GNC Total Lean Burn 60

GNC Total Lean Burn 60 ReviewGNC Total Lean Burn 60 is an over the counter weight loss pill sold by the massive General Nutrition Centers brand.  This product is marketed as a pill that dieters can take to boost the ease and speed of their body’s fat burning.

What is GNC Total Lean Burn 60?

According to the official website for GNC Total Lean Burn 60, this product is a “clinically proven” formula providing thermogenesis through its ingredients.  This is meant to help boost the user’s metabolism, while burning calories and raising energy levels.  The claims about this product are that by using powerful ingredients, these tablets will enhance the overall metabolic rate.

This product is not meant to do the job all on its own.  Its use isn’t just a matter of swallowing a pill and watching fat burn away.  To be fair, no product has ever been proven to do that, whether in the prescription or non-prescription diet pill markets.  Instead, this product is recommended by its manufacturer alongside a healthy diet and exercise program that is provided with the purchase of these pills.

Diet Pill Benefits

According to the official page for GNC Total Lean Burn 60 on the General Nutrition Centers website, the benefits of using this product are:

  • A formula including powerful thermogenics
  • Boosting calorie burning by 60 percent (continue reading for discussion of this figure)
  • Raising energy and metabolic rate
  • Clinically researched
  • Tablets have a cinnamon flavor

It is very important to note that the claim of 60 percent calorie burning is based on research that was not published in a peer reviewed journal. In fact, the actual method and details of the study were not provided by the company on its website. It only stated that an unknown number of participants – who may or may not have been in the pay or employ of the brand – exercised on a treadmill on two occasions. In one, they took a placebo and in the other, they took this formula. This is not the type of science that is accepted by the scientific or medical communities.

GNC Total Lean Burn 60 Ingredients

The GNC Total Lean Burn 60 tablets are comprised of:

  • Guarana seed extract
  • Black tea leaves extract
  • MegaNatural grape skin and seed extract
  • Ginger root extract
  • MegaNatural gold grape seed extract
  • Dill weed extract

How to Take These Tablets

The product packaging recommends taking two tablets 30 to 60 minutes ahead of your workout.  On non-workout days, the two tablets should be taken with water before breakfast.  It is recommended that users not take these pills close to bedtime.

Dexaprine

Dexaprine review

Dexaprine is a nonprescription fat burner that the manufacturer also claims works as an appetite suppressant and offers a dieter a massive boost in energy in order to make it easier for them to lose weight.

More specifically, among the benefits it claims to provide include:

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Clenburexin

Clenburexin reviews

Clenburexin is a diet pill that is designed to work as a fat burner so that dieters will be able to lose a larger amount of body mass in a shorter amount of time, and with less effort than would otherwise be required. The official website for this product is antiquated and doesn’t provide very much information about the product. However, its “buy now” link does direct the dieter to another site that sells the product and that provides a great deal more information, including a complete ingredients list.

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Peeled Shred Formula

Peeled Shred Formula ReviewPeeled Shred Formula is a thermogenic fat burner created by Hardbody Supplements. This dietary supplement that has been developed for those who would like to lose excess fat for weight loss or body building purposes, has been formulated to deliver the following benefits:

  • Maintain healthy body composition
  • Maintain lean mass
  • Support healthy cognition
  • Fight fatigue
  • Enhance feelings of wakefulness
  • Assist in weight management

Peeled Shred Formula Supplement Facts

This dietary supplement contains ingredients that the manufacturer says will help in the boosting of metabolism, burning body fat and suppressing appetite. If this diet pill does provide such benefits, this could certainly help an individual who is seeking to lose weight find support for their dieting and exercise strategies.

