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Olympus Labs BloodShr3d: An Evidence-Based Review

BloodShr3d is a stimulant-powered fat-burner by Olympus Labs which contains a variety of ingredients, some that you may have seen before in other fat-burners and some that are rather unique…

Olympus Labs BloodShr3d

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Claims/Benefits

Olympus Labs list of promises for BlooShr3d is pretty simple.  It’s meant to:

  • Increase Energy/Focus
  • Burn Fat
  • Increase Metabolic Rate 

So, does BloodShr3d have what it takes to make good on these claims?  Let’s take a look…

BloodShr3d Ingredients

BloodShr3d contains both stimulant and non-stimulant ingredients, some of which are research-backed and some of which we’ve never seen before (or haven’t seen that much)…

Green Coffee Extract

Green Coffee Extract is generally standardized for the active component–Chlorogenic Acid–which has some implications for weight-loss and fat burning.

Chlorogenic Acid appears to be an agonist (activator) of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor alpha (PPARa), a receptor protein which stimulates the uptake and utilization (burning) of fatty acids for energy.  Perhaps related to this mechanism is the ability of Chlorogenic Acid to reduce Carbohydrate absorption, atleast to some degree.

So, in a sense, supplementing with Chlorogenic Acid can mimick the effects of a reduced-carb diet.  This makes it of interest to just about everyone looking to lose weight, though the magnitude of the impact may not be that great.

Olympus Labs has elected to use a whopping 1g of Green Coffee Extract, standardied to 50%, effectively yielding 500mg of Chlorogenic Acid per serving.  This is much higher than what you’ll find in just about every other weight-loss supplement containing Green Coffee Extract.

For example, MuscleTech is no stranger to the use of Green Coffee Extract, but tends to under-dose it to the point where it’s ineffective.  We’re happy to see Olympus bucking that trend and dosing it (more than) properly in BloodShr3d.

Sophora Japonica

Japanese Sophora has long been used throughout traditional asian medicine as a general health tonic and cognitive enhancer.  Although the plant contains a wide array of potentially beneficial compounds, it is usually standardized for Quercetin content.

Quercetin possesses anti-inflammatory properties that give a wide array of potential health benefits, but it does not appear to be a particularly useful weight-loss agent.

Quercetin has indeed been shown to increase energy expenditure, but only for a short time, rendering it ineffective as a long-term weight-loss solution on it’s own.  However, combined with the other ingredients in BloodShr3d, Quercetin may contribute something to the overall efficacy of the formula.

Caffeine

Caffeine is usually a primary active ingredient in weight-loss supplements for the simple reason that it’s safe AND effective.  Upon consumption, Caffeine triggers the release of Catecholamines, a class of chemicals which have inherent fat-burning properties.  This includes Dopamine and Noradrenaline, two of the most potent naturally produced fat-burning chemicals your body has to offer.

These are the same chemicals responsible for the focus and alertnesss that Caffeine provides.  At 250mg per serving, BloodShr3d falls into “average” territory when it comes to Caffeine, but there are some other stimulants which make it much more powerful as well.

Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola Rosea is one the most extensively researched adaptogens–a class of plants which are believed to help the body adapt to stress, both physical and mental–making it useful for leveling out stress-inducing effects of stimulants.  Stimulants such as Caffeine increase stress hormones and, while they may have their benefits, place the body under additional stress.

Rhodiola has been shown to reduce stress  and fatigue, effective enhancing cognitive function and exercise performance.

It’s worth mentioning that Rhodiola has also been shown to exert some anti-obesity effects, but further study is needed in this area before we can draw any solid conclusions.

BloodShr3d contains 100mg of standardized Rhodiola per serving, an effective dose when it comes to reducing stress.

Vanillin

Vanillin, as the name implies, is a major component of Vanilla Extract, along with several hundred other compounds.  At high doses, Vanillin has been shown to exert anti-obesity effects in mice, but studies in humans appear to be scarce.

BloodShr3d contains 100mg of Vanillin per serving.

Eria Jarensis

Eria Jarensis is a type of Orchid which, unlike so many other types of Orchid, is alleged to actually contain Phenylethylamine (PEA) and PEA derivatives.  Unfortunately, like so many other herbal ingredients alleged to contain powerful stimulants, there isn’t actually any solid evidence to support the use of Eria Jarensis.

So, is it effective?  Maybe, but who really knows what’s in it?  Eria Jarensis is similar to Orchilean in  this sense.

Juglans Regia

Juglans Regia is one of the latest stimulant-containing herbs to be introduced into energy-promoting supplements.  Olympus appears to be the first mover on this one but haven’t been very vocal about what it is exactly or what stimulants it allegedly contains.  If you’ve read our article on Orchilean, you’re aware that companies have been using obscure herbs and pretending they contain certain stimulants for a while now.  But is Olympus doing that?  Who knows…

According to PricePlow, Olympus Labs is likely standardizing for 2-amino-5-methylheptane.

Rauwolscine

Rauwolscine, also known as Alpha-Yohimbine, is a chemical relative of the popular fat-burning molecule, Yohimbine.  Like Yohimbine, it acts as an alpha-receptor antagonist, meaning it blocks the action of the receptors that put a stop to Lipolysis (fat breakdown).  We discuss both molecules (Yohimbine and Rauwolscine) in our article Rauwolscine Vs. Yohimbine For Fat-Loss, and discuss Rauwolscine alone in much more depth in our article Rauwolscine: The Most Potent Fat-Burner That’s Still Legal.

There’s no doubt about it.  Rauwolscine is a potent fat-burner which should be utilized by anyone looking to burn fat as fast as possible.  For that reason, it makes for a useful addition to the BloodShr3d formula.

BloodShr3d Ingredient Takeaway

BloodShr3d definitely has what it takes to induce some noticeable fat-loss in a relatively short period of time.  Olympus is making use of some heavily-researched ingredients as well as some that are pretty speculative, but possibly pretty effective ingredients.  It’s certainly not one for the stimulant-sensitive individual, as it contains a moderate dose of Caffeine in addition to a few other powerful stimulants.

Is BloodShr3d Safe?

Again, some of the ingredients in BloodShr3d are pretty speculative, meaning they haven’t really been researched.  Some people may not care about that at all, and that’s fine.  It’s just that you should be aware that what you’re taking doens’t necessarily have an established safety profile.

Where To Buy

BloodShr3d doesn’t appear to be available at as wide a range of retailers as some other Olympus Labs products.  Perhaps that indicates a change in business strategy (toward direct-to-consumer) or perhaps they’re just taking their time.  Regardless of what’s going on behind the scenes at Olympus, BloodShr3d can be found at:

If you’re an online retailer who carries BloodShr3d and would like to be added to this list, or you’re not a retailer but know of others who carry the product, let us know in the comments below.

The Bottom Line

Olympus is one of the most unique brands out there and is no stranger to using new/pretty-new ingredients, taespecially when it comes to stimulants.  We recommend BloodShr3d to anyone looking for the next high-stim, powerful fat-burner, but would caution users to take it slow when determining how much to take.

Due to the use of two stimulant ingredients, Eria Jarensis and Juglans Regia, it’s pretty hard to pinpoint the stimulant content.

Not sure which fat-burner is right for you?  Check out our Best Fat-Burners List for some recommendations (including BloodShr3d actually).

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