Power Performance Body Effects

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Weight-loss supplements are so common these days that it is not unusual to see manufacturers put ‘unique’ spins on their products to help them stand out from the crowd. The best of these often ensure that their products successfully perform multiple functions at once, such as a diet pill that also boosts mood and concentration. The worst of these often fail to do much of anything at all!

Below we take an in-depth look into Power Performance Body Effects, to see whether this multifaceted product can deliver on its many promises.

Power Performance Body Effects Pros

  • Good feedback from customers
  • Comes in a wide range of flavours

Power Performance Body Effects Cons

  • May cause serious side effects
  • Ingredient quantities not listed
  • Extremely expensive
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What You Need To Know About Power Performance Body Effects

Power Performance Body Effects is a weight-loss supplement that works by suppressing the appetite and burning fat. This complex product is also sold as a pre-workout and energy booster, with the added benefit of mood and concentration enhancers. Despite its roots as an American product, Body Effects appears to be most popular in Australia, where it has attracted a dedicated fan base and a large number of companies willing to stock it.

Body Effects is manufactured by Power Performance Products, which seems to be little more than a trademark owned by an American company called Fromins Inc. There is very little information available on Power Performance Products or its parent company, although the group appears to prioritise advertising glam on its rather gaudy (and uninformative) product pages. As of the time of writing, the official website was down and Power Performance products are listed on many websites as ‘out of stock’ or ‘discontinued’, perhaps suggesting that the company may be going out of business.

What Are The Side Effects Of Power Performance Body Effects?

The combination of caffeine, synephrine and PEA in the mix can cause a range of side effects that are sometimes severe. In isolation, caffeine can cause sleeplessness, restlessness, nervousness, stomach issues, increased heart rate and blood pressure, irritability and mild headaches. Synephrine tends to make these symptoms worse, and can also cause fainting, strokes or heart attacks. As PEA is similar to amphetamines, it can also lead to rapid heartbeats and anxiety. Some users may experience headaches, nausea, diarrhoea, fatigue, bloating, heartburn and joint pain due to the use of either CLA, L-tyrosine, or cactus leaf.

How Much Does Power Performance Body Effects Cost?

A single 570 g tub of Body Effects costs varying amounts depending on your location and chosen retailer. American customers can find a relatively cheap tub of Body Effects for $33.99 from Netrition, with costs reaching far higher on Amazon and the official Power Performance Products website.

Body Effects remains quite popular in Australia, with prices generally ranging from $54-$60. At $54, health-shop.com.au remains the cheapest Body Effects outlet we could find in Australia. Delivery charges may also apply.

Our Verdict On Power Performance Body Effects

Body Effects appears to be a popular weight-loss product amongst customers, which is not altogether surprising when looking at the ingredients. Despite a strong chance of side effects, Power Performance Body Effects is likely to perform as expected, containing a solid list of generally effective ingredients.

There are still some big problems, however. The aforementioned side effects (with a strong chance of severe caffeine jitters) will put many off, and relatively few customer reviews actually mentioned any weight loss (with most apparently taking the product simply to perk themselves up before a workout). The manufacturer’s promise of a money back guarantee is also slightly worthless, especially given the lack of detail and our growing suspicion that the company may be going under.

The real reason that we ultimately cannot recommend Body Effects is because of the price. As customers are instructed to take 2 scoops a day, a single 570 g tub of powder will only last for 15 days. With the price sometimes reaching up to $44 on Amazon, this means that customers are expected to lay out between $80-$90 per month; this is an unacceptably high cost for a product that many customers simply use for the energy boost!

We do not recommend Power Performance Body Effects to our readers.

Power Performance Body Effects Review

Power Performance Body Effects is a weight loss supplements that claims to be able to burn fat, suppress the appetite, and offer an energy and mood boost. This American product appears to have once been particularly popular in Australia, although many Australian online outlets now claim that the product has been discontinued (with at least one outlet claiming that it has been banned).

Power Performance Body Effects Facts

  • Manufactured by Power Performance Products, a trademark owned by Fromins Inc.
  • Contains 570 g (30 servings) of powder per tub
  • Fat-burner and appetite suppressant

This product is one of two items sold on the website for Power Performance Products, a trademark of an older Californian company called Fromins Inc. Power Performance Products’ website was actually down at the time of writing, although it seems to resurface sporadically. Despite a focus on style, the official website is generally quite hard to navigate and take information from, which can make the company difficult to contact and understand. The Power Performance Products team can be contacted via the contact details provided on their website (when it comes back up).

How to Take Power Performance Body Effects

Mix 1 scoop in 6-8 oz of cold water. Shake well. Take once in the morning and once in the afternoon. Best on empty stomach, eat within 2 hours after taking product. Do not take more than 2 scoops per day.

