October 21, 2013
Kills the appetite, but no burn!
OxyELITE Pro Purple Top
This will be my second review on an OxyElite Pro product, the first being a couple years ago when I tried the original OxyElite Pro formula. I was ready to try a new thermal, and when it comes to these types of products OxyElite seems to one of the most popular in the industry. I have also been trying to get a more “cut” look on my body which means losing weight. That being said I also decided to try it because many of the women who visit the site seem to be more interested in weight loss products. I do think it is very important to mention I seem to have a high tolerance for stimulates, if you are sensitive to any of these ingredients please monitor your intake and possible side effects, now onto the review!
Ingredient List: Proprietary Blend Bauhinia Purpurea L. (Leaf and Pod) Extract, Aegeline, Norcoclaurine HCl, Hemerocallis Fulva (Flower) Heat Concentrated Extract, Yohimbe (Pausinystalia Johimbe) (Bark) Extract (AlphaShred™) 140 mg Caffeine 135 mg
I would recommend to anyone wanting to take this product to visit the USP Labs website and read more about these ingredients. They promise this product will deliver increased energy, focus, appetite suppression support and a “smooth thermo experience”. I will address each of my experiences with these throughout the review. While on this product I stuck to my regular workout routine (give or take had a ton of business travel during this time) which included 20-30 minutes of cardio (usually HIIT or elliptical), light weights and some strength building exercises.
Dose (7/10): I started with 1 pill in the morning, 1 pill in the afternoon for the first two weeks before eating. I followed each dose with at least 16oz of water, a few mornings I didn’t my stomach revolted. I cannot emphasis this enough, drink lots of water, even more than you think you need. In fact I noticed an increase in thirst on many days, which is good for your body and skin! After two weeks I went up to 2 pills in the afternoon, again I have a tolerance for stimulants and didn’t really notice a huge difference.
1. Energy: I did notice an increase in energy, but not a huge one, for me it was really no more than any other product of this type. If you are one of those people who get hyped up on a cup of coffee, you will probably notice the effects. If not, it is probably not going to be strong enough for you, even with the increase in dosage.
2. Focus: One thing that I loved about this product is that it seemed to really enhance my mood. Not that I was ever really down, it just gives one an “elated” like feeling, that was a nice yet unexpected surprise.
3. Appetite Suppression: I think the appetite suppression part of this product worked the best for me. After taking I just wasn’t hungry at all, even with a late lunch I noticed I wasn’t finishing off my normal portions. So of course, what happens when you don’t eat much of anything all day? You become a cranky, hungry beast by the evening. I was NOT A happy camper; the good mood was replaced with a ***y, hungry old lady. I did finally figure out a way around this, adding a good protein drink both in the morning and in the afternoon really seemed to help. I will give my review of the particular protein drink after I finish it off (look for a very positive review).
4. Thermo Experience: Call me a freak of nature, but I honestly did not notice much of a thermal effect. Not even a lady like shimmer of sweat, maybe my body is just more tolerable now, but I just didn’t notice the effects like other reviewers which is part of the 6/10 score.
Weight Loss (6.5/10): Most of the experts on this site will tell you it gets down to one simple thing to lose weight, calories in versus calories out. If you consume fewer calories you will lose weight, I lost a total of 4lbs, which was great for me. My body also looks a little toner, however I do think the new protein drink is playing a role in that change.
Value: (7/10): I found a great deal on this product, it retails for $59.95, but was able to pick it up for $30.00 which was well worth it to me. I think there is a lot of JUNK out there which you can buy cheaper; however I do think buying from a reputable company that stands behind their product worth the investment.
Overall: (7/10): It is not a magic pill, but a good product for those needing looking for an appetite suppressant and increased energy/focus. I did not feel the thermo effects, which is part of the reason I am only giving it a 7 out of 10, which is still a positive review. There are some negative side effects, the possible stomach upset and the increased hunger in the evenings (which can be managed). I highly recommend adding in a solid protein drink to your diet if you are going to take this product (not slim fast ladies).
- Increased Energy
- Aided With Fat Loss
- Suppresses Appetite
- Increased Focus
- No Thermal Effects
- Slight Stomach Churning