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Ripped VitaPak Review - Does This Multivitamin Work? Are side effects and ineffectiveness deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

ripped-vitapak-product-imageWe’ve heard the buzz surrounding Ripped Vitapak, so we entrenched ourselves in ingredients, side effects, scientific support and customer service. Furthermore, we investigated hundreds of dieter comments and reviews. We then condensed and refined to give you the info you need.

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What You Need to Know

First off, Ripped Vitrapak is a multivitamin that includes green tea extract, branch-chain amino acids, minerals and B-vitamins. The recommended dose is one packet, once per day; supposedly to support weight-loss. One benefit is that the product is portable.

There is no information relating to when Ripped Vitapak was introduced, but the parent company GNC has been in operation for more than 80 years. The supplement is available on the official website and in stores. We do like the longevity of the company and there are  some favorable customer comments, but read on…

Side Effects – Not from a Vitamin!

The first negative regarding Ripped Vitapak side effects was nausea. “Taking a multivitamin is an excellent decision when you are starting a weight-loss plan,” said our Research Editor. “A supplement designed to improve overall health and wellness should not cause negative effects.”

“Made me quite nausea’s had to stop even when drinking a lot of water,” reported a customer.

“I throw out! I throw out and feel I could not breathe and heart beat crazily fast, I feel that I am going to die!,” said a dieter.

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State Regulations – A Concern

The New York Attorney General’s office came to an agreement with GNC in March of 2015 regarding mislabeling ingredients in supplements. The ruling came after an investigation proved formulas didn’t contain a specific plant DNA as marked on bottles.

Ineffectiveness – Does it Work?

After researching customer comments, the consensus is that Ripped Vitapak ingredients are ineffective. “I followed the instructions and took them regularly while increasing my exercise routine and managing my meals better. The end result: I ended up GAINING weight on the program,” said a user.

“Second week and have had NO effects of this, good OR bad. Followed the “take them at once” way then the “some with breakfast, some with workout”- nothing! I do the gym daily. No extra energy then either,” commented a customer.

“So I purchased the Mega Men Powered Ripped Vitapak Program and took all the pills as directed for 1 month. I work out 4-5 times a day and at the end of the month I gained a few pounds,” said another.

Our research has shown that any part of a dietary supplement deemed troublesome, like lack of effectiveness, could potentially hinder long-term success. If Ripped Vitapak doesn’t work, there are concerns.

The Science

The official website claims the supplement is “scientifically designed,” but we can’t locate published scientific research linking the ingredients to weight-loss. At DietSpotlight, finding science to support claims is critical. If there’s none, dieters will walk away from the product.

The Bottom Line

Upon taking a comprehensive look at Ripped Vitapak, we’ve reached a conclusion. There are positives, like the favorable BBB rating and a few supportive customer comments, but we can’t recommend it because of the lack of scientific research supporting weight-loss claims. We’re also concerned about issues with labeling as reported by the Attorney General’s office and dieter comments regarding bad taste.

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What You Should Know

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Ripped Vitapak is a vitamin and supplement pack by GNC that includes four different supplements. It is intended to help boost overall health, increase muscle mass and boost metabolism, thereby making it easier to lose weight. Read this review to learn more about the product to decide if you want to use it to reach your health and fitness goals.

List of Ingredients

Ripped Vitapak’s Mega Men Sport includes the following ingredients:
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin K
  • Thaimin
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folic Acid
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Calcium
  • Iodine
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Selenium
  • Copper
  • Maganese
  • Chromium
  • Molybdenum
  • Chloride
  • Potassium
  • Branch Chain Amino Acid Blend: L-Valine, L-Leucine, and L-Isoleucine
  • Creatine Precursor Blend: Glycine, L-Methoinine
  • Sports Blend: Green tea extract, L-Glutamine, L-Taurine, Beta-Alanine, L-Cartinine
  • Joint Cushion Blend: MSM, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Choline
  • Isoitol
  • Silica
  • Boron
  • Lutemax
  • Lycopene
  • Zeaxanthin
  • Astaxanthin
  • Vandium
There are other supplements included in the vitapak that have other ingredients, as well.

