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Grenade Black Ops Review

A product by Grenade

Overall Rating:


Positives Negatives
  • No Proprietary Blends
  • Thermogenic
  • Boosts Energy
  • Way too much caffeine
  • Side effects from too much caffeine
  • Many ingredients under-dosed
  • Doesn’t Suppress Appetite

Review Overview – What does Black Ops do?

grenadeBlack Ops by Grenade describes itself as an ‘elite weight management system, possessing unique simulating and cognitive effects – aiming to benefit both mental physical performance.

However we find ourselves skeptical to these claims that they are unique. A lot of fat burners dabble in both mental and physical stimulants. We need to find out what it is in particular that separates Black Ops from other fat burners out there on the market.

In the main features Black Ops claims to:

  • Increase Energy
  • Burn Fat
  • Enhance Focus

As we’ve said before, this seems to be nothing new compared to what else we’ve seen on the market.

If it had something that suppresses appetite, we’d be more impressed.

How does Black Ops work?

If you’re taking Black Ops, you’re directed to take 2 capsules as soon as you wake up and then either:

  • 2 more 30 minutes prior to lunch


  • 2 more before a workout

Depending how your gym schedule is set up.

We don’t agree with these kind of servings. We believe there should be 4 servings a day of a fat burner to ensure any thermogenesis or metabolic rises are kept consistent throughout the day to avoid any energy crashes later on.

That aside, let’s look to the ingredients:

There’s a lot to cover here so we’re going to run through our highlights, starting with the 5mg of Vitamin B6.

Yes, B6 is a great choice for a fat burning product. It helps turn glycogen in the body into glucose via a process known as glyconeogenesis. This new glucose can be used by the body for energy and increases it’s metabolic rate.

Then it was the microencapsulated caffeine but 295mg per 2 caps is a bit strong…

The microencapsulation side of this doesn’t make it any more effective, it just works as a film around the caffeine to avoid any bitter tastes.

We’re well aware that caffeine is an effective stimulant and can greatly increase wakefulness and alertness, however, if there are 2 servings of this product per day: we’re getting close to consuming 600mg of caffeine in a 6 hour period – if you stick to Grenade’s serving schedule at least. It’s the equivalent to having six cups of strong coffee – before lunch. Let that sink in.

400mg was deemed a safe daily amount in studies, but anything over that can lead to trouble. If you have a low tolerance to caffeine, right off the bat we’ll tell you to give this one a miss.

However the 250mg of Cayenne Pepper brought us back on side.

That’s a lot of chili, and the thermogenic properties of it are through the roof. This amount your body would definitely feel, your body would burn a lot of calories to regulate itself after ingesting this capsicum rich nutrient.

Choline has been seen to produce cognitive effects, however the dosage doesn’t meet the criteria.

Choline is usually found in egg yolks in very small amounts. However, when used in larger doses it has been seen to improve cognitive function.

Cognitive enhancement has been recorded to be most evident between servings of 1-2g. The 500mg from the daily dose of grenade unfortunately doesn’t come close.

Green tea on the other hand was very much appreciated, although we were a little disappointed that there was only 100mg.

Green tea is one of the best natural ingredients you can find in a fat burner. As the green tea is caffeinated, it gives you a stimulating kick, but really it’s more about the catechins. The catechins in green tea promotes norepinephrine in the body, which is the body’s fat burning hormone.

This gives the body a thermogenic boost and helps burn calories for as long as the green tea is active.

The 20mg of Blue Green Algae also made an impact with us – however was it enough?

Commonly used by vegans as a source of protein and B12. In certain studies this algae has been seen to increase muscle endurance and power output after being absorbed into the body.

Blue green algae has been seen to help protect the brain and reduce liver fat. Although this is all sounds well and good, standard doses that prove these effects range from 1-3g. Not 20mg, this effects the potency of the nutrient a lot, and may even render it ineffective.

Those were our main highlights from Black Ops, all the main product ingredients can be found below:

Supplement Information Per 2 Caps: %RI
Niacin: (Nicotinic Acid) 15mg 94%
B6: (Pyridoxine) 5mg 357%
Chromium: 20mcg 50%
Microencapsulated Caffeine: (1,3,7-trimethylxanthine) 295mg
Taurine: (2-aminoethanesulfonic acid) 275mg
Cayenne: (Capsicum Annuum) 250mg
Choline: (2-Hydroxy-N,N,N-trimethylethanaminium) 220mg
Green tea: (Epigallocatechin, Epicatechin Gallate, Gallate, Epicatechin) 100mg
Theobroma Cacao: (50% flavonols) 100mg
Blue green algae: (Aphanizomenon flos-aquae) 20mg
Bioperine: (1-Piperoylpiperidine) 5mg

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Where to buy Grenade Black Ops?

Grenade Black Ops is a pretty mainstream product so you can find it in many retailers both on and offline.

You may have to shop around to find the best price.

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Side Effects?

One of the main concerns that we have with Black Ops is the excessive amounts caffeine. If you’re not tolerant to large amounts of stimulants, you may have a serious problem when taking Black Ops, especially when sticking to Grenade’s serving schedule.

Is there anything better out there?

There is.

We’ve scoured the market for the best fat burners that promote:

  • Calorie Burning
  • Energy
  • Fat Loss
  • Appetite Suppression

And we’ve narrowed it down to just three.

To see what works best for men, and what works best for women, check out the top 3 rated fat burners on the market in the links below:

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Grenade Black Ops Review Conclusion

To be honest, Black Ops disappointed us. Every time we found something good in the ingredients, we found something bad to balance it out. Which was really unfortunate.

There was no effort to suppress appetite in this product. And the caffeine in Black Ops is out of control. You can expect jitters and nausea if you don’t have a good tolerance.

Many of the cognitive enhancing nutrients were under-dosed, so the chances of them actually working were slim.

Also the fact that they used barely any green tea seemed to sabotage most of the fat burning properties in this product.

In our opinion there are better products out there.

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