Best Fat Burners Of 2020
It’s around that time again, new year, new resolutions. Or maybe they’re old resolutions, but this time, we’re serious. All jokes aside, one of the most common new year resolutions has to do with people’s physique. And you know what’s the main reason we don’t succeed in new year resolutions? Lack of consistency. In the beginning, with all the hype around the new year it’s a little easier to get started, but without that motivation—we stop working. That’s where a good supplement can come in handy. If your goal is weight loss, you’ll want one of the best fat burners 2020 has to offer to keep up your hard work.
We’re all different and we all look for different things in a fat burner. So if you know what you want in your future fat burner, you can jump to the section:
Keep in mind that while we’ll do our best to breakdown and review each product, but individual results will vary.
Also, fat burners can be good for multiple fat-burning properties, while we may classify one as an “appetite suppressant” it can still be great for energy, mood, and thermogenesis.
For a blast from the past, check out last years best fat burners here!
What is a fat burner?
As the name suggests, it’s a supplement that helps burn fat, but this process isn’t as direct as most people would like. It’s still a supplement, not a magic pill. So while people do see awesome results, it’s not guaranteed and likely not due to the fat burner alone.
Each of these products works best when combined with a healthier diet and exercise regimen. So if you were looking for a product that can do that, we won’t lie to you, it doesn’t exist, at least not yet.
How do they work?
So if not through magic, how do fat burners work? Well, there are four basic ways people see benefits from a fat burner:
- Increase in Thermogenesis
This means an increase in body heat. Why does that matter? This increase isn’t just to make you sweat, it also means an increase in calories burned and an increase in metabolism. Ultimately, this feature is the key to weight loss results in a fat burner.
- Increase in Appetite Suppression
This feature can be very important for individuals with an issue with overeating. By increasing appetite suppression, you won’t feel as hungry as often. Meaning you can focus on other things like eating healthier and getting to the gym.
- Increase in Energy
Speaking of working on other things, it’s no secret that when it comes to weight loss and dieting, you’re tired more often. This, of course, depends on how significant your calorie deficit is. But, having a product in your arsenal to give you the long-lasting energy you need can be essential for being consistent.
- Increase in Mood
You feel good, you make better decisions. It can be that simple. Whether that means wearing a new outfit to the gym or using a fat burner to get you through your workout.
How to determine what you should get?
After going through the list above, it can either be very clear or confusing about which product you should look for. So let’s make it simpler:
- Are you currently working out and eating healthier, but not seeing results?
You’d likely benefit the most from a thermogenic.
- Do cravings get the best of you?
Aim for a product with strong appetite suppression properties.
- Do you start your day motivated and ready to stick to your plan, but slowly fall back into the same routine by the end?
You may benefit from an energy-focused product.
In this situation, you may benefit from a fat burner with mood-boosting ingredients.
- All of the above apply?
There are great combo fat burners too, we’ll discuss those below.
Stimulant Free Weight Loss
Stimulants can be a prominent feature of fat burners. But it isn’t essential. So if you’re sensitive to stimulants or already have sources for your caffeine content, this section is for you.
CLA or Conjugated Linoleic Acid is our first of the stimulant-free weight loss supplements. Its a type of omega-6 fatty acid that is most commonly found in meat and dairy. We’ve mentioned CLA before (more than once actually) for its potential as a weight loss aid.
- Reduce Food Intake
- Increase Fat Burning
- Stimulate Lipolysis (Fat Breakdown)
- Inhibit Fat Production
Carnitine plays an important role in producing energy and transporting fatty acids into your cells’ mitochondria. But in Carnislim, we have 5 types of Carnitine, each with its own purpose.
- Carnitine Silicate: This is a mix of carnitine, inositol, and potassium silicate. Research shows that this version of carnitine is very bioavailable, which means more carnitine is absorbed, promoting more weight loss (4).
- GlucoCam™ Alanine Propionyl L-Carnitine HCl: This variation of carnitine is metabolized into L-carnitine and propionyl coenzyme A in the mitochondria, which can improve blood flow (5).
- Palmitoyl-R-Carnitine: This is a long-chain fatty acid ester of carnitine, which enhances cellular energy as ATP (6).
