What You Should Know
Controlled Labs is the manufacturer of the Black Hole supplement. According to the product description, the supplement is supposed to increase appetite. Typically during a muscle building phase of bodybuilding, the diet must offer enough calories to “bulk up”, but the appetite may not keep up with the necessary calories. It is not unheard of for bodybuilders to consume 10,000 calories or more per day when building muscle. The fact that Black Hole is supposed to stimulate appetite makes this product useless for a dieter trying to lose weight.
List of Ingredients
Non-Psychoactive Cannabinomimetic Alkylamides: Echinacea Purpurea Root, Spilanthes Acmella.
Digest-It-All: Humulus Lupulus, Cayaponia Piauhyensis Extract, Tynanthus Panurensis Extract, Ginger Root, Giant Knotweed.
Echinacea Purpurea Root is thought to have anti-depressant qualities and boost immune system function. Spilanthes Acmella has a diuretic effect on rats and stimulates saliva in humans. The plant is also used by herbalists as an analgesic. Humulus Lupulus is also known as hops and is commonly used to make beer. There is no mention of appetite stimulating characteristics.
Cayaponia Piauhynesis is an unknown ingredient which immediately discredits this supplement. Google returns only six results for this herb and none offer any information. Tynanthus Panurensis Extract is the first ingredient that could potentially increase appetite. Though herbalists claim this is one possible benefit, the most likely reaction to Tynanthus Panurensis Extract is increased libido. Ginger Root calms the stomach and intestines. Giant Knotweed is considered a weed in most states in the United States, but in herbal circles it is thought to have amazing cancer fighting properties. These could not be verified.
Black Hole sells for $54.99 from the official website but other retailers sell the supplement for up to 50% less than this.
- One ingredient may increase appetite.
- One ingredient is unknown.
- The supplement will not greatly increase appetite.
- For dieters, an increase appetite will cause weight gain.
- The price on Controlled Labs is higher than other retailers.
We cannot trust a supplement that does not contain ingredients with relevant information online. Cayaponia Piauhynesis is not listed anywhere online as a natural herb to increase appetite or do anything else that we could figure out. This is not only bad business; it could be unsafe for dieters.
When dieters want to lose weight, they will not look for a supplement that increases appetite, but a supplement of this sort does have a place in bodybuilding. There is bound to be supplements out there that will help a bodybuilder consume more calories. Typically, weight gainers compact thousands of calories into powder so the bodybuilder can simply add the powder to their protein shake. Eating more will simply lead to a stretched stomach and unwanted weight gain later.