Pro Supps DNPX Thermogenic Amplifier Fat Burner & Pre Workout Review
Pro Supps DNPX Thermogenic Amplifier Fat Burner & Pre Workout Review First Look:
Here we have a thermogenic amplifier.
That means that the ingredients encased within this sachet are supposed to increase the internal body temperature which will then burn more calories. More calories burned means less chance of getting fat.
Well, it is all relative.
Eating way too much crap is not going to be offset by a hundred or so additional calories burned by a supplement like this, but that they can do is help you get that last bit of fat burnt, just so your abs are becoming more visible.
Not only is this effectively a fat burner supplement, it also contains ingredients that are commonly found in pre workout supplements too.
This means that the overlap can not only help you power through a workout but help create that calorie deficit to ensure you look ripped and shredded.
Particularly for me because I am going away on vacation soon and I want to look half decent around the pool.
So I am cycling to and from work in conjunction with more deadlifts which burn loads of calories plus really building muscle and strength, not to mention the extra testosterone that is produced by performing strenuous multi joint lifts.
Therefore a multi-purpose supplement could well be what most, busy people need.
Being from Pro Supps the packaging is of a high quality and it tasted great when it went down the hatch.
Caffeine Anhydrous – The purest form of caffeine available. It stimulates the central nervous system (CNS), heart, muscles, and the centers that control blood pressure to give you an extra boost and hit that PB.
This is found in Instant Knockout which is the best fat burner available at present.
Dicaffeine Malate – Caffeine and Malic Acid bonded. Malic acid is found in apples and the two combined help prevent the crash once the caffeine has worn off.
This is found in Mr. Hyde Cutz but very little in terms of scientific studies to be found.
AMP Citrate – This is also known as 1,3-dimethylbutylamine amongst other names. This is a stimulant that is banned by the FDA and the UKAD because it is a potentially dangerous stimulant. It has never been studied in humans either.
Caffeine Citrate – Caffeine citrate is a central nervous system stimulant.
Yet can causes a number of unwanted issues such as, hypertension, tachycardia, irritability, restlessness, hypoglycaemia, hyperglycaemia, fluid and electrolyte imbalance.
Swertia Chirayita – Used for many things, proven for none.
Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium) – At present, Citrus aurantium may be the best thermogenic substitute for ephedra. However, more studies are needed to establish this definitively.
Bitter orange is possibly unsafe when taken as a supplement for a medical purpose such as weight loss.
Bitter orange, particularly when taken with stimulants such as caffeine or caffeine-containing herbs, increases the risk for high blood pressure, fainting, heart attack, stroke, and other severe side effects.
There are reports that bitter orange can trigger headaches, including migraine and cluster headaches, in some people.
Bitter orange can cause sensitivity to the sun. Wear sunblock outside, especially if you are light-skinned.
Octopamine – Banned by the WADA. The claims of fat burning may not actually be true and are untested in humans. Risky.
Green Coffee Bean – Green coffee beans are coffee beans that have not yet been roasted. These coffee beans contain a higher amount of the chemical chlorogenic acid.
For weight loss, chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought to affect how the body handles blood sugar and metabolism. This is found in our favorite fat burner, Instant Knockout.
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.
Garcinia Cambogia – Supposedly helps people lose weight, however, trials have been unsubstantiated or at least unimpressive.
Any tests run where there has been a glimmer of hope have been in stage 1 obese people.
Rasberry Ketone – Whilst touted as a miracle weight loss supplement and sometimes for lean muscle mass it is important to keep in mind that there is no reliable scientific evidence that it improves weight loss when taken by people.
African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis)– There are a few research studies on the health effects of IG extracts, and most have been sponsored by supplement makers, make of that what you will… This is found in EVLNutrition Lean Mode but that didn’t score very well with us.
Green Tea – well known to have many powerful health benefits. Clinical studies suggest that green tea extract may boost metabolism and help burn fat.
One study found that the combination of green tea and caffeine improved weight loss and maintenance in people who were overweight and moderately obese.
Some researchers think that substances in green tea known as catechins are responsible for the herb’s fat-burning effect. Green tea extract is found in many a good fat burning supplement.
Conjugated Linolenic Acid (CLA) – Initial reports and studies of CLA have showed that it helped a bunch of women who did no exercise lose 9% body fat.
