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Axe & Sledge Fyred Supplement Review

October 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Ready to get Fyred?

A capsule fat burner with a completely open-label… oh boy, this is gonna be fun! Axe & Sledge have put a lot of thought into the formula for Fyred. This ‘Extreme Fat Burner’ certainly looks like it will live up to that claim on paper, but we all know what’s on paper is one thing and how it actually feels is another…


Ingredient Breakdown:

Green Coffee Extract (Coffea L.)(seed)

Green Coffee beans are simply coffee beans that have not been roasted yet. Coffee beans contain compounds called Chlorogenic acids, when coffee beans are roasted, the amount of chlorogenic acids is reduced. Green Coffee Extract is a concentrated form of Green Coffee Beans produced to yield the highest amount of Chlorogenic Acids. These Chlorogenic Acids are part of the polyphenol family that have been shown to provide a few health benefits. They play a role in the metabolism of fats and glucose in the body, which has a positive effect on weight loss when used in conjunction with a healthy diet. They inhibit the enzyme that is responsible for the digestion of carbohydrates; this has a positive effect of stabilizing blood glucose levels which is ideal for fat loss. Chlorogenic Acids have also been shown to yield a mild cognitive enhancing effect in humans.

Dose p/serve:  150 mg of Green Coffee Extract

Recommended dosage: 150 – 250 mg of Green Coffee Extract per serve


Caffeine Anhydrous

Caffeine is the world’s most widely consumed psychoactive drug. Caffeine is a stimulant which means it speeds up the communication of messages between the brain and body. Caffeine is found in a variety of products such as Coffee, Tea, Soft Drinks, Energy Drinks and Energy Supplements. Caffeine hits the adenosine receptor so it can no longer fire the fatigue signal in the body.

Dose p/serve: 150 mg of Caffeine Anhydrous

Recommended dosage: There is no ‘clinical dose’ for Caffeine Anhydrous


Ginkgo Biloba Extract

Ginkgo Biloba is a herb known to yield a high level of antioxidants that have a positive effect on mental health. These antioxidants have a neutralizing effect on the damage we incur from free radicals as well as having a positive effect on reducing inflammation from the body. Gingko is most known for its cognitive applications, with studies showing it has a positive effect on preventing cognitive decline through age. These are thought to be caused by the reduction in inflammation, the antioxidants within gingko as well as its effect on increasing blood flow to the brain.

Dose p/serve: 150 mg of Ginkgo Biloba

Recommended dosage: 150 – 250 mg Ginkgo Biloba per serve


Juniper Berry Extract

Juniper Berry has been used as a potent diuretic for many years as it has a positive effect on the kidneys, increasing the flow of urine to help cleanse the body of excess fluids. On top of this diuretic effect, Juniper Berry is a potent antioxidant that has been shown to help reduce inflammation and protect the cells in the body from free radical damage. It is also a very good source of vitamin C.

Dose p/serve: 150 mg of Juniper Berry Extract

Recommended dosage: 100 – 500 mg of Juniper Berry Extract per serve


Dynamine™ (as Methyliberine)

Dynamine™, technically known as methylliberine, is a trademarked purine alkaloid found in the Kucha tea leaf and produced by the ingredient manufacturer Compound Solutions. It’s a derivative of caffeine and its molecular structure is similar to TeaCrine® and with that similar structure, methylliberine may amplify feelings of energy, mood and focus by activating dopamine receptors and other key neurotransmitters, inhibiting adenosine receptors, all without elevating heart rate or blood pressure. Where Dynamine™ differs to TeaCrine® is the speed at which these effects onset, Dynamine is designed to go to work immediately, with effects being experienced after only 15 minutes. It has been designed to work perfectly with Caffeine and TeaCrine®.

Dose p/serve: 100 mg of Dynamine™

Recommended dosage: 100 – 300 mg of Dynamine™ per serve


Dandelion Extract

The Dandelion plant has been used in herbal medicine for many years. Each part of the plant is believed to yield specific benefits and aid specific conditions. The leaves of the Dandelion plant act as a diuretic, increasing the amount of urine the body makes. The leaves are used to stimulate the appetite and help digestion. The Dandelion flower has a high antioxidant content which then provides benefits to the body. The roots of the Dandelion plant are believed to detoxify the liver and gallbladder. This extract is utilising the ‘whole plant’ so we are lead to believe we can expect all benefits from the various parts of the plant.

Dose p/serve: 100 mg of Dandelion Extract

Recommended dosage: 150 – 600 mg of Dandelion Extract per day


Buchu Extract

Buchu is used commonly to treat urinary tract infections (UTIs) as well as being used to help treat inflammation and high blood pressure. It provides a diuretic effect from stimulating an increase in urine flow. This increase in urine flow will help the body cleanse excess fluids from the body.

