Ripped Fuel Overview
Twinlab Ripped Fuel Ephedra-Free has been around for over 10 years. In its original form, it contained an effective blend of ephedra and other herbs. Now sold only in ephedra-free versions, Ripped Fuel contains a different blend of ingredients but most should still be familiar to anyone whose looked at a few thermogenic products. Ripped Fuel is designed to be taken throughout the day, 2 capsules before each meal. This kind of approach to dosing has advantages and drawbacks; on one hand, users will experience the effect of the product right away. On the other hand, because it contains caffeine, users will also quickly develop a tolerance to taking caffeine 3 times a day, every day. This pattern of use, when not combined with diet and exercise, can lead to diminishing effects from the product or even dependency on the product to experience 'normal' energy levels.
The most significant part of Ripped Fuel's formula is the combination of Bitter Orange extract (citrus aurantium) extract, caffeine, and St. John's Wort. This combination was used in a study published in Therapeutic Research, which suggested this combination may enhance fat-burning when combined with diet and exercise. St John's wort, usually recommended for depression and mood support, may help users maintain a positive mood through their diet and training. Low carb diets in particular often lead to irritability and/or poor mood. The other ingredients like yohimbe, coleus, and phenylalanine are potentially useful ingredients in a product like this, but seem to be present only in small, likely ineffective amounts, as part of the 310 mg 'Metabolic Blend" in each 2 capsule dose.
Ripped Fuel Description from TwinLab
Powered by a potent fat burning engine that contains two powerful phases for even better six-pack support. Our Thermo Burn Complex delivers muscle revealing fat reduction agents, FAST. Then, the Extended Release Matrix kicks in to help keep metabolism revved and further fuel the burn. New Ripped Fuel also addresses a dirty little secret of weight loss: burning fat releases fat-stored toxins - what we call "cellular pollution" - that can damage healthy cells. To combat this, our new formula uses milk thistle to support liver function and aid the body's natural detoxification process during weight loss.
|Serving Size: 2 tablets|
Servings Per Container: 100
|Ingredient||Amount||% Daily Value**|
|Thermo Burn Complex||682mg|
|-Green Tea leaf extract, Guarana seed extract, Yerba Mate leaf extract|
|Extended Release Matrix||22mg|
|-Cayenne fruit, chromium picolinate|
|Milk Thistle seed extract||200mg|
| ** Percent Daily Value is based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.|
† Daily Value not established.
Other ingredients: maltodextrin, caffeine, microcrystalline cellulose, croscarmellose sodium, stearic acid, sodium bicarbonate, sodium carboxmethylcellulose, dicalcium phosphate, silica, dextrose monohydrate, citric acid, dextrin, soy lecithin, riboflavin, natural cinnamon flavor, carmine, caramel, titanium dioxide.
Take 2 tablets 3 times per day, 30-60 minutes before meals. Space each serving at least 3 to 4 hours apart. For more intense energy, take 3 tablets, 2 times per day, 30-60 minutes before meals. Do not exceed 6 tablets per day.
Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Consult a health care professional before use if you are taking any medicatin or have any medical condition. Not recommended for use by individuals under the age of 18 without parental permission. Contains 120 mg of caffeine per 2 tablet serving. Limit use of other caffeine containing products while taking this product, as too much caffeine may cause nervousness, irritability, sleeplessness, and occasionally, rapid heartbeat. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.