NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0

Rating
Pre-workout supplements are typically formulated to help boost energy levels through exercise, as well as to help maximise muscle gains, often by provided various amino acids. Some will also contain ingredients that are thought to speed up recovery after strenuous exercise. NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 contains many ingredients that fit into the above categories, but it also contains some ingredients that the manufacturers claim will help to boost weight loss and fat burning.

Below we take an in-depth look to see how NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 can benefit the consumer.

NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 Pros

  • 30-day money-back guarantee
  • Numerous ingredients have clinical support
  • Available in a range of flavours

NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 Cons

  • No individual ingredient quantities provided
  • Extensive list of potential side effects
  • Expensive
Watchdog Rejected Muscle

Cardio Cuts

WATCHDOG TIP: See the TOP PERFORMING SUPPLEMENTS

What You Need To Know About NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0

NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 is a pre-workout supplement that boosts energy levels and contains a range of amino acids that should help to maximise muscle gains. It also contains a range of stimulants and weight loss promoting ingredients, and so can be used for general weight loss, as well as a specific pre-workout supplement. The product comes in numerous flavours, and is a powder that should be mixed with water. There are only a few customer reviews available, but anecdotal feedback is positive for using it occasionally as a pre-workout supplement. Customer reviews do not reflect on its potential as a weight-loss aid at all. However, at $69.99 for a 20-day supply, it may be too expensive to use over the long term for weight loss purposes. Having said that the product should be cycled with a break after every 8 weeks of use.

What Are The Side Effects Of NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0?

Because this supplement has such a long list of ingredients, there are numerous side effects that could potentially develop whilst taking this supplement. As the individual ingredient quantities are generally not listed, thanks to the use of several proprietary formulas, it is difficult to establish the likelihood of side effects occurring.

Synephrine is a stimulant found in bitter orange peel. Side effects associated with the use of Bitter Orange extracts including synephrine include increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, fainting, and even heart attack and stroke in healthy patients. The Mayo Clinic has recommended avoiding use of synephrine and other Bitter Orange extracts because in their opinion, the risk of using the product is not worth the pay-off of any potential weight loss. The effects of synephrine and other bitter orange extracts are enhanced when combined with caffeine.

Side effects of caffeine can include headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia.

NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 should not be used for more than 8 weeks at a time. There is an extensive list of restrictions detailing who should not use this supplement at all! It can be found in full under the Side Effects tab below.

How Much Does NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 Cost?

At the time of writing, NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 is only available from the official NDS Nutrition website, but it has previously been sold by GNC and Lucky Vitamin (and could be restocked in the future). A single tub costs $69.99 from the official website, plus delivery charges.

If used at the lower dose, a single tub will last for 40 days of use, but if used at the high recommended dose (suggested for weight loss purposes), a single tub will only last for 20 days of use. This means that Cardio Cuts 2.0 is a relatively expensive supplement to use, especially at a higher dose over long-term use.

Our Verdict On NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0

Overall, we have mixed feelings about NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0. The product has an extensive ingredient list, which does feature lots of ingredients that should make it effective as a pre-workout supplement, at least theoretically. The manufacturers have not provided individual ingredient quantities, and so it is not possible to establish whether or not the ingredients are provided in therapeutic doses. There are also numerous stimulant ingredients found in this supplement, which will boost energy levels but could also help to boost the consumer’s metabolic rate and aid weight loss. However, these same ingredients can also cause a range of unpleasant side effects. Because of the use of stimulant ingredients, this product is unlikely to be suitable for taking just before an evening workout, as it can disrupt sleep patterns and cause insomnia. Check out the extensive warnings list on the Side Effects Tab to see if you should avoid this supplement for health reasons. Although it is not stated clearly in the directions for use, the health warnings on the bottle reveal that NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 should not be taken for more than 8 weeks!

Customer reviews are limited but mostly positive. Having said that, they only mention using the product as a pre-workout supplement to boost energy levels, and no customers have mentioned whether or not they lost any weight whilst taking the product. One customer noted that they felt diminishing results over time with prolonged use, which is obviously unfortunate.

The product is covered by a money-back guarantee when purchased directly from the manufacturer. However, at $70 a tub, it is an expensive product! It is currently only sold from the official NDS Nutrition website, which means that there is no price competition; customer reviews reveal that when it was sold from Lucky Vitamin, they offered a significant discount compared to buying from the manufacturer.

Overall, we do not recommend NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 to our readers.

NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 Review

NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 is marketed as both a pre-workout energy boosting drink and as a weight-loss aid that boosts the consumer’s metabolic rate. The product is a powder that should be mixed with water, and there are numerous flavours available, including Grape, Green Apple, Strawberry, Peach Mango, and Razz Lemonade.

NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 Facts

  • Manufactured by FitLife Brands Inc
  • 40 scoops per tub (20–40 servings

Cardio Cuts 2.0 is an NDS Nutrition product. NDS Nutrition is a supplement line manufactured by FitLife Brands, Inc., who are based in Nebraska in the USA.

The company can be contacted using the information provided on either the NDS website or the FitLife Brands official website.

How to Take NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0

For Pre-Cardio/Workout: Mix 1 scoop with 8–12 oz. or 2 scoops with 16–24 oz. of cold water (adjust to taste) 30 minutes before your workout.

For Weight Loss and Pre-Cardio/Workout: Mix 1 scoop with 8–12 oz. of cold water (adjust to taste) 30 minutes before your workout, then a 2nd scoop 4 hours later.

For Weight Loss: Mix 1 scoop with 8–12 oz. of cold water (adjust to taste) with breakfast, then a 2nd scoop with lunch.

To avoid sleeplessness, do not take within 6 hours of bedtime. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Do not take more than 2 scoops in a 24 hour period. Due to the efficacious levels of CLA and MCT oils present in Cardio Cuts®, separation may occur after mixing. Mix well and drink shortly thereafter. Consume a minimum 125 fl. oz. of water per day while taking this product. To be used as part of a physical conditioning program. Do not use for more than 8 weeks.

NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 Concerns:

  • No individual ingredient quantities provided
  • Expensive supplement
  • Numerous potential side effects

What Does NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 Claim To Do?

The manufacturers of NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 state that the product offers the following benefits:

  • Maximum energy
  • Greater endurance
  • Quicker recovery
  • Supports weight loss and toning
  • Healthy daily energy
  • Low-calorie, low-carbs workout drink
  • Creatine-free
  • Gluten-free

NDS Nutrition describes Cardio Cuts 2.0 as a “pre-cardio/weight loss formula that attacks the pounds and inches while energising your workouts”.

Does NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 Work?

NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 contains a lot of different ingredients to try and achieve the extensive list of benefits listed by the manufacturers. It supposedly works to boost energy levels, provide greater endurance, increase muscle mass, improve recovery times after intense exercise, help to boost weight loss and to boost the metabolism.

Customer reviews report that it does indeed boost energy levels and report favourably about its use as a pre-workout supplement, but no reviewers mention losing any weight whilst taking the product. This could be because they lost no fat mass or weight, or because they were not using the product for that purpose, and so were not monitoring that aspect at all.

The ingredients list contains numerous amino acids that the body needs when building new muscle mass, and so (if present in adequate doses) this supplement should help to maximise muscle gains.

Synephrine and caffeine are both stimulants that increase the consumer’s metabolic rate (and therefore increase the number of calories burnt per day). However, they can also cause side effects, including insomnia, jitters and raised blood pressure and heart rate. Without knowing the ingredient quantities used it is impossible to know just how effective the ingredients will be; an effective metabolism boosting ingredient in tiny amounts will have no effect upon weight loss, whereas it could have a significant impact upon weight loss if used in the correct doses.

We believe that NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 may be a relatively effective (and tasty) pre-workout supplement to boost energy levels and help to maximise muscle mass, but its potential for weight loss should be considered as an added bonus at best, rather than as its main purpose.

What Are The Ingredients of NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0?

The ingredients used in NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 are detailed below. No individual ingredient quantities are provided, as the product consists of several proprietary formulas and sub-proprietary formulas. Any ingredient quantities that are provided below are per serving of two scoops.

Each serving of 2 scoops contains only 20 calories.

Cardio Cuts CrossOver Blend 7685 mg

Thyro-Lean Blend 2500 mg
Tone Tight Complex 2000 mg

  • Carnitine Complex 1000 mg: There is some evidence that supplementation of acetyl-l-carnitine can reduce body fat, although the strongest results were seen in the elderly. The ingredient also boosts energy levels, and is used to treat fatigue.
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acid Powder 500 mg: Naturally found in dairy products, beef and safflower oil, conjugated linoleic acid may help to reduce body fat, but may not cause changes to body weight. The average daily diet provides between 15 and 174 mg of conjugated linoleic acid, but studies have used much higher levels. Human studies of CLA have produced contradictory results, and it is described as not only a relatively poor fat burner, but also an unreliable one.
  • Medium Chain Triglyceride Powder 500 mg: Athletes sometimes use MCTs for nutritional support during training, as well as for decreasing body fat and increasing lean muscle mass. However, scientifically speaking, there is not enough evidence to say that MCTs are effective in decreasing fat mass or increasing muscle mass.

