I first tried Miracle Burn with Hoodia along with a low carb diet. After 6 weeks of this I had lost an astonishing 4 pounds as well as that wonderful feeling of being deprived of everything I enjoyed eating! I hope you get my sarcasm. What a colossal waste that was. I'm now ordering my second bottle of Fyre because I don't want to run out (I'm too cheap to pay for express shipping). I've taken Fyre for a little over a week now and have lost another 4 pounds. I feel great and am excited to step on the scale. I no longer feel deprived because I'm finally seeing results from my low carb lifestyle. Sorry to say, I didn't get that aphrodisiac feeling but I do feel like I'm "flashing" shortly after taking it...probably the capsacin. Fyre seems to work much better for me than Hoodia and I'd recommend it to anyone who's "hit the wall" with other products, or need something that's not over-stimulating. It's also a lot less expensive than the much-hyped Hoodia. I can hardly wait for my next Dr's visit to see what effect Fyre has had on my cholesterol and blood pressure. Yep, I'm on all of those meds that interfere with lipolysis and am hoping some will go by the wayside. Hopefully, Fyre will work as well for you.
I had a mostly-positive experience with this product, with just one drawback. First the good: As far as energy goes, I really like it. No crash that comes from pure caffeine, no jitters*, and also a lot of other energy/fat-burners give me "The Fear," where you get energy but it's like that fight/flight response. Like you're being chased by a bear. Not super-fun. Fyre, on the other hand gives me happy-dance energy and a GREAT mood. That's the major upside for me. Appetite suppression is just as good as others. Sweatiness/heat the same as others. One note about products with Yohimbine (which some other products have, some don't): they can bloat you up. I don't really enjoy feeling mildly pregnant all the time, so that's the one downside, but if I have an event where I need my stomach down flat again, it's easy enough to go off Fyre for a few days prior. I will still use it; overall it works really nicely for me.
*All energy products can give you the jitters, but after an initial ease-in/tolerance period the jitters should go away if it's a good product.
It hasn't helped any weight loss but it definitely heats the body up...
I think it also makes you awake so for the energy aspect its awesome.
Everyone I have let try it has loved it and wants to purchase it. It isn't so hard not to eat while taking this as well.
One more point for dudes to consider is that it has yohimbe in it and one guy who tried it said it works!!!!
If you don't know what yohimbe is good for look it up and try Fyre at home first so as not to embarrass yourself at the gym.. ;)
September 19, 2007 Reviewer: Huw in United Kingdom/Great Britain
Over the years I've probably tried a dozen different fat burners and unfortunately this has to be the worst.
If you can tolerate the incredible shakes this give your hands and neck, and don't might appetite suppression coming in the form feeling that you want to vomit then it might work, but I've not been able to stick with it long enough to see.
In terms of side effects it makes the ECA stack look tame. Much better is something like Animal Cuts or Nutrex Lipo 6.
September 02, 2006 Reviewer: Deborrah in California
Lower Your Cholesterol and Lose a Few Pounds Too!
I've been using Syntrax Guggulbolic off and on for several years. Guggul was reported to be a thyroid stimulator which is useful in reducing cholesterol levels in the body. I didn't want to go on medication, plus my doctor insisted that I lose a few pounds. Guggulbolic appears to work very well indeed! My last physical exam revealed total cholesterol of only 140 which my doctor says he usually sees only in people on cholesterol lowering medications! I am no vegetarian or teetotaler either - I eat PLENTY of organic meat protein, whole organic eggs several times per week, a variety of animal and plant fats, and enjoy alcoholic beverages within reason. The only thing that I changed were: (1) increased exercise to at least 3x per week; (2) ingest avocado, fish and coconut oil instead of corn soy safflower peanut or olive oil; and (3) added Guggulbolic to my daily diet.
This is a great tasting product that mixes well. Can be used with plain water so it is available anytime, anywhere. While the protein is not in the same league as products designed to build muscles, it is great for maintenance with a possible increase in muscle mass. Very decent product for the price. This is already my second order!
This review is specific to Matrix 5.0, Simply Vanilla
I follow a very strict low carb diet. I use Marix 5.0 for breakfast every morning. It has helped me to lose weight and maintain. I contribute that to the product not having any maltodextrin (which raises blood sugar and causes hunger) and having three different proteins that stay with you longer (no hunger for a longer period of time). And it mixes and tastes great! Perfect Chocolate also gives me my chocolate 'fix' for the day. Great product/great price!
