Ignite Maxx

Ignite Maxx promises to burn an additional 600 calories per day through boosting the metabolism of the consumer, as well as suppressing their appetite.

Below we take an in-depth look at Ignite Maxx to see how effective it really is at aiding weight loss.

Ignite Maxx Pros

  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Some effective ingredients

Ignite Maxx Cons

  • Compulsory auto ship program
  • No individual ingredient quantities provided
  • Customers report side effects
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Ignite Maxx

Ignite Maxx Review

Ignite Maxx Facts

  • Manufactured by EPXBody LLC.
  • 60 tablets per bottle.
  • Misleading interpretations of clinical evidence.

Ignite Maxx is a metabolism boosting diet pill that promises to burn up to 600 calories per day extra, on top of the consumers normal calorie burn. According to the manufacturers, it is scientifically formulated to ‘ignite your metabolism, increase your energy, and supress your appetite.’

Ignite Maxx is manufactured by EPXBody LLC. The company can be contacted using the information provided on the ‘epxignitemaxx’ website. EPXBody LLC have set up their website so that consumers have to purchase the product under an auto-ship program, making a one-time sale impossible.

How to Take Ignite Maxx

As a dietary supplement, take one tablet with breakfast and one tablet with lunch. For even greater effect, taking 10 minutes prior to exercise will increase the calories burned during exercise.

Ignite Maxx Concerns:

  • Compulsory Auto ship program.
  • No individual ingredient quantities provided.
  • Misleading interpretations of clinical evidence.

What Does Ignite Maxx Claim To Do?

According to the manufacturer, Ignite Maxx is scientifically formulated to significantly increase your metabolism. Ignite Maxx has been shown to burn up to 600 calories per day when taken as directed.

So What Is Ignite Maxx and What Are The Ingredients?

According to the product’s ingredients list, as provided on the product label, Ignite Maxx contains the following ingredients. No individual ingredient quantities are provided, other than the dosage of chromium, caffeine and the catechins and EGCG found in green tea. The proprietary blend appears to provide 825 mg per capsule, with consumers being instructed to take two capsules per day.

  • Chromium 200 mcg (167%): This is used primarily to lower fasting blood sugar levels and to lower insulin levels in people who have type 2 diabetes. In terms of its potential effect upon weight loss, it is possible that taking chromium picolinate by mouth for 2 to 3 months might produce a small weight loss of about 1.1 kg.
    Source: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/CHROMIUM

Proprietary Blend 825 mg

  • Panax Ginseng Extract (5% ginsenosides) root: Panax Ginseng is associated with improved cognition in fatigued subjects and slight decreases in muscle damage after exercise. It also appears to reduce fatigue, and consumers report feeling calmer after consumption.
    Source: http://examine.com/supplements/panax-ginseng/
  • Green Tea Leaf Extract (providing 150 mg catechins, 90 mg EGCG): Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins increase thermogenesis in the body, whilst caffeine increases energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism slightly for few hours.
    Source: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/6/1040.full
  • Caffeine (200 mg): Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
    Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/weight-loss/caffeine
  • Sea buckthorn fruit extract: High in vitamins and anti-oxidants. Could lower blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Not to be confused with alder buckthorn, which acts as a laxative.
    Source: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/buckthorn
  • Digestive enzymes (amylase, protease, lipase, papain and bromelain): Digestive enzymes that may improve digestion. These enzymes break down specific components in the stomach into small component parts; protease breaks down protein, amylase breaks down starch into sugars.
    Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digestive_enzyme
  • High-fucoxanthin brown seaweed: A few studies have shown a connection between long term consumption of ‘A daily dosage of 2.4-8mg fucoxanthin’ and weight loss, although there are currently several theories about what mechanism causes this weight loss. Weight loss is not seen quickly with this ingredient as it takes time to accumulate in the body.
    Source: http://examine.com/supplements/fucoxanthin/
  • Raspberry ketones: Whilst there is a small amount of evidence that raspberry ketone can cause weight loss in rats, there have never been any human trials on the potential weight loss effects of raspberry ketone.
    Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/raspberry-ketones.html
  • Capsicum fruit extract (Capsimax): Capsaicin is found in Cayenne pepper (referred to here as capsicum fruit) and is thought by some to play a role in weight loss. Some studies suggest it could suppress the appetite mildly, whilst others suggest that the heat causes a thermogenic reaction in the body, burning more calories for a period of time. However, there are also studies that show cayenne has little or no effect upon weight loss attempts.
    Source: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/capsicum
  • Rhodiola root extract: This plant has been shown to increase endurance in rats forced to swim for long periods of time. It may also help to improve recovery time after exhaustive exercise. There is little clinical evidence based upon humans.
    Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15500079
  • Blackpepper extract: Black pepper extract is used for increasing the bio availability of nutritional compounds. In other words, it increases the amounts of nutrients that are absorbed into the body in the digestive tract. It may also increase the absorption of various drugs, which may lead to potential side effects.
    Source: http://bioperine.com/

