Below we take an in-depth look at ENGN Shred, to see whether this pre-workout/weight loss mix has the ingredients and reputation to please customers.
ENGN Shred is a pre-workout supplement that also offers a handful of weight loss ingredients and cognition enhancers. It has so far proved very popular on outlets like Amazon and www.bodybuilding.com, and seems to attract generally positive reviews. Despite the hype, it still has the potential to cause serious side effects, with many former customers tending to recommend avoiding caffeine whilst using it.
Side effects should be expected whilst using many pre-workouts, and ENGN Shred is no exception. Perhaps the biggest culprit here is Yohimbe, which is known to cause a range of unfortunate side effects, including stomach problems, jitters, trembling, sleep problems, anxiety, high blood pressure, a raised heart rate, dizziness, drooling, sinus pan, headaches, frequent urination, bloating, rashes, and vomiting.
The high doses of caffeine found in this product can also cause side effects, particularly when drinking coffee or other sources of caffeine during the day. Expect headaches, jitters, sleeplessness, raised heart rates, dehydration, and increased blood pressure when overdosing on caffeine.
This list is unfortunately not exhaustive, and you can read more about the potential adverse effects of using Trans4orm in the Side Effects tab.
ENGN Shred is not a particularly expensive product. A standard 30-serving tub of powder costs just $27.54 on Amazon and $28.99 on the official Evlution Nutrition website. It is actually slightly more expensive on the website where most people seem to buy it (www.bodybuilding.com), costing $34.99 for the same tub.
ENGN Shred is a product that has attracted a decent amount of praise from former customers. Its popularity is a great indicator of its quality, and shows us that the formula is generally better-balanced than most, offering effectiveness with fewer side effects and with a great taste.
We still think this industry has a problem with allowing side effects to happen unnecessarily, a factor which stop us recommending products like ENGN Shred outright. The formula needlessly includes a semi-effective ingredient called Yohimbe, which has a strong side effect profile that can make people feel quite ill over time. Combining this with the caffeine does create adverse effects for the majority of people seemingly, with many former customers mentioning side effects in otherwise positive comments. The lack of published ingredient quantities makes it hard for us to tell how bad the problem really is.
It’s worth mentioning that we generally like Evlution Nutrition and their good reputation, but their lack of money back guarantee is a constant negative on the company. Customers should be encouraged to buy from a 3rd party retailer who perhaps has a fairer policy for dealing with returns.
All in all, ENGN Shred is a product that ranks among the best available, and we wouldn’t begrudge readers for perhaps giving it a try if the price suits. Unfortunately, we cannot really recommend a product that carries such a significant (and unnecessary) side effect profile.
We do not recommend ENGN Shred to our readers.
ENGN Shred is a pre-workout formula that is designed to improve athletic performance, whilst also providing a focus-boosting and thermogenic weight loss effect. The supplement comes in the form of a powder that comes in a range of flavours, including grape, lime, raspberry, apple, and fruit punch.
This fat-burning weight loss pill is produced and sold by Evlution Nutrition, an American supplement manufacturer that is mainly known for their athletic performance boosters and muscle building products. There is very little that can be said about Evlution Nutrition other than that they seem to be much more professional and competent than many similar companies. The company has never courted controversy, and seems largely to attract highly positive reviews and praise from customers on Amazon and www.bodybuilding.com. The company can be contacted via the details supplied on their official website.
The directions for use are as follows:
Take 1 scoop 15-30 minutes prior to training with 8 ounces of cold water.
ENGN Shred is advertised as a straightforward pre-workout that delivers “intense workouts while also supporting your fat loss goals”. Along with the expected performance boosting effects, ENGN Shred also claims to offer a thermogenic fat-burning action and some cognitive enhancers that help to boost focus.
ENGN Shred contains a few ingredients that could help to boost performance at the gym (including caffeine, beta alanine, and l-carnitine) and also contains a few effective nootropics (Huperzine A and Alpha-GPC) and weight loss aids (green tea and capsaicin). Although there are a decent number of useless ingredients thrown in for good measure, we would generally expect this product to work broadly as advertised.
It’s worth mentioning that the long list of customer reviews currently available online back this conclusion up significantly, with the vast majority praising the formula for its effectiveness.
The ingredients found in ENGN Shred are detailed below. Readers should note that the ingredient quantities listed below are correct for 1 scoop (7.7g) of ENGN Shred. However, not all ingredient quantities are listed, which can make it hard for us to estimate how effective the overall mix is.
ENGN SHRED MATRIX
ENGN Mind-to-Muscle Matrix 2,016mg
ENGN ENERGIZERS 260mg
As with many pre-workout supplements, ENGN Shred comes with a significant potential for side effects, with a fair few customers complaining of the usual jitters and racing heartbeat associated with performance boosters.
High doses of caffeine can cause headaches, jitteriness, insomnia, an increased heartrate, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, and increased blood pressure. Customers that are extra sensitive to caffeine should consider avoiding it altogether, or at least avoid other sources of caffeine whilst using it.
