Relacore fat-burner is one of those “lose belly fat now!” diet pills you see on late night t.v. Before I even get started on the review, I need to mention that losing fat from just your belly region, or concentrating fat loss from just the belly region is impossible. If you carry a lot of weight in your stomach region, you might notice a large drop off in fat, but there is no reason to believe that any product is actually directly targeting fat in your belly region.
Relacore as a Company:
So this part looks relatively good. Relacore products are owned by a company called The Carter-Reed Company. They have been in business for 14 years and have a good rating by the BBB. This at least shows that the FDA haven’t bust down their doors for having terrible ingredients or anything like that.
At this point, things start looking a little fishy. The whole website is set up so you buy the product, there is almost nothing on the entire website that talks about what’s in the actual product.
This is very misleading, and the main page that highlights the fat-burning relacore product doesn’t do a good job of explaining how it works. The most you’re going to learn from the website is that it’s as seen on t.v.
How they claim it works:
Relacore’s website says that their product works in 5 different ways. They claims that it reduces body fat, reduces belly bulge, give you better moods, more energy and fights mid-day drowsiness. That is a lot of claims for a belly fat burning pill. Lets see how this plays out against the science based on their ingredients.
Citrus Extract: (Has good potential)
There has been some promise this had an effect on weight loss for people who were overweight. The test study considered people who took 450 mg of the citrus extract as well as a combination with Guarana. Since this fat burner contains Guarana, we can consider this ingredient to potentially be helpful.
Coffee Bean Extract: (Not great)
I’m going to assume they mean Green coffee extract, since if they meant just normal coffee extract, just make yourself a cup of coffee. (Study Here) GCE has some potential that it produces a weight loss effect, but doses would need to be relatively high, around 500mg to have an effect.
Guarana Extract:(Has potential)
This is one is a great appetite suppressant. It works similar to coffee since it has caffeine in it as well. Eating this before a meal, or in the morning like relacore suggests can help decrease appetite. Less calories=more fat loss. A generally effective dose is around 800 mg. Study Here
Cola seed Extract: (Bad)
This promotes general well being is a traditional food and drink used in Africa. The Kola seed hasn’t been studies in humans for potential fat loss. People believe that it helps suppress appetite, but there are no studies on that either. It’s based on no research, so for that reason it’s a no go.
Green Tea (leaf) Extract: (Has potential)
Green tea extract has been known to contain a compound called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This has been shown to help with fat loss after consumption. But only in relatively large doses of 300mg are they found to be effective. A cup of green tea usually on has around 20-30 mg of EGCG for reference.
Kelp powder: (Bad)
Kelp is a relatively good source of iodine, but other than that they don’t really have any good fat loss value. This is just a random ingredient which shouldn’t belong in a fat loss supplement.
Fennel Seed Powder: (Bad)
Just think about how big a Relacore pill is. This isn’t an extract, just fennel seed powder. A handful of fennel seeds will have a much bigger result. IF it even worked. I am not sure why this was included, there is no information about how it can cause weight loss in any study.
Alpha Lipoic Acid: (Good)
This acid is essential for mitochondrial function at the cellular level. It has been shown to help obese adults and teens lose weight after a dosage of 800 mg for a period of 4 months.
Is Relacore effective?
There are a total of 8 ingredients inside, with 4 potential good ingredients to help fat loss. There is no way to target belly fat without surgery, so let’s just assume for basic weight loss. BUT WAIT. Recall that for each of the effective fat loss ingredients I included had an effective dosage. That total, if Relacore included nothing BUT the effective ingredients, adds up to 2,850mg.
The biggest problem
Relacore only has a proprietary blend, a common tactic that supplement companies use to mask the total amount of each ingredient was actually used. Well, Relacore’s proprietary blend is composed of 964mg per daily dose. This is 3 times less than the needed 2,850 mg needed to create effective doses.
No matter how good the ingredients are, there just isn’t enough. This means that Relacore is not recommended since it can’t physically be in the effective dose range for all the included ingredients. Watch out for proprietary blends!