We don’t like bullfights.
There isn’t anything manly about sticking swords at a raging yet helpless bull. It’s animal cruelty and the poor animal dies for everyone’s entertainment.
While we don’t watch bullfights, we know enough to run as far as possible when we see a charging bull and that’s the exact feeling we got when we saw Betancourt Nutrition’s Ripped Juice EX 2.
Weird ingredient selections, poor website design and interface, cringey reviews, Ripped Juice EX2 has all the red flags a product can potentially have but we decided to keep an open mind anyway because we’re good guys.
Let’s have a look at what this bottle of bull has in store for us.
About RIPPED JUICE EX2
Ripped Juice Ex2 is a revamp of an older formulation to get a more focused approach at fat burning. The original formula had a total of 20 ingredients jampacked into an 854 mg prop blend whereas this new formula only makes use of 6 ingredients in one 583 mg serving. And yes, it’s still a prop blend so meh. Formula notes:
- Thermogenic, Mood Enhancing, Fat Loss: So it works in that order?
- One Capsule Serving: The X-Files has nothing on this rare sighting!
- NALT: Are they kidding? NALT as the biggest ingredient in a fat burner?!
RIPPED JUICE Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 Capsule
Servings Per Container: 60
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Ripped Juice Proprietary Blend||583 mg|
|N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine, Caffeine, Citrus Aurantium, (30% Synephrine), N-Methyltyramine HCL, Green Coffee Bean Extract, (Std. to 50% Chlorogenic Acid), Rauwolscine HCl|
Gelatin, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Stearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide, And Red #40.
|Directions for use: As a dietary supplement consume 1 capsule with meals. Advanced users may consume 1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the afternoon. Do not take within 6 hours of sleep.|
A truly ambitious formula but lacks justification.
Ripped Juice EX2 makes use of great fat burners made even better by making use of their synergy. Their only flaw is they jumped the gun when it comes to being innovative with some of their choices and made the product not as desirable.
Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this formula.
- NALT. This is a good form for this ingredient but this is largely a nootropic. It has potential as an appetite suppressant (on mice) and a possible lipolytic and thermogenic effect when combined with other fat burners.
- Caffeine. It’s no surprise our #2 Best5 fat burner made the list. It’s simple and effective and works well with just about every type of supplement there is.
- Citrus Aurantium. Synephrine contributes to the fat burning process by boosting metabolism and separating fat from cells. Combine it with caffeine and your fat burner gets twice as hot.
- N-Methyltyramine. Popularly added for energy boost and for weight loss. Too bad science says otherwise. It actually promotes weight gain and any perceived energy increase is the result of increased nutrient absorption.
- GCBE. Our #5 Best5 fat burner and being standardized makes it pretty good shit.
- Rauwolscine HCL. Supplies active yohimbine which acts as a stimulant and fat-burner in one.
Ripped Juice EX2 looks like one extremely fiery fat burner at a glance but dissecting its formulation might just douse all that fire and leave it with nothing more than a small flame on a candle wick.
Caffeine + Synephrine = one badass fat burning stack that brandishes energy boosting capabilities that enable you to power through your workouts. Including GCBE and Rauwolscine as supporting ingredients makes it have a “hot knife through butter” effect on fat. Too bad they added two WTF ingredients which really downgrades the whole formula.
N-Methyltyramine is a popular addition for any weight loss or fat burning supplement but a fresh study debunks this theory so hard the Mythbusters would’ve cried tears of joy. This happens when products don’t bother researching and goes for a “me too” approach at marketing.
“I knew I should’ve used Google!” – Betancourt Nutrition Researcher
As for NALT, Ripped Juice seemed to have intended it as a mood enhancer and that’s a problem. We don’t buy fat burners so we can get our hopes up on getting six pack abs; we actually want to get six pack abs.
How about for weight loss? As a standalone ingredient, it has potential as an appetite suppressant but the study has yet to be replicated using human subjects. Heck, one study even says it improves appetite. How is that supposed to help reduce weight?!
Surely there is at least one fat burning benefit to NALT? That’s a yes and a no. The only real human study that proves its weight loss benefit was made in conjunction with three other fat burners. So no, unless you actually put all those other fat burners in, with their respective effective dosages, we can’t fully accept NALT as a fat loss ingredient.
When you do try to ask them what they were on when they formulated Ripped Juice EX2, you’re shown a website that looks nice until you realize how they don’t care about the term “user-friendly.”
Red Flag: Customer Service Concerns
Continuing on the derpy website theme, check out the return policy they have for Ripped Juice:
Sooooo…. you can return Ripped Juice, as long as you don’t open the bottle. And you still gotta pay for shipping. And their “Return Exceptions” and “Returning an Item” sections are left completely blank. Red flags, Bros! All over the place!
RIPPED JUICE Benefits
For what it’s worth, it could help you feel the burn and get an increased energy in your workout but it’s not likely to be a product we’d go long with.
Who Takes It?
The sexy models in their website tell us it’s for sexy people who just wants to get even sexier, literally. We say literally because unless your body is already sexy to begin with, with a revved up metabolism and good cuts to boot, you won’t find any solid benefits in taking Ripped Juice EX2.
Any Side Effects?
Tyrosine is documented to sometimes cause and worsen headaches. You might also get the case of jitters and frequent urination but these instances are subjective. What you should really worry about is the potential blood pressure spike caused by its caffeine + synephrine stack. There have been plenty of regulations and warnings surrounding this combo.
RIPPED JUICE EX2 Summary
- One cap serving. Maximizes value and shelf life.
- Lots of energy. Potent stacks for a full tank for training.
- Good mood. Curbs your frustrations at Betancourt Nutrition.
- Wrong priority. It’s a mood enhancer that happens to burn fat.
- WTF ingredients. Forgot Googling was free.
- Prop blend abuse. Ingredients could be underdosed.
- Bad website. Not the worse we’ve seen but it’s awful anyway.
- No stock. Sold out or discontinued?
- Fake reviews. Cringe-worthy doesn’t even begin to describe them.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (60 servings): $25 – $28
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on RIPPED JUICE EX2
We can’t say much about Ripped Juice EX2 except that it tried to be innovative but ended up with a fat burner that doesn’t put fat burning as the priority. The price of one bottle and the potency of one capsule is attractive but you’re better off without it.