When you hear the word “fireball” you immediately think of some sort of super-powered magic that’s out to burn enemies into a crisp.
That’s probably the reason behind Fireball Liqui-Fusion’s really cool sounding name. Fireball Liqui-Fusion makes use of three cool-sounding blends, which seem to focus on three objectives:
- Start the fire
- Fan the flames
- Keep the burn going
With a total of 19 ingredients, will Fireball Liqui-Fusion’s formula be enough to set fire to your fat or will it end up setting fire on itself instead? Let’s find out.
About Fireball Liqui-Fusion
Fireball Liqui-Fusion boasts of encapsulating their formula in “Rapid Release Softgels” which is promising but you know what else is promising? Their underdosed formula, that’s what. With 19 ingredients all crammed up in one small capsule you know some of them will be underdosed. To make matters worse they chose to hide their dosages in a prop blend which makes us doubt them even more. Formula notes:
- Cool name: Maybe it’s the kid in me but I can’t help but imagine the word “fireball” as a sort of magic power.
- 19 freakin’ ingredients: That’s a lot, bro! Waters down the potency of each one, ‘nah mean?
- Caution on servings: They outright warn not to take more than 2 softgels per serving. A sign of potency or marketing hype?
Fireball Liqui-Fusion Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Softgels|
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Niacin||14 mg (70% DV)|
|Volcanic Heat Blend||533 mg|
Green Tea Extract (Camellia sinensis) (leaf) (Standardized to contain 45% EGCG, 59 mg)
|(White Willow Extract (Salix alba) (bark), Sesame Oil (Sesamum indicum) (seed), White Quebracho Extract (Aspidosperma quebracho-blanco)(bark), Gotu Kola Extract (Centella asiatica) (whole plant), Hoodia Gordonii (Hoodia gordonii)(aerial)|
|Liqui-Force Blend||133 mg|
|(Xanthinol Nicotinate, Codonopsis Extract (Codonopsis pilosula) (root), Indian Elecampane Extract (Inula racemosa) (root), Ginkgo Biloba Extract (Ginkgo biloba) (leaf), Evodia Extract (Euodia ruticarpa) (fruit), Huperzine Extract (Huperzia serrata) (whole plant), Phosphatidylserine|
|Liqui-Delivery Blend||64 mg|
|(Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum spp.)(fruit), Inositol Hexaphosphate, Black Pepper Extract (Pipernigrum) (fruit)|
|Yohimbine HCl Extract||3 mg|
|(Pausinystalia johimbe) (bark)|
Soybean Oil, Gelatin, Vegetable Glycerin. Contains <2% of: FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 6, Soy Lecithin, Titanium Dioxide Color, Yellow Beeswax. Contains soy ingredients.
|Directions for use: For adults, take two (2) softgels two times daily, 30-60 minutes before your workout or with a meal. Limit your use to no more than two (2) softgels in a 4-hour period. Begin with one (1) softgel to assess individual tolerance.|
You say Fireball, we say Sparkler.
Fireball’s 3-blend fat burner had good intentions with potential to be a well-designed formula but lacked proper support from their 19 ingredients. Majority of the ingredients are either ineffective at their doses or make us question if their researchers forgot the “research” when they made fireball a fluffy mess. Let’s have a look at their formula to see what I mean:
Niacin, 14 mg: The one B-vitamin they chose to add and it looks pretty lonely without its buddies. It’s good for metabolic functions but not at that dose, bro. Good old fluff material.
Volcanic Heat Blend, 533 mg
This blend seems to be their main “fat burner” since it has 2 of our Best 5 Fat Burners in their ingredients. It also makes use of other compounds we’re not overly familiar with and we suspect that not all of them are for fat burning either despite the blend’s name.
Caffeine (187 mg) and Green Tea Extract (133 mg): Two of our best fat burners, consistently found in the Best Fat Burner Stacks in the universe. Caffeine is excellently dosed for both energy and fat burning but the dose for GTE is definitely too low despite being standardized to 45% which offers us a weak 59 mg of EGCG. Waste of opportunity right there.
White Willow: A weight loss aid that’s useless as a standalone ingredient but works great with other fat burners such as Green Tea, Kola, and Synephrine as an “ephedra-booster” of some sort. Even without synephrine white willow still boosts norepinephrine, a compound that triggers breakdown of fat. It looks underdosed, though, as White Willow requires at least 100 mg in fat burning stacks to work.
Sesame Oil: Best used for preserving Vitamin E but since there’s no vitamin E then it’s for something else. Our research tells us it could be used for cardiovascular health, particularly hypertension, and as a fat burner but evidence suggests it’s not a practical ingredient to choose. Save it for stir-fry, bro.
White Quebracho: Used for ED and like you, we have no clue why it’s here. Our best guess is you get to have more sex and more sex = more calories burned? But their directions imply its use for minors too and we can’t imagine minors who suffer from ED. Definitely a WTF ingredient right here.
Gotu Kola: Mainly known for its brain boosting properties similar to Bacopa with anti-inflammatory functions as well. But it’s no fat burner.
Liqui-Force Blend, 133 mg
Based on what we researched, this blend is more on promoting the absorption of the Volcanic Heat Blend as well ensure clean energy delivery. But it’s not without a few peculiar and downright weird ingredient choices, as well as an unexpected turn into brain-boosting nootropic supplement territory.
Xanthinol Nicotinate: A form of vitamin B3 that functions as a vasolidator which increases nutrient absorption. Apart from that, it’s also prescribed for long term memory disorders and for boosting concentration.
