Adicor is a diet supplement produced by NutriShop and distributed under the Katalyst Nutraceuticals brand name.
The Katalyst Nutraceuticals website may not be the most eye-grabbing site on the net, but its easy to navigate and provides a telephone number and email address for people who need to contact customer support. It’s reassuring when companies make it easy for customers to get in touch, so the site ticks one of the right boxes.
However, when it comes to providing product information, we have to give the Katalyst Nutraceuticals website an “F” for “fail”. The Adicor sales page tries to sum up the product’s function in a single sentence that states the pills contain an “8-Phase, advanced formula designed to help improve body composition through increased energy levels, increased metabolic rate, and thermogenesis.”
The label on the bottle contains even less information. It’s just a list:
- Energy levels
If the pills are capable of fulfilling the desired function, they should boost the metabolism sufficiently to cause the body to burn calories faster. If it runs out of calories the body will need to start burning fat, but this is unlikely to happen unless the pills are used alongside diet and exercise. It would be nice if the manufacturer could point this out, but they do not.
If the pills are effective for boosting energy levels, they should help prevent dieters from feeling fatigued due to a lack of calories. The promise of thermogenesis will only hold good if the pills can produce the required elevation in body temperature. If they can, the body will begins losing extra calories in the form of heat and most of those calories will have been released from the body’s stores of fat.
Key Ingredients & Blend Potential
The Adicor formulation contains more than 30 components. That’s a lot. The men in white coats who developed the blend appear to have thrown-in everything but the kitchen sink.
Three capsules provide.
- Zinc (2mg)
- Chromium (100mcg)
- Vitamin B12 (50mcg)
Zinc is good for boosting testosterone levels, and an increase in testosterone is known to improve the body’s ability to burn fat, so zinc is a good inclusion. Chromium is also a worthwhile addition to the mix because it can help suppress sugar urges and reduce the tendency to snack. Vitamin B12 has merit as well because it helps support an efficient metabolism. So far so good, but from now on in things start to get complicated.
Adicor is marketed as an 8-phase formula, but the phases involved are not explained and each phase is supposedly supported by the abilities of one of eight proprietary blends.
- Phase 1 Blend (635mg): Siberian ginseng, caffeine anhydrous, green tea extract, guarana extract, Vinpocetine, Codyceps Sinensis.
- Phase 2 Blend (425mg): Hoodia gordonii, garcinia cambogia, St John’s Wort, 5-HTP.
- Phase 3 Blend (275mg): Uva ursi, dandelion root, juniper berry, buschu extract.
- Phase 4 Blend (235mg): Citrus aurantium, octopamine, synephrine.
- Phase 5 Blend (225mg): Coleus forskohlii, commiphora mukul, l-tyrosine AKG, kelp, + 3, 5 Diiodo L-Tyrosine.
- Phase 6 Blend (205mg): Ginger root, cayenne powder.
- Phase 7 Blend (200mg): Phosphatidylserine, magnolia bark.
- Phase 8 Blend (135mg): L-taurine, rhodelia rosea, Bioperine.
Trying to figure out how such a vast amount of ingredients are likely to interact together would be fool’s work. Even the reasoning behind the individual blends does not make much sense. Thermogenesis is one of the benefits customers are promised, so it is safe to assume one of the blends is designed to support such an ability. The green tea extract in the Phase 1 blend is known to have this ability. Caffeine is also a proven thermogen, and guarana is a source of caffeine, so it has value as well, but the other three ingredients share no such ability. The three ingredients in the Phase 4 blend can also encourage thermogenic fat burning, but synephrine is the stimulant that is taken form citrus aurantium fruit. The two names are generally considered interchangeable. They rarely appear together on a label because they are the same thing. The Phase 6 blend also contains a powerful fat burner (cayenne), but it is diluted with ginger and ginger’s main value is as a digestive aid. None of this makes sense.
We were unable to find any customer reviews for Adicor.
Side Effects & Health Considerations
The fact that the Adicor formulation contains such a lot of of ingredients is not good. It is hard to say how the various additions may act when thrown together in this way. Bearing this in mind, we suggest all potential users seek expert medical option prior to using Adicor diet pills to try and lose weight.
Where to Buy Adicor
Adicor is not an easy diet pill to buy online. The manufacturer’s website does not provide a shopping cart facility and the pills are not available in any of the popular diet pill web shops. NutriShop Kuwait appears to be the sole source of supply and their price for 120 capsules is USD$ 90. That may sound like a lot of pills but, at the recommended dose of six capsules per day, the bottle will run dry in less than three weeks.
There is no money back guarantee.
The Final Verdict
The Adicor formulation contains a few good ingredients, but we think the “8-Phase” idea is nothing more than marketing bumph. The ingredients added to each of the eight blends appear to have been added in a willy-nilly fashion that fails to make sense. The formulation, as a whole, would be stronger if the ingredients of lesser potential, such as ginger, Siberian ginseng, and dandelion, were ditched in favour of an increased quantity of the better ingredients, such as green tea, garcinia cambogia, and cayenne.
Despite the fact that there is no customer feedback available to prove Adicor works, we feel it may provide some degree of weight loss, but the blend is not nearly as impressive as that used in PhenQ.
Numerous customer reviews prove that the formulation used in PhenQ works. The manufacturers are also confident enough to provide customers with a guarantee. If Adicor had a guarantee as well, it may be worth a gamble but, with a price that is close to USD$ 100 per bottle, it’s a pretty big gamble to take. Especially when PhenQ can offer a wider range of benefits and costs around half the price.