Yohimbe can also cause a wide range of side effects, including stomach upset, excitation, tremor, sleep problems, anxiety or agitation, high blood pressure, a racing heartbeat, dizziness, stomach problems, drooling, sinus pain, irritability, headache, frequent urination, bloating, rash, nausea, and vomiting. High doses can cause more severe effects.
One other potential issue with this product is its use of high doses of certain vitamins, many of which greatly exceed the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA). Niacin can occasionally induce temporary effects in high doses, which may include flushing, stomach upset, and diarrhoea. Folic acid is also thought to be somewhat unsafe at the highest doses, potentially increasing the risk of heart attack or certain types of cancers. If this product is taken daily over the long-term, the high folic acid content could begin to cause stomach/intestinal issues, rashes, sleep disorders, cognitive/psychological issues, or even seizures.
Huperzine A is known for its side effects, especially when taken continuously for 3 months or more. It has been known to cause digestive issues, stomach issues, blurred vision, loss of appetite, sweating, cramping, high blood pressure, and other issues. Betaine may occasionally cause stomach complaints and diarrhoea.
Other ingredients may also cause occasional side effects (although these are a lot rarer).
Tyrosine is generally thought to be safe, but may cause nausea, headaches, fatigue, heartburn, and joint pain for some customers. L-carnitine and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) can sometimes cause stomach upset, diarrhoea, vomiting, fatigue, heartburn, and seizures. Both ingredients also have the unusual effect of causing the urine, breath, and sweat to have a “fishy” odour. Capsicum extract doesn’t often cause issues, but can occasionally cause stomach irritation, stomach-ache, sweating, flushing, and a runny nose.
Not for use by those with pre-existing medical conditions; those taking any medications; those under the age of 18; those who are caffeine, niacin or Beta-Alanine sensitive or women who are contemplating pregnancy, pregnant or nursing. Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications or supplements. Do not use this product if you are at risk or are being treated for any medical condition including, but not limited to: high or low blood pressure; cardiac arrhythmia; stroke; heart, liver, kidney, or thyroid diseases; seizure disorder; psychiatric disease; diabetes; difficulty urinating due to prostate enlargement or if you are taking a MAO inhibitor. Discontinue use and consult your healthcare professional if you experience any adverse reaction to this product. Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended serving size or suggested use for any reason. Discontinue use 2 weeks prior to surgery.
Evlution Nutrition products are nothing if not popular, and ENGN Shred is no exception. We were able to find hundreds and hundreds of reviews online, and the vast majority of these are highly positive. The product reportedly works very effectively as a pre-workout, although many customers highlight the formula’s strong potential for side effects. A common piece of advice is to avoid caffeine whilst taking this product!
This is a great pre workout, I’ve been taking it for a few weeks. I do crossfit, and before this I wasn’t good at it since I am in bad shape, but after this PW I can finish my WODs in really good time, I can feel more energy and a lot of focus during the workout, it is like there’s nothing else and you can focus on your reps. I suffer migraines, so I was worried it could cause me headaches, but it does not. No jitters, no crash, no side effects so far. By the way, you should read carefully to the warning in the label, do not take it at night, I have a couple of times at 9pm and I couldn’t sleep until 2am. Bottom line: It’s an amazing product for a nice price!
I have tried a million different preworkouts over the last ten years. This ranks up there as one of my favorites. Taste is phenomenal, energy is great and the thermogenic qualities are a great touch to aid in fat burning. Will buy again
Caffeine in coffee doesn’t help me get through the day or workouts at all but the caffeine mix in this preworkout definitely helps me get those extra workouts in and I can feel it work within 10-15 minutes! Careful though, one day I had two servings in the morning along with some coffee and my heart was racing so fast the entire day.
I have been taking the same pre-workout for many years and I wanted to try something new. This stuff kicked in within 15 minutes and I had an amazing workout, but within an hour my hands were trembling and I was violently ill for over 18 hours. The nausea lingered all day long and nothing helped ease the queasiness. I had the same problem with Hydroxycut and I finally figured out it’s because of Yohimbe (fat burner). So, if you’ve experienced similar issues with products, check the ingredient list for Yohimbe.
Evlution Nutrition do not have any kind of money back guarantee. Refunds are only available for customers who receive a damaged package, and all returns must be arranged after first contacting the company directly. Readers should still bear in mind that Evlution Nutrition products tend to be sold via 3rd party retailers, many of whom have very fair and useful money back guarantee policies. We always advise shopping around to find the best deal.
ENGN Shred is available to buy from a number of online retailers, including Amazon, www.bodybuilding.com, the official Evlution Nutrition website, iHerb, and more. A 5.6oz tub containing 30 servings is also not overwhelmingly expensive.
The cheapest price we found was on Amazon, where the standard 30-serving tub was $27.54. On the official Evlution Nutrition website, it costs $28.99, on www.bodybuilding.com it costs $34.99, and on iHerb it costs $37.35.
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