AP Sports Regimen Top Burn: Elevate Your Energy, Focus, and Thermogenesis

AP Sports Regimen Supplements

AP Sports Regimen is now live

AP Sports Regimen is a new sports nutrition brand that launched in November. Rather than spacing their releases out over the course of the following months, the young company dropped an entire product line at once. Right now, customers can purchase:

  • Whey Blend: a protein powder combining whey protein concentrate and whey protein isolate
  • Hyber-Nite: A sleep-aid that promotes rest and recovery
  • Non-Stim: a metabolism-support and blood-sugar regulator (also known as a glucose disposal agent)
  • EAA + Hydro: an essential amino acid and hydration supplement
  • ISO Protein: a protein powder with 100% whey protein isolate
  • Top Burn: a potent thermogenic that supports healthy weight management

Although AP Sports Regimen is a brand new company, they were consulting with experts, leading ingredient suppliers, and manufacturers long before their first product launch. One of the first athletes AP Sports Regimen signed on is Ben Chow, a well-respected physique coach and bodybuilder.

In addition to his role as a sponsored athlete, Ben is also involved in product development and formulation. We appreciate that AP Sports Regimen collaborates with real athletes to test their products. It shows how committed the company is to designing supplements that work well.

Over the next few months, we’ll cover the entire introductory line in-depth on the PricePlow Blog, IGTV, and our YouTube channel. We’ll also report on new releases, including AP Sports Regimen’s Pre-Workout, which is expected sometime in 2021.

Top Burn: A Potent Thermogenic

AP Sports Regimen Top Burn

Increase your energy, focus, and metabolism with Top Burn.

For the first product breakdown, we’ll start with Top Burn, a weight management supplement that’s formulated to increase focus, energy, and thermogenesis. Top Burn features a fully disclosed label, which means the exact dose of each ingredient is listed on the product.

In order to increase focus, Top Burn uses efficacious doses of alpha-GPC, L-dopa, and huperzine A. For a boost in energy and thermogenesis, Top Burn has three different stimulants: caffeine anhydrous, Infinergy (dicaffeine malate), and Dynamine (methylliberine). Perhaps the most interesting ingredient in Top Burn is palmitoylethanolamide (PEA), a fatty acid amide that works like a natural pain reliever. Interestingly, this is one of the first PEA supplements that we’re covering.

Although Top Burn is great on its own, for even more powerful results, users can also stack it with Non-Stim.

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Top Burn Ingredients

Each bottle of Top Burn contains 120 capsules, which comes out to a 30-day supply if you take four capsules per day. AP Sports Regimen recommends taking two capsules if you’re a beginner, three capsules for intermediates, and four capsules for advanced users. However, regardless of your experience level, it’s a good idea to start with a low dose — two capsules — so you. can assess your tolerance. Since Top Burn contains over 300 milligrams of caffeine, it’s best to avoid taking it within 5 to 6 hours of going to sleep.

Here’s what one serving (four capsules) of Top Burn contains:

  • Alpha-GPC (Alpha-Glyceryl Phosphorylcholine) – 500mg

    AP Sports Top Burn Ingredients

    Top Burn has what you need to increase focus and energy.

    One of the main benefits of Top Burn is increased focus and alpha-glyceryl phosphorylcholine (alpha-GPC) is a great ingredient to achieve that. It’s a popular ingredient in pre-workouts and nootropics because it boosts focus, mental energy, mind-to-muscle connection, and strength.

    Alpha-GPC is a precursor to acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that’s concentrated throughout the body. Neurotransmitters are molecules that help relay signals from neurons, thus improving overall cell-to-cell communication.[1]

    Alpha-GPC helps elevate levels of acetylcholine by supplying the body with an extra source of choline. Choline is an essential nutrient and since mainly found in animal products, such as egg yolks, vegans and vegetarians can benefit from a choline supplement. Studies have shown that supplementing with alpha-GPC can enhance cognitive function and physical performance.[2-4]

  • Palmitoylethanolamide – 500mg

    This ingredient may very well be the most interesting one in the entire formula. Palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is a fatty acid amide that’s naturally produced in the body and found in several foods, including eggs and dairy products.[5] Up until this point, we’ve only seen one other supplement with this ingredient, and it wasn’t a fat burner. Here we’d like to note that this PEA compound should not be confused with another PEA, phenylethylamine.

    Ben Chow Flex

    Ben Chow is AP Sports Regimen’s first sponsored athlete.

    A good amount of literature confirms that PEA has potent anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties.[5-8] In fact, it’s commonly used to treat several medical conditions — most notably, myalgia.[5] Myalgia is a medical term for general muscular pain, which includes both acute and chronic pain.

    More research is needed to understand palmitoylethanolamide’s mechanism of action, but a currently accepted hypothesis is that it works by activating the peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor, alpha (PPAR-α).[5] This receptor is an important regulator of gene networks that manipulate pain and inflammation.

    Palmitoylethanolamide interacts with two cannabinoid-like G protein-coupled receptors (GPR55 and GPR119) and desensitizes sensory neurons.[5] A study published in the journal Molecular Neurobiology showed that the ingredient helps maintain cellular homeostasis under external stressors, such as inflammation.[8] By down-regulating mast cell activation, palmitoylethanolamide can decrease the body’s natural inflammatory response.[8]

  • Caffeine Anhydrous – 300mg

    Nearly every fat burner on the market contains some form of caffeine. AP Sports Regimen chose to use two different types of caffeine because it creates sustained-release energy. The fast-acting form in Top Burn is caffeine anhydrous. Caffeine anhydrous is a dry powder that quickly enters the bloodstream and increases energy levels. The word anhydrous actually means “without water.” Numerous studies have shown that caffeine is a safe and effective way to enhance physical and mental performance.[9]

    Caffeine’s energy-boosting properties are well known, but what can it do for fat-burning?

