Alphamine is a thermogenic powder that is mixed into water. Therefore, instead of taking pills, those who use this dietary supplement from PEScience, make a drink that supposedly helps them to burn fat. It is meant to be used in combination with regular exercise and a healthy diet to help an individual burn more calories than they would by engaging in only conventional weight loss methods.
Alphamine is comprised of two blends. These include the FIT Performance System [(Choline Bitartrate, Alpha-Hydroxy-Isocaproic Acid, Eucommia Ulmoides (Leaf) Extract (98% Chlorogenic Acid), Olive (Leaf) Extract] and the Ergo-Thermogenic System [Caffeine Anhydrous, Nelumbo Nucifera (Seed) Extract (Standardized for Higenamine), Yohimbe (Bark) Extract]. These two systems combined make up the Alphamine FIT Matrix.
Basically, this fat burning product is made up of amino acids and stimulants. Both work together to increase metabolism and activate thermogensis (burns fat to generate heat in the body). The official product page for Alphamine on the PEScience website makes particular note of the two ingredients choline Bitartrate and olive leaf. However, while it notes that these two particular ingredients are an important part of the formula, it actually provides no details as to why this is.
For instance, the site says “we could write an article on the importance and biological functions of choline in the body,” but provides no actual information, not even stating what benefit this particular ingredient brings to the formula. This is also the case with olive leaf. The site talks about it as being “one of the most underrated ingredients today” and that it “holds numerous beneficial properties,” but fails to elaborate on what these beneficial properties are. The lack of information and studies leaves one wondering about the efficacy of this product.
Although none of the ingredients in Alphamine have ever been proven to cause weight loss, it does contain caffeine, which has been proven to increase alertness and fat burning. Be that as it may, 1 scoop of the mix contains 125 mg of caffeine, which is about equal to an 8oz cup of coffee. Users are instructed to assess their tolerance by first taking only 1 does (1 scoop of the powder mixed with 4-5oz of water) before breakfast for the first couple of days. After this point, they can take a second dose 5 to 6 hours later and eventually take a maximum of 3 scoops per day (2 in the morning 1 in the afternoon).
Taking the maximum dose means ingesting a lot of caffeine, which increases the risks of certain unwanted side effects such as jitters, sleeplessness, anxiety, restlessness, headache, upset stomach, etc. What’s more, caffeine isn’t the only stimulant in this mixture. It also contains Yohimbe bark. Additionally, the ingredient higenamine acts like a stimulant and can cause some parts of the body to relax and other parts, like the heart, to speed up, which could cause rapid heartbeat.
It would be wise to avoid ingesting caffeinated products (ex. coffee, tea, cola, etc.) while taking this product and to first speak with your healthcare provider before taking Alphamine.
When this review was written, a single tub of Alphamine (a 4-week supply) cost $49.99 and came in three flavors: Raspberry lemonade, Cherry Limeade, and Fruit Punch.