Dose p/serve: 100 mg of Buchu Extract

Recommended dosage: 100 – 200 mg of Buchu Extract per serve


Gamma-Butyrobetaine Hydrochloride (GBB)

GBB is referred to as being a Pro-Carnitine molecule as our body actually converts GBB into L-Carnitine when producing L-Carnitine naturally. Think of GBB and L-Carnitine having to be in balance in the body because they actually do. If we supplement with GBB and increase our GBB levels, it will push the body to create more L-Carnitine to reach balance again. Alternatively, if we increase our L-Carnitine stores it will push the body to breakdown L-Carnitine into GBB to achieve that balance. L-Carnitine is a non-essential amino acid, meaning we don’t need to get it from the diet, that is responsible for the transport of fatty acids around the body to then be used as energy.

Dose p/serve: 50 mg of GBB

Recommended dosage: 50 mg of GBB per day


Capsimax® Cayenne Pepper Fruit Extract

Capsimax® is a proprietary Capsicum extract that has been specifically designed to provide all the benefits of red hot peppers without the burn. When we refer to ‘red hot peppers’ we are referring to chilli peppers. Capsaicinoids are the bioactive element of red hot peppers that have been studied to aid in weight loss in over 1,000 subjects of varying ages & body weights. The issue with using the whole food source of capsaicinoids is the extreme spiciness and heat that comes from their consumption. Capsimax is a naturally sourced extract of red hot chilli peppers that provides all the benefits of capsaicinoids without the chilli burn.

Dose p/serve: 50 mg of Capsimax®

Recommended dosage: 50 – 100 mg of Capsimax® per serve


Dicaffeine Malate (Infinergy™)

Dicaffeine Malate is the combination of caffeine with malic acid. This particular form is the branded Infinergy™ which is produced by ingredient manufacturer Creative Compounds. The Caffeine elements provide energy just like your regular caffeine anhydrous, in fact, the blend of the two factors is approximately 75% Caffeine and 25% Malic Acid. Therefore 100mg serve to provide 75mg of caffeine. Malic acid provides a couple of benefits to aid the effects of caffeine. It is believed that Malic Acid can help minimise any digestive stress caffeine may put on the body by making Infinergy™ a ‘buffered form of caffeine’. On top of this it also offers a much longer life of energy; when paired with caffeine anhydrous, Infinergy™, offers a 1:2 punch of fast energy with longer-lasting energy to ensure there is no post caffeine crash.

Dose p/serve: 50 mg of Infinergy™

Recommended dosage: There is no ‘clinical dose’ for Infinergy™


Grains of Paradise Extract (Paradoxine®)

Grains of Paradise Seed, also known as Aframomum Melegueta, is a spice belonging to the Ginger family. Grains of Paradise is utilised for containing a chemical component known as 6-Paradol. This component is the active part of the Grains of Paradise Seed extract and is responsible for its benefits. Grains of Paradise helps the conversion of White Adipose Tissue (WAT) into Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT). WAT is tissue that stores our excess energy whereas BAT is the tissue that is used in our bodies process of thermogenesis, energy expenditure and also our body fat content. We want more BAT in our body than WAT. Grains of Paradise, yielding the 6-Paradol compound, is a very potent thermogenic ingredient.

Dose p/serve: 30 mg of Paradoxine®

Recommended dosage: 30 – 50 mg of Paradoxine® per day


The Formulation:

11… yep, eleven active ingredients in the formula of Fyred. Surely they would have everything covered that we would expect to see from a fat burner supplement… let’s see how they went.

Fat Metabolism – GBB, Green Coffee Extract, Capsimax®

Thermogenesis – Paradoxine®, Capsimax®

Water Retention Management – Dandelion, Juniper & Buchu Extract

Blood Sugar Management – Green Coffee Extract

Reduced Inflammation – Ginkgo Biloba, Green Coffee Extract

Improved Mood –  Dynamine™, Ginkgo Biloba

Mental Focus – Caffeine, Dynamine™ & Infinergy™

Physical Performance – Caffeine, Dynamine™ & Infinergy™

Those 11 ingredients are providing us with 8 impressive effects all orientated towards fat loss. The big question is, is anything missing? But let’s see what we have here first…

Right from the get-go, we have a unique approach to increase fat metabolism with the combination of GBB, Green Coffee Extract, Capsimax® which all work through different pathways which are really impressive. GBB actually increasing the amount of Carnitine the body produces with Carnitine being one of our biggest fatty acid transporters. Green Coffee Extract working with our metabolism and stabilizing our blood glucose levels to allow the body to utilise fat stores and then finally Capsimax® ramping up our bodies energy usage, raising our temperature through thermogenesis and increasing fatty acids in the blood during & after exercise.

Thermogenesis is covered by two POWERHOUSE ingredients! Paradoxine® & Capsimax® have been paired together to simply put your body to work. Both working on increasing thermogenesis in the body to get us burning more calories, the only catch is… too much can be TOO MUCH if catch our drift. We will discuss this later on.

Something we don’t often see considered in fat loss supplements is water retention management. Although it doesn’t have a direct effect on fat loss, it can be a massive motivation booster if you can reduce the amount of excess fluid your body is holding to help show a little extra definition, and with 3 ingredients here to do that, we have no doubt you will see more shape through your body.

