RAW Synergies Black Lion

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RAW Synergies Black Lion is a thermogenic testosterone booster and fat burner designed for men, as well as being brain supplement, all in one!

Could this supplement really do all of these things? We take an in-depth look in this review to find out.

RAW Synergies Black Lion Pros

  • May boost energy levels
  • May increase libido

RAW Synergies Black Lion Cons

  • Very expensive
  • No reviews available
  • Unlikely to increase testosterone levels
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RAW Synergies Black Lion Overview

What You Need To Know About RAW Synergies Black Lion

RAW Synergies Black Lion is advertised as a complete male optimization supplement for men. It claims to do a lot of things all at once – they say it supports healthy testosterone levels, and brain function, as well as helping to eliminate belly fat. It contains caffeine, so it is important that a consumer doesn’t take it too close to bedtime or they may suffer from insomnia.

You cannot buy the product directly from the website, but are redirected to Amazon to buy it there. However, the button does not actually take you to the product so you have to search for it yourself.

RAW Synergies appear to be based in Tacoma, Washington but there is very little other background information available about the company. As well as this, the website appears to be quite poorly translated in places, despite the slick-looking website, which causes us to doubt whether they are really based in the US. They are also not very present on social media and do not have a contact form or email address on the website.

What Are The Side Effects Of RAW Synergies Black Lion?

The inclusion of fenugreek may cause urine to smell like maple syrup.

Possible side effects of consuming Forskolin include headaches, a decrease in blood pressure, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, fatigue, lack of concentration, increased heart rate, heart palpitations, heartburn, indigestion, and stomach cramps. Forskolin may also interact with prescribed medications, especially blood thinners and blood pressure medications.

Ashwagandha supplementation might cause stomach upset, diarrhoea, and vomiting, especially when taken in large doses.

High doses of LJ100 (Eurycoma Longifolia) can cause insomnia and increased body temperature, along with restlessness and irritability.

Consuming large quantities of caffeine can lead to headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness, and insomnia.

How Much Does RAW Synergies Black Lion Cost?

The supplement is advertised on their official website, but cannot be purchased directly from the website. Instead, customers are referred to Amazon.

The price of RAW Synergies Black Lion varies wildly. The RRP on the official website is $59.99, but on Amazon, it ranges from $36.58 to a huge $119.99.

Our Verdict On RAW Synergies Black Lion

Testosterone boosters are some of the least reliable groups of supplements on the Internet. Lots of them don’t work, and those that do are normally so prone to causing side effects and long-term issues that we cannot seriously recommend them.

Black Lion is trying to achieve a lot of things at once, including increasing testosterone production and muscle growth, boosting libido, boosting cognition, and helping the consumer to lose weight.

Ashwagandha has a lot of uses, and can sometimes help with stress, but there isn’t enough information to judge whether it is effective. It is also here in a reasonably small dose of 300mg per day. The lowest effective dose has been found to be 300-500mg with an optimal dosage of 6,000mg.

Caffeine may improve concentration a little, but do not expect much in terms of muscle gain and it doesn’t help to boost testosterone at all, even though it may feel that way due to the stimulant effect. Cognizin (Citicoline) may improve brain health to a certain extent, but that is only when you take larger doses.

LJ100 can potentially affect testosterone levels, however, it has a very minimal impact, if any at all. It is far more effective as a libido booster which might give the impression of increased testosterone levels, but even then, most of the research has been carried out on rats, so more human studies are required to test its effectiveness.

There are also no reviews available online, independent, or otherwise, which is a big concern, especially when it is available to buy on Amazon.

Added to this the lack of a money-back guarantee, the strange breadth of pricing and the lack of information about the brand, and we cannot possibly approve this product. We do not recommend RAW Synergies Black Lion to our readers.

RAW Synergies Black Lion Key Features

RAW Synergies Black Lion contains a range of herbal ingredients and compounds, as well as caffeine said to help your body increase testosterone production, improve mood and concentration, and burn fat.