    It turns out that one of caffeine’s main mechanisms of action is the inhibition of the phosphodiesterase enzyme.[9,10] This enzyme is responsible for breaking down cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), a secondary messenger involved in energy metabolism.[10] The way it works is the lower your cAMP levels, the less efficient your body is at burning fat or carbohydrates.

    Of course, a boost in energy from caffeine helps you tackle that early morning cardio session and gets you moving more throughout the day. All of which amounts to burning more calories.

  • Infinergy (Dicaffeine Malate) – 100mg

    Infinergy

    Part of the stim blend, Infinergy helps prolong the initial kick from caffeine anhydrous and citrate. It gives you longer-lasting energy without a nasty crash.

    The second and more long-lasting form of caffeine in Top Burn is Infinergy, a trademarked version of dicaffeine malate that was developed by Creative Compounds. Dicaffeine malate is made up of two caffeine molecules bonded to one malic acid molecule. When malic acid is bound to caffeine, it takes longer for the body to break it down, absorb, and utilize it. This results in a sustained release of energy.

    It was smart of AP Sports Regimen to use two sources of caffeine with different digestion rates, as opposed to just caffeine anhydrous. This way, it’s easier for users to avoid a dreaded crash. Furthermore, the combination of caffeine anhydrous and Infinergy shouldn’t cause unwanted side effects, such as jitters and anxiety. Infinergy is approximately 75% caffeine and 25% malic acid. So in total, you’re getting 375 milligrams of caffeine in four capsules of Top Burn.

  • Dynamine (Methylliberine) (from Kucha Tea Leaf Extract) – 100mg

    To further increase energy levels, alertness, mental clarity, and focus, AP Sports Regimen added 100 milligrams of Dynamine. This trademarked ingredient was also developed by Compound Solutions. It’s commonly found in pre-workouts, energy drinks, gaming supplements, and nootropics.

    Dynamine Runner Small

    Elevate your productivity with Dynamine.

    Dynamine is methylliberine, a purine alkaloid that’s extracted from kucha tea leaves. The compound enhances mood, energy, and focus without affecting the cardiovascular system.[11] Dynamine works by activating dopamine receptors and inhibiting adenosine.[11]

    AP Sports Regimen decided to use caffeine and Dynamine because when combined, they raise energy levels and focus but have no negative effects that typically come with consuming a lot of caffeine. For some users, anything above 300 to 400 milligrams of pure caffeine anhydrous is likely to cause a rapid heart rate, jitters, anxiety, and nervousness. You may be full of energy with 400 milligrams of caffeine anhydrous, but you can also expect to crash.

  • L-Dopa (Mucuna Pruriens Seed Extract) – 100mg

    AP Sports Regimen uses mucuna pruriens seed extract as a source of L-dopa, also known as levodopa. L-dopa is an amino acid that’s a direct precursor to dopamine, a neurotransmitter that contributes to an overall sense of well-being, reward, pleasure, memory, and motivation.

    A study published in the Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine found that mucuna pruriens seed extract has potent neuroprotective properties.[12] And males who take Top Burn will be happy to hear that supplementing with mucuna pruriens seed can increase levels of serum testosterone and luteinizing hormone, according to research.[13]

  • Huperzine A (Huperzia Serrata Herb Extract) – 150mcg

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    Prove them wrong.

    Huperzine A, also known as toothed clubmoss, is extracted from the huperzia serrata plant. The compound was used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat a variety of medical conditions.[14] Today, huperzine is a popular ingredient in pre-workouts and nootropics because it’s known for increasing focus.

    Studies have found that huperzine A inhibits acetylcholinesterase,[14] which is an enzyme that breaks down the acetylcholine neurotransmitter. Since AP Sports Regimen uses alpha-GPC to raise acetylcholine levels, it makes sense to use an efficacious dose of huperzine A to protect acetylcholine and prevent it from being broken down before it can be utilized.

    Research even shows that huperzine A helps decrease iron accumulation in the brain and has powerful neuroprotective effects.[14]

Top Burn: A Nootropic or a Fat Burner?

As you can see from the ingredient breakdown, Top Burn is a versatile supplement. It can be used to increase productivity, focus, energy, and metabolism. Although the name is Top Burn, it’s much more than a generic fat burner.

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Based on the ingredient profile, we would argue it’s more of a nootropic, which is a supplement that’s designed to increase mental energy, focus, and clarity. Top Burn is an ideal product to take first thing in the morning to help kick-start your day. If your goal is to lose weight, though, you can always take Top Burn before a cardio session for an extra boost. AP Sports Regimen has a product called Non-Stim that can be stacked with Top Burn to further speed your metabolism and promote thermogenesis.

We’re excited to see what AP Sports Regimen comes up with next, how they grow their team, their platform, and online community. Be on the lookout for more AP Sports Regimen news, reviews, and deals from PricePlow. Make sure to subscribe below so you don’t miss out!

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About the Author: Heather Jacques

Heather Jacques

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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