Tried Fat Burners

January 12, 2008 at 8:23 am Leave a comment

Guarana (Traditional Medicine)

Tried: 100 capsules 250 mg with 36% (90mg) caffeine by GNC. 2 capsules 15 to 30 minutes before engaging in exercise activities.

Comments: Guarana contains a high amount of guaranine, a chemical substance with the same characteristics as caffeine. This makes Guarana a stimulant similar to coffee, which means that it quickens perceptions, delays sleep, helps with endurance based activities such as strength training, impairs the appetite or reduces appetite, will lead to more frequent visits to the toilet cause it has diuretics effect , causes a higher blood pressure and an increased heart palpitations and can make you feel slightly jittery.

Directions: Only for people who can tolerate with caffeine intake. Will experience extra perspirations during physical activities and not to be taken 6 hours before bedtime. . Exercise has to be included as part of the weight loss supplements programme.

Hydroxycut by Muscle Tech

Tried: Muscle Tech Hydroxycut 100 capsules. 2 capsules each time before each exercise acitivity up to 8 capsules a day.

Claims: Hydroxycut is designed to obtain fat-loss results when combined with diet and exercise. Hydroxycut contains exclusive compounds Hydroxagen Plus and HydroxyTea to help boost your metabolism,and increase energy level. Hydroxycut includes everything that’s great about ephedra-free Hydroxycut, and a special ingredient called Gymnema Sylvestre Extract to help promote normal blood sugar levels. This amazing formula helps to boost your metabolism so you can burn more calories throughout the day than you normally would.

Directions: Only for people who can tolerate with caffeine intake. Will experience extra perspirations during physical activities and not to be taken 6 hours before bedtime. Exercise has to be included as part of the weight loss supplements programme.


Tried: Cytodyne Xenadrine NRG 120 capsules. Approximately RM326 per bottle.

Claims: This is a new 8-hour Power Xenadrine-NRG which is a revolutionary new extended-release energy supplement which utilizes a unique “power-pellet” delivery system. Its patented formula is specifically designed to help increase energy levels within thirty minutes and then keep on working to maintain those levels for up to 8 full hours.
The secret to Xenadrine NRG’s effectiveness resides in a remarkable combination of natural ingredients. First is Norambrolide™ which is a fermented sage compound that has been shown in unpublished in-vitro research1 to increase levels of a cellular messenger called CAMP (cyclic adenosine monophosphate). The significance of this is that in some metabolic processes, CAMP is involved in activating cellular enzymes and other substances that help move fat out of the fat cells and promote the weight loss process; although no research has yet been done to demonstrate that Norambrolide™ will have this effect in humans.
Next is the proprietary Thermozanthin™ blend. This includes Yerba Mate, Guarana, Green Tea and Cocoa seed extract; each of which are sources of methylxanthines (e.g., caffeine) as having thermogenic activity (heat producing which leads to the body burning more calories) in human and animal research. Furthermore, green tea extract has been demonstrated in a randomized, placebo-controlled study to increase weight loss and burn calories. Other research on green tea has shown similar results. The Thermozanthin™ blend also contains the amino acid l-tyrosine. Tyrosine is a precursor to catecholamines like norepinephrine and dopamine, which are integral to the body’s fat burning processes. Also included in the Thermozanthin™ blend is green coffee bean extract. In human research the chlorogenic acid in coffee has been shown to reduce the amount of carbohydrates absorbed. Furthermore, animal research using isolated chlorogenic acid demonstrated that this compound has the ability to reduce the amount of glucose that can be created from metabolism of carbohydrates and proteins. The potential benefit is that when the body is unable to derive energy from these sources, it may draw upon stored sources of energy (such as body fat) to help meet energy needs; although no research has yet been done to demonstrate that green coffee extract will have this effect in humans. Rounding out this formula is vitamin B12, a nutrient necessary in the maturation of red blood cells (which carry oxygen for energy metabolism). It should be noted that many of the natural ingredients in this formula support energy metabolism.Directions: Standard NRG Serving: To maintain energy and burn fat for up to 8 hours, take two tablets daily. Super NRG Serving: To increase energy and fat-burning for up to 8 hours, take three tablets daily. Ultra NGR Serving: For maximum energy and fat- burning for up to 8 hours, take four tablets daily. For best results, use as part of a sensible diet and exercise program.
My personal experience: Develop allergy to it. The thermogenic effect is so great that my whole skin dried up, my face got so wrinkled and pimples or rashes started to appear on my face. Returned the whole bottle after taking 4 capsules over two days. Promised not to try that ever again.

Tried: Xenadrine EFX is a potent ephedra free, thermogenic formula.