RAW Synergies Black Lion Facts

  • Contains 60 capsules per bottle
  • Manufactured by RAW Synergies
  • Intended for use by men

Most supplements that are designed specifically for men focus on bodybuilding and boosting testosterone levels. Black Lion also focuses on male enhancement and libido boosting. Low testosterone levels can lead to many negative symptoms in these areas of male health. It makes muscles weak and lowers energy levels, leading to fatigue and inability to work out like before. As a result, men can begin to put on weight, and start to feel tired and weak at all times. These underlying causes also create havoc with ones sexual life and libido, leading to low sexual performance and frustration.

Supplements like RAW Synergies Black Lion aim to combat these symptoms. One of the most important ingredients is a branded Eurycoma Longifolia (or Tongkat Ali) formula called LJ100, which contains this one ingredient in a powerful extract. The ingredient is concentrated in very specific amounts in order to get the exact ratio of bioactive compounds for optimal results.

Eurycoma Longifolia is sometimes called Malaysia’s homegrown Viagra because of its effects upon sexual performance. According to research, Eurycoma Longifolia increases the amount of useable testosterone in the body. The plant contains a group of peptides (enzymes that are smaller than proteins) called eurypeptides which release the testosterone in the body stored by the sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG).

How to Take RAW Synergies Black Lion

  • To assess tolerance, take 1 capsule once a day with a meal (preferably breakfast) for 3 days. Continue with 2 capsules twice a day with meals (recommended dosing is 1 capsule upon waking with breakfast and 1 early afternoon with lunch). As an alternative, 2 capsules may be taken before workouts or exercise. Do not exceed 4 capsules per day. Avoid taking on an empty stomach or less than 4 hours before bedtime. For best results, use for 60 days in combination with diet and exercise.

Black Lion also contains Ashwagandha which has been found to reduce cortisol levels. Cortisol is a hormone that is affected by stress, and that in turn impacts the body in numerous ways. High cortisol levels can disrupt sleep patterns, increase appetite, decrease libido, and negatively affect immune response and wound healing, amongst many other effects. However, the lowest effective dose is 300-500mg with the optimal dose being 6,000mg a day. The amount of Ashwagandha in this product is 300mg in a daily dose of 2 capsules, so it may not have the desired effect here.

RAW Synergies can supposedly be contacted at their address or telephone number listed on the website.

RAW Synergies Black Lion Concerns:

  • No money-back guarantee
  • No product reviews
  • Many ingredients not backed by clinical evidence

What Does RAW Synergies Black Lion Claim To Do?

RAW Synergies Black Lion claims to be a complete male optimization supplement. It is supposed to boost testosterone, boost libido and brain function and help to burn belly fat.

Does RAW Synergies Black Lion Work?

We think the supplement is unlikely to work as described. Many of the ingredients are under-researched and lack the scientific evidence to support any claims.

Ashwagandha could have a positive effect on mood but wouldn’t encourage weight loss, and the levels aren’t that high so it may not do much at all. Eurycoma Longifolia is typically used as a libido booster, but studies suggest that at best it has a very tiny impact upon testosterone levels. The combination of these two ingredients could theoretically increase the libido, but not have any impact upon testosterone levels.

Coleus Forskohii may have some positive effects upon body composition, but its effects are not well understood, and it does not seem to facilitate actual weight loss.

Overall, we are not massively impressed by this supplement, and it does not appear to be likely to live up to the claims made by the manufacturers.

What Are The Ingredients of RAW Synergies Black Lion?