- Propionyl L-Carnitine HCl: This version of carnitine is known as the “performance Carnitine”, due to its ability to improve nitric oxide and increase performance. This is all in addition to its fat-burning properties (7).
- L-Carnitine Tartrate: This type of carnitine is known for its ability to improve recovery and enhance endurance and blood flow. All while decreasing muscle damage markers (8).
Additionally, Carnislim contains Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). The EGCG is one of the most well known and researched catechins found in green tea. EGCG is good for improving cardiovascular health and even has fat-burning benefits (9).
What is Recomp Rx?
Recomp RX is a non-hormonal, natural re-partitioning compound featuring only 2 ingredients: Ursolic Acid and Banaba Leaf Extract.
Ursolic acid is a type of pentacyclic triterpene acid. While the studies on it are limited, they are promising. The research shows that Ursolic acid may help reduce fat accumulation and increase muscle mass gains while fed, and induce fat burning and preserve muscle mass when fasted (10).
Banaba Leaf is a plant with anti-diabetics purposes. The corosolic acid within the banaba leaf may help with controlling glucose (11).
What this means for you is that Recomp can aid in utilizing fat to help build muscle.
“So far this product is working exactly as advertised. I’ve been using Recomp RX for about two weeks now and I’m already starting to see results. Will definitely be purchasing again.”
What is 1234 Diet Drops?
1234 Diet Drops feature a proprietary blend full of clinically backed ingredients. Looking at the label you may notice the ingredients aren’t common for fat burners. Let’s look at the ingredient breakdown for each one’s role.
As a whole, B vitamins are very important to body in many ways. But when it comes to weight loss, research has shown that niacin may promote the reduction in inflammation of fat tissue (18).
This amino acid alone seems to provide limited benefits. But, when paired with arginine, the combination may promote improvements in lean mass and power output. (12)
As we have previously gone over, carnitine helps the body use fatty acids for energy, rather than storing it (13).
Outside of the previous study, Arginine has its own benefits for weight loss. Studies have shown that arginine may aid in reducing fat gain while enhancing muscle growth (14).
Glutamine may aid in weight loss by reducing your craving for food† and helping you maintain muscle mass†. However, more research will be needed to support this. Otherwise, Glutamine is known for aiding in recovery and reducing soreness (15).
Besides its ability to buffer away lactic acid, beta-alanine may assist in maintaining lean mass (19).
Rhodiola, like macs, is an adaptogen, because of this they share some of the same benefits. However, Rhodiola has other cool benefits like boosting your immune system, anti-aging, anti-cancer, and anti-inflammation (20).
Astragalus root may improve blood sugar metabolism, which could also lead to weight loss (21).
What is Lipo 6 Black Stim-Free?
Lipo 6 Black Stim-Free is the only version of Lipo 6 that’s free of stimulants. Instead, it features 4 ingredients aimed at increasing thermogenesis. Thermogenesis literally refers to the body’s ability to create heat, which translates to improved metabolism and calories burned.
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl:
Our first ingredient has been partially mentioned before. While Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl (ALCAR) is a form of carnitine, it serves a different purpose than the others. ALCAR is often used for improving cognitive functions (22).
Like ALCAR, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine has cognitive benefits. It’s popular for improving alertness, attention, and focus. But when it comes to weight loss, Tyrosine may also be beneficial for regulating metabolism (23,24).
Paradoxine® Grains of Paradise:
Bioperine, which comes from black pepper, is considered a bioavailability enhancer. Meaning it improves the bioavailability of the other ingredients in the formula (27).
If you’ve tried multiple fat burners, you know they can vary in a lot of ways. One of which, is how stimulating it is. Too much and you can feel nauseous and jittery, too little and you could be falling asleep instead of getting your day going. Unfortunately much like Goldilocks, you might have to try a few before you find the perfect one.
This section contains the fat burners, customers reviewed as being mild, however everyone’s experience can be different.
What is Methyldrene 25?
Methyldrene 25 is our first ephedra-containing fat burner, but it does contain other stimulants as well. Methyldrene is one of a few fat burners from Cloma Pharma that is meant to mimic the famous “ECA” Stack, which was the go-to for bodybuilders trying to lose weight. Originally the ECA Stack contained ephedrine, caffeine, and aspirin.
