Norcodrene is a dietary supplement for energy, fat burning, improving mood, and reducing stress. It’s sold by Florida company PEScience (also known as PES, Physique Enhancing Science). They’re one of the larger supplement companies around and appears to have been founded in the spring of 2011. Unfortunately, there isn’t much else in the way of information. Their website doesn’t have an “about us” page, and they seem interested in talking about who they are. They are, however, fairly active on social media. This is a reputable enough company who is interested in supplements for sports nutrition.
Norcodrene contains the following ingredients: Chromium (100 mcg), Norcodrene (425mg), Proprietary Blend: Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) (leaf) Extract, L-Theanine, Aframomum Melegueta (seed) Extract, Kola Nut Extract, Caffeine Anhydrous (100 mg).
Norcodrene includes caffeine (100 mg) and 5 other nootropic ingredients. PEScience’s proprietary blend is a 425 mg combination of L-Theanine, Aframomum Melegueta Seed Extract, and two other nootropics. Some companies note that by combining caffeine with L-theanine, you can get a better overall experience. Since L-theanine regulates the traditional effects of caffeine, this may be a healthier and more effective than simply drinking coffee or an energy drink. The combination has been the subject of various clinical trials demonstrate its effectiveness. The amount of L-theanine should exceed the amount of caffeine for maximum potential, often in a two to one ratio. Unfortunately, this product doesn’t tell us how much L-theanine is included. If there’s 100 mg of caffeine, then there should be 200 mg of L-theanine for maximum effectiveness.
Aframomum melegueta (sometimes referred to as Grains of Paradise or alligator pepper) is a spice similar to ginger. It’s not well studied, and the only human trial used 10 mg daily. It may increase metabolism, which can burn fat. Unfortunately, this study also used cold exposure, so it’s uncertain how much fat burning Aframomum melegueta did. Cold exposure increases your metabolism because your body burns fat to keep itself from freezing. Aframomum may have interactions with medications, increase testosterone, and might inhibit fertility in women. If you’re not sure about using Norcodrene, ask your doctor first.
- The overall formula is decent, and has been improved from a previous version. It appears safe and effective.
- Inexpensive if you take 1 to 2 capsules a day, which is what most users will do.
- Contains caffeine, which is normal for thermogenics, but some people would prefer a stimulant free supplement. You also can’t use Norcodrene with any caffeinated products or alcohol. There are a considerable number of limitations. You’ll want to consult your doctor before using this product.
- Gelatin capsules with artificial colors (Yellow #6, Green#3).
Norcodrene could potentially be a good fat burner, especially combined with exercise. It has some limitations, for example not consuming any other sources of caffeine while taking this supplement. But if that’s not an issue for you, and you find Norcodrene at a good price, it can be a good buy. Reviews and testimonials are generally positive, and people say this product does what it promises. It increases energy, can help regulate mood, and may improve metabolism to lose unwanted weight.
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