There’s nothing worse than picking up a natural fat burner and reading a label that’s so long and complicated it reads like a textbook. Truth is, with the right ingredients and dosages, a good burner should be pretty simple.
This seems to be the approach taken by Clean Burn by Kaged Muscle.
Kaged Muscle is the brain child of fitness guru Kris Gethin, and their products are famous for their slim line formula.
But can Clean Burn really deliver lower body fat, a faster metabolism, more energy and reduced fat storage with so few ingredients?
So does Clean Burn’s recipe cut fat or cut corners? The best way to find this out is explore it in detail and this is made easier by Kaged Muscle’s refusal to use proprietary blends.
No formula info is hidden here so they deserve props for that before we even start. Let’s check it out…
Clean Burn certainly has the beginnings of a good burner. A solid amount of green tea to stimulate thermogenisis, enough L-Carnitine to give it every chance of helping energy and a sensible serving schedule. There are problems though.
Useful choices like capsicum fruit needs the amount boosted, ideally at the expense of unproven and potentially damaging things like Gymnema Sylvestre. As we worried it might, the minimal ingredient list misses a few important elements. There’s no caffeine here to boost metabolism and no help with appetite.
The 180 caps bottle of Clean Burn is priced round about the $30 mark, which is in the low to mid range for a burner. There are good ingredients on offer and we might’ve suggested giving it a try were it not for the fact that it’s missing a lot and you’re supposed to stack with further purchases.
This racks up your total cost and makes it poorer value for money.
Plus if you buy the 90 caps bottle it will only last 2 weeks. That’s hardly long enough to see results.
Clean Burn actually gets really strong feedback on reputable sites like Bodybuilding.com, but because most of these users will be taking it alongside a fairly intense workout regieme.
That makes it hard to say for sure whether it’s the users or the burner doing the work. The best way to tell is a detailed testimonial section focusing on individual stories and results. We don’t have anything like that with Clean Burn.
We know that Clean Burn is manufactured safely and we can see all the ingredients with amounts, so no worries on that score but that doesn’t mean we don’t have a few concerns. To include someting as under researched as Gymnema Sylvestre, which could cause problems in the long term is something we’re a little uneasy with.
Also leaving out caffeine so you have to buy another Kaged Muscle product to get it is a cynical move for more cash.
Kris Gethins claims to have travelled the world for two years looking for the best natural ingredients. He’s also proud of the fact that Kaged Muscle don’t use proprietary blends and do their own in-house research.
They have a solid range of supplements. There are no major issues with the company and the operation is professional enough. Yet we notice that skimping on some important ingredients is a bit of a feature across the Kaged Muscle range.
Users should take 3 servings of 2 capsuals 30 mins before their meals.
This is actually pretty good. 3 servings spread out evenly through the day will keep active components topped up and working for as long as you need them.
There should be no side effects in the short term and users haven’t tended to report any, but using for a long period may cause increased toxicity in the liver.
Customers will find Clean Burn at Bodybuilding.com where you can get a month’s supply of 180 caps for $29.97
Chromium is an essential mineral, found in green leafy amongst other places, which has a role in regulating blood sugars and balancing insulin. Though there's not much evidence it contributes directly to weight loss, the influence on blood sugars means it can help to contol appetite and lower food intake.
Key to any fat burner’s effectiveness is it's thermogenic profile and they don’t come much more impressive than this powerful antioxidant. Green Tea’s catechins stimulate a fat burning hormone called norepinephrine, which naturally raises the body temperature, vastly increasing the number of calories burnt.
L-Carnitine has consistently proved in scientific studies that it aids the efficient transfer of fatty acids into useable energy, meaning less excess gets stored. The overall impact this has on weight loss had come in for some question of late, but no one’s arguing it’ll give you a sizeable energy boost which can be put to good use in the gym.
This plant found in the woodlands of India is said to regulate insulin and help treat diabetes. It has some wight loss potential but studies are few and far between, there needs to be much more evidence before we're pleased to see it in a burner.
There's also the issue of long term use leading to increased liver toxicity which would make us wary of any product including it.
Cayenne is one of the best natural ways of starting thermogenesis in the body. The capsaicin in this ingredient melts away extra calories by heating the body up, then expends more again as our system tries to cool back down.
There’s no reason why should have to get your caffeine from another Kaged Muscle product, that’s just a money spinner. It would’ve been the easiest thing in the world for Clean Burn to include a safe and effective dose to speed your metabolism up and boost energy.
It’s just a fact that when you move to a low calorie diet you’re going to get cravings that will test your metal. The best burners will include natural ingredients to help you with this. A fiberous choice for example to help you feel fuller for longer. Apart from chromium, there’s nothing from Clean Burn on that score.
Clean Burn is like someone started making a good burner, got distracted and wandered off. It’s missing too many key ingredients of a really good fat burner.
Quality over quantity is great, but the quality has to be there. It’s not terrible choice of fat burner but it ain’t that great.