It looks pretty good at first glance but does this supplement live up to the initial impression? We take an in depth look at Lean 1 to find out.
Meal Replacement drinks or Protein Shakes as they are also called have always been popular with body builders and they are becoming increasingly for weight loss too. It is easy to see why. If you are looking to lose weight, a Protein Shake is an easy way to replace a meal without suffering hunger pangs. If you are looking to build muscle and are spending a lot of time in the gym a protein smoothie makes a great energy drink to fuel your workout and it may help develop muscle as well.
Lean 1 comes in a variety of flavours including chocolate, vanilla, banana cream and strawberry and contains a lot of additional ingredients to help weight loss and health. Each serving contains what is described as 20g of lactose free protein for lean toned muscle.
In addition to the protein, Lean 1 contains weight loss ingredients such as green coffee bean extract, Hoodia extract and green tea extract. There are also 17 super food ingredients including Goji berries, broccoli and blueberries.
Lean 1 is high in fatty acids including flaxseed oils sunflower seed and canola oils, all rich in omega 3. It contains 27 vitamins and minerals and it also functions as a probiotic supplement so may be helpful for digestive health. The formula contains a probiotic combination of Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bacillus coagulans
Although all this sounds pretty impressive we were disappointed to find that Lean 1 does not appear to have a comprehensive ingredients list. Although the vitamin and mineral content is listed, all the many ingredients that are mentioned in the advertising are not.
We had to search elsewhere for this vital information and even then ingredient quantities were not revealed.
Lean 1 comes from a supplement/nutrition company called Nutrition 53 founded by ex NFL Pro Bill Romanowski – four times Super Bowl champion. The company specialise in protein shakes to address all sorts of issues including detoxing, sexual health, gaining muscle and more.
The Nutrition 53 website looks extremely safe. It has a high trust rating so is safe to buy from. The business has been in operation for almost 10 years and we have not uncovered any scam issues or customer complaints.
According to the product information, drink Lean1 when you’re craving for a healthy protein smoothie, a pre-workout boost or a refreshing post-workout shake, or even a yummy dessert – whether you’re into muscle-building or just looking for a healthy snack to stay lean.
There are some recipes on the product website which show you how to incorporate Lean 1 into a variety of fruit smoothes and desserts.
Lean 1 is described as a “Fat Burning Meal Replacement” and will:
Fire up your body to burn more fat and have more power to perform better. With the best tasting, perfectly formulated nutrition of Lean1, get ahead with confidence and energy — so nothing can hold you back
It helps weight loss:
By curbing hunger cravings and burning body fat faster from the bioactive nutrients of Alpha Lipoic acid, green coffee bean extract, Hoodia Gordonii, green tea extract, and amino acids.
Key features are as follow:
Lean 1 is a meal replacement/protein Shake. It comes as a powder which you add to water (or milk) in order to make a drink. Serving size 2 scoops or 52g. Flavours are all sweet and include chocolate, Vanilla Strawberry, Chocolate and Peanut Butter, Banana Cream and more.
The ingredients come under a proprietary blend so we are unable to provide a full breakdown.
Only the vitamin and mineral content comes with any amounts information.
N53 Protein Matrix.
Vitamins and mineral content are as follows: Percentages of the recommended daily amounts (RDA) are provided.
Each serving contains the following. Percentages of the recommended daily amounts are provided:
Strangely the advertised ingredients do not seem to match up with the ingredients list. Green Tea Extract and Hoodia are just two ingredients that are advertised but not actually contained in this supplement and even the probiotic enzymes are different to those advertised.
We are not impressed by this lack of accurate information.
That said most of the effect will come from the protein and not the dried ingredients.
The thing to remember about all Protein Shakes is that they are not slimming drinks. They are actually pretty fattening as you can see from the nutritional breakdown so unless you replace a meal with a Shake, you will not lose weight.
Some people actually put weight on when using shakes because drinking a sweet drink such as Chocolate and Peanut Butter flavour is just not a proper meal not everyone has the willpower to replace a meal with a drink.
If you are looking to build muscle and are working out extensively lifting weights, you may find this supplement helps build muscle.
Lean 1 looks safe and side effects are unlikely to be an issue. However some customers have mentioned that the Shakes cause unpleasant flatulence.
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding. Seek medical advice before taking if you suffer from an existing medical condition or are taking prescription medication.
