Alpha Pro Nutrition make a wide range of bodybuilding supplements, which is why I’m so surprised at how few Alpha Cuts reviews there are out there.
So what I want to do here is help you understand what Alpha Cuts is, and what products the company sells. Plus, try and work out why there is so little buzz around this company.
Is it because the products are poor quality, or are they little-known gems that you should be getting your hands on?
I’ll be covering everything in five minutes in simple terms. What Alpha Cuts is, the ingredients, how to use Alpha Cuts pills and the nutritional shake powder, as well as offering you some potential alternative supplements to try instead.
What Is Alpha Cuts Exactly?
When I was looking to try a new metabolism increasing/fat burning supplement, I was really surprised how little info there is out there about Alpha Cuts. However, the basic benefits of it are:
- Improved cognitive ability
- Sharpness and focus
- More physical energy
- High levels of determination
- Compounds focused on fat burning
- Introduces thermogenic effects
- Mobilises & helps rip fat from the body
You’ll only find a few Alpha Cuts reviews out there that are more than half a page of generic nonsense. Plus, hardly anything knowledgeable spoken about them on websites and forums either.
Alpha Cuts is made by company called Alpha Pro Nutrition. Even searching for that name doesn’t bring up much information, which is surprising considering the company has 12 different products on the market.
Alpha Cuts is marketed as a pre-workout fat burning supplement. Originally as a powder you mix with water or milk to make a shake (although I’m not sure drinking lots of milk is great for fat burning), and now also available as capsules.
The confusing thing for me is that the capsules have very different ingredients to the powder, yet it is marketed as the same product.
How Legit Is Alpha Pro Nutrition?
So I guess the first point of investigation for any new supplement research you undertake has to be how legit the company that make it is?
If they are shady, or don’t have any upfront information available, and nobody is talking about them at all (or positively), then that’s a huge red flag.
Their Facebook page has 13,000 likes (although these can be faked), and it does have active posting a time of writing.
The website seems decent quality, and the products look professionally created. They also advertise they sell on eBay and Amazon (as of 2020).
On top of that, they have lots of marketing videos on their website, which are also shared on social media. They are pretty generic, and you can get videos like that created for peanuts nowadays.
Overall, there’s plenty of marketing and social activity linking to this marketing and the products, but actually there’s no real information from the company, and no particular buzz online about the products themselves. It all feels a bit manufactured and empty.
Alpha Cuts Ingredients: Do They Stack Up To The Fat Burning Claims?
Turning to Alpha Cuts ingredients, which is where the meat of this matter is, we have to look at them and research them, to see if they stack up against the fat burning claims made around Alpha Cuts complete nutrition pills and powder.
Weirdly for me, they go into incredible detail on their website about the ingredients. I’m talking over 5000 words all on one page, like they are desperate to show you how good it all is while at the same time bogging you down in over detailed word soup.
To me, it actually smells a bit like they are trying to just blind people with detail rather than actually telling you what it can do.
These are the ingredients in Alpha Cuts powder:
- Clarinol (proprietary Linoleic acid)
- Synephrine Hydrochloride
- Higenamine HC1
- Alpha-Hydroxy-Isocaproic acid
- Cassia Nomane
I’m not going to go into detail on all of those ingredients because it would take forever.
One thing I will point out though is that there are no proportions listed. Basically, all of those ingredients are in a “proprietary blend” totaling 1800 mg combined. We have no idea what the proportions of each are.
Overall, most of the ingredients are stimulants. They deliver focus and physical energy boosts.
You’ve also got a couple of appetite suppressants, compounds thought to speed up metabolism and removal of excess calories, as well as ingredients with some evidence of inducing more rapid fat burning.
The confusing thing for me is you can buy powder or capsules, but the ingredients list the capsules is totally different:
- Alpha Lipoic acid
- Cinnamon bark extract
- Caffeine powder
- Oolong tea extract
- Chromium polynicotinate
- Three types of Lipolytic catalysts
So one product, Alpha Cuts, is marketed as being available in an easy-to-use powder or pill format.
However, looking deeper, the formulas are completely different. It doesn’t fill me with trust that they are marketing exactly the same product into different formats when they are actually completely different apart than the name Alpha Cuts.
How To Use Alpha Cuts Pills For Fat Burning
When it comes to using Alpha Cuts pills, it’s as simple as taking two pills 30 minutes before your workout.
For the powder, you put one scoop in water or milk and drink that 30 minutes before you work out.
Interesting thing is the company state that you can stack the two together. They also say that because they are both stimulants you should only use half doses of each to create a single stacked dose 30 minutes before your workout.
That’s all fair enough, but it smells to me a little bit like they are trying to get you to buy two different products to double their profit.
If one works as a potent stimulant fat burner, then why would you need to stack it with another one that has a completely different formula, especially if you are only half dosing each?
So overall, it’s easy-to-use the pills or the powder, and you can combine them; but I’m not completely convinced you need to use both at all.
So Do Alpha Cut Pills Or Drink Supplements Work?
The real question we have to answer here is do the pills or drink supplements offered by Alpha nutrition do the job?
The ingredients certainly point towards it being a stimulant, which ever formula you look at.
So certainly, you’re going to get a spike in physical and mental energy levels. This will help you to work out harder and longer, and could potentially burn more calories than you would without the supplement.
My Experience With Alpha Cuts & My Concerns
I was convinced enough to give Alpha Cuts pills and powder a trial for a few weeks.
Initially I use the powder for two weeks, then the pills, then I stacked them for the last two weeks. I think that’s long enough to gain an impression of how it stacks up against the other three main fat burning supplements I’m familiar with.
Overall, these were the pros of my Alpha Cuts experience:
- Definitely felt physically and mentally stimulated
- My energy levels were higher
- I felt more positive
- After the workout I still had energy when I usually wouldn’t
- I definitely cut fat more than I can naturally
The cons of using Alpha Cuts for me were:
- I wasn’t really sure what I was taking
- A niggling feeling I was taking two completely different products
- I wasn’t sure which one I should stick with
- I felt overly stimulated mentally in the evenings
- There are some troubling ingredients
Let me just quickly cover my thoughts on the troubling ingredients. Apart from the fact you don’t know the balance of the ingredients in either of the supplements, is there are a few problematic ones in there.
Citrus Aurantium, contained within the proprietary Lipolytic blend in the pill form of Alpha Cuts, is not a great substance.
It’s from a class of compounds known as guggulsterones. These have been shown in studies to cause high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, and higher levels of thyroid activity. None of these are good things.
On top of that, it’s actually banned by several sporting bodies because of its stimulant effects.
In addition, a couple of the ingredients in the powder are well known for causing significant digestive problems, diarrhea, and bowel problems. Especially if you have sensitive bowels, IBS, anything like that, then this could be a real problem for you.
Alpha Cuts Alternatives I’d Recommend Instead
I’m going to conclude here by telling the Alpha Cuts isn’t awful. The pill and the powder versions both do what they say. They act as stimulants both mentally and physically, and they can help you to burn more calories and more fat. I certainly did, they definitely do the job.
However, overall, I can’t recommend them to you because of the side effects, the confusion over which one to use, and the fact I just think there are better value/quality fat burning supplements out there.
The Alpha Cuts powder is cheap. 30 portions retails at just $31.99, while 30 days of capsules retails at just $24.99. So they are cheap to try, but they aren’t the best quality in my opinion.
For me, the alternatives are:
- Hunter Burn
Overall, all three of those alternatives have a better range of proven compounds in them, avoid the problematic ingredients, and in my experience deliver comparable, or better, stimulant and fat burning potential.