This is a reader guest post from Nicole who has written a helpful review for ‘Shredz For Her’ – a fat burner pill. Take it away Nicole:
It is a thermogenic weight-loss supplement that claims to give you more energy, boost your metabolism, and help you burn fat in a natural way. It’s marketed as having no fillers and no preservatives, which is what interested me in the product.
Overall, I liked this product and would try it again after taking it for a month. As you’ll see below, I have a few complaints but nothing is a deal breaker and I think it’s a product worth trying. It’s a good thermogenic fat burner.
Without further adieu, here is my top review. I’ve split it up into a few categories that I think are relevant. If you have any other questions, let me know in the comments below!
What are the ingredients?
Shredz’s website lists 4 “featured ingredients”, and the supplement ingredients lists has a handful more. Let’s dig a bit deeper into the 4 featured ingredients:
So there you have the main ingredients. It has some pretty common ones as well as some more unique ones. Well let’s see how well they work.
Does it work and help you burn fat?
The challenge in evaluating the effectiveness with any weight-loss supplement is isolating what causes any fat loss that took place. When you’re working out, eating well, and taking a fat burner supplement, it’s hard to say for certain that the supplement led to the weight loss and not your workout regime or diet.
I lost about 7 pounds in a month. That’s a good number and I think some of it has to be attributed to the extra help I got from this top brand.
I didn’t really notice any kind of appetite suppressant, however. I’m not sure if that’s unique to me or that’s common.
It also succeeds in giving you more energy for a workout. You’ll feel better overall and can push through workouts better. In that sense, it attacks fat from two angles – helping you with fat burn and helping you with your exercise motivation.
Whether this works for you will depend on a lot of factors – one important factor being how much weight you have to lose. If you’re looking to lose more than 20 pounds, you’ll probably want to focus on diet and exercise first. Weight loss supplements aren’t a cure for bad diet and poor exercise and they won’t work if you don’t sort those out first.
But I think some products can give you an extra push in burning some fat. In my opinion, Shredz seems like one of those products.
If you want more info about some of the specific things the product is supposed to do, you can get further details about the product online.
Does it make you feel Jittery?
Anytime we take any supplements with stimulants in them, we’re concerned about getting that jittery feeling.
Weight loss supplements are known to cause the jitters sometimes. If you have any experience with either fat burners or pre-workout supplements, you’ll know what I mean. Your sleeping patterns get disrupted and we all know how terrible that can be.
Shredz scores well on this factor. I’m not going to say I was totally free of jitters, because you definitely feel a bit different. But I will say that any disturbance in how I feel was minimal. Overall, I felt really good.
(Update Sept. 2014: You can see in the comments two people reported stomach problems from taking it, so obviously how it makes you feel is going to depend on the person)
Formulated for Women
Something I like about this product is that it is formulated for women. If you’ve read much on this site, you’ll know that having products designed for women, with women’s bodies and fitness goals in mind, is a good thing.
Again, this is not a deal breaker for me, but it’s something to think about when looking for a supplement.
In my opinion, the price is a little high. At the time this article was written, they’re currently $49.99 for 60 capsules. You take two a day so that lasts a month. But you can check out the current price online to get the most up to date info.
$50 a month is a little above average, but not outrageous. Overall, this isn’t a deterrent to purchasing, but it’s something to think about.
Based on my experience, it has an effect and can lead to weight loss in some circumstances. Is it absolutely necessary? Probably not.
Things like diet and exercise are far more important than a fat burner supplement. But Shredz will give you an extra boost if you take it right. Definitely drink water when taking this product.
As has been stated before on this site, be cautious with weight-loss supplements. Talk to a doctor before adding one to your supplement regime. Don’t treat them as a magic pill for weight loss, because that’s not how it works!