Is EHPlabs OxyShred vegan?
While not certified vegan, OxyShred contains no animal-based ingredients. According to vegan certification regulations, none of the EHPlabs products are vegan as they are manufactured in a facility that also processes our whey protein. IsoPept Zero, OxyWhey, Skin Tight and Skin Firming contain animal-based ingredients and are not vegan.
Will I develop a tolerance towards OxyShred?
OxyShred contains caffeine, and for products containing caffeine you should take a 1 week break after consuming the product for a consecutive 4 week period. With OxyShred, we recommend taking a 1 week break each time you finish a tub.
Do I need to take a break from using EHPlabs supplements?
All EHPlabs products are researched, formulated and carefully manufactured to ensure that they deliver results. Although there is no rule about when you should start and stop taking supplements, you need to listen to your body. If you feel like you need to take a break, then you should take a rest from using any nutritional supplement products for 3 consecutive days and drink plenty of water to flush out your system. With OxyShred, we recommend taking a break each time you finish a tub.
What EHPlabs products can I mix together with OxyShred for cardio?
As suggested in the Directions, Acetyl L-Carnitine is best taken with OxyShred to maximise the breakdown of fat cells. If you're doing fasted (empty stomach) cardio, the ideal energy and metabolism booster and recovery cocktail is to mix 1 scoop of Beyond BCAA with 1 scoop of OxyShred and 2 scoops of Acetyl L-Carnitine with 20 oz (600ml) of chilled water. It's fun experimenting with the delicious fruity flavour combinations.
Is stacking OxyShred safe?
One of the best things about our EHPlabs products is that they work best together! Whilst you don’t mix OxyWhey and OxyShred together, stacking them is a definite bonus. We recommend starting with Weight Loss Beginner Stack where OxyShred is complimented by Acetyl L-Carnitine to drive quicker fat loss results.
Can I use OxyShred as a pre-workout?
Yes! OxyShred will give you a natural boost of energy and put you in a positive and focused mindframe to conquer your workout. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pre-workout consumer, you’ll love the natural positive effects of OxyShred during your workout.
What is the best flavour?
If you don't have a sweet tooth, pink grapefruit flavour is fantastic as it has a subtle fresh citrus flavour. Passionfruit, Wild Melon and Kiwi Strawberry are well balanced and on the sweeter fruitier side, and Guava is a smooth natural tropical flavour. All flavours are delicious, but it really depends on your taste preference.
Sweeteners in OxyShred
OxyShred uses the sweetener Sucralose, as it's been FDA-approved for 20 years, and shown to be safe and stable. Sucralose has been extensively studied and more than 110 safety studies were reviewed by FDA in approving the use of sucralose as a general purpose sweetener for food.
The combination of L-Tyrosine, Taurine have been shown in EHPlabs studies to provide a mood enhancing effect due to their role with dopamine and antagonist effects on serotonin. By also including Caffeine and L-Theanine, this helps to provide optimal central nervous system and adrenal gland stimulation to trigger a positive homeostatic energy release, which can also help improve cognitive ability.
Why is there no jitters?
Unlike some other thermogenics on the market, you shouldn’t get jitters from OxyShred if used as directed as it’s not over-caffeinated. The R&D team at EHPlabs has focused on the optimal synergistic dose of ingredients within OxyShred to provide the best effect, so that they interact and complement each other, instead of pumping it full of stimulants - there is no need to add huge amounts of caffeine and other stimulants to make you itchy - this is the purpose of a pre-workout like RP Max. The caffeine level in OxyShred is slightly higher than a strong cup of coffee.
Fighting the cravings - more on this and why?
OxyShred helps to reduce cravings by a couple of different methods;
- it helps to suppress your appetite and enhance your mood, which is a large contributor to cravings.
- it helps to promote blood sugar balance by the addition of chromium which has an effect on regulation of insulin and blood glucose control. Chromium is lacking in most people’s diets, and chromium levels decrease with age - Chromium picolinate is the most efficacious form of chromium supplementation
- It boosts your metabolism so that you have clean, long-lasting energy from your fat stores, which again helps to reduce cravings as you’re not low on energy
What is the scientific action for fat mobilisation function?
The scientific action behind fat mobilisation and fat utilisation is two-fold;
- you have to activate the fat from storage
- you have to then take it from storage and transport into the mitochondria to be burned off as energy.
What do you mean by thermogenic?
Thermogenic by definition just means to produce heat - however, in terms of a supplement this means increasing heat through an increased metabolic rate, which results in increased amount of fat burning. By keeping your metabolism elevated for periods of time, this results in more production of heat, and therefore more burning of fat - this means you have more clean natural long-lasting energy from your body so that you have energy throughout the day, even while on a calorie-restricted diet.
Why should I have OxyShred first thing in the morning on an empty stomach?
OxyShred contains specific ingredients that work best when consumed on an empty stomach. The ingredients help to slow down calorie absorption, lower insulin levels and kick start your metabolism for the day. Decreasing insulin levels allows the body to reduce fat storage and calorie absorption, and to curb those evil sugar cravings. The ingredients that play leading roles in reducing calorie absorption are: Green coffee bean extract and grapefruit seed extract.
Chlorogenic acid is the main ingredient in green coffee bean extract which is a natural acid very similar to citrus fruits that helps with weight loss. Grapefruit seed extract also assists with weight loss as it has a fat-burning enzyme that helps to reduce the starch and sugar in the body.
Raspberry ketones, Acetyl L-Carnitine and Wild African Mango are ingredients that help break down fat and boost the metabolism, allowing your body to be in fat burning mode all day. Raspberry Ketones are the aromatic component found in raspberries and other fruits that increases a specific protein in the body that helps regulate your metabolism. Acetyl L-Carnitine works with your mitochondria (core of muscle fibre cells) to help metabolise fat in your body. In other words, it helps to convert fat cells into energy.
Lastly, African Wild Mango promotes weight loss by reducing the amount of white fatty tissue (adipose tissue) in the body.
Why shouldn't I consume OxyShred after 5pm?
Can you sleep shortly after you drink a coffee? Some people (Superhumans), are able to consume a coffee after 5pm with the caffeine having little to no affect on them (which is both a bonus and a burden)! Other people who sip a late latte spend the night tossing and turning. OxyShred is much the same.
How sensitive your body is to caffeine determines how late in the day to take Oxyshred. Perhaps start with half a scoop first thing in the morning and judge how your body reacts to the product. Eventually a full scoop in the morning should start your day with a positive kick.
3.Why do you have to wait 20 minutes after taking OxyShred before you can eat anything?
OxyShred works best when no food or protein shakes are consumed within 20 minutes after as it gives OxyShred time to be absorbed by the body. If food is eaten immediately after, it may slow down or neutralise the active ingredients that are carefully formulated to assist in fat loss.
I can't find my scoop?!
We wouldn’t leave you deprived of a scoop - we promise!! Trust me theres a scoop in there, have another look. With transportation of the products from our factory, to our warehouse and then out to you, the scoop somehow finds its way to the bottom of the container.
A simple trick is to place a dry fork inside the powder and move it around until you hit the scoop.