Acai Thermogenic Complex

Acai Thermogenic Complex

Published On July 4, 2019
Acai Thermogenic Complex is a weight loss supplement from Puritan’s Pride, which claims to be based on a rapid release formula that takes effect quickly. The official website for the manufacturer provides a listing of all of the ingredients as well as the ability to purchase directly from that site. Although the site assures the quality of the product, there is no satisfaction guarantee nor any that promises a return for a refund.

Acai Berry Unsubstantiated Claims

It should be noted that the inclusion of Acai in the name of the product does already raise red flags. There has been a massive wave of products in the weight loss industry that have made false claims about the benefits of this berry for weight management.

Some of these false claims include:

  • Fat burning
  • Calorie burning
  • Burn fat with greater efficiency
  • Cuts down on cravings
  • Boosts metabolism
  • Cleanses the body
While having acai berry in its formula and its titles doesn’t necessarily mean that Acai Thermogenic Complex won’t work, it does mean that the product is running with a bad crowd.

It also calls into question the quality and integrity of the manufacturer. One has to wonder why a manufacturer would choose to add this ingredient to a weight management product formula when it has already been tied to false claims. Either the manufacturer is choosing to promote these false claims or it is oblivious to them. Neither possibility speaks well for the maker of this product.

That being said, if you’re unfamiliar with acai, it is a form of superberry that is very high in nutrients, particularly antioxidants. It comes from South America and has been celebrated for its numerous health benefits, particularly its ability to help protect the body against free radicals, which can mean protection from inflammation, aging, bacterial infections and other diseases. However, acai has no thermogenic properties, which means that the supplement would require other substances to take on that role if it is to function as it claims.

Moreover, in spite of being called a superberry, it should be noted that while this berry is high in antioxidants, it isn’t more “super” than a blueberry. 

Acai Thermogenic Complex Ingredients

The ingredients within this formula include:
  • Chromium picolinate,
  • Acai fruit,
  • Caffeine,
  • Proprietary blend: green tea extract, guarana extract, gymnema sylvestre, hydroxycitric acid
The first ingredient is not a thermogenic agent as much as it is an appetite suppressant. That said, the Mayo Clinic has released a statement in which it includes chromium among the substances about which unproven and unsupported claims have been made.

Acai is used primarily as an antioxidant and has never been linked with any weight loss promoting benefits. Caffeine, on the other hand, is a proven metabolism booster. As there is 150 mg of caffeine in Acai Thermogenic Complex, it means that there is enough to not only increase the metabolic rate, but also to make it likely that many users will experience unpleasant side effects.

The Acai Thermogenic Complex proprietary blend includes additional ingredients with caffeine (such as green tea extract), and another stimulant in the form of guarana extract. This makes the risk of side effects even higher.

Potential Side Effects

Due to their being more than one stimulant ingredient in this product, there is a greater risk of experiencing negative side effects, such as:
  • Jitters
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Heart palpitations
The risk of experiencing these side effects is increased for individuals who are sensitive to stimulants as well as for those who do not take this product as directed, or who ingest other foods or beverages that contain stimulants while taking Acai Thermogenic Complex.

It is very important not to consume any other types of stimulants while taking this product (such as some sodas, coffee, tea, chocolate, energy drinks, and others), and it is highly recommended that you speak with a doctor or pharmacist before taking this product as it could interact with certain common health conditions, other supplements, over the counter medications, and prescription drugs. Additionally, it may not be safe for pregnant or nursing women.

Ultimately, it might be in your best interest to avoid this product altogether as it has been formulated with unproven ingredients, contains and is named for an ingredient tied to false claims, and there is not guarantee that it will perform as the manufacturer says.

The good news is that there are other over the counter diet pills on the market that may be able to provide you with the honest support you’re seeking, without all the false hope.

* Acai Thermogenic Complex has been discontinued and is no longer sold by the manufacturer. That being said, Puritan’s Pride still exists and offers other Acai-related supplements. It is possible that this product has been reformulated and renamed.

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