Diet Pills – Top 5
It’s important that you give it some thought before you just go ahead and pop a pill. This is your body after all and although your ego may be over-riding the reason behind taking diet pills, it’s good to become consciously aware of why you are taking them. Read my article about Diet Pills and my sincere advice on them.
But let’s get to the nitty gritty of it all. I did some extensive research on Diet Pills to bring you the Top 5 that I have gathered from looking at some of the most reputable health web sites out there (examples include Pubmed, WebMD & Men’s Health).
Here we go:
Product: Fusion Bodybuilding SUB-Q
Claim: SUB-Q completely redefines what you should expect from a fat-burner. Our revolutionary supplement combines breakthrough ingredients with a 50-page Beyond Ripped Diet and Training Manual that will help incinerate some of the subcutaneous fat on your body. SUB-Q is stronger than all the so-called hardcore fat-burners available today and ten times the strength of a regular fat-burner. SUB-Q will give you the powerful and explosive results you need to Get Beyond Ripped.
Active Ingredients: BCAA’s, Dandelion Leaf, Green Tea, Caffeine anhydrous, Coleus Leaf, Salvia.
The Truth: From experience I would have to say that this product is the most effective and natural diet pill in the market. It is the first and only product that I have tested that doesn’t make your heart race, gives you a feeling that your metabolism is on fire (these pills make you hot!), and you can still fall asleep normally at night. Just look at the ingredients and you can see it is does not contain harsh chemicals, thereby differentiating this product from all other generated diet pills out there.
More info:Fusion Bodybuilding SUB-Q
Product: BSN Atro-Phex
Claim: ATRO-PHEX® is without a doubt, the most incredibly powerful mood, well-being, energy, thermogenic and physical and cognitive performance formula in the history of the supplement world. Feel the absolutely phenominal gripping whole-body effects within mere minutes of your very first Atro-Phex dose. Atro-Phex penetrates both subcutaneous and absolutely “deep” incredibly stubborn fat stores with the most genuinely powerful thermogenic technology ever formulated. Atro-Phex has simply incredible positive effects on mood, overall appetite suppression, well-being, energy, thermogenesis, cognitive and overall physical performance. Atro-Phex fully removes the excess subcutaneous water deeply under your skin so you can finally see that great overall muscle shape, cuts, and genuine definition, along with unmatched suppression of actual appetite and cravings. You can now totally manage your overall genuine weight and diet unlike ever before possible.
Beta-Phenylethylamine Malate (ß-PEA Malate).
Bioperine® Black Pepper (Piper Nigrum L.).
Methylxanthines, or Caffeine.
i-FAS50™ (Green Tea, Tuber Fleeceflower, and Chinese Mistletoe).
Razberi-K™ (4-[4-hydroxyphenyl] butan-2-one) is a natural constituent of raspberries.
Advantra-Z® (Bitter Orange) (Citrus Aurantium) (fruit) (30% synephrine).
Yohimbine HCL (Pausinystalia yohimbe) (tree bark).
The Truth: A lot of ingredients in here that you haven’t heard of may make you skeptical about the effect of BSN Atro-Phex, but you never know until you try it. I recently tried this product for myself and have noticed a pretty good response in terms of increase of energy in a regular time released manner (or in other words there is no major increase of heart rate and then a crash). You know what was interesting? The claim for improving cognitive performance actually held true, the alertness you get with Atro-Phex is quite unique. My workouts seemed right on the money and my energy throughout the day has been enhanced quite significantly. I’m awaiting the results for the claims of the physical improvements, but so far quite impressive!
More info: BSN Atro-Phex
Product: MuscleTech Hydroxycut Hardcore
Claim: Hydroxycut has been created to help you reach your weight-loss goals. All the ingredients in Hydroxycut are of the highest quality and combine to make Hydroxycut one of the most effective weight-loss supplements available on the market. Hydroxycut is comprised of a synergistic blend of research-proven ingredients – including Gymnema sylvestre extract, chromium polynicotinate and Garcinia cambogia extract standardized to 60 percent hydroxycitric acid (HCA) – which controls appetite.
Active Ingredients: Green Tea Extract, Caffeine Anhydrous, White Willow Extract, Norepidrol Blend (Xanthinol Nicotinate, Evodia Rutecarpa extract, Inula Racemosa extract), Lasidrate Delivery Blend (Troxerutin, Inositol Hexaphosphate, Black Pepper extract), Yohimbacore Blend.
The Truth: This is quite an intense product which has gotten many favorable reviews by ordinary people. Looking at the ingredients, I like that it includes Green Tea and White Willow extracts, both of which I found to be successful thermogenic ingredients. Some people have noticed a pretty strong effect on loss of appetite though so I would suggest that this product might be better for those who are trying to lose weight and not necessarily gain muscle at the same time (because you need lots of healthy natural foods for muscle gain).
