Do you know that over 50 percent of weight-loss supplements don’t even work? So if you are going to try a weight-loss supplement for the first time, this post is really going to help you find the right one for your body.
Let me make it clear that both QuadraLean and LeanMode are non-stimulant weight loss formulas.
But before starting with the review, let’s take a look at how a stimulants-based weight loss supplement is different from a non-stimulant formula.
Stimulants or No Stimulants—What’s The Difference?
The hard reality of the weight and fat loss supplements is that they aren’t easy on your body even if you are taking care of everything, like your diet and training. A non-stimulant formula apparently made it to the shelves to satisfy consumers who were too scared to try stimulants-based formula.
Are Stimulants in Fat Burners Dangerous?
Stimulants like ephedra or its herbal counterpart ma huang were banned years ago by FDA. However, even after that, they are still found in different fat loss supplements that we see around us. However, other stimulants like caffeine, green tea extract and guarana have side effects too, but if they are used in the right quantities, then they could help with losing some real fat. And if you are bodybuilder who knows the rule of cycling supplements, there are many fat burners that could help you with your weight- and fat-loss regime.
What About the Stimulant-Free Formulas?
Stimulant-free weight loss supplements don’t have a pretty reputation, and both QuadraLean and LeanMode have been referred to as nothing more than hunger-suppressants by a few customers.
Luckily, I was able to gather a few customer testimonials that would help you determine if you should be using a stimulant-free formula or not.
But let’s take a look at the ingredients on QuadraLean first.
- Raspberry Ketones. No clinical evidence exists to date about the fat-loss ability of Rasberry Ketones.
- Clarinol Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). CLA is responsible for converting stored fats into energy. Studies suggest positive and favourable fat loss results, but evidence isn’t very strong.
- Garcinia Cambogia. This ingredient is making its way to almost every “safe” fat loss supplement; however, there is little evidence that corroborates on its effectiveness in preventing carbohydrates from converting into fat. The clinical evidence is limited and inconclusive, but the anecdotal evidence is quite promising.
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine. Studies have shown that Acetyl-L-carnitine does help with converting stored fat into energy, but only if it’s used with rigorous exercise.
- Propionyl-L-Carnitine. Another amino acid that has been associated with improving blood circulation in the body. In short: It helps body with producing energy.
- Carnitine Tartrate. Similar to its aforementioned counterparts, carnitine tartrate helps with improving energy levels, and improves the health of heart and brain.
What Do Customers Say About QuadraLean?
I have used a carnitine-based supplement CarniX, so I could relate to QuadraLean and its unhappy customers. Carnitine helps converting body fat into energy, but only if you are training your body hard. Garcinia Cambogia, which is the major ingredient on QuadraLean, has also been associated with some weigh-loss benefits.
Carnitine is a metabolism booster that has been backed by dozens of clinical studies. But even after that, QuadraLean has only faced criticism for its ineffective formula. “Even with a caloric deficit diet and 40 minutes of cardio 5 times a week, this product did not help,” said one customer. Another customer said, “After about 20 minutes my throat itched a little and I got a few red rash patches on my hands. This lasted for a good 30 minutes,” said a QuadraLean user.
So Where Is the Problem?
I can’t say anything about the adverse side effects but when it come to results, what I have noticed is that carnitine doesn’t aid in fat loss, but it does improve your body’s metabolism. In fact, during my bulking phase, my body fat stayed quite the same, which wouldn’t have been possible without the use of carnitine. I believe that it’s the mix that makes QuadraLean ineffective, because the ingredients seem to be quite satisfactory. Moreover, QuadraLean states that their product is backed by scientific research, whereas, I wasn’t able to find any clinical studies that could back their hefty claims. I believe that QuadraLean might not be a miracle fat loss supplement, but for someone who is training hard in the gym, its ingredients could really help them achieve their fat loss goals a little quicker.
Price: $22.74 for 150 capsules
Dosage: 6 capsules per day
LeanMode is another stimulant-free formula, but interestingly, it has a few ingredients on its list that have actually been linked with fat loss. According to LeanMode, their supplement aids fat loss in a few different ways:
- Decreasing your appetite.
- Increasing your body’s metabolism.
- Increasing the fat burning mechanism.
- Detoxification of the cells.
- Helping positive mood that keeps you motivated.
Evlution LeanMode’s formula claims are based on the following five important fat-burning ingredients:
- Garcinia Cambogia Extract 60% Hydroxycitric Acid HCA (see QuadraLean Ingredients).
- Coffee Bean Extract. Evidence exists about coffee bean extract’s effectiveness in aiding fat loss and improving metabolism of glucose.
- Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) (see QuadraLean Ingredients).
- Acetyl-L-Carnitine (see QuadraLean Ingredients).
- Green Tea Extract. There is ample evidence on green tea extract, stating its effectiveness in aiding weight loss.
What do customers have to say about LeanMode?
With its coffee bean and green tea extract, it makes sense that there are a lot of positive reviews about LeanMode available. In fact, with a total of 300 reviews and overall rating of 9.1/10 LeanMode seems like a great fat-loss supplement. One user says, “I used this product for 30 days, lost 15 LBS, today ordering two bottles as you can’t beat the price and what it does to your appetite and you get shred, but you got to workout like me sometimes twice a day, and I working 9 hrs. standing at my work station, I am 6’6”, 230 lbs. with 16% body fat”
But there are a few customers who really believe that all the online reviews are quite fake as they experienced no positive results.
“Very disappointed, I’ve tried many fat burners and got great results, But I wanted a stimulant free so I can avoid the side effects of stimulants such as caffeine, Got this one and was taking twice a day as recommended, It decreases my appetite for a week or two then it stopped working completely, I even tried to increase the dosage up to 6 pills at once but nothing happen to my appetite or weight, So honestly I’m skeptical now about review authenticity, PS: I workout 6 days and do cardio at least 2 hours a week including HIIT”, says one user of LeanMode.