The ingredients used in RAW Synergies Black Lion are listed below. The quantities listed are correct for 2 capsules:

IR Testosterone Elevating Complex:

  • Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum [Seed] (standardized to 50% saponins) 500mg: A popular herb in Arabic regions and India. It has traditionally been used to enhance libido and masculinity. There is limited evidence to support an increase in testosterone, however, there is more evidence than not that denies such an increase.
  • KSM-66 Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera [root] Extract) (standardized to minimum 5% total withanolides) 300mg: An Indian herb that can help with anxiety, and is known to relieve stress and improve mood. It is thought that it lowers cortisol levels in the brain and body. Cortisol is a hormone produced during moments of stress, which has been associated with increased weight gain, and making weight loss more difficult. Source
  • Cognizin (Citicoline) 150mg: A proprietary form of citicoline. Citicoline appears to improve attention and could improve memory. However the dose used in the memory study was much higher than the dosage used here, and the study focused upon the elderly. Source
  • Forslean (Coleus Forskohlii [root] Extract) (standardized to 40% Forskolin) 125mg: Branded supplement that contains a plant chemical called Forskolin which is believed to be effective for numerous conditions. It appears to improve blood flow and build muscle and can strengthen the heartbeat and reduce blood pressure. Because of this, it is sometimes used in treatments for erectile dysfunction but it lacks evidence for this purpose. Source
  • Natural Caffeine (From Coffea Arabica [bean]) 100mg: 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. Caffeine is also known to boost athletic performance. Source
  • LJ100 (Eurycoma longifolia) Extract (Std. 22% Bioactive Eurypeptides 40% Glyco Saponins) 100mg: Branded supplement, which includes high strength Eurycoma Longifolia and nothing else in a 100 to 1 ratio as devised by Dr Ray Sahelian, a new age style doctor, nutritionist and author. There is some evidence that Eurycoma Longifolia may improve male fertility, sex drive and erections. Research in animals and humans suggests it might increase testosterone in the body. Source
  • 3,3′-Diindolylmethane 100mg: Commonly found in broccoli. Although research is still in the preliminary stages, it appears to be promising for having anti-cancer effects. It has potent effects upon estrogen metabolism, preventing the conversion of testosterone into estrogen, and converting potent estrogen into less potent forms of estrogen. However, high doses can increase estrogen synthesis. Source
  • Theacrine (as TeaCrine) 50mg: Though slightly different, theacrine works in essentially the same way as caffeine. Early research suggests that it may help to boost mental and physical performance (like caffeine), but a little more research is needed to confirm this effect. Source
  • Other Ingredients: Vegetable Capsule, Vegetable Stearate.

Does RAW Synergies Black Lion Have Any Side Effects?

The inclusion of fenugreek may cause urine to smell like maple syrup.

High doses of LJ100 (Eurycoma Longifolia) can cause:

  • Insomnia
  • Increased body temperature
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability

Caffeine can lead to:

  • Headaches
  • Increased heart rate
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Increased urination
  • Dehydration
  • Jitteriness
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia

Possible side effects of consuming Forskolin include:

  • Headaches
  • Decrease in blood pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of concentration
  • Increased heart rate
  • Heart palpitations
  • Heartburn, indigestion
  • Stomach cramps

Forskolin may also interact with prescribed medications, especially blood thinners and blood pressure medications.

Ashwagandha might cause:

  • Stomach upset
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting

Caution:
For healthy adults only. Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or if you have a medical condition. Avoid taking on an empty stomach or less than 4 hours before bedtime. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. If you experience discomfort, discontinue use and contact the company for a full refund.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For RAW Synergies Black Lion?

We couldn’t find any reviews, independent or otherwise for RAW Synergies Black Lion.

Does RAW Synergies Black Lion Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

RAW Synergies do not appear to offer a money-back guarantee, and there also isn’t any information on their website about how to return the product at all.

However, as can be seen in the ‘Caution’ section above, the packaging does say that you can contact them for a full refund if you experience discomfort. However, we think it is unlikely that this will be fulfilled.

Where Can I Buy RAW Synergies Black Lion?

You can buy RAW Synergies Black Lion from Amazon US.

Summary: RAW Synergies Black Lion


RAW Synergies Black Lion

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The Muscle Watchdog does not recommend RAW Synergies Black Lion.

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