Overview of Goldstar Performance Products EPH Bomb
Goldstar Performance Products is a sports nutrition brand that likes to test the waters with marketing and with products. For example, they don’t hesitate to put “Ephedra” on the label, if it is using Ephedra Extract (note: not the same as the Ephedra that shreds fat like it is its job). They also were one of the first to use DMAA in the original Triple X.
Goldstar Performance Products fat burner EPH Bomb leverages caffeine and a proprietary blend to produce an average over-the-counter fat burner. As with many OTC fat burners, EPH Bomb is not going to blow your socks off, or cause you to drastically lose body fat or weight. It will help stimulate your central nervous system and help with weight loss, but you’ll have better results following a strict diet.
Testing Results and Ratings
We reviewed Goldstar Performance Products EPH Bomb on four categories. We first start by looking at it’s ingredient profile. This portion of the review looks at the ingredients used in the making of this fat burner. We look into each ingredients effective use and determine if it was a quality selection for the product.
We then look at the dosage of the fat burner. Are they using the ingredients at effective doses? It’s one thing to select awesome ingredients, it’s another to make sure they are being dosed where they are meant to be effective.
We then look at effectiveness. This is generally an extension of the profile and dosage section. The higher quality ingredients used at proper dosages, the more effective that the fat burner will be.
Finally, we talk about value. Value is the combination of profile, dosage, and effectiveness in relation to cost. Another part of value are the competitors and other versions of fat burners on the market.
EPH Bomb from Goldstar Performance Products leverages several popular ingredients you typically find in a fat burner. Ingredients directed towards increasing body temperature, providing energy (boosting metabolism) and appetite suppressants.
EPH Bomb starts with caffeine anhydrous. Caffeine will stimulate the central nervous system to provide energy, which in-turn, will increase your metabolism in your body. You’ll have have an increased sense of energy.
EPH Bomb then moves into a proprietary blend. Not a fan of these, especially when stimulants are being used. The first ingredient listed is β-phenylethylamine. β-phenylethylamine has been known to increase mood and aid in weight loss. The supplement company that produced β-phenylethylamine stated it was a mood enhancer and aids in concentration and focus. Not a lot of correlation with weight loss, but yet it is still found in many diet pills. Not a lot of studies exists to support weight loss, but some state that it does help suppress appetite.
The next ingredient of the proprietary blend is 2-amino-5-methylhexane, also known as DMHA. This is the natural occurring form of DMHA. DMHA is a stimulant much like caffeine, but stronger. It will help speed up metabolism and improve energy.
Nettle Root Extract is used next. This ingredient, also known as Stinging Nettle Root, is used primarily to treat joint pain. However, there are some studies that state it does help with obesity. The common thought is that by removing metabolic waste, in which Nettle Root Extract helps with, you will reduce body fat.
Synephrine HCL is very similar to ephedrine, but not as potent per Examine.com. This is also known as Bitter Orange. This is used towards the end of the prop blend. We do see this ingredient commonly used in fat burners.
Last, we get Yohimbine HCL. Yohimbine is a fat burner compound, again, commonly used in fat burners. This is the last ingredient used in the prop blend. Yohimbine works by increasing adrenaline in your body that helps regulate your fat cells to aid in fat burning.
Overall, EPH Bomb doesn’t use any unique ingredients. It is pretty standard. Some of the ingredients have multiple studies backing their aid in fat loss, while others are very limited.
If you’ve ever seen a review here before, you know we are not fans of proprietary blends. Why? We don’t know if we are getting proper dosages or not.
Caffeine Anhydrous is the first ingredient at 250mg. This is the only transparent ingredient on the label. This is sufficient in terms of boosting energy.
Next, we get the proprietary blend. The blend is 245mg of five ingredients. β-phenylethylamine is commonly dosed starting at 100mg, which is a very mild dose. For more intense effects, you want 250-500mg. As you can see, this prop blend doesn’t allow for that to be accomplished. β-phenylethylamine is also one of the ingredients without a lot of studies backing the effectiveness on weight loss. We can assume that this is on the lower side of the dosage requirements.
DMHA tends to be dosed between 150-200mg (at least in pre-workouts). It is safe to say, since it is the second ingredient, that it would not be dosed that high. We can assume this is on the lower side of dosage requirements.
Nettle Root Extract has studies typically having dosage around 300mg per day. I will let you figure it out on this one. Hint, not dosed high enough.
Synephrine HCL is said to be dosed properly between 50mg and 60mg per day. This is towards the end of the ingredient list. We cannot say with 100% certainty, but it is highly likely that this is under dosed as well.
Lastly, we get Yohimbine. Yohimbine is dosaged between 14-22mg depending on your weight. We can assume that this may be properly dosed, but we typically see supplement companies use 5-10mg in their products.
On paper, EPH Bomb uses generic weight loss ingredients, but it appears that they are highly under dosed. As with most OTC fat burners, this is the case.
With the inclusion of caffeine and DMHA, you will feel the boost in energy. With that, you may experience a crash. With an increase in energy, you will get an increase in metabolism. Even with DMHA being potentially under dosed, Caffeine Anhydrous is dosed around where we’d expect it.
Regarding appetite suppressant, I cannot get on-board with that. I ate normal while using this product. Increasing metabolism is going to make you hungry. You better have a strong appetite suppressing ingredient to help you limit those hunger cravings.
In terms of thermogenic, any inclusion of caffeine may increase your body temp. However, I like to see cayenne pepper being used here or something similar to help with increased body temp.
I didn’t find that this product was super effective with fat loss. Generic ingredients being under dosed does not help their cause.
If you’re new to the supplement game, I wouldn’t recommend this product because it has DMHA. With that said, if you are familiar with the industry, the DMHA dosed in this product is under dosed. At $35 a bottle, I feel there are better alternatives on the market.
Someone who wants to try a product in this category for the first time may want to test this, but I would point you in a different direction. Money is money, and paying $35 for a product that isn’t highly effective ends up being a waste of money.