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Ignite Review - Does This Preworkout Really Work? Are side effects and limited focus deal breakers?

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By Summer Banks Dec 26, 2016

Workout products either work or they don’t. Period. Let’s find out which one Ignite is. We took the time to create this comprehensive review, focusing intently on the ingredients, side effects, customer-service quality, and scientific studies. Then we scrutinized user comments from all over the internet. Finally, we summarized all of the data we found in order to give you the facts.

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What is Ignite?

To start, Ignite is a preworkout drink designed to be taken prior to weight lifting or other forms of exercise. The ingredients include phenylethylamine, methylsynephrine, B-methylphenylethylamine tartrate, theobromine anhydrous, and caffeine anhydrous. The manufacturer recommends taking to capsules approximately half an hour before working out. No more than two should be taken within 24 hours. The retail price for a one-month supply is approximately $50.

Ignite is made by Nutrex which is located in Oviedo, Florida, and was founded in 2002. The company makes a variety of weight-loss and fitness supplements, but read on…

Side Effects– “A Problem?”

Our first concern involves the potential Ignite side effects. While there aren’t a lot of ingredients in the formula, many of them to have properties of stimulants. According to our Research Editor, “When you combine strenuous exercise with high levels of stimulants, it creates the potential for some negative situations.”

A disgruntled customer quipped, “I took this before I did my regular routine and I thought my heart was going to explode.”

As a man warned, “This literally made me have to stop mid-workout because my heart was pounding and I couldn’t catch my breath. I’m better off without it.”

Some people had less problematic experiences.

One reviewer offered, “I took this before I started training and I only noticed that I had a little more of an edge.”

While another pointed out, “I felt like I was more focused during my time at the gym, which is a good thing.

Limited Focus– “For Weightlifters”

This product is geared towards those who enjoy a hardcore workout and may not be as beneficial for the typical dieter.

This frustrated dieter noted, “I need help losing weight even when I don’t have the time to work out.”

And an individual complained, “I thought this would make it easier to work out or be motivated but I didn’t notice anything and didn’t lose any weight.”

Those who enjoy gym time and need that boost had a different perspective.

This happy purchaser thought, “It really made me feel like I could go to the next level.”

Another claimed, “I lifted more on this than I had been able to manage before.

According to our research, dieters usually want something that will help them reach their weight-loss goals. With a product like this that is only designed for a niche population it may be difficult for the average person to get the results they are looking for.

The Science – “Not Available”

At DietSpotlight we look to the manufacturer to provide detailed evidence that their products do what they claim. In this case we were unable to find anything on the official site that proves that this would be beneficial to work out enthusiasts or dieters in general.

The Bottom Line – Does Ignite Work?

Should I race out for a bottle of Ignite? If you are in good shape and want to try something that will fire up your performance, this is an option. It is similar to other products like it in the field. However, if your primary objective is to lose weight this holds very little benefit which is why we are reluctant to endorse it.

If you are ready to lose weight, we suggest choosing a supplement designed to help you do just that. One with proven ingredients that are backed by solid scientific research.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one named Leptigen. This formula is made of four key ingredients clinically shown to help amplify metabolism and intensify fat loss. We didn’t locate any reviewers who had a negative experience. However, we did find a great many who were sharing their success stories.

The makers of Leptigen are so sure of their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which gives us even more confidence.

Previous Ignite Review (Updated August 2, 2010):

What You Should Know

Nutrex Research is the manufacturer of the Ignite pre-workout supplement. Supplements created for the sole purpose of being taken before a workout is either protein based or stimulant based. Protein supplements, often with creatine, are supposed to help muscles build faster and recovery more quickly. Ignite is not a protein supplement. Instead, Nutrex decided to formulate a straight stimulant to boost energy before a workout. Stimulants increase heart rate so what happens in the body when the heart is stimulated and the workout is intense?

List of Ingredients

Maximum Impact Multi-Phase Stimulant and Intensity Blend: Phenylethylamine, Methylsynephrine, B-Methylphenylethylamine Tartrate, Theobromine Anhydrous and Caffeine Anhydrous.

Product Features

Stimulants are just another run of the mill supplement for many people heading to the gym. Mild to moderate stimulants can help break that morning fog, or after work slump bettering the chances of making it to the gym at all. Ignite is not mild or moderate. The proprietary blend is made up of 350 mg of stimulants - more than six average cups of coffee. While not all of the stimulants included in Ignite are caffeine, heart rate increases just the same. So, what happens when the heart is pounding from Ignite and a runner hits the treadmill at 5 MPH? Exercise increases the heart rate on top of the natural stimulant, pushing the heart to new extremes. This can lead to health problems, especially for people who are overweight or under conditioned. There have been professional athletes who have died while taking stimulants and working out intensely, so there is a very real threat to the dieter. Luckily, pre-workout supplements are typically reserved for people who are well conditioned or those lifting weights to build muscle. Weight lifting does increase heart rate, but nowhere near the level of cardiovascular exercise. In addition, people who are already in great shape will often have a lower resting heart rate leaving a little room for stimulation. Ignite retails for $34.95 on the Nutrex website. There are no testimonials or free trials to benefit the dieter.


  • Complete list of ingredients published by Nutrex.
  • Stimulants increase heart rate and weight loss.
  • Ignite could be beneficial for athletes and bodybuilders.


  • Ignite is a pre-workout supplement - this focuses the supplement on a smaller portion of the weight loss community.
  • No testimonials are published on the official website.


We are all about using stimulants to lose weight. Some of our favorite supplements have just enough caffeine to get the heart moving without leaving the dieter feeling like they've just run a sprint - all day. Ignite is a strong stimulant that should only be used with caution. Too many stimulants could mean feeling jittery, anxious, and uncomfortable for hours.
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About the Author:

Summer Banks, a content strategist at Leptigen, has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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I started taking ignite maxx yesterday. so far I felt heartburn which i’m not too upset about but I started feeling lightheadedness, is that a symptom from the caffiene in the product. which could mean that I shouldn’t take it.

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