Blood sugar management and reducing inflammation are often thought to be the last considerations in general health, let alone fat loss supplementation. It’s honestly shocking how much they can affect your results. While inflammation can have a positive effect at the right time, generally, we like to keep the body as least inflamed as possible so this is a great addition to the formula. Tied into that, blood glucose management comes right alongside inflammation for benefiting fat loss. We all know what effect nutrient timing alone can have on our fat loss results. Having the added extra benefit of helping stabilize the blood glucose levels will aid fat loss greatly.

And finally, you have mood, focus and energy. Being covered by some impressive ingredients, on paper, it looks like it could be a nice combination to cover all elements but we will discuss this later in the actual effects. But this is where we can begin our criticisms of the formula…

Focus, while being covered by 3 ingredients, we would have loved to have seen some combination of a Choline form as well as some Huperzine A. There’s no denying Caffeine and Dynamine™ will increase mental focus. It’s just throwing in a good source of Choline and pairing it with some Huperzine A will really take the mental focus of this product to another level.

The only other criticism we can even think to address is the lack of any L-Carnitine. Now, of course, we have our GBB here, but what’s better than GBB is GBB paired with Carnitine! The first thought is because this is a capsule product and an ideal dose of Acetyl L-Carnitine is at least 1,000 mg that would add at least 1-2 capsules to the serving size. All this being said, the fat metabolism blend is impressive even missing a direct Carnitine form.


Taste & Consumability:

If you’ve snuck ahead and looked at the scoring you might be wondering why Fyred got that score for this category. It’s actually pretty straight forward and we will break it down now.

Capsule products are either made up of too many capsules you feel ill taking a ‘serving size’ OR they are a single capsule serve and you have no way of customising the serving size. Fyred has opted for a 2 capsule serve which, in our opinion, is perfect! It opens up the option of having a standard 2 capsule serve or, if you want to split it up, having only 1 capsule at a time OR, if you’re feeling hardcore, you can go for 3 capsules and 1.5 serves.

Whether they had to make a serve 2 capsules or they chose to do it, this was a great call by Axe & Sledge. As well as this, there is no reflux from these capsules… which is great because nobody would enjoy coughing up that dose of Capsimax® 10 minutes later.


Actual Effects:

Alright we made it to the effects! This is how it’s going to go down, we’re not going to tell you we felt increases in body fat being burnt, we’re not going to say we felt like we burnt more calories, we’re not going to tell you we felt less inflamed and our blood glucose levels were more stable… but here’s what we will talk about:

Energy, focus & mood changes we got from Fyred

The physical thermogenic effect we got from Fyred

The effect on water retention we got from Fyred

First up, we have energy, focus and mood. As we mentioned in the consumability section, you can customize the serving size of Fyred to meet your desired stimulant level. We found that 2 capsules (1 serve) were pretty much spot on for what we were wanting. You get 150 mg of Caffeine Anhydrous, 50 mg of Infinergy™ (37 mg of caffeine) & 100 mg of Dynamine™ and this all together provided a nice surge of energy, that you felt very quickly after consumption, but it was then backed up with this long-lasting energy that didn’t seem to drop.

We feel this 2 capsule serve is bang on the money for the uplift in energy, focus and mood you will notice, but not too much that you are bouncing off the walls and then get hit with an almighty crash a couple of hours later. Interesting enough when we did pop that 3 capsules serve you definitely noticed the added energy coming on real quick but… STILL… no crash, no drop, even after 3-4 hours and very busy morning, we found ourselves humming along nicely.

Now for the thermogenics and when we are talking about the thermogenics, we are talking about the physical increase in the warmth we feel from taking a product. It’s simple, it’s either non-existent, bang on the money ORRR you are left in a puddle of your own sweat… minutes after taking the product. From an ‘on paper formula’ point of view, this was our biggest concern with Fyred, it looks very strong in the thermogenic department, ‘Will we be sweating through our jumper during morning cardio’.

Thankfully Axe & Sledge have somehow hit the nail on the head with the combination of Paradoxine® & Capsimax® and their incorporation into this formula! Don’t get it twisted, you definitely notice yourself sweating more while exercising but it’s not that gross temperature fluctuating flop sweat you get from formulas that are too strong. Once you stop exercising you can go about your day without worrying about sweating through your work shirts.

And finally, this one was actually quite surprising for us, the effect on water retention from the formula in Fyred. We do have 3 ingredients that are typically seen in diuretic products and while the dosages are on the lower end of the scale, there are 3 of them. We found after consistent use of about 1-2 weeks of at least 2 capsules per day that we we’re looking a lot ‘dryer’ especially through the midsection. And this wasn’t just us, we had a few members of the team give Fyred a try and all found the same effect, a more defined ‘dryer’ feel to their physique. It’s safe to say the diuretic effect is enough to make a difference over time with Fyred.


What’s The Verdict?

Capsule based fat burners can always be ‘hit or miss’. Typically we see them loaded up with stimulants with minimal active ingredients… thankfully Axe & Sledges Fyred is the exact opposite. The perfect blend of stimulants to give you just the right amount of energy you will want and then back up with a VERY impressive blend of active ingredients. High-quality ingredients, good dosages and all put together in a well thought out formula. Fyred is sure to help you push through any fat loss plateaus you find yourself in!

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