More info: MuscleTech Hydroxycut Hardcore
Product: Universal Animal Cuts
Claim: Unlike most conventional “fat burners” out there, Animal Cuts is more than just a thermogenic. It is a comprehensive and complete formula. Take a look at the leading fat burner. It might contain ephedrine, caffeine, possibly an aspirin-derivative, and a few other ingredients sprinkled in. Make no mistake about it-this is a thermogenic product and only a thermogenic product. These basic ingredients make up the classic E/C/A stack that most people find effective (up to 95% of all fat burners are based on this model). But the fact is, the E/C/A stack may not work well for everyone. Maybe you’ve been on the E/C/A stack for a while now. Maybe you drink a lot of coffee in the morning and soda throughout the day. The human body can easily become desensitized to the ingredients in this stack after prolonged use, thus reducing its effectiveness.
For some athletes, the problem may even transcend thermogenesis. Your problem, for instance, might be releasing stored bodyfat. Or maybe you have a sluggish thyroid (thyroid hormones directly control your body’s metabolism). You might be insulin-resistant, a condition which makes it extremely difficult to shed bodyfat. So, if you’ve had little success with conventional “fat burners” in the past, or if results have stopped coming, then don’t be frustrated. It might be that you simply chose the wrong fat burner. Only Animal Cuts is guaranteed to address all of your weight-loss and definition needs. Animal Cuts is comprehensive; each convenient pak delivers over 28 active ingredients. Every day, for 21 consecutive days, you’ll get nearly 7400 milligrams of pure fat shredding power.
Niacin (as Niacinamide) 15 mg 75%
Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCI) 2 mg 100%
Thermogenic Complex (Synephrine Otopamine 575 mg
Lipotropic Complex (Choline citrate Betaine HCI 75 mg
Metabolic Complex (Guarana (22% caffeine) L-Carnitine 900 mg
Diuretic Complex ( Dandelion Extract (taraxol taraxerol) 750 mg
Throid Complex (Guggul (2.5% guggulsterones) Soy Isoflavones) 175 mg
Insulin Potentiators (Alpha Lipoic Acid, Chromium Polynicotinate 100 mg
Nucleotide Regulators (St. John’s Wort (0.3% hypericin) L-Tyrosine) 300 mg
Animal Cuts Complex (Citrilene (hydroxycitric acid) Grapefruit Extract (naringin naringenin) 812mg
White willow (bark) Phenylalanine (as L-phenylalanine)
Ginger ZRoot Extract (gingerols shoagols)
The Truth: Universal Nutrition has had probably one of the most trusted brands in the weight training supplement arena. What I like about them is that they provide packs of supplements of the most researched and result driven products on the market, so in essence they have already done your homework for you. The big drawback is that some people have a problem slamming down a lot of big pills in one sitting and these packs each contain several pills. So be sure you’re ok with that part before experimenting with Universal Products. Looking at the active ingredients in Animal Cuts this is a powerful combination of some of the best ingredients in the market and my both from my personal experience and that which I’ve read from research, you do not get a disturbing heart rate like from other thermogenic products.
More info: Universal Animal Cuts
Product: Nutrex Lipo 6
Claim: LIPO-6 by Nutrex is a powerful and extremely popular fat-burner that utilizes maximum strength liquid capsules for superior absorption and rapid results. This highly advanced method of delivering fast-acting fat-burning compounds makes LIPO-6 a great choice when it comes to weight-loss products. LIPO-6 Liquid Capsules will help you achieve rapid* fat-burning results so you can have the body you always wanted.
Active Ingredients: Synephrine, Synthetic Gugglusterones Z&E, Yohimbine HCL, Caffeine Anhydrous, Bioperine.
The Truth: This is one of the top selling thermogenic products in the market. However, from what I can tell this is because the manufacturer of this company by th name of Nutrex has spent a crap load of money on advertising in almost every major health magazine out there. Looking at the feedback from reviewers on the web my personal conclusion is that the possible side effects such as intestinal discomfort, anxiety and sleep problems are too much for me to test this product at this stage. However, this product is the #1 seller so I will leave that up to you if you would like to test and see the results. If you have tried Nutrex Lipo 6, please leave a true and honest comment below of your experience.
More info: Nutrex Lipo 6
Thank you for sharing your knowledge on metabolizers. Navigating products and their ingredients is overwhelming and your experience and expertise is aiding me as I head to the health food store to make a selection for my husband and I. We are both in our 40s, eat mostly whole foods and I exercise and do weights 3-4 times a week. However, since I have Hashimotos (auto-immune hypothyroid), I still slowly gain weight. We aren’t trying to look 20 years old or chiseled, but hope that a metabolizer will help us combat our bodies’ changing tendency for weight gain. Thank you for sharing your research and experience.
Good luck with the metabolizers, and definitely add in some morning exercise with lots of water to help you boost your metabolism naturally as well!