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Adrenaline Supplement Diet

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author image Linda Tarr Kent
Linda Tarr Kent is a reporter and editor with more than 20 years experience at Gannett Company Inc., The McClatchy Company, Sound Publishing Inc., Mach Publishing, MomFit The Movement and other companies. Her area of expertise is health and fitness. She is a Bosu fitness and stand-up paddle surfing instructor. Kent holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Washington State University.
Adrenaline Supplement Diet
This diet supplement is supposed to help you get lean. Photo Credit boggy22/iStock/Getty Images

The Methyl Ripped Adrenaline pill is purported to help you lose weight, enhance muscle definition and boost athletic performance. It promises to “harness the power of adrenaline” to help you “achieve shocking fat loss,” according to the manufacturer. This supplement contains a variety of ingredients that produce physiological effects so it’s important to consult a health care provider before using it — especially if you have a medical condition or take medicines.

Features

You are supposed to take this purported adrenaline-booster with meals. Manufacturer instructions advise you not to exceed six capsules in a 24-hour time frame. The minimum dose is one capsule twice a day with meals and the maximum dose is three capsules twice a day with meals, according to NX Labs.

Theories/Speculation

This diet supplement purports to raise the level of adrenaline in your body. The theory is that adrenaline increases metabolism, which will help you to lose weight. Your body naturally produces adrenaline and cortisol when stressful situations arise. These hormones incite your fight-or-flight response. Adrenaline and cortisol also travel to your body's fat cells, helping them to open and release fat that your body uses as fuel into your bloodstream.

Effects

Keeping your adrenaline levels at a consistently high level may not be safe, advises the Diet Pill Reviews website. Normally, your adrenaline levels naturally diminish when the stress that sparked their release subsides. Adrenaline’s counterpart, cortisol, remains in your body longer and sends your body signals to refuel, which is why elevated levels of this hormone may lead to weight gain, according to nutritionist Anne Collins.

Expert Insight

Though this diet supplement claims to raise your adrenaline levels, it’s unclear how this purportedly works, according to the Diet Pill Reviews website. Methyl Ripped Adrenaline does have ingredients that boost metabolism, however. These include green tea and caffeine. Clinical studies do back claims that green tea extract in combination with caffeine can boost metabolism and help your body burn fat, according to University of Maryland Medical Center. The pills also contain cayenne, which some human studies show may increase thermogenisis, or your body's production of heat, for a short time, according to UMMC. However, as of 2010 it’s unclear whether cayenne is a helpful weight loss aid, according to UMMC.

Potential

Methyl Ripped Adrenaline contains substances that are meant to control your blood-sugar levels. Its cayenne may help to regulate blood sugar levels. It also contains bitter melon, which has proven hypoglycemic, or blood-sugar lowering, effects in people, according to drugs.com.

Warning

The ingredients in Methyl Ripped Adrenaline can cause a variety of side effects. Green tea and caffeine can cause dizziness, insomnia and heart palpitations. Caffeine overdose also may lead to diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and headaches, according to UMMC. Cayenne can cause stomach irritation and may worsen heartburn or ulcers. Consuming too much of it can lead to stomach pain as well as liver or kidney damage, according to UMMC. It also can cause allergic reactions, especially if you are sensitive to latex, chestnuts or avocado. Bitter melon can cause to blood sugar levels that fall too low, according to Drugs.com. If you are using caffeine-containing supplements and begin to have abdominal spasms or vomit you need to contact a health care provider right away, advise the experts at UMMC. You also need to consult a doctor before trying this supplement because many of the ingredients can interact with medicines and other herbs.

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