Alphamine is an energy-boosting fat-burner made by PEScience, which has recently been reformulated.
It’s designed to improve fat-loss, energy, and focus while dieting.
PEScience is a supplement company based in Florida, USA.
Leucine is a branched-chain amino acid which is vital for muscle growth and repair.
Research shows that leucine can significantly reduce catabolism, preserving muscle mass while dieting (1).
Carnitine is an amino acid which is known to burn body fat in people who are deficient.
The tartrate form also has performance-boosting properties, especially in terms of power output (2).
An effective dose is 1-4g.
Choline is a brain-boosting vitamin.
Studies have shown a link between dietary choline and improved mental performance (3).
Not all forms of choline are created equal, however, and bitartrate is a less-effective form than others.
Caffeine, the popular stimulant, can increase both energy levels and metabolic rate (4).
An effective dose is around 200mg.
Theanine is an amino acid that improves focus and relaxation.
When used alongside caffeine or other stimulants, it can reduce any jitters and anxiety, as well as increase concentration levels (5).
An effective dose is about 100-200mg.
Ferulic acid is a relatively new compound in fitness supplements.
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting to preserve muscle mass and improve energy levels while dieting may enjoy using Alphamine.
How to Take
Mix 2 scoops (5.8g) with 785mL water, and consume as desired.
Caffeine may cause a rapid or irregular heartbeat if taken in excessive doses.
Ferulic acid is a relatively new ingredient, and may have unknown side effects.
- Energy and focus support
- Includes leucine to reduce catabolism
- Huge range of flavours available.
- Poor fat-burning ability
- Proprietary blend, ingredient doses are unknown
- Some ingredients may not be effective for everyone.
The current Alphamine formula is an interesting combination of ingredients, which seems more like a pre-workout rather than a fat-burner.
Key ingredients that were present in the original formula are now gone, leaving only a skeleton of the former product. The doses are also hidden in a proprietary blend, meaning we don’t know what’s present in effective amounts.
Alphamine should still be somewhat effective for energy and focus, however its fat-burner prestige no longer exists.
If you’re looking for serious fat-burning effects rather than just an “energy drink”, your money will be better spent elsewhere.