June 15, 2012
Please observe that this is a review for Fat Smack XR -- which is currently not in the SR review section, which is why I had to put this review under the original Fat Smack.
To start, I would like to thank Grambo and the team over at Purus Labs for allowing me to test this product free of charge via their Facebook giveaway. I was lucky enough to be one of the first 50 people to “Smack my Fat” and I must say that I was extremely impressed with Fat Smack XR. While I was taking Fat Smack XR, I stacked it with PES Alpha T2 to maximize the results, and my diet was also based on Petey’s recomp article. So I wasn’t cutting which is why the weight loss wasn’t extreme, but I will explain my results later. Now to the review…
Fat Smack XR Supplement Facts
Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings per Container: 45
Vitamin A (as Retinyl Acetate) – 5000 IU
Vitamin C (as Ascorbic Acid) – 60mg
Controlled Sympathomimetic Psychoactive Adrenal Stimulant Complex: 410mg
1,3,7-trimethylxanthine (as caffeine anhydrous and controlled release enteric coated caffeine pellets), 2-amino-4-methylhexane
Green Tea extract (std. min. 60% EGCG) (leaf) – 500mg
Cissus quadrangularis extract (20:1) (std. min. 5% Ketosteroids) (root) – 300mg
Black Pepper extract (std. min. 98% Piperine) (fruit) – 5mg
Chili Pepper extract (std. min. 90% capsaicinoids and 55% capsaicin) (fruit) – 2mg
OTHER INGREDIENTS: Gelatin, magnesium stearate, silica, FD&C red #3, titanium dioxide, FD&C yellow #6, FD&C red #40, FD&C blue #1.
In comparison with the original Fat Smack, this is what Purus Labs improved (copied from Grambo’s original post on Fat Smack XR)
1. Fixed the original problem of upset stomach/GI issues when on an empty stomach.
After some testing we determined that the problem was not the capsaicin as originally thought. We determined it was actually the added minerals in the product (Iron, iodine, zinc and selenium). This allows the product to now not need to be taken with food as well as not make you feel sick.
2. Make the stimulant components last longer throughout the day
We swapped approximately half the caffeine anhydrous per serving to an enteric coated, delayed release caffeine anhydrous beadlet, thus creating a 2-teir stimulant effect providing a less acutely pronounced stimulation in exchange for a smoother more sustained stimulant effect.
The dosing for Fat Smack XR is very similar to other thermo’s/fat burners. Start with 1 pill upon waking until your tolerance is assessed and add 1 pill later in the day. Then bump it up to 2 in the morning and another 5-6 hours later. Sensitive users should consume with food.
-The pills are medium sized, gelatin pills with a black and red color…very cool looking pills and easy to get down
I have taken multiple fat burners/thermo’s like the very popular USP Labs OxyElite Pro and others like Lipo 6 Black, Hydroxycut, etc. Fat Smack XR is right on par with OEP to me. From the first dose to the last, this product delivered every time. I must add that I’m a very stimulant tolerant person and a lot of fat burners/thermo’s don’t effect me, but I can say with certainty that Fat Smack XR delivers even to the most stim tolerant people.
Energy – The initial morning dose always provided me with the most energy (like it should) within 15 minutes of taking it. A little jittery, but the energy was still fairly clean in my opinion. I could also see where Purus Labs was going with the time release addition; after the initial energy surge, about 2-3 hours later I would get another energy surge which was great and I wish more supplement companies would adopt this aspect when creating their fat burners.
Thermo – Be warned that this product will make you sweat hard! Granted I work in a bank so I’m in a shirt and tie all day, but I swear I could not stop sweating. I was constantly craving water and occasionally had to step outside to cool down a bit. You can definitely feel the great thermo qualities this product contains.
Mood – I hate my job to say the least, but after taking Fat Smack XR, my mood always seemed to elevate. Of course there were days where my mood was unable to be affected by FSXR because of my professional situation, but most of the time, especially during the weekends, I always seemed to be in a great mood.
Fat Loss: The most important factor that y’all have been waiting for. I started my recomp at 182.5 lb’s with a 34 inch waist. Please keep in mind that I was not cutting and I was following Petey’s recomp diet, but I still managed to drop down to 178.0 (4.5lb loss unintentionally). I leaned out considerably in my chest, back, arms, and midsection…I also have a 32.5 inch waist now which is more then I was expecting.
The only side effect I felt from Fat Smack XR is that sometimes I would feel this peppery burn in my stomach, but this only happened when I didn’t take it with a full glass of water (which is what they emphasize on the bottle) I recommend downing these pills with 16-20 oz of water to prevent this.
You can buy Fat Smack XR for $25-$30 online depending on what retailer you purchase from. This is in the same price range as most fat burners, if not cheaper. There are 90 pills in one bottle which is a 30 day supply if you follow the 3 a day protocol, but if you’re sensitive to stims, you could easily make this product last for 45+ days.
Purus Labs has done it again by creating an outstanding product. Like I stated before, this is on the same level as the beloved OEP and I will definitely be taking this product again and next time for a full 8 week cycle. I recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a fat burner outside of OEP, but please remember to take these pills with a lot of water! Based on the effectiveness and value, this supplement is hard to pass up on.
- Clean Energy
- Enhanced Mood
- Strong Thermo
- Extended Release In Energy
- Increased Energy
- Good Value
- No Crash