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

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By Summer Banks Jan 01, 2017
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If you haven’t looked carefully at Ripped Vitapak, now’s your chance. We entrenched ourselves in ingredients, side effects, scientific support and customer service. Furthermore, we investigated hundreds of 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 Vitapak 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 – “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 buyer.

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,” claims another.

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

The Science – “Any Validity?”

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, customers will walk away from the product.

The Bottom Line – Does Ripped Vitapak Work?

Hmm, this one was interesting, so what’s the verdict you need to hear? There are positives, like the favorable BBB rating and a few supportive customer comments, but we can’t get past our reservations 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 comments regarding ineffectiveness.

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Previous Ripped VitaPak Review (Updated May 16, 2014):

What You Should Know

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.

Advantages

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

Disadvantages

  • 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.

Conclusion

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.

Ripped VitaPak Questions & Answers:

We compressed dozens of customer reviews and user comments about Ripped Vitapak into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Ripped Vitapak?

Possible Ripped Vitapak side effects include nausea, sleeplessness, abdominal pains, stomach cramps, headache, dehydration and allergic reactions such as skin rash.

What are the ingredients in Ripped Vitapak?

Ripped Vitapak ingredients are Conjugated Linoleic Acid (from Safflower Oil), Caffeine Anhydrous, Capsicum Fruit Extract, Black Pepper Extract, Garlic Clove, Parsley Herb Powder, Uva Ursi Leaf Extract, Elderberry Fruit, Horsetail Rush Stems, Cantaloupe Fruit, Watermelon Fruit, Fennel Seed, Corn Silk Powder, Hydrangea Root Powder and Juniper Berries Extract.

Does Ripped Vitapak work?

The CLA in Ripped Vitapak may help reduce fat cells in the body and fruit extracts in this product may provide some antioxidant protection against free radicals. Also, the Caffeine, Uva Ursi and Juniper Berry in this product may increase urination and reduce retained water weight. However, there is no clinical research that supports the weight-loss claims pertaining to Ripped Vitapak.

You might think about substituting Ripped Vitapak for a product backed by published clinical research such as Leptigen.

How much does Ripped Vitapak cost?

The cost of Ripped Vitapak is $74.99 (30 servings).

How should I take Ripped Vitapak?

You need to take the contents of one packet first thing each morning with food. You should never take Ripped Vitapak at bedtime. This product lasts for 30 days.

How do I contact customer service?

You can contact GNC, the company that makes Ripped Vitapak, by calling 1-877-462-4700.

Can I take Ripped Vitapak if I have a health condition?

People under the age of 18, women who are pregnant or nursing a child, those taking prescription drugs or people with pre-existing health conditions should consult a physician before taking Ripped Vitapak.

What do users like about Ripped Vitapak?

Some customers like that Ripped Vitapak only needs to be taken once daily and this product is easy to find in local GNC stores.

What do users NOT like about Ripped Vitapak?

Some users do not like that Ripped Vitapak can cause unpleasant adverse effects and it is not backed by solid scientific research. Also, some people do not like the large size of these pills.

How many pills are actually in Ripped Vitapak?

You have to take three capsules each day, which include CLA, Thermo Igniter 12X and Waterex.

Can Ripped Vitapak cause weight gain?

Some users have complained of weight gain while taking Ripped Vitapak.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Ripped Vitapak?

No, we’re not aware of any special deals on Ripped Vitapak at the moment. However, the last few months many of our readers have been going crazy about Leptigen’s Special Trial Offer, which is just the cost of shipping and handling. Click here to give it a shot.

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Summer Banks, a content strategist at Leptigen, has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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why am I depressed

Hi Liza. Please make sure to consult with your physician if you are depressed, it could be a possible side effect.

I have been taking GNC woman’s ripped for 6 days now. The first day I had a severe stomach ache, 2nd day I felt great so much energy I killed it at the gym, 3rd day I felt so exhausted I couldn’t even do a workout, 4th and 5th day i was completely exhausted went to bed by 6pm. I checked online for reviews and had read alot of people had the same effect because of the multi-vitamin so i decided to stop taking those today. I am going to finish the pack and see what happens but do not think I will take these pills again.

Hi, I have been taking GNC Woman’s ripped

Been taking for about a week now but this morning I took the pills then went to have breakfast about 5 minutes later. All of a sudden I started getting hot. My face, neck and and few other places on my body turned bright red and I had to jump in a cold shower from freaking out. After about 40 minutes I was finally cooled down enough to continue my day. Not sure what happend?

