Instant Knockout is a fat burner and weight management supplement developed and manufactured by Roar Ambition Ltd.
It is manufactured in labs both in the UK and USA. The formula of ingredients is the same one which was designed for professional Boxers and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) Fighters – like Diego Sanchez and John Dodson III – to help them lose fat efficiently, while retaining muscle mass.
Weight category competition sports are amongst the toughest to prepare for and get right, because after a hard season of training and bulking up, the athlete must lose weight quickly in order to make the competition weight, and not lose the muscle they worked so hard to put on.
If a product can help a pro do that, then it can help you with your goals, surely.
We ordered some of the fist shaped bottles and conducted a complete test cycle and review to find out.
What Is Instant Knockout and How Does It Work?
Instant Knockout (IKO fro short) is a capsule – pill – based dietary supplement which contains a blend of ingredients which have been chosen to help you lose weight, in particular, fat.
The company, Roar Ambition, claims that IKO comes with the following benefits:
- Thermogenic Fat Burning
- Strong Appetite Suppression
- Retention of Muscle Mass
- Increased Energy Levels
- Heightened Focus
- Improved Absorption and Metabolism of Nutrients
That looks like some big promises from a few little red capsules.
As we have said many times before, it all comes down to the ingredients used and the dosages at which they are included.
So let’s look at the ingredients next…
The following ingredients and inclusion rates (mg/mcg) can be found in 4 capsules of IKO:
- Glucomannan (konjac root) – 1800 mg
- Green Tea Extract – 500 mg
- Caffeine Anhydrous – 300 mg
- Cayenne Powder – 100 mg
- Green Coffee Extract – 100 mg
- Zinc (as zinc oxide) – 10 mg
- Black Pepper – 10 mg
- Vitamin B6 – 5 mg
- GTF Chromium – 100 mcg
- Vitamin B12 – 10 mcg
Key Points on the Formula
Glucomannan is a natural fibre sourced from the tropical Konjac plant’s root. It expands as it absorbs water in the stomach and has the effect of making you feel comfortably full.
For this reason, it is an excellent appetite suppressor.
Green Tea Extract is one of the most proven thermogenic fat burners and antioxidant weight loss ingredients currently available. The dosage in IKO – 500mg – is excellent.
You probably won’t find a better dose of GTE than this.
Cayenne Powder is a non-stimulant thermogenic fat burner. It stimulates the process of fat burning by increasing the heat output of cells.
It also activates Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT) which itself burns unwanted fat.
Zinc helps optimize free testosterone levels in the body, helping to retain and grow muscle mass through resistance training.
Caffeine improves the fat burning effect of the whole formula, as well as providing effects such as energy and mental focus.
Green Coffee contains Chlorogenic Acid which can inhibit calories being absorbed from carbohydrates.
Chromium helps normalize blood sugar levels and improves the metabolism of the macro-nutrients, carbohydrates, fat and protein.
Black Pepper boosts the bioavailability and absorption of ingredients within the formula. A small but very valuable addition to the supplement.
Vitamin B6 and B12 have very important roles, too many to explain individually, with respect to metabolism. They are the first vitamins people in western cultures can start to be deficient in due to their lacking diet.
Instant Knockout is a powerful supplement. Thankfully, the maximum recommended daily dose comes in 4 pills.
This means you can start with a smaller dose – one or two pills – in the first few days and build up to the recommended dose.
It should be taken with a large glass of water, and to take full advantage of the glucomannan effect, drinking 2 to 3 litres of water a day is a good rule of thumb.
You should not consume any other caffeine source during your IKO cycle as it can impede the effectiveness of the anhydrous caffeine in the supplement. Too much total caffeine can cause side effects like nausea and insomnia also.
Use IKO for a 12 to 16 week cycle followed by 2 weeks off (completely off caffeine as well) before repeating the process.
Are There any Side Effects
We took Instant Knockout without a problem. The average user will experience no side effects either.
Caffeine sensitive people might have a small period of adjustment as the dose is quite powerful. However, we advise you to take a half or quarter dose for the first few days and build up to the maximum recommended 4 capsules (as recommended above).
Pregnant and breastfeeding women should avoid supplements like this, as should people with medical conditions that may be affected.
People taking prescription medication should ask their doctor.
Conclusion and Recommendations
After using Instant Knockout for an 8 weeks cycle (so far) we can tell it’s going to be our fat burner of choice for a while.
We’ve never found anything that can adequately suppress cravings while offering a significant boost to our fat loss rate, so this has to be a first.
Not only that but we’ve been using it before working out, with a creatine and protein shake afterwards we are starting to cut fat and show some sharper definition. And that’s difficult to achieve at a certain point.
Instant Knockout is an instant success.