Xtralean looks to be a pretty standard fat burner and compared to many other similar products, it looks safe because it does not contain dangerous stimulants. Some of the ingredients may give you a slight lift in mood and it may have a positive effect upon your sex life if the claims about Maca are to be believed. It may have a slight effect upon your metabolism, but the ginger is unlikely to do much (if anything) and most of the effects will come from the caffeine.
Does this mean that it is safe and is it an effective way to help you lose weight? We find out.
Xtralean is on sale from Holland and Barrett and although it is not their own brand, it is sold exclusively by this company in the UK. There is another supplement called Xtralean on sale in the USA but consumers should be aware that this is not the same product.
Caffeine and L-Tyrosine can both cause some minor side effects, such as jitteriness and a rise in blood pressure.
A bottle of Xtralean costs £31.55 including delivery from Holland and Barrett.
When you are looking for something to help support your weight loss, a fat burner seems to be a tempting prospect. Speeding your metabolism, enhancing your energy levels and suppressing your appetite all sounds as if it will help you lose weight but you need to bear in mind this doesn’t suit everyone.
Unfortunately, fat burners can come with side effects and generally full of caffeine they can cause you to feel jittery on edge and nauseous. In addition, the weight loss effects often are only temporary because the body quickly becomes accustomed to stimulants.
Xtralean contains caffeine in many different forms as well as ginger and a range of amino acids. Apart from the full ingredients list provided by sellers Holland Barrett there is not too much information about this supplement.
You are not provided with any information about what this supplement is supposed to do and there are no links to any clinical evidence.
To take Xtralean, take two capsules before breakfast and two capsules at mid-afternoon.
Begin use with half the recommended dose (one capsule twice per day) for the first seven days to assess your tolerance. If you have difficulty sleeping, do not take after 4:00 P.M.
Do not exceed stated dose and for best results, use in combination with exercise and a low-fat diet.
Holland and Barrett do not go in for wordy descriptions about their supplements. They do not make unfounded claims. While this is a point in the company’s favour, it does not provide much help to potential customers.
There is some confusion around this supplement’s name and consumers should be aware that the Xtralean on sale in Holland & Barrett is not the same product as Xtralean Ephedrine ECA Stack.
The latter is a hardcore body builder supplement containing banned ingredient ephedrine – we do not know how they are getting away with that – as well as synephrine and DMAE. Both supplements look similar because they both contain ginger and L Tyrosine. That is where the resemblance ends. Xtralean from Holland and Barrett looks safe whereas the other version looks dangerous.
The Xtralean product information does not make any claims at all. The supplement is guaranteed free of;
Artificial Colours, Flavours or Sweeteners.
No Preservatives. No Milk, No Lactose, No Soya, No Gluten, No Wheat, No Yeast, No Fish, No Porcine.
However, the capsules are made of gelatine so this is not suitable for strict vegetarians.
Consumers are warned that;
Food supplements must not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
We can’t argue with that!
It may work a bit but it is not going to make you lose lots of weight. However, the caffeine may perk you up and you may feel some effect after taking it. The problem with using caffeine to increase the metabolism is that your body quickly becomes accustomed to the effects and they soon wear off.
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Xtralean is a diet pill that may have a stimulant effect and may help you burn fat. The recommended dose is two capsules per serving.
Each capsule contains:
There may be some. Caffeine can cause side effects such as anxiety and jitteriness.
In some cases it can cause elevated heart rate and a rise in blood pressure and L-tyrosine can cause you to feel stressed and on edge.
The product information warns that you should discontinue use should you experience adverse reactions and seek medical advice.
Avoid Xtralean if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not take if you are taking blood-thinning medication such as Warfarin. Avoid if you suffer from any heart or blood pressure related medical condition. Seek the advice of your doctor prior to use if you are taking medication because of the risk of drug interactions.
We were unable to find much in the way of customer feedback for Xtralean. There is a lot of conversation on body building forums about Xtralean ECA stack but this is not the same product and contains stronger stimulants with potentially dangerous side effects.
Because you can buy Xtralean only from Holland Barrett there is no place for customer feedback so you can’t see what everyone is saying about this supplement.
Holland and Barrett do not offer a money-back guarantee.
You can buy Xtralean from Holland and Barrett, either in store or direct from the website.
One container of 120 capsules (1 months supply) costs £31.55 including delivery.
Xtralean is not available on sale via amazon.co.uk.
Customers who live outside the UK will have to contact Holland and Barrett to find out about their delivery charges.
Xtralean is not available direct to customers outside the UK. Be warned – the Xtralean supplement on sale in the USA is NOT the same product.
There is not much that anyone can say about Holland and Barrett’s Xtralean. The supplement is predominantly caffeine with a few extra ingredients thrown in that may give you a slight lift. It is unlikely to make you lose weight but it does look safe which is a point in its favour. We like the fact that it contains green tea and does not contain bitter orange extract or potentially dangerous ingredients.
Holland and Barrett are a trusted UK brand but not all supplements are particularly good value and we feel that this one is expensive.
Xtralean is simply not good enough to recommend onto our approved list. Just because it probably won’t do you too much harm, is no reason for buying it, therefore we have no other choice but to reject it.
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