Alpha Lion’s Gains Candy MitoBurn Ignites the Metabolic Fire Within

Alpha Lion is on fire lately – almost quite literally, with several metabolic-enhancing supplements! Hot off the release of their SuperHuman Burn fat burning pre workout supplement, they’ve decided to take one of its primary ingredients and put it into a single capsule form.

Gains Candy MitoBurn Bottle

Lose the fat, but keep all the gains with Gains Candy MitoBurn!

So now you have a chance to try one of the industry’s hottest metabolic-boosting ingredients all on its own:

Alpha Lion’s Gains Candy Series: Take Control of Your Results

The most notable addition to SuperHuman Burn’s formula is none other than MitoBurn L-BAIBA, a novel ingredient formulated by masterminds over at NNB Nutrition. When the Alpha Lion team was crafting SuperHuman Burn, they quickly realized that MitoBurn was so powerful, it would make a great product on its own – and nobody on the market had a solo supply!

So Alpha Lion decided it was the perfect addition to their Gains Candy Series, which features several potent single-ingredient capsule-based products in different colored capsules. This one’s more for “losses” than “gains”, but you get the idea – they’re metabolic gains! Alpha Lion is all about giving you more options by offering a wide variety of supplements that you can either use on their own or stack with other epic products.

This is a great chance to try a new ingredient without having to pay a hefty price for a fully loaded formula. And if you choose to go that route, Alpha Lion is giving you trademarked forms of the most effective single ingredients available, so you can trust what’s on the label is in the bottle.

MitoBurn: The Hottest Ingredient in Fat Loss

MitoBurn Logo

MitoBurn from NNB Nutrition has been tested out to be a pure form of BAIBA on the market!

MitoBurn may be a newcomer to the supplement industry, but we know it’s going to take off. When you see a huge brand like Alpha Lion put out two products with it, you can tell it has some major potential. This could be the hottest fat burning ingredient of 2020, so don’t be surprised to see it start showing up in several products. Alpha Lion is getting a head start, but they’ve been a market trends leader since their launch, so it makes sense they’re one of the first to use it.

In this post, we’re going to do a deep dive on Gains Candy MitoBurn to show you it’s fat burning potential, explain the science behind it all, and give you some stacking options in case you want even more or quicker results! Alpha Lion has some big things planned for the future, so make sure to sign up for PricePlow’s Alpha Lion news and deal alerts to get our coupon-powered deals on top-tier supplements that unlock your superhuman potential!

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Gains Candy MitoBurn Ingredients: The Sweet Taste of Fat Loss

The ingredient list for Gains Candy Mitoburn is short and sweet, but all that’s needed to test this new exercise-induced metabolic compound.

Just like the other products in the Gains Candy Series, MitoBurn comes in bright, colorful capsules (sorry, it’s not actual candy). And you only need to take 1-2 capsules per day before exercise, which makes it easy to stack with other products or just have on its own.

Here’s what’s included in one capsule of Gains Candy MitoBurn:

  • MitoBurn (L-β-Aminoisobutyric Acid) – 250mg

    Alpha Lion Gains Candy BAIBA SFP

    The Gains Candy series gets MitoBurn added to the mix and this is one powerful ingredient!

    Get your notebooks ready, because in order to truly appreciate and understand what MitoBurn is capable of, we’re going to have to explain some physiological mechanisms behind how it works. If you really want to geek out, take a look at these two articles: MitoBurn: β-Aminoisobutyric Acid (L-BAIBA) from NNB Nutrition and BAIBA: New Weight Loss Ingredient Generates Exercise in a Pill?!. We wrote the BAIBA article in 2015 after the phenomenal research came out, and finally have a solo supplement that has it!

    The articles linked above outline all of the scientific literature we know about so far, but we give a synopsis below:

    • What Even is BAIBA Anyways?

      At this point you’re probably on the edge of your seat, trying to figure out what BAIBA even is, so let us explain… because although it seems like “magic”, it’s actually something your body generates when you exercise, but there’s an abundance of research that help reveal its tricks and demonstrate how supplementing more could help even more!

