What You Should Know
Turbo Shred is formulated by Swole Nutrition. The formula is packed with stimulants, yet the company claims there are no jitters associated with the supplement. Any supplement that contains caffeine, in addition to other stimulants, is bound to cause jitters for some dieter, so Swole Nutrition can’t make this claim with any validity. With that said, there are very few ingredients in the formula and at least two are known to cause negative side effects. This means a thumbs down for Turbo Shred, but let’s look at the details of these dangerous ingredients.
List of Ingredients
- Phenylethylamine HCL
- Synephrine Caprylate
- Nettle Leaf Extract
- Yohimbine HCL
- Inositol Nicotinate
Caffeine – a proven weight loss ingredient and safe when included in the right dose. Swole Nutrition doesn’t bother to list how much caffeine is included in the formula, which means the average dieter should steer clear of this supplement. Too much caffeine can have negative side effects and, in some cases, land a dieter in the hospital.
Phenylethylamine HCL is one of the dangerous ingredients. This supplement, also known as PEA, is found in chocolate so most dieters think it is safe. However, the amount included in weight loss supplements is much more than that naturally found in chocolate. At supplement doses the dieter is likely to feel mood changes. These mood changes can cause negative side effects for dieters with mental health conditions like depression or bipolar disorder. Phenylethylamine should not be taken with MAOIs and other psychiatric drugs.
Synephrine is a stimulant related to ephedra. While it carries many of the same potential side effects, it does not carry the same fat burning potential. Ephedra was banned due to possible health risks, including the death of at least one professional athlete. The FDA is currently watching synephrine for possible side effects.
- All ingredients are listed on the Swole website.
- Contains caffeine – proven to boost metabolism.
- Contains multiple stimulants.
- Synephrine is associated with multiple negative side effects.
- Contains phenylethylamine – not safe for dieters taking prescription medications.
- Claims to cause no jitters – false.
Swole Nutrition Turbo Shred is one of those supplements that packs together multiple stimulants and claims it will boost metabolism. Yes, caffeine is known to boost metabolism and energy, but the company does not reveal how much caffeine is in the supplement. If you are sensitive to caffeine or you are currently taking any prescription medications, you should skip this supplement as it could cause negative and possibly life-threatening side effects.