Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. Lipodrene Elite Fat Burner Review
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. Lipodrene Elite Fat Burner First Look:
I have been trying to figure out what this looks likes.
It has a hint of South Asian drug store to it. Maybe it is the colors, the use of the olive leaf crown/wreath style design or is it the font?
It definitely has an Asian twang to it, and that means it could be effective.
Well in places like Thailand you can actually buy drugs and pharmaceuticals otherwise banned in certain parts of the world.
It would make sense that these are ‘home grown’ for sale in Asia.
That also adds a certain level of mystique to it as well.
But to hell with mystique, does the fucker work?
As i sit here eating mincemeat and puff pastry I certainly hope so because I have just bought an old Nissan Frontier truck and want to host a trailer pool party.
Just to confirm, I want to look shredded not like shit displacing all of that water.
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.
- B-phenylethylamine hcl – Used for treating depression and increasing athletic performance. No evidence to substantiate these claims.
Limited supplemental usage due to being rapidly broken down into inactive components.
- Methylsynephrine (Oxilofrine, p-hydroxyephedrine) – A banned substance that can cause cardiac arrest. You can read more about it here and here.
- N-dimethylphenethylamine (Eria Jarensis Extract) – Touted as the next big thing, however, there are no real supporting studies available to support this claim.
The only information about this plant extract is available on websites whereby they have an interest in making it sound great because that would lead to sales.
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.
1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA) – 1,3-DMAA is a neural stimulant with a structure similar to Ephedrine and adrenaline that has been used as a pre-workout stimulant.
Not much information is available on 1,3-DMAA supplementation, and is no longer commonly sold as a supplement.
Because it is structurally similar to amphetamine it can cause false readings for doping tests and should not be used by competitive athletes.
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.
Theobromine – Theobromine can reduce sleepiness and in large quantities produces a jittery sensation.
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 out supplements to avoid list.
Supplementation with yohimbine combined with resistance training does not significantly alter the body mass, muscle mass, or performance indicators.
Naringin – This displays strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant activities. Known as a citrus flavonoid and found in grapefruit, it is also good for reducing cholesterol, high blood pressure, overall obesity as well as improving cardiovascular health.
Caralluma (Cactus) – Chemicals taken from the plant (extract) is used to decrease appetite for weight loss. It is also used to quench thirst and to increase endurance.
Although studies suggest that you may decrease in size when taking Caralluma for 60 days or more weight loss nor body fat percentages decrease.
6, 7, dihydroxybergamottin (DHB, Grapefruit) – Fat mass appears to be reduced more in groups consuming grapefruit relative to placebo.
5-methoxytryplamine (Melatonin) – 5.0 mg melatonin appears to increase serum Growth Hormone levels.
5-hydroxytryptophan (Griffonia Simplicifolia, 5-HTP) – This chemical increases the synthesis of serotonin which helps against insomnia, binge eating and helps with your mood and well being. Anyone who is or used to go clubbing to house music will know a thing or two about serotonin!
Researchers believe 5-HTP led people to feel more full (satiated) after eating, so they ate less.
In a study, those who took 5-HTP lost about 2% of body weight during a non-diet period and another 3% when they dieted. However doses were so high they left many with a feeling of nausea.
The advice is to take 3 tablets daily which equates to just 1869mg.
This is significantly less the best fat burners offer which offer over a third more than this per day.
Effects & Benefits:
There’s 15 ingredients with this fat burner which is a big amount especially considering the sub 2000mg daily dose.
Let’s see which one of these ingredients works:
Yohimbe and Citrus Aurantium are stimulants and thermogenics, but not without their associated problems.
Caffeine is a popular and proven fat burner as is Green Tea.
6, 7, dihydroxybergamottin and Narigin also help reduce fat mass and can improve cardiovascular health.
5-HTP also seems to add benefit but not without unwanted side effects.
5-methoxytryplamine looks to increase growth hormone which is good fro muscular development.
This is a proprietary blend which means although we know there’s 623mg per tablet, 150mg is Caffeine but we do not know the exact breakdown for the remaining 14 ingredients.
Also Yohimbe and Citrus Aurantium can have some pretty bad side effects, therefore they are best avoided, especially when combined with Caffeine.
Speaking of bad side effects, 5-HTP can make you sick in the doses required for weight loss and Methylsynephrine can cause a cardiac arrest, hence why it is a banned substance.
Then we have a number of other ingredients that just do not seem to have any benefits.
Although Caralluma does seem to reduce body size it doesn’t seem to reduce body weight.
Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals Inc. Lipodrene Elite Fat Burner Review Conclusion:
This is a fat burner riddled with potentially dangerous ingredients and banned ones too.
That should be enough to put you off buying it.
If it doesn’t consider that of the 15 ingredients, 14 are within a concealed proprietary blend which means we have no idea how much of each ingredient is included.
Then of the 15 ingredients 7 will not have any effect on fat loss according to studies and trials.
That means overall I wouldn’t touch this with a shitty stick.
- Too many health risks.
- A risk to test positive for banned substances if involved in competitive sport.
- Too many unproven and ineffective ingredients
- Hidden blend of ingredients
- Low dose
When the above is considered and there’s alternative fat burners that are effective and safe it would seem churlish to buy this one.