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Health Guide Review: 2,6/5

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SHREDZ Burner Review: Does it work?

Intro: What is it?

SHREDZ Burner is a weight loss pill available in unique formulas for either men or women.  They claim that by supplementing you’ll look more fit and trim.

Though each formula is different, they both feature thermogenic ingredients, and most of the additives are included in both versions. It claims to offer fast results and it’s claimed to be clinically studied. Diet and exercise are also required. In fact, the company markets this brand largely to the fitness community. What kind of changes does SHREDZ Burner provide? Does it provide results and is it safe? The answer to these questions and more is answered in this comprehensive review.

SHREDZ Burner Ingredients

Here are the ingredients to the male version:

Pantothenic Acid, D-Calcium Pantothenate, 50% Choline Bitartrate, 50 mg Cacao Seed Extract 20% Theobromine Caffeine Anhydrous Green Tea Extract, 98% Polyphenol, 70% Catechine, 40% EGCG
Cayenne  Pepper Powder Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCI Advantra Z Citrus Aurantium Extract Powder, 6% Synephrine Alpha Lipoic Acid Yohimbe Bark Extract, 8% Yohimbine
Guggul Extract, 2.5% Guggulsterones Gelatin Rice Flour Magnesium Stearate Titanium Dioxide
FD&C Yellow # 5

 

D-Calcium Pantothenate:  Synthetic ingredient made as a vitamin B5 supplement.  Potential side effects can include:

  • Dry skin and eyes.
  • Increased bowel movements.
  • Hair loss.

Cacao Seed Extract: Used to make chocolate, cacao has Theobromine which is a stimulant.  It’s used as a diuretic and as a blood vessel widener. It can potentially lead to Theobromine toxicity, and side effects can include:

  • Rapid heart rate and irregular heart rhythm.
  • Jitters and muscle twitching.
  • Epileptic seizure.
  • Internal bleeding.
  • Heart attacks.
  • Death

A clinical study performed by the Department of Kinesiology at CSU Fullerton showed that:

Theobromine does not influence mood and vigilance”

The study showed no change in reducing fatigue or improving mood.

Caffeine Anhydrous: Dehydrated form of caffeine added to increase energy, metabolism, and to suppress appetite.  The mens has 150 mg per capsule, while the women’s offers 135 mg per capsule. Since 2 capsules are recommended this equals a daily amount of:

Men: 300 mg of caffeine.

Women: 270 mg of caffeine.

That’s roughly 3 cups of coffee for each. This can lead to side effects which are often increased when mixed alongside other stimulants:

  • Mood swings and irritability.
  • Withdrawal symptoms.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Increased heart rate and irregular heart rhythm.
  • Muscle spasms, twitching, and shivering.

Advantra-Z Citrus Aurantium: A patented form of bitter orange which is a stimulant used as an appetite suppressant and fat burner. It’s known to potentially cause side effects especially when mixed with caffeine, this may include:

  •  Fainting.
  • Stroke.
  • Migraines and cluster headaches.
  • Heart attack.

According to a clinical study featured in the Mayo Clinic, the active compound in this called Synephrine and it:

“may be associated with ischemic stroke.”

A once healthy 38 year old suddenly had a serious stroke after taking Synephrine.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health adds:

may not be safe to use as a dietary supplement”

This is due to major safety concerns.

Yohimbe Bark Extract: Tree bark offering Yohimbine, this is used as a fat burner. It’s known to potentially cause feelings of anxiety. Many side effects have been reported, this include:

  • Insomnia.
  • Cold sweats.
  • Rapid heart rate.
  • Panic and paranoia.

Guggul Extract: Extracted from the guggul tree, it’s used to improve the health of the thyroid.  Examine.com reports that it’s:

not effective for the main means it is marketed for (fat loss).”

Reported side effects can include:

  • Allergic reactions including itching and rashes.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Diarrhea and frequent stools.

Choline Bitartrate: Choline that’s been treated with salt, this is used as a way to improve brain health.  Side effects have been reported in even low doses:

  • Smelling like fish.
  • Kidney disorders.
  • Low blood pressure.

SHREDZ Burner Quality of Ingredients

The female version of this brand has 15 mg less caffeine, but both versions provide almost 3 cups worth of caffeine in one daily serving.

Both kinds are mixed with other stimulants, 4 for the women’s and 6 for the men. The combined effects of all these ingredients are unknown since no clinical studies have been observed on this full combination.

Also, both versions offer food coloring which some studies show is a potential carcinogen.

It’s also made to be taken alongside a workout and diet plan. There’s too high of a potential risk for serious side effects, and ingredient like guggul hasn’t been proven to work.

The Price and Quality of SHREDZ Burner

Both 60 capsule bottles sell directly from the manufacturer for $45. At the recommended 2 capsules a day you’re getting 30 days’ worth for a daily price of:

$45/30= $1.50 for a daily serving.

There’s also no money back guarantee for opened products, so if you find there to be an issue you won’t be given a return.

Many stimulants are added in a proprietary blend and it’s unknown what the individual strengths are. It’s known however that the caffeine in this brand is high. There’s no guarantee that this brand will produce safe or effective results.

Difference between Men’s and Women’s Formula

No explanation is given as to why there’s a men’s and women’s version of SHREDZ Burner.

