What You Should Know
Driven Sports Lean Xtreme is a fat burner designed for bodybuilders. The formula is not that different from weight loss products for dieters, but we found multiple reviews in bodybuilding forums and none in weight loss forums. This could be because the supplement is marketed by Driven Sports, an athletic supplement company. The product description claims the formula is a non-stim (non-stimulant) cortisol blocker. Two of the ingredients do work to block cortisol, but one ingredient contains caffeine. Caffeine is a stimulant, so there goes the trust. The formula is compiled into a proprietary blend, so we have no idea how much green tea is included in the formula. The blend contains just 395 mg. The dieter needs to take at least 350 mg of green tea alone to promote optimal fat loss, so we think this formula is lacking.
List of Ingredients
Proprietary Blend: Green Tea Extract, Coleus Forskohlii, Phosphatidylserine, 5-AT, 7-OH.
Let’s take a look at what bodybuilders are saying about Driven Sports Lean Xtreme. There are multiple complaints of dry, achy joints. This could be attributed to 5-AT and 7-OH, derivatives of DHEA included to reduce cortisol. When cortisol is reduced, joint lubrication suffers. A few bodybuilders also complained of shedding hair after they stopped taking the formula. This could be attributed to an imbalance between testosterone and cortisol, caused by the 5-AT and 7-OH again.
As for caffeine, there is no much caffeine in the formula, so the title “non-stim” is not completely true, but it is nearly 100-percent caffeine-free. One bodybuilder revealed the total caffeine in one serving was less than 20 mg. Chocolate often contains more caffeine than 20 mg.
Will the formula help the bodybuilder or dieter lose weight? Nearly every report and review of Driven Sports Lean Xtreme is positive. Bodybuilders report losing a few extra pounds from the midsection, where cortisol forces fat stores to deposit. Whether or not this is true is up in the air, but green tea and EGCG are proven metabolism boosters.
- The product is widely accepted by bodybuilders.
- May increase metabolism.
- May reduce cortisol.
- Driven Sports Lean Xtreme is not designed for the average dieter.
- Does not contain the proven amount of green tea.
- The formula is not 100-percent stimulant free.
Driven Sports did not have to lie about Lean Extreme being stimulant free. Most fat burners contain a stimulant and, chances are, the bodybuilder is taking a stimulant with this formula to increase fat burn. We are not sure the company included enough green tea for optimal fat loss, but we are sure bodybuilders like the formula.