Razorwire Thermo Lacerate Fat Burner Review // More Than Just A Fat Burner?
I noticed this fat burner product when I was reading Muscle & Fitness magazine and listening to ’80’s synth music, yep that is happening right now as I type…I lead a sad existence sometimes.
More importantly, I will be smashing the weights shortly as I had a week long break due to illness.
In addition, I got a nasty hit to my shin playing rugby a couple of weeks ago and it does seem to be agony as well as denting my leg.
Anyway, the advertisement was eye catching, the product looked good and premium so I though I would buy it and test it.
I am visiting Thailand 6 weeks sooner than I would hope, the winter bod is in full flow and I certainly won’t be wearing much more than shorts and a vest when over there.
It reminds me when I went over to Perth, Australia one Christmas. I left the cold and rain in a thick winter coat to arrive in 113 Fahrenheit/45 Celsius which was a slight shock to the system although not as shocking as the shark sirens at the beach…fucking hell!
Ingredients: The Science
Chromium – Chromium supplements are promoted as being helpful in building muscle and burning fat and in helping the body use carbohydrates.
This has not been proven and features in our list of ingredients to avoid.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) – One of 8 B vitamins.
All B vitamins help the body convert food (carbohydrates) into fuel (glucose), which the body uses to produce energy.
These B vitamins, often referred to as B complex vitamins, also help the body use fats and protein.
B complex vitamins are needed for healthy skin, hair, eyes, and liver.
They also help the nervous system function properly and is critical to the manufacture of red blood cells.
DL-phenylalanine – Studies have shown that this can help with confusion, lack of energy, depression, decreased alertness and memory problems.
Capsicum – Known to boost metabolism, cayenne causes the body to produce extra heat and burn more calories for fuel.
This is found in our favorite fat burner Instant Knockout.
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.
Thiamin (Vitamin B1) – Helps the body’s cells change carbohydrates into energy.
The main role of carbohydrates is to provide energy for the body, especially the brain and nervous system.
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.
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.
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.
Rasberry Ketone – Whilst touted as a miracle weight loss supplement and sometimes for lean muscle mass it is important to keep in mind that there is no reliable scientific evidence that it improves weight loss when taken by people.
There is a 2 pills twice per day recommended dose although we are instructed to take them both at once.
We prefer 4 pills spread across the day to evenly spread the nutrients out and prevent massive peaks and troughs.
4 pills are the doses of our benchmark products. There’s a moderate 2024.14mg daily serving here.
9 solid ingredients present brings the fight to the flab.
There’s a good few ingredients present here which are found in the best fat burner on the market which is reassuring to see, the problem is, there are also ingredients present that either on our list to avoid or can interact badly with the accompanying ingredients such as caffeine or just overblown by a media figure which turned out to be false claims.
While it is great to see a whole host of beneficial B vitamins, cayenne, caffeine and green tea, we are presented with lower doses than found in some of the competition.
So it reads well but won’t be as effective.
DL-phenylalanine is an interesting and not exactly required ingredient to have, sure it has its benefits but I would have preferred some Zinc.
It’s like looking reading through the specification sheet of a Hyundai and a Rolls Royce; sure they both have leather interior but the Rolls’ leather is of a much higher quality so the outcome and experience is a world apart. That’s kind of what we have here.
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We are dealt with a real low blow of Chromium and Raspberry Ketones.
The latter of which were made famous by Dr. Oz who claimed that they were the next miracle fat burner along with countless other products which ended up being bullshit, so much so even some Senators gave him a dressing down.
We also have Bitter Orange, now this potentially is a good ingredient, however, there are a few issues surrounding it and its potential reaction with caffeine, as such it is not deemed safe.
This is a worrying sight to see the combination of Caffeine and Bitter Orange and a potentially serious oversight by the supplement company.
As already mentioned, the doses of the effective ingredients are running a bit low to be competitive.
This is a shame because if they ditch the shit ingredients and just increased the doses for what is good we would have a more formidable product on our hands.
This ain’t bad by any means apart from the potential issues thrown up by the combination of Caffeine and Bitter Orange but sometimes you just gotta live life on the edge and if that means having a stroke, so be it!
I jest, it can be serious and it is this ingredient, the Raspberry Ketones and Chromium that lets down a decent product with promise.
It isn’t all bad though, heart attack aside, a few tweaks with the dosing and it would be a top 3 runner.
Is it more than a fat burner though?
Well you don’t often see DL-phenylalanine in a fat burner, although I cannot really say it will have a great deal of benefit in this scenario.
The packet would have you believe that this is also a pre-workout, however, all of the good fat burners have stimulants so you could argue they all have a dual use.
Just lacking a little in some areas and missing a couple of decent, well regarded ingredients such as Zinc and Glucomman, but nearly there.