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There's no doubt you've seen it all...

Fat burners that promise massive thermogenic effects, advertisements that show a shredded to the bone guy with a chubby guy as the before picture. 

Does it really work that well, you ask?

Probably not.

The truth is, most supplements out there are plain garbage.

And fat burners are one of the worst out there.

I know how you feel though, you've gone through all the Googling you can handle and you want the non-BS, non-biased picks of what really works out there. 

So we've picked out the best fat burners, separated them with what they are best for (focus, appetite suppression, euphoria, energy, etc).

Continue below to pick the list you want to see...​

If you're on a budget, check out our coupon page that also have sales that you can take advantage of. 

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Buying Guide: Fat Burners (boost metabolism and burn fat)

Purpose: Find the best fat burner for you.

Ingredients

Must be properly dosed and provide a fat burning effect.

Results

Fat burners must live up to its claims.

Reviews

No hype, just products that work and have quality ingredients.

The Best Buying Guide To Fat Burners

There's no such thing as the "best fat burner". 

Everyone is different and have their own preferences.​

Based on the options you see below, choose what you're after or you can just go straight to our final top 10 list.

Forget Mainstream Products... These Fat Burners Work

You don't want just any fat burner...

You want something that does what it says and lives up to its claims.

There are a number of ingredients that can help burn fat and boost metabolism but most burners make the mistake of mixing them without giving them much thought. 

When properly combined though, these ingredients provide a synergistic effect that help increase your metabolic rate and decrease fat storage without the risk of harmful side effects.

And even if you find a fat burner that have the "best ingredients"​, they may have under-dosed ingredients or could be made from low quality sources. 

Choose Your Destination

Forget other top 10 lists.

This is a buyers guide. It'll help you decide which fat loss product is for you. (We recently made a pure ephedra-based fat burners list in a separate guide)

You may want one that is stim free, strong energy or one that is balanced with both stims and non-stims. ​

(Note: If you'd like free supplement samples to try out and see what works for you, click here or the image below)

High Energy Fat Burners

You're sick of feeling lethergic and you want something to get you up and running. 

You're in the right place then...

You can find two lists here, you can either pick to see the DMAA or Ephedra based fat burners.

Scroll down to see the DMAA list or click here to jump to the Ephedra list. ​

High Energy Fat Burners with DMAA

Yep DMAA is still around and you can take advantage of it as it's striving in the supplement business.​

If you don't know about DMAA or haven't tried it before, here's a bit about it...​

It's a powerful stimulant that has a structure similar to amphetamines (not like the one found in Craze).​

So it may give off a false positive if you're being tested for any reason (think of work, competitions, etc.).​

We like to stick to 60 DMAA and a maximum of 300mg of caffeine.​

Anything close to 70mg or higher usually just leads to nasty side effects like increased blood pressure and heart rate.​

Check out the best fat burners with the powerful stimulant below...​

Top DMAA-Based Fat Burners

1. Synadrene by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals 

Key Features:

  • DMAA 
  • Green tea / caffeine
  • Sulbutiamine (nootropic)
  • Yohimbine
  • And much more....

Synadrene is a very productive fat burner, it combines high energy and strong stimulants like DMAA with nootropics like sulbutiamine.

All of the ingredients work together to increase mental clarity and focus.

You'll no doubt experience appetite suppression, increased heart rate and a lot of buckets of sweat.

Now they don't disclose DMAA or any stimulants for that matter but they recommend no more than 3 pill per day.

Knowing Hi-Tech, that means it probably won't add up to more than 70mg of DMAA and 300mg of caffeine (usually for them).

So whether you're looking to shed away fat or remain productive while on a diet, you'll enjoy this fat burner....​

This is one of the best fat burners out there...​

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2. Hydroxyelite by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals 

Key Features:
  • DMAA 
  • 250mg garcinia cambogia extract
  • 100mg caffeine 
  • Upgraded copycat of OxyELITE

You can't go wrong with Hi-Techs copycat of the extremely popular fat burner by USP Labs, OxyELITE Pro.

In fact, Hydroxyelite is an better version of OxyElite by adding in a hefty 250mg dose of Garcinia Combogia extract. 

DMAA is perfectly legal...

But you need to use this as directed, and not to exceed the recommended dosing.​

That being said, the focus, appetiete suppression and the eurphoric state that this puts one in is incredible. ​​

It does have a little dosage of caffeine but do not mistake this for a light fat burner. It is strong and is not for everyone. ​​

This is the next best fat burner after the removal of OxyElite...​

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Pros

  • Same popular formula as OxyELITE (USP Labs) 
  • Full months of servings
  • Cheap compared to OxyELITE (and easier to find)
  • Strong appetite supression

Cons

  • Not recommended if you're being drug-tested

3. Black Mamba Hyperrush by Innovative Labs (Buy One, Get One Free!)

Key Features:
  • 200mg Caffeine Anhydrous
  • 150mg PEA Alkaloid Blend
  • DMAA
  • 65mg Thermo-Z Brand Ephedra
  • Naringin 
  • Evodiamine
  • And much more...

With dieting taking a toll on mood and energy, Black Mamba makes weight loss a piece of cake. 

That's not to say this is the magic pill, because nothing works until you do.

But this packs everything from old fashioned caffeine, a variety of PEA alkaloids to DMAA ​and ephedra and a whole lot more. 

Innovative Labs instructs to not take more than 2 pills in a 24 hour period.

This is the perfect fat burner as it supports everything from mood, energy to performance in the gym.

