Shred 360

There are plenty of diet pills that promise huge results, from boosting the metabolism and energy levels, to melting fat away, but it can be difficult to sort out the truth from marketing fiction.

AS Research claim that Shred 360, their fat burning diet pill, can increase the body’s metabolic rate up by up to 43% to assist the body with extreme fat burning.

Below we take an in-depth look at Shred 360 to see just how accurate the claims made about the product really are, and to see if it could be an effective weight loss aid.

Shred 360 Pros

  • 60 day money back guarantee
  • Clinical support for many ingredients

Shred 360 Cons

  • Split customer reviews
  • Accusations of fake reviews
  • Some ingredients are ineffective or unproven
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Shred 360

Shred 360 Review

Shred 360 Facts

  • Manufactured by AS Research
  • 120 capsules per bottle
  • Metabolic Amplifier

Shred 360 is a diet pill designed ‘to support healthy weight loss’. It consists of two proprietary blends; the Lipomax blend may support a healthy metabolism and increase core temperature which has been shown to help burn fat, whilst the Hyperfocus blend’s ingredients boost energy and focus to intensify workouts. Shred 360 is manufactured by AS Research, a US company based in Grovetown, Georgia. They can be contacted using the information provided on the contact us page of their official website.

Each bottle of Shred 360 contains 120 capsules, which will provide a 30 day supply of the product.

How to Take Shred 360

As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules immediately upon waking and 2 more capsules in the afternoon. Not to be taken within 6 hours of sleep.

Shred 360 Concerns:

  • Various side effects are possible
  • No individual ingredient quantities
  • Some ingredients are ineffective or unproven

What Does Shred 360 Claim To Do?

The manufacturers of Shred 360 make a huge list of claims about their product and how it can aid weight loss:

Simply put, SHRED360 is the Ultimate Metabolic Enhancement Agent for Burning Unwanted Fat, Shedding Pounds, and Enjoying Hyper Focus & Intensity

We Guarantee that you’ve NEVER experienced anything like it…

  • Speeds metabolism up to 43% faster to assist your body in burning off body fat hour-by-hour
  • Helps carbohydrates to be burned as energy rather than stored as body fat
  • Increases mental clarity and focus, without feeling over-stimulated or jittery
  • Significantly increases thermogenesis so you burn stored body fat calories for energy
  • Suppresses appetite. You won’t suffer those frequent hunger pangs while dieting
  • Preserves muscle tissue so you can be sure the weight you are losing is unwanted body fat
  • Enjoy an almost immediate increase in energy

So What Is Shred 360 and What Are The Ingredients?

The ingredients for Shred 360 are listed below. There are two proprietary formulas used in this product, and so not all of the ingredient quantities are known. The ingredient quantities provided a per two capsule serving, with consumers being instructed to take up to two servings per day.

  • Vitamin B6 39 mg (1500% RDA): Vitamin B6 has several important functions in the body, including ‘allowing the body to use and store energy from protein and carbohydrates in food’. Whilst taking excess amounts of vitamin B6 will not infinitely improve this ability, a deficiency could make it more difficult to lose weight.
  • Chromium 200 mcg (167% RDA): This is used primarily to lower fasting blood sugar levels and to lower insulin levels in people who have type 2 diabetes. In terms of its potential effect upon weight loss, it is possible that taking chromium picolinate by mouth for 2 to 3 months might produce a small weight loss of about 1.1 kg.
  • Vitamin B12 120 mcg (2500% RDA): Vitamin B12 is naturally present in many foods, primarily meat, fish and dairy products. It has several roles, including aiding in releasing energy from consumed food, and keeping the nervous system healthy. It may be that a deficiency hinders weight loss, but taking excess amounts could be, according to the NHS, potentially harmful.

