TNT Strong To The Core Fat Burner Review // Will This Melt Belly Fat?
Let’s be honest, this looks cool.
I love it when supplement companies make a show and dance about their packaging.
This is just like the Grenade and the clenched fist we have seen.
These products with the thoughtful marketing strategy have also considered the product development too, as a result we have been offered great products.
On too many occasions we are delivered a ropy, mass produced common bottle easily bought for cents with shit ingredients being sold to us on Amazon or eBay, that said even the big guns out there such as bodybuilding.com and GNC.com offer some real turgid products that we would rather not use whatsoever.
Ingredients: The Science
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.
Biotin (B7) – Biotin is an important component of enzymes in the body that break down certain substances like fats, carbohydrates, and others.
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.
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.
Stearoyl Vanillylamide – Appears to enhance adrenaline secretion in rats.
Adrenaline provides that energy required to smash out that HIIT session.
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.
Coleus forskohlii – Forskolin is a chemical found in the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus.
This plant has been used since ancient times to treat heart disorders such as high blood pressure and chest pain (angina), as well as respiratory disorders such as asthma, it can also assist with reducing fat mass in obese people.
However, no reliable scientific information that shows Coleus forskohlii extracts taken by mouth are effective.
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.
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine – Tyrosine is taken for depression, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the inability to stay awake (narcolepsy), and improving alertness following sleep deprivation.
It is also used for stress, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic fatigue syndrome(CFS).
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.
Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) – Whilst tested in rats extract of Zingiber Officinale significantly increased in the relative weight of the testis, the serum testosterone level, testicular cholesterol level and epididymal a-glucosidase activity.
However, these rats were given 600mg per kilo of bodyweight daily. So that is a fuckload you would need.
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.
Tetradecyl Thioacetic Acid – Technically an Omega-3 fatty acid, TTA is a non-metabolizable fatty acid that cannot be used for energy and may be able to burn fat via mechanisms similar to Conjugated Linoleic Acid.
Lacking studies in humans at the moment, TTA appears to be a promising future candidate for fat loss and health.
Camelia Assamica (Assam Tea) – Amongst the benefits of tea is that it can prevent tumour cells growth, reduce cardiovascular disease, reduce cholesterol and induce body weight loss.
There is a 4 pills per day recommended dose although we are instructed to take them 2 at a time twice daily.
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 substantial 4417.51mg daily serving here.
There are a shit load of ingredients here and 10 effective ingredients.
This is looking like a bit of a winner so far.
The inclusion of the B vitamins is a great addition as they are useful for metabolizing fats and carbohydrates which can be used for energy to provide the fuel for your long workouts.
The caffeine and tea extracts are well known for their ability to help with weight loss.
There’s a couple of ingredients that are not particularly related directly to weight loss but are able to provide stimulation and adrenaline which is great to power you through your cardio sessions or even just to make sure you don’t fall asleep on the couch when you get home after a hard day at work…it’s easily done.
Bioperine aids absorption which is good to have.
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While there are a lot of ingredients, TTA is not conclusively a fat burning ingredient, that said initial findings are promising.
If ginger is to be effective at raising testosterone levels, and helping shed fat you will need a huge amount to have any benefit.
Coleus is not seen to be effective in an oral load and the problem with bitter orange are the host of potential complications when taken in conjunction with caffeine – this is a bit risky.
Due to the massive amount of ingredients, in some cases the mass per ingredient can suffer – as such the B vitamin family are not particularly well dosed.
This is a 4 pill per day cycle, yet the pills are not spread out over the course of the day and are taken in morning and early evening.
This isn’t optimal.
This wisely does include many of the key ingredients that are required and found in good, reliable fat burners.
However, it lacks in a few areas or there’s a missing area of thought in the development.
Due to the high number of ingredients, not all of the nutrients are optimally dosed to be very effective – they are merely present.
There are also a couple of unproven and yet to be finalized ingredients that could well have been omitted in the place of something such as cayenne pepper or green coffee extract.
I have reservations over a product that contains the potentially harmful Bitter Orange. This could be a risk too far for some.
However, overall a pretty good product.