Want to burn fat without frying your brain on caffeine?
Of course you don’t. You love caffeine.
Even so, burning fat doesn’t involve doing the things we want to do. We have to make sacrifices to burn fat. And I think you know that. Which is why Performix Stimfree cuts out the caffeine, slimming down its formula to the fat burning basics. You know: the stuff that works.
Unfortunately, Performix Stimfree also slims down its ingredient dosages and Supplement Facts information. So, let’s read the Performix Stimfree review to find out why it’s priced itself so high.
About Performix Stimfree
Performix put its TERRA bead pills back on the map with Performix Stimfree, a “Non-Stimulant Thermogenic” supplement that breaks the mold with its caffeine-free design. However, the supplement restores the mold by adopting a standard, naughty practice: propietary labeling. Formula notes:
- STIMFREE: You read that right. Performix Stimfree is free of stimulants, something that fat burner supplements don’t often do.
- TERRA Beads: The TERRA bead technology, the most recognizable Performix feature, is back. And we’re still unsure if it actually works.
- Way Low Dosage: If the TERRA beads do one thing, it’s getting in the way of the fat burner ingredient’s dosages. The overall proprietary dosage on this bad boy is surprisingly low.
Performix Stimfree Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 78
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Niacin (as Nicotinic Acid)||5 mg (25% DV)|
|Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine HCl)||3 mg (150% DV)|
|Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)||250 mcg (4,167% DV)|
|Chromium (as Zychrome® Chromium Dinicocysteinate)||134 mcg (112% DV)|
|PX9™ Ballistic Beadlet Complex||224 mg|
|GreenPRO Metabolic Matrix™|
|GreenSelect® Phytosome® Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) extract (leaf) with Soy [std. to 19-25% Polyphenols, 13% Epigallocatechin-3-Gallate (EGCG)], Green Coffee (Coffea arabica) extract (bean) [std. to 50% Chlorogenic Acids]|
|GC3™ Appetite Management Matrix|
|Garcinia cambogia extract (fruit rind) [std. to 50% Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA)], Gymnema sylvestre extract (leaf) [std. to 75% Gymnemic Acid], Bitter Melon (Momordica charantia) extract (fruit)|
|CX2™ Thermogenic Activator|
|Capsimax® (Capsicum annuum) extract (fruit)|
|SERO-PROx™ Positive Mood Support|
|Griffonia simplicifolia extract (seed) [std. to 98% 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)]|
|H2O Balance Complex|
|Uva Ursi (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi) extract 20:1 (leaf)[std. to 20% Arbutin], Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) extract 10:1 (root)|
|DX5™ Thyroid Health|
Gelatin (Capsule), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Ethylcellulose, Hypromellose, Magnesium Stearate, Talc, Xylitol, Medium Chain Triglycerides, FD&C Yellow #5 Aluminum Lake, Titanium Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Sodium Alginate.
As a dietary supplement, adults take two (2) capsules in the morning and one (1) capsule in the afternoon before meals with 8 ounces of water. Do not exceed three servings/capsules per day. Please read entire label before use.
Don’t get it twisted: Performix Stimfree tosses the stimulants for straight-up fat burners and funky-sounding proprietary blends.
And not to mention a few vitamins and minerals:
- B Vitamins – Namely Niacin, B6, and B12; the B vitamins involved in a number of metabolic processes, chemical conversions, and circulatory functions. And in decent forms, too.
- Chromium (as Zychrome) – Quality chromium, a special trace mineral believed to help optimize fat burning and energy production.
But Performix Stimfree isn’t a multivitamin supplement, right? Rather the meat of this formula can be found in its (*sigh*) proprietary blends. Check it:
Performix Stimfree Review: Ingredients
Performix Stimfree does something naughtay, naughtay here. And, yes, that’s double the naughty, which is two times just one naughty. Because Performix Stimfree hides its proprietary blends (there’s one naughty) under a larger proprietary blend (there’s another one): PX9 Ballistic Beadlet Matrix.
Before we tackle the third naughty (PX9 Ballistic Beadlet Matrix’s way low dosage), let’s tack each proprietary blend. And awayyyy we go:
GreenPRO Metabolic Complex
Essentially, two ingredients in this proprietary complex:
Green Tea Extract (as GreenSelect®) – We’re seeing extracts of polyphenols, EGCG, and soy here. Not too sure about the soy. But the polyphenols and EGCG may help contribute to thermogenic fat loss as well as antioxidant free radical reduction. As a result, green tea extract’s hot, diverse bio-actions have landed it a top spot on our BIG List of Fat Burners.
Green Coffee Extract – Another Best5 favorite fat burner ingredient, green coffee bean extract’s chlorogenic acids may significantly improve fat loss as well as blood sugar balance.
Solid first choices. And the party keeps rolling to:
GC3 Appetite Management Matrix
For the appetite management blend, Performix Stimfree provides another top fat burner ingredient: Garcinia Cambogia. A Dr. Oz classic that seems to actually possess significant fat burning potential, with its fat burning HCA content.
Additionally, this blend supplies Gymnema sylvestre and Bitter Melon extracts, which dull the taste palate to sweets and help regulate appetite, respectively. In other words, these fat burners may help control cravings.
CX2 Thermogenic Activator
Cayenne extract as Capsimax, baby. Another Best 5 favorite fat burner with fiery hot thermogenic potential. And Capsimax delivers one of the more popular cayenne extracts, supplying a standardized hit of capsaicin, the thermogenic, appetite controlling compound in cayenne.
