Insyner8 is a food supplement produced in New Zealand by Syn-Tec Sports Nutrition. It’s manufactured in powder form and is designed to be used as an energy-boosting pre-workout drink.
The formulation contains a blend of natural ingredients, amino acids, and vitamins and minerals that have been chosen to aid weight management, improve muscular definition, and “transport and provide natural energy”. Syn-Tec are keen to point out Insyner8 does not contain any sugar, and is low in calories, but they fail to offer many details about how the formulation achieves the promised results and do not provide any links to relevant evidence that supports the strength of the formulation.
It’s not all bad though. A complete list of ingredients is available on the Insyner8 sales page, along with all relevant inclusion rates.
Each (11.7g) serving provides:
- Energy 159.6kJ 38cal
- Protein 6.3g
- Carbohydrates – Total 0.4g [Sugars 0.0g]
- Fat 1.2g [Saturated 0.1g]
- CLA (Conjugated Linoleic Acid) 1000mg
- Sodium 9mg
- Magnesium 105mg
- Acetyl L-Carnitine 500mg
- Raspberry Ketones 200mg
- Green Tea Extract (10:1) [Equivalent Dry Herb 400mg]
- Caffeine 155mg
- Guarana Extract (6:1) [Equivalent Dry Herb 60mg]
- D-Glucoronolactone 250mg
- Citrus Aurantium Extract (10:1) [Equivalent Dry Herb 100mg (Synephrine 1mg)]
- Coleus Forskohlii Extract (100:1) [Equivalent Dry Herb 2500mg]
- Prickly Pear Extract 20:1 [Equivalent Dry Fruit 2000mg]
- Taurine 1500mg
- L-Tyrosine 500mg
- Glycine 3645mg
- Piper Nigrum Extract (Bioperine) 5mg
- Vitamin B1 1.1mg
- Vitamin B2 1.7mg
- Vitamin B3 10.0mg
- Vitamin B5 5mg
- Vitamin B6 1.6mg
- Vitamin C 40mg
Insyner8 contains rather a lot of ingredients. Too many ingredients can be a problem when supplements are produced in capsule form, but this tends to be less of an issue with drink mixes because the overall dosage is much higher.
The blend contains a number of B vitamins that should promote metabolic health, and the presence of the black pepper extract (piper nigrum) should aid the smooth absorbtion of the other blend constituents.
Prickly pear appears to have the power to stabilize blood sugar levels and prevent cravings for sweet food, but scientists have so far been unable to determine how this is achieved.
Raspberry ketones has an outstanding reputation for providing appetite suppression, preventing the formation of fresh fat cell, and encouraging the break-down of those that already exist.
Green Tea stands out as being one of the most promising ingredients. It contains catechins that can boost the metabolism and encourage the thermogenic fat burning process. Once initiated the fat burning process begins releasing the calories that were formerly stored in the fat and they become available for the body to use—thereby providing an energy boost.
Citrus Aurantium is a stimulant in its own right, but it is also known to contribute to fat burning so, like green tea, its presence supports the claims Syn-Tec make about Insyner8 fat burning and energy-providing abilities.
The blend also contains caffeine and guarana (a caffeine provider), and the presence of such a potent stimulant can only add to the promised energy-enhancing abilities the formulation is supposed to provide. Caffeine is also known to boost the metabolism and suppress the appetite, so it is a very credible inclusion.
Coleus Forskohlii is a fat burner as well, but is equally famed for its testosterone-boosting abilities. Elevated testosterone levels can boost performance and encourage the growth of quality muscle tissue, so the presence of coleus forskohlii may support the claims made for Insyner8’s ability to improve muscle definition.
The other ingredients are equally meritorious and the blend as a whole looks good on paper, but customer feedback usually provides the best indication of blend potential by detailing the way products have performed for past users. Unfortunately feedback was not available at the time of this review.
How to Take Insyner8
One (11.6g/1.5 scoop) serving should be consumed before training or whenever an energy boost is needed. The drink is made by mixing the powder with 200ml to 300ml of water and shaking for 30 seconds. The formulation is best consumed 30 to 60 minutes after mixing.
No customer feedback could be found at the time of this review.
There does not appear to be a money back guarantee.
Side Effects, Health Issues & Supplementary Information
The Insyner8 sales page on the Syn-Tec website does not mention if side effects are a possibility, but it is possible that certain ingredients may not suit all users. This is the case with food supplements in general, because ingredients that are well tolerated by one user can sometimes be troublesome to another.
Bearing this in mind pregnant or nursing mothers should refrains from supplementing their diet with any product that has not been approved by their doctor. People who have health issues or are taking medication should also err on the side of safety and seek a doctor’s advice prior to commencing supplementation.
Purchasing Options & Considerations
A (770g) tub of Insyner8 provides 60 drinks and carries a price tag of AUD$ 86.90. Syn-Tec also offers a smaller (300g) option, for AUD$ 56.90, and it is possible to purchase the powder from a number of online stores including The Supplement Den and Mr Supplement. At the time of this review the available flavour choices were restricted to citrus pink or orange.
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