Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic Review

By: Rob Miller
Fact Checked On: 6-16-2018

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Losing fat can be an uphill battle.

Whether it’s for your upcoming competition, a day at the beach, or simply because you wanna drop those extra pounds that always seem to latch on over the holidays. Fat burners like Performix SST might do the trick (as you’ll soon find out), but it’s best not to put 100% of your trust in a pill to zap those pounds.

After all, we have a general idea of what else it takes to lose weight: a good diet and workout plan that achieves the right calories-in v. calories-out ratio.

But knowing and doing are two very different beasts.

That’s why the weight-loss industry rakes in billions of dollars every year offering help, advice, support, tricks and tips, and anything else they can manage to convince you might find success.


Some products focus on the general dieting population.

That’s where you’ll find most of your Dr. Oz fad supplements, like Garcinia Cambogia and Raspberry Ketones.

Others focus on the bodybuilding community for guys and gals who want energy and fat burning to help cut that stubborn layer of chub covering up their hard-earned muscles.

Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic falls in this second category.

Using their Terra Intelligent Dosing technology, Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic promises to provide energy, focus, and the fat burning you need to fine-tune your body, making it gym and competition ready.

Performix SST dosing technology.
Performix SST dosing technology.

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What are the Performix SST Ingredients?

Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic ReviewJust as important to the performance profile as the active ingredients are the phases of ingredient release, which we’ll get into after we list the ingredients, which is a proprietary blend that includes:

  • Citrus Aurantium (Synephrine) which is often thought of as a replacement for Ephedrine once it was banned.

    It helps control appetite while improving focus and mood.

    It even provides thermogenesis by increasing your core temperature and metabolism.
  • Yohimbineis another stimulant that carries additional benefits of fat release.

    You should be aware, though, that the FDA recommends against the use of Yohimbine because it often causes jitters and heart racing, and sometimes causes more serious issues like a dangerous drop in blood pressure.
  • Ashwagandhafights against overall fatigue by acting on the adrenal glands.
  • Cholinehelps boost focus and sharpness of mind.
  • Niacinhelps keep you calm and focused.
  • Caffeinestimulates you in terms of both energy and metabolism.

    It also suppresses your appetite and improves physical performance.
  • Mucuna Pruriensboosts mood by increasing the release of dopamine.
  • Huperzine Aalso improves mood and increases focus.
  • Vitamin B12is great for increasing cellular energy for a significant boost without the crash.

How Does Performix SST Work?


Most discussions of the Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic formula put a lot of focus on their Terra extended release technology.

It’s at the core of all Performix products.

Basically what it does is use special coatings encasing the active ingredients so they can be released over time and at the proper pH levels, working for hours longer than the competition.

This works in 4 phases:

  • Terra 1 is the Introduction Phase where thermogenesis is first stimulated.

    Heat is increased and your BMR is raised.

    This is when the Ashwaghanda, Caffeine, and Huperzine A are first released.
  • Terra 2 is the Chill Phase where your heightened BMR is sustained by the release of Yohimbe and Citrus Aurantium, and the breakdown of fat occurs.
  • Terra 3 is the Sustain and Block Phase where the body is manipulated to keep the fat burning BMR at that higher rate.
  • Terra 4 is the Transition Phase where the large dose of B12 is released, supporting sustained energy that lasts throughout the day with no crash. content/uploads/2015/10/screenshot 2018 06 16 at 11.55.38
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Performix SST FAQ’s

How should I take Performix SST?

Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic comes in both liquid capsule and powder form.

For the capsules, it’s recommended that you take 2 in the morning on an empty stomach, and not to exceed 6 in a day.

For the powder, you’ll take 3 scoops mixed with water in the morning.

For both formulations, it’s not advised that you take them within 6 hours of bedtime, as the stimulants will make it tough to fall asleep.

Taking Performix SST at night is like chugging 2 cups of coffee before bed.
Taking Performix SST at night is like chugging 2 cups of coffee before bed.

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Can I drink alcohol while taking Performix SST?

You probably shouldn’t. . . and it just sounds like a shitty time anyway.

But seriously, the caffeine content alone is 200mg, which is like downing two cups of coffee.

Thermogenics, like Performix SST, are based on caffeine and other stimulants that are proven to increase heart rate.

Then you’ve got alcohol coming in as a depressant to slow it down.

