Alani Nu Fat Burner makes some lofty claims about causing fat loss, boosting energy levels and mental focus, unfortunately it falls completely flat.
To summarise, the tiny ingredients list is ineffective and just outright disappointing. Ultimately what you're buying is an incredibly expensive caffeine pill, which misses out on the ingredients we'd expect to see in something that's actually effective, like glucomannan and an effective dosage 5htp. While caffeine technically has the capacity to boost energy and suppress appetite, glucomannan is more effective at the later, and 5htp is clinically tested for cravings and is only recently an over the counter option, showing just how effective it is.
Alani Nu Fat burners don't just miss out on the appetite suppression element, they claim to support thermogenesis, whilst missing the most effective (but more expensive ingredients) we'd expect to see in a supplement at it's price point, in favor of great sounding, but cheaper options, which simply don't work. If you're looking for an overpriced caffeine pill, then maybe this would be a positive Alani Nu Fat Burner review. Well at least it would be if it wasn't for the inclusion of Rauwolfia vomitoria, which is a border line dangerous ingredient, that can cause everything from dizziness, low blood pressure and whilst relatively rare even heart attacks.
Please don't buy Alani nu.
However, if you want a fat burning supplement that actually works, and doesn't have a chance of causing severe health issues, we strongly recommend that you buy Hourglass Fit instead, or check out any of the other weight loss supplements on our list of the best fat burners for women .
Customer reviews for Alani Nu Fat Burner were not particularly favorable, once we removed the fake ones.
A couple praised the weight loss supplement for boosting energy levels and helping them drop a few pounds. Other users reported various alani nu side effects, including everything from migraines to heart palpitations or at best thought it was just an expensive stimulant that did not directly support their weight loss.
We answer some of the most commonly asked questions that came up when researching our Alani Nu Review.
Alani Nu suggests that you take just one or two capsules once a day. Unfortunately as we've mentioned this isn't enough of the active ingredients to actually be effective.
There's quite a long list here. Where do we start. Everything from nausea, bloating (always a particular problem when it occurs in a weight loss supplement), headaches, dizziness, insomnia, heart palpitations, one review even mentioned seizures. We really wouldn't advise taking Alani Nu. The Rauwolfia vomitoria is particularly bad, with some listed side effects being low blood pressure and even heart attacks.
Alani Nu Fat Burner is mostly comprised of caffeine and a few herbal extracts, which we will cover in more detail below. The problems with this ingredient list are endless. The small selection of ingredients are almost entirely either underdosed, ineffective, unproven or even unsafe. Also, except caffeine, all the key proven ingredients commonly found in a fat burner, such as cayenne pepper for thermogenesis and glucomannan for appetite suppression, have been excluded from Alani Nu Fat Burner.
Caffeine - Caffeine can contribute to your weight loss journey by improving your energy levels, mood and metabolic rate, and research suggests it might help body fat reduction. In Alani Nu Fat Burner, this comes in the form of an even split between coffea arabica bean and microencapsulated extended-release caffeine at 100mg total per capsule.
Coffea arabica provides a quick caffeine hit while the slow-release half helps by providing longer lasting stimulation. There is also extra caffeine content from the ER caffeine coating, but the dose is unspecified.
Griffonia simplicifolia - The seeds of this West African shrub are one of the best sources of 5-HTP. Studies have suggested that when supplemented by overweight women, 5-HTP can support weight loss by improving mood and reducing appetite and cravings.While it is great to see an ingredient that may help you to eat fewer calories, the dose is way too low and we would have preferred to see glucomannan, the much more potent appetite suppressant often found in higher quality fat burning supplements.
Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) - Some research has suggested that supplementing DMAE can give you more energy and boost your mood. This may result in burning more calories if you are active as higher energy levels encourage better athletic performance. The problem is that our bodies naturally produce this compound anyway and the benefits haven’t been scientifically proven as decades worth of studies have continued to be conflicting or inconclusive.
Grains of Paradise - The active component of this seed, 6-Paradol, is thought to promote thermogenesis and therefore might boost metabolism and whole-body energy expenditure. A study involving rats supported this theory but the same is yet to be proven for humans.
Rauwolfia vomitoria - Taken from the root bark of another native African shrub, this ingredient is a potent treatment for hypertension and fever. It’s ability to support the fat burning process however is still up for debate. It has been included in this fat burner to apparently encourage the breakdown of fat, yet this is just another ingredient with no solid evidence that it works. Rauwolfia vomitoria also contains chemicals that have a substantial risk of causing severe side effects such as irregular heartbeat, heart attacks and seizures.