Anybody who fancies tinkering with some TNT and wants to know whether to light the fuse.
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Strong To The Core Fat Burner has a handful of good ingredients and isn't overly expensive, but promises of a 100% formula have rather blown up in TNT's face.
TNT's fat burner starts to smoulder a maybe, but never catches light and definitely doesn't blow our minds. Cool bottle, but it's whats inside that counts and we've seen much better out there
Our Supplement Rating
Overall Score: 6.6/10
A couple of solid fat burning ingredients
No proprietary blends
Missing some essentials
A few unproven choices
Some largely pointless components
Not widely available in US
Strong To The Core Fat Burner Review
Back in the days of the old west, during in the gold rush, if you had a large mass stopping you achieving your goal the first thing you would reach for is the TNT.
The makers of TNT Supplements obviously feel that still holds up in the 21st and can be applied to Strong To The Core Fat Burner
It even comes in a bottle shaped like a stick of dynamite, so at the very least this will make a kind of an awesome desk ornament. But so would a David Hasslehoff snow globe, we’re interested in results not trinkets!
Explosive fat blasting is what we’re promised, but is that what you’ll get?
Happily TNT Supplements are a British company which means for the most part all the ‘rock solid’ formula info and no proprietary blends obscuring dosages.
Right, we’re prepared to be blown away, let’s see what they’ve got…
How Does It Work?
At a Glance
Green tea to aid thermogenisis
Ginger to help digestion
Caffeine to boost energy and metabolism
Tetradecylithioactic Acid to supposedly improve fat metabolism
Citrus Aurantium (Bitter Orange Extract) apparently to burn fat
L-Tyrosine to improve mood
Beyond solid amounts of fat burning must haves like green tea and caffeine, Strong To The Core’s line up is pretty patchy.
Some largely unproven choices like TTA, other potentially problematic ones like Bitter Orange Extract and a couple of ingredients with uses but no direct weight loss benefit like L-Tyrosine and ginger.
There are a few other components, which we’ll go into below but no real game changers and overall this recipe is disappointing.
Under £30 for a burner is actually pretty good, but balanced against what you’re getting we’d stop short of calling this a bargain.
Just because it’s not a lot for a supplement doesn’t mean its not still a lot. Remember ideally you’ll be coughing up every month until you reach your target weight, so you’re better to do that for less time by getting the most efficent burner. This isn’t it.
We want more bang for our buck.
The TNT Supplements page does have a testimonal section featuring a handful of users, some before and after pictures and a short paragraph. This is better than nothing which is what a lot of other brands offer but we’d like to see a lot more users going into a lot more detail.
Reviews on most retail sites are generally very mixed.
Strong To The Core is made in the U.K and has to comply with the country’s regulations, so we’ve no real worries about saftey on that score, but trust is more than that.
On the website this formula is billed as 100% killer, 0% filler and the clinical evidence just doesn’t back that up. It’s misleading. Also there could be more mention made of the potential issues with synephrine.
We couldn’t actually find a lot about the background of TNT besides the fact they are based in Britain. Almost all of their website is geared towards marketing their products, which include a Test Booster and Pre-Workout alongside this. We would prefer to see a lot more info on the company to gauge professionalism and experience.
They’re not as established as some of the other big companies so we need more background.
How Do I Take It?
Users are told to take 2 servings of 2 capsules a day.
Taking these kind of fat burning supplements just twice is far from ideal. Gradually what effects there are will taper off after a few hours and need topped up. If you’re limited to 2, no matter where you position the servings there will be parts of the day where it’s not working as well.
The way to avoid any imbalance is to find a burner with 4 evenly spaced servings so you’re constantly refreshing active ingredients.
Any Strong To The Core Side Effects?
Unless you’re particularly sensitive to caffeine the only ingredient here that gives us cause fir concern is Citrus Aurantium. Like most villains it has a couple of aliases, sometimes known as Synephrine or Bitter Orange Extract.
Problems can occur when its mixed with caffeine, as it is here. There are reports of users experiencing headaches, dizziness, sickness and rapid heart rate. Most worrying of all it can raise blood pressure increasing your risk of heart attack and stroke.
Where Can I Get It?
Customers can find a month’s supply of TNT Fat Burner at Dolphin Fitness for just over £28. This brand is not currently widely available in the U.S
Ingredients - In Detail
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.
No fat burning qualities but is famed for aiding digestion and so can potentially take the edge off an otherwise rough formula and help the body cope with other ingredients.
Tetradecylithioactic Acid (TTA)
The theory is that this because of this essential fatty acid's sulphur molecule it promotes PPAR Alpha. PPAR Alpha is heavily involved in how your body breaks down fat.
There are nearly no human studies showing how effective this is so right now it's a real shot in the dark we can't get too excited about it. We prefer space to be used for proven fat burners.
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.
Your basic tea leaves. No real fat burning abilities but not completely without benefits. They bring a small amount of caffeine and some useful antioxidants.
Aliases : Bitter Orange Extract
Sometimes called Bitter Orange Extract, this ingredient has demonstrated the potential to boost both energy and metabolism, albeit somewhat inconsistently. It has a significant downside however, when combined with caffeine, synephrine can provoke some serious side effects and may pose significant health risk.
In fat burners it promotes cyclic adenosine monophosphate (cAMP), and studies have linked higher levels of cAMP to improved fat burning. In certain trials it has also raised testosterone, which is a fat burner in and of itself.
You should be looking for around 250mg as a dosage in supplements - you should also be looking for manufacturers who have used the highly standardized patented Forslean® variant in their formula.
This is a nutrient which amongst other things gives chilli their heat. That means there is some thermogenic potential to this choice. Potentially it could heat the body up internally melting more calories than usual. It would do this too as your system worked hard to regulate itself again.
A brand name for black pepper extract included to help absorb the active ingredients.
There’s no help with appetite control in Strong To The Core Fat Burner, which is a shame, that’s always a useful bonus you should look for your choice to include.
Also ingredients like L-Tyrosine, ginger and TTA could have given way to more useful ingredients like green coffee bean and cayenne pepper to increase thermogenisis and get that fat melting even faster.
Strong To The Core Fat Burner has a handful of good ingredients and isn’t overly expensive, but promises of a 100% formula have rather blown up in TNT’s face. Cool bottle, but it’s whats inside that counts and we’ve seen much better out there.
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