Six Star Thermogenic Shred

Six Star Thermogenic Shred

Can't believe the graphic designer put 5 points on the star for a product called Six Star.

tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Any fans of MuscleTech (and there are many) who want the lowdown on their Six Star Thermogenic Shred fat burner.
I am busy - summarise it for me

The price is good but the formula is just average.

A lot of focus on boosting energy, but fat burning components are not as strong as they could be and there's no help to control hunger.

Our Supplement Rating
  • Ingredients :
  • Price :
  • Trust :
  • Testimonials :
  • Company :
  • Overall Score: 7.7/10
Title: Six Star Thermogenic Shred
Score: 7.7/10 stars
Max Score: 10 stars
Title: "A Star Turn?"
Summary:

The price is good but the formula is just not bad. A lot of focus on boosting energy, but fat burning components are not as strong as they could be and there's no help to control hunger.
  • Positive

    • A couple of strong ingredients
    • No proprietary blends
    • Available for cheap
  • Negative

    • Missing key components
    • Poor serving schedule
    • Little help controlling appetite
    • Mixed reviews

Six Star Thermogenic Shred Review

One the key things to look for in any natural fat burner is its thermogenic profile.  These are the ingredients that heat your body up, helping you to melt far more calories than usual.

Straight away then Six Star Thermogenic Shred sounds to be a winner.  It’s got what we’re looking for right there in the title.

Six Star Shred

What’s in a name though?  I could legally change my name to Sexy McHotface, wouldn’t necessarily make it so. 

The only way to find out if Six Star Thermogenic Shred can burn fat, raise energy and help control hunger pangs is by checking out what’s beneath the label.

To Six Star’s credit they avoid ridiculous proprietary blends which keep dosages secret from users.

This means we can give you a full review and flag up any ingredients which aren’t there in the right amounts or might cause side effects. Let get started…

How Does It Work?

At a Glance

  • Green tea to burn fat.
  • Caffeine and theobromine to raise energy
  • Theaninie to relax and improve mood
  • Yohimbe to aid fat loss and possibly contol appetite
  • Aframomum Melegutea to further cut fat

The Scores

The Scores
Ingredients
64%

There’s some stuff we really like about Six Star Thermogenic Shred. A solid amount of green coffee bean is a great start and if the stimulants aren’t too much for you they’ll definitely kick your metabolism in to gear. Yohimbe is a possible hep too. But there are some issues. Caffeine and theobromine together mean the formula has to make room for Theanine too take the edge off any side effects.

That room would be better spent on thermogenic must-haves like green tea or a decent amount of cayenne pepper (only a pathetic 1mg here). Other ingredients need more research and there’s hardly any appetite control here at all, which is disappointing.


Price
73%

If you can find it for under $20 like we did then that is very cheap for a booster and to as we say this brand has some good points. If you think you can white knuckle through those cravings and you’re not too sensitive to caffeine, this is a possible budget option. For everyone else, it’s probably better to keep your money for a product which helps with apetite and is a little eaisier on the stimulants.


Testimonials
55%

There’s no testimonal section on the Six Star website so it’s into the wild west of retail site reviews. On balance it scores positively, but some are much more enthusiastic than others and may contradict each other. “Great burner” “Did nothing” “Nice jitter-free supplement” “Felt like I’d had 3 pots of coffee” Without the detailed personal acounts in a testimonial section it’s impossible to build up a consistent picture. Always look for one of those.


Trustworthiness
80%

There’s nothing dangerous about Six Star Thermogenic Shred and they’re not trying to hide anything in a proprietary blend. The only issue we’ve got really is with a few formula choices. At least one ingredient here is a bit light on evidence that it works and suggesting that just 1mg of cayenne pepper js going to help anyone is taking the piss.


Company
80%

Not much company info on the Six Star website, but they have produced a professional looking range of supplements to aid all aspects of exercise and healthy living.  No money back guarantees, because at so cheap it’s hardly worth it. A little more background info, but besides that, the company appears solid.

How Do I Take It?

