Full OxyShred Review
If you’re from Australia then EHP Labs don’t need much of an introduction. These guys produce a wide range of bodybuilding and sports supplements. All the usual suspects are there; whey protein powders, detox stacks, and pre-workouts.
OxyShred is touted as one of the most popular fat burners in Australia. That means big money; the boys and girls down under are some of the most dedicated iron addicts and sports enthusiasts in the world. Bodybuilding culture is strong in Aus, so any product that captures that market is going to rake in some serious cash.
So what does OxyShred actually do?
Why are so many people raving about this fat burner?
According to EHP Labs, OxyShred will “stimulate your body’s fat receptor cells and boost your metabolism to promote an increased level of fat cell break-down, known as “Hyper-Lipolysis”. It is worth pointing out that only EHP Labs know this process as “hyper-lipolysis”; the rest of us just know it as lipolysis, or fat breakdown.
The official OxyShred merchant page lists some very impressive benefits:
- Destroys stubborn fat cells
- Boosts metabolism
- Limits calories absorption
- Supports immunity
- Enhances mood
- Energy without jitters or crash
That is one hell of a range of benefits for a simple fat burner. It is far more wide ranging than most other products on the market right now. We do have a few problems with these claims though.
For one thing, there is no such thing as “stubborn” fat.
Fat cells are fat cells. In order to eliminate the last remaining fat cells in your gut, for example, you just need to stay in a low enough calorie deficit to make your body turn to them for fuel. Most people find that hard – it’s got nothing to do with the resilience or stubbornness of the fat cells.
We also DON’T WANT a supplement which limits calorie absorption.
If you’re a bodybuilding prepping for a show, then YOU want to be in COMPLETE CONTROL of your caloric intake. You don’t want to work out how many calories you’re eating 3 weeks out, only to eventually figure out that your fat burner has been blocking 300 of them.
That is assuming the fat burner is always uniform – we think it’s unlikely that they can block the same amount of calories every day, or that they can block the same SORT of calories.
In any case, this isn’t good.
But the rest of the benefits look good. If you’re a powerlifter or boxer trying to make weight, a bodybuilder coming into a big show, or just someone looking to shred up for summer, OxyShred sounds like it might be able to help.
The question is; does it work?
Can OxyShred really boost your metabolism and help you lose extra body fat?
Does it give you an energy kick in the gym?
What are the side effect risks like? Will it cause you problems?
Find out by reading our full EHP Labs OxyShred review below. We examine the formula in great detail. As always, we check what the latest scientific literature has to say about the ingredients and the doses used. We discuss value for money, as well as the major risks involved with using this fat burner. If you have any questions, please post them in the comments section at the end.
EHP Labs OxyShred Formula
Let’s check out the ingredients list and see what’s really going on. Here is the OxyShred formula:
Well, isn’t that disappointing?
We might have been naive, but we expected a lot more from a product that is supposedly Australia’s #1 fat burner.
We expected a select combination of the most effective, potent, scientifically-backed fat burners on the planet. We expected them to be dosed well. We expected no dead weight. We expected transparency.
We didn’t get any of that.
Instead, we got a bunch of bloated, ‘filler’ stuffed proprietary blends, and some serious side effect concerns.
Let’s get into it.
Main Problem – Bloated Prop Blends
Proprietary blends might have been acceptable 10-20 years ago, but today they don’t fly.
Manufacturers sometimes claim that they need to use them to protect their formula secrets.
That’s total BS.
There’s nothing mysterious about the ingredients in OxyShred. We know what they are, how they work together, and how they should be dosed.
The real reason supplement manufacturers use a proprietary blend is to hide the truth from potential customers.
They want to keep the best ingredients on the label, but the best ingredients are expensive. So, they don’t want to use too much of them. In order to list something on an ingredient list, you only need to include a detectable amount – it can be as little as 1 microgram!
A proprietary blend lets them include all those wonderful ingredients on the label without actually having to spend the money on large quantities. Instead, they can bulk out the majority of the blend with the cheapest ingredient, whatever that happens to be. It’s usually an amino acid or a harmless plant extract.
A shady tactic, but it is common.
However, most supplements launched today publish their full formula specs on the label. The best natural fat burners all show you everything long before you part with cash.
You get every ingredient’s serving size. Total transparency.
If they can do it, so can EHP Labs.
So regardless of whether they genuinely think they need to hide their formula from thieves, or they are just trying to hide some unpleasant facts about the blends, it doesn’t matter.
They can’t compete.
We really value transparency, and so should you.
Major Issue – Useless Ingredients
To make matters worse, the proprietary blends in OxyShred all contain useless ingredients that don’t contribute to greater fat loss, better athletic performance, or anything else promised by EHP Labs.
