Below we take an in-depth look at USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT to see whether it can aid weight loss, as claimed by the manufacturer.
We are not hugely impressed by USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT or its manufacturers. USN do not offer a money-back guarantee and their returns period is only seven days.
The product has a complicated set of directions to use, with it being cycled with two days off after every 5 days of use. The manufacturers provide no individual ingredient quantities, and so it if difficult to establish both the safety and effectiveness of the product.
There are numerous ingredients used in USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT that could cause a wide range of side effects. For a full list, please see the Side Effects tab below.
Phedra-Cut Ultra XT now seems to be unavailable from the official USN website or elsewhere.
Whilst some of the ingredients could theoretically aid weight loss if used in adequate doses, there are other ingredients used in USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT that will not aid weight loss at all, no matter how much is used. Many of the ingredients used, both effective and ineffective, can cause a range of unpleasant side effects.
Overall, we cannot recommend USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT to our readers.
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USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT is a weight loss supplement that is marketed primarily as a safe and effective ‘advanced fat loss activator’.
The supplement is manufactured by USN, a South African company who manufacture and sell a range of supplements.
With no individual ingredient quantities listed it is difficult to establish the actual strength of this product, and so its effectiveness and the likelihood of side effects occurring are unknown.
However, there are some ingredients used in the product that could be effective at aiding weight loss, if they are used in the correct quantities. Bitter orange is a stimulant that increases the body’s metabolic rate, although its safety is debated and it can cause numerous side effects. The Mayo Clinic states that the risk of developing unpleasant and even dangerous side effects is too high to justify using bitter orange extract.
Take 2-3 capsules 2 times daily, 30 minutes prior to meals (preferably breakfast and lunch).
If training early morning, take 2-3 capsules prior to workout, and follow with breakfast directly after training.
Due to high stimulant content Phedra-Cut Ultra XT is not recommended after 4pm.
Take Phedra-Cut Ultra XT for 5 consecutive days of the week and stop use for 2 days before continuing again (2 off days).
Caffeine is another stimulant that increases the metabolism, but its effects are much less dramatic. Bioperine increases the absorption of caffeine and other compounds from the digestive tract into the bloodstream; this effectively makes the doses used higher, but can increase the chances of side effects occurring and increase the chances of accidental overdose from prescription medication.
Green coffee bean currently has no strong clinical support as the main study available was found to be fraudulent. Yerba mate and green tea both have clinical evidence linking them with some potential weight loss.
Banaba may help to regulate blood sugar levels, which could theoretically help to regulate sugar crashes and sugar cravings. Fucoxanthin appears to contribute to an increased rate of weight loss over time, but it is unclear how it works.
Carnitine is often touted as a fat burner, and tyrosine as an appetite suppressant, but there is little evidence to support either.
Caralluma Fimbriata may work as an appetite suppressant but it takes time to build up in the body and for effects to be noticed, and so should be used as a long-term supplement.
The manufacturers have provided the following description of the supplement and its supposed benefits:
The USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT is an advanced fat loss activator, consisting of a synergistic blend of natural ingredients, which have all proven to assist in safe and effective weight-loss.
Benefits of USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT:
The overall rating of USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT on the Supplement World website is high, but the majority of the customer reviews that have not been left are not viewable.
There are numerous ingredients used in USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT that could help to increase the rate of a dieter’s weight loss, provided they are present in adequate quantities. Bitter orange, yerba mate, caffeine and green tea all have supporting clinical evidence to suggest that they could increase the body’s metabolic rate and increase thermogenesis. Fucoxanthin and Caralluma Fimbriata could also aid weight loss, provided the supplement is used regularly in the long term, as both ingredients do take some time to provide noticeable effects.
Banaba and green coffee bean currently have little to no clinical support linking them with weight loss, but in theory banaba could regulate blood sugar levels to help reducing cravings for snacks. This could theoretically help consumers to stick to their diet.
Overall, USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT could theoretically help to increase the consumer’s rate of weight loss, but without knowing the ingredient quantities used in the diet pill, it is impossible to establish just how effective or safe it actually is.
