Fat-Away is a product manufactured by Extreme Health Products and that is marketed as being the “most advanced natural weight loss technology” that is currently on the market. This is not a rare claim in the nonprescription weight loss industry.
This product is designed to be a fat burner, which means that if it works, it will help the body to be able to burn through calories more quickly than it otherwise would without the use of the product. These products – among those that work – typically need to be combined with cardio exercise in order to be their most effective.
The Fat-Away Proprietary Formula is Composed of Three Blends
It is important to examine the ingredients in Fat-Away to help to make sure that it can live up to everything that it says it will be able to do.
According to the official website of the manufacturer, this product contains a long list of ingredients. This proprietary combination includes three blends, including:
- Fat-Away “Essential Dual Power Blend”
- No-Crave “Appetite Control Formula”
- Fat-Away “Antioxidant Complex Blend”
Each of those blends includes a number of different ingredients. For example, the first includes guarana extract, maca root powder, L-carnitine, white willow bark extract, ginger root extract, and vitamins B6 and B12. The second blend contains garcinia cambogia extract and chromium polynicotinate. The final blend contains green tea extract and alpha lipoic acid.
The first ingredient within the Essential Dual Power Blend, guarana extract, is a powerful stimulant. Stimulants have been shown to provide some metabolism boosting properties. Some studies also suggest that guarana may provide additional stimulation compared to caffeine alone.
That said, the effectiveness of guarana and other stimulants is often highly dependent on the amount that has been used. Too little, and the impact will be small enough that it will not produce any results. Too much, and users can experience uncomfortable side effects. Some of these uncomfortable side effects can include:
- Digestive upset
None of the other ingredients in the Fat-Away formula are known fat burners, aside from the green tea extract, which contains caffeine, another stimulant, although only a minimal amount.
The other ingredients are all commonly found in other over the counter (OTC) diet products. That said, none of them have been proven by any reputable scientific studies as being effective for weight loss.
Conflicting Usage Instructions
The suggested use on the package, when this Fat-Away review was written, does appear to recommend that the pills be used in the most effective way possible for taking advantage of the fat burning ingredients. However, it is important to note that it makes this recommendation in a rather misleading way.
It recommends that two capsules be taken thirty minutes before exercising, but says to do this only when the pills are being used as an energy booster. That would also be the best way to take advantage of the fat burning properties, except that it recommends that when using the product for weight loss, two capsules should be taken before breakfast and two more should be taken in the middle of the afternoon. All should be taken 15 to 30 minutes before meals, along with 250 ml of water.
To make matters even more confusing, no exercise is recommended in the directions for weight loss. This is odds since exercise is the most effective way to take advantage of any fat burning properties.
It is highly recommended that before taking Fat-Away you consult with your medical practitioner. You may especially want to consider consulting with a healthcare professional first if you have a sensitivity to stimulants, have a health condition or are taking other medications.
2020 February Update
Fat-Away is a discontinued diet pill. The product that has been reviewed above is no longer for sale online. It is not known why this product was pulled from digital shelves. If you were interested in taking a diet pill that could deliver a boost of energy and metabolism, you will find plenty of other OTC weight management aids that contain stimulants, such as caffeine or guarana, and that have less conflicting and confusing usage instructions than this dietary supplement. That being said, when choosing a diet pill with stimulant ingredients, take care that the product does not contain too high a dose of caffeine, or other stimulant ingredients, to reduce the risk of unwanted side effects.