Xedra Cut XT – Does it actually work?
What is Xedra Cut XT?
Xedra Cut XT is an over-the-counter thermogenic diet pill which claims to supercharge your metabolism and in turn, burn excess fat off rapidly.
The company behind the product advertise this as an extreme energy booster, due to the fact that its key ingredients are well known natural stimulants. It is sold by a well known fitness and supplement brand that aims all of its products at people who work out and exercise regularly.
How does it claim to work?
In a nutshell, Xedra Cut XT contains a fair amount of caffeine, caffeine boosts energy and metabolism, calories are burned faster and this helps shift extra weight (depending on your calorie intake and exercise levels).
The problem is that the brand is sold in a number separate formats and none of them give any real detailed explanation of how they work or what they contain. What we do know is that the formula features a good number of stimulants, even for a self-proclaimed ‘extreme thermogenic’ pill.
Caffeine, Green Tea, Yerba Mate and Glucuronolactone, seems to be the recurring theme with this particular brand and other editions of Xedra Cut XT also list Bitter Orange, considered by some to be quite controversial in the use of diet pills due to its similarity to (the now illegal) ephedra – see this recent study – http://aop.sagepub.com/content/39/3/574
What are the customers saying?
Reviews for Xedra Cut XT are a little mixed, while some people have experienced some weight loss and an increase in energy, most have just felt the negatives effects of the caffeine and have seen little change in body weight.
The official site for the product doesn’t appear to have any customer testimonials, all the reviews we were able to find were independent online reviews, which is a plus for the brand since not all of them were negative.
However, none were particularly overwhelming either and the 50/50 split conclusion from most of the users isn’t really enough to sway the verdict in our eyes.
Are there any Xedra Cut XT side effects?
Undoubtedly, yes. The amount of caffeine in each pill is almost certain to cause at least a few side effects, besides the anticipated increase in energy. Jitteriness, headaches, stomach cramps, nausea, insomnia, anxiety and heart palpitations are all common complaints when taking high doses of caffeine.
These effects may not be as troubling for some people and the elimination of caffeine from elsewhere in your diet may be enough to make them manageable, or prevent them completely, but for others these types of side effects will only disappear when they stop taking the tablets.
Is it worth buying?
Our rating: (2/5 stars)
If you are looking for something to help boost your energy levels, maybe before a demanding workout or long run for example, than maybe this product is worth consideration.
However, by itself it is unlikely to cause any noticeable weight loss. In conclusion, for many users, gulping down a few energy drinks will have a similar effect and cost much less in the long run.