The stimulants here (ephedrine and caffeine) work great alone, but together become an iconic duo. They actually enhance the effects of each other, which, for some individuals, could lead to more weight loss. Then comes in the aspirin. The role of aspirin in this stack is to keep norepinephrine from decreasing. As a result, the effects of the stimulants are maintained (28).
Unfortunately, like some of our other favorite stimulants, ephedrine is no longer available for use in dietary supplements. However, ephedra (the plant ephedrine is derived from) is still up for grabs and as effective as ephedrine for weight loss (29).
Caffeine is our first stimulant on the label and the most common stimulant in fat burners. When the caffeine content is provided on the label, it can be a great way to determine your tolerance. For example, in Methyldrene 25 there is 250 mg of caffeine and for reference a single cup of coffee contains about 95 mg.
That’s a little over 2 and half cups of coffee. So if you know more than one cup of coffee gives you the jitters, Methyldrene may not be for you.
Caffeine also plays more of role in fat burning than just as a catalyst to ephedra. It’s effective for both appetite suppression and as a thermogenic, in addition to providing energy (30).
White Willow Bark Powder:
White Willow Bark is actually very similar to aspirin, so it’s role in Methlydrene is exactly the same as in the ECA Stack.
As we mentioned above, ephedra is the whole plant, where ephedrine is an alkaloid that comes from it. Ephedrine is not allowed in supplements, but if you removed this alkaloid, the remaining ephedra is still viable. Which is the case here and in all other ephedra contain fat burners. Because ephedra is missing the ephedrine, it may not be as strong in the energy department. Luckily this doesn’t seem to effect it as an overall weight loss aid.
Fat-Burning Support System:
Citrus Aurantium Extract:
Citrus extracts are very common in fat burners to increase thermogenesis. This particular extract goes by a few names, but the most common is Synephrine and Bitter Orange. This extract is great for increasing energy and calorie expenditure (31).
Panax Ginseng extract is an adaptogen and like the others we’ve already mentioned it has multiple features including it’s anti-obesity effects (32).
Like most spices, ginger has thermogenic properties. This means it can help your weight loss by increasing the calories you use (33).
Cocoa Extract (Theobroma Cocoa):
Cocoa extract is very popular in fat burner for it’s benefits in fat oxidation and appetite suppression and is the source for theobromine(35).
Cayenne pepper is another spice that is commonly used in fat burners to increase thermogenesis, appetite suppression, and speed up metabolism (36).
Cactus Cladodes Powder:
This is a great source of fiber when eaten from the source, but in a fat burner it was shown to increase fat excretion in adults (37).
Green Tea Extract:
There is a ton of research on Green Tea’s effect on weight loss. (41)
Some of the more recognized benefits include:
- Improving your body’s efficiency at burning calories
- Improve exercise performance
- Reduce visceral (belly fat) and inflammation
Yohimbe is another common stimulant/thermogenic. The main way yohimbe works is by blocking the alpha-2 adrenergic receptors located in fat cells. By blocking these receptors, yohimbe could increase fat loss. But these effects are varied and more research is needed (38).
The main difference in Yohimbine vs Yohimbe is that the active ingredient in Yohimbe bark extract is Yohimbine. While Yohimbe has a bunch of alkaloids, one of the main constitutes is yohimbine. So you’re still getting the benefits of yohimbine, just with some more alkaloids.
Griffonia Seed Extract:
Griffonia is a source for the compound 5-HTP, which is a precursor to the neurotransmitter serotonin. For weight loss purposes, Griffonia may increase appetite suppression, while reducing anxiety (39).
“I have been taking this product for years. Its the only fat burner that helps me lose weight and keep it off.”
What is Blade?
Our next mild-stimulant fat burner is Blade. We’ve actually reviewed Blade a couple of times here on the blog and on our YouTube. Like Methyldrene, Blade discloses most of the ingredients in the formula. But the XD Delivery Technology Complex is a blend, meaning we would be able to determine how much of each ingredient is in the blend.