This is worth trying at least once...​

4. Dexaprine by iForce Nutrition 

Key Features:
  • 250mg Caffeine
  • 65mg DMAA
  • And much more...

iForce gets it right by including a well balanced formula that consists of DMAA, caffeine and a bunch of ingredients that will support mood and energy. 

The biggest difference between Dexaprine and the other fat burners is that it helps control thyroid hormones with the help of 3,3 and 3,5 Diiodo L-Thyronine.

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5. Phenadrine by APS Nutrition

Key Features:
  • DMAA
  • Acacia Rigidula Alkaloids (various PEA derivatives)
  • Methylsynephrine 
  • And much more...

Phenadrine, in comparison to White Lightning (below), uses a much more stronger formula consisting of PEA derivatives, DMAA, and other ingredients.

This formula will put you in the mood while supplying you with a solid energy flow lasting all day.

If you're looking to shred away fat while remaining in a good mood, then you'll definitely enjoy Phenadrine. ​

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6. White Lightning by APS Nutrition 

Key Features:
  • Caffeine
  • DMAA
  • Naringin 
  • Coleus Forskohlii

White Lightning may appear to be a simple formula, and it is their oldest fat burner, it is using 4 of the most popular and effective fat burning ingredients.

And even though Coleus Forskohlii has only been getting popular recently, APS has been using it long before it has gone mainstream.

You can also check out their popular pre workout, Mesomorph, which is also ranking in first of our top 10 list.  

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High Energy Fat Burners with Ephreda

1. Hellfire EPH 150 by Innovative Labs

Key Features:
  • 150mg ephedra extract
  • 150mg caffeine 
  • 20 to 60mg DMAA (prop blend)
  • Alpha Yohimbine
  • Evodiamine
  • And more...

If you like ephedra, then you sure will enjoy this. 

Containing 150mg of ephedra extract per pill, you're going to get a sum total of 450mg of ephedra in a day.

Of course you won't take that without building up to it.

So if you're a complete beginner, forget about this fat burner and find something that is less advanced. 

This is only for those who have experience with DMAA and ephedra based produ​cts.

2. Lipodrene Hardcore by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals

Key Features:
  • 25mg ephedra extract 
  • 30-35mg DMAA (methylhexanamine HCl)
  • 200mg acacia blend
  • 20mg synephrine HCl
  • 1.5mg yohimbine
  • And more...

If Lipodrene below is not enough for you, then the hardcore version might just be the solution. 

Do not take this if you've never taken DMAA, or any strong fat burner for that matter.

This super strong fat burner is packed with the strongest (legal) stimulants and fat burners.​

The acacia blend contains all your phenethylamine varieties for a mood and energy uplift.

If you want something that is more for energy and some mood, then Lipodrene Hardcore for you. However if you want something with more PEA varieities for mood and less caffeine, then you'll enjoy Stimerex Hardcore.​

3. Lipodrene by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals

Key Features:
  • 25mg ephedra extract 
  • 35mg DMAA (methylhexanamine HCl)
  • 200mg phenylethylamine alkaloids 
  • 25mg synephrine HCl
  • 100mg caffeine 
  • And more...

DMAA, ephredra, PEA alkaloids, can this fat burner get any better?​

Since it doesn't contain ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, norephedrine or methylephedrine, it's perfectly legal.​

This formula has been proven to be even more powerful than ephredrine itself. 

It contains both acacia rigidula and DMAA, as well as other fat burning compounds, this is may as well be better than any ephedrine-based formula.​

Each pill contains 35mg of DMAA, 100mg of caffeine and 150 of acacia rigidula, so you'll really "feel" this working right from the first dosage. ​​

This isn't just packed with stimulants and feel good PEA-based compounds.​

Lipodrene is extremely well formulated as it contains everything from appetite suppressants, thyroid support and more. 

Pros

  • Contains ephedra and DMAA
  • Combines Acacia (Senegalia), synephrine, DMAA and ephreda
  • Increases lipolysis all day long
  • Different than most fat burners
  • Strong appetite reduction

Cons

  • Possible nausea 

4. Ripped Up Ephedra by Twinlab

Key Features:
  • 20mg ephedra extract
  • 100mg acacia rigidula 
  • 455mg guarana seed extract
  • 50mg theobromine 
  • 10mg yohimbe bark
  • And more...

Tired of seeing DMAA with all of the ephedra based supplements?

Then you've found yourself a match.

Ripped Up contains everything except for DMAA​ and caffeine, though it contains theobromine, the weaker kind. 

You're getting 20mg of ephedra per 2 capsules. This is a great fat burner if you've never experienced ephedra or just want a fat burner on a budget. 

Best Stimulant-Free Fat Burners 

Stimulants are only a part of the formula. There are not required to burn fat and increase thermogenesis.

There could be many reasons why you may opt for stim-free, including maybe you're already taking enough stimulants (from your pre workout or other sources like coffee).

There is also a fat burner is caffeine-free but contains other stimulants.

The stim-free fat burners we'll list below will work in different ways.

For each product, we'll go in detail on how they'll work...

Forskolin-95% by PEScience

Key Features:
  • 200mg Hemerocallis Fulva
  • 50mg Coleus Forskohlii

Forksolin supplements usually use are very weak extracts, but with this being at 95%, the popular extract should be much more potent.

They've taken two key ingredients from their Shift fat burner and packed it into this one.

You've probably seen Forskolin and may have even tried it.

It's getting more popular as it is seen as one of the best non-stimulant fat burners out there.

This also has Hemerocallis, more commonly known as Orange Day Lily, a fairly new ingredient that performs almost as well as Forskolin but isn't as effective.