Thyro-Support Complex 500 mg

  • Kelp: a good source of iodine, which is required by the thyroid for effective function.
  • L-Tyrosine: Some people use L-Tyrosine as an appetite suppressant, but there is little clinical evidence that it is effective for this use. Large doses of tyrosine may be useful for increasing alertness, especially in people who are sleep deprived.
  • Gum Guggul Extract: Guggul extract is taken from the sap of a tree native to India. Currently, evidence that Guggul is useful for weight loss is preliminary, with mixed results from the few trials already conducted upon it; some suggest that Guggul has no effect upon weight loss, whilst others suggest its effect is moderate.

Lean Pump Recovery Blend 3420 mg
Endu-Recovery Complex 2420 mg

  • Beta-Alanine
  • Taurine: Used often in energy drinks, some studies suggest that this amino acid may play a role in athletic performance, meaning that it is only useful for dieters who exercise. There is no link between Taurine and weight loss known at this time.
  • L-Glutamine AKG: An essential amino acid, which is a building block of protein (muscle).
  • L-Histidine
  • L-Isoleucine: Isoleucine appears to promote glucose consumption and uptake. It also plays a role in inducing muscle protein synthesis (although it is not as strong as leucine).
  • L-Leucine: An essential branched chain amino acid which stimulates protein synthesis in the body, and is used as a building block for muscle. Whilst dieting, supplementing Leucine could help to maintain muscle mass whilst still losing fat mass, as it is used to help fuel muscle.
  • L-Valine: Valine appears to be the least potent of the branched chain amino acids, but will still play a small role in stimulating protein synthesis and promoting glucose consumption and uptake.
  • Glycerol
  • Bis Picolinato Oxo Vanadium
  • Ribose

Vaso-Lean Complex 1000 mg

  • L-Arginine: This essential amino acid is plentiful in foods and can be made by the body. Important for wound healing and circulation.
  • L-Arginine AKG

Thermo-Output Blend 1095 mg
Rejuvenation Complex 615 mg

  • N-Acetyl Cysteine
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid: An amino acid that may improve athletic performance.
  • Coenzyme Q10: Cells in the body ‘use it to produce energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance. It also functions as an antioxidant, which protects the body from damage caused by harmful molecules.’ It is also thought to boost energy levels and speed up recovery from exercise.
  • Resveratrol: This ingredient is a type of polyphenol, an antioxidant, which is found naturally in the skin of red grapes, as well as some other plant sources. Resveratrol has been found to help prevent insulin resistance, and so indirectly could have implications for weight loss in some patients. However, as yet this has not been confirmed conclusively through clinical trials. It is thought that antioxidants in general promote general health and wellness.
  • Grape Seed Extract: Grape seed extract may help to lower cholesterol levels and improve poor circulation. It is also high in antioxidants, which may benefit health in general.
  • Folic Acid
  • Pine Bark Extract

Thermo-Cardio Complex 480 mg

  • Caffeine Anhydrous: Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
  • Raspberry Ketones
  • Amla Fruit Extract
  • Citrus Aurantium Extract: A review of numerous studies concluded that use of synephrine resulted in an increase to the participants resting metabolic rate and energy expenditure, and moderate weight loss was seen in studies lasting over 6 weeks. However, there are some concerns about its safety being under-researched and the numerous side effects that have been associated with it.
  • Lotus Seed Extract: Nelumbo Nucifera is a type of Lotus; preliminary studies in vitro and in rats have suggested that extracts from this plant can reduce fat mass in rats that are fed a high-fat diet. The research, published in February 2014, concluded that ‘we suggest that lotus seed has a potential to be developed as an effective agent against obesity-related diseases’. Its effects in humans are unknown at this time.
  • Phosphatidylserine: Several studies with phosphatidylserine indicate improved cognitive abilities and behaviours, but the studies focused on Alzheimer’s patients; it is possible that these effects could also benefit consumers in general, but there is no real clinical support to support this. The FDA has stated that Phosphatidylserine may reduce the risk of cognitive dysfunction and dementia in the elderly.
  • Guarana Seed Extract: A berry that is naturally high in caffeine, it is often an ingredient in energy drinks and diet pills.

Natural Health Blend 670 mg

  • Calcium Citrate
  • Magnesium Asparate
  • Pyridoxine HCI (Vitamin B6)
  • Cholecalciferol (Vitamin D)
  • Methylcobalamin (Vitamin B12)

Does NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 Have Any Side Effects?

