Sounds interesting but does it work? We take an in depth look at XPI Androshred to find out more.
XPI Androshred is a fat burner designed for men. Many supplements claim to be ‘too strong for girls’ and in many cases, it’s just a bit of sexist and macho advertising.
However, XPI Androshred is different to this. The reason it is aimed at men lies with the ingredients list that the advertising says will help increase testosterone. Testosterone is a vital hormone and although both genders have some testosterone, for men this hormone is closely tied up with health and wellbeing as well as their sex drive.
Low testosterone is linked with obesity and although it is not completely known whether obesity leads to low testosterone or whether low testosterone leads to obesity there is a real connection between the two.
Androshred contains Indian spice Fenugreek known as a natural testosterone booster and a natural way to increase sex drive. It also contains trace mineral Boron a chemical element found in some soils in arid climates and abundant in fruits and vegetables grown in soil which naturally contains Boron. According to the advertising, 10mg of Boron daily helps increase testosterone levels.
Another testosterone-boosting component of Androshred is Agmatine Sulfate. This is derived from amino acid L Arginine and is believed to increase mental alertness and may have many applications. It is best known as a way to increase nitric oxide –and is often used by body builders to boost performance.
Nitric oxide is a vacillator – it helps widen veins and as a result increases performance. In addition, there may be some evidence it plays a role in stimulating the production of testosterone. (Nitric Oxide is nothing to do with nitrous oxide or laughing gas despite the similar sounding name.)
The final testosterone-boosting ingredient is Zinc a trace mineral that is also important in the production of testosterone as well as providing other health benefits.
Other ingredients in the formula include green tea, caffeine, vitamin B12 and Creatine a chemical found naturally in the muscles of the body.
Creatine supplements are popular with body builders because there is evidence that it can increase muscle development. There is also evidence that the combination of green tea and caffeine may increase the speed of the metabolism and assist fat burning
For the best results, take your servings of Androshred 15 minutes before a meal.
We recommend starting with just 1 pill before breakfast to assess your tolerance. You can work your way up to two serving of 2 pills, but don’t exceed this amount.
Androshred is made by XPI Supplements a US based company who specialise in body building supplements predominantly aimed at the male market. According to the company information, all ingredients are free from banned substances and have been clinically researched.
Other supplements include fat burner Liponox, a protein powder called Myotein and other testosterone boosters including Testosyn a high performance testosterone complex and Vitaripped a probiotic supplement to support libido and vitality.
We have not reviewed XPI supplements before.
According to the product information Androshred is,
FINALLY, A FAT BURNER DESIGNED JUST FOR MEN.
The secret lies in its unique combination of 8 key ingredients that not only melt stubborn fat away, but optimize natural testosterone levels.
The advertising explains why this is important,
Natural testosterone levels progressively drop with any weight loss plan. This leads to plateaus, muscle loss and even a decreased libido. Testosterone is one of the most important hormones men produce and it directly affects how well we lose weight.
There are four key features. This supplement will help you:
It contains ‘clinically studied ingredients that deliver real results’.
However, the product information does not provide any further details about this clinical evidence, which is a serious omission.
Androshred is a fat burner combined with a testosterone booster. Each serving is equal to two capsules. Amounts here provided are per serving.
Some of the ingredients information provided by the advertising is very questionable. There is no evidence anywhere that green tea can cause such a dramatic weight loss and although there is a belief that Boron increases testosterone there is a lack of evidence to back this up.
Interestingly body building over 7 weeks can increase testosterone so if you want to get this effect we suggest you get down the gym and start lifting weights!
There are some concerns about zinc. Although prostate cancer was once attributed to a lack of zinc, some research now suggests zinc may be a contributory cause. Nobody knows for sure but to stay on the safe side, we advise that you do not take zinc for too long. Regarding prostate cancer, the one constant fact throughout research is that exercise and high activity levels seems to prevent against the disease.
Otherwise, the ingredients list is essentially unproven. Many people believe for example that fenugreek is a natural aphrodisiac and testosterone booster but this has not been proven. You may find the caffeine gives you a lift and Creatine may help muscle building.
