Welcome to our OxyShred review – now updated for 2021! Our team will be analyzing this highly popular thermogenic fat burner drink to see if it can help you lose unwanted weight, reduce food cravings, and improve energy levels among other benefits.
We know that not everyone likes to read long reviews, so before moving on to our full report, here’s an easy-to-digest summary of Oxyshred.
- 7 different flavors
- Easy mixability
- L-Tyrosine + caffeine will boost your focus and energy
- Chromium helps balance blood sugar levels after eating meals
- Contains a number of great mood and immunity-boosting ingredients
- Uses Suclarose which is known to disrupt gut bacteria
- Missing a better appetite suppressant and thermogenic (e.g. Cayenne Pepper Extract, Glucomannan)
- Ingredients are in proprietary blends which prevents us from seeing their doses
- $69.95 is a bit too high for what it offers
[OXYSHRED REVIEW SUMMARY] OxyShred is a mixed bag of good and bad. For starters, it has a huge number of ingredients. Some of them are excellent, including caffeine and green coffee bean. But some of them, like Garcinia Cambogia and Bitter Orange Extract, can cause liver strain and a racing heart. In terms of servings, drinks aren’t as effective as fat burner pills because it’s harder to dose certain ingredients precisely with a scoop. This makes the effects unreliable and riskier than fat burning capsules. Coupled with the high price tag and the omission of natural appetite suppressants and other core ingredients, we don’t recommend OxyShred as the very best fat burner you can buy today.
What is OxyShred?
OxyShred is marketed as an advanced and powerful thermogenic fat burner. Thermogenic meaning, it increases your body’s metabolism and stimulates your fat receptor cells to boost levels of fat burning.
OxyShred has also been said to help:
- Limit calorie absorption
- Curb your appetite
- Boost immunity
- Provide a natural energy boost
Interestingly, OxyShred comes as a powdered drink rather than in capsules. The most effective fat burners come in capsules for a few reasons, one of them is that it’s easier to dose ingredients precisely. This also reduces the risk of side effects.
So… it will be interesting to see how OxyShred fares against our current top rated products, and if it can deliver the same benefits safely as a powder.
Let’s find out!
How to Use OxyShred (Dosage Directions)
The instructions on the label of OxyShred say you should take 1 scoop of this product with 10oz (295ml) of water on an empty stomach. On training days, you can take another scoop before exercise. Or on non-training days, you can take the 2nd scoop when you need an extra ‘boost.’
Since it contains caffeine and some other stimulants, OxyShred is best taken in cycles. So 4 weeks on, 1 weeks off. This helps prevent you from building a tolerance to it, and maintains the efects.
Here’s the issue though. We don’t like powder fat burners because it’s harder to dose the ingredients precisely. And certain ingredients come in milligrams and it’s crucial that you dose them correctly to the milligram in order to reap the benefits, and more importantly, to avoid side effects.
We’ve generally seen best results with capsule based fat burners. Which allow for a much greater and more precise dosage control than what fat burning drinks like OxyShred can do.
OxyShred comes in 7 different flavors. Each one has a slightly different nutrient profile, but these differences are negligible.
OxyShred flavors include:
- Kiwi Strawberry
- Guava Paradise
- Pink Grapefruit
- Wild Melon
- Raspberry Refresh
All of the flavor options cost the same, which is $69.95 per container. Keep in mind that each OxyShred container has 60 servings, but you should take 2 per day, so it will only last you a month.
You may wonder, what’s the best OxyShred Flavor?
Most people say you can’t go wrong with Guava Paradise or Wild Melon. Both are mild and balanced. On the other hand, Passionfruit and Kiwi strawberry have a more ‘risky’ taste, so some will love it while others may not.
In any case, we have to say that OxyShred’s mixability is great! It dissolves really well whether you do it in a blender or in a glass of water with a spoon.
