The aim of Somatox T5 is to stimulate the thyroid to increase metabolic rate, ultimately leading to weight loss. Whilst the stimulant ingredients can produce a fat-burning effect, the inclusion of bitter orange peel is a cause for concern, as this has been linked to some very serious side effects, such as strokes and heart attacks.
Somatox is a British company, selling a range of tea products as well as supplements and beauty products. The company is based in Wakefield, but is happy to ship worldwide.
Somatox T5 is a fat burning supplement that relies on stimulants to make it work. This means that you may experience a noticeable effect after taking it, but whether or not this actually helps you lose weight is uncertain. This supplement contains a dangerous ingredient in bitter orange peel which has been linked to causing strokes and heart attacks, and many customers have mentioned unpleasant and alarming side effects. Somatox is a British company, but supplements are also on sale in the USA.
Potential Side effects include; high blood pressure, increased heart rate, stroke, heart attack, seizure, increased sun sensitivity, headaches, nausea and vomiting, jitteriness, mood swings, anxiety, irritability, stomach pain, restlessness, and fishy body odour.
Somatox T5 is quite expensive. You can buy it from the official Somatox website where 1 x bottle of 90 capsules (1 month’s supply) costs £19.99.
Shipping is free to UK customers. International rates are as follows:
You can also buy Somatox T5 via Amazon UK where it costs £18.99. It is on sale from Amazon USA for $24.99 for one bottle.
All orders come with a free eBook to download.
Somatox T5 is a fat burner type of weight loss supplement, so the idea is that it will increase the speed of the metabolism (and possibly body heat) in order for you to lose weight more quickly. Fat burners can increase energy and reduce the appetite too, so this type of weight loss supplement can be appealing to anyone looking to improve the results of diet and exercise.
Somatox T5 contains stimulants. The principle ingredient is Bitter Orange Peel, and while that might sound harmless enough, Bitter Orange is actually a powerful stimulant. Also known as Citrus Aurantium, this orange variety is high in a natural chemical called synephrine. It mimics the flight or fight response in the body which causes stress-related symptoms such as sweating, increased heart rate, and the loss of appetite. This last effect makes it popular as a diet pill ingredient.
We don’t know how much of this chemical in present in the supplement, but at 750mg per serving we certainly advise caution especially if you have any underlying health issues around heart and blood pressure.
Somatox T5 is also high in caffeine in various forms which will add to the stimulant effect, and this combined with Acetyl L Carnitine an amino acid that can increase alertness, it seems likely that some users will be climbing the walls! However, some people may like the so-called energy buzz which seems likely with this supplement.
Somatox is a British company based in Yorkshire. Their principle products seem to be around tea and teatox teas, but they have branched out in recent years. There are five weight loss supplements in the range, plus beauty products and teeth whitening kits.
Somatox are best known for their range of teatoxes. We covered Somatox Ultimate Teatox in a previous review.
According to the product information the key features are as follows:
It explains how this supplement works,
T5 tells your brain to stimulate your metabolic hormone which in effect starts the fat burning process. It stimulates the hormone within your thyroid to increase your energy levels. One of the most strongest and effective fat burners available today. The Somatox T5 will increase your overall energy levels and metabolic rate whilst burning away the unwanted fat!
It will undoubtedly work as a stimulant. However, losing weight by stimulants is not good for health and it is impossible to sustain for long.
Synephrine, which is the main component of Bitter Orange, is the type of stimulant described as a Sympathomimetic agent which means that it mimics the effects of the flight or fight response. We don’t know exactly how much synephrine is contained in this supplement, but make no mistake, this stimulant can be dangerous for some people.
As everybody knows from experience, the fight or flight response raises the heart rate, blood pressure, and other stress-related symptoms. It also decreases the appetite – one reason why Sympathomimetic agents are used in diet pills. However, according to clinical investigation, “Sympathomimetic agents have a poor history of long-term success in the treatment of obesity”.
