Sheer Thermo is a fat burner supplement manufactured by Sheer Strength Labs in the USA. It contains a blend of ingredients and comes in bottles of 60 capsules. A bottle lasts 30 days at the recommended dosage.
The name – Sheer Thermo – doesn’t really reflect the formula very well in our opinion. It would imply that it is designed to be an out and out thermogenic fat burner but the ingredient inclusions are split between cognitive enhancers / nootropics and thermogenic fat burners.
We liked Sheer Thermo, but the biggest drawback is the inclusion of Yohimbine, an ingredient that can increase anxiety in users. However, it is at quite a small dosage so it should be fine for most people.
Benefits of Sheer Thermo
Once you get into Sheer Strength’s more detailed description of Sheer Thermo they explain that it is actually a multifaceted formula, designed to:
- Cut Fat
- Preserve Muscle
- Enhance Cognitive Function
That much is evident from the recipe as well. The ingredients included are definitely popular choices and there appears to be an equal spread of fat cutters, muscle preservers and cognitive enhancers.
How Does Sheer Thermo Work?
It’s all in the ingredients and dosages, of course. And we’ll get to those, but first we’ll just explain a little about what those inclusions are doing on a basic level.
Thermogenic inclusions tend to increase metabolism rate so that the normal reactions that take place in your body, including fat oxidation for energy, is faster. They mostly do this by stimulating the nervous system to release more adrenaline.
The ‘thermo’ aspect is down to the waste heat production that is given off on a cellular level.
Other fat loss mechanisms are more subtle. The cognitive enhancers for example increase mental focus and concentration, yes, but they can also provide a little appetite suppression. Actually, it’s more like they boost your mood a little, so you don’t feel the need to comfort eat in between meals.
For muscle retention, there’s a possible testosterone boost in the forskolin. Otherwise the manufacturer is probably just referring to the kick you might get from the caffeine, which might give you more energy to exercise.
Ingredients in Sheer Thermo
The following ingredients and inclusion weights are in 2 capsules, which is the recommended daily total.
|Rhodiola Rosea extract||300mg|
|Green Tea extract||300mg|
Rhodiola Rosea – a nootropic compound that reduces stress without sedation. It helps with focus and mood.
Green Tea Extract – is in many fat burners, it is both thermogenic and and antioxidant.
Coleus Forskohlii – forskolin is its bioactive agent and has been shown to boost testosterone as well as increase fat burning.
Caffeine – needs no introduction. When used sparingly (i.e. don’t drink coffee as well as this, and cycle off for a week every few weeks to re-sensitize yourself) it is an effective fat burner and energy booster.
Bacopa Monnieri – another nootropic that can reduce anxiety and may also improve working memory.
5-HTP – famously touted by Jim Carrey for its depression reducing effects, which may be attributed to its conversion to serotonin. The same effect might reduce comfort eating as that is heavily mood related.
Yohimbine HCL – a nervous system stimulator that might burn fat more readily in areas like thighs and hips. Comes with a bit of a negative aspect but there isn’t enough here for too much anxiety in all probability. Also the nootropics like Bacopa might mitigate that.
Sheer Thermo Customer Comments
Customer comments can be found in abundance on the Amazon page for Sheer Thermo, and there are a few on the Sheer Strength website. These can’t be considered independent or objective, and don’t read like they are either.
One ‘reviewer’ states they lost 55 pounds in 4 months without exercise, solely using this product.
If that’s true then we can all go home and put our life savings into Sheer Strength stock.
Side Effects and Health Considerations
As mentioned earlier, the only real negative is the presence of Yohimbine, which can cause anxiety attacks in people. However, there might not be a big enough dose for this to happen in most susceptible people.
If you take anti-depressants or similar drugs, do not take this product.
As always, there are people who should not use Sheer Thermo: people under 18, elderly people, pregnant and nursing mothers, people with known heart conditions.
Anyone taking medication or who have a medical condition should consult their doctor as to whether Sheer Thermo is appropriate or safe for them.
30 Day Money Back Guarantee…or is there?
The company talks of a 30 day money back guarantee where you can get your money back if you don’t notice results but then their refund policy states that products can’t be opened if they are returned, so we wouldn’t mind if that was cleared up!
The Judgement – Is Sheer Thermo Recommended?
We actually like the ingredients that are on the label, but the formula is not as effective ‘in the flesh’, for some reason. It might be the potency of the specific ingredients they have sourced for the product, it might be something else…
One thing can be felt and that’s a bit of a caffeine buzz. If you are to get the most out of caffeine, you must not consume it outside of the supplement.
Given Sheer Thermo is trying to play in the league of hardcore products, we’ll leave you with a link to the baddest fat loss product we have used to date.