Thermogenesis, n, the metabolic production of heat.
There are three types of thermogenesis: 1) exercise-associated thermogenesis (EAT), 2) non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT), and 3) diet-induced thermogenesis (DIT).
Given that Vitalize Supplements Thermogenesis Extreme is a dietary supplement, you’d expect this thermogenic fat burner to strictly fall under the category of diet-induced thermogenesis, but the most appealing aspect of this supplement is how it promotes exercise-associated thermogenesis with its highly stimulating dietary ingredients.
But if that’s all this supplement does — stimulates the body — then what’s the difference between this fat burner formula and a loaded cup of coffee? Let’s read the review to find out.
About Thermogenesis Extreme
Manufactured by Vitalize Supplements, Thermogenesis Extreme is “The Ultimate Fat Incinerator” designed primarily to enhance your workout performance. How does it plan to do this? With caffeine, synephrine, higenamine, NMT, and other natural stimulants. Formula notes:
- Stimulants on Stimulants: Thermogenesis Extreme accomplishes fat burning indirectly through enhanced energy. Stimulation comes first. Weight loss second.
- Cognitive Enhancers: Ashwagandha, L-theanine, and other nootropics make an appearance, providing a smart, relaxing complement to Thermogenesis’ stimulation.
- Non-Proprietary: Thermogenesis Extreme keeps its reputation as clean as its capsules by taking the transparent, non-proprietary route in displaying its contents.
Thermogenesis Extreme Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Vitamin B12 (as cyanocobalamin)||1,500 mcg (62500% DV)|
|Choline Bitartrate||250 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||200 mg|
|Dimethylethanolamine DL-Bitartrate||150 mg|
|Ashwagandha Extract (KSM-66®) (Withania Somnifera) (Roots)||125 mg|
|Bitter Orange Extract (citrus aurantium) (Fruit)||100 mg|
|Mucuna Pruriens Extract (L-Dopa) (Seeds)||100 mg|
|Higenamine Hydrochloride||50 mg|
|White Willow Bark Extract (Salix alba)||50 mg|
|Hordenine Hydrochloride||30 mg|
|Phenylethylamine Hydrochloride||25 mg|
|N-Methyl Tyramine Hydrochloride||20 mg|
|Black Pepper Fruit Extract (BioPerine®) (Piper nigrum)||5 mg|
Gelatin (Capsule), Plant Cellulose, DiCalcium Phosphate, Silicon Dioxide
As a dietary supplement begin taking 1 capsule in the morning, with food, to assess tolerance. If well tolerated take an additional 2 capsules with your morning meal. Do not exceed 1 serving (3 capsules) per any 24 hour period.
Thermogenesis Extreme accomplishes fat burning thermogenesis via go-go energy, stimulation, and …well, more energy and stimulation.
Thermogenesis Extreme targets fat burns and focus with its nootropic weight loss hybrid formula — a combination perhaps better classified as an exercise performance enhancement supplement. Before we review the fat burns and nootropics, let’s check out:
- Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) – Not the best B12 form (methylcobalamin is better) but a hefty supply of the semi-essential vitamin. B12 may improve cognition and many metabolic pathways under conditions of B12-deficiency — a risk associated with the elderly and vegans.
But that’s just one vitamin in a 16-ingredient supplement. The meat of the Thermogenesis Extreme formula can be found down below.
Thermogenesis Extreme Ingredients
Thermogenesis Extreme does us a favor by avoiding the proprietary shenanigans, showing us the individual ingredients dosages in its formula, as opposed to hiding them all under a single dosage. However, rather than listing through each ingredient as they’re displayed, we’ll divide the formula into two categories: 1) Nootropic Cognitive Enhancers and 2) Fat Burners and Stimulants.
Here they be:
Nootropic Cognitive Enhancers
Choline Bitartrate – Choline converts to acetylcholine and phosphatidylcholine for better memory, focus, and mobility …but choline bitartrate isn’t the correct form for such nootropic effects. Citicoline or alpha-GPC would’ve been the preferred options.
Dimethylethanolamine – Viewed as an anti-aging, antioxidant, cholinergic nootropic, DMAE possesses decent neuroprotective value but only for the elderly.
Ashwagandha Extract (as KSM-66) – Powerful Ayurvedic adaptogen supplied as a potent KSM-66 extract. Ashwagandha improves testosterone, strength, and mood, with a slightly sedative component for better relaxation.
Mucuna Pruriens (L-Dopa) – As the precursor to dopamine, L-Dopa may improve mood, in addition to enhancing GH and LH activity. We list Mucuna Pruriens as a top item on our BIG List of T-Boosters for its association with increases testosterone production.
L-Theanine – This anxiolytic amino sits atop our BIG List of Nootropics for its fast-acting, reliable enhancements on focus, mood, and anxiety, working as the perfect complement to caffeine for its ability to relax the mind without compromising energy and focus.
Phenylethylamine HCl – As a compound, PEA plays an important role in dopamine and serotonin activity; however, as a supplement, the potency of PEA is questionable, due to its digestive breakdown into inactive metabolites.
