Abs of Steel is an alternative weight-loss product made by SteelFit. The manufacturer describes the topical product as a “fat-burning cream” that could support “spot fat reduction” and “rapid water loss”.
The product’s main ingredient is CoAXEL™ PH – a blend of water, glycerin, carnitine, caffeine and coenzyme A. Patented by Sederma (an independent company), this ingredient was created for “cosmetic remodeling of the silhouette”.
Abs of Steel also contains bupleurum root, which SteelFit credits with an ability to tighten the skin and reduce “subcutaneous fat”.
Abs of steel? How about light your abs on fire.
Thank you SteelFit for a chance to try your abs of steel. I have never had flat abs but I do have strong abs that I protect with a wall (or as I call it “baby fat without being a baby”). Could this really make my abs look like the Le’Veon Bell’s?
The tub states it has 5% CoAxel which is carnitine, caffeine and co enzyme A. The abs of steel contain many ingredients and most of the ingredients listed are used to make the product a lotion and for it to absorb into the skin. All the ingredients are listed on the tub and it would take a long time to discuss all the items and the purpose they serve. I will target the ingredients for the CoAxel and the purpose they serve. Carnitine is an amino acid that is used to burn long fatty acid. Caffeine is to boost energy and is a stimulant that will work with the central nervous system. Caffeine is being used on the skin to work with blood vessels and will help with blood circulation. Co enzyme A will regulate protein and sugar which works to metabolize fat. These ingredients can be found in many supplements but this product is used to work on the outside of the body. Is that really possible?
This was a lotion that you would put on to your hands and rub it on the outside of your stomach in front of your abs. There is no taste, mixability or dosing. Just run the lotion on until it absorbs into the skin. The directions say to apply it to the skin 5-10 minutes before workout and apply again before bed after you have showered. You use this twice a day.
The Abs of Steel say that it is a “Maximum Definition Cream with 5% CoAxel” with heat activated thermogenic which will spot fat reduction to have rapid water loss for men or women. The only thing that happened with the claims is activate thermogenic. The lotion would go on the skin and within 5-10 minutes you would feel the heat and your stomach will turn pink or red. The Abs of Steel was a purple looking lotion but smelled a lot like strawberry. My wife would say that the smell was too much, and she did not like it when I would put it on before bed due to the smell. The lotion did absorb into the body after 30 minutes. I started putting it on right before I got in the bed but the lotion did get into the sheets, so I started putting it on about 30 minutes before bed so the lotion would not get on the sheets. The smell was also noticeable at the gym, so I did get some funny looks from friends. As far as it goes with spot fat reduction, anyone that works out regularly will tell you that you can not spot reduce fat on the body. When you lift weights you can see a change in muscle when you spot train, but as far as it goes with reducing fat in one area, that is not going to happen. If that were the case, I would workout abs every day to reduce the belly fat in my abs section but I have yet to see that happen. I would give this a low ranking because I did not see any results in my stomach area and I do not believe you can reduce fat in one area of the body. A body will reduce fat all over and not in just one spot.
The tub is available online at a few different websites. The general cost is $50 for one tub. It is hard to figure the cost per serving as each serving is not measurable. You just use the lotion as needed to cover your skin area. I was able to get this to last me close to 30 days. Since it was used for 30 days, the cost is $1.67 per day since you use it twice a day.
I did have some side effects but not necessarily something that I didn’t expect. Because of the caffeine and thermogenics that are in the Abs of Steel, my stomach did get a little red and did burn. I wouldn’t say that it was something that hurt but it was something that did cause some irritation.
I think the ingredients were fine. I just don’t know if the ingredients being put into a lotion is effective. If you have a stomach that is really close to showing flat abs then this may be something for you. This is definitely not for somebody that has a lot of fat outside of their stomach because I don’t believe it’s going to show any abs due to a large amount of fat. I have to give this a low ranking because $50 is just not worth the money for a 30-day supply. I did not get the results that I anticipated so this is something I would not buy again. This could be something for somebody else so it may be worth a try if you have a low amount of belly fat.
You’ll Feel The Burn, Both In Your Core And In Your Wallet
A special thanks to SteelFit for participating in the SR.com TROOPS program. Today, I discuss my experiences with their topical thermo Abs Of Steel. As they always say, “Abs are made in the kitchen”. No doubt, this holds truth on several levels, but of course, proper diet is only half of the equation since nothing is stimulated without hard training. I’ve recently switched gears and have entered a recomposition phase, coming off of a lean bulk. I was curious to use a thermogenic product that I could apply directly to the abs considering a hard six pack is the foundation of a shredded physique.
The ingredient profile is a blend of several ingredients with the amounts not disclosed. Refer to the image for a more specific breakdown. Focusing on the prime ingredients, the feature ingredients in Abs of Steel include caffeine, L-carnitine, coenzyme A, and bupleurum root. which SteelFit trademark names Coaxel. Caffeine as we know aids in fat loss by stimulating thermogenesis through metabolism boosting and stimulating fat cells to release their fat matter to be used for energy. L-Carnitine helps carry and transport fat to be used for energy and coenzyme A plays a vital role in the oxidation and breakdown of fatty acids and other energy sources to be utilized by the body’s metabolism. Bupleurum root has several benefits that involve improvement of liver function, aids in detoxification, and supports adrenal gland function to improve energy levels. Apparently, it can aid in fat loss and skin tightening as well through G-protein activation according to Steelfit. The remainder of the ingredients aid in absorption and penetration of the skin by creating permeable environment, allowing entrance into skin cells. —-Usage—- The directions call for application to be done twice a day. These times include about 15 minutes before training and once before bed. Personally, I can’t imagine why you would want to apply this before bed given the heat, tingling, and caffeine in the product. I understand the caffeine may not necessarily make it fully into your system, but still not a good idea for the sake of adequate rest. I applied a thin layer (amoun equating to about a little less than the size of a quarter) to my abdominal area 15 minutes before training and again after my evening shower. I applied a warm, moist, towel compress on my torso to open up the pores for the pre workout application. Be aware, you will feel a heated, tingling, and slightly burning sensation when you apply this product. It is temporary and should dissipate. Be sure you do a test to assess your skin reaction prior to using this regularly. I tested my reaction by applying a very small smudge on my forearm and waiting 24 hours. Once I saw that my skin didn’t have any adverse reaction, I went ahead with regular application protocol.
