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OxyELITE Pro Review – Is it Effective?

By Sasha de Beausset Aparicio, MSc

Reviewed by Rebecca Williams, MD, MA, MB, BChir

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Evidence Based | Facts | Nutrition Info | Pros & Cons | Side Effects | Contraindications | Cost | Purchase Online | Suggested Use | Verdict

OxyELITE Pro is a weight loss supplement designed to help manage weight, suppress appetite, reduce fat, improve mental focus, and increase energy.[1]

This dietary supplement was one of the best-selling thermogenic a few years ago. The product was considered revolutionary in the supplement industry, and many users reported excellent results while taking it.

However, in 2013 and then again in 2015, USP Labs discontinued OxyELITE Pro following allegations regarding health concerns in some users after they used the supplement alongside other weight loss products.

The original OxyELITE Pro formula used to contain DMAA (1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl), an ingredient with many potentially dangerous side effects.[2][3][4]


1) OxyELITE Pro Quick Facts

USP Labs re-released OxyELITE Pro in December 2019, with a slightly different formula that included a new ingredient (Geranium leaves and stems extract) and replaced DMAA with 2-Aminoisoheptane HCl (DMHA).

The new formula maintained some of the original claims – to promote weight loss by suppressing appetite – and added a few more claims to the list, including benefits for mental focus and energy levels.

The current OxyELITE Pro contains Bauhinia Purpurea, Geranium, Cirsium Oligophyllum, and Pausinystalia Yohimbe, all quite unique ingredients that we rarely see in weight-loss products.

2) How Did OxyELITE Pro Start?

The company behind OxyELITE Pro is USP Labs, an American company that offers multivitamins, nutrition supplements, as well as training and workout equipment.

While OxyELITE Pro was one of the leading supplements at the time of release, USP Labs now sells a wide-ranging line of supplements, including:

  • Modern Protein
  • Jack3d
  • VitamerPRO
  • AminoLIFT
  • ModernBCAA
  • Ultimate-T
  • USPLabs Creatine
  • PowerFULL PM
  • SuperCissus
  • USPLabs Glutamine

How to contact USP Labs company:

  • Address: 703 Pier Ave. Suite B #165, Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
  • Phone: (424) 262-0793
  • Website: oxyelite-pro.com
  • Email: contact@oxyelite-pro.com
Nutrition Info

3) Ingredients of OxyELITE Pro

OxyELITE Pro contains the following ingredients:

  • Proprietary Blend [Bauhinia Purpurea L. (leaves and pods) Extract, Bacopa (Leaf) (Bacopa Monnieri) Extract, Geranium extract (leaves and stems), Cirsium Oligophyllum (plant) Extract, and Yohimbe (Pausinystalia Yohimbe) Bark Extract] 119.5 mg
  • Caffeine 100 mg
  • 2-Aminoisoheptane HCl (DMHA) 100 mg

Other ingredients include modified starch, gelatin, vegetable stearate, silicon dioxide, Red #3, Blue #1, Red #40, and titanium dioxide color.

4) What Does OxyELITE Pro Do?

As said above, the new OxyELITE Pro formula contains several ingredients that we rarely see in weight-loss products.

Bauhinia Purpurea – The extracts from this flowering plant are used in several traditional medicine systems to cure different diseases. Bauhinia Purpurea is believed to possess antidiabetic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-diarrheal, nephroprotective, anti-cancerous, and thyroid hormone regulating activity properties.[5][6]

However, there are very few clinical studies conducted on this plant and there’s little evidence to suggest a link between Bauhinia Purpurea and weight loss.[7]


Bacopa Monnieri – Bacopa Monnieri has been used by Ayurvedic medical practitioners for centuries for various purposes, including improving memory, reducing anxiety, and treating epilepsy.[8] In fact, research shows that it may alleviate anxiety, boost brain function, and reduce stress, among other benefits.[9][10][11]

Cirsium Oligophyllum – This perennial plant is pretty commonly found in Africa and Europe.[12] Cirsium Oligophyllum was unknown to weight loss supplement manufacturers until 2009 when a team of scientists conducted a study[13] at Biological Science Laboratories, Kao Corporation, Japan.

The purpose of this study was to determine whether Cirsium Oligophyllum whole plant extract could produce thermogenesis and, consequently, weight loss.

