Vanna Belt Trim-V® Nootropic Powered Fat Burner Review | What Are The Benefits?
I’ve never heard of Vanna Belt and I am never really a fan of a supplement that tries to ‘do it all’, as invariably it fails to do anything particularly well. This looks like a ladies product from in regards to the color scheme, even though fairly dark and moody which is normally associated with male orientated products, the purple is the game changer.
Theacrine (1,3,7,9-tetramethyluric acid) – An alkaloid molecule which can be seen as a structurally modified version of caffeine. However, although it is similar to caffeine whereby it has a sedative effect at relatively low doses, but where this sedative effect with caffeine is at an impractically low dose with theacrine it is the dose normally consumed by tea. Research on Theacrine is really too sparse though to cast any real assertions.
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. This is found in Instant Knockout which is the best fat burner available at present.
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.
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.
Riboflavin – Important for body growth and red blood cell production. It also aids in the release of energy from proteins.
Niacin – Higher amounts of niacin can improve cholesterol levels and lower cardiovascular risks. However, the jury is out on these real benefits.
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.
Vitamin B12 – Evidence indicates treatment with vitamin B12 does not improve brain function, be that orally or injected.
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.
Beta-Phenethylamine – Linked to dopamine which makes you feel happy. However, as a supplement it is pretty worthless as it is broken down rapidly into inactive components.
Octopamine – Banned by the WADA. The claims of fat burning may not actually be true and are untested in humans. Risky.
Just the 2 capsules per day to be taken with water in the morning. This equates to just a shockingly insignificant 582.83mg per day.
There are 11 ingredients present here. Let us remember that these 11 ingredients combined have to assist cognitive function as well as fat burning, yet just 5 actually have any worth.
That is less than 50%. If we break it down further, that is 3 for fat burning and 2 for cognitive function.
If we look at it like that, it isn’t very impressive at all. In fact, it is a bit of a farce.
Three of one and two of another are not going to have any real impact in a real world scenario.
It we strip it back even further, Thiamin and Niacin are not strictly fat burning ingredients, more they help convert carbohydrates into energy rather than raise metabolism.
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I cannot be negative about a product that includes a proprietary blend I am afraid. There is nothing good about a product which will mask the proportion of ingredients in the blend. It reeks of dishonesty and far too many supplements have one.
The daily dose is not optimal either, there should be 4 times as much per day to be truly effective, however, that would only ring true if the ingredients themselves were effective…and there are far too many which are not.
Yes, unbelievably, less than half are actually beneficial which means there is a rather large task at hand for not very many ingredients at all. That would be like trying to fit a soccer team in a VW Beetle – it is not exactly an optimal solution.
As is usually the case for such supplements whereby they attempt not to just focus on one area but try to be the product for all people and all needs, as a result it fails. It isn’t the worst but why buy a half backed product? Especially as there is not reason too with other great products available that are developed on researched and proven ingredients.
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