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Obesity is a serious problem in today’s society. With the constant flow of new unhealthy but attractive products, weight loss has been a true nightmare. People have gone to a number of lengths, but still, nothing turned out to be working. With such struggles, everyone was trying to find a solution. Various supplements, diet pills, drinks, etc. turned up, offering the results everyone dreamed off, with little to no effort.
Fat Burners have been especially surrounded by more hype and marketing than any other supplement group. By searching for fat burners you will easily drown in a sea of false advertising and nonsense. The need to lose fat is probably the single most popular goal for men and women all over the world.
This is where Ultimate TermoFit comes in to play. TermoFit is a weight loss supplement made with only natural thermogenic ingredients, which suppress appetite and increases the metabolic rate. This supplement should promote weight loss by reducing the calorie absorption during the day. Even if you’re lazy, slacking on your diet and exercise regime, you will still get results. The thermogenic idea can work in theory (1), but it all depends on the ingredients found in TermoFit.
TermoFit puts a serious note on their all natural ingredients, with no preservatives or synthetics. This natural fat burning mix also includes antioxidants which are there to prevent stress. By now most of us know that a healthy diet and exercise program are the main sources of weight loss. The thermogenic idea throws away these statements and claims excellent results even without any effort. This is already a potential red flag, but we still have to look at all the data to create a conclusion. Let’s look at what TermoFit truly offers.
TermoFit consists out of two types of ingredients. The first group are the Active ingredients, they have exact measurements which is a great thing. This shows that TermoFit has nothing to hide, with exact measurements we can evaluate if the ingredients have any effect. The second group is the Proprietary blend, no clear measurements are stated for these ingredients.
TermoFit has already stated a lie. This is a synthetic type of vitamin B12, it is man-made. Even though they lied, Cyanocobalamin is effective in treating low blood levels in vitamin B12. Just to get it clear, the majority of people get enough vitamin B12 from their diet (2). This vitamin is crucial for maintaining a healthy metabolism, blood cells, and nerves. Vitamin B12 deficiencies are rare but can occur in certain health conditions (poor nutrition, HIV infection, cancer, pregnancy, old age). This may result in anemia, stomach problems, and nerve damage. Like mentioned this is rare, and you most likely don’t need extra Vitamin B12.
Is an essential mineral, necessary for human health. Before we list the benefits of Chromium we need to say that very small amounts of Chromium are needed for healthy individuals.
Chromium is used for blood sugar improvement with prediabetes, and with diabetes type 1 and type 2. Also, it is known to control high blood sugar, mostly supplemented by steroid users (3). Weight loss effects of Chromium have no sturdy proof, Chromium is supposed to work as an appetite suppressant, but like mentioned research has not backed up these claims. Chromium has some significant side effects. Chromium is suspected to cause serious damage to the liver, kidneys, and blood cells with oxidative reactions when taken in large quantities. Some types of Chromium can even cause cancer. The recommended dose of Chromium daily is 30mcg. TermoFit has 200mcg in one dose, which is ridiculous. High doses of Chromium can potentially cause fatal consequences (4).
Is an herb, also known as the red or chili pepper. This extract was used for years as a medicine. Capsicum Fruit Extract has a wide pallet of benefits. It can solve digestion problems, upset stomach, stomach pain, diarrhea, etc. Capsicum has also positive effects on the heart and blood vessels, preventing heart disease (5). Capsicum has potential fat burning properties, more research has to be done on that topic. As far as side effect go, Capsicum Fruit Extract is completely safe, with only a few rare negative effects. Side effects include stomach irritation, sweating, and a runny nose.
Are a powerful weight loss compound when taken in high doses. Raspberry Ketones provide fat burning effects in different areas of the fat cell. Studies concluded on Raspberry Ketones also prove these weight loss statements (6). Raspberry Ketones became very popular after the promotion done on the Dr. Oz show. During the study, Raspberry Ketones had been pronounced as a miracle fat-burner. The problem with TermoFit is the underdosed amount of Raspberry Ketones found in the supplement. Only high doses of this ingredient can provide visible results (7).
