Performix brand supplements like SST are quite popular at supplement retailers like GNC, but there are so many variations of this product specifically.
Which one should you choose? Can you really trust that kid behind the GNC counter who doesn’t even lift to match you with the right product?
Well, we lift. Heck, we even diet and are quite the supplement science aficionados.
To make things super easy, we will:
- Review the standard Performix SST pill and SST powder
- Then rank the best SST supplements from 1 to 10.
This is really the only way to digest all this information without getting confused / losing track of differences.
Comparing Performix SST to SST Powder
Most of the different fat burner versions originate from the standard SST, so it’s only right we start our evaluation here.
So, consider the baseline SST fat burner to be the template.
Upon quick inspection, you’d expect these two products to be identical in their formulas. Well, they’re not identical.
SST Pill Form Contains: Advantra Z Bitter Orange and Mucuna Pruriens.
SST Powder Form Contains: Choline Bitartate, L-Carnitine L-Tartrate, Theacrine, and L-Alpha glycerylphosphorylcholine.
They Both Share: Caffeine Anhydrous, Ashwagandha, Huperzine A, Yohimbine HCL, and BioPerine.
You can see for yourself here:
So, how do these formulas add up?
Both versions of SST provide massive energy boosts.
Though, the powdered version is likely to provide more mental energy and clarity – like a nootropics supplement.
Performix SST Ranking from 1 to 10
#1 Performix SST V2X – Better than the original and superior to specialized gimmicks.
Compared to the other 9 versions of SST, V2X is distinctly superior. The product as a whole is more transparent than previous versions. As well, it doesn’t claim to be something it isn’t like some of the other more “specialized versions”.
- The formula is more transparent
- Strong Dose of Stimulants for Energy
- Only version to contain Evodiamine
- 5 mg Yohimbine HCL
Really, the only downsides are:
- Doesn’t contain Ashwagandha like the other versions (ashwagandha helps the body manage stress and normalize hormones).
- Highest stimulant content, which means if you are not a fan of caffeine – this one will be way too much for you.
#2 Performix Iridium SSTi – Improvement to the original SST pill formula
Iridium SSTi is extremely similar to the standard SST, however, SSTi contains pure synephrine instead of bitter orange extract. As well, Iridium SSTi contains a few more key ingredients we’ll list below.
- Pure Synephrine HCL
- Caffeine, Theacrine and citicoline for energy
- Contains some Forskolin
- Bacopa for focus
Really, the only thing lacking that the original SST contains is:
- Mucuna Pruriens – which is fantastic at raising 5-HTP levels (feel good).
Though, for non-stimulant ingredients its important to point out that these are not true clinical dosages. Some of the most effective fat burners available focus on clinical dosages.
#3 The Original SST Formula
One would think that the oldest version of SST would be the lowest ranking, but that is not the case. Honestly, its still a good formula compared to the competition. In fact, many of the other versions of SST are quite gimmicky.
Strengths of the original SST:
- Ashwagandha to reduce stress while dieting
- Good dose of caffeine
- Synephrine via bitter orange
- Mucuna Pruriens
Simple and effective.
Is it as “revolutionary” as Performix advertises all their products to be? Absolutely not.
Seriously, these people are “terra beading” ingredients that never had a problem absorbing in the first place! But this trend spans across all Performix products, not just SST.
#4 Iridium SSTi Powder Form
Its a common misconception that more is always better. For instance, both Iridium SSTi Powder form and SST Powder contain larger servings. However, they achieve this large serving mostly through inflating the product with L-carnitine and Choline birtartate – two cheap products.
Despite this, Iridium SSTi takes the 4th ranking with:
- Larger dose of Ashwagandha compared to SST Powder
- SSTi Powder contains 50 mg less caffeine than SST Powder.
Really though, the comparison between these two is tight.
#5 Standard SST Powder Form
As you saw in the beginning of this review, Performix’s SST pill and powder fat burners are not identical.
Compared to the standard SST pill form, the powder form contains:
- Choline, L-carnitine, and theacrine.
While the pill form remains superior with:
- Bitter orange providing synephrine.
From face value, this difference is invisible which we really didn’t like. Since it contains the same labeling, it should really contain identical dosages besides perhaps flavoring.
#6 SST Cuts
The major difference between SST Cuts and the standard SST is that:
- SST CUTS contains a large dose of CLA
- Contains Forskolin
Besides that, same old same old.
#7 SST GLOW
SST GLOW is geared towards women, but really its the original SST toned down a bit with some extra Evening Primrose oil and Vitamin D. That’s it…
- Contains Evening Primrose Oil
- Vitamin D
- Less Caffeine (170 mg)
This is pretty gimmicky.
#8 SST BURN
SST Burn breaks away from the pack, providing 3,000 mg of L-carnitine.
There isn’t anything wrong with this product. We just rank it lower based on total effectiveness for fat burning.
This isn’t by label an SST product, but it still fits the category as a Performix Fat Burner.
- Stim-Free is a one-pill mega-small formula.
Seriously, I don’t think anything is even close to clinically dosed in this. Its a joke.
#10 Super Male T V2X
Super Male T V2X is essentially Performix’s testosterone booster paired with the stimulant fat burner part of SST. Well, about 350 mg of it.
We experimented with this product, and it was quite “stylish” in its design, especially with the liquid pills containing solid balls that make a shaker sound as you pop them down.
Yes, its cool to look at, fun to take, and will give you energy.. But it isn’t going to give you $100 worth of results.
Conclusion on these fat burners by Performix
Performix does make more specialized products, that are flashy in their own ways… But really they are advertising gimmicks, so we pay them no mind.
Here is a reiteration of what we covered:
Table of Contents
- Comparing Performix SST to SST Powder
- Performix SST Ranking from 1 to 10
- #1 Performix SST V2X – Better than the original and superior to specialized gimmicks.
- #2 Performix Iridium SSTi – Improvement to the original SST pill formula
- #3 The Original SST Formula
- #4 Iridium SSTi Powder Form
- #5 Standard SST Powder Form
- #6 SST Cuts
- #7 SST GLOW
- #8 SST BURN
- #9 Stim-Free
- #10 Super Male T V2X
- Conclusion on these fat burners by Performix
Hope this has helped!