What is Adipotide?
Adipotide (a.k.a. FTPP or proapototic peptide) kills fat cells, plain and simple, by targeting the blood supply of those cells. Interestingly, adipotide is able to discern the blood vessels in fat cells from the blood vessels throughout the rest of the body and is therefore highly selective. Research in monkeys shows that adipotide not only causes weight loss, it actually boosts insulin sensitivity and offsets some of the effects of type 2 diabetes.
Molecular Formula: C152H252N44O42
Molecular Weight: 2611.41 g/mol
Tetradecyl Thioacetic Acid, otherwise known as TTA, is what is known as a PPAR-alpha activator. It is actually an omega-3 fatty acid, but has a sulfur group at the omega-3 position; because of this addition it cannot be burnt for energy and thus has no relevant caloric value to humans.
PPARa activation can be seen as protecting the body from excess fats (similar to PPARy activation). PPARa tends to clear fats from the blood into muscle or liver cells, and encourage them to be burnt for energy in these locations (by comparison, PPARy makes new fat cells for fats to reside in which minimizes their potential toxicity).
The clearing of fat from the blood causes a drop in lipoproteins and a lowering of LDL cholesterol, and the burning of fats causes either fat burning or reduced fat gain. TTA can also decrease blood pressure and exert an anti-oxidant effect, the four mechanisms making it a cardioprotective compound.