May 19, 2013
Fat around the abdomen is the most dangerous kind of fat—it can lead to heart disease, stroke, and a wide variety of other health concerns. That’s why so many weight loss pills and diet plans promise specific attention to stomach fat.
Promising to accomplish this more fully and more quickly than its competitors is Xanthadrene. Manufacturers claim that Xanthadrene is able to boost the metabolic rate, burn 10 percent more fat than competitors, and target fat around the middle.
However, in our experience, there isn’t really a way to burn fat in one part of the body. You’ve got to burn fat all over and then tone the areas of your body that you want particularly defined. Can Xanthadrene really deliver, then?
Ingredients and Mechanism of Action
Xanthadrene ingredients include green tea, certified South African hoodia, pomegranate extract, and fucoxanthin.
There are so many things wrong with this formula, it’s easy to lose track. First of all, the only effective ingredient included in Xanthadrene is green tea, which you will literally find in just about every other diet pill out there.
Second, there is no such thing as “certified South African hoodia.” The South African government has made it illegal to export hoodia! There’s also the fact that every major clinical study has proven that hoodia has no known benefits ,including appetite suppression.
This being said, pomegranate has nothing to do with weight loss, green tea requires at least 400mg that they don’t have, and fucoxanthin has only been tested on rats. Moreover, both studies were conducted by the same group of researchers in the same facility. The bias is more than obvious.
You Should Not TakeXanthadrene If:
- You have a pre-existing medical condition such as heart disease
- You have a family history of medical conditions such as heart disease
- You have caffeine sensitivities
- You have high blood pressure
- You have a liver condition
- You are using an MAO Inhibitor
- You suffer from glaucoma
Possible Side Effects
There are a wide variety of side effects possible with Xanthadrene. The biggest culprit here is the particular form of green tea extract used in Xanthadrene. This green tea extract contains caffeine, which can be highly stimulating—especially to people who already have sensitivity.
It can cause insomnia, irritability, nervousness, anxiety, and a jittery feeling that is hard to get rid of.
Hoodia, in addition to being unhelpful, is also associated with upset stomachs and liver complications.
Overall Impression of Xanthadrene:
Xanthadrene will not give you any of the greater benefits you are looking for. It will not help you to burn fat, increase metabolism, or really anything else. It will only waste your time. After all, they rely on ingredients that are largely hyped by the media or have only been tested on rats by a biased group of researchers
Xanthadrene doesn’t even disclose amounts meaning they likely don’t use the right amounts of their only proven ingredient–green tea. We would not recommend this product by any means. Instead, look for ones that are forthcoming enough to disclose their ingredient amounts and include products that rely on more high-quality ingredients than caffeine.