      First of all, BAIBA is a non-protein amino acid and stands for β-Aminoisobutyric Acid.[1-4] It’s technically classified as a myokine, “myo” means muscle, and “kine” represents signaling. This means BAIBA gets released from skeletal muscle during exercise, and through cell signaling, creates a cascade of positive effects that include increased fat burning (beta-oxidation), brown fat activation, and thermogenesis.[1-4] However, there’s a little more you need to know in order to reap all the benefits BAIBA has to offer, and it all starts with the letter L.

    • The Tale of Two BAIBAs: L-BAIBA and D/R-BAIBA

      As you can see from the label on Gains Candy, there’s an “L” in front of it. This may seem like a miniscule detail, but it can’t be overlooked.

      • Thymine vs Valine

        There are actually two forms, also called enantiomers, of BAIBA that exist: the almighty exercise-induced L-BAIBA, and its mirrored cousin, D/R-BAIBA.[2-4] They are both endogenously produced, but the substrates in which they are derived from are different. L-BAIBA comes from the metabolism of an essential amino acid valine.[2-4] D/R-BAIBA is created from the breakdown of thymine, a nucleic acid that’s a constituent of DNA and RNA synthesis.[2-4]

      • L-BAIBA Achieves Metabolic Supremacy!

        L-BAIBA takes the crown because research shows its metabolic health benefits far outweigh the other form. D/R-BAIBA may possess some positive effects, but with how much more biologically active L-BAIBA is, it doesn’t even come close. Research shows that L-BAIBA is the main form that’s secreted from working skeletal muscle, and has earned the title of “exercise-induced muscle factor”.[4]

        NNB BAIBA

        Pure L-BAIBA, the metabolite of Valine that jumpstarts the exercise “metabolic program”

        The above makes complete sense when you refer back to where it comes from, valine, an essential branched-chain amino acid[5] in various foods and popular BCAA supplements. Valine was known for its role in muscle protein and glycogen synthesis,[5] but now with the discovery of L-BAIBA, we realize there’s something else more powerful that it has to offer. The workout amino breaks down into the workout exercise signal.

        In summary, when you exercise, there’s a pretty large increase in amino acid oxidation, and valine breaks down into L-BAIBA, which signals to the rest of your body that there’s some metabolic work to be done!

      • Exercise in a Pill?

        Naturally, exercise scientists started to wonder if exogenous supplementation with L-BAIBA could result in the same effects seen with exercise: increased thermogenesis, improved insulin sensitivity, better lipid profiles, and glucose control. Well, that’s just what they found in animal models, but could there really be something that could be considered “exercise in a pill”? Likely not, but L-BAIBA may be the closest thing yet.

    • The Many Benefits of L-BAIBA


      NNB Nutrition has finally brought us a trusted and tested form of L-BAIBA, which we call an “exercise signal” that kickstarts incredible metabolic processes!

      MitoBurn is a very novel patent-pending ingredient, but the preliminary studies on L-BAIBA look very promising! For a disclaimer, many of the studies we will discuss have been done in animals. Many people immediately dismiss animal research, however it’s crucial in the advancement of science, and even at “heroic” doses, no LD50 could be discovered on the animals yet. With that said, let’s see what the research has to say!

      • The Literature On BAIBA

        Research conducted in animal models have found that BAIBA supplementation can lead to:

        • Increased Fatty Acid Oxidation

          BAIBA has been shown to help increase liver fatty acid oxidation within the mitochondria. When it comes to preventing several cardiometabolic diseases, this is critical, because fat that surrounds the organs (visceral fat) is much more detrimental to health that subcutaneous fat.[6]

          Gains Candy MitoBurn Real

          The sweet taste if fat loss.

          What’s interesting is that someone could look relatively lean and in shape, but if a body scan reveals that they have an excessive amount of visceral fat, then they are at a higher risk of several health conditions. This is known as “TOFI”, or thin on the outside, fat on the inside – and it’s dangerous because people do not realize they’re sick until way later, whereas an overweight or obese person knows they’re eventually headed for trouble and have time to correct course.

