Fat burning is the process whereby the body breaks down stored fat into fatty acids and glycerol (lipolysis) and releases them into the bloodstream. The body's muscle cells are then able to absorb these substances into their cell mitochondria to produce the energy compound ATP which gives us the energy to be able to move.
Fat burning is largely determined by hormones (such as growth hormone), blood flow to the fat and muscle tissues and the muscle's proficiency in absorbing the products of oxidation for energy.
The added stimulation of exercise will increase lipolysis as the fatty acids are released into the bloodstream at a faster rate. Muscles also hold a certain amount of fat and these fats are moved from the muscle membrane to the muscle energy stores (mitochondrial membrane) for oxidation.
When the body is in a calorie deficit, whereby the number of calories burned is greater than the number consumed, the body will look to your fat stores in order to fuel the many processes that keep us alive and active.
The term 'metabolism' refers to the rate at which you burn calories. The Basal Metabolic Rate refers to your calorie expenditure at rest and is determined by such things as activity level, weight and genetics. An individual can increase this rate by being more active, getting adequate sleep and keeping well hydrated, which will then have an impact on a person's calorie balance (for the day, week etc.). A higher metabolism will increase the chances of a net fat burn (weight loss) as it will require more calories to be consumed that day in order to maintain or gain weight.
Cho-Yung tea helps your body to increase fat oxidation/fat burning, whilst reducing your body’s ability to absorb fat from your food at the same time. The numerous natural herbs (such as Oolong and Lotus Leaf) found within the teabag work in synergy to increase fat burning and support the various digestive functions in the body (e.g. – Honeysuckle is an anti-inflammatory and Cassia seeds help to sustain optimal large intestine conditions.)