What You Should Know
Takedown Fat Burner Xtreme is a product from TapOut Sports Nutrition. The MMA based company recently started formulating and selling supplements to increase weight loss, far burn and performance in the gym and ring. This supplement claims to help people reach fat loss goals with all-natural ingredients and enough caffeine to equal one cup of coffee. That seems like a fantastic claim, but what about the synephrine and the potential side effects associated with Bitter Orange?
List of Ingredients
Caffeine, Synephrine, Green Tea, Capsicum, 7-Keto, Pyruvate, B-Vitamins, Taurine, Milk Thistle and Thermasine (Lysine and L-Carnitine Furmarate).
From the start, we were uncomfortable with the fact that none of the ingredients are formally listed on the website. We read through some descriptive information to compile the list we have, but there is no way of knowing (short of having the bottle in front of us) whether this list is all inclusive. Takedown Fat Burner Xtreme does not gain customer trust if they are unwilling to share ingredients and amounts.
Caffeine is the first listed ingredient and according to the official description, there is the same amount of caffeine in Takedown Fat Burner Xtreme as there is in one cup of coffee. One cup of coffee can have between 50 and 100 mg of caffeine. Synephrine is the next ingredient and though TapOut Sports Nutrition tackled the jitters question in their Q&A by addressing caffeine amounts, synephrine is a stimulant that can also cause jitters and shakes.
Green tea is third on the list and if the ingredients are listed in order of amounts, that means there is far too little green tea to be effective. Again, without an official ingredient list, all the dieter can do is guess how much of one ingredient or another is included in the supplement. The only place we could find this for sale online was eBay and the product sells for $49.99 plus shipping.
- Caffeine is proven to help the body burn fat.
- Green tea is a solid weight loss ingredient with clinical support.
- No online retailer could be found selling Takedown Fat Burner Xtreme.
- TapOut Sports Nutrition does not offer a clear ingredient list.
- Synephrine may have potentially harmful side effects.
TapOut Sports Nutrition carries the name of one of the most popular sports in the world. With that huge name should come an understanding that the supplement market and dieters specifically, want to know every ingredient included in their supplements. Ingredients are a portal through which dieters can judge how effective a product will be. Claims need to be backed up with proof and testimonials listed supporting the claims a supplement makes. Takedown Fat Burner Xtreme offers none of these.