Everyone is always looking for the miracle pill that will melt the fat off their body with no exercise required. Unfortunately, that pill does not exist. However, we've all seen the fat burners that are sold on the market. Do they work? Today I give you my thoughts on those fat burners—over the counter and otherwise.
The concept behind a fat burner is that it increases your body temperature thereby helping your body burn fat. There are a select few that actually work and the rest just do not work at all. The point is that fat burners are probably a waste of money for the most part. They increase your ability to burn fat only slightly.
Lipo 6 is the one I used when preparing for a competition. It worked, but slowly. Additionally, it only works for 4 to 6 weeks at a time maximum. You have to cycle on and off of it to keep getting any benefits. It is also quite expensive. These are all factors to consider when considering the use of fat burners.
Many competitors who are on gear use Clenbuterol to aide in burning fat. While Clen definitely helps with fat burning, my opinion is that the side effects are not worth the small bump you get. Side effects involve massively painful muscle cramps. I just feel that the cramps are not good in exchange for the tiny bump this substance gives you for burning fat.
My conclusion is that it is better to keep changing up your cardio and working hard. Fat burners just are not very effective. There really is no magic pill available.