Before I begin, I must tell you that I am not employed by USPLabs, the creators of OxyELITE Pro. I am not one of their reps or affiliated with them in any way. I design websites for a living and am here to spread a message because there are so many lame weight-loss products out there.
If you are here, you are probably like me – constantly striving to be fit, but plagued by certain trouble spots. For me, it’s the lovehandles. I’ve been a competitive athlete all my life, but even during my “prime” in high school and college, I still had those nagging lovehandles. They always eluded me.
That is, until last summer.
The OxyELITE Pro Super Thermogenic Fat-Burner
OxyELITE Pro is a safe but potent thermogenic fat-burner that brings something new to the table.
By thermogenic, I mean that it heats you up and causes you to spend more energy. This is done by speeding your metabolism.
By “brings something new“, I mean that OxyELITE Pro isn’t simply a product with a kitchen sink full of stimulants in it that cause you to bounce off the walls and crash a few hours later. There are natural, scientifically-backed plant extracts in OxyELITE Pro that work on multiple levels.
OxyELITE Pro is formulated to safely bring you these amazing benefits:
- Literally melt fat away due to the potent heat created
- Attacks the right kind of fat…
- …in the right areas
by targeting the proper fat cell receptors (more on this later)
- An appetite so suppressed that you really need to stay on top of your protein numbers
- Incredible energy and focus thanks to a new stimulant mix not used in other formulas…
- …yet doesn’t make you crash since it doesn’t rely on monstrous amounts of caffeine!
- Puts you in a ridiculously good mood thanks to increased serotonin production!
So I told you I’d cut to the chase:
OxyELITE Pro Before and After Pics
Yep, that’s me. 7 weeks before my big 2.2 mile ocean race, I knew I had some work to do, and was nowhere near ready. But I did three things:
- Busted my ass in the pool, weightroom, and ocean
- Ate properly and limited alcohol consumption
- … and took 2 or 3 caps of OxyELITE Pro every day, exactly as directed.
Yeah, my lovehandles are still kind of there, but you get the idea. I put myself around 8% bodyfat there – I learned that this is around the level needed for me to really get them down.
I took 9th place in that race, and you can be damned sure that I took 2 caps of OEP before the race too!
Just like you, I’m no pro. But my story is no different than anyone – OxyELITE Pro flat out works and I use it to get ready for any major event.
So What’s in OxyELITE Pro? How is it different?
OxyELITE Pro’s Ingredients are all natural and backed by science. You’re going to see a few new names here. If you want the gory details, see our OxyELITE Pro Ingredients page – but stay here for now.
Bauhinia purpurea L – The Thyroid Mechanic
This is the extract of a flowering plant originally from South China.
Studies show that Bauhinia purpurea extract causes a natural adjustment in thyroid hormone levels in favor of fat-burning. It helps safely increase your “T3 to T4 ratio”, and that’s good because T3 is the powerhouse thyroid hormone responsible for the following:
- T3 increases basal metabolic rate, meaning it increases your body’s usage of energy.
- T3 increases your glycogen breakdown and glucose synthesis rates, meaning it helps your body better process carbs and sugars. It also reduces insulin’s effects, preventing it from storing body fat.
- T3 stimulates cholesterol breakdown – and we’re talking about the bad cholesterol.
- Finally, T3 may increase serotonin in the brain, putting you in a great mood.
Fact is, we want more T3, but you can’t just buy T3 at a store. Thanks to the Bauhinia in USP Labs OxyELITE Pro, however, you can bump its ratio up thanks to the Bauhinia extract to increase fat-burn, energy, and mood. But it gets better…
A higher T3-to-T4 ratio thanks to Bauhinia is great news. But USP figured something else out when developing OxyELITE Pro – if you can find a way increase this T4 hormone, then more of it will get converted to our coveted T3!
Enter Bacopa monnieri. This is a type of perennial whose extract allows your body to naturally increase T4 levels by approximately 41% (compared to controls).
This winning combination ALONE is what makes OxyELITE Pro so much better than the rest – A true fat-burning, metabolism-boosting double-whammy!
