Hot Rox Extreme is produced by a company called Biotest, which has been manufacturing supplements in the United Kingdom for weight loss, sleep, bodybuilding, and other purposes for more than a decade. In the United States, these pills are distributed by a company called T-Nation LLC.
A Diet Pill with Big Promises
The promises made by the advertising for these pills is that it is a professional strength fat-loss formula that “handles the toughest, most relentless, never-been-lean-before, fat-loss cases.” It claims to attack fat in a variety of ways including:
- Increases thermogenesis
- Boosts levels of hormone sensitive lipase within the fat cell
- Enhances thyroid hormone levels
- Targets lipolysis in stubborn areas like the lower body, lower back and abdominal area
- Stimulates mitochondrial uncoupling, a thermogenic process fueled by fat metabolism
The pill is designed for men and women who want to lose fat fast, maintain their muscle and feel great. The official Hot Rox Extreme product page says “It’s like taking a happy pill that makes fat disappear.”
It is important to investigate these types of claim further, such as by examining the ingredients list, as these are a very common claims that are rarely achieved, particularly without side effects or other drawbacks. Not to mention, no diet pill can make fat “disappear.”
Hot Rox Extreme Ingredients
At the time of this Hot Rox Extreme review, the ingredients in the formula include:
- Self-Microemulsifying Thermogenic Gel
The Self-Microemulsifying Thermogenic Gel was composed of:
- Lauroyl Macrogol-32 Glycerides
- Raspberry ketone
- Carbolin 19
- Yohimbine HCl
Most notably, the official Biotest product site focuses on promoting: Carbolin 19, Yohimbine, and Raspberry Ketone.
The site references a study conducted on Carbolin 19 in which dieters using the substance lost an average of 9.9 pounds of fat and gained 8.2 pounds of muscle in a period of 12 weeks. That said, it made absolutely no reference to who conducted the study, how it was performed, when it was performed, how much Carbolin 19 was used, who the participants were, or where it was published (if it was published). Because of that, it is difficult to believe the claims that are made regarding the science behind this product.
As for yohimbine and raspberry ketone, while they are both well known in the over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss industry, neither one has ever been clinically proven to be effective for weight loss. For instant, no clinical trials of raspberry ketones found that they can cause weight loss in humans, even in studies involving mice raspberry ketones didn’t present a strong case for being ideal for weight loss.
Beware of Side Effects
It should be recognized that fat burners can be effective but they are a very powerful type of product and that they are nearly never as miraculous as the manufacturers would have you believe. Typically, they are very high in stimulants which means that they are also associated with some uncomfortable side effects that could be dangerous for people with certain health conditions or who are taking certain kinds of medications. They also require that the dieter exercise – particularly cardio – in order to truly benefit from these types of effects.
Additionally, on the product packaging for Hot Rox Extreme, there is a very serious warning, cautioning potential users about the fact that there is a risk of negative side effects due to the high level of stimulants. Some of these effects may include (but are not necessarily limited to):
- Heart palpitations
- Difficulty sleeping
Though this is not necessarily favorable in that nobody wants to experience side effects from a product that they are using, at least the company was responsible enough to give some warning, which many manufacturers fail to do.
Still, due to the high stimulant content and the warnings, it would be a good idea to first consult with your doctor before taking Hot Rox Extreme.