Containing green tea, garcinia cambogia and caffeine, the supplement looks pretty good at first glance. However, we do have concerns about the Trec Nutrition website.
We take an in depth look at Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner to find out.
Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner is a supplement that may increase energy levels and help suppress your appetite. As you may expect from such a claim this supplement does contain stimulants so will not suit everyone.
There are three principle ingredients. The first is Guarana – a South American plant that is best known for the seeds of its fruit, which contain higher levels of caffeine than the coffee bean.
Caffeine is well known as a weight loss aid because it does increase the speed of the metabolism as well as provide an energy boost that may help motivate you to exercise.
Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner also contains green tea, a natural tea extract that appears to have numerous health benefits as well as a special application for weight loss. Antioxidants called Catechins present in green tea appear to increase fat burning which evidence suggests is increased when combined with caffeine, so this seems to be an effective combination.
The third major ingredient is Garcinia Cambogia, a fruit extract that is widely touted for weight loss. Some evidence suggests that it may help block dietary fats from adding to weight and increase mood so prevent against snacking and comfort eating.
These three ingredients make up the bulk of the formula. In addition, this supplement contains L Carnitine, an amino acid which may be beneficial for weight loss and muscle building and is popular with body builders for this reason.
The final two ingredients are trace amounts of chromium and iodine. Chromium is dangerous in high quantities but in safe low quantities as here may be effective at managing blood sugar levels and increasing insulin. It is being investigated as a treatment for diabetes for this reason.
Iodine is a trace mineral, which is essential for the body and plays a role in the manufacture and functioning of the thyroid hormones, which control the metabolism.
Some people should not take iodine and the quantities here slightly exceed the recommended daily allowance. However unless you suffer from thyroid or hormonal issues, this should not pose too many problems.
Trec Nutrition looks to be a European/ American supplements company, which have been going for over 13 years and is based in Gdynia Poland with a head Office in New York. Some Trec supplements are manufactured in the USA with others manufactured in Poland.
It is unclear where this supplement is manufactured and whether or not it conforms to safety guidelines.
We covered Trec Nutrition Clenburexin – one of Trec’s US made fat burners in a previous review a few years ago.
We have also reviewed Trec Nutrition L Carnitine Complex – which we felt looked extremely dangerous.
However, there is something odd about the background to Trec Nutrition and the UK product website.
None of the comments left by customers are more recent than 2011, which does give the website a rather neglected look. In addition, there are numerous typos and spelling mistakes all over the website, which have obviously gone unnoticed.
We did some digging and found that the site is owned by a British mail order company based in London, which is not mentioned in any of the “about us” information.
Is this important? Maybe. According to web security experts “This website has been listed on a threat site at sometime in it’s life. These can relate to virus/malware issues”
We like to see transparency about supplements and the companies behind them but Trec Nutrition seem to be rather shadowy.
Take between 2 – 4 tablets per day.
1st dose: 1 or 2 tabs 30 minutes before training/meal
2nd dose: 1 or 2 tabs 30 minutes before a meal
Take this product on an empty stomach. Wash down with 300ml of water.
Please Note: This product has a stimulating effect so it should not be taken later than 4 hours before bedtime.
According to the product description:
Thermo Fat Burner is a special blend of substances which accelerate fatty tissue reduction & supports body mass control. The product is based on herbal extracts from:
- Garcinia Camdobia
- Grren Tea
As you can see from the ingredients information, there are a couple of very basic spelling mistakes. This website is full of them!
In addition Thermo Fat Burner:
Increased thermogenesis – this is the increse in body temperature and is benefical for burning fatty tissue. It also increses metabolism at rest.
Reduces appetite & cravings – Will limit your need for sweets and supress appetite, therefore resulting in a decrease in calorie intake
None of this looks very convincing. The misspelt words make the whole website look like a scam. In addition, there is zero real information or any links to clinical evidence.
These issues do not create trust.
Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner is a fat burner/ appetite suppressant. Each daily serving is equal to 4 capsules.
Amounts here refer to serving size.
Despite the ingredients list, which throws up some big numbers such as 1100mg of Guarana, it is important to remember that figures apply to a four capsule serving taken over a day so this supplement is not as strong as it first appears.
You may find that Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner gives your energy levels a lift but we feel that many people who habitually drink coffee and tea will not really notice the effects.
You may find that this supplement does help you but don’t expect miracles. Results are unlikely to be earth shattering and you may not even notice any difference.
The good news is that this supplement does look safe.
Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner does look pretty safe. However, as with most things there may be potential side effects.
If you are extremely sensitive to caffeine, you may notice:
The other ingredients may cause:
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Do not take if you suffer from a thyroid disorder. Seek advice from your doctor first if you are taking prescription medication or suffer from an underlying medical condition.
There is only one customer comment posted on the Trec nutrition website. It is dated 2011.
i am planning on lossing weight for the summer as every girl wants a nice figure on the beach, and i wondering if this actualy works as i been looking for so long for some tablets just dont no which ones to have?
The company have not bothered responding, yet included it on the website, which is odd.
However, we did find helpful customer reviews elsewhere.
This customer was satisfied:
Really good product that keeps its promises! Works great if used reasonably and combined with an active life style.
This customer noticed the energy boosting effects,
Since taking these I have more energy but haven’t lost any more weight then I normally would. I am eating healthy and exercising.
A very good product and does exactly as it states.
A proportion of customers have not noticed any effects at all. One typical comment reads:
Not sure if these are having any effect at all really. I’ll continue with them but probably wouldn’t buy any more.
The good news is that nobody has mentioned side effects.
Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner does seem to work a bit. Some customers have felt that this supplement has helped if used in combination with a weight loss diet and exercise.
There is some evidence that green tea and caffeine combined may increase fat burning. One clinical test concluded that:
Taken together, these functional ingredients have the potential to produce significant effects on metabolic targets such as thermogenesis, and fat oxidation.
However, this effect may not work on everyone. The efficacy may be impaired by “An ethnic or genetic effect” or if you are an habitual caffeine or green tea drinker.
The evidence looks a bit shaky for Garcinia Cambogia too. Although it may cause some weight loss, it requires further clinical testing to prove it one way or another.
You cannot buy Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner in the shops and stores. The easiest way is to buy online.
One option is to buy direct from the Trec nutrition website.
1 bottle of 120 capsules (30 days supply if used as recommended) costs £24.99.
Basic shipping to UK addresses costs an additional £3.99
Delivery to Europe costs between £9.99 and £19.99 depending on location.
Trec Nutrition do not ship outside Europe.
You can also buy Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner via Amazon UK.
1 bottle of 120 capsules (30 days supply) costs £19. 28 plus standard shipping costs.
Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner is not currently available from Amazon USA.
Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner does not come with a guarantee.
Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner does not look too bad. We like that this supplement seems safe and should not cause side effects for most people. We also like the fact that some genuine customers have felt that it has helped weight loss.
However, we do have some concerns. There is something strange going on with UK version of the Trec Nutrition website and in our opinion, and it is only an opinion, there is something pretty untrustworthy looking about this site.
It has been linked with scam issues in the past and does not appear to have been updated or managed for a few years. English appears to be an issue here too. A reputable business would not make the many basic mistakes that show up all over the advertising.
If you do wish to buy this supplement, we advise that you choose another outlet such as Amazon.
However, in our opinion, it probably is not worth it. This supplement looks fairly ineffective and will certainly not live up to the name Thermo Fat Burner. This means it is an easy decision. Trec Nutrition Thermo Fat Burner is just not good enough to add to our approved list so we have no other option but to reject it.
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