My Rockstar SKINNY GAL Thermogenic Fat Cutter Review

My Rockstar SKINNY GAL Thermogenic Fat Cutter Review First Look:

I went out for dinner last night with my girlfriend and devoured hock ham terrine for starter, pork belly with fries for my main and a bottle of Sauvignon blanc to wash it all down with.

We didn’t want dessert but did fancy stopping off at a bar on our way home for a couple of espresso martini’s.

I then had a blood test first thing this morning to take a blood count to see why my groin is hurting.

On my hit list of food yesterday did include a steak pie too, so, in short I pretty much hit my calorie requirements easily.

This morning I felt pretty good considering the booze, but then slowly fell in to a short lived pit of despair.

However, this despair ensured that for my lunch today I had my staple of tuna plus vegetable rice when I could quite easily have succumbed to junk food near the office.

I managed to maintain a fairly strict regime over the summer months, however, it soon dwindled and this effective summer regime has been fragmented to say the least as time has moved on.

However, with vacations on the horizon, I want to ensure I do not look like a sack of potatoes for everyone’s sake.

So, here we are looking at a fat cutter that is aimed at females. I never take such notice to marketing and look purely at the ingredients to see just how effective this can be and if it can better the market leader, Instant Knockout.

Ingredients

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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.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1262-raspberry%20ketone.aspx?activeingredientid=1262

African Mango (Irvingia gabonensis)– There are a few research studies on the health effects of IG extracts, and most have been sponsored by supplement makers, make of that what you will…

This is found in EVLNutrition Lean Mode but that didn’t score very well with us.

Tends to be paired with other fat burning supplements which actually work whereas this doesn’t do a great deal.

http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/features/african-mango-supplements#1

Caffeine – 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 Anhydrous is the purest form of caffeine so always look out for it.

This is found in 4 Gauge which is the best pre-workout.

It is also found in Instant Knockout which is the best fat burner available at present.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-979-caffeine.aspx?activeingredientid=979

Garcinia Cambogia – Supposedly helps people lose weight, however, trials have been unsubstantiated or at least unimpressive.

Any tests run where there has been a glimmer of hope have been in stage 1 obese people.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/garcinia-cambogia-weight-loss

Conjugated Linolenic Acid (CLA) – Initial reports and studies have showed that CLA helped a bunch of women who did no exercise lose 9% of their body fat.

However, further studies are showing very mixed, if not medicore results that aren’t really setting the world alight, in fact the side effects are having their presence felt moreso outweighing any real benefits.

Any benefits that were found meant that the composition had to be greater than 80%.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/conjugated-linoleic-acid-cla

Capsicum (Cayenne) – Capsaicin is known to boost metabolism, causing the body to produce extra heat and burn more calories for fuel.

This is found in our favorite fat burner Instant Knockout. There’s 40,000 heat units present (HU) which is pretty darn hot.

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/cayenne

Phaseolus Vulgaris (White Kidney Bean) – Analysis revealed a statistically non-significant difference in weight loss between P. vulgaris and placebo groups. It doesn’t work.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22844674

Hoodia Gordonii – Hoodia fails to suppress the appetite and may also be mildly toxic and imprudent to supplement.

https://examine.com/supplements/hoodia-gordonii/

5-HTP (Griffonia)– This chemical increases the synthesis of serotonin which helps against insomnia, binge eating and helps with your mood and well being.

Anyone who is or used to go clubbing to house music will know a thing or two about serotonin!

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-794-5-htp.aspx?activeingredientid=794&activeingredientname=5-htp

Green Coffee Bean – Green coffee beans are coffee beans that have not yet been roasted.

These coffee beans contain a higher amount of the chemical chlorogenic acid.

For weight loss, chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought to affect how the body handles blood sugar and metabolism.

This is found in our favorite fat burner, Instant Knockout.

https://examine.com/supplements/Green+Coffee+Extract/

Apple Cider Vinegar – A study in Japan showed that obese people who took apple cider vinegar daily for 12 weeks lost a small amount of weight. Once they stopped taking it the weight did return though.

http://www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/apple-cider-vinegar-and-health

Turmeric – Finding itself more popular and being included in a variety of products, yet we find this most puzzling. Why?

Well regardless to the fact that it has no link to testosterone stimulation it also has very poor bio-availability rendering it useless when ingested. This is included in our top 10 ingredients that do not work.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-662-turmeric.aspx?activeingredientid=662

Rhodiola rosea – Can protect against cognitive deficits, neuronal injury and oxidative stress, can also be used as a potential agent in treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. This is found in our favorite Nootropic.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19950527_wp_link_placeholde

Paullinia Cupana (AKA Guarana) – Studies note that 75mg guarana (9mg caffeine) was able to enhance cognitive scores related to memory and reaction time with a subsequent dose-response study noting that 75mg was more effective than higher (150-300mg) and lower (37.5mg) doses.

https://examine.com/supplements/paullinia-cupana/

L-Arginine – This is found in many pre workout supplements or products designed to make you more vascular.

