Roxylean is advertised as a Super Concentrated Thermogenic diet pill that is extremely strong. There is even a warning printed on the supplement bottle that tells you not to take without consent of a physician. You can’t say the company behind Roxylean didn’t warn you, but many customers have experienced extreme side effects from this diet supplement that are nothing to do with weight loss.
We take a look at the claims, the science behind the ingredients and the customer feedback.
The caffeine content will probably give your energy a short-term boost and the product information claims it is the equivalent of around three normal cups of coffee.
The ingredient amounts are not specified and the advice to visit your doctor before you start taking this supplement is somewhat dubious because a medically trained doctor would never recommend such a potentially dangerous supplement. If customers really asked medical advice beforehand, BPI Sports would probably never manage to sell this product.
It really is a no brainer; we have to reject Roxylean.
Roxylean ECA Review
Roxylean is manufactured and marketed by BPI Sports, a sports nutrition company based in South Florida. The company specialise in what they describe as “hard edged sports nutrition” and their product range is available across the USA and internationally. Roxylean contains a blend of herbal extracts including Yohimbe and Goldenseal combined with caffeine.
BPI sell a range of supplements aimed at promoting exercise performance, muscle mass and similar.
Roxylean is part of the weight loss range and other supplement products include B4 a once daily fat burner, Keto XT a fat burner based on raspberries with CLA (conjugated Linoleic acid) and Nite Burn a stimulant free fat burning formula.
Roxylean is rather confusingly described, as being a product “based on the most popular weight loss supplement” although gives no clues as to what this most popular supplement actually is.
However, it seems that Roxylean is a fat burner, which contains stimulant ingredients that will help improve your energy levels, and it is described as a weight management and energy enhancing formula.
How to Take Roxylean ECA
To use Roxylean you are advised to take one capsule daily in the morning on an empty stomach, or as advised by a qualified health practitioner.
You are advised to keep to the maximum dose of one capsule per day and avoid all other stimulants including caffeine and products containing synephrine or ephedrine. This means going without your regular coffee or cups of tea too.
BPI warn customers about a range of potential side effects that Roxylean may cause and these are along the lines of the usual effects of overdoing the stimulants such as dizziness, rapid heart beat, insomnia and similar.
In addition to these, customer feedback has highlighted numerous other symptoms including stomach upsets, pain and skin rashes.
Roxylean ECA Concerns:
- This supplement may cause a range of potentially dangerous side effects
- Inadequate ingredients profile – amounts not specified
- Waste of money according to many customers
The website does not really give any indication about the sort of weight loss results you can expect and how to “live” while taking this supplement.
It appears to be one those macho products that hint that Roxylean is only suitable for people “man enough” to take it and probably too dangerous for normal people.
What Does Roxylean ECA Claim To Do?
Roxylean claims four key points.
- Medi-Biological Weight Loss*†
- Increased Metabolic Rate*†
- Extreme Focus & Clarity*†
- Ultra Concentrated one Capsule Dose*
All the statements used on the website are marked with a † symbol or an asterisk symbol * which is explained in the small print of the website as a disclaimer and this spoils the look of the positive advertising.
The † symbol means:
When combined with a proper exercise and nutrition regimen. Statements based on early-stage independent 3rd party in vivo and / or in vitro model scientific research data findings for individual ingredients.
This means that some of the ingredients have been independently tested in non-product related clinical testing. In vitro means tested under glass or in test tubes, in vivo means testing on living subjects including animals.
The upshot of this is that if you exercise and diet, you may get some good effects but of course although some of the ingredients have been tested, efficacy is not actually proven.
This fact is reinforced by the statement;
When taken properly, research shows that the component agents in Roxylean may have a remarkable and potentiating effect on weight management and lean muscle mass.
The * symbol means:
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
According to the BPI website, “Roxylean™ is THE WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, ENERGY ENHANCING FORMULA. So FAST, so LEAN, and so RIPPED.* This is the product that delivers where others fall short.*
Does Roxylean ECA Work?
It undoubtedly has an effect upon most people and taking Roxylean is a predominantly unpleasant experience that will cause side effects. Whether or not these side effects are dangerous, long term is unknown. This is not a safe way to lose weight.
What Are The Ingredients of Roxylean ECA?
Roxylean is a diet pill that contains 750mg of a mix of stimulants and natural ingredients – some of which have been clinically tested.
- Thiamine Vitamin B1 (185 mg): Vital vitamin that we need for health, and present in foods including yeast, cereal grains – as anyone who has ever read a cereal packet will now and pork. This amount equates to around 12% of the recommended daily intake. Clinical testing carried out on 120 young women has indicated that Thiamine at doses greater than 50mg may improve mental capacity. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9122365
- Niacin (Vitamin B3) (30mg): This vital vitamin is essential for health and difficiency can cause numerous health problems. B3 is present in most diets and found in many foods including yeast, tuna and chicken.