The product information does not provide any health information or warnings, which is bad. This supplement contains caffeine so at least there should have been a warning about potential stimulant side effects.
Although there is nothing that dangerous contained in this supplement you may experience side effects.
Creatine for example draws water from muscles so you will need to ensure you do not become dehydrated and avoid training in the heat. Caffeine can cause stimulant side effects. Agmatine has been known to cause vomiting in some cases. It is possible that the supplement may make you smell of curry.
Potential side effects may include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18.
Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding (general advice for all supplements).
Speak to your doctor first if you have a medical condition or are taking prescription medication.
We could only find one genuine feedback comment for Androshred. This customer reported,
Love this product! It helps kick my metabolism in gear and the pumps are mega swoll:) I’d definitely recommend Androshred.
One customer says it works and is happy with this supplement. However, this is only one person writing back in 2014 and since then nobody has bothered leaving a review.
We cannot see this supplement doing too much harm but the ingredients lack real evidence that they will increase testosterone in the way as described. However, training can naturally increase testosterone levels so this supplement may help support this process.
In addition, you may notice a mild fat burning effect and the stimulant effect of the caffeine may give your energy levels a lift.
According to some clinical investigation, Green tea combined with resistance training may lead to a decrease in body fat.
One test carried out on 36 women found,
Green tea combined with resistance training its potential is increased with decreasing body fat, waist circumference, and triacylglyceride levels and by increasing lean body mass and muscle strength.
XPI Androshred is not available in the shops. The best way is to buy online.
You can buy XPI Androshred direct from the XPI website. One bottle of 60 capsules (30 servings or one month’s supply) costs $59.95 with flat rate US shipping an additional $4.95.
Two bottles of XPI Androshred (60 servings) costs $109.95 and comes with a free bottle of Myotein – the popular protein powder on sale from XPS. This option comes with free shipping.
Three bottles of XPI Androshred (90 capsules or 3 month’s supply) costs $149.00 and comes with a free bottle of Myotein and a free bottle of Xtreme ZMA a training recovery complex. Shipping is free.
XPI supplements are available to international customers. Shipping costs are calculated at the point of sale and the company promises not to rip you off with excessive charges.
You can also buy XPI Androshred via Amazon. One bottle of 60 capsules (one month’s supply) costs $39.95. Two bottles costs $69.95. Three bottles costs $92.95.
This is cheaper than XPI but the free gifts are not included.
US shipping is free. The company also send overseas and charges are reasonable. For example, UK dispatch is just an additional $3.99.
Androshred (and all XPI supplements) is covered by a 90-day guarantee, which looks very good. It will only be valid if you buy direct from the XPI website.
The company states,
If for ANY reason you are not satisfied, simply contact customer support for instructions on how to return your order of the one bottle you used and all others in unused and resalable condition for your money back (minus S&H). With our iron clad money back guarantee you have virtually nothing to lose.
XPI Androshred is a reasonably good looking supplement. It comes with a guarantee and XPI seem to be a reputable company.
We have never heard of any associated problems with them so it seems safe to say you can buy in confidence without the fear of being ripped off. The supplement comes with a guarantee too so you can try it more or less risk free.
That said, we cannot see Androshred really making a huge difference. For any chance of it working to burn fat and increase testosterone you will need to hit the gym or do some exercise, preferably resistance training.
Do that and you may find that it helps support your efforts. There is evidence that green tea and exercise increases fat burning and training is a natural way to increase testosterone anyway.
We feel the testosterone boosting claims of the advertising are exaggerated but that said, this supplement looks safe. There are potential side effects so it won’t suit everyone but the same could be said of many other supplements on the market. You may just have to suck it and see! At least you can probably get a refund if it doesn’t work out for you.
The downside is that there are rather a lot of ifs and buts with this supplement. It may work if you do this, it might not work if you do that and as said the evidence leaves a lot to be desired.
There is little feedback so it is obviously not that popular either. We cannot see it making you feel like you are 18 again!
Overall, we feel that although it has some good points, it is not quite good enough to add to our approved list so have no other option but to reject it.
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