Product Features

Ripped Vitapak contains four different products, created in individualized dose packets, for you to take once a day. The products include: Mega Men Sport, Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA), Thermo Igniter 12X, and Waterex. The Mega Men Sport is really just a multivitamin for men. CLA is used to support the production of lean muscle mass. Thermo Igniter 12X is a fat burner that claims to be clinically proven to help you burn up to 12 times more calories with regular diet and exercise, than without the supplement. It is supposed to increase your energy levels and rev up your metabolism to make losing weight and building muscle easier. Waterex is a diuretic that will pull excess water from your body. This is designed to help you lose weight from holding water, but a healthy body will not hold water. Using a supplement like this can lead to superficial weight loss, and also cause dehydration, which is not safe or healthy.

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  • Ripped Vitapak combines several supplements in one.
  • This product comes from a trusted company.


  • Ripped Vitapak is really only intended for men.
  • This product seems better suited to body builders rather than causal dieters.
  • This is met with mixed customer reviews.
  • There are no free trials of this supplement.
  • This product is expensive at $70 for a month’s supply.


Ripped Vitapak is an expensive supplement regimen, only intended for men. While we like the bases it covers, without regular exercise and a balanced diet, you will not see real results. We recommend taking a multivitamin and using a clinically proven safe and effective appetite suppressant or fat burner to get the same results at a fraction of the price.
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30 User Reviews About Ripped VitaPak

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  • 1

    Been taking it for three days now. I get nauseous around 3 hours after taking 3 CLA, 1 Multivitamin,and the Thermo Igniter. Do you think it is a allergic reaction, or am I taking them wrong. I take them after breakfast, but before my workout. the other Yellow, white, and last multivitamin I take at dinner time.


  • 2

    I took the Ripped Vita Pak for 2 weeks. I broke out a a rash on my feet, legs, genitals and arms a few days after taking them. I treated it as eczema until I went to the doctors and was told that they were hives. The next day I took 2 CLA pills in the afternoon (I had already had hives all over my back and chest) and ended up with hives spreading to my face and rest of my body. The hives cleared 24 hours after the last dose.


  • 3

    I just started mine today BUT THE Women pack and I take them all at once after breakfast. I usually just walk in the mornings for about an hour and a half and the rest of my consists of running around with a toddler and house work. Does anybody have any tips? I’m about 172 , 21 and I try to stay on my feet. I’ve never done anything like this before so any tips helps! Am I even taking the vitmens properly? The lady wasn’t too helpful at the GNC


  • 4

    is it safe to use if a perdón suffers feo. Hugh bolos pressure


  • 5

    just purchased the GNC Pro Preformance Women’s Ripped ViatPak. How should I take the pack? I know I should take the red pill (X-12) in the morning prior to my workout but what about the other pills? Thanks


  • 6

    I have been taking it for a few days and already seeing results!! The problem is that it makes me feel very nauseous a few hours after taking them. Anything I can do to rid of the nausea!??


    Your Name

    My husband and I noticed when we increase our water intake we don’t have that issue. Not sure if it really correlated but that helped


    Your Name

    Make sure you take it with food as well


  • 7

    I’m on my second week of taking this vitapak, and the results are in the middle, i thought it was to lose weight but ive been gaining, even though i work 2 jobs mon thru friday and only get to work out on the weekends i feel incredibly better then what i was at first i started out taking the pak at 260 now im 265, i think.its more for body builders not for ppl trying to lose weight.


  • 8

    I have just takin it for two days. the first time I took it I didn’t feel nothing but when I took it today I started getting red and a warm feelin all over my body I wonder if this is a side affect or what im scared to take it again … I would like to know if anyone else expierenced this while takin the ripped vita pak from gnc.


    Nicky Pellegrino

    The thermo-igniter is a THERMO (Temperature) Genic, aka a fat burner. That is why you feel warm all over. If it bothers you, stop taking the red pill (Matrix reference anyone?). As far as red, sounds like a reaction to the Niacin which is in the multivitamin. You must be really sensitive to that, but it’s nothing to really be that concerned of.


  • 9

    Hey everyone im only a few days into it but so far it has worked amazingly. As far as women using it is absolutely fine and safe.


