We take an in-depth look below to see just how good ErgoCut really is.
- Boosts energy and mental focus
- Some clinically proven ingredients
- Lots of potential side effects
- Not suitable for many potential customers
- No money back guarantee
- Manufactured by Ergogenix
- 120 capsules per bottle
- ‘Metabolic amplifier’
ErgoCut is manufactured by Ergogenix, a US company that states, “We are dedicated to producing efficacious, top-quality, reasonably priced sports supplements— using proven ingredients backed by science. We formulate all of our products with the goal of delivering the highest quality Sports Supplements designed to provide the greatest benefits possible. All of our products are manufactured to the strictest of standards in cGMP facilities.”
How to Take ErgoCut
As a dietary supplement, take two (2) capsules, twice daily.
DO NOT EXCEED FOUR CAPSULES PER DAY.
Each bottle of ErgoCut contains 120 capsules, meaning that each bottle contains enough diet pills for 30 days of use.
Their contact information can be found on their official Facebook page, or Ergogenix can be contacted through their official website.
- Lots of potential side effects
- Some ingredients never researched in humans
- Many restrictions on who can use product
What Does ErgoCut Claim To Do?
Ergocut supposedly has the following benefits:
- Controls appetite
- Increases energy
- Thermogenic diet pill
The manufacturer adds that ‘by using ErgoCut you will be able to:
- Improve body composition by increasing lean mass while decreasing fat mass by increasing levels of cAMP*
- Induce lipolysis via beta-adrenergic receptors and alpha-adrenergic receptors*
- Suppress appetite, allowing you to get through your day without hunger pangs*
- Improve levels of alertness and mental cognition*
- Increase anaerobic and aerobic exercise capacity, thereby improving your workouts and cardio*
- Increase in circulating levels of growth hormone*
- Decrease in blood pressure*
However, these claims are followed by a disclaimer that the product is a supplement, is not intended to treat any medical ailment, and the claims have not been assessed by the FDA.
So What Is ErgoCut and What Are The Ingredients?
The manufacturers of ErgoCut have provided a full ingredients list, complete with the quantities of each individual ingredient used in the diet pill. The ingredient quantities listed below are per serving of two capsules.
- N-Acetyl Tyrosine (500mg): Some people use this amino acid 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.
- Coleus Forskohlii (root) Extract (10% Forskolin) (200 mg): A plant belonging to the mint family that is thought to boost the metabolism. However, the clinical trials performed using this ingredient have shown no weight loss, even when the participants’ lean muscle mass increased and fat mass decreased.
- Caffeine Anhydrous (200 mg): Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine (200 mg): There is some evidence that supplementation of acetyl-l-carnitine can reduce body fat, although the strongest results were seen in the elderly. The ingredient also boosts energy levels, and is used to treat fatigue.
- Tyrosine (167 mg): Some people use this amino acid 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.
- Sulbutiamine (125mg): This synthetic molecule is a variation of Thiamine. Preliminary studies have shown that it may decrease fatigue compared to a placebo.
- Mucuna Pruriens (L-Dopa 98%) (100 mg): Used in traditional medicine to treat anxiety, but there is little clinical evidence to support its use: the active ingredient is levodopa (l-dopa), which can affect the levels of dopamine in the brain. However, most L-dopa is broken down in the body before it can reach the brain, unless combined with specific chemicals that are not present in Mucuna Pruriens.
- Capsimax® (Cayenne pepper fruit extract) (50 mg): Some studies suggest the Capsaicin found in Cayenne pepper could suppress the appetite mildly, whilst others suggest that the heat causes a thermogenic reaction in the body, burning more calories for a period of time. However, there are also studies that show cayenne has little or no effect upon weight loss attempts.
- Theobromine (47mg): It may act as a mild stimulant, but as it is not even as strong as caffeine it is unlikely to make a significant impact to weight loss.
- N-Methyl Tyramine (23mg): Theoretically, it increases lipolysis, although tests in rats found the opposite. Also known to increase cAMP, which plays a role in the metabolism.
- Higenamine (17mg): This is chemical that acts as a stimulant. It is thought to work in a similar way to ephedrine and synephrine from bitter orange extract, but appears to be not as potent.
- Guarana Seed Extract (7mg): A berry that is naturally high in caffeine, it is often an ingredient in energy drinks and diet pills.
- Bioperine (5mg): This patented Black pepper extract is used for increasing the bioavailability of nutritional compounds. In other words, it increases the amounts of nutrients that are absorbed into the body in the digestive tract.
- Huperzine A 98% (3mg): Huperzine-A is thought to be a cognitive enhancer. Because of the relatively long half-life of this compound, its use should be cycled, with breaks in usage every few weeks.
- Ubidecarenone (Co-Q10) (33mcg): Cells in the body ‘use it to produce energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance. It also functions as an antioxidant, which protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules.’ It is also thought to boost energy levels and speed up recovery from exercise.
So What Does All This Mean?
There are numerous ingredients in this diet pill that will boost energy levels and are often used to treat fatigue. Mucuna Pruriens is thought by some to treat anxiety, whilst Huperzine A is a cognitive enhancer. The effectiveness of Coleus Forskohlii for weight loss is debated, as participants in studies did not lose weight, although their fat mass was affected.
Many of the ingredients also appear to be stimulants and thermogenic boosting products, including caffeine, Higenamine, Theobromine and cayenne pepper extract. What is certain is that there are many potential side effects associated with the ingredients used in this diet pill, as detailed below.
