We take an in depth look at Thermo Heat to find out.
Thermo Heat is a fat burner, which contains a lot of ingredients! And according to the product information, this combination will not only help you burn fat it will help you manage your appetite, boost alertness and enhance mood and energy levels too.
Most of these effects will be down to stimulants contained in the formula.
There is 250mg of caffeine per serving, plus Advantra Z – a branded citrus Aurantium compound. Citrus Aurantium also known as bitter orange contains synephrine – chemically related to amphetamines and is well known for its stimulant effects. It raises adrenaline levels and increases heart rate and blood pressure levels so will not be suitable for everyone.
Other stimulants include amino acid L tyrosine – known for enhancing alertness and keeping you awake and yohimbine – a plant stimulant known as an androgenic – another part of the formula that increases adrenaline.
There are also ingredients, which may affect mood and metabolism. These include Velvet Bean – a plant extract that grows in Africa and contains L DOPA – a precursor to dopamine and adrenaline. In its natural state, it is sometimes smoked for recreational purposes.
In fact, there are too many ingredients to explain each one of them here. Some are quite unusual – such as a plant called Holy Basil and the grisly sounding Ox Bile extract, which is believed to help regulate a healthy metabolism.
Other ingredients like Green coffee bean and raspberry ketones are more mainstream and are included because of their well known effects upon weight gain. Although the claims for these particular ingredients have been widely over stated by the diet industry, they remain popular.
We have concerns about the size of this ingredient list and some of the components.
After all, the higher the number of ingredients, the greater the risk of side effects and we can already see that there may be health issues with this supplement. There is a long list of warnings provided in the product information about side effects and who should not use this supplement.
The Thermo Heat formula is under a proprietary blend so apart from the caffeine, none of the quantities are provided. This makes it impossible to gauge the true strength and effects of this supplement.
That said the sum total of active ingredients per serving adds up to a whopping 1293mg so it is likely that you will notice taking this supplement.
Start with 2 capsules for the first three days (1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon).
If well tolerated, then you can increase the amount taken to 2 Thermo Heat capsules in the morning and 2 Thermo Heat capsules in the afternoon.
Do Not Exceed 4 Thermo Heat Capsules Per Day. Do not take within 6 hours of sleep. For optimum results, Thermo Heat should not be taken with meals. Consume at least 30 minutes before a meal.
For those individuals with digestive sensitivities to spices, it is recommended to consume product after meals for greater tolerance.
Thermo Heat is best used as part of a diet and exercise program.
Thermo Heat is made and marketed by Advanced Molecular Labs an American supplements company that produce four supplements. Thermo Heat and Thermo Heat Night Time, which you can take in combination with thermo heat for 24 hours fat burning.
There is also a Pre Work Out Supplement, called PreWorkout and Post WorkOut designed to replace lost minerals and salts.
We have not covered AML supplements before.
There are six major claims to this supplement:
ignites your body’s fat burning by switching on the metabolically inactive white adipose tissue (WAT) so that it acts more similar to the most proficient thermogenic tissue in the body–brown adipose tissue (BAT) or brown fat.
All humans and mammals have two types of fat: white adipose tissue and brown adipose tissue. Brown adipose tissue (BAT) is the layer of fat cells that is important for keeping you warm.
Thermo Heat looks like a pick and mix of ingredients that the makers have put together because on paper these are supposed to cause specific effects.
Some ingredients have been included to reduce cholesterol. We love tangerine peel – it seems to be effective but most of the other ingredients lack any real evidence. Others like Forskolin are supposed to increase testosterone, some like velvet bean and cayenne may increase serotonin and improve mood.
However, the most noticeable effect will be caused by the high levels of stimulants and sympathomimetic agents – ingredients that directly affect your nervous system and adrenaline levels.
We question the sense of putting your body into stress mode by increasing adrenaline levels. It may help you lose weight short term by decreasing your appetite and you will probably experience an energy buzz but this comes with some serious health concerns.
