AdvoCare ThermoPlus is a weight loss supplement that has been designed by AdvoCare International L.P., to be used for suppressing the appetite and increasing the metabolism. The official webpage for this product on the manufacturer’s website claims that this product can be used to help dieters on its own, or it can be combined with other products within the brand’s lineup.
Upon further investigation into AdvoCare, it was discovered that it is an American company that specializes in network marketing. This company focuses just as much on its various selling programs – from retail to multi level sales – as it does on providing any information at all to the consumer about the product that he or she is considering for purchase.
In terms of the marketing language for AdvoCare ThermoPlus, the company seems to concentrate more on saying that it is a vitamin and dietary supplement but it describes its features as weight loss enhancers.
According to the website, the ingredients that make up the AdvoCare ThermoPlus formula are: Thiamine (as HCl), Niacin (as niacinamide), Sage extract (leaf – Salvia officinalis), Oolong tea extract (leaf – Camellia sinensis), Guarana extract (seed – Paullinia cupana), Gelatin, Rice flour, and Magnesium stearate. The oolong tea and guarana extract both contain stimulants, but the manufacturer did point out that every dose contains 40 to 50 mg of caffeine. That amount is about the equivalent to one half of a strong cup of coffee.
While the majority of people will not be adversely affected by caffeine at that quantity, there will be some who will find that taking a half cup of coffee’s worth of caffeine all at once (as opposed to the rate at which a cup of coffee is sipped) can lead to certain side effects such as jitters, anxiety, headaches, and others.
The caffeine in this product is what is most likely to promote thermogenesis, particularly in combination with the thiamine. That said, in the quantity that has been used, it is likely that the impact on thermogenesis (which is what speeds up the metabolism through a rise in body temperature) will be a rather light one. While this does explain why it would be safe to use it in combination with some of the other products in the weight loss line from this brand, it also indicates that the effect produced by this product may not be great enough to actually lead to any measurable weight loss.