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Saba ACE

Saba ACE Review

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Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

Saba ACE is a weight management and energy formula that has been developed to provide dieters with the following benefits as they commit to their efforts to lose weight:

  • Fat loss
  • Weight loss
  • Appetite control
  • Energy
  • Relief from fatigue
  • Mood improvement
  • Focus improvement

If this OTC diet pill manages to provide all these benefits, it could certainly help make it easier for a dieter to stick to a calorie-controlled eating plan and engage in regular exercise. Naturally, the only way to know how well it can deliver on these benefits is to have a look at its ingredients list.

Saba ACE Formula

When this Saba ACE review was created, there were a number of ingredients within the formula. These included:

  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Chromium

Saba ACE Proprietary Blend

  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • GreenSelect Phytosome
  • Irvingia Gabonensis
  • Garcinia Cambogia
  • Dynamine
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • L-Theanine
  • Evodiamine
  • BioPerine

The ingredient that the manufacturer touts the most for Saba ACE is GreenSelect Phytosome. This is a proprietary lecithin formulation of a caffeine-free green tea catechin extract. There have been some studies conducted on this ingredient and findings have been promising in showing that GreenSelect Phytosome has clinical potential for the maintenance of weight after intentional weight loss. That said, keep in mind that simply because an ingredient shows potential this doesn’t mean that it’s proven. Additionally, remember that while this ingredient may have been studied, it has not been studied as part of the Saba ACE formula.

It should also be noted that in addition to the makers of Saba ACE claiming that GreenSelect Phytosome is clinically proven, it also states that irvingia gabonensis (African Mango) is clinically proven, which it is not.

An Energy Boost is Likely and So Is the Risk of Side Effects

Based on the Saba ACE ingredients list, it appears that this diet pill is likely to provide an energy boost, increase mental alertness and support enhanced metabolism. The simple reason being that it contains the stimulant caffeine.

Although it is not revealed how much caffeine is present in 1 serving size (1 capsule), as the caffeine is part of a blend, it is likely to be a notable amount. This is believed for two reasons. The first is that it is the first ingredient listed in the blend. The second is that the suggested use instructions warn users not to take a dose near bedtime as it could cause restlessness. As such, there is likely enough caffeine in this product that those who are sensitive to stimulants should probably think twice before taking it.

The bottom line is that there is no solid proof that Saba ACE is a quality and safe dietary supplement for weight management, especially when the manufacturer makes false claims about proven ingredients.


Fatburn7 Weight Loss Pills

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Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 2.5/5 (1 vote cast)


FatBurn7 is a weight loss supplement that is marketed as a fat burner and advertises “maximum weight loss.” It comes from a manufacturer called Advanced Herbaceuticals LLC, and one of the claims is that you can lose weight without jitters or side effects and that it is produced within plants that meet American GMP certification standards.

This is very promising in terms of the quality of treatment the ingredients receive when this weight loss pill is processed. However, beyond that quality manufacturing, the real question is whether or not FatBurn7 is actually safe to take and effective for fat loss. 

FatBurn7 Ingredients at a Glance

Having a look at the ingredients in FatBurn7 is the primary way to understand what this pill has to offer. Within its list of complexes are the following:

  • Chromium picolinate – this ingredient is exceptionally common in weight loss pills. There are many claims that it helps with glycemic control and the building of muscle

Within the FB7 Satiety Block Complex™, there is also:

  • 5-HTP – This is an ingredient that is unproven but that is often used in drugs to control hunger pangs.
  • Hoodia Gordonii – This is a highly hyped ingredient that has seen a lot of media attention, and yet has never once been proven to decrease hunger in any significant way. The Mayo Clinic also suggests that further study is needed before promises can truly be made about this ingredient.
  • Cha de Bugre – An ingredient which is popular in Brazil, cha de bugre is believed to be both a powerful stimulant and appetite suppressant. However, there is not enough known about this ingredient to know how it might truly work or if it is even safe to use.
  • Irvingia Gabonensis – Though further research is required, initial studies have suggested that this herb may have some impact on the metabolism of fat in as short a time as ten weeks.

Within the FB7 Thermogenic Complex™, are the following:

  • Green Tea Extract – Though green tea has been known to be helpful in fat loss, a tremendous quantity of it is required in order to do so. As the specific concentration is not provided by the manufacturer, it cannot be stated whether or not the inclusion of green tea will help this formula.
  • Guggulsterones – Studies show that while this ingredient can be mildly effective in helping with weight loss, a very high quantity of it is required. It is unlikely that this formula contains enough for this efficacy.

Within the FB7 Lipo Block Complex™ is:

  • Caralluma Fimbrata – This is a natural ingredient which some believe may help to lower the number of fatty deposits found within the body. Some research has indicated this, but further research is required in order to conclusively make this claim.
  • Cissus Quadrangularis – Though this is a very strong antioxidant, it does not appear to have any direct relation to weight loss. 

More for Bodybuilding than Weight Loss

All this being said, absolutely none of the ingredients in FatBurn7 have ever been proven effective or safe for helping a person lose weight loss at all or causing long-term measurable fat loss.

