AM 500 Review

Editor's Review: 3.2 / 5.0

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AM-5000, produced by AMS, is an energy weight loss formula that includes the popular ingredients Garcinia Extract, Caffeine, and Green Tea Extract. What sets this product apart from other appetite suppressing/energy boosting weight loss supplements is its distinct blend of exotic ingredients. The website for this formula does not provide any claims on how each specific ingredient helps you lose weight. Here, we will try to decipher the benefits, if any, to this overpriced formula.

List of Ingredients

Garcinia Extract (fruit), Caffeine (extracted from natural sources), Kelp, Chocomine (seed), Green Tea Extract (aerial part), Guarana Extract (seed), Schizandra Extract (seed), Vanadium (as Vanadium Citrate), and L-Tyrosine.

Product Features

The first ingredient listed in AM-5000 is Garcinia Extract. This exotic plant comes from parts of the world like Asia, Australia, and South Africa. It is very similar to the edible plant Hoodia which is typically used as an appetite suppressor. All claims that identify Garcinia as an appetite suppressor remain unproven. The effect caffeine has in this product is questionable because AMS’s website does not list how many milligrams are consumed per serving. An average 6 ounce cup of coffee contains 60 to 140 milligrams of caffeine. Different types of natural caffeine are more potent than others and AMS doesn’t make it clear what natural source the caffeine in this supplement comes from. Kelp is seaweed and has been rumored to boost immunity, improve liver function, fight against heart disease, and increase energy levels. Chocomine is a stimulant that works similarly to caffeine which can cause diarrhea when taken on an empty stomach. Green tea is a detoxifier but it is unclear how much is found in this product and how pure it is. The ingredient Schizandra does not have any benefits related to weight loss and typically is involved in clinical studies on hepatitis. Vanadium is a transition metal that can be toxic when taken in large quantities. L-Tyrosine is a non-essential amino acid that has been proven in some studies to be a mood enhancer. In order to fulfill AM-5000′s promise to preserve lean body mass there would have to be more essential amino acids included in this product.

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Advantages

  • Free trial available

Disadvantages

  • Contains only one amino acid.
  • No customer testimonials available on AM-5000′s website.
  • Does not contain any thermogenesis (fat burning).
  • Contains filler ingredients.

Conclusion

AM-5000 contains ingredients found in a lot of weight loss supplements like Green Tea extract, caffeine, and the amino acid L-Tyrosine. It also contains unusual ones like Kelp and Schizandra which haven’t been proven valuable in any weight loss programs. If this product were proven to increase your physical performance it would have to be used with additional dietary supplements and with frequent exercise. Until this product’s ingredients are proven relevant to weight reduction we will not recommend AM-5000.

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