However, further studies are showing very mixed, if not medicore results that aren’t really setting the world alight, in fact the side effects are having their presence felt moreso outweighing any real benefits.
Any benefits that were found meant that the composition had to be greater than 80%.
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.
L-carnitine – Carnitine comes in many guisess. It helps toward the body producing energy.
Carnitine can help your brain work effectively, it can aid muscle movement as well as many other bodily functions and processes. It is usually found in meats.
Men who were supplemented with 2000mg per day showed an increase of Insulin like growth hormone when combined with exercise. This is good.
Taurine – It has been touted that Taurine can help mental performance.
Early clinical research suggested that taurine, in combination with caffeine, glucuronolactone, and B vitamins, can improve attention and reasoning in adolescents, but does not improve memory.
However, there is insufficient evidence to prove this is always the case.
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.
Picamilon (nicotinyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid, nicotinyl-GAB, pikatropin, pikamilon) – Picamilon is used as a prescription drug in Russia for a variety of neurological conditions. It is not approved as a drug in the U.S.
It is used for promoting lean muscle growth, burning fat, stabilizing blood pressure, and relieving pain.
No real evidence to prove it does though.
Dendrobe Noble – No evidence exists to say that this will improve athletic or physical performance.
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) – Full of vitamins but not a great deal of human research to suggest that it can suppress appetite or lower blood sugar levels.
Lycium (Goji Berry) – Goji is used for many conditions, but so far, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to determine whether or not it is effective for any of them.
The sachet was pineapple flavor. It tasted great if I am honest.
They always say that pineapple makes your jizz taste better, not sure if that is the case with this though.
The sachet was 2364mg does not compare well at all to most of the best pre workout supplements we have tried.
Effects & Benefits:
There’s 5 ingredients present that will either assist with fat loss or energy for a big gym session.
Yes, just 5.
So we have Caffeine, Green Tea and Green Coffee which are all good and proven ingredients for fat loss.
Then there’s Carnitine which is great for energy production and bodily function. It can also help stimulate insulin growth hormone which is great for building muscle, but only at doses of 2000mg.
Tyrosine is able to help prevent fatigue and tiredness which is particularly handy if you want to hit the gym at 10pm after a full day at work and looking after the kids.
Obviously Caffeine crosses both boundaries and acts as a stimulant and a thermogenic by raising the body temperature which helps fat loss.
Green Coffee also contains Caffiene.
How did it feel?
I didn’t feel a great deal if I am honest.
There was no urge or aggression to smash out the weights at all.
There was nothing more than the usual how I would normally feel.
The dose is low, so I am not surprised at all and it is a proprietary blend too.
There’s 22 ingredients present – that’s a lot. Only 5 offer safe and effective benefits. That’s not so much.
That means we are left with 17 ingredients that are either unproven to be effective or can cause issues, or in some cases, a banned substance.
Caffeine Citrate and Citrus Aurantium are both liable to cause helth issues.
Octopamine and AMP Citrate are both banned substances by the FDA, WADA or the UKAD.
Then there’s the ingredients that are just not proven or not entirely conclusive.
Garcinia may help type 1 obese people, but not entirely conclusive evidence exists.
CLA has showed some great test results to then not really offer much else in other tests.
Then, as good as Carnitine is, it’s not dosed high enough to have any real benefit which is frustrating.
This is also a proprietary blend which masks the exact amount of the content.
Pro Supps DNPX Thermogenic Amplifier Fat Burner & Pre Workout Review Conclusion:
This is a dual acting supplement which while is chock full of ingredients falls short of the correct doses and overall mass.It is way too under-dosed compared to effective fat burners or pre workouts.
This means ingredients such as Carnitine which are dose sensitive are just not offered enough per serving to be effective.
Then, out of the 22 combined ingredients only 5 are going to offer any benefit.
Of the 22, there’s 2 which can potentially cause health issues and a further 2 which are banned by doping organisations in the UK or globally.
There are other pre workout supplements which are just way more effective at helping you succeed in the gym.
They include a full list of effective and proven ingredients whereas this offers some decent ingredients but then they’re inadequately dosed and a fair number of ingredients that offer no benefit at all.
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