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Weider Fat Burners

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Weider is an American company who are well known for making and selling protein shakes and other bulking style supplements for athletes, and regular gym-goers who want to bulk up. They also have a small range of diet and energy pills, including their simply named Fat Burners.

Weider Fat Burners Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Reputable company

Weider Fat Burners Cons

  • Small ingredient quantities
  • Lacks certain product information
  • Weight loss may be minimal
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Weider Fat Burners

Weider Fat Burners Review

Weider Fat Burners Facts

  • Made by Weider Global Nutrition
  • Available in 2 sizes: 120 or 300 capsules
  • 30 day window for returns

Weider Global Nutrition, who make Weider Fat Burners, are a reputable company based in Pheonix, Arizona, and have over 70 years of expertise in the field of nutritional sciences. They provide a telephone number; 1-800-435-3948, email address; online@weider.com and their office address, making them easy to contact.

The company’s address is:
Weider Global Nutrition 2212 E Williams Field Road Ste 230 Gilbert, AZ 85295

In general, Weider appears to be a reputable company. The only element of their business practices that we question is that when visiting the e-commerce page, it initially appears to be empty. Highlighting the page reveals the text. Whether this was accidental and just careless, or done on purpose to mislead customers, it is likely that some people have not returned their products because of the seeming lack of information on returns.

At the top of the product page for Weider Fat Burners, its states;

weight management can only be accomplished by utilizing a total program including less caloric intake and daily exercise.

This is actually quite a refreshing statement for us to see on a diet pill’s sales page, as usually totally unrealistic claims are made about how much weight can be lost with the use of the diet pill but without the use of dieting or exercise.

One huge factor in choosing a diet pill is often the price. Many diet pills sell a month’s supply for £25 to £50, and we have even seen some scam diet pills charging customers £100 a month including delivery. Weider Fat Burners, on the other hand, is an incredibly cheap product.

Bodybuilding site currently sell a bottle of 300 capsules of Weider Fat Burners for £16.33, which contains enough of the product to last two and a half months. This price is a sale price, but even at the full price of £21.89, this is still a bargain.

Weider Fat Burners Concerns:

  • Ingredient quantities are small, concern about effectiveness
  • One ingredient is banned in the US

What Does Weider Fat Burners Claim To Do?

Weider Fat Burners nutritionally supports your metabolism and feelings of well-being to help you maintain your weight management goals.

Whilst this description does not provide much detail, the ingredients list suggests that Weider Fat Burners mildly boost the metabolism, increase energy levels, and lower blood sugar levels. It may also help to suppress the appetite very slightly.

So What are Weider Fat Burners and What Are The Ingredients For Weider Fat Burners?

Each daily serving is 4 tablets, to be taken either all at once with a meal, or two tablets half an hour before breakfast and another two tablets to be taken half an hour before lunch. The amounts of each ingredient are provided per daily serving.

  • Chromium picolinate (200mcg): This is used primarily to lower fasting blood sugar levels and to lower insulin levels in people who have type 2 diabetes. In terms of its potential effect upon weight loss, it is possible that taking chromium picolinate by mouth for 2 to 3 months might produce a small weight loss of about 1.1 kg. Obviously this is an incredibly small amount of weight loss, but studies are still inconclusive.
    Source: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/932.html
  • Green tea extract (150 mg): 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 temporarily. However, the metabolic increase caused by green tea is limited. One study found that the use of green tea was not enough to counteract weight gain following a very low calorie diet.
    Source: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/70/6/1040.full
  • Kola nut extract (550 mg): Kola nut has been studied in relation to weight loss, but in conjunction with ephedra, a substance that is now banned in the U.S due to severe side effects. As a source of caffeine, Kola Nut may act as a stimulant, boosting the metabolism mildly and marginally increasing fat burn. In animal studies, regular use of kola nut over a month resulted in a decrease in both appetite and body weight.
    Source: WebMD Resource
  • Caffeine (100 mg): Caffeine is thought to stimulate the central nervous system, causing alertness, reduced fatigue and a slightly increased metabolism for a short period of time, which can make a small difference to weight loss attempts through regular usage.
    Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16076989
  • Cinnamon powder (100 mg): Several studies have found a link between cinnamon and the regulation of blood glucose levels, and it may play a small role in improving insulin sensitivity. In terms of its effects upon weight, this area has been under researched.
    Source: http://www.pbrc.edu/training-and-education/pdf/pns/PNS_Cinnamon.pdf
  • Cayenne powder (20 mg): The capsaicin in Cayenne pepper is thought by some to play a role in weight loss. Some studies suggest it 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.
    Source: https://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/herb/cayenne

So What Does All This Mean?

All of the ingredients have been linked with weight loss in various studies, which is always promising. However, some of the studies, such as those looking at Kola Nuts, have primarily used mice or have combined the ingredient with another. The amounts of each ingredient included is also important. Weider have openly displayed the quantities of each ingredient on both their website and the product bottle.

In general, positive results were seen in studies that used much larger quantities of green tea than is used in this Fat Burner. Even with the larger amount, results are still relatively small, and so only minimal results should be expected from the product. People who are not following a calorie restricted diet and partaking in regular exercise would probably not lose any weight, although the product could help to prevent further weight gain.

In all likelihood, Weider Fat Burner may help to boost weight loss attempts slightly, aiding slow, steady and regular weight loss. As this is all that the product claims to do, customers should not be disappointed. When weight is lost slowly, the dieters metabolic rate only slows down slightly, compared to a significant decrease in crash dieters; this makes it much easier to maintain the new lower weight.

