OxyShred Review Quick Summary Points
- OxyShred is one of the most successful powdered fat burner supplement to date
- OxyShred comes in 6 unique flavours (kiwi strawberry, guava paradise, pink grapefruit, wild melon, passionfruit and mango)
- OxyShred was one of the first major fat-burner supplements to use acetyl l-carnitine instead of l-carnitine
- OxyShred boasts a long list of ingredients which act synergistically to assist fat loss
- OxyShred can be taken 1-2 times per day
Oxyshred - First Impressions
OxyShred - Taste
EHPLabs have really broken the mould with their fat loss product with a wild melon flavour and a pink grapefruit flavour, two rare flavours in nutritional supplements. Overall the Oxyshred tastes very pleasant, similar to a tangy cordial, and EHP have clearly done a good job in masking the botanicals used. Unlike many powdered fat burners, there is very little aftertaste, which makes this one of the most pleasant tasting powdered fat burners on the market. However, it does leave a slight fuzzy feeling in your mouth, similar to that of a protease rich fruit, like eating pineapple or kiwifruit. The recommended amount of water to be used is 5 to 8 oz (150mL to 250mL). This reviewer finds the flavour quite sweet and recommends a volume closer to the 8 oz mark.
EHPLabs Oxyshred mixes extremely well with a no frothing, little residue, and no grittiness when mixed in the recommended amount of water of 240mL.
OxyShred - Pros
Perhaps the best thing about Oxyshred is that they’ve included a wide variety of ingredients to deal with a variety of factors that are crucial to successful and long-term weight loss and weight maintenance. Oxyshred contains ingredients to look after fat burning and fat metabolism, overall metabolism and thermogenesis, improving immunity to ensure you’re training well and recovering better as well as enhancing mental function. Mental fatigue is one of the elements of weight loss that are often overlooked. Being mentally tired makes you susceptible to making poor food and exercise decisions and makes sticking to a weight loss strategy and plan much harder. EHPLabs have also stepped away from the mould to focus more on ingredients aimed at raising metabolism and fat burning rather than dose you up on stimulants. This has the benefit of allowing you to use Oxyshred for a longer period of time than most traditional fat burners and also allows you the privilege of using both a fat burner and a pre-workout at the same time to help you work out harder and reach your goals faster.
OxyShred - Cons
The biggest problem with EHPLabs Oxyshred is its use of a proprietary formula. This makes it almost impossible to infer whether there is enough of each ingredient for it to be considered therapeutically effective. While, they’ve made up for this with a larger serving size, they’ve also got a large amount of ingredients to cater for. As such, it is a wise decision to consider taking 1.5-2 scoops on a regular basis once tolerance has been accessed to ensure you’re getting enough of the core active ingredients. EHPLabs choice of ingredients is slightly perplexing. While it is no doubt that many of the ingredients have been included as a result of the latest research, they’ve decided to exclude many ingredients that have long been considered a popular and effective choice in fat burners such as green tea extracts, citrus aurantium and capsaicin/capsiate to name a few. Oxyshred has been leading the market as a fat burner for the last 3 years now, so it's formula definitely works..
An interesting downside to the product, that this reviewer has never previously encountered, is that the scoop handle is far too long for the tub. To close it, you need to bury the scoop tail end first into the powder, which makes a bit of a mess when you attempt to retrive it for subsequent serves. It is therefore recommended that you keep the scoop outside of the tub.
OxyShred Results - Conclusion
Overall, EHPLabs Oxyshred offers a unique fat burning formulation which offers a well rounded approach to fat and weight loss. Breaking the moulds of many other companies with the use of a powder, their idiosyncratic choice of flavours and ingredients as well as their focus away from stimulants. Oxyshred is a versatile fat loss supplement and is perfect for those who want to use fat loss supplements for a longer period of time or who want to use it in conjunction with pre-workout supplements. It is definitely a supplement worth trying and one we believe shall meet or exceed the expectations of 95% of users.
OxyShred Ingredients (Active Ingredients)
EHPLabs Oxyshred contains a range of core ingredients separated, along with a full spectrum of B vitamins to help support energy levels. Following is a quick description of the complexes, the ingredients contained within each complex and their function and effectiveness.
1. Oxyshred Hyper-Lipolysis Compound
The Hyper-Lipolysis Compound complex contains the majority of the core ingredients with 11 ingredients in this complex.
Function & Effectiveness
Acetyl L-Carnitine (ALCAR)
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)
Grapefruit Seed Extract
African Wild Mango
Green Coffee Bean Extract
2. Oxyshred Immunity Booster
The Oxyshred Immunity Booster contains 2 ingredients including L-glutamine and Vitamin C.
Function & Effectiveness
3. Oxyshred Mood Enhancer
The Oxyshred Mood Enhancer contains three potent ingredients including caffeine, taurine and tyrosine.
Function & Effectiveness
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