Does ErgoCut Have Any Side Effects?
There are several ingredients used in Ergocut that could cause a variety of side effects. At the time of writing there were very few reviews of the product, none of which reported any side effects. However, this does not rule out the possibility of side effects occurring.
Significant quantities of caffeine can cause side effects such as headaches, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations and problems sleeping. Black Pepper extracts are thought to increase the bioavailability of medications and supplements, meaning that more of the active ingredients are absorbed into the blood stream.
This does make the diet pill more potent, but also increases the risk of side effects, and could potentially cause accidental overdose of any other medications that the dieter is also using.
Capsicum extract can cause various symptoms which can include stomach irritation and upset, sweating, flushing, and runny nose. Possible side effects of Coleus Forskohlii include headaches, a decrease in blood pressure, increased heart rate, heart palpitations, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, fatigue, lack of concentration, heart burn, indigestion, stomach cramps.
Huperzine A can cause a variety of side effects including nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, sweating, cramping and high blood pressure. Higenamine has not been studied in humans, and so its safety is unknown. As it is a stimulant, it could cause increased blood pressure, increased heart rate and heart palpitations.
Tyramine can trigger headaches and migraines, as well as raise blood pressure. It should not be used in conjunction with MAOIs (a certain type of antidepressant). Tyrosine can cause nausea, headaches, fatigue, heart burn and joint pain. Sulbutiamine can cause skin rashes, although this appears to be rare.
Consult with your physician before using this product, particularly if you are taking prescription medications.
Do not use this product if you are under the age of 18 or are pregnant or nursing.
Do not use this product if you are at risk for or are being treated for high blood pressure, heart, kidney, thyroid, or psychiatric disease, anxiety, depression, seizure disorders or stroke.
Do not combine this product with any other thermogenic or stimulant product.
The recommended serving of this product contains about as much caffeine as two cups of coffee and individuals with caffeine sensitivity should consider the amount to take.
Everyone’s metabolism is different and may respond differently to the variety and amount of each ingredient in this product.
Do not exceed recommended serving. If you experience any adverse reaction to this product, immediately discontinue use and contact your physician. \
Do not take near bedtime as it may cause sleeplessness.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.
Any ErgoCut Reviews From Customers?
There is a single review for ErgoCut on bodybuilding.com. The current lack of reviews is likely because the product was only launched in February 2015.
After first week taking twice daily I not stop taking it! Suppresses my appetite, gives me energy and helps me stay focused. Keeps me from sugar cravings also. Will see in couple of weeks as far as weight loss goes. I suffer from depression and the L-Tyrosine keeps me from having to go back on my meds. Thanks for offering this product!!!
There is also a single comment about ErgoCut on the Ergogenix Facebook page:
Been using it for about a week. Love the energy and focus.
So Does ErgoCut Work?
The ingredients list for ErgoCut is extensive, with a large proportion of the ingredients dedicated to improving energy and mental focus. Some ingredients also seem to reduce anxiety through boosting production of various hormones in the brain. This is certainly reflected in the two reviews we could locate for the product.
There are also some stimulant products that may aid weight loss in a variety of ways. Tyramine is thought by some to increase lipolysis, although there is little clinical evidence to support this supposition. Caffeine is a fairly mild but well-established stimulant that boosts the metabolism.
Higenamine and Theobromine are also stimulants, although at present they have little clinical evidence to show just how effective they are at aiding weight loss.
Overall, it appears that this diet pill may aid some weight loss. However, it is possible that the increased energy that consumers experience plays a large role in this, allowing dieters to exercise for longer and more often, burning more calories overall.
Where Can I Buy ErgoCut?
ErgoCut is available exclusively through Bodybuilding.com, and is not even described on the Ergogenix official website. One bottle of 120 capsules costs $37.50, plus delivery.
At the time of writing this review, Bodybuilding.com was offering a buy one get one free deal on ErgoCut, although this is for a limited time only.
Bodybuilding.com regularly promote products with discounts and offers such as this, so customers may be able to get a better deal occasionally.
What About A Guarantee
ErgoCut is a product sold exclusively through bodybuilding.com, and so there is no money back guarantee from the manufacturer. However, Bodybuilding.com do have a fairly comprehensive returns and exchange policy, and often offer store credit or an exchange if a return is not possible.
Overall, ErgoCut appears to be a diet supplement that noticeably boosts the consumer’s energy and mental focus. Because the product is fairly new, weight loss results have yet to be noted in any customer reviews, but the ingredients list suggests that the product could aid weight loss somewhat by increasing thermogenesis and the body’s metabolic rate.
However, there are a lot of side effects associated with the use of the ingredients used in ErgoCut. This is probably why there is also a long list of restrictions of who should not use this diet pill for their own health. Some of the ingredients, such as Higenamine, have never been tested in humans, and so the safety of this and other ingredients have not been fully assessed. Each bottle contains 120 capsules, enough for 30 days of use, making this product fairly good value for money. Whilst bodybuilding.com do not expressly offer a money back guarantee, their returns and exchanges policy covers both opened and unopened products.
Because of the lack of reviews, we can only estimate that this product will aid with some weight loss, although because of the mixture of results from various clinical trials, it is difficult to establish just how strong ErgoCut really is.
However, with the large number of restrictions of use and potential side effects, we cannot approve this diet pill, nor recommend it to our readers.