Xenadrine RFA-1 Drink Mix

The makers of the Xenadrine products have come up with another variant for your consumer consideration.  I am not typically a fan of the company as it has been involved in some pretty sketchy things in the past, but I’m a sucker for drink mixes.  Is this one worth a second thought?

The Xenadrine RFA-1 Drink Mix

The formula for each 3.5 gram mix packet isn’t so very different from the typical Xenadrine formulas.  As always it’s a big blend of a bunch of ingredients which don’t disclose their individual concentrations:

1502 mg:

Lipo-Core

  • Garcinia cambogia
  • Raspberry ketone
  • Willow bark
  • Ginger
  • L-tyrosine

Thermodyne

  • Caffeine
  • Green Tea
  • Theobromine
  • Wasabi
  • Capsicum annuum

Cytodrine

  • Gymnema sylvestre
  • Vitis vinifera
  • Chamomile
  • Guarana seed

Xenadrine RFA-1 Drink Mix Analysis

Xenadrine RFA-1 Drink MixNot surprisingly, the most significant components here are stimulants (caffeine, theobromine).  More natural metabolic boosters like chili peppers (capsicum annuum) and wasabi are good ingredients as well.  The ingredients that Xenadrine claims to be most effective, gymnema sylvestre and garcinia cambogia have somewhat limited connection to weight loss.

Gymnema sylvestre may help reduce blood sugar levels, but claims of its reducing cravings are largely unproven.  Garcinia cambogia, which is a major source of hydroxcitric acid, has no legitimate peer-reviewed clinical evidence of actually reducing appetite, despite the company’s claims.

Conclusion for RFA-1 Drink Mix

This product runs for about $22 in most places and if bought directly from the company has a money-back guarantee, but in general it doesn’t prove itself to be much more than a basic caffeinate drink mix – or not much more potent than an energy drink.  Each packet (as there are 21 in each box) ends up being about $1, but it’s unclear whether this would give you more kick than an energy drink (which are sometimes a little more money).  This is just not a convincing enough product for me to recommend you try it.