One fat burner has caught my eye recently for its positive claims to work on so many levels as not only a fat burner but also as a mood enhancer and appetite suppressant.
The “Fat Loss Amplifier” Shredded+ offers a money back guarantee, which made me pay a little more attention to their company “Jacked Factory” and what they’re offering.
This product, Shredded+, is a fat burner that has seen a number of positive reviews from a number of fitness enthusiasts, however, digging a little deeper and looking into the ingredients list, I found one main ingredient that’s caused an issue for many people, Bitter Orange.
Let’s have a closer look and see if it’s the right fat burner for you.
Jacked Factory claims Shredded+ helps too;
- Burn more calories
- Amplify the rate of fat loss
- Suppress food cravings
- Increase energy, improve focus
- Improve mood
There are many fat burners that claim to do the same, so what makes Shredde+ any different to the 101 other fat burners out there?
It does contain Green Tea Leaf Extract, Caffeine, and Cayenne Pepper which are all on my top list of ingredients for a top fat burner, so well done “Jacked Factory”.
However, there are many other ingredients that I cannot agree with. Such as Bitter Orange Peel which when mixed with other stimulants such as Green Tea Leaf Extract can cause some nasty side effects such as headaches, heart palpitations, and nausea.
“Because bitter orange contains chemicals that may speed up the heart rate and raise blood pressure, it may not be safe to use as a dietary supplement. There have been reports of fainting, heart attack, and stroke in healthy people after taking bitter orange supplements” – National Centre for Complementary and Integrative Health
All in all, it’s 50/50 at the moment with the ingredients, it all boils down to whether you’re willing to take a risk with Bitter Orange mixed with other forms of caffeine.
You can always check out my top 3 fat burners here and compare for yourself.
A Closer Look – What’s Inside
Acetyl L-Carnitine HCl 1000mg – L- Carnitine is one of the most widely used naturally occurring amino acids which help used stored fat as energy. It works by transporting long chains of fatty acids to be oxidized as fuel.
Naringenin Powder 600mg – This added ingredient is a flavonoid which is most commonly found in citrus fruits such as grapefruits and lemons. It has been said to provide the same stimulating effects as caffeine.
Green Tea Leaf Extract 500mg – Probably the most widely used ingredient in any fat burner, Green Tea’s catechins (found in all green tea form) increase the growth of the hormone “norepinephrine” which helps to increase thermogenesis and thus aiding additional fat loss.
Caffeine 200mg – A powerful and very common ingredient that stimulates energy levels and the body’s metabolism to help power through low energy levels.
Advantra-Z Bitter Orange (Citrus Aurantium) 100mg – If you’ve seen my other posts which contain Bitter Orange Peel, you’ll know I’m not a huge fan of this ingredient. It can give more negative results than positive. The noted side effects can be quite shocking.
Hesperidin 100mg – Mainly found in citrus fruits, Hesperidin is a bioflavonoid which can help against oxidative stress, especially important is you’re training hard. It increases circulation throughout the body.
Salicin 100mg – Mainly used as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory in herbal remedies, however, not much scientific research has been done to show the total benefits for fat loss.
Capsimax Cayenne Pepper Fruit Extract 50mg – A very popular and powerful thermogenic ingredient that I highly recommend looking into when choosing a fat burner. Cayenne pepper is mainly used to raise the body’s temperature, thus making it one of the most natural thermogenic properties.
There aren’t many negative areas I can see with Shredded+, although I’m not a huge fan of Synephrine.
Synephrine, when mixed with caffeine such as green tea, has been shown to cause adverse reactions and negative effects. Such as; strokes, heart attacks and heart palpitations.
It can also cause headaches for some people. It’s looking like the best option for a fat burner even with its thermogenic properties.
How To Use
Jacked Factory recommend taking one serving (two capsules) upon waking, and another serving may be taken 5-6 hours later.
As always with heavy stimulated fat burners, if you’re going to take this one, make sure to test your dosage first and avoid taking 5-6 hours before bed to avoid sleeplessness.
Where Can I Buy It?
You can but Shredded+ from their homepage Jackedfactory.com, or other online stores such as Amazon.com, eBay.com
How Much Does It Cost?
It costs $49.99 USD for 120 capsules – a 30-day supply
One thing I do like about Shredded+ is that each ingredient is laid out and measured correctly so we know how much of each ingredient we’re taking. Too many fat burners now have a proprietary blend of ingredients, which isn’t the best in terms of honesty.
However, with all of these positive points, I have to say the added ingredient of Bitter Orange Peel is a “no-go” for myself. When mixed with caffeine, either manufactured caffeine of Green Tea Leafe Extract could cause adverse reactions that I’d like to avoid at all costs.
I would consider this supplement if it didn’t have this ingredient. Who knows, maybe in the future they change their formula and I become their no1 fan, but for now, I’m steering clear of this one.
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