The same thing happened to me with the Women’s Ripped Vitapak. It is the thermo pill. Rather not so much just the thermo pill but the niacin. (From what I was told) I have even experienced an almost allergic response at one time where my lips had gotten swollen and looked like I had red lip liner and I was red and blotchy on my skin and incredibly itchy and hot! Skip a day or two on the thermo pill. It worked for me. It was suggested to be an over accumulation of the niacin. Going to try this new vitapak now with the green thermo pill instead of that red one. Good luck and hope I helped a little!

i went to GNC a few days ago looking for protien and creatine. im a chubby fellow and the clerk suggested i try this routine to loose weight before i worried about bulking up .

my regime for this product is as follows . a whey Protien shake for breakfast . included in my shake is flax seed and fruit and i take some vitamins not all . then i will have another shake for lunch and the remainder vitamins. for breakfast i will also have a Krill pills for omega. my Dinner will be meat and vegetables and ill take a probiotic before bed. Since taking the vitamins i have noticed a boost in my energy levels. In case nobody knew there is two versions of this product with or without caffeine. Also there is a version for females you shouldent have to buy the mens product. i will follow up on this message after i have concluded my first week of this diet.

I have been taking Rippped vitapak for two weeks now and have noticed that my poop is bloody.
I have decided to stop usage and see if this clears out.

I’ve been taking the man ripped vitapak for two weeks now and I am a girl. My face is breaking out all over with pimples.

Last summer I weighed in at 255 I said screw that and started hitting the gym everyday I then found out about the ripped vitapak so I bought it I kid you not within 2 months even less I was down to 220 I lost 35 pounds using this its all about how you actually take the pills I take 2 cla and a mega men sport after breakfast then at lunch time same thing 2 cla and a mega men sport pill I then go to the gym around 7pm and take the waterex and thermo igniter pill (30 mins before I actually hit the gym) makes me sweat bullets I first do my strength workouts then 30mins on the treadmill till this day I’m still doing the same thing Down to the weight I wanted now it’s all about the muscles overall this product really does work it’s all about how hard you work

I been taking it for two days so far. I will take 2 cla, multi-V, thermo after breakfast. Then in the afternoon do strength training then eat a snack. Afterwards for evening chow I will eat a full small meal then take the left overs pills. Then do cardio and take protein . Through out the whole process I have heart burns. Any suggestion? Or should I just completely stop taking it?

If you know for certain it’s the Vitapak giving you heart burn then pause taking it until your doctor can isolate the issue fully for you.

I’ve been taking this product for the better part of 2 weeks and have noticed a HUGE difference if I missed one day. I was tired, weak and could fall asleep standing up! I was instructed by a store associate to increase my H2O intake and take the pak with food. I have split up the multivitamin part but take everything else with breakfast.

i just started this pills 5 days ago, but I feel like im gained more weight, and that’s scared me a lot, idk what to do

It is my first time to take this pills.breakfast take 1yellow,2CLA and before my work out at gym take the red pill and after working out take the biotin pill.but it reacted for me so much nausea,bloating and i keep throw out.i start feeling so weak

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.

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.

Friend of mine at GNC said Take the Multivitamins at Breakfast, The Thermo and Water at Lunch and The CLAs at Bedtime. Make sure to take 20-30 minutes before a meal or workout or bed

I was told by a GNC worker to not take all the gels at once.. save 2 for lunch or right before your work out..

Is this safe for women? Like if I don’t use the women one and just use the regular pack.

Hi Karissa, We advise you to seek out alternatives, because as you know this formula is geared towards men. Take a look around our reviews to give you some options.

Ive been taking the women’s pack for 5 days now and it seemed fine but now I get really nauseated and thinking about food makes me want to barf.. Mind you I force myself to eat and drink water and then I’m fine. Seems to be working well for me although today my body got REALLY warm and my skin was a little itchy but I haven’t broke out in rash or anything.. Tips anyone??

Others have had similar experiences. Please have your doctor go over the formula with you.

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

Hi there. I’m in the same boat minus the toddler. I just started taking the Women’s Ripped and was told to break the doses up.
Morning – 1 multivitamin, 2 CLA’s, waterX, biotin w/ breakfast
Afternoon – other multivitamin, 2 CLA’s, X-12 w/ lunch or dinner (if taking dose with dinner on “non-workout day” exclude X-12 you’ll be up all night. Take X-12, 1-2 hours before workout)

And an alternate is breaking up the CLA dosage
Morning – multivitamin, CLA, waterX, biotin
Afternoon – multivitamin, CLA, X-12
Evening – CLA
Night – CLA

Hope this helps. Let me know if it worked for you.

Concise!

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

We haven’t come across anyone having high blood pressure issues with this product, Jesus. Remember to always ask you doctor before taking a product.

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

The recommended dose is one packet, once per day.

I was told by an employee to take them all at once first thing in the morning…. Takes me a while and make me feel very sick

All packs at once? Inadvisable course of action, Geneiva.

there is number on the packet ,i bought two each one got differnent from another why

Suhair, must be a clerical error. Did you give them a call back?

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