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Oxyshred Review

Posted on April 12, 2019

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There’s more than 1 reason why Oxyshred is the best-selling thermogenic fat-burner in the world.

 

It’s not popular just because it tastes great. And there’s certainly more to it than the rush of energy it gives you.

 

What is Oxyshred?

Oxyshred is a powdered fat-burning nutritional formulation that contains herbs, amino acids, vitamins and other bioactive compounds.

 

What does Oxyshred do?

Because this product contains so many powerful ingredients, it actually does quite a lot.

 

Everyone wants to know how to lose weight and how to get shredded. But if you want a supplement to support you in these areas, it has to contain fat-burning ingredients that actually work.

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The main ingredient in Oxyshred is Acetyl-L-Carnitine. In fact, this ingredient makes up a little over 33% of the weight of the powder.

 

So does Carnitine work?

 

Or is it all hype and marketing hysteria?

 

An epic research paper was published in 2016 by Obesity Reviews. The authors scrutinised over all previous research ever undertaken on carnitine. That’s all carnitine research … ever.

 

What they found was that taking carnitine led to an (average) extra 1.33kg of weight loss compared to taking placebo (1). So it certainly nudges you in the right direction when it comes to fat burning.

 

But that’s not all carnitine does.

 

It helps to boost mood and memory as well (2). This is because of the acetyl group attached to L-Carnitine. This allows it to get into the brain.

 

New evidence has also shown that Acetyl-L-Carnitine can reduce muscle soreness after exercise and improve blood flow to muscle tissue. In older adults, it can even support lean muscle mass gains and energy levels (3)!

 

And that’s just 1 of the ingredients in this thermogenic fat-burner!

 

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What the Heck is Insulin Resistance?

And Why do I Care?

Insulin resistance is when the cells of the body, like muscle cells, become resistant to the effects of insulin.

 

This leads to the blood sugar having a hard time getting into cells.

 

This typically leads to higher insulin levels, as our body works harder to keep your blood sugar level in check.

 

Higher insulin levels promote the storage of fat. Insulin also slows down the breakdown of fat. Why? Because insulin is all about using sugar (glucose) for energy, not fat (4).

 

oxyshred-purchase.jpgEHP Labs Oxyshred contains some key ingredients that assist in breaking this cycle, which are Oleuropein, Chromium Picolinate, Green Coffee and CLA (5,6,7,8).

 

Research shows that in obesity, insulin resistance affects around  1/3 of all people (9). So it’s not a bad idea to cover your bases here.

 

If we can break the insulin resistance cycle that keeps our fat where we don’t want it … we can have an easier time losing this excess weight.

 

Reducing the amount of carbohydrates and sugars in your diet is also a helpful approach to managing insulin resistance. Choosing only low glycemic index foods is a great way to go.

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Research shows that women lose more weight on high fat, low carb diets, than low fat, high carb diets (10).

 

If you do want to hit the carbs hard one day, just for a bit of fun, make sure it’s after your most intense training session. After exercise, our muscles are primed to take up glucose from our blood. This is caused by exercise-induced GLUT-4 translocation, which is not necessary to remember!

 

Green Coffee Bean Extract: Placebo or Not?

A research paper published in 2018 finally made it clear what Green Coffee can really do.

 

Compared to placebo, decaffeinated Green Coffee reduced waist circumference as well as appetite (8). This is great news.

 

Though the Green Coffee in this clinical trial had the caffeine removed, caffeine does have fat-burning power of its own (11,12).

 

Green Coffee Extract is an excellent source of valuable antioxidants. Other ingredients in EHP Labs Oxyshred that either have an antioxidant effect themselves, or promotes antioxidants in the body, are: Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Vitamin C, Olive Leaf Extract and Taurine.

 

Remember, the more cardio we do, the more free-radicals we generate (13). So it pays to have a decent intake of antioxidants when we are regularly engaged in moderate to high intensity cardio.

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What’s the Best Oxyshred Flavour?

This is a hard one, because they taste great. And it can really be an individual thing too.

 

In terms of popularity, our best sellers are Kiwi Strawberry and Mango. Next best would be Wild Melon, Passionfruit and Guava Paradise. And lastly, Pink Grapefruit.

 

That’s not to say that Pink Grapefruit won’t be your favourite flavour! This flavour is perfect for anyone without a sweet tooth!

 

We thought Kiwi Strawberry was absolutely amazing. It was delicious mixed in water and cold water made for a refreshing drink.

