January 30, 2012
FINALLY! My review for OxyECA is in! First and foremost, I would like to personally thank SSGdimsmash and everyone at LeCheek Nutrition for allowing me to run this product for a full month free of charge. I am deeply appreciative and hope this review reflects favorably on all the reasons why you chose me to run and log this. Also, welcome home Dim, glad to have you stateside!
SECONDLY: This product is NOT a SciFit product, this is a LeCheek product like I stated earlier. IDK why it's in the SciFit category, maybe Tom can fix this.
Anyways, onward to the goods!
Value: I gave a 9, not only because I was able to get a full month for free but for the price on the open market. A quick google search and I found this for around $26/bottle. Even though it's $50 on LeCheek's site, it can be had for less, especially if any deals are running on sites like Lockout or Supplement Warehouse. Therefore, 9 seems fair for a supp that equates to less than $.50 a serving (60 servings, ~$30).
Profile/Dosing: Couldn't be easier to dose. Like most thermos, it's recommended one upon waking and one 6-8 hours later. I did this pretty much every time without fail and found it a breeze to do. 1 with 2 C20 pills (stacked them) on waking, then 1 preworkout about 6 hours later. No weird burps from the pills either. For the profile, I dig it. From Lecheek's Site:
1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine, 2-amino-4-methylhexane,dandelion root extract (4:1), white willow bark (std. extract)(min. 15% salicin), Yerba Mate, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), Green Tea Extract (4:1)(Std. 50% Catechins), Ginger Root Extract (4:1), L-Alpha Glycerylphosphorylcholine, Huperzia serrata
In laymen terms: Caffeine and 1,3-Di up top on the list, followed up with a prop blend including CLA and Green Tea Extract. The jury's out on CLA, but I like the idea of "covering your bases" and making a comprehensive thermo with stim AND non stim additives. A little fuzzy on the other ingredients than the ones I mentioned, but it's obvious that the 1,3-Di and the Caffeine are the most potent additives, and they do the trick.
Effectiveness/Sides: Here I give it an 9, meaning this is on par for me with OxyElite Pro. If you saw my C20 review, you'd notice that I was sick for a good chunk of this cycle, and honestly OxyECA was one of the only reasons I had enough energy to force myself to get at least a weight session in on any given day. I feel like if I wasn't sick the whole time, OxyECA would've worked better with extra cardio. But no going back now. Anyways, the Caffeine + 1,3-Di proved to be very potent but not overly strong in this pill. The energy I got from the sample I received prompted me to ask Dim what was in the product in the first place, and as one thing led to another, that's how I ended up running the product. There was no point were I got immune to the stim combo in ECA, which is a plus. This was also the only stim I was taking in at the time (none dietary and no supps), so I feel I got the full effect of this product in that respect. Smooth energy was definitely a plus, and only taking one pill to do it is even better. The preworkout dose was my personal favorite, and I noticed the more water I drank at the time of taking it the quicker it hit me. The energy lasted all workout and no crashes whatsoever. The only problem I can point out from this supp is the week or so after when your system is riding itself of the 1,3-Di. 1,3 has been known to cause some dependency, and I think I had a little "relapse" session in the week following the cycle. But after about 5 days my body readjusted, so no big deal. Also I was half expecting that to happen, so i just rolled with the punches there.
All in all, I'd say this is a very effective thermogenic, on par with OxyElite Pro from USP Labs. If you're looking for a change up from OxyElite, try this for sure. People who saw my log might point out "hey you only lost 3 lbs". Let me remind you: I was more recomping than cutting. I was still taking in +2500 calories a day, a large amount of dextrose postworkout, had multiple holiday meals to account for, and slacked on cardio because of my sickness. Safe to say on a specifically tailored cutting diet with no holiday meals and no sinus-infections would lead to much greater weight loss.
So there you have it. OxyECA gets the thumbs up in my book, props to LeCheek for making a formidable, convenient thermo.
- No Crash
- No Immunity
- Convenient Dosing
- Fairly Priced
- Increased Energy
elapse Coming Off Cycle (was Expected)