Blade also features several ingredients we’ve previously gone over. Including:
CH-19 Sweet Pepper:
Like most peppers, CH-19 Sweet Pepper aids weight loss by affecting calorie usage. Particularly Sweet Pepper can increase appetite suppression and thus reduce calorie intake (40).
XD Delivery Technology Complex
This complex features the following ingredients:
- Fumaric Acid
- Sodium R-Lipoate
- Succinic Acid
The purpose of these ingredients is to increase the absorption rate and bio-availability of all the ingredients. This ensures that each ingredient is being benefited.†
“Very happy with product,& service the delivery was very fast & I was kept up to date on arrival will shop at this great company again & let family & friends no too”
Super HD is popular fat burner from Cellucor. The bulk of it’s ingredients come from it’s proprietary blend, leaving caffeine and green tea extract disclosed. What makes Super HD different from the other fat burners here is the options, not only are there 2 sizes for the capsule version, but there is also a powder version. The powder version comes in peach mango and strawberry kiwi.
Like in Blade, there are a couple of ingredients we’ve already gone over:
Amla extract is a great source of fiber and thus is good for boosting digestion. But, Amla extract may also be beneficial at managing metabolic syndrome (42).
Dandelion root extract as a couple of benefits for weight loss. For example, it can aid in digestion and reduce inflammation. But, dandelion root is most recognized in supplements for its diuretic properties. With the addition of a diuretic, Super HD can help reduce bloating (43).
This ingredient is a cognitive enhancer, meaning it can be beneficial for improving memory, attention, and focus (44).
Rauwolfia Root Bark Extract:
“100% Produto maravilhoso! O melhor termogênico que já usei, entrega super confiável.” Wonderful product! The best thermogenic I’ve ever used, super reliable delivery.
This section is dedicated to our top appetite suppressants, as described by our customers. An appetite suppressant is ideal for individuals who struggle to control cravings and over-eating. But they typically do offer more features like a boost in energy and mood, or even some thermogenesis properties.
What is Hydroxyelite?
Hydroxyelite has been one of our top selling fat burners for about 3 years. So it should come to no surprise that we’ve included it in our best fat burners for 2020 post. But as Hydroxyelite is one of our most popular appetite suppressants, we’ve already gone over it several times. For a more in-depth review of it click here.
As for ingredients we’ve already gone over:
Bauhinia Purpurea L. Extract:
Bauhinia Purpurea is a thyroid booster that helps converts your thyroid hormones into a more beneficial ratio (45).
Bacopa Monnieri may promote the reduction in anxiety and improve memory formation (46).
Walnut Bark Extract:
Besides being the source to some DMHA extracts, Walnuts may activate a brain region involved in appetite and impulse control (47).
Cirsium Oligophyllum Extract:
There are two main effects from circium, the first of which is most important:(48)
- It helps you burn body fat by exciting the beta-adrenergic receptor.
- It boosts the themogenesis by increasing the action of uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1)
Garcinia Cambogia Extract:
This ingredient contains hydroxycitric acid (HCA), which may inhibits fatty acid synthesis in the body (49).
2-Aminoisoheptane is a DMAA-like stimulant. It could promote mood-enhancing effects, along with boosting your energy, and appetite suppression (50).
“A friend recommended this product to me because I had issues over eating, especially late night and continued snacking throughout the day. I’m almost done with my first bottle and I’ve lost 18 pounds. This product requires a lot of water so drink up. Energy is great and controls appetite. On a down side, when working out with heavy cardio such as sprinting or running long distances – my heart rate speeds up were it’s beating hard and makes me puke. To prevent this, I slow my heart rate by resting for a few minutes. Other that that, this product works as advertised. 5 stars.”
What is Lipodrene Elite
Ingredients previously gone over:
Erythroxylum Coca Extract:
Erythroxylum Coca Extract comes from the coca plant. This plant is popular in indigenous tribes for increasing energy and curbing appetite. While also promoting weight loss by increasing metabolic rate, decrease appetite, and help increase fat oxidation (51).
Senegalia Berlandieri Extract:
Senegalia Berlandieri is an effective stimulant commonly compared to Acacia Rigidula Extract. It’s great for increasing energy and suppressing appetite, while also providing a feeling of euphoria (52).
