LeadMode doesn’t have the most interesting formula for a professional-grade fat burner. But it does contains some excellent ingredients. We think anybody using LeanMode will have a far easier time shedding fat during their cut. That said, we think there are more complete, better quality fat burners on the market right now. LeanMode just doesn’t quite cover all the bases as thoroughly as other fat burners.
Our EVL LeanMode Review
Evlution Nutrition – more commonly referred to as just EVL – is one of the biggest brands in bodybuilding. They make many of the most popular bodybuilding supplements in the game; they do particularly well with their “hardcore” products – pre-workouts, pump enhancers, and so on. Their testosterone booster, EVL Test, is insanely popular both in the US and the UK. EVL LeanMode is just one of their specialist weight management products.
What does this fat burner do then? How is it supposed to work exactly?
EVL LeanMode is described on the bottle as providing “stimulant-free weight loss support”. The Evlution Nutrition website also lists some key benefits that users can expect from this fat burner:
- Metabolism support
- Appetite support
- Increased energy levels
- Greater fat metabolism
- Mood support
That is one comprehensive list of benefits.
It’s really interesting to see that EVL LeanMode supports mood as well. Some people might not think this is an important thing to consider during a cut, but they’ve obviously never done a serious diet before! Staying positive and focused on your training, your diet, and your life is tough when you’re shredding. Mood support would be most welcome from a fat burner.
EVL LeanMode also ticks all the most important boxes – appetite, energy, and fat metabolism. Or so the manufacturer says anyway!
Does EVL LeanMode really work?
Will it cause side effects? Should you be worried about long-term risks?
How good is LeanMode compared to the best fat burners on the market today?
Find out by reading our full EVL LeanMode review! In the article below we go through the main strengths and weaknesses of this fat burner – its ingredients, serving sizes, side effect risks, and more. Have you used LeanMode yourself? Let us know what you thought in the comments section at the end!
Let’s have a look at the LeanMode formula to see what this fat burner can really do:
First impressions? Not a terrible supplement at all.
LeanMode delivers some proven, effective fat burners. The doses are decent in the most important places. There aren’t many ingredients, but there’s very little waste.
It isn’t the most powerful or complete fat burner we’ve ever seen. Not by any means. But on the whole LeanMode looks like a solid, mid-range, inoffensive fat burner. It’s not a scam, it’s not a complete rip-off, and it will give lots of people good results.
That said, we wont be recommending this fat burner. Nor will we be rating it particularly high.
LeanMode is very weak by today’s standards – the kind of fat burners we’re used to using pack a much bigger punch than this stack.
We aren’t convinced that Garcinia Cambogia is an effective fat loss enhancer at all. The evidence seems to suggest that it increases satiety after a meal, but not feelings of fullness. It doesn’t seem to prevent snacking; it just makes you enjoy food more!
There’s no capsaicin content to induce thermogensis, and we really like the burn part of a fat burner.
There’s also no chromium, no B vitamins, and no piperine. These are vital ingredients to have in a fat burner.
With no appetite suppressant, no hot chili extracts, and no mineral or vitamin support, LeanMode is looking like quite a thing fat burner!
Let’s go through the main strengths and weaknesses in more detail.
- Very good serving of Green Coffee Bean Extract
- Utilizes a high quality Green Tea Extract
There are some real strengths to the LeanMode formula.
For example, each serving gives us a very generous dose of Green Coffee Bean Extract.
Green coffee beans have proven to be an extremely powerful – and somewhat surprising – fat loss aid. They contain high concentrations of compounds called chlorogenic acids. These compounds (often referred to simply as chlorogenic acid) have been found to exert anti-obesity effects (source).
Subsequent studies have found that this is likely due to chlorogenic acid’s effect on blood glucose. Supplementing with chlorogenic acids significantly reduces blood sugar spikes following meals (source). Basically, chlorogenic acid prevents rapid insulin spikes which result in significant fat storage.
Green coffee bean extract is now a common ingredient in fat burners. Most, however, contain somewhere between 100mg and 200mg. Very few contain more than 200mg.
LeanMode delivers a massive 500mg of Green Coffee Bean Extract per serving! This is way more than you will need to see the benefits of this fantastic natural fat burner.
- Garcinia Cambogia not an effective appetite suppressant
- No capsaicin content
- No chromium
- Green tea content could be much larger
Despite the fact that it delivers some large doses of proven, effective natural fat burners, we think the LeanMode formula is substandard as a whole.
