Thermogenic Fire with 3MB3R
Inspired Nutraceuticals have really established themselves as a brand that really focuses on quality and well thought out supplements. 3MB3R is their first powdered fat burner product and it has a big reputation to live up to. With Australian inspired flavours, patented ingredients and covering more benefits than we know what to do with; 3MB3R sounds like the perfect supplement to get the thermogenic fire started.
Chromium (as Chromium Picolinate)
Chromium is a mineral that is classified as an ‘essential trace element’ because the body requires small amounts of Chromium for general health. The main benefit for supplementation with Chromium is its ability to help control blood sugar levels, this is vital for people suffering from diabetes. Chromium increases the ability of insulin to bind to the cells in our body which increases the body’s ability to regulate blood sugar levels. The absorption of chromium in the intestines is very low, with less than 2.5% of ingested chromium being absorbed. However, Chromium Picolinate is a particular form of chromium that is absorbed better. For this reason, this type is commonly found in dietary supplements.
Dose p/serve: 100 mcg of Chromium Picolinate
Recommended dosage: 100 – 500 mcg of Chromium Picolinate per serve
L-Carnitine is an amino acid derivative that is used by the body to transport fatty acids into the muscle cells to be utilised for energy. There are many different forms of L-Carnitine that are found in our diets and also through supplementation. L-Carnitine Tartrate is very common is sports supplements due to its fast absorption rate as well as its ability to aid muscle recovery and soreness in athletes. L-Carnitine is commonly referred to as our ‘Fat Metaboliser’ for its ability of fatty acid transport within the body. It is a highly effective and important element of fat loss supplementation.
Dose p/serve: 1,500 mg of L-Carnitine Tartrate
Recommended dosage: 1,000 – 3,000 mg of L-Carnitine Tartrate per serve
KSM-66® Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) Root Extract
KSM-66® is a trademarked extract of Ashwagandha, commonly referred to as the worlds best Ashwagandha extract! KSM-66® Ashwagandha has been clinically proven to help reduce stress, anxiety, cortisol levels and stress-related food cravings. On top of this, it has been shown to improve hormone levels and enhance sexual performance in both men and women. KSM-66® Ashwagandha has even been shown to enhance memory, cognition, strength, performance and recovery… yes it is a very very valuable ingredient.
Dose p/serve: 300 mg of KSM-66® Ashwagandha Root Extract
Recommended dosage: 675 mg of KSM-66® Ashwagandha Root Extract per day
Dandelion Extract (Taraxacum officinale)(whole plant)
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: 250 mg of Dandelion Extract
Recommended dosage: 150 – 600 mg of Dandelion Extract per day (from either Whole Plant, Root or Leaf Based Extracts)
Cocoabuterol® Cocoa Extract (standardized to 50% cocoa alkaloids)(Theobroma cacao L.)(seed)
Cocoabuterol® is a patented ingredient that derived from Cocoa Extract and contains other powerful compounds including N-coumaroyldopamine, N-caffeoyldopamine, EGCG, and Theobromine, which work together to affect beta-2 adrenoceptors in the body which trigger both fat loss and muscle growth. Cocoabuterol® also causes significant increments in the levels of mTOR that become activated within the body which will regulate and maintain growth, protein synthesis and overall muscular hypertrophy. It has also been thought to help redirect the bodies energy requirements. Instead of the body breaking down muscle proteins, Cocoabuterol® helps the body utilise fat tissue for energy to maximise fat loss. Therefore, Cocoabuterol® can enhance your exercise performance and obtained results when combined with sensible dieting and training.
Dose p/serve: 50 mg of Cocoabuterol®
Recommended dosage: 20 – 50 mg of Cocoabuterol® 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 dont 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: 30 mg of Gamma-Butyrobetaine Hydrochloride
Recommended dosage: 50 mg of Gamma-Butyrobetaine Hydrochloride per day
THE TOO LITTY BLEND
Here at MassiveJoes.com, we do not do things by half measures. When we first saw the semi-proprietary blend of 3MB3R we got straight onto contacting the team from Inspired Nutraceuticals for the complete breakdown. They were more than happy to share their secret recipe for 3MB3Rs Too Litty Blend.
Choline Bitartrate or ‘Choline Salt’ is a specific variation of the nutrient Choline. Choline stimulates the formation of Acetylcholine, a vital neurotransmitter compound involved in all key brain functions and mental sharpness. Choline will help support cognition, mental alertness and delay the onset of mental fatigue.
