We will be taking an in-depth look at LifeVantage PhysIQ Fat Burn, to see if these claims could be true and to decide if this supplement is safe to take.
LifeVantage PhysIQ Fat Burn is a supplement to help with weight loss alongside a healthy diet and exercise routine. It is manufactured by LifeVantage, an American company founded in 2003 who distribute products through a network of independent distributors – using a business model called multi-level marketing, one that we are very critical of.
The supplement uses a proprietary blend of two branded naturally derived fat burners, Sinetrol and Svetrol that aim to stimulate the breakdown of fat, and increase metabolism and energy.
The PhysIQ range from LifeVantage is made up of 4 products: PhysIQ ProBio with Immune Support, PhysIQ Fat Burn, PhysIQ Cleanse, and PhysIQ Protein Shake, and it is advised that a consumer takes them all for the best results.
The caffeine in the proprietary blend is claimed to be at a low level of less than 22mg per serving, however side effects could occur when taking the supplement alongside other caffeine.
Caffeine side effects include headache, insomnia, irritability, diarrhoea, nausea, increased heart rate and breathing, and high blood pressure.
PhysIQ Fat Burn contains grapefruit extract, which may cause interactions with many prescription medications.
LifeVantage PhysIQ Fat Burn is expensive.
It costs $55.99 for one bottle, or $45.99 monthly on a subscription basis for a 30-day supply (120 capsules).
LifeVantage PhysIQ Fat Burn is a supplement that aims to help you lose weight, and increase energy and metabolism, when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise routine. It uses a proprietary blend of two branded products, Sinetrol and Svetol alongside some essential B vitamins.
The principle ingredient is Sinetrol, a branded citrus supplement composed of whole fruit extracts including sweet orange, blood orange, grapefruit plus Guarana – a natural stimulant that contains caffeine. Sinetrol has been clinically tested and, according to results, helps stimulate fat burning or lipolysis especially around the abdominal area, waist, and thighs. This occurs as the messengers in the body that regulate sugar and lipid metabolism are inhibited. However, from the limited evidence so far, the weight loss results did appear to be minimal and much more in-depth studies are required to support its uses as a weight loss aid.
The other ingredient in the proprietary blend, Svetol has been found to be no more effective for weight loss than any other caffeine product.
Take 2 capsules with two main meals and a glass of water for a total of 4 capsules per day (e.g. breakfast and lunch).
Both of these ingredients are hidden behind a proprietary blend (650mg total). However, LifeVantage does claim that there is less than 22mg of caffeine in each serving of the supplement (2 servings are taken each day), which is low for a diet pill.
PhysIQ Fat Burn contains four important B vitamins that can help regulate metabolism, maintain cell health, and are important for weight loss. The product contains some good doses of these vitamins in 4 tablets per day.
PhysIQ Fat Burn comes from a US company, LifeVantage – a multi-level marketing company based in Utah. MLM is a type of network marketing plan that recruits distributors for direct sales. The distributors make a commission of their sales and the sales of their recruits. It is called “multi-level” because the salespeople earn commissions on many different levels in the system.
There is also a concern about the ‘subscribe and save’ purchase option that you are encouraged to sign up to. We do not advise this, as auto-ship agreements can be very difficult to cancel.
LifeVantage claims that PhysIQ has one mission – “to wake up your body’s metabolism with two naturally-derived fat burners so you can look and feel your absolute best”.
They suggest that this supplement can help you trim stubborn inches with the right diet and exercise, increasing our metabolism that has slowed down as we have aged, so we are no longer able to ‘binge on chips and soda’ every day. They claim that you will feel the energizing effects from the first day that you take it.
The product information says that this supplement will:
We think it is unlikely that LifeVantage PhysIQ Fat Burn will meet the big claims set out by the company.
Alongside a healthy diet and exercise plan, the supplement could help slightly with energy levels and metabolism from the caffeine – although the caffeine levels are low in this product, so it would depend on how much caffeine the user was consuming already.
It is possible that the Sinetrol could help with potential weight loss due to its perceived Lipolytic effects, however there has not been enough research carried out on this branded product to support these claims. As well as this, it is unclear how much Sinetrol is in each serving, nor how much was given to the participants in the small studies cited.
The claims surrounding green coffee bean extract as an effective weight loss aid are no longer supported, and so the Svetol is unlikely to do much other than provide some caffeine to the consumer.
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There could be some slight side effects from the caffeine in those sensitive to it.
Not for use by individuals under the age of 18 years. Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
We are unable to find any customer reviews for LifeVantage PhysIQ Fat Burn.
LifeVantage PhysIQ Fat Burn does not appear to be covered by a money-back guarantee.
LifeVantage products are sold exclusively through a network of independent Distributors. When you order a product, you are assigned your own distributor who may contact you directly.
You can order the product for $55.99, or via a subscribe and save option for $45.99 monthly.
We think LifeVantage PhysIQ Fat Burn is unlikely to have the claimed fat burning effects. It has some reasonable looking ingredients, but the main ingredient, Sinetrol XPUR has had limited clinical research conducted into its effectiveness. The two preliminary trials seem promising, but they leave out vital information about the results. For example, both claim that the studies suggest that Sinetrol XPUR could be used to help reduce weight, but fail to state how much weight the consumers lost. Without better research into Sinetrol XPUR, we cannot recommend any supplement that uses the ingredient.
As is common with proprietary blends, no individual ingredient quantities are listed, so it is not possible to accurately establish the strength of this supplement. However, with a high daily recommended dose of 4 capsules, it is possible that significant amounts of the active ingredients are delivered over the course of the day.
Both of the main ingredients used in this product are sources of naturally occurring caffeine, and so could potentially increase the metabolism of the consumer slightly for a few hours after consumption and provide a bit more energy. However, this is also likely to be a negative as it is likely that the consumer will take one of the servings (2 capsules) with their evening meal, and consequently their sleep could be affected.
The only strong evidence that showed a link between green coffee bean and weight loss was retracted in 2014, and so the claims that the Svetol green coffee bean extract contained in this product can help reduce weight and body mass index, help maintain blood sugar levels after meals, and target the burning of fat are unlikely to be true.
What is also a real concern is that this supplement is sold via distributors and also has no money-back guarantee. Along with the lack of evidence to support the product claims, we do not recommend PhysIQ Fat Burn to our readers.
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