The ingredients used in USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT are listed below.
The product uses several proprietary formulas, and so no individual ingredient quantities are provided. The doses that are listed are per serving of three capsules.
M-phR Multi-Phase Proprietary Blend 1304 mg
USN-XT Proprietary Blend 675 mg (of which total caffeine 208 mg)
There are numerous ingredients used in USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT that could cause a wide range of side effects.
Side effects associated with the use of Bitter Orange extracts 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 Bitter Orange extracts because in their opinion, the risk of using the product is not worth the pay-off of any potential weight loss. The effects of synephrine and other bitter orange extracts are enhanced when combined with caffeine.
There are several ingredients in this diet pill that contain naturally occurring caffeine, including green tea, yerba mate and green coffee bean. Caffeine is also present as a separate ingredient. Side effects of caffeine can include headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness, and insomnia. Green tea may also cause constipation.There is also an amino acid in Green Coffee Bean called homocysteine that is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
Caralluma Fimbriata might cause some side effects such as stomach upset, intestinal gas, constipation, and stomach pain.
Tyrosine is generally well tolerated but can cause some side effects such as nausea, headache, fatigue, heartburn, and joint pain.
Never exceed recommended serving. Not intended for use by those with a medical condition. Use only as directed. Do not exceed recommended daily intake. Not for use by persons under age 18. Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not consume synephrine or caffeine from other sources, including but not limited to, coffee, tea, soda and other dietary supplements or medications containing phenylephrine or caffeine. Contains caffeine. Consult your physician prior to use if you are taking medication, including but not limited to, MAOI inhibitors, antidepressants, aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or products containing phenylephrine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or other stimulants. Consult your physician prior to use if you have a medical condition, including but not limited to, heart, liver, kidney, or thyroid disease, psychiatric disorders, difficulty urinating, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, recurrent headaches, enlarged prostate or glaucoma. Discontinue 2 weeks prior to surgery or if you experience rapid heartbeat, dizziness, severe headaches or shortness of breath.
Despite there being 39 reviews of this supplement on the Supplement World website, only the most recent three reviews are available. The overall rating of USN Phedra-Cut Ultra XT on the Supplement World website is high.
Been trying a wide range of supplements aiding in weight loss & energy, this is the best one and i am sticking to it. Energy distribution is even throughout the day and excels when training resulting in a great workout with sufficient energy!
I lost 4kg in 4 weeks. Great results! Must be taken with a calorie controlled diet.
Only works with calorie restricted diet
There is no money-back guarantee for this product.
The manufacturers provide the following returns policy for products purchased through their official website.
If you are not satisfied with your purchase and would like to return the goods, please log a return request via ‘My Account’ > ‘My orders’ on www.usn.co.za within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) after receiving your parcel, specifying the reason for the return as instructed on the returns page. If the return request is valid, a collection of the product in question will be done by Dawn Wing and it will be returned to USN for inspection. If you receive your order and find that it has been damaged, is defective in any way or is not the item which you ordered, then USN will arrange a refund by means of a voucher code which can be used again on www.usn.co.za. The voucher code will be sent to you by email. USN will only refund your credit card if no other resolution can be found for the situation. Please do not return an item without informing USN and please ensure that all returned goods are clearly marked with your name and original order details.
PLEASE NOTE: Returned products, excluding products that have been found to be defective, must meet the following criteria to be eligible for a refund:
- be in resalable condition, unsoiled and with no damage to the container, lid, seal or label.
- be unopened.
- be in the original packaging.
- be returned to USN within 7 days of receipt.
If the product has been opened, USN will only issue a refund if the product is found to be faulty/defective/inconsumable. You have 7 days to log a return request via our website (‘My Account’). The Quality Control team will inspect the product and compare it versus the retention sample before issuing the customer with a voucher code to the same amount of that of the product purchased initially. If the product has been opened and isn’t defective, it cannot be returned to USN.
The returns policies of third party retailers may vary.
Phedra-Cut Ultra XT seems to be unavailable from the official USN website or elsewhere.
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