By Leigh Penman – This is part of a continuing series provided exclusively by MuscleSport Mag giving information on a variety of performance-enhancing drugs for educational purposes. While it is apparent that people are going to use these substances regardless of the health and legal risks involved, quality information is necessary and learning as much about them as possible can only assist an adult making a decision either way.
Since the premature demise of the popular ephedrine, caffeine and aspirin stack (due to the intervention of ‘the powers that be’) athletes have been delving into the world of over- the-counter fat burning/ energy enhancing supplements in the hope of finding a viable substitute. Having tried many of these products I can attest to the fact that they usually make you nauseous and jittery and exhibit little in the way of energy enhancing powers.
However, in an effort to find a supplement that actually works, I decided to road test a few of the products currently on the market. Some of them will be familiar to you and some of them you may never have heard of…until now. The first product on review probably falls under the latter category and it is…
THERMOGENESIS (Nature’s Lab)
I came across this product on the web and was curious to try it out. The formula claims to be a natural herbal equivalent of the previously mentioned ephedrine-caffeine-aspirin stack.
Each capsule contains:
Ephedra (8% Ephedrine): 375mg
Kola-Nut (Standardized to 75% Caffeine): 375mg
White Willow Bark: 50mg
Chromium Picolinate: 400mg
THE ROAD TEST
Okay, so now we know what the contents are, let’s move forward and put it to the test…
The first thing you are going to notice on taking your first capsule is a surge of heat rushing through your body. The time it takes for this ‘surge’ to arrive depends on the rate at which you normally metabolize supplements. For me this is just a little over 30 mins. Anyone who is familiar with the use of these fat burning supplements should be aware of this individual time lapse and not immediately rush to take another capsule assuming that the first did not ‘work’. This could cause great discomfort – not to mention serious health consequences for those sensitive to stimulatory supplements.
After the initial body temperature rise what you will find with this product is not a jolt of jittery energy but a slow and steady boost which lasts for at least five hours. You will notice that I said ‘slow and steady’ and that is the key. If you are anticipating a mad rush of power then you will be disappointed OR you will be tempted to take another capsule too soon (I’d say four hours after your first capsule is way too soon). If you do this I guarantee that you will go through an hour of feeling dizzy, nauseas and just plain ill!
On the plus side, this is a great pre-workout supplement. Take a capsule, give it about an hour and then I guarantee you will be itching to tear up the gym and take every set to the max! Used like this you cannot go wrong. You are guaranteed to have an awesome session if you channel all the extra energy and aggression this supplement provides.
Make no mistake this is a numero uno gym-blasting partner.
If you are using it just to ‘see you through the day’ be aware of the aforementioned ‘double kick.’ Adding another capsule just for an extra late afternoon kick will leave you sick, dizzy, nauseas and praying for a reprieve if you promise to not be so stupid (inpatient) again. For some reason with this combo one is great, two is crazy!
In summary, this is one heck of a product that deserves your immediate attention. I have been advised that supplies are limited and the chances are the product may disappear completely as the FDA clamps down on everything in sight.
To buy THERMOGENIS contact SNDONLINE.NET immediately as it is currently on offer and may not be available for much longer.
In conclusion I would have to say that this supplement is the closest natural alternative to Clenbuterol you can currently get – despite some other advertiser claims. It gives you all the heat without the heartache of sides that accompany hardcore clen use.
Rating? I’d give it a 5 out of 5. Just be careful not to overdo it. In this case err on the low side at first just to check your tolerance.
Leigh Penman, in addition to be a staff writer at MuscleSport Mag, has been writing for bodybuilding magazines, websites and nutritional supplement companies since 1985. Whilst residing in the UK, she earned the reputation of being one of the top female writers in bodybuilding-related media. Her credits included being a contributing editor on all the magazines in production as well as filling the shoes of Ladies Editor and Showbiz Editor on two publications (the later being on Arnold’s sanctioned magazine, ‘Bodypower’). During this time she also competed successfully on four occasions (placing in the top four in all contests).
Relocating to New York in the late 1990s she focused her writing attention to crystal healing techniques and metaphysics – however, she still maintained a five day workout schedule during this time and gained her personal training certificate.
Having also studied pharmacology in relation to sports performance, her writing began taking her in that direction until the present day which sees her embarking on a return to the magazine world, as well as extending her web-related work in the bodybuilding and fitness field.
Leigh has been working out for close to thirty years so she is clearly a writer who ‘walks her talk.’