Below we take an in-depth look at OxyElite Pro to see whether any formulation of this controversial supplement is safe and effective at aiding weight loss.
OxyElite Pro is a stimulant-based fat burner that has been reformulated several times by its manufacturer, USP Labs, as the product has repeatedly contained banned, dangerous or prescription substances, including DMAA.
The product has now largely been pulled from the market, but there are still a few websites selling the supplement still, despite the fact that they are risking the health of their customers!
There is an extensive list of side effects that have been associated with OxyElite Pro, which is the main reason why it has been repeatedly been removed from sale and reformulated.
According to CDC data, by April 2014 OxyElite Pro had been linked to 97 cases of non-viral hepatitis (non-contagious liver inflammation) in at 16 states across the USA, resulting in 47 hospitalizations, three liver transplantations, and one death.
More information about the side effects that could be caused by OxyElite Pro can be found in the Side Effects section below.
We struggled to find suppliers that still stock OxyElite Pro– for once, this is something that we were happy to see! However, there are still some online retailers that appear to stock OxyElite Pro. There is one amazon seller that claims to have a limited supply of the original formula of OxyElite Pro, which featured DMAA- a bottle of this formula costs a staggering $174.99 plus delivery charges!
Predator Nutrition also sell OxyElite Pro, but it appears to be a later formula that does not contain DMAA. Here a bottle costs £34.99 plus delivery charges.
There are no redeeming features about OxyElite Pro at all; to say that we are unimpressed by this supplement would definitely be an understatement!
The manufacturers of OxyElite Pro, USP Labs, have been incredibly careless about the safety of their customers; each time they were forced to destroy an old formulation of OxyElite Pro due to it containing dangerous ingredients, they reformulated it and included different dangerous ingredients. Their irresponsible behaviour has led to the death of one person, and has led to at least three people needing liver transplants. Needless to say, the list of side effects that can be caused by the various different formulations are extensive and can be incredibly serious.
No matter how effective a weight loss supplement is, consumers should not risk their health just to lose a few pounds quickly. Long term lifestyle changes should always be chosen over controversial diet pill supplements that could leave you in hospital.
Thankfully, OxyElite Pro is now largely unavailable– whilst it was once available on most different supplement retailer’s websites, it is now much harder to find.
We do not recommend OxyElite Pro to our readers in any form.
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OxyElite Pro is a stimulant weight loss aid that promises to burn fat and aid in building muscle, as well as suppressing the consumer’s appetite. It is also one of the most controversial diet pills that we have ever come across!
The product has been reformulated several times due to conflicts with the FDA. The original formula contained DMAA, a banned substance that had severe side effects, and so was recalled. The product was then reformulated to include an ingredient called aegeline. In 2013, this newer formulation of OxyElite Pro was linked with 50 cases of serious liver damage, three liver transplants and one death! The FDA again stepped in, and the manufacturers of OxyElite Pro destroyed $22 million worth of stock in order to comply with FDA regulations. Although it was reported that the entire stock was destroyed, it seems that OxyElite Pro is still available online on selected websites, something that we are hugely concerned about- USP Labs have been accused of trying to sell ‘offload’ stock even after they were instructed to stop selling products, until the FDA had to supervise the destruction of the remaining stock.
Finally, in 2015 the FDA tested a batch of the most recent reformulation of OxyElite Pro Super Thermogenic, and found it to contain the prescription drug Fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac. Not only is it illegal to use a prescription medication in a supplement, especially without disclosing its presence on the ingredients list, it is also dangerous!
As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 capsules on an empty stomach before breakfast. Take an additional 1 capsule six to eight hours later on an empty stomach, if needed. Due to extreme potency, begin by taking 1 capsule before breakfast and 1 capsule six to eight hours later to assess tolerance. Do no use product for longer than 8 weeks followed by a subsequent 4 week break. Do not exceed 3 capsules in any 24 hour period.
The FDA notes that:
Uses of SSRIs [such as Fluoxetine] have been associated with serious side effects including suicidal thinking, abnormal bleeding, and seizures. In patients on other medications for common conditions (aspirin, ibuprofen, or other drugs for depression, anxiety, bipolar illness, blood clots, chemotherapy, heart conditions, and psychosis), ventricular arrhythmia or sudden death can occur.
OxyElite Pro has now mostly been removed from sale, but there are still a few websites that claim to have the product in stock. One amazon seller even claims to have the original DMAA-containing formula, and is charging over $170 per bottle for the supplement.
