Have you ever seeing those TV commercials for
a diet pill called Zantrex 3 (blue bottle)? Its got this
guy's voice (somewhat a high pitched voice)
repeatedly saying Zantrex 3, it sure is annoying!
Now, I find myself doing some digging and a
review on this fat burner, after hearing
its name so many times - I guess repeated exposure
to advertising does work, huh?
I was at a local GNC the other day when an employee there handed me a flyer promoting Zantrex 3. As with all over-blown advertising, this had claimed that it was the #1 fat burner. I've certainly seen no shortage of so-called "number one" fat burners in all the reviews we've done here. It had also stated various findings from a clinical study. So, putting the other "#1 diet pill" study
aside, here's the gist of the Zantrex 3 study findings:
45 day study involving 47 subjects
Zantrex 3 taken 15 minutes before major meals
with a large glass of water
The result - average weight loss was 11.2lbs
Here's what popped in mind after reading the flyer:
So where are the citations to the clinical trials?
Was this study peer reviewed?
While there are various references to this so-called study, I really could not find this study anywhere. Not at pub-med, not on JISSN, nor anywhere else. When it comes to studies of supplements and diet pills, only those studies that have been published in a peer-reviewed journal hold any substance. Otherwise, we don't put much consideration or weight in the study.
Zantrex 3 Reviews - The Ingredients
To read user reviews and see what type of Zantrex 3 results they've experienced, click here. We have received many user zantrex reviews over the years, and many of them have shared their experiences and results.
Zantrex 3 is a rather caffeine "heavy" fat burner, and we'll explain why in a bit. First of all, let's take a look at the ingredients contained, and these include: yerba mate, caffeine, guarana seed,
damiana, schizonepeta, green tea, piper nigum, tibetan
ginseng, panax ginseng, maca root, cocoa nut, kola
nut, thea sinensis complex.
One of the key active ingredients in Zantrex 3 is caffeine,
and lots of it. If you look at the ingredient details
above, you'll see caffeine comes from several different sources including caffeine, yerba mate, guarana, green tea, and kola nut. That certainly is a lot of caffeine from different sources.
Caffeine is probably one of the most common ingredients you will find in all types of weight loss supplements, so it's not surprising at all to see it contained in Zantrex 3 fat burner. caffeine is a well known stimulant that has thermogenic effects, is a mild diuretic, increases energy, and improves mental alertness and focus.
Yerba Mate is used to make a popular beverage in various South American countries such as Brazil, Chile, and Argentina. The drinks made from Yerba Mate have similar effects as other caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea - Yerba Mate is a source of caffeine, and it stimulates the central nervous system. It has also been found to have anti-oxidant properties along with weight loss benefits and energy boosting advantages. You can read about Yerba Mate in detail here.
Guarana is another source of caffeine in Zantrex 3. Like Yerba Mate, it is also made into popular energy beverages and is very popular in South American countries - especially Brazil. Guarana has stimulant properties, boosts energy, and contains more caffeine than coffee. This is another ingredient that is very commonly found in weight loss supplements. There are also various studies that have found Guarana to have thermogenic effects and weight loss benefits. Read more about Guarana here.
Kola nut is yet another source of caffeine! These come from the Kola tree native to Africa. It contains stimulants such as caffeine and theobromine, with caffeine being one of its main active compounds. One of the other benefits of Kola nut is that it appears that Kola Nut can help reduce hunger pangs.
Looking at all of these caffeine containing ingredients, it's quite clear that the Zantrex fat burner contains a whole lot of caffeine. In fact, one serving contains around 320mg of caffeine. A regular cup of coffee will contain 100 to 150mg of caffeine., so we're looking at around 2 to 3 cups of coffee equivalent in caffeine here. Users who have caffeine sensitivities should not use this diet pill. Depending on your tolerance, you can expect some (or a lot)
of jitters as a result of taking zantrex 3. Also,
if you're a heavy coffee drinker, you might consider
cutting back a little while taking Zantrex, as this will add quite a bit of caffeine to your daily intake.
A word of caution: caffeine is addictive,
if you feel you can't function without it, then you
may be addicted to it.
There are quite a few other ingredients in Zantrex 3 that we have not reviewed yet, so we will do that in the next part, and as well, we will cover some of the side effects of Zantrex 3.