OxyShred Nutritional Information
Here are the OxyShred nutrition facts as shown on product label:
|OxyShred (60 serves)||Amount / serving||% DV|
|Total Carbohydrate||1.0 g||<1%|
|Dietary Fiber||0.2 g||4%*|
|Vitamin C||173 mg||193%|
|Vitamin B6||0.98 mg||58%|
|Vitamin B12||0.9 mcg||38%|
|Pantothenic Acid||1.7 mg||34%|
|Chromium Picolinate||10 mcg||3%|
* Percent daily value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
OxyShred: The Ingredients
There’s a lot of ingredients in OxyShred formula! Some of them are among the best rated fat burning ingredients on the market, but a few of them are iffy!
OxyShred isn’t 100% natural as it contains Suclarose (aka, Splenda), a controversial artificial sweetener shown in some studies to damage the gut microbiome.
Another slight issue with OxyShred is that it uses a proprietary blend. This prevents us from seeing the amounts of ingredients on the label. You can only see the total amount of the entire blend.
Why is this an issue? Because if you can’t tell the dose of the ingredient, you can’t know how well if it will work, and if it’s within the safe range.
See for yourself:
OxyShred Fat Burning Matrix (2,003mg)
This is the first of the four proprietary blends in OxyShred. The ingredients include:
- Acetyl L-Carnitine – This is a common brain-enhancing ingredient, and a very popular addition in fat burner supplements. However, studies show ALCAR can’t help with the latter. Your body naturally makes carnitine, and supplementing more of it isn’t proven to boost fat loss.
- Garcinia Cambogia – Garcinia is a tropical fruit that contains something called HCA. This is a type of acid that’s been shown to aid weight loss. However, Garcinia can be a double-edged sword – take too much of it, and it puts pressure on your liver. This is why we recommend avoiding it and opting for safer ingredients.
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) – CLA is a combination of fatty acids that interact with your body’s PPAR system. This system has an effect on weight loss. Sounds great in theory, but experts agree that CLA’s effects on PPAR are too weak to induce visible weight loss.
- Grapefruit Seed Extract – Grapefruit Seed Extract isn’t one of the best fat burning ingredients. Not only is it ineffective but it can prevent your liver from breaking down other compounds in the body – this includes medications. If you’re on any, avoid this ingredient.
- Guggul Extract Powder – Guggul can increase thyroid hormones. Apart from that, it doesn’t influence fat loss directly.
- Mangifera Indica – This is merely common mango. It’s packed with healthy antioxidants, but that’s as good as it gets.
- Bitter Orange Fruit Extract – Bitter Orange contains a compound called Synephrine, which is structurally similar to the banned substance Ephedra. It’s also similar to it in effects – causing rapid heart beat, elevated blood pressure, and jitters.
- Raspberry Ketones – Raspberry Ketones have enjoyed a lot of hype in the past years. However, studies show that oral doses of this ingredient are ineffective at doing anything.
- Green Coffee Bean Extract – Finally, a great choice! Green Coffee Extract slows down carbs you eat, which can prevent unwanted weight gain.
- Chromium Picolinate – This balances your blood sugar levels to prevent those post-lunch energy crashes. A good choice!
OxyShred “Immunity Booster” Proprietary Blend (625mg)
- L-Glutamine – Glutamine levels deplete when you’re sick, so supplementation can help. But you need around 5-10g of it per day. Sigh…!
- Vitamin C – This is a general health ingredient and an antioxidant that can help lower inflammation in your body.
- Inulin Fiber – Inulin helps with digestion but also stimulates the production of short-chain fatty acids in your gut to promote a healthy immune response.
OxyShred Mood Enhancer Blend (851mg)
- Tyrosine – Although it doesn’t burn fat, Tyrosine helps you cope better with daily stress. might not be a fat burner, but it’s a great nootropic. Meaning, it helps boost your mind’s ability to withstand stress and stay focused in a situation where you’d otherwise get distracted.
- Taurine – Taurine affects your GABA brain levels, a neurotransmitter that helps you fall asleep.
- Caffeine Anhydrous – Aside from boosting your focus and energy levels, caffeine can actually also stimulate thermogenesis, the process where the body increases its calorie consumption and breaks down stored fat.
