What You Should Know
Protein Factory specializes in bodybuilding supplements, but the long list of available products also includes several weight loss and fat loss products. The Weight Loss Hard Cord Stack is comprised of several Protein Factory products combined together into one group of supplements.
List of Ingredients
Whey Light: HRS, CFM Whey Isolate, Hydrolyzed 360, Hydrolyzed 1400, Glutamine Peptides, Peak ATP, Vanilla, Splenda.
Whey Light: Membrane Micellar Casein, CFM Whey Isolate, Super Plasma Protein, Carbogen, ATP, Vanilla, Splenda.
Zip: Acetyl-L-Tyrosine, 7-Keto DHEA, Olive Leaf Extract, Dessicated Thyroid Gland Extract, Selenium, Molybdenum, Kelp, Synephrine.
Tonalin CLA: Conjugated Linoleic Acid (1000 mg)
Protein Factory does not thoroughly explain the supplements included in the Weight Loss Hard Core Stack. Whey Light is listed as being part of the supplement but the only ingredient in Protein Factory’s Whey Light is protein. HRS is hydrolyzed rice syrup that works to boost electrolytes. It supplies 20 grams of glucose. CFM Whey Isolate is a source of protein with BCAAs. Hydrolyzed 360 and Hydrolyzed 1400 are sources of pre-digested protein. Glutamine Peptides helps prevent muscle breakdown during weight loss. Peak ATP (adenosine triphosphate) is required for energy metabolizing. There is a study listed supporting increased energy, but the study was completed on people who were very ill, as stated in the study description.
The second form of Whey Light contains a completely separate set of ingredients. Membrane Micellar Casein is another form of protein as is CFM Whey Isolate and Super Plasma Protein. Carbogen is a source of carbohydrates or sugar and ATP is another source of adenosine triphosphate.
Zip is a fat burner and thyroid booster. The ingredient list leaves much to be desired in terms of fat burning. Synephrine is the only stimulant and it offers very little metabolism boost though increased heart rate may be a side effect. Most of the remaining ingredients are included to support a healthy thyroid or boost thyroid function which will do nothing for the dieter who has a healthy thyroid.
Tonalin CLA is just conjugated linoleic acid. The product description claims increased fat burn, but clinical studies do not support this claim. Side effects of taking conjugated linoleic acid include stomach discomfort and gastrointestinal distress.
Weight Loss Hard Core Stack from Protein Factory sells for a little more than $200. This stack is not going to help the average dieter lose any weight. The protein shakes may actually increase weight if taken in conjunction with healthy meals.
- All ingredients are listed on the Protein Factory website.
- No proven fat burners included in the Weight Loss Hard Core Stack.
When we read “hard core” we assumed tons of stimulants, but there is only one stimulant in the entire stack. This stack is far from “hard core” and will not cause weight loss for most dieters.