  • 10

    I have taking this for a little over 2 weeks now and have had amazing results. I have gained nearly 1/2 inch on my biceps and triceps, my deltoids are impressively cut! and I have lost a total of 16 pounds. I am 23 years old , 6ft 9inches tall, and weighed 280lbs when I started. The majority of my body weight is from belly fat, glutes & lower back, and thigh fat and I am burning it off faster than I could have ever asked for. Most would say it is unhealthy to loose that much weight that fast but my body held a lot of water and I feel more healthy than I have in years. I am keeping to this program for a long time.


    Your Name

    Do you take all of them together at the same time ?


    Ruby Carver

    When I bought mine at GNS the gentleman that worked there gave me handy sheet on how to take the vitamins spread out through out the day. I do it like this Breakfast: 1 orange pill (multi) 1 red (x12) 1 yellow gel (cla) 1 white Lunch: 1 orange pill 1 yellow pill 1 white Dinner: 2 yellow gel


  • 11

    I have been taking it for about a week now and I have had some good results (:



    R u a girl? Just want to know cuz I was wondering if..well since it says its for man can us girls take it?


  • 12

    how is this product working for any woman? this will be my first time trying it.



    I’m 65 started out at 160 after 30 days I’m 143 exercise 1 hr each day , strechibg elipical and total gym . I feel stronger and more flexible and have muscle tone ( which at 65 is wonderful )


  • 13

    How is it working for you so far? I just started this product and wanted to see if anyone has had good results!I went into GNC for the green coffee bean and was talked into this. I was kind of afraid since I am a woman!



    i did the same went for gcb and ended up with this.. i just started today and i hope it works.. u posted this a while ago did it work for u?


  • 14

    The woman at gnc said I could take it and Im a woman.She said she also had taken it and worked very well for her.Only been taking for two days so far.


  • 15

    Can a woman take these mega men ripped vitapak? And why or why not?



    theres a Womens`s Ripped Vitapak Program. I started yersterday so far so good 😉



    I just started today! My goal is to lose 38 more lbs by May 1st. I’ll let y’all know if it worked or not lol. I am also taking the new vitapak for women


    Your Name

    Are u losing?

    Kayla B

    I absolutely love the women’s gnc ripped amp. I have only been on it for 2 days and have fell in love I haven’t weighed. But it has suppressed my appetite and the x-12 gives me booming energy to workout HARD! Yes it is pricey but so is a heart attack from being overweight to me it is worth the price to lose 30lbs in a month which is my plan.

    Your Name

    How did it go??

  • 16
    Nicky Pellegrino

    I’ve recently been taking this along with the Extreme Training version as well in tandem. Awesome, awesome, awesome results! I’d split all the pills up throughout the day. I’d normally have a morning weight training/calisthenics workout and a shorter cardio workout in the evening after work.

    In the morning I would take the multivitamin, Extreme Training’s Explosive Energy Metabolizer, N.O. Pump & Charge, and Mental Sharpness Blend – along with 2 of Ripped Vitapak’s CLAs. Halfway through the day I’d then take Ripped’s Thermo-Igniter and the other two CLAs. Much later in the evening I would take Extreme Training’s AOX Recovery along with Ripped’s Waterex.

    Since I began, I have seen my body fat percentage drop from 11 to 9% and gained about five pounds of muscle in spite of that. Freaking awesome combo! Definitely would recommend either one, but more-so together!


  • 17

    ive been using this for 6 months now, on and off. this supplement i would say is incredible i kept telling my friends whenever i gain pounds from eating and getting lazy going to gym (i usually stop taking it after 2months of taking it) every time i go back taking vitapaks with ofcorse proper diet and excercise then boom! back to my ideal weight! i feel like if only ive been more disciplined with what i eat and from drinking beer! 6 months of taking it with proper diet and excercise i could have been a ripped mada#### but yea this is what i use whenever im going off to my routine it helps me more focused both excercise and diet wise. so yes for me it is effective u will see results if u use it everyday with diet and excercise guaranteed. my cons is, it is so expensive and taking 8 pills is noooooo bueno…


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