AP Sports Regimen Non-Stim: Boost Your Metabolism Without Stimulants

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AP Sports Regimen is one of the newest brands in the supplement industry. The company started out strong by releasing an entire line of products across several categories and announcing partnerships with elite athletes, such as Ben Chow. By the end of November, AP Sports Regimen launched:

  • Top Burn – a stimulant-based fat burner and nootropic
  • Iso Protein – a protein powder with 100% whey protein isolate
  • Whey Blend – a protein powder that combines whey protein concentrate and isolates
  • Hyber-Nite – a sleep-aid and recovery supplement
  • EAA + Hydro – an essential amino acid product that promotes recovery and hydration
  • Non-Stim – offers metabolism support and promotes blood glucose regulation

The last time AP Sports Regimen was on PricePlow, we published an in-depth ingredient breakdown about Top Burn. Though its name is indicative of a fat burner, Top Burn is more than a weight-loss support supplement. It also has multiple focus and energy-boosting ingredients, including caffeine anhydrous, Infinergy (dicaffeine malate), Dynamine (methylliberine), mucuna pruriens, alpha-GPC, and huperzine A. On top of that, Top Burn has an efficacious dose of Palmitoylethanolamide, which is a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.

Non-Stim and Top Burn: The Fat-Loss Dynamic Duo

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AP Sports Regimen Non-Stim supports a healthy metabolism and blood glucose levels!

Top Burn increases thermogenesis, energy, and focus. It can be taken on its own, but for even greater results, users can stack it with Non-Stim. Unlike Top Burn, Non-Stim is a stimulant-free supplement that can be taken any time of day. Non-Stim was formulated to boost metabolism and promote blood glucose regulation with key ingredients, such as:

  • Chromium picolinate
  • Garcinia cambogia
  • L-Carnitine tartrate
  • Berberine HCL
  • Dandelion root extract

Combining chromium picolinate and berberine HCL helps Non-Stim serve as a potent glucose disposal agent (GDA). In case you’re not familiar with GDAs, they help shuttle glucose out of the bloodstream and into the liver or skeletal muscle, and then it’s stored as glycogen. For that reason, it’s best to take GDAs with carbs. And, FYI, taking a GDA doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want and still lose weight, but it may help ease the process because it regulates insulin levels.

Similar to Top Burn, you can take Non-Stim on its own, but for losing fat, stacking the two supplements may yield better results.

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Non-Stim Ingredient Breakdown

Non-Stim contains a 30-day supply of 120 tablets. For optimal results, AP Sports Regimen recommends taking four tablets once per day, ideally before consuming a carbohydrate-heavy meal. Users have the option of taking up to four tablets two times a day If you choose to do that, allow for at least five to six hours between servings (i.e. morning and evening).

Here’s what one serving (four tablets) of Non-Stim contains:

  • Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate) – 300mcg (857% DV)

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    Chromium is an essential trace mineral that’s naturally present in various vegetables, whole grains, fruits, and meat. Chromium is also commonly found in dietary supplements, such as multivitamins and glucose disposal agents. There are several types of chromium, but in terms of regulating blood sugar and metabolism, chromium picolinate seems to be the most effective form.

    A systematic review and meta-analysis published in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics found that supplementing with chromium picolinate significantly improved blood glucose levels in subjects with diabetes.[1] Researchers theorize that chromium works by interacting with insulin receptors.[1] Insulin is a hormone secreted by the pancreas when blood glucose levels are higher than normal. Thus, insulin helps lower blood glucose levels by telling cells to open up and allow glucose to enter.

    Other research has found that supplementing with chromium picolinate helps lower hunger levels and cravings and, as a result, decreases body weight.[2] Based on the literature, you’re more likely to see significant results from chromium picolinate if you have poor insulin sensitivity, which is often correlated with excess body fat, or if you have a diet is deficient in chromium. The clinically-studied dose of chromium ranges from 200 micrograms to 1000 micrograms, so even with two servings of Non-Stim per day, you’re still in the safe range.

  • Garcinia Cambogia Fruit Extract – 3000mg

    Garcinia cambogia fruit extract is an excellent source of hydroxy citric acid (HCA), which is the main bioactive constituent that’s attributed to its health benefits.

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    Research shows that HCA possesses the following properties:

    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Anticancer
    • Antidiabetic
    • Hypolipidemic
    • Anticholinesterase
    • Hepatoprotective[3]

    Studies have shown that HCA inhibits the adenosine triphosphate citrate lyase enzyme, which is involved in synthesizing and storing fatty acids, triglycerides, and cholesterol.[3] It’s believed that HCA may decrease fat storage by reducing the enzyme’s activity. This mechanism of action is likely why garcinia cambogia is touted for its fat-loss properties.

    Researchers from Tshwane University of Technology in South Africa reported that garcinia cambogia promotes fat loss by:

    • Decreasing appetite
    • Increasing fatty acid oxidation
    • Reducing lipogenesis[3]

    They also reported that garcinia cambogia increases insulin sensitivity, thus it can better control blood sugar levels and satiety.[3] Since 3 grams is a very generous dose of garcinia cambogia, you may see a variety of health benefits from this ingredient alone.

  • L-Carnitine (L-Carnitine L-Tartrate) – 1000mg

    One of the most common ingredients in fat burners and thermogenic is L-carnitine. Carnitine is actually naturally produced in the body and is essential for transporting fatty acids. It also serves as a shuttle, allowing free fatty-acid molecules to enter the mitochondria within the cell where it’s converted to energy. Having sufficient L-carnitine levels is crucial for maximizing fatty acid oxidation.

