CritiCalorie's Top Diet Pill Pick
Do we ever rate a diet pill positively?. Yes (rarely). Why aren't we recommending Syntrax Fyre? We're looking for clinically-researched ingredients, at the right (that means clinical) dosage. There are a few diet pills that have chosen this better route, and our favorite is Boda Extract No. 3. You can read our review or go to the official site.
Syntrax Fyre diet pills are a “truly effective fat burner that is completely natural and safe” (Syntrax Fyre website). This Syntrax Fyre review will determine whether or not there is any validity to the lofty claims made about Syntrax Fyre.
What are the ingredients in Syntrax Fyre diet pills?
The following is the ingredient list from the Syntrax Fyre website (with one serving being 2 capsules)
Fyre™ Proprietary Formula 505mg
- Velvet Bean Extract (Standardized For 20% L-Dopa)
- Coffee Bean Extract (Standardized For 99% Caffeine)
- Green Leaf Tea Extract (Standardized For 90% Catechins And 60% EGCG)
- Coleus Forskohlii Leaf Extract (Standardized For 20% Forskolin)
- Barberry Bark Extract (Standardized For 60% Berberine)
- Ginger Root Extract (Standardized For 20% Gingerols)
- Bergenia Root Extract (Standardized For 99% Bergenin)
- Natural Yohimbine (from Yohimbine HCL)
What exactly are these “all natural” ingredients in Syntrax Fyre?
Velvet bean extract has a variety of medicinal uses. It used to treat Parkinson’s Disease. It is an aphrodisiac; it increases testosterone levels and increases muscle mass. It has also been shown to be helpful for diabetics in lowering blood sugar levels.
Caffeine has been shown to increase endurance in workouts, and your metabolic rate, leading to potential weight loss.
Green tea is one of our favorite diet pill ingredients. It has a long list of clinical studies backing its effectiveness in contributing to weight loss.
Barberry Bark is a laxative which cleanses the system.
Ginger root reduces the acidity in the stomach, thus reducing vomiting and nausea.
Bergenia Root lowers LDL (bad) cholesterol.
Yohimbine comes from the bark of an African evergreen tree. It has been shown to increase fatty acid mobilization. It is also used to treat erectile dysfunction.
One study on coleus forshkohli found, “Oral ingestion of forskolin (250 mg of 10% forskolin extract twice a day) for a 12-week period was shown to favorably alter body composition while concurrently increasing bone mass and serum free testosterone levels in overweight and obese men. The results indicate that forskolin is a possible therapeutic agent for the management and treatment of obesity.”1
So how effective are Syntrax Fyre diet pills?
Syntrax Fyre does include some ingredients which have been proven to contribute to weight loss. Unfortunately, like so many other diet pills, Syntrax Fyre contains a “proprietary” formula. In other words, they don’t want you to know exactly how much of each ingredient is included. Even though some of these ingredients can be beneficial, they have to be used in the correct amount. This Syntrax Fyre review cannot determine whether these ingredients will perform up to their potential because we do not know exactly how much of each ingredient is included.
Just one example of why things get precarious: The forshkohli study we mentioned used 250 mg twice a day of a 10% extract of Forshkohli. While Syntrax Fyre’s use of a 20% extract means it’s more potent per mg, it would still require that their formulation contain 250 mg. When you’re looking at all of those other ingredients in a proprietary blend of 505 mg, either of two things are true:
- They did include the right amount (per this study — perhaps other studies show a lesser amount being effective…we couldn’t find them) of Forshkohli — which, by default means that they included a very small amount of the other ingredients — including the ones that actually have research backing their effectiveness for weight loss: caffeine and green tea.
- They did not include the right amount of Forshkohli, which makes that ingredient mere eye candy and degrades its effectiveness considerably.
If the proprietary blend were north of 1,000 mg, this could be promising, but it appears that Syntrax Fyre yielded to the pressures of the almighty profit margin and cut costs (without cutting their pricing, strangely enough).
What are the side effects of Syntrax Fyre?
The side effects include sweating, sleeplessness, and elevated heart rate.
How much does Syntrax Fyre cost?
A bottle of Syntrax Fyre contains 120 capsules and costs $30 on average. If you take the recommended dose of 6 capsules per day, a bottle will last you 20 days. At $1.50 per day, this pill is very expensive.
Syntrax Fyre Review Conclusion
This Syntrax Fyre review has found that Syntrax Fyre diet pills are nothing special. They include typical ingredients in undisclosed amounts, leaving it impossible to compare Syntrax Fyre to clinical studies or even to other diet pills. After reviewing so many unimpressive diet pills, I feel like a broken record, but once again I recommend looking for a product that is 1) upfront about their ingredient amounts and 2) backed by legitimate clinical studies.
- http://www.nature.com/oby/journal/v13/n8/abs/oby2005162a.html [↩]