Lipomax 1010mg

  • Green Tea Extract: Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins and caffeine both increase energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism slightly for few hours.
  • Green Coffee Bean Extract (50% Chlorogenic Acid): Contains caffeine. Whilst it was thought that this ingredient was a significant aid in weight loss, the relevant research has been discredited as it was fraudulent. Currently there is no evidence that it aids with weight loss more than any other source of caffeine.
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  • Raspberry Ketones: Whilst there is a small amount of evidence that raspberry ketone can cause weight loss in rats, there have never been any human trials on the potential weight loss effects of raspberry ketone.
  • Evodia Extract: Evodia is a plant that is thought by some to be a thermogenic weight loss aid. Clinical evidence is sparse, and no research has been conducted in humans. Studies in rats also show that it reduces the effectiveness of caffeine, and causes caffeine to break down much quicker.
  • Naringin: A compound found in grapefruits that accounts for its bitter taste, it is known to extend the amount of time that caffeine remains in the body. This would make the effects of caffeine also last longer. Research also suggests that Naringin enhances lipid (fat) metabolism in the body, which again could have positive implications for dieters.
  • Cayenne Extract: Capsaicin, which is found in Cayenne pepper, is thought by some to play a role in weight loss. Some studies suggest it could suppress the appetite mildly, whilst others suggest that the heat causes a thermogenic reaction in the body, burning more calories for a period of time. However, there are also studies that show cayenne has little or no effect upon weight loss attempts.
  • Synephrine HCL: A review of numerous studies concluded that use of synephrine resulted in an increase to the participants resting metabolic rate and energy expenditure, and moderate weight loss was seen in studies lasting over 6 weeks. However, there are some concerns about its safety being under-researched and the numerous side effects that have been associated with it.
  • Black Pepper Extract: Black pepper extract is used for increasing the bioavailability of nutritional compounds. In other words, it increases the amounts of nutrients that are absorbed into the body in the digestive tract. It may also increase the absorption of various drugs, which may lead to potential side effects.

Hyperfocus 410.03mg

So What Does All This Mean?

With so many ingredients used in Shred 360, and no individual ingredient quantities provided, it is difficult to establish exactly how strong Shred 360 really is. However, we can tell that the product should increase thermogenesis in the body slightly, thanks to the presence of cayenne and green tea in this diet pill.

There are also several sources of caffeine, including yerba mate and green coffee bean, as well using caffeine as a separate ingredient. Caffeine and synephrine will both increase the body’s metabolic rate, burning more calories throughout the day.

However, Evodia reduces the effectiveness of caffeine; whilst this lowers the chances of side effects from the caffeine content, it also reduces the effectiveness of the product. On the other hand, the product also contains black pepper and naringin, which increase the absorption of caffeine and the time caffeine spends in the body.

These may cancel out the effects of the Evodia, but without knowing the exact doses used, it is impossible to tell what the actual effects of this combination of ingredients will be. It makes no sense to use this combination of black pepper, naringin and evodia with caffeine.

The manufacturers claim that the product will increase the metabolism by up to 43% although there is no clinical evidence to suggest that this is the case. Many of the ingredients used in this product have not been tested together for weight loss purposes, and some are under-researched in general.

Does Shred 360 Have Any Side Effects?

There is always a chance that any diet pill could cause side effects, and this is no different for Shred 360.

Side effects associated with the use of Synephrine include increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, fainting, and even heart attack and stroke in healthy patients. The Mayo Clinic has recommended avoiding use of synephrine because in their opinion, the risk of using the product is not worth the pay-off of some weight loss that could be achieved using other means. Consumers should remember that the effects of synephrine are enhanced when combined with caffeine.

Significant quantities of caffeine can cause side effects such as headaches, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations and problems sleeping.

There are several potential sources of caffeine in this diet pill, including yerba mate, green tea and green coffee bean extract, as well as pure caffeine. Bioperine can increase the absorption of some ingredients, making them more potent, and therefore more likely to cause side effects. It can also increase the absorption of medications, making the risks of accidental overdose higher. Consumers who are taking prescription medications should avoid Bioperine products.

Huperzine A can cause a range of side effects including nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, sweating, blurred vision, slurred speech, restlessness, loss of appetite, contraction and twitching of muscle fibres, cramping, increased saliva and urine, inability to control urination, high blood pressure, and slowed heart rate.

Cayenne can cause increased sweating, stomach ache, heartburn and a runny nose. Evodia is under-researched, but appears to slow down blood clotting, and so should not be taken in the two weeks before surgery, or whilst recovering from surgery.

