Ripped Freak is a fat-burning supplement which aims to assist fat loss while dieting.
It’s produced by the US company PharmaFreak, founded in 2008.
Caffeine increases energy and metabolic rate, which helps to burn fat while maintaining alertness (1).
The effective dose is 200-500mg, and varies with individual tolerance.
Green Tea Extract
Green Tea has long been used for fat-burning effects.
Studies show that it can increase fat oxidation by 17% and improve insulin sensitivity (2).
An effective dose for fat-burning is 400-500mg.
Olive Leaf Extract has powerful antioxidant properties, and has been shown to increase insulin sensitivity (3).
This allows more efficient use of carbohydrates, and helps in both fat loss and increasing lean mass.
Green Coffee Bean
Green Coffee Bean contains a compound called Chlorogenic Acid, which has shown to improve heart health and fat loss (4).
The recommended dose is 240-600mg for a 50% Chlorogenic Acid extract.
Sweet Red Pepper
The pigments in capsicum (Sweet Red Pepper) have been discovered to alter the metabolism of other compounds (5).
Adding such an extract can improve the absorption and effects of other ingredients, however an effective dose has not been established.
Raspberry Ketone is a compound used for scent and flavouring in foods and cosmetics.
It has shown fat-burning effects in both lab and rat studies, but proper human studies are yet to be done.
The effective dose is estimated to range widely from 870-6,200mg.
Gallic acid is an organic acid, found in a variety of land plants and foods.
It appears to be somewhat ineffective for weight loss (6).
Who Takes It?
Any athlete wishing to increase their fat loss while dieting would benefit from using Ripped Freak.
How to Take
Take 1 capsule with a glass of water on an empty stomach, first thing in the morning.
You may take an optional second serving of one capsule early in the afternoon, on an empty stomach and at least 30 minutes before your next meal.
On workout days, take 1 capsule 30-60 minutes before working out.
Never take more than 2 capsules daily.
Sweet Red Pepper Extract can interfere with other pharmaceuticals.
Do not take Ripped Freak alongside any other medication.
- The majority of the ingredients used are effective, and backed by successful studies
- Raspberry Ketone and Gallic Acid have not yet been proven to be effective for fat loss, but may work
- Each dose of Ripped Freak contains less than optimal amounts of most of the ingredients
Ripped Freak is a great combination of effective ingredients, as well as a couple that are still yet to be proven.
Overall it is a solid formula, and two capsules a day should yield good results along with dieting.