Have you ever sometimes felt broke? It’s like that feeling when you know you’re on welfare but you gotta have gains because these muscles ain’t gonna buy supplements themselves!
That’s the kind of feeling I get sometimes when buying my brands specially fat burners so I always make sure to stick with brands known for quality and price.
Performix SST is probably not one of them. With an eye-popping price tag to match the really sleek design, this fat burner not only looks like a Jaguar but also priced like one.
Is Performix SST worth the price tag? Only one way to find out!
About Performix SST
Performix SST seems to be designed to cater to gentlemen what with that blue shade and how it’s boxed like one of those expensive man perfumes. They also promote a multi-phase release so we’re guessing they’re after the whole “energize and burn fat all day” approach. Formula notes:
- SST: Stands for Suspension Super Thermogenic. So someone will get suspended or something?
- Terra beads: Chill bro, this ain’t those kind of beads. They say its for a controlled release or something. So the effects are small but last longer? Is that a good thing nowadays?
- Oils: We usually want to burn fat but looks like Performix SST wants things to be a bit slippery.
Performix SST Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Niacin (as Nicotinic Acid)||10 mg|
|Vitamin B-12 (as Methylcobalamin)||1,000 mcg|
|Performix™ Suspension Super Thermo Complex||1,172 mg|
|TERRA Pod Ballistic Beadlet|
|Caffeine Anhydrous [200mg], Sensoril® Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) extract (root/leaf), [std. to 8% Withanolides, and 32% Oligosaccharides], Advantra Z® Bitter Orange (Citrus aurantium) extract (fruit), [supplying synephrine, N-Methyltyramine, Hordenine, Tyramine, and Octopamine], Synephrine HCl, Huperzine A (Huperzia serrata) extract (aerial parts), Yohimbine HCl, Mucuna pruriens extract (seeds), [std. to 40% L-DOPA], BioPerine® Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) extract (fruit), [std. to 95% Piperine]|
|Diffusion Carrier Oil|
|Medium Chain Triglycerides, Safflower Oil, [std. to 78% Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA)]|
|Other Ingredients: Gelatin (Capsule), Sucrose, Starch, Silica, Povidone, FD&C Blue #1|
|Directions for use: As a dietary supplement, adults take 1 serving (2 Capsules) in the morning each day, or as directed by a physician or qualified healthcare professional. Best if taken on an empty stomach. Do not take within six hours of bedtime. This product should not be taken in combination with other products containing caffeine or other stimulants. Please read the entire label before use.|
Performix SST is a functional fat burner and energy booster.
Formulas are evolving and everyone’s out looking for the next big thing. We admire companies who want to dive deeper or swim in another ocean but let’s not forget the basics here. A quality formula is formed by combining quality ingredients with quality dosages. Performix SST has quality ingredients and somehow able to match them with decent dosages. This is impressive since almost half the weight went to its innovative oil-release technology. Let’s go check out this formula:
- B3. Niacin (B3) is good for managing lipid levels which might help in burning fat for energy. Dosage is pretty small, though.
- B12. We have to praise Performix SST for giving us the best form of B12 at a pretty good dosage. B12 is popularly known for its energy metabolism benefits which means your cells will burn more fat as fuel.
TERRA Pod Ballistic Beadlet
- Caffeine: Our #2 Fat Burner can give you the right kind of drive in your workouts while also giving you a decent fat burning sensation. At 200 mg, it’s sufficient but it also means the rest of the blend will receive far lesser weight.
- Sensoril® Ashwagandha. A premium form of the adaptogenic herb capable of reducing stress which should reduce fatigue and can lead to more gains. Recommended dose for Sensoril is 125 mg twice a day.
- Advantra Z® Bitter Orange Extract: The premium form of Synephrine which is known to be both potent and safe even at higher than usual dosages.
- Synephrine HCl. You read that right bro. On top of Advantra Z, we also have the pure form of synephrine itself. Works well for endurance when combined with caffeine.
- Huperzine A. Known to energize, protect, and even multiply a bro’s dwindling brain cells. We must be at the lower end of the dose as Huperzine A is known to work in really small micrograms. The problem now is determining Huperzia Serrata extract’s Huperzine A concentration. As an example, 50 mg of Huperzia Serrata at a .5% concentration would mean 25 mcg of Huperzine A.
