Transparent Labs Fat Burner Review

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In this Transparent Labs Fat Burner Review, we study PhysiqueSeries Recomp, and how it could help you accelerate your weight loss without losing muscle mass. Here’s what we found in this 6-week trial…

I always like to try out new thermogenic fat burners. They can be a bit of a mixed bag, in general – there are fantastic options out there as well as pretty poor ones, and, certainly, there are lifestyle choices that can make or break their efficacy.

Though it’s got a (very) simple ingredients list, I really like Transparent Labs’ Fat PhysiqueSeries Recomp, a thermogenic fat burner I’ve only recently had the chance to try out. The formula is simple mostly in a good way – streamlined, paired back, but still housing pretty much everything there to make it worthwhile.

Use it well, in conjunction with an active lifestyle and moderate calorie deficit, and you should see some really good results with it. I certainly did.

Quick Verdict: PhysiqueSeries Recomp

PhysiqueSeries Recomp bottle

Transparent Labs’ Fat PhysiqueSeries Recomp is a little overly simple for my taste, though I do admire simplicity as it’s done here – it’s paired back yet potent.

It could just do with an extra ingredient or two. Glucomannan or something equivalent would be lovely.

However, I still had some good results on it – more energy, greater clarity, and a larger weight loss than I might otherwise have seen on the calorie deficit I ran in conjunction with it. And, after all, what more can you ask of a thermogenic fat burner?

What is Transparent Labs PhysiqueSeries Recomp?

PhysiqueSeries Recomp bottle

Transparent Labs PhysiqueSeries Recomp is a fairly traditional, fairly straightforward, quite nicely simplified thermogenic fat burner – a supplement designed to help your weight loss journey in a couple of ways, not least of which is a small but welcome potential boost to your daily calorie output.

It is part of the PhysiqueSeries product line offered by Transparent Labs, a product company whom I have always really admired.

They make some genuinely decent products, including the likes of PreSeries Bulk – a pre-workout supplement designed to provide energy, focus, and endurance for high-intensity training – and CoreSeries Creatine HMB, a fantastic creatine supplement that should promote gains in muscle strength, size, and endurance.

I also like their CoreSeries BCAA Glutamine, a blend of branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) and glutamine that supports muscle recovery, reduces muscle soreness, and enhances muscle protein synthesis.

I’ve also heard good things about their CoreSeries Krill Oil, a krill oil supplement that provides omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants to support cognitive function, joint health, and heart health.

Recomp (as I’ll call it going forward, for simplicity’s sake) fits into this very nicely, with a simple formula made with high-quality ingredients known to get the job done – it all combines to give you a synergistic blend of scientifically justified options to optimize body composition and maximize results as you follow a calorie deficit.

The formula includes favorites like Green Tea Leaf Extract, ForsLean (Coleus Forskohlii Extract), natural caffeine from Green Coffee Bean, Capsimax (Red Pepper Fruit Extract), L-Theanine, and Bioperine (Black Pepper Fruit Extract to enhance absorption).

Well, actually it doesn’t include them. It is entirely made up of them – that’s all you get. I said it was a slimmed-down list.

However, it’s all good stuff. It should give you all the benefits (more on this below) that you want as you run a calorie deficit.

What are the benefits of using it?

Though slimmed down, Recomp’s formula is actually very good – quality over quantity. It should give you a range of benefits, all pertaining in some way to weight loss.

All told, they should make your calorie deficit more effective, easier to follow, and far less prone to giving you unwanted side effects, than you would experience without using a decent thermogenic fat burner.

For instance, one of the main benefits revolves around extra calorie burn – or improved thermogenesis, as a lot of marketing has it.

The use of ingredients such as Green Tea Leaf Extract and natural caffeine from Green Coffee Bean in Transparent Labs PhysiqueSeries Recomp contributes to an enhanced metabolic rate. Capsiplex takes this further – it’s one of the best thermogenic ingredients going.

As with most ‘fat burners’ (even top-tier ones), the calorie burn here will be slight at best. We’re talking no more than 50-100 calories extra burned each day.

But don’t be disappointed with this. Though it won’t make a calorie deficit, it will improve greatly upon one. It may also represent your metabolism working on full, where so often our metabolic rates can slow a little in response to under-eating. So you’re at an advantage here.

It’s common to experience a little muscle loss during any calorie deficit. Lift weights during your diet and you’ll offset this a bit, but you can still expect to lose a little muscle mass alongside your fat loss.

However, Recomp works to fight against this. The clue is in the name: Recomp, for recomposition – the holy grail in fitness circles whereby you lose weight whilst also gaining muscle.

This all comes from ForsLean, derived from Coleus Forskohlii, which I’ll go into in more detail below.

During this trial I maintained strength and, I think, muscle mass during a six-week cut in conjunction with Recomp (though these things are hard to judge – this is all subjective). However, I’ve got a good eye for these things, and honestly, I think it worked.

