Prime Nutrition REDUX Fat Burner Review
Prime Nutrition REDUX Fat Burner Review First Look:
I was absolutely shit faced last night and feel horrendous today.
What was supposed to be a couple of beers and some food with a buddy turned in to a full on beer session with no food whatsoever.
In fact it ended with me swaying in my girlfriends’ friends kitchen and a barely remembered taxi ride home at 4am.
Cue the remorse, suffering, paranoia and anxiety. Therefore, earlier I had to go for a walk of self discovery and clear the mind, body and soul. Something like that anyway.
All it did do was make my legs turn to jelly and give me a ravaging thirst. However, a nice bit of exercise is welcome especially as I go on vacation in 2 days time for a bit of sun and relaxation.
Yet, just a 6 mile stroll along a river will not completely reverse the calorific damage I put myself through last night, nor the many soda’s I am drinking today to try and perk myself up.
So while considering my next move, I was struck by this fat burner from Prime Nutrition which looks just like a prescription drug.
The bottle and label is extremely clinical looking and this to me makes me think that it must a be a good product.
It even exclaims that it is clinically dosed. With these words in mind I am extremely excited to take a closer look at this fat burner and see how it compares with Instant Knockout which is the best fat burner on the market at the moment.
Erythropalum Scandens Extract – Early studies have demonstrated that this has significant anti-inflammatory properties.
Higenamine – Data shows an increase in energy expenditure and kilocalorie expenditure. It also results in a moderate increase in heart rate and systolic blood pressure similar to caffeine.
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.
Rauwolscine – Highly stimulatory and may also be mood-elevating. Not enough info is known for an active oral dose but approximately 15mg in combination with other fat loss supplements.
Very similar to yohimbine, it alleviates pressures the body exerts to preserve fat mass.
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.
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.
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.
6, 7, dihydroxybergamottin (DHB, Grapefruit) – Fat mass appears to be reduced more in groups consuming grapefruit relative to placebo.
- 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.
No more than 3 capsules daily. This provides 1821mg of combined ingredients per day.
This is a very low daily dose when compared with the best fat burners which tend to offer in excess of 3000mg.
Already we are looking at a shortfall of about one third.
Effects & Benefits:
There’s 5 beneficial and safe fat burning ingredients included in this supplement of 9 in total.
Caffeine is a great and proven thermogenic which raises body temperature to stimulate more calorie expenditure.
I have never come across Erythropalum before and there seems to be limited studies on its benefits, however, it does seem to reduce inflammation. Inflammation is the cause of many chronic diseases including obesity.
Higenamine increases calorie expenditure, more calories burned means that you are getting closer to that deficit required to lose weight.
Naringin helps fight obesity as it is an anti-inflammatory.
Studies have shown that 6, 7, dihydroxybergamottin reduces fat mass.
This isn’t really dosed highly enough nor does it have a full breadth of proven and beneficial ingredients, 5 of 9 is not acceptable when you consider Instant Knockout contains 10 proven and effective ingredients.
Senegalia Berlandieri contains elements that can lead to cardiac arrest and is banned substance.
Bitter Orange is not without its issues either. It can cause high blood pressure and even heart attacks.
Rauwolscine may help with fat loss but it is not entirely conclusive.
There’s not a great deal about 1,3-DMAA but it is structurally very close to amphetamine and can cause doping test fails. Best to avoid.
It also costs $54.99 which I think is a bit steep for what we are being provided.
Prime Nutrition REDUX Fat Burner Review Conclusion:
I feel we are being fooled slightly by the packaging.
There’s 5 effective ingredients included but there’s a further 4 that are either potentially dangerous or just do not have conclusive evidence to demonstrate that they are effective.
That means this is only 55% effective, not a great figure when we are being lead to believe this is a clinical weight loss aid.
It does contains some useful ingredients and particularly anti-inflammatory ingredients which can help fight chronic diseases such as obesity.
Realistically it is no better than many of the fat burners on the market, regardless of the aesthetics and it is certainly no better than those fat burners which feature in our top 3 best fat burners.