Zantrex 3, the pill discussed by the US Congress
At first glance, ZANTREX 3 is yet another common slimming pill to be added to the panel of weight loss supplements already on the market.
However, this pill has received such a huge media hype in the USA that we couldn’t resist testing this “spectacular” drug, which has been making headlines in the American press for quite some time.
Alas, what we discovered came as a terrible shock.
Could this be one of the biggest weight-loss supplement scams ever?
Are the rumors about the involvement of US congressmen and senators true?
It’s time to find out what’s behind the two blue and red bottles.
Presentation and promises of Zantrex 3
Zantrex’s official website was the first surprise we encountered.
The site is different. It revolves around a couple dancing the tango!
When you read a little further, you’ll find other info, but very little to understand anything.
The essential features are:
- Rapid weight loss;
- Incredible energy.
“Yes, it’s Zantrex 3, the hottest new “super pill” in the U.S.!”
Finally, rapid weight loss and incredible energy in one pill.
The “super pill” Zantrex 3, the boost you need and more, much more!
It’s all nonsense! More sensible information about the pill would be more interesting and, above all, more useful at this point.
How much weight loss can you expect?
Fast can be anything, 2 kg a year for example!
Yet Zantrex 3 is supposed to be a weight loss pill, not a stimulant.
What exactly is the definition of “incredible”?
What is Zantrex 3 and what are its ingredients? ingredients?
It’s time to take a look at the ingredients of this “super pill”.
Unfortunately, the manufacturer of Zantrex 3 does not provide any information on the exact composition of the pill.
On the official website, you’re invited – once again – to pay for a supplement you don’t know much about.
However, we do know that there are 3 types of product: the red bottle, the blue bottle and “magic” energy crystals.
The blue bottle would be a “standard” supplement.
The red bottle is presented as a fat burner, and the energy crystals are to be diluted in water and drunk for extra boost. That’s all we were told.
We didn’t stop there and looked further afield.
We were finally able to find the composition of the two bottles of Zantrex 3.
And there’s the old “proprietary blend” trick, which you can read on both labels, for not revealing the exact quantities of each ingredient.
Some unscrupulous manufacturers, who add common ingredients to the minimal quantities of effective ingredients, use this trick to keep the exact composition of their pills secret.
To simplify matters, the blue bottle of Zantrex 3 is a blend of Guarana, Yerba Mate, Damiana and a little caffeine.
The red bottle contains bitter orange extract and caffeine.
We’ve talked about these ingredients many times before, so here’s a recap of what each ingredient might do for you:
1. GREEN TEA:
This has benefited from several studies, including 3 taken up by the makers of Zantrex 3.
The first study shows a reduction in body fat in men who consumed 690mg of green tea.
The second study showed that subjects lost weight after consuming 583m green tea per day.
And finally, a third study shows an increase in thermogenesis after consuming 50mg of green tea caffeine.
Perfect… so how much green tea does Zantrex 3 contain? We don’t know!
2. GUARANA :
It contains caffeine and several studies have shown it to be effective for weight loss in some people.
Again, there’s no indication of how much is in Zantrex 3.
To get closer to this ingredient, read our article on Guarana.
3. DAMIANA :
Found mainly in South America, damiana is known to be an effective sexual stimulant and weight-loss aid.
It may also speed up metabolism and boost energy levels.
We have already published an article on Damiana which we invite you to read.
4. YERBA MATÉ:
Another plant native to South America which is said to have an effect on weight loss, heart health and even pain.
Read our article on Yerba Maté.
Zantrex 3 claims to combine the benefits of Guarana, Damiana and Yerba Mate.
However, their effect depends on the quantities included in the pill to give the desired results.
5. BITTER ORANGE EXTRACT:
Bitter orange extracts are very popular at the moment. They are now included in a large number of natural weight loss supplements due to their effect on thermogenesis.
Accelerated metabolism leads to faster fat burning.
Zantrex 3 make you lose weight?
At first glance, Zantrex 3 seems to contain some good ingredients.
Unfortunately, the lack of detailed information on the exact quantity of each component means we can’t judge its effectiveness.
And even if you decide to do some research yourself, you may not find the composition we’ve presented above unless you spend hours and hours digging.
MORAL OF THE STORY: Never buy a product without knowing exactly what it contains.
Side effects Zantrex
There have been no clinical trials on the possible side effects of Zantrex 3.
Zantrex’s secret and exclusive blend could have short-term or long-term adverse effects. At this stage, we don’t know.
However, Zantrex 3 appears to contain a large amount of caffeine, which could be dangerous for the body. For example, if you take 2-3 tablets a day as recommended, you would take 1928 mg of the red Zantrex 3.
We assume (since we can’t verify it) that caffeine-source ingredients make up 90% of the pill.
You’ll be consuming the equivalent of 1700 mg of caffeine!
In some people, this amount can be downright lethal.
And for everyone else, it represents a considerable risk and can cause serious health complications.
For more information on the effect of caffeine on your body, take the time to read this article published on wikipedia.
What users say about Zantrex3
This is where it gets interesting!
Since the manufacturers don’t seem to want to reveal what Zantrex3 actually contains, they’re relying heavily on advertising and media hype to market the product.
So they’ve enlisted the help of a pseudo-American celebrity named Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi. She’s a contestant on an MTV reality show called Jersey Shore.
The idea was to pay this famous Snooki to lose weight, then have her claim it was all thanks to Zantrex3.
In fact, she tweeted about Zantrex3 and willingly posed for fake photos where the protruding Zantrex 3 bottle stood out from her bag.
Did people fall for it?
Apparently so, otherwise the manufacturer wouldn’t have invested so much money in hiring Snooki to advertise their product.
However, what was intentionally or unintentionally left out of the public eye was the fact that, as a teenager, Snooki suffered from an eating disorder that dropped her weight to 35kg.
Very honest, isn’t it, using sick people to advertise a weight-loss supplement?
The manufacturer of Zantrex3
Zantrex 3 is full of surprises.
At first, we thought it was just another pill from another company, which doesn’t hesitate to advertise falsely, something very common in the weight loss supplement business.
But as soon as we discovered that Zantrex3 came from Utah, the capital of diet pill scams, we went on full alert.
Utah is the source of the majority of online diet pill scams.
We’ll come back to the full history of Basic Research LLC in another article, as it’s one of the biggest scammers in the weight-loss drug market. But for the purposes of this review, you should know that this is a company with a very bad reputation, having already been taken to court quite a few times and saddled with severe fines.
The Basic Research LLC case has even been dealt with by the US Congress, but we’ll come back to that in an article devoted entirely to this scam.
Our opinion on Zantrex3
Basically, it’s a caffeine pill, which relies on the effect of pseudo-celebrities paid in advance to advertise it, and it’s manufactured by people who have been called “the masters of the scam” within the US Congress itself.
The official Zantrex3 website is absolutely worthless, and there’s no scientific proof of its efficacy or safety.