Not intended for use by persons under the age of 18. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Discontinue use and consult a doctor if you experience unusual symptoms. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery. Consult a doctor before use if you have been treated for, diagnosed with or have a family history of any medical condition, or if you are using any prescription or over-the-counter drug(s), including blood thinners. This product should not be consumed by persons with cardiovascular disorders, anxiety or sleep disorders. One serving of this product contains up to as much caffeine as 2 cups of coffee. Do not combine with other sources of caffeine or stimulants. Do not exceed recommended serving.

Any Shred 360 Reviews From Customers?

There are numerous customer reviews for this product on amazon, although they are split between customers who love the product and those who state that they felt no differences and noted no results. There are lots of reviewers who claim that the positive reviews are fake and that this is a form of fraud, as it deceives many potential customers into buying what they feel is a useless product. There are also some five star reviews that state that, in their opinion, some of the one star reviews are fake. This is clearly a product that divides opinions.

at first didn’t think anything was working with this product, but ended up losing eight pounds in first month, buying next bottle

I’ve used Shred360 before to help me lose excess body fat. It really helps. I went from 11% to 6.5%. The best part is there is no jitters, no skin crawling effect as with other products. A 30 day course along with your existing workout plan will yield better results than not using it. I don’t think I could have dropped nearly 5% body fat without it.

Fake reviews. I myself got suckered into thinking it was a good product cause of all the good review. Package came got all excited, 2 weeks in didn’t feel nothing. This is supposed to be thermogetic didn’t feel s***. I will not order again or recommend to anyone. This diet pill didn’t do anything to me I still felt the same no weight loss or anything. Before anyone comment and say something stupid. I work out 6 times a week 2 hours a day. Diet is on point. And the weight I loss was not from the pills. I wanted to take these and help speed the process but like I said I didn’t feel any different.

So Does Shred 360 Work?

With accusations from numerous consumers that fake customer reviews (both good and bad) have been left on amazon, it is difficult to establish from this anecdotal evidence just how effective Shred 360 really is. Customers’ opinions are roughly equally split between good and bad, suggesting that whilst this product does not work for everyone, there are some people who have used this product to aid in their weight loss journey.

As for the ingredients used in Shred 360, with such a long list of ingredients it is highly likely that some may contribute to weight loss, especially if combined with a good diet plan and exercise routine. Green tea, synephrine and caffeine all have clinical support to show that they do contribute to weight loss efforts when taken in adequate dosages. The problem here is that no individual ingredient quantities have been provided, which makes it impossible to accurately establish the effectiveness of the individual ingredients used in Shred 360.

However, there are some ingredients that have most likely been included because they are popular and well-recognised weight loss aids rather than being chosen for clinical support and proven effectiveness. These ingredients include raspberry ketone and green coffee bean extract.

There are also numerous ingredients that could increase focus and energy levels, but may not contribute to actual weight loss, such as Huperzine A, DMAE and Tyrosine.

Where Can I Buy Shred 360?

Shred 360 is available from Amazon, where it costs $59.95 per bottle, with free shipping. The product is also available direct from the manufacturers, with each bottle costing $59.95. AS Research also offer a buy two get one free offer for Shred 360.

What About A Guarantee

The manufacturers state that they offer a 100% satisfaction money back guarantee that is valid for 60 days from purchase.

Watchdog Verdict

The manufacturers of Shred 360 make some dramatic claims about how effective their product is, including the claim that the product increases the consumer’s metabolic rate up by 43%, a statement that they provide no clinical support for.

The ingredients list has some ingredients that will aid weight loss, but the combination of evodia, black pepper extract and naringin is questionable, as their effects upon caffeine all contradict each other, making the effectiveness of the caffeine in this diet pill impossible to predict.

Customer reviews are mixed, with accusations from some that the positive reviews are faked. What is clear is that whilst some people love the product, and have found that it has aided weight loss, there are many people that felt no differences in energy levels, and lost no weight.

The product has a 60 day money back guarantee, but the product is fairly expensive, especially for use in the long term.

Ultimately, we are not that impressed with Shred 360, as it will not live up to the extreme and unsupported claims made by the manufacturers. Consumers are likely to be disappointed when the product does not work as a miracle weight loss aid that melts fat away. We do not recommend Shred 360 to our readers.

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