Being a non-stimulant fat burner, you'd probably be wondering if this is any good.

PEScience is known for putting out quality products with proven formula's, so yes you should try this.

Most non-stim fat burners would not work as well as PES's Forskolin 95% here.

Plus this is easily stackable so if you're already taking a pre workout, this would be the perfect product to stack it with.

Budget Fat Burners

Hydroxycut Next Gen by MuscleTech

Key Features:
  • 400mg green coffee blend
  • 290mg caffeine 
  • 100mg coleus forskholii
  • And much more...

MuscleTech has taken a super popular fat burner and remade it into something better than the first.

What we thought was impossible was achievable for MuscleTech and they never fail to impress.​

Now this fat burner is more of a stim-bomb than anything else but they know that and that's what their consumers want.​

So they are supplying the demand.​

Compared to their Hydroxyelite Elite version, this uses much more green coffee extract and more stimulants.​

If you take 2 pills a day, then you're taking 580mg of caffeine, so eliminate all sources of caffeine while taking this unless you don't care about sleep. ​​

Forksolin by NatureWise

Key Features:
  • 20% pure forskolin
  • Added chromium for blood sugar control
  • Affordable
  • 30 day serving

Forksolin is one of the more popular fat burning ingredients.

It's known to be a very effective non-stimulant burner because of it's ability to reduce fat, while maintaining or even increasing muscle mass.

Forksolin works by increasing cAMP levels, which stimulates the same mitochondrial enyzmes used during exercise. This will increase muscle protein synthesis, so you'll continuously remain in a anabolic state even if you're dieting.

Pros

  • Increased protein synthesis
  • Reduces fat 
  • Helps maintain or even increase muscle mass

Cons

  • Increased cAMP may lead to slight nausea

Fat Burning Pre Workouts

PreSeries Lean by Transparent Labs

Key Features:
  • 6g citrulline malate
  • 2.5g BetaPure (betaine anhydrous)
  • 2g BCAA
  • 600mg N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine
  • And more...

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PreSeries Lean features a solid blend that'll help increase fat burning while keeping your energized all day long.

It starts with Zinc and a couple of other much needed minerals that are generally depleted from intense exercise.​

​It helps with endurance and pumps as it has 6 grams of citrulline malate, and BCAA's to spare and maintain muscle mass.

Betaine anhydrous and beta alanine is included to increase power output while preventing ammonia build up (the burn).​

The main ingredient under the spotlight here is Guggulsterones, which has many benefits.

One main reason it's included here is because it helps reduce fat deposits.​

And then we get into the stimulants. ​​

On top of caffeine, synephrine and hordenine, you surely won't have any anxiety and nervousness thanks to the big hefty 360mg dose of l-theanine.​​

This is a great fat burner for women as well since it is light and is mainly for focus and performance.​

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Pros

  • Minerals for complete health support
  • Big dose of citrulline malate
  • BCAA's and beta alanine for endurance
  • Transparent label without artificial flavoring or additives
  • No creatine 
  • Supports mood and focus
  • 21 active ingredients

Cons

  • Limited availability 

Mesomorph by APS Nutrition (Stacked with Forskolin)

Key Features:
  • 65mg DMAA
  • 300mg caffeine
  • Nitrates for pump
  • Forskolin for fat burning

Mesomorph on it's own isn't going to be a great fat burner but stack with Forskolin, it'll turn you into a fat burning machine. 

​Mesomorph is packed with nitrates, endurance boosting ingredients.

Not only that but it also has Naringin, a fat burning compound that can be found in grapefruits.​

It's also got 65mg DMAA, 300mg caffeine​ and theobromine to smooth out the stimulant effects.

So forget being in a bad, lethargic mood while trying to drop fat, you'll have some great mood and physical support with Mesomorph.​

Forskolin on the other hand has been shown to increase testosterone levels, lipolysis and decrease blood pressure. ​

So as you can see, this stack will help you keep aggressive, pumped and moving like a machine while dropping fat. ​​

Pros

  • Strong DMAA and caffeine dosage
  • Supports mood and focus
  • Nitrates for pumps
  • Decreases body fat levels while supporting testosterone levels

Cons

  • Not really budget friendly (Forskolin on it's own can bring great results though)

Euphoric Fat Burners for Mood Support

Now most of the fat burners in this guide will have you feeling good to some degree. 

Caffeine on it's own will give you an uplift, it's no secret, but these fat burners below have got more than caffeine and provide a much more intense uplift to your mood (PEA-variations, special ingredients etc.).​

3. Dexamine by Giant Sports

Key Features:
  • Erythopalum Scandens (mood enhancer)
  • Hordenine 
  • Caffeine 
  • Heilong Chinese Black Tea
  • Green Tea
  • Advantra-Z

Dexamine packs 5 solid ingredients that'll have you stimulated all day long. 

Since there are a few stimulants here, you'd probably expect there has to be some kind of a hard crash right?

Absolutely wrong. 

Giant Sports has found a way to keep the energy going, making it lasting and smooth for a longer period of time.

You'll also feel a mood-boost thanks to the various PEA ingredients that are included in here. ​

2. EpiBURN by USPLABS

Key Features:
  • Ashwagandha
  • Olive leaf extract 
  • Forskolin
  • Yohimbe
  • Higenamine
  • 100mg caffeine 

Since the popular hit of OxyELITE, you'd have to wonder if their latest fat burner is any good.

Right off the top you can see it's got some fat burning ingredients, but the energy may be medicore.