When this Peeled Shred Formula review was written, the formula was composed of:

  • Acetyl-L-Carnitine HPLC
  • Caffeine
  • Green Tea Leaf
  • Green Coffee Extract
  • Garcinia Cambogia
  • L-Tyrosine
  • Cayenne Pepper Extract
  • Bitter Orange Extract
  • Vitamin B12

Several Stimulants and Unproven Ingredients

The ingredients in Peeled Shred Formula can be found in many other nonprescription diet pills on the market. These ingredients are popular and are often combined in weight management aids that are advertised as providing appetite suppression, fat burning, mood boosting and metabolism enhancement.

Unfortunately, none of them are backed by sound clinical proof that they are effective for weight loss. Take garcinia cambogia, for example, while it is thought that this ingredient can help to curb hunger and block the production of fat, there is no solid scientific evidence that supports these claims.

That said, this product does contain thermogenics, including cayenne pepper and caffeine. Still, while caffeine may help to boost metabolism and has been found to increase mental focus – both of which can be used to your advantage if you’re following a consistent, sensible weight management strategy – caffeine by itself does not lead to weight loss.

More importantly, Peeled Shred Formula contains multiple stimulant ingredients and/or ingredients that contain stimulants (e.g. caffeine, green tea, green coffee, bitter orange), which can make the risk of taking it outweigh the benefits. These risks include unwanted side effects, such as:

  • Jitters
  • Sleeplessness
  • Feeling anxious
  • Restlessness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Headache

Consult with Your Doctor About Your Options

Although you may be eager to try a nonprescription weight management product like Peeled Shred Formula, it would be in your best interest to first run your plans by your healthcare provider. Even if you are a healthy adult, the last thing you want to do if you’re attempting to lose weight is to set yourself back because you made the mistake of taking the wrong supplement.

NatureGenX Leptin Burn

NatureGenX Leptin Burn ReviewNatureGenX Leptin Burn is a thermogenic fat burner that the manufacturer, NatureGenX, claims is doctor formulated. This manufacturer also claims that Leptin Burn contains ingredients that are clinically proven to:

  • Accelerate fat burn
  • Curb sugar and appetite cravings
  • Increase energy
  • Help boost metabolism

NatureGenX Leptin Burn’s “Clinically Proven” Ingredients

The formula of this nonprescription diet pill is composed of:

  • Green Coffee Bean
  • Brown seaweed
  • WellTrim iG African Mango
  • GreenSelect Green Tea Phytosome

According to the manufacturer, when this NatureGenX Leptin Burn review was created, the way that this weight management aid works is that the formula is rich in antioxidants and the ingredients help to suppress hunger, increase metabolic rate, curb cravings and manage hunger. Leptin Burn targets the problem areas of the body and mind in regard to fat storage and keeps the body’s metabolic system active for better muscle into fat ratio management.

NatureGenX further says that while the green coffee bean lowers the absorption of dietary fat, African mango lowers the conversion of complex carbs into glucose.

There has been research that has found green coffee bean can help to lower the absorption of fat and activation of fat metabolism in the liver. However, this research is limited and was conducted on mice, so there is nothing “clinically proven” about it.

Likewise, studies that have been conducted on African mango for weight loss are also limited and researchers have said that until good quality trials can demonstrate the efficacy of African mango for weight loss, it should not be recommended as a weight loss aid.

In short, absolutely none of the NatureGenX Leptin Burn ingredients have been clinically proven to provide benefits that lead to measurable, quality weight loss in humans.

A Non-Stimulant Diet Pill

On the plus side, Leptin Burn is a non-stimulant diet pill. It does contain green coffee bean and green tea, which do contain caffeine, but the amount of caffeine is minimal. Therefore, it is unlikely to lead to stimulant related effects in most people. This is why this diet pill can be called non-stimulant, which is different from stimulant free.

However, there are enough red flags regarding the integrity of this product and manufacturer that it would likely be in your best interest to avoid it altogether. Any manufacturer who makes misleading claims, such as “clinically proven ingredients,” calls its reputation into question. NatureGenX has not made clear what about each ingredient has been clinically proven and no scientific research has been provided to back up these clinically proven claims. Without this information, a “clinically proven” statement is left open to interpretation, often resulting in consumers thinking/assuming that the dietary supplement is clinically proven for weight loss, which it’s not.

