For some people, fitness is all about the burn and by burn we mean burning calories. When it comes to burning calories, some of the best ways to do that is by modifying your lifestyle to a healthier template, eating foods that promote fat burning in place of junk food, and lots of movement. Sad to say, a lot of people fail in one or two aspects of burning calories even if they’re trying their best.
This is where fat burners come in and one of these fat burners is Burn 60, a supplement that claims to boost caloric burning by up to 60% hence the name. They even have a study for it! Neat!
But is it enough to get your body into fat shredding mode? Let’s find out!
About BURN 60
Burn 60 is probably one of the most generic-looking fat burners in the market. I mean, when we have crazy designs and bottles shaped like a glove or grenade, putting yourself in a generic white box should be the last thing on your list. Nonetheless, we don’t judge a supplement by its box or label but by its carefully designed formulation. Formula notes:
- Clinically researched: We see this thrown around like some meme but Burn 60 actually has some graph/chart in the label so we’ll be sure to take a look at that study.
- Burn 60% more calories: That’s a pretty wild claim coming from a plain-looking supplement.
- Simple formula: Simplicity is the key to any effective formulation.
BURN 60 Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: Two Tablets
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Guarana Seed Extract (Paulinia cupana) (36% Caffeine = 180 mg)||495 mg|
|Black Tea Leaves Extract (Camelia sinensis)||272 mg|
|MegaNatural® Grape Skin & Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)||210 mg|
|Ginger Root Extract (Zingiber officinale)||200 mg|
|MegaNatural® Gold Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)||125 mg|
|Dill Weed Extract (Anethum graveolens)||5 mg|
Dextrose, Cellulose, FD&C Yellow #6 Lake, FD&C Red #40 Lake, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Cinnamon Bark Extract, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Sucralose.
|Directions for use: As a dietary supplement, take two tablets 30-60 minutes before starting exercise on workout days; on non-workout days take two tablets with water before breakfast. Do not take prior to bedtime.|
BURN 60 is more like an antioxidant and energy booster than a fat burner.
BURN 60’s formula may be simple and natural but from the looks of things, the company labeled their antioxidant supplement wrong. They did get one or two ingredients right but they’re definitely not enough to earn the use of the word “BURN” on its label. Let’s break down the ingredients in this formula:
Guarana Seed Extract, 495 mg
On top of every benefit it gives, guarana is mainly known for providing a slow-release form of caffeine. Slow-release is great for longer training sessions which helps prevent jitters or crashes versus the pure stimulant known for the previous side effects.
Black Tea Leaves Extract, 272 mg
Works like our number one fat burning ingredient but not as potent. Black tea leaves are processed with more heat and end up losing more of their precious EGCG, the active compound known for a shitload of health benefits including fat burning. How much EGCG it has is up for debate since this extract is not standardized.
MegaNatural® Grape Skin & Seed Extract, 210 mg
From a premium brand of grape extract, this grape-derived ingredient supplies antioxidant activity mostly for maintaining healthy blood vessels and helps boost circulation. In short: it’s not a fat burner.
Ginger Root Extract, 200 mg
Ginger root contains gingerols, the active compound known to increase energy expenditure during food digestion. That’s good and all but it’s once again not standardized.
MegaNatural® Gold Grape Seed Extract, 125 mg
Another ingredient for antioxidant purposes but this one looks to be an upgraded version of the first one. Pros: Dosage is more than enough as per their website’s recommendation. Con: It’s still not a fat burner.
Dill Weed Extract, 5 mg
This ingredient is more known for its intestinal and feminine health. Studies that use it for “fat burning” purposes were met with poor results. So why is this here?
We’re not entirely sure if Burn 60 is a fat burner or a glorified energy-antioxidant stack. For one, half the ingredients are shady or not really for fat burning which exposes the supplement’s lack of focus. Another problem we see is the lack of quality on ingredients that are known to be actually good for fat burning.
“There’s an actual study that says it works, right? So perhaps we should look at it from that angle.”
Yeah, we did and unfortunately, it didn’t get us anywhere. The main idea is to increase caloric burning by 60% hence the name Burn 60. We tried our best to search it out but we couldn’t pinpoint the exact study. The link on their product page that’s supposed to go to the copy of the study shows an error.
Even if we assume the study to be authentic, one short study alone doesn’t really mean anything in the general context of how a supplement affects large populations. It could easily be an isolated case and can only proven if the study can be replicated. What we’re saying is, the clinical study they funded is really not as relevant as they want it to be.
The two things we can really guarantee here, as far as ingredients are concerned, are the boost in energy and good antioxidant activity. There is still potential for fat burning but it doesn’t seem to be the star of the show despite the name and purpose of the supplement.
Burn 60 Benefits
If you’re looking for a decent source of antioxidants then Burn 60 is pretty potent in that area. It will also help provide a sustainable form of energy throughout the day. As far as fat burning is concerned, it’s ironically not the highlight despite the name but there should still be a a good spark in your metabolic rate.
Who Takes It?
It doesn’t seem to be particularly marketed to a specific audience but if we’re to judge the label, we say it’s for the casual fellas. You know, the type of people who aren’t really into the whole idea of making fitness a big part of their day or just getting started into a weight loss routine. What can we say, it’s a pretty generic label deserving of a pretty generic crowd.
Any Side Effects?
For the most part, the only side effects we’re worried about are the ones associated to caffeine. Good thing the caffeine they have here isn’t concentrated so these drawbacks should be mitigated.
Burn 60 Summary
- Minimal caffeine. Likely won’t get you jitters or crashes.
- Antioxidants. It’s pretty loaded.
- Transparent label. No guesswork needed.
- Where’s the burn? Seriously, where’s the burn?
- Weird formula. It doesn’t do its name justice.
- Poor ingredient focus. Quality is found in ingredients that aren’t burners.
- Other ingredients. Outnumbers the actual formula.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (30 servings): $19.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Burn 60
Despite looking like a professional fat burner, Burn 60 fails to provide an adequate explanation as to why it has the word “burn” in its name. It made use of poor ingredient quality on actual fat burners and used branded ones on non-burners. That’s a pretty weird way of formulating a fat burner.
Even if the study that says it increases caloric burning by 60% is true (wherever it is), the formula we have here is definitely making us think the study was either inaccurate or an isolated case. Needless to say, it would be crazy for us to recommend Burn 60 as a must-buy.
Burn 60 is not without any use, though, since if you’re the type of consumer who wants an antioxidant-energizer with fat burning on the side, you can say this product has done than part with a decent amount of justice. But by the end of the day, it’s really not something we we would call a fat burner.
If you really want to see what topnotch fat burners look like, check out our list of best fat burners this 2017.