Superfoods have been all the rage in the last 5 years. Although these foods are not necessarily “super” in the way that most people interpreted them to be, they do offer more antioxidants than other healthy food options. Kyӓni has created products that embrace these superfoods and many other desirable ingredients to create a line for the health enthusiast.
According to Kyӓni, you will take a pouch of Sunrise in the morning and Sunset soft gels at night. You will supplement the products with Nitro FX throughout the day. So let’s break it down piece-by-piece to see if these products are right for you.
Sunrise has a lot in it. Typically, this is a red flag, but the majority of the product consists of vitamins and only three ingredients are meant to impact weight loss. Sunrise has only 41 calories and 9 g carbs, but it does have 7 g of sugar. Considering you should only get about 21 g per day, this product can be limiting. However, if you skip breakfast and are now taking this product, it may be worth the sacrifice.
Sunrise has 100% of the recommended daily allowance of vitamin C; 200% vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, and B6; and 100% folate. This is all decent. Although going over 100% doesn’t do anything extra for your body and can jack up the price of the product, the excess is water soluble vitamins that you can eliminate them easily without harm to your body.
Also, if you are a woman of child bearing age, you should be getting 100% folic acid (folate), anyway, so this product has you covered. However, the product then has 3,333% vitamin B12. B12 is thought to boost your energy, but it only helps if you have a vitamin deficiency. Also, getting that much is highly unnecessary. The product then has biotin which is thought to be good for your hair, skin, and nails.
Finally, we get to the diet ingredients. Taurine has shown some promising results, but studies have only been conducted on animals so far. It doesn’t seem to cause any negative side effects, so if you’re willing to take a risk this product may help you lose the jiggle.
Still, most practitioners will warn that you should never take more than 3,000mg. Kyӓni is conservative and only gives you 1,000 mg to minimize the potential for side effects.
L-theanine has also been shown to cause weight loss in animals. It is a component of green tea which has been scientifically proven to impact weight loss in humans. So this might be a safe risk to take.
Inositol, which is also known as B 8, can help eliminate and even redistribute your fat. However, this has only been shown to do so when combined with choline. Inositol and choline will create lecithin which can help with unwanted fat in your body. To capitalize on this, you can complement your Sunrise supplement with choline (try eating eggs, spinach, beets, or wheat to get the choline you need).
We recommend trying Sunrise with a spinach omelet for a super healthy breakfast. However, at ~$50 for a 30-day supply you may be looking at a very expensive start to your day. It equates out to almost $2 per day for the supplement alone, not to mention the other breakfast food you want to eat. But it may be worth the cost if you’re concerned with quality ingredients.
Sunset is obviously meant to be taken at night. You will take 3 of the soft gels every day. They have only 10 calories and .8 g of unsaturated fats to help you absorb the fat soluble vitamins in the healthiest way.
The product contains vitamin A, D 3, and E (all fat soluble) at only 100% so you’re getting the best bang for your buck. It also has omega fats which can help you to feel full. So this product could be great if you’re prone to late-night snacking. If this isn’t a problem for you, you might want to consider taking it with your Sunrise product. That will allow you to get the most weight loss benefits from it.
Just remember that the Journal of the American Medical Association recently published that fish oils don’t help with inflammation the way actual fish does. Apparently there is something in fish that we don’t quite understand yet that helps with inflammation. So if you’re looking for those benefits, remember to still get your daily dose of seafood.
But you can still enjoy the satiety that Sunset may offer anyway. At about $45 it is one of Kyӓni’s cheaper products and it could have some powerful benefits.
Nitro FX on the other hand is one of Kyӓni’s most expensive options. You can get one bottle for ~$66 or one bottle of Nitro Xtreme for ~$80! The products contain noni which is considered safe when taken in its natural form (a fruit). However, in supplement form it comes with a strong warning label.
For instance, noni can cause spontaneous abortion, kidney/heart failure due to its high potassium, and liver disease. These are not risks you want to take lightly. Until more research is conducted to find safe supplement levels, avoid this product. You can opt for the natural fruit version if you really decide that you have to have noni. Luckily, you can order the products separately, so don’t think you have to get any of these supplements with your order.
Kyӓni is a decent company. Some supplement and weight loss companies will come right out and tell you that they were looking to make a profit. Most of those companies want to sell you on their pyramid scheme to continue to increase their wealth based off of your work. Kyӓni isn’t like that.
Two health-conscious families came together to make a product based off of their favorite ingredients. Although this may not be the whole truth, most of us have come across healthy foods that we wish someone would just bottle up so we could easily benefit from their nutrients (yes, dieting and trying to be healthy gives you some weird thoughts).
It just seems that these families acted on this idea and created their product. Overall, they have good intentions. However, it is also important to note that many users who purchased their products through Amazon said that their product was expired. Avoid this by ordering straight through the company if you decide this product is for you.
Customers on Amazon give Kyӓni a 3 out of 5 stars. Of the total users, 48% gave the products a 5 out of 5, 9% gave 4 stars, 5% gave 3 stars, 9% gave 2 stars, and 29% gave 1 star. So it seems like you’ll either love the products or hate them.
The users on the love end claim that the product alleviated their ailments. Everything from allergies, to asthma, to high blood pressure was cured by these superfood products. On the hate end of the spectrum, users claimed that they couldn’t see or feel any difference. They believed that the product was too expensive to not give results. Although, the question still remains of what type of results they were expecting.
Realistically, if you have a vitamin B deficiency then this product should help you feel better. Especially, if you’ve had bad experiences with lesser quality vitamin supplements. However, it is doubtful that this will cure you the way medical prescriptions will. So be realistic to start.
We give Kyӓni a 3 out of 5 stars, ignoring the Nitro product line. The company offers products with desirable ingredients, although many of them are still unproven at this time.
However, if you are a stickler for ingredients and you do want these specific vitamins then this product may work for you. We do recommend taking it in a different order, though. To potentially benefit from the fish oil in the Sunset product, we recommend that you take it in the morning along with your Sunrise supplement.
Of course, if you are someone who struggles with late-night snacking, you may want to stick with the original recommendations. Overall, Kyӓni is a decent company with high end ingredients and a high end price. But if this product fits your wish list (there will always be compromises so decide what is most important to you).
Order your products through them instead of Amazon to ensure that they are not expired and enjoy the potential benefits. Also, we recommend starting with a 7 day trial pack, ignore the Nitro, to see if you like it before making a true financial commitment to this line.
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Steven has researched over 500 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. He has also worked with nutritionists specializing in weight loss while coaching people on how to transform their physiques and live healthy lives.