MuscleTech™ Ultra Carnitine 3X™ SX-7® Black Onyx™

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Advanced, Three-Phase L-Carnitine Formula + Weight Loss

Advanced, Scientifically Studied Weight Loss with C. Canephora Robusta*
Maximum-Dosed L-Carnitine Complex
Powerful Non-Stim Formula

Ultra Carnitine 3X™ SX-7® Black Onyx™ is a new, powerful weight loss plus L-carnitine formula from MuscleTech®. Ultra Carnitine 3X™ SX-7® Black OnyxTM delivers three different sources of L-carnitine combined with the scientifically studied key weight loss ingredient robusta coffee extract.*

Advanced, Scientifically Studied Weight Loss
Ultra Carnitine 3XTM SX-7® Black Onyx™ delivers the scientifically studied key weight loss ingredient robusta coffee extract, which has been shown in two separate scientific studies to deliver real weight loss.*

Featuring 3 Different Types of Carnitine
Ultra Carnitine 3X™ SX-7® Black OnyxTM features the three most popular forms of carnitine: L-carnitine L-tartrate, carnitine fumerate and acetyl-L-carnitine, in a powerful 1.7g dose. This advanced formula also includes grains of paradise, which supplies the compound 6-paradol. The combination of these different ingredients makes Ultra Carnitine 3X™ SX-7® Black Onyx™ a truly unique formula.*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Supplement Facts

Serving Size 3 Caplets
Servings Per Container 40
Amount Per Serving % DV
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl) 2.00 mg**
Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin) 6.00 mcg**
Pantothenic Acid (as Calcium Pantothenate) 5.00 mg**
L-carnitine (as L-carnitine tartrate acetyl-L-carnitine and carnitine fumarate) 1.70 g**
Robusta coffee extract (as C. canephora robusta)(bean) Standardized for 45% chlorogenic acids 200.00 mg**
Grains of paradise (as Aframomum melegueta) (seed) 15.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Product Directions / Additional Info

Take 3 caplets with 8 oz. of water, 2 times daily, 30 to 60 minutes before your 2 largest meals of the day. Do not exceed 6 caplets in a 24-hour period. For best results, use for 60 days in combination with diet and training.

Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Dicalcium Phosphate Dihydrate, Pregelatinized Starch, Stearic Acid, Coating (Titanium dioxide, Polyethylene glycol, Talc), Croscarmellose Sodium, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide

Warning: Not intended for use by persons under 18. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use and consult a medical doctor if you experience unusual symptoms. Consult a medical doctor before use if you have been treated for, or diagnosed with or have a family history of any medical condition, or if you are using any prescription or over-the-counter drug(s), including blood thinners. Consult a medical doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. Do not exceed recommended serving. Improper use of this product will not improve results and is not advised. Use only as directed. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

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Green Coffee Extract

Green Coffee Extract
This nutrient has been used in connection with the following health goals
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This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Hypertension
Dose: Extracts providing at least 50 mg per day chlorogenic acids
Extracts of green, unroasted coffee that are high in chlorogenic acids might help lower blood pressure. (more)
Obesity
Dose: Extract providing 400 to 450 mg of chlorogenic acids per day
Some research has suggested that green coffee extracts taken as supplements or in food may support weight loss. (more)
Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructions
Drinking either regular or decaffeinated coffee has been associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk in several preliminary human studies. (more)
Hypertension
Dose: Extracts providing at least 50 mg per day chlorogenic acids While drinking regular coffee or other sources of caffeine may slightly raise blood pressure,1 coffee also contains chlorogenic acids that may have a blood pressure-lowering effect, according to animal research.2 However, a double-blind study found that a substance produced by roasting coffee can inhibit this blood pressure-lowering effect, and by removing this substance, coffee lowered blood pressure.3 This suggests that extracts of unroasted ("green") coffee that are high in chlorogenic acids might help lower blood pressure. A double-blind trial found that eating soups containing green coffee extracts providing at least 50 mg per day chlorogenic acids lowered blood pressure significantly better than soup containing no green coffee extracts in people with mild hypertension, but that lower amounts of green coffee extracts in the soup were not effective.4 A double-blind trial of green coffee extract supplements containing 140 mg per day of chlorogenic acids reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 10 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure by an average of 7 mm Hg in people with mild hypertension.5 One controlled trial found no blood pressure-lowering effect of green coffee extract supplements in people with normal blood pressure.6
References

1. Noordzij M, Uiterwaal CS, Arends LR, et al. Blood pressure response to chronic intake of coffee and caffeine: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Hypertens 2005;23:921-8 [review].

2. Noordzij M, Uiterwaal CS, Arends LR, et al. Blood pressure response to chronic intake of coffee and caffeine: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Hypertens 2005;23:921-8 [review].

3. Yamaguchi T, Chikama A, Mori K, et al. Hydroxyhydroquinone-free coffee: a double-blind, randomized controlled dose-response study of blood pressure. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2008;18:408-14.

