Powerful fat-burning compound

Great ingredients but no transparency

While BMR Commander covers many weight loss bases by containing more ingredients than I’ve seen in a fat burner, ingredient amounts are not disclosed.

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BMR Commander—also known as BMI Commander—is a fat burner and metabolic booster that comes with a 110% guarantee.

That’s right: the makers of BMR Commander, 1st Phorm, vow to give your money back plus an extra 10% if you’re not satisfied with the supplement.

With a promise like that, 1st Phorm employees must be pretty confident about BMR Commander. But, should you be as confident? We looked further into BMR Commander to find out.

What’s In BMR Commander?

BMR Commander has a lot of ingredients, so we won’t bore you by covering all of them. We can still get a good idea of how BMR Commander works by highlighting a key ingredient from each blend and briefly touching on the rest of the ingredients in the blend.

Niacin. Niacin is important for the proper function of fats and sugars, and it might lower cholesterol. The RDA is 16 mg for men and 14 mg for women, but we don’t know how much is in BMR Commander. A common side effect of niacin is a flushing reaction, which subsides as the body adjusts. [1]

B6. Vitamin B6 is crucial to the proper function of sugars, fats, and proteins. Various sources attest its ability to improve athletic performance and even reduce stress, although much of this is merely conjecture at this point. The RDA is 1.3 for men 14-50; 1.7 for men over 50; 1.3 mg for women 19-50; and 1.5 mg for women over 50. It could cause nausea or headache in some. [2]

Lipocendiary Modulator

Caffeine Anhydrous. In doses as low as 100 mg, caffeine increases energy expenditure and thermogenic response. [3] But, more than 500 to 600 mg a day might cause side effects like insomnia, nervousness, and stomach upset, and we don’t know how much is in BMR Commander. [4]

Other ingredients in this blend include tyromine, which reportedly regulates neurotransmitters like dopamine to affect mood ; hordenine, which purportedly releases lipids from fat cells to be used as energy; and cocoa extract, which contains chemicals that supposedly improve focus.

Adaptec Matrix

Choline Bitartrate. Choline may improve performance and reduce fatigue; researchers found it improved running and swimming times and reduced fatigue in long workouts when taken in doses of about 2 g. [5]

Other ingredients in this blend include sulbutiamine, which reportedly enhances nervous system function, and bacopa monniera, an antioxidant herb said to enhance focus.

Exotherm Catalyst

Green Tea. Components of both green tea and guarana (also in BMR Commander) improved 24 hour energy expenditure by 750 kJ in one study. [6] Green tea may cause stomach upset and constipation, though. [7]

Yohimbe. Yohimbe activates fat-burning receptors, but unfortunately may increase heartbeat to elevate chance of heart attack and stroke. [8]

This blend also includes coleus forskohlii, which might aid thyroid function; cayenne pepper, which amps blood flow; and synephrine, which increases metabolic rate and heat production at the cost of raising blood pressure.

Who Should Use BMR Commander?

According to manufacturers, BMR Commander is intended for healthy adults between the ages of 21 and 55. Those with pre-existing medical conditions, including but not limited to cardiac arrhythmia, thyroid disease, or high or low blood pressure should avoid use.

If you are prone to dehydration, exposed to excessive heat, or are allergic to iodine, avoid use.

You should not use BMR Commander if you are taking medications such as MAO inhibitors, anti-depressants, anti-inflammatory drugs, or other stimulants or medications.

Women can take BMR Commander as long as they’re not pregnant or breastfeeding. Although, manufacturers say BMR Bliss might work better for women because it takes into account hormonal and weight loss issues specific to women.

How Much Weight Will You Lose with BMR Commander?

Without ingredient amounts, it’s hard to say if BMR Commander is effective for weight loss.

BMR Commander’s website mentions other supplement companies have “pixie dust” blends without enough dosage of each ingredient to make an effect. Apparently, 1st Phorm isn’t one of these companies, but the website does not reveal ingredient amounts of each ingredient. This certainly raises the question of whether there is enough of each ingredient to produce the desired effect; all we have to rely on are company claims.

The website states weight loss depends on many factors, including exercise level, diet, hormone levels, and genetics, so the company can’t promise you will lose a certain amount of weight. But, the company is so confident you’ll see results they offer the 110% money-back guarantee.

Will BMR Commander Cause Side Effects?

BMR Commander manufacturers advise testing your tolerance level by taking one capsule and waiting five hours before taking another. When tolerance level is assessed, you can take two capsules twice daily (five hours apart), but you should not exceed this dosage.

Manufacturers also advise taking BMR Commander with 16 oz. water and drinking at least 130 oz. water during the day. This helps you avoid dehydration and other side effects.

Also, avoid use of alcohol and coffee, as these could exacerbate effects.

If you experience side effects like chest pain, tremors, dizziness, or irregular heartbeat, discontinue use.

Some of the ingredients in BMR Commander might raise risk of heart attack and stroke. Although this is a typical risk that comes with any stimulant, you should seriously evaluate the pros and cons of BMR Commander before deciding to take it.

How Much Does BMR Commander Cost?

The only BMR Commander retailer I could find is CommanderGoPack.com. There, BMR Commander costs $54.99. Manufacturers recommend buying a BMR Commander Go Pack, which retails for $79.99 and includes Thyro-Drive to improve thyroid function. Or, you could buy a BMR Commander 24-Hour Go Pack, which sells for $110.99 and includes Thyro-Drive, plus Downtime PM to improve sleep.

I suggest starting with BMR Commander to decide if you like the supplement before moving on to the go packs.

Should You Buy BMR Commander?

Although over 80,000 people like 1st Phorm products on Facebook, there are no reviews available online about BMR Commander besides those from the company.

While BMR Commander covers many weight loss bases by containing more ingredients than I’ve seen in a fat burner, ingredient amounts are not disclosed.

I advise waiting for customer reviews before making a decision about BMR Commander.


[1] “Niacin.” WebMD.com. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-924-niacin.aspx?activeIngredientId=924&activeIngredientName=niacin&source=1

[2] “Pyridoxine (Vitamin B6).” WebMD.com. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-934-vitamin+b6.aspx?activeIngredientId=934&activeIngredientName=vitamin+b6&source=1

[3] A. Astrup et al. “Caffeine: a double-blind, placebo-controlled study of its thermogenic, metabolic, and cardiovascular effects in healthy volunteers.” Am J Clin Nutr. 1990; 51 (5): 759-767. Available from: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/51/5/759.short

[4] “Caffeine: How much is too much?” MayoClinic.com. Available from: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/caffeine/NU00600

[5] Bobby W. Sandage, Jr. et al. “Effects of Choline on Athletic Performance and Fatigue.” Workshop on the Role of Dietary Supplements for Physically Active People. 1996: 93-94. Available from: http://ods.od.nih.gov/pubs/dietphys.pdf#page=100

[6] Sonia Berube-Parent et al. “Effects of encapsulated green tea and Guarana extracts containing a mixture of epigallocatechin-3-gallate and caffeine on 24 h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in men.” British Journal of Nutrition. 2005; 94: 432-436. Available from: http://www.gracewellness.se/pdf/reducer/british-j-nutrition-2005-94-432-436.pdf

[7] “Green Tea.” WebMD.com. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-960-green+tea.aspx?activeIngredientId=960&activeIngredientName=green+tea&source=1

[8] “Yohimbe.” WebMD.com. Available from: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-yohimbe