It just so happens that some of these ingredients are cheap to buy in large amounts.
As they provide no added benefits, we can wonder why these ingredients are here.
Are they being used as fillers? Your guess is as good as ours!
For example, let’s take a look at the Hyper-Lipolysis Compound.
It contains Raspberry Ketones.
As we explain in this article, raspberry ketones are a complete scam.
They have nothing to do with ketosis (don’t get us started on the ridiculous ketogenic diet). They are just the compounds that give raspberries their smell. They have absolutely no influence on fat loss AT ALL.
Now, the Hyper-Lipolysis Compound is a whopping 5g in total.
But since we have NO serving sizes for the individual ingredients, the blend could easily be 99% raspberry ketones. They are seemingly well tolerated in large doses – in fact, they don’t seem to do anything at all!
It also contains Grapefruit Extract.
Like raspberry ketones, many people have been misled into believing that grapefruit extract confers some sort of fat burning benefits. Well, it doesn’t. We’ve never seen a single convincing scientific study showing grapefruit extract as having a positive effect on body fat, performance in the gym, etc.
Again, we have no idea how much Grapefruit Seed Extract is in this blend. Since this ingredient is so benign, it could easily make up a good couple of grams of the blend.
These two ingredients could make up 90% of the Hyper-Lipolysis Compound for all we know.
Neither provide any benefit.
Neither have major side effect risks.
Both can be obtained cheaply.
Obviously we simply don’t know what the composition of these blends are, and we can’t even get a rough gauge. But we can and should speculate.
We of course wish we didn’t have to speculate – WE WISH THEY’D REVEAL THE FULL FORMULA SPECS LIKE EVERY OTHER FAT BURNER CAN!
EHP Labs OxyShred Side Effects
This is the most important part of this OxyShred review, so if you read one part, make it this.
OxyShred has some serious side effect risk factors.
Not surprisingly, they stem from the lack of transparency and dosing information.
The main risk factor is the potentially enormous caffeine anhydrous dose.
The OxyShred Mood Enhancer is almost 2g in size, and it contains an unstated amount of caffeine anhydrous.
Caffeine anhydrous is a powerful stimulant – more potent than regular caffeine by weight as it has had all water molecules removed.
You only need a few hundred milligrams to feel a serious kick from caffeine anhydrous. Consuming amounts in excess of about 150mg will likely cause some of the following side effects (to varying degrees):
- Heart arrhythmia
- Shortness of breath
For some context, a large, strong back coffee might contain between 50mg and 150mg of caffeine, depending on size and strength.
Caffeine can be much more harmful when consumed in larger doses. Some of the more serious side effects of caffeine include, but are not limited to:
- Difficulty breathing
- Severe headaches
- Profuse sweating
- Extreme hypertension
The likelihood and severity of these side effects is completely dependent on dosage, your size, your tolerance, and so on.
For all we know, the OxyShred Mood Enhancer could be 90% caffeine anhydrous.
That would mean a caffeine anhydrous dose of 1.71g of caffeine anhydrous.
THAT WOULD BE INSANE.
In fact, such a dose could prove fatal.
Now, we don’t think there is 1.7g of caffeine in OxyShred.
But the fact that we have no idea how much there is poses a serious problem.
We absolutely need to know how much caffeine we’re consuming each day through supplements. Only then can we adjust our intake of caffeine through coffee, tea and other supplements to avoid side effects.
We need to know how much caffeine we’re taking so we can gauge how likely side effects are, as well as how severe they are likely to be.
Not divulging caffeine dose information is a serious issue.
Regardless of how reassuring the manufacturer is, until we see precise dose information, we’re forced to conclude that OxyShred is a dangerous fat burner.
It is absolutely vital that you keep the following facts in mind while reading these reviews:
- We are not doctors
- This is not medical advice
- Every individual is different
All we are doing here is pointing out the most obvious risk factors. Whether OxyShred is safe for you or not depends on you, your medical history, and your own unique circumstances.
It is VITAL that you consult with a doctor before using OxyShred, and you absolutely MUST do your own research.
EHP Labs OxyShred Review Conclusion – Worth The Risk?
In our opinion, this is a potentially dangerous fat burner. If you only read one part of our OxyShred review, then it should be the side effects discussion above.
The fact that it could contain anywhere between 1mg and 1.91g of caffeine anhydrous is enough to completely put us off this product.
Other supplements manage to divulge their full dosing information on the bottle, so such a lack of transparency is completely unnecessary and unforgivable.
Why take the risk when other stacks don’t put you in the same position?
Why take the risk for a stack that contains unknown quantities of useless, ineffective ingredients?
Why reward a prop blend?
Clearly, you can do a lot better for this kind of money.