Horleys Ripped Factor Review

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Horleys Ripped Factor is a protein supplement designed to increase weight loss by adding stimulants. Mixing protein and stimulants has a functional use if a bodybuilder or athlete is using the supplement as a pre-workout shake, but stimulant-enriched protein powders are not a viable alternative to a fat burner. Horleys Ripped Factor contains 111 calories per serving with nearly 100-percent of those calories coming via protein (25.6 grams). However, that same single dose supplies 100 mg of caffeine and an unknown amount of guarana; another source of caffeine. Caffeinated protein powders are easy to overdose because dosing depends on accurate use of the powder scoop included in the container. If too much protein is added to a shake, dieters may suffer the negative effects of caffeine, including jitters, shakes and nausea. This product should not be taken with a fat burner or stimulant of any kind.

List of Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • Cation Exchange Protein Isolate
  • Hydrolysed Whey Protein
  • L-Carnitine L-Tartrate
  • Thickener
  • L-Glutamine
  • Flavour
  • Citrimax
  • Tricalcium Phosphate
  • Soy Lecithin
  • Minerals
  • Caffeine
  • Vitamins
  • Guarana Extract
  • Anti-caking Agent
  • Sucralose
  • Bioperine
  • Chromium Polynicotinate

Product Features

The majority of the ingredients in Horleys Ripped Factor create the base of the protein shake. There is protein, vitamins and nutrients. Then, the company throws in a whopping 100 mg of caffeine per dose on top of the guarana, which is commonly standardized for caffeine.

The vitamin profile is pretty impressive and it may lead a dieter to think this product is ideal as a meal replacement shake, but dieters need to keep in mind that stimulants are not typically consumed as part of meal. Drinking two or three servings will up the caloric total to that of a typical meal, but it also ups the total caffeine intake to 200 mg or 300 mg, respectively. Taking 300 mg of caffeine in one sitting is likely to cause negative side effects.

Prolonged use of caffeine can cause addiction and subsequent withdrawal if the dieter stops using Horleys Ripped Factor. In some cases, dieters may notice the caffeine boost they get after taking the powder for a prolonged period wears off. This means the body is getting used to the caffeine intake and needs more to maintain the original levels of stimulation. Taking more caffeine will only prolong the addiction and lead to further possible side effects.

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Advantages

  • The ingredients used in Horleys Ripped Factor are listed online.
  • Contains 25.6 grams of protein.
  • Contains a strong vitamin profile.
  • Could be ideal as a pre-workout shake.

Disadvantages

  • Contains too much caffeine for the average dieter.
  • It is easier to overdose caffeine when consumed in powder form.
  • Dieters sensitive to caffeine should not use Horleys Ripped Factor.

Conclusion

Protein and caffeine are generally consumed in two different formats. The addition of a complete vitamin profile to Horleys Ripped Factor is like forcing the dieter to take a fat burner as part of a meal. We see the benefit of including the caffeine, for energy and increased metabolism, but overdosing this supplement is a bit too easy for our liking. Packing too much powder in the scoop could increase the caffeine amount to unhealthy levels. Taking too much caffeine in one sitting could result in jitters, shakes and nausea.

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