Black Lion Reviews
By: Raw Synergies
Black Lion is a Thermogenic Weight Loss Product manufactured by Raw Synergies. It increases the body's temperature and raises metabolism, helping to burn more calories and assist with fat loss.
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I was able to pick up this supplement soon after it released on Amazon because of a Facebook ad that provided a hell of a discount. After taking a quick peek at the label, I decided it was a product that was worth a try.
Ingredient ProfileThe great thing about this product and what seems like all products from this company is the label is full disclosure and a good portion of the ingredients are the trademarked/registered versions. For those who are unaware, when an ingredient has been trademarked/registered, it typically signifies that the ingredient has been proven in scientific studies to be effective at its intended purpose. While that is great, the down side is the cost of the product typically goes up.
Fenugreek Seed Extract (500mg) - It helps in increasing* the levels of your testosterone and boost* your libido for improved* sexual performance.
KSM-66 Ashwagandha Root Extract (300mg) - It enhances* your power output at the gym.
Citicoline (150mg) - It is responsible for boosting your cognitive function to ensure that you remain active throughout the day.
Natural Caffeine - It increases* your thermogenic process to help in burning of fats stored in your body for weight reduction*.
LJ100 Eurycoma Longifoli (100mg) - It raises your libido to ensure that you enjoy sex and achieve improved* pleasure.
DIM (Diindolylmethane) (100mg) - It prevents the conversion of testosterone to estrogen.
Forslean (Coleus forskohlii) (50mg) - It is used to increase* the levels of testosterone and help in fat loss for a better living person.
TeaCrine (50mg)- It is known to act as a stimulant.
Taste/Mixability/DosingTaste >> None, product is in pill form
Mixability >> None, product is in pill form
Dosing >> The bottle states to start off with one capsule once a day with a meal, preferably breakfast to access tolerance. You can then work up to two capsules twice a day. The recommended dose is one capsule twice a day with a meal. You can also take two capsules before a workout as an alternative. It also says to avoid taking on an empty stomach or less than four hours before bed.
EffectivenessAs you can see from the dosing section, there are multiple ways that a person can use this product. I tried a few different ones and got a nice boost in energy, strength and focus with all of them. I first started using this in the morning after I woke up to give me a boost in energy and focus to get my day started. Even though the label states to not take this on an empty stomach, I did a few times and had no negative effects from it. I experimented with one and two capsule doses during the morning intake and while the two capsule did provide extra energy and focus by comparison; one capsule was enough on most days.
The other time I used this product was before workouts, which normally occur in the early afternoon. While this is not a stand alone pre-workout product, it does provide a nice addition to any other product that you may be taking before your workout. The extra caffeine, TeaCrine and focus was fantastic! Especially on the days where I was dragging a$$ and really didn't want to lift weights. I would also feel a nice power boost after everything digested and got into my system. Not sure if that is from the increase in test, the KSM-66 or a mixture of both. Do be cautious of stacking this with another stim product for your pre-workout as it may put you over the edge.
ValueCurrently this product is listed on Amazon for $59.99 per bottle which is 30 servings. If you follow the brand on social media, there is a good chance you will come upon a promotion. I have seen these promotions range from 30-50% off the listed price. If you are hesitant to give this a try and have patience, wait for a promotion then jump on it. Otherwise, at regular retail price this product would be a nice addition if you have money to spare and all your other supplements are taken care of.
Side EffectsI did not experience any side effects while taking this product. Since the label is transparent, you are able to see each ingredient included in case you are trying to avoid a specific one because of bad reactions in the past. Do take into account this contains caffeine and TeaCrine, so be cautious of the time of day you consume it and your sleep schedule.
ConclusionIn conclusion, this is a nice well rounded product that provides more than just a test boosting claim. It provides energy and strength increases while making your body more efficient. The use of patented ingredients should give you confidence that the claims made by this company are not pie in the sky statements. The place it loses the most points for me is when it comes to the retail price and value to the consumer. As I mentioned, if you have everything else squared away, looking to try something new to the market and have some spare cash to spend; this is definitely worth a look.
Thank you for reading my review and let me know if you have any questions.