I am wondering about OxyELITE Pro to help me lose weight, but I want to know if it’s good for you. What are the side effects?
OxyELITE Pro by USPLabs is marketed as a “thermogenic fat burner.” There appear to be two versions of capsules as well as a powder now on the market.
The Supplement Facts panel on the “original” capsule product formula lists the active ingredients as caffeine and a proprietary blend of five ingredients, including 1,3-dimethylamylamine HCl (DMAA). The “new formula” OxyELITE Pro capsules formula also contains caffeine, but the proprietary blend is different. Notably, it excludes DMAA. Both versions appear to have been discontinued by the manufacturer; the USPLabs website’s OxyELITE Pro page reports it as “Out Of Stock” and states “new advanced formulas coming soon.”
Following the FDA announcement in April 2013 about DMAA, dietary supplements containing the ingredient—including the original OxyELITE Pro product—can no longer be sold in the U.S. For more information, visit the OPSS FAQ about DMAA on HPRC’s website, as well as HPRC’s list of Dietary Supplement Products Containing DMAA. According to an FDA announcement in July 2013, USPLabs destroyed its remaining stock of the original OxyELITE Pro (as well as DMAA-containing Jack3d). However, the original and “new” versions of OxyELITE Pro are still available from some online retail outlets. It appears that the “new formula” product bottle has a purple cap, whereas the “original” version with DMAA has a white cap, but be sure to check the label for ingredients, as it is now considered illegal to sell the version containing DMAA.
The only OxyElite Pro product actively available on the manufacturer’s website is OxyELITE Pro Powder, which consists of caffeine and a third “proprietary blend,” also without DMAA.
The Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database (NMCD) has given the original OxyELITE Pro has a rating of “1,” and both the new formula capsule and the powder have a rating of “2,” putting them all in the red zone, which indicates there are serious concerns about their safety and effectiveness.