Reflex nutrition have been producing supplements since 1996. They are widely respected and well known. Especially in the UK. We’ve worked with their products before and were impressed with their protein. So lets see what their fat burner is about.
As you can see, not a lot has been done here. But, it’s clean, straight to the point and carries the company logo. It doesn’t look premium, but as is often said, and we say a lot, you can never judge a book by its cover! They may just be saving money on the look of the product, to actually spend it on the dosing (which in fairness looks pretty decent!)
We are pretty impressed taking a quick look at the ingredients list on this product and are exciting to look at the dosage and effect of each. Seems to be a solid set of natural fat burners in here which could mean this product takes our number #1 spot (and everyone wants that!)
YES! A great fat burning ingredient and something you should have on your checklist for any fat burner. Caffeine helps raise your metabolism and give you a valuable boost of energy whilst cutting weight. Both are absolutely invaluable. BUT, 80mg is a very very small dose, at 40mg per capsule, you won’t be getting the effects you want from this ingredient and would be better off with a strong black coffee. Right ingredient. Wrong dose.
A stimulant. While this ingredient has proven fat burning effects, these studies were carried out on the elderly and there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that the same will happen in a younger person. Most studies looked at a dose of this ingredient as 300mg + to yield results in the elderly, so chances are this is going to fall a little short.
This is a naturally occurring amino acid. It’s not one of the essential amino acid’s but it is taken into the body from things like meat, fish, eggs, cheese and milk. There are insufficient studies to see what benefits supplementing this ingredient may have to a person, especially as generally you get more than enough from a regular diet.
This is used as an antioxidant. As with D-L-Phenylananine, chances are you are getting the full benefit of this ingredient without any need to supplement it. Studies have shown that it can help break down carbohydrates to use as energy for organs in the body, which is why it is present in a fat burning supplement. It has a proven history in Germany (where it’s officially approved) to help treat symptoms of diabetes also. More study is required to see it’s full fat burning potential. For optimum effects on the metabolism, current recommendations suggest that you need to be supplementing around 300-600mg and it can be taken in a fasted state.
Cayenne Pepper Extract (Capsaicin)
You know when you eat a burning hot chilli you sweat right? Well, this is the same principle. Cayenne travels to the gut where it causes a raise in temperature, making your body work harder to keep you cool. This burns away calories. One study found that this ingredient also helped suppress the appetite of those tested, meaning they took on less calories from food. A good amount of this ingredient would be about 100mg, this avoids any uncomfortable side effects.
Helping to regulate insulin, chromium is a useful ingredient if you are cutting weight down. Chromium is proven to help reduce blood sugar levels by allowing insulin to transport glucose, amino and fatty acids into your cells, using them as energy. The more efficient your body is at doing this, the more fat it will use as energy and the more fat that will burn away. There has also been reports that this ingredient can actually prevent you feeling hungry, especially preventing cravings for sweet things.
We are just going to come right out and say that most of the ingredients are very under dosed in this supplement. 2 capsules per day, is simply not enough for a fat burner. You need more energy and more active ingredients at a higher dose to yield the best results possible. Remember, when buying a fat burner you need something that fuels you throughout the day. Look for products that offer 3-4 capsules per day.
We found this supplement for quite a cheap price ($18.00) on amazon.com. BUT, we don’t recommend spending that. It’s worth you looking for something a little more premium. While it may cost you a little more in the short term the results you will get will be infinitely better.
This is a good product. But the dose lets it down. The ingredients are part way there and will have some effect, however we doubt it’s going to deliver results very quickly and your body will most likely adapt to the small doses of some of the ingredients.
It’s a safe fat burner, but we just don’t think it’s worth spending your money on. Pay a little more and you could get better results in a shorter amount of time. Check our number #1 fat burner so far this year here.