REVIEWED: MHP Ultrisine Hardcore Fat Burner
MHP Ultrisine Hardcore Fat Burner First Look:
I’ve destroyed a few muffins today, not to mention candies.
So I thought maybe the best course of action was to sit at my desk and smash about 10 cups of coffee hoping the caffeine alone with have enough thermogenic effects to end the muffin based misery…it won’t.
So what is the plan?
First and foremost a good dose of exercise is required. A well researched and effective fat burner can help too.
So how does this fair from MHP?
Well, I don’t know yet and nor do you because I am just about to comment on how it looks and then delve deeper in to the bowls of the product and see how the ingredient profile shapes up.
This does look high end. Nice, eye catching design that is a world apart from most of the half assed, hashed together bottles with a wonky label slapped on in the bedroom of a 19 year old college student.
Usually, if the little details are squared away like this it can reflect well on the rest of the producct…unless this is merely a veneer to hide behind…
L-Dopa Velvet Bean (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.
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.
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.
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.
Grains Of Paradise Extract (Aframomum melegueta) – Oral ingestion of GP extract increases energy expenditure.
Polygonum Cuspidatum (Japanese Knotweed) – It seems this is great for inflammation but nothing which directly influences testosterone levels or fat loss.
Gynostemma pentaphyllum (Southern Ginseng) – Long term, but not short term, ingestion of gynostemma tea appears to reduce fat mass in diabetics; no studies in healthy persons yet.
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.
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.
Vitamin B6 – Comprising three chemically distinct compounds pyridoxal, pyridoxamine, and pyridoxine, is involved in the regulation of mental function and mood.
Vitamin B6 is also an essential homocysteine re-methylation cofactor, and deficiency is associated with increase in blood homocysteine levels. Homocysteine is a risk factor for cerebrovascular disease and may also have directly toxic effects on neurons of the central nervous system.
Neuropsychiatric disorders including seizures, migraine, chronic pain and depression have been linked to vitamin B6 deficiency.
Capsicum (Cayenne) – 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.
The advice is to only take 2 tablets daily which equates to a low 2225.5mg.
This is less the best fat burners offer and they tend to advise taking 4 tablets spread over the course of a day.
Effects & Benefits:
There’s only 5 beneficial ingredients here that everyone can benefit from.
Why do I say ‘everyone’?
Well, there’s a couple of ingredients such as Gynostemma pentaphyllum and L-Dopa are only effective for people with certain conditions such as diabetes or if they’re infertile.
However, studies to try and establish how much of the global male population are infertile seem to result in no more than 12%.
There’s only 8.5% of the global population being diabetic too.
However, if you are both, that is 7 effective ingredients here for you out of 12.
So if you are infertile and diabetic just over 50% of this fat burner is of use to you.
If you are otherwise ‘healthy’ less than 50% of this fat burner is useful and beneficial in someway to you.
They are poor stats either way you look at them.
Let’s continue from above…this is only around 50% effective. That means around half of this is not beneficial to you. That#s half of your money wasted.
Throw the fact that this is a proprietary blend in to the discussion and the chances of this being useful drop even lower.
So what else is wrong with it?
There’s Yohimbe and Citrus Aurantium for a start of which both can potentially cause cardiovascular (read heart) problems especially when combined with caffeine which is present in this fat burner supplement.
This also consists of a proprietary blend which acts as a veneer to hide the exact amount of each ingredient is included in the profile.
That means there’s plenty of opportunity to just provide trace amounts of each listed ingredient offering no benefit whatsoever, this was apparent in a recent pre workout that was tested.
The overall dose isn’t particularly high and the low amount of tablets to take isn’t optimal either.
I think the high cost of $79.99 should be brought to your attention too.
MHP Ultrisine Hardcore Fat Burner Review Conclusion:
There are some well respected and effective ingredients included in this fat burner supplement.
Ingredients found in the best fat burner we have tried.
Yet when we look more closely these ingredients make up less than 50% of the total product which is not good for the customer.
That’s like only 50% of your car working (sounds like my car actually) which is something you would not tolerate.
However, they try to hide many of the misgivings behind the proprietary blend screen which can trick many people.
So we have a supplement that is only half effective (at best) and most of it is hidden from view anyway so we don’t really know how much or how little of each ingredient we are getting…doesn’t sound either fair or good value.
Looks like a scam to me…it’s all a bit too deceiving and there’s a lot of ‘smoke and mirrors’ going on here which I do not trust.