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While USPLabs have lost some of their popularity since the demise of the original Jack3d pre-workout in many countries, the company has still managed to push out some decent products since then including the new Jack3d Advanced and AminoLIFT. Their fat burner OxyElite Pro was also another popular product which came under scrutiny. As a replacement, USPLabs have decided to release a brand new fat burner under a completely new name of USPLabs EpiBURN Pro. Let’s take a look at what’s in the new supplement and how it compares to the original OxyElite.

USPLabs EpiBURN Pro Highlights

  • 5 key active ingredients to support fat burning, metabolic rate and body composition.
  • Ideal fat burner for new users of thermogenics and fat burners.

USPLabs EpiBURN Pro Ingredients & Dosage

Another very simple formula from USPLabs, EpiBURN Pro only contains 5 key active ingredients, four of which is in a proprietary blend while the fifth active ingredient caffeine is at a level of around 200mg for the Australian version. The other four ingredients include:

  • Withania Somnifera (also known as Ashwagandha)
  • Olea europaea (Olive Leaf Extract)
  • Coleus forskohlii (forskolin)
  • Nelumbo Nucifera (Indian Lotus or Sacred Lotus)

Similar to its predecessor OxyElite Pro, the new EpiBURN Pro fat burner will be available in powder form for the Australian version of the product.

USPLabs EpiBURN Pro - Pros & Effectiveness

If you’re looking purely at the ingredients alone, EpiBURN Pro certainly offers a wide variety of well studied fat loss support ingredients. Withania Somnifera for example or ashwagandha is a popular Ayurvedic herb, which is best known for its anti-anxiety effect, but has also been shown to support increased lean muscle mass and decreased fat mass in sedentary individuals. Coleus Forskohlii or Forskolin is another Ayurvedic herb that has been shown to support decreases in BMI, as well as increases in testosterone levels and actually has an additive effect for Nelumbo Nucifera, a plant which provides the compound higenamine, which has beta-adrenergic agonist effect. In simpler terms, it can help boost energy expenditure via fat burning. Olive leaf extract is more about maintaining healthier blood lipid profiles, which can be important if a supplement does increase fat burning, while caffeine is one of the best fat loss stimulants around.

In terms of actual effects, most people are going to find EpiBURN Pro an effective replacement to the OxyElite and indeed a better formula. You will get a slight thermogenic effect from the caffeine and the nelumbo nucifera as well as a boost in energy levels, but most of the effects will go unnoticed until you actually step on the scales or use it just before a workout.

USPLabs EpiBURN Pro - Cons

One of the main negative points of the supplement is that it is slightly underdosed, if you’re comparing the doses used against clinical studies of the ingredient’s effectiveness. While some of the ingredients will most likely act synergistically with each other (that is, have an additive effect), this might not be enough to counteract the reduced doses.

USPLabs EpiBURN Pro Taste & Mixability

The new EpiBURN Pro will utilise the same flavours as that of the original powdered version of OxyElite Pro including Bubblegum and Raspberry Lemonade. Because such as small amount of powder is used, the supplement mixes extremely well without any residue and the taste is semi sweet and does well in masking the bitterness of some of the ingredients.

USPLabs EpiBURN Pro Verdict

The new EpiBURN Pro from USPLabs is a decent fat burner and definitely an ideal supplement for those new to fat burners or want a mild fat burner which they can use whilst also on pre workout supplements. For any seasoned takers of fat burners, EpiBURN Pro may be somewhat disappointing but will still offer some benefits in terms of supporting improved body composition.

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