- Salvia Miltiorrhiza
- Potassium Pyruvate
- Raspberry Ketones
DCP is an effective combination of TetradecylThioacetic Acid (250mg), Salvia Miltiorrhiza Extract (standardized for 40% Mixed Tanshinones) (250mg), Propionyl-L-Carnitine (300mg), Potassium Pyruvate (300mg), and Raspberry Ketones (100mg). You may have seen some of these ingredients in other products, but lets look at why we chose them specifically to work in concert to help you become the lean, mean, muscle building machine you want to be.
The center ingredient in which our product is based off of is of TetradecylThioacetic Acid (TTA). TTA is a 3-thia fatty acid which increases mitochondrial activity, which in itself provides numerous benefits. Insulin resistance is strongly linked to the reduction of glucose oxidation in mitochondria and a subsequent build up of glycolysis byproducts. Adipocytes also contribute hormones when fat is stored in them, so, the more fat you are carrying, the more inhibition of mitochondrial function you have (1). Mitochondria proteins function mainly to produce ATP, enhancing their function will, in short, burn more fuel. TTA enhances mitochondrial oxidative capacity and reduces free fatty acid and triglyceride levels as described below.
The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptors (PPARs) are transcription factors regulated by fatty acid derivatives, among others. These receptors are intimately involved in glucose regulation, cellular proliferation and differentiation, and most important to us, fat metabolism. There are at present three types of PPARs: alpha, gamma, and delta. The liver is the main site where fatty acids are stored or burned for energy, depending on calorie intake. When fasting, fuel sources switch from carbohydrates and fats to mainly fats, and fatty acids are released from adipocytes. In the liver, they are either reesterified to triglycerides and form very low-density lipoproteins (VLDL), which then go on to restore in adipocytes or go to cardiac and skeletal muscle for energy. They can also be broken down through beta-oxidation to form ketones. PPAR-alpha mediates the genes controlling fatty acid uptake, beta-oxidation, and gamma-oxidation, which are upregulated when in a fasted state. TTA is a PPARalpha agonist, meaning it activates these receptors. Thus, you experience the same benefits even if you are in a fed state (9,15-18). PPAR-alpha also down-regulates apolipoprotein C-III which inhibits triglyceride hydrolysis, further enhancing lipid oxidation (2).
TTA also increases the activity of enzymes of the carnitine palmitoyltransferase (CPT) sytem (9), which shuttles the newly freed up fatty acids into mitochondria to be burned for fuel (10). This system is highly underestimated in a fat loss quest, and it’s activity is depressed with increased fat. Propionyl-LCarnitine (PLCAR) was added to further stimulate the CPT system (11), and is converted into propionylcoenzyme A and free carnitine (12). PLCAR has also been suspected to scavenge free radicals, as well as protect DNA from UV damage (12).
Pyruvate is involved in another complex system called the Pyruvate Dehydrogenase Complex (PDC), which interacts with the CPT system (13). Pyruvate is a Krebs Cycle intermediate, which is rate controlled by the amount of acetyl-CoA that enters the cycle, one of the conversions from pyruvate (13). For simplicity’s sake, the result is an ATP/energy enhancement from the mitochondria and an increase in fuel consumption. The electrolyte potassium form was added to attenuate cramping issues observed from previous TTA products.
Raspberry Ketones (RK) add the finishing touch to DCP. RK is similar in structure to capsaicin and synephrine, and also has been shown to modulate fat metabolism. RK stimulates the release of norepinephrine (NE), a catecholamine with many functions. Most importantly to us is its role in the sympathetic nervous system. NE, having a great affinity on beta and alpha-1 adrenoreceptors in the body, activates lipolysis that normally only occurs during exercise or other intensive activity. This results in an increase of free fatty acids which will be burned via methods described above (14).
As you can see, DCP attacks fat from many angles. It can be especially effective when bulking to prevent fat storage and also has appetite suppressive properties in some users, or used in a cut to potentiate the body’s fasting enzymatic response.
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RPN DCP Supplement Facts:
Serving Size: 2 Tablets Servings Per Container 90 Amount Per Serving % DV
Tetradecylthioacetic Acid 250mg**
Salvia Miltiorrhiza Extract (Standardized For 40% Mixed Tanshinones) 250mg** Propionyl-L-Carnitine 300mg**
Potassium Pyruvate 300mg**
Raspberry Ketones 100mg** ** Daily Value not established
Other Ingredients: Gelatin(Capsule), Microcrystalline Cellulose
Directions: Take 2 tablets of DCP 3 times daily as needed or directed by your physician.
Serving Size: 2 capsules
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
INGREDIENTS: Gelatin(Capsule), Microcrystalline Cellulose
Take 2 capsules 3 times daily as needed or directed by your physician.
Keep out of reach of children. Always consult a physician prior to using any dietary supplements.
What’s in DCP?
Tetradecylthioacetic Acid 250mg Salvia Miltiorrhiza Extract (Standardized For 40% Mixed Tanshinones) 250mg Propionyl-L-Carnitine 300mg Potassium Pyruvate 300mg Raspberry Ketones 100mg
Serving Size: 2 caps
Servings per container:
How long does one bottle last? 30 days
Directions for use: Take 2 caps of RPN DCP 3 times daily, spread out during the day, before your biggest meals if possible. One of the servings can be taken pre-workout.
A suggested protocol to start out: 2 caps 30min before breakfast 2 caps 30min before lunch
2 caps 30min pre-workout (or dinner)
Dosage and timing can be experimented with.
How does DCP work?
TTA is a fatty acid which the product is based upon. It has properties including increasing your metabolism, helps with insulin sensitivity and of most interest to dieters is that it frees up so called “fat burning units” via PPAR-alpha, which results in increased caloric expenditure. TTA also activates PPAR-delta, which causes fatty acids to be drained from the bloodstream and further assists with fatty acid oxidation.
Salvia Miltiorrhiza – traditionally used in Chinese medicine, but for our purposes it is used to help with liver lipid metabolism and the promotion of fat burning.
– to further assist in the burning up of the fatty acids released into the bloodstream by the TTA. Also helps combat general fatigue which makes a dosage suitable to be taken pre-workout for added endurance.
Raspberry Ketones – helps to modulate fat metabolism
Potassium Pyruvate – as spectacular as TTA is, it has caused some cramping issues in certain individuals, so the potassium has been added to alleviate this.
All in all, DCP is a virtually side-effect free, non stimulant fatburner, which is suitable for those who are sensitive to caffeine, and can also be used during the evening without sleep issues.
I’m bulking, can I use DCP?
DCP can also assist those who are bulking, dieting or recomping. For those on a bulk, for nutrient partitioning and keeping gains lean.
Can I front-load DCP for the first few days?
Yes. If you wish to play around with the dosages, you can front load with 3x 3 caps for the first 5-7 days.
Can I stack DCP with other products?
Certainly. DCP is very effective on its own, but it is compatible with most other supplements.
For a non-stimulant fat burning stack try DCP, Fish oils, Green Tea Extract, and Venom Lean Dreams.
If you like stimulants ? DCP/Venom Hyperdrive, DCP/Tight are both excellent combinations to try.
How long should I take DCP for?
We have yet to see research to indicate that the combination of ingredients in DCP cannot be used for extended periods, however, as with most supplements, we recommend taking an equal amount of time off DCP, preferably every 6-8 weeks, for both economic and efficacious reasons.
Will DCP replace my current diet?
One of the benefits from DCP is the damage control aspect, to help mitigate fat gain from cheat or high calorie meals. For best results, following a nutritious diet and exercise regimen aligned with your goals will ensure you reap the maximum benefits attainable from DCP.