Platinum RX is a fat burning product from StripFast 5000, a company who sell their products on the UK market.
The product has the usual impressive claims of being the best in the business but there seems to be quite a divided customer base.
A large proportion of people say they hate it, or it caused some kind of negative/unpleasant side effect.
Customer comments on Amazon are always interesting as they are often split like this.
A lot of people assume that gushing positive reviews are down to the customer receiving a free sample in return for a review. Sadly, this may be true of a great number of products on Amazon.
Over the last few years, SlimFast 5000 have sharpened up their act. Setting out by peddling the stuff on ebay, they now have a decent looking website and, as mentioned, a presence on Amazon UK.
Promised Benefits of Platinum RX
The capsules contain a stimulant-heavy formula of 7 ingredients, which the company describes as being “ideal for men and women.”
The ingredients have been included to:
- Increase Thermogenic Fat Burning
- Suppress Appetite
- Increase Energy
The formula contains the following:
- Bitter Orange Peel – 200mg
- Caffeine – 220mg
- Green Tea – 150mg [45% EGCG]
- Maral Root – 50mg
- L-Tyrosine – 50mg
- Guarana Seed – 12mg
- Chromium – 40mcg
Bitter Orange, aka. Citrus Aurantium contains a compound called p-synephrine. Despite many other websites making this ingredient out to be dangerous, when used correctly it is fine.
Synephrine increases the process of thermogenic fat burning without necessarily raising the heart rate. Read more in our article on Synephrine
Caffeine is in almost every fat burner on the planet. Aside from specific “non-stim” fat burners, it will be a challenge not to find it in a product.
It can cause a few side effects in people who are sensitive to it if the dose is high. That appears to be the case here when considering the other stimulants alongside it. Read our article about Caffeine
Green Tea Extract contains catechins which act as anti-oxidants but which also cause a thermogenic response, leading to increased fat burning in some cases. The dose is quite important though and StripFast 5000 Platinum RX doesn’t contain much. Click here for our Green Tea article
Maral Root is a source of ecdysteroids. These are found in insects and have shown potential in rat studies to decrease fat and increase muscle protein synthesis. This is yet to be proven in humans as there have been no relevant trials. ref: Kapur P(1), Wuttke W, Jarry H, Seidlova-Wuttke D – Beneficial effects of beta-Ecdysone on the joint, epiphyseal cartilage tissue and trabecular bone in ovariectomized rats – Phytomedicine. 2010 Apr;17(5):350-5. doi: 10.1016/j.phymed.2010.01.005
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid which assists focus and general cognitive function. It may also improve mood and act as a stimulant, which might improve fat burning.
Guarana is a natural form of caffeine found to have less of a dramatic stimulant spike and a “cleaner” hit. Taken alongside all these other stimulants may be nullifying any “smoothness” it has to offer though!
Chromium is a mineral which is believed to improve blood sugar maintenance and assist weight loss in this manner. So far it is proving to be a simple addition that works. Read more about 5 Fat Loss Ingredients that Work
Follow the instructions on the packaging but if you are in any doubt then start with a smaller amount and build up to that. Consult your doctor if you are still unsure whether to take this supplement.
Amazon is packed with hundreds of comments but whether they are all completely genuine or not is hard to assess. Gut feeling is that they can’t all be.
(excuse the spelling, the comments were taken verbatim).
Here are examples of the good, the bad and the ugly comments, starting with the GOOD.
(Hate to break it to you but 6 lbs weight loss a week is neither possible nor is it safe!)
Here’s the BAD:
..and the UGLY:
Does StripFast 5000 Platinum RX Work?
It might well provide some extra boost and thermogenic fat burning, but there is a lot more to consider here.
For us, it’s too heavy on stimulants and it does not feel when you take them, let alone trying to work out or concentrate on your job.
The other thing to consider is the potential for side effects.
Side Effects and Health Issues
This amount of stimulants can cause a few issues like the jitters and nausea to people who are sensitive to them.
The best way to get around this and still take the supplement is to start with a smaller dose. This is possible with tablets, but capsules can’t really be broken down. (See PhenQ review for a good example of a breakable tablet)
L-Tyrosine may interact with medication and can cause some problems for the thyroid.
If you are already on medication or you have a medical condition, do not take StripFast 5000 Platinum RX.
Consult your doctor if you are otherwise unsure.
You can purchase the product direct from the website or from Amazon at discount. We cannot verify the legitimacy of all Amazon purchases, however, and neither can Amazon themselves.
Be aware that there may be counterfeit pills on the market.
Some products seem to be formulated to cause a response in the user no matter whether it’s good or bad.
This is so that people assume it is working, but really it might be your nervous system trying to cope with too many stims as is the case with StripFast Platinum Rx.
We have found PhenQ to be the most well rounded formula, and it contains the patented fat loss compound, a-LACYS RESET.