Overview of American Metabolix Banish
American Metabolix was formed by the former founders of Cellucor. They wanted to change the industry. Per American Metabolix website, “Product Quality, Purity, and Potency (QP2) defines our innovative approach to sports nutrition, and each bottle of American Metabolix achieves our commitment to QP2, Guaranteed!” They stand behind the products they sell.
Banish from American Metabolix is a non-stimulant based metabolic support agent. Banish uses a proprietary blend of 1,050mg of popular fat burning and metabolic support ingredients. This is a great product for those who are starting out with fat burners that are not ready for a stimulant based fat burner.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed American Metabolix Banish on four categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at the ingredients used in the making of this fat burner. We look into each ingredients effective use and determine if it was a quality selection for the product.
We then look at the dosage of the fat burner. Are they using the ingredients at effective doses? It’s one thing to select awesome ingredients, it’s another to make sure they are being dosed where they are meant to be effective.
We then look at effectiveness. This is generally an extension of the profile and dosage section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that the fat burner will be.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, dosage, and effectiveness in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of fat burners on the market.
American Metabolix Banish uses 8 different active ingredients to make up the proprietary blend in this metabolic support supplement. It starts with Acetyl-L-Carnitine which improves blood flow to your brain, this increasing your body’s energy.
N-Acetyl-L-Tyrosine is used for the prevention of fat storage, Guggulsterones which helps with thyroid activity which increases metabolism, Cayenne fruit extract which can increase your body’s temperature, White Willow Bark is used for weight loss, Fucoxanthin which inhibits the formation of fat cells, White Kidney Bean Extract which is carbohydrate inhibitor and Bitter Melon Extract which helps maintain your blood sugar levels.
Overall this is a very impressive profile targeting everything from fat burning, to fat inhibiting to carb blocking and blood sugar regulation. All very important aspects of weight loss.
Overall for those who are first-timers to the fat burning category this may be dosed well for you. For someone like me, who is a bigger fan of stims, this was under dosed for me.
Carnitine alone can be dosed at 1,500mg per day to be effective. This entire profile has 1,050mg in it all together. White Kidney Bean Extract can be supplemented at 800mg for maximum effectiveness. Tyrosine can be supplemented at 500-2000mg for maximum effect. The point is that if you want the maximum effect of all ingredients used in this proprietary blend you would need more than 1,050mg total. I realize that you will never find a tablet that has 100% maximum effectiveness on dosages but I would like to see this a bit higher across the board.
Unlike some other fat burners, I did not get the increased body temp with Banish as I have come to expect from a fat burner. I will say that the appetite suppressing agents in Banish seem to actually work as my hunger level decreased while supplementing with Banish. However, in my case, I didn’t really want to eat less. I did have a nice sense of energy while taking this first thing in the morning with no crash.
Banish from American Metabolix retails for around $40 a bottle. I feel this is a bit high given the dosage in this product, but it is important to note that Banish doesn’t use any banned substances. You have to keep in-mind if it was dosed at a maximum amount the price tag on this would be way too high for anyone. Overall it is not a crazy value, but if you can handle a stim-based fat burner I would lean that route.