As previously mentioned, even green tea, which some studies have found to be helpful in boosting metabolism, isn’t likely to provide much weight loss support in this particular formula as it lacks the significant quantity required for such benefits to be seen.

The bottom line is that the fat loss effect of FatBurn7 is not truly meant for dieters but is instead aimed at individuals who are body building and are seeking to decrease the fat in their bodies to keep their muscles defined. There are a few stimulants in FatBurn7 (e.g. cha de bugre, green tea), so people with a sensitivity to stimulants should avoid this product.

Even after reading this review if you feel that you would like to try FatBurn7, it is recommended that you first consult with your healthcare provider before you do to be on the safe side.

Update: As of August 2019, FatBurn7 was no longer available. The official website was gone and the last time its official Twitter feed was last updated was in 2012. It also was not available for sale on any reputable website. All of this suggests that this diet pill is either sold under a new name or it has been discontinued altogether.

Apidren PM

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Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast)

Apidren PM ReviewApidren PM is a caffeine-free dietary supplement designed to help you continue your fat burning and weight loss efforts, even while you sleep. It is made in the USA and comes from a company called NutriPharm. The company also produces a product called Apidren, It is common for many users, who are seeking 24-hour fat burning and other weight management benefits to take both the Apidren and Apidren PM products.

Apidren PM is free of stimulants, so you can take it at nighttime without worrying about it affecting your sleep. Furthermore, in addition to being designed to aid in weight loss while you sleep, the products ingredients may also help you obtain a more restful slumber.

When this review of Apidren PM was written, it was composed of the following ingredients: Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Chromium, GABA, Irvingia Gabonensis, Magnolia Bark Extract, Pellodendron Amurense Bark Extract, Melatonin, LactoSpore.

The suggested use is to take 2 capsules with 8 – 12 ounces of water approximately 1 – 2 hours before bedtime. Users are cautioned not to drive or operate heavy machinery when taking Apidren PM.

Essentially, the mixture of herbs that make up the Apidren PM formula may help regulate blood sugar levels, burn fat, breakdown fat and help the body relax.

That being said, it is highly unlikely that you will experience measureable fat loss from taking Apidren PM. The reason is that no matter if it helps you burn or breakdown fat, the only way to shed pounds is by combining a healthy calorie-conscious diet with regular exercise. You’re not going to be burning tons of fat while you’re immobile and sleeping.

That being said, one way that Apidren PM may be able to benefit some people is by helping them to get a more restful sleep. If this product does manage to do this (keeping in mind that it has never been studied or proven to be effective in this way), it could be beneficial to your overall health and weight loss goals. The reason is that regular restful sleep can improve your health and benefit your weight loss goals by helping you maintain a high-functioning metabolism.

Prior to taking Apidren PM, it is strongly recommended that you first run your intentions to do so by your healthcare provider to make sure this is a safe option for you. This is especially important if you are pregnant, nursing, have a medical condition or are currently taking medication.

Matrix Night Shredder review

Matrix Night Shredder

Matrix Night Shredder review

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Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 1.4/5 (2 votes cast)

Matrix Night Shredder is a weight loss supplement that has been designed to help to boost the rest that you receive while you sleep and to give your body an added advantage so that it will burn a larger amount of fat during the time that you’re unconscious at night. According to the webpage for this product on the official website, the ingredients in this formula have been designed to promote rapid fat burning without including any stimulants. This makes it possible to comfortably take this product at nighttime without risking sleeplessness, as is often a side effect of stimulant based diet pills.

The non-stimulant fat burners are combined with sleep promoting substances so that Matrix Night Shredder can be used not only to lose weight but also to get a better night of sleep.

At the time of the writing of this review, the ingredients identified on the official webpage included: the Nocturnal Fat Attack Complex – (Raspberry Ketone, L-Carnitine, Irvingia Gabonensis and CLA), as well as the Rest & Recoup Matrix – (Magnesium, Theanine and 5-HTP), and non-active ingredients, which are Microcrystalline Cellulose, Calcium (DC), Magnesium Stearate and Silicon Dioxide.

These ingredients are not uncommon in the diet pill industry, but the manufacturer is accurate in saying that they do not contain stimulants. At the same time, the vast majority of these ingredients are considered to be unproven by the medical community when it comes to a direct relationship between their use in supplements and the ability to lose weight.

Furthermore, the inclusion of raspberry ketone and irvingia gabonensis suggests that some of the substances in this formula were chosen more because of media hype and the fact that they were once featured on the Dr. Oz show and less for any actual solid scientific evidence that would suggest that they can be safely and effectively used for weight loss purposes.

Still, among the 42 customer reviews currently posted on the official webpage on the manufacturer’s site, the average rating is a very high 93 percent (nearly five out of five stars), which is considerably higher than the rating that has been received by a number of other Matrix products on its own website. This is worth noting as it appears as though many customers are receiving positive benefits in terms of effectiveness and value, regardless of the fact that there isn’t a large body of scientific evidence to support its use for this purpose.