The more brown fat you have, the more calories you burn
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Brown fat, also called brown adipose tissue, is a special type of body fat that is turned on (activated) when you get cold. Brown fat produces heat to help maintain your body temperature in cold conditions.
Why it is important
1. Brown fat contains many more mitochondria than does white fat.
2. Brown fat breaks down blood sugar (glucose) and fat molecules to create heat and help maintain body temperature.
3. Cold temperatures activate brown fat, which leads to various metabolic changes in the body.
4. Most of our fat, however, is white fat, which stores extra energy. Exposing your body to cool and even cold temperatures may help recruit more brown fat cells.
Some research has suggested that just two hours of exposure each day to temperatures around 66˚F (19˚C) may be enough to turn recruitable fat to brown. You may consider taking a cold shower or ice bath
Too much white fat builds up in obesity.
Most of us have both white fat and brown fat in our bodies. White fat stores energy and calories while brown fat burns energy and calories. Because brown fat burns calories to generate heat, it is often referred to as the “good” fat.
"Classical" brown fat is found in highly vascularized deposits in somewhat consistent anatomical locations, such as between the shoulder blades, surrounding the kidneys, the neck, and supraclavicular area, and along the spinal cord. This is the smaller of the two types and has numerous small lipid droplets.
White fat, or white adipose tissue (WAT), is the standard fat you've likely known about your whole life. It stores your energy in large fat droplets that accumulate around the body. The accumulation of fat helps keep you warm by literally providing insulation for your organs. White fat cells are typically round cells of variable sizes with a single, large, lipid droplet. These droplets can be converted to fatty acids during starvation or when energy demands increase. The main function of white adipocytes is to store excess energy in the form of fatty molecules, mainly triglycerides. Fat storage is regulated by several hormones, including insulin, glucagon, catecholamines (adrenaline and noradrenaline), and cortisol.
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Which supplement can help to convert?
CYANADIN 3-GLUCOSIDE (C3G)
This is a nutrient well known for its anti-obesity effects, but most of those effects have, to this point, largely been chalked up to C3G’s effects on selective insulin sensitivity, insulin signaling, and glucose and nutrient management in general. (These same traits also help give the compound its famed muscle-building effects.)
All of this helps confirm that C3G (sold as Indigo-3G®) is awesome on several different levels. It has profound effects on insulin sensitivity and management, is hugely anti-inflammatory, and, as a flavonoid with diverse antioxidant and nutritive properties, probably has dozens of yet-to-be discovered effects on overall health.
And now it looks like we can add conversion of white fat-storage cells to brown energy-burning cells to its resume.