So What Does All This Mean?

Capsimax is a patented form of capsaicin, the active thermogenic ingredient found in peppers. This could burn additional calories whilst it is in the bloodstream, by making the body create additional heat.

The promotional video on the official website states that participants in a capsimax study burnt an additional 278 calories, and because Ignite Maxx contains double the quantity of Capsimax used in the trial, consumers of the product can burn 600+ calories extra per day. This information is not based directly upon clinical trials – it is possible that doubling the dose of capsimax will not directly double the increase in extra calories burnt through the day.

There have been no studies looking at Ignite Maxx as a complete product, and so the statement that consumers will burn an extra 600+ calories per day could be inaccurate, and has not been confirmed officially.

Green tea increases thermogenesis in the body, and may aid mild weight loss when taken in sufficient quantities, but its effects are still considered to be relatively small.

Caffeine causes a small increase to the body’s metabolic rate for a few hours after consumption. Black pepper increases the bioavailability of caffeine, and so could increase the amount absorbed into the bloodstream, making the same dose more potent.

Rhodiola Rosea is thought to improve endurance, and may reduce recovery time after exercise.

Raspberry Ketone has never been tested in humans in high doses to see if it aids weight loss. Garcinia Cambogia has very positive animal based clinical trials associated with it, but the evidence in humans is hugely varied, with some studies showing that it does not affect the appetite or metabolic rate of the consumer, and that it does not aid weight loss. In one clinical trial, participants taking a placebo lost more weight than those taking Garcinia Cambogia.

Fucoxanthin can aid a tiny amount of weight loss, but the effects are only seen with prolonged use. Chromium regulates blood sugar levels, and so could help to prevent sugar crashes and cravings, theoretically helping dieters to stick to their meal plan. Again, the weight loss results seen in trials are tiny, and are only seen after a prolonged period of use.

Digestive enzymes are produced in the body to break apart chains of carbohydrates, proteins and fats, so that they can be used effectively by the body. Supplementing digestive enzymes could improve digestion, but there is no current evidence available to suggest that they could aid weight loss.

Does Ignite Maxx Have Any Side Effects?

Consuming large quantities of caffeine can lead to headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia. Green tea can also cause constipation.

As Black pepper increases the absorption rate of nutrients and drugs, including caffeine, it may make the negative effects of these ingredients more severe or more likely to occur. Consumers who are taking medication are also more at risk of accidentally overdosing because of the higher absorption rate associated with Black pepper, and so should consult their doctor before taking any product that contains Black pepper or pepper extracts.

Capsimax is thought to be a more stable version of capsicum that does not cause as many side effects as other forms of capsicum, as it is absorbed in the intestines rather than the stomach. However customers have reported numerous side effects that appear to be caused by Capsimax. Side effects can include increased sweating and a slightly raised body temperature, stomach irritation, stomach upset, flushing and a runny nose.

Garcinia Cambogia can cause side effects such as nausea, digestive tract discomfort, and headache.

Chromium can lower blood sugar levels, and so should not be used by diabetics before they consult their doctor. Whilst generally lowering blood sugar levels is not problematic, if this product were to be taken when the consumer already had low blood sugar levels, they could develop side effects such as dizziness, light-headedness and even fainting.

