In case you’re wondering “SST” stands for “Super Suspension Thermogenic”, and Performix have a number of different products in their range to help support your goals.
Before we get started, it’s important to realise that most of the supplements in this category, including the one featured on this page, have not been proven to help with fat loss and fat burning.
They are supplements designed to support your goals and that usually contain a number of plant extracts and other ingredients such as vitamins and minerals.
What makes Iridium SSTi slightly different is that it’s the most expensive product in their range.
Amongst other things, it promises to give you “explosive” effects while also helping to support you on your journey at the same time.
But is this product really as good as it’s claimed to be?
The purpose of this review is to take a close look at all of the important points of this particular supplement to help you decide whether this is the right product for you, or if your money would be better spent elsewhere.
So let’s kick off our Performix Iridium review by examining the basic facts about this supplement.
Performix Iridium SSTi is a premium supplement that is definitely at the higher end of the price spectrum.
The RRP is $79.99 for 60 capsules, which actually makes it the most expensive product in this category that we’ve ever come across.
So, have Performix made a product that is worth the extra cash? According to the official website, Iridium SSTi provides three main benefits.
That’s good to see. We always favour supplements that work in multiple ways to help you on your journey.
Generally speaking, you’ll definitely want to pick a product that works in multiple ways.
For example, the leading supplements on the market tend to have been formulated to work in three main ways to support your goals.
With all of that out of the way, let’s now take a close look at the ingredients used in Iridium SSTi to see what this product is really made of.
Let’s kick this all-important section off by taking a close look at the full list of ingredients used in Iridium SSTi.
The first slightly disappointing thing about this product is that it uses something called a proprietary blend.
In case you didn’t already know, this is when the manufacturer chooses to list a total ‘blend’ rather than the individual doses of the ingredients.
We really don’t like to see this in any kind of supplement, because it makes judging the effectiveness of the product really difficult.
We believe in full transparency with modern-day supplements, and we really don’t like to see products without the doses of the individual ingredients listed.
Anyway, let’s now focus on the main ingredients in Performix Iridium.
• Caffeine Anhydrous – The good news is that this is one of our favorite ingredients for a product like this. The better news is that it’s the only ingredient in the proprietary blend that Performix have disclosed the dosage of (200mg). Caffeine is a great inclusion and we were happy to find it on the label.
• Ashwagandha – A herb frequently used in Ayurveda, the traditional herbal system in India. It has been claimed to help with a number of things, but we’re not too sure about its inclusion here.
• Yohimbine – This is one of those ingredients that we’ve come across more often recently. We don’t recommend it as one of the top ingredients. It is claimed to help with certain things, but it has also been linked with some side effects.
• Synephrine – This is essentially Bitter Orange Extract. It is believed to have certain benefits. However, we don’t recommend it as one of the best ingredients because it’s been linked to potential side effects.
• Coleus forskohlii – This is another ingredient which has some claims surrounding it, but again it is not one of our top recommended substances.
• Black Pepper Extract – A good inclusion for any supplement. Black Pepper Extract is usually added in small amounts to the top products in this category.
• N-Acetyl L-Tyrosine – This is an acetylated derivative of the non-essential amino acid L-Tyrosine. It’s not the most common ingredient in a supplement like this, but it isn’t a bad inclusion either.
• Theacrine – Another stimulant to add to the Caffeine. We’re not sure they both need to be used in the same supplement.
• Bacopa Monnieri – This is an ingredient we haven’t come across in too many supplements before. It’s an extract from a herb that is sometimes used in supplements.
• Huperzine A – An extract which derives from a plant called Chinese club moss. It’s been linked to certain benefits, but we’re not totally convinced by it, if we’re being honest.
Although Performix Iridium SSTi does contain a few good ingredients, we can’t help but feel that the manufacturers have missed a trick by not including more commonly used substances.
For instance, it was disappointing to see that Performix have not chosen to use any Cayenne Pepper.
Cayenne is one of our favorite ingredients for a supplement like this, and you’ll usually find it in the top products in this category.
It was also a shame to see that there was no Green Tea Extract in this supplement. Again, it’s one of our favorite inclusions.
Other things missing were Glucomannan, which is a dietary fiber which comes from the root of the Konjac plant.
It was also a shame not to find any Zinc or Chromium on the label.
Remember to check out our updated guide to the best five supplements on the market right now by visiting the page below.
You should always be wary of the Caffeine content in supplements like this.
Many products over-do it on the stimulants, and that can cause nasty side-effects for some people.
Performix Iridium SSTi uses 200mg of Caffeine per daily serving, which should be about OK.
The only other potential side effect we’ve noticed from the ingredients list is the possible interaction of Caffeine with Bitter Orange.
We recommend speaking to your doctor before thinking about taking any new supplement for the first time.
The directions are pretty straightforward.
They say that you should take one capsule in the morning on an empty stomach to assess tolerance when taking the product for the first time.
Once you’ve done that, they say that you can move up to a full serving of two capsules per day.
This is OK, but generally the best supplements require multiple servings per day (3-4) to make sure that your body is regularly being supplied with the ingredients.
We checked on Amazon and Performix Iridium SSTi had an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from a total of 61 reviews.
One person said that they had been taking it for a month and that they much preferred it to the original SST.
Someone else reported that it gave them energy and didn’t make them feel sick.
However, there were also some more negative reviews. One customer said that it made them very sick.
Someone else reported that it also made them feel sick every time they took it.
Not in our opinion. Performix Iridium SSTi has some decent and interesting ingredients, but it doesn’t use enough of our favorite ingredients for us to consider it to be one of the very best supplements on the market right now.
We were also disappointed to see that it uses a proprietary blend.
You can see our guide to our pick of the leading five supplements on the market by visiting the link below.
It’s always important to remember that there is no such thing as a magic supplement to whip you into shape.
You should always first make sure that you’re training hard and eating right before trying any kind of supplement.
That being said, if you are already getting plenty of rest, exercising regularly and eating right, then a quality supplement can help to support you on your journey.
So, that concludes our Performix Iridium SSTi review. Overall, we think that this is an OK product, but it fails to live up to the promise of a supplement with such a high price tag.
It’s a shame that a lot of our favorite ingredients weren’t included, and that it uses a proprietary blend.
Overall, we think that there are some better (and cheaper) products on the market right now.
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