This brand name will be familiar to UK customers as a name in boxing related clothing and equipment but less well known is that the company also produce a range of supplements. So will the Lonsdale Thermogenic Fat Burner help you get that toned boxing ring look?
We take an in depth look at Lonsdale Thermogenic Fat Burner.
Lonsdale Thermogenic Fat burner is a straightforward looking supplement. It contains Gurana – a natural plant extract, which contains caffeine, so may give you a lift. It contains green tea extract that can help manage the speed of the metabolism. There is evidence that green tea combined with caffeine can increase fat burning so this is a winning combination that can be effective in weight loss supplements.
More unusually, this supplement contains Siberian ginseng (also known as Eleuthero) and although strictly speaking Siberian Ginseng is not actually related to the better-known Chinese ginseng, it does have many of the same effects.
Siberian Ginseng is known as an adaptogen, which means it can increase feelings of wellbeing and it is taken in Russia as a remedy for depression.
Lonsdale Thermo Fat Burner, as it is more snappily titled on the supplement bottle, also contains amino acid L Carnitine which is important for muscle development. Carnitine is often taken in supplement form by athletes for this reason and there is some evidence that it is a natural fat burner. It contains natural stimulant amino acid Tyrosine as well.
The remaining ingredients are trace minerals Magnesium and Chromium Picolinate – that may help manage blood sugar levels. Chromium is being tested as a possible treatment for diabetes but it can be dangerous in high quantities.
The final ingredients are vitamin B6 and zinc citrate. Zinc is important and especially so for men because it is linked to the production of testosterone. B6 is well known as a remedy for PMT but is also important for men because it may help prevent against stroke and heart attack.
Overall, Lonsdale Thermogenic fat Burner looks pretty reasonable. The ingredients do not come with any major health concerns and may be beneficial to general health. You may find that this supplement helps support weight loss if combined with a healthy diet and exercise plan.
For best results take whilst following a sensible eating plan and regular water intake, In addition combine with regular exercise.
Lonsdale Thermo Fat Burner is part of Lonsdale Nutrition’s Lean and Toned range of supplements. Other products include a carb blocker called White Kidney Bean Extract, an alternative fat burner called Thermo Plus and a wide range of diet supplements including protein powders.
The Lean and Toned range deals specifically with weight loss but Lonsdale Nutrition also sells supplements for energy and wellbeing, size and strength and a selection of high protein formulas.
The Lonsdale company was established in London in 1960 by an ex-boxer called Bernard Hart. Originally, the company dealt only in boxing equipment but later became established as a clothing brand becoming fashionable in 60s swinging London and later in the Mod revival in the late 70s and 80s.
Today, Lonsdale are still closely associated with boxing but also sell MMA equipment, clothing, footwear and sportswear as well as their ever-growing supplement range.
Lonsdale Thermo Fat Burner is also on sale from major UK sports company Sports Direct.
Lonsdale Thermo Fat Burner does not come with any claims about what it will do or how it will help you. However, it is a “High Strength New Advanced Formula” and it comes with a logo that promises quality and assurance.
According to the product information:
Lonsdale Nutritional Supplements are manufactured to the highest standards with stringent quality controls for your peace of mind. All our supplements are proudly made in the UK to ensure the highest quality standards are carried out at our advanced nutrition manufacturing facility
This combined with the long history of the Lonsdale company makes this supplement look reputable and safe. However there is zero information about how this supplement works or how it helps you lose weight. There are no links to any clinical evidence.
Lonsdale Thermo Fat Burner comes under a proprietary blend, which is disappointing. This means we cannot provide a full information breakdown, just a general overview of the ingredients.
Each capsule is equal to one serving and contains 750mg of active ingredients.
Without the specific ingredient amounts provided, it is hard to see just what this supplement will do. Are there high levels of caffeine for example? Will this cause a speedy energy enhancing effect or will you even notice it? Large amounts of tyrosine can make you alert and keep you awake at night. Will this be the effect of this supplement?
The problem is that although the ingredients look relatively safe and many of them do have relevance to weight loss and fitness, the unknown formula makes it just a matter of guess work. There may be side effects too.
Judging by the ingredients list, you may experience side effects with this supplement.
Potential side effects may include:
Siberian Ginseng can cause side effects including:
The product information provides the following warnings:
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. Always consult a doctor or pharmacist before taking if you are on any medication or suffer from a medical condition. Do not take if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if adverse reactions occur (not specified).
This supplement is not suitable for individuals under 18 years old.
We could only find a few customer reviews for Lonsdale Thermogenic Fat Burner.
One customer was irritated by the lack of ingredients information. She wrote:
Good quality, good price but does not have detailed doses for active components, which could be a HUGE legal problem when talking 2 products from different plants but same active component and when max dose is not 3+3 but instead just 3.
Another customer was happy with the supplement, reporting:
Non expensive and good fat burners, they do the job.
Other feedback comments were either related to shipping or written in a foreign language.
It is impossible to assess whether this supplement will help you or not, partly because of the lack of ingredients information and partly because many of the ingredients lack any real evidence.
For example, taking 150mg of Tyrosine may help increase your energy and alertness and this combined with lots of caffeine, perhaps 300mg, and you may feel strung out and speedy depending on your tolerance to caffeine. You may find this effect helpful or it may be too strong. It may pass unnoticed – if you already drink a lot of caffeine you may not feel any difference.
The only dose that has been studied for Siberian Ginseng is 400mg a day – and this is to prevent the common cold and treat herpes infections. Although Siberian Ginseng may have multiple applications and may help improve depression, it lacks any real clinical evidence and requires further investigation.
The caffeine / green tea combination can be effective for weight loss and fat burning but without knowing the quantities of either, it is impossible to assess whether it not it will be effective.
The advertising does not provide any evidence or guidance for the customer, which is a serious omission.
You can buy Lonsdale Thermogenic Fat Burner from Sports Direct. The company have stores located across the UK and Europe and you can find the store nearest to you via the website.
Sports Direct also sell online.
One bottle of 90 capsules (one month’s supply) costs just £5.00. Standard UK shipping is an additional £4.99.
Sports Direct ship worldwide.
US shipping costs £10.99. Shipping to Australia costs £15.99. You can check out the shipping costs to your country via the Sports Direct website.
You can also buy Lonsdale Thermo Fat Burner via the Lonsdale website. 90 capsules (one month’s supply) costs £5.00.
Shipping charges are the same as quoted by Sports Direct.
Lonsdale Thermogenic Fat Burner does not come with a guarantee.
Lonsdale Thermogenic Fat Burner has some good points going for it. The price is extremely reasonable at £5.00 for a month’s supply and the fact that the supplement is manufactured in the UK means that it will be manufactured according to industry standards.
It should be safe for most people and as Lonsdale is a well-known trusted brand that has been around since the 1960s and Sports Direct is a reputable major company, we feel it will be unlikely to cause many issues. You can also buy online in confidence knowing that you will not be ripped off or scammed.
However, what lets this supplement down is the lack of any product information, making it impossible to gauge the effects, good or bad. There is a lack of customer feedback too which does not enable you to see true life experiences.
To be honest, we think that at £5.00, it may be worth a try but we cannot recommend it based on price alone.
There are just too many unknowns about it for us to recommend it to anyone else so until Lonsdale provide this missing information we have no other option but to reject it.
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