So when you mix the two, bad things can happen. You might experience heart palpitations, nausea, headaches, etc. content/uploads/2015/10/xanax for nausea
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Think of it like mixing energy drinks with alcohol (fat burners, like energy drinks, are stimulant rich). We all know how this ends.

You want to go full speed, but your heart and body won’t let you.

It’s like trying to drive 80 mph in first gear.

Stuff’s probably gonna hit the fan.

So remember, next time you’re at the club, maybe hold off on that Red Bull Vodka.

In fact, think twice about having drinks at all when you’ve got loads of stimulants coursing through your veins.

Stimulants and alcohol are a bad mix.<br><br>
Stimulants and alcohol are a bad mix.

A final thought on this. . . if you’re trying to lose weight, alcohol probably isn’t the best option anyway.

Sacrifice a few drinks and be better for it. Would a little bit of alcohol hurt? Maybe not.

But why chance it?

Can I take it if I have high blood pressure?

Here’s why I wouldn’t. . .

Many users of Performix SST have experienced increased heart rate and a spike in blood pressure.

If you already happen to run high, the stimulants in this supplement are definitely not going to do you any favors.

High blood pressure + more high blood pressure = a potential visit to the ER. Is it worth it?

Probably not.

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What are the side effects of Performix SST?

It’s no secret that fat-burners come with certain risks. “Unfortunately, even over-the-counter thermogenic supplements are associated with significant side effects, many of which can be life-threatening.” Source

Because of the high stimulant content of Performix SST, there are a slew of side effects that come with the territory. The side effects can range from heart problems, to insomnia, and even diarrhea and vomiting.

Performix SST side effects.
Performix SST side effects.

First off, there’s the caffeine, and we know the negative effects of too much of this stimulant.

Maybe you’ve even been in this user’s shoes once before:

Negative user review of Performix SST.
Negative user review of Performix SST.


Oh yes, and one of the main ingredients is Ashwagandha, which has been known to cause multiple trips to the porcelain throne.

Ashwagandha, a main ingredient in Performix SST, is known to cause upset stomach.
Ashwagandha, a main ingredient in Performix SST, is known to cause upset stomach.

If the Ashwagandha doesn’t have you squeezing your butt cheeks together tighter than a trumpet, then leave it up to its old pal Huperzine A to do the trick.

As WebMD explains. . .

Huperzine A is known to cause the runs.
Huperzine A is known to cause the runs.

I looked through the Amazon reviews, and many complained of racing-heart syndrome and nauseousness after taking Performix SST.

As you’ll see below in the ‘User Reviews’ section, one user wrote “I felt like I was going to puke up my organs…” Ew, right?

Another user said “it intensified migraines. . . not what I was looking for!

Only took 4 pills and it’s on the shelf. Don’t know what to do with it.

If you experience migraines beware!”

Another guy experienced the classic “Oh SH#% I’m gonna die” symptoms:

One user of Performix SST feared for his life.<br><br>
At least one user of Performix SST feared for his life.

Let’s put that heart rate of 177 in perspective now. It’s fast. Really, really fast. Like Go Speed Racer fast.

Have a look at the chart below for typical heart rates at different ages.

You’ll see that 177 bpm falls in the danger zone for most adults.

Typical heart rates by age. 177 is nearly off the charts.<br><br>
Typical heart rates in BPM by age. 177 is nearly off the charts.

Which brings me to my next point. . .

Is Performix SST safe?

Define “safe.”

Kidding. . . well, we’ve covered the major side effects and talked about what you might expect while taking Performix SST. But is it safe?

That’s a difficult question to answer. It’s likely safe for most people.

But then again, you’ve read some of the horror stories experienced by others.

The makers of the supplement thought it necessary to include this on the label: “Do not use this product continuously for more than 8 weeks.” That should shed some light on the potency and power of the ingredients.


While people have actually died from taking similar fat-burner supplements, I haven’t heard of any deaths caused by Performix SST.

So there’s that.

At the end of the day, this supplement is definitely not safe for some people, but everyone’s system reacts differently to heavy stimulants.

So I really can’t say for sure that it’s safe or unsafe. It depends.

Maybe it’s not worth the risk though. . . that’s something that you have to use your best judgement on.

Or, better yet, seek expert medical advice before taking this or any other fat-burners.

Will it show up on a drug test?

No, Performix SST will not show up on a drug test, as it does not contain any illegal drugs.