Caralluma Extract is a cactus that has been used in Indian medicine and food. Studies show it help provide significant weight loss by providing powerful appetite suppression (53).
Naringin helps burn fat by increasing production of a fat burning hormone, adiponectin. When combined with synephrine, it may even increase energy expenditure (54).
Like Naringen, 6,7 Dihydroxybergamottin also may increase thermogenesis, when combined with synephrine (54).
5-MT is a precursor to melatonin. Besides its role in sleep, it has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. It’s also involved with regulating blood pressure, immune function, and body temperature (55).
5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin. Meaning once consumed, a chemical reaction occurs to produce serotonin (56).
What is OxyLean
Oxy Lean is new popular fat burner in 2020, but has gone through several formula changes, so if you are looking for a specific version of Oxy Lean, make sure you double check the formula on our website. The formula we have above is the current formula of Oxy Lean and the formula we have in stock.
Ingredients previously gone over:
Unfortunately, we were unable to find information on Thermo-V ™. This could be a new name for an ingredient that already exists or could be an entirely new ingredient.
Studies on Isopropylnorsynephrine are limited, it has been seen to increase lipolysis (or fat loss) better than other forums of synephrine (57).
MexxEndure XV (Stearoyl Vanillylamide):
Stearoyl Vanillylamide is an analog of Capsaicin, a compound found in various species of hot pepper. It can help boost your metabolism and suppress your appetite, while also providing some of the thermogenic effects†.
Selenium is great for several things including improving your mood and IGF-1 response.†
Magnesium is great for controlling and improving glucose usage in the body.†
“I have taken a lot of appetite suppressants thru the years and built up a tolerance to almost all supplements. This is the first one that has worked for me since the original Oxy Elite was taken off the shelves.”
What is Fastin?
Fastin is another fat burner gaining popularity in 2020. In fact, it’s commonly compared to the prescription weight loss aid, Phentermine. So what’s the difference? Phentermine is an amphetamine-like prescription medication used to increase weight loss and reduce appetite.
Phentermine may be a stronger weight-loss aid because of it’s similarities to amphetamine, but that can comes at the cost of some common side effects like:
- bad taste in your mouth
- dry mouth
- decreased libido
Fastin, on the other hand, is a supplement. It does contain some intense stimulants and as we explain in our DMHA Guide. Like the fat burners in this post, there are ingredients that are shared, these include:
Phenylethylamine HCl & N-Methyl-B-Phenylethylamine HCl:
Both of these ingredients are alkaloids, however phenylethylamine is more commonly used in supplements and is represented as PEA. But, N-Methyl-B-Phenylethylamine HCl does originate from PEA, so their functions are similar. These alkaloids play an important role in stimulating receptors in the brain that trigger the release of neurotransmitters.
- Epinephrine (adrenaline)
Which then promotes the increase in:
As you can gather from the name, methylsynephrine HCL is a version of synephrine. But, the differences and strengths between these ingredients aren’t well described. Fastin does also have regular Synephrine HCl, so if you’re not a fan of synephrine– Fastin may not be for you.
“Personally I think this is better than the prescription phentermine. Controls hunger and doesn’t keep me up all night.”
What is Lipo 6 Black?
Lipo 6 Black is a great fat burner that only uses science-backed ingredients. This is just one of many Lipo 6s within Nutrex’s line, but it is the most popular. Especially, internationally. When it comes to shopping for supplements outside of the US, it can be difficult to determine what ingredients will clear customs.
That’s why we recommend contacting your customs office regarding any product in question prior to ordering. On our international shipment page, we have some ingredients listed that has had a history of not being cleared, but this isn’t complete due to laws changing frequently.
As you can see by the list below, all of these ingredients have been previously broken down. As a quick overview, all the ingredients listed in Lipo 6 Black UC are stimulants. Because of this, you can expect energy, appetite suppression and some thermogenesis. However, due to the proprietary blend, we cannot determine how much of each ingredient is in the formula.
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Thermogenic are our favorite kind of fat burner. Why? Cause they bring on the heat! To be successful in your weight loss journey, there a key mathematical formula to keep in mind: Calories in vs Calories out. For gaining weight, you need your calories in to exceed your calories out.