This combination also seems to be what suprressed my appetite so while on it. The suppression was so strong that I really needed to watch my protein intake to make sure I was keeping up!
“Damn this Stuff’s Hot!”
Exactly! If you’re like most others, that first capsule of OxyELITE Pro is going to heat you up like never before. The above two ingredients are a main reason why.
Rauwolfia Canescens (Rauwolscine) – The Lovehandle DestroyerRauwolfia is from the evergreen family. These plants contain Rauwolscine, also known as α-yohimbine.
“Yohimbine?! Oh come on, that garbage doesn’t work!”
You’re right. Yohimbine, for lack of a better word, sucks. And it’s in nearly every useless fat-burner on the market.
The good news is that Yohimbine DOES work on one type of fat receptor, which increases the rate of fat breakdown. But the bad news is that it goes and negates its own effects by also working on another fat receptor, which slows fat burn!
But what if we could find a similar extract that works only on the fat receptor that increases fat breakdown? Problem found, and problem solved, thanks to the geniuses at USPLabs.
The receptor we’re trying to block is alpha-2. The one we don’t want to mess with is alpha-1. And alpha-2 receptors are NOT in a fun place – lovehandles and abdominal fat. We need to stop these things from slowing our fat-burning in these precious areas!
Rauwolscine/α-yohimbine has just enough of a different structure from yohimbine to make this happen. Rauwolscine steps up to the task by truly acting as an alpha-2 receptor blocker, yet does not activate alpha-1.
In fact, Rauwolscine blocks your alpha-2 receptors just as much as yohimbine, but is 50 times less effective on alpha 1! The yohimbine problem solved!
Cirsium Oligophyllum – Subcutaneous KillerCirsium Oligophyllum is another perennial plant. In studies, this incredible extract safely reduced gains in bodyweight by 6.6%, subcutaneous fat mass by 26.2%, yet visceral fat mass by only 3%!
This is big news because it’s subcutaneous fat that is just below the skin, which is exactly what we’re going for. Visceral fat, however, is the “organ fat” that your body needs a fair amount of.
Other Fat-Burners only attack your Visceral Fat – Not the picky OxyELITE Pro!
Greatest of all, cirsium oligophyllum extract works incredibly synergistically with caffeine, to the degree of 10x better than when used alone! Obviously, OxyELITE Pro has caffeine in it, making for another incredible tag-team combination of ingredients.
Caffeine – The Engine StarterCaffeine is a safe way to increase energy expenditure and heat you up. This leads to increased fat breakdown via lipolysis and lipid oxidation. All stimulant-based fat-burners have it, and OxyELITE Pro is no different.
But now caffeine has a partner in the cirsium mentioned above, making “the whole greater than the sum of the parts” in OxyELITE Pro and separating OEP from the rest.
It’s important to note that OxyELITE Pro only contains 100mg caffeine per capsule. USPLabs found a mix that doesn’t need tons of caffeine to get any effects. It is merely a synergistic agent with the rest of the ingredients, along with a nice, safe dose of energy to get your metabolism moving. And less caffeine means less crashing!
1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl – Energy, Focus, and Appetite Suprression1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl was originally discovered from the geranium plant (a Chinese variety), which has been used as a food additive for centuries. It is also known as DMAA.
If you’ve ever used USPLabs’ popular pre workout supplement, Jack3d, you know what 1,3 is all about and need no further explanation. This stuff is the bomb.
For everyone else, 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl is a long-lasting, mild stimulant that increases energy and alertness, and puts you in “the zone” with incredible amounts of focus and concentration. People even use it as a study aid!
In OxyELITE Pro’s case, the 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl is synergistic with caffeine. Caffeine gives you the quick burst, germanium makes it last.
But what most people love most about DMAA is its appetite suppression mechanism. Many (but not all) reviewers on this site have stated that OEP has curbed their wishes to snack. This ingredient is why!
So whether you’re like me and you like the focus and energy, or you dig the appetite suppressor effects, you’ll find some great benefits to this part of the product.
