What You Should Know
Many diet pill manufacturers had to go back to the drawing board when Ephedra was banned. If a supplement included Ephedra, Caffeine and Aspirin is was considered an ECA stack and the most effective weight loss combination. Without Ephedra, manufacturers needed to replace Ephedra and many did so with other stimulants. Aspirin is never used in a supplement, but White Willow Bark is a natural ingredient that works in much the same way aspirin does to thin the blood. Applied Nutriceuticals Black Cats has all the ingredients to be considered a second generation ECA stack.
List of Ingredients
Natural Caffeine, Cocoa Extract (Theobromine), Licorice Root, Naringin, 1,3 Dimethylamylamine, White Willow Bark, Bioperine.
Off the bat we notice the caffeine and white willow bark often used as part of an herbal ECA stack. The remaining ingredient is the Ephedra alternative. In the case of Applied Nutriceuticals Black Cats that alternative is theobromine. Derived from cocoa, theobromine is commonly used to widen blood vessels, increase heart rate and create a diuretic effect in the body. All of this is accomplished because theobromine is a stimulant.
The ingredients in Applied Nutriceuticals Black Cats are included in a proprietary blend. The blend is listed as having 1000 mg and Natural Caffeine is the first ingredient so it makes up most of the 1000 mg. How much caffeine is something the dieter is not told. Naringin is a type of grapefruit extract and licorice root is considered unsafe when taken for more than 4 to 6 weeks or by people taking diuretics as extremely low potassium levels can result. If theobromine and caffeine have diuretic effects and licorice root is not supposed to be taken with a diuretic, according to the National Institutes of Health in the United States, Applied Nutriceuticals Black Cats is an unsafe product for dieters.
Applied Nutriceuticals Black Cats sells for $24.99 per bottle.
- The label is published online with ingredients.
- The price is lower than comparable supplements.
- The combination of licorice root and diuretics could be dangerous.
- There is no mention of how much caffeine is included in the supplement.
Applied Nutriceuticals Black Cats is not a product we suggest dieters take to lose weight. The combination of ingredients could be effective, but the licorice root could create a harmful health situation for some dieters. If the National Institutes of Health say not to take two supplements together, we tend to listen to the experts.
What is in a good fat burner? Green tea, chromium and caffeine will all be found in a good fat burner. These ingredients work together to create thermogenesis that is safe for all dieters. It also helps that all three ingredients are clinically proven to work.