Hydroxy Shred is a fat-loss supplement by BodyScience.
It’s designed to boost fat-loss and improve your mood while dieting.
BodyScience (BSc) was founded in 1999 in Australia. They produce everything from compression-wear to a range of fitness and health supplements.
Hydroxycitric acid is the active compound found in the Garcinia family of fruits, which are very popular in weight loss supplements.
Despite their popularity, this ingredient has only been shown to have a small and unreliable effect on weight loss (1).
Caffeine and Guarana
Caffeine increases metabolic rate, allowing you to burn calories faster (2).
A 200mg dose is sufficient for this fat-burning effect.
Guarana is another source of caffeine, but also can act as an antioxidant.
Green Tea is another popular fat-loss aid.
It can increase fat oxidation and insulin sensitivity (3).
The effective dose is 400-500mg.
L-Carnitine is compound used in energy metabolism.
It only has significant fat-loss effects in those who are deficient, but it can improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood glucose levels (4).
Acetyl-L-Carnitine also has mental effects, and can increase concentration in those experiencing fatigue (5).
The effective dose is 2,000mg.
Chromium is an essential mineral.
The effective dose is 500-1,000mcg.
L-Tyrosine is an amino acid.
It’s able to reduce the production of stress hormones, which can improve both mood and performance under stressful conditions (8).
An effective dose is 500-2,000mg.
Commiphora molmol, also known as Myrrh, is a plant that may lower blood glucose levels (9).
It needs more studies in human subjects.
Who Takes It?
Athletes who want to improve their fat-loss and mood while dieting might benefit from taking Hydroxy Shred.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop (5g) with 300mL water, and consume immediately.
Take one serving in the morning, and one before lunch.
High doses of caffeine can cause rapid heartbeat and increase anxiety.
- Most ingredients are dosed in effective quantities.
- The main ingredient (hydroxycitric acid) is not very effective.
Hydroxy Shred includes a wide range of ingredients in mostly effective doses.
When dosed appropriately, it should give a nice boost to compliment your diet and keep your mood elevated.
However, research shows the main ingredient hydroxycitric acid is quite unreliable. This makes me think there are much better fat burners on the market.