T9 Red Fury is a British made diet pill marketed in the UK by The Protein Lab. It is described as a Super Strength supplement – an image enhanced by its bright red scary looking capsules. It appears to be fairly new on the market and at the time of writing lacks customer feedback.
You can sometimes tell a lot about a supplement’s name! Other times it is simply misleading. Judging by its name, T9 Red Fury sounds as if it should be an ultra strong fat burner that boosts your metabolism and stress levels and leads to weight loss on a wave of furious energy! The truth is the ingredients list tells a different story.
The principle ingredient of T9 Red fury is Glucomannan – a natural fibre that has evidence of being an effective appetite suppressant. The stimulant firepower is provided by modest amounts of caffeine and there are some additional ingredients including raspberry ketones, green coffee bean extract and similar.
Looking at the ingredients list it seems that T9 Red Fury may provide some support to weight loss and not cause too many problems or side effects.
T supplements were so named following the bodybuilding craze for taking stimulants believed to have a direct effect upon the thyroid hormones. Usually strong and full of side effects the T has become shorthand for strong in diet pill advertising.
You are advised to take 2 to 3 capsules a day 30 minutes before a meal.
This information does not include the extremely important advice to ensure you take this supplement with plenty of water, which we feel is a serious omission. Glucommanan expands rapidly and is this function which causes the appetite suppressing effect.
It is important to wash it down with plenty of water to prevent swelling in the oesophagus and causing a choking risk.
The Protein Lab is a British company based in Lancashire, an area rapidly becoming the centre of diet pill manufacture in Britain. The company specialise in sports supplements and general health products. They provide a whole range of training products such as whey powders and CLA supplements. Their weight loss products include T5 Fat burners, vitamin supplements and natural supplements such as milk thistle extract and flax seed.
The company do not operate auto billing or free trial scams and seem to be a reputable company. According to their product information all supplements are manufactured in the UK.
The Protein Lab website looks OK. It is let down by some irritating typos and misspellings which does lose some credibility. We all make mistakes sometimes but learning how to spell “lose weight” (not loose weight) and talking about “minuets” instead of minutes for example spoils an otherwise professional first impression. It just looks cheap and slap dash.
According to the Protein Lab website:
T9 Red Fury is quite simply the latest fat busting diet aid on the market, and the main ingredient (Glucomannan) has been clinically proven to aid weight loss.
There are three key factors:
All supplements are:
Manufactured in state-of-the-art UK facilities all compounds used to formulate The Protein Lab product range are carefully chosen to help body-builders and athletes achieve their ultimate goal.
(Again we seem to have experienced a punctuation bypass here but we know what they mean.)
The product description cites a clinical trial for Glucomannan,
In one three-armed study lasting 16 weeks, 200 overweight and obese subjects were given a mixture of psyllium seed husks (3g) and glucomannan (1g) twice daily, the same mixture 3 times daily, or a placebo. The psyllium and glucomannan groups lost, on average, 9.96 lbs and 10.14 lbs respectively compared to 1.75 lbs by the control group.
Psyllium husks – a natural by product of an Indian plant crop are not present in the T9 Red Fury Formula, yet the clinical evidence that is quoted shows it as the principle ingredient of the trial. It does not really make sense to advertise the benefits of an ingredient and then not include it in the formula you are trying to sell.
The ingredients profile of T9 Red Fury is confusing and some of the ratios are a matter for concern. In extracts , the ratios mean that for each unit of active ingredient you have a certain percentage of other ingredients – often based on a solvent.
So for example a 5:1 ratio means that for each unit of active ingredient you have five parts other ingredients. For example, if the solvent in a liquid extract makes up 80% of the extract, its removal concentrates the extract by a factor of five and makes a final herb to extract ratio of 5:1. It does not mean it is five times as strong.
The major ingredient, Glucomannan seems to be in insufficient quantities. According to an extensive EFSA investigation you need at least 3g of this ingredient daily for any effect and this supplement falls short of this figure.
In addition there is some confusion about the ingredient amounts and supposed ratios but when it comes down to it T9 Red Fury contains a large number of OK looking ingredients in fairly minimal quantities.
The African mango was tested in the clinical trial at 300mg each day so it is unlikely to have much effect. We like the fact that T9 Red Fury looks fairly safe but we think it seems unlikely to provide much support for weight loss. There is just no evidence.
There is no customer feedback for T9 Red Fury so we cannot bring you any true life experiences. It looks fairly safe but it may cause side effects including:
Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Speak to your doctor if you are taking prescription medication in case of interactions.
Make sure you take with plenty of water.
T9 Red Fury appears to be new on the market so this could be the reason why we were unable to find any customer reviews. There is one comment on the product page. This customer wrote,
Brilliant product. Fast shipment too. Thanks.
T9 Red Fury may help you if you use the supplement in support of a diet and exercise programme but we cannot see it doing much. There is simply not enough of the principle ingredient to reflect the clinical tests.
In addition some of the ingredients lack evidence to work for weight loss despite being well known in the supplements industry. Raspberry ketone and Green coffee bean have been heralded as the miracle to weight loss but the evidence does not back this up.
Raspberry ketone has not been tested on humans and all the claims are based on animal experimentation. Green coffee bean extract fares better. Research results indicate that slight weight loss may be caused by chlorogenic acid – present in unroasted or green coffee beans, which appears to inhibit glucose into the blood stream
More rigorous trials are needed to assess the usefulness of Green Coffee Extract as a weight loss tool
At the time of writing T9 Red Fury only seems to be available via the Protein Lab website. A tub of 60 capsules (up to one month’s supply) cost £14.99. Shipping costs to UK addresses is an added £4.99. International shipping costs a flat rate £8.99.
Protein Lab supplements are on sale via Amazon but T9 Red Fury is currently not available. T9 Red Fury is fairly new on the market so this may change in the future.
Protein Lab does not offer guarantees on their supplements.
T9 Red Fury is not a bad looking supplement but there are concerns. The ingredient quantities look inadequate and some of the information is confusing.
The Glucomannan requires 3g a day for efficacy – according to the European Food Safety Agency so there is not really enough of this principle ingredient to have an effect. In addition it is a mystery to us why Protein Labs cited a clinical trial in which the main ingredient was not even included in this supplement.
The ingredients profile is confusing and we feel misleading – all those ratios do not really add up! Can you really extract the equivalent of 1000mg of green coffee bean extract from 25mg of an extract? We don’t think so.
In addition the advertising really should have mentioned that you do need to take plenty of water with Glucomannan in order to safely wash the capsules down.
Otherwise, the supplement looks safe, the price is reasonable and the company are not running any weird payment scams. Good points but just not enough to make us want to take this supplement ourselves or recommend it to anyone else.
We reject T9 Red Fury.
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