Should I take Performix Pre Workout with SST?

You certainly can.

This lady below did, and she seemed to have favorable results.

Have a look at the video:

Performix Ion is the name of the pre-workout she talks about.

It get’s pretty decent reviews on Amazon, where it’s sold for $19.99.

Performix Ion pre-workout gets 4-stars on Amazon.
Performix Ion pre-workout gets 4-stars on Amazon.

The woman in the video has been taking both products for a week and has already lost an inch around her waist.She’s also noticing “slightly bigger” biceps.

Overall her strength is increasing and the supplements together are helping her to maintain her energy levels throughout the day and get better performance in the gym.

She admits she’s not been on a strict diet, and knows her results would be better if she did.

She recommends taking both products, while simultaneously keeping to a healthy diet.

Also, if you’re of the lady persuasion and want to know the best female fat-burners, read all about ’emhere.

Who Makes Performix SST?

Performix, LLC are the makers of the product. They’re based out of Denver, CO.

I like that on their website they show pictures and have short bios of their team members, as many supplement companies choose to go under the radar and not share this info. content/uploads/2015/10/screenshot 2018 06 16 at 9.22.29
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Performix SST vs. Hydroxycut

First, let’s get this outta the way.

There are several types of Hydroxycut, all made by MuscleTech.

These includeHydroxycut SX7, HD, and Pro Clinical.

But Hydroxycut SX7 seems to be the most popular in the group, so for a clean comparison, let’s compare Performix SST with Hydroxycut SX7.

Hydroxycut SX7 bottle.
Hydroxycut SX7 bottle.

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What is the Price Difference?

Hydroxycut is the less expensive of the two, coming in at about $0.35 per capsule, while Performix SST typically costs no less than $0.49 per capsule even in their bulk size (120 capsules).

Hydroxycut SX7 price
Hydroxycut SX7 price

What is the Difference in Ingredients?

Both products contain caffeine and other stimulants, but the two truly stand apart.

Performix SST uses a special treebark extract called Yohimbine to boost calorie burning, as well as a Chinese herbal blend called TeaCrine to boost mood and performance.Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) are also used, helping the body to burn fat.

Performix SST also contains Ashwagandha, a powerful herb (as we’ve established), while Huperzine A, an extract made from a Chinese moss, works to lower stress and help the brain communicate effectively with the muscles.

Here is the full list of Performix SST Ingredients:

Ingredients of Performix SST.
Ingredients in Performix SST.

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On the other hand, Hydroxycut’s main ingredient is caffeine from green coffee bean extract (400mg!).

However, the makers of the supplement place a lot of emphasis on delivering “the strongest sensory experience” with a patent pending combo of Myristica, Salvia, and Ecklonia (a mix of nut, herb, and algae).

Here is the full list of Hydroxycut SX7 ingredients:

Hydroxycut SX7 ingredients
Hydroxycut SX7 ingredients.

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Amazon Reviews of Hydroxycut SX7:

Hydroxycut SX7 Amazon reviews.
Hydroxycut SX7 Amazon reviews.

People seem to like the stuff.

One reviewer was happy that he got all the energy without those pesky jitters:

Positive review of Hydroxycut SX7
Positive review of Hydroxycut SX7

And another user adds a little wisdom, saying you need to maintain a healthy diet if you’re looking for optimal results:

Another positive Hydroxycut SX7 review.
Another positive Hydroxycut SX7 review.

The negative reviews mostly complain of the supplement having no effect at all.

Call me crazy, but I would take “no effect” any day over the near-death experiences some of the Performix SST users complain about.


Money Back Guarantee

If you’re unhappy with either of these products and want to cash in on their money back guarantee, you’ll need to pay for return postage yourself.

See more details on the two brand’s return policies here: Hydroxycut Return Policy and Performix Return Policy.

But that’s why we read the reviews, right?

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OK, by this point we should have a good idea of what to expect with Performix SST. But what about Performix V2X.

What is it and how does it compare?

The folks at tout this V2X supplement as the bees knees when it comes to “unrelenting energy,” “advanced fat metabolism,” and “heightened mental focus.”

It’s a thermogenic, just like SST, but on steroids (proverbially speaking). . .

Performix V2X according to
Performix V2X according to

Below is the ingredient list for Performix V2X.

You’ll notice that this formula has 33% more caffeine than the SST formula.

How’s that for a kick in the pants?

