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Pure Burn

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With a huge variety of fat burners and work-out improving supplements available on the market, it can be difficult to establish which product, if any, is right for the dieter’s individual needs. The manufacturers of Pure Burn state that it ‘is the product for you, helping you lose those stubborn pounds when normal training and diets struggle to succeed’. But, is this really the case?

We take an in-depth look at Pure Burn below.

Pure Burn Pros

  • Clinical support for several ingredients
  • Positive ratings on website

Pure Burn Cons

  • No actual reviews of product
  • No money back guarantee
  • Significant list of potential side effects
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Pure Burn Review

Pure Burn Facts

  • Manufactured and sold by Pure Whey Protein
  • 90 Capsules per bottle
  • Stimulant based product

Pure Burn, also referred to as Pure Sports Fat Burner by the manufacturer, is a fat burner and ‘training and diet aid’. The manufacturers state that the product ‘should be used as part of a balanced diet and progressive training program for optimum results’.

Based in Birmingham in England, the manufacturers of Pure Burn are a company operating under the brand name Pure Whey Protein. They manufacture a range of Whey Protein products, in various flavours and formulations, as well as creatine supplements and one fat burning product, Pure Burn.

How to Take Pure Burn

Depending upon your goal and training cycle it is recommended to take one Pure Sports Fat Burner tablet first thing in the morning and another just before lunch.

We do not recommend taking any more tablets after mid-day as this may affect your sleep patterns.

Customers who want to contact the company with any questions can find a head office address and contact email addresses on the official Pure Whey Protein website. The company also provides tips and advice for dieting and exercising, in order to get the largest benefit from their products.

Pure Burn Concerns:

  • No money back guarantee
  • No reviews from customers
  • Various potential side effects

What Does Pure Burn Claim To Do?

The manufacturer states that:

Pure Sports Fat Burner is an elite weight management supplement designed to increase your metabolism and give you energy to help performance. It combines caffeine, green tea extract, L-Carnitine and citrus to combine the highest quality ingredients that naturally support fat metabolism and weight management.

The official website explains that,

Studies show that caffeine can increase the metabolic rate by 3-11%.

So What Is Pure Burn and What Are The Ingredients?

Each capsule of Pure Burn contains the following ingredients. The sales page for Pure Burn goes into detail about three of the ingredients used in this diet pill, caffeine, L-Carnitine and Green tea extract, but fails to describe any of the traits or purpose of Bitter Orange Peel.

  • Caffeine (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. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
    Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16076989
  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine (50mg): supplementation of this ingredient at doses of 3 grams per day has been found to improve fat oxidation moderately.
    Source:http://www.nutritionexpress.com/article+index/authors/showarticle.aspx?id=1487
  • Citrus Aurantium (Bitter Orange Peel) (250mg): Bitter orange peel has been proven to raise the metabolism and aid weight loss. However there are some concerns about its safety.
    Source:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22991491
  • Guarana Extract (22% Caffeine) (4:1) (50mg providing 200mg): A berry that is naturally high in caffeine, it is often an ingredient in energy drinks and diet pills.
  • Green Tea Extract (95% Polyphenols 45% EGCG) (25mg): Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins and caffeine both increase energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism slightly for few hours.
    Source:http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/6/1040.full

So What Does All This Mean?

Whilst some of the ingredients do seem promising for aiding weight loss, a closer look at the ingredient quantities used in this diet pill does suggest a slightly different picture. The sales page for Pure Burn emphasises the importance of Acetyl-L-Carnitine in this formula, but a total daily dose of 100 mg is highly unlikely to make any impact upon weight loss when clinical trials found positive results when participants were supplementing 3 grams per day.

The manufacturer makes no claims about Bitter orange extract, despite there being strong clinical evidence that this natural ingredient significantly boosts the metabolism, and that this translates well into significant weight loss results. Bitter orange extract become popular after the banning of ephedra products in many countries, because they are thought to work in a similar way. However, bitter orange may also cause a range of unpleasant and potentially dangerous side effects, as detailed below.

Caffeine does boost the metabolism, and green tea does increase thermogenesis in the body. However, both are thought to only cause a small but significant change in body weight. These effects are small enough to be easily counteracted by a poor diet.

In addition to this, the quantities of green tea extract in a daily serving of Pure Burn are far smaller than the doses provided in relevant successful clinical trials. Using a small dose of green tea extract will limit the ingredients impact upon thermogenesis and fat burning.

Does Pure Burn Have Any Side Effects?