To maintain, calories in should equal calories out. But, in order to lose weight, calories in should be less than calories out. By adding in a thermogenic, you help your body burn more calories through increasing your metabolism.
What is Lipodrene Xtreme?
Lipodrene Xtreme is a decedent of Hi-Techs Lipodrene line. Based on the label, we would give lipodrene Xtreme the title of strongest fat burners within the line. However, as always, experiences are varied among different consumers.
Within the lipodrene line, there are several ingredients that we call the Lipodrene Core Ingredients, these are the ingredients you can find in every lipodrene.
Which include the following:
All of these ingredients have been previously reviewed, but there are two other ingredient that we have already gone over:
Hoodia Gordonii Extract:
Hoodia Godonii Extract is a popular appetite suppressant. There aren’t many studies on Hoodia to pinpoint a compound that results in the appetite suppression, but the studies that have been done (and it’s history within the Khoi-San tribes) indicate it is an effective appetite suppressant (60).
Studies on raspberry ketones are pretty limited, but there is some indications that raspberry ketones may be beneficial for boosting metabolism (61).
Citrus-Rx Proprietary Lipolytic Blend:
- Citrus Natsudaidai Hayata Extract
- Citrus Junos Siebal
- Ex Tanaka
- Citrus Limonium Extract
In the Citrus-Rx Blend, there are 5 citrus extracts. Citrus Aurantium Extract is the most common extract we see in fat burners. But general, citrus extract can help kick start fat break down and suppress your appetite. while also providing an energy boost (61).
Hellfire is one of our top selling fat burners and one our strongest thermogenics. It has several stimulants in the formula, but one the strongest is the ephedra extract, which Hellfire has 150 mg of. This is the most mg of ephedra per capsule we currently have in a fat burner.
Black Tea Extract:
The black tea extract isn’t a common ingredient in fat burners, as you may be able to tell green tea extracts is generally more typically. However, findings suggest that black tea may contribute to good health and weight loss in humans.
The results suggest that both green and black teas are prebiotics, which promotes the growth of good microorganisms that can contribute to a person’s well-being (62).
Higenamine is a beta-receptor agonist that is often compared to Ephedrine and Synephrine. But, Higenamine shows properties of a vasodilator, which leads to increased blood flow to the muscles. Unlike in most stimulants that are vaso-constricting (63).
Evodiamine is like capsaicin in that it increases thermogenesis (64).
Rutacarpine is extracted from the dried fruit of Chinese herb Evodia rutaecarpa. Similar to evodiamine, rutacarpine is thermogenic agent (65).
Seeing peppermint extract in a fat burner might confuse you. No, Hellfire does not leave your mouth minty-fresh, peppermint actually plays several roles in weight loss and digestion.
It can: (66)
- Process food better
- Eases indigestion
- Boost your metabolism
- Aid in appetite suppression
- Reducing sugar cravings
“It really gets you ready for your workout laser like focus and burst of energy. I understand it may not be like this for some people but for my experience it really does the job.”
Arson is our newest-strongest fat burner. It took over Hellfire’s place last year and has remained on this throne since. But, if you’re interested in how Arson and Hellfire compare, checkout this post.
Besides being our strongest fat burner overall, it’s also the strongest fat burner in Blackstone Lab’s line of fat burners. For a comparison on all their fat burners checkout this post.
So what makes Arson the strongest fat burner? Arson has 125 mg of DMHA alone, which is the most DMHA in any of our fat burners. That’s in addition to all the other ingredients, where most of them have previously been reviewed:
Eria Jarensis Extract:
In addition to the DMHA, which is similar to DMAA, we have Eria Jarensis. Eria Jarensis has also been described as a DMAA-like stimulant. But, based on it’s structure it’s between DMAA and PEA. So its euphoric effects may be stronger.†
What is Black Mamba?
If you weren’t a fan of Hellfire, chances are you went for Black Mamba instead. While both fat burners are strong thermogenics, Black Mamba has more active ingredients. But more active ingredients doesn’t necessarily mean it’s stronger.