L-Arginine opens up the blood vessels and arteries to assist with blood flow, nothing really to do with testosterone but may assist with any impotency issues that are not helping you attain that hot chick in the gym who is 15 years your junior.

However, you will require 5g per day alone!

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-875-larginine.aspx?activeingredientid=875&

Papaya – Papaya contains a chemical called papain. Papain breaks down proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. There are uncertaintis whether it is effective when taken by mouth though.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-488-PAPAYA.aspx?activeIngredientId=488&activeIngredientName=PAPAYA&source=2

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Dose:

A mere 1 capsule daily.

We prefer at least 4 pills spread out across the course of the day to ensure our body has a constant supply of ingredients to process.

The daily dose of 325mg is a very low amount overall compared to many fat burners.

In fact, this dose is not particularly good or confidence inspiring when you consider the best fat burners which tend to offer in excess of 3000mg.

Effects & Benefits:

Is this fat cutter specifically formulated just for women?

I personally think that is just a marketing tactic. This combination of ingredients are available in many other fat burners, that is not to say that it actually 100% effective…

It does contain some good ingredients though in the shape of the following:

  • Cayenne
  • Caffeine
  • Green Coffee

This selection of ingredients have evidence that they can help raise body temperature, induce thermogenic effects and increase calorie expenditure.

As a result, these are commonly found in the best fat burners.

The we have a number of further ingredients that are not so common…

Apple Cider Vinegar has produced some fairly positive results in tests for weight loss but the consumption needs to be consistent otherwise the weight lost can reappear once it is stopped being used.

CLA has produced some positive results in the past, in tests it has performed well to then perform poorly in other studies which means its effectiveness just isn’t conclusive nor consistent.

5-HTP does not cut fat directly or have an effect on calorie expenditure, however, it can potentially surpress your appetite to prevent you reaching for those snacks.

Rhodiola can help protect cognitive function and Guarana, if dosed adequately can help improve memory and other cognitive function.

Arginine has nothing to do with weight loss or fat burn.

Studies have shown that at doses of 5000mg it can increase blood flow. There’s no way near 5000mg per daily dose though.

Negatives:

This is not the worst fat cutting supplement I have seen, but there’s more than a few issues holding it back…

The daily dose is unbelievably low compared to  what we are used to seeing with the best fat burners.

This contains 16 ingredients in total which is a large amount, but, when broken down and analysed, only four of those can consistently and reliably improve your fat cutting ability.

It most definitely lacks the ability and the performance to reduce fat cell size when compared to supplements such as Instant Knockout.

Other problems lay with ingredients such as CLA that have, in the past, produced impressive results to cut fat, yet, more contemporary studies have failed to achieve the same level of success.

Again, with Apple Cider Vinegar this needs to be taken continuously otherwise the weight lost returns quickly.

Garcinia and Raspberry Ketones offer no reliable evidence to prove their fat reducing ability.

It also needs mentioning that this is not only an insignificant daily dose but also a proprietary blend.

This means the amount per ingredient is not disclosed and it is completely legal for trace amounts of each ingredient to be included and a lot of bulking agent.

Plus there’s a couple of ingredients that although not going to help reduce fat mass could potentially offer some benefit but they’re not dosed properly to be effective.

Then, it’s missing plenty other ingredients that would have been helpful to help create energy for your workouts and burn more calories.

As a fat burner, it is not going to be as effective as many of the other products on the market which offer a more complete ingredient profile such as Instant Knockout.

Because Instant Knockout also provides the following ingredients…

  • B6
  • B12
  • Zinc
  • Chromium
  • Glucomannan
  • Green Tea

My Rockstar SKINNY GAL Thermogenic Fat Cutter Review Conclusion:

If you are a woman and looking to reduce fat mass after the holiday season, do not be lured in by the branding for this product.

It only offers a small daily dose and a small amount number of proven and reliable ingredients to help cut that unwanted fat mass.

However, it then creates issues for itself by not dosing some ingredients high enough to be truly beneficial and then omits a number of further proven ingredients that are found in the most effective fat cutting supplements such as Instant Knockout which you can see below:

  • B6
  • B12
  • Zinc
  • Chromium
  • Glucomannan
  • Green Tea

It does, in fact, offer a large number of ingredients that will do nothing to help you lose weight.

While it is tempting to buy something that is labelled for women, it very rarely translates as being more effective. In many cases, it merely omits the ingredients you really need.


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