But if you’ve never taken Jack3d, don’t worry – you will LOVE OxyELITE Pro for this stuff alone – trust me!
And that’s the short of it. If you want the long story on the ingredients, check out our OxyELITE Pro Ingredients page.
OxyELITE Pro Summary
To recap, OxyELITE Pro
- Is a thermogenic fat-burner that will heat you up and help you burn more energy
- Attacks nagging subcutaneous fat, yet reduces healthy visceral fat only small amounts
- Suppresses your appetite
- Gives great energy and focus thanks to the synergy between ingredients
- Prevents a monstrous caffeine-induced crash
- Makes most people euphoric and happy
- … and best of all… OxyELITE Pro REALLY WORKS
That’s it for OxyELITE Pro – thanks for reading! If you’re still here, feel free to read on about the other important stuff – Precautions and of course Diet and Exercise!
“Great Ingredient Listing, but what about Side Effects?”
OxyELITE Pro shows no side effects in well over 99% of its users. In fact, USPLabs and GNC have stated that there’s been over a billion servings of Jack3d and Oxy ELITE Pro safely taken with no problems!
The extracts used are safe and show no side effects in the studies on healthy individuals who have been approved for use with their doctors (which we recommend you do). The main side effects are the intended effects – for instance, you’re going to lose fat and you’re going to get hot and possibly sweat more. Your appetite may be curbed. But this is exactly what you’re buying!
As for me, I had absolutely no problems with OxyELITE Pro, besides being bummed out when it was time to go off of it.
We have an entire page dedicated to side effects, but the long and short of it is that the people who get side effects from OxyELITE Pro are the people who are not using it per the label’s recommendations. They are taking prescription medicines that interfere with it (such as thyroid medication, amphetamine-based stimulants, or anti-depressants), or they are combining other stimulants, which should not be done as it will be stimulant overload.
Use this product as it is intended to be used, nothing more and nothing less, and odds are, you’ll be absolutely fine!
Sounds Good – What About Diet?
Everyone’s bodies are different, but the fact remains that you can’t just take a fat-burner and expect results without working for them. OxyELITE Pro is a supplement, not a means to an end.
For the pictures above, my diet consisted of a natural foods diet that is best described by the folks at CrossFit:
In plain language, base your diet on garden vegetables, especially greens, lean meats, fish, poultry, nuts and seeds, little starch, limited fruits, and no sugar. That’s about as simple as we can get. Many have observed that keeping your grocery cart to the perimeter of the grocery store while avoiding the aisles is a great way to protect your health. Food is perishable. The stuff with long shelf life is all suspect. If you follow these simple guidelines you will benefit from nearly all that can be achieved through nutrition.
Basically, my philosophy is to eat “anything that a caveman would have been able to kill or pull out of the ground and cook”. This is often referred to as a Paleolithic or Primal diet, and is a naturally low-carb, high-protein, moderate fat menu, and breaks down to roughly 20% carbs, 50% protein, and 30% fat. We discuss this on the OxyELITE Pro Diet page. This is what works best for me, and has a rapidly growing following.
I do not fear healthy sources of fat – saturated fat is healthy – but I do fear artificial fats such as corn oil, vegetable oil, soybean oil, and canola oil – these are the real killers, and I have the science to prove so. You should get your fats from natural, unprocessed sources, such as avocados, coconuts, animal lard, nuts, and salmon.
Do you need to do this diet? No, of course not – but it works. You can and should use a site such as FitDay.com to help monitor your calories and macronutrients. You need to find what levels will help you maintain fat, and then put yourself in a caloric deficit in order to start dropping the fat. Find your equilibrium level, then drop 250 calories or so and assess from there after a week!
Eat REAL FOOD – Not Food Products
You will find that eating REAL vegetables – not grains – makes you feel incredible!
Off-limits are high fructose corn syrup, sugar, maltodextrin, flour (or basically “anything white”), corn, soy and its by-products, and high-glycemic fruits such as melons. Too much fructose from even low-glycemic fruits such as berries even seems to affect me a lot and put on fat – so I’ll eat those in the morning. In fact, after 4pm, I’d try to keep insulin levels very low by avoiding any foods (besides garden-style veggies) where carbohydrates are the primary source of energy.
