Double Tap Powder Reviews
Quick SummaryDouble Tap in its powdered form is an enjoyable and effective fat-burner that also functioned as a nootropic.
IntroductionI've historically been skeptical of fat burners as a genre, but it appears they've come a long way. All too often a "fat-burner" is just a caffeine pill with a myriad of underdosed ingredients to make the profile look better than it is, but that cannot be said for Double Tap. The following is a review of my experience with the updated formula (free of DMHA).
Ingredient ProfileServing Size: 1 Scoop
Servings Per Container: 40
For fat mobilization: Acetyl L-Carnitine 1g
For mental clarity/focus: Choline Bitartrate 750mg
For increasing metabolism: Green Tea Extract 500mg
For cutting excess water: Dandelion Root Extract 200mg
For energy now: Caffeine Anhydrous 150mg
For energy later: Di-Caffeine Malate (as Infinergy) 150mg
For all of the above? (see below): Juniper berry (as AMPiberry) 150mg
For cardiovascular health (see below): Theobroma cacao & Camellia sinsensis extract (as Cocoteanol) 50mg
For stimulation and fat burning: Octopamine HCL 30mg
Mostly known reliable ingredients with a couple I'm not familiar with:
AMPiberry seems to be the replacement for DMHA; it is claimed to reduce water retention, assist in fat burning, and provide "smooth" energy. These effects are said to be enhanced when paired with caffeine.
Cocoteanol appears to be used for vasodilation (widdening blood vessels), as a diuretic, lowering systolic blood pressure, and the various benefits of antioxidants.
Taste/Mixability/DosingSo far I've only used the Pineapple and Blue Raspberry flavors and have enjoyed them both. However, I personally prefer the Pineapple and will be sticking to it going forward.
The mixability of Double Tap is probably the best of all the Redcon1 products; a shaker is definitely overkill.
I used the recommended dose of 1 scoop in the morning, usually a few minutes before going for a 30 minute run. When I say recommended dose, I mean DO NOT use more than 1 scoop! I have yet to make this mistake, but given the effects of 1 scoop I can't imagine it would end well.
EffectivenessIn short, this stuff wakes me up immediately. If I was tired, I'm no longer tired. If my head was foggy, my head is clear now. If I was feeling unmotivated, my drive is now in full gear and work is already getting done.
I looked and felt much leaner after the first week using this product. Evidently friends thought so too because I kept getting asked about my "sudden" weight loss, even though my weight was essentially unchanged.
That being said, I can't recommend taking this every day. Save it for when you really need a kick in the pants.
I got used to the product after using it 6 days in a row, but once I stopped regular use each dose felt as effective as that first time.
If you are needing to cut quickly for contest prep or some other reason and plan on using this, I would do 5 days on with 2 days off.
ValueMSRP for this product is $49.99, which isn't TOO bad for 40 servings (10 more than its capsule counterpart) but still more than I'm comfortable paying on any regular basis.
Luckily there are discount codes available up to 30% (sometimes as high as 50% if you use the Redcon1 app) that bring this down to a reasonable $25-35, both of which put this at less than a dollar per serving.
Side EffectsOther than the quick trip to the bathroom I needed after taking this, none for me.
For new users I recommend erring on the side of caution, use half a scoop on your first try to assess tolerance.
ConclusionThe powdered variant of Double Tap is one of the very few in the fat burner category that I could ever recommend. It won't magically destroy all your body fat overnight but it can certainly lend a hand. I enjoyed the product and will definitely use it again.
August 27, 2018
Nice review, I have not tried the "new" version of this yet. I have it in the closet ready to go though. So you did not notice any drops in actual weight numbers? but your friends did say you looked leaner? That actually makes sense to me, did you notice your pants or anything fitting a bit looser, just curious?
November 30, 2018
Thanks for the review! Like you, I too am skeptical of fat burners. Haven't used any in almost a decade, back when Lipo-6 was fresh on the market. I love RedCon1 pre-workouts so I thought I'd give this a try and see how it goes. Based on your review, I ordered pineapple. Hopefully it helps me keeps some weight off during the holiday season.