Fat Blaster is a nonprescription pill product that is designed to help dieters to lose weight more effectively than they can do alone, with only exercise and dieting changes. The claims on the official website for the product are that it will help the body to burn fat more quickly, while reducing the feeling of hunger. It also claims that its brand has won the Best OTC health product award from the Australian Journal of Pharmacy Awards, though it is unclear whether it is the brand or the current formulation of this product that have received the award.
It is important to note that the current formulation may not have been the one to have won the award, even if it was the pill and not the brand that received it, as the ingredients that are found within this formulation have been changed over the years, as observed directly through this reviewer, and through other websites that have tested or reviewed Fat Blaster which have similar but different ingredients listed.
At the time that this review was written, the ingredients were being listed on the official website as the following: guarana, bitter orange peel extract, ginger, panax (Korean) ginseng, green tea leaf extract, psyllium husk powder, chromium picolinate, potassium iodide, vitamins B1, B2, B6, and B12.
It is important to point out that there are at least four ingredients in Fat Blaster that are known to be stimulants, and that two of them are considered to be quite powerful. While this can be helpful for some dieters for a temporary acceleration of the metabolism (and, therefore, fat burning), it also places dieters at risk of certain side effects. Many dieters that take pills containing guarana and bitter orange peel extract will feel symptoms such as increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, shakes, nervousness and anxiety, jitters, sleep struggles, and others.
Bitter orange peel contains synephrine, which is a substance against which the FDA has issued a warning to consumers who use diet pills. The reason is that this ingredient can actually be dangerous for certain dieters and it has been known to produce severe side effects in some users.
It is very important to speak with a licensed doctor before using this product, as it is not appropriate for everyone. This can help to make sure that it will not only live up to its claims, but also that it won’t conflict with any health conditions or medications (prescription, over the counter, or supplements) that are being taken.