We have been reviewing several different types of fat burning pills in anticipation of the post new years resolution period, and have recently tried out a product called Zantrex 3. Zantrex 3, which is similar to a product called capsiplex, currently makes 2 different types of products, a red bottle and a blue bottle, and we wanted to learn what the difference was between the two. More importantly, we wanted to know which one worked better, in an effort to help steer our visitors in the right direction if they were thinking about taking either one. So what are the major differences between Zantrex 3 Red Bottle and Blue Bottle anyway?
So What Are The Main Differences Between the Red Bottle and Blue Bottle?
The manufacturers paint a very different picture for both the Zantrex 3 Red Bottle and Blue Bottle. According to them, the red bottle is designed for bodybuilders, fitness professionals, high intensity athletes, while the Blue Bottle is more for people that are out of shape and looking to lose weight.
Here’s a few of the most notable differences:
Ingredients – Bolded items indicate identical ingredients in each.
In the Red Bottle, you’ll find the following ingredients:
- Citrus Fruit extract
- Guarana (which is sort of like caffeine)
- Coffee Bean Extract
- Kola Seed
- Green Tea Leaf extract
- Kelp powder
- Fennel Powder
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
In the Blue Bottle, you’ll find these ingredients:
- Yerba Mate
- Guarana extract
- Trimethylxanthine (fancy word for caffeine, but no idea how much they put in)
- Damiana extract
- Green Tea extract
- Kola extract
- Schizonepeta extract
- Black pepper fruit extract
- Rhodiola Crenulata
- Asian Ginseng
- Maca Root extract
- Cacao Seed extract
- Black Tea leaf
As you can see, the formulas are relatively unique.
But which one is better?
Well, that depends on who you ask.
Based purely on the reviews I’m seeing here on Amazon, the Red bottle seems to have the upper hand here, but only slightly.
For example, the average rating for the Blue bottle is 3.2 out of 5 stars.
While the average rating for the Red Bottle is 3.3 out of 5 stars.
Does that mean they are equally as effective?
There’s a total of 263 reviews for the Red bottle, and only 44 reviews of the Blue Bottle.
What Did Customers Have To Say?
We started by analyzing what customers were saying about each product on various diet rating websites, and the results were surprising. Most that used the Zantrex 3 Red Bottle said that they had experienced really bad side effects, and didn’t get the results they were hoping for. Some of the side effects in the red bottle included:
- Increased Heart Rate
- Trouble Sleeping
- Over Eating
- Not Eating Enough
Alternatively, many users of the Zantrex 3 Blue Bottle reported many of the same side effects, but reported that they were less intense, and they saw a big difference between the 2. Many users of the Blue bottle reported the following results:
- They don’t keep me up at night.
- I have energy all day
- It curbed my appetite
- I lost about a pound a day.
Almost every user, however, did report many of the same side effects as mentioned earlier, but the majority of them said that they kept it down by eating within an hour of ingesting the pill, and drinking plenty of water.
While we have not personally used the Zantrex 3 Red Bottle, we have used the Blue bottle and we feel that it is more effective overall as opposed to the red one. While there are some key differences, the side effects reported by users of the Red bottle were enough to convince us that it really is not worth getting it.
If avoiding potential adverse side effects is important to you, then the Blue bottle is likely the choice for you.
However, if bulking up is more your goal, then the Red bottle is more likely your speed.
On top of that, we think that the red bottle is actually kind of hard to obtain, and this is probably due to the harsh reaction that the company has received from customers that have used it.
Check out our review of the Zantrex 3 blue bottle for more information. If you have used either one, feel free to leave your review below.
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I used the blue bottle several years back to help with weight loss. Instead of taking 2 pills throughout the day like the bottle suggested - I would take 2 pills about an hour before I wanted to go to the gym. Even if I didn't feel like going that day, by the time they kicked in, I was ready to go. I ended up running 5 miles a day as well as not eating as much in the evenings (when I tend to eat a lot) and within 3 months, I had lost almost 40 lbs.
21 out of 21 people found this review helpful.
I have taken the blue bottle in the past (with very little reaction or results) and decided to try the red bottle after seeing the commercial. I normally take in alot of caffeine during the day, so my lack of side effects I believe is normal. It gives me a nice boost of energy and my boredom/emotional eating is held at bay. I haven't been hungry since starting the red bottle a week ago so I have to remind myself to eat the small meals I have planned. So far I've lost 6 lbs, and I'm no longer taking in a ton of energy shots and pills. I am very happy with this product for now.
7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
I started taking the Blue bottle 3 days ago and so far no side effects. It does provide an energy boost that I deparately need. I take two in the AM with breakfast and 2 in the afternoon with lunch so I can sleep in the evenings. This approach is working extremely well.
8 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
I had used the blue bottle once before then tried the black bottle. I didn't notice any real difference. However, when I bought the blue Zantrex recently, I had an allergic reaction! Blotchy face and knees and developed hives on my arms. I wasn't sure it was the blue Zantrex until I tried it a second time with a faster and more severe reaction. I believe I my be allergic to the blue dye in the capsule. Luckily I was able to get Benadryl ASAP. It took about an hour to subside. Needless to say, I won't be using it again and now I'm afraid to try the black one again.
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
I haven't tried the red bottle, but the blue bottle gives me SO MUCH ENERGY!!! I end up running like 5 miles with energy left over when I take a couple. As for weight loss.... I have no clue since I never take them routinely. Only when I feel like it..
4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Will the blue bottle help me with the stomach fat that's all I want to loose. -shuntae
You can't really target fat loss to a specific area, and unfortunately belly fat is often the last to go. Keep eating right and doing cardio, and yes, the Blue Bottle should help.- Rob
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