Here, we look at the Innovative Labs Shred Xtreme in closer detail to see whether it actually works and even more importantly, whether it is safe. Have a read to find out what we thought of it.
Innovative Labs Shred Xtreme is a weight management supplement by Innovative Labs. It is a supplement in capsule form which is designed to help you to lose weight and keep it off. It uses popular weight loss ingredients such as green coffee beans, raspberry ketones, and garcinia cambogia, but it is unclear as to how much of each ingredient the supplement has in it is unknown. Instead, the manufacturer has decided to list the quantities under a proprietary blend called ‘Eco Garcinia Daily Blend’. The user is required to take two capsules a day. Whilst caffeine anhydrous is not listed as an ingredient on the bottle label image, it is referred to in the Amazon description.
Some of the ingredients contained in this supplement may have some side effects. Please see the side effects tab for details of these.
One bottle of Shred Xtreme costs $16.99 from Amazon, which includes free shipping.
Straight away, we had an issue with this supplement because it uses a proprietary blend. We always wonder why the manufacturer isn’t being completely transparent about how much of each ingredient is in there. We believe it is because there isn’t usually enough in there to make it effective. We think, as we have mentioned in the ‘does it work’ supplement, there are some ingredients missing from it that could make it work, such as capsicum and glucomannan.
We are also very concerned with the confusion over ingredients. When it comes to anything you put into your body, you need to be absolutely sure it is exactly what it says it is. The fact that some customers have reported having bottles sent out containing totally different ingredients is very worrying and dangerous.
There is also next to no information about Innovative Labs, who don’t have a website or social media. If you have an issue, you can’t get in touch with them and you can’t see who you are buying from and what they stand for.
Taking this into account, we do not recommend Innovative Labs Shred Xtreme to our readers.
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Shred Xtreme is a weight management supplement made by Innovative Labs, and is designed to help users lose weight quickly, alongside diet and exercise.
Ever since Dr Oz featured them on one of his shows as the ‘next big thing’ in weight loss back in 2013, raspberry ketones and garcinia cambogia have become increasingly popular in the world of diet pills. However, there is a real lack of scientific proof to support them.
Raspberry ketones are, quite obviously, found in raspberries, but it also is a chemical that can be artificially reproduced in a laboratory. Some early studies in rats and in vitro appear to show that it may help to kick-start metabolism and encourage the production of adiponectin. This is a hormone that can help to increase the rate the boy burns fat and reduce appetite. It is, however, important to point out that there has been no evidence to show that it works this way in humans.
Garcinia Cambogia is thought to work as a carb blocker. It is high in HCA, which supposedly helps by blocking an enzyme called citrate lyase. This enzyme plays a role in converting the starch and sugars in fat. When it is inhibited, the body cannot use it to produce energy and therefore uses the body’s fat stores. Studies show that any effect is very small.
Green coffee bean extract is another popular ingredient found in weight loss supplement. They are coffee beans before they go through the roasting process and are high in chlorogenic acid. This works thermogenically and may help with weight loss to a small extent.
It is important to point out that whilst these are the ingredients on the image of the bottle label on Amazon, the description talks about caffeine anhydrous (which is not on the label), and one of the reviews claims that the ingredients are completely different.
Innovative Labs are a company who we think are based in the US. We don’t know anything else about them, and they have no official website or social media that we can see.
The manufacturer of Innovative Labs Shred Xtreme claims that:
Our special weight management formula is designed to work with your body. Contains all natural ingredients such as green coffee bean, raspberry ketone, and all nature caffeine.
Everyone’s body is different. However, if you eat right, exercise regularly, and take Shred Xtreme you may discover that you are burning off the pounds quicker than ever before
We can’t say for definite whether the Innovative Labs Shred Xtreme works or not, because the exact quantities of each ingredient are hidden under a proprietary blend. In our experience, this is because the ingredients are not high enough in quantity to be of any real use.
A lot of the ingredients in there appear to have no use in weight loss, or have absolutely no evidence to support them, such as horny goat weed and acai berries.
The exact quantities of each ingredient are unknown.
Some Potential side effects of Garcinia Cambogia include headaches, skin rash, upset stomach, abdominal cramps, gas, loss of appetite, fatigue, chest pains, lightheadedness, slowed heartbeat, constipation, and allergic reactions.
Horny goat weed may cause upset stomach and dry mouth. In some people, it may result in an irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, nosebleeds, and mood changes. High doses have been linked to spasms and respiratory failure.
We don’t quite know how safe raspberry ketones are, but are wary as it is chemically related to synephrine. It is a stimulant, so may cause jitteriness, high blood pressure, and increased heart rate and palpitations.
As with all supplements, check with a doctor or healthcare professional before use if you are under the age of 18, pregnant or breastfeeding, have any existing medical conditions or take any medication, whether it is over the counter, prescription or herbal.
The reviews on Amazon are generally positive. However, one user claimed the ingredient listed on Amazon and the ingredients that it actually contained are completely different, which is a huge red flag.
I saw this on sale so I decided to purchase it on a whim. It came in the mail today and I was excited to receive it. The back of the label on amazon shows it has green tea extract and raspberry ketone, however the one that I received had none of the ingredients listed on the label. I had to look up what was Theobromine (An ingredient listed) and and found out that it is used as a vasodilator and increases your urine production. I imagine any ‘weight’ you lose is only water weight. I do not plan on taking this bottle of pills as I have no idea what I am taking. I would definitely say consult with a physician before you take this medication especially if you have a high blood pressure or heart problems
Innovative Labs Shred Xtreme can be bought from Amazon, costing $16.99 for 60 capsules. This should last the user 30 days, if taken as directed.
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