The difference in ingredients is that the women’s has 15 mg of caffeine extra per pill, and there’s also added Biotin and extra food coloring. Both versions have yellow food coloring which according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest:

likely are carcinogenic, cause hypersensitivity reactions and behavioral problems”

The men’s only has one food coloring while the woman’s offers 3 kinds.  The men’s also has Advantra-Z, Yohimbine and 88 mg more of the proprietary blend.

Yohimbine is often used to increase testosterone so this is why it’s added to the men’s. Advantra-Z is a potentially heavy stimulant, and women tend to be more affected by this.

Pregnant women tend to need more Biotin, but since pregnant people can’t take this brand it’s unknown why it was added.

For unknown reasons, the female version has been criticized more heavily for producing significant side effects. There were far more negative reviews from people who experienced symptoms such as loss of muscle function and extreme anxiety.

Potential for Danger

The official label for SHREDZ Burner says to only take one capsule:

“every 3-4 hours”

They also add:

“Discontinue…if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headaches, or shortness of breathe”

This means that there must have been users who had experienced these symptoms. They also add that results may vary from person to person.

The company does not publish any clinical studies, nor do they explain why these ingredients are included. It’s unknown what kind of a total effect all these stimulants may have. However, the listed side effects that the company mentions are just some of the possible symptoms.

It’s also recommended to only supplement with this product for 8 weeks. It’s advised to take a break but it’s never explained why or for how long.

This is likely due to one of 2 reasons:

  1. Long term use leads to tolerance.
  2. It may produce side effects with long exposure.

No explanation is given so it’s unknown what could be the reason why this isn’t considered a long term solution to weight loss.

Business of SHREDZ Burner

SHREDZ can be reached through their customer service representatives:

Phone Number: (855) 912-8655

Address: 1 Evertrust Plz

Jersey City, New Jersey 07302

Email: support@shredz.com

They have been criticized often on the internet, and they have 23 negative reviews on the Better Business Bureau due to several complaints:

  • Many customers complained that they were never given a tracking number, and that they’ve waited weeks with no hint of receiving their supplements.
  • People have complained that the company did not issue a refund even though they returned unopened bottles.
  • Several negative customer reviews on the company’s pages are often quickly deleted. There’s some that claim this practice inflates the support for their brands.

Customer Opinions of SHREDZ Burner

The female version of Burner is far more criticized than the male version; however both have hundreds of negative reviews on Amazon.com:

“loss control over my whole body”

“did not help with my weight loss or appetite suppression”

“pretty much caffeine pills”

“I almost died”

For the female version there were at least 3 people who were sent to the hospital. These people mention they couldn’t control their bodies, and that it left them nearly paralyzed.

The main complaints for the men’s are that there’s no effect at all even with strenuous exercise and dieting.

Conclusion

SHREDZ Burner can be summarized in the following:

  • It contains a high amount of stimulants: Women can expect 4 different kinds of stimulants, and men get 6 types. Neither has been tested in clinical studies, and this is important since stimulants can increase other stimulants effectiveness. On their own, the additives found here have been shown to potentially cause side effects. This can include symptoms of rapid heart rate, insomnia, mood swings, cardiovascular issues, and even death.
  • Extreme side effects have been reported: There were a few customers who were sent to the hospital. One person was told that the ingredients in the supplement could lead to heart attack, stroke, and even death. Since these people claim that the only thing they changed about their diet was to add SHREDZ Burner, it’s likely this is the cause. Some people also experienced extreme nausea and anxiety for hours. Diarrhea is a common side effect that was reported, but people also mentioned that they couldn’t stop going to the bathroom. It left some stuck all day going to the bathroom and some were even paralyzed.
  • There’s no money back return for opened bottles: In order to understand what kind of an effect this brand may have, one has to pay at least $45. This is because the company does not offer any returns on opened bottles. So there’s not only no guarantee of quality, but if you were to experience side effects you’d still be given to money back. It’s impossible to understand what kind of an effect this brand may have. It’s highly advised to take it with caution, and several warnings are featured on the bottle. The company adds that results may vary, and to discontinue use if you experience side effects. So the company does acknowledge that these types of symptoms are possible.
  • Customers have complained about the business practices: There are many online forums and websites like Rip Off Report, and the Better Business Bureau where the practices of the company are negatively reviewed. People have said that the company failed to provide them with a shipping number, and many people have paid for unshipped products. Also, there are reports that the company deletes any negative feedback on their websites.
  • Stimulants aren’t a long term solution to weight loss: The company admits that you should only supplement for an 8 week period. This is known as cycling and it’s common in the steroid world. This is usually done for one of 2 reasons, either because it can raise the risk of side effects, or because long term use can build a tolerance. The company does not mention how long of a break one should take, and if one can continue use in the same manner. Without a proper explanation it’s hard to understand how long it will take to experience any of the suggested benefits. It’s usually advised to take a month long break off caffeine in order to regain any of the positives However, since there are other stimulants this may lead to a different tolerance.

Many customers have reported experiencing dangerous side effects, and a few were eve hospitalized.

Without money back guarantee for opened bottles, and since the company fails to provide any clinical studies, it’s unknown what kind of an effect may result. The company has also been criticized for having bad customer service, and many complain the company is selling a potentially dangerous supplement.

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