Fire Bombs is a weight management product produced in Britain by PNI Supplements.
Proposed benefits include:
- Controlled Insulin
- Enhanced lipolysis
- Appetite suppression
- Increased mental energy
- Better performance
- Enhanced mood
Fire Bombs used to be available from several online retailers and via Amazon. This is no longer the case and the product is now absent from the manufacturer’s website. This suggests the product may have been dropped, but that is not a bad thing because the formulation contains a drug and using drugs in dietary supplements is an illegal practice.
Claims: To be able to enhance mood, increase mental energy, increase performance, decrease appetite, control insulin levels and enhanced lipolysis (fat loss).
Positives: Good ingredient profile, highly reputable manufacturer
Negatives: Main ingredient do not have much by way of clinical research or data. Not much of a guarantee
What Are PNI Fire Bombs and How Do they Work?
Judging by the claims made for it, Fire Bombs appears to be, first and foremost, a fat burner and appetite suppressant. This is a very popular combination and, if the formulation works in the desired manner, it should help the user to consume less calories per day while also burning an increased amount of them. Such a situation may result in a calorie deficiency that could force the body to begin burning its stores of fat. However, although the theory is sound, in practice good results will only be forthcoming if the formulation contains a sufficient quantity of the right ingredients.
Each Fire Bombs capsule provides:
- Caffeine Anhydrous (250 mg): Caffeine is one of the most respected energy providing ingredients in the world. Because of this it is a main ingredient in many brands of energy drink, including Red Bull. Caffeine can also increase focus and boost concentration and some evidence suggests it may also have value as an appetite suppressant and fat burner.
- AMP Citrate (200 mg): Also called 2-amino-4-methylpentane citrate and DMBA. AMP Citrate is of often used as a fat burner, but it’s very similar to the banned stimulant DMAA and could carry a similar potential for side effects. As a fat burner, it may have merit, but it also has the potential to do harm and the risks involved may far outweigh any benefits its use may offer.
- L-Theanine (100 mg): An amino acid that is naturally occurring in green tea. Many claims are made for L-Theanine and its inclusion here could contribute to the promised mood enhancement. It is also often added to supplements that contain caffeine because its presence may have the ability to prevent caffeine related side effects, such as the jitters, from manifesting and becoming a problem.
- Picamilon (50 mg): A drug that was invented in the Soviet Union during the late 1960s. Picamilon contains a synthetic blend of niacin and GABA. In Russia it is often prescribed as a treatment for neurological problems. The FDA states it should not be used as an ingredient in supplements and, in December 2015, they issued warning letters to five companies that were using the drug in this way, giving them just 15 days to bring the offending products “into compliance with the law”.
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Side Effects & Health Issues
The inclusion of Picamilon is a cause for concern because it is a drug and should not be used as a supplement ingredient. Its use has also been linked to side effects including nausea and light-headedness. AMP Citrate is a worrying inclusion as well because it is chemically similar to DMAA, which is banned by many governments and sporting associations and has been linked to dangerous side effects.
AMP Citrate can also trigger a false positive for Illicit drugs during blood/urine tests. Competing sports people and military personnel need to be aware of this, in case the need for such tests arises.
Bearing in mind all the problems use of this product might entail, we feel it would be wise for all potential users to seek medical advice before commencing supplementation.
Where to Buy Fire Bombs
Factory Supplements appear to be the only company still marketing Fire Bombs, but it is only available bundled with another product and the price is €74.17 per bottle.
Customers are not provided with a money back guarantee at time or this review.
Recommended Diet Product
It is our opinion you will be better served with PhenQ – a highly effective multipurpose fat burner that can also help to pre-empt and block dietary fat as well as suppress appetite.
There are also ingredients present in the formula that can help users to avoid fatigue and reduce tiredness.