Full BurnerTEK Fat Burner Review
Product Overview – What Is BurnerTEK?
BurnerTEK is very much a new kid on the block, but it is making a lot of noise. Already people are comparing it to Instant Knockout fat burner pills, one of the market leaders.
BurnerTEK is made by TEK Naturals; a manufacturer that positions itself as “the future of natural supplements”. At present, they also produce a natural testosterone booster, but it looks like they’re gearing up to expand their range in the near future.
It seems they want to differentiate themselves from their competition by using only scientifically-proven, 100% natural ingredients. This is music to our ears, although we have heard this all before!
But that’s enough about the manufacturer. What about BurnerTEK itself?
According to TEK Naturals, BurnerTEK works by targeting fat in 3 different ways:
- Attacking existing fat stores, with a special mention of stubborn fat
- Inhibiting the body’s ability to store fat in the future
- Naturally and slowly suppressing the appetite
As far as we’re concerned, if they are able to achieve these 3 things just using natural, safe ingredients, then we’ll be very impressed with the guys at TEK Naturals.
But how do we know that these claims are legit? Can BurnerTEK really help you attack existing fat stores, including that stubborn belly fat? Can it really suppress appetite in a healthy, sustainable way? How does it stop the body from storing fat in the future?
To find out, we need to take a close look at the BurnerTEK formula, and decide whether the formula can back up these claims.
We’ll also look at whether BurnerTEK is likely to cause side effects for the majority of users, and whether or not the price tag represents good value for money.
Anyway, without further ado, here is our full BurnerTEK fat burner review.
Before we start dissecting the BurnerTEK formula, it will be helpful if you can see the whole thing yourself.
Here is the ingredients list, as it will appear on the bottle:
A fat burner can be incredibly effective, but if it doesn’t divulge detailed formula information, then it can’t genuinely be said to represent good value for money.
BurnerTEK gives you dose information for every single one of its ingredients.
So what do these ingredients do? Here’s a brief overview of how each BurnerTEK ingredient is thought to help with fat burning:
Niacin, B6, and B12
The B vitamins (Niacin is B3) in BurnerTEK are there for a very good reason.
B vitamins are partly responsible for metabolizing food. Without B vitamins, you simply wouldn’t be able to get any energy out of the food that you eat. So ensuring that you take in plenty of B12, B6, and B3 is incredibly important if you want to make sure that the energy metabolism process is working as efficiently as possible.
When dieting, this is crucial. While cutting, you will almost certainly be eating less than you are used to, so it’s vital that you get as much energy out of every single mouthful as you can.
We are sure that most serious bodybuilders will already have these micro-nutrients covered, but the extra in BurnerTEK is a welcome boost.
As we stated in our Instant Knockout review, we think chromium should be in every bodybuilding supplement; not just fat burners, but in weight gainers too.
This is because chromium interacts with insulin, helping it to more effectively control blood sugar. It essentially makes it easier for insulin to do its job; shuttling nutrients to cells.
Anything that enhances the action of insulin, we’re sure you know, is welcome in a professional-grade bodybuilding supplement. This is especially true of fat burners, as we need the little nutrients we are taking in to reach cells as efficiently as possible.
Green Tea Extract
Green tea leaf extract is found in almost every modern, quality fat burner, and with good reason.
Not only does it confer a number of compounds that support all-round health and well-being, but it confers one particular substance with some incredible fat burning potential.
That substance is ECGC; a catechin which we now know is able to enhance the rate at which the body burns fat. We encourage anyone with a serious interest in staying lean to do their own research into ECGC, as it is truly a fascinating substance.
Some supplements really skimp on this ingredient, but not BurnerTEK. 500mg is plenty.
Glucomannan is one of the best natural appetite suppressants around today. In our opinion, it is the best.
Glucomannan works basically like a soup thickener. In fact, we believe that in some parts of the world, that is how it is commonly used! It expands in your stomach, ‘thickening’ its contents, making you feel much fuller than you actually are. This works just as well around the time that you eat as it does on a relatively empty stomach before training (helping you get rid of those distracting hunger pains).
When cutting, one of the things we often struggle the most with is the food craving.
People who use products like BurnerTEK are probably going to be people who are used to eating A LOT of food: bodybuilders, powerlifters, boxers, etc. Dieting for these people can be much more of a mental test than a physical one.
Well, glucomannan helps with that.
However, we do have one reservation about the glucomannan in BurnerTEK.
There is nowhere near enough of it!
At just 500mg, the glucomannan in BurnerTEK isn’t going to deliver all the benefits that this ingredient is capable of delivering.
If you compare that dosage to our Top Rated Fat Burner, Instant Knockout, you see what we mean. Instant Knockout contains 1800mg of glucomannan. That’s THREE TIMES as much as in BurnerTEK!
And in our experience, it is that sort of quantity that works best.
Granted, it’s better than we see in the vast majority of supplements we review, but here BurnerTEK really does let us down.
Some of our review team pretty much wouldn’t bother with a fat burner that didn’t contain at least some caffeine anhydrous.
Other people are a little sensitive to caffeine, so they sometimes opt for products that are stimulant free.
But for most of you, we think that the 300mg of caffeine anhydrous in BurnerTEK is high enough to give you all the fat burning benefits of caffeine without putting you at too much of a risk of side effects.
Caffeine quite simply gives you the focus and drive you need to get through grueling workouts while on a caloric deficit. It reduces the perception of fatigue, without actually giving you any extra calories. This lets you dig deeper and deeper into those fat stores without feeling totally exhausted.
