Hi! My name is Nicole Hodges and I am a Health and Diet columnist for The Hub Post. Recently, I’ve been researching Hot Bod Nutrition’s (HBN) products and comparing them to other popular choices.
HBN’s product Green Tea Fat Burner Plus is a popular fat-burning supplement. One of the main competitors in this marketplace is Provitalize, which claims many of the same specifics. Let’s take a closer look at the two products and see what benefits each actually has.
I will start with Green Tea Fat Burner Plus. This product utilizes a host of fat-burning, active ingredients. Some of this is seen in the name — green tea is full of EGCG, which promotes weight loss. This and other fat-burning ingredients have been mentioned by several universities, on the news, and by various famous doctors on TV.
The ingredients are all-natural, with things like apple cider vinegar and açaí fruit rounding out the supplement. Being able to trace where each active ingredient comes from is a nice benefit that also helps ensure the safety of the product. Plus, all of Hot Bod Nutrition’s products are manufactured in GMP-certified warehouses.
On to some of the similarities between Green Tea Fat Burner Plus and Provitalize. They are both 100% natural products and are available in delayed-release capsule forms, making them easy to take every day. They are both intended to support weight loss and provide other benefits as well.
Unfortunately, that is where many of the similarities end. Provitalize is a probiotic supplement that includes other ingredients. While they are all-natural, probiotics can be a mixed bag. Some people have reported feeling ill or experiencing side effects from taking Provitalize.
Rather than taking all their ingredients from fruits and vegetables, Provitalize’s probiotic strains are lab-grown. They also include some herb extracts, but the lab strains do most of the supplement’s work. Here is the ingredient list for Provitalize:
- Turmeric Root
- Moringa Leaf
- Curry Leaf
- Sunflower Lecithin Booster
All of the “normal” sounding ingredients on this list like turmeric and curry leaf are extracts. In comparison, here is the ingredient list for Green Tea Fat Burner Plus:
- Açaí Fruit
- EGCG (from green tea leaf)
- HCA (from garcinia, a tropical fruit)
- Apple Cider Vinegar
Even the active ingredients come from natural, easy-to-find fruits and vegetables like green tea and kelp.
Provitalize is also mostly designed for women looking to manage menopause weight gain and other side effects of that nature. This limits the intended audience and potentially makes it worse than Green Tea Fat Burner Plus for non-menopausal women.
Given the lack of proven ingredients and higher potential for side effects, Provitalize is a tough sell. It is also more expensive than Green Tea Fat Burner Plus, as it costs $49.00 per container on Provitalize’s website.