Short of sounding like a billboard, Thermodrenix has me very, very excited.
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 it has never happened. Normally, diet pill companies only contact me to ask me to take my review down (or at least soften it) which I won’t do.
And here BHS contacts me because they are certain I’ll like what they’ve come up with.
The short of it is that I do. A lot.
Super CitriMax (1,400 mg) – Super CitriMaxs active component is Hydroxycitric Acid or HCA. Super CitriMax is actually a standardized level of HCA (which comes from the South Asian fruit Garcinia 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 Citrimaxs efficacy:
- Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007;16(1):25-9. Especially effective when combined with Gymnema Sylvestre you’ll see why that’s 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 increases the metabolisms burn rate (which means you’ll be burning more calories and losing weight), has a whole slew of other health benefits, and is backed by more research than any other diet pill ingredient available today.
Also, please notice that 600 mg of Thermodrenixs 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 we’ve 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 points have probably been made.
ForsLean – 10% Forskohlin (250 mg) – ForsLean is a patented (see the patent here) ingredient that’s 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 you’re dieting and calories are being burned left and right, it’s important that you don’t lose muscle mass. Not only for health reasons but also because you’ll 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 body fat.
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) – Don’t balk at the seemingly low amount of BioPerine in Thermodrenix.
More isn’t needed. I’ll include a section of our own review regarding BioPerine. The gist of it is that it aids in absorbing nutrients a critical component that most diet pills don’t 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?
That’s right. That’s 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 don’t include enough of those ingredients to cause any weight loss at all (though companies will say it’s because they don’t want to be copied, that’s a cop-out excuse).
Blackstone Health Sciences Marketing Approach
This section isn’t 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
We’ve reviewed dozens and dozens of diet pills and not once have we found a site that doesn’t include testimonials in some fashion. BHS doesn’t include them.
Their reasoning is that most testimonials are fake (we couldn’t 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 don’t include any Before & After photos for the same reason. What a breath of fresh air.
No AutoShip Program
They don’t do auto-ship. 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 you’re automatically enrolled) to be less-than-consumer friendly 90% of the time.
Thermodrenix is definitely not the least expensive diet pill product you’ll run across. You get significant discounts as you buy more at a time, so that’s 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. You’ll find some costing as little as $25. The key though isn’t what it costs nearly as much as what you’re getting.
With almost every diet pill, you’re not getting enough ingredients to make even one iota of difference.
Now – be careful and don’t be duped by some pill that’s 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 that’s top-quality when you’re not.
In either case, look at the ingredients and then decide if the price fits your situation.
Lifetime Moneyback Guarantee
You can’t 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.
Thermodrenix Review Conclusion
We’re recommending Thermodrenix completely. We love the formulation. We love the fact that every ingredient is clinically backed and they haven’t included a single fad ingredient (such as Hoodia, that piece of garbage).
We love the fact that they’ve fully disclosed how much of each ingredient they haven’t hidden behind a proprietary blend.
Were fans of their marketing and lifetime moneyback guarantee.
We’re giving a very enthusiastic thumbs up.
Give Thermodrenix a try and let us know how it works out for you. We’re anxious to know.