There are two kinds of products where we love to see the word ‘Thermo.’ Fat burners and underwear. Fat burners because it usually refers to thermogenisis, a key process in natural fat burning, and underwear because it’s been a long winter.
Lucky for you we’re not hear to talk about our wardrobe, we’re here to talk about Thermo Matrix.
Like a lot of burners, Thermo Matrix, from Focus Performance, promises to cut fat, raise energy and sharpen focus.
Unlike a lot of burners it seems like this one might have the chops to do it. A brief look at the formula – which we can see in full thanks to no proprietary blends – looks promising.
So let’s check it out in a bit more detail and see just how much we warm to it…
There aren’t a whole lot of ingredients in Thermo Matrix but when most of them are quality and dosed well, that doesn’t matter. Green tea, green coffee bean, caffeine and cayenne pepper are all exactly what you’re looking in a good burner. We’re not sure how much use Phenylalanine is really, but if anything spoils the party it’s Bitter Orange Peel, This has a track record of side effects and its here in a high amount, which gives some cause for concern. The poor serving schedule is also a drawback.
Under £30 is good for a burner, especially one like this which is clearly no dud. That said there are some risks that come with Thermo Matrix and there are plenty of clued up supplement users out there who might save their cash for a good burner with added peace of mind. Also the serving schedule means even if you’re side effect free, it’s not working as efficently as it might be.
The Focus Performance website gives users the chance to leave their own review, which is great, particularly as they’re all pretty positive, but these are closer to retail site reviews than detailed testimonials. This handy oddly there are currently no reviews on Amazon at all despite them being down to the last of their stock. Without a greater amount of in-depth feedback, you can’t really get a sense of Thermo Matrix’s quality.
Thermo Matrix is manufactured in the U.K and has to comply with strict manufacturing regulations, it also doesn’t use cover up any ingredients with proprietary blends and there are no customer service problems we could find. Our only problem is with the use of Bitter Orange Peel and it’s possible side effects. They don’t effect everyone, for sure, but while there’s a risk
Focus Performance are an incredibly professional looking set up with a vast array of supplements covering all aspects of natural health and fitness. They have several professional athletes carrying their banner and while we would like a bit more info on the background of the company and to see them expand out the U.K, we couldn’t dig up any problems.
It’s recommended that for the first week you take one capsule twice a day to check your tolerance for stimulants. Then if your okay, move on to 2 capsules twice a day. The first serving when you eake up, then the second either 30mins before lunch or immediately before a workout.
Seasoned supplement users will know that 2 servings just aren’t enough. The way to get the maximum out of products like this is to keep them regularly topped up. Only taking Thermo Matrix in the morning and afternoon means effects will certainly drop off before you go to bed,
The best way to ensure effects stay even is to aim for four reguarly spaced servings throughout the day.
Near enough the only fly in the ointment for Bitter Orange Peel. Also known as Synephrine, when combined with caffeine as it is here, this ingredient has the potential to turn nasty.
Headaches, nausea, sickness have all been reported in the past and most worrying of all, this choice can cause a significant rise in blood pressure. This increases your risk of serious problems such as a heart attack or stroke.
Customers can get a one month supply of Thermo Matrix from Amazon.co.uk for £28.95
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.
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.
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.
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.
Green coffee bean, there in a strong enough amount, can be a strong addition to any fat burner. The chlorogenic acid in this ingredient breaks down glucose in the liver before it can be used as energy and starved of a source, the body starts chucking those pesky hard to shift fat stores in the furnace.
This is an amino acid, which is used for a couple of things. Some rub it on the skin to help with conditions like. When ingested there is some initial evidence that it might be a natural treatment for ADHD, though more research is needed. This promise though is why is why it occasionally pops up in fat burners. The hope is it will sharpen focus that you may lose as part of a low calorie diet. We're not especially convinced by results so far however.
Thermo Matrix covers a lot of bases for sure, but we were disappointed to see no appetite control included. A fiberous ingredient to safely expand in your stomach and make you feel fuller would’ve been the cherry on top.
There’s no doubting this is a good fat burner at a reasonable price. There are a few issues with the formula we’re not crazy about as you’ve seen, but on balance the report is positive.
Is Thermo Matrix close to the best out there? We’ll it’s warm, but it’s not quite smoking hot.