However, because the majority of the ingredients are within their proprietary blends, we wouldn’t be able to specifically say which ingredient has more mg. For a more in depth comparison check out this post.
Hordenine is similar in chemical structure to stimulants found in bitter orange.It may also act as a natural MAO-B inhibitor. These enzymes work in your brain to degrade the amount of dopamine, serotonin, and PEA your body has. By inhibiting this, hordenine may lead to more dopamine within your system, which may help boost your mood.†
Phenylalanine is an amino acid that can be found in many foods. It used by the body to produce proteins and may be effective for stimulating fat oxidation (67).
“It’s working! I lost 5 pounds in the first week!”
How is Black Widow Hardcore?
Black Widow is our last fat burner in the thermogenic section. While, we’re listing it out best of 2020 fat burners, Black Widow actually isn’t as popular as the fat burners in this section. But, it does rank up in terms of strength. All of the ingredients in this formula has been previously reviewed and as you can see Black Widow shares a lot of the same ingredients as the other thermogenics listed above.
“Got this product in 2 days at my door and I’m in Canada amazing product great energy boost”
Mood boosters and focus an enhancers are not only a great thing to have in your supplement arsenal, but can also be great for weight. Mood boosters can be both stimulants or non-stimulants. Deciding which is best for you depends on your goals and how high your stimulant tolerance is.
If you’re already getting your caffeine-fix from another source, we’d recommend sticking to a non-stimulant mood booster. But if you’re looking for more of a weight loss aid and mood booster, the mood boosters with stimulants may be a better option.
What is Oxy Xtreme?
Oxy Xtreme is advertised as the mood boosting fat burner. As you can see on the label, this is a stimulant-enhanced, mood-boosting fat burner. Stimulant’s in itself may have some mood boosting properties (think about how your first cup of coffee or tea in the morning)(68), but having ingredients like Eria Jarensis helps as it is known for its mood lifting effects.
Dimethylethanolamine Bitartrate (DMAE):
Dimethylethanolamine Bitartrate or DMAE is often used in products a cognitive enhancer. This means boosting attention, focus, memory, and mood (69).
Guarana Seed Extract:
Guarana seed extract in addition to relieving fatigue and being a source for caffeine (70), can also improve focus. But that isn’t all. Guarana may also aid in weight loss by boosting your metabolism (71).
“I’ve been out there for over 10 years taking supplements, training, running 5/10ks and this is on the top of the list for appetite control, energy, weight loss and the mental focus is incredible.
I know everybody’s body is different in handling supplements, but this to me works great”
What is Kanna Rush?
Kanna Rush is the replacement feel-good fat burner for Kush Rush. Like Kush Rush, Kanna Rush isn’t very stimulant heavy. There are stimulants in the formula, but the most abundant ingredient is the Kanna. So if you were in the market for a fat burner with an emphasis on mood boosting effect and your tolerance to stims is on the lower side, this is for you.
Kanna or Sceletium tortusoum is recognized as psychoactive herb. However, does not appear to be hallucinogenic or habit forming. But it may be effective for reducing stress and anxiety (72).
Much like ephedrine, theophylline is used medicinally and may play a role in weight loss. Medicinally, like ephedrine, it is used as a bronchodilator for treatment of asthma (73). In terms of weight loss, may increase energy expenditure as significantly as ephedrine (74).
“I used to be very big on coffee and energy drinks, but not anymore. Now I just take one cap of these in the morning and one in the afternoon. For me, it’s the perfect balance of energy and focus without giving jitters or anxiousness. And I definitely notice the Kanna boosting my mood.”
What is Kanna Z?
Kanna Z is just Kanna Extract. So if you’re looking for just a mood boosting product without stims, this is an example of that. And if you were a fan of Psycho Pharma’s product Pheniz, This is the replacement for it.
“I’ve taken kanna for before I found this. But what I like about Kanna z is that it is a concentrated version of kanna in pill form. It has the same effect I liked from other product but this lasts longer. I took it before an interview my anxiety wasn’t an issue. If you have social anxiety, this product can be very helpful.”
Combination products are great for people who don’t need a fat burner focused in one dimension of fat burning. These fat burners have a good balance between energy, thermogenesis, focus, and appetite suppression. But as always, the effects of each will vary per each individual.
