Firestarter Fat Burner Review- Does This Weight-Loss Supplement Really Work?
In the weeks that led to this review, I figured out whether Firestarter Fat Burner actually works. We took the time to focus intently on the ingredients, side effects, customer-service quality, and scientific studies to create this comprehensive take. Then we condensed all the information we uncovered to give you the facts.
What is Firestarter Fat Burner?
First, Firestarter Fat Burner is a caffeine-based weight-loss formula. The ingredients include niacin, B6, B12, chromium, caffeine anhydrous, n-methylpentyl-iminoglutaric acid, sulbutiamine, teacrine, yohimbe bark extract, and ALA. Many of these are included under the proprietary blend labeled as the Firestarter Brew.
Firestarter Fat Burner is made by Atomic Strength Nutrition which is located in El Paso Texas. The company manufacturers numerous health and fitness supplements and accessories. We like that there’s some research into caffeine, but read on…
Side Effects– “An Issue for Some”
Our first issue are the potential Firestarter Fat Burner side effects. According to our Research Editor, “Yohimbe has so some significant warnings for people who take blood thinners or medications for diabetes. It is also considered off limits for those with liver, kidney, and heart problems as well as those with a history of mental illness or seizures.”
This concerned individual stated, “I was taking this to lose weight and get my diabetes under control. Then my doctor found out and insisted I stop using it.”
While another complained, “This made blood pressure go through the roof.”
Other people only experienced mild symptoms and some had no issues at all.
A dieter enthused, “I love this stuff! I got to my target weight super fast and didn’t notice any negative side effects.”
An optimistic reviewer added, “I really liked the way I felt on this. Lots more energy and focus.”
The cost of a supplement is an influential factor for most consumers. With Firestarter Fat Burner, it appears to be an issue for some.
One man insisted, “This is supposed to be a one month supply for $50 which was kind of high anyway. But the bottle said take two if you needed it throughout the day and I did so it only lasted a couple of weeks. What a rip off.
And another mentioned, “It was on the high side for only losing a couple of pounds. I won’t bother again.”
Some people felt the price was about what they would expect.
A contented shopper reported, “When I need to lose some weight I know it’ll be between $50 and $100 so this was ok. At least it worked.”
Another positive commenter insisted, “The price was reasonable for a month’s supply.”
According to our research, side effects and monthly cost can put many consumers off. These types of details really matter in one’s overall impression of both the product and the manufacturer. Adding to the problems, Firestarter Fat Burner doesn’t have a proven track record or strong scientific support to back up weight-loss claims.
The Science – “Lacking”
At DietSpotlight we insist upon seeing thorough scientific research that proves the claims being made by the manufacturer are factual. Unfortunately, while the official website makes lots of promises, it provides virtually no proof. Complicating matters more is the fact that all the ingredients that might promote weight-loss are listed under a proprietary blend. This means the exact amounts of each are not included and it is impossible to even theorize as to efficacy.
The Bottom Line – Does Firestarter Fat Burner Work?
Should I race out for a bottle of Firestarter Fat Burner? If you have a good history with the product or the manufacturer and know it works safely for you, it could be an option. With the lack of data and potential side effects, we have reservations about offering our support.
If you are ready to lose weight, we suggest choosing a dietary supplement that has tested ingredients that are backed by scientific research. Potential side effects should be minor and infrequent.
Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Dietspotlight Burn. It is made of four active ingredients that have been clinically shown to help intensify fat loss and improve metabolism. We didn’t locate any negative user reviews online, but we did see responses pointing to people who have experienced great results.
The company that makes Dietspotlight Burn is sure of their product that they are now offering dieters a Special Trial Offer, which shows a lot of confidence.
Previous Firestarter Fat Burner Review (Updated August 23, 2010):
What You Should KnowFirestarter Fat Burner is a new fat burning diet supplement that claims to give you all day fat burning power without the crash presented in other pills. It contains several different stimulant ingredients designed to help melt the pounds away. Will it work like it promises to? Is it worth the investment?
List Of IngredientsFirestarter Fat Burner includes: Ephedra Extract - 30 mg, Acacia Rigidula 98% extract, Phenylethylamines - 105mg, Caffeine - 200mg, Green Tea - 50mg, Synephrine - 25mg, Yohimbine - 2 mg, Theobromine - 50mg, Ginger root - 25mg, Hoodia gordonii - 25mg, Cassia Nomame - 25mg and Griffonia seed - 5mg.
Product FeaturesFirestarter contains a lot of fat burning ingredients. The ephedra extract, caffeine, green tea, synephrine, yohimbine, and theobromine are all fat burners, though we know there is not enough green tea in the formula for it to be effective. Since the average person needs 1000mg of green tea per day for optimum effect, the 25mg leaves it quite short. The product claims to use time release technology to help avoid the burst of energy followed by a crash. This way, you can get steady energy all day long without having to experience the crash that often leaves you feeling worse than you did before.
- This formula contains proven fat burners.
- Firestarter is composed of a proprietary blend.
- Though Ephedra extract is safer than the alkaloids that were banned in the United States, they are also much less effective in burning fat. The product website mentions ephedra, but not the difference between what is legal and what was banned.
- There is not enough green tea in the formula for it to be an effective fat burner.
- The supplement may be too expensive for some at $50 for 90 capsules, which will last about a month.
- The main product website lacks information about the company.
- There is no mention of a money back guarantee.
- There are no customer testimonials.
- Those who are sensitive to stimulants should avoid this product.