Giant Sports’ Dexamine apparently “represents a monumental advancement in the science of site specific fat remodeling.”
Dexamine is a new product, so the effect it has on users is unclear. Could it really be a breakthrough in the sports supplement market?
I looked more into Dexamine to see whether it has potential.
According to GiantSports.com, Giant Sports was formed after a meeting of three people with years of experience in the sports nutrition and dietary supplement industries. Their goal is to bring customers the best products possible. “Best” meaning efficacious, innovative, safe, and tasty. They also claim that their products undergo extensive review by physicians.
But Giant Sports is just starting out. The only product available besides Dexamine is Delicious Protein, a product that has been well received so far. Users say it tastes better than most other protein drinks.
With only one other product on the market, does Giant Sports have the know-how to produce a quality fat burner with Dexamine? Let’s look at the ingredients to find out.
Compared to other sports nutrition fat burners, Dexamine has a unique ingredient profile. The following ingredients are contained in a proprietary blend:
Erythropalum Scandens Ethanolic Extract.The ethanol from this Asian plant may help you feel happier and more relaxed. But too much ethanol negatively affects sensory and motor function, judgment, and cognition.
Gelidium Crinale Ethanolic Extract. Besides its effects on mood, ethanol may have an effect on weight. But the effect has been both positive and negative in various studies.
Caffeine. Caffeine stimulates your body to work harder and burn more calories. But it could cause side effects such as nausea, increased heart rate, and tremors.
Hordenine. This plant alkaloid is an active component of bitter orange. It may enhance metabolism and promote weight loss. But it hasn’t been proven to work.
Gojilean. This trademark brand of goji berry extract could improve cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases. But it’s unclear why it is included in Dexamine.
Heilong Chinese Black Tea (50% Methylxanthine). You don’t see black tea in weight loss products as much as you see green tea. But black tea does contain antioxidants that lower the risk of heart disease and other medical conditions.
Green Tea (60% Catechin). This type of tea has been shown in studies to reduce a small amount of body fat for a short time, so it definitely has some weight loss potential. It also contains catechins, or antioxidants that protect the body against disease.
Advantra-Z (50% Synephrine). This bitter orange brand contains synephrine, which is supposedly a safer form of ephedra that’s still an effective fat-burning stimulant. However, synephrine, like ephedra, could stimulate the heart and cause dangerous side effects.
It’s interesting that these ingredients have been formulated to provide the precise amount of powerful substances, such as catechines, synephrine, and ethanol, that Giant Sports wants in its product. This could raise the potency, but could also raise the risk of side effects.
Dexamine Side Effects
Because of the powerful ingredients in Dexamine, there’s a good chance you will experience side effects. If you are sensitive to caffeine or synephrine, you are particularly likely to have side effects.
Dexamine issues the following warnings to prevent this from happening:
• Take 1 to 2 capsules once per day with 16 to 20 ounces of water on an empty stomach. Begin with 1 capsule per day to assess tolerance.
• Do not exceed 2 capsules per day. Some people may only wish to take 1 capsule per day.
• Do not use for more than 8 weeks without a 4 week break.
• Do not use if you are under age 18 or if you are pregnant or nursing.
• Talk to your physician before using if you are taking medications or have a medical condition.
• Discontinue two weeks prior to surgery.
• Discontinue if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headache, or shortness of breath.
• Do not consume synephrine or caffeine from other sources while taking Dexamine.
• Use this product in conjunction with a diet and exercise program.
New products with new ingredient formulas can be exciting. However, we often don’t know how they will affect users. Since consumer reviews on Dexamine are lacking, it’s hard to know whether Dexamine’s formula is effective or safe.
I would pass on Dexamine for now. But I’d continue to keep tabs on Giant Sports. Who knows what unique formula they’ll come out with next?