Hades is a weight management product marketed by the British Rugby player James Haskell and sold as part of his Body Fire range of supplements and although the range does conclude a supplements intended for female use Hades is just for the boys.
Hades is essentially a fat burner and pre-training aid. The formulation was apparently developed to support Haskell’s own nutritional needs, but (if the blurb on his website is to be believed) Haskell was so impressed he decided to make Hades available to the general public.
Haskell’s personal belief in Hades is backed up by an endorsement from Men’s Health recently listed it as one of their top-6 pre-training supplements.
Hades has been designed to speed up the metabolism and provide the extra energy needed for high-intensity.
Training harder can only produce better results and the increased activity will result in extra fat being burned.
The blend’s capsicum content (if sufficient) should further enhance the fat burning process and provide an extra dose of energy from the burned fat calories. Hades shows a lot of potential on paper
- Hades as a Pre-training aid: One capsule should be consumed 30 to 45 minutes before commencing a workout or competition. If the desired effect is not forthcoming a second capsule is permissible.
- Hades as a fat burner: One capsule should be taken 30 minutes before each of the 3 main meals of the day. At least 3 hours should be left between doses and capsules should never be taken after 7pm. Usage should be continued for 4 weeks, after which a week’s break will be required before recommencing supplementation.
All the ingredients are diet pill regulars, and some of them have potential to contribute to the promised results, but how well they will perform here is hard to say because no inclusion rates are provided.
- 28% Acetyl [N] L-Carnite: A useful antioxidant that provides many health benefits, but scientific evidence does not show the ingredient can promote weight loss.
- Caffeine: A good energy provider that can also improve mental alertness, but side effects may be an issue.
- Yerba: An ingredient sourced from a South American shrub. Claims that yerba can support weight loss are far from proven, but its caffeine content should contribute to the promised energy buzz.
- Green Tea: A renowned fat burner loaded with antioxidants, but the use of green tea also adds an extra dose of caffeine to the mix.
- Capsicum: Some tests show capsicum can cause body fat to be burned up to 12 times faster than normal.
- B vitamins (B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B12): B vitamins are believed to ensure a healthy metabolism so it is not uncommon to see one or more form included in weight loss blends.
Side Effects and Health Issues
The caffeine content may be an issue for some users, but the lack of inclusion rates makes it impossible to say how bad any negative reactions may be. Possible side effects may include the jitters, heart palpitations, and nausea.
Most people will probably be able to use Hades without issue, but anyone who has known or suspected health issues should seek medical advice before commencing supplementation with this or any other product.
Some customers were not entirely impressed by the product:
But the majority of users speak in more positive terms and comments like the two below are far more common:
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The Bottom Line
Hades contains some good ingredients that are more than capable of producing the promised results. This makes the lack of inclusion rates all the more disappointing, but customer feedback suggest the blend works for many users, so it seems likely that the inclusion rates must be sufficient and there is a good chance the product will work well as a pre-training aid.
It is harder to say how Hades would fair if used solely as a fat burner because the majority of available reviews have been posted by people who have used it as a pre-training aid. As a general weight loss aid it may or may not work, but there is no guarantee, so more sedentary users may find an alternative product better-suited to their needs.
A bottle of 90 capsules costs £24.99 from Haskell’s online store and the capsules are also available from Amazon, eBay, and many online stores. Hades is also stocked by some retail outlets so UK customers should not find it difficult to find a supplier.
Recommended Diet Products
Although Hades is very close to a recommendation it does not compare in our opinion to the original capsicum fat burner, Capsiplex.
We have put together our list or preferred and recommended fat burners.