Furthermore, calling the formula “doctor formulated” (even if it is) is another marketing tactic to give consumers the impression that this diet pill is somehow safer and/or of a higher quality and efficacy compared to other OTC products. Additionally, no information is provided about the doctor. However, even if a doctor is behind the NatureGenX Leptin Burn formula, this doesn’t make it safe or effective. With that said, prior to taking any dietary supplement for weight loss it is best to consult with your own personal physician.

Kilo Trim

Kilo Trim review

Kilo Trim is a nonprescription weight loss pill that is manufactured by New Nordic Health, a company based in Sweden. This is a company that has a good reputation as a leading health brand in the Scandinavian region.

The Kilo Trim Formula Has Two Active Ingredients 

Each of the Kilo Trim tablets contains only two ingredients. They are:

  • Glucomannan powder
  • Chili fruit extract (capsaicin)

These two ingredients are extremely common in over the counter diet pills and one of them is known to contribute to weight loss in an indirect but quite helpful way.

The claims about this product are that it acts as a fat burner and an appetite suppressant and that these benefits can help to make it easier for a dieter to be able to lose weight. The appetite suppression is based on claims that glucomannan powder will be able to expand in the stomach to the point that it will trick the body into thinking that it is more full than it actually is.

Unfortunately, due to the quantity of this ingredient that has been used in Kilo Trim, it is unlikely that the appetite suppression will be significant. That said, one positive thing about its directions is that it clearly states that two 8-ounce glasses of water should be consumed along with each tablet (three of which are to be taken in a day).

The reason why this is positive is that many products containing this ingredient don’t recommend enough water to encourage the powder to fully swell to its largest gel form. In this case, it does. The extra water could also help to act as a temporary appetite suppressant.

Beyond Controlling Hunger, Another Supposed Benefit is Thermogenic Fat Burning

The second ingredient contains capsaicin, which is the substance that makes chili peppers spicy. It is known to work as a thermogenic agent by increasing the body temperature so that more calories from consumed food are being burned off as heat. This means that the dieter will be able to potentially burn off a larger number of calories than would be possible with diet and exercise, alone. Moreover, when combined with cardio exercise, it can increase fat burning even further.

Fortunately, a large amount of water is taken with this pill as dehydration can be a risk with a thermogenic response. It is important for users to pay close attention to their hydration levels and to drink plenty of fluids throughout the day.

Though it is unlikely that Kilo Trim will have an overwhelmingly powerful impact on weight loss, it does have the potential to be helpful and to take the “edge” off of some of the downsides of dieting, which could make it easier for some dieters.

Kilo Trim Update – February 2020

There were actually several different versions of the Kilo Trim product produced by New Nordic Health. That being said, most seem to discontinued or are at least no longer for sale in the US, including the product reviewed above. Examples of some of the different versions of this product included:

  • Kilo Trim: Lose Weight Natural – Chili and Glucomannan
  • Kilo Trim: Weight Loss Healthy Blood Glucose Levels – Konjac Glucomannan and Saffron with chromium picolinate
  • Kilo Trim: Contributes to Weight Management – Glucomannan and Betula Pendula Roth

The product discussed in the above Kilo Trim review is the version of this diet pill that includes chili (capsaicin) and glucomannan. That being said, you will notice that although each product differs slightly, they all have one ingredient in common: glucomannan.

Can Glucomannan Aid with Weight Loss?

Also known as konjac root, glucomannan is often touted in the OTC weight loss industry as being a powerful hunger controller or appetite suppressant. The common theory is that this natural water-soluble dietary fiber has the exceptional ability to absorb water. When it does, it transforms the fiber into a gel-like substance that takes up space in your stomach to promote a feeling of fullness, making it easier to eat less at meal time. It also can delay stomach emptying to increase satiety, is low in calories and lowers the absorption of fat and protein.

