T9 Red Fury is a British made diet pill marketed in the UK by The Protein Lab. It is described as a Super Strength supplement – an image enhanced by its bright red scary looking capsules. It appears to be fairly new on the market and at the time of writing lacks customer feedback.
T9 Red Fury Pros
- Looks much safer than the name would suggest
- Reasonably priced
T9 Red Fury Cons
- Inadequate amount of principle ingredient
- Some of the ingredients profile does not add up
- No customer feedback
T9 Red Fury Review
T9 Red Fury Facts
- T9 Red Fury is made in the UK
- Each bottle contains 60 capsules
- Protein Lab is a British company that specialise in sports supplements
You can sometimes tell a lot about a supplement’s name! Other times it is simply misleading. Judging by its name, T9 Red Fury sounds as if it should be an ultra strong fat burner that boosts your metabolism and stress levels and leads to weight loss on a wave of furious energy! The truth is the ingredients list tells a different story.
The principle ingredient of T9 Red fury is Glucomannan – a natural fibre that has evidence of being an effective appetite suppressant. The stimulant firepower is provided by modest amounts of caffeine and there are some additional ingredients including raspberry ketones, green coffee bean extract and similar.
Looking at the ingredients list it seems that T9 Red Fury may provide some support to weight loss and not cause too many problems or side effects.
T supplements were so named following the bodybuilding craze for taking stimulants believed to have a direct effect upon the thyroid hormones. Usually strong and full of side effects the T has become shorthand for strong in diet pill advertising.
How to Take T9 Red Fury
You are advised to take 2 to 3 capsules a day 30 minutes before a meal.
This information does not include the extremely important advice to ensure you take this supplement with plenty of water, which we feel is a serious omission. Glucommanan expands rapidly and is this function which causes the appetite suppressing effect.
It is important to wash it down with plenty of water to prevent swelling in the oesophagus and causing a choking risk.
The Protein Lab is a British company based in Lancashire, an area rapidly becoming the centre of diet pill manufacture in Britain. The company specialise in sports supplements and general health products. They provide a whole range of training products such as whey powders and CLA supplements. Their weight loss products include T5 Fat burners, vitamin supplements and natural supplements such as milk thistle extract and flax seed.
The company do not operate auto billing or free trial scams and seem to be a reputable company. According to their product information all supplements are manufactured in the UK.
The Protein Lab website looks OK. It is let down by some irritating typos and misspellings which does lose some credibility. We all make mistakes sometimes but learning how to spell “lose weight” (not loose weight) and talking about “minuets” instead of minutes for example spoils an otherwise professional first impression. It just looks cheap and slap dash.
T9 Red Fury Concerns:
- Lack of attention to detail in the advertising and ingredients profile
- No consumer advice to take with plenty of water
- May not work in the way described
What Does T9 Red Fury Claim To Do?
According to the Protein Lab website:
T9 Red Fury is quite simply the latest fat busting diet aid on the market, and the main ingredient (Glucomannan) has been clinically proven to aid weight loss.
There are three key factors:
- Potent fat burning formula
- Aids Weight Loss
- Appetite suppressant
All supplements are:
Manufactured in state-of-the-art UK facilities all compounds used to formulate The Protein Lab product range are carefully chosen to help body-builders and athletes achieve their ultimate goal.
(Again we seem to have experienced a punctuation bypass here but we know what they mean.)
The product description cites a clinical trial for Glucomannan,
In one three-armed study lasting 16 weeks, 200 overweight and obese subjects were given a mixture of psyllium seed husks (3g) and glucomannan (1g) twice daily, the same mixture 3 times daily, or a placebo. The psyllium and glucomannan groups lost, on average, 9.96 lbs and 10.14 lbs respectively compared to 1.75 lbs by the control group.
Psyllium husks – a natural by product of an Indian plant crop are not present in the T9 Red Fury Formula, yet the clinical evidence that is quoted shows it as the principle ingredient of the trial. It does not really make sense to advertise the benefits of an ingredient and then not include it in the formula you are trying to sell.
So What Is T9 Red Fury and What Are The Ingredients For T9 Red Fury?
The ingredients profile of T9 Red Fury is confusing and some of the ratios are a matter for concern. In extracts , the ratios mean that for each unit of active ingredient you have a certain percentage of other ingredients – often based on a solvent.
So for example a 5:1 ratio means that for each unit of active ingredient you have five parts other ingredients. For example, if the solvent in a liquid extract makes up 80% of the extract, its removal concentrates the extract by a factor of five and makes a final herb to extract ratio of 5:1. It does not mean it is five times as strong.
- Konjac Fibre (Glucomannan 90) Providing (100mg): Natural indigestible fibre derived from the konjac root. Because the stomach cannot digest Glucomannan, it stays in the gut for a long time and creates a feeling of fullness and an appetite suppressant effect. Glucomann has been studied by the European Food Safety Agency (EFSA) and it does come with evidence that it works for weight loss. However the advice is that at least 3 g of Glucomannan should be consumed daily in three doses of at least 1 g each, together with 1-2 glasses of water before meals, in the context of a calorie-restricted diet, T9 Red Fury falls a long way short of this recommended dosage.
