Ripped Juice EX2 Review - Does This Thermogenic Work?
The results of my research into Ripped Juice EX2 were somewhat surprising. The ingredients, chance of side effects, customer service quality and real science were taken into consideration. We read as many reviews as we could find. Then, we refined all the info to give you the bottom line.
What is Ripped Juice EX2?
To begin, Ripped Juice EX2 is a thermogenic supplement with n-acetyl l-tyrosine, caffeine, citrus aurantium, n-methyltyramine HCL, green coffee bean extract and rauwolscine HCL. You take one to two capsules a day, no less than six hours before bed. The description says you’ll notice improved mood, an energy boost and reduced appetite.
Betancourt Nutrition is responsible for Ripped Juice EX2. The founder of the company opened it in 2002. That’s more than a decade – nice. You can purchase directly, but you’ll also find the products through outside retailers. We like the natural ingredients and caffeine will help boost energy as claimed, but read on…
Hunger – “No Appetite Control?”
First off, despite the fact that Betancourt Nutrition claims Ripped Juice EX2 ingredients will suppress appetite, that’s not what happened in some cases. “Hunger is a huge part of weight-loss,” offers our Research Editor. “If you’re eating all the time, you just won’t reach your goals as quickly.”
“Didn’t do much for me. Made me hungry,” one user complained.
A dieter also said, “Only problem is that I barely felt the appetite suppression.”
Appetite suppression was a reality for some users.
“Definitely controlled my hunger and made me go to the toilet a lot,” shared a dieter.
One more said, “Not a bad supplement, really gives me a boost and controls my hunger.”
Side Effects – “Stomach Issues and Dizziness?”
Two of the more common Ripped Juice EX2 side effects were stomach issues and dizziness.
As one user explained, “I’m not sure if I have a high tolerance but this did not do much for me…well to be quite frank…it made me go to the bathroom within minutes of taking it.”
“I started to experience head ace, dizziness, and diarrhea,” said a dieter.
We also found reviews that claimed no such thing.
“Focus stays high. I don’t feel jittery or over-caffeinated while taking this,” offered one person.
As another said, “I experienced no adverse effects but did not notice much else.”
Based on our research, sometimes it takes the smallest thing, like slight dizziness, to ruin any chance of success. If Ripped Juice EX2 does cause side effects, we’re not sure why the dieter would keep taking it.
The Science – “Real Clinical Support?”
There are two major ingredients in Ripped Juice EX2 – caffeine and citrus aurantium. The first does have clinical support for increased energy and metabolism. The effect may not be enough to help you lose tons of weight with no other changes, but it’s there. The second is an alternative to ephedra that has been associated with some rather worrisome side effects. Some actually affect the heart. At DietSpotlight, we want science to give the green light, not warn us of potential negative issues.
The Bottom Line – Does Ripped Juice EX2 Work?
Have we already taken the first dose? Let’s see, we like the addition of caffeine and you will likely see a boost in energy, but we have reservations about recommending this one to dieters. First, there is no science showing this Ripped Juice EX2 works any better than other stimulant-based thermogenic. Then, there is the possibility of side effects.
If weight-loss is always on your mind, you may want to leave products like Ripped Juice EX2 behind in favor of clinically tested supplements that aren’t associated with potentially dangerous side effects.
Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Leptigen. We found just four ingredients with clinical testing and a strong connection with weight-loss. User reviews are stellar with tons of talk about reaching goals easier than with diet and exercise alone. We also love the fact that no strong side effects have been reported.
Plus, there’s always the Special Trial Offer from the makers of Leptigen because they’re confident you’ll love it.
Previous Ripped Juice EX2 Review (Updated January 28, 2012):
What You Should Know
Ripped Juice EX2 is a unique fat burner designed to help the bodybuilder shed extra weight and get ripped in the process. Getting ripped typically means shedding water weight so muscle definition shows through, but an extra layer of fat can also hinder the look of muscle definition. We did not see any diuretics upon first glance at the ingredient list, but that doesn't mean there's not a diuretic hidden amongst the stimulants.
List of Ingredients
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Guarana Extract
- Green Tea Extract
- Kola Nut Extract
- L-Valine Nitrate
- L-Isoleucine Nitrate
- L-Leucine Nitrate
- Hoodia Gordonii
- L-Tyrosine AKG
- Griffonia Simplicifolia Extract
- Evodia Extract
- Citrus Aurantium Extract
- Yohimbe Extract
- White Willow Extract
Ripped Juice EX2 is a combination of stimulants, an appetite suppressant and amino acids. The stimulants found in the formula include caffeine, green tea, synephrine and yohimbe. All are proven to increase heart rate and blood pressure, but only caffeine and green tea are considered safe when used in the right quantities. These ingredients are part of a proprietary blend, so the dieter has no idea how much of each ingredient they are consuming.
The appetite suppressant in this formula is useless. Hoodia was once attached to a myth that South African hunters used the root of the cactus to suppress appetite on long hunts. When clinical research tested hoodia, the active ingredient P57 was metabolized by the liver long before it reached the brain to signal a feeling of fullness.
The geranamine is an ingredient that concerns use quite a bit. It is also known as 1, 3 dimethylamylamine and is known to cause heart palpitations. Dieters or bodybuilders with a history of heart problems should not take this ingredient.
- A complete list of ingredients was simple to find online.
- Contains several proven ingredients like caffeine and green tea.
- The proven ingredients are included in a proprietary blend.
- Contains multiple stimulants, which could increase blood pressure and cause negative side effects.
Ripped Juice EX2 by Betancourt is packed full of stimulants. The average dieter may not have the resilience to caffeine and other stimulants to handle this sort of product, but bodybuilders tend to take higher concentrations of stimulants like caffeine so the effect of this supplement would have to be tested on a person-to-person basis. Other than the strong stimulant effect, there is little benefit to taking Ripped Juice EX2. It will not help the bodybuilder achieve that shredded look and it contains no diuretics.