- L-Theanine – Found only in some mushrooms and certain types of tea, L-Theanine helps calm and relax the mind, without making you drowsy.
- Huperzine A – Huperzine A is a good short term memory booster. But not ideal for long-term supplementation, as it’s been shown to cause headaches and other side effects.
B Complex Vitamins (24.59mg)
The good news is, B vitamins are among the only ingredients in OxyShred which doses we can see.
And we can tell straight away we’re getting good amounts of these foundational nutrients. This helps your body with overall function.
B Vitamins also ramp up energy levels if you’re deficient in them. Though if you aren’t, then you may not feel anything from supplementation.
Our Thoughts on the Ingredient Profile
Honestly, there’s more junk than we expected in OxyShred’s formula.
It’s got several great ingredients – like caffeine and green coffee bean. But no green tea extract? No cayenne pepper extract? You serious?
If we’re being honest, it’s not the best formula around. Despite being a powder and having the freedom to include so many potentially excelent ingredients, OxyShred uses only a handful of good ones, with the rest being dead weight.
Side Effects – Is OxyShred Dangerous?
For the most part, the ingredients in OxyShred are safe. However, the two exceptions are Garcinia Cambogia and Bitter Orange Peel extract. Both are known to cause side effects, especially when paired with other aggressive ingredients.
For example, Bitter Orange Extract is a stimulant by nature. This means it can boost energy levels, but it can also make you jittery, nauseous and feel unwell. Pair it with caffeine, though, and the risk of side effects goes way up.
You may wonder, is OxyShred a Banned Substance then? No, it’s not! Although some of its ingredients can raise the risk of side effects, they aren’t banned substances!
This means you can take OxyShred without any problem as long as you’re a healthy person and/or have a green light from your MD!
OxyShred Before and After Results – What Can You Expect?
You may have seen some testimonials of OxyShred online. Due to its wide popularity, OxyShred has tons of users writing reviews about it, including on Reddit, forums and other websites.
However, our opinion of the product isn’t influenced by any of these online testimonials, for the simple fact that you can never tell if they’re fake or legit.
It’s always best to trust your own senses, and look at the science. If the ingredients are backed by evidence to work, and if they’re dosed correctly, then that’s your sign that it may be worth buying.
And if it contains a bunch of unproven stuff, or if it doesn’t even show ingredient doses on the label, then you’ll know it’s not worth the investment.
You can buy OxyShred on many places online – including the official EHP website, Amazon, GNC and other 3rd party sellers.
What’s more, OxyShred is available to buy in physical stores the last time we checked. This includes Walmart, Walgreens and Costco.
Being so widely available, you can easily get your hands on a bottle of OxyShred no matter if you’re from the UK, USA, Australia or Indonesia.
Can You Take OxyShred During Intermittent Fasting?
Since OxyShred contains calories, it’s best to avoid taking it while you’re fasting. Also, OxyShred uses Suclarose which is known to cause a spike in insulin levels – one more reason to avoid this fat burner while doing IF.
Can You Use OxyShred as a Pre Workout?
Yes, OxyShred has ingredients that make it a decent pre workout. This includes caffeine and Bitter Orange Extract, both of which are stimulants. If you can tolerate their aggressive combined effects, then you’ll love the results you’ll be getting in the gym.
OxyShred and Keto – Yes or No?
Yes, you can take OxyShred while on a keto diet or in ketosis. Although it’s not ideal because of Sulcarose, OxyShred still belongs to a keto friendly fat burner because it’s very low in calories – including those that come from carbs.
OxyShred Review Summary
So that finishes our OxyShred review. Does it really work? Is it worth the money?
Well, yes and no, depending on what you want.
If you’re looking to have more energy levels and don’t care about the potential side effects of Garcinia Cambogia and Bitter orange extract, then it could work very well for you.
But if you want the safest and most reliable fat burning ingredients, including an appetite suppressant that’s missing from OxyShred, then this may not be the best option.
Ironically, it’s named a “thermogenic fat burner” even though it doesn’t have some of the most effective thermogenic ingredients – including cayenne pepper extract and green tea extract.