Can You Really Get Ripped Fast and Strip Away Fat with MyoRipped?
Well this sounds like we have finally found the perfect diet pill for men that can not only “strip away fat,” but give us the “perfectly chiseled body” we’ve always wanted. Wow, forget Charles Atlas’ “97-pound weakling” body building program of the past where the little guy got buffed and could go get even with the bully who kicked sand in his face. This pill will do it all. The marvels of modern technology.
A Review of the MyoRipped Website
Let us take a look at exactly what they are claiming. Here are some of their statements:
“Add rock-hard muscle and get ripped with the WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL, MUSCLE-DEFINING diet pill ever developed specifically to meet your needs as a man.”
“Burns Fat while Building Muscle”
“Annihilate Fat & Increase Muscle Mass”
“You will burn more fat [than other diet pills] while seeing intense muscle growth as well!”
“Get the perfectly chiseled body you’ve always wanted.”
“Give yourself the most impressive physique of your lifetime.”
“Nothing, and we mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, compares to the body you’ll get when you use MyoRipped!”
“You will strip away fat.”
“Ultimate Testosterone Builder”
Now, this all sounds nice, but I really don’t see any specific promises here that we can validate. Burn or strip away how much fat? Build how much testosterone? How ripped will I get? And how long does it take?
I think that’s what they are saying, cause they promise “Get the perfectly chiseled body you’ve always wanted” along with other great claims about my future body if I use this diet pill.
Another cool thing about this pill is that not only will it give me a ripped body like Arnold the Terminator, but they claim it will also increase focus, energy, strength and power, as well as increase my sex drive. It couldn’t be any better!
Let’s look at the ingredients to see if it will really work.
A Review of the MyoRipped Ingredients
Inside every bottle of myoripped, you’ll find the following ingredients:
Caffeine - This ingredient is found in coffee, tea, coca cola, and other over-the-counter product and is a substance that is well-recognized as providing an energy boost and placidly effective as a thermogenic.
Beta Alanine – This ingredient is the naturally occurring limiting beta amino acid of carnosine, which assists the muscles in sustaining pH balance through anaerobic exercise. It is also found in meat, especially mammals that sprint or dive. Recent tests conducted by two major universities on human sprinters in Belgium and England have shown that it does not increase athletic performance and has no effect on isometric endurance. Though it may increase carnosine, some studies have shown that it may also deplete cardiac taurine levels, which can be dangerous, especially in larger doses than our body is naturally used to. As bodybuilder Will Brink explains:
Well studies by Allo et al, Harada et al. and Dawson et al, all show that beta-alanine supplementation can deplete cardiac taurine levels. Taurine is very much linked to efficient contractile function (via calcium ion homeostasis) of both skeletal muscle and cardiac muscle and significant depletion could impair heart function.
Creatine Ethyl Ester – This ingredient also known as CEE is an ethyl ester derivative that comes from creatine. CEE is converted back into creatine in the body. Though they claim it is better than creatine monohydrate found in the body because it “allows the body to better absorb through more efficient and instant delivery to the muscles,” recent studies actually show that CEE is not as effective in increasing serum and muscle creatine levels, the exact opposite of what they claim. That same study revealed that it is ineffective in improving body composition, muscle mass, strength, or power.
In addition, bodybuilder Will Brink insists that this ingredient may also be dangerous to the liver when combined with Beta Alanine (which is also included in this pill). Brink tells us:
In 2001 a rodent study (Keria et al) demonstrated that when beta-alanine and especially alcohol (ethyl ester) co-administered with beta-alanine, significantly increased homocysteine and cysteine excretion into urine throughout the 28-day period of ethanol administration. The study pointed to hepatic dysfunction, not a great health effect.
Tribulus Terrestris – This ingredient is also known by many other names, including bindii, burra gokharu, caltrop, devil’s weed, goathead, puncturevine, and tack weed. It comes from a flowering weedy plant found in Europe, Asia, Africa, and Australia. The website boasts it as “an effective way to boost the body’s natural testosterone levels thus leading to improved fat burning, increased strength and muscle development.” This claim is based on a sole study from the 1970s showing it affected free testosterone and luteinizing hormones in men in infertile couple relationships, but a significant amount of more recent trials have proven that it does not increase testosterone nor enhance strength.
