May 21, 2013
OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder Reviews
USPLabs makes OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder, but doesn’t feature the product on its website. Nevertheless, there are several places to buy this brand-new product online. The question is: should you buy it?
OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder is designed to enhance fat burning by stimulating thermogenesis. During thermogenesis, the body breaks down fat cells and burns calories faster.
Before recommending OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder, I wanted to see if it’s safe and effective.
Why Was This Product Changed?
OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder used to be OxyElite Pro Powder. Back then, the latter product contained 1,3-Dimethylamylamine (DMAA), which was believed to be a natural stimulant.
However, in 2012, the FDA announced that DMAA was actually synthetic and potentially dangerous. More than a few deaths were linked to products containing DMAA; included USPLabs’ Jack3D.
The FDA ordered several companies to remove DMAA from their products, and so OxyElite Pro Powder production was halted. A few months later, USPLabs released the updated version: OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder.
What’s in the Formula Now?
OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder doesn’t include DMAA, but I was curious — are the new ingredients safe and effective?
Choline Bitartrate – Choline is a naturally-occurring neurotransmitter, which creates acetylcholine. Acetylcholine improves brain function, memory, and muscle control. Choline bitartrate is the supplement form. Supposedly, it increases fat metabolism and energy production.
Caffeine Anhydrous (125 mg) – Research shows caffeine anhydrous is a powerful thermogenic. It boosts metabolism, burns fat, and elevates energy. Caffeine anhydrous also suppresses NPY, which is a stress hormone that may increase cravings.
Aegeline – Very little information is known about this ingredient. In fact, the only reason most people know about it is because USPLabs uses it. The claim is that aegeline suppresses hunger by reducing gastric acids. It burns fat by antagonizing beta-3 receptors, which are located in fat tissue. I could not find conclusive evidence, however, to support these claims.
Norcoclaurine HCI – Also known as higenamine, this stimulant is used to enhance athletic performance and promote weight loss. But the only studies on norcoclaurine HCI show it improves breathing problems.
Yohimbe – From enhancing libido to burning fat to improving athletic performance, yohimbe does it all…supposedly. One study proved yohimbe treats orgasmic dysfunction and another showed it helps athletes perform better. But do these benefits outweigh the risks? More on this in the next section.
L-Carnitine-Tartrate – Some people believe L-carnitine-tartrate burns fat, but this has not been proven. In truth, the only thing scientists are sure about is that L-carnitine-tartrate enhances nutrient delivery. This is why USPLabs includes the amino acid. It’s supposed to transport nutrients and thereby make OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder more effective.
(Z)-N-(2-hydroxyethyl)Octadec-9-Enamide – It’s known more simply as oleoylethanolamide. This chemical may stimulate fat burn and reduce appetite, but research is lacking. In reality, very little is known about the ingredient.
Eriobotrya Japonica – This fruit is high in pectin, vitamins, potassium, iron, calcium, and many other minerals. It also contains antioxidants, which protect the body and improve heart health.
Safety Concerns and Side Effects
Choline bitartrate, caffeine anhydrous, and L-carnitine-tartrate are used frequently in supplements. Scientists don’t know everything about these ingredients yet, but they are generally considered safe.
Caffeine anhydrous causes side effects when large amounts are consumed or when the consumer is sensitive to it. These side effects include:
• Increased heart rate and blood pressure
I’m concerned about the other ingredients (a) because there is very little research and (b) because one is potentially dangerous.
Aegeline, norcoclaurine HCI, oleoylethanolamide, and eriobotrya japonica may be safe or they may be dangerous. Until more research is performed, scientists won’t know for sure.
Yohimbe contains yohimbine, which is only available by prescription in many countries; including the U.S. According to WebMD.com, yohimbe is possibly unsafe. It was linked to reports of “kidney failure, seizure, [and] heart attack.”
Those serious side effects aren’t as common, but these less-serious side effects are reported frequently:
• Nausea and vomiting
• Racing heartbeat
How Much Does It Cost?
OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder comes in 2 flavors: fruit punch and blue raspberry. There aren’t many reviews yet, so I don’t know if users like the flavors.
As mentioned earlier, there are several places to buy OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder. But these retailers offer the lowest prices:
• ProSource.net – $39.95
• NutraPlanet.com – $39.99
• VitaminShoppe.com – $39.99
These are great discounts considering the product retails for $59.99.
Shipping costs $5.95 on ProSource.net. Orders are delivered between 2-10 business days. NutraPlanet.com doesn’t specify how much it charges for shipping or how long delivery takes. VitaminShoppe.com offers free shipping on orders over $25. Shipments arrive within 2-6 business days.
There are also Vitamin Shoppe stores where OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder may be sold.
Is OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder Worth Buying?
I’m glad OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder no longer contains DMAA. However, I’m not certain the remaining ingredients are completely safe either. For most ingredients, I just don’t know all the facts because there isn’t enough research. But for yohimbe, I know enough to be concerned about consumers’ safety.
OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder uses ingredients that may promote fat loss. But is this benefit worth the risks?
I don’t recommend buying OxyElite Pro Super Thermo Powder because there are safer products available.
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