Codonopsis: A nootropic that works great with Ginkgo Biloba and supports the immune system. The only apparent benefit from it as part of this blend is promoting energy without jitters but that benefit is far overshadowed by its traditional use to help poor appetite. Put down the Twinkie, bro.
Indian Elecampane: Traditionally used in weight loss pills to promote insulin sensitivity which can serve to improve fat loss but evidence is too sparse to confirm effectiveness.
Ginkgo Biloba: A good nootropic that works well with Codonopsis but is terribly underdosed as it requires at least 120 mg to work. As for its purpose in this blend, it may have been added to reduce jitters and make the energy you get from caffeine “cleaner.”
Evodia: A potential fat burner that works like cayenne but isn’t anywhere near as good.
Huperzine: A great brain booster known to work even in small doses of 100 mcg.
Phosphatidylserine: Our #2 Best5 Nootropic found in brain-boosting stacks designed for COMPLETE MENTAL DOMINATION. It helps clear brain toxins, boost brain chemicals, and keeps the brain healthy. Too bad the minimum dose starts at 100 mg.
Liqui-Delivery Blend, 64 mg
This blend is all about boosting absorption as well as providing a little bit more of fat burning support as a secondary function.
Cayenne: Comes in the form of Capsicum carotenoids, it serves a similar function to black pepper extract when it comes to improving bioavailability of some compounds in cells.
Inositol Hexaphosphate: Good for treating insulin resistance which can help reduce fat mass in obese women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) but no studies yet on healthy individuals. The working dose is also too small as the 200 mg is the lowest utilized in studies.
Black Pepper Extract: A popular bioavailability booster which also stimulates thermogenesis and blocks fat formation. Effective dose is at least 20 mg.
Yohimbine HCl, 3 mg: A potent aphrodisiac that also functions as a fat burner by promoting thermogenesis and acting as “icing on the cake” in fat burner stacks. Since it’s in a concentrated form even 3 mg can work.
You’d think with 19 ingredients Fireball Liqui-Fusion is bound to not mess it up, but lo and behold this became one of those fat burners with all fire but not much heat.
Volcanic Heat Blend, 533 mg
This blend starts strong with Caffeine and Green tea extract, two powerful fat burners. They did well with Caffeine but mess it up with a weak dose for GTE. Next we have White Willow which is an all-around weight loss aid but its potency is questionable without synephrine. Not to mention the dose looks weak.
We don’t always see Sesame Oil in a fat burner and the reason is because it’s not really good at fat burning in the first place. At least Sesame Oil can act as a fat burner but how about White Quebracho? It’s a treatment for ED and we don’t see any real reason why they added it in their formula as research has given us nothing on weight loss or fat burning.
Gotu Kola and Hoodia are another pair of WTF in this formula as they not meant to be in a weight loss supplement at all. At least Gotu Kola has some form of benefits or the brain but Hoodia actually has nasty effects on your blood pressure even in small doses so being the last on the list doesn’t make us feel safe at all. Including a dangerous ingredient in a formula made this product as unavoidable as a mad dog with rabies.
Xanthinol’s purpose is to increase bioavailability thru vasolidation a.k.a. pumps but it’s a redundant ingredient since the next blend already makes use of two well-known bioavailability boosters. Codonopsis might make you eat more specially when combined with a mood booster such as Ginkgo Biloba and offsets any fat burning efforts Elecampane and Evodia contributes in their obviously low doses.
Huperzine’s a great nootropic that’s bound to work against jitters or crashes. Huperzine works in amazingly low concentrations but Phosphatidylserine doesn’t and being last on the list means it’s useless in this blend.
Cayenne and Black Pepper extract serves their functions well although we think they could’ve removed cayenne and gone for a premium brand of black pepper instead. Inositol, while shown to promote fat loss, is obviously underdosed as the smallest studied amount is at least 200 mg.
Ending this on a high note, their 3 mg addition of Yohimbe HCl is effective specially when taken twice per day.
Fireball Liqui-Fusion Benefits
It should give you a good dose of clean energy and lets your body enter into a fat-burning state but it’s nothing spectacular and may even be short-lived due to doses and poor choice of ingredients.
Who Takes It?
Fat burners are normally for anyone within the age of consent but Fireball’s addition of an ED drug makes us think it’s specifically good for sexually active men in their 40s and above.
Any Side Effects?
The pro-appetite effect Codonopsis is troublesome and Hoodia’s ability to spike blood pressure is a red flag.
Fireball Liqui-Fusion Summary
- Some good ingredients. Contains few but potent and recommended fat burners
- Cheap. A small bottle can last up to two months.
- Cheaper in bulk. Has a 240-cap bottle that can save you wads of cash.
- Clean energy. Plenty of nootropics that should prevent jitters or crashes.
- WTF Ingredients. 19 ingredients and not even half are decent.
- Few studies. Most of the ingredients have little research done on them.
- Appetite increase. Not how fat burners work.
- Hypertension. Can turn on you in a heartbeat…literally.
- Weak dosing. Consequence of cramming 19 ingredients in one small capsule.
- Ingredient for ED. Why? Your guess is as good as ours.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (120 capsules): $52.99
- 1 bottles: (240 capsules): $89.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Fireball Liqui-Fusion
Too many wacky ingredients paired with possibly low doses reduces Fireball Liqui-Fusion’s chances of being a decent fat burner into ashes. You’re better off with one of our Best 5 Fat-Burner Supplements, broseph.