Great question. Often supplements geared at raising the metabolism do so through a thermogenic effect. Thermogensesis is the process of heat production in organisms, so a thermogenic supplement aims to dissipate more heat, thus expending more energy and creating a greater calorie deficit.
Personally, I am not familiar with this particular supplement as Australia is highly regulated in the supplement industry. Consequently, all the thermogenic supplements sold through our online supplement store adhere to strict Australian standards and are often composed of different blends than are found in other countries.
I would strongly advise against taking a supplement of this nature, unless instructed to do so by a medical professional. Thinning of the blood can result in some undesirable consequences.
You’re right on the money when you suggest that raising your metabolism naturally would be ideal through exercise and nutrition. The combination of both exercise and nutrition can have a far more profound effect upon raising your metabolism and burning fat tissue than any supplement on the Australian market can do. Supplements are only of value once you have established an exercise and nutritional regime that is conductive toward your goals. From there, a supplement can “enhance” your results. Always keep in mind that a supplement is there to “supplement” exercise and nutrition – not to replace it.
You may be interested in reading more in my blog post entitled The Best Fat Loss Supplement.