Fasted training has a myriad of health benefits. The greatest however is accelerated fat mobilization.

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.

That being said, there is one major draw back:

Muscle wasting is greatly accelerated.

After being in a fast for so long (usually you train fasted in the morning before breakfast), your body is in short supply of amino acids. Thus when fasted training happens, it pulls the main amino acids it needs from your own muscle tissue. This is not a situation you want.

Furthermore, many people claim to have poor energy reserves when training fasted.

Thus, fasted training is a double edged sword; It helps burn more fat and stubborn fat faster BUT you’ll increase muscle breakdown and possibly hate your workout.

Enter fasted training supplements.

Fasted training supplements are designed to accomplish a few goals…

1. Prevent muscle breakdown

2. Accelerate fat loss

3. Increase focus

So without further or do, here are the top 5 fasted training supplements I have ever come across…

Forge

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There is a reason this is number one on the list. That’s because, hands down, its the most effective supplement I’ve ever come across at accomplishing all 3 aforementioned  goals.

Forge contains 3 ingredients: Yohimbine, HMB and CDP Choline.

Research shows that yohimbine blocks the activity of alpha receptors.

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. Research also shows that it also improves exercise performance and it’s particularly effective at fighting off physical fatigue and increasing time to exhaustion.

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.

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).

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.

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BCAA’s

Branched-chain amino acids are three vital amino acids that your body must get from  your diet: leucine, isoleucine, and valine. It also happens to be one of the most profitable supplements on the planet, with many scientific studies to back its benefits.

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.

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. This is why many people “in the know” supplement with them before fasted exercise

This is my favorite brand

Coffee (preferably black)

jujiThe worlds most popular drug, caffeine, is a useful pre-workout stimulant that can increase muscle endurance and strength.

Kimera Koffee is packed with premium-grade Nootropics, proven to help you increase focus, power output and cognition. Nootropics are powerful cognitive enhancers that improve some aspect of mental function. The Nootropics in Kimera Koffee are all-natural amino acids typically found in protein-rich foods but not always easy enough to get from diet alone.

Each cup of Kimera Koffee contains 725mg of their proprietary Nootropic blend. They’ve worked very hard over the years to make sure the blend leaves the coffee tasting intact — a delicious bold cup.

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Pre-Workout Powder (Zero Or Limited Calories)

pulse-fruit-punch-frontLook, let’s get one thing straight: YOU DO NOT NEED SUPPLEMENTS.

However, so supplements, just make the whole process of getting huge and shredded, well effortless. Pre-workout supplements are one of them.

That being said, the market is littered with garbage supplements that are full of sugar (which will knock you out of a fasted state).

A proper pre workout fasted supplement will contain (at the very least) caffeine and beta alanine with minimal to no sugar. It may also contain Citrulline Malate, L-arginine and/or creatine monohydrate.

All those ingredients work together to increase muscular endurance, muscular power, focus, blood flow and aerobic performance.

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Protein Powder

whey-dutch-chocolate-frontAny whey isolate powder will do fine here. The whole point here is too flood your bloodstream with amino acids WITHOUT throwing you out of the fasted state. 10g of whey isolate protein powder (about 1/3 – 1/2 a scoop) is just the right amount to accomplish both goals. Mix it with water and you’ll be flying.

WHEY+ is 100% whey isolate protein, is naturally sweetened and flavored, and has no artificial food dyes or unnecessary fillers.

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Final Thoughts

Pick Up Forge and either the pre workout powder Pulse or just drink coffee in the morning and you wont have to one worried about any excess muscle loss whatsoever.