Power Performance Body Effects Concerns:

  • Likely to come with side effects
  • Ingredient quantities not listed
  • Expensive supplement

What Does Power Performance Body Effects Claim To Do?

Body Effects is said to come with several benefits. Its main intended use is as a weight-loss aid, which it claims to tackle through burning fat and suppressing the appetite. The mix is also said to contain mood enhancers and energy boosters, both of which are implied to help out during workout sessions. The use of the ingredient d-glucuronolactone is also said to help improve reaction times, memory and concentration.

Does Power Performance Body Effects Work?

Body Effects contains a number of ingredients that could work as effective weight loss aids, including cactus leaf, green tea, synephrine and to a lesser extent, CLA. The use of PEA could also help to improve concentration and memory (not glucuronolactone as the website lists), and the use of caffeine and PEA will likely provide a sharp energy boost. On the whole, customer reviews support this assessment, with the majority of customers claiming that the mix works exactly as expected (although most tend to praise the energy boost and fail to mention any weight-loss benefits).

What Are The Ingredients of Power Performance Body Effects?

The ingredients contained within Power Performance Body Effects are listed below. Readers should note that the ingredient quantities are not stated for this product, which can make it hard to estimate how effective the overall mix. The quantity listed for the overall proprietary formula is true for 1 serving of Power Performance Body Effects (a single 19 g scoop).

  • Thiamin 1.5 mg: The NHS states that thiamine is important for helping to break down and release energy from food. This may be relevant for maintaining a healthy metabolic rate, but in the majority of cases people can obtain all the thiamine they require from their daily diet.
  • Riboflavin 1.7 mg: This vitamin is used for keeping the eyes, skin and nervous system healthy, as well as helping the body to release energy from carbohydrates. It is naturally present in milk, eggs, rice and fortified breakfast cereals, and so people should be able to get their daily guideline amounts from a healthy balanced diet.
  • Niacin 20 mg: Vitamin B3, or Niacin, is responsible for helping to produce energy from consumed food, as well as helping keep the nervous and digestive systems healthy. Niacin can be easily sourced in adequate amounts from a balanced diet.
  • Vitamin B6 2 mg: Vitamin B6 has several important functions in the body, including ‘allowing the body to use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food’. Whilst taking excess amounts of vitamin B6 will not infinitely improve this ability, a deficiency could make it more difficult to lose weight. Vitamin B6 is naturally present in a wide variety of foods, including meat, cereals, bread and vegetables, and is often included in fortified breakfast cereals.
  • Vitamin B12 6 mcg: Vitamin B12 is naturally present in many foods, primarily meat, fish and dairy products. It has several roles, including aiding in releasing energy from consumed food, and keeping the nervous system healthy. A deficiency may hinder weight loss, but this is rare.
  • Pantothenic Acid 10 mg: Also known as Vitamin B5, pantothenic acid is important for the processing of carbohydrates and proteins, and maintaining healthy skin.
  • Chromium 60 mcg: This is used primarily to lower fasting blood sugar levels and to lower insulin levels in people who have type 2 diabetes. In terms of its potential effect upon weight loss, it is possible that taking chromium picolinate by mouth for 2 to 3 months might produce a small weight loss of about 1.1 kg. This is obviously an incredibly small amount of weight loss, but studies are still inconclusive.

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Fat Reduction Complex

  • Sta-Lite III Polydextrose: This common food ingredient is typically used as a stand-in for fibre. As it cannot be digested, it is often used as a low-calorie bulking agent.
  • Cactus Leaf Extract: The Prickly Pear Cactus is known to significantly reduce blood sugar levels after consumption when prepared correctly. The edible pulp of the cactus can also reduce LDL cholesterol levels. One preliminary study found that cactus consumption increases the amount of fat found in stools, suggesting that the fruit binds with some fat in the stomach, partially preventing digestion of this fat. Long-term use of prickly pear has not been studied.
  • Phenylethylamine: More commonly known as PEA, this ingredient is derived from the amino acid phenylalanine. It is thought to increase alertness, aid in concentration and focus, and may also enhance mood, which are all arguably traits that dieters need help with in succeeding with their weight loss attempts.
  • CLA Complex: Naturally found in dairy products and beef, conjugated linoleic acid may help to reduce body fat, but may not cause changes to body weight. The average daily diet provides between 15 and 174 mg of conjugated linoleic acid, but studies have used much higher levels. Human studies of CLA have produced contradictory results, and it is described as not only a relatively poor fat burner, but also an unreliable one.
  • D-Glucoranolactone: Commonly found in energy drinks, glucuronolactone is often said to ‘detoxify’ the body, although little to no research exists to prove whether it does anything at all.
  • L-Tyrosine: An amino acid that is a building block of protein, this ingredient is found naturally in many foods including meat and dairy products. Some people use it as an appetite suppressant, but there is little evidence that it is effective for this use. Large doses of tyrosine may be useful for increasing alertness, especially in people who are sleep deprived.