Is a completely natural ingredient extracted from palm trees, which are mainly located in Central and South America. Acai Fruit Extract has a wide range of health benefits. The valuable ones include the property to reduce any risk of cardiovascular diseases by improving certain conditions and removing risk factors. Risk factors include high cholesterol levels, obesity, stress reduction and sleep improvement. This amazing extract has no serious side effects (8).
It is believed that Green Tea Extract has many weight loss benefits. Green Tea Extract contains antioxidants which improve skin quality, brain health and liver function. This extract also contains caffeine, providing the user with a boost of energy (9).
Guarana has the property to improve weight loss through the mix of its active ingredients. It is believed to increase metabolism and cognitive function. Guarana is also a stimulant like Green Tea Extract and contains caffeine (10).
Often used for treating certain health problems. There is very little research done on this extract. The only information available describes the Dandelion Root Extract as a strong diuretic, with the function of water removal. Dehydrating the body is extremely dangerous and carries serious side effects, with the possibility of death (11).
Contains some properties useful in treating stomach and gastrointestinal problems. It also helps lower blood sugar through an insulin reaction.
The Gymnema Leaf is a very interesting herb found in India and Africa. It is believed to suppress the sweet taste when you consume sugar. More research has to be concluded on this extract, it is still just a concept (12).
With the exception of only a few ingredients, Ultimate TermoFit contains terrible ingredients. These extracts are unnecessary in the first place and under-researched in the second. Not to mention the terrifying side effects some of these ingredients could cause.
The negative reviews following the TermoFit reputation were true. This fat burner really works poorly. Not to mention the high price this supplement goes for, $65 for a bottle which equals out to 20 days of supply. More problems come with the low level of milligrams included for the few good ingredients. Looking at the research, negative experiences and price, the only conclusion would be it is definitely not worth it.
1. Roxanne M. Vogel, Jordan M. Joy, Paul H. Falcone, Matt M. Mosman, Michael P. Kim, and Jordan R. Moon. Consuming a multi-ingredient thermogenic supplement for 28 days is apparently safe in healthy adults. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4513183/
2. Fiona O’Leary and Samir Samman. Vitamin B12 in Health and Disease. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3257642/ Oh R, Brown DL. Vitamin B12 deficiency. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12643357
3. Preuss HG, Grojec PL, Lieberman S, Anderson RA. Effects of different chromium compounds on blood pressure and lipid peroxidation in spontaneously hypertensive rats. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9181280
4. Chromium Toxicity – What Are the Physiologic Effects of Chromium Exposure? Retrieved from https://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.asp?csem=10&po=10
5. Final report on the safety assessment of capsicum annuum extract, capsicum annuum fruit extract, capsicum annuum resin, capsicum annuum fruit powder, capsicum frutescens fruit, capsicum frutescens fruit extract, capsicum frutescens resin, and capsaicin. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17365137
6. Morimoto C, Satoh Y, Hara M, Inoue S, Tsujita T, Okuda H. Anti-obese action of raspberry ketone. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15862604
7. Park KS. Raspberry ketone increases both lipolysis and fatty acid oxidation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20425690
8. Effects of supplementation with acai (Euterpe oleracea Mart.) berry-based juice blend on the blood antioxidant defence capacity and lipid profile in junior hurdlers. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4447763/
9. Ewa Jówko. Chapter 8 Green Tea Catechins and Sport Performance. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK299060/
10. Guarana Provides Additional Stimulation over Caffeine Alone in the Planarian Model. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4399916/
11. Selective induction of apoptosis and autophagy through treatment with dandelion root extract in human pancreatic cancer cells. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22647733
12. Parijat Kanetkar, Rekha Singhal, and Madhusudan Kamat. Gymnema sylvestre: A Memoir. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2170951/
John has been a fitness enthusiast for over 10 years, starting out while struggling with obesity as a teenager. Over the years he has advised numerous clients on how to transform their physiques and their lives. As a writer on Nutrition Inspector he aims to help others achieve real results by staying clear of the common hype and false claims in the supplement industry! You can contact him via the "About Us" page.