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Ripped Fuel Review - Does This Metabolism Booster Work?

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By Sean McNamara Apr 28, 2017

I’m here to cut through the noise and get you the bottom line on Ripped Fuel. We decided to take a closer look into ingredients, side effects, scientific research and quality of customer service. Furthermore, we dissected hundreds of customer reviews and comments. Then, we condensed and summarized to give you the info you need.

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What You Need to Know

First off, Ripped Fuel is a metabolism booster consisting of chromium, skullcap root, black catechu bark, cocoa seed, green tea, caffeine, l-carnitine and cayenne fruit. After taking two capsules per day, the supplement supposedly helps with weight-loss. One benefit is the smaller pills allow customers to use on-the-go.

Although parent company of Ripped Fuel, TwinLab, was founded in 1968, there’s no mention of when the supplement was introduced to the market. We noticed the product contains a few natural ingredients, a good decision. The official website no longer sells it; you can only purchase through trusted retailers and at health food stores. We like the length of time the business has been operating and that we located some positive customer comments, but read on…

Side Effects – “Severe?”

The first negative was the severity of Ripped Fuel side effects. “This is a big name in the supplement industry,” said our Research Editor. “The company should be ashamed of all the reports of adverse reactions.”

“I have bought this product on two different occasions…it made me sick both times,” stated a customer.

“Still waiting to see how it works, but it gave me sleeplessness…I’ve had issues falling asleep since I started taking it,” reported a dieter.

Sure, we found lots of negative reviews, but there were some positives out there, as well. One customer says, “It had the fewest side effects of the ones I tried.”

A buyer shares, “I noticed no side effects, no increase in energy.”

Regulatory Issues – “A Concern?”

In February of 2003, the Food and Drug Administration contacted TwinLab regarding supplements sold on the official website. The statement related to claims made by the company about Energy Fuel, Ultimate Diet Fuel and Diet Fuel. The FDA stated, “Based on the scientific data available to us, we do not believe that these claims are substantiated.”

Ineffective Ingredients – “No Results?”

If you’re looking for a product that works to help you lose weight, some buyers say to keep looking. “Tried it before workout and in the afternoon…all it did was made me feel full. Did not lose or gain any extra pounds,” stated a user.

“I feel hungry all the time and eat more than usual. I don’t feel any energy boost or appetite suppression at all,” reported a customer.

“I work out 4-6 days per week, eat 2200 cals on avg., I’m a male 6′ at 220 and can’t lose a pound on this stuff,” said another.

Some of the positive comments we found were supportive, but in a mild manner. As one dieter said, “It seems to boost my energy levels and that motivates me to get out there and exercise.” The connection is there, but maybe not directly.

Another explains, “It may help you lose weight if used properly.”

Throughout our research, we’ve found that anything considered a concern, like ineffective ingredients, could limit the chances of long-term success. If Ripped Fuel contains a formula that doesn’t work, there’s a problem.

“Supported by Science?”

Although we found studies backing ingredients like caffeine, green tea and chromium, the information doesn’t relate to this product. The official website doesn’t provide any research supporting the weight-loss claims. At DietSpotlight, science is a critical part of the research process. If a company doesn’t offer research, we become hesitant about it.

The Bottom Line – Does Ripped Fuel Work?

Are you getting your money out to purchase Ripped Fuel? Well, we like that the company has been a staple in the industry for years and that we located some positive customer comments, but we have reservations about this one because there’s no published clinical research supporting the weight-loss claims. We’re also hesitant due to the reports of negative side effects and ineffective ingredients.

If you want to drop those extra pounds and increase energy, we suggest going with a supplement packing ingredients backed by scientific research and no reports of negative side effects.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. The formula consists of a four-ingredient proprietary blend, which has been shown to help boost metabolism and accelerate fat loss. People are talking about seeing great results and no one is chattering about adverse side effects.

Also, the makers of Leptigen are so confident in their supplement, they’re offering customers a Special Trial Offer – impressive.

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About the Author:

Sean has been writing professionally for over 7 years, taking part in hundreds of projects and providing thousands of articles, blogs and reviews for clients and celebrities. Because of his undying love for anything related to the written word, last spring he decided to dip his toes into the health and fitness hot tub. Here, he discovered a passion for providing honest and informative reviews to a world of dieters seemingly lost in a sea of misinformation – and he hasn’t skipped a beat. full bio

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