The Cirsium Oligophyllum extract was combined with caffeine[14] and propranolol and injected in rats for 32 days. The scientists observed how the rats lost 23.2% of the fat in a month’s time.

The conclusion of this study was that Cirsium Oligophyllum might produce a thermogenic effect.
However, the 2009 study wasn’t followed up by clinical trials to analyze the effectiveness of Cirsium Oligophyllum as a weight loss aid in humans.

Pros & Cons

5) OxyELITE Pro: Pros and Cons

OxyELITE Pro claimed benefits include:

  • Fat burning;
  • Better weight management;
  • Sustained weight loss;
  • Appetite suppression;
  • Increased energy;
  • Improved mental focus.
Side Effects

6) OxyELITE Pro Side Effects

At its core, OxyELITE Pro is a thermogenic and a stimulant, and any stimulant will have its fair share of potential side effects, including:

  • Nausea
  • Restlessness
  • Energy crash
  • Rapid heart rate
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart palpitations
  • Fatigue
  • Nervousness
  • Upset stomach
  • Dehydration

The supplement also contains a fair amount of caffeine, which has been associated with several adverse effects, especially in users who are sensitive to caffeine. Caffeine’s side effects[15] may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive issues
  • Frequent urination

7) OxyELITE Pro Warnings and Precautions

According to the official OxyELITE Pro website, you should not use the supplement if you are under treatment with prescription medications or other stimulants.

8) Any OxyELITE Pro Lawsuits?

The original OxyElite Pro formula included an amphetamine derivative called 1,3-Dimethylamylamine HCl (DMAA). The FDA banned DMAA[16] because amphetamine derivatives lead to psychological, neurological, and cardiovascular episodes. Following the ban, USP Labs changed their OxyElite Pro formula to not include the problematic ingredient anymore.

In 2013, 97 people suffered irreversible liver damage[17] after using counterfeit OxyElite Pro. Despite USP Labs’ claims that a counterfeit product was responsible for people suffering from acute hepatitis episodes, the FDA ordered the destruction of the entire OxyElite Pro stock.

Purchase Online

9) Where to Purchase OxyELITE Pro Online

OxyELITE Pro can be purchased from several small online stores such as SameDay Supplements, Best Price Nutrition, and Supplement Warehouse.


10) OxyELITE Pro Cost

One bottle of OxyELITE Pro (90 capsules / 30 servings) costs $34.95. Some retailers may offer discounts or free shipping for orders from within the United States.

Suggested Use

11) Suggested Use

Take one (1) or two (2) capsules in the morning and one (1) capsule after lunch. Do not exceed four (4) capsules per day.

12) What Users Are Saying

"3 days in and 3 pounds down!!!! This product is fantastic. I've tried everything under the sun and am so happy I tried "OxyElite." I have to force myself to eat because my appetite has been entirely suppressed. Still, the best part is, I am working out again too because of all the energy I now have!" [Read full review]


"For the people who said that it's really weak and it doesn't work, well, I took a pill and felt agitated the whole day and fell asleep at 4:00 am. I think it's best to take it as early as you can. I think the previous formula was better about the appetite, but this one is pretty good!" [Read full review]

---Cleo C.

"Lol, I know everyone assumes you will take a pill, and boom, pow, you're an Instagram model... this won't do that. I am sure if you take it while making sure you are eating well and working out, it will help you." [Read full review]

---Danielle L. Hornkohl


13) Our Verdict on OxyELITE Pro

OxyELITE Pro’s formula went through several changes over the years. Now, at its 4th iteration, it contains mostly natural ingredients, including a good amount of caffeine.

The primary benefit of OxyELITE Pro is to help with weight management. However, the company also claims that this new and improved formula can enhance mental focus and increase energy. These additional claims are fully supported by scientific research as the only ingredient in OxyELITE Pro with proven benefits for cognitive health is Bacopa Monnieri.

Overall, we liked how this supplement improved over the years. The company was receptive to feedback and at what was happening on the market and it moved quickly to replace problematic ingredients with more natural alternatives.

3.9/5 - (7 votes)

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I lost and maintained weight loss with the original formula. This new one causes many side effects. Today I split the capsule in two and hope that taking half in the morning and half at lunch will cause less side effects. I haven’t taken it long enough to know if it will work for me.

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This product has some exotic ingredients that cought my attention and I used it for a while, it has proper results, but I prefere other blends.

Matthew M

This product also has an energizing effect, it really helps me brake a sweet during training.