But for mood and a bit of fat burning, EpiBURN does the job perfectly well.​

Not only has it got ​a great blend of stimulants, yohimbe, caffeine and higenamine, but it also has forskolin which has been proven to decrease body fat while increasing testosterone.​

EpiBurn PRO is one to try many times over... 

Pros

  • Strong DMAA and caffeine dosage
  • Supports mood and focus
  • Nitrates for pumps
  • Decreases body fat levels while supporting testosterone levels

Cons

  • Not really budget friendly (Forskolin on it's own can bring great results though)

1. IGNIT3 by Olympic Labs

Key Features:
  • 900mg St. Johns wort extract
  • 400mg olive leaf extract
  • 300mg caffeine
  • 243.5mg of 3 stims (Eria jarensis extract and more)
  • 200mg sesamol
  • And much more...

If you want a fat burner that doesn't only boost mood, but increases focus, thermogenesis and energy, then you'll love IGNIT3. 

This fat burner is jam packed with ingredients that'll suppress your appetite and help you shed away fat all day long.

Maximum dosing is at 5 pills, but you never need more than 2 to really hit the sweet spot.

This will put you in a great mood, thanks to eria jarensis, which has N-phenthyl dimethylamine. This ingredient will shoot your mood up and have you feeling great. 

You can see why we have this on our top 10 list and all over this guide. 

Best Appetite Suppressants 

You can't expect to lose weight without adjusting your diet. 

It's basic knowledge that you need to eat a bit less than you burn in order to lose weight.

But the problem is, our appetite can sometimes get the best of us and make us feel continuously hungry and this gets worse if you are reducing your calorie intake. ​

So, there are products that can help reduce your appetite but you still can't expect a quick fix without doing a bit of work yourself. ​

Increase Your Protein and Fiber Intake

If you increase your protein intake, you'll feel more satisifed for a longer period of time. 

And by eating more fiber, your appetite will be reduced as well.​

The Super Strong Appetite Supressants

If you've never taken a fat burner before, we highly recommend that you skip ahead as this stuff is only for the advanced users. 

1. Hydroxyelite by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals

Key Features:
  • DMAA 
  • 250mg garcinia cambogia extract
  • 100mg caffeine 
  • Upgraded copycat of OxyELITE

If you miss OxyElite then you will love this fat burner...

 Hydroxyelite is the new and improved version of OxyElite.

It packs a hefty 250mg dose of Garcinia Combogia extract, DMAA and a moderate dose of caffeine (100mg) but don't let that fool you as it delivers tons of energy and makes you sweat buckets. 

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2. IGNIT3 by Olympus Labs

Key Features:
  • 900mg St. Johns wort extract
  • 400mg olive leaf extract
  • 300mg caffeine
  • 243.5mg of 3 stims (Eria jarensis extract and more)
  • 200mg sesamol
  • And much more...

Ignit3 is a powerful fat burner that packs 500mg of stimulants, including 300mg of caffeine. 

While a diet may have you feeling like crap, Ignite will put you in a fantastic mood with the help of its custom stimulant Eria Jarensis, as it has a wide variety of PEA variants. 

You'll find that you won't even need to take more than 2 capsules at a time as that is the sweet spot for most people. 

Ignit3 is not only great for energy, focus, increasing thermogenesis and suppressing appetite, it's made to have you feel at the top of your game as it contains St. John's Wort (a powerful ingredient used to treat depression!).

Top Powder-Based Fat Burners

If you prefer powdered versions of fat burners, then you're in the right place.

You won't only find fat burners here but you'll find the best of the best so grab a bucket because you'll be sweating tons after taking one of these...

4. Super HD Powder by Cellucor

Key Features:
  • 160mg caffeine
  • 150mg N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine
  • 253mg ThermoSculpting blend

Cellucor has done it again. With C4 being a popular pre workout, their fat burner is equally as good.

It combines nootropics with a bunch of thermogenesis-inducing ingredients to keep you sweating all day long.

It suggests taking 1-2 servings so at the maximum serving, you'll get more than enough stimulants. You'll probably find 1.5 scoops to be an ideal serving.

All their flavors are fantastic, just as it is with their C4 pre workout. ​

Their​ pill version is good but it had a couple issues as if you took 2 servings then that would mean 320mg of caffeine and at that rate, you'd finish it well before 30 days. 

The powdered version solves all of that as you can adjust the servings with the scoop.

There is 4g of carbs but don't panic, as it's from a polydextrose fiber. It works well as a sweetener and it suppresses appetite quite well. ​

3. Diablo by ANS Performance

Key Features:
  • 150mg green coffee extract
  • 500mg L-Carnitine L-Tartrate
  • Higenamine
  • And much more...

With Diablo, you will literally feel like you're torching off fat. It's a serious fat burner and it doesn't even use any form of Yohimbe.

While it d​oes keep everything hidden in a prop blend, Diablo is a strong fat burner that will not leave you disappointed.

If we had to guess though, there has to be around 150mg of caffeine in here. ​

2. 212 Degree by Muscle Elements

Key Features:
  • 200mg caffeine
  • ​100mg PEA (Phenylethylamine HCL)
  • 30mg synephrine HCL
  • 100mg octopamine HCL
  • And much more...

If you like the heat, you will basically fall in love with 212 Degree here. 

This fat burner is a full spectrum thermogenic that contains everything from diuretics to stimulant enhancing ingredient, octopamine.

This is available in both powder or pill but here we are featuring the powdered version.

​This is one of the few openly dosed fat burners out there as companies love to hide up what they put in. Which is unfortunate really. 

​If you have trouble dropping water, you'll enjoy this as it uses diuretic ingredients to help with that. 