Does Weider Fat Burners Have Any Side Effects?

Weider Fat Burners do not have any reported side effects on their webpage. However they have listed several different warnings for various users. Weider notes;

Not intended for use by pregnant or lactating women, pre-adolescent children or persons with pre-existing disease conditions. We recommend consulting a health care practitioner before embarking on any weight management or exercise program. This product should be part of a total program including eating less and daily exercise.
DIABETICS/HYPOGLYCEMICS: Use only under a physician’s supervision.

Having looked at the ingredients, some may cause side effects, especially if the user is sensitive to them. The caffeine content may cause some problems, especially if combined with other sources of caffeine such as tea, coffee and energy drinks. The possible side effects of caffeine include headaches, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, increased blood pressure and insomnia. The amounts used in Weider Fat Burners should not cause a problem on their own, as the four pills in a daily serving contain a similar amount of caffeine as one cup of brewed coffee. Consumers should make sure that they restrict their caffeine intake from other sources.

Cinnamon and chromium picolinate both can lower blood sugar levels, and may improve insulin sensitivity. Diabetics should consult their doctor before taking Weider Fat Burners, as it may interact with any medication they are taking already. Cayenne powder can cause stomach upset and indigestion in some cases.

We have also found some side effects reported by customers: one user developed an irregular heart beat and had to visit the emergency room several times. Another customer felt ill after use, but did not specify what her symptoms were.

Any Weider Fat Burners Reviews From Customers?

There are some mixed reviews from customers that have been left on amazon.com. Some customers were not impressed with the product, suggesting that the ingredients were not strong enough. One customer wrote a review entitled;

I would give a zero if it was possible

and went on to say that;

This product was completely useless!! It *may* work if you are extremely, extremely, extremely, sensitive to caffeine. Would not recommend. I get more energy from a cup of Matcha Green tea.

Another customer agreed, saying;

Only thing that got lighter was my wallet. There was no speed in weight loss. Same steady progress with my diet and exercise. As far as energy, that was a joke.

Other customers on the other hand, seem to use the pills primarily for the energy boost they provide, and are happy with the product. One customer wrote;

Best energy boost I have found. Works better than energy drinks. Lasts for hours.

The customers who have found weight loss success using Weider Fat Burners all agree that weight loss is slow and steady. One reviewer wrote that;

I can honestly say each time I took these whatever weight I lost I did not gain back. So if you want a slow steady paced weight loss, this is the pill for you. If you want faster results then you need to invest in another product.

Finally, it is important to remember that work for one person, may not work as well for another. One customer experienced this, stating:

Buy these for the other half and he swears by them for ripping down. They work like a dream for him when he is at the ‘stubborn’ last plateau in his regimen. He has had no side effects and really digs them.

In comparison, the reviewer felt ill when taking the pills, explaining that;

I think it was a conflict in one of the ingredients with my body chemistry. Having seen his results, I would still recommend them, with the warning to eat something with them, and stop taking them if you have adverse effects.

So Does Weider Fat Burners Work?

The ingredient amounts and customer reviews suggest that Weider Fat Burners may aid weight loss, especially when used over a prolonged period of time, in combination with a balanced calorie restricted diet and exercise routine.

However, it does not seem to work for everyone. It is probably most suitable for people who have found themselves too sensitive to take stronger diet pills. Whilst customers report that it does not leave them with jitters or shakes, some people have also stated that it made no difference at all to their energy levels, which is a key sign that it is boosting various metabolic processes.

Where Can I Buy Weider Fat Burners?

Weider Fat Burners can be bought from the official website, or from Amazon and the official Bodybuilding site also stock them for users in the UK.

Bottles come in two sizes; 300 capsules or 120 capsules. Prices may vary as at the time of writing several Weider products were on sale, but customers can expect to pay between £16 and £22 for a bottle of 300 tablets from the official bodybuilding site. As 120 capsules is a one month supply, a bottle of 300 should last two and a half months.

For US buyers who are looking at the official Weider site, again, at the time of writing Fat Burners were in the sale, and so the prices may not be a permanent reduction. Shoppers can expect to pay between $12 and $17 for a bottle of 120 Weider Fat Burners, and between $27 and $37 for a bottle of 300 capsules of Weider Fat Burners.

What About A Guarantee

Weider offers a 30 day return period on the products bought directly from the official Weider site. Returns require a RMA code before they can be sent back, and there is no guarantee that this will be granted.

Watchdog Verdict

Overall, Weider Fat Burners appears to be a bit of an underwhelming product. It may be best suited for people who have had reactions or side effects from stronger products in the past, but who want to take a diet pill to aid their weight loss attempts in the long term.

The product boosts the metabolism, increasing the number of calories that the body burns each day. In theory, the product will also lower and help to regulate blood sugar levels, meaning that dieters are less likely to suffer from sugar crashes that lead to cravings for food between meals. However, because of the small amount of ingredients used in each capsule, these effects are unlikely to be significant. Even considering its strength (or lack of it), the price is still very reasonable, making it an option for long term consumption, supporting slow and steady dieting efforts.

The company is seemingly reputable, especially within the body builder markets, but there are some concerns about the company physically hiding their returns and e-commerce policies. The company is easy to contact, however, and they publish the amounts of each ingredient in their products. It would be useful for customers if they improved the explanation of how the product works to aid weight loss.

Whilst this fat burner does not stand out as a terrible product, it also fails to prove that it is a great product, possibly being forgotten as a mediocre weight loss aid. We therefore reject Weider Fat Burners.

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