FINAFLEX ALC CLA Fat Burner Review

How can ALC CLA effectively burn fat?

We recently saw and reviewed FINAFLEX’s testosterone booster stack that we didn’t think much of.

This time we want to take a closer look at their fat burner to see if we will face similar disappointment.

I hope not because I am going to Greece in two months and I have been drinking way too much Guinness recently after rugby.

First Look

This follows the trend and path of many supplements these days and fits in with the overall branding scheme.

It looks reliable, safe and trustworthy, nothing untoward or bordering on the dangerous here. We’re told it can promote lean muscle, increase energy and use fat stored as energy (that happens anyway) whilst not being a stimulant…

FINAFLEX ALC CLA Ingredients: The Science

alc cla ingr

There’s very few ingredients present in this and I guess that was a bit of a giveaway with the name.

Essentially you have Conjugated Linoleic Acid and Acetyle L-Carnitine.

Let’s have a look at these ingredients then:

– Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)

Studies have shown that this naturally occurring fatty acid helped a group of women lose 9% body fat within 12 months. You need a composition of at least 80% for this to be effective.

However, we only have 50% in this product which is a disappointment. [1]

– Safflower Extract

Possibly effective for lowering cholesterol but there’s very little evidence to substantiate any other claims it seems. [2]

– Acetyl-L-carnitine (ALC)

Acetyl-L-carnitine helps the body produce energy.

It is important for heart and brain function, muscle movement, and many other body processes.

It is a very popular supplement and widely proven to be active drugs for the therapy of symptoms associated with male aging. [3]

This is found in the ANIMAL STAK from Universal Nutrition


4 tablets per day.

This is a good dose and what we would recommend as it maintains a consistent release of the ingredients throughout the day and eliminates the peaks and troughs.

There’s a big 2720mg per daily dose.


Fair enough, there’s no stimulants here to cause jitters or even headaches with the user.

However, there’s good reason why the best fat burners include caffeine and green coffee beans because they boost metabolism and give you lots of energy to start exercising.

I like the inclusion of CLA, however, there needs to be a composition of at least 80% in order for it to be effective and again, this falls short.

Safflower, present in Ab Cuts’ Lipo Cuts with the required 80% composition but that product turned out to be diabolical due to its proprietary blend of (mostly) useless ingredients.

Unfortunately this seems to be following suit…along with its testosterone booster brother.

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The two ingredients just do not stack up, CLA is a great start if the composition is correct.

ALC is a nice way to sidestep stimulants but let’s face it the stimulants are effective and this isn’t that great as a replacement, hence it is not widely included in any fat burners – it’s USP is starting to backfire.

There’s a fantastic amount of ingredients at 2720mg but there’s damn useless if they don’t work.

It’s like having a V8 engine and no fuel.

ALC CLA Video Review


If you are a woman do not take this supplement.

Safflower is largely safe…for men.

For women it can bring on periods, cause miscarriages and make the uterus contract.

Safflower can cause problems with people who have diabetes.

CLA may actually worsen the effects for people who suffer from metabolic syndrome.

CLA may also worsen the effects of diabetes for people.

If you suffer from an under active thyroid, Carnitine could make things worse.

If you have suffered from seizures, Carnitine can make them more likely to re-occur.

FINAFLEX ALC CLA Review Conclusion

Every product needs a USP to differentiate itself from the competition, but sometimes when the competition are offering 7, 8 or even 10 ingredients of which caffeine is always present it may be time to realize why that is the case.

It is much better to have a product that works and maybe blend in a little rather than have a product that by no way works effectively.

This only contains three ingredients, all of which have some potentially disastrous side effects and very little body of proof to state that they cut fat.

Annoyingly, my Greece vacation is getting much closer…best start taking what I know works again.

ALC CLA Rivals

Let’s see what other best rated natural fat burner supplements are pitched against FINAFLEX ALC CLA.


hourglass female fat burner

Hourglass may scream ‘female fat burner’ to you, and you would be right.

This is directed and marketed at women.

There is nothing wrong with that. I am more concerned with the ingredients, doses and overall effectiveness than a name or branding scheme.

Hourglass is new to the shelves and is making noises for all of the right reasons.

It is darn effective at helping you lose unwanted fat mass.

Check out the new girl on the block and feel the benefits.


  • Contains nine clinically proven ingredients to help stimulate fat loss
  • Contains anti-inflammatory ingredients to help prevent chronic disease
  • Green tea can help treat cellulite


  • Three ingredients of a total of twelve are not proven to cut fat
  • Lacking Caffeine

Lean Bean

Okay, Lean Bean may look extremely effeminate, and you would be correct. Its color scheme is all directed at women, that said, I love a pink dress shirt.

However, if you look past the pink and the heart logo you will find an effective fat burner that is suitable for both men and women.

This offers some stiff competition that look to take Hourglasses pole position.



  • Contains nine clinically proven ingredients to help stimulate fat loss
  • Contains anti-inflammatory ingredients to help prevent chronic disease
  • Green tea can help treat cellulite


  • Three ingredients of a total of twelve are not proven to cut fat
  • Lacking Caffeine

Instant Knockout

Instant Knockout has been established for a few years now and offers great results.

It is used by professionals looking to cut fat but stay energized.

But we can all benefit from its effective, legal and safe blend formula of ingredients.

Instant Knockout includes numerous well established and proven ingredients without any proprietary blends hiding what lurks beneath.

We appreciate honesty and transparency, this has that for the consumer as well as providing some great results.

Good for women, too.


  • High doses of Green Tea to help suppress cellulite
  • Includes Cayenne: proven to increase calorie burn
  • Caffeine helps keep you energized


  • Only available through online order
  • Omits a couple important ingredients such as Fenugreek and Synephrine






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> Increase Energy

> No banned ingredients

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Ben BA(Hons), PGCert

Ben established this site to be a free resource in 2015. Since then it has gained over half a million visits. He has always been interested in sport and he started playing rugby at the age of 6 represented his town, county and school. Ben also enjoys cycling, has started skiing and is in the Army Reserve representing his Regiment as part of the 150 Regimental Shooting Team. He holds a bachelor's and postgraduate degree in sport exercise & nutrition.
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