Full Instant Knockout Review
Instant knockout is a premium grade fat burner that has been on the market for just a few years.
It was initially developed for use by professional MMA fighters, boxers, and other competitive athletes who may need to drop weight in a short space of time without losing any muscle mass.
One early adapter was MMA fighter Diego Sanchez, who managed to drop 25lbs in just over a month using this fat burner. Anyone involved in the fitness world will know how impressive that is by any standards.
Once the results started to show, other fighters began showing interest in trying the supplement, and so the manufacturers decided to make Instant Knockout available to everyone.
We reviewed Instant Knockout ourselves to find out if it is all its cracked up to be.
After taking the product ourselves for 3 months, we found it to be devastatingly effective at cutting body fat while helping us keep maximum muscle mass.
And our results were consistent. We all experienced:
- Rapid Fat Loss – Over a period of 3 months we lost an average of 0.7lbs per week, and we went from an average bf % of 16.5% to just under 10.5%
- No Cravings – The most astounding thing about our time taking Instant Knockout was the lack of any real food cravings; we were constantly full. For a bunch of big eaters, this is a MASSIVE benefit
- High Energy Levels – Some of us have done cuts in the past, and hitting the gym on a deficit can be really tough. During our 3 months on IK we had the energy to hit the gym just as hard as before
Before we show you the results we and other fitness enthusiasts have got from using Instant Knockout, it’s important that we take a closer look at the product’s formula: how does it work? Who makes it? Is it safe?
Instant Knockout Ingredients
What makes Instant Knockout stand out from a lot of other weight loss and fat burner pills on the market is the fact that it only contains 100% natural, high quality ingredients.
Here’s a table showing the formula in full:
Here’s a quick run-down of the ingredients and what they do to help you shred down so quickly:
Green Tea Extract
There’s a lot of green tea extract in Instant Knockout, which is always great to see. It’s such a staple weight loss ingredient, and a hefty dose is a sign that a manufacturer knows what they’re doing.
Green tea does a number of really impressive things that work together to keep you lean, healthy, and energised.
First off, green tea extract contains EEG, which is a potent anti-oxidant that has an accelerating effect on your metabolism. A faster metabolism means a higher metabolic rate, which means you’ll burn through calories at a much faster rate.
Second, green tea extract contains polyphenols that have a special effect on harmful fats in the gut. Basically, some polyphenols found in green tea extract activate an enzyme in the intestines that dissolves excess triglycerides, meaning you don’t take on too much unwanted fat.
Finally, the naturally occurring caffeine and theanine in green tea extract helps keep you relaxed, yet alert and focused.
This is probably the most interesting ingredient in Instant Knockout, and we think it is easily one of the most important.
Glucommanan is a natural dietary fiber that turns into a gel in the stomach.
That gel absorbs liquid, swelling, making you feel much more full than you actually are.
Most users of Instant Knockout will be keen strength athletes, bodybuilders, and boxers: people used to eating a fair bit of food. For them, the inclusion of Glucomannan will be a HUGE benefit.
One of the things we all mentioned during our time using Instant Knockout was how full we felt. Well, that’s Glucomannan in action.
Instant Knockout sources its Glucomannan from the root of the konjac plant, and a day’s serving contains more than enough to prevent you from snacking, or from even feeling those annoying cravings for food.
Green Coffee Bean
The little things can make a big difference, and the fact that the makers of Instant Knockout decided to use green coffee bean extract instead of a cheaper alternative is one of those things.
No, green coffee is not a different type of coffee to the one you’re used to drinking in the morning. The only difference is that green coffee beans are un-roasted; they are what coffee looks like in its freshly picked state.
Why is that important?
Studies have found that chlorogenic acid has a substantial effect on body fat percentage. These studies seem to be pretty conclusive if you read enough of them. It is thought that it acts as an agonist of PPARa, a protein responsible for regulating fat metabolism in the liver.
It has also been found to help regulate blood sugar, and to help maintain healthy blood pressure (ref).
This ingredient is really easy to explain.