          Thus finding something that can tap into those stubborn fat stores is very beneficial, going beyond appearance. It would make sense for the body to use subcutaneous fat opposed to visceral, based on survival mechanisms. Remember, obesity is protective in ways. But long-term, too much of either type of fat storage eventually leads to harm.

        • Greater Conversion of White Adipose Tissue to Brown/Beige Adipose Tissue

          A study done in 2014 showed BAIBA was able to stimulate the thermogenic programming within white adipose tissue (WAT),[1] meaning it made them more metabolically active. This is ideal for anyone trying to lose weight and keep it off for good!

          BAIBA Weight Loss

          “BAIBA is released from the muscle after an exercise bout, promoting differentiation of brown adipocyte-like cells within subcutaneous fat depots and fat oxidation in the liver.”[7]

          White adipocytes are considered to be our fat storage, so they don’t really do much in terms of generating energy for us to use during exercise. Brown adipocytes on the other hand, are much easier for the body to tap into and create more energy. It actually generates heat via mitochondrial uncoupling, resulting in more thermogenesis.BAIBA is able to help convert more WAT to brown (or beige, really) by activating a pathway known as P-PAR alpha.[1] As we discussed, BAIBA is a myokine, and it signals to various molecules within the body to carry out its effects. In summary, more brown adipose tissue will mean greater fat oxidation (fat burning) which is exactly what you’re after!

        • Enhanced Ketone Body Production

          Along the same lines of the study we just discussed above, this one discovered that supplementation of BAIBA resulted in increased ketone body production, specifically beta-hydroxybutyrate(BHB).[8]

          BHB is considered to be the main ketone body synthesis during fatty acid oxidation, therefore it’s a key indicator of great fat burning. The primary ketone body generated when beta-oxidizing fat. Furthermore, BAIBA consumption also significantly enhances another prevalent ketone body acetoacetate.[8] It’s fairly safe to say BAIBA may be classified as a ketogenic compound and this studies’ findings are further reinforced by the 2004 study, showing increased hepatic fatty acid oxidation.[6,8]

        • Prevention of Lipogenesis In A State of Partial Leptin Deficiency

          Do you ever get that raging feeling of hunger? Well you can probably blame it on low levels of leptin, because it’s the hormone responsible for being satiated and feeling full.[9] Leptin is mainly secreted by fat cells,[9] so if you meet people who are incredibly lean and never feel full, it’s because they don’t have a lot of fat to secrete leptin. So the body is signaling that it needs more energy for survival.

          Leptin Feedback Loop

          Getting caught in the “Leptin Negative Feedback Loop” is one of the biggest challenges you can create for yourself. Can BAIBA supplementation help anyone break the cycle?

          But this same effect can also happen in obese people, where they become less sensitive to leptin and as a result, never feel satiated.

          And what ends up happening is that they eat more food! However, in opposition to the extremely lean person, if you’re overweight, the last thing you need is more incoming energy, so your body is getting mixed signals. Do I lose fat or keep it because I’m “starving”? This is one of the many reasons fat loss can be extremely difficult for some people.

          Although further research is needed, one study’s findings suggest BAIBA may be the solution to this problem. It found that BAIBA was able to almost completely prevent weight gain in mice that were partially deficient in leptin.[10] Furthermore, it also found increased liver fatty acid oxidation![10] It’s always great to see when multiple studies are finding similar things, that just strengthens the consensus even more.

        • Improved Insulin Sensitivity and Blood Glucose Handling

          One of the biggest issues people face with having too much body fat is being insulin resistant, or lacking the ability to properly control blood glucose levels. If it gets worse enough, you could even develop diabetes. This makes it extremely difficult to lose weight and can develop into serious medical conditions.