That said, the efficacy of glucomannan in regard to weight loss is inconclusive. Some research has found that it has the potential to be beneficial while other studies say that while these supplements are well tolerated, they have no effect on weight loss and further study is needed.

Ultimately, while Kilo Trim may not be available anymore, if you are considering taking a diet pill that contains glucomannan, remember that even if this ingredient should have an effect on your appetite, there is not guarantee that taking it will aid in or result in weight loss.

RevBurn

RevBurn ReviewRevBurn is a fat burning supplement and thermogenic developed by Rev Labs. It has been formulated to increase energy and endurance, provide appetite suppression and control and support metabolic optimization.

Stimulants Are a Part of the Formula

One of the first aspects about this dietary supplement that you should know before you decide to purchase and try it is that RevBurn does contain more than one stimulant. Most notably it contains caffeine, phenylethylamine HCl and kola nut.

On the plus side, stimulants like caffeine are known to have an effect on the central nervous system. It is commonly believed that caffeine’s ability to elevate mood and metabolism could have a positive effect on individuals who are seeking to burn fat for weight loss.

For instance, one study suggests that when caffeine is ingested prior to aerobic exercise it can increase fat loss.

On the downside, there is no guarantee that ingesting caffeine, either via RevBurn or through other drinks or foods, will result in fat loss that will lead to measurable and long-term weight loss.  Additionally, caffeine and other stimulants can cause unwanted side effects, such as:

  • Jitters
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Anxiety
  • Headache

RevBurn Ingredients

When this RevBurn review was written, the ingredients in the formula included three blends as follows:

Energy and Focus Blend

  • Caffeine
  • Phenylethylamine HCl
  • Glucomannan
  • Fursultiamine
  • L-Tyrosine

Thermogenesis Blend

  • Green Tea
  • Raspberry Ketones
  • Yohimbe Bark

Lipogenic Blend

  • Kola Nut
  • L-Carnitine

The suggested dosage is to take 1 capsule in the morning with 8-12 fluid ounces of water and to take 1 capsule in the afternoon or prior to your workout. Users should not have more than 2 capsules within a 24-hour period. Additionally, to decrease the potential risk of unwanted side effects, such as sleep disturbances, avoid taking these pills too late in the afternoon or the evening.

What Else to Consider

The makers of RevBurn say that when it is combined with exercise and a reduced calorie diet, it can help a user reach their weight loss goals as the ingredients within the formula can boost metabolism and fat-burning for up to 8 hours.

There is no clinical proof that this claim is true. Moreover, you should not assume that simply because this is a nonprescription weight loss aid that it is safe to take. If you have an existing medical condition, are taking prescription or over the counter medications or herbal supplements to treat a health issue, or are pregnant or nursing, you should consult with your doctor before taking RevBurn diet pills.

Phena-Lean

Phena-Lean ReviewPhena-Lean is an “extreme diet aid with fast release technology,” or so says its manufacturer Anabolic Warfare. More to the point, it is a dietary supplement that has been developed as a weight loss aid for dieters and individuals who want to build muscle.

These fast diet pills claim to offer the following benefits:

  • All day energy
  • Thermogenic
  • Weight loss aid
  • Enhance mental clarity
  • Sculpting agent

Support Your Weight Loss Goals with Registered Trademark Ingredients

When this Phena-Lean review was created, this diet pill was supposedly designed with fast release technology and a superior blend of ingredients that delivers powerful, all-day energy to help support an individual’s weight loss goals.

