Fit9 isn’t a good weight loss product. It’s the only fat burning product offered by Sascha Fitness, a company far more known for their mass gaining products. It looks to us like they wanted to branch out and Fit9 was born. As a result this looks a lot like a hastily cobbled together first product, and unfortunately it does show.
Overall it’s a relatively confused supplement that seems to throw a load of ingredients together from nootropics, weight loss aids and general health supplements in the hope that something was going to stick, half of Fit9’s ingredients have nothing to do with weight loss of fat burning and the ones that do are typically the B tier of ingredients from much better fat burners. We don’t see anything actually proven to suppress appetite here like glucomannan (which swells 50x larger in the stomach to make you feel full, one dose being about the size of a bagel) or 5htp (which has been shown to reduce cravings and shown to lower interest in sugary and unhealthy foods on brain scans). On top of that we don’t even really have a great deal of energy boosters which are important because people move less when in a calorie deficit, meaning you don’t benefit as much from your diet as you’d like.
Which leads us to the problem we’re having we’re honestly not quite sure what Fit9 was trying to achieve beyond adding another product to their line. This is another example of a North American aimed fat burner where they wouldn’t get away with marketing it the way they do in Europe due to it not containing well proven ingredients. It won’t actually help you “burn fat”. At least not very well. And the best ingredient it does have DIM, is more of a muscle builder and has a whole host of side effects and a lot of quite severe intolerances. To make matters worse, customers Fit9 reviews seem to be largely fake with the legitimate ones complaining of Fit9 side effects.
If we compared Fit9 to something like Hourglass Fit which does contain ingredients that are well studied and backed (eg glucomannan and 5htp) then there really isn’t much competition at all.
When you first stop and take a look at this,
you do notice that there are quite a few good reviews. This is to be expected
with a lot of fat loss pills, it is unfortunately common practice with certain
brands to fake their customer reviews. That and there’s a nominal placebo
effect if people think it will help them stick to their diet it will to a
point. There was even an experiment done which showed when people were told they
were drinking a high calorie shake vs a low calorie one they stayed fuller for
longer, even though it was the same shake.
With all this in mind when you peel back the list of fake fit9 reviews to get to the realistic ones, you start to see a fair few problems. A lot of people complain about the side-effects like headaches, nausea, dehydration, and the list goes on. This is not what you want to see from a fat burning pill. A long line of side-effects means that the product is not very good, and probably wasn’t tested well before release.
The most commonly asked questions in fit 9 reviews
Fit 9 should be safe, in that all the ingredients in it are "safe" for human consumption, although a lot of them do have known side effects, Fit9 does seek to mitigate that slightly by suggesting users take a smaller dosage to begin with, but it's still not great.
No it isn't, we'd recommend taking a look at our best weight loss aids list for something that works.
So, there are 10 ingredients in this fat burning pill. Most of them do nothing to aid weight loss, and to make matters worse it’s a proprietary blend which means we actually don’t even know what the dosages are of the products that do actually work. So, it’s pretty difficult to know how well this kind of supplement is likely to perform because all of the ingredients do different things, and there are no ratios provided. It’s quite common for these sorts of supplements to hide the ingredients list when they want to cheap out on the better ingredients as they’re more expensive. It’s rarely to protect an amazing blend because the science of dosages is pretty much in at this point. Another negative mark for our Fit9 review.
The first ingredient on the list is ascorbic acid. A fancy name for vitamin C.
Vitamin C, obviously, is a water soluble vitamin that the body can regularly lose large amounts of. Therefore, it is always good, technically speaking, to have high levels of vitamin C whenever you can.
However, it’s rather difficult to know why it’s been added into this fat burning pill. The only reasonable evidence comes from a study which suggests that your fat burning capability is reduced when you are deficient in vitamin C. Not a great start for our Fit9 review.
Next up on the list is potassium citrate. It is a salt that you get by adding certain potassium compounds to citric acid. It’s frequently used as a food additive. It’s probably listed in here because it contains a diuretic.
