Touted by many to be the most potent, successful thermogenic fat burner on the supplement market, OxyELITE Pro has been revised into a different breed of the same animal.
The old formula is still widely available, contrary to common belief, though contains ingredients that are banned by the military and some student athletic factions. USP Labs has heeded the requests of the consumers and created a new OxyELITE Pro formula, which contains very new, and promising ingredients.
What’s the difference in the new formula?
For starters, the “banned ingredient” DMAA has been taken out. This ingredient works incredibly well in the original formula, as it gave long-lasting bursts of energy and suppressed appetite efficiently. However, several countries banned it, despite USPLabs showing data that it was both safe and natural.
But rest assured, the new formulation also ensures you won’t be lacking in energy while still maintaining great fat burning benefits.
There is a larger amount of caffeine in the new formula; 135mg (equivalent to ~1.5 – 2 cups of coffee) per capsule. Rest assured the energy will be there with the new formula!
The new formula features never before seen scientific ingredients that we will cover later on.
So which one is better?
As I mentioned before, the two are very different. The old one was/is obviously very effective, but as we’ll shortly find out, the new ingredient profile taps into some interesting science that may potentially create the new best fat burner on the market. The purpose of creating this new version is to offer effectiveness without the DMAA.
What do the ingredients do?
We will break each ingredient down to establish the efficacy of this product.
Bauhinia Purpurea L. (Leaf And Pod) Extract
According to a study in the African Journal of Biotechnology, “B. purpurea leaves’ extracts possessed significant antiproliferative and antioxidant activities…” In layman’s terms, antiproliferatives are used to eliminate malignant cells as a form of cancer treatment. This doesn’t mean you can combat cancer with OxyELITE Pro! In most prescription medications containing antiproliferatives, the dose is 1,000mg – 1,500mg. The OxyELITE Pro complete proprietary blend itself is 140mg.
What this does tell us is that the cell-degenerative properties of this extract are useful for enhancing lipolytic benefits. Bauhinia Purpurea has also shown oxidative effects, which inherently speeds up the fat-burning process in conjunction with exercise and eating correctly.
This ingredient shows very promising hyperlipidemic and hyperglycemic support.
Essentially what we have here is a fat-reducing, blood sugar-regulating component. The lipolytic properties are self explanatory, but why the hyperglycemic support? Nutrient partitioning through regulating blood sugar helps reuptake of nutrients to protein cells instead of adipocytes, rapidly increasing fat loss.
This ingredient is quite new, but shows very promising potential for shredding subcutaneous fat. The Central Drug Research Institute has performed an extensive study on the purported effects.
Also called Higenamine, we have previously seen the popular emergence of ‘Norcoline’ in USP Lab’s Jack3d Micro. This ingredient is a beta(2) agonist, which has potential to be equally potent in lipolysis to Ephedrine and Synephrine, both of which are proven to increase fat loss. (There is widespread speculation that Ephedrine is extremely dangerous, which is not the case if ingested in moderate doses. Though for your peace of mind, it should be noted that a scientific review revealed no presently known danger at the dose included in OxyELITE Pro)
Many beta(2)adrenergic agonists are used as anti-asthma treatment. Vasodilation is another benefit to this compound, which would result in shuttling necessary nutrients for better overall performance and body composition. Basically, this stuff will shred you up if you use it as a co-pilot to dieting and exercising.
The half-life of Norcoline is very short, as is the absorption rate. It has displayed inter-individual difference for how much is absorbed into the bloodstream.
It should be noted that the majority of testing of Norcoline was done on lab rats. Human studies are minimal, and dosing to achieve true results are yet to be determined.
Hemerocallis Fulva (Flower) Heat Concentrated Extract
A recent study by the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine discovered that certain beta adrenergic agonists, phosphodiesterases and adenylate cyclase activators stimulate visceral (organ) adipocytes more quickly and efficiently than subcutaneous (visible, under the skin) adipocytes. This is much less ideal for overall fat loss to promote body composition goals.
They discovered that this plant can modify the lipolytic responsiveness of the subcutaneous, or slower responding adipocytes, when taken synergistically with noradrenaline. Noradrenaline can either be taken synthetically, or produced naturally in the body. Although active noradrenaline is not included in the ingredients, your body is producing more of it with the addition of higher quantities of caffeine (consumption of which will cause a noradrenaline spike).
This ingredient works great with a fat burner to feed off of its fellow compounds for added efficacy.
Yohimbe (Pausinystalia Johimbe) (Bark) Extract (AlphaShred™)
The final ingredient to conclude the ingredient profile – and for good reason. Yohimbe bark has shown speculative evidence to be more potent than regular yohimbe. This has yet to be reviewed in a scientific study, but regardless, the studies show that this plant has incredible fat-burning properties. It really all depends on what it’s being extracted for — and we’re not 100% sure because we don’t know what AlphaShred is.
If it’s similar to Yohimbine HCl, then there’s absolutely incredible evidence that not only does it burn fat, but it burns fat in targeted areas of adipose tissue such as the hips and lovehandles. The bark itself has had a main use is for erectile dysfunction treatment. This is one of the possible uses that has shown promise through science studies, but again, we would love to know the extact composition / extract.
The addition of yohimbe bark could be an incredible addition, but we don’t have enough info on AlphaShred to give you more details.
The ingredient profile overall is a very solid package with potential to help users create the shredded look they want. As with all supplements, you should consult your doctor before use.
What’s the overall synopsis?
Given the scientific research behind the ingredients, USP Labs has created a very promising fat burner. With quality products like Jack3d Micro, Test Powder, and Compound 20, it’s hard not to trust this company for quality. It’s definitely worth trying if your goal is to cut fat, and training and dieting just aren’t enough.
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