But those fruits are good. One thing that’s really killing the western world is the “fructose without the fiber”. The days of believing that a “calorie is just a calorie” are long over, but it goes even further:
Not all carbs are the same!
Your body processes different types of sugars differently – they have different chemical reactions going on “under the hood”. And one that’s literally ruining your liver and pancreas, and making you fat? The fructose without the fiber. Fruit juices. Fructose-based corn syrups. Even those nasty corn-based maltodextrins, which aren’t exactly sugars, but spike your insulin terribly high. Stay away from them!
To get more into this, I urge you to set an hour of your time and check out the YouTube video titled Sugar – The Bitter Truth.
But I digress… so anyway, as I was training for a long-distance race, I’d sometimes load up on some starches like sweet potato, but never too late in the day and never too often.
At the end of the day, my best advice is to EAT REAL FOOD – NOT FOOD PRODUCTS.
This is just one philosophy, but the fact is that you need to stop spiking your insulin, and this means to drop the carbs, drop the white starches and sugars, and ditch the fructose and maltodextrin. If you have more questions about this, feel free to contact me.
What About Other Supplements?
Additionally, I supplemented with CLA, fish oil, whey protein isolate, and BCAAs (branched-chain amino acids – the building blocks of protein) as mentioned on the OxyELITE Pro Stack page.
Sure, you don’t need all of these if your diet is spot-on with organic vegetables and grass-fed beef, but I understand that it’s difficult and a bit expensive to eat organic and grass-fed and pastured food in certain parts of the country. Whey protein isolate shakes make for great snacks when every other snack out there is loaded with sugar. I talk about the BCAAs in the next section, but essentially, they are incredible to take if you are exercising on an empty stomach. BCAAs help spare your muscle tone when there’s no food in your system, and keep cortisol (the stress hormone) at bay – something great for fat-loss!
How About a Workout Plan?
Chances are, you’re not training for 2+ mile ocean races in 64 degree water, so you’re going to be attacking things differently.
However, no matter if you’re a man or a woman, I firmly believe that you should be performing both weights and some type of low-impact cardio, and be active at least 4 times a week.
For me, fasted (empty stomach) cardio workouts in the morning are incredible ways to absolutely demolish fat, especially while on OxyELITE Pro. However, you’ll lose muscle if you don’t have any amino acids in your bloodstream, as your body will catabolize (tear down) your muscles in order to get the aminos it needs. This is why I’d take BCAAs upon waking, along with before and during cardio if on an empty stomach. They will be in your bloodstream for easy access when your body needs them.
As far as weights go, there are tons of programs out there, and you’ll want some carbs in your system for these. I don’t believe in going through the motions – I like to lift heavy and move fast. If you’re not sweating, you’re not working hard enough (especially while on OxyELITE Pro!)
Give me big compound movements with real weights. Not machines. I’m talking about bench presses, deadlifts, squats, lunges, thrusters, dips, pullups, and rows. After you get a couple of those in, then you can worry about your biceps and such.
But I’m a Woman – Do I Need to Lift? I Don’t Want to Grow!
YES! Ladies, you’re not going to get huge, especially if you’re at a slight caloric deficit. The key word is toned. The best way to keep your body in fat-burning mode is to tone that muscle. The burn lasts, and research backs this!
Sure, you can and still should do some low-impact eliptical machine and yoga. But don’t forget to work those muscles and do some sprints occasionally! I could go on and on about why women shoudl get into the weightroom, but a better place to read about it is here on Prevention.com – a great list of 9 reasons why women need to venture into the weight room.
If you have more questions about this, feel free to contact me or get a personal trainer to design a workout meant for you. We’re huge fans of Personal Trainers – they get you going properly so that you don’t ruin your shoulders like I have after years and years of swimming!
So that’s about it. I hope you have as much success with OxyELITE Pro as I did. Come on back and update us with your progress like hundreds of others have!