Diuretics mean that you go to the bathroom more. This is what the product means when it talks about helping with fluid retention, because it just removes all the water from the body. This means that you might look a bit thinner for a few days, but you haven’t actually lost any weight, you’ve just lost water weight.
So, this next product in Fit 9 is a non-hormonal byproduct of DHEA. It’s produced in a couple of areas in the body, specifically the brain and adrenal gland. The company makes a big song and dance about how this could be a very powerful ingredient in a lot of areas. There is some evidence to suggest this may be a decent ingredient, but not nearly to the levels stated.
Dandelion Root Extract
Dandelion is a frequent ingredient in diuretics, and for that reason, it’s very popular. It doesn't actually help you lose weight, it just helps you lose water, this makes a lot of less high quality fat burners give you the impression you've lost weight quickly, when really you're just dehydrated.
Next up is inulin, which is a prebiotic fibre that nourishes probiotic bacteria located in cat. You want to have probiotic bacteria, it supports good health, and consuming it helps to increase the amount of good bacteria in the gut.
Gotu Kola Extract
Gotu Kola is a herb. It’s part of the parsley family, and is favoured by herbalists all over the world. It’s actually credited with many different abilities. In this case, the brand is using it as a way to increase the growth of collagen. It seems to work reasonably well, but it’s an interesting choice for a fat loss pill.
Ginkgo Biloba Extract
Ginkgo Biloba comes from a tree. It’s an ingredient that provides antioxidants, these help to prevent oxidative stress and fight the free radicals in the body. It’s also what we call a vasodilator. This means that it helps to relax blood vessels, improve circulation, and is generally considered to be a good pick for the fat loss pill, but it’s probably the best choice on the list.
This next one is a compound that you find in naturally occurring cruciferous vegetables. It’s used here as an estrogen modulator. When your estrogen levels are low, it leads to weight gain around the hips and thighs. It's mostly for bodybuilding supplements and a lot of people do not tollerate it well at all. This is probably the reason why Fit9 recommends that you only start with a half dosage.
Green Tea Extract
The extract using this particular form of green tea is about 50% caffeine. This is quite a bit for green tea. Well caffeine is a fine way to burn fat, too much caffeine can have many side-effects on the body, so it’s not recommended if you are particularly intolerant of caffeine.
Second to last on the list is an amino acid that you can get from drinking tea. It helps to reduce stress, improves mental focus, and calms the mind. We see it in a couple of fat burners as it does have some mild craving prevention, but nothing supstantial. It's more of a bulk up ingredient or something that belongs in a mood supplement more than a weight loss aid.
Uva Ursi Extract
Finally, we have Uva Ursi. This is an extract that comes from the leaves of the herb. It does quite a few things, but is best known as a diuretic.
So, this is not a great product. Unfortunately, it suffers from a lot of the same issues that many fat loss pills do in the sense that there is very little in the ingredients list that actually helps you create a calorie deficit or to keep moving whilst in one.
Supporting you in doing this is usually achieved by something that suppresses the appetite, something which expands and fills the stomach or something that gives you energy. None of the products in here do either of the first two, and it’s not particularly great at the latter either.
The diuretic component is possibly dangerous for people who have medical conditions that mean they have difficulty retaining fluid. However, generally speaking, you don’t want to actively reduce the amount of fluid in your body.
Water weight may be an inconvenience, but it means that we do have water stores available when we need them, and suddenly shifting them all at once might seem like a good idea, but it doesn’t do much besides give you a temporary cosmetic boost. You haven’t actually burned any fat, you’ve just shifted water weight, which is probably why people think it works.
Ultimately, this isn’t a very good product. It seems like a first attempt into the market, and unfortunately, it does show. The happy fans are probably people who support the muscle-building products and assume that this is the same high quality. The best thing you can do is try something like Hourglass Fit.