Once you get accustomed to the heat, slight burning, and bothersome tingling of the product, it truly does deliver a significant themo effect. I was sweating significantly more during my training sessions, especially my HIIT cardio and boxing sessions. My overall body felt increased warmth and I had a more prevalent “heated” feeling in my core. Truthfully, I didn’t take a BF% reading anytime during my use with this because I was not trying to lose a dramatic amount of weight or body fat since I already am pretty defined as it is. Though, I did gain a slight amount of residual fat from my bulk phase that left the more out aspect of my abs and obliques looking slightly less defined. After my run with abs of steel, the definition had become notably more improved in my midsection and I was able to regain the signature front V-taper separation in my abs and obliques. I will also note that I was doing a lot of core based work while on this product including deadlifts (along with other variations), squats (along with other variations), weighted planks, incline crunches, and good mornings.
As I said in the title, your body will feel the burn, but so will your wallet. The retail price for abs of steel is 49.95. This is pretty pricey for a topical thermo. It was very effective, but truly does come at a high price tag. If the product was not as effective as it was, this value would be terrible. However, factoring the efficacy, I give a score of “6” on the basis that this is something one would invest in soley if one is willing and has the extra pennies to burn. I am confident SteelFit does have sales, coupons, and deals at times on their website, so I would say be on the lookout for that.
As I noted, assess your skin reaction prior to starting regular application protocol with this. Also, be advised there will be heat, slight burning, and tingling upon application. Also, if you take two applications, which I recommend, be sure neither application is too close to bedtime.
If you’re looking to improve the definition and appearance of your midsection to really bring out the signature six pack, I’d recommend giving abs of steel a go. Accustom yourself to the feeling of the application and be critically sure your diet and training are in check since abs are made in the kitchen. Lastly, be on the lookout for sales and deals since this product is a bit of a pretty penny. WARMACHINE OUT!!! GO BRUINS!!!
More like “abs of fire”
I would like to thank the TROOP Program and SteelFit for the opportunity to try this product. Abs of Steel is supposed to help primarily with ab definition, and their website says that it “may” help with spot fat reduction and water loss. It is a topical supplement that you rub in around your core. I think that everyone would love a product that helped you lose that layer of fat that sits above your abs or a product that helps you to look extra toned right before hitting the pool…well this product likely is not the product you are looking for. You are better off spending time in the gym and eating healthy.
The “Proven Active Ingredients” in Abs of Steel include: -CoAxel: a patented slimming active ingredient intended for the treatment of excess fat problems…to be completely honest, I don’t know anything about this ingredient aside from what they provide. It sounds groundbreaking…if the claims are in fact true. -Coenzyme A + L-Carnitine: “Induces a ‘One Way Fatty Acid Pump’ to release fat cells.”…I am a big fan of L-Carnitine for fat loss and am happy to see it included in this product -Caffeine: to help with lipolysis…I guess this would help with metabolism in the targeted area -Bupleurum Root: “G-Protein activation for tightening skin and reducing subcutaneous fat.”…again this is another exotic ingredient that I am not familiar with, but it sounds like it would be very effective with achieving a toned appearance. Abs of Steel also includes a variety of other ingredients that comprise the lotion like substance that carries the active ingredients.
This is a topical so there is no taste. That being said, it does have a scent and specific texture. I would say that the scent is not overbearing and does not linger in your clothing. Additionally, the topical cream rubs into your skin easily and dries quickly. I did not have any problems with the product getting on and remaining in clothing (no staining). I used this product each morning before fasted cardio and sometimes again at night before hitting the gym. I would use anywhere between a dime and nickel sized amount of the topical each time. It was easy to use. Just rub it in on the desired area (abs).
This product is effective in the sense that it will make your skin appear to be tightened and more toned. Additionally, I have no doubt that it has a diuretic affect on the targeted area because you sweat like crazy. That being said, the product leaves an incredible rash for upwards of an hour to two hours after using it. The rash persists beyond showering. No one will ever know if you appear to be more toned or have “3D Abs” because you won’t want anyone seeing the massive rash on your stomach. If the goal is to look better at the pool or in public with your shirt off- this product totally fails you because you look absolutely ridiculous. Even if it does in fact cause you to be more toned, no one will notice because they will be consumed with staring at the horrid rash.
A tube of Abs of Steel will run you about $50. The tube will last you about 30 days. I don’t really know what else to compare this price to, but if it worked as advertised I would argue that the cost is justified and appropriate.
Red rash on the targeted area. Increased sweating in the targeted area. Burning on the targeted area.
This topical sounds too good to be true, and believe me- it is. Abs of Steel is marketed, in my opinion, to someone looking for that last minute tone up before hitting the pool/beach/lake. The product totally missed the mark for me because I never wanted to be seen with my shirt off after taking this product due to the nasty looking rash. Furthermore, I don’t see this product as an effective long term fat loss option either. I didn’t have any noticeable loss in fat on my stomach over the time I used Abs of Steel. To sum it up, this is a cleverly marketed product that backfires on the end user. Not only will you not look any more ripped, but you will also not be able to take your shirt off at all.