Dose p/serve: 500 mg of Choline Bitartrate
Recommended dosage: 500 – 2,000 mg of Choline Bitartrate per serve
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: 200 mg of Caffeine per serve
Recommended dosage: There is no clinical dose for caffeine
Dynamine 40% (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. Its 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: 125 mg of Dynamine per serve
Recommended dosage: 100 – 300 mg of Dynamine per serve
Theobromine is a naturally occurring bitter alkaloid of the cacao plant, yes it is in chocolate. Theobromine is a stimulant and elicits similar effects to that of caffeine in the body. Physical effects range from increases in heart rate but then decreases in blood pressure, while mental alertness and cognition are all improved with Theobromine. Theobromine is often paired up with caffeine in formulas as they appear to have a complementary effect when combined together. Theobromine also has a widening effect on blood vessels, which the reasoning for the lowering of blood pressure, this also has a positive effect on performance similar to nitric oxide boosters.
Dose p/serve: 50 mg of Theobromine
Recommended dosage: 50 – 100 mg of Theobromine per serve
Synephrine (as Synephrine HCl)
Synephrine is a stimulant that is found naturally occurring in a type of citrus fruit, bitter orange. Synephrine can be found in supplements in many forms but most commonly it would have been extracted and synthesized from the Bitter Orange extract. Synephrine has been shown to increase the bodies metabolic rate, with studies showing a dose of 50mg per day increasing test subjects caloric expenditure by over 65 calories per day. Synephrine is often referred to as the new ephedrine due to its chemical structure, unlike ephedrine, synephrine hasn’t been found to have the same side effects that supplementing with ephedrine brought.
Dose p/serve: 30 mg of Synephrine (as Synephrine HCl)
Recommended dosage: 30 – 50 mg of Synephrine (as Synephrine HCl)
N-Methyl Tyramine Hydrochloride
N-Methyl Tyramine Hydrochloride is a stimulant that has become increasingly popular in pre-workout and fat burner formulas. It is used as a stimulant in focus and energy blends due to its ability to stimulate the release of noradrenaline. It is also known to work as an alpha-2 adrenoreceptor antagonist, meaning it prevents the breakdown of dopaminergic and serotonergic neurotransmitters which will have a positive effect on mood and energy. More research needs to be done to fully understand the workings of N-Methyl Tyramine Hydrochloride in the body and especially its interactions with the brain.
Dose p/serve: 20 mg of N-Methyl Tyramine Hydrochloride per serve
Recommended dosage: 20 – 50 mg of N-Methyl Tyramine Hydrochloride per serve
It goes without saying there is A LOT going on with the formula of 3MB3R and it really shows when you break it down…
Fat Metabolism – L-Carnitine Tartrate, GBB
Thermogenesis – GBB, Synephrine
Blood Sugar Management – Chromium
Water Retention Management – Dandelion Extract
Muscle Sparing Effect – Cocoabuterol® & L-Carnitine Tartrate
Appetite Control – KSM-66® & Chromium
Improved Mood – Choline, Dynamine, KSM-66® & N-Methyl Tyramine
Mental Focus – Caffeine, Dynamine, Choline & N-Methyl Tyramine
Physical Performance – Caffeine, Dynamine, Cocoabuterol® & Theobromine
There is no denying this formula is comprehensive, possibly one of the most comprehensive fat loss formulas we have ever seen. There really arent many fat loss supplement effects that arent being covered in 3MB3R. So really, what can we say about it?
We have a total of 12 ingredients (not including the B-Vitamins) here in this product. 3 of these ingredients are trademarked / patented ingredients to ensure we are getting the highest quality ingredients. Of these 12 ingredients, we are happy to say that all 12 ingredients are in their clinical dose. This is extremely impressive, like really really impressive!
We do need to mention that this supplement is designed to be taken between 1 – 2 times per day. The doses of KSM-66® & GBB, while not clinical in a single serve, will be at clinical level with 2 scoops taken per day. If Inspired raised the dose of these ingredients in the single serving size, you wouldnt be able to have a 2nd serve per day which is commonly what a lot of people using these supplements prefer to do. Even with 1 scoop per day, these ingredients effects will be beneficial.
We love the addition of GBB to this formula, as it is only recently been getting the attention it deserves in fat loss supplementation. Its not always as simple as ingesting an ingredient and therefore raising levels of that ingredient in the body. There are 100s of 1,000s of processes that occur in the body and the relationship between GBB and L-Carnitine is a perfect example. More GBB = more L-Carnitine; considering L-Carnitine supplements are considered an essential item for fat loss, this is big.
Then throw in the unique additions of the Dandelion Extract and the use of Cocoabuterol® to really put the icing on the cake. The Dandelion Extract to help with some bodily functions but mainly to aid in reducing water retention, which can be a hugely influencing effect to keep users motivation up on their fat loss journey. Then the unique muscle sparing effect of Cocoabuterol® to combat what every person trying to reduce body fat fears, losing muscle.
