We looked a little closer into Thermodrone Extreme Burner, and this is what we found.
One of Extreme Burner’s ingredients, Citrus Aurantium, is also known as Bitter Orange. It’s a powerful stimulant in itself, and when mixed with other stimulant ingredients, such as caffeine by itself, and the caffeine contained in the Green Tea and the Guarana, Bitter Orange could cause more stimulation than absolutely necessary in those that are not used to caffeine in that quantity.
It’s also a banned substance. Well, at least as far as the National Collegiate Athletic Association is concerned, according to the NCAA banned drug list, another of Extreme Burner’s ingredients: Guarana.
And that could possibly be why the manufacturers of Extreme Burner decided to manufacture and sell it in the UK, where the market for supplements of this kind is still large, but not as immense as that of the US.
The stimulants in Extreme Burner can raise blood pressure, and cause problems with sleep and digestion. One of them can interact badly with other medications.
Other ingredients can bring on side-effects such as visual blurring, muscle weakness, reproductive, and urination problems. Further side effects include a fishy odor in the breath, sweat, and urine.
What we found interesting about Extreme Burner is that not only does the company seem to sell it and other products only on Amazon and eBay in the UK, they’re knocking the price down from £39.99 to a mere £12.99. That’s from just over $54 down to just over $17.50.
We’re somewhat concerned that the Sales page on Amazon lists Extreme Burner’s ingredients, but leaves out Guarana.
We’re less than impressed by the company’s cheap’n’nasty website, with one cheap stock photo and only two sentences on the home page – both of which read like they’ve been punctuated by a grade-school pupil who doesn’t pay any attention in English class. Nasty. As well as that, whoever matched up the graphics and the captions beneath them did an appalling job, labelling two identical pictures with two different captions.
We took a look at the FDA’s “Poisonous Plant” database, and weren’t exactly thrilled to find Guarana there. Maybe that’s why it wasn’t listed on the Amazon sales page.
We’re less than delighted when reading the claim that Extreme Burner doesn’t contain any banned substances, and then discovering that the NCAA has banned two of the ingredients.
We don’t like the way they call Bitter Orange “Citrus Aurantium”, and make no mention whatsoever of the dangers it can cause through interacting with anything as simple as a cough or cold remedy.
Oh, and as for that unfamiliar-sounding UK standard Extreme Burner is supposed to have been manufactured to, we found two different versions of it in their promotional material: BS:EN 2001 9001 and ISO 2001:9001.
So not only could the company not get that right, but when we Googled ISO 2001:9001, the first listing that came up was “The Handbook of Hot-Dip Galvanization”. As for BS:EN 2001 9001, all we’re going to say about that is at least the BS part of it is accurate, but we’re still going to reject Thermodrone Extreme Burner.
OK, so the makers of Extreme Burner may be doing most of us a favor by only selling it to UK consumers. But for the sake of our transatlantic cousins, let’s make sure they understand what they’re getting themselves into if they go to Amazon and buy themselves a bottle of Extreme Burner.
So we have no idea how they are, or where we can find them – and that’s the way they seem to like it
As well as Extreme Burner, Thermodrone also sell testosterone boosters, a PCT Cycle support (we don’t know either, but it’s got the sort of ingredients like Tribulus Terrestris, Zinc, Resveratrol, and Maca, so it looks to us like some kind of enhancement formula), and something called LivPro XL which might not be selling so well because its “Order on Amazon” link doesn’t work, and there’s nothing on the site to tell us what any of these products contain.
Back on Amazon, though, while looking at the Fat Burners “Supplement Facts” graphic, we note that it contains Guarana Extract, something they’ve left out of the ingredient lists in bigger letters elsewhere on that page, and we can’t help wondering why.
From the Amazon sales page, “SUGGESTED USE: Take 1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the afternoon. If you have trouble sleeping, do not take after 3PM.”
Something else we’re wondering about is the quantity of caffeine in Thermodrone Extreme Burner, since the amount of Caffeine Anhydrous (which, the Supplements Facts helpfully tells us “contains caffeine”) is already getting very close to half the recommended daily allowance of 400 mg.
