Epiburn Pro is USP labs newest “weight management” supplement, being released about a year after Oxyelite Pro was taking off the market because it contained DMAA which the FDA deemed unsafe. I checked multiple websites for prices/availability of Epiburn Pro, and not surprisingly, the Vitamin Shoppe had it in stock, and for the cheapest price. I love the Vitamin Shoppe (and not just because I used to work there) because it’s always a great price, and they almost always have what I need in stock, unless it’s a rare product.
So, what is Epiburn Pro?
100mg of caffeine: Research shows that 100mg-200mg of caffeine provides optimal levels for turnover in the body, speeding up metabolism. Research shows that 400mg of caffeine provides the same effect as 200mg, so more is not necessarily better here. Epiburn Pro uses caffeine as sort of a “jump start” to get the body revved up, so to speak, so the other included ingredients can work better.
Withania Somnifera (root) extract: This is also known as ashwagandha root. Some studies have been done on this herb, and it’s ability to improve cardiovascular health as well as decrease anxiety. These studies have also seen a decrease in the weight of the people taking the supplement, even though they weren’t focused on their diet.
For you athletes out there, ashwagandha has been shown to improve sprint power output and velocity, as well as increase VO2max
Olea Europaea (leaf) extract: also known as olive leaf extract. helps oxidize LDL cholesterol, lower total cholesterol, lower blood pressure, increase insulin sensitivity, and lower overall blood glucose levels. These are the same reasons that olive oil is good for you, but the leaf extract contains more of the compounds, and therefore has a more profound effect
Yohimbe (Pausinystalia Johimbe) (Bark) Extract: stimulates, burns fat, suppresses a
ppetite, AND is an aphrodisiac! It boosts lipolysis (the breakdown of fat), and increases the amount of free fatty acids in the blood during and after exercise.
Coleus Forskohlii (Root) Extract: This herb has become very popular in the weight loss community recently. It’s been shown to help reduce BMI (body mass index), assist in regional fat loss (which I don’t know if I necessarily agree is possible, but we’ll move on).
Nelumbo Nucifera (Seed) Extract: This ingredient is a little weird. It’s been shown to trigger the “fight or flight” response in your body. This may been a good thing for right be
fore a workout, because it gets your body revved up. It also releases free fatty acids for use as energy.
While most of the ingredients don’t have exact amounts given on the bottle, there is little research that has been done to determine the optimal amount of each. Therefore, we have to assume that USP Labs put an ample amount of each in this product.
A lot of people will compare this product to Oxyelite Pro, however it is a different type of product.
Epiburn Pro boasts the ability to both block fat uptake from the digestive system, as well as promote the release of fat from fat cells to be used as energy. The majority of the ingredients are meant for this purpose. Other than that, there is caffeine, and then ingredients that promote an increase in thermoregulation temperature, and ingredients that provide focused energy (unlike the jittery energy you might experience from too much caffeine).
Let’s get down to it:
What I think: I have taken Epiburn Pro for 6 straight days now. I quit drinking all other forms of caffeine, as suggested… So, no coffee, soda, tea, etc. I did have a decaf coffee one night, but other than that, I went cold turkey. I am used to drinking a solid 16oz cup of coffee a morning, and replacing that with Epiburn Pro seemed to keep the caffeine headaches at bay. The energy I have is much more focused and “useful” vs. the sometimes jittery caffeine energy I sometimes get, especially if I don’t eat anything.
The first day I didn’t notice much difference in energy or appetite, but after the 2nd day, I started having fewer cravings for food, and really only felt hungry when I was truly hungry, vs. just being bored. I have been eating smaller meals, and feeling fuller sooner as well. Now, this may all be mental, and just a placebo effect, but if it works, it works.
Update: I’ve been taking Epiburn Pro for a few weeks now. I am starting to feel a little tired throughout the day, but have still not upped my dose to 2 pills in the morning. I will begin taking 2 this week, on a day I’m not working (just in case). I still have no headaches or jitters, although I feel as though the affects might be decreasing, and I feel myself needing a higher dose.
Overall, I loved my Oxyelite, and this will never be that, but it is the best alternative I’ve found so far. It costs roughly $39 for a bottle of 90 pills, and at this time I take 1 pill a day, every morning 30 minutes before breakfast with a large glass of water. This means I am paying less per day than buying my usual coffee, so I’m also saving money which is awesome! Would I recommend this product to a friend? Yes. Do I think it’s a godsend product and everyone should try it? Maybe not, but I think I’m still comparing it to Oxyelite in my head.
Just for comparison, these are the other supplements I’ve tried as well:
- Lipo 6 Black (Nutrex)– my 2nd choice after Epiburn Pro.
- Hyper Shred (BSN) – 3rd choice
- Ripped Juice (Betancourt Nutrition) – 4th choice
- Roxylean (BPI)
- B4 (BPI)
- Jet Fuel (GAT)
Who SHOULDN’T take Epiburn Pro? Anyone who is caffine sensitive, or allergic to any of hte ingredients found in the product. Anyone who is on a blood pressure medication, a heart medication. Anyone who is pregnant or nursing.
All information comes directly from personal experience, EpiBurn Pro bottle, or this blog post: https://blog.priceplow.com/supplement-news/epiburn-pro