There are no customer reviews available for this diet pill, and so it is unknown whether any consumers of this diet pill have experienced side effects. The manufacturer does not mention any possible side effects, beyond possible sleep disruption if the product is taken too late in the day. Below are some of the possible side effects of the individual ingredients used in Pure Burn.

Whilst many consumers may experience no side effects at all, others may experience some side effects. Consumers who do experience side effects, especially those such as heart palpitations or even more serious side effects, should cease using the diet pill immediately.

Consuming carnitine in larger quantities can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, heartburn, diarrhoea, and seizures. It can also cause the urine, breath, and sweat to have a “fishy” odour. Carnitine supplements should not be taken by those with an under-active thyroid.

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.

It can also worsen the side effects of bitter orange peel. Side effects of bitter orange peel include increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, fainting, and even heart attack and stroke in healthy patients.

Caution:
Not suitable for those who are product if you are pregnant or lactating, intolerant to caffeine or on medication, have high or low blood pressure, diabetes, are susceptible to heart attacks/strokes, have heart, kidney, thyroid or liver disease or are under the age of 18.

Keep out of reach of children.

Any Pure Burn Reviews From Customers?

There are no written customer reviews for Pure Burn available. However, there is a star rating system on the official website, which suggests that 11 customers have provided an average rating of five stars between them.

As customer reviews and feedback is invaluable for establishing how regularly side effects occur, as well as approximating how strong and effective the diet pill is, this lack of information is frustrating. Readers who have tried this product before can leave their own reviews in the comments section below.

So Does Pure Burn Work?

With only product ratings available, and no actual written customer reviews, it is not possible to establish what previous customers have thought about the product. Without knowing whether people have actually lost weight using Pure Burn, we have only the ingredients list to rely upon.

The ingredients list reveals that there is a significant quantity of caffeine in a daily serving of Pure Burn, which will help to boost the metabolism slightly.

Both bitter orange extract and caffeine are likely to boost energy levels perceptively, which can be useful for both counteracting lethargy from a calorie restricted diet, and in aiding the consumer during workouts, helping them to exercise harder and for longer. This will aid in burning more calories, and should lead to more pronounced weight loss results.

Bitter orange extract is known to boost the metabolism, but without knowing the strength of this particular extract, it is difficult to establish how strong the diet pill will be exactly, or how likely it is that side effects will occur. The mayo clinic has recommended consumers of diet pills avoid bitter orange extract, as they believe that the risk of severe side effects outweighs any potential weight loss benefits.

The amount of L-carnitine and green tea extract used in this diet pill is much smaller than the amounts used in relevant successful clinical trials, suggesting to us that these two ingredients will not have much impact upon weight loss when using Pure Burn.

For consumers who are healthy who can take the product according to the warning label, this diet pill could increase the metabolism and increase their rate of weight loss.

Where Can I Buy Pure Burn?

Each bottle of 90 capsules costs £18.99 from the manufacturer’s website. According to the directions for usage, each bottle should last for around 45 days. The standard shipping offered is £4.59 for 48 hour delivery, through UK Mail. Shipping is free for purchases over £50.

Customers should be aware that UK Mail ask for a signature to accept the parcel, and so someone needs to be at home to accept the package. Delivering any ordered items to a work address instead of a home address may be more convenient, especially as there may be surcharges if the package cannot be delivered within a certain period of time.

What About A Guarantee

There is no money back guarantee offered by the manufacturer for Pure Burn. The company does offer a 14 day returns period from the date of delivery on unopened and unused products. Whilst the manufacturer will cover return postage for products that are incorrect or faulty, they will not cover or reimburse postage costs on products that are merely no longer wanted.

Watchdog Verdict

Whilst Pure Burn does seem to be an effective fat burner, at least in theory, we still have several reservations about the product. There is no money back guarantee for the product, and the returns period for unwanted products is short, at only 14 days from delivery.

Because of some of the ingredients used, specifically bitter orange extract, there is a long list of potential side effects that could occur whilst using Pure Burn. However, with no customer reviews, and without knowing the synephrine content of the bitter orange extract, it is difficult to establish just how common any of these side effects might be.

Whilst most of the ingredients in Pure Burn are provided in sufficient quantities to make an impact to weight loss, the amount of L-carnitine is definitely insufficient to make any impact to weight loss. This makes the manufacturer’s claims that this ingredient acts both as a recovery-aid post-exercise and a fat burner exaggerated, at least in relation to Pure Burn.

The price of Pure Burn is relatively low, especially as a single bottle provides enough capsules for 45 days of use. However, we still feel that we cannot recommend Pure Burn to consumers, especially because there are so many restrictions on who should not use this product.

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