- Contains several good sedatives
- 5-HTP is a great choice when it comes to mood support
- Melatonin is the most effective sleep ingredient in the formula
- The entire fat-burning blend is just 81mg
- Replaced Ashwagandha from the original formula with an underresearched fungus – Xylaria
- Missing core ingredients, including a strong appetite suppressant to help combat nighttime cravings
- No cayenne pepper extract to help with thermogenesis and metabolism
- Steep price – $59.99/30 servings
As a whole, Inno Supps Night Shred Black looks like a decent sleep aid. It contains the basic ingredients you would expect from this kind of supplement – including melatonin, 5-HTP, and Passionflower. However, it is missing magnesium and Ashwagandha from the original formula. Ashwagandha is one of the best natural cortisol-reducing herbs, which indirectly helps with not only sleep but also fat burning. It is odd that the manufacturer decided to replace with Xylaria which very few supplements on the market use – due to its unproven effects in humans. That said, Night Shred Black is missing many of the best ingredients for weight loss, so in that context, it is definitely lacking behind the market-leading fat burners.
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About Inno Supps Night Shred Black
Night Shred Black is a new dietary fat loss and sleep-promoting supplement from the American company Inno Supps.
The original Night Shred was a success and still is to this day, in no small part thanks to the amazing marketing of the company and backing from fitness celebrities like Simeon Panda.
Night Shred Black Edition upgrades on the original formula by replacing Ashwagandha with a fungus called Xylaria (aka Zylaria). This ingredient is claimed to enhance Night Shred Black’s effectiveness at promoting deeper sleep and relaxation.
Additionally, with Night Shred Black you are promised all the other benefits that came with the original formula – including enhanced fat burning and metabolism while you sleep.
Another slight difference is that instead of 2 capsules per day, Night Shred Black comes with a serving size of 3 capsules per day. The bottle itself contains 90 capsules compared to 60 in the original Night Shred.
Night Shred Black is also considerably more expensive at $59.99 per bottle (30 servings).
This naturally makes us wonder, is Night Shred Black worth the higher price. Can it really do everything it claims? Is Xylaria a better choice than Ashwagandha?
Let’s find out by inspecting the ingredient formula.
Night Shred Black Ingredient Analysis
Inno Supps Night Shred contains the following ingredients:
- Nighttime Recovery Complex (510mg)
- GABA (dose unknown)
- Chamomile powder (dose unknown)
- Passionflower (dose unknown)
- Valeriana (dose unknown)
- Deep Relaxation Compound (400mg)
- Zylaria nigripes Mycelia Extract (as Zylaria) (400mg)
- PM Fat-Burning Complex (81mg)
- CLA (dose unknown)
- Grains of Paradise (dose unknown)
- L-Carnitine (dose unknown)
- Mood Enhancement Complex (35.5mg)
- 5-HTP (dose unknown)
- Tryptophan (dose unknown)
- Melatonin (3mg)
As you’ll notice, Night Shred Black still contains proprietary blends just like the original formula. We had hoped that the manufacturer will be more transparent with the new formula by showing us the exact ingredient doses, but that is not the case.
The original Night Shred Formula gave us lackluster results in terms of weight loss, but it was decent in the sleep department. We’ve found that Ashwagandha really helped with stress and cortisol reduction.
The new Night Shred Black formula is essentially the same supplement, minus the magnesium and ashwagandha. Ashwagandha is replaced by Xylaria nigripes (Zylaria), which we will cover in-depth below. We will see what the science says about the ingredients, what we make of their dosages in Night Shred Black, and talk about whether we think that this new formula is more or less effective overall for fat loss and sleep enhancement than the original Night Shred.
Please post any questions in the comments below.
Nighttime Recovery Complex (510mg)
The Nighttime Recovery Complex of Night Shred Black consists of GABA, Chamomile, Passionflower, and Valeriana. Some of these are excellent ingredients for inducing sleep and promoting better recovery. Chamomile is well-known for inducing sedation, and so is Passionflower and Valeriana. However, the latter two can also help reduce anxiety and restless thoughts. [1, 2]
GABA is the only ingredient in this complex that is completely pointless and ineffective. GABA itself has a large molecular structure, making it unable to pass your blood-brain barrier.  Instead, it’s better to use compounds that indirectly raise GABA levels to achieve this effect.
Deep Relaxation Compound (400mg)
Xylaria nigripes is a new ingredient in Night Shred Black. It took Ashwagandha’s place from the original formula. So, what does this ingredient do, and is it really better than Ashwagandha?
Xylaria is a type of mushroom that can be found in forests and meadows. It is said to improve sleep quality. It is speculated to do this by triggering GABA release in the brain, which causes relaxation. However, evidence on this ingredient, unlike Ashwagandha, is fairly thin. We don’t know of any high-quality supplement that is using this ingredient! This stuff is underresearched and not worth wasting capsule space as of right now.
Xylaria doesn’t seem to affect cortisol levels, muscle building, or metabolism, either. These are all the benefits that Ashwagandha brings to the table. You have to wonder, why did Night Shred Black replace Ashwagandha with an underresearched fungus?
It’s a mystery to us!
PM Fat-Burning Complex (81mg)
PM Fat-Burning Complex is the main and only weight loss blend in Night Shred Black. This is odd, considering that this is the second smallest proprietary blend in the formula – weighing just 81mg. You’d think they would put more emphasis on this blend since fat burning is the second major claim of the supplement.
The blend consists of CLA, L-Carnitine L-Tartrate, and Grains of Paradise.
Now, the minimum effective dosage of L-Carnitine alone, when it comes to weight loss, is between 500-2000mg. The entire blend, as we said, contains just 81mg of active ingredients!
