SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX is probably more suited to regular gym-goers and the bodybuilding community than it is to less active people. The reason for this is that the amino acids included are more for muscle building than general weight loss. The product is relatively inexpensive, but there is no money-back guarantee in case it doesn’t work for you.
Below, we take an in-depth look at SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX to see how it can aid the consumer.
The customer reviews we were able to locate were generally positive, but limited; one customer mentioned that they were already using other weight loss supplements, whilst another saw benefits when using it alongside a very strict diet and exercise regimen, while training for a bodybuilding show.
L-carnitine can reduce body fat, but this is primarily seen in the elderly and not in other age groups. L-Carnitine is most beneficial for individuals who exercise regularly and who are trying to build strength and muscle. It reduces fatigue after strenuous exercise, and also helps to speed up recovery from exercise, with studies showing less muscle damage, including less muscle soreness, when taking L-carnitine than the exerciser would feel without supplementation. Tyrosine is another amino acid; it may reduce fatigue, but claims that it suppresses the appetite are unfounded.
The amount of caffeine is similar to the amount found in a small coffee or a large tea; it will have a slight effect upon energy levels, mental alertness, and could provide a small boost to the metabolism. The dose is small, but this means that consumers can still have coffee and tea (provided that they still monitor their intake).
Side effects can occur, due to the inclusion of caffeine, taurine, and tyrosine. For a full list, please see the Side Effects tab below.
It all depends on the retailer, but around £14.95 seems to be typical for a single pack.
SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX is an effervescent powder product that contains several amino acids as well as caffeine. It is described by the manufacturers as a stimulant product, despite caffeine being the only stimulant ingredient, which is present in very small doses.
SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX is manufactured by SciTec Nutrition, and is sold across Europe. The company is based in Hungary, but there is little other information available about them or their philosophy. The company do provide contact details on the official website.
Dissolve 1 packet in 300 ml water daily and drink mainly 60 minutes before training. Carbonated formula, don’t close lid immediately if mixed in bottle to avoid accidental pressure build-up! Don’t swallow powder undissolved!
The manufacturers describe Thermo FX as a stimulant effervescent carnitine matrix.
THERMO-FX is a convenient, precisely dosed, ready to use formula in individual serving packets!
They add that:
THERMO-FX is our effervescent delivery system for an ingredient matrix including stimulant Caffeine and providing L-Carnitine L-Tartrate, Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALC), and the amino acids Taurine and Tyrosine popular in energy drinks.
Caffeine is well-known to contribute to mental alertness, concentration, and it can increase performance during exercise.
ALC is the acetylated form of L-Carnitine that has slightly different characteristics and it’s one of the most popular Carnitine analogues. During strenuous exercise a large portion of L-Carnitine is converted to ALC inside the mitochondria by the Carnitine O-Acetyltransferase enzyme.
THERMO-FX is fortified with Vitamin C, which contributes to:
- normal energy-yielding metabolism
- reduction of tiredness and fatigue
- normal function of the nervous system
- normal function of the immune system
- protection of cells from oxidative stress
- normal collagen formation for the normal function of cartilage, gums, teeth, skin and blood vessels
L-carnitine is not a good fat burner for most of the population, but is useful for consumers who are trying to gain muscle mass. L-Carnitine and L-Tyrosine are both amino acids and so could help to maximise muscle gains when exercising to increase muscle mass, or help to prevent muscle loss when on a calorie restricted diet plan. Tyrosine may also reduce fatigue, which is useful for consumers who are exercising regularly. The three amino acid ingredients are provided in useful quantities.
Taurine is most often found in energy drinks, but it has no clinical support linking it to weight loss, or any other benefits beyond being another amino acid.
Caffeine is the only ingredient that will directly help to promote weight loss. Whilst it is considered to be an effective and reliable weight loss aid, it is still considered to have a small but significant effect upon weight loss and the consumer’s metabolic rate. The dose is also fairly small, and this will also mean that it will have a very limited impact.
Overall, we suspect that SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX is unlikely to aid weight loss, or to make a significant impact upon energy levels or the consumer’s quality of their workout.
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The ingredients used in SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX are listed below. The ingredient quantities are per single sachet serving.
Some of the ingredients used by SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX in could cause a variety of side effects.
Side effects of caffeine can include headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia.
Tyrosine can cause some side effects such as nausea, headache, fatigue, heartburn, and joint pain, but it is generally well tolerated even in fairly high doses.
Taurine is generally considered safe to use when used in ‘appropriate amounts’, but generally it still appears to be under-researched. It may make bi-polar disorder worse.
Side effects of acetyl-l-carnitine and carnitine-tartrate include stomach upset, abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and restlessness. They can cause a “fishy” odour of the urine, breath, and sweat, especially when consumed in large quantities. They may trigger seizures in people who have seizure disorders, although this appears to be rare.
Contains 80 mg Caffeine per serving. Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for those under the age of 18.Not suitable for anyone who is sensitive to stimulants including caffeine, or anyone who has any heart related health issues, including but not limited to high blood pressure.
There are a few customer reviews for SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX on a website called FitFlex.
Very happy with this product,on track for my show.Used safely as directed and in combination with a carb cycle. I’m losing 1.5% bodyfat consistently each week.
Thermo-FX really worked much better than I had expected. Well worth the investment
Thermo-FX has been very beneficial is my fat loss over the past 7 weeks. Once I added it to my supplement stacks, I noticed the difference in like 2 days. I also get a bit more energy and alertness in my workouts with thermo-fx. I would strongly recommend it to those looking for faster results.
One blogger who tested the product provided the following comments:
I had the Blood Orange flavour and it didn’t taste great but it was drinkable. It does mix up fairly smoothly but it takes a lot of shaking. If you’re too keen to drink it and only give it a half-hearted shake then you’ll get a gritty drink.
We have also found older references to negative customer reviews but were unable to locate them directly. It appears that SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX used to be sold on bodybuilding.com but is no longer available there. It is possible that this is where many of the customer reviews for the product had been left, but that they were deleted when the company chose to stop stocking SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX.
There is no money-back guarantee for this product. SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX is sold by numerous different online retailers, each of which will have a different returns policy. Consumers should consult the individual terms and conditions of their chosen retailer before purchasing the product.
The product is available from numerous online retailers. SciTec Nutrition do not sell their products direct from their official website.
Dolphin Fitness offers a single pack for £14.95, plus delivery charges. The product costs £11.46 when purchased from afterworkout.com. Delivery charges may apply. From SciTec Direct, a UK website, a single pack costs £16.06 plus delivery charges.
A single pack contains 20 sachet servings, and will last for 20 days of use.
We are not very impressed by SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX. There is a lack of information about the manufacturer. The company who makes Thermo FX do not sell the product direct from their official website, and so the product is not covered by any money-back guarantee. However, the product seems to be cheap in general, and is sold at numerous reputable European retailers who specialise in diet pills and body composition supplements. The returns policies of individual third party retailers may vary immensely.
The product is described as a stimulant by the manufacturers, and yet has only a very small amount of caffeine, with no other stimulant ingredients. The majority of the ingredients are amino acids, which could help bodybuilders and athletes to maximise their muscle gains when used in combination with muscle building exercises. However, the amino acids have no proven benefits that contribute to weight loss.
Overall, we do not recommend SciTec Nutrition Thermo FX to our readers as either a weight loss supplement or as an energy boosting pre-workout supplement. The product may be a good option as a source of amino acids, but there are many other products that provide similar amino acids in better doses, with better reviews of the product’s taste and texture.
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