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 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.
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.
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.
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 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).
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).
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.
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.
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).
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).
Power Performance Body Sculpting Proprietary Blend 9,100 mg
Fat Reduction Complex
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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