But, does it? Or does the shiny website, promises of high-quality ingredients, and ethical and environmentally friendly working practises hide a product that doesn’t actually do anything other than bust your bank account? Let’s look at the LA Muscle Fat Buster in a little bit more detail.
LA Muscle Fat Buster is a fat burning supplement that is claimed to work in four ways: by increasing your metabolism, acting as a diuretic to flush out excess water, acting as a thermogenic to raise body temperature, and give you extra energy. It is produced by LA Muscle, a popular and established supplement brand based in London, UK.
The product contains Synephrine (an ingredient that comes from the bitter orange fruit). This has been shown to speed up heart rate and raise blood pressure, and could lead to harmful health effects. This can be particularly problematic when taken in combination with stimulants such as caffeine (which this product contains). It has been linked to a number of serious side effects and deaths, and has been banned by many sporting authorities.
It also contains bladderwrack, which is thought to be unsafe to be taken orally. It may also contain high concentrations of iodine, which can cause or make some thyroid problems worse, and long-term intake can increase the risk of thyroid cancer. It can also contain toxic heavy metals, such as arsenic from the seawater in which it comes from.
LA Muscle Fat Buster costs £49.99 for a 30-day supply on the LA Muscle website. You can buy three tubs for £120. This is on the more expensive end of fat burning supplements, although LA Muscle claims that this is down to the very high raw material quality and their strict manufacturing practices.
We like LA Muscle as a company. They have a huge presence, both online and offline, often being featured and recommended in supplement and fitness magazines. They were established in 1997 and have a good reputation in the industry.
Their website is clear, informative, and they follow the GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards. They have a great ethos and have some excellent ethical and environmental practices – if you have more than ten plastic tubs they will come and collect them from you free of charge and recycle them on your behalf. Their contact details are all really clearly listed, even down to the Managing Director’s email address, so you can get in touch if there is a problem. We like this, and we like the company.
However, we can’t simply recommend a supplement based on how we feel about the company. As much as we wanted to like the product, it just seems to be a little bit disappointing, and not as good as we expected from LA Muscle. There are a couple of ingredients in there – the bitter orange and bladderwrack – that have some potentially nasty side effects, and the rest of the ingredients, whilst may have some small benefits, just aren’t as great as they could be. Some, like the pomegranate powder, have very little evidence to support the claims.
On this basis, we do not recommend LA Muscle Fat Burner to our readers.
LA Muscle Fat Buster is a fat burning supplement from popular company, LA Muscle. It is taken three times a day and comes in capsule form.
LA Muscle are a supplement company based in London, UK. They have been trading since 1997, and pride themselves as being one of the leaders in the industry. They follow strict GMP standards and try to reduce their carbon footprint as far as possible, and recycle as much as possible.
Take one to two capsules, three times a day before meals.
The manufacturers of LA Muscle Fat Buster make the following claims about the product and how it works:
“First phase: Fat Buster has diuretic abilities, ensuring water is flushed out, often making you look slimmer overnight.
Second phase: Fat Buster blocks saturated fats from getting absorbed into your body. When you take it daily, it goes to work and ensures no extra fat from the foods you eat are absorbed by your body.
Third phase: Fat Buster’s unique ingredients start metabolising fat out from deep inside your fat cells.
Fourth phase: Your body’s own thermogenic fat burning system is kicked into high gear and taken out of its lazy fat hoarding state”
They also claim that most people start to see results within four days.
No, we don’t think it does work. Some of the ingredients have been known to have a small effect on weight loss and fat burning, but none are particularly effective, and many of them have very little or no evidence to back up claims that they work. The product claims to have a thermogenic effect, but we can’t see any ingredients in there that are going to really do that – it needs something like chilli pepper extract in there to have a much greater effect.
The product contains Synephrine (an ingredient that comes from the bitter orange fruit). This can speed up users heart rate and raise blood pressure, leading to some harmful health effects, especially taken in combination with stimulants such as caffeine. It has been linked to a number of serious side effects and deaths and has been banned by many sporting authorities.
It also contains bladderwrack, which is thought to be unsafe to be taken by mouth. It may also contain high concentrations of iodine, which can cause or make some thyroid problems worse.
As with all supplements, do not use without consulting a doctor if you have an existing medical condition or are taking prescription medication. Do not use if you are under 18, pregnant or breastfeeding.
There are plenty of reviews on the LA Muscle website for the product and all seem to be positive. We always take ‘official’ ones with a pinch of salt though. We cannot find any reviews for it elsewhere on the internet.
Have been using this for couple of weeks now. Really pleased with the results. I have been struggling to shift a ‘middle age spread’ and no matter what I tried it wasn’t working. Finally something that actually works, have lost a few pounds now and hopefully I’ll loose a few more. Definitely recommend
Sadie Richardson, May 2018
LA Muscle offers a very good guarantee. All LA Muscle products come with a full money-back, no questions asked guarantee, and according to the company, you can return your product, opened or unopened, within 30 days from the date of your receipt for a full refund. If you buy a bulk order, only one tub can be opened in order to qualify for the money-back guarantee.
There appear to be no customer complaints regarding the guarantee.
You can buy LA Muscle Fat Buster from the LA Muscle website or direct from their shop in North London. Buying directly from the site makes you eligible for the company’s reward points system that offers discounts on future purchases and in some cases gym membership. It costs £49.99 for a 30-day supply, or three tubs for £120.
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