Claims: Xenadrine EFX provides naturally derived caffeine. To receive the desired weight loss benefits of Xenadrine EFX, it should be used in conjunction with a well-balanced, calorie-controlled diet and exercise program.*

Nutrition Facts:
1 Bottle Contains 120 capsules
Serving Size (caps): 2
Servings Per Bottle: 60
Vitamin C 100 mg
Vitamin  B6 10 mg
Pantothenic acid 12 mg
Magnesium 10 mg
Norambrolide (Salvia sclarea leaf extract) 20 mg
Proprietary Thermodyne Complex  1415 mg

Suggested Use: As a dietary supplement, take two capsules before breakfast or morning exercise session, and two capsules at mid afternoon with 8 ounces of water. Do not take in the evening. Do not exceed 4 capsules per day. Individuals weight under 150 lbs may wish to begin use with one half the recommended dose for the first week (one capsule twice per day

Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing or at risk of or being treated for high blood pressure, heart disease, renal disease, hyperthyroidism, spasms, psychiatric disease, suffer from migraines, are allergic to tyramine or chocolate, have asthma, or are taking asthma medication. Consult your physician before use if you are taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI). The recommended dose of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee and should not be taken by individuals wishing to eliminate caffeine from their diet. Limit use of caffeine-containing foods and beverages while taking this product because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasionally, rapid heartbeat.

My personal experience: Tried it as it claims exercise is not necessary. Of course this happened 5 years ago when am so naive and believe whatever it claimed. OF course this product has its ingredients which help to lift up your mood, anti oxidant (green tea extract), increase weight loss through increasing energy output. However, I personally don’t find it any different from the rest of so called claimed thermogenic products.

Atro-Phex by BSN Tried: 1 box of 98’s red capsules at RM277 per box. (
Comments: It is without a doubt, the most incredibly powerful mood, well-being, energy, thermogenic and physical and cognitive performance formula so far that I have tried. The thermogenic effect is felt immediately after approximately 5 to 10 minutes. The taste of strawberry when burped. However, unlike other fat burners like hydroxycut or xenadrine, no redness on face is observed. Slight heatiness can be felt as small pimples start appearing on my face.

Claims: Absolutely phenominal gripping whole-body effects within mere minutes of your very first Atrophex dose. Atrophex penetrates both subcutaneous and absolutely “deep” incredibly stubborn fat stores with the most genuinely powerful thermogenic technology ever formulated. Atro-Phex has simply incredible positive effects on mood, overall appetite suppression, well-being, energy, thermogenesis, cognitive and overall physical performance. Fully removes the overall subcutaneous water deeply under your skin so you can finally see that great overall muscle shape, cuts, and genuine definition. Simply unmatched overall suppression of actual appetite and great cravings.

Directions: To assess tolerance, take 1 capsules on an empty stomach 30-45 minutes before breakfast or protein shake. Then take 1 capsule on an emtpy stomach 30-45 minutes before a meal or protein shake approximately 4-5 hours later. If tolerable, take 2 capsules twice daily, everyday.

 Reductil 10 mg and 15mg

Tried: RM196 for 10mg, RM270 for 15mg by Abbott prescribed by a medical doctor .

Active ingredient: Sibutramine HCl

Precaution: Closely monitor BP & pulse rate. Epilepsy, mild to moderate hepatic or renal impairment, family history of motor & verbal tics. Women of childbearing potential should use adequate contraception.

Adverse reactions: Tachycardia, palpitations, vasodilation, appetite loss, constipation, nausea, haemorrhoid aggravation, dry mouth, insomnia, dizziness, paraesthesia, headache, anxiety, sweating, dysgeusia.

Directions: Initially, 10 mg once daily. May increase to 15 mg once daily if response unsatisfactory (wt loss <2 kg after 4 wk), provided 10 mg was well-tolerated.

Their principles based on 10-20-30 healthy weight programme. 10 minutes with the doctor on health. Medical history, eating habits and lifestyles. 20 percent less food intake with a correct proportion of carbohydrates, protein and good fats. And lastly, 30 minutes of exercise to increase energy expenditure and burn more calories.

My personal experience: I really like the effect in the beginning. I tried it 4 years ago when It first launched. I started with 10mg followed by 15mg once a day. My appetite reduced substantially. However, I felt thirsty most of the time and therefore drank plenty of water and frequent the restroom every few hours. However, some of my patients and friends have some pimples breakouts during the course of taking it. However, as one’s appetite is reduced, he/ she can take reductil as and when necessary like during some festive seasons when food is hard to resist.

The only setback is it can only be prescribed by a doctor.


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