This dose of Niacin provides 150% of the recommended daily allowance and may cause side effects especially when combined with foods containing Niacin (and it is in many very ordinary foodstuffs). Common side effects include skin irritation and skin flushing and many customers who have bought Roxylean have experienced these problems. Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niacin
- Roxy Blend (510mg): Because Roxylean contains this proprietary blend, the product information does not provide an ingredient breakdown with regards amounts.
- Caffeine Anhydrous: This is the powdered form of caffeine and is a bitter white powder. There is no difference between the way that liquid caffeine and this form of caffeine works but it is more convenient for capsules and supplements.
Caffeine is used to increase alertness and works by stimulating the central nervous system and speeding the metabolism. According to the product information, the capsule contains the equivalent of drinking 3 cups of coffee.
Clinical studies suggest that caffeine increases fat oxidation. A note of caution is that if you are a regular caffeine user, this fat burning effect may not be as pronounced as it is when tested on non-caffeine users.
- Lemon (whole citrus lemon): Contains vitamin C many other vitamins, antioxidants, and minerals including calcium. Source: http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1937/2
- Adhatoda (Adhatoda vasica) (leaf): Asian shrub with no proven health benefits. According to the European Medicines Agency, there is a lack of proof and information about the potential of this herb
Source: EMA PDF
- Yohimbe Bark: Sometimes marketed as an aphrodisiac and body builder supplement and it is anecdotally believed to play a role in reducing body fat. Yohimbe can cause dangerous side effects and lead to acute neurotoxity. In some cases it raises heart rate and blood pressure and can cause vomiting and nausea. Some customers have experienced vomiting and nausea. Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19640235
- Goldenseal root: This natural plant remedy is often used as a “cure all” folk remedy. Most often used in herbal medicine for its laxative effect and can be toxic in large amounts. Quantities not given here but many customers have complained about diarrhoea after taking Roxylean. Source: Cancer Treatment Herbs and Minerals
- White willow root (Salix Alba): Natural tree found in Europe and North America. The bark is a source of salicylic acid – often used in acne treatment and is an analgesic. Care needs to be taken before taking white willow root because it causes stomach problems especially bleeding. Aspirin is derived from white willow but has been modified to avoid this problem. Quantities not known and are a matter for concern. Source: http://www.thepoisongarden.co.uk/atoz/salix_alba.htm
- Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis): Herb used in Chinese medicine to treat respiratory disorders and many other conditions including nervous tension and kidney disorders. Does not appear to be relevant to this weight loss supplement. Source: WebMD on Chinese skullcap
- Rauwolfia: Also known as Snake Root. This Asian plant is well known as a quack cancer cure. According to the American Cancer Society: “Available scientific evidence does not support claims that Indian snakeroot is effective in treating cancer”. In addition, it has many dangerous side effects including dizziness, black tarry stools and depression. Some clinical testing on rats has established a link between Rauwolfia and cancerous tumours.
Does Roxylean ECA Have Any Side Effects?
According to the Roxylean product information the supplement can cause:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Severe headache,
- Shortness of breath
In addition, customers have reported numerous extra side effects including.
- Burning face
- Head Rush
- Numbness to lips and skin
Many customers complain about the effects to the skin and nausea. This is a typical comment.
The second day, about 10 minutes after taking the pill, I became nauseated and VERY hot. My face, neck, and chest became very red and burned (I felt SO horrible I barely made it through work).
Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not take Roxylean if you are sensitive to stimulants or suffer from any medical condition, especially around the heart or blood pressure.
Are There Any Customer Reviews For Roxylean ECA?
According to one positive review from a customer who did not mind the side effects;
The first time I took the 750 mg pill, I did so on an empty tummy without planning to exercise.
Once it kicked in, I had no choice. I had to run in place while getting dressed and while I was out, I parked far away; power- walked to my destinations and opted for the stairs when I had the opportunity. I vomited and still felt energy for more than 12 hours
A typical negative customer comment;
This is not a good product and I wanted to return it and Amazon will not allow you to. It gave me a terrible headache and did nothing else for me. A friend at work ordered it too and we both had the same reaction. Don’t waste your money
Another customer was less polite,
This supplement is just plain old garbage and it doesn’t give you energy or make you want to do anything other than poop!
Does Roxylean ECA Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?
No money back guarantee appears to be on offer.
Where Can I Buy Roxylean ECA?
Roxylean doesn’t seem to be available from the BPI website anymore, or from third party supplement retailers. The exception is Amazon, who sell a bottle for $24.83 at present.