Fat Burners and Stimulants
Caffeine Anhydrous – The world’s favorite stimulant drug, coming in at a hot 200 mg — roughly 2 cups of 8 oz coffee. Caffeine ranks highly on our BIG List of Fat Burners for its well-researched benefits on thermogenic fat loss, despite being a cheap, easy ingredient.
2-Aminoisoheptane – Believed to increase energy while reducing appetite, typically taken as a pre-workout — although, 2-Aminoisoheptane is banned by anti-doping regulations, limiting Thermogenesis Extreme’s customers to recreational athletes and bodybuilders.
Bitter Orange Extract – Otherwise known as synephrine, bitter orange extract became all the rage when the previous rage (ephedra) was banned for sale.
Higenamine HCl – Traditionally used for asthma, Higenamine is recreationally used for fat burning, despite being only a so-so fat burner. Shares similar mechanisms to ephedrine, yet seems to lack the potency and efficacy.
White Willow Bark Extract – Similar to aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), the bioactive component of white willow possesses anti-inflammatory properties. May induce weight loss through water loss but not via any actual fat burning mechanisms.
N-Methyl Tyramine HCl – Prohibited in sport, N-methyl tyramine provides an acute burst of energy via similar pathways to synephrine. In fact, NMT is often sourced from Citrus aurentium — bitter orange — just like synephrine.
Vitalize Supplements Thermogenesis Extreme sells itself as “The Ultimate Fat Incinerator”, yet a more accurate description would be “The Knockoff E/C/A Stack” for its combination of ephedrine substitutes (synephrine), caffeine, and aspirin substitute (White Willow Bark Extract).
One surprising feature of this supplement is its emphasis on nootropics. While the Thermogenesis Extreme ad copy makes a point to highlight the “Mood Enhancement” benefits of this supplement, we didn’t expect to see such an emphasis on mood and cognition within the formula. When you subtract the stimulant ingredients, which may double as both fat burners and mood boosters, Thermogenesis Extreme provides a supplement’s worth of cognitive enhancers that may improve cognitive work performance as much as gym-time physical performance.
However, does Thermogenesis Extreme’s reach exceed its grasp here? Many hybrid supplements fail to provide an effective formula in their strive for a complete “do-it-all” design, due to their inability to meet the dosage requirements of each ingredient. Thermogenesis Extreme hits adequate dosage levels on a few ingredients but misses the mark on many others.
Although, considering that many of the ingredients target the same result — increased energy — there’s a chance that they may synergize beyond their individual capacity. If the positive customer reviews are any indication, Thermogenesis Extreme seems to at least deliver on the “energy” aspect of this fat burner.
Thermogenesis Extreme Benefits
The “Advantages” advertised by Vitalize Supplements with regards to Thermogenesis Extreme include:
- All Day Energy
- Mood Enhancement
- Appetite Control
- Razor Sharp Focus
“All Day” might be a stretch, but at least Thermogenesis Extreme doesn’t seem to provoke any mid- to late-day crashes. The energy entrance is quick; the energy exit is seamless — particularly if you’re supplementing this formula as a pre-workout …which you really should, unless you’re planning on sitting around with your mind and muscles buzzing with go-go energy.
Who Takes It?
High Intensity Exercisers. Men and women who want to jack their 30 reps per 30 seconds up to 150 reps per 30 seconds. Thermogenesis Extreme might not deliver the deep, nuanced fat burns of say green tea extract or cayenne, but it will achieve positive results for athletes via extreme-O PWO stimulation.
Any Side Effects?
None reported, but that doesn’t mean this supplement is in the clear. The customer reviews might be overwhelmingly positive but they’re too spare to give a comprehensive take on this formula. With so many risky stimulants (caffeine, synephrine, higenamine, NMT), we recommend taking caution with Thermogenesis Extreme — especially if you’re sensitive to stimulants. Be sure to monitor your caffeine intake while supplementing this supplement.
Thermogenesis Extreme Review Summary
- Stimulation. Multiple pathways to feel-good energy and mood enhancement.
- Nootropics. A surprisingly large portion of this formula: cognitive enhancement.
- Clean Caps. No unnecessary dyes, fillers, or additives.
- Banned. Thermogenesis Extreme makes use of banned supps, limiting its audience.
- Dosages. Few ingredient dosages meet the mark; the rest are under-dosed.
- Choices. A few choices could be changed or removed — e.g., choline bitartrate.
Pricing and Where to Buy
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $49.99
- Available online
You can buy Vitalize Supplements Thermogenesis Extreme through Zopitz, at the above listed price, or through Amazon at a slightly discounted deal.
Final Word on Thermogenesis Extreme
If Thermogenesis Extreme didn’t sell itself as a fat burner, we wouldn’t have categorized it as a fat burner — we would’ve labelled this supplement under the more fitting genre of pre-workout supplements. This isn’t your sit-around-and-burn-fat booster. It’s an energy supplement with the intent of enhancing your workout performance for enhanced metabolic weight loss. Avoid if you’re a late-night exerciser.