Inspired Nutraceuticals have left no rock unturned when they were cooking up the formula for 3MB3R. This could well be one of the most comprehensive fat loss formulas we have seen.
Taste & Consumability:
We have been given the option of 4 flavours in the 3MB3R range. All being quite unique with their name and not giving too much insight into the flavour. They are Maui Wowie, Bondi Blue, Burleigh Haze & Sunshine Splash; we should note that 3 of the flavours are exclusive to Australia, as the formula has been slightly modified to meet the different supplement regulations.
Bondi Blue is named after the infamous Bondi Beach in Sydney, Burleigh Haze being named after Burleigh Heads in the Gold Coast and Sunshine Splash being named after our famous Sunshine Coast in Queensland. Maui Wowie being one of the 2 original flavours that are offered in the US version of 3MB3R.
So how do they taste? Maybe the question should be, what do they taste like? Instead of contacting the guys from Inspired, we decided to host a taste testing session here at MJHQ. From over 10 people tasting, trying and critiquing the flavours, here is what we have.
Wowie for good reason because this flavour was the crowd favourite. Best described as a tropical flavour, we identified the combination of Pineapple, Mango and Orange in this flavour.
Coming in at second place was 3MB3Rs own version of Pina Colada. A combination of Pineapple and Coconut are the two most stand out tastes you get with this flavour. Perfect for those hot days with some ice cold water.
Almost tied for second place with Sunshine Splash is Sydney’s own Bondi Blue. This one had some mixed opinions on what made up the whole flavour but it was clear we are looking at the infamous Lemonade Icy Pole. Whether it is a Blue Raspberry Lemonade or just Lemonade is still up for debate. Also, the fact that some of us detected some pineapple coming through the Lemonade Icy Pole flavour. Delicious regardless, youll have to make the decision yourself here.
It could be pure coincidence but this flavour left us feeling hazy about what exactly it was. After quite a few sips and random fruits being thrown around the kitchen, we had come to the conclusion of tasting Honey Dew Melon. It’s definitely not the strongest flavour which some people will really enjoy, especially early in the morning.
After all the tastings and discussions the decision was unanimous that the flavours of 3MB3R are very enjoyable and also quite unique which is a refreshing change from your typical Peach Mango and Strawberry Kiwi favourites.
The balancing act with the effects of fat burners is nothing new. Its not as simple as throwing together the strongest thermogenic ingredients with the most stimulants and hoping for the best. There are a few physical effects that we look to feel from a fat burner
Increased Mental Alertness / Cognition
Increased Body Temperature
It’s all about achieving the perfect amount of energy and increased mental alertness with an equally effective but not excessive thermogenic effect. The last thing you want is a fat burner you take for an afternoon pick-me-up, that leaves you sweating bullets at your desk needing to change your shirt.
So how does 3MB3R stack up? Pretty bloody well to put it simply. We obviously can’t comment on the muscle sparing effects of Cocoabuterol® or even the blood sugar management of the chromium but there is a lot we can tell you about.
Firstly the energy, the energy is perfect. For a single serve, 200 mg of caffeine is right on the money, paired up with the Dynamine and the other stimulants you really do notice yourself switching on as you are sipping away from your shaker. Or shortly after youve skulled your morning glass of 3MB3R and are out in the streets hitting your morning cardio. Any more and wed be considering taking ¾ serves, any less and wed be hitting a heaped scoop every morning.
As for the thermogenics, the effects were pleasant, especially with these freezing winter mornings. But we wouldnt have been mad if they were stronger. Its not as simple as us wanting more but the thermogenic effect of 3MB3R during cardio isnt as noticeable as some other formulas weve used. This does make it amazing as a product to use throughout the day especially while at work as you won’t be getting those instant flop sweats in the board room, mid-presentation to your manager weve all been there before.
The nootropic (mental alertness and cognition) effects of 3MB3R are identical to the energy we got. A single scoop was perfect whether we took it before a complicated HIIT session, you know the ones where it’s like 20 different movements in one round, or whether we took it just as the mid-afternoon energy slump caught us out. Got us alert, awake and ready for whatever we had in front of us, whether it be a workout or a task at work.
Weve got to say, we are impressed with the effects of Inspired 3MB3R. While we may have wanted a little more in the thermogenics category, we do also feel that its just us wanting to feel that it’s working. The energy and focus that is provided is bang on the money for what we would want in a product we can take once or twice a day.
What’s The Verdict?
Inspired Nutraceuticals are certainly living up to their reputation of bringing out A-grade formulas that work just as well in practice. 3MB3R is a very strong competitor in the fat burner category; with a formula that looks to cover almost every single element of fat loss supplementation, with doses that are to be taken seriously. 3MB3R is going to be a frequently used staple in our fat burner collection.