Ripped Power Review
What You Should Know
When popular fat burners with ephedra flooded the market, several smaller companies mimicked the formulas to create one-off supplements sold for less, but claiming to offer the dieter the same weight loss effect. Ripped Power is proud of the fact that they pulled their formula from Ripped Fuel by Twinlab. Unfortunately, Ripped Fuel removed the ephedra from their formula when it was banned by the FDA and replaced it with another stimulant. According to Ripped Power, their formula still contains ephedra.
List of Ingredients
- Guarana Seed Extract
- Acacia Rigidula Extract
- Phenylethylamine HCL
- Theobroma Cocoa Extract
- Quebracho Extract
- Ephedra Extract
Chromium is a natural appetite suppressant. It works by controlling the impact of carbohydrate digestion on blood glucose levels. By maintaining healthy blood glucose levels, the dieter feels fewer cravings for simple carbohydrates and eats fewer calories.
Guarana seed extract is a stimulant. It will increase energy and may affect heart function. Patients with heart problems should not take guarana with permission from their attending physician.
Phenylethylamine HCL alters mood and may mimic the effects of some illegal drugs. Common side effects of taking this ingredient include a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations. Patients with psychiatric disorders should not take phenylethylamine.
Quebracho extract is derived from tree bark from the Quebracho tree. It contains plant phenols and offers antioxidant effects.
Ephedra is a stimulant commonly paired with caffeine to prolong fat burning effects. The FDA regulates the sale of ephedra. This supplement is illegal for sale by FDA laws.
- All ingredients for Ripped Power are listed online.
- The supplement contains caffeine (guarana) and chromium.
- Contains a relatively small amount of ephedra.
- Has strong antioxidant properties.
- The formula is worthless without the ephedra.
- Green tea is replaced by Quebracho extract, not proven to improve metabolism.
- Ripped Power is illegal if it contains real ephedra.
- May cause negative side effect when taken with prescription medications.
A dieter can search for ephedra fat burners and return a list more than one thousand supplements long. The FDA knows these supplements are on the market and they have full right to seize shipments and charge the company (and possibly the buyer) with a crime for the production, sale and purchase of a controlled substance. Why the company selling Ripped Power has not been shut down is a great question. Dieters should not choose fat burners with ephedra.