] If you want to reap its fat loss benefits, you want to use it when you’re in a fasted state. [19]

Yohimbine’s benefits don’t stop there, though. It does more than help you lose fat faster: research shows that it also improves exercise performance and it’s particularly effective at fighting off physical fatigue and increasing time to exhaustion. [20]

Clinically effective dosages of yohimbine range from 0.1 to 0.2 milligrams per kilogram of body weight.

FORGE CONTAINS 10 MG OF YOHIMBINE PER SERVING

We chose this dosage per serving, and chose to include 2.5 mg of yohimbine per capsule of FORGE, because it allows for flexibility in dosing to meet the needs of various body weights.

This dosing also allows for maximal safety. While yohimbine is generally well tolerated in lower doses, overdosing can cause various negative side effects like agitation, anxiety, hypertension, and tachycardia. [21] This is why people with anxiety and panic disorders are not advised to take yohimbine.

So for example, a clinically effective dosage of yohimbine for a 150-pound woman would be 7 to 13 mg, and 1 serving of FORGE (4 caps) fits nicely in the middle. If it’s well tolerated, she could add 1 additional capsule to her pre-workout dosage and reach the top of the clinically effective range.

A clinically effective dosage for a 200-pound man, however, is a bit higher: 9 to 18 mg. In this case, he could start with 1 serving per day to assess tolerance and move up to 6 to 7 capsules before training for the full clinically effective dosage for his body weight.

β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate

β-Hydroxy β-Methylbutyrate (also known as HMB) is a substance formed when your body metabolizes the amino acid leucine, which is an amino acid that directly stimulates protein synthesis. [22]

HMB is often sold as a muscle-building aid but the research purported to demonstrate these benefits is shaky at best, hindered most by design flaws. Thus, we aren’t comfortable making any claims about muscle growth. [23]

There is one benefit of HMB that’s well established, however: it’s an extremely effective anti-catabolic agent. [24]

That is, it’s very good at preventing muscle breakdown, which means you will recover faster from your workouts and experience less muscle soreness.

It also has no effect whatsoever on insulin levels, which means it can’t break your fasted state. [23]

This makes HMB perfect for use with fasted training. Its powerful anti-catabolic effects and non-existent insulin effects means you reap all the fat loss benefits of training fasted without any of the problems relating to muscle loss or insulin secretion.

It’s also worth noting that HMB is superior to leucine in suppressing muscle breakdown because it’s more anti-catabolic than its “parent” amino acid. [25]

This means it’s also more effective than branched-chain amino acid supplements because they rely on leucine for their anti-catabolic effects (isoleucine and valine are very weak in this regard). [26][27]

Clinically effective dosages of HMB range between 2 and 3 grams.

FORGE CONTAINS 2.5 GRAMS OF HMB PER SERVING

CDP-Choline

CDP-choline (also known as citicoline) is a chemical that occurs naturally in the brain that increases levels of another chemical called phosphatidylcholine, which is vital for brain function.

Research shows that supplementation with CDP-choline improves attentional focus. [28]

We chose to include this in FORGE because most people find fasted training more mentally draining than fed training and CDP-choline can help counteract this.

For attentional purposes, clinically effective dosages of CDP-choline range from 250 to 500 milligrams.

FORGE CONTAINS 250 MG OF CDP-CHOLINE PER SERVING

Wait! Where’s the Caffeine?

While FORGE is a potent fat burner by itself, it was built to work synergistically with caffeine. So if caffeine makes this formulation even more effective, why doesn’t it contain any?

Well, we surveyed thousands of our customers and followers and found that most people prefer to get their caffeine from other sources such as coffee or a pre-workout drink like PULSE.

We took this request to heart and made both of our fat loss products, PHOENIX and FORGE, caffeine-free.

How to Get the Most Out of FORGE

Once you’ve eaten food, insulin levels remain elevated for several hours while your body processes and absorbs the nutrients.

The more food you eat in a meal, the more insulin your body will produce and the longer it will take to come back to the baseline, fasted state necessary for FORGE to help you lose fat faster.

For example, research shows that a scoop of whey protein elevates insulin levels for 2 to 2.5 hours. [29] A larger mixed meal of protein, carbohydrate, and fat can cause insulin levels to remain elevated for 5+ hours. [30]

This is why many people prefer to do their fasted training (weightlifting and/or cardio) first thing in the morning, before eating breakfast.

This ensures insulin levels are at baseline and research indicates that fat oxidation rates are at their highest after 6+ hours without food. [31]

If you can’t train first thing in the morning, you can still benefit from FORGE. You just need to make sure you’re in a fasted state when you take it, and that means you need to plan your meals accordingly.

For example, you could eat a light breakfast or lunch consisting of 30 to 40 grams of protein and the same or less carbohydrate and then train 4 to 5 hours later. This would give your body plenty of time to process the food and for insulin levels to come back to baseline.

Many people also use this strategy to train in a fasted state twice per day. They wake up and do fasted cardio or weightlifting (neither is better done first—it’s just a point of personal preference), eat breakfast, eat a light lunch, and do their second round of fasted exercise before dinner.

The Bottom Line

The research is crystal clear: when combined with a proper diet and fasted exercise routine, FORGE will help you lose fat faster, preserve muscle, and enjoy your workouts.

While our choices of ingredients alone set FORGE apart from the rest of the crowd, what really proves its superiority is that each ingredient is included at clinically effective dosages.

That means that the dosages of each ingredient in FORGE are based on published scientific research proving their benefits, not the restrictions of razor-thin production budgets or gluttonous profit margins.

While everyone claims to have the best fat burners on the market, we believe we can actually back up such a claim with real science and real numbers

If you want to use fasted exercise to lose stubborn fat, and not muscle, faster...without having to sacrifice the quality of your workouts...then you want to try FORGE today.

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Ingredients & Use

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Directions

Directions: Take one capsule per 50 pounds of body weight 15 minutes prior to training. If well tolerated add one capsule per use until reaching one capsule per 25 pounds of body weight.

Warning

Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Do not exceed recommended dose. Consult your physician prior to use if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you are at risk, have been diagnosed, or are being treated for high blood pressure, heart, kidney, or thyroid, anxiety, depression, seizure disorder, or stroke.

KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. STORE IN A COOL, DRY PLACE. DO NOT USE IF SAFETY SEAL IS BROKEN OR MISSING.

STILL HAVE QUESTIONS?

What the heck is a “pre-workout fat burner”?
How quickly will I see results with FORGE?
Even if FORGE helps me lose weight, will I just gain it back when I stop taking it?
Will FORGE damage my metabolism?
Will I lose muscle if I do fasted exercise and take FORGE?
I heard that fasted exercise doesn’t help you burn fat faster. Is that true?
How do I know you’re not selling bottles of fillers like other supplement companies have been caught doing?
FORGE only has 3 ingredients. Other fat burners have 15, 20, and some even more. What gives?
What does “clinically effective dosages” mean, anyway? Isn’t it just marketing lingo?
FORGE is kind of expensive. Why should I buy it over cheaper alternatives?
How long can I safely use FORGE for?
Are there any side effects I should know about?
I heard yohimbine is dangerous. Is that true?
Should I take FORGE every day?
Should I take more than one serving of FORGE per day?
Is FORGE suitable for both fasted weightlifting and cardio?
Should I take FORGE if I’m bulking?
How big are the pills?
Is FORGE gluten-free?
Is FORGE vegetarian friendly?
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