- Caffeine (84mg): Ideal for giving you a quick energy boost. Caffiene can increase the speed of the metabolism and help fat burning but effects can wear off once you become accustomed to use. Equivalent here to about 1 cup of instant coffee.
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine (50mg): Amino acid that helps the body convert fat into energy and has an effect upon the metabolism and muscle development. The long lasting effects and optimum dose need to be further tested.
- L-Tyrosine (50mg): This amino acid is obtainable through diet if you eat meat. It is believed to help training and is popular with body builders for this reason. L Tyrosine raises adrenaline levels so can make you feel too on edge to eat.
- Raspberry Ketones (50mg): Much touted weight loss ingredient but it lacks clinical evidence that it works for humans as it has only been tested on rodents.
- Green Coffee Bean 50 Chlorogenic Acid (40:1) (25mg Providing 1000mg): We do not believe that the 40:1 ratio provides 1000mg of this active ingredient. Green coffee contains hydroxycitric acid believed to help fat loss.
- African Mango (10:1) (25mg Providing 250mg): Also known as Irvingia Gabonensis , this natural seed extract is believed to improve leptin resistance – a metabolic pathway that reduces hunger pangs. Clinical testing on 102 volunteers in West Africa showed promising weight loss.
- Capsicum (8:1) (12.5mg Providing 100mg): Also known as cayenne pepper and a familiar culinary spice.. Cayenne may be effective for weight loss when taken in high levels but amounts inadequate here. One test carried out in Thailand found that capsicum increased the metabolism for 30 minutes following the ingestion of 2g.
- Bladderwrack Extract (1 Iodine) (5:1) (10mg Providing 50mg): Seaweed variety that contains iodine – important for healthy thyroid function.
- Chromium Picolinate (12.5 Chromium) (0.54mg Providing 68mcg): Trace mineral that most doctors agree unnecessary for supplementation.
So What Does All This Mean?
The major ingredient, Glucomannan seems to be in insufficient quantities. According to an extensive EFSA investigation you need at least 3g of this ingredient daily for any effect and this supplement falls short of this figure.
In addition there is some confusion about the ingredient amounts and supposed ratios but when it comes down to it T9 Red Fury contains a large number of OK looking ingredients in fairly minimal quantities.
The African mango was tested in the clinical trial at 300mg each day so it is unlikely to have much effect. We like the fact that T9 Red Fury looks fairly safe but we think it seems unlikely to provide much support for weight loss. There is just no evidence.
Does T9 Red Fury Have Any Side Effects?
There is no customer feedback for T9 Red Fury so we cannot bring you any true life experiences. It looks fairly safe but it may cause side effects including:
- Stomach discomfort
- Although taking Glucomannan in capsule form is safe it can increase risk of choking if taken with insufficient liquid.
Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Speak to your doctor if you are taking prescription medication in case of interactions.
Make sure you take with plenty of water.
Any T9 Red Fury Reviews From Customers?
T9 Red Fury appears to be new on the market so this could be the reason why we were unable to find any customer reviews. There is one comment on the product page. This customer wrote,
Brilliant product. Fast shipment too. Thanks.
So Does T9 Red Fury Work?
T9 Red Fury may help you if you use the supplement in support of a diet and exercise programme but we cannot see it doing much. There is simply not enough of the principle ingredient to reflect the clinical tests.
In addition some of the ingredients lack evidence to work for weight loss despite being well known in the supplements industry. Raspberry ketone and Green coffee bean have been heralded as the miracle to weight loss but the evidence does not back this up.
Raspberry ketone has not been tested on humans and all the claims are based on animal experimentation. Green coffee bean extract fares better. Research results indicate that slight weight loss may be caused by chlorogenic acid – present in unroasted or green coffee beans, which appears to inhibit glucose into the blood stream
More rigorous trials are needed to assess the usefulness of Green Coffee Extract as a weight loss tool
Where Can I Buy T9 Red Fury?
At the time of writing T9 Red Fury only seems to be available via the Protein Lab website. A tub of 60 capsules (up to one month’s supply) cost £14.99. Shipping costs to UK addresses is an added £4.99. International shipping costs a flat rate £8.99.
Protein Lab supplements are on sale via Amazon but T9 Red Fury is currently not available. T9 Red Fury is fairly new on the market so this may change in the future.
What About A Guarantee
Protein Lab does not offer guarantees on their supplements.
T9 Red Fury is not a bad looking supplement but there are concerns. The ingredient quantities look inadequate and some of the information is confusing.
The Glucomannan requires 3g a day for efficacy – according to the European Food Safety Agency so there is not really enough of this principle ingredient to have an effect. In addition it is a mystery to us why Protein Labs cited a clinical trial in which the main ingredient was not even included in this supplement.
The ingredients profile is confusing and we feel misleading – all those ratios do not really add up! Can you really extract the equivalent of 1000mg of green coffee bean extract from 25mg of an extract? We don’t think so.
In addition the advertising really should have mentioned that you do need to take plenty of water with Glucomannan in order to safely wash the capsules down.
Otherwise, the supplement looks safe, the price is reasonable and the company are not running any weird payment scams. Good points but just not enough to make us want to take this supplement ourselves or recommend it to anyone else.
We reject T9 Red Fury.