Users should take 2 capsules twice a day.

The makers know there’s a lot of stimulant in their product so they advise you build up your tolerance to Six Star Thermogenic Shred.

On days 1 and 2 you take 1 capsule.  On 3 and 4, 2 capsules. On 5 & 6 you take 2 capsules with a meal and 1 with a second meal.  Beyond the first week it’s 2 servings of 2 caps daily.

Even after all that the serving schedule isn’t ideal.  Just 2 servings probably aren’t going to sustain fat burning effects at their max for a full day.  You will get a dip later, and with a lot of caffeine involved that could mean energy crashes.

Smart boosters tend to favour 4 servings spaced out through the day to keep active ingredients topped up.

Any Six Star Thermogenic Shred Side Effects?

The stimulants might be a smidge high for some, as the company accept themselves, by suggesting you work up to the full 2 caps twice a day amount. The side effects you can expect are ones anyone who’s had too much coffee will recognise.  Headaches, nausea, insomnia, jitters etc.

Yohimbe an be useful but it can also be problematic. In some it can cause hypertension, anxiety and stomach problems.  The exact dose at which people have issues isn’t exactly agreed upon but within 15-30mg is what most burners go for, usually with no problem.

Where Can I Get It?

Customers will find Six Star Thermogenic Shread on Amazon.com where a month’s supply costs $18.

Ingredients - In Detail

Caffeine / Caffeine Anhydrous

Caffeine / Caffeine Anhydrous

The first burner regular. Caffeine is a great choice for two reasons; firstly it speeds up your metabolism, burning through far more fat, and secondly it provides energy to help you avoid the slumps that normally come with a low calorie diet.

The 'Anhydrous' part refers to the fact that the water is removed to leave a white, crystalline powder with concentrated potency.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7369170


Theobromine

Theobromine

A chemical relative of caffeine, this is a stimulant but not a psychoactive one. It instead stimulates the heartbeat. In theory then it could absolutely help with fat loss, but we’d like to see stronger evidence backing this up. Often pitched in fat burners as an appetite regulator, but evidence for that is scarce.

In rare cases can also cause side effects.


Yohimbe

Yohimbe

Yohimbe is an effective fat burner in the right dose because it blocks the alpha receptors in the brain which limit fat burning. Too much yohimbe can cause side effects such as dizziness and nausea.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17214405


Anything Missing?

Green tea is a cornerstone of all the best fat burners. It’s one of the best thermogenic ingredients there is, so we’re suprised to see this off all supplements leave it out. We’re going to say cayenne pepper too, because though it’s here, the makes are really only namechecking it.

The focus is very much on burning fat and raising energy to keep you going in the gym clearly. But a bit of help regulating hunger is always welcome. The safest way to do that is with a fiber-rich ingredient which keeps you feeling full between meals. However, none of that here.

Overall

With green coffee bean and plenty of stimulants, Six Star Thermogenic Shred will almost certainly have an effect, it’s just a shame users can’t agree on what that is exactly. At under $20 it’s probably cheap enough to find out.

But why potentially waste your time and money when their are a lot of better burners out there which are proven to get results.

tl; dr ... Short and to the Point
Who is this article aimed at?
Any fans of MuscleTech (and there are many) who want the lowdown on their Six Star Thermogenic Shred fat burner.
I am busy - summarise it for me

The price is good but the formula is just average.

A lot of focus on boosting energy, but fat burning components are not as strong as they could be and there's no help to control hunger.

Our Supplement Rating
  • Ingredients :
  • Price :
  • Trust :
  • Testimonials :
  • Company :
  • Overall Score: 7.7/10
Title: Six Star Thermogenic Shred
Score: 7.7/10 stars
Max Score: 10 stars
Title: "A Star Turn?"
Summary:

The price is good but the formula is just not bad. A lot of focus on boosting energy, but fat burning components are not as strong as they could be and there's no help to control hunger.

Featured Articles

Supplement Reviews - Winners

Fat Burner Reviews

View all Reviews »