          Exercising regularly and eating a more well balanced diet are two of the easiest and most effective ways you can prevent insulin resistance from happening, but to see even greater results, definitely consider using BAIBA. One study found that after only four weeks of oral BAIBA supplementation, there was a positive effect on multiple enzymes associated with insulin resistance and fat accumulation in diabetic mice.[11]

          Waist Circumference Insulin Resistance

          You can consider insulin resistance to mean “sugar saturation” – at some point, overfilled adipocytes refuse to store more energy. Image courtesy Dr. Ted Naiman.

          In addition to that, the researchers noticed a significant reduction in blood glucose and lipid levels.[11] It’s also interesting to note that during the study, they gave the mice a large bolus of glucose, and the ones taking BAIBA had little to no problems keeping their blood glucose in check.[11] And this was even with an increased amount of calories! Obviously BAIBA is not an excuse to go pound a bag of doughnuts, it’s just meant to help you reach your goals faster along with a healthy eating and training regimen.

          One more thing to note for this section is that a different study concluded that BAIBA is also effective at increasing glucose tolerance even on a more high-fat, low-carb diet,[12] which can be constructed to become diabetic for mice. They overfed mice with a large amount of fat until they were insulin resistant.[12] The mice that received BAIBA had less weight gain and better blood glucose control.[12]

        • Reduced Risk Of Bone and Muscle Loss

          The skeletal system is in very close proximity to the muscular system, and since BAIBA gets secreted from the skeletal muscle during exercise, it makes sense that it would also have an effect on bone.

          As you get older, doing weight bearing activities becomes crucial for bone health and longevity. Unfortunately, osteoporosis (bone loss) and sarcopenia (muscle loss) are two conditions that go hand in hand with aging.[12.13] Even though they are almost inevitable, by exercising and eating right, you can delay them as long as possible.

          BAIBA Bone Protection

          New research has shown that BAIBA may protect from disuse-based bone loss thanks to it preventing osteocyte cell death that would have been induced by reactive oxygen species (ROS).[]

          Yet again, researchers are looking into the effects of BAIBA on bone and muscle loss to see if it can at least help prevent it as much as possible. In order to see if it has any positive effects, they took some mice and unloaded their hind legs.[13]This will cause atrophy and loss of bone mass rather quickly because they are not weight bearing at all. If you’ve ever had an injury that needed to be casted or immobilized for several weeks, you know how fast you lose muscle.

          The study found that BAIBA yet again came to the rescue by preventing reactive oxygen species from breaking down mitochondria, which resulted in less overall cell death![13] It’s not that BAIBA will stop all muscle or bone loss, but it may help you recover faster because you’ll be starting in a better spot then without it.

        • Protection Against Renal Fibrosis

          Renal fibrosis is caused by kidney disease, and since BAIBA has been shown to have a protective effect against other health conditions, the researchers hypothesized that it may help with this condition as well. The animal-based results showed that BAIBA slowed the disease progression inhibiting fibroblasts,[14] which are cells that are creating the excess connective tissue. This is a very interesting finding and we can’t wait to see other studies that come out soon!

    • Safety, Dosages, and MitoBurn

      As you can see from the long list of benefits, BAIBA is quite the powerful myokine. Its effects go way beyond weight loss, but that’s what it’s most known for. But, the question everyone is probably wondering is, are there any side effects and how safe is it? With the suggested dosages of 250mg-500mg 1-2x per day there have been no side effects reported.

      Mitoburn L-BAIBA LD50 Safety

      Even at extremely high doses, the LD50 in mice has not yet been discovered.[15]

      On top of that, in 2019 safety data was conducted on mice that showed L-BAIBA’s LD50 (lethal dose for 50% of animals) was well over 2,000mg/kg of body weight,[15] which is much greater than what is suggested to see results. Although more research is warranted on humans, we feel fairly comfortable with the recommended dose of 250-500mg 1-2/day. Just like with any other supplement, if you go overboard there will likely be consequences, so be cautious.And in order to really be smart about using BAIBA, choose MitoBurn from NNB Nutrition for a couple reasons. First, it’s the only form of pure L-BAIBA on the market, which is the most beneficial form. And two, it’s tested rigorously for quality, purity, and safety. They are a leader in the industry for a reason and put out several innovative products that help push the boundaries of what supplements are capable of. We’re really glad to see Alpha Lion working with them, it’s a perfect fit.