Not suitable for those under the age of 18. Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for anyone suffering from any heart related health issues, including but not limited to high blood pressure. Consult a doctor before purchase if you have any medical condition or are taking any prescription medications. Discontinue use two weeks before surgery.

Any Ignite Maxx Reviews From Customers?

The product is available from amazon, where there are numerous customer reviews of Ignite Maxx.

Threw them away. I had such a cardiac reaction after just one day that I was uncomfortable taking them. Threw them into the trash.

Didn’t work, gave me a headache

This product did absolutely nothing for me. I know that everyone is different but I personally would never buy this again.

Caused me a bunch of intestinal issues and pain for months. NOT for me! Make sure to read about the product and if you are like me, with sicknesses and on other medications, be aware of possible side effects.

I did not notice any difference taking these. I think it was a waste of money and I wouldn’t purchase them again.

I did not lose any weight with it but it did however give me horrible heartburn! I would never buy or recommend it to anyone.

So Does Ignite Maxx Work?

Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and so increases the body’s metabolic rate slightly for a few hours after consumption. Black pepper increases the bioavailability of caffeine and other compounds, and so increases the amount of product that is absorbed from the stomach and intestines into the blood stream.

Green tea and capsicum extract will increase thermogenesis in the body and so will also increase calorie burn in the body.

Without knowing the exact ingredient dosages, as this product contains a proprietary formula, it is impossible to know how likely it is that Ignite Maxx will actually aid significant and noticeable weight loss. However, it is likely that consumers will lose some weight whilst using the product. We have found no clinical evidence to back up the claim that consumers will burn 600+ calories extra per day; this figure appears to be very loosely calculated based upon one study of capsimax that used different dosages, presuming that double the dosage would mean double the calorie burn.

Where Can I Buy Ignite Maxx?

When purchasing Ignite Maxx from the manufacturers customers are prompted to state whether they are an independent distributor or a preferred customer. Preferred customers are actually just regular customers ordering direct from the website.

Preferred customers will pay $44.95 per bottle of Ignite Maxx.

Customers are automatically signed up for a monthly auto-ship program when purchasing from the manufacturer. Whilst there is a check box that need to be ticked to opt in to this auto-ship program, the box needs to be checked to proceed, and so it means that customers cannot just make a one-time order without phoning the company directly to opt out of the auto-ship program.

This tick box removes all liability from the company, as customers have actively agreed to sign up for this auto-ship program. This means that it is not possible to get the money back from the bank for being unknowingly charged.

The terms and conditions box states:

I agree and understand that I will automatically be re-billed monthly for my signup package in order to maintain a monthly shipment and remain active in EPXBody. I understand that I may cancel my membership at any time and that there is no obligation to remain active. By checking this box I submit that I am over 18 years of age and that I am of sound mind and judgement.

The product is also available from amazon.com; here a single bottle costs $44.95 with free shipping, but can be purchased without signing up for an auto-ship program.

What About A Guarantee

The manufacturers state that they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee. Returns policies from third party sellers may vary.

Watchdog Verdict

The fact that customers have to sign up for the company’s auto-ship program when purchasing Ignite Maxx is really frustrating! We hate auto-ship programs in general, but to only offer the auto-ship program and to prevent one-time sales is not in the customer’s interest at all! The product is also expensive.

The company manipulates the results of clinical trials (specifically concerning capsimax) to make their product look amazing, and then states that studies have shown these results directly. In reality, no studies have found the exact figures that are used to promote Ignite Maxx and its calorie burning potential.

There is a long list of ingredients used in this product; whilst many can have a positive effect upon the consumer’s speed of weight loss, there are others that will have little or no effect. Garcinia Cambogia is one of the ingredients promoted as a great weight loss aid, and yet our research shows that there are many studies that found no weight loss, no increase in metabolism, and no appetite suppression when using Garcinia Cambogia.

The manufacturer has also failed to provide individual ingredient quantities, instead providing a proprietary formula. This makes it more difficult to establish the actual strength of Ignite Maxx.

We believe that the product will aid some weight loss. However, there are too many negatives to this product to recommend it. The terms of purchase alone mean that consumers are forced into signing up for an auto-ship program mean that we cannot recommend Ignite Maxx to our readers.

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