We will be looking closely at Jacked Factory Cut-XT, to see if it could fulfill these claims and to see if it is safe to take.
Jacked Factory Cut-XT is an appetite control supplement for both men and women. The manufacturers avoid making direct claims that the supplement can aid actual weight loss, but do suggest that it could help to ‘support weight loss’.
Cut-XT contains only two active ingredients; 5-HTP and Saffron extract. It appears that the ingredients in this supplement have changed at some point as it used to contain Caralluma Fimbriata, EGCG, and Alpha Lipoic Acid, and no Saffron extract.
Cut-XT comes from a US supplements company called Jacked Factory. The supplement range is aimed mainly at bodybuilding and gym goers. Jacked Factory supplements are manufactured in the USA, and conform to GMP. You can contact Jacked Factory online via the website or social media, but there is very little background information about this company.
Despite having only two active ingredients, there is a significant list of side effects that could occur whilst taking this supplement.
5-HTP can cause a range of side effects including heartburn, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, drowsiness, sexual problems, and muscle problems.
Saffron supplementation can cause numerous side effects including dry mouth, anxiety, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, change in appetite, and headache.
High doses of saffron can cause poisoning, including yellow appearance of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes, vomiting, dizziness, bloody diarrhoea, bleeding from the nose, lips, and eyelids, numbness, and other serious side effects. Doses of 10-20 grams can cause death. Larger amounts of saffron can make the uterus contract and might cause a miscarriage.
Jacked Factory Cut-XT is not overly expensive. It costs $19.99 for one bottle of 30 capsules, although this will only last for 15 days if the maximum dosage is taken.
You can get an additional 10% discount if you subscribe to the Jacked Factory Facebook Messenger list. You can only buy via PayPal and shipping charges are not disclosed.
Cut-XT is also on sale via Amazon US for the same price.
Initially, we were impressed with Jacked Factory Cut-XT. We liked the full ingredients information and the fact that the website is clear and informative, and that the company offer a full money-back guarantee.
However, the only clinical trial that links saffron with appetite suppression and weight loss noted very small results. Over the eight week trial period, female overweight participants lost an average of 0.96 kg. Their appetite suppression was measured in terms of the frequency of snacking. Saffron taking participants had a 55% reduction in snacking frequency, whilst the placebo-taking group had a 28% reduction in snacking frequency.
This trial did not look at the caloric value of any snacks or the total daily caloric intake of the participants. This is also the only study that has looked at Saffron and its link to weight loss. Studies have found that small doses of saffron (15-30mg per day) are effective at reducing depressive symptoms.
Satiereal is the extract that comes from saffron and is supposed to have the appetite suppressing effects, however, the manufacturers of Cut-XT do not state how much Satiereal is present in each capsule; if the amount is smaller than that used in the trial, then the supplement is even less likely to suppress the appetite and aid weight loss. Saffron is an incredibly expensive ingredient due to the difficulty to grow the plant, and the small amount harvested from each flower, therefore we think it is likely that this ingredient will be underdosed.
Saffron can also cause a range of side effects, including dry mouth, anxiety, dizziness, and vomiting.
Due to all of this, we do not recommend Jacked Factory Cut-XT to our readers.
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Jacked Factory Cut-XT is an appetite suppressant that aims to reduce food cravings and promote weight loss, without the use of stimulants.
The principle ingredients are 5-HTP and saffron extract, along with Vitamin B6.
The study that probably triggered the interest in Saffron Extract by diet pill manufacturers was published in Nutrition Research in May 2012. This 8-week study looked at a test group that consumed 1 capsule of Satiereal (twice per day (176.5 mg extract per day). After comparing the placebo and the test group, results showed that snacking frequency had reduced and greater weight loss was evident in the group that consumed Satiereal.
This is the basis for many “Saffron Extract” supplements on the market. However, there are some incredibly important facts missing that should be pointed out:
The implications of these often ignored “facts” is that you will need to supplement your diet with saffron extract (in the amounts shown in the study) for at least 2 months to experience a little weight loss.
As a dietary supplement, take 1 capsule with a glass of water upon waking. An additional 1 capsule serving may be added 4-6 hours later.
Jacked Factory is an internet-based supplements company, located somewhere in the USA, although the company location is not disclosed. Jacked Factory are fully engaged on social media, with over 13,000 followers on Facebook.
On the official Jacked Factory website your own Facebook messenger profile comes up and you are invited to engage with the company. We didn’t particularly like this – it seems a bit intrusive, but it does seem to indicate that Jacked Factory is looking to engage with customers which is positive.
Jacked Factory Cut-XT claims to:
We think that Cut-XT is unlikely to work as described and really suppress the appetite enough to increase weight loss.
5-HTP may help to increase serotonin levels, which could improve mood. There is a small amount of evidence to suggest that when taken with meals it could increase the perception of satiety, and therefore the consumer could eat less. However, in terms of actual weight loss, the effect is very small, and more research needs to be conducted. The dose found in this product is also smaller than the amount studies suggest is effective.
Saffron has been shown to act as an appetite suppressant in a single published study. The amount of saffron required to suppress the appetite is quite a high dosage, to the point where side effects seem quite common.
Jacked Factory Cut-XT could potentially suppress the appetite slightly, but the amount of weight loss you could expect to lose is still incredibly small, and in our opinion is not worth the risk of unpleasant side effects.
There are many potential side effects associated with this supplement.
5-HTP can cause:
Saffron supplementation can cause:
High doses of saffron can cause:
Doses of 10-20 grams can cause death. Larger amounts of saffron can make the uterus contract and might cause a miscarriage.
Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, under 18 years of age, taking medication or have a medical condition. Immediately discontinue use and contact your physician if any adverse reactions occur.
There are almost 300 reviews for Jacked Factory Cut-XT on Amazon, the majority of which are 5 stars. However, Jacked Factory is known for posting fake customer testimonials in order to create a positive impression.
A positive example:
I have gone from 156lbs to 135lbs in 1 month!! Very minimal working out. It controls my appetite with NO jitters…none! My husband keeps telling me to eat something and not to lose any more weight. Literally a dream come true.
Some of the negative reviews report it not doing anything at all, making them sick, and many even say the product actually increased their appetite! Some people have also suggested that a lot of the positive reviews are fake or paid for and therefore not genuine. Others have commented on the fact that the formula appears to have changed since the last time they purchased it.
Not really sure what is with all the 5 star reviews because this did not work for me at all. Tried for 2 months. Ended up returning remaining supply. Iv been off it a week and I’m actually eating less now. So if anything this made me eat more. Thanks for nothing….
You can buy Cut-XT via the official Jacked Factory website. It is also on sale via Amazon US.
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