Grains of Paradise is a spice related to Ginger. It can help you lose weight by increasing the body’s core temperature, which forces your metabolism to burn more calories to regulate the temperature. Luckily, the lowest effective dosage for Grains of Paradise seems to be very low – somewhere around 10mg. Although human studies on this ingredient are lacking, it looks promising as of right now. 
As for CLA, it is a mixture of fatty acids that are thought to affect weight loss. CLA does this by affecting a system in your body called PPAR. You’ve guessed it, PPAR plays a role in the body’s ability to burn fat for energy, and helps regulate your metabolism. However, CLA’s effects on PPAR aren’t shown to be potent enough to result in noticeable changes in your body composition.
So, that is all there is to the “PM Fat Burning Blend” of Night Shred Black. It is no less disappointing than that of its predecessor. We don’t think you will gain many benefits from the “fat-burning” ingredients in this supplement. Ingredients that are actually effective for weight loss, such as green tea extract, konjac root, and chromium are nowhere to be seen in Night Shred Black.
Mood Enhancement Complex (35.5mg)
This blend consists of only two ingredients, 5-HTP and Tryptophan. These both influence our serotonin brain chemical, which regulates mood and sleep. Although we don’t know the ingredients’ exact dosages, you can guess approximately whether they are underdosed or within optimal amounts.
In the case of 5-HTP, you need very little to get the effect. 5-HTP is also seen as a great mood enhancer, thanks to it being a direct precursor to the “happiness molecule” serotonin.
As for Tryptophan, it is actually even better for raising serotonin levels. THe reason being is that Trytophan is a natural amino acid from food, whereas 5-HTP is synthetically made as a supplement. Tryptophan is generally seen as a safer choice since our body can convert it to 5-HTP if it needs it.
Melatonin is our main sleep hormone. It helps us fall asleep, stay asleep, and it is also a potent antioxidant – protecting your neurons from oxidative stress. Interestingly, melatonin is also a natural human growth hormone enhancer. Human growth hormone (HGH) is vital for the maintenance and growth of healthy tissue in your body – everything from your bones, skin cells, to muscle tissue. Therefore, by optimizing your HGH with melatonin and good sleep, you’re optimizing our all-around wellness, including your metabolic health and body composition. A great inclusion all in all!
Our Commentary on Inno Supps Night Shred Black’s Formula
Night Shred Black contains some great natural ingredients for sleep. However, it has the same problems that the original formula had, and then some!
The biggest issue is that the ingredients for weight loss are underresearched. The only ingredient in the formula that may have a notable impact on fat burning is Grains of Paradise.
However, even if this ingredient (and all the other ones) worked as marketed, their doses are far too small to have an effect. The entire PM Fat-Burning Complex of Night Shred Black is a mere 81mg. The optimal dosage for Carnitine alone is 1,000mg minimum!
Then there’s Xylaria. Contrary to the claims made by the manufacturer, there’s absolutely no reliable human evidence that shows Xylaria is an effective ingredient.
At best, it may promote some GABA in your brain, resulting in an easier time falling asleep. This doesn’t make it nearly as good as Ashwagandha that it replaced. Ashwagandha from the original Night Shred is a better-researched herb overall. It doesn’t just help you with sleep but also reduces cortisol levels, indirectly benefiting fat burning.
We’ve seen better fat burner supplements, no doubt about it.
How to Use Night Shred Black
Night Shred Black dosage is 3 capsules 30 minutes before you go to bed. We’ve found the supplement to work best when taken on an empty stomach. You can also try taking it with food if you find it upsets your stomach.
The risk of side effects from Night Shred Black is low. There are very few reports of negative reactions from the supplement, and it makes sense. The supplement uses no stimulants. Its ingredients are all common in supplements and aren’t known to cause major adverse effects. For worse or for the better, the doses of most of the ingredients in the supplement look to be very light, too.
Testimonials & Reviews
Since Night Shred Black is still a relatively new supplement, independent reviews are difficult to come by. Since Night Shred Black only officially sells on the Inno Supps website at the moment, there are no reviews of the product on Amazon, or even Reddit. You can find some “testimonials” of Night Shred Black on the official website, though it’s likely these are heavily moderated by the manufacturer.
Pricing, Availability, and Other Things to Consider
If you wish to buy Inno Supps Night Shred Black, a single bottle (30 servings) will set you back $59.99 for a one-time purchase. The price goes down to $45.99 if you choose to subscribe to recurring delivery and automated credit card charges. This is a considerably higher price than the original, and in our opinion, it’s not worth it. Even though the original had some major issues itself, we still think it is a better value since it uses a patented form of highly effective Ashwagandha.
Inno Supps Night Shred Black ships worldwide, including to the UK, New Zealand (NZ), and Australia.
While the original Night Shred is available to buy on Amazon as well as the official website, the Night Shred Black Edition can only officially be bought from the official website at the moment.
That brings our Inno Supps Night Shred Black review to a close. What do we make of Night Shred Black? Do we think it will help you with sleep and fat burning? Is it safe, effective, and overall good value for money?
All things considered, Inno Supps Night Shred is a bit of a letdown. Aside from 5-HTP, Melatonin, and Grains of Paradise, there is nothing convincing about this night-time fat burner. It does certainly help you with sleep, but as far as weight loss goes, we’ve seen better. It is missing many of the best ingredients, including an appetite suppressant, that we so often see in the most effective diet pills. Plus, Night Shred Black comes at a high price and uses a couple of ineffective and underdosed ingredients.
We recommend checking other alternatives before investing in this one.
Here are our final ratings of Inno Supps Night Shred Black by categories:
|Sleep & Relaxation||4/5|
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