QuadraLean is a weight loss pill featuring a blend of ingredients meant to increase metabolism and reduce fat storage. It’s a non-stimulant mixture that’s also made to increase energy while reducing appetite.
The intended result is to help the body use fat as an energy source, while retaining lean muscle mass. Bodybuillding.com gave this brand a 2014 award for breakout product of the year. So are these benefits actually possible? What can it really do, and is it safe? To understand the truth about QuadraLean you can read this comprehensive review.
|Clarinol, Conjugated Linoleic Acid||Garcinia Cambogia||Raspberry Ketones||Acetyl-L-Carnitine|
|Propiony-L-Carnitine||Carnitine Tartrate||Gelatin||Dicalcium Phosphate|
|Plant Cellulose||Magnesium Stearate||Silicon Dioxide|
Clarinol: A patented form of Conjugated Linoleic Acid created by Stepan Specialty Products LLC. This ingredient is often found in large amounts through dairy and meat.
It’s been used as a fat loss tool and as a way to treat cancer. Though a study by Examine.com reveals that:
“CLA too weakly affects…to really produce fat loss”
“human studies on CLA are very unreliable”
It can also potentially lead to side effects:
Though the creators of this ingredient provide their own clinical studies, most of the outside clinical reviews have shown it to be unreliable for fat loss. Since it’s a fatty acid there’s been concern that taking too much of it can lead to an increase in cholesterol and overall fat intake.
Acetyl-L-Carnitine: Amino acid created in the body, it’s usually used as a supplement to improve mental function. It can also lead to side effects:
Studies done on its fat burning potential were not sufficient enough to show it’s effective for that purpose. Examine.com mentions that in regards to fat burning:
“do (es) not show very good results”
This was due to numerous studies performed which often only benefited people who were deficient in this amino acid, which most people aren’t.
Carnitine Tartrate: Specially treated supplement form of Carnitine which is used by the body as a fuel source. This version is often used to supplement exercise since it’s claimed to increase power output. Side effects may include:
Propiony-L-Carnitine: Amino acid naturally created in the body. It’s claimed to increase circulation and improve energy output. Side effects are possible and can include:
These 3 forms of carnitine are mixed into a proprietary blend equaling 500 mg. According to Web MD:
“no one knows whether the benefits of carnitines are interchangeable”
It’s therefore advised not to substitute one for the other as not enough information is available to show what kind of an effect this may have. Without proof of how this formula mixes together, there’s far too much of a lack of important details.
This makes it hard to truly understand what kind of an effect might be expected. The company fails to cite their own proof to show how this formula will work.
2 servings provide unknown quantities of 3 different forms of carnitine. It’s advised to get around 500 to 2,000 mg of L-carnitine, and Acetyl-L-Carnitine is recommended at 630 to 2,500 mg a day. This is in order to achieve the reported health benefits.
This brand provides 1,500 mg of a mix of 3 forms, so even at this dosage you’re likely missing out on the amount needed for any benefit. Also, these 3 ingredients are known to potentially cause nausea, stomach pain, weakness, and in some cases chest pain. One important review by Examine.com revealed that these forms of carnitine:
“do(sic) not burn fat unless the person is deficient”
Therefore supplementing with these ingredients would likely only be beneficial in certain circumstances, of which the average person would not need.
The patented form of Conjugated Linoleic Acid has also been shown to be potentially harmful, and some studies show it’s ineffective for fat burning.
There’s too much uncertainty with these ingredients and some are added in insufficient quantities. No information is cited by the makes of this brand to suggest it will produce safe results.
When purchased directly from the manufacturer, a 50 serving bottle sells for $29.99. This amounts to a daily price of:
$29.99/50= 0.59 cents per daily serving.
Due to the insufficient ingredient strength for their Carnitine blend, and the potential for side effects, it’s unknown what kind of an effect this brand will have.
Also, no money back return is offered on opened bottles. So if one were to experience no effects or only side effects, the responsibility would lie on the customer.
The company boasts winning an award for QuadraLean being the brand of the year in 2014 by Bodybuilding.com. It’s never explained what it takes to win this award, or whether or not the competition was large.
What’s known is that the Bodybuilding.com sells this brand, and it’s likely they get a commission of sales for marketing this brand.
This makes the award seem suspect as not only is there no information about the selection process, but it’s unknown exactly the criteria that it takes to win this award.
Luckily there are many reviews that one can read which are often negative. Customer opinions on the Bodybuilding website are often similar to other reviews on sites like Amazon.com. On both these sites people have complained about a lack of effects.
On the official website is a breakdown of the supposed science behind this product.
They give a quick explanation as to why each ingredient is added, and what kind of a weight loss benefit it has. This is all offered in brief one sentence descriptions of certain processes.
For example, it’s listed that CLA:
“Supports the breakdown of body fat”
Also mentioned is that L-Carnitine:
“Supports increased metabolism”
All these benefits surely have to come from a scientific study. However, the company adds an asterisk after every claim. It’s not explained what this means, but usually this is listed on claims which aren’t approved by the FDA. It’s unknown why they fail to provide information on what this asterisk means to them however.
Still, without being able to see what kind of a result this brand may have, it’s unknown if the company is using their own studies, or if they’re using other clinical studies.
It’s also not revealed whether or not these kinds of results are dramatic, or if it’s minor. Without seeing the published evidence it’s unknown what kind of a total effect this brand has overall.
RSP Nutrition owns this brand and they can be found via the following:
Phone Number: (877) 814-2544
Address: P.O Box 398776
Miami Beach, Florida 33239
Their “About Me” section on the official website is down, and information about the company is limited to what they have chosen to include.
They don’t offer a money back return on any opened supplements. Unopened supplements must be returned within 30 days and with customers paying shipping and handling.
Several reviews are available online. Here’s a summary of the most common reviews:
“made me feel sluggish”
“did not work for me”
“complete waste of time”
“Did not aid weight loss”
The most typical complaint was that even with diet and exercise people failed to see any changes in weight. There weren’t many opinions that came from people experiencing side effects, but the overall majority opinion is that this brand does nothing.
The intended benefit of hunger reduction was often not reported by customers. Currently over 80 different negative customer opinions can be read on Amazon.com.
QuadraLean should be observed for the following:
Overwhelmingly the average opinion from customers is that this brand did nothing to help reduce weight. It’s also never explained in detail as to what kind of studies went into the making of this brand.
No money back return is offered on opened bottles, and there’s no proof this will be an effective product. Clinical studies performed on many of these ingredients haven’t shown consistent results, and some ingredients may cause side effects.
Receive a Weekly Newsletter from CGH