We all know that when we eat spicy food, we get hot. If a food is really spicy, our body temperature increases and we start to sweat.
Basically, this is because the capsaicin oil found in chilli peppers is an irritant to mammals; it causes a burning sensation. The body’s natural response to this is to try to cool itself down.
As your body begins to work harder to keep you cool, it expends more energy, burning more calories in the process. Simple!
If you want to do some research on your own, this study found that combining red pepper and caffeine had a significant fat burning effect on test subjects.
Or to use their words, consuming caffeine and spicy red pepper “can induce a considerable change in energy balance when individuals are given free access to foods.”
A lot of people talk about caffeine’s ability to speed up your metabolism, and to “ignite” the drawing out of fat for use as energy, but we think that these aren’t the most important fat burning qualities of caffeine.
The most important benefit caffeine offers for anyone looking to lose weight while retaining their muscle mass is its ability to push you through workouts while you’re eating a lot less than you usually do.
Caffeine is an absolute staple ingredient in any weight loss supplement. As you saw in the study mentioned above, not only does it have its own fat burning properties, but it can work synergistically with other ingredients, like cayenne pepper, making them substantially more effective than they are on their own.
Instant Knockout contains decent sized servings of two of the most important B Vitamins; B6 and B12.
These vitamins are absolutely crucial for a wide range of bodily functions. If you’re deficient in either of them for a long period of time, serious health problems can develop.
The most important role as far as we’re concerned is energy metabolism. These two vitamins both work to help you derive energy and nutrients from food with maximum efficiency.
This becomes really important when eating a restricted diet – you need to get as much as possible from as few calories as possible. Instant Knockout provides some help with a hefty dose of B6 and B12.
In our opinion, a small amount of chromium should be in every bodybuilding supplement. Our favourite weight gainers contain chromium, and our favourite fat burner does as well.
Chromium works with insulin, enhancing its action, and helping it better regulate blood sugar. It basically helps insulin do its job: transporting nutrients to cells.
This is why it is also found in weight gainers; everyone can benefit from having a better, more effective insulin response and healthier blood sugar levels.
Although we can’t find any direct fat burning mechanism with regards to zinc, it’s clear that zinc promotes high testosterone levels.
In fact, zinc is one of the key minerals responsible for maintaining healthy testosterone levels, along with magnesium.
Having high testosterone levels is key for two reasons: it will encourage your body to burn fat and build or maintain muscle mass, and it will keep you motivated in the gym despite being ravenously hungry.
People are always skeptical when they see Piperine (black pepper extract), and for a long time I thought ti was simply a digestive aid.
But we’ve found research which suggests that Piperine might be able to prevent new fat cells from forming!
In terms of ensuring that you stay lean and muscular in the long term, this is perhaps more important than getting rid of the fact stores that you currently have.
Instant Knockout contains a good dose of Piperine, helping you maintain the low body fat percentage after you stop taking the supplement.
How To Take It
A major positive of Instant Knockout, compared to many other fat burners, is the fact that each dose is split into four equal parts.
Splitting the doses like this means that you benefit from the ingredients’ fat burning properties all day long.
Why is this important?
We want our body to be in fat stripping mode before, during, and after workouts. We want to be burning through excess calories while we’re at work, during lunch, and while we watch TV.
Taking one big dose will mean that, other than that one small part of the day, you’re body is not in a heightened fat-burning state.
Four equal doses spaces the effects out enough to keep you burning extra calories all day long, but not so much that you’ll be forced to take some before bed.
Where To Buy Instant Knockout
This is actually how you should buy all your supplements. It is usually more expensive than buying from Amazon and the like, but if you buy direct from the maker, you know you’re paying for the actual product.
InstantKnockout.com actually offers some really good deals if you buy a few bottles of this stuff, which you’ll probably need anyway if you’re going on a serious cut.
Single bottles are $59.00, but if you buy 3 bottles, you get an extra one free, plus a t-shirt, for $185.00. That works out at about $46.00 a bottle.
That’s damn cheap for a professional quality fat burning supplement!