Eurycoma Longfolia – This ingredient comes from a flowering plant native to Southeast Asia and is also known as Malaysian ginseng. There was one promising study showing that it may improve lean body mass and boost strength, and several trials have shown increased sexual qualities in male rats.
Horny Goat Weed – Also known as Epimedium or Yin Yang Huo, this flowering plant comes from China, Asia and parts of Europe. There is some evidence that it has aphrodisiac qualities and that its active ingredient icarin may be beneficial for treating erectile dysfunction. But WebMD says about its use for erectile dysfunction:
Although the study is promising, it’s based only on experiments in a laboratory. It’s too early to tell if horny goat weed will prove an effective and safe treatment in people.
Nevertheless, there are concerns about its safety. It is believed that its use may cause loss of muscle coordination, jerky movements, and kidney and liver damage. Yet, there probably is not enough of this in this diet pill to make much of a difference. If they actually provided us with the mg amount of their ingredients, it might make this easier to determine.
Cissus Quadrangularis – Some recent studies show that this ingredient may have some benefit to weight loss, but they are not reliable because of an obvious conflict of interest. Julius Oben, the one who has the patent on Cissus as a weight loss agent, is the one behind these studies. So, the only support for this ingredient providing a benefit to weight loss requires you to place your confidence in the man who will be making all of the money from its sales.
Coleus Forskohlii – The active component of this ingredient is forskolin, which they claim “significantly increases fat-burning activity and promotes lean muscle mass.” Nevertheless, a 12-week clinical study found that it “does not appear to promote weight loss but may help mitigate weight gain in overweight females.”
20-Hydroxyecdysterone – This chemical, also known as ecdysterone or 20E, is a common molting hormone in arthropods such as crabs and insects. It is also a phytoecdysteroid produced by many plant species to upset the development and reproduction of pests as a type of defensive mechanism. In regards to its use for humans, The Journal of Insect Science has a report that states:
They seem to display a wide array of pharmacological effects on vertebrates, many of which are beneficial. However, these claims require more thorough validation and clinical testing.
And contrary to the claims by those selling MyoRipped, one significant clinical trial concluded:
The purpose of this study was to determine whether methoxyisoflavone, 20-hydroxyecdysone, or sulfopolysaccharide supplementation affects muscle mass, training adaptations, or markers of muscle growth and/or breakdown in resistance-trained males. The major finding of this study was that dietary supplementation of commercially available supplements containing methoxyisoflavone, ecdysterone, and sulfopolysaccharide (CSP3) did not significantly affect anabolic or catabolic responses to resistance training, body composition, or training adaptations. These findings do not support contentions that methoxyisoflavone, ecdysterone, and sulfopolysaccharide (CSP3) supplementation during resistance training enhance gains in strength, power or muscle mass.
Most people using this supplement report that they have to use much higher dosages than a normal daily supplement of 20-Hydroxyecdysterone all by itself before they can feel any difference in their endurance;
Chromium Picolinate – The company claims that this ingredient “enables the body to convert more of its fat stores into energy and replacing it with lean muscle.” But professional dieticians disagree with this claim and counter that chromium picolinate is not helpful for weight loss. In fact, dietician Joanne Larsen believes it may cause cancer and other health problems.
People who take chromium picolinate supplements may suffer health problems rather than improved health. Although claims of weight loss, lowered cholesterol and reversal of diabetes are unfounded, researchers have shown that chromium supplements damaged cell chromosomes which are the blueprints for a cell’s function and reproduction. It is generally thought that cancer starts with a change to the genetic material in a cell causing it to grow and reproduce without restraint.
Vitamin B6 and Vitamin B12 – Vitamin B12 is a vitamin that may increase energy production and vitamin B6 in the form of coenzymes “performs a wide variety of functions in the body and is extremely versatile, with involvement in more than 100 enzyme reactions, mostly concerned with protein metabolism.”
A Review of the MyoRipped Conclusion
Ok, judging from the ingredients, Myoripped has a lot of potential to be a good product and a bad product, depending on who talk to. While there are some unproven ingredients, there are definitely more than enough fat burners and muscle builders to make up for it.
Typically, reviews are generally positive and overall, consumers seem to think that Myoripped is definitely a lot better than a lot of the other supplements out there trying to steal your money.