In addition, there are health risks. According to reports, “strokes and cardiac arrhythmias have been the major concern about supplements containing the Sympathomimetic drug, synephrine”. Source
Somatox T5 is also high in caffeine at 333mg per serving, which is roughly the equivalent of 3 to 4 cups of coffee. Caffeine can help weight loss because it does increase the speed of the metabolism, but the downside is that this does change as you become accustomed to use. This serving size will lead to additional stimulant side effects for the user.
There are a couple of additional ingredients which we have yet to mention. There is green tea in this supplement, and although there is only 75mg, when combined with caffeine as here it may help increase metabolism. There is also an amino acid called acetyl L carnitine, which helps the body convert fat to energy as well as improving mental energy. These are effective and safe ingredients that can help support weight loss.
However, in our opinion, the major effects will be down to the caffeine and the bitter orange peel content which will override any other potential benefits.
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Serving size is equal to 3 capsules. The information here is based on serving size.
Somatox T5 is highly likely to cause side effects in many people, and customers have mentioned these.
Bitter orange, especially when combined with other stimulants like caffeine can be extremely dangerous.
Potential side effects include:
Other side effects may include:
Acetyl L Carnitine can also cause a fishy body odour.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take if you have an underlying health condition especially if it is related to heart or blood pressure. Speak to your doctor before use and do not combine with prescription medication. Avoid additional caffeine and alcohol while using this supplement.
Yes, there are nearly 300 customer reviews posted on Amazon UK.
A high proportion of the feedback is positive but in searching through the comments we detected that many of these so-called reviewers look very suspect. Some had only ever reviewed this product, others had left reviews for other Somatox supplements and overall the positive comments seem to follow the well-known pattern of fake reviews.
We got to page 3 before we found a genuine looking customer. She reported,
Really helped with diet, gave you an extra boost
Another user said,
The first I am trying these out. I must say they do work pretty quick. Took my first pill after food and I had an energy boost, also not eating as much, my portions have reduced. Too soon to say about weight loss as I have only just had them over a week. Hopefully it will work as I have a holiday soon. They are also easy to swallow.
We also found that some customers had received free products in exchange for a customer review, as this man disclosed,
…. Overall I have found the product to really help shift the stubborn weight, I would definitely recommend the product to a friend. This product was provided for in exchange for my fair and honest opinion after having trialed it myself.
There are a lot of negative reviews, with many customers complaining of side effects;
BEWARE. I have stopped taking these after 9 days, total of 27 tablets (3/day), as I’ve experienced terrible mood swings. I’ve found I started feeling annoyed or angry all the time since I started taking them. Immediately on the day that I did not take them, I felt like my normal self again, not feeling worried or anxious for no reason. Hope this helps.
Very scary experience had after taking one tablet last night and 3 as per instructions today. Massive caffeine effect experienced after last one tonight (about 1hr after taking)… heart racing, trembling, tied chest and so on… I have had about 3 cups of tea during the day… but that’s all. Definitely will stop taking immediately… it’s not worth it! Be aware if not used to caffeine I’d say! Took me several hours to get over it and still not 100%…
Bought these pills to kickstart my weight loss however after one day of taking them I feel awful, I haven’t been able to go to work because I think these have given me a caffeine overdose. I feel like I’ve been hit by a car. Wouldn’t recommend!
There is no money-back guarantee on offer with this supplement.
You can buy Somatox T5 direct from the Somatox website.
It is also on sale via Amazon UK and Amazon USA.
Somatox T5 will have a noticeable effect for some users, and use short term you may find it helps you generate some weight loss. However, it is important to remember that this supplement will not be safe for everyone, and many customers have mentioned side effects.
We like that the company has bothered to provide a full ingredients list but there should have been a warning for customers especially in view of the very real health risks associated with bitter orange combined with caffeine.
Other issues include some extremely dodgy looking feedback and a lack of a money-back guarantee. However, our prime concern is one of safety. This supplement is not safe and could cause some serious medical conditions if you have an underlying health condition or decide to abuse this supplement.
All things considered, we cannot recommend Somatox T5 to the Watchdog readers.
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