For the past few years many fat burners have been developed but recently the one gathering a lot of attention is Instant Knockout Roar (IKR). In fact, some people claim that it is one of the best supplements around. One of the problems in evaluating fat burners is that many reviews are made by the manufacturer, so there is always some bias. Plus, many fat burners contain very similar ingredients, so what is so special about IKR?
Instant Knockout Roar is new fat burner made by Testofuel. The product was initially designed for boxers and MMA fighters who wanted to lose weight just before a weigh-in but at the same time not comprise their strength and endurance. Nearly always a fighter or boxer is a few pounds overweight a day before the fight and asides from an intense workout there is no other method to help them get rid of this weight quickly without compromising their hydration and strength. And this is where IKR saw its first success. Fighters and boxers who took IKR quickly cut down their body weight in a matter of hours and still retained their exercise endurance.
IKR has three modes of action. It not only enhances metabolism of fat, but decreases the hunger pangs and at the same time the energy released from the burning of calories is used to provide that extra “umph’ needed to lift a large weight or explode at the last ten meters of a 100 meter race.
What are ingredients of IKR?
There are several ingredients in instant knockout that help one reduce body weight. Some of the ingredients are thermogenic and others are non-thermogenic. The formula has been designed in such a way that it not only burns fat but also suppress the appetite. These ingredients include the following:
Green tea extracts which contain polyphenols. These polyphenols act by enhancing the release of potent amines which increase thermogenesis and increase breakdown of fat by the liver.
Cayenne pepper contains capsaicin and is a potent thermogenic agent; it rapidly decreases fat stores and decreases hunger pain by inhibiting the release of the hormone ghrelin. Cayenne pepper is safe at low doses but high doses can cause stomach irritation, facial flushing, sweating and a runny nose.
Glucomannan is a naturally occur plant extract that has the ability to swell in the intestine once ingested. This makes one feel satiated and prevents overeating. Glucomannan is also available as a powder, tablet and capsule. Besides weight loss, this supplement is also used to treat constipation and high cholesterol. Glucomannan is relatively safe but high doses may cause abdominal cramps.
Caffeine is also another ingredient found in IKR. Caffeine is one of the most potent thermogenic agents and also prevents accumulation of water. It acts by breaking down the fat molecules and generating energy. Almost all fat burners have caffeine in the formula. At low levels caffeine is relatively safe.
Piperine is another ingredient in IKR. Piperine is an extract of black pepper and is added to the formula to enhance the absorption of the other ingredients.
Green coffee bean extracts which contain chlorogenic acid are also found in IKR. Chlorogenic acid is a potent thermogenic agent which works rapidly.
Both Vitamin B6 and B12 are added to the IKR formula because they are essential for muscle growth and development. These vitamins are not stored in the body and for people who want to enhance or grow their muscles, these vitamins are needed.
GTF chromium is found in trace amounts in IKR. This mineral ensures that the blood sugars do not go sky high. It does this by promoting movement of glucose into the cells and boosting the breakdown of fat instead. Chromium is also known to increase muscle mass and improve exercise endurance.
Zinc is another mineral found in IKR. Zinc is a trace element which is vital for body growth. Without zinc wounds cannot heal and the growth can be stunted. Zinc also boost the functions of the immune system and prevents a variety of infections. Many body building formulas contain Zinc as it is known to enhance muscle growth.
Is Instant Knockout Roar safe?
All the ingredients in IKR are natural and thus the risk of side effects is very low. Of course, when has to take the recommended doses and not over do it.
How is IKR taken?
It is important to take IKR (500 mg) with water 2-3 times a day. It should not be taken at bedtime as it is known to cause restlessness. Throughout the day one should drink ample water. Since IKR already contains caffeine, it is best to avoid all other caffeine containing beverages.
It is best not to combine IKR with other similar supplements as this increases the risk of adverse reactions.
When does one benefits?
The majority of people start to see weight loss within the first week and this continues as long as you take the supplement. However, you must exercise at the same time because IKR is not a magic pill and does not work if you just sit on the couch, expecting to lose weight. In the end, you must also eat a health diet, abstain from too much alcohol and discontinue smoking. Any type of physical activity is better than no activity if you want IKR to work for you. Going to the bathroom is not considered an exercise- it is called pooping.