Customer opinion about Lean 1 is mixed. Some people like the various flavours. This lady wrote:
…it is super yummy! It DOES keep me from feeling hungry too!
Other customers have reported the same:
Excellent Flavor, Good Hunger Control!
This is the opinion of many but not everyone is as pleased:
Don’t like the taste but that’s just my personal preference.
Some customers dislike some of the flavours but are happy with others. This man reported:
…The vanilla flavor is amazing. I’ll be sticking to that one. The chocolate flavor, however, tastes and smells like rotting vegetables.
This customer found the taste changed towards the end of the tub.
This tastes okay at first. It mixes well and isn’t clumpy. But towards the end of the tub, it tastes extremely chemical-y which is making it difficult to finish…
Lots of customers have reported mixing the powder with fruit to improve the taste. This customer had a couple of suggestions:
…I mix 2 scoops of Lean1 with a half couple of coffee 8 ounces of water and ice. This gives you a good kick. I also make it with 2 scoops of Lean and half banana and vanilla extract and nutmeg and cinnamon and 8 ounces of water and ice and blend. Delicious.
Some people have found that Lean 1 does help weight loss.
This customer reported:
I’m in awe of this stuff. It tastes like a vanilla milk shake especially if you add skim milk to it. Without this stuff my weightloss is a lot slower. When I use this first thing after waking up it has me losing around half a lb a day. Of course I make sure to get my heart rate above 60% and keep it there for at least 20 minutes a day, but that’s not a crazy workout regime and I eat healthy…
If you combine Lean 1 with a diet and exercise plan you may find it helps you lose weight. Replacing a meal with the shake for example has helped many consumers. However it all depends on your usual habits. A boiled egg and a black coffee or tea for example for breakfast contains fewer calories than the Shake so this supplement is not actually any less fattening than many ordinary foods.. That said, some people enjoy the flavour and convenience of a Shake.
In our opinion, changing your habits and adopting a healthier diet is the best method for weight loss and weight maintenance. Lean 1 like all Shakes is essentially a short lived method for losing some weight so you will need to make changes to lifestyle once your weight loss regime is over.
You can buy Lean 1 direct from the product website, via Nutrition 53. Be aware that the company is offering a VIP subscription (auto billing) where you sign up to receive fresh supplies each month and are billed accordingly.
According to the sales information, you can cancel the agreement at any time but in our experience sometimes these agreements are trickier to cancel than they first appear.
Each tub contains 15 servings (1.98lbs) and is available in a variety of flavours that you choose at the point of sale.
Flavours include Chocolate, Chocolate Mint, Chocolate and Peanut Butter, Cookies and Cream, Strawberry, Vanilla, Strawberry and Banana, and Banana.
As a onetime purchase each 1.98lbs tub (15 servings) costs $20.00 plus postage costs (not specified)
Sign up to auto shipping (VIP subscription) and it is actually more expensive. Each tub of 15 servings costs $29.00 but includes free shipping.
You can pay via PayPal or bank card.
You can also find Lean 1 on sale via a variety of sellers on Amazon USA
1 x tub of 15 servings (1.98lbs) of Chocolate flavour costs £27.96 for example.
1 x tub of 15 servings (1.98 lbs) Vanilla flavour costs $31.54
Prices and available flavours depend upon the seller.
Lean 1 is not available to customers outside the USA.
Lean 1 is not covered by a money back guarantee.
Many people like meal replacement shakes as a method for weight loss and if you fall into this category, you may enjoy the Lean 1 range. The various flavours come with lots of positive feedback from satisfied customers and many people appear to have successfully lost weight although not as many have reported muscle growth.
We like that Lean 1 contains a good range of vitamins and minerals too and we like that the website seems safe to buy from. However we have some reservations. We are very unimpressed with the inaccurate and inadequate ingredients profile and we have real concerns about the flavours and the whole ethos of meal replacements shakes. After all is replacing a wholesome meal with a sweet drink a healthy option?
In our opinion this is not a way to retrain unhealthy eating habits and although you may experience short term success if you use Lean 1 to replace a meal, it may be hard to sustain once the diet is over. In addition you will have to ensure that you don’t add to your weight by continuing to eat normally AND drinking the Shakes. Some people actually put on weight using this method of weight loss.
Overall we feel that Lean 1 has some good points and may suit some consumers but is just not good enough to recommend as a weight loss method to the Watchdog readers.
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Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.