When the zombie apocalypse comes, the last thing you want to be is fat when the living dead knock on your door. Thankfully, Outbreak Nutrition has us all covered with Reclaim, a powdered fat burner fueled by some serious stimulants (get ready for J. Regia). Will it get you shredded and nimble enough to run away from the incoming horde?!
RECLAIM your physique. The Premise:
It’s a fat burner, through and through, and a seriously strong yet fine-tasting powdered drink fat burner at that.
Outbreak Nutrition has kept us more than excited this year. Their products have all been home runs in the very least, with some being grand slams (like the Adapt glucose disposal agent). With Reclaim, they’re targeting a niche part of the market: fat burning drinks. But this one’s not the usual, since it’s got some potent stimulants inside!
We love fat burning powders… even though there’s not as many of them
Fat burners flip the usual supplement situation on its head. Capsules are far more popular than powders in the fat burner market, which is the inverse of pre-workouts, creatine products, and amino acids!
Yet powdered fat burners have a unique advantage over capsuled products. The stim sensitive can adjust the serving size to fit their needs. Can’t handle 300mg? Then take half a scoop. And there’s just something great about shotgunning a supplement with a good flavor system. Hey, we like to drink our energy!
Beyond its powdered form, our expectations for Reclaim are the same for any other fat burner. We want to feel good on it, feel hot on it, and lose fat on it. Did Outbreak Nutrition take advantage of the extra “space” in this powder to hit these three criteria with this formulation? Stay tuned to find out, but first compare prices with PricePlow and check out our PRICEPLOW coupon (yes, we are affiliated):
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The Reclaim Themogenic Ingredients
Get ready to move with this one:
Acetyl L-Carnitine (1g)
Acetyl L-Carnitine is a version of carnitine used in nootropic and fat burner supplements, as ALCAR is more efficient at crossing the blood-brain barrier than other forms of carnitine. Carnitine provides many neuro-based benefits like improved focus, improved memory, and neuroprotection.[2-4]
Great for low-carb / high-fat diets
In terms of fat loss, L-Carnitine supplements do best for those who are carnitine deficient — this is namely vegans/vegetarians and older folks. However, with the rise of higher-fat, lower-carb diets such as the keto diet, L-Carnitine has another great play: its role as a fatty acid transporter.
And in the case of those in keto mode, the Acetyl part of the L-Carnitine may have a major role in forming ketones for energy, due to the requirement for three Acetyl-CoA molecules to make a single ketone (in the form of BHB, or beta-hydroxybutyrate). Point being? We’ll take all the help we can get from Acetyl L-Carnitine.
So this massive carnitine dose is here to combat the diet slog and destroy sluggishness! The dosing here is perfect. One gram is the exact amount we like to see.
L-Tyrosine is the first step in catecholamine synthesis. The catecholamines include neurotransmitters like dopamine and epinephrine. L-Tyrosine as a supplement does two amazing things: it makes caffeine work better and should help you feel great. This is because tyrosine increases catecholamine production while caffeine increases the natural release of catecholamines, which leads to a great synergistic effect.
The dose is our “minimum” where we start to feel effects. While it’s on the “low” end of the scale anymore, it’s acceptable because we have another stimulant coming down the pipe that really gets those catecholamines moving for some intense focus and euphoria.
Years ago, 200mg of caffeine was the standard dose. In 2018, the industry has upgraded: 300mg is the most common dose we’re now seeing. Is it too much or just enough? In a way, it doesn’t totally matter because you can always adjust the dose back down and still have a fantastic product.
You already know what caffeine does. The amount present in Reclaim will keep your intensity up in the gym while on a diet. It’ll wake you up and keep you going when the diet has you feeling sluggish.[6-8] Get enough in, and there’s aerobic, anaerobic, and power gains (the clinical doses of these depend on your body weight).
And in terms of fat oxidation, doses of 100-400mg have shown to increase plasma triglycerides, which very likely means that caffeine assisted with the overall lipid turnover, helping to free up fatty acids. It’s up to you to hit the gym and burn those triglycerides off before they reattach though — and the ALCAR can help transport them to the cells while you’re training.
The J. Regia below and tyrosine above in Reclaim will make this 300mg of caffeine hit hard, so consider trying less than a full scoop for your first go at Reclaim.
Coleus Forskohlii (Root) (20% Forskolin) (100mg)
Forskolin is a non-stimulant based ingredient with some decent scientific rigor to support its status as a fat burning ingredient. It works by driving up your levels of cAMP, and this in turn can drive mitochondrial enzymes in a manner similar to exercise, which should lead to increased protein synthesis, more fat loss, and even improved body composition.[9-11]
Bold move by Outbreak to put it in a powder, though, since this herb doesn’t taste the best. Good news is that they made it work with a very bold flavor system which we’ve absolutely enjoyed.
Due to the 20% standardization, you’re getting 20mg of actual forskolin per serving, which is admittedly less than the clinical dose. No surprise here though, as alluded above, the dose is lower to protect the taste of the product and prevent GI problems.
For whatever reason, the competition has removed this ingredient, even from their capsule products. Outbreak puts an end to that, and they do it in style by flavoring it while they’re at it.
Rhodiola Rosea [root] (std. 3% Salidrosides) (150mg)
PricePlow’s favorite feel-good herb, Rhodiola has an insane amount of benefits attached to it that are all supported by extensive scientific scrutiny. A dose of Rhodiola at this level will lower fatigue, improve subjective quality of life, and can even wake you up like xanthine-based compounds. It feels wonderful and is even connected to life longevity![12-14]
What impresses us here is that Outbreak Nutrition is calling out the salidrosides portion of the herb. Normally we see brands pulling on the rosavins portion, but salidrosides are the more stimulatory part of this herb! No wonder why you get so lit up when taking it.