According to the manufacturers, OxyElite Pro has the following benefits:
OxyElite Pro could in theory work to aid weight loss, but it comes at a significant risk to the consumer’s health. Even if OxyElite Pro (in any of its formulations) was effective, we have to advise consumers to avoid the supplement at all costs, for their own health.
The ingredients used in OxyElite Pro are detailed below. There have been numerous different formulations of the supplement; the formula below is the current formula that is sold by Predator Nutrition. Only some of the individual ingredient quantities are listed, as the product contains a proprietary formula. There is also an ‘electrolyte blend’, but there is no information available about what is found in this electrolyte blend.
Proprietary Blend 160mg
There are numerous reports of serious, life threatening side effects that have been caused by OxyElite Pro. According to CDC data, by April 2014 OxyElite Pro had been linked to 97 cases of non-viral hepatitis (non-contagious liver inflammation) in at 16 states across the USA, resulting in 47 hospitalizations, three liver transplantations, and one death.
One of the main problems with the ingredients used in OxyElite Pro is that the ingredients are all incredibly under-researched, with the exception of caffeine. With many of the ingredients having never been tested in humans, it is impossible to establish what side effects could potentially develop whilst using the supplement.
Because Norcoclaurine HCL has been untested in humans, potential side effects are largely unknown, and so it is considered potentially unsafe for use. One of the plants that it could be extracted from, Aconite, has been shown to cause serious heart-related side effects including arrhythmias and even death. It is unclear what compounds in this plant cause these side effects, and so it is possible that Norcoclaurine HCL does play a role in these side effects.
Boerhavia Diffusa appears to have a suppressant effect upon the immune system, which could make it more difficult to fight off illness, even coughs and colds.
Side effects associated with caffeine include headaches, increased urination, jitteriness, dehydration, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations and problems sleeping.
Several of the other ingredients used in this supplement are diuretics, and could increase urination and cause dehydration.
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Not suitable for anyone who is sensitive to caffeine and other stimulants. Not suitable for anyone with any heart related health issues, including, but not limited to, high blood pressure. If you are unsure about the suitability of this supplement for you, consult your doctor before purchase. Not suitable for anyone who is taking blood pressure medication. Not suitable for anyone who has liver damage, or any health issues in general.
This product has been banned in the USA by the FDA to protect potential consumers and their health. The majority of the people who suffered liver damage and who were hospitalized whilst taking this supplement had previously been perfectly healthy.
There are numerous customer reviews for OxyElite Pro online. However, there have been numerous formulations of OxyElite Pro (as the formula has been continually changed to skirt FDA regulations), and it is not always clear which formula the consumers are discussing.
It gave me a lot of energy and really curbed my appetite for the first two or three weeks and I lost 7 pounds. After that my body got used to it and it didn’t affect my energy/appetite/weight as much. After three months of taking OxyElite Pro I discontinued using it because it caused a false-positive for methamphetamines on a drug test for work. I had to submit a hair sample to prove I wasn’t using drugs!
I preferred OxyElite before they changed their formula. The new formula does give you energy (maybe a bit too jittery & after a while it makes you feel “off”) and does not do as well as the old formula on the appetite suppressant end. If you take them try stacking them and cycling on & off as recommended.
I’m 53 years old and have sworn by this product for years; however I have occasionally have had to take a sleep aid along with it. Recently a friend recommended Liposear and I no longer have to eat Unisoms. I haven’t t down had a body mass index done recently but I am vascular right down to my lower abs doing identical cardio and that’s good enough for me!
This diet pill is currently under investigation by the FDA who ate concerned it may be linked to liver problems. I used to take it but have stopped due to this.
Maximum results when training and eating clean. Drink lots of water.
There is no money-back guarantee on offer for OxyElite Pro.
OxyElite Pro is no longer available in any form on the manufacturer’s official website. Instead, USP Labs have launched a replacement product, called OxyThermo Pro, which we have reviewed here.
Overall, it is relatively hard to locate OxyElite Pro, but not impossible.
OxyElite Pro is available from amazon, with a single bottle costing a staggeringly high $174.99 plus $4.49 shipping. The amazon seller claims that this is the original formula, but do not provide much more detail about the ingredients or formula.
Predator Nutrition also sell OxyElite Pro, with a single bottle costing £34.99, plus delivery charges.
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