My Instant Knockout Review
Many people find it difficult to shed fat and it is probably why you are here now reading this review, one of the main questions asked is “How to build muscle and burn fat?”
It is widely known that unless you have surgery you cannot dissolve localised fat deposits i.e. doing just sit ups for hours on end will not simply reduce belly fat, however, many people still do not fully understand this.
Therefore numerous products have come on to the market to help people metabolise those unwanted gains.
Some of these products are greater than others and started life on the market not necessarily for Joe public…one such product is Instant Knockout by Roar Ambition, the guys who brought us our favourite testosterone booster: TestoFuel.
Instant Knockout was originally developed for pro MMA fighters and boxers. It’s being used by UFC fighter Diego Sanchez to cut his weight from 190 pounds to a featherweight 145 pounds which you can see below, as you will see, it is an impressive product.
Therefore I felt after using it that I should do my own review of Instant Knockout.
The packaging is crisp, clean and professional looking; it doesn’t look amateur whatsoever and again, as with TestoFuel, time and money has been spent on the design even to the point that the bottle is shaped like a fist…a nice little acknowledgment to the MMA element in its conception.
Roar Ambition are here to make an impact on the supplement world with all the ingredients delivered straight up clearly stating the facts with good, solid instructions and with no proprietary blend like some other lesser products out on the market.
All the ingredients listed are natural and proven to metabolize fat burn. The product is natural, safe and is backed with plenty of research studies; if it is good enough for a UFC fighter to drop a weight it is for us mere mortals!
- Vitamin B12
- GTF Chronium
- Vitamin B6
- Green Tea Extract
- Green Coffee Extract
- Cayenne Powder
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Black Pepper Extract
Let’s take a look at a few of these ingredients more closely:
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.
Cayenne Pepper Seeds – The hot and spicy taste of cayenne pepper comes from capsaicin, a compound found in many hot peppers.
Capsaicin is known to boost metabolism, causing the body to produce extra heat and burn more calories for fuel.
Glucomannan – This is a soluble, fermentable, and highly viscous dietary fiber derived from the root of the elephant yam or konjac plant, which is native to Asia.
Preliminary evidence suggests that Glucomannan can promote weight loss.
Vitamin B6 – Using it in its most natural form, pyridoxine, B6 is an essential nutrient to raising the body’s metabolism and aiding the fat burning process.
Vitamin B12 – B12 fights fatigue, muscle wastage, boosts mood, cognition and is vital to many bodily functions including metabolism and food digestion.
So to put it bluntly, we need this for smooth operation and be able to smash those workout sessions which in turn helps you burn fat and lose those unwanted pounds.
Zinc – A study in 2013 showed that people suffering from obesity had low levels of Zinc. Also, if you are deficient in Zinc it means you cannot absorb the nutrients from your food in the intestine.
GTF Chronium – Research suggests that chromium might improve weight loss in some people who are overweight or obese.
Green Coffee – Evidence from research has indicated that the consumption of caffeinated coffee can lead to some reductions in long-term weight gain, an effect which is likely to be due to the known thermogenic effects of caffeine intake.
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.
Caffeine Anhydrous – The purest form of caffeine available. This compliments the green tea and coffee plus the thermogenic effects of cayenne pepper.
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.
Caffeine also increase resting energy expenditure.
It is worth noting that the product is manufactured in the USA in FDA and cGMP certified facilities.
4 pills per day; immediately when you wake and then with every meal. 4 pills spread evenly throughout the day is the optimum dose.
It constantly and consistently provides your body with all of the ingredients required to raise metabolism and burn fat.
There is a 30 day supply with every bottle.
This product is great for both men and women too!
This is a carefully thought out formula using ingredients which are known to boost your metabolism, suppress your appetite and burn more of your stored fat as energy.
Each and every ingredient present is able to help raise the body temperature and in turn expend more calories.
More calories burnt means you are closer to the deficit which is required to lose fat.
Within three months you should start to notice more whole body muscle definition and more energy, there is even a money back guarantee!
It is also great for women to use as well. Even though this is a really strong product, it is easy to gauge your limits.
If we take a look at these ingredients it is obvious to see why this is the current leader of that pack.
We have Cayenne Pepper which is able to increase body heat, as a result it increases calorie expenditure.
The catechins in Green Tea work with Caffeine to produce a fat burning effect that is widely regarded and features in many fat burners supplements.
Glucomannan and Chromium have both started to hit the headlines as it offers fat burning effects to help with shedding unwanted weight gain, particularly for people who are suffering from obesity.
B vitamins such as B6 and B12 help raise the metabolism, promote healthy bodily function and create energy for your early morning workouts.
Zinc helps people absorb nutrients from food and those who are obese are low in Zinc.
Black Pepper (Bioperine) ensures that your body absorbs these nutrients to make the most of them and be effective as possible.
The best deals can only be achieved by buying three bottles at once and like TestoFuel it is from the manufacturer direct, so no popping in to your local drug or fitness store to grab an emergency bottle.
The product contains caffeine which can cause issues for some people and there is a fairly strict timetable to take each dose and it should not be less than 5 hours before bed which can take some careful planning, it has caught me out a few times when I am extremely busy with work and rugby.
Due to the capsule being produced from gelatine it is not suitable for veggies.
It does miss a couple of other ingredients that I would like to have seen such as Vitamin C.
My Review Conclusion:
As with many people (apart from hardgainers) I find it much easier to build muscle rather than shed fat; for me it is simple and much more enjoyable to hit my squat rack in the garage and do some big lifts instead of getting on my bicycle or going for a 30 minute jog in the rain.
However, since using Instant Knockout I have noticed extreme definition in my legs, chest and found my stomach to look much leaner as well as the area around my ribs.
I do not to do any isolated stomach exercises and rely mainly on my core lifts to strengthen and build my stomach muscles and since using Instant Knockout those muscles are now exposed.
One thing to note though, I wasn’t too keen on is the jittery feeling I got from taking it, I love my coffee too so doubling up on the caffeine wasn’t great and I had to ensure I cut my coffee intake (probably for the best).
Roar Ambition also do the same deal as with their TestoFuel whereby if you purchase 3 bottles you get a 4th bottle and a tee shirt free – it is a fairly large sum to stump up at once, so it may prevent some people getting the best deal but if you can stretch to it, it is a good offer.
If not, bottles can be bought separately. It costs around $59 / £35 for a month supply, if you buy them individually.
Find out more on their website at www.instantknockout.com
Overall I am really happy with the results. Instant Knockout combined with my cycling to work plus a ‘cleaner’ diet has helped me shift the unwanted fat I had gained when I was commuting 120 miles per day in the car.
However, I do eat my ‘cheat’ meals at the weekend plus I am partial to drinking quite a lot of alcohol during the weekend and even the odd glass of wine throughout the week.
Even so, with these naughty flaws of mine I am still able to lose the fat…
Therefore, if you are strict and have more will power your results will be better than mine!