Thermogenic Complex

  • Caffeine: Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism, causing a small increase in the number of calories used by the body. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
  • Synephrine: Bitter orange peel has been proven to raise the metabolism and aid weight loss. However, there are some concerns about its safety.
  • Dandelion Root Extract: Dandelion is used primarily as a diuretic and laxative.
  • EGCG: Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins increase thermogenesis in the body, whilst caffeine increases energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism slightly for few hours.
  • Yerba Mate Leaf Extract: A plant that is typically brewed as a tea, yerba mate is a natural source of caffeine, and has been the subject of several studies on weight loss. In a 2001 study of 47 healthy overweight adults, researchers found that taking an herbal preparation of yerba mate, guarana, and damiana three times daily for 45 days induced weight loss. It is not clear whether the individual ingredients from this preparation have the same weight loss potential on their own, or how much of each ingredient is required to replicate the results of the study. See our article on yerba mate for more information.
  • Choline Bitartrate: Athletes sometimes supplement Choline to delay fatigue and improve endurance. It is also said to improve mental focus. However, the available clinical evidence suggests that Choline Bitartrate does not cause either effect to take place.

Does Power Performance Body Effects Have Any Side Effects?

The most obvious side effects that customers of Body Effects will notice are related to the combination of caffeine and synephrine. When overconsumed, caffeine can cause insomnia, restlessness, nervousness, stomach irritation, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, tremors and irritability. Synephrine often makes these symptoms worse and adds serious risks of its own, including fainting, strokes or even heart attacks. Synephrine is also thought to trigger headaches in some people, and can cause the skin to become more sensitive to the sun.

In addition to what seems like a significant caffeine dosage, this mix contains phenethylamine, which is similar in form to amphetamine. It may cause similar side effects, including increased heart rate or anxiety.

On rare occasions, the use of CLA, tyrosine or cactus can variably cause nausea, diarrhoea, fatigue, headaches, bloating, heartburn and joint pain.

Caution:
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Consult with a medical practitioner before taking this nutritional supplement, if you have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications or dietary supplements. If you experience any adverse reactions from taking this product, discontinue use immediately and contact a healthcare practitioner.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For Power Performance Body Effects?

Power Performance Body Effects has generally received praise from customers, although most highlight the energy boost before anything else. It is odd to note that most customers seem to view Body Effects as a pre-workout supplement despite it being advertised as a weight-loss supplement, meaning that relatively few care to comment on whether they lost weight while using it!

I started taking this product about a year ago when I was at my heaviest. Now, I’m 33 kilos down and I’ve never felt better! It’s great to take in the morning with some cardio, it gives you a much needed energy boost and stops most of your food cravings/hunger for the rest of the day! 100% recommend to anyone looking to lose weight.’

I love this stuff!!! It does make me jittery but as long as I am working out within 30 minutes after taking it, that jittery feeling goes away/is burned off. But this is absolutely a huge part of my routine and I can’t work out without it!

It’s okay, tastes a bit funny, good mood enhancers. Didn’t get the results from the fat loss. Overall it’s good and the prices bring it into contention.

I really don’t enjoy it. The taste is awful and every time I take it I get a tummy ache. I’ve stopped taking it and I’m devastated I didn’t realise after 2 scoops. I wasted money.

Does Power Performance Body Effects Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

On their product page, Power Performance Products state in large letters that all purchases are protected by ‘an unconditional money back guarantee’. However, no formal returns policy is stated anywhere else on the website. If looking to return this product, we advise emailing the company first to ensure that your return will be approved.

Where Can I Buy Power Performance Body Effects?

Power Performance Body Effects is still primarily available on Australian websites, although some have recently begun listing the item as out of stock or discontinued. The official website is also currently down, perhaps hinting at problems with the manufacturer. Despite these issues, we still saw Body Effects on sale at genesis.com.au, health-shop.com.au, AminoZ, and more in Australia. It is also available for American buyers at Netrition and Amazon.

One tub of Body Effects powder (570 g) costs approximately $54-60 from Australian websites, with the cheapest outlet seeming to be health-shop.com.au. American customers can get the same tub for $33.99 from Netrition and $43.95 from Amazon.

Summary: Power Performance Body Effects


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