It also contains their trademarked KINETIQ ingredient for faster metabolism. content/uploads/2015/10/screenshot 2018 06 16 at 11.25.42

Similar to the SST formula, the V2X works in 4 phases.

You can read all about it in this in-depth review of Performix SST V2X.

BUT. . . the price is out of this world. 120 capsules will set you back $130 if you buy from their website.

Performix V2X is an investment of epic proportions.
Performix V2X is an investment of epic proportions.

Or almost $80 if you go the route. content/uploads/2015/10/screenshot 2018 06 16 at 11.13.41

Overall the reviews of the V2X formula are positive, and in fact it gets better reviews than any supplement mentioned in this entire review.Most reviewers were pleasantly surprised with the incredible boost in energy the supplement gave them.

Have a look and see that 64% of users gave the product 5-stars on

Performix V2X gets pretty good reviews
Performix V2X gets pretty good reviews

And users who reviewed the V2X formula on echoed these sentiments:

Positive reviews of Performix SST V2X on
Positive reviews of Performix SST V2X on

What do the Performix SST Reviews say?

Customer feedback on Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic is pretty mixed.

It’s one of those Love-it-or-hate-it products.

Positive Reviews

Kick your day into high gear with this.

I take two in the morning, and I’m still buzzing all day long. I don’t crash at night.

Buy it and buy a lot of it!

My wife and I are both using it now. Love the boost in energy. We both take two in the morning.

Caffeine is strong but the burn goes all day because of the capsules.

Fantastic results after one month of use.

Worked great started with 1 a day for 1st week then went to 2 a day after gave me good energy without the shakes no crash later on in the day using for almost a month now lost about 10 – 12 lbs so far.

As you can see, most of the positive feedback comes from people who like the energy.

There’s not a whole lot of talk about the thermogenic side of things.

Performix SST is a love it or hate it kind of supplement.<br><br>
Performix SST is a love it or hate it kind of supplement.

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Negative Reviews

As for negative reviews, they fall into 2 major categories.

People either find it doesn’t work for them at all:

I tried the next day both pills with an empty stomach and nothing again!

No more energy and it didn’t suppress my appetite either.

Or they got terrible side effects:

Didn’t really do anything except get my heart and body racing.

Today I woke up took the two pills and about a half hour later went outside to run.

Couldn’t finish 3 miles and I kept having to stop and sit down from nausea and feeling like I was going to puke up my organs.

Another pretty common complaint is that Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic costs too much.

Where to Buy

You can find Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic at GNC which is a big plus for a lot of people. 60 capsules will last you a month when taken as directed, and the bottle costs $99.99. If you have a GNC memberhip, you’ll save a whopping $35.00 with a price of $64.99. At Amazon, it gets even better.They charge $53.29 for those 60 capsules, and that’s pretty comparable to what you’ll pay at

Performix SST Pros and Cons

Advantages of Performix SST

  • The formula is strong on energy and focus.
  • There’s plenty of positive feedback about the energy Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic provides.

Disadvantages of Performix SST


  • Yup, it can be very expensive.
  • The fact that all the stimulants are in a proprietary blend means we just don’t know how stimulant-heavy the formula is.
  • It contains Yohimbe which is known to cause negative side effects in some people.
  • Customer feedback shows that some people respond with jitters and nausea.


For some people, Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenicprovides a nice energy level that lasts through workouts and all d For others, it does nothing.

For still others, it makes them feel sick with a host of other symptoms.

At the $99.99 price point, I’d advise anyone to stay away.If you can pick it up for less and you’re looking for sustained energy, give it a try with just one pill at first.

If you’re one of the lucky ones, you’ll be fine at one capsule, and at 2 you’ll feel great all day.

If not, you’ll get no results or worse.

If you’ve got disposable cash, give Performix SST Suspension Super Thermogenic a try.

If not, go with something with a more consistent tract record of success.

I highly recommend reading this super in-depth review I did of over-the-counter phentermine weight loss alternatives.

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When will the nausea go away? -Hope

If you're feeling nauseous, try taking it with a small amount of food. That should help.- Rob

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I have been using performix terra dosing powder for a 8 months is that alright to continue to take it every morning for that lenght of time. -Charlise

Yeah, there's no reason you need to cycle it ( ie, it doesn't affect your hormones), but it's not a bad idea to take a week off every month or so just to clear your system and start fresh.- Rob

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