Looking to lose weight but struggling to shift the pounds despite eating well and exercising regularly, then a fat burner could be the answer to your problem.
And from ANS Preformance comes HIT (High Intensity Thermogenic), which claims it will help you get ripped, get primed and get focused.
Containing an interesting blend of ingredients, HIT can also be used as a pre-workout supplement to give you an extra boost in the fat-burning battle.
Ingredients and how they work
Vitamin C – The antioxidant properties in ascorbic acid helps decrease soreness and damage in the muscles, while higher levels of vitamin C have been linked to lower body mass.
Vitamin B1 – Thiamine, which is found in meats, grains and nuts, helps the body release the energy found in carbohydrates.
Vitamin B5 – Studies have shown that pantothenic acid can reduce fat in blood while also lowering cholesterol.
Vitamin B6 – Also know as pyridoxine, this essential nutrient speeds up the body’s metabolism, while it can also increase the pancreatic fluids to break down fats in food.
Vitamin B12 – A crucial nutrient that helps boost the metabolism and breaks down fats and proteins in food so they can be used as energy.
HIT Complex (Caffeine anhydrous, Alchemilla vulgaris extract, Olea europaea extract, Cuminum cyminum, Mentha longifolia extract, L-theanine, coffea arabica extract, Hordenine, Evodia rutaecarpa extract, Schizandra chinensis extract)
Caffeine boosts the body’s metabolism and stimulates energy.
The combination of alchemilla vulgaris, olea europaea, cuminum cyminum and mentha longifolia, sometimes called Weighlevel, can effectively reduce BMI over a three-month period.
The amino acid L-theanine has proven stress-relief qualities. Coffea arabica extract, or chlorogenic acid, inhibits the enzyme glucose-6-phosphatase to cut down on the formation of glucose in your liver.
Hordenine appears to stimulate the hormone norepinephrine, which liberates lipids to be used as energy, although the research is limited.
Evodia rutaecarpa, which is used in Chinese medicine, appears to work similar to capsaicin, inducing heat loss and heat production, while schizandra chinensis appears to reduce triglycerides in the liver.
Check out which ingredients work and which don’t in our
– Fat burner ingredients guide –
HIT pros and cons
- Good ingredients
- Promising research
- Suppresses appetite
- Proprietary blends
- Limited reviews
HIT review conclusions
HIT offers a lot but does it deliver?
The ingredients are largely good, although there is limited research into some.
The combination of alchemilla vulgaris, olea europaea, cuminum cyminum and mentha longifolia delivered impressive results in a three-month clinical study featuring 80 volunteers.
However the fact these ingredients are tucked away in a proprietary blend means it is unclear how much of the good stuff HIT is serving up.
It is disappointing as well to find a lack of customer reviews on HIT.
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