My Twinlab Ripped Fuel Extreme Fat Burner Review

 My Twinlab Ripped Fuel Extreme Fat Burner Review First Look

I regretfully have not cycled in to work today, especially seeing as the weather is so good.

However, occasionally life is not just how we want it and other commitments come up which means that gym days or even a cycle in to work can’t be made.

At present, my kitchen at home is being refurbished and it has taken much longer than I anticipated, again, this has prevented me from properly meal prepping and as such this has had a negative effect on my dieting.

So, as we can see that even the slightest thing can send your nutrition and fitness in to oblivion.

Therefore, I always supplement my diet and training regime with supplements such as fat burners, because they can at least be working and helping me maintain or cut fat levels while I’m sat on the train and eating cereal for dinner instead of chicken and asparagus.

Considering as I am going away on vacation very shortly, I want to ensure that I look my best, but also, that when I am training I feel my best, too.

As we know, fat cannot be spot reduced or targeted without surgery, so we have to work hard to ensure all areas are hit.

This means gym work in combination with cardio and a good diet that allows more calories to be used for energy than taken in from food and drink.

This is exactly where an effective fat burner can help.

Fat burners can give you that edge whereby you burn the extra calories required which help toward creating that deficit which can lead to fat loss.

These are especially useful if you cannot continuously commit to a really good and consistent cardio regime such as myself due to other commitments on occasion.


What can a fat burner really do?

You may well be surprised actually.

The idea that an effective fat burner just magically makes your waist smaller is far from the truth.

However, only the effective fat burners contain a number of ingredients in correct doses that work harmoniously and through a number of outcomes help you lose fat mass, not muscle.

Their benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Increase energy – This will help you be more active and stimulate you for effective workouts
  • Thermogenic – These ingredients will increase the temperature of your core which increases calorie expenditure
  • Appetite control – The ability to feel fuller and not to fall for sweet, calorie laden treats

As a result I tend to supplement my exercise regime with a fat burner supplement.

I have found Instant Knockout to offer the best results and as a result I try to use that daily.


Ingredients: The Science

 

Chromium

This mineral helps your body use fats and carbohydrates more effectively for energy production.

It also helps move glucose from the bloodstream and in to the cells for energy.

This is found in Instant Knockout.

http://care.diabetesjournals.org/content/27/11/2741

https://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/tc/chromium-topic-overview#1

Calcium

Results show that training results in increased testosterone levels in athletes and that the increase is greater if accompanied by calcium supplementation.

However, calcium supplements are also known to increase artery plaque which in the long term can cause cardiovascular problems.

Read more about that, here.

However, with supplements such as this, there is little chance they will be used constantly and consistently day after day.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19099204

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.

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

Baikal Skullcap

This has been used for centuries to treat a variety of health issues including respiratory diseases and even HIV.

However, there is no circumstantial evidence to say that this works for anything, even fat loss.

https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-903/baikal-skullcap

Catechu

It is thought that catechu may contain chemicals that can decrease inflammation and kill bacteria.

Very little evidence available though.

http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-394-catechu.aspx?activeingredientid=394&activeingredientname=catechu

Caffeine Anhydrous:

The purest form of caffeine available.

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 also increase resting energy expenditure which translates as burning more calories.

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

https://jissn.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1550-2783-10-25

Cocoa Bean Extract (Theobroma)

Studies show that in conjunction with a controlled diet, cocoa bean extract may play a role in body weight management.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3113527/

Green Tea

A 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.

http://news.psu.edu/story/310179/2014/04/02/research/research-suggests-green-tea-exercise-boost-weight-loss-health

L-carnitine

Carnitine comes in many guises. It helps toward the body producing energy.

Carnitine can help your brain work effectively, it can aid muscle movement as well as many other bodily functions and processes. It is usually found in meats.

http://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/carnitine-lcarnitine

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Carnitine-HealthProfessional/

Men who were supplemented with 2000mg per day showed an increase of Insulin like growth hormone when combined with exercise. This is good.

http://journals.lww.com/nsca-jscr/Abstract/2003/08000/The_Effects_of_L_Carnitine_L_Tartrate.5.aspx


How to take Pure Slim Garcinia

Two pills daily

It is good to spread out the dose across the course of the day to ensure our body has a constant supply of ingredients to process rather than peaks and troughs.

If you get too much of certain ingredients, that what the body doesn’t need at the time will be wasted and you will not feel the benefit.

Therefore, if you have a massive dose of Magnesium for instance yet your body is still processing and utilizing Magnesium from a meal you’ve recently had it will only use what is required.

What the body doesn’t require at the time will let it pass. Thus, a higher chance of waste and less benefits.

It is better to have a continued trickle effect.

This results in a daily dose of just over 1156.02mg which is not particularly high and not competitive.


Price

$28.50


Pros

 

There are a good number of ingredients included in this fat burner which is a positive start.

So let’s take a look at what benefit this can bring to us.

Chromium is often found in the nest fat burner supplements because it helps your body use carbs and fast better to provide you with energy required for a long bike ride or weights session.

 

Calcium is actually a good hormone regulator. It helps increase testosterone levels and higher levels of testosterone helps you cut fat.

Cayenne is clinically proven to raise the body temperature which in turn causes your body to burn more calories.

Caffeine is a well regarded and possibly the most well known ingredient available in this product. It too, like Cayenne has thermogenic effects so it can help raise body temperature.

It also increases focus and energy which will help get you off the sofa and in to the gym a bit easier.

Cocoa bean studies have shown that is potentially can help regulate body weight.]

Green Tea is a popular ingredient that is often found in fat burners because it is scientifically proven to help fat loss.

Carnitine helps the body produce energy which is useful if you have an active lifestyle.

In the right amounts it can also contribute towards increasing growth hormone while exercising.

 


Cons

There are a couple of areas that need to be addressed and developed.

One of the major areas does include the dose, which is low, but there are quite a few ingredients which are not proven to have any benefit at all, or may cause some problems.

Take heed of the items below…

Calcium supplementation may actually cause potential cardiovascular harm over the long term as it can line the arteries with plaque which them can place more pressure on the heart when trying to pump blood around the body to the organs and muscles.

Baikal Skullcap just has no evidence that it works for any of its supposed uses.

Catechu is another ingredient lacking any basis of evidence that it can benefit us.

Carnitine is a great ingredient to include for its energy support properties, however, it needs a much higher dose if we were to benefit from the increases of growth hormone that it can offer.


What Improvements Could Be Made?

It has to be said that this this fat burner does provide several proven and well regarded ingredients that can contribute to weight loss.

However, there is more to be done.

This would include dosing this higher so we can get more benefit, plus swapping those ingredients that are not proven, for ingredients that are.

We must also make you aware that regular and consistent Calcium use also needs to be taken with caution.

Yet, this supplement could really do with the listed ingredients to make it much more effective:

  • Glucomannan
  • D3
  • B12
  • Green Coffee
  • B6
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Fenugreek
  • Synephrine

Without any of these, this will not have the maximum effect on fat loss.


My Twinlab Ripped Fuel Extreme Fat Burner Review Conclusion

I have to award this fat burner with some points for effort.

It contains several beneficial and scientifically proven ingredients that will contribute to fat loss. This is much more than many of the products we see on the market.

However, there are areas that need developing.

This does include increasing the daily dose, and the dosing strategy.

It would also benefit from replacing three of the ingredients that do not have any proof of their effectiveness with three or more proven ingredients found in other fat burner supplements that are proven ot offer excellent results.

Anything else worth adding to this review..?

This lacks the full plethora of proven ingredients that are rated highly for fat loss.

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