What the heck is GBB?

The sweat talk is real when it comes to GBB or the scientific name of Gamma-Butyrobetaine Ethyl Ester HCl. The GBB ingredient has been found in many potent pre-workout and weight loss products. Those who've taken GBB can really feel it however the question we get often is what exactly is GBB, how does it work, and what does it do? Here's a quick crash course on GBB and it's effects on the body.

So what is GBB?

Gamma-butyrobetaine ethyl ester chloride (or also known as GBB-EEC) is the precursor to L-carnitine production in the body. Carnitine is one of the many types of amino acids that are consumed, which benefits energy levels by transporting fatty acids into the mitochondria where they can be burned up and used as fuel.  So when you GBB, it increases the production of carnitine in your body.

So, Gamma-Butyrobetaine hydroxylase (BBOX) is the converter of Gamma-butyrobetaine ethyl ester chloride into carnitine. Carnitine creates energy from fatty acids. There is a need to increase L-carnitine supply through GBB-EEC as it is established to increase cellular energy levels. L-carnitine is naturally consumed most often when eating red meats.

GBB-EEC is an ingredient that many manufacturers and brands are putting in their weight loss and pre-workout products, for the ultimate sweat satisfaction for the consumer. When GBB-ECC is included in the pre-workout supplement formulations, it shows a significant increase in L-carnitine supply, thus providing more potent results. 

That's GBB simplified, consume GBB with a healthy diet and exercise, and the results should show quickly. If you have any questions about Gamma-butyrobetaine ethyl ester chloride (GBB-EEC), please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to help.

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