Now, add that to the caffeine in the coffee you’ve had for breakfast (or even your tea, if you’re reading this in Britain), PLUS the caffeine in the Green Tea Extract, PLUS the caffeine in the Guarana Extract, and it’s no surprise that you’re advised to take just the one cap in the morning, and the other one before 3pm.
From the Amazon sales page (because there’s nothing about any of their products on their website): “Thermodrone fat burner has been scientifically formulated to increase energy stamina, focus and metabolism in both men and women, creating the perfect fat burning pills that work fast”.
According to a lot of people taking the time and trouble to add their two cents’ worth to the Amazon reviews, then yes, it does. These are the people, though, who tend to take Thermodrone Extreme Burner before a workout and eat sensibly, as opposed to those who just take it, sit back, and hope for the best.
And there were quite a few of those people leaving less-than-positive reviews.
Other that keeping users awake nights? Some reviewers felt sick, others felt they’d had too much caffeine, and one user claimed Thermodrone Extreme Burner had brought on two seizures. So we looked at the ingredients again, just to see what kind of side effects they could produce, and this is what we found:
Caffeine can bring on headaches, digestion problems, abnormal heartbeat, and a bad case of the jitters.
L-Tyrosine can bring on nausea, headache, fatigue, heartburn, and joint pain.
Citrus Aurantium shouldn’t be taken with stimulants like caffeine in the first place because it can increase the risk of elevated blood pressure, fainting, heart attack, stroke, and what WebMD spookily calls “other severe side effects”.
Green Tea Extract raises blood pressure, and creates problems with sleep and digestion.
L-Tryptophan can affect the liver and cause drowsiness, headaches, nausea, blurred vision, muscle weakness, and sexual problems.
Guarana raises blood pressure and can cause abnormal heartbeat, breathlessness, problems with digestion and urination, insomnia, and delirium.
L-Carnitine lowers blood pressure and can cause seizures, together with creating a fishy odor in a person’s breath, urine, and sweat.
Niacin, taken in large quantities can cause vision loss, liver problems, and ulcers.
Cayenne powder can cause digestion problems, hot flushes, sweating, and a runny nose. Over a long period of time, it can cause damage to the liver and kidneys.
From the Amazon website, “Do Not exceed recommended dose. This product is not intended for pregnant or nursing mothers, children under the age of 18, and individuals with a known medical condition. Please consult a doctor before using this or any other food supplement. This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease. KEEP OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT USE IF SAFETY SEAL IS DAMAGED OR MISSING. STORE IN A COOL & DRY PLACE. USE WITHIN 6 MONTHS OF OPENING. Food supplements should NOT be used as a substitute for a varied diet and a healthy lifestyle. This product has been manufactured in the UK to the highest standards (GMP Standards and ISO 2000:9001 Quality Assurance).”
If you really had nothing better to do with your time, you could plow through all 316 customer reviews for Extreme Burner on Amazon (We did. Twice). 238 of them gave it 5 stars, which made us think that maybe we were being a little harsh, until we found one of those comments which said,
Is it just me, or do these 5 star reviews all sound similar ? tone, length, language used and often bad spelling.
As an aside, we recently discovered Fakespot.com, a service which analyses online reviews. They came to the conclusion that of the 1,161 reviews of Thermodrone products found on Amazon, 40.0% of those reviews were “unreliable”.
So we went through all those 316 customer reviews again, and then decided that maybe we weren’t actually being harsh enough.
Then again, quite a few of those reviews were quite harsh in themselves, such as: “Rubbish”, and “Waste of money”.
Further customer reviews include;
Very disappointed! was lsing weight without them!!!
Not happy, just recieved a package which was meant to contain 60 capsules and only had 33 in the container?! Whats this about?
Don’t waste your money. I got it for energy as I feel tired when I get up in the morning . 2 hours after taking it, I feel incredibly sleepy and sluggish !. No effect whatsoever.. coffee does a better job!
First week I used these they gave a good kick but in the long run id rather use the grenade alternative.
Let’s just say no, and leave it at that.
There’s Amazon.co.uk and eBay.co.uk. You might want to check out eBay if you’re not happy with shipping costs – it looks like at least one seller offers free delivery.
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