4. Kozuma K, Tsuchiya S, Kohori J, et al. Antihypertensive effect of green coffee bean extract on mildly hypertensive subjects. Hypertens Res 2005;28:711-8.

5. Watanabe T, Arai Y, Mitsui Y, et al. The blood pressure-lowering effect and safety of chlorogenic acid from green coffee bean extract in essential hypertension. Clin Exp Hypertens 2006;28:439-49.

6. Ochiai R, Jokura H, Suzuki A, et al. Green coffee bean extract improves human vasoreactivity. Hypertens Res 2004;27:731-7.

Obesity
Dose: Extract providing 400 to 450 mg of chlorogenic acids per day Animal research suggests that green coffee extract and its major component, chlorogenic acid, may help with weight loss and reducing abdominal fat.1, 2 An uncontrolled human study found that people who drank 750 ml per day of coffee containing green coffee bean constituents for four weeks ate fewer calories and lost weight.3 In a controlled study, overweight people who drank a coffee beverage containing green coffee extract (providing 400 to 450 mg of chlorogenic acids per day) for 12 weeks lost an average of about 12 pounds and 3.6% body fat compared to less than 4 pounds and an insignificant amount of body fat lost by people who drank a similar amount of coffee without added green coffee extracts.4 Another controlled study reported a statistically significant 11 pound weight loss after 60 days when overweight people took 400 mg per day of green coffee extracts (providing 180 mg of chlorogenic acids per day), compared to about a five pound loss in people taking a placebo.5 The green coffee extracts group also significantly raised their ratio of lean body tissue to body fat compared to the control group. However, since these studies lasted only 12 weeks or less, more research is needed to determine if green coffee extract can help people accomplish long-term weight loss. In addition, at least one human study supporting green coffee extract's effect on weight loss has been retracted due to methodological problems, raising suspicion about research relating to green coffee extract and weight loss.
References

1. Cho AS, Jeon SM, Kim MJ, et al. Chlorogenic acid exhibits anti-obesity property and improves lipid metabolism in high-fat diet-induced-obese mice. Food Chem Toxicol 2010;48:937-43.

2. Shimoda H, Seki E, Aitani M. Inhibitory effect of green coffee bean extract on fat accumulation and body weight gain in mice. BMC Complement Altern Med 2006;6:9.

3. Bakuradze T, Boehm N, Janzowski C, et al. Antioxidant-rich coffee reduces DNA damage, elevates glutathione status and contributes to weight control: results from an intervention study. Mol Nutr Food Res 2011;55:793-7

4. Thom E. The effect of chlorogenic acid enriched coffee on glucose absorption in healthy volunteers and its effect on body mass when used long-term in overweight and obese people J Int Med Res 2007;35:900-8.

5. Dellalibera O. Lemaire B, Lafay S. Svetol, green coffee extract, induces weight loss and increases the lean to fat mass ratio in volunteers with overweight problem. Phytotherapie 2006;4:194-7.

Type 2 Diabetes
Dose: Refer to label instructionsDrinking either regular or decaffeinated coffee has been associated with reduced type 2 diabetes risk in several preliminary human studies.1 Test tube studies suggest that chlorogenic acid, a primary constituent found in both coffee and in green coffee extract may inhibit glucose production by the liver,2 which could theoretically lead to lower blood sugar. An animal study found that green coffee extract also prevented the reduction in insulin sensitivity caused by a high-fat diet.3 No human studies have tested the effect of green coffee extract on reducing risk of diabetes or improving insulin sensitivity, but a double-blind trial found that healthy people who drank a sweetened coffee beverage containing green coffee extract (providing 400 to 450 mg of chlorogenic acids) had lower blood sugar during the following two hours compared to when they drank the same coffee beverage without added green coffee extract.4 More research is needed to determine whether green coffee extract can help prevent or treat type 2 diabetes.
References

1. Huxley R, Lee CM, Barzi F, et al. Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, and tea consumption in relation to incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review with meta-analysis. Arch Intern Med 2009;169:2053-63 [review].

2. Henry-Vitrac C, Ibarra A, Roller M. Contribution of chlorogenic acids to the inhibition of human hepatic glucose-6-phosphatase activity in vitro by Svetol, a standardized decaffeinated green coffee extract. J Agric Food Chem 2010;58:4141-4.

3. Ho L, Varghese M, Wang J, et al. Dietary supplementation with decaffeinated green coffee improves diet-induced insulin resistance and brain energy metabolism in mice. Nutr Neurosci 2012;15:37-45.

4. Thom E. The effect of chlorogenic acid enriched coffee on glucose absorption in healthy volunteers and its effect on body mass when used long-term in overweight and obese people J Int Med Res 2007;35:900-8.

Parts Used & Where Grown

Coffee is grown extensively throughout the world for its seeds (or beans), especially in the warm regions of the Central and South America, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands.

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