This benefit also applies to your day-to-day life; caffeine can help you get through a long day at work when you might otherwise be getting tired, distracted or irritable due to hunger.
Green Coffee Bean Extract
Green coffee beans are just un-roasted, “raw” coffee beans.
We aren’t interested in this stuff for the caffeine. Rather, we are interested in another compound that is found in abundance in green coffee beans, but which is relatively absent in their roasted counterparts.
We’re talking about chlorogenic acid.
From what we can tell, chlorogenic acid seems to be poorly understood. Lots of “reputable sources” claim that this stuff just “burns fat”. Well, that’s not good enough for us.
Judging by our findings, chlorogenic acid seems to work by reducing the insulin response to carb consumption. Normally, when you consume carbs, you release insulin, which is your body’s “store and grow” signal.
When we’re eating a low-carb diet, fasting, or whatever, eating carbs results in a bigger insulin response. This is often why people who begin eating morally again after a cut “balloon” back up.
Chlorogenic acid helps manage that insulin response, allowing you to consume more carbs while cutting/fasting without incurring any significant body fat gains.
This stuff is pretty much the ‘in’ fat burner right now.
It has popped up in almost every fat burner made in the last 5 years, and you can see bottles of Garcinia tablets near the counter of most ‘health food’ shops.
Most people who tout this stuff as a wonder fat burner claims that it works mainly by decreasing appetite.
However, we haven’t found a lot of evidence to back up this claim. Studies looking at how it works in humans is unclear, with most of the “evidence” for its effectiveness being anecdotal.
Our own research seems to tell us that all Garcinia does is make your meals taste better.
Until we see some solid research showing that Garcinia Cambogia can help most people lose fat, we can’t get too excited about this stuff, and we are forced to conclude that supplements containing GC are wasting valuable formula space.
L-Carnitine (especially in tartrate form) is known to boost physical performance and power output during anaerobic exercise.
Put more simply, L-Carnitine supplementation is known to help people perform better when lifting weights. The implications for its use in a fat burner are obvious: when dieting, taking L-carnitine before a session can help boost your performance, offsetting any loss of strength or power you experience as a result of being in a caloric deficit.
However, there is a major problem. Once again, that problem is dosage!
A single dose of L-Carnitine is usually anywhere between 500mg and 2,000mg. BurnerTEK provides only 145mg per serving.
In fact, 500mg is often referred to as the minimum required dose for there to be an observed effect on physical performance.
So there is absolutely nowhere near sufficient L-Carnitine in BurnerTEK to make it worth including the ingredient in the formula at all.
Cayenne Pepper Fruit Powder
If you were going to intuitively guess how a natural fat burning substance worked, it would probably be cayenne powder.
We’ve all eaten food loaded full of chilli. Most of us know what it means to eat something that is really, really spicy. Not Tabasco spicy; I mean SPICY.
If that’s you, then you also know what that feels like once it hits the stomach. Your body temperature starts creeping up, your pores open, and you just start sweating.
it might be a little while before you return to normal temperature, but if it was hot enough, then you may well feel like you’ve just spent 20 minutes in a sauna.
By taking cayenne at regular intervals throughout the day, you can keep your body temperature raised slightly above normal pretty much constantly. That means that your body will be working extra hard to keep you cool, burning extra calories in the process.
This is not usually something we see in fat burners, largely because it doesn’t seem to have any specific fat burning properties. But it can be a welcome inclusion nonetheless so long as the rest of the formula is pulling all the weight in terms of getting rid of that stubborn fat!
Tumeric has joined the ranks of the much-hyped and quite frankly nonsensical notion of “super foods”.
Health food supplement manufacturers are clamoring to tell their customers how Tumeric Powder can cure pretty much any ailment, how it can keep you alive for longer, how it can make you fly, and so on.
While most of what they say is complete exaggeration, there is some truth in the claim that Tumeric Powder can help keep you fit and healthy, assuming you are a relatively active person with an otherwise healthy diet.
Much of the BurnerTEK formula does seem to be geared towards its stated objective, so we can see why the manufacturer might have included Tumeric Powder in the mix.
You can read more about the purported benefits of Tumeric Powder supplementation here.
BurnerTEK Fat Burner Review Conclusion
If you’ve read our full BurnerTEK Natural Fat Burner review, then you’ll know that despite some small shortcomings, we’re incredibly impressed with this product.
It contains some excellent, scientifically proven fat burning ingredients. Every product claims to provide this, but few actually do.
The dosing of these ingredients is good on the whole, and few people should experience any side effects from taking BurnerTEK.
On the other hand, there are problems with this product.
In fact, the products problems can be summed up in one word: dosing.
Glucomannan needs to be dosed significantly higher than it is in BurnerTEK to really make a big difference to someone’s fat loss.
Similarly, the amount of L-Carnitine in BurnerTEK can probably stand to be as much as 10 times larger. At minimum, we would like to see it be 3 or 4 times larger than this in a professional, top of the line fat loss supplement.
So, should you buy it?
Well, we can state with total confidence that BurnerTEK is a quality supplement. It should work for the vast majority of users, and so long as you are fit, healthy, and aren’t sensitive to stimulants, most of you should have a side-effect free experience.
However, if you are being really careful with your money, and you want to get the biggest possible bang for your buck, then we advise you to check out our current top rated fat burner. There aren’t many areas in which BurnerTEK can improve, but it is far from perfect.