 

Can You Take Oxyshred as a Pre-Workout?

Yes! Oxyshred contains caffeine, so it gives you a boost in energy and increases motivation to exercise. This makes it perfect for use before your training session.

 

Ingredients like Acetyl-L-Carnitine and Taurine help to reduce the muscle soreness you experience in the days after exercise.

 

The Vitamin B Complex in EHP Labs Oxyshred also helps to keep you energised for exercise, and stress levels to a minimum.

 

L-Theanine Complements Caffeine

L-Theanine is an amino acid found naturally in Green Tea. It works well when taken with caffeine, as they help each other in the body. This is perhaps one of the reasons why Green Tea is enjoyed by so many worldwide.

 

L-Theanine stimulates alpha brain waves, which help to keep us calm (14). This doesn’t mean you will fall asleep on the bench press (let’s face it, we’ve all thought about doing this after a few big sets). You can in fact be calm and alert and ready for action!

 

Caffeine and theanine are inherently synergistic. Oxyshred contains a decent dose of 101mg L-Theanine per serve, along with 150mg of caffeine.

 

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When to Take Oxyshred?

You might be wondering at this point how long it takes Oxyshred to kick in?

 

Most people start to feel the effects of the caffeine within minutes of their first dose. Caffeine is fast-acting, and it does have fat-burning power.

 

But what most people really want know is how long it takes to see less weight on the bathroom scales.

 

Like anything, consistency is key. Taking the product daily to encourage your body to burn fat is important.

 

If you are exercising and have decreased your calorie intake, hopefully without sacrificing too much protein, then give it a couple of weeks for results. Most people will notice results around the 1-2 week mark.

 

Then it’s simply a matter of keeping at it. Finding ways to integrate aspects of your weight loss program into everyday life is a really good idea. This is what you’ll need to do to maintain your new body composition once you have achieved it.

 

Conclusion

Oxyshred by EHP Labs is a potent thermogenic product for use during weight loss programs. It mixes well, tastes great and contains some key ingredients to assist with appetite control and fat-loss.

 

Oxyshred is versatile, and may be used as a pre-workout, or simply taken at the same time each day, preferably in the morning, to encourage the metabolism.

 

Whether you are looking to lean up and find your long-lost abs again, maintain your body fat or power through some high-energy gym sessions, Oxyshred is the product that can help you get there.

 

References

1. Pooyandjoo M et al. The effect of (L-)carnitine on weight loss in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Obesity Reviews, 2016, Vol 17; 10 p. 970-976

2.Traina G. The neurobiology of acetyl-L-carnitine. Frontiers in Bioscience, 2016 Vol 1;21 p.1314-1329.

3. Fielding R et al. L-Carnitine Supplementation in Recovery after Exercise. Nutrients, 2018 Vol 10

4. Kahn BB and Flier JS. Obesity and insulin Resistance. The Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2000 Vol 106;4 p.473-481

5. Fujiwara Y et al. Oleuropein improves insulin resistance in skeletal muscle by promoting the translocation of GLUT-4. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry and Nutrition. 2017 Vol61;3 p.196-202

6. Hummel M et al. Chromium in metabolic and cardiovascular disease. Hormone and Metabolic Research, 2007 Vol 39;10 p.743-751


7. Koba K and Yanagita T. Health benefits of conjugated linoleic acid. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. 2014 Vol 8;6 p.e525-e532

8. Onakpoya I et al. The use of green coffee extract as a weight loss supplement: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. Gastroenterology research and practice. 2011

9. Viner R et al. Prevalence of the insulin resistance syndrome in obesity. Archives of Disease in Childhood. 2005 Vol 90;1 p.10-14

10. Cornier MA et al. Insulin sensitivity determines the effectiveness of dietary macronutrient composition on weight loss in obese women. Obesity Research. 2005 Vol 13;4 p.703-709

11. Tabrizi R et al. The effects of caffeine intake on weight loss: a systematic review and dos-response meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2018

12.  Icken D et al. Caffeine intake is related to successful weight loss maintenance. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2016 Vol 70;4 p.532-534

13. Noor R, Mittal S and Iqbal J. Superoxide dismutase - applications and relevance to human diseases. Medical Science Monitor. 2002 Vol 8;9

14. Nobre AC et al. L-theanine, a natural constituent in tea, and its effect on mental state. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2008 Vol 17 p.167-168