This review is specific to Matrix 5.0, Perfect Chocolate
This is by far the best protein AND value I've had yet. I am especially impressed with how well this mixes when I want a THICK shake. I add a ton of ice and a pinch of water then blast it in my nutribullet. This thing is thick and perfectly blended. I thought other proteins were terrible until I realized they needed to be blended water thin. Whenever I have my bodytech or eas thin shake, I think about how much I loved the thick matrix shake.
This review is specific to Matrix 5.0, Simply Vanilla
HAVE MERCY this is thee best vanilla casein on the planet! When you open the container and inhale.. it's like a container of heaven. I have never, in my life, seen actual vanilla bean flecks in any vanilla protein (whey, casein, concentrate, or MRP) This has them! This is the real deal. I use it to make greek yogurt frosting add it to overnight oats, add it to pancakes, muffins, everything. It's insanely delicious! You won't find a better tasting vanilla casein. I promise you. I just wish it came in a larger size. A+++
This review is specific to Micellar Creme, Vanilla Milkshake
Great product! I love the Fuzzy Navel - I blend one scoop with about 6 ounces of water, then add another 6 ounces of unflavored kefir - makes a great morning starter. Reminds me of an Orange Julius.
I also have the Roadside Lemonade, which is good, and the Cappuccino, which I blend with some Blue Diamond unsweetened chocolate almond milk and a double shot of espresso and some ice. Much cheaper than Starbucks and WHEY better for you.... ;)
I use the carribean cooler with hood lowcarb milk...I add frozen strawberries and blend and its GREAT...fruity and coconutty and creamy...I use the cappucino with the hood lowcarb milk and a teaspoon of nescafe and ice in the blender for a high protein "frappe"...delicious...highly recommend.
I have to say, I was very hopeful of this product (Fuzzy Navel) tasting good. I am just starting out on my get fit journey, and don't want to pay $20-30 and be grossed out. I love Orange Julius's and they're aren't any stores near where I live now. So when I read a review stating its similar to an Orange Julius, I had to try it. To my satisfaction, its great! I mix it with an individual peach yogurt and used a hand blender, and WOW! It even has the same consistency. I was concerned about the calories, but at 90 calories a Nectar serving, and a 110 calorie yogurt, I have a protein drink still lower than many protein drinks on the market. Buy it if you like Orange Julius's! I will try out some other recommended Nectar products, and continue to buy this one.
September 21, 2007 Reviewer: William in California
I have only tried the Apple Ecstasy flavor so far, but am already blown-away by the taste of this product. Unlike most of the clumpy chocolate, strawberry and vanilla protein mixes that I have tried over the years, Nectar is easy to stir, tastes great and has a clean aftertaste that you just can't get with most other whey-based mixes on the market.
The protein to carb ratio is a no-brainer. There are no carbs. No fat either. Relatively low in sodium and contains no sugars. I knew that the taste of this product was going to be different as soon as I opened the container. It has a similar aroma to those Jolly Rancher candies that I used to eat all of the time as a kid. Fortunately, this stuff happens to be a lot healthier!
About the only product I could compare this to is perhaps the fruit flavored ready to drink Isopure protein drinks that are sold in glass bottles. The taste and protein to carb ratio are pretty close to one another. Obviously, the big trade-off here is convenience vs price. You will save a few minutes of stirring and cleanup with ready to drink products, but they obviously cost a lot more and take up more space in your fridge. I think that both products are great, but I'll stick with Syntrax Nectar from now on. It's a great product at a great price, and I would highly recommend it to anyone. Obviously, Netrition is a great place to order it from as well. When you figure in the fast, cheap (or free) shipping and convenience of having everything delivered to your door, Netrition is a much better deal than you will likely find at your local health food store or gym.
I'm -very- pleased with this great protein powder. It has an unbeatable carb to protein ratio (0 carbs/23 grams per serving, and the serving size is only one scoop, not 3 or 4 like some brands). Plus, the flavor is downright -good- (I tried the Latte one). After years of choking down some pretty awful stuff that companies promised "Tastes Great!", I'm pleased to find a product that actually delivers.
Also, I'm mildly lactose intolerant, and though many brands claim their whey is of "high quality" and "lactose free", they still DO have lactose in them, I can attest to that! However, Nectar does not give any bad reaction at all, so I know they're not just talk. I think Nectar is the cat's meow of high quality whey.
This is good stuff. It works really good. I've tried other brands that were cheaper or had 5 star reviews and was disappointed. My muscles recover faster and are harder when I take this brand. The others leave me wondering if it's just powder sugar or something. I highly recommend this brand. You can't taste it in anything and it dissolves quickly too.