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Controlled Labs RED GHOST Review

A product by Controlled Labs


Positives Negatives
  • Contains Green Tea and Green Coffee Bean (but low amounts)
  • Too much caffeine
  • Poor Servings
  • Not enough Thermogenics

Review Overview – What does RED GHOST do?

red-ghost-reviewA lot of you have contacted us regarding this product from Controlled Labs, and we’ve finally put it to the test.

Red Ghost is a fat burner that’s been claimed to:

  • Help Energy and Focus
  • Increase Metabolism
  • Curb Appetite

But does it really?

We’ve taken great care to research this fat burner to see if it really works Controlled Labs have claimed it to.

We’ve looked closely at the science and we’re not that impressed with the results. Here’s what we’ve found:

What are the servings like?


With only one serving a day, there’s only so much a product like Red Ghost can offer you. The effects will fade a few hours after the daily serving and you’ll be left with the risk of energy crashes and no extra calories to burn.

What you should be looking for:

Really you want a supplement that has around 3 – 4 servings a day, this allows the supply of nutrients to work at a constant and keep you in that ‘fat burning mode’ throughout the day.

P.S: You can see the fat burners that do this the best in our heavily researched ‘Top 3’ list, click below to check them out.

The Top 3 Fat Burners

How about the ingredients in RED GHOST?

Okay, but there are some issues.

This fat burner seems to be focused more on focus and energy than actually burning fat. Plus there was also a few issues with side effects.

Take a look:red-ghost-supp-facts

GABA should help focus…

A nootropic (cognitive enhancer) that crosses the blood-brain barrier.  GABA helps promotes relaxation, and can help you focus when combined with caffeine. It will not help with fat loss.

Cayenne is a great thermogenic…

Known to increase core temperature, this chili raises body heat. To cool down your body has to regulate itself which burns calories and helps towards a calorie deficit.

Bacopa is another brain booster…

This nutrient helps promote memory and attention-span. Although this is good for keeping motivated and focused in the gym, it will not help with fat loss.

Caffeine may be a bit too excessive however…

One of the best natural stimulants out there. Caffeine helps promote energy levels, metabolism and power output.

However, Red Ghost contains 300mg of the stuff – more than most pre-workouts, and that can lead to some serious side effects. More on those in the side effects section below.

Theobromine should make some minor addition to your pump…

Mainly found in dark chocolate. This nutrient dilates blood vessels and promotes circulation, which can lead to a better pump in the gym.

Forslean may or may not work…

This nutrient may help boost testosterone and lower fat mass in men. However, there are limited studies that support this.

Green Coffee Bean is better…

Another good thermogenic. Green Coffee Bean’s effectiveness is all down to chlorogenic acid. The acid helps cut down the glucose in your liver, which encourages your body to look for other sources of energy – your fat cells. It’s a great thermogenic.

And Green Tea is the best one in here…

One of the top thermogenics you can find in natural fat burners. The catchins in green tea are great for fat loss, after being absorbed by the body they promote norepinephrine – the fat burning hormone.

The herb is also slightly caffeinated which helps add an extra energy kick – however, given the amount of caffeine in Red Ghost already, this may be a bit too

Ingredients Bottom Line:

Overall there are some good ingredients in Red Ghost, however in terms of fat burning it gravitates more towards increasing energy and focus. There are some thermogenics, but they’re nowhere near as potently dosed as the caffeine.

The caffeine is a serious concern here, at 300mg it can lead to serious side effects.

If you want to know what you should be looking for in a supplement, check out the best fat burner ingredients in the link below:

Best Fat Burner Ingredients

Side Effects

The main problem that you’ll encounter with Red Ghost is the caffeine.

Dosed higher than most pre-workouts the caffeine in this fat burner can lead to problems such as:

  • Light Headedness
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Jitters
  • Raised Heart Rate
  • Migraines

We suggest you stay away, particularly if you’re sensitive to caffeine.

Controlled Labs RED GHOST Review Conclusion

On the whole this isn’t the best fat burner out there and there are a couple of reasons why.

The first problem we had with this product were the servings. With only one serving a day, this is a powerful fat burner with short-term effects. It hards and fades harder.

Ideally it needs to be spaced out throughout the day, these allow the effects to be working ’round-the-clock’ and will give you that constant fat burning effect. Rather than lasting for only a couple of hours.

The caffeine will have a serious impact, but it may do more harm than good. 300mg is higher than most pre-workouts and taking it all in one hit may lead to serious side effects.

All in all there are a few good ingredients, but simple mistakes in this product really hold it back.

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