Introduction Jillian Michaels is well known for her role in television and in the general fitness world. Now, she has lent her name and her endorsement to the Jillian Michaels Maximum Strength Fat Burner supplement that claims to be able to drastically change your life. All fat burners will do this in one way or another, but the amount of aggressive advertising that has gone into promoting this project is a little above and beyond what most people would call normal.
The HookThe main hook that this product has over most people is the name that is behind it. A lot of people will see a beautiful and fit woman like Jillian Michaels and assume that any product that has her name on it must be an effective product. If this sounds like the reaction that you’ve had, check yourself for a moment. With the high expense per month of this product, you can’t afford to rush headlong into this particular purchase.
The IngredientsYou can always tell the effectiveness of any weight loss product by taking a close look at the ingredients that make it up. The pills included in this product are primarily made up of two different proprietary blends. The amount of each ingredient present within those blends is not disclosed, but the actual ingredients that are present are known.
The impressive ingredients on the list are synephrine, coffee bean extract and guarana. All of the other ingredients included in this product are not ingredients that have any significant effect on the final outcome. If there is a reason to purchase this product, it would have to be within one of these three ingredients because all of the others at best are supporting ingredients and at worst are just tossed in for appearances.
Coffee bean extract and guarana are both natural sources of caffeine. Caffeine is easily one of the best ingredients for burning fat because of the thermogenic properties that it has. In other words, it has the ability to stimulate the body into burning fat. The presence of caffeine in reasonably large quantities in this pill is encouraging, but on its own is not enough to validate purchasing this product for the high price that it commands.
This analysis leaves synephrine as the last hope for giving this product a positive review. The synephrine ingredient has long been thought of as a substitute for ephedrine that did not have the same deleterious side effects, but to this date the research has not really validated that point. There is no reason to believe that synephrine has the same abilities as ephedrine and therefore no reason to believe that this product will do as well as a product that still contains ephedrine.
Final ThoughtsThis product will act as a mild stimulant that will make you feel good and energized throughout the day. However, you can get that same effect from other products that are far cheaper than this one. It seems to be riding more on the fame and popularity of Jillian Michaels more than anything else.