There is an incredibly long list of ingredients that are used in Cardio Cuts 2.0, and some of these could cause a range of side effects. As the individual ingredient quantities are generally not listed, thanks to the use of several proprietary formulas, it is difficult to establish the likelihood of side effects occurring.

Synephrine is a stimulant found in bitter orange peel. Side effects associated with the use of Bitter Orange extracts including synephrine include increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, fainting, and even heart attack and stroke in healthy patients. The Mayo Clinic has recommended avoiding use of synephrine and other Bitter Orange extracts because in their opinion, the risk of using the product is not worth the pay-off of any potential weight loss. The effects of synephrine and other bitter orange extracts are enhanced when combined with caffeine.

Side effects of caffeine can include headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness and insomnia.

Leucine, Isoleucine and Valine are all Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs), which can cause side effects such as fatigue and loss of coordination.

L-Carnitine can cause side effects such as nausea, vomiting, stomach upset, heartburn, diarrhoea, and seizures. It can also cause the urine, breath, and sweat to have a “fishy” odour.

Caution:
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. For use by Healthy Individuals only. Not for use by those under the age of 18. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Before consuming seek advice from a health care professional if you are unaware of your current health condition. Do not consume synephrine or caffeine from other sources, including but not limited to, coffee, tea, soda and other dietary supplements or medications containing phenylephrine or caffeine. Contains caffeine. Do not use for more than 8 weeks. Consult with your physician prior to use if you are taking medication, including but not limited to MAOI inhibitors, antidepressants, aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or products containing phenylephrine, ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, or other stimulants. Consult your physician prior to use if you have a medical condition, including but not limited to, heart, liver, kidneys, or thyroid disease, psychiatric or epileptic disorders, difficulty urinating, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, cardiac arrhythmia, recurrent headaches, enlarged prostate or glaucoma. Do not use if you are prone to dehydration or exposed to excessive heat. WARNING for California residents only: This product contains a chemical known in the state of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Do not use if you suffer from the rare genetic disorder, Hyper Beta-Alaninemia. This product contains beta alanine which may cause a tingling skin sensation in some individuals. Discontinue use 2 weeks prior to surgery or if you experience rapid heart beat, dizziness, severe headache or shortness of breath. Do not use if tamper resistant seal is broken.

Are There Any Customer Reviews For NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0?

There are only a few customer reviews that we could locate for Cardio Cuts 2.0. The customer reviews that we did find were mostly positive.

This is a great product, works great make me feel great, and with the Strawberry Crush and Peach Mango flavours NDS has really nailed it 10+.

I love Cardio Cuts before my afternoon workouts. It is the perfect pick me up for my long runs when I am tired from a long work day. You will grow tolerant to it eventually and it doesn’t work as well over time but if you are a new user start with a small dosage (you will feel tingly if you use too much too soon).

I love this product! It gives me extra energy to power through my cardio workouts without having my heart pound out of my chest like other pre-workouts. Buying it through lucky vitamin is not only about $16 less expensive but the free shipping is an added bonus. I’m super excited that I found another place to buy this product for less $.

Does NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 Offer a Money-Back Guarantee?

NDS Nutrition offer a 30-day returns policy that covers both opened and unopened products.

The returns policies of third-party retailers may vary.

Where Can I Buy NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0?

At the time of writing, NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0 is only available from the official NDS Nutrition website, but it has previously been sold by GNC and Lucky Vitamin (and could be restocked in the future). A single tub costs $69.99 from the official website, plus delivery charges.

Summary: NDS Nutrition Cardio Cuts 2.0


Image not available at this time

2 out of 5
Editor's Rating
  • Effectiveness
  • Safety
  • Price / Guarantee

Top Performing Supplements 2019

Phentaslim
Hunter Test
MAN Sports Beta-Alanine
Product Phentaslim Hunter Test MAN Sports Beta-Alanine
Review Watchdog Review Watchdog Review Watchdog Review
Rating
Rating
Purpose
Purpose Cutting body fat, endurance, thermogenesis. Testosterone booster. Pre-workout, endurance.
Clinically Proven Ingredients
Clinically Proven Ingredients
Customer Support
Customer Support
Money-back Guarantee
Money-back Guarantee
Free Shipping
Free Shipping

Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.

Have Your Say

Add your comment

We'd love to get your opinion. Please keep it clean and stay on topic, no spamming. Comments are moderated before being made live. Your email address will not be published.
We cannot give advice about medical conditions or prescription drugs. Please direct specific medical questions to your doctor.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get the conversation started by leaving your comments using the form above.