They also offer a 90 day money back guarantee. Some companies offer this and don’t really back up their word, but we tested their guarantee, and they were willing to give us our money back.
Your best bet is to go for the 4 boxes for $185.00. If you don’t use them all on this cut, just save them for your next cycle.
Instant Knockout Results
Before we take a look at the results our review team experienced with Instant Knockout, let’s look at what other people are saying about this fat burner.
There are lots of similar before and after pictures on the Instant Knockout website, and they all tell the same story; dramatic fat loss with a minimal loss in muscularity.
This will be the most important factor many of you are looking for when it comes to choosing a fat loss supplement.
It was definitely our biggest worry!
Nobody wants to lose their gains when they cut, but it’s difficult to tell whether you’re losing more fat than muscle when you simply cut back on the food.
Instant Knockout specifically targets fat, meaning that, while you will lose some muscularity, it will be minimal compared to simply restricting your diet.
Probably the biggest testimonial this product has got so far is from the pro athletes who’ve used it to make weight.
Here’s a video from Diego Garcia, who used Instant Knockout to drop a whole weight class.
This video is actually what turned us on to Instant Knockout in the first place.
We’re all into MMA to some degree. Some of us practice it as a hobby, a few of us take it seriously, and I just like to watch. Either way though, we were blown away by Diego’s results.
We were even more impressed by the fact that he isn’t sponsored by Instant Knockout.
Here’s another video from MMA coach Greg Jackson:
Greg now recommends Instant Knockout to all of his fighters. Since it is made from all natural ingredients, professional athletes can use it without worrying about any ingredients showing up on a banned substance test.
Again, pretty compelling stuff.
But that’s enough of other people. A lot of you will care much more about our experiences with Instant Knockout.
Our Instant Knockout Results
Our results with Instant Knockout were nothing short of impressive.
As you might know from other posts, everyone at Fat Burners Digest is a big eater. Even our avid bodybuilders can’t go more than two weeks without a ‘cheat day’ pizza binge. It’s a sickness really, but it’s the way it is.
For that reason alone, we’ve all found cutting pretty difficult in the past.
I personally have always started with the best of intentions, and then found that, four weeks in, I just haven’t got the mental toughness that separates the hobbyists from the champions.
Around that time, you’re always tired, always moody, and your workouts are just horrible. You just feel weak.
Instant Knockout totally changed the game.
One of our writers used it after a pretty generous bulk. He hit his goals of getting a lot stronger and a lot heavier, but all the fat and water he was carrying really didn’t make him feel great.
It certainly wasn’t popular with his girlfriend.
Over the course of his cut, he lost a lot of water weight and a great deal of flab, but he managed to retain much of his muscle size, density, and strength.
Of course, his bench did drop (it’s the first thing to go when you lose weight) from 110kg for 3 to 105kg for 2, but his deadlift stayed steady, his squat actually improved and his work capacity went through the roof.
He only got a few pangs of hunger, usually when I was a bit late taking my afternoon dose. This is where splitting up the servings really comes into its own.
Fat burners work best when you’re constantly kept in a “fat stripping” state. Taking one dose in the morning will mean that, by mid-afternoon, the appetite suppressors are wearing off, and those donuts are starting to look mighty tempting again.
By the time you reach the gym, the caffeine and chilli has worn off, meaning that you’re tired, un-focused, and without the thermogenic effect when you need it most.
Instant Knockout left me feeling full and satisfied all day, and the caffeine/theanine kick right before my workout was just hat I needed to get the work done.
Instant Knockout Review Conclusion – Should I Buy It?
We absolutely loved this product.
I’ve used fat burners in the past, but something about Instant Knockout really does set it apart from the rest.
It might be that this stuff actually contains the ingredients it says it does, or the combination might be better – I don’t know.
All I know is that it seems to work for pretty much everyone who tries it.
Of course, whether or not it will give you the results you need will depend on lots of things.
If you’re hitting the gym hard and eating right, this product can make a serious cut much quicker, easier, and more enjoyable than I thought possible.