OxyWhey is a protein powder by EHP Labs.
It’s designed as a fat-burning protein, which has extra ingredients to support fat-loss as well as muscle growth and recovery.
EHP Labs was founded in 2011 in Utah, USA.
Whey Protein (Isolate and Concentrate)
Whey Protein is one of two proteins found in cow’s milk.
It significantly increases muscle growth and repair, and is quickly absorbed compared to other protein sources (1).
Isolate and concentrate are names given to the level of refinement of the protein, and have protein contents of about 90% and 80%, respectively.
The remaining percentage is made up of lactose and milk fats.
Casein is the “other” protein in milk.
Casein is absorbed much more slowly than whey (and other proteins).
It’s often taken before bed, or combined with other protein types to provide a constant release of amino acids over several hours.
Glutamine is a compound that may improve muscle growth, but doesn’t seem to provide additional benefits when taken with protein or BCAAs (2).
Medium-chain triglycerides are a type of fat that are found in large amounts in coconut and palm-kernel oil.
They’ve been shown to reduce overall food intake, and promote fat oxidation (3).
L-Tyrosine is often used in fat-burners to increase focus in those with fatigue (4).
The effective dose is 500-2,000mg.
Grapefruit Seed Extract
Grapefruit seed extract provides compounds that alter how your body regulates the absorption of other substances.
This may allow more of the other ingredients to be absorbed than usual (5).
Green Tea Extract
Green tea contains compounds that can increase fat oxidation.
It can also improve insulin sensitivity, and provides a bunch of other health benefits (6).
An effective dose is 500-1,000mcg.
Who Takes It?
Athletes wanting a post-workout protein source with additional fat-loss benefits will enjoy OxyWhey.
How to Take
Mix 1 scoop (32g) with 250mL of water or milk, and consume post-workout, or as desired.
Large quantities of whey protein can worsen an existing liver or kidney condition.
Grapefruit seed extract can interact with other pharmaceuticals. Do not take OxyWhey if you are on any medication.
- A mixture of fast and slow- absorbing proteins are used
- Includes a variety of ingredients that assist with fat-loss.
- Quantities of the fat-burning ingredients are not disclosed, so we don’t know how effective they are.
OxyWhey is a great idea that takes a traditional protein powder supplement, and combines it with a fat-burning formula.
This makes it perfect for those who want to lose extra fat, eliminating the need to purchase an extra fat-loss supplement.
However, we don’t know how much of these ingredients are included, so there’s a chance it may not be as effective as the ingredients would suggest.