USP Labs - Oxy Elite Pro Super Thermogenic New Formula Blue Raspberry - 4.6 oz. (130 g)
USP Labs Oxy Elite Pro Super Thermo Powder contains a scientifically reviewed new formula, plus an Advanced Carnitine Transport System. OxyELITE Pro is Pharmacist-formulated and must be used with extreme caution, only by healthy adults capable of handling its true power. It is mandatory that users follow directions for use and warnings and get clearance from their physician before use.
Why Is The Last Place To Lose Fat, The First Place To Gain Fat?
It just doesn't seem fair. It may be your stomach, your love handles or another unsightly part of your body. Fat can stick to these areas like super glue and hang on for dear life. So why does this happen?
Discover The Specific Receptor That May Be Causing Body Fat To "Automatically" Stick To Your Abs and Refuse To Let Go
It's called the Alpha-2 receptor – and, if getting ripped is your goal – it can be your absolute worst enemy. If the Alpha-2 receptor wants you to store fat, you're going to store fat. The Alpha-2 receptor is responsible for inhibiting lipolysis - which basically means it can allow the body to store fat AND prevent the body from burning it. In other words, the Alpha-2 receptor can hold your fat hostage & refuse to let go! The Alpha-2 receptor is abundant in certain areas of your body & virtually non-existent in others.
As you can see in the illustration above, Alpha-2 receptors have been shown to be present in abdominals, love handles, and buttocks – precisely where you don't want them to be! This is exactly why your biceps can get lean, yet your stomach’s as smooth as a baby's ass. The Alpha-2 receptor is the technical term for "trouble spots." When it's activated, these areas can go into "lock-down" - storing fat like a bear preparing for hibernation.
Is Your Fat Burner Targeting The Wrong Fat?
How much subcataneous fat you have means the difference between looking shredded or looking like you own stock in a doughnut house.
As you can see in the picture above, subcutaneous fat is what covers up your abs. Most crappy high-stim thermogenics these days target visceral fat, not subcutaneous fat. Many compounds can produce a decrease in fat mass when it comes to visceral fat (i.e., the fat that surrounds your organs). Targeting visceral fat alone isn't going to do much for that layer of fat surrounding your muscles.
When it comes to improving how you look, subcutaneous fat is what you're concerned with as this is the fat that is just below your skin and smothers up your muscles. You need to get rid of excess subcutaneous fat to make a lean physique a reality.
Results of the Research
It’s important to note that the subjects used in Studies #1-5 were healthy individuals who lived an active lifestyle, participating in a regular routine of exercise and were asked to continue their regimen while participating in the study. This is critical for you to know because some studies choose fat, out-of-shape subjects in order to skew results. Studies 6 & 7 used subjects who were also healthy, exercise-trained and included regular runners in study 7.
Study #1: OxyElite Pro Acute Study
In a randomized, double-blind, trial with crossover, OxyElite Pro at a dose of two capsules, was shown to increase markers of lipolysis (fat breakdown) and energy expenditure (metabolic rate) over 120 minutes, in a group of six healthy men and six healthy women, all of whom were exercise-trained individuals.
Specifically, for the markers of lipolysis, glycerol’s area under the curve (AUC) values were obtained to look at the total change over the entire 120 minute period. This found that men’s average plasma glycerol levels were 31.47% higher when taking OxyElite Pro versus placebo, which was statistically significant. Women’s average plasma glycerol levels were 30.18% higher than those obtained when taking a placebo, which was statistically significant. Regarding free fatty acids (FFA), another marker of lipolysis, the average value for men taking OxyElite Pro was 169.23% greater than taking placebo which was statistically significant. For women, the average FFA value was 60.64% higher taking OxyElite Pro versus placebo which was statistically significant. For metabolic rate, the average value for men was 12.06% higher taking OxyElite Pro versus placebo which was statistically significant. For women, average metabolic rate was 35.64% higher taking OxyElite Pro versus placebo which was statistically significant. No serious adverse events were recorded. Some of these subjects who consumed two capsules, experienced noticeable stimulation.
These data show that OxyELITE Pro, containing DMAA, increases lipolysis and metabolic rate, which may allow for reduced fat mass and weight loss.
Study #2: OxyElite Pro 8 Week Safety & Efficacy Study
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, OxyElite Pro, used in accordance with the labeled directions for use and warnings, was studied to see if it could improve body composition in healthy men and women over an eight-week period of use. A group of 32 exercise-trained men and women participated in the study. When utilizing a paired t-test, comparing baseline values with those after eight weeks of use, subjects in the OxyElite Pro group were found to have decreased body weight, BMI, waist size, waist to hip ratio, total body fat percentage, fat mass ,and appetite, all of which was statistically significant. Those taking the placebo experienced no statistically significant change in any of these variables.
Safety of the DMAA-containing product was also assessed via hemodynamic and metabolic variables. While OxyElite did increase heart rate by an average of six beats per minute (comparable to the effect seen in some studies after the administration of caffeine dosages equivalent to 2 or 3 cups of coffee as reported in the scientific literature), no statistically significant changes in blood pressure were noted when comparing the values seen at baseline to those after eight weeks of use. Liver and kidney function were not affected as shown by various blood borne markers. The supplement was well-tolerated and no serious adverse events were noted. Some of these subjects who consumed two capsules, experienced noticeable stimulation.
In looking at the product’s efficacy, the subjects average weight loss over 8 weeks of OxyElite Pro use was approximately 4.18 lb, a statistically significant change from baseline. The placebo group, meanwhile lost 1.32 lb over 8 weeks and this was not statistically significant. Waist size in the OxyElite Pro group decreased by an average of 2.6 cm or about 1.02 inches, a statistically significant change from baseline. The placebo group, however, lost 0.7 cm or about .28 inches, a non-statistically significant change. Hip size did not change in either the OxyElite Pro or placebo group. However, because of this, it was noted that the waist:hip ratio declined by average of 2.47% in those taking OxyElite Pro, which was statistically significant compared to baseline. In those taking placebo, an average decline of 1.25% occurred, which was not statistically significant. Total body fat in the OxyElite Pro group decreased by an average of one full percentage point, a statistically significance change from baseline. The placebo group, however, experienced a decrease in total body fat percentage of 0.1, which was not statistically significant. Total fat mass decreased by an average of approximately 2.64 lb in the OxyElite Pro group, a statistically significant change from baseline. The placebo group, however, lost 0.44 lb, which was not statistically significant.
When subjects were asked to rate their appetite on a scale of 1-10 from baseline until week eight of the study, they reported an average decrease in appetite scores of approximately 24% after using OxyElite Pro, a statistically significant change. However, those taking placebo experienced a 5% reduction in appetite, which was not statistically significant.
Overall, this eight-week study shows that by increasing lipolysis and metabolic rate, OxyElite Pro is able to reduce fat mass in healthy men and women.
Study #3: OxyElite Pro Two-Week Safety Study
In an open-label, single-arm trial consisting of four men and two women, subjects were instructed to consume OxyElite Pro, in accordance with the labeled directions for use and warnings, each day for two weeks. At the beginning and end of the study, blood pressure, heart rate and various indicators of renal and liver function were assessed. The study found that there were no statistically significant changes from baseline to the end of the study. No serious adverse events were noted.
The hemodynamic response to acute ingestion was assessed as well. OxyElite Pro did not result in a statistically significant change in heart rate or diastolic pressure, but did cause a statistically significant change in systolic blood pressure from baseline. This increase was mild and transient, and was similar to the changes reported in the scientific literature for subjects ingesting an amount of caffeine equivalent to 2-3 cups of coffee.
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