What is Synadrene?
Synadrene was created to replace the old formula of Synedrex (which is also featured in this blog). However, Synedrex has since been reformulated. So if you were a fan of the older version of Synedrex, this is still your best replacement for that formula.
Sulbutiamine is an anti-fatigue agent (75), which may also be beneficial for enhancing focus†.
Sandalwood Extract may help with muscle cramping and shows potential for an anti-diabetic (76).
Alpha Lipoic Acid:
Alpha-lipoic acid (ALA) is a natural anti-oxidant. Studies suggest that ALA may have some anti-obesity properties, which may result in some weight loss (77)
Poly-Thyronine is a combination of thyroid hormone metabolites T2. In term of fat loss, this ingredient may boost metabolism and reduce appetite (78).
“Outstanding fat burner. I use it as a pre workout as well. Great feeling alllll day. My run times are great. No fatigue after working out with it. Keeps me feeling strong and healthy.
Lost 10lbs already on it.”
What is Synedrex?
This is the newest formula of Synedrex, which is slightly different to the version Synadrene mimic. This version has a stronger stimulant/energy complex, where as previously it was more mild. In addition to the stimulant’s providing energy, Synedrex’s formula encompasses stimulant with higher euphoric properties.
The majority of the ingredients in this formula have previously been reviewed, which is including:
Of these ingredients, only 3 ingredients are shared between this version of Synedrex and Synadrene. So it really is a completely different product now.
The ingredients shared include:
N-Methylphenethylamine (NMPEA) may increase dopamine levels in the body in a similar way as PEA.†
L-Dopa found in Mucuna Pruriens is an essential compound for your brain to produce dopamine. Research suggests that this compound may boost dopamine level, particularly in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. But may also be effective as an antidepressant (78,79)
“This is the best fat burner I’ve ever had. Definitely recommend to eat before taking it. All day energy!”
What is Lipodrene?
Lipodrene is our second top selling fat burner and one of the top inquires we get on Lipodrene is how it compares to Hydroxyelite, which we go over here. Lipodrene with ephedra compared to the other lipodrenes in the line is more mild. As you can see by our list of ingredients below, almost all of the ingredients in Lipodrene have been previously reviewed, except for Cassia Nomame.
Cassia nomame may prevent the stomach and intestines from absorbing dietary fat. This causes dietary fat to be excreted, which might promote weight loss in some people†. But more research is needed for this ingredient.
We would recommend Lipodrene for someone who’s tolerance to stimulants is a little higher than a beginner. But if your tolerance to stimulants is high, this version may not be strong enough for you.
“Normally I would get these from my local health food store, after waiting for two weeks for them to get their order in and still nothing, I decided to order them myself. I found these guys and not only got them in a matter of two days normally flat fee shipping but they were also cheaper. Same day supplements is now my go to. I have been taking these for years, so I have Learned if you are new to these or sensitive to caffeine or stimulates only take one day and gradually increase to the directed number. This is not a overnight miracle weight loss pill, to see results follow healthy eating plan and exercise.”
What is OxyElite Pro?
OxyElite Pro is BACK! It has been years since we saw OxyElite Pro and even longer since we saw it with a strong formula. If you’re looking at the formula, it probably reminds you of another fat burner we have listed in this post, Hydroxyelite. That’s because Hydroxyelite was made to replace OxyElite Pro.
But now that it’s back, whats the difference? We actually already have a blog on that, you can check that out here. Because their formulas are almost identical, most of the ingredients have been previously reviewed:
With the exception of one:
Geranium Oil is actually the source of DMAA (80). Just to be clear seeing this in the formula doesn’t mean there is DMAA. It’s more so like the ephedra vs ephedrine debacle. Or in Hydroxyelite DMHA and Walnut Bark Extract. You may get some stimulating effects from this extract, but it won’t be to the strength of DMAA.
“I have taken both the old and the new version and I have to say that it works just as well for me. Its very effective, giving me alot of energy with out the jitters. It kills my appetite and motivates me to push harder in the gym. I have dropped a couple of LBS since taking it. Gotta love that its finally back.”
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