When you’re in the market for a new fat burner, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with choices. Nutrex’s Lipo 6 has had a very popular following in the past, and continues to sell well. We’ve all wondered, does that stuff still top the market? Or has time (and technology) moved on?
On the flip side, USP Labs has been busy in the workshop, creating and seemingly perfecting a new generation of advanced fat burners. OxyElite Pro is the number one rated thermogenic fat burner in the country, and for good reason! Why is it so popular? Read on and we’ll show you.
What is Lipo 6?
First of all, Lipo 6 is a four-time annual Bodybuilding.com winner for fat loss product of the year from 2005-2008. It is the “old school” champion. Users have reported fast weight loss results, and overall satisfaction with the product. One reviewer reported this of their results:
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Over the years I’ve tried every fat-burner on the market and Lipo6 is the best one by far!! Lipo6 gives you a boost of energy, curbing your appetite through out the day! It’s very easy to take with out any taste! Its definitely a good bang for your buck!!
The above paragraph, however, was written before Oxy ELITE. But before we get into that, let’s talk about Lipo.
Lipo 6 ingredients
The ingredients are pretty basic:
- Caffeine – proven energy booster, focus enhancer and lipolysis agent.
- Synephrine HCL – A beta(2) receptor agonist that stimulates energy, and may burn fat in a way similar to the popular Ephedrine (in a much, much lesser strength).
- Yohimbine HCL – Works synergistically with Synephrine; it blocks the alpha-2 receptors (the receptors that block fat burning), increases thermogenesis, and mobilizes fat.
- Synthetic 99% Guggulsterones Z&E 1:1 – Enhances T3 thyroid hormone activity and increases thermogenesis.
- Bioperine – From black pepper, it stimulates thermogenesis as well.
What can we conclude from the Lipo 6 ingredients? There are a number of thermogenic ingredients that will help instantly create weight loss. The key word there is WEIGHT. That is significantly different from FAT loss. Users of this product are happy with their results because it works quickly.
So here’s a solid piece of advice: quick does not always mean best. The large majority of weight loss with Lipo 6 most assuredly will result from water retention reduction. If you’re not drinking enough water, that’s endangering your health to an extent. You want to cut your body fat, not just water, right? RIGHT!
Meanwhile, there is some research showing that using guggelsterones may be questionable, and that’s one of our biggest concerns here.
So what’s OxyElite Pro all about? There are two versions; the old formula and the recently produced new one. To be up front and clear: EITHER of the two formulas top Lipo-6 in the overall fat-burning department – especially when it comes to thyroid-enhancement and appetite suppression. The difference is new technology and science vs. old, outdated, and less effective. And that’s saying a lot, because of the amount of success Lipo 6 has had!
The Original Formula
The first two ingredients, Bauhinia Purpurea L. (Leaf And Pod) Extract, Bacopa (Leaf) (Bacopa Monnieri), work as a super synergistic combination to take care of the non-stimulatory fat burning. The first one increases T4 conversion to T3, which stimulates thyroid activity, thereby stimulating metabolism of fat. T3 dramatically reduces fat mass. The second one increases T4, which works with the first ingredient to increase T3. This simple series of enhancement and production will stimulate fat loss before we even get to the stimulants!
You’ll notice the DMAA addition in the mix upon reading the label, and this ingredient has subjective purpose. Some people tolerate and react very well to it, and some people are very sensitive to it and can’t take it. For those of us who can take it – it will get you going and burn a lot of calories and have your appetite be duly suppressed. Focus and energy will be taken to the next level.
For those of us who do not enjoy DMAA, USP Labs has heard your requests. The NEW formula does not contain DMAA, though it certainly doesn’t shy away from lipolysis stimulation thanks to the newer ingredients discussed below.
The New formula: OxyELITE Pro
The T3 enhancement ingredient (Bauhinia Purpurea L. (Leaf And Pod) Extract) is included in the new formula as well.
Higenamine (AKA Norccoclaurine HCL) has shown the most promise for fat burning since Ephedra came out according to a number of scholarly sources. The effects in humans show effective potential to shred fat, and decrease the alpha-2 receptor villains that provoke fat storage. It also has been shown to possibly decrease impotence in males, which is just an added bonus.
You’ve probably heard of Aegeline. If you don’t recognize it by its name, maybe Versa-1 rings a bell. It’s the main ingredient in that product.
But wait, Versa-1 was created for building muscle, right? Yes it was! However, Aegeline in low doses works as a potent fat burner. You’ll notice its effects by sweating more during exercise. This is where the science of OxyElite Pro really shines and stands out from the competition; or in this case, from Lipo 6. In conjunction with the Norcoline (which is also included in Jack3d Micro, we might add), this fat burner will not leave something to be desired for stimulant-sensitive individuals.
Final review and comparisonFact is, both products are great and will be remembered and used for years to come. You simply have the old guard vs. the new.
Lipo 6 will work by decreasing water retention, but is much less effective for subcutaneous fat oxidation. Either OxyElite Pro formula is proven by studies to effectively combat fat storage, will stimulate thyroid activity and increase metabolic rate. These are the things to look for in a fat burner.
In terms of cost, Lipo 6 has an average of $30 per 120 caps, or 60 servings. OxyElite Pro goes for around $32.99 – $44.99 (either formula) for about the same amount of servings. You’ve heard the phrase “you get what you pay for” before, right? Well, for five to fifteen bucks more, you get quality, tested, and effective products.
Thankfully, with the price comparisons on this site, you don’t have to settle.
Go with the OxyElite Pro; you won’t be disappointed.
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