Zantrex 3 Red Bottle Vs. Blue Bottle – Which One Is Better?

By: Rob Miller

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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?

zantrex 3 red bottle

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.

zantrex 3 blue bottle amazon reviews

While the average rating for the Red Bottle is 3.3 out of 5 stars.

zantrex 3 red bottle amazon reviews

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:

  • Dizziness
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Trouble Sleeping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • 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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5 Star User Reviews

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By newbie,  May 30, 2013

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.

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By Dawn,  Jun 18, 2012

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..

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By Jacey,  Jun 21, 2013

i'm using the red bottle now and so far i've lost 15 pounds it's working really good. I think that some of the side effects has to do with how people are using the pills.  You absolutely have to drink tons of water when you're taking these pills and also exercise you can't just eat and take the pills but expect them to work.

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By Jarrett hughe,  Oct 27, 2012

I recently used the blue. I found out that it gives me an extrem boost of energy after 30 min. Then it gradually wears off.  I took it at 4 in the morning and ran two miles and did a light work out. And went immediately to work my work production was good my appetite was down and I still had energy so far till twelve.  I have had no neausea or dizziness I feel great and focused. Good product so far.

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By Jenifer,  Apr 28, 2013

This is the first day I'm using zantac and so far so good after about 30 min extreme energy I feel like I could run 10 miles right now. The only bad thing is I can't seem to get to sleep.  But I highly recommend this product if you need an energy boost

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User Questions and Answers

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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8 comments on “Zantrex 3 Red Bottle Vs. Blue Bottle – Which One Is Better?”

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  1. I have found that the blue bottle leaves me feeling depressed, even if I just take 1 pill.
  2. Hello, I just started using the red bottle and it gave me extreme energy and I haven’t had any side affects. I don’t feel tired at all.

    I have a question should I exercise while I take these. Plus what kind of diet do I need to have for this product to work more better.thanks.

    1. Hey Shana,

      Glad to hear it’s working for you, and yes, a good diet and exercise program is definitely necessary to get the best results. Sign up for my free weight loss ebook for help choosing a plan.

  3. I just started to take the red bottle and I feel funnie hungry but sick to the stomic I prob will find something different
  4. Me and my.wife started taking the pills two days ago so ill keep you posted it gave me no type of effects it gave her vaginal bleeding she quit…it was the one in the red bottle..ill keep you guys updated..
  5. This is my first day trying the blue bottle for Zantrex 3 and Im hoping for the best results! Im feeling a little dizzy but its probably because its the first day!

    Fingers crossed!

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