Ripped Juice EX2 is a fat burning bodybuilding supplement produced in the US by Betancourt Nutrition.
The promised benefits are:
- Improves triglyceride hydrolysis
- Promotes energy mood & fat use
- Stimulates fat use through sympathetic pathways
- Mood-enhancing, thermogenic fat loss formula
What is Ripped Juice EX2 and What Does it Do?
According to the sales page on the official website, the formulation contains nootropic ingredients that can create the “most sustained energy/alertness experience available”, increase calorie expenditure and stimulate thermogenic fat burning, while also controlling hunger cravings.
What’s in the Formula?
The Ripped Juice Proprietary Blend (583mg) contains:
N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine: An amino acid that is often used to improve concentration and focus and is believed capable of fighting mental fatigue and stress. By improving state of mind N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine may also help reduce the likelihood of comfort eating.
Caffeine: The ubiquitous inclusion in fat burners for its proven thermogenic fat burning properties, mental focus boost and stimulation.
Citrus Aurantium (30% Synephrine): A species of citrus fruit that provides a powerful fat burning stimulant called synephrine that can increase the metabolic rate even during periods of rest.
N-Methyltyramine HCL: Like synephrine, N-Methyltyramine is naturally-occuring in citrus aurantium, but it can be extracted from other plants or be synthesized in a lab. N-Methyltyramine is reputed to be capable of boosting cAMP levels thereby increasing thermogenesis.
Green Coffee Bean Extract: Green coffee beans are just normal coffee beans that have not been roasted and it is the fact that they have not been subjected to heat that allows the green beans to be such a powerful aid to weight loss. When coffee beans are roasted the heat destroys a chemical called chlorogenic acid that assists weight loss in two main ways. (1) By controlling insulin and blood sugar levels. (2) By speeding the metabolism and triggering thermogenic fat burning.
Rauwolscine HCl: A molecule that is often believed to possess the same abilities as yohimbine. Some people suggest rauwolscine may even surpass yohimbe’s fat burning power, but there is more study needed to back this up.
How to Take Ripped Juice EX2
Capsules should always be consumed with a meal and only one capsule is required each day. “Advanced” users can take one capsule each morning followed by a second capsule in the afternoon. Capsules should never be taken within six hours of bedtime.
Customer comments are subjective and should not be used as an ironclad litmus test in anyway. These comments reflect our own experience with Ripped Juice EX2 and are as good a representation of what we could find.
Side Effects & Standard Precautions
Ripped Juice EX2 is not suitable for anyone who is under 18-years of age and should not be used by pregnant or nursing mothers. People who have existing health problems or are taking medication should seek a doctor’s advice before they take any pills.
Ripped Juice EX2 is not suitable for use alongside other caffeine-providing products and should never be used continuously for more than 8 weeks. Supplementation should be ceased 4 weeks prior to surgery or if side effects become an issue.
The returns policy on the official website has a heading marked “30 day money back guarantee”, but there does not appear to be any text below it. However, selecting the section below the heading reveals the hidden text (black font on black background) and it states the company only accepts returns of unopened products.
So it’s a returns policy only. There is no money back guarantee if you used it and don’t like it.
Purchasing Options & Considerations
Each bottle of Ripped Juice EX2 contains 60 capsules and should last for 30 to 60 day, depending on usage.
A the time of this review Ripped Juice EX2 was marked “sold out” at the manufacturer’s website, but the product is marketed via a number of third-party retailers including theVitaminShoppe and Bodybuilding.com. Prices can vary from one supplier to the next, but expect to pay between $25 and $30 per 60 capsules. Some suppliers also stock a 10-capsule starter pack and it generally costs around $8.
Our Conclusion and Recommendation
Everyone has access to the open source scientific studies that is undertaken on every ingredient. If you don’t know where to look we’ll be happy to tell you – just contact us.
So…why the proprietary fat burner blends, when, in theory, anybody can know what inclusions work at what rates? If the product works as you say it does then there is nothing to hide from the customer.
Ripped Juice EX2 did not do it for us when tested in comparison with many other products.
If you want a really powerful fat burner/nootropic/muscle definer, then take a look at the ingredients of Instant Knockout in our review. The difference is astonishing and shows just how variable this industry can be!