I would like to see a good fiber included with Recomp, such as Glucomannan. A quality fiber like this would help in undoing the effect that running a calorie deficit can have on your digestive health. It would also help with satiation, with appetite control.

However, you will get a little of this from the ingredients included, especially from the caffeine and Capsimax.

I lift weights and write for a living, and lethargy and brain fog from dieting can be ruinous to both. Not so with Recomp. With it you should notice a distinct boost in energy and mental alertness, which is always welcome for anyone engaging in intense physical activity, sports, or demanding cognitive tasks.

Finally, you get a good deal of antioxidant support. This is important during a calorie deficit, when we typically cut out plenty of the usual foods from which we get our antioxidants (fruit and the like).

Several ingredients in Recomp offer potent antioxidant properties. These antioxidants help combat free radicals and reduce oxidative stress, thereby contributing to overall health and wellbeing.

Additionally, the anti-inflammatory effects of certain components can aid in reducing inflammation, supporting joint health, and potentially alleviating symptoms related to exercise-induced inflammation and muscle soreness.

There could be more to support appetite control and digestive health (a lot more, actually). But still, the basics are covered very well, all with just a handful of ingredients. Speaking of which…

Transparent Labs PhysiqueSeries Recomp ingredients

PhysiqueSeries Recomp Ingredients label

It’s a lean list. I know I’ve gone on about it, but it really is. However, it’s clever in its leanness – it doesn’t miss out much. I did very well on it, enjoying all of the benefits listed above.

Let’s first look at Green Tea Leaf Extract (300 mg at 50% EGCG), which is quite standard in this kind of weight loss supplement. The EGCG here is a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to have a significant impact on metabolism and fat loss in the body.

Additionally, Green Tea Extract has been known to improve brain function, lower the risk of cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, and improve dental health (not directly related to weight loss, but quite nice as a little added bonus).

ForsLean is a particularly clever addition. It’s not an ingredient I’ve seen in this kind of supplement too often, and I suspect that will change in the coming years.

You get 250 mg at 10% Coleus Forskohlii in this, which is important. Coleus Forskohlii is known to help boost the production of cAMP (Cyclic Adenosine Monophosphate), which in turn stimulates the breakdown of stored fat in the body.

This helps improve lean body mass, increase testosterone levels, and lower blood pressure. A game-changer for recomposition.

You also get 125 mg of caffeine in Recomp. However, do note that Transparent Labs sell a stimulant-free version for those who like to steer clear, or for those who, like me, like their caffeine directly from coffee.

Caffeine is a stimulant, of course, and it’s quite a common inclusion in this kind of supplement. Transparent Labs derive their caffeine from green coffee beans, which are known for their high antioxidant content.

It’s been shown to increase energy levels, reduce fatigue, and improve mental alertness, whilst also being a potent thermogenic ingredient and appetite suppressant. It’s tough to beat in an ingredients list geared towards weight loss.

You also get this from the inclusion of L-Theanine, which helps you stay focused and gives you that motivational energy that can unlock more intense training sessions, and hoist those lows that come with a calorie deficit.

Then we have 50 mg of Capsimax in Recomp, which is kind of king in this kind of list. It’s a go-to ingredient, and one without which I struggle to take a weight loss ingredient seriously.

Capsimax is an extract derived from Red Pepper Fruit, which contains capsaicinoids. Capsaicinoids are known to increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation in the body. They also help suppress appetite, reduce inflammation, and lower cholesterol levels.

As a result, Capsimax is incredibly good at promoting weight loss and preventing the gain of new fat cells.

Finally, there is 5 mg of Bioperine in Recomp. This serves two purposes.

Firstly, it improves the bioavailability of every other ingredient in any list going – you’ll see it in most modern supplements for exactly this reason. Secondly, it’s a mild thermogenic in its own right, contributing a little to that metabolic spike we’re looking for from supplements like Recomp.

It’s a lean list – there are things I would like to add in there, such as Glucomannan or some other form of potent dietary fiber.

However, all the elements are there. I did very well on it, losing an extra pound or so of bodyweight more than I would’ve done without it. And crucially, far more easily with far fewer side effects than I would usually see.

Verdict

It’s a simple supplement, but kind of in a good way. I respect this. Far better a paired-back supplement that does its job well with minimum fuss than a bloated, over-the-top supplement that manages little whilst trying to give you a lot.

And Recomp does its job very well. The ingredients it does include are first class. Nothing is wasted – everything plays a good role in enabling more effective, more efficient weight loss, with fewer side effects. Why throw extras in if you’re already getting everything you need?

Again, fiber would be helpful. But still, Recomp does its job admirably, and should help you to hold onto hard-won muscle (and perhaps even grow a little more) as you cut back on unwanted fat.