Every one of the 40 servings will keep you motivated with the help of PEA and the feel extends with the help of octopamine. ​

1. BloodShr3d by Olympus Labs

BloodShr3d Featured
Key Features:
  • 250mg caffeine
  • 400mg Sophora Japonica
  • Eria Jarensis, J. Regia Extract, Alpha Yohimbine
  • And more...

BloodShr3d was released just when we thought we couldn't find any strong powdered-based thermogenics. Since Alphamine was reformulated, we were disappointed to say the least. 

So BloodShr3d is a savior here.

There are two versions here, War and Raw. The War version doesn't contain any form of Yohimbine while the Raw does. 

BloodShr3d (check out our review here) uses multiple fat burning ingredients to help shred off the fat.

The powerful combination of ingredients will have your appetite suppressed, mood uplifted and tons of focus and energy to go along with it.

It contains a full gram of green coffee which contains a very strong compound called chlorogenic acid. This compound helps stimulate the release of fatty acids. 

There are many ingredients here that will help turn the heat all the way up. 

Overall, BloodShr3d is a full spectrum fat burner that will not disappoint. ​

Top 10 Lists: Standard and Hardcore

Do you want exotic or standard stimulants in your fat burner?

PhysiqueSeries Fat Burner is at the top of our standard list (click here to jump to this list)...

Lipodrene Elite holds the top spot on our exotic fat burner list (click here to jump to this list)....

Top Fat Burners For Cutting (Standard Stimulants)

These fat burners do not contain any exotic stimulants and are standard but they are strong fat burners and they hit hard. 

How do you know when to use regular fat burners?

If you meet one or more of these requirements:​

  • You've never taken a fat burner before or anything with exotic stims like DMAA, ephedra, etc. (Start with a quarter serving and assess your tolerance) 
  • You've been taking 200 to 300mg+ caffeine with additional stimulants per day for at least 4-6 weeks without breaks
  • You're drug tested
  • Ephedra, DMAA, or other exotic stims are banned in your country
  • You want to burn fat but don't want to risk high blood pressure / or increase blood pressure

If you still want to look at the fat burners that have exotic stims, then scroll down or click here.

Otherwise continue down for our strong but standard stimulant based thermogenics.... ​

Pyroxamine by Myokem

Key Features:
  • 40mg grains of paradise
  • 50mg theacrine
  • 20mg evodiamine
  • 100mg caffeine anhydrous

Pyroxamine is not your average fat burner. 

With a 100% transparent label, you're not left wondering what's inside.

While it may seem like you're only getting 100mg of caffeine in each servings, you're really getting much than you think.​​

It has 4 other stimulants that have their own metabolism boosting benefits and also work well when combined with caffeine.

​But it doesn't stop there. It also features compounds that'll rev up your metabolism and help you burn off fat.

The best part about Pyroxamine is its ability to increase focus and mental concentration.

It contains citicoline and huperzine A, which are both premium ingredients and have a synergistic effect in creating a tunnel-like focus. 

This means even if you're on the strictest diet, you'll be at the tip top of your mental state and be able to stay sharp while burning off fat.​

Pros

  • Long lasting and clean energy
  • Strong appetite suppression
  • Tunnel focus
  • Well structured and thought out formula
  • High quality ingredients

Cons

  • Kills appetite

Shred JYM by JYM 

Key Features:
  • 6 fully dosed, research-backed ingredients
  • 200mg caffeine
  • 1.5g of acetyl-L-carnitine 
  • 50mg capsimax 
  • 20mg synephrine (Advantra-Z)

It comes to no surprise that Stoppani's supplement has hit another top 10 list. 

Shred Jym is not only simple but it is dosed so each ingredient provides maximum fat burning benefits.

It's different than most fat burners as it has the full recommended dose of Acetyl-L-Carnitine ​(1.5g!) and 200mg of caffeine.

At first glance you may feel the blend is a bit on the short side, but it makes up for it by using full recommended dosages of ingredients.

Compared to Drop Factor by MTS, Shred Jym uses less synephrine and red pepper extract but compensates by using a massive dose of green tea and ALCAR.

Pros

  • Mega dose of acetyl-l-carnitine
  • 6 fully dosed and research backed ingredients
  • Increased thermogenesis
  • Reputable founder (Jim)
  • High quality ingredients

Cons

  • Minimal mood support 
  • Daily dosing of 2-3 servings
  • Sub-par appetite suppressant 

Formula 56 by Momentum Nutrition

Key Features:
  • 600mg naringin
  • 250mg caffeine 
  • 250mg citicoline 
  • 50mg forksolin 
  • And much more...

Formula 56 looks like a simple formula.

It can easily be passed for an average fat burner.​

But the fact is that it's much more than what you see.​

In fact, this is one of the only fat burners that has so much naringin (a compound found in grapefruits).​

Naringin is a well studied polyphenol that increases energy by inhibiting PDE (phosphodiesterase) enyzmes.​

PDE is a naturally occurring energy inhibitor so really, you end up with a much higher metabolic rate as you'll have more energy.​

This is one of the best 'natural' fat burners since it does not rely heavily on stimulants, but rather on natural extracts such as naringin.​

Pros

  • Long lasting and clean energy
  • Strong appetite suppression
  • Tunnel focus
  • Well structured and thought out formula
  • High quality ingredients

Cons

  • Moderate amount of stims

Alphamine by PES (discontinued but still available in limited quantities) 

Key Features:
  • 3g of stimulants and mental support
  • Stronger than most fat burners
  • HICA to preserve muscle mass
  • Increases motivation

This here is one of the most popular fat burners today, and for good reason too. 