SERO-PROx Positive Mood Support
And another single ingredient blend, that ingredient being: 5-HTP.
Extracted from Griffonia simplicifolia, 5-HTP converts to neurotransmitter serotonin, qualifying this ingredient as a somewhat risky nootropic. (Risky for its negative interactions with serotonergic drugs.) This ingredient simultaneously improves mood and appetite. Or it ruins mood, if your serotonin levels are already balanced. Sort of a wide spectrum there worth considering…
H2O Balance Complex
Uva ursi, or Bearberry, and Dandelion may help with urinary regulation. In other words, they may assist with, as the complex states, H2O Balance. In fat burner supplement code, that usually tends to mean water loss, which, for the leaned out bodybuilders, is a popular method of obtaining a quick, ripped physique. Not too sure if the benefits extend beyond that, though.
DX5 Thyroid Health
The GNC listing of Performix Stimfree doesn’t detail this blend. Some bottles don’t even show this blend. But the PDF label does show this blend… So, we’ll include it in our Performix Stimfree Review.
3,5-Diiodo-L-Thyronine (T2) – Sort of a questionable decision here. Some researchers feel supplement manufacturers misuse this thyroid prohormone, claiming that fat burner supplements make false claims on its fat burning potential, given its current lack of research. Furthermore, manufacturers often mask their T2 dosages (as is the case with Performix Stimfree), which isn’t the best idea.
And so we’ll simply classify this fat burner ingredient under the “This is maybe a bad idea” category.
Alright, there’s a lot to say on Performix Stimfree. So, where to start…
Let’s create a list of Performix Stimfree’s finest features:
- Stimulant Free – No caffeine and no risky synthetic heart racers.
- Best 5 Favorites – Green Tea Extract, Green Coffee Extract, Garcinia, Cayenne.
- Diverse Activity – Thermogenic fat burns, appetite control, mood boosts, and more.
Altogether, Performix Stimfree reads like a very impressive fat burner supplement. Thanks to its wide spectrum of, for the most part, research backed, high quality ingredients, Performix Stimfree works pretty well.
Or at least seems to work.
You see, there are a few issues we have with this supplement that border on deal-break for us. The first and most apparent issue: PX9™ Ballistic Beadlet Complex’s dosage.
Only 224 mg for ten ingredients? And you expect that to actually do something?? Granted, that 224 mg gets administered three times daily, increasing the total daily dosage to 672 mg. But even so, that’s still nowhere near enough for these ingredients to do anything. Not to mention that one of the ingredients, 3,5-Diiodo-L-Thyronine, potentially comes with a significant risk.
What’s more, Performix’s “high-tech” caps are covered in crap and filled with crap. Unnecessary additives and fillers, junky FD&C colorants. We’re sure much of that has to do with Performix’s delayed-release technology. But frankly we’d rather see a fat burner supplement that puts more emphasis on the actual fat burner ingredients rather than the capsule containers that carry them.
But what do we know? We just review hundreds of supplements every year.
Performix Stimfree Benefits
Performix makes three simple benefit claims on its bottle:
- Fat Loss
- Appetite Management
- Positive Mood
And the respective proprietary blends distinguish which ingredients enact which benefits. (There’s perhaps one benefit to Performix’s blends.) Additionally, Performix emphasizes the lack of stimulants in this formula, and for good reason: Not everyone enjoys caffeine and excess stimulation in their fat burner supplements.
So, Performix does us a solid there. They also mention their TERRA Intelligent Dosing™ technology, the patented pH-phased, delayed release bead capsules. Perhaps these caps work, perhaps they don’t. Hard to say until we see bona fide clinical research on these sci-fi lookin’ thingies.
Who Takes It?
Dudes and Dudettes with Money to Spend. Performix products are notorious for their generally high price tags. And Performix Stimfree is no exception, although it is a slight exception. It’s not quite near the huge price tags represented in our other Performix reviews. But it’s not great either.
Any Side Effects?
None reported. None expected. In fact, this supplement may be safer than most fat burner supplements for its lack of stimulants. Furthermore, the customer reviews seem generally positive on this stack; however, many also claimed no effects in their Performix Stimfree reviews.
Which is perhaps better than side effects.
Performix Stimfree Review Summary
- Premium. High quality herbal extracts and natural fat burner ingredients.
- Stim-Free. A stimulant free fat burner is a real outlier in the weight loss market.
- High-Tech. Assuming the delayed-release capsules do work …that’s pretty cool.
- Low Dosage. Even given the three times daily directive, it’s a surprisingly poor dose.
- Risky T2. While it doesn’t outright raise any alarm bells, Performix doesn’t have enough info on the ingredient to qualify its usage.
- Overpriced. One of the less expensive Performix products is still overpriced, considering that we’re not getting a full month’s worth of slimly dosed capsules.
Pricing and Where to Buy
- 1 Bottle (26 days): $59.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Amazon sells this bad boy. GNC sells this bad boy. And so you have several options on where to buy this stimulant free fat burner. (Also, take note that this supplement doesn’t quite reach the full 30 day mark.)
Final Word on Performix Stimfree
Maybe the high-tech TERRA bead capsules compensate for the low dosage? Is there something we’re missing there? Seems unlikely, given that we have no research or clinical trials to back up one of Performix’s key features. Even so, the ingredients are top quality and, for the most part, well chosen — with exception to T2. If you have the cash available, may be worth giving a try. If not, try a better, cheaper fat burner.