Black Mamba VS Black Viper [REVIEW 2019]
Today we’re covering two popular fat burners; Black Mamba by Innovative Labs and Black Viper by Dragon Pharma. Black Viper is fairly new to fame, while Black Mamba has held it’s popularity for several years. But besides their association to snakes and color of capsule, how do they compare? We’ll cover this question and more so keep reading!
What Do They Share:
There are 3 ingredients shared between these fat burners:
- Yohimbine HCl
Caffeine: How does it affect weight loss?
Caffeine is the most common stimulant found in food and supplements. It can aid in increasing your metabolism, energy, and suppress your appetite. (1)
Ephedra: How does it affect weight loss?
Ephedrine was a popular stimulant used in fat burners prior to ~2002. This herb promotes weight loss by increasing metabolism. But it’s not available in dietary supplements anymore.
Instead supplements contain the alkaloid ephedra. They’re not the exact same compound, but ephedra exerts very similar effects. Including the effects on weight loss. Ephedra is most recognized for its effects on energy and suppressing appetite.(2)
Yohimbine HCl: How does it affect weight loss?
There are a couple of ways yohimbine functions. The main way is through blocking alpha-2 adrenergic receptors located in fat cells. Once yohimbine has bound with a fat cell, it “turns off” the alpha receptor. Which allows the fat cells to mobilize and burn off. (3)
What Makes Them Different:
Now let’s go over what makes them special!
Senegalia Berlandieri Extract
First up we have Senegalia Berlandieri. Senegalia is a producer of PEA. It’s very like a different beloved ingredient no longer available; Acacia Rigidula.
But… It may not be quite as strong. In either case, it is going to promote fat breakdown and boost metabolism. (4)
PEA plays an important role in the body and dispersion neurotransmitters. This alkaloid triggers the receptor TAAR-1 in the brain. TAAR-1 then activates the release of the neurotransmitters:
Which then promotes the increase in
- Cognitive function
- And overall well-being. (14)
This ingredient is also known as DMHA. Typically it is the potent stimulant in a product used to replace DMAA.
In fact, DMHA shares similar structures to that of DMAA. They actually work in the same fashion. They both boost dopamine and noradrenaline uptake while slowing down re-uptake. (5)
This extract comes from a cactus. Studies indicate it may help with weight loss with it’s appetite suppression effects. (6)
Studies indicated that supplementing with phenylalaine may increase glucagon. In fact, glycerol levels increased significantly during exercise. This is an indication that this ingredient may help with fat oxidation. (7)
Citrus Aurantium Extract or Synephrine HCl is like ephedrine. This stimulant is also a strong appetite suppressant. It works by acting like adrenaline when ingested. This helps increase metabolism and boost energy without increasing blood pressure.(8)
Naringin helps burn fat by increasing production of a fat burning hormone, adiponectin. When combined with synephrine, it may even increase energy expenditure.(9)
6,7 dihydroxybergamottin comes from grapefruit. Therefore may help promote energy expenditure when combined with Synephrine. (9)
Hordenine is similar in chemical structure to Synephrine. Because of this, they work similarly. 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 overall dopamine within your system. Which may help to boost your mood. (10)
Evodiae Rutaecarpa Extract
Evodiae Rutaecarpa Extract shares similar effects to capsaicin. This is due to its vanilloid receptor agonistic activities. Therefore Evodiae will aid in theremogenesis. (11)
There is a ton of research on Green Tea’s effect on weight loss. Some of the more recognized benefits include: (12)
- Improving your body’s efficiency at burning calories
- Improve overall exercise performance
- Reduce visceral (belly fat) and inflammation
Eria Jarensis is a DMAA-like stimulant. To be more specific, it would be between DMAA and PEA. DMAA is alpha alkylated which helps it resist breakdown by MAO enzymes for a long time. Whereas Eria Jarensis’ is dialkylated which works but is less effective. Because of this, it has grown a reputation for its euphoric effects and as a DMAA replacement. †
Yohimbe Bark Extract
The active ingredient in yohimbe bark extract is actually yohimbine. While Yohimbe has a bunch of alkaloids, one of the main constitutes is yohimbine. So, Black Viper contains both the alkaloid and the source for the Yohimbine. †
B-Phenylethylamine is used for many purposes. Among them include cognitive enhancement, as a mood booster, weight loss, and as a focus aid.(13)
5-HTP is a precursor to serotonin. Meaning once consumed, a chemical reaction occurs to produce serotonin.
So why not just take serotonin?
Serotonin is too large of a molecule to pass through the Blood-Brain Barrier. Precursors are much smaller and thus can pass though the Blood-Brain Barrier.(14)
What Should You Expect:
Black Viper contains 222.50 mg more active ingredients than black mamba. The majority of this is divided between ingredients in the prop blend. But it is worth noting that Black viper has 10 mg more of ephedra than Black mamba. Now Let’s get into the categories!
But as always, experiences will vary.
Our first fat burning property is Energy:
We would award the energy category to Black Viper. Now although Black Mamba features more energy ingredients, it has significantly less mgs. So we expect Black Viper to provide a stronger energy component. But as always this can vary person-to-person.
Our next fat burning property is Mood Boosting/Focus:
We’re giving mood boosting and focus to Black Mamba. This is due to the 150 mgs of PEA alkaloids.
Next we have Thermogenesis
For thermogenesis we’re expect Black Mamba to be more potent. This is because of all the ingredients going towards it. From Synephrine to Evodiae Rutaecarpa, you have ingredients going to towards thermogenesis.
And our last fat burning property is Appetite Suppression:
We expect Black Viper to have a stronger appetite suppression. This is because we expect Black Viper’s dosage to play a large role in the appetite suppression. So although it doesn’t have many ingredients directly impacting appetite, the stimulants will take over.
- Simply the best!! Review by Mary
One of the few products I will happily purchase again and again. Extremely effective, but without any jitters. Slight nausea at first, but goes away after a week or so. 1 in the morning and 1 mid-afternoon get me through the day! (Posted on 5/16/2019)
- Quality! Review by Kelvin
Fast delivery (important), came with gifts (quality) and more importantly: superb product, perfect pre workout! Ordering again soon! (Posted on 4/3/2019)
- Good product Review by Thaís
The smell is not great when first opened. Good product, didn’t feel any side effect, and my hunger was controlled. Also helped on my performance on my daily workout routine. (Posted on 3/7/2019)
- Amazing! Review by Omar
Amazing product , gives you a nice clean burst of continuous energy, good for weights , steady state cardio and HIIT cardio. Helped me control sugar cravings and suppressed overall appetite for around 6 hours after taking it! (Posted on 4/18/2019)
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