What You Should Know
ThermoPlus by Advocare is a weight loss supplement designed for people looking to have a healthy metabolism and suppress their appetite. The key ingredients in ThermoPlus’s formula are sage extract, oolong tea extract, guarana extract, thiamine and niacin. The product’s webpage contains 4 customer testimonials claiming that the formula benefits very well as a weight loss program. All of these claims suggest using ThermoPlus along with other Advocare products like Spark energy drink and Catalyst. Here, we will try to decipher if ThermoPlus can promise any weight loss benefits when taken by its self.
Sage extract, oolong tea extract, guarana extract, thiamine, niacin.
The ThermoPlus website does not even attempt to scientifically explain how their product works. The link for Product Page leads to a downloadable brochure featuring an analysis of the product. Statements like “Sage works to support weight loss” are not backed up by any clinical studies, they are simply followed with an asterisk claiming they are not evaluated by the FDA.
The ingredient list does not state which of the eight families of Sage their extract comes from. Oolong tea is included in this formula to serve a similar purpose to that of Green Tea. There is no evidence showing that oolong tea can be beneficial in a weight loss program or if it is responsible for any level of caffeine in this supplement. Guarana has been backed by some clinical studies as a metabolism booster, a fat cell reducer, and an antioxidant. This plant is generally regarded as safe in America. Thiamin, or Vitamin B1, helps convert blood sugar into energy and is a very important element in muscle building. Niacin is also needed for over fifty body processes like metabolizing proteins.
- Niacin and Thiamin are beneficial and essential vitamins.
- Levels of ingredient dosages are safe.
- Guarana has been suggested to improve mood and alertness.
- Claims lack clinical studies.
- Customer testimonials seem to be advertisements for other Advocare products.
- Niacin as a supplement can cause gastrointestinal discomfort.
- Guarana can cause dizziness, headaches, and jitters.
The ingredients of ThermoPlus are primarily botanicals that promise an increase in energy and a boost in metabolism. The way it works is simple: the energy you get from the guarana and the tea gives you energy when you exercise. Other than that, this product does not perform thermogenesis (fat burning) when taken by its self. There is a reason why Advocare always recommends taking their products along with additional products: because one can’t get the job done alone.