GNC Total Lean Burn 60 packs promises 60% increased calorie burns with its 60 tabs fat burner supplement, featuring 6 fat burner ingredients.
Judging by all the 6’s, it would seem GNC Total Lean Burn 60 is calling upon the demons of hell to help burn away all that fat. On that note, as a point of caution: Do not sign any contracts at the GNC store to buy this supplements — especially if the worker behind the counter has a long red tail.
Unless, of course, GNC Total Lean Burn 60 is that good of a supplement.
Let’s read the review to find out if this fat burner is worth your soul (or at least the standard supplement price).
About GNC Total Lean Burn 60
Manufactured and sold by GNC, Total Lean Burn 60 is a “powerful thermogenic formula” designed to burn calories, boost energy, and spike metabolism. Which is a redundant list of bio-effects: a better metabolism involves burning calories to expend more energy. Formula notes:
- Guarana Seed Extract: Otherwise known as Puallinia cupana. Otherwise known as caffeine, the primary bio-active constituent in guarana. Burn 60 provides 180 mg caffeine.
- Natural Antioxidants: Sourced from Camellia sinensis tea leaves and grapes, Burn 60’s antioxidants naturally boost thermogenesis and reduce free radicals.
- Non-Proprietary: Say what you will of GNC, these guys do us a solid with Total Lean Burn 60 by transparently displaying all of its ingredient dosages — which look good for the most part.
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 2 Tablets
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Guarana Seed Extract (Paullinia cupana) (36% Caffeine = 180 mg)||495 mg|
|Black Tea Leaves Extract (Camellia sinensis)||272 mg|
|MegaNatural® Grape Skin & Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)||210 mg|
|Ginger Root Extract (Zingiber officinale)||200 mg|
|MegaNatural® Gold Grape Seed Extract (Vitis vinifera)||125 mg|
|Dill Weed Extract (Anethum graveolens)||5 mg|
Dextrose, Cellulose, FD&C Yellow #6 Lake, FD&C Red #40 Lake, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Cinnamon Bark Extract, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Sucralose.
As a dietary supplement, take two tablets 30-60 minutes before starting exercise on workout days; on non-workout days take two tablets with water before breakfast. Do not take prior to bedtime.
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 promises 60% increased calorie burns with its “Clinically Researched” formula.
One problem with that statement: GNC Total Lean Burn 60 was not clinically researched.
It’s a classic supplement trick: Vaguely imply that your product has been clinically researched to deliver its advertised benefits, leaving it to the fine print to point out that in fact not the formula but one of the ingredients has been researched. Separately.
Not a total deal buster. This supplement could still work, and we have to lend props to GNC for keeping this formula non-proprietary. So, let’s run it through the Best5 grading scale, the second best thing to clinical research:
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 Review: Ingredients
60 tabs promising 60% increased calorie burns with this 6 ingredient formula. Let’s check those 6 ingredients:
Guarana Seed Extract – Puallinia cupana contains more caffeine than coffee beans, making it a highly reliable stimulant supplement. Caffeine, being a Best 5 fat burner favorite, may help with thermogenic fat loss, even if it is just caffeine. This guarana extract provides a solid 180 mg, which will certainly get your heart racing.
Black Tea Leaves Extract – Green Tea Extract is our #1 fat burner ingredient. Black Tea Extract is essentially the same thing, the same Camellia sinensis leaf. As a fat burner supplement, Black Tea Extract provides hot fat burning, muscle building antioxidant compounds.
MegaNatural® Grape Skin & Seed Extract – Typically supplemented for blood vessel health, this patented, proprietary grape extract may improve overall health with its potent, antioxidant polyphenols.
Ginger Root Extract – Traditionally used for indigestion, ginger may improve the bioavailability of this formula with its nutrient absorption enhancing benefits; in addition to blocking the absorption of fat in the digestive tract. Notwithstanding this herb’s boosts on thermogenic lipolysis.
MegaNatural® Gold Grape Seed Extract – Essentially more grape antioxidants from the same MegaNatural brand.
Dill Weed Extract – Dill weed serves several purposes related to digestion and metabolism, helping regulate cholesterol levels, insulin activity, and free radicals.
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 bills itself as a “powerful thermogenic formula” designed to boost energy and metabolism. This is made entirely evidence by the highest dosed ingredient in the formula: Caffeine.
In a way, this is first and foremost a caffeine pill supplement, given that GNC Total Lean Burn 60’s advertised benefits seem to primarily stem from caffeine’s touted thermogenic energy spikes. However, this isn’t the most exciting ingredient in the blend. Nor is it necessarily everyone’s favorite ingredient in the product, given the number of negative reviews complaining of excess stimulation with this supplement.
Our hunch: If you’re expecting the caffeine rush, it likely will be perceived as a standard quick rush of caffeinated energy. We’ve seen supplements with more caffeine than this that are backed by positive customer reviews; however, the negative reviews behind this supplement are duly noted by us.
Caffeine aside, GNC Total Lean Burn 60 provides a simple stack of Camellia sinensis antioxidants and grape extract polyphenols, as well as a neat-o addition of dill extract, which further enhances this supplement’s antioxidant capacity. The supplement comes across as healthy, albeit somewhat monotone in its bio-activity.
On that note, if you can find this product at its often discounted price, go for it. Otherwise, mehh… we leave that choice up to you.
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 Benefits
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 promises two key fat burning benefits on its bottle:
- Increases calorie burning by up to 60%
- Boosts energy and metabolism.
We already went over why the first claim is unsubstantiated: This supplement hasn’t been clinically researched, thus GNC hasn’t exactly earned this claim. However, given GNC Total Lean Burn 60’s ingredient choices, the second claim seems to check out: This fat burner supplement may help boost energy and metabolism. Bear in mind, this energy comes in the caffeinated variety.
Who Takes It?
Lean-Muscle-Seeking Exercisers. Men and women seeking that ripped, ripply muscular set up may benefit by this supplement. GNC doesn’t outright tell who this supplement is for, but …well, this GNC Total Lean Burn 60 review is telling you, so there it is!
Any Side Effects?
Most reported side effects relate to this supplement’s caffeine content. Presumably, although nothing else in this supplement would cause users to complaint of excess stimulation and a “racing heart.” With that in mind, take GNC Total Lean Burn 60 with caution, if you’re sensitive to stimulants.
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 Review Summary
- Non-Proprietary. GNC does us a solid by showing all of its ingredient dosages.
- Nice Dosages. For the most part, these dosages are looking pretty, pretty, pretty good.
- Patented Ingredients. The MegaNatural grape extract provides premium polyphenols.
- Low Diversity. Caffeine and antioxidants. That’s about it for this product’s bio-pathways.
- Mostly Caffeine. Not a bad fat burner, but it shouldn’t be prioritized at the #1 spot.
- Junk Tabs. The additives in these tablets are just plain nasty. C’mon, doods.
Pricing and Where to Buy
- 1 Bottle (1 month): $19.99
- Available online and in retail stores
You can buy this supplement at GNC or through Amazon, with the former option sometimes selling at a roughly 50% discount. Not too shabby.
Final Word on GNC Total Lean Burn 60
GNC Total Lean Burn 60 makes simple claims with its simple formula. Those claims being better energy and metabolism. That formula being caffeine and antioxidants. Not bad for a base fat burner set up of caffeine. Although we wouldn’t take just this, if we were truly serious about burning fat. And you’re damn right we’re serious about burning fat. Haven’t been more serious about a damn thing in our damn lives.