Overview of Olympus Labs Bloodshr3d Raw Edition
We’ve heard a lot of good things about Olympus Labs so we reached out to work with them on their line. Feedback from the public is that Olympus Labs makes products that work, that are high quality and that they disclose the info to the public (non-prop blended).
We tried out Bloodshr3d for our first Olympus Labs product. Bloodshr3d is a hardcore fat burner powder. It utilizes two components in this product: Maximum Lipolysis Activator and an Extreme Energy, Focus and Thermogenic Trifecta. This fat burner is one of the best thermogenics we’ve used as we experienced great increases in body temp and major appetite suppressing. A solid combination for a great fat burner.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Olympus Labs Bloodshr3d Raw Edition on five categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at the different ingredients used in the fat burner, what their intention is and how effectively dosed are each ingredient.
We then look at effectiveness. An effective fat burner will use high quality, proven ingredients, at clinically backed dosages. This is generally an extension of the profile section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that product will be.
Then we move into the taste of the different flavors we’ve tried. We grade each flavor separately and average the scores for their overall taste rating. We were able to test out the following flavors: Hawaiian Colada.
Mixability refers to how well the protein powder mixes in 12oz of water. We use the shaker bottle test. This would be your typical Blender Bottle with the spiral chrome ball.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, effectiveness, taste and mixability in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of fat burners on the market.
Bloodshr3d uses two different components in this extreme fat burner. We will first start with their Lipolysis Activating Matrix. The purpose of the Lipolysis Activating Matrix is to break down fats and allow our bodies to burn them off as energy aka burn fat.
The Lipolysis Activating Matrix starts with 1g of Green Coffee. Green Coffee has been shown to burn fat per WedMD. Green coffee helps regulate blood sugar and metabolism. Healthy blood glucose levels as well as a healthy metabolism contributes to weight loss/fat loss. Per Examine.com, the optimal dosage of Green Coffee at 50% Chlorogenic Acids would be 240-600mg. We are optimally dosed here.
Sophora Japonica is actually a species of tree known for it’s anti-obesity properties. Sophora Japonica is dosed at 400mg. We couldn’t find studies on optimal dosages of this. However, it is a solid ingredient to be used in a fat burner for it’s increased AMPK activation.
Caffeine is dosed at 250mg. This is sufficient in a fat loss product. You will typically find caffeine in most fat burning products due to it’s ability to speed up your metabolism. According to a study found on NCBI, caffeine significantly speeds up your metabolic rate.
Rhodiola Rosea Extract is dosed at 100mg. This ingredient has been shown to be effective as doses as low as 50mg. Rhodiola Rosea Extract is an anti-stressor which helps reduce your feelings to “binge eat.” A lot of people, when stressed, eat more. This helps suppress your appetite so you’re not grabbing a snack every 20-minutes.
Vanillin is dosed at 100mg. Vanillin has been shown to increase metabolism and is good for your overall health. It has also been shown to induce lipolysis. There have been limited studies on the optimal dosage of this ingredient.
Overall, this matrix does support your weight loss goals in the form of activating lipolysis, breaking down fat, speeding up metabolism and reducing stress properties that cause us to over eat.
Then we get into the “prop blend” portion of this formula. This is the Extreme Energy, Focus and Thermogenic Trifecta consisting of Eria Jarensis Extract, J.Regia Extract and Rauwolfia Serpentina at 306mg.
Eria Jarensis Extract is very similar in it’s properties as to Ephedra. Ephedra was all the rage back in the day. It is also very similar to DMAA as well. Eria Jarensis increases your production of dopamine, which is our feel good hormone. This improves your overall focus. In pre-workouts we see this dosed around 125-250mg. It is possible that this is properly dosed.
J.Regia Extract is a natural source of DMHA. One of my favorite ingredients used in pre-workouts. This enhances your energy and your mental alertness. Pre-workouts on the market typically dose their PWO with 100-200mg of DMHA so it is safe to say that this can be properly dosed too.
The last ingredient is Rauwolfia Serpentina, the cousin to Yohimbe. Rauwolfia Serpentina blocks the receptors (alpha receptors) that ordinarily put a stop to lipolysis. This allows our body to go into lipolysis and burn more fat. According to the Mayo Clinic, optimal dosage is 50-200mg for adults.
Overall, even though it is a prop blend, this matrix can be properly dosed if you do the math correctly.
Fat burners typically over promise and under deliver. Not Bloodshr3d. Going into it I was told that I would sweat a helluva lot more, and I wouldn’t eat as much. I never sweat the way I did while using this. I would work out in the AM, around 5:30, and I would be drenched by the time I completed my lift. Now I will be perfectly honest, I took this with my PWO as well. So I was on a stim high. I never felt sick, though, and always had a sold workout.
I actually sweat throughout the day, even after my lift, more than usual. This is the definition of an effective thermogenic. Some other thermogenics on the market give you that burning sensation in your stomach (most of the time it is from the red pepper extract used) but you don’t get that with Bloodshr3d.
The second part that was very noticeable, was the appetite suppressing capabilities of this fat burner. I typically eat 6-8 meals a day. While using Bloodshr3d I would still get my meals in, but it was HARD to eat it. I felt full, a lot. I didn’t want to finish some of my food, and in some cases, I didn’t.
Overall, this product works well and does exactly what it promises. One of the few products that does what it says it will do.
This is a very small serving size, so I wasn’t sure how potent the taste would be. I am not a big fan of fruity alcoholic drinks, and based on the flavor I figured it would taste something similar. And it does. It tastes just like a fruity alcoholic drink.
Since I am not a fan of that flavor typically I didn’t enjoy this flavor as much as I do others. If you are into that type of flavoring and those drinks you will love this. The taste is spot-on to what you would expect.
The serving size of Bloodshr3d is only 3.89g so it should mix very easily. It does. I would mix this right with my pre-workout at times and there wasn’t many issues at all. Alone, it fully dissolves, with just a touch of residue, nothing too crazy. See our video above to see how it mixes yourself.
Bloodshr3d is an effective hardcore fat burner using great ingredients at optimal dosages. You get 45-servings for under $40. Given that this comes in less than $.90 a serving and it works makes it a good value. There are other fat burners on the market that are cheaper, but typically are under dosed in a prop blend and does not give you 45-servings.