Formulating a supplement is often a hit and miss. Even with all the research and funding, there will always be a point where one mistake can lead to hundred more. This perhaps is the reason why a lot of supplements in the fitness world have come and gone with only few of the more solid and popular names getting more than two years worth of marketability.
When it’s all said and done, a good supplement can give you your money’s worth but a great supplement will have you buying over and over again. We think that’s what Royal Sport thinks when it came out with TARGET.
With a name like that, they’re probably implying they won’t miss a shot and they’ll hit fat where it hurts. The question is, will TARGET be on point? Let’s find out.
TARGET claims to burn fat, suppress appetite, and boost mood. Judging by the rather short ingredients list, we wonder if they can make it all work as prescribed. One particular thing to note about TARGET is the rather boring bottle. I mean, sure they don’t have to make it fancy but at least add some color on it. Black and white paired with hard fonts aren’t exactly attractive. Well, maybe the formula is good and for it’s sake, we hope so to. Formula notes:
- No prop blends. And we love it!
- Short stack. Won’t have you counting past five, we promise.
- Quality. We see some big names here.
Target Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Calcium (as Calcium Hydroxide)||75 mg|
|Garcinia cambogia fruit rind extract (60% Hydroxycitric Acid)||500 mg|
|Green Coffee (Coffea sp.) bean extract (50% Chlorogenic Acids)||400 mg|
|Razberi-K® Raspberry Ketones||100 mg|
|5-HTP (from Griffonia simplicifolia seed extract)||100 mg|
|Other Ingredients: Hypromellose, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Stearate, Silicon Dioxide, Titanium Dioxide|
|Directions for use:
Take one serving (2 capsules) in the morning, and one serving (2 capsules) 5-6 hours later in the afternoon. Do not use for more than 8 weeks without discontinuing use for 4 weeks. DO NOT EXCEED 6 CAPSULES IN A 24 HOUR PERIOD.
TARGET’s weight loss formula hits the Bull’s Eye
With just four ingredients, TARGET effectively builds a simple yet efficient burn stack without the need for actual stimulants. It can suppress appetite, improve mood, and burn a lot of fat in just one good serving. This kind of simplicity could pave the way for personal formula customization. Let’s break down the ingredients in this formula:
Garcinia Cambogia, 500 mg and Green Coffee, 400 mg
Two of our best five fat burning ingredients are not only dosed nicely but are in their most potent forms. Garcinia is standardized to 60% HCA, a compound capable of blocking enzymes responsible for fat storage as function as an appetite suppressant. Green coffee on the other hand is standardized to 50% CGAs, a compound which sparks metabolism as well promote efficient energy us and also has a appetite control function.
Raspberry Ketones, 100 mg
On top of hyperboosting our body’s fat burning system, it can also block fat storage as well as tweak norepinephrine to further boost our metabolism. “An immunoassay showed that RK increased both the expression and the secretion of adiponectin, an adipocytokine mainly expressed and secreted by adipose tissue. In addition, treatment with 10 µM of RK increased the fatty acid oxidation and suppressed lipid accumulation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. These findings suggest that RK holds great promise as an herbal medicine since its biological activities alter the lipid metabolism in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.”
At 100 mg, it’s underdosed but perhaps the fact that it uses the branded Razberi-K® makes up a little bit on the dose.
5-HTP, 100 mg
Great for the brain chemical dopamine, awesome for mood but is added here for the appetite control. “These observations suggest that 5-HTP may be useful in controlling the excessive food intake sometimes generated by stress, even if given without decarboxylase inhibitors or other drugs.”
There’s little to be said about TARGET but not because it doesn’t do much but because the formula used here is focused. You rarely get to see modern supplements use fewer than five ingredients as the trend is always “more is better” and we’ve seen supplements that shotgun consumers with a plethora of ingredients you wouldn’t consider in any product.
No, TARGET’s simple formula is not a limiting factor and while the number of things it can do, which is mostly fat burning and appetite control, it made sure the little things it does works spectacularly. Garcinia and Green Coffee both create an environment hostile to both stored fat and future fat. Raspberry Ketones may not work as great but it helps support the two previous ingredients. 5-HTP helps boost mood but is more about appetite control and the studies back it up.
Individually, these ingredients are some of the best in their line of work but the focused dosing tells us they have synergy which further elevates TARGET’s quality. All this without the use of an actual stimulant and you know how people are when it comes to stims. This makes the formula pretty stackable and will definitely attract users who don’t like stimulants.
While you may not feel energized or sweaty, you might feel a bit of calm as the formula hacks away at your body’s fat stores.
Who Takes It?
Definitely for users who don’t like long formulas and people who don’t like stimulants. We think it would also do well for those who prefer to build their own fat burning stack and see this as an interesting add-on or base.
Any Side Effects?
Granted there are no stimulants here to speak off (although Green coffee bean has some caffeine), you might still find yourself having adverse reactions to some of the ingredients or whatever the capsule’s made of. The best thing to avoid any side effects is to know your allergies and not to overdose.
- Focused. Burn and appetite control.
- Stimfree. No reason to worry about jitters.
- Simple. Just enough for what it claims to do.
- Potent. Quality was definitely a priority.
- Good price. One serving is less than a dollar.
- Incomplete. Not as well rounded as most.
- Boring design. We mistook it for an chalkboard eraser.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (60 servings): $53.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on TARGET
TARGET has done what some of our favorite fat burners did: provide a simple yet effective formula with an emphasis on fat burning and appetite control while also adding some mood boosting function.
TARGET made use of just four ingredients but each one played its role without overshadowing the other and results to synergy. When it comes to small stacks like what TARGET has, synergy matters the most and we think it did a pretty damn swell job in that category.
The only flaws we see is how it feels incomplete, kind of like tracing a perfect circle but you ran out of ink upon reaching the middle. What could make this supplement better? Perhaps adding a stimulant or two like caffeine and synephrine and a nootropic like theanine will make it a cut above the rest.
For now, we’ll recommend it as it is. It’s not yet one of the best out there but we like it enough to say it’s better than most of what we’ve reviewed since the year started.