• Transparent Ingredient label
  • Effectively dosed ingredients
  • Doesn't have any ingredients to help with mood support
8.2Overall Score

I can’t say for certain which fat burners they use down on the West Coast, but I wouldn’t be surprised if more than a few use Jim Stoppani’s new Shred JYM.

Thanks to his reputation as a supplement guru, and a unique selling proposition centered around transparent ingredient labels, it’s easy to see why Stoppani’s JYM line has become so popular.

However, just because a fat burner works for one person doesn’t mean it will work for everybody. So here’s my complete and updated Shred JYM review, to help you decide if it’s worth a try.

What is Shred JYM?

Shred JYM stays fairly on-brand in its product description, using ingredients as the basis for benefit claims. For example, the claim, “help to carry more of that fat into the mitochondria,” is one of the main functions of the first ingredient acetyl-l-carnitine.

Additionally, research shows that supplementing with acetyl-l-carnitine effectively enhances exercise performance, competition, and recovery from strenuous exercise and in regenerative athletics.[1]

Other purported benefits of Shred JYM that can be attributed directly to ingredients include the ability to increase metabolism and improve fat burning, which you get from the green tea extract and synephrine.

Two Potent Fat Fighers

Both green tea extract and synephrine are well-researched, and shown to help with weight loss. Synephrine, also known as bitter orange extract, is a compound which increases metabolic rate and stimulates fatty acids to be release from cells so they can be burned as energy.

What’s more, a review of human clinical studies involving synephrine suggests it increases metabolic rate and energy expenditure, and played a role in modestly increasing weight loss.[2]

The green tea extract and caffeine in Shred Jym have a synergistic relationship. Research shows that combining these two ingredients improves weight management through greater thermogenesis and fat oxidation.[3]

What Shred JYM Is Missing

Shred JYM does have effective weight loss ingredients, but I wish it had something like mucuna pruriens for mood support. That being said, I really liked the energy I got from Shred JYM. With 200 mg of caffeine I didn’t feel jittery or like my heart was going to jump out of my chest.

The thermogenic effect for me wasn’t very strong, meaning I didn’t feel like my body temperature got as hot with Shred JYM as it has with other fat burners.

But overall, between the green tea extract, synephrine, acetyl-l-carnitine, and caffeine in Shred JYM, you’re going to get a solid weight loss supplement with effectively dosed ingredients.

Just make sure you take it knowing it’s not going to affect your central nervous system as strongly as some of the other fat burners out there. Whether or not this is a benefit for you is ultimately a matter of personal preference.

Price and Availability

Most online retailers carry a 30 day supply of Shred JYM for $35. If you’re looking for an effectively dosed fat burner that’s not heavy on stims, then Shred JYM is definitely the way to go. It has well-researched ingredients, and provides a clean energy that doesn’t make you jittery.

[1] B.T. Wall et at., “Chronic oral ingestion of l-carnitine and carbohydrate increases muscle carnitine content and alters muscle fuel metabolism during exercise in humans,” Journal of Physiology, 589(Pt 4):963-73,2011.
[2] Stohs SJ, Preuss HG, Shara M. A review of the human clinical studies involving Citrus aurantium (bitter orange) extract and its primary protoalkaloid p-synephrine Int J Med Sci. 2012;9(7):527-38. Epub 2012 Aug 29.
[3] Westerterp-Plantenga, MS, Lejeune MP, Kovacs EM. Body weight loss and weight maintenance in relation to habitual caffeine intake and green tea supplementation Obes Res. 2005 Jul;13(7):1195-204.

About The Author

Brian E. is from southern California and has worked for names like GNC and Vitamin Shoppe as a supplement expert and consultant. He currently lives in Utah and is studying marketing.

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