The best for... first-time fat burners
Thermobol New to supplementing? Thermobol is a good place to start. A cocktail of several weight-loss heavy-hitters, such as L-tyrosine, caffeine and black pepper extract, it contains guarana, which research in the International Journal of Obesity found can shift almost 3.4kg of fat in 8 weeks. Maximuscle has also created a caffeine-free version.
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The best for... extra energy
Biotest Hot-Rox Extreme As the name suggests, this is right at the radical end of the scale for fat-burning, but it comes with potential side effects. Its a combination of journal-proven, metabolism-boosting ingredients, like yohimbine, Carbolin 19 and raspberry, says Brad Morris, a sports scientist and wrestling coach to the Australian rugby team Penrith Panthers. Itll give you extra energy so just be careful when you take it Match of the Day may become a highly charged experience if you pop one late at night. Take one tablet 30 minutes before training and youll get an extra boost to power through your fat-blasting workouts.
The best for... anxiety-free fat loss
Venom Hyperdrive 3 If you want a product to strip your fat reserves without the jitters, this is it. It has high doses of weight-loss ingredients such as L-tyrosine, which a study in Brain Research found stops the body getting stressed when you cut calories. It also has 5-Hydroxytryptophan, which research in Alternative Medicine Review found curbs binge eating.
The best for... a last resort
N-Cinerate This products USP is that it contains 15 fat-burning ingredients. Theres the usual suspects, plus a few that are so complex they read like a chemistry textbook. The main point is therell be something in there that works for you. Theyre all proven to reduce appetite, increase energy and cull fat, says Morris. This makes it perfect for the man who has tried everything but still wants less.
The best for... improving your willpower
Sci-MX Pyro-MX This stops your weight issues at their source: your stomach. The chromium and yerba mate do this by suppressing your cravings for [unhealthy] cheat foods, says Morris. The supplement also contains complementary metabolism boosters, such as white kidney bean extract. This alone can help you to shift 1-4kg a week, according to research in the Alternative Medicine Review.