It doesn't just have caffeine and a bunch of random stims. It's properly formulated and well thought out.​

In addition to caffeine, it's also got PES's own patent extract of Yohimbe as well as Higenamine. ​​

It's selling point isn't only to shred away fat but to keep you anabolic and help you maintain your muscle mass with HICA (metabolite of leucine).​

With choline bitartrate you'll experience some great focus.​

So no matter how intense your workouts are, with HICA to keep muscles spared and choline to increase mental function, you'll no doubt be able to shred away fat while keeping your performance at 110%. ​​

While they did reformulate this for the worse, you'll still be able to find this stronger version, easily.​

Pros

  • Strong blend of stimulants
  • 84 servings
  • Increases energy and thermogenesis
  • Tolerance build up is unlikely to happen
  • No crash

Cons

  • PES downgraded formula (But this is still relatively easy to find. Avoid the bottle that says 244g)

Drop Factor by MTS

Key Features:
  • 250mg caffeine (along with other stims)
  • 150mg cayenne pepper 
  • 125mg forskolin
  • Healthy ORAC blend

Drop factor is a unique fat burner which has multiple, fully dosed, fat igniting ingredients. 

It's not only got effective stimulants for weight loss, but it's also got non-stimulant ingredients that are proven to work.​

The ingredients range from caffeine, cayenne pepper to coleus forskohlii (forskolin) and even an antioxidant blend.​

The ingredients range from caffeine, cayenne pepper to coleus forskohlii (forskolin) and even an antioxidant blend.​

Drop Factor is actually one of the first fat burners to use a transparent formula and began using forkskolin long before it turned popular.

The ingredients in Drop Factor work synergistically to burn fat, increase metabolic rate while decreasing appetite while minimizing common side effects that fat burners have (like elevated blood pressure and increased heart rate).​

Pros

  • Long lasting and clean energy
  • Strong appetite suppression
  • Tunnel focus
  • Well structured and thought out formula
  • High quality ingredients

Cons

  • Medicore for stim-junkies

1. PhysiqueSeries Fat Burner by Transparent Labs

Key Features:
  • 250mg Forslean (Coleus Forskohli
  • 200mg Green Tea
  • 150mg 5-HTP
  • 150mg L-Tyrosine 
  • 120mg L-Theanine 
  • 120mg Caffeine Anhydrous
  • 60mg White Willow
  • 50mg Cayenne Pepper
  • 25mg Synphrine HCl

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Transparent Labs has made a "ECA" light of a fat burner. 

They've combined both synephrine and white willow to provide a natural source of salicylic acid, a aspirin precursor. 

Containing a huge dose of forskolin, PS Fat Burner can increase thermogenesis while simultaneously boosting mood and focus with the help of L-Tyrosine and L-Theanine. 

The strong mix of stimulants will keep your energy up even if your diet is getting the best of you. ​

The formula is well put together, using only scientifically proven ingredients that are dosed at full clinical dosages.​

These ingredients are even better when you take 2 capsules, leaving you a full months supply of TL's fat burner.

Pros

  • Full and disclosed ingredients
  • Smooth long lasting energy
  • Strong thermogenesis support
  • Appetite suppressant

Cons

  • Available at only one source

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Top 10 Hardcore Fat Burners (DMAA, Ephedra, etc.)

If stimulants are no issue and you are not drug tested, then you should be fine with any of these. 

The thermogenics may contain exotic stimulants, anything from DMAA, ephedra to regular stimulants that work just as well.​

10. Phenadrine by APS Nutrition

Key Features:
  • DMAA
  • Acacia Rigidula Alkaloids (various PEA derivatives)
  • Methylsynephrine 
  • And much more...

APS has some epic DMAA-based supplements, ranging from Mesomorph (read the review on Mesomorph here) to their strong fat burner, Phenadrine. 

Phenadrine is a simple but powerful formula that consists of DMAA, PEA alkaloids, synephrine, caffeine and a few other stimulants.

Everything is in a 750mg blend so dosages are not disclosed but it is strong stuff.

This uniquely made formula stimulates lipol​ysis by combining various stimulants that hit from different angles. 

The energy is right in your face, it hits hard but is potentiated by the other stims to help stimulate thermogensis lasting all day long.​

Phenadrine is like the light version of Lipodrene, without the ephedra and fewer stimulants are used. 

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Pros

  • Increases energy and hits hard
  • Suppresses appetite 
  • Enhances mood and focus
  • Moderate dose of caffeine 
  • No jitters, cravings or crash
  • Affordable

Cons

  • Prop blend

9. Dexaprine by iForce

Key Features:
  • 65mg DMAA
  • 250mg caffeine 
  • Thyroid support 
  • Decreases appetite 
  • Increases metabolic rate 

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Dexaprine is jam packed with two strong stimulants; caffeine and DMAA.

A single pill contains 65 mg of DMAA, 250mg of caffeine: more than enough to increase thermogenesis and make you sweat buckets.

While it may seem awesome that this has DMAA, it's actually not it's strongest point.

It's got two, very effective metabolites of the hormone called triiodothyronine, which belongs to one of the main thyroid hormones.

​Both of these metabolites, 3,3 Diiodo L-Thyronine and 3,5 Diiodo L-Thyronine, increase metabolic rate, decrease appetite without having any effect on heart rate like regular stimulants might.

Since it's got the benefits of stimulants without the nasty side effects then it may appear more frequently in non-stimulant fat burners. ​

That's not all though.

