Thermogenesis Powered by Nature
Weight Management & Sports Performance
ThermoGP™ Grains of Paradise, Aframomum melegueta, is an ancient, edible spice that is part of the ginger family. It is native to West Africa and has been used in traditional African medicine for hundreds of years. Its uses have included both digestive health and thermogenesis.
ThermoGP™ is a modern extract containing a high level of 6-Paradol. 6-Paradol is the active constituent that provides the basis for thermogenesis and therefore makes it ideally suited for weight management and sports performance products.
ThermoGP™ is water/ethanol extracted from the grains of paradise fruit. It is 100% extract, and thus clean label, there are no added ingredients.
Features & Benefits
- Contains active components 6-Paradol, 6-Shogaol, 6-Gingerol and 6-Gingerdione
- Active components are naturally occurring – not spiked with 6-Paradol
- Increases metabolic rate (caloric expenditure) at a low dose
- Experiential – you can feel it “working” in your stomach within 30-45 minutes
- Can be used at any time of day. It is best taken in the early morning or just before a workout
- Dietary Supplements
Mechanism of Action
The mechanism of action for increased thermogenesis and reductions in visceral fat is believed to be the effect of grains of paradise on brown adipose tissue (BAT). BAT is highly thermogenic fat tissue that burns calories to generate heat. The paradol and gingerol compounds in grains of paradise activate thermogenesis in BAT.
Formulating with ThermoGP™
ThermoGP™ is a fine powder that is insoluble in water. It has little taste but leaves a “hot pepper” type of sensation in the mouth. ThermoGP™ can be formulated into products for weight management, such as fat burners, and for pre-workout and sports performance products. It can be formulated into capsules and tablets.
Grains of paradise spices are GRAS (21CFR182.10). The toxicity of the extract has been studied in 28-day sub-chronic toxicity studies in rats. Based on very high doses (50-100x human equivalent dose), liver conditions should be contraindicated.