- Yohimbine. A crowd favorite of many stim freaks, Yohimbine is the active compound in Yohimbe capable of enhancing the body’s fat burning power but at the cost of hypertension and palpitations. Dosing looks sufficient if we’re to guess as 5 mg is potent as a standalone and decent at 2 mg when aiming for synergy.
- Mucuna pruriens. This is actually our #3 T-booster. It’s standardized to 40% L-DOPA which might boost workout motivation. We say might because no matter how standardized you are, dosages matter and it ain’t looking good here, bro.
- BioPerine® Black Pepper. Our favorite ingredient in any supplement, this premium brand of Black Pepper is known to boost absorption of just about any nutrient while also providing a bit of metabolic boost.
Diffusion Carrier Oil
- MCT and Safflower Oil. The supplement facts say we have around 500 mg fat so we assume we get 50/50 here for both oils at best. MCTs are known to boost fat burning efforts by not only directly being converted to energy but also capable of cleaving at stored fat to burn with them. But honestly, the purpose of MCT here is not for fat burning. It’s probably to let the ingredients get absorbed faster. We believe it’s also the same issue with Safflower Oil which is unfortunate since being standardized for CLA in this case don’t mean shit. Not that it would matter since the minimum dosages commonly found in supplements for CLA are at least 1 g.
Let’s get this out of the way: Performix SST is painstakingly similar to another fat burner specially with the blend and oils used. So who copied who?
Moving on, Performix SST’s formula looks solid since its fat burners are considered standard stacks among many bodybuilders. Bro, it has Caffeine, Ashwagandha, two kinds of Synephrine, Huperzine A, and Yohimbine. These ingredients alone can make a pretty good standard fat burning stack. It even has black pepper to link it all together.
We think Performix SST works as indicated but not enough to be considered one of the best. The one flaw is their dosage for Mucuna Pruriens. If it’s below Yohimbine HCl, an ingredient known to be potent at 5 mg, then we really shouldn’t expect much from the Mucuna Pruriens included here. As a guide, many supplements offer Mucuna Pruriens at the minimum 100 mg dosage.
Performix SST Benefits
It should deliver on energy thanks to caffeine and provide good thermo particularly because of its caffeine and two synephrine ingredients. We think Ashwagandha is a good ingredient to counter the jitters, sharpen focus, and even supercharge physical peformance. The mood boost should be there but don’t expect to achieve nirvana with this supplement.
Who Takes It?
Highly marketed to bodybuilders and bros who just want to get ripped and cut all over. We also appreciate the design of the box too. It’s like a fat burner for gentlemen or something, kinda like those manly perfumes you only use when trying to pick up chicks.
Any Side Effects?
It has caffeine, synephrine, and probably a good dose of yohimbine so it’s smart to expect sides here, bro. We’re talking about jitters, palpitations, and maybe excessive sweating. The ashwagandha should cushion the blow a bit but you know, sometimes things don’t always work the way we expect them to work.
Performix SST Summary
- Quality formula. Potent/premium forms of known ingredients is always good.
- 2 x Synephrine. Advantra Z is good enough but with pure Synephrine HCl? WHOA!
- Energy. Caffeine is your best bud!
- Formulation. It ain’t the best we know but it’s pretty unique and we like it.
- Prop blend. Oh come on, bro. Don’t tease us like this!
- Other ingredients. Sugar and colors. WHY?
- Slow release. We ain’t going to be at the gym all day, ‘ya know.
- Nootropic? If you want a hybrid then at least balance it out.
- EXPENSIVE! Bro, that price tag won’t earn you loyal customers.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (1 month): $99.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Performix SST
Performix SST is a well-crafted fat burner. It can give you the kind of energy and fat burning other supplements can only dream of. We only really don’t like the nootropic hybrid angle which made it a weaker supplement overall. And oh, that price tag’s a bitch. That price can net you three good supplements, one for each category. Best of luck to bros who can source out discounts or like to buy in bulk.
If you want something that burns fat without burning a hole through your wallet, check out our best fat burner supplements list.