Dexaprine also has bitter orange (30% synephrine) and theophylline (standardized from green tea). ​

Dexaprine is one strong fat burner so you'll want to start with half a tablet for a week before moving up to a full tablet.​

If you need more than a tablet and a half, then you need to consider cutting down on stimulants for a month or so. ​​

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Pros

  • Energy rush 
  • Long lasting appetite suppression
  • Smooth without jitters
  • Increases thermogenesis
  • Effective fat burning compounds (both stim and non stim)

Cons

  • Makes you sweat buckets
  • One pill may be too strong for beginners

8. Synadrene by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals 

Key Features:

  • DMAA 
  • Green tea / caffeine
  • Sulbutiamine (nootropic)
  • Yohimbine
  • And much more....

Hi-Tech has put together a formula that not only increases thermogenesis and energy, but also increases muscle cell size by stimulating glucose uptake with ALA (Alpha Lipoic Acid).

Syndrene is based off a discontinued formula for another company but Hi-Tech has revived and improved it. 

The only drawback to this fat burner is that everything is undisclosed in a prop blend. 

Knowing Hi-Tech, this is still an effective formula and the total amount of the stimulant blend is 815mg... nearly 1 gram of thermogenics!

Combining DMAA, caffeine, green tea and yohimbine is quite common for such a hardcore fat burner but where this stands out away from Hi-Tech's usual fat burners is that this has thyroid support. 

Using a combination of thyroid hormone metabolites, triidothyronine (T2), it can suppress appetite and increase metabolic rate without affecting the heart, blood pressure or experience any side effects that stimulants commonly have. 

Overall, Synadrene can shred off fat, elevate metabolic rate and suppress appetite, all while keeping you in a good mood and energetic state. 

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7. Hell Fire by Innovative Labs

Key Features:
  • 150mg ephedra extract
  • 150mg caffeine
  • 20-60mg DMAA (prop blend, unknown dosage)
  • Alpha Yohimbine
  • Evodaimine
  • And much more...

Hellfire is one of the only fat burners that uses such a large amount of ephedra.

Currently, most fat burners we've found use about 25-75mg of ephedra (we've collected all the ephedra-based fat burners in this one list).

Here, Hellfire is packed with 150mg of the strong stuff!

Not only is it packed with ephedra, but it also uses DMAA, caffeine, alpha yohimbine and a bunch of other stims to keep you energized all day long.

If you were to take the max dosage with this (4 pills) you'd be getting 450mg of ephedra in a day. ​

But if you've never used DMAA or ephedra before, we recommend that you stick to only one or two pills for the first 10-14 days before increasing to 3 or 4. 

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Pros

  • Strong appetite suppressants
  • Energy and mood support with DMAA, ephedra and more
  • Solid mix of ingredients for increased thermogenesis
  • 450mg of ephedra extracts in the maximum 4 pill serving

Cons

  • Not available everywhere

6. Black Mamba Hyper Rush by Innovative Labs

Key Features:
  • 65mg Ephedra (Thermo-Z)
  • DMAA
  • 150mg PEA Alkaloids 
  • Naringin 
  • Evodiamine
  • And more...

Hyper Rush makes weight loss a breeze by using everything from mood enhancing PEA's to energy and focus driven DMAA. 

It also makes use of a blend of weight loss ingredients to further increase thermogenesis like naringin, evodiamine and ephedra (65mg of it!).

​Most ephedra-based fat burners settle for 25mg ephedra but here we have a giant 65mg dose of it. If you've ever wanted something strong with the popular ephedra ingredient, you'll want to take advantage of Hyper Rush.

It uses what is found in Eria Jarensis, N-Phenethyldimethylamine, a ingredient that is often called out to be a DMAA alternative but luckily we have DMAA in this formula as well. 

If you've never tried this, you'll want to start with one pill in the morning for the first week or two. And then you can go up to 2 pills, but never more than that!

Hyper Rush has everything to keep your appetite suppressed, energy levels heightened as well as improving mood and focus. ​

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5. Lean EFX by Formutech

Key Features:
  • 1,3 Dimethylamylamine
  • Green Tea Extract, Caffeine, Dandelion
  • Cassia Nomame, 5-HTP, N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Panax Ginseng

Lean EFX has just been resurfaced, yes it's back from the dead and it's with the same formula it disappeared with. 

FDA tried to stop Formutech and it did, but this time they have Hi-Tech Pharma to back them up so they've proudly brought back the once popular fat burner.

While it is made out of 3 prop blends, the effects are strong as the ingredients are all thermogenics. ​

The dosage of DMAA, as with everything else, isn't disclosed but if we had to guess, it would be around 55mg, no less than 45mg. ​

Lean EFX is packed with research backed ingredients that help burn fat, increase BMR and temperature even if you're sitting still. 

It burns fat from all angles with different stimulants and will help suppress appetite. ​

We recommend grabbing this as the FDA can be a bit unpredictable sometimes. ​

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Pros

  • Formula has been unchanged for years
  • DMAA, bitter orange, caffeine and different stimulants to help with fat loss
  • Great focus and long lasting energy
  • Doubles as a pre workout
  • Suppresses appetite 

Cons

  • Prop blends (caffeine and DMAA are not even disclosed)

4. Hydroxyelite by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals

Key Features:
  • DMAA 
  • 250mg garcinia cambogia extract
  • 100mg caffeine 
  • Upgraded copycat of OxyELITE

Hydroxelite is a proud copy cat of the original and extremely popular, OxyElite Pro. 

In fact, Hydroxyelite is an better version of OxyElite by adding in a hefty 250mg dose of Garcinia Combogia extract.

While it may seem like 1,3 DMAA is banned, it's not. 

