This has nothing to do with the blood pressure medicine, ACE Inhibitor.
The ACE in this stands for Appetite Control and Energy. So needless to say, Saba ACE product does have quite the impact on your blood pressure. But more on that later. Here’s the background on ACE: This is a a supplement you can buy right at your drug or vitamin store with no prescription needed. Saba is brought to you by AMS Health Science, which is based out to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma USA and has developed a diet or weight loss pill that aims to naturally increase energy while suppressing appetite to promote weight loss.
This 60 Count bottle can be yours for the price of $60, so that’s $1 per pill, not including shipping and handling fees. With ACE you are promised:
If you decide to boost to the ACE G2 you’ll get an extra component of:
It appears the feedback is a little shift on whether it works or not. But for $60 for a 60 count bottle, it may not be a risk worth taking.
Seems like many reviews believe if it was the 2013 edition of the ACE supplement, heck yeah it works! But Saba ACE had to tweak the formula due to using DMAA, which is now discouraged for usage by the Food & Drug Administration. The FDA is looking to remove it DMAA entirely and tends to be in many weight loss supplements and pre-workouts. DMAA is 1,3 -Dimethylamylamine and it a strong stimulant, and has been connected to heart attacks, liver failure and death. Saba ACE in 2014 was connected to one of the cases of liver failure in a 35 year old woman. Thus if Saba ACE wanted to continue forward it had to remove DMAA from its ingredients, and a new ACE formula was born.
Supplement companies are regulated much looser than drug companies, but due to the incident of 2014, today’s ACE formula doesn't have as much success as the old. Though it is technically safer to take. Many reviews mention that the new formula doesn’t give the same kick and many of the claimed benefits of ACE are due in part because of caffeine like ingredients within it.
According to sabaforlife.com the ingredients in 1 capsule of ACE includes:
Looks like there’s a lot a great stuff in a capsule of ACE. There’s vitamins, minerals, some naturally occurring things in nature like Mango Seed, White Kidney Bean Extract, plus some caffeine. Saba ACE advertises to be the best Appetite Control supplement out on the market, but from the ingredients it appears to be just another diet pill that pumps tons of stimulants into the blood stream. But all things to be considered, caffeine is the original pre-workout and also does rev up the metabolism through thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is common in appetite and weight loss products such as Saba ACE.
The ingredients in ACE are designed to increase heat of the body by increasing heart rate which will affect metabolism and help burn fat. Plus it will suppress appetite at the same time. So, this product is a stimulant. With the absence of DMAA, Saba ACE had to find other stimulants to promote energy and control appetite.
There’s quite a few stimulants in this product outside of caffeine. Plus the 180mg of caffeine is almost double the amount than in a 8oz cup of coffee. 180mg of caffeine alone will promote heightened awareness, increased heart rate and potentially headaches, dehydration, and of course some appetite suppression probably due to potential nausea which is a common side effect of too much caffeine. If you are caffeine sensitive, stay away from this product.
But if you are like me and drink 2-4 cups of coffee a day and take a product like OptiMind (150 mg of caffeine) for focus, and drink Advocare Spark in the morning (120 mg of caffeine), Saba ACE is sounding better and better…
But not because of the weight loss and appetite control aspect. Simply because ACE sounds like a total upper and for those who have an addition to caffeine this looks like a gold mine.
It’s recommended to two capsules of ACE per day, and the company does not indicate at what point in the day to take the product. Though, if I were to start using this product regularly I would strongly encourage those to take it first thing in the morning.
2 Capsules of ACE=360 mg of Caffeine.
The Mayo Clinic admonishes that 400 mg appears to be safe and in most healthy adults, which rounds out to approximately 4 cups of coffee, in a row.
But here’s the zinger, caffeine is not the only stimulant in Saba ACE. Green Tea Extract is also a stimulant, so is Mango Extract, White Kidney Bean Extract, B vitamins promote increased energy, and lastly so does Rhodiola Rosea Root. So with the 360 mg of caffeine packed into 2 capsules, plus the added ingredients to promote energy, this thing is way over the “healthy recommended” amount the Mayo Clinic suggests.
Moreover, because supplement companies are so loosely regulated, at no point on the label does Saba ACE report how many milligrams of Green Tea Extract, Mango Extract, White Kidney Bean Extract, B vitamins and Rhodiola Rosea Root are contained in it. If you are the least bit caffeine sensitive, you'll be bouncing off the walls for well over 24 hours, which means you’ll definitely have some enhancements to your mood but not in the good kind of way. Many reviewers indicated increased agitation while taking ACE. One person in particular said they threw up after taking just 1 pill and felt their heart was beating out of their chest. Another person exclaimed that the new formula of ACE did not provide any bit of energy compared to the old formula. Which in my opinion really makes me curious how potent the old formula was.
Most of the reviews regarding the new ACE does say it’s not as good as the old, but for those who are trying ACE for the first time have listed several side effects. None are appetite control, by the way.
Several people also reported there were no side effects from taking ACE. And through Pro and Con Amazon reviews of Saba ACE it appears there was no sustained weight loss and some wrote negative reviews that they actually gained weight. It appears that the scientific claims Saba ACE has about being a lead weight loss supplement is based solely on the fact it is truly a supplement that promotes thermogenesis.
I’d definitely consult with a physician about using a supplement this high in caffeine. There’s a lot of risks involved with consuming high volumes of caffeine. Let alone this company was warned by the FDA to alter it’s formula because of reported clients suffering from liver failure.
You might not get your appetite control with taking Saba ACE, but for certain you’ll feel some effects from the loaded amounts of caffeine in the capsules. I would not recommend this for anyone trying to lose weight, but I would recommend this for caffeine junkies who seek that feeling of jitteriness, fleeting thoughts, and excessive need to use the bathroom. Also this product would be suitable for any college students who need a legal form of something that will assist them on staying up all night to finish a paper. Other than that, I can’t see any other benefit to taking Saba ACE.
Emily has spent the last 8 years comparing, reviewing and analyzing ingredients in the supplements industry. She has worked extensively with dieticians, nutritionists and personal trainers to separate fact from fiction and help people achieve their fitness goals. In her free time she works and enjoys the outdoors with her husband and 2 children.
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