There’s a lot to say about the classics. They seem timeless, always worth rewatching, and make their successors look mediocre or copycats in comparison. Just like the classics, traditional formulas in the supplement industry offer a sort of guide for future products or their incarnations.
At least that’s what we think of MusclePharm’s Shred Sport when we saw the label. The first glance will tell you it’s an ordinary fat burning stack but we see some combinations and potential synergy that we think will surprise us if we take a closer look.
Will Shred Sport prove us right or wrong? Let’s find out.
About Shred Sport
Shres Sport claims to burn fat, increase your energy, and even act as an appetite suppressant. The big claim for us, though, is the promise of delivering focused, intense, and sustainable energy levels. Does it mean they have something to make sure the caffeine we see here stays with you for more than usual? Formula notes:
- No prop blends. And we love it!
- Quality. We see good names in the formula and that’s always a good sign.
- B-Complex. We normally don’t praise this but those are some quality forms and dosing.
Shred Sport Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Capsules|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Sulbutiamine (Vitamin B-1)||100 mg|
|Vitamin B-6 (as Pyridoxine Hydrochloride)||5 mg|
|Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||100 mcg|
|L-Carnitine (from L-Carnitine Tartrate)||500 mg|
|Acetyl L-Carnitine||250 mg|
|Capsimax® Capsicum Extract (Capsicum annuum) (Fruit) (2% Capsaicinoids)||125 mg|
|Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) Root Extract||100 mg|
|Theacrine (as TeaCrine®)||50 mg|
|Fucoxanthin (from Ascophyllum nodosum)||15 mg|
|Other Ingredients: Vegetarian Capsules (Cellulose, Water), Microcrystalline Cellulose, Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Magnesium Stearate, Calcium Silicate|
|Directions for use: Take 1 serving (2 capsules) daily. For competitions and intense training sessions, take 2 servings daily – 1 serving (2 capsules) in the morning, 1 serving (2 capsules) in the afternoon. To assess individual tolerance, first begin with 1 capsule in the morning and 1 capsule in the afternoon. Drink with plenty of water.|
Shred Sport is one of those “wholesome” fat burners
When dealing with supplement ingredients, the usual suspects are often made up of plenty of stimulants. While Shred Sport does make use of one here, the whole formula derives its strength from getting your metabolic fire hot and ready from the ground up. There seems to be also an angle towards improved focus and calmness. Let’s break down the ingredients in this formula:
Sulbutiamine, 100 mg and Methylcobalamin, 100 mcg
These two premium forms of B-vitamins are fast absorbed and provides for basic metabolic functions. Sulbutiamine in particular actually acts as a nootropic and helps alleviate sense of fatigue and improve overall mood.
L-Carnitine, 500 mg
This is derived from its “tartrate” form and is known to provide endurance and blood flow benefits while also ramping up our cell’s fatty acid metabolism.
Acetyl L-Carnitine, 250 mg
Also known as ALCAR, it’s capable of similar fat burning benefits with L-carnitine but it also helps with brain cell function.
Caffeine, 200 mg
Good old caffeine, this doesn’t need much of an introduction except for the fact that it’s our #2 best fat burner ever.
Capsimax® Capsicum Extract, 125 mg
Hello hot mama! This premium brand of cayenne is known for purity and maximum heat. At 125 mg, your body will be blasted with the kind of warmth that will make you sweat.
Dandelion, 100 mg
Dandelion will make you reduce water weight and for the most part, it’ll be through repeated use of the restroom.
Theacrine, 50 mg
Comes in the branded form of TeaCrine®, it’s said to function as both nootropic and “mild” caffeine meaning it won’t get you jittery while it’s running its course inside your blood vessels.
Fucoxanthin, 15 mg
Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid known to possess metabolism boosting properties as well as anti-diabetic effects. We quote: These results suggest that dietary wakame lipids (WLs) may ameliorate alterations in lipid metabolism and insulin resistance induced by a high fat diet. There is therefore a biochemical and nutritional basis for the application of fucoxanthin-rich WLs as a functional food to prevent obesity and diabetes-related disorders.
Well, it’s not exactly a fat burner per se but its really great at supporting overall metabolic health. Dosage is good enough for the purpose.
We like how Shred Sport made their fat burner. They didn’t have to fill it up with stimulants like most fast burners do and results to a rather “clean” burn even if they used caffeine.
We like their angle on using Sulbutiamine since it could act as a barrier against caffeine’s jitters and crash side effects. Not that there’s a lot of caffeine in the first place. Speaking of caffeine, Shred Sport made use of two forms of caffeine here and the other one is theacrine which also helps it preventing jitters.
Two carnitine ingredients provide optimal metabolic support from a cellular level specially with fucoxanthin. Cayenne helps fan the flames to make everything a little bit hotter than usual. To round it all up is dandelion which is really there to reduce water weight and make you use the little boys/girls room more than usual.
All in all, Shred Sport is a focused fat burner that doesn’t need any super stimulant combination to get the job done. It will get your temperatures rising, it will speed up your metabolism, and will give you the kind of energy boost that may actually have little to no side effects.
And you also pee more and some people like that.
Shred Sport Benefits
You’ll have this good energy boost you know that’s different from just taking caffeine or binge drinking coffee. There’s also a lot of heat with this one thanks to cayenne. You might also feel a sense of calm. Lastly, if you’re idea of weight loss involves losing lots of water for vascularity then you’ll love this.
Who Takes It?
Definitely for users who want a clean burn throughout and also for users who just want vascularity benefits from their fat burner.
Any Side Effects?
The only issue we have here is with caffeine but it shouldn’t be that bad if the ingredients in this formula all work as they’re supposed to.
Shred Sport Summary
- Focused. Does what it takes for a good burn.
- Good caffeine. Jitters and crashes are closely guarded here.
- Sustained energy. Yup, it’s true.
- Quality ingredients. Each ingredient show signs of potency
- Nootropic-ish. Not its highlight but it’s present.
- Good price. Barely a buck per serving.
- Too safe. Not for those who like “danger”
- Old school. It works but nothing new or innovative.a
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (30 servings): $29.99
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Shred Sport
Shred Sport is one of those fat burners few pay attention to because it really doesn’t have much to offer outside of a general metabolic boost. Still, despite it’s rather old style formula, Shred Sport delivers on its claims to fat burning, something a lot of other products struggle to do.
We definitely recommend Shred Sport for users who want a little step back from all the fancy herbs, stacks, and crazy amounts of stimulants. The formula is designed to get your body in the mood to burn fat all day long without getting you the crazy side effects stimulants usually have.