Musclepharm Shred Matrix – Our In Depth Review
Just How Good Is Shred Matrix?
Popular bodybuilding supplement company Musclepharm make a fat burning supplement called Shred Matrix.
Sold as a complete 8 stage Fat Loss System, it promises to promote energy, stamina while helping athletes and bodybuilders to burn fat and help control appetite.
Suitable for both men and women, Shred Matrix will ( it is claimed) “utilise the body’s multiple energy pathways and systems to promote aggressive mobilisation of fat to be burnt for fuel”..
The makers tell us that it helps to improve energy and alertness, improving both mood and concentration and helps to regulate appetite.
The Formula In Shred Matrix
The ingredient profile in Shred Matrix is absolutely huge – too large in fact to type out here, so we have included an image of the product label
It basically contains 6 different proprietary blends each containing undisclosed amounts of their respective ingredients… it also contains
- Niacin 3mg
- Biotin 150mcg
- Pantothenic acid 3mg
- Magnesium 3.5mg
- Zinc 1mg
- Chromium 100mcg
Taking Shred Matrix
The instructions are as follows:
Take 3 capsules with 8 oz of water 30-40 minutes before breakfast… take the second serving ( 3 capsules) 30 – 40 minutes before lunch
IMPORTANT NOTE – Do Not Take within 6 hours of bedtime and also ensure that you drink at least 8 pints of water per day while taking Shred Matrix
The product gets a very high rating on sites like bodybuilding .com for instance ( average rating 8.2) with many positive reviews… but when you actually look elsewhere.. at Amazon for instance, many of the reviews are different…
Some users found the product ineffective, others were concerned about the actual ingredients.. one user was frightened by the warning on the label about the risk of choking while taking this product… you have to give credit to the makers for actually putting this on the label, but why use any ingredient(s) that could cause this we have to ask?
Any Side Effects
The makers instance that you should not take within 6 hours of bedtime, does raise the possible risk of the shakes or the jitters from the high level of stimulants in the product.
Aside from this possibility, there are also risks of
- Chest Pain
- Increased Heart Rate ( see below)
Where To Buy
Shred Matrix is available to buy from all the usual sources, bodybuilding.com and Amazon being two examples.. expect to pay between $24 and $43 for a bottle containing 120 capsules ( 20 days supply)
Any Cash Back Guarantee
None Offered By Manufacturer
There is no doubt that Shred Matrix will help you lose weight, its packed sky high with stimulants that will without doubt raise your metabolism and burn extra fat.. That said…. squeezing such a huge number of ingredients into a 3 capsule serving doesn’t leave a lot of room for much of anything, so we do question whether the capsules actually have enough of the key ingredients in them to be that effective
But thats not our main worry….
We are concerned in particular about the inclusion of another ingredient in the mix – Yohimbine… this is banned in several countries across the world and has been linked with some quite nasty side effects including:
- Panic Attacks
- Tachycardia ( increased and/or irregular heart rate)
- Decreased Cognitive function
- Increasing Feelings Of Fear
For this reason alone, we personally would recommend giving Shred Matrix a wide berth… sure it will definitely work and does no doubt give good results to some users, but you cannot afford to ignore the potential for risk….we don’t ( in our opinion) believe that the health risks and warnings attached to this product warrant giving it a second thought..
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