Night Shred vs Night Shred Black - Which is Better?

Night Shred vs Night Shred Black: Which is Better? (updated)

Night Shred the original vs Night Shred Black: which is more effective? In this article, we bring these two PM fat burning supplements face to face to help you decide which one is better for you.

Night Shred vs Night Shred Black Summary

While neither Night Shred nor Night Shred Black makes it to our “top fat burner” list, Night Shred is the winner between the two.

The original Night Shred contains ashwagandha which is important for reducing stress and improving sleep. On the other hand, Night Shred Black has omitted this key ingredient, replacing it with an underresearched fungus. On top of that, Night Shred Black is also more expensive. Even though it’s supposed to be an improved version of Night Shred, based on our analysis, it’s the contrary – Night Shred Black is inferior to the original formula.

When it comes to the “PM” part, Night Shred is good enough to help improve your sleep. However, as far as weight loss goes, both products have too many downsides for us to be able to recommend them as the best options on the market.

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Night Shred vs Night Shred Black Overview

About Night Shred

Night Shred is a fat burner/sleep aid supplement by the American company Inno Supps.

As the name suggests, it promises to help you sleep better but also burn more fat throughout the night. It aims to achieve this by increasing your metabolism and promoting thermogenesis, which makes your body burn more calories overall.

Stimulant-free and with 60 capsules per bottle, Night Shred’s dosage is 2 capsules before going to bed. This is one of the issues we’ve seen with PM fat burners; the fact that you only get a single serving per day. The best fat burners typically use 3 or 4 daily servings to maintain the beneficial effects all day (and night) long.

So, how effective is Night Shred really? How will it work for you?

Before we go into detail answering these questions, let’s check its successor – Night Shred Black.

About Night Shred Black

Night Shred Black is claimed to be a new and improved Night Shred supplement formula from Inno Supps. It contains a slightly different ingredient profile; instead of the adaptogenic herb Ashwagandha that is in the original, Night Shred Black uses the “revolutionary and cutting-edge” ingredient, Zylaria™. In addition, Night Shred Black claims to give you all the other benefits from the original formula – including boosting your metabolism and burning fat.

The question is, are these claims true? What is Zylaria and is it really a revolutionary ingredient? What does science say?

That is what we are going to look into below!

*Read our full Night Shred Black review to see our in-depth look at the product.

Night Shred vs Night Shred Black Ingredients

Night Shred Ingredients

Here are the ingredients in Inno Supps Night Shred:

  • Magnesium Oxide (200mg)
  • Night-Time Recovery Complex (510mg)
    • GABA (dose unknown)
    • Chamomile (dose unknown)
    • Passionflower (dose unknown)
    • Valerian Root Powder (dose unknown)
  • Natural Adaptogen Compound (200mg)
    • Ashwagandha KSM-66 (200mg)
  • PM Fat Burning Complex (76mg)
    • Grains of Paradise (25mg)
    • CLA (dose unknown)
    • L-Carnitine Tartrate (dose unknown)
  • Mood Enhancement Complex (35.5mg)
    • 5-HTP (dose unknown)
    • L-Tryptophan (dose unknown)
  • Melatonin (3mg)
Night Shred Ingredients

Looking at it as a whole, Night Shred’s formula looks decent – it has some solid ingredients as far as weight loss and energy support goes. But there are also problems.

You’ve probably noticed that most of the ingredients in Night Shred are in so-called proprietary blends. While the names of these blends sound nice (e.g. Nighttime Recovery Complex), you can’t see the exact doses of ingredients in them. You can only see the total amount of the blend.

In some cases, this could be an issue as it prevents us from seeing if the ingredients are effectively or safely dosed. In other cases when you have just 3 or 2 ingredients in a proprietary blend, this is not as big of an issue since you can guess the ingredients’ approximate dosages.

So, to focus on the positive sides of Night Shred’s formula first. It contains L-Carnitine, Grains of Paradise, and CLA as its main fat-burning ingredients.

Together, these ingredients should give your body a nudge to burn more calories throughout the day. Night Shred also contains Ashwagandha, an herb that reduces stress hormones and helps you build muscle – indirectly assisting in weight loss. The formula also contains some passionflower and 5-HTP – these work to stabilize your mood and improve your quality of sleep.

Unfortunately, this is where the positives of Night Shred end. As we said, it only contains 3 “fat loss ingredients” – CLA, Grains of Paradise, and Carnitine.

CLA is a mixture of fatty acids that have been shown to have minor effects on promoting fat burning in the body.

Grains of Paradise is a plant from the ginger family that has been shown in animal studies to speed up metabolism. That said, human studies on this ingredient are lacking. It’s not yet clear to what extent Grains of Paradise really affects weight loss.

As for Carnitine, it’s an amino acid that our body makes on its own, and we also get some from food. Carnitine has an effect on your mitochondria, energy powerhouses of your cells. By boosting mitochondrial activity, carnitine can lead to elevated energy expenditure. While some studies haven’t found this effect to be substantial enough to lead to major weight loss results, other studies have reported statistically significant benefits.

