Just as USPLabs Jack3d’s retail price caused an upheaval in the pricing structure of pre-workout supplements, the new iFORCE’s Adipoxil is turning the fat loss category’s pricing upside down. 120 capsules for $24.99 is unheard of, and doesn’t come with a dubious dosing schedule as seen on many similar products, e.g., “take 3-4 capsules, 3 times per day.” With a maximum consumption of 4 capsules per day – many people only needing 2 per day, at least initially – Adipoxil is perhaps the best balance of price and quality in the fat-loss category.
Adipoxil is based off of three matrices (iFORCE is really big on matrices nowadays, take a look at any of their products): uncoupling metabolic adipose destruction (UMAD) complex, thermophoric mental incinerator (TMI), and lipolytic oxidation protocol.
The first matrix is the UMAD complex, which consists of 3,3 diiodo L-thyronine, 3,5 diiodo L-thyronine. This compound can be referred to as T2, whereas the main form of thyroid hormone in your body is T3 (triiodo L-thyronine). Although some people have referred to T2 as a prohormone, it is very much an active thyroid hormone (albeit one that your body doesn’t produce or use on its own).
The second matrix is the thermophoric mental incinerator. The main component of this is Advantra Z, which is a patented extract of bitter orange (citrus aurantium). Specifically, it contains the adrenergic amines synephrine, N-methyltyramine, hordenine, octopamine, tyramine. It is touted to do the following:
- Stimulate thermogenesis
Increase lean muscle mass to total body mass
Improve athletic performance
The final matrix is the lipolytic oxidation protocol. This section has perhaps the most “common” ingredients you might see in a product in this category, but that’s not to say that they’re bad. Rather, you might consider this section the “usual suspects”: cayenne pepper, raspberry ketones, caffeine anhydrous, chlorogenic acid (50% green coffee bean extract), fucoxanthin, and 10% yohimbine HCL. Just as the name implies, many of these ingredients are aimed at liberating and releasing free fatty acids to be used for energy (oxidized). The newcomer in the group might be chlorogenic acid (50% green coffee bean extract). Watch for this one to become more prevalent in the industry; it has some very interesting effects on blood sugar stabilization and preferential fatty acid oxidation (rather than glucose).
I have often said that it’s the indirect effects that ultimately allow you to burn fat: you will have more energy to train harder and thus burn more calories, your appetite will be suppressed so you will eat less calories, and the beneficial effects on mood may allow you to adhere to a diet plan because you don’t feel lethargic or deprived. Most “fat burners” don’t directly burn fat – it’s somewhat of a misnomer. Adipoxil, however, may be ready to turn this aspect of fat-loss on its head too. From feeling this stuff firsthand and seeing the synergy amongst the ingredients, I think it’s about as close as anyone has come to a true fat burner in the literal sense: something that directly oxidizes a greater amount of fatty acids than you would without.