  • Vitamin B3
  • Phena-Lean Blend

The Phena-Lean Blend, which consisted of 596 mg per 1 capsule serving, was composed of these ingredients:

  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • Di-Caffeine Malate
  • L-Theanine
  • Citrus Aurantium
  • L-Tyrosine
  • Theobromine
  • Ginseng
  • N-Isopropylnorsynephrine
  • Paradoxine Grains of Paradise
  • Lean GBB
  • Rauwolscine
  • Huperzine A

According to the official product page for Phena-Lean, Paradoxine and Lean GBB, two trademark ingredients, trigger thermogenesis and lower body fat to help the user sweat, burn calories and drop water weight.

Meanwhile, caffeine anhydrous, Di-Caffeine Malate and L-theanine boost focus, blood flow, energy and metabolism while at the same time lower fatigue and upset. Studies have found that caffeine can help to improve cognitive performance, mood and alertness.

Additionally, the manufacturer credits N-Isopropylnorsynephrine with breaking down fat for energy and Bitter Orange for promoting weight loss by lowering appetite and increasing metabolism.

Phena-Lean Side Effects

The suggested dosage is to first assess your tolerance by taking 1 capsule in the morning with food. After you have assessed your tolerance, you can take an additional capsule before lunch. That being said, users are cautioned not to take more than 2 capsules per day.

The reason that users are cautioned to first assess their tolerance is that Phena-Lean contains multiple stimulant ingredients, including caffeine and synephrine. Although stimulants can help to increase energy, metabolism and mental focus, they can also increase the risk of unwanted side effects, such as:

  • Jitters
  • Restlessness
  • Anxiety
  • Headache
  • Mood changes
  • Digestive upset
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • High blood pressure

Due to the ingredients in Phena-Lean, it would be in your best interest to avoid this product if you are sensitive to stimulants or if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in the formula. Additionally, if you have a known medical condition, if you are currently taking medications or herbal supplements to treat a health condition or you are pregnant, nursing or trying to become pregnant, you should speak with your healthcare provider before using this diet pill.

Hot Rox Extreme

Hot Rox Extreme diet pills

Hot Rox Extreme is produced by a company called Biotest, which has been manufacturing supplements in the United Kingdom for weight loss, sleep, bodybuilding, and other purposes for more than a decade. In the United States, these pills are distributed by a company called T-Nation LLC.

A Diet Pill with Big Promises

The promises made by the advertising for these pills is that it is a professional strength fat-loss formula that “handles the toughest, most relentless, never-been-lean-before, fat-loss cases.” It claims to attack fat in a variety of ways including:

  • Increases thermogenesis
  • Boosts levels of hormone sensitive lipase within the fat cell
  • Enhances thyroid hormone levels
  • Targets lipolysis in stubborn areas like the lower body, lower back and abdominal area
  • Stimulates mitochondrial uncoupling, a thermogenic process fueled by fat metabolism

The pill is designed for men and women who want to lose fat fast, maintain their muscle and feel great. The official Hot Rox Extreme product page says “It’s like taking a happy pill that makes fat disappear.”

It is important to investigate these types of claim further, such as by examining the ingredients list, as these are a very common claims that are rarely achieved, particularly without side effects or other drawbacks. Not to mention, no diet pill can make fat “disappear.”

Hot Rox Extreme Ingredients

At the time of this Hot Rox Extreme review, the ingredients in the formula include:

  • Self-Microemulsifying Thermogenic Gel
  • Caffeine

The Self-Microemulsifying Thermogenic Gel was composed of:

  • Lauroyl Macrogol-32 Glycerides
  • Raspberry ketone
  • Carbolin 19
  • Piperine
  • Yohimbine HCl

Most notably, the official Biotest product site focuses on promoting:  Carbolin 19, Yohimbine, and Raspberry Ketone.

The site references a study conducted on Carbolin 19 in which dieters using the substance lost an average of 9.9 pounds of fat and gained 8.2 pounds of muscle in a period of 12 weeks. That said, it made absolutely no reference to who conducted the study, how it was performed, when it was performed, how much Carbolin 19 was used, who the participants were, or where it was published (if it was published). Because of that, it is difficult to believe the claims that are made regarding the science behind this product.

