Performix SST Glow Thermogenic Fat Burner Review
Performix SST Glow Thermogenic Fat Burner Review First Look:
No doubt today I will be loading on anything I can get my hands on as well considering I was lifting heavy last night and I feel famished.
With that in mind it seems only right that I have just ordered 13 (lucky for some) bottles of champagne for my girlfriends birthday part in a couple of weeks time.
If that doesn’t get me in her friends’ good books I have little faith that anything else will considering my complete lack of charm or charisma.
However, all of this ‘decadent’ living is not particularly good for the waistline.
Nor is coming to work on the bus instead of cycling the 7 miles in this morning.
Yet, with a bit of planning with meals, other exercise and an effective fat burner supplement you can make much more progress with your fat loss goals that you may think.
However, the key is ‘effective’, there are many fat burners and other supplements on the market that offer no real fat loss benefit at all.
Therefore, I like to trial many to see what they can offer and if they are competitive.
Let’s see if it has the minerals to be a winner like Instant Knockout which I use regularly to keep me trim and allow my abs to be visible.
Vitamin D – A great Testosterone boosting vitamin that must be taken advantage of to trigger further production of Testosterone in your body.
However, there are two types of Vitamin D. There’s calciferol (vitamin D2) and cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) – we are only interested in cholecalciferol which is D3; this is the type our skin synthesizes from the sun and becomes a hormone which results in the increases in our testosterone.
Research by the US Library of Medicine has shown that testosterone productions are increased with Vitamin D3 supplementation.
Vitamin K – Helps clot blood and stem bleeding when cut.
Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin) – Gives you more energy and boost your metabolism, helping you shed unwanted pounds. Ensure you are not deficient in Vitamin B12 so you can do that quick 10 miler at 5am…
Niacinamide (Vit B3) – Higher amounts of niacin can improve cholesterol levels and lower cardiovascular risks and maybe symptoms for Alzheimer’s . However, the jury is out on these real benefits.
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.
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.
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.
BioPerine (Piper nigrum) – The extract of piperine, called BioPerine® in the patented form, has been clinically tested in the United States.
BioPerine® significantly enhances the bioavailability of various supplement nutrients through increased absorption.
Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) – Studies have shown that treatment with Ashwagandha root extract resulted in a higher level of testosterone and a concomitant increase in serum levels of LH among infertile men having sub-optimal testosterone levels.
It’s difficult to see if the same result would be found with guys who do not have any fertility issues. So the question is, are you infertile?
If you’ve been banging your missus (or even your mistress, we shouldn’t be even talking if you have smashed your sister) unprotected and have miraculously not had a sprog you probably are infertile…sorry to break that to you, bro.
However, you are probably in look because only 12% of men throughout the whole world are infertile, and even then, that is a generous estimate by the World Health Authority.
N-methyltyramine (NMT) – This compound is largely unstudied and therefore the limited knowledge is really based on tests from animals and rodents.
Studies do show that it inhibits fat breakdown, but being a stimulant it may just suppress appetite. Not really conclusive though.
Stohs SJ, Hartman MJ. A Review of the Receptor Binding and Pharmacological Effects of N-methyltyramine. Phytother Res. 2015 Jan;29(1):14-6.
Hordenine – Technically Hordenine can be used as a stimulant and fat burner due to its associated with tyramine and noradrenaline, but not enough evidence exists currently to support its usage as nutritional supplementation.
Octopamine – Banned by the WADA. The claims of fat burning may not actually be true and are untested in humans. Risky.
Tyramine – This causes an increase in blood pressure (hypertension) which can then cause headaches and migraines.
Synephrine – This increases fat oxidation rate whilst reducing carbohydrate oxidation rate during low to moderate exercise.
Huperzine A – Some research shows that taking huperzine A by mouth for 4 weeks improves the memory older children and teenagers who complain of memory problems.
L-Dopa (Macuna Pruriens) – This is actually good for treating people with Parkinsons. There’s a mixed bag of results for testosterone but look mainly positive.
Results have shown an increase in testosterone levels in infertile men, however, results are very limited for fertile men.
It is effective to reduce cortisol levels – high stress levels can harm testosterone production.
Safflower Extract – Possibly effective for lowering cholesterol but there’s very little evidence to substantiate any other claims.
Medium Chain Triglycerides – Can be used to help raise metabolism but the effect is very small, MCT essentially are fatty acids that can be used for energy and they are much easier for your body to absorb – but they ain’t a miracle worker.
Triticum Vulgare (Wheat Bran) – There is now strong evidence that fiber, and in particular wheat bran fiber, may have health benefits in terms of prevention of diet-related diseases.
Evening Primrose – The only real benefits offered are to improve the symptoms of nerve damage caused by diabetes and to help increase bone density for those suffering from osteoporosis.
Just 2 capsules per day.
The daily dose of 1212.39mg is a mediocre amount of combined ingredients.
In fact, this dose is not great when you consider that the best fat burners tend to offer in excess of 3000mg.
Effects & Benefits:
There are just 3 ingredient included that has concrete evidence to help with fat loss and that are safe.
That is a poor number of ingredients considering there are 19 ingredients included within this fat burner.
It is reassuring to see Caffeine and B12.
These 2 ingredients are found in the best fat burner, Instant Knockout. However, that is where the similarities end…
Yohimbe and Bitter Orange can help with fat mass but they are both potentially dangerous ingredients and should really be avoided.
Vitamin D is a great testosterone booster as is Ashwagandha and L-Dopa if taken by men who are infertile…
Yet, this is a fat burner developed for women…
MCT’s are useful for energy but they do not have a huge amount of impact.
Wheat germ seems to not only offer a good source of fiber for bowl movements but research now suggests that it can also help prevent other diet related disease.
Primrose oil only seems to help if you have previously had nerve damage from disease or if you have osteoporosis.
Consider this, this is marketed as a fat burner…for women.
So to only have 3 proven, effective and safe fat burning ingredients does seem poor when you consider the best fat burner includes 10 focused and proven fat burning ingredients.
This actually contains 19 ingredients. A further 3 ingredients may help increase testosterone levels, 2 of which only are effective if you are an infertile male which is helpful.
It is worth mentioning again that Yohimbe and Bitter Orange can cause anything from sun sensitivity to heart attacks and strokes. It should be used with caution in mind.
Then there is Octopamine which is a banned substance by the World Athletic Doping Authority.
Plus Tyramine can cause high blood pressure which can lead to headaches.
Notwithstanding 4 ingredients that have no real evidence to prove they are effective.
Performix SST Glow Thermogenic Fat Burner Review Conclusion:
It is very disappointing to see that there are only 3 ingredient present that are proven to be safe and effective at helping reduce fat mass.
It is also disappointing to see that there are 4 ingredients that offer no benefit at all.
There are also a real lack of ingredients that can offer increases in energy or mental focus as this is described.
So all-in-all it is lacking at everything.
However, if you are an infertile male there’s 2 ingredients that can increase your testosterone levels which is handy if you are a female.
Therefore, some other products such as those in our top 3 fat burners are more far more attractive propositions.