Instant Knockout vs. HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx. Two raging fat-burners out to shred fat like there’s no tomorrow…. that’s why both of these awesome stacks make our Best 5 Fat-Burner supplements list.
They’re both relatively simple and focused when it comes to fat-burning and intent. Their primary difference is their approach.
Instant Knockout is all about hitting fat where it hurts with its array of well-researched fat burners. HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx, on the other hand, shares a similar approach but with an herbal twist and we all know how potent some herbs can get.
Both fat burners look promising but which one would come out the victor in today’s supplement battle?
Let’s find out…
Tale of the Tape
HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx
|Vitamin B6 (as pyridoxine HCl)||5 mg (250% DV)||Green coffee bean extract (as Coffea canephora robusta) Standardized for 45% chlorogenic acids||200 mg|
|Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)||10 mcg (166% DV)||Caffeine Anhydrous||145 mg|
|Zinc (as zinc oxide)||10 mg (150% DV)||Coleus root extract (as Coleus forskohlii)||50 mg|
|GTF Chromium (as picolinate)||100 mcg (82% DV)||L-Theanine||50 mg|
|Green Tea Extract (leaf)||500 mg||Salvia root extract (as Salvia miltiorrhiza) Standardized for 7% salvianolic acid||25 mg|
|Green Coffee Extract (bean)||100 mg||Yohimbe bark extract (as Pausinystalia yohimbe) Standardized for 6% yohimbine||20 mg|
|Cayenne Powder (fruit)||100 mg||Satsuma mandarin pulp concentrate (as Citrus unshiu) Supplying 0.2% beta-cryptoxanthin||2 mg|
|Glucomannan (konjac root)||1800 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||300 mg|
|Black Pepper Extract (standardized to 95% PE)||10 mg|
|*These are not full supplement facts, just a comparison of dosages & ingredients.|
Round 1: Formulas
Both Instant Knockout and HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx (man that’s a long name) look forward to offering nothing but the best ingredients to burn fat while you get yourself a nice workout. But just like the difference in the length of their names, their approach to fat burning is not exactly what you would call similar.
Instant Knockout is the puncher’s choice
Instant Knockout is probably what old school guys want in a fat burner with ingredients that are usually highlights in other fat-burning supplements.
It starts strong with four seriously hot fat burners: Green Tea Extract, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Cayenne Powder, and Caffeine. Take these four and pair them with an awesome appetite suppressant like Glucomannan and a potent absorption booster like standardized Black Pepper Extract and you can say goodnight to body fat forever, bro.
HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx offers a calm and soothing burn
HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx’s aim is to not just burn fat but to also keep you in the zone when you lift.
Standardized Green Coffee Bean Extract and Caffeine are the main drivers in this formula followed shortly by Coleus which is known to boost cAMP and fat breakdown. Yohimbe has an active compound called Yohimbine which is known to also promote fat breakdown and specifically target belly fat. Theanine reduces the harmful effects of both Caffeine and Yohimbe by mitigating the jitters and crashes while keeping you calm and cool while benching your max. (L-Theanine is also found in kickass nootropic stacks)
The two standardized herbs are by no means pushovers as far as fat-burning potential is concerned.
Salvia Root is mainly utilized for its heart benefits which will make you wonder “WTF is it doing here?!” and let me tell you why. Its active compound, Salvianolic Acid, is known to increase ATP production and ATP is produced by breaking down fatty acids during long periods of exercise.
Satsuma Mandarin is a special herb that’s been found to specifically target and reduce belly fat, an important body part when you want to reveal a six-pack.
In conclusion of the first round, both fat burners definitely studied for their formulation exams but only one gets the extra points and it’s none other than Instant Knockout.
Instant Knockout won this round by designing a more direct fat-burning formula. Hydroxycut SX-7 Black Onyx’s approach is evidence-backed but has too many detours and few short-cuts and we don’t have all day.
Round 1… Instant Knockout Wins.
Round 2: Dosages
Both supplements deserve an applause for being transparent gentlemen when it came to dosages, an act of chivalry in today’s prop blend obsessed industry. Because of that, we get to objectively decide which fat burner outclassed the other in terms of effective dosing.
Instant Knockout makes use of more than 2,800 mg and for a fat burner with not more than six main ingredients, that’s a lot of space to fill.
It properly allocated a huge chunk of the weight to our #1 fat burner Green Tea Extract followed shortly by Caffeine. Cayenne is pretty hot at 100 mg while it’s a bit mild for Green Coffee Bean extract. Glucomannan requires so much weight because it’s soluble fiber and those things are usually measured in grams.
A great thing about Black Pepper Extract is that it doesn’t need to eat space to work and 10 mg is just enough to boost absorption.
HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx’s dosage space is definitely much smaller than Instant Knockout’s so it would obviously be much more pressed at providing clinical doses.
What we like about it is how it gave most of the weight to ingredients that matter. We’re talking about Green Coffee Bean Extract – twice the dosage of what Instant Knockout has – and a decent dose for Caffeine. Theanine is either weak or just okay, depending on how sensitive you are to caffeine but it made up for it with Yohimbe with the kind of dosage that wouldn’t give you a heart attack.
It came out weak on Coleus, too small on Satsuma, and half the minimal dosage for Salvia but let’s not forget that Hydroxycut SX-7 Black Onyx requires only one capsule whereas Instant Knockout requires four.
It means you can increase potency by simply doubling the dosage which could even up the fight but sadly, that’s not how it works so we’ll give this round to Instant Knockout once more.
Round 2… Instant Knockout Wins.
Round 3: Ingredient Quality
When we talk about quality we mean premium brands, standardized ingredients, and the whole ensalada. Don’t get us wrong; generics work and allows consumers on a budget to get a hold of quality products and that’s a good thing. It’s just that we like seeing premium brands in labels as it tells us the manufacturer actually spent money on making sure this supplement works.
With that in mind, Instant Knockout only managed to bring out one ingredient and that’s standardized Black Pepper Extract. As if in contrast, HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx gave us four standardized ingredients out of seven: Standardized Green Coffee Bean Extract, Salvia Root, Yohimbe Bark, and Satsuma Mandarin Pulp.
Instant Knockout may have the best ingredients but it didn’t have the best forms and so HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx takes round 3!
Round 3… HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx Wins.
Round 4: Price
|Instant Knockout||VS.||Hydroxycut SX-7 Black Onyx|
|1 Bottle (30-day supply)||$59||1 Bottle (80-day supply)||$69.99|
|Price Per Capsule||$0.49||Price Per Capsule||$0.88|
|Price Per Serving||$1.96||Price Per Serving||$0.88|
Round 4… HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx Wins.
Round 5: JUDGEMENT
Our reviews on Instant Knockout and HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx reveal one thing and it’s that these two supplements were created with quality in mind. But Instant Knockout was just too good for the competition:
- We’re talking 4.8 (Instant Knockout) vs. 4.1 (HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx) out of 5 stars.
That’s a good fight between two of our Best 5 Fat-Burner Supplements.
The difference maker would most likely be your budget. HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx is good for at least eighty days if you go with the one-cap serving instruction. It’s also pretty simple and good for beginners specially those who can’t take loads of caffeine in one go.
But if you’re after a quality product that can knock the fat out of your system, and if your body is beast enough to take stim, then look no further; Instant Knockout is definitely your fat burner.
In the Instant Knockout vs. HydroxyCut SX-7 Black Onyx fight, the winner by a SPLIT Decision is…