I have had many samples of that and it's a nice pre-workout. First of all it needs time to get used to it. I got stomach burns or something like that, when I took them before training without some other food. When I ate something too it was fine. I usually took them just before training as an energy kick, not as a fat burner in the morning. It has a lot of caffeine in it, so I can't take it all the time, my heart gets crazy. But for who can it's a great pre-workout supplement and I believe a great fat burner too.
I found this acts as hunger suppressant, took 2 before breakfast with a pint of water, light breakfast then 2 before lunch. The bet thing is you don't feel weak or sleepy. Good for workouts too. It's not a miracle worker for weight loss and I doubt you'd lose anything noticeable without doing hard the work, but combine this with effort and it'll keep ya head up. Good buzz effect from caffeine. And remember lots of water
This was my very first thermo. I started using it in January of this year to support my fat loss goals. I was already working out and eating a solid diet but calorie restriction is a pain for me because I LOVE food and even though it's not JUNK food, it can still get you more kilos on the scale than you'd like if you don't control yourself. Basically I was looking for two things - melt the fat and suppress the appetite. I would say this did both.
With so many products on the thermo market, I studied the profiles, narrowed it down to a top 3 for me and then went with...the packaging! 'Cuz who doesn't want a cool grenade shaped container to have around? :) It's a bit complicated to open at first and while my pills didn't end up anywhere near the floor it became annoying to do it carefully every day when I was in a hurry so I tipped them all out into a Ziploc bag which is handy for travel. I kept the wee grenade in my collection of course!
In the 3 months of use I lost 8kg and 10% BF which was hard to do since I am very close to my ideal body weight and just need a body recomposition. The fact that I also restrict calories as little as possible might have something to do with it :) In addition I was travelling and living in hotels for work which means that it is hard to control what you eat and when. I'd say that this result was quite impressive in light of the circumstances.
The pills are small enough to take comfortably and I felt that they packed a punch. I had not had any experience with caffeine prior to this - I don't drink coffee, tea etc. - so I started with 1 pill twice a day for a week and then bumped up from there. I could literally feel my appetite being suppressed as I wasn't hungry for my major meals that much, never mind snacking which was non-existent! I also had a severe dry mouth for the first two weeks which I guess some people would consider bad but I kinda liked it because I don't drink enough water and that helped me to remember to do that.
cwas so much sweat sometimes I couldn't see, which was good cuz I knew it was working, but also bad because I had to stop my workout, sometimes multiple times because of the sweat. I liked the feeling it gave though...kind of like a buzzzz under the skin...like your cells were really awake and alive. I was doing HIIT and weight training at the time and sometimes I felt my heart rate got too high during HIIT so I had to lower my intensity. Thermo effect was a bit random though as it took anywhere from 20-40mins to kick in and when it did, a 'call of nature' was imminent. Unpredictable, awkward/annoying if you were already in the middle of your workout.
Overall I'd give this a 9/10 - Pills are convenient to carry around, thermo effect works great, lots of good clean energy with no crash, strong appetite suppression and comes in a cool container! However, pills can sometimes take a while to kick in and I'd say to make sure your heart rate doesn't get too high, and take a break after a few months as I feel this really can over stimulate your system.
really helped me shred a few pounds of fat, awesome packaging too.