But you need to use this as directed, and not to exceed the recommended dosing.​

That being said, the focus, appetiete suppression and the eurphoric state that this puts one in is incredible. ​​

It does have a little dosage of caffeine but do not mistake this for a light fat burner. It is strong and is not for everyone. ​​

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Pros

  • Same popular formula as OxyELITE (USP Labs) 
  • Full months of servings
  • Cheap compared to OxyELITE (and easier to find)
  • Strong appetite supression

Cons

  • Not recommended if you're being drug-tested

3. IGNIT3 by Olympus Labs

Key Features:
  • 900mg St. Johns wort extract
  • 400mg olive leaf extract
  • 300mg caffeine
  • 243.5mg of 3 stims (Eria jarensis extract and more)
  • 200mg sesamol
  • And much more...

Every ingredient in Ignit3 is packed and fully dosed and you know you'll get a full months bottle, so there's no trickery with the servings here unlike most companies.

Ignit3 is packed with literally 500mg of stimulants, including 300mg of caffeine. You wouldn't want to mistake this for a weak fat burner...​

To counter the effects of stimulants, its got 900mg of St. John Wort extract which'll help fight off anxiety, along with depression and fatigue that usually comes with hardcore dieting.​

The stimulant, J. Regia Extract, is a special and customized stimulant that has potential for tunnel-like focus and mood support.​

Ignit3 is a prime example of what Olympic Labs produces in their supplement lines, and that's high quality products that has effective ingredients to help reach your goals. And in this case, it's fat burning. 

Pros

  • Strong mix of stimulants 
  • 30 full servings 
  • Mental and mood support
  • 11 effective and fully dosed ingredients
  • Strong appetite suppression

Cons

  • Not available everywhere

2. Lipodrene by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals

Key Features:
  • 25mg ephedra extract 
  • 35mg DMAA (methylhexanamine HCl)
  • 200mg phenylethylamine alkaloids 
  • 25mg synephrine HCl
  • 100mg caffeine 
  • And more...

DMAA, ephredra, PEA alkaloids, can this fat burner get any better?

​While you may have heard ephreda is banned, it's actually only the alkaloids that are truly banned.​

If it doesn't contain ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, norephedrine or methylephedrine then it's perfectly legal.​

You may be thinking... "What's the point?"​

Well this formula has been proven to be even more powerful than ephredrine itself. 

Research has been done by Hi-Tech proving that 250mg of acacia rigidula is even better for fat burning than ephedrine.

And since it contains both acacia rigidula and DMAA, as well as other fat burning compounds, this is may as well be better than any ephedrine-based formula.

Each pill contains 35mg of DMAA, 100mg of caffeine and 150 of acacia rigidula, so you'll really "feel" this working right from the first dosage. ​

This isn't just packed with stimulants and feel good PEA-based compounds.

Lipodrene is extremely well formulated as it contains everything from appetite suppressants, thyroid support and more. 

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Pros

  • Contains ephedra and DMAA
  • Combines Acacia (Senegalia), synephrine, DMAA and ephreda
  • Increases lipolysis all day long
  • Different than most fat burners
  • Strong appetite reduction

Cons

  • Possible nausea 

1. Lipodrene Elite by Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals

Key Features:
  • Erythroxylum Coca Leaves 
  • Senegalia Berlandieri
  • 65mg DMAA
  • 150mg Caffeine
  • Green Tea, Theobromine, Naringin, 6,7 Dihydroxybergamottin
  • PEA Alkaloids
  • 5-HTP, Yohimbe Extract
  • And more...

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Currently, there are a few versions of Lipodrene.

Check out the differences between the 4 versions:

  • Original Lipodrene (35mg DMAA, 150 caffeine, 200mg PEA alkaloids)
  • Lipodrene Hardcore (30-35mg DMAA, 25mg ephedra extract, 150mg caffeine, 20mg synephrine, around 200mg PEA alkaloids, and much more stims)
  • Lipodrene Xtreme (60-70mg DMAA, >150mg caffeine, 175mg PEA alkaloids, 25mg Synephrine)
  • Lipodrene Elite (Coca leaves, 65mg DMAA, 150mg caffeine, PEA alkaloids and more)

If you've tried the original Lipodrene and thought that was some strong stuff, wait until you get your hands on the Elite version. 

Lipodrene Elite contains a newly used stimulant in fat burners, coca leaves extract.

​It's traditionally used for appetite suppression and energy so as you can guess, it's used here for the purpose of weight loss. 

One study ​found that its weight loss effects on rats to be incredibly effective and the best part is that it doesn't have any tolerance build up. 

Coca leaves extract alone will have some nice effects, but this formula has synergy as it's combined with DMAA, caffeine, PEA alkaloids and a whole bunch of other stimulants. ​

This has 30mg more DMAA than the original lipodrene but with the same amount of caffeine.

Ephedra wasn't really a major player for weight loss in the original as it didn't contain any ephedrine,​ the main alkaloid for ephedra's fat burning benefits. 

The added PEA alkaloid blend can replicate, or even outperform the weight loss effects of 30mg ephedrine, as research has proven

Mood support, appetite suppression and all day energy... It can't get any better than this.

Try Lipodrene Elite if you really want to get shredded!

Pros

  • Long lasting energy from the Coca leaves extract
  • Disclosed dosages of DMAA and caffeine
  • Strong appetite suppression
  • Mix of stimulants like DMAA, caffeine, coca leaves and PEA alkaloids 
  • Long lasting mood and motivation support
  • Includes ingredients to reduce stress and anxiety
  • Strong thermogenenic effects
  • No crash

Cons

  • Prop blends

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