    There are several different forms of supplemental carnitine. Each has its own unique benefits. For example, acetyl-L-carnitine (ALCAR) is mainly used in fat burners, but also in nootropics and energy drinks because it helps increase focus as well as fatty acid metabolism.

    L-carnitine L-tartrate (LCLT), on the other hand, has been shown to promote recovery by reducing muscle damage induced by resistance training, and also it increases insulin sensitivity.[4,5] Overall, 1 gram of LCLT is a great addition to Non-Stim since it provides such a wide range of benefits.

  • Berberine HCL (Berberis Aristate Bark Extract) – 500mg

    In terms of increasing insulin sensitivity, there are few ingredients as powerful as berberine. As you can see from the label, AP Sports Regimen uses berberis aristate bark extract as a source of berberine HCL (hydrochloric).

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    Berberine HCL is a naturally-occurring alkaloid and ammonium salt that’s found in several plants. Berberine was used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions. Today, berberine is commonly found in glucose disposal agents. Several studies have shown that supplementing with berberine significantly boosts cells’ glucose uptake and increases overall insulin sensitivity.[6,7]

    More research is warranted, but berberine’s primary mechanism of action is through the activation of the AMPK enzyme (adenosine monophosphate kinase).[8] This enzyme is involved in regulating cellular energy, meaning it helps shuttle nutrients into cells in accordance with energy demand.

    A study published in the International Journal of Endocrinology found that berberine has multiple effects on the body, including:

    • Reduces insulin resistance
    • Increases insulin sensitivity in the muscle
    • Inhibits gluconeogenesis in the liver
    • Decreases intestinal glucose absorption
    • Positively affects the gut microbiota
    • Helps regulate lipid metabolism
    • Anti-inflammatory
    • Antioxidant[9]

    If you want to learn more about berberine, check out this in-depth blog post: Berberine: The Best Glucose Disposal Ingredient Just Got Better

  • Dandelion Root Extract – 200mg

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    AP Sports Regimen athlete and competitive powerlifter, Andy Huang.

    Dandelion root extract, also known as Taraxacum officinale, is an herb known for its natural diuretic and antioxidant properties. The dandelion plant can be divided into three main components, depending on its bioactive constituents — flower, leaf and stem, and root. For Non-Stim, AP Sports Regimen uses the root because it contains several beneficial compounds, including:

    • Caffeic acid – antioxidative and immuno-stimulatory
    • Taraxasterol – antihyperglycemic and anti-inflammatory
    • Ixerine – anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial
    • Chicoric acid – anti-hyperglycemic and immunostimulatory (most abundant)
    • Taraxinic acid – anti-inflammatory, antihyperglycemic, and antimicrobial
    • Chlorogenic acids – strongest antioxidant and immunostimulatory[10,11]

    Dandelion root is also rich in vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, carotenoids, fatty acids, pectin, and mucilage.[10] Much of the dandelion root is made up of inulin, a complex carbohydrate beneficial for gastrointestinal disorders, obesity, cancer, and osteoporosis.[10]

    Despite its health benefits, AP Sports Regimen primarily uses dandelion root extract because it’s a natural diuretic. The hope is that it can induce a more lean and muscular physique. As of writing this article, only one small pilot study has shown that supplementing with dandelion root extract effectively increases urinary volume and frequency,[11] which would imply that the extract can reduce excess water weight.

    Furthermore, dandelion root extract has been used as a natural diuretic for more than 2,000 years in traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine.[11] Taking natural diuretics has been known to cause dehydration because it decreases water volume and electrolytes. But dandelion root extract is known for maintaining optimal electrolyte balance because it’s rich in several vitamins and minerals.[11]

AP Sports Regimen is Just Getting Started

So far we’ve written about two AP Sports Regimen supplements on the PricePlow Blog — we have a few more to go! For the company’s initial launch, they released products across several major sports nutrition categories, from a protein supplement to an intra-workout and a fat burner.

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The one supplement that most brands launch first is pre-workouts. While AP Sports Regimen is still perfecting their pre-workout formula, it’s not out quite yet. We hope to see the pre-workout release either before 2020 ends or shortly after. We’re not quite sure what will be in store next for AP Sports Regimen, but we’re definitely excited to see what they come up with.

Although AP Sports Regimen is one of the newest brands in the sports nutrition industry, they have a lot of potential, especially with the team and product line they’re building. So far, AP Sports Regimen’s team consists of several well-respected athletes and fitness professionals, including:

  • Ben Chow – competitive bodybuilder and coach
  • Suzanne Ngo – competitive powerlifter
  • Andy Huang – competitive powerlifter and coach
  • Kimmy Jonhson – competitive powerlifter in the USAPL and IPF

AP Sports Regimen will continue expanding its team of sponsored athletes and. We anticipate 2021 will be a big year for the company. Subscribe below so you don’t miss out on what AP Sports Regimen is dropping next!

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About the Author: Heather Jacques

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Heather Jacques, AT, ATC, has a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Athletic Training. She is a researcher, athletic trainer, and fitness enthusiast who is PricePlow’s Digital Content Manager. Heather constantly stays up to date with the latest scientific literature in order to provide the best information for the readers.

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