  • BioPerine Black Pepper (piper nigrum) – 5mg


    Bioperine is the trusted, trademarked form of black pepper extract that promises 95% or greater piperine, the part of black pepper with all the activity!

    The second and final ingredient in Candy Gains Mitoburn is BioPerine, a patented extract of black pepper (piper nigrum) at 5mg. This ingredient is simply here to help with the absorption and bioavailability of L-BAIBA.

    There are several studies showing that BioPerine is effective at enhancing the absorption of several nutrients by up to 30%![16] Alpha Lion includes this in several of their products because they want you to see the best results possible!

Create Your Own Fat Burning Stack!

What’s so great about Gains Candy MitoBurn is that you can take it on its own or easily stack it with any of your favorite Alpha Lion supplements! SuperHuman Burn already has the clinical dose of MitoBurn, so it’s not on this list. But, depending on your goals, here are some suggestions:

  • Thermogenic Fat Burners: Cheetah Burn Fat Loss Series

    To increase thermogenesis and fat loss (Cheetah Burn THERMO is our favorite stimulant-based option).

  • Alpha Lion Cheetah Burn

    If you want to burn more fat, then create a stack!

    Advanced/Aggressive Weight Loss: Alpha Shredder

    To get enhanced energy and fat loss, look at Alpha Shredder. This is Alpha Lion’s more advanced stimulant-based fat burner with a high dose of yohimbine, not to be combined with other stimulants.

  • Pre-Workout: Be a SuperHuman

    The pre workout series that Alpha Lion is built upon, SuperHuman, SuperHuman Supreme, or Komodo Pump (Stim-Free) all enable you to train harder, longer, and stronger — and burn more calories and build more muscle through more work!

    However, if stacking Gains Candy MitoBurn with original SuperHuman, you may just want to consider just SuperHuman Burn!

If you haven’t noticed, Alpha Lion is on fire in 2020 – almost quite literally, with these metabolic-enhancing supplements! First, they announced that a new breed of SuperHuman was coming, which turned out to be the most comprehensive fat burning pre workout combination we’ve ever seen, SuperHuman Burn.

It has everything you need for an epic training session: extreme pump, sustained energy, superhuman strength, locked in focus, and a few ingredients to help you absorb it all. That probably sounds familiar though, because both SuperHuman and SuperHuman Supreme have these same effects. But, SuperHuman Burn heats things up even more with several added ingredients that turn you into a fat burning machine.

Gains Candy MitoBurn: Lose the Fat, But Keep The Gains

Alpha Lion said 2020 was going to be a big year and they weren’t kidding. Only a few months in, and they’ve partnered with a major ingredient supplier to create two phenomenal products. The industry always seems to be trying to catch up, but Alpha Lion keeps stepping up their game!

Gains Candy MitoBurn Split

Gains Candy MitoBurn unlocks the metabolic fire within you.

Gains Candy MitoBurn will finally give consumers the option to try BAIBA without breaking the bank, and that’s a great thing. After you give it a shot and maybe want something a little stronger, look no further than SuperHuman Burn because it is absolutely stacked. Alpha Lion is always over delivering, but we don’t mind one bit! It keeps pushing the industry to do bigger and better things so we all win.

PricePlow has a good feeling BAIBA will start showing up in several products over the next few years. We’ve already seen huge names in the industry start to utilize it in their formulas. So it will be no time until everyone wants to get their hands on “the next best thing”, especially for weight loss. With the rise in popularity of BAIBA, there will be multiple companies trying to use it, but they may not use an effective dosage or they may try to mix D/R-BAIBA with L-BAIBA to get a cheaper product. Don’t fall for the scams, always look for MitoBurn on the label, dosed anywhere from 250-500mg, and you’ll be golden!

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About the Author: Mike Roberto

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