FireStorm is a weight loss pill claiming to offer potent amounts of stimulants for fat loss. The brand adds that the benefits of using this include increased energy, metabolism, and endurance.
It’s claimed to be the “1# Proven Rapid Weight Loss Formula!” They mention that with exercise this brand will produce a sudden rush of energy, and that results are possible within an hour. There’s also the claim that this brand will help one reduce appetite. So is there any benefit at all to FireStorm? What can you expect from it? This full review has all the key details needed to figure out the truth.
|Ephedra Extract 25 mg||Caffeine Anhydrous 255 mg||Hoodia Extract 40 mg||Methyl Synephrine 25 mg|
|5-hydroxytryptophan 25 mg||Phenethylamine HCL 25 mg||Yohimbine HCL 4 mg||White Willow Bark 75 mg|
|Green Tea 95% Polyphenols, 40% EGCG 15 mg||Guarana Standardized for 22% Caffeine 75 mg||Theobromine 99% 10 mg||Cayenne 40,000 Heat Units 25 mg|
Some of the additives are questionable:
Ephedra Extract: Taken from the Ephedra plant without 5 key alkaloids. Regular Ephedra’s banned by the FDA due to concerns of side effects including organ damage and cardiovascular damage. I couldn’t find any clinical studies online which mention whether or not this additive is safe or effective. It’s considered a weaker form of Ephedra, but it’s unknown what kind of an impact it may have.
Caffeine Anhydrous: Dehydrated caffeine added to some supplements since it provides a stimulant effect; raising energy and increasing metabolism. Use of this ingredient can lead to a tolerance that diminishes its effects. Possible side effects may include:Headaches
Hoodia Extract: A shrub that is claimed to reduce appetite by working deep in the brain. Due to the active ingredient P57 not being able to actually work itself into the bran, clinical studies have shown no appetite suppression. It’s also considered a mild toxin, and isn’t recommended for use since its negatives are common.
Methyl Synephrine: An ephedrine like ingredient that raises blood pressure. Not enough clinical studies are available to suggest whether or not it’s safe and effective. It’s a special form of Synephrine, which is a stimulant known to potentially cause rapid heart rate and feelings of anxiety.
Yohimbine HCL: A fat burner which is known to cause anxiety and negative reactions when mixed with many other ingredients. It’s notorious for often being added in amounts not mentioned on ingredient labels. This can cause a huge dose, or a potential underwhelming amount depending on the manufacturer.
Phenethylamine: An influencer of the hormones dopamine and serotonin. It’s known to be useful when found in the brain, but when supplemented Examine.com mentions it:
“rapidly broken down into inactive compounds”
When influencing brain hormones, it’s possible to have too much which may cause mood swings and other symptoms.
Guarana: A seed which is known to have more caffeine than regular coffee beans. According to Examine.com:
“Guarana is not a fat burning compound”
There’s also not enough studies performed on the other compounds found in Guarana. It’s unknown if the only effect it provides is through its high amounts of caffeine. Often Guarana is added to a supplement but it’s rare for it to contribute enough caffeine for an effect.
White Willow Bark: Bark extracted from a willow tree which is used similar to aspirin. It may cause side effects including:
It also has only been tested for short periods no longer than 12 weeks, so there are unknown potential long term effects.
5-hydroxytryptophan: It’s activate before serotonin is released in the brain. It’s usually given in exact dosages since too much can cause unwanted side effects. Only someone knowledgeable about dosing is advised to supplement with this product. Possible side effects may include:
This ingredient is often provided in safe amounts when taken via chocolate. It’s unknown what kind of an effect it may have when added to a supplement containing other stimulants.
FireStorm Quality of Ingredients
All the ingredients except one are either potentially full of several serious side effects, or they’ve yet to be proven to work.
The owners of FireStorm also have failed to provide any proof that this product is safe or effective.
Many of these ingredients are potentially harsh stimulants, therefore this product is not guaranteed for long term weight loss. This is because ingredients like caffeine only have weight loss effects for a short period. Still, it’s known to cause unwanted side effects when taken for long periods.
The Price and Quality of FireStorm
There are 3rd party sellers who sell this product, but the company fails to provide any website or information about their own brand.
It’s advised to take 2 capsules a day long before bedtime in order to prevent insomnia. You also have to drink 4 -1o ounce glasses of water. The brand sells for $39.95 for 100 servings.
This means the daily price is:
$39.95/50= 0.79 cents per a day’s full serving.
Though this seems inexpensive, this is likely due to the fact that the company no longer markets or sells this brand. 3RD party retailers instead sell what might be potentially old or expired batches of FireStorm. No guarantee is offered to suggest this product is either safe or effective. Any sales from the 3 websites are final.
The back of each bottle has a warning that certain people shouldn’t use this brand.
They advise for the following people to avoid this brand:
It’s mentioned that improper use of this brand can result in danger to a person’s health. Anyone can be sensitive to stimulants and it’s unknown what kind of an effect all these additives may have when mixed together.
One pill provides 255 mg of caffeine, and it’s advised to get 2 pills a day.
This means you’ll get 510 milligrams which is incredibly high.
The Mayo Clinic suggests getting a maximum of 400 mg a day. An additional 110 mg are offered by FireStorm.
This can lead to serious side effects including:
Caffeine is also known to limit its positive effects after long term use. The only known benefit of taking caffeine is its anti-sleep benefit, which may be harmful to those who require more sleep.
The owners are the GE Pharma LLC. It’s unknown if the company is still in existence, the only available company information is a Facebook page that hasn’t been updated since 2013. They do list a website but this website leads to a dead link. Their contact information is available:
Address: 55 Middletown Ave Second Floor
North Haven, Connecticut 06473
They have had issues with the FDA:
Since the company has pulled their website and only 3rd party manufactures sell it, there’s no money or safety guarantee. Any issues have to be taken up with the sites that sell it. The 3 websites which list FireStorm offer no guarantee, and they are known for selling old or stimulant heavy brands.
There aren’t any opinions about this brand available online. All that was available was one single review.
There was mention that this brand is a standard thermogenic.
Without having more comprehensive opinions available it’s unknown what kind of effect this ingredient may have.
Also, it appears that the manufactures no longer sell this brand. This may mean that any batches of this ingredient are dated and potentially harmful.
Many interesting things came up while researching FireStorm:
A lack of clinical reviews, customer opinions, and safety guarantees prevent this brand from being one of the best.
There’s no doubt that taking a lot of stimulants will produce an increase in metabolism and energy, but the real question is determining if it’s safe. With 510 milligrams of caffeine, it’s much higher than the recommended daily dose.
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