As for yohimbine and raspberry ketone, while they are both well known in the over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss industry, neither one has ever been clinically proven to be effective for weight loss. For instant, no clinical trials of raspberry ketones found that they can cause weight loss in humans, even in studies involving mice raspberry ketones didn’t present a strong case for being ideal for weight loss.

Beware of Side Effects

It should be recognized that fat burners can be effective but they are a very powerful type of product and that they are nearly never as miraculous as the manufacturers would have you believe. Typically, they are very high in stimulants which means that they are also associated with some uncomfortable side effects that could be dangerous for people with certain health conditions or who are taking certain kinds of medications. They also require that the dieter exercise – particularly cardio – in order to truly benefit from these types of effects.

Additionally, on the product packaging for Hot Rox Extreme, there is a very serious warning, cautioning potential users about the fact that there is a risk of negative side effects due to the high level of stimulants. Some of these effects may include (but are not necessarily limited to):

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Heart palpitations
  • Difficulty sleeping

Though this is not necessarily favorable in that nobody wants to experience side effects from a product that they are using, at least the company was responsible enough to give some warning, which many manufacturers fail to do.

Still, due to the high stimulant content and the warnings, it would be a good idea to first consult with your doctor before taking Hot Rox Extreme.

Jarrow Formulas Cayenne Max

Jarrow Formulas Cayenne Max ReviewJarrow Formulas Cayenne Max is a dietary supplement that promises the promotion of thermogenesis in the body without stomach burn. The company behind the product, Jarrow Formulas, markets it for weight management, energy support and metabolism, as well as sports and fitness.   

Jarrow Formulas Cayenne Max Ingredients

There was only one active ingredient in the Jarrow Formulas Cayenne Max formula when this review was created. This ingredient is Capsimax. This is a branded version of Cayenne Fruit Extract (Capsicum annuum L.). Capsimax is a registered trademark of OmniActive Health Technologies, LTD. There is 50 mg of Capsimax per 1 capsule (one serving size).

According to the official product page for this thermogenic OTC diet pill, Cayenne Max is highly concentrated in capsaicinoids from hot cayenne peppers (>600,000 Scoville Heat Units). It is these capsaicinoids that promote fat utilization for energy production.

To ensure that the product provides metabolic support without the stomach burn that would normally result from the chili peppers, the ingredients have been carefully encapsulated.

The other non-active ingredients in Jarrow Fromulas Cayenne Max include: Cellulose, beet root, sucrose, food glaze and magnesium stearate, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose.

That being aid, the product is vegetarian-friendly and has been made without:

  • Wheat
  • Gluten
  • Soybeans
  • Diary
  • Egg
  • Fish/shellfish
  • Peanuts/tree nuts 

The suggested use is to take 1 pill per day or as directed by your healthcare professional. 

The Potential Benefits 

The belief is that capsicum can promote thermogenesis. This is a process in the body that produces heat. When used in dietary supplements for weight management or in sport supplements for fat burning, the belief is that capsicum can increase the body’s natural metabolic response and result in the burning of more calories and stored fat by encouraging thermogenesis. Thermogenic fat burners are considered to be particularly beneficial when combined with physical activity.

Studies have found that capsaicinoids supplementation can decrease body fat and fat mass percentage. That being said, capsaicinoids have never been clinically proven effective as a treatment for weight loss and further studies are necessary to explore the uses, benefits and safety of capsaicinoids for managing weight and for other health issues.

This Product May Not Be Ideal for Everyone 

If you are under the age of 18, have a medical condition, are taking medications, are pregnant, nursing or, or trying to become pregnant, it is highly recommended that you first speak with your healthcare provider before taking Jarrow Formulas Cayenne Max.

Additionally, for optimal benefits, keep in mind that this weight management pill should be taken in conjunction with a calorie-controlled diet and regular, fitness-appropriate exercise.