Thermodrenix Review 2014: Side Effects & Ingredients
I was actually contacted by the owner of Blackstone Health Sciences quite a while back and he had the gall (confidence?) to send me their formulation before they even went to market. He wanted my feedback.
That may not sound so crazy, except for the fact that itís never happened. Normally, diet pill companies only contact me to ask me to take my review down (or at least soften it) ó which I wonít do.
And here BHS contacts me because theyíre certain Iíll like what theyíve come up with.
The short of it is that I do. A lot.
Super CitriMax (1,400 mg) – Super CitriMaxís active component is Hydroxycitric Acid, or HCA. Super CitriMax is actually a standardized level of HCA (which comes from the South Asian fruit Gardinia Cambogia).
The nice thing about Super Citrimax is that it has a stimulating effect a la caffeine or green tea, without causing jitters. A few studies supporting Super Citrimaxís efficacy:
- Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(1):25-9. Especially effective when combined with Gymnema sylvestre ó youíll see why thatís important in a moment.
- Diabetes Obes Metab. 2004 May;6(3):171-80. The study was published again here, adding more legitimacy to the study.
It effectively ingreases the metabolismís burn rate (which means youíll be burning more calories and losing weight), has a whole slew of other healthy benefits, and is backed by more research than any other diet pill ingredient available today.
Also, please notice that 600 mg of Thermodrenixís green tea is decaffeinated. The other 400 mg of green tea is caffeinated.
Thermodrenix is specifically geared toward people that can handle a fairly high dose of caffeine.
Probably most notable, Thermodrenix includes 1,000 mg of green tea at 50% EGCG (think of EGCG as its potency).
To give you a comparison, most other diet pills weíve reviewed have anywhere from 50 mg to 150 mg.
The minimum dosage required (based on piles of research) for effectiveness is north of 300 mg.
Thermodrenix has effectively tripled that. I could go on, but the pointís probably been made.
ForsLean – 10% Forskohlin (250 mg) – ForsLean is a patented (see the patent here) ingredient thatís been clinically proven to aid in fat lipolysis (burning fat) and retaining muscle mass.
While you may not initially think this is such a big deal, it is a big deal! When youíre dieting and calories are being burned left and right, itís important that you donít lose muscle mass. Not only for health reasons, but also because youíll look better as a result.
Also, muscle mass requires more calories to maintain. So a more muscular individual will, all else equal, have a higher caloric burn rate, resulting in lower bodyfat.
Some literature supporting Forskohlin as it relates to burning fat cells:
- Horm. metabol. Res. 19 (1987), pp. 358-360
- J. Pharmacology and Experim. Therapeutics 238 (1986), pp. 659-664
- J. Pharmacology and Experim. Therapeutics 244 (1988), pp. 852-858.
Gymnema Sylvestre – 25% gymnemic acids (200 mg) – Gymnema is used to help control blood sugar levels.
Anciently, people in India would chew a few leaves of Gymnema and it would suppress the taste of sugar (which some use to fight sugar cravings).
However, one study from 2005 validated the insulin secretion caused by Gymnema sylvestre: H Asare-Anane, GC Huang, SA Amiel, PM Jones & SJ Persaud (2005) Poster Presentations – Stimulation of insulin secretion by an aqueous extract of Gymnema sylvestre: role of intracellular calcium. Endocrine Abstracts, Volume 10 DP1.
BioPerine (5 mg) – Donít balk at the seemingly low amount of BioPerine in Thermodrenix.
More isnít needed. Iíll include a section of our own review regarding BioPerine. The gist of it is that it aids in absorbing nutrients ó a critical component that most diet pills donít look at.
Asian cultures anciently have used long and black pepper for medicinal/health purposes, but obviously actual research is much more welcome.
To that end, this was of particular interest from the Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition, Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, India ((Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2007;47(8):735-48.)).
Where is the Thermodrenix Proprietary Blend?
Thatís right. Thatís one of the things that has me so excited about Thermodrenix. They fully disclose exactly how much of each ingredient is included. Very, very few diet pill companies do this.
The main reason behind it is because they donít include enough of those ingredients to cause any weight loss at all (though companies will say itís because they donít want to be copied, thatís a copout excuse).
Blackstone Health Scienceís Marketing Approach
This section isnít directly related to the product but we look at it when reviewing companies to spot anything shady, underhanded, or consumer unfriendly.
No Testimonials and Before & After Photos
Weíve reviewed dozens and dozens of diet pills and not once have we found a site that doesnít include testimonials in some fashion. BHS doesnít include them.
Their reasoning is that most testimonials are fake (we couldnít agree more, remember Nuphedrine and Ephedrine P57 using the same Before & After pictures?) and they want customers focused on the ingredients of the diet pill, not on anecdotal (possibly fabricated) stories.
They donít include any Before & After photos for the same reason. What a breath of fresh air.
No AutoShip Program
They donít do autoship. We like that. We find autoship (at least the deceptive, trick-the-consumer kind we find where companies offer a free 7-day trial and youíre automatically enrolled) to be less-than-consumer friendly 90% of the time.
Thermodrenix is definitely not the least expensive diet pill product youíll run across. You get significant discounts as you buy more at a time, so thatís good.
At $69, Thermodrenix is not the cheapest pill we recommend, but as in all walks of life it seems that you get what you pay for.
A word should be said here about pricing for diet pills. Youíll find some costing as little as $25. The key though isnít what it costs nearly as much as what youíre getting.
With most every diet pill, youíre not getting enough ingredients to make even one iota of difference.
Now – be careful and donít be duped by some pill thatís purposely SUPER expensive (Zantrex-3, those devious people from Basic Research, comes immediately to mind), where their whole focus is to make you think, because of the price point, that you really are getting something thatís top quality when youíre not.
In either case, look at the ingredients and then decide if the price fits your situation.
Lifetime Moneyback Guarantee
You canít beat it. We like to see anything more than 60 days, so a lifetime guarantee obviously fits the bill, and then some. You are able to return one used bottle and all other unopened bottles. Best in the industry.
Weíre recommending Thermodrenix completely. We love the formulation. We love the fact that every ingredient is clincially backed and they havenít included a single fad ingredient (such as Hoodia, that piece of garbage).
We love the fact that theyíve fully disclosed how much of each ingredient ó they havenít hidden behind a proprietary blend.
Weíre fans of their marketing and lifetime moneyback guarantee.
Weíre giving a very enthusiastic thumbs up.
Give Thermodrenix a try and let us know how it works out for you. Weíre anxious to know.Thermodrenix Review 2014: Side Effects & Ingredients by Miriam Jones