Two big name fat burner supplements that, if you’ve ever been in a GNC store, you’ve likely held in each hand, comparing the Supplement Facts — all the while asking yourself: Which one will help get my fat ass back into shape??
Here’s the thing: Both supplements are in the upper echelons of fat burner formulas. And both supplements are in the upper echelons of supplement pricing. However, each supplement takes a unique enough approach towards burning fat that we can confidently say: One fat burner is definitely better than the other.
And so, taking into account each formula’s design, quality, quantity, and price, let’s figure out which fat burner you should buy between Slimvance Thermogenic vs. Performix SST v2X. Get to it: read the review.
Supplement Facts Comparison
Performix SST v2X
|Niacin||20 mg (125% DV)||Vitamin B12 (as Methylcobalamin)||1,000 mcg|
|Slimvance® Patented Blend||450 mg||Performix™ Terra Intelligent Dosing™ Super Suspension Bead Thermo Blend||390 mg|
|(Moringa oleifera Leaf Extract, Murraya koenigii Leaf Extract, Curcuma longa Root Extract [Standardized to Curcuminoids = 31.5 mg])|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||300 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||200 mg||Theacrine (as TeaCrine®)||50 mg|
|Garcinia cambogia Fruit Extract (60% Hydroxycitric Acid = 60 mg)||100 mg||p-Synephrine (as KINETIQ™ Citrus Aurantium (fruit) extract)||25 mg|
|Capsimax® Fruit Extract (Capsicum annuum)||33.34 mg||Evodiamine||5 mg|
|Piperine from Black Pepper Fruit Extract (Piper nigrum)||5 mg||Yohimbine HCl||5 mg|
|BioPerine® Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) extract (fruit) [std. to 95% Piperine]||5 mg|
|Performix™ SST Oil Diffusion Carrier Matrix||850 mg|
|Medium Chain Triglycerides, Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius L.) extract [std. 78% Conjugated Linoleic Acid), D-Limonene (Orange Peel extract), Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) CO2 Supercritical Extract (supplying Gingerols, Zingerones, and Shogaols), Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) extract (leaf) [supplying Carnosic Acid, Carnosol, Ursolic Acid, and Oleanolic Acid].|
Slimvance Thermogenic vs. Performix SST v2X represents a close match up between two of the biggest names in the fat burning game.
However, each formula takes a unique approach to fat burning, each utilizing a fat burning proprietary blend. While we’re not the biggest fans of the whole proprietary shtick, as it obscures the individual ingredient dosages, we’re not too bummed by it here. Or at least we’re not bummed by Slimvance Thermogenic’s use of the proprietary blend:
Slimvance® Patented Blend
And the reason we’re not bugged out this proprietary blend is that Slimvance seems to believe in it enough to have patented it. (Check it: US Patent No. 8541383.) Furthermore, these guys explained the underlying mechanisms to this blend, based on the blend’s three ingredients:
- Moringa oleifera – a highly bio-active herb that supplies potent antioxidants, potentially assisting with blood sugar regulation as well.
- Murraya koenigii – a type of “curry leaf,” prized for its Ayurvedic origins and rich source of active alkaloid compounds.
- Curcuma longa – often praised for its nootropic benefits, turmeric supplies superfood levels of highly active antioxidants and inflammation reducers.
Together, these ingredients are claimed (by Slimvance) to help regulate fat metabolism — namely lipolysis, the process by which the body breaks down fat. And the best part: Slimvance actually put its formula to the test, with two clinical trials finding an increase in caloric burns during exercise and an increase in weight loss among Slimvance users.
Performix™ SST Oil Diffusion Carrier Matrix
Performix SST v2X’s proprietary blend, on the other hand, does bum us out for a couple of reasons: A) it lacks the clinical weight carried by Slimvance’s patented blend, and B) it hides more ingredients than Slimvance’s blend.
Whereas the Slimvance Patented Blend only holds three ingredients, the Performix SST Oil Diffusion Carrier Matrix carries five. Not that this is way too many ingredients for a proprietary blend. However, given that Performix sneaks the medium chain triglycerides into this blend — a complete dosage hog of an ingredient — there’s the potential that the remaining ingredients were only sprinkled into the blend.
Having said that, Performix does display several ingredients outside of the blend, of which three qualify as bona fide fat burners: Caffeine, Synephrine, and Yohimbine. But they’re of the stimulant, heart-racing variety of fat burners. The type that should be taken with caution to avoid negative side effects.
Slimvance Thermogenic vs. Performix SST v2X: Unique Benefits
Both Slimvance and Performix address thermogenic fat loss. Yet, each supplement takes a unique approach towards a slimmer belly and tighter, bodybuilding physique. Check it:
Slimvance Thermogenic conservatively mixes healthy, fat burning antioxidants and anti-inflammatories with a few non-proprietary, Best5 favorite fat burner ingredients.
And the Best5 favorite ingredients we are referring to include:
- Caffeine – Yes, it’s just caffeine, but it’s backed by legitimate research that finds reliable boosts in thermogenic fat loss and energy levels.
- Garcinia Cambogia – Standardized to a potent 60% Hydroxycitric Acid (HCA), Slimvance Thermogenic’s Garcinia is looking noice.
- Capsimax™ (cayenne extract) – Cayenne isn’t only hot on the taste buds but also on fat stores, as this potent cayenne extract carries fat oxidizing capsaicin.
All of which top our BIG List of Fat Burners. Had Slimvance not registered a patent on its proprietary blend, and had Slimvance not subjected its formula to human clinical trials, we’d be much more skeptical of the Slimvance Patented Blend.
However, as it stands, this supplement smartly stacks well researched fat burner ingredients with a modest dose of caffeine — enough to get your mind and muscles moving, but not enough to short-circuit your ability to perform.
Performix SST v2X jumps into the fat burner fast lane, stacking well known stimulants for a heart-racing blend of thermogenesis and exercise performance enhancement.
Performix says screw it to the conservative fat burning route, notching in a heavy supply of caffeine with a couple more risky stimulant fat burners: Synephrine and Yohimbine.
As such, Performix uniquely targets the more active, weight training, bodybuilder types with this get up and go formula. With its emphasis on stimulants, Performix SST v2X may also double as a pre-workout supplement, boosting the energy levels and focus necessary for an intense battle against dumbbells and dead lifts.
- Of the two fat burner formulas, Slimvance Thermogenic showcases more nuance and confidence in its stack, given the supplement’s willingness to patent and research its own formula. Performix SST v2X may reliably boost thermogenesis and energy levels, but they’ve yet to prove their formula in any sort of clinical trials.
Again, the problem with proprietary blends, no matter if they’ve been clinically tested or not, is that we can’t be sure what the exact dosages are for each individual ingredient. For Slimvance Thermogenic, this means obscuring the dosages of the three ingredients in its Slimvance Patented Blend. And for Performix SST v2X, this means obscuring the dosages of five ingredients.
Even so, Performix does make a noteworthy effort by providing a decent 850 mg for those five ingredients, whereas Slimvance sets aside 450 mg for its three. As for the ingredients outside of the proprietary blends, Performix easily outperforms Slimvance with its 300 mg caffeine (as opposed to Slimvance’s 200 mg).
But that’s only an advantage for Performix if its users want that much caffeine. 300 mg is on the high end. 200 mg, on the other hand, is more manageable. Additionally, Slimvance’s other ingredients include well dosed fat burners, whereas Performix predominantly provides more stimulants that are somewhat questionably dosed.
- Neither supplement reveals its dosages with 100% transparency. Yet, of the dosages shown, Slimvance Thermogenic provides a higher milligram count of the fat burner ingredients that matter, whereas Performix provides an inconsistent mix of stimulants.
Ingredient Quality Comparison
Standardized herbal extracts? Check. Patented fat burner ingredients? Check. For both Slimvance Thermogenic and Performix SST v2X? Check and check.
A problem that many fat burner supplements ironically have are cold, ineffective fat burner ingredients. This doesn’t seem to be the case with these supplements, which carry generally hot, fiery, effective fat burners. Most notably: Std. Garcinia Cambogia Extract (Slimvance), Capsimax™ (Slimvance), TeaCrine® (Performix), KINETIQ™ (Performix), and Black Pepper Extract (Both).
Even the remaining ingredients in both supplements impress with their potent, standardized extracts. And it’s worth noting that whatever dosage concerns we had in the previous round are somewhat ameliorated by these product’s high quality across-the-board.
In fact, as you’ll learn soon enough, the premium quality of these ingredients may explain the premium price tags attached to these supplements.
- Regardless of the ingredient and dosage differences between these two supplements, both Slimvance Thermogenic and Performix SST v2X display fiery hot fat burner extracts and compounds. But how do the supplements rank in terms of their deliveries on these hot ingredients?
Nutrient Delivery and Clean Label Comparison
One of the key selling points of Performix products is their so-called Terra Intelligent Dosing™ liquid multi phase design. Due to the proprietary nature of Performix’s terra bead capsules “technology,” we’re unable to say for sure what exactly these beads accomplish (other than looking super cool). However, Performix claims they essentially help with nutrient delivery.
Unfortunately, these super cool caps seem to also come with several unnecessary additives, such as FD&C colorants, sugar, and glaze.
The same may be said for Slimvance Thermogenic, which also carries an unnecessary selection of additives. Having said that, both Slimvance and Performix earn points in this round for their smart additions of black pepper extract — a research backed nutrient absorption enhancer.
- Neither Slimvance Thermogenic nor Performix SST v2X impress in this round, despite their black pepper extracts. It’s tough to praise the advantages of piperine when the ingredient is contained in junky, bloated caps.
|Slimvance Thermogenic||vs.||Performix SST v2X|
|1 Bottle (15 servings)||$59.99||1 Bottle (30 servings)||$75.99|
|Price Per Serving||$4.00||Price Per Serving||$2.53|
The key pricing similarity: Both fat burner products are expensive.
The key pricing difference: One supplement is significantly more expensive than the other supplement on a “per serving” basis.
If we’re measuring these supplements strictly by their pricing per bottle, then Slimvance Thermogenic is the cheaper option here. Nearly $15 cheaper than Performix SST v2X. However, you’ll find yourself with an empty bottle midway through the month, if you go the Slimvance route. Whereas Performix SST v2X lasts a full month.
Sort of an amazing feat for Slimvance Thermogenic to misstep on this round of the comparison review, given Performix’s notoriously high prices.
- Overall, while Slimvance Thermogenic is cheaper than Performix SST v2X on paper, Performix out-competes Slimvance by providing more servings per bottle.
Slimvance Thermogenic vs. Performix SST v2X: Which is Better?
That previous round was sort of a blow to the gut, huh? And not the good, fat burner kind of blow to the gut, but the I-don’t-want-to-pay-that-much type of blow. Ultimately, what may determine your decision in this Slimvance Thermogenic vs. Performix SST v2X review is whether or not you want to spend the full price of a product two times per month.
Even in the alternative case, paying that much for a full month’s supply of fat burner pills might be pushing it. In either case, you’ll want to make sure that what you’re getting actually WORKS.
And so, disregarding the price for a moment, if we had to choose which formula we’d rather take based on the effectiveness of its ingredients …we’d have to go with Slimvance Thermogenic.
Overall, Slimvance Thermogenic is a better and healthier choice for fat loss than Performix SST v2X.
Few supplements, fat burner or otherwise, take the time and money to put their formulas to the clinical test. And even the supplement manufacturers who do have the time and money to subject their formulas to clinical research won’t do it, as they don’t want their customers to see how bogus their products are.
Slimvance Thermogenic is confident that its formula works. Performix SST v2X, on the other hand, doesn’t fully convince us that it works, even though we like many of its ingredients. And if it hasn’t convinced us, then we’re not entirely convinced that they’re convinced that their formula works.
And so, onto our favorite and final part of these reviews:
Slimvance Thermogenic vs. Performix SST v2X Overall Winner:
- Read our full Slimvance Core Slimming Complex THERMOGENIC review
- Read our full Performix SST v2X review