Thermo Heat can cause side effects. According to the product information, you are advised to immediately discontinue if you experience; rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headaches or shortness of breath.
Other side effects may include:
The product information provides a comprehensive list of cautions.
Not for use by persons under the age of 18.
Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Do not exceed recommended dosage.
This product contains 250 mg of caffeine. Caffeine sensitive individuals and others sensitive to stimulants should not consume this product.
Do not consume synephrine, caffeine or thyroid-boosting compounds from other sources, including but not limited to, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI), anti-depressants, allergy, asthma, cough or cold and weight control drugs, or products containing phenylephrine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine or other stimulants while taking this product.
Consult your physician prior to use if you are consuming prescription drugs, over the counter products, or other dietary supplement products, and if you have a medical condition or family history of, including but not limited to heart, liver, kidney, or thyroid disease, depression, anxiety or psychiatric disorders, seizure disorder, difficulty urinating, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, recurrent headaches, enlarged prostate or glaucoma.
We also advise you to avoid this supplement if you are a competition athlete because it could see you disqualified for doping.
Bitter orange supplements are banned by many sports bodies including the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
There is very little available feedback for Thermo heat. One customer reported,
Fair warning, this stuff hurts your stomach. You will feel a bit of discomfort until you eat 30 min after taking them on an empty stomach, but they do work. I’ve been taking them for a week now and do see a noticeable difference in body fat %, as far as increased energy though, I haven’t noticed any.
We have found some detailed blog reviews of Thermo Heat. Comments included,
These fat burners will make you sweat a lot and if you like the feeling of an increased heart-rate, you’ll love these. If you’re not fond of this feeling, I’d advise you to stay far away from this product.
Another liked the enhanced energy and the appetite suppressing effect but complained of feeling wired and nauseous. She also had an issue with the capsules.
I felt like my throat was on fire – and it took over an hour (and drinking a ton of water) to feel better.
This reviewer did experience weight loss.
Stimulants that directly affect adrenaline levels and the central nervous system are called Sympathomimetic agents.
These are well known for reducing the appetite and food cravings, so yes Thermo heat will probably help short-term weight loss. However, according to the Journal of Obesity,
Sympathomimetic agents have a poor history of long-term success in the treatment of obesity.
This detailed study examined Advantra Z – a principle ingredient in Thermo heat. The conclusion was that the risks to heart health were very high. The conclusion was that these type of stimulants,
possess an unreasonable cardiovascular toxic potential that emerges when the drugs are applied to a broad spectrum of the population, many of whom may have unrecognized risk factors.
Thermo Heat is not widely available in the shops but you can buy online direct from the AML website. One bottle of 60 capsules (15 – 30 days supply) costs $59.95. One bottle of 120 capsules ( 30 – 60 days supply) costs $79.95. Flat rate shipping to US addresses costs an additional $5.95.
You can also buy Thermo Heat from various sellers via Amazon USA. 60 capsules costs $36.99, 120 capsules costs $52.99. Prices and shipping varies depending on seller.
No guarantee is offered.
Thermo Heat will probably help you achieve some short-term weight loss. It contains a lot of different types of stimulants so you will probably experience a loss of appetite as well as a chemically boosted energy rush.
The Journal of Obesity has mentioned one of the principle ingredients Advantra Z as posing an unreasonable risk to heart health and even if you feel that you are healthy, you may have unrecognised risk factors which could make this supplement dangerous. That is before we take the high levels of caffeine and added risk of Yohimbine into consideration.
In addition, there are numerous other ingredients contained in this supplement and although some of these look interesting, will you really notice any other effects other than this potentially toxic cocktail of stimulants? It is possible that this combination will cause added problems too.
The truth is we just don’t know and more worryingly, nor do the makers AML. Many of the ingredients lack clinical testing for safety or interactions, so if you decide to take this, don’t say we didn’t warn you!
There is no way we would recommend such a dangerous looking supplement so this is an easy decision. We reject Thermo Heat.
Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.