Overall, this is a good addition to a fat burner as it’ll mitigate some jitters associated with the stimulant ingredients present in Reclaim, as well as function as a slight MAO inhibitor, unleashing this beast:
Juglans Regia Extract (bark) (80mg)
Juglans Regia extract provides a molecule similar to DMHA, better known as 2-amino-5-methylheptane.. This is the strong type of DMHA found in walnuts, and brings some serious euphoria with it.
While the J. Regia in Outbreak Reclaim won’t be as appetite suppressive as the DMAA-based fat burners of yesteryear, it’ll have you feeling AMAZING. Consider this the best way to fight back against diet-related loss of energy and mood.
There’s not much research that speaks to any form of DMHA as a fat burner, but given the “fight or flight’-activating mechanisms, we believe that some fat will be mobilized for use after taking it, while fat storage should come to a halt in an effort to provide you with energy. But if it’s just here to make us feel awesome, we’re not complaining.
Don’t be fooled by the dose. This isn’t your regular form of DMHA that we’ve seen at double this dose. The ‘other’ DMHA, 2-amino-6-methylheptane, requires a dose twice of this to feel similar, but 80mg of the 2-amino-5 version here is a no-joke dosage.
Once again, you’re going to want to take it easy the first few times using Reclaim. A full scoop is likely not needed!
Theacrine (as TeaCrine) (50mg)
Theacrine continues to gain clout in 2018. Consider it caffeine’s brother for all intents and purposes. Since it works through xanthine modulation, its effects are similar to those of caffeine, but less intense and far longer lasting, and without the increase in heart rate. Theacrine also has much less tolerance buildup.
This may help Reclaim keep you going long after you get used to the massive 300mg of caffeine per serving.
50mg in a powder!
The dose is right at 50mg, which is where it should be in a powder since Theacrine does not taste good.
We had to make sure that this was indeed 50mg active theacrine, and Outbreak Nutrition confirmed that it’s indeed the case. They may have used 125mg “tasteless Theacrine“, we’re not exactly sure, but we do know that it’s ultimately 50mg of actual theacrine here.
Capsimax® Capsicum (Fruit) Extract (2% Capsaicinoids) (50mg)
Capsimax is a patented form of capsaicin, the compound that makes spicy food the best cuisine on Earth. In terms of capsaicinoids, Capsimax is popular because it’s been encapsulated in a coating to protect against you tasting the spiciness. This allows you to get the benefits, which include driving up thermogenesis (it truly makes people hotter!) and decreasing appetite.[17-18]
Because of this ingredient, Outbreak Nutrition states that you should drink it within 10 minutes. However, we’ve had a shaker of it out for way longer, and the flavor system is so strong that the pepper only shines through a little bit at that point.
Citrus Aurantium (30mg)
Bitter orange, present on the label as citrus aurantium, is a classic fat burner ingredient that provides the potent metabolism-booster, synephrine. We often describe bitter orange as ephedrine’s little brother. While it is much milder than ephedrine, synephrine is still a potent beta agonist that helps unleash fat stores, and functions as a decent simulant. It’s safer than ephedrine to bout.
Citrus Aurantium has affinity for beta 2 and beta 3 receptors. This dual action allows it to liberate fatty acids from adipose for your body to burn as energy. It will also help suppress your appetite, just not to the same extent as ephedrine.
ActiGin, not to be confused with AstraGin, is a blend of panax notoginseng and rosa roxburghii sold by NuLivScience. The combination is interesting as it’s part of the non-stimulatory ingredients present in Reclaim. It may not help you burn more fat, but it’ll help you have more endurance (increased VO2 Max) and help you recover from sets better. It may even help mitigate autophagy, which is interesting.[19-20]
It uses two pathways: lower inflammatory cytokines, and more citrate synthase, which initiates the Krebs Cycle, yielding more ATP production. This can ultimately help load more glycogen into your muscles when training!
It’s likely in Reclaim to help you keep your training volume up high, which will help you keep more muscle mass in a caloric deficit. And The VO2 max is always critical when chasing (or running from) those zombies.
Reclaim comes in three flavors. It’s offered in the following:
- Tropical ginger twist
- Dark berry blend
- Classic fruit punch
Fans have noted that the dark berry blend seems like more of a grape flavor, but they’re all fantastic.
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When training, since you should not combine this with a pre workout supplement, you’ll need to go stim-free. Not ironically, the brand also has our favorite stimulant-free pre workout as of late, in the form of Outbreak Nutrition SERUM. The SERUM / RECLAIM stack will cost more, but it may be better than their Pathogen pre workout because both of these products are so powerful in their own ways.
Handle your carbs better
On the food front, as mentioned in our intro, Outbreak Nutrition’s ADAPT would be great to use when eating carbohydrates on your diet.
Mike blood-tested this one and was incredibly happy to see some true results with it – blood sugar indeed stayed lower!
Not going to lie: We love Reclaim, and if you’re looking for a serious fat burning powder that’s quite enjoyable, you may want to take it to the next level here. The dosages are all where they should be in a powder.
The stimulant cocktail is NOT for beginners. It all may leave our anxiety-prone friends in a corner, but that’s the beauty of a powder – just use less to assess. This stuff will strike hard, rest assured. If anything, we would have liked to see l-theanine included to take the edge off, but that would just be a dusting of sprinkles on a delicious fat-burner sundae.
If you’re a stimulant lover who’d rather drink your energy than swallow capsules, then we recommend giving Reclaim a try. Start at half a scoop and check your tolerance before going to a full serving.
Just don’t say we didn’t warn you, it’s going to get wild.
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