So then, Night Shred essentially consists of 3 lackluster fat-burning ingredients. Now, even if they were properly dosed and as effective as we would hope for, Night Shred is still lacking many of the ingredients that the best fat burners use. These include green tea extract, vitamin D, and cayenne extract, to name a few.

There is also the issue of unproven and ineffective ingredients. There are a few ingredients in Night Shred that have completely no evidence backing their effectiveness; they’re pretty much-wasting capsule space. GABA is ineffective when taken orally as a supplement; it can’t cross the blood-brain barrier due to its large molecular weight. Chamomile powder hasn’t been shown to be effective when it comes to inducing sedation. Just get regular chamomile tea instead; it’s cheaper and works better. Magnesium is an otherwise excellent ingredient, but it comes as magnesium oxide in Night Shred, which is the least bioavailable form of the mineral. Meaning, most of it is not absorbed or utilized by your body.

Not to mention all the “other ingredients” on the label, including the controversial and potentially harmful titanium dioxide.

Last but not least, some ingredients in Night Shred look to be severely underdosed. For example, the Mood Enhancement Complex consists of Tryptophan and 5-HTP. The total dosage of the blend is a mere 35.5mg, whereas the optimal dosage of tryptophan alone is at least 250-500mg!

Still, The “PM part” of the formula seems to be decent enough to improve your sleep. The same can’t be said for the “Shred” part of Night Shred’s ingredient profile, which lacks the firepower to really have a significant impact on your weight loss.

Night Shred Black Ingredients

Looking at the ingredient profile of Night Shred Black, it looks really similar to its predecessor’s:

  • Night-Time Recovery Complex (510mg)
    • GABA (dose unknown)
    • Chamomile (dose unknown)
    • Passionflower (dose unknown)
    • Valerian Root Powder (dose unknown)
  • Deep Relaxation Compound (400mg)
    • Xyalria nigripes Mycelia Extract (400mg)
  • PM Fat Burning Complex (81mg)
    • Grains of Paradise (25mg)
    • CLA (dose unknown)
    • L-Carnitine Tartrate (dose unknown)
  • Mood Enhancement Complex (35.5mg)
    • 5-HTP (dose unknown)
    • L-Tryptophan (dose unknown)
  • Melatonin (3g)
Night Shred Black Ingredients

So, does Night Shred Black look like a superior formula to the original Night Shred?

The answer is not really.

In fact, Night Shred Black looks to be a downgrade from the Night Shred formula. They removed Ashwagandha, possibly the most effective all-around ingredient of Night Shred. Instead, the new formula contains Xylaria nigripes (as Zylaria).

Xylaria is a type of fungus that grows in forests and damp woodland areas. Its favorite place to grow is on rotting or injured tree stumps. This ingredient is claimed to help promote GABA levels in your brain, which in turn relaxes your mind and body, helping you with sleep. Unfortunately, the evidence behind Xylaria is slim. Ashwagandha was a far better choice – we’re not quite sure why they omitted it here!

You may also have noticed that there is no magnesium in the new formula. However, this doesn’t make that much of a difference as the magnesium in the original Night Shred was cheap and ineffective anyway!

In terms of weight loss and sleep support, Night Shred Black is still virtually the same formula as Night Shred. It may give you some slight fat-burning effects. However, it is much more expensive than the original (we’ll touch upon this more below), making it a worse value for money.

There is one positive thing about Night Shred Black, though; at least it doesn’t contain as many fillers as Night Shred. It also looks to be safer formula overall, since it has no titanium dioxide nor magnesium oxide, the latter of which can cause diarrhea.

Which Formula Looks Better Overall?

All things considered, neither Night Shred nor Night Shred Black looks like impressive weight loss supplements. However, between the two, the original Night Shred is actually a better formula in our experience.

Night Shred contains Ashwagandha, which is the key ingredient that reduces stress, promotes lean muscle growth, and supports weight loss in the long run. Night Shred Black replaces this ingredient with a less researched, cheaper, and less effective Xylaria fungus. While Night Shred Black contains fewer fillers and has a possibly lower risk of side effects, we don’t think it is as good as the original Night Shred in the fat loss and sleep support departments.

Night Shred vs Night Shred Black Side Effects: Which is Safer?

In our experience, Night Shred Black is less likely to cause diarrhea or other negative gastrointestinal side effects than the original Night Shred. These potential side effects come from magnesium oxide which is included in the original Night Shred formula but not in the “Black” version. Night Shred also contains titanium dioxide which has been linked with some negative long-term effects.

Pricing & Value

Inno Supps Night Shred costs $35.95 per bottle (30 servings).

The Night Shred Black edition is more expensive at $44.95. Considering that it’s a worse formula than the original, we don’t believe it is as good value for money.


So, which one should you choose? Night Shred or Night Shred Black?

If you ask us, neither one.

The reason is, both supplements have underwhelming formulas when it comes to weight loss. They are missing too many important ingredients to be able to compete with the market-leading fat burners. In addition to that, both supplements use some ineffective and underdosed ingredients as far as weight loss goes.

If you’re just looking to improve your sleep, it’s best to just get a cheaper melatonin supplement. It is likely going to have similar effects as Night Shred.

If you’re serious about cutting weight though, we’d look into other supplements on the market – there are better ones available for sure.

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