There are several serious flaws to the formula. Together, they seriously limit the results you will get from using this fat burner.
The biggest problem is the choice of appetite suppressant – 500mg of Garcinia Cambogia.
EVL LeanMode has clearly included Garcinia Cambogia for its supposed hunger-suppressing, stomach-filling properties. People variously claim that Garcinia Cambogia prevents food cravings, makes over-eating impossible, regulates blood sugar, and according to some, actually metabolises fat directly.
We’ve never been able to find hard scientific evidence for any of this.
The only studies showing these effects resulting from Garcinia Cambogia supplementation were either funded by the supplement industry or not statistically meaningful (i.e they used a small sample size).
We have been able to find some robust studies which show Garcinia Cambogia increasing satiety after a meal. However, reported satisfaction with a meal does not equate to reduced hunger, nor does it mean you will be satisfied with smaller meals.
Until we see a large-scale, independent study in which people reported significantly reduced hunger while using Garcinia Cambogia, we’re just not buying this one!
This means LeanMode is without a proper appetite suppressant. We really need an appetite suppressant from a fat burner; it is one of the main things these supplements are supposed to help with.
It’s also a real shame that LeanMore doesn’t contain any capsaicin.
Most top quality fat burners will contain some capsaicin, be it from cayenne pepper powder, habanero seed powder, or a straight capsicum extract.
Consuming chili extracts significantly increases your internal body temperature. This triggers a heat response from your body; you start sweating, your blood vessels dilate, and your heart rate goes up. This process raises your resting caloric expenditure by a considerable amount (depending on your body size and tolerance to chili pepper heat). You are therefore put into a deeper relative caloric deficit without having to cut more food.
We really like it when fat burners have some heat to them.
For one thing, it is incredibly beneficial to increase a caloric deficit without dropping any more calories (and by extension, nutrients).
It is also extremely useful to turn yourself into a human sauna if you are trying to cut water ready for a show, a fight, or a weightlifting meet. It means you can quickly make weight for the weigh-in or come in extremely dry on stage, and then quickly re-hydrate once the weigh-in or posing is over.
The fact that EVL LeanMode does not provide any chili extract is a real shame. We like a fat burner to really burn!
EVL LeanMode Side Effects – Is It Safe?
One major positive with this fat burner is that it looks perfectly safe for the vast majority of users.
We doubt LeanMode is going to cause many people serious issues.
LeanMode’s ingredients are all well-understood, widely used fat burners. They are used in hundreds of different supplements currently on the market. They’re not known to cause serious side effects. They are all deemed perfectly safe for regular human consumption.
Most importantly, each ingredient has been studied in human clinical trials. We’ve read dozens of papers on each substance in LeanMode and we have never found any mention of significant health risks.
Even mild side effects are rare with these substances.
So on the whole, LeanMode looks like a safe fat burner. We think very few of you will experience any side effects whatsoever while using this stack. Evlution Nutrition are a massive company with a great reputation – EVL LeanMode doesn’t change that.
However, it is true that all of you are individuals. EVL LeanMode looks safe for 99% of you, but no supplement is safe for 100% of people. Do your research carefully and take your unique physiology into account.
It is crucial that you remember the following facts while reading our fat burner reviews:
- This is not medical advice
- We are not doctors
If you have any concerns whatsoever about any of the ingredients in LeanMode, you must talk to your GP before you start using it. Do your own research diligently and consult a medical professional – a real doctor – before you use any fat burners. If you experience side effects while using LeanMode, cease use and seek medical attention immediately.
EVL LeanMode Review Conclusion – Is It A Good Fat Burner?
Should you use EVL LeanMode?
Is it a good quality fat burner?
This isn’t a straight forward question to answer.
On the one hand, LeanMode contains a very generous serving of Green Coffee Bean Extract. This is an effective fat burner, repeatedly shown in clinical trials to enhance fat loss and help with weight management. We get 500mg of the stuff here, which is about 5 times more than we get from other fat burners.
We also get an OK-ish dose of good quality Green Tea Extract.
But then on the other hand, we don’t get a real, proven appetite suppressant.
We don’t get a decent serving of capsaicin to really turn up the heat.
Nor do we get any chromium, Vitamin B6, or BioPerine.
These are big omissions for a premium-priced, professional quality fat burner.
EVL LeanMode is not a bad supplement. It will deliver results. But you can certainly get better results using a more comprehensive, complete fat burner.