What You Should Know
Epidril, otherwise known as NutraSport Cutting Gel, is a controversial topical cream recently under fire by the FTC for making unsubstantiated claims about its product. Although Epidril is no longer produced by its manufacturer, it is still widely available from various online sites. Essentially, Epidril claims to be a fat-burning cream, similar to Cellulean. The cream is rubbed vigorously into trouble areas shortly before a workout, which they claim will enhance fat burning processes and reveal stronger, more defined muscle. This might sound a bit far-fetched, but Epidril’s competitor Cellulean, a similar product, has enjoyed big hype in news and print sources as a potential industry innovation that effectively removes fat stores. Could Epidril have the same results? Although the FTC has qualms about its claims, people are still talking about this product.
Epidril is very hard to find on the internet, but usually retails for around $60.00 per bottle. Epidril might be discontinued by its manufacturer, but this product still maintains its popularity with many bodybuilders and dieters. The only question is its authenticity. Beware of shady third-party vendors who might slap an “Epidril” label onto anything.
Not Listed on Official Site: Lecithin, Water (Aqua), Octyl Palmitate, Alcohol, Glycerin, Aminophylline, Carmel Color, Fragrance, Ethylenediamine, Vitamin E, Carbomber, Propylene Glycol, BHA, Propyl Gallate, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Iodopropynyl & Butylcarbamate.
Like most other topical weight loss creams, Epidril uses Aminophylline, an ingredient used to treat asthma. Studies conducted by outside sources show Aminophylline does have an effect when applied topically, resulting in a decrease of fatty tissue – in some cases, this loss was up to 2 inches. This ingredient has not been evaluated by the FDA for safety.
There is little else making Epidril effective, unfortunately. None of its other ingredients are shown to aid in fat reduction. Epidril also recommends applying this while completing an intensive workout program, which some skeptics believe is where and how the real fat reduction is occurring.
- Epidril is based on the same science as Cellulean, a popular fat-reducing cream featured by several news outlets and magazines.
- It uses Aminophylline, an asthma ingredient that has shown some promise at reducing fat when applied topically to the skin.
- It is easy to apply and use.
- Epidril was recently under fire by the FTC for making exaggerated claims about its product.
- The manufacturer no longer produces Epidril for unknown reasons.
- Epidril is very expensive, costing around $60.00 per bottle.
- Epidril’s safety is a main concern, which is never addressed due to the discontinuation of this product.
Epidril is based on the same science as Cellulean, but this appears to be its only advantage. Epidril is currently not being produced by its manufacturer, which should be a big sign of its true effectiveness. This might be worth looking into as an alternative to Cellulean, but this might be too inconvenient for long term use. Generally, we discourage the use of discontinued products like Epidril.