1.What Is It?
Paradoxine® is a standardized extract of the Grains of Paradise seed and is a registered product produced by Shanghai Yongyi Biotechnology. Grains of Paradise (also known as Aframomum Melegueta) is a spice native to West Africa that belongs to the same botanical family as ginger.
Inside the Grains of Paradise seed there are lots of similar chemical components such as 6-paradol, 6-gingerol, 6- shogaol & 6-gingerdione. The proprietary matrix of these chemical components in the Paradoxine® extract are referred to as ‘Aframols’. The Paradoxine® extract is standardized to contain a minimum of 15% Aframols and, in particular, 12.5% 6-paradol.
2.What Does It Do?
In the human body there are two types of adipose tissue (body fat), WAT (White Adipose Tissue) and BAT (Brown Adipose Tissue). WAT is the tissue that is responsible for storing the excess energy consumed through our diet. Whereas BAT is the tissue used for cold and diet-induced thermogenesis which plays a role in the bodys energy expenditure as well as body fat content.
Paradoxine® has been found to help convert WAT into BAT, therefore converting the energy storing fat tissue into the fat tissue that helps increase thermogenesis and total calorie expenditure. Studies, in humans, have shown subjects who consumed Paradoxine® had greater BAT activity than those who had a placebo.
Another study found that subjects who consumed Paradoxine® had greater decreases in body fat around the lower abdominals as well as lower levels of visceral fat in the same area when compared to those who consumed a placebo, with both groups NOT making any dietary or exercise changes.
3.How Much Do I Need To Take?
Studies that have tested the effects of Paradoxine® in humans have used dosages between 30-50mg per day, all with significant results in fat loss and increased energy expenditure. A dose of 30-50mg per day, every day is the ideal number to hit.
Most supplements containing Paradoxine® are designed to be taken once or twice a day and their dosing of Paradoxine® ranges from 20-30mg per serve. Therefore depending on which supplement you choose you may be able to get away with one 30mg serve per day or you may need to have two 20-25mg serves per day.
4.When Do I Take It?
The majority of products containing Paradoxine® are fat burning supplements; either stimulant based, or more commonly, stimulant free formulas. Therefore the best time to take Paradoxine® is first thing in the morning and/ or before your cardio/ training session.
As mentioned above, some products may require two serves a day to get the required amount of Paradoxine®; we suggest one serve first thing in the morning and a second serve to be taken early afternoon or before your evening training session.
5.How Long Does It Take To Work?
Users of Paradoxine® experience the initial effects within the first couple uses. Consistent use, in conjunction with a sensible diet and workout regime, will yield the full effects of Paradoxine® within the first few weeks of use.
6.What Are The Top Products?
One of the top products that contains the branded and standardised version of Grains of Paradise extract, called Paradoxine® is:
However there are a products that contain an unbranded Grains of Paradise extract that still claim to contain between 12.5-15% 6-Paradol such as: