Allmax say you can “incinerate fat and shred down to paper-thin, stage-ready condition” with Rapid Cuts Shredded. Using their trademarked Target, Release, Ignite system they have developed what they deem “a true all-in-one fat burner.”
We know Allmax products well and they have released some excellent pre-workouts and proteins (with the IsoFlex range), but fat-burners seem to be the area where the biggest claims are made. We’re going to review the International Version of the product because no-one outside the US can purchase their blend because it contains ingredients which are restricted in most other countries.
The differences appear to be in the Release (stage 2) section of the blend. There are a lot of stimulants that are thought to have potentially dangerous side effects in most countries, except in the US, where it seems you can sell almost anything.
Examples include: N-Methyl-Tyramine, Yerba Mate, and Yohimbine. There is also some Guarana seed in the US Ignite (stage 3) section where there is not in what they dub the ‘Canadian’ product.
Rapid Cuts Shredded (Non-US Version) Review
These days, it is often the case that fat-burners are designed to have secondary effects, such as nootropic cognitive benefits or some sort of anabolic element. From Allmax’s own statements, this product has been developed exclusively for the purpose of fat-loss, and only fat-loss.
Most of the marketing spiel is centred around Svetol Green Coffee – one of the main ingredients in the Rapid Cuts Formula. Any company that uses this trademarked extract of unroasted green coffee beans quotes a study where the subjects used Svetol (plus dieting) lost just over 10 lbs compared to the placebo group which lost just over 5 lbs.
Chlorogenic acid is the key compound in Svetol green coffee and has indeed been linked to weight loss. The studies have either been conducted on mice or obese people.
How Does Rapid Cuts Shredded Work?
The recipe is complex, mainly because of the way Allmax have laid it out as though it works in 3 phases. Here’s the recipe in full from the label. We’ve highlighted the actual ingredients so you can separate it out from all the trademark names and fancy wording:
Vitamin B3 (as Niacinamide): 8 mg
Selenium (as L-Selenomethionine): 30 mcg
Chromium (as Chromium polynicotinate): 40 mcg
1, 2, 3 – TARGET, RELEASE, IGNITE: Fat Burning Blend
1: TARGET: HOTSPOT (Lipid Targeting Technology)
CORTISTRATE (Cortisol Balancing Complex)
– Sensoril® Organic Ashwagandha Extract [8% Glycowithanolides, 32% Oligosaccharides] Root & Leaf 42 mg,
– Korean Ginseng [Std. to 80% Ginsenosides] Extract 11 mg
THYROVARIN (Metabolic Signaling Molecule)
– Olive Leaf (Olea europaea) Powder 30 mg,
– Kelp (Fucus vesiculosus) Powder 2 mg
PROSULIN (Insulin Balancing Complex)
– CinnulinPF® (Cinnamomum burmannii) Extract 10 mg
2: RELEASE: LIPO 3′,5′ (2-Stage Fat Release Activator)
– Svetol® Green Coffee Bean [Std. to 45% Chlorogenic Acid, 10% 5-Caffeoylquinic Acids] Extract 133 mg,
– G6P™ Green Coffee Bean (50% Chlorogenic Acids) Extract 200 mg,
– Cranesbill (geranium maculatum) [200:1 ratio] Extract 12 mg,
– Hordeum Vulgare Extract 11 mg
3: IGNITE: THERMOBURN (Fat Ignition Accelerator)
– Caffeine Anhydrous 107 mg‡,
– Di-Caffeine Malate 27 mg‡,
– Naringin 19 mg,
– CapsiMax™ Capsicum [2% Pure Extracted Enteric Coated Capsaicinoids] Extract 13 mg,
– Bioperine® Black Pepper (piper nigrum) [95% Piperine] Extract 1.7 mg
NOTE: Each Serving (1 capsule) contains 133.3 mg of total Caffeine
There doesn’t appear to be a total weight of the ingredients. However, on the front of the bottle, it states there is:
- 1000mg Green Coffee Extract (per 3 caps)
- 125mg Sensorial Ashwagandha Extract (per 3 caps)
- 36mg Cranesbill Extract (per 3 caps)
And on the recipe label at the bottom it states:
- 133.3mg Caffeine per capsule
Also the individual inclusion weights are written, which is nice to see. There are 90 capsules and the site says that is a 45 days supply. However, if you want the dosage on the front, it works out as 3 caps a day which is actually only 30 days worth of product.
So we’ve got the ingredient inclusion weights. From the partial information we can get from the description on the website and the bottle of product, we can assume Green Coffee is the main ingredient. According to the FAQ section, that has been the feature of an 8 week study where the test subjects lost an average of 14 lbs. The dosage used in the trial was also 1000mg.
Always follow the instructions on the packaging. There is no clear rule for taking Allmax Rapid Cuts Shredded. The label has advice based on the user’s variables. All we can say is to follow that.
Purchasing Rapid Cuts Shredded
There are many online retailers and high street stores that sell Allmax products. In Canada as an example, expect to pay about $40 CAD and in Australia about $70 AUS. The companies will probably advertise it as the USA version, but that is not what you will get. You will receive this version.
Is It Recommended?
It’s a tricky one to judge. The recipe is interesting, and appears to be up to date with many of the popular ingredients in fat-burners today. It does seem to all be centred around the Green Coffee extract and the Capsicum pepper, both of which are good as additional ingredients but might not be the best picks for the main event.
We’re going to say Repid Cuts Shredded is not recommended above other products that are in our opinion better.
Don’t worry, we come armed with suggestions. Some of the best – and internationally available – fat-burners are on the review page you can link to below. They are the best products we have used so far, and we have no concerns about giving them our seal of approval.
Remember that without a healthy diet and exercise routine, losing weight (and more importantly fat) is going to be a struggle. Fat-burners are an added bonus, and the ones we suggest will fit into your healthy lifestyle and expand the benefits.