What is Ripped Fuel Extreme®? (with pictures)

Harriette Halepis
Harriette Halepis
Ripped Fuel Extreme was popular among bodybuilders before being banned by the U.S. FDA..
Ripped Fuel Extreme was popular among bodybuilders before being banned by the U.S. FDA..

Ripped Fuel Extreme® was a type of fat burner developed by the Twinlab Corporation. Recently, this product has been discontinued due to a Food and Drug Administration ban on all products containing ephedra. In response, Twinlab has released Ripped Fuel Extreme Ephedra Free®. Ripped Fuel Extreme Ephedra Free® is often used by bodybuilders to increase muscle mass and reduce fat.

Guarana, a supplement made from guarana berries, is a main ingredient in Ripped Fuel Extreme Ephedra Free®.
Guarana, a supplement made from guarana berries, is a main ingredient in Ripped Fuel Extreme Ephedra Free®.

The main ingredients in Ripped Fuel Extreme Ephedra Free® are mahuang, guarana, willow bark, coleus forskohili, and citrus aurantium. In addition to these ingredients, citrus bioflavonoid complex, green tea leaf extract, ginger root, and cayenne extract are also added to this fat-burning formula. Out of all these ingredients, coleus forskohili and citrus aurantium are the two most important.

Ripped Fuel Extreme contains bitter orange, which is believed to increase metabolic levels.
Ripped Fuel Extreme contains bitter orange, which is believed to increase metabolic levels.

Coleus forskohili is a Native American medicinal herb that's been used for centuries. The main purpose of this herb is to assist with regular breathing. In addition, coleus forskohili is also used to help lower high blood pressure. Citrus aurantium is also referred to as bitter orange. The medicinal properties of oranges have been known for decades, and bitter orange has been used in Chinese medicine for centuries.

Ripped Fuel Extreme, a supplement marketed to bodybuilders, contains willow bark.
Ripped Fuel Extreme, a supplement marketed to bodybuilders, contains willow bark.

Within Chinese medicine, it is believe that bitter orange helps to increase metabolic levels. Unlike a lot of other ingredients that increase metabolism, bitter orange does not increase heart rate. Thus, this addition to Ripped Fuel Extreme Ephedra Free® is entirely innovative. Aside from the fact that bitter orange is great for your metabolism, it also helps to break down fat within the body.

When coleus forskohili and citrus aurantium are combined, the result is a fat burner that doesn't have the same side effects as ephedra-laced fat burners. While ephedrine-based fat burners cause the heart to race, most people that try Ripped Fuel Extreme Ephedra Free® do not experience this negative feeling.

The Food and Drug Administration outlawed all ephedra-based products due to an increase in heart problems amongst users of these products. Since most fat burning products contained ephedra, manufacturers were forced to recreate their products without the addition of ephedra. Ripped Fuel Extreme Ephedra Free® is a popular product amongst bodybuilders for the sheer fact that it provides results similar to those attained by using ephedra products.

Various manufacturers of muscle building and fat-burning products have begun to experiment with medicinal herbs in place of ephedra. Thus far, the results have been favorable. The ephedra-free product mentioned above can be obtained at most health stores, bodybuilding stores, or online.

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    • Ripped Fuel Extreme was popular among bodybuilders before being banned by the U.S. FDA..
      Ripped Fuel Extreme was popular among bodybuilders before being banned by the U.S. FDA..
    • Guarana, a supplement made from guarana berries, is a main ingredient in Ripped Fuel Extreme Ephedra Free®.
      Guarana, a supplement made from guarana berries, is a main ingredient in Ripped Fuel Extreme Ephedra Free®.
    • Ripped Fuel Extreme contains bitter orange, which is believed to increase metabolic levels.
      Ripped Fuel Extreme contains bitter orange, which is believed to increase metabolic levels.
    • Ripped Fuel Extreme, a supplement marketed to bodybuilders, contains willow bark.
      Ripped Fuel Extreme, a supplement marketed to bodybuilders, contains willow bark.