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The Protein Works Red Cell Fat Burner Review

Target unwanted fat with the latest fat burning supplement from The Protein Works.

Red Cell is a strong looking and cool sounding fat burner that will hopefully make your weight cut a whole lot easier.

The Protein Works have used a blend of 9 fat burning ingredients in Red Cell. Spread over 90 capsules. What’s interesting is their ‘Dual Release’ system, which means breakdown of the capsule will be slowed, allowing for your body to gradually ultilize the ingredients.

Let’s take a closer look at the Protein Works Red Cell and see if it’s going to get you shredded.

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The Protein Works Red Cell Fat Burner Core Ingredients

Fat Burning Ingredients Index

As ingredients lists go, The Protein Works have created a fairly good list of proven thermogenics and stimulants.

For the most part the ingredients list have been well studied and backed by science, with most appearing throughout our top 3 fat burners. 

Red Cell comes into a few problems with one of it’s ingredients though, Citrus Aurantium. Read why below.

The Protein Works Red Cell Fat Burner Ingredients


Cayenne Pepper is a species of pepper native to the Americas. It is a key element in various cuisines but is now often used as a supplement.
Cayenne Pepper contains capsaicin which is known for its “warming effect.” It is known for its positive effects on healthy blood circulation throughout the body. This ingredient has been proven to burn calories in fat burners. 100mg through the day is an ideal amount.


Phenylalanine is an essential amino acid that can be found in a variety of food sources, such as milk, eggs, oats and meat.
It is vital to the production of dopamine in the body, which means that its use as a supplement comes mainly in how it can benefit your mood and stress levels.
Generally you get enough of this from a healthy diet though, so there is no major reason to supplement extra.

Green Coffee Extract

This helps in that it reduces the absorption of blood sugar by the intestine. It then inhibits an enzyme in the liver which means that less glucose is released into the bloodstream. So with less glucose readily available the body will burn fat first.
This is a proven ingredient and essential for those looking to burn fat.


Chromium is vital in the optimisation of insulin, and insulin is incredibly important to a healthy metabolism as it helps in delivering nutrients to, and feeding, our cells.
A lot of people lack chromium in their diets so a supplementation can help to be part of a healthy and balanced lifestyle.
This is a well studied and proven ingredient, essential if you want to burn fat.

Citrus Aurantium

Also known as bitter orange and containing synephrine.
Synephrine is the compound found within the unripe fruit of Citrus Aurantium. It has been shown to have the same effects as ephedra or ephedrine, without being able to be converted to methamphetamines.
It is shown to increase metabolic rate, fat break down, thermogenesis and also shown to decrease a person’s appetite.
Due to the similarities however, it can also cause similar side effects. Especially when combined with other stimulants.


Caffeine is a staple supplement to modern day life. It is a highly effective stimulant in how it boosts the metabolism, mobilises fat to be used as energy and suppresses appetite.
As well as this it can boost the effects of other metabolism boosting products, such as green tea or bitter orange.
It has long been used by athletes, and non-athletes alike, in order to increase alertness, endurance and longevity.
This is essential for a fat burner. You need around 250mg-300mg dosed evenly through the day for best results.

The Protein Works Red Cell Fat Burner Dose

You get 90 capsules with each box of Protein Works Red Cell.

As doses go this is fairly solid, provided it’s spread evenly though the day. This will also ensure you are making full use of the ‘Dual Release’ capsules.

Each ingredient seems to have a safe and reasonably effective dose, some are maybe a little low, even with the full 3 capsules.

Generally though, we would expect some mild (at least) fat burning effects from The Protein Works Red Cell.

The Protein Works Red Cell Fat Burner Side Effects

One thing that rings alarm bells in this fat burner, is the use of Citrus Aurantium. As mentioned above this ingredient is from the same family as banned substance ephedrine.

This means that you may actually experience some unwanted side effects, including; Headaches, Nausea and Anxiety.

This is more common when Citrus Aurantium is supplemented alongside Caffeine too. So be careful.

The Protein Works Red Cell Fat Burner Review Conclusion

Aside from the Citrus Aurantium this is a fairly safe bet when it comes to burning fat.

It’s not going to get you shredded in record time, but we’re sure that if supplemented for a long enough period and with 4+ gym sessions a week there is enough in The Protein Works fat burner to make it effective.

Price wise you are getting a bit of a bargain too, it’s not bad for what you pay. But if you are willing to pay for a little more you could get something like Shred Sport or our current #1 Instant Knockout.

All in all we like this product, but it just isn’t intense or well dosed enough for us. Plus we HATE citrus aurantium as risks us flagging up in drugs tests.

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  1. John Jones says

    I’ve had some good results from The Protein works products. But thermopure was a bit of a hit and miss fat burner.

    They got it right with this one though. Its just a bit expensive when you do look at the number #1 you have suggest. I lost about 7lbs in a month on this. Not great i know but pretty good given my current body fat.
    Anyway, Red Cell is a solid fat burner and worth it. Although i did like your number #1 Instant Knockout it’s just a bit expensive for me but worked better.
    Do you know if Instant Knockout fat burner has any deals on it?

    1. Fat Burner James says

      Thanks John. Yeah it is pretty good, but it is worth going premium if you can afford it 🙂

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