Sadly, summer is now just a sweet memory. If you’re still not quite as lean as you intended to be for the sunny months take heart: It’s never too late. Make the fall your time to get lean, and by working these three ingredients into your supplement regimen, your fat will drop as fast as the trees shed their leaves!


This is a proprietary blend of two plant extracts—Sphaeranthus indicus and mangosteen. Clinical research studies confirm that they both lead to significant fat loss in a very short period. Subjects lost an average of five pounds and more than an inch from their waists in just two weeks, which was more than double the fat loss experienced by the control group.


Synephrine is the active ingredient in the plant Citrus aurantium (bitter orange). Although its chemical structure is similar to ephedrine (remember those days?), research confirms that it boosts metabolic rate without a significant elevation of heart rate or blood pressure. Synephrine can also stimulate receptors on fat cells to release more fat and blunt appetite.


Coffee beans that haven’t been roasted (they’re green) contain a critical component for fat loss—chlorogenic acid. It works synergistically with the caffeine in coffee beans to burn the fat that caffeine frees up from the fat cells. Several clinical studies con- firm that supplementing with green coffee extract leads to significant fat loss.


This table lists five several fat-burners that contain at least one of the ingredients covered above, along with other nutrients that speed up your fat-loss efforts.

Supplement Meratrim Synephrine Green Coffee Extract Other Fat-Burning Ingredients
BioQuest Zycor Yes Yes Yes Yes
BSN Hyper Shred No Yes No Yes
MuscleTech Hydroxycut Hardcore Elite No No Yes Yes
Nutrex Lipo-6 Black Ultra Concentrate No Yes No Yes
VPX Meltdown No Yes No Yes