Anointed Fighter Nutrition Ultra Lean Thermogenic Fat Burner Review
Anointed Fighter Nutrition Ultra Lean Thermogenic Fat Burner Review First Look:
I have just eaten a full rotisserie chicken. Strangely I still feel hungry.
Next to me at work is a fridge full of chocolate and soda.
It is taking all of the will in the world to stop me eating it all.
Now I have started cycling to work, something I have not done for 4 years, I am constantly hungry too. Not only that, my ass hurts and my quads are aching.
So while I am burning more calories than previously when just sat in my car for hours on end I am yearning for extra food.
So, as I type I have succumbed to throwing a couple of candies down my neck to hopefully, at least temporarily, starve off hunger until I start plying myself with Guinness in an hours time.
Yep, the calorific Guinness will be getting my full blown attention this evening.
Which means the hard work of cycling will at least be cancelled if not equaled with my consumption later.
So what do we have here?
A fat burner marketed by Anointed Fighter Nutrition. It sounds scary, it sound dangerous, it may only be legal for so long before the FDA catches up with them.
That’s what AFN would like you to believe, they would also like you to believe that fighters use their product too.
However, unlike Instant Knockout which is actually used by MMA fighters, this has no affiliation with any fighters whatsoever.
Evodiamine – Seems to be used to treat multiple afflictions such as Nausea, Diarrhea, stomach ulcers and even obesity, it may even decrease inflammation, blood pressure and stimulate the heart but there’s actually very little evidence to prove that this is the case in humans.
Yohimbe – Related to Yohimbine, Yohimbe is a powerful stimulant and used to increase fat loss as well as assist with erectile dysfunction. Can cause a host of other problems though, this is in our supplements to avoid list.
Supplementation with yohimbine combined with resistance training does not significantly alter the body mass, muscle mass, or performance indicators.
Tyrosine – Tyrosine is taken for depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the inability to stay awake (narcolepsy), and improving alertness following sleep deprivation.
It is also used for stress, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS).
Acetyl Tyrosine is a more soluble form of tyrosine.
Paullinia Cupana (AKA Guarana) – Studies note that 75mg guarana (9mg caffeine) was able to enhance cognitive scores related to memory and reaction time with a subsequent dose-response study noting that 75mg was more effective than higher (150-300mg) and lower (37.5mg) doses.
Alpha Lipoic Acid – Alpha-lipoic acid is an antioxidant made by the body. It is found in every cell, where it helps turn glucose into energy.
Antioxidants attack “free radicals,” waste products created when the body turns food into energy.
Free radicals cause harmful chemical reactions that can damage cells, making it harder for the body to fight off infections.
Theacrine (1,3,7,9-tetramethyluric acid) – An alkaloid molecule which can be seen as a structurally modified version of caffeine.
However, although it is similar to caffeine whereby it has a sedative effect at relatively low doses, but where this sedative effect with caffeine is at an impractically low dose with theacrine it is the dose normally consumed by tea.
Research on Theacrine is really too sparse though to cast any real assertions.
D-Aspartate, DAA – D-aspartic acid is one of two forms of the amino acid aspartic acid. The other form is L-aspartate. The benefits of D-AA are specific to it, and do not extend to aspartic acid or L-aspartate. D-AA can be used as a testosterone booster for infertile men, and by athletes as a temporary booster.
D-AA works in the central brain region to cause a release of hormones, such as luteinizing hormone, follicle-stimulating hormone, and growth hormone. Importantly, unlike some pro-hormones and steroids, it does not raise estrogen levels.
A dose of 2000-3000mg is required.
Calcium is added to help with solubility, thus we get Calcium D-Aspartic Acid.
Black Pepper Extract – Black Pepper is a source of piperine, a molecule that does not do much on its own but can inhibit enzymes that would attack other molecules. Due to this, it is ingested alongside some supplements to increase their absorption rates.
Chromium – Research suggests that chromium might improve weight loss in some people who are overweight or obese.
Caffeine – This can assist with endurance, tested athletes saw an edge from caffeine in scientific studies. In some trials, the stimulant boosted athletes’ speed. In others, it helped them last longer before they spent all their energy.
Caffeine also raises the metabolism which means you burn more calories. Some studies show that it can curb soreness after exercise, too. This means you could get back to your training sooner and training means more calories burnt. This is present in all 3 of our Top Fat Burners.
Caffeine Anhydrous is the purest form so always look for that.
Forslean (Coleus forskohlii) – Forskolin is a chemical found in the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus.
This plant has been used since ancient times to treat heart disorders such as high blood pressure and chest pain (angina), as well as respiratory disorders such as asthma, it can also assist with reducing fat mass in obese people.
However, no reliable scientific information that shows Coleus forskohlii extracts taken by mouth are effective.
The advice is to work ourselves up to taking 2 capsules daily which provides an inadequate 1375.2mg daily.
This is a very low daily dose when compared with the best fat burners which tend to offer in excess of 3000mg.
Effects & Benefits:
There are 6 proven and effective ingredients here.
However, it does seem odd that DAA is included. This is a great ingredient more commonly found in the best testosterone boosters for its ability to help stimulate testosterone production.
That said, if you have a higher level of testosterone it does tend to help cut fat, so it is not useless in this application.
Ingredients such as Caffeine and Chromium are considered to be effective to cut fat levels.
Tyrosine helps with stress and if you are unable to stay awake.
Alpha Lipoic Acid helps fight off damaging free radicals and turn glucose in to energy which can help with your exercise goals.
Guarana could have been a potentially good ingredient to have but it has been overdosed here, a smaller dose would have been more beneficial.
BioPerine helps the absorption process for all of the vitamins and minerals and nutrients.
As just mentioned, Guarana is not dosed correctly to be optimal.
The overall daily dose is a bit short as well compared to other fat burners which are considered more effective.
Coleus does not work when taken orally, thus it seems pointless being included.
Evodiamine has many claims against it for how effective it is, yet there is bare little evidence proving that it is as effective.
Theacrine offers benefits similar to Caffeine, however, the strength is much less to the point of being beneficial.
Yohimbe is actually a great fat burning ingredient. The problem is, it can also be quite dangerous especially for the cardiovascular system and should be avoided.
Anointed Fighter Nutrition Ultra Lean Thermogenic Fat Burner Review Conclusion:
So how effective is this fat burner? Realistically it only contains 2 solid fat burning ingredients and that is from a total of 12.
Okay, Yohimbe could qualify as the 3rd effective ingredient but it is also dangerous.
Which brings me on to the next point, do you really want to take a potentially dangerous supplement?
I don’t, not when there are far superior and safer fat burners on the market.
So here we have a product whereby only 16.6% of it actually helps you eradicate fat…that’s not good.