Under the Microscope: Epiq Ripped

An up-close analysis of all the ingredients found in this brand new fat-burning supplement


Green coffee extract is derived from unroasted 
coffee beans. By not roasting the beans, more of
their natural chlorogenic acid remains. This effective fat-burning agent works synergistically with the caffeine in coffee beans to burn up the fat that caffeine frees from fat cells.


This extract from the bark of the West African tree Pausinystalia yohimbe contains the active ingredients yohimbine and rauwolscine. These ingredients bind
 to fat cells and inhibit receptors that a) would normally limit the amount of fat that can leave the fat cells and b) enable more fat to be stored.


This form of caffeine is one of the most commonly used ingredients in fat burners. It aids fat loss by both freeing up more body fat from your fat stores and by boosting the number of calories you burn. That means your body pulls more fat from your fat cells and then burns it away.


Hot peppers get their spiciness from the phytochemical capsaicin that is found in the pepper’s fruit. Consuming capsaicin boosts levels of the neurotransmitter/ hormone norepinephrine. This increases metabolic rate, reduces hunger, and ups the amount of fat burned.


Raspberry ketones are aromatic compounds found in red raspberries. One way that they work is by activating an enzyme called hormone-sensitive lipase. This encourages fat stored in fat cells to be broken down and released into the bloodstream to be burned for fuel.