Updated: 09/29/2015 - Sponsored by Leptigen

GNC Total Lean Burn 60 Review - Does This Thermogenic Supplement Really Work? Are fad diet ingredients and customer complaints deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

gnc-total-lean-burn-60-product-imageThere has been a lot of talk about GNC Total Lean Burn 60 weight loss pills, so we wrote a detailed review, examining the side effects, ingredients, scientific research and level of customer service. Also, we took a close look at numerous user reviews and customer comments posted online. Lastly, we compacted the facts and details to provide you with the bottom line.

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What You Need To Know

GNC Total Lean Burn 60 contains several natural ingredients, which include; Guarana Seed Extract (495mg), Black Tea Leaves Extract (272mg), MegaNatural Grape Skin and Seed Extract (210mg), Ginger Root Extract (200mg), Dill Weed Extract (5mg) and MegaNatural Gold Grape Seed Extract (125mg). This diet supplement is supposed to help increase calorie burning, elevate energy levels and boost “cellular” metabolic activity. Two tablets is a serving and this supplement should be taken daily, along with diet and exercise.

GNC Total Lean Burn 60 was released back in 2009, and this product is made by General Nutrition Corporation. This supplement is available via the official website for $36.99 (60 tablets), and plenty of customer reviews are posted on the company website, but read on…

Fad Diet Ingredients – Uh Oh

According to our research editor, “The ingredient blend used in GNC Total Lean Burn 60 is not backed by any real weight loss research. According to WebMD, the primary ingredient Guarana, has not been proven to help with weight reduction.”

According to one user, “I don’t think that the supplement does anything for me except that it makes me feel nauseous 30 minutes after I take it, every time.”

Another customer said, “This product did not work for me. I did not lose any weight on it.”

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Too Many Customer Complaints!

There are literally dozens of user complaints posted on websites like GNC and Amazon. In fact, one dieter stated, “The only difference I notice is that it makes me sick. Tried doing only 1 pill before workout and it still made me sick.”

“These nearly gave me a heart attack! My heart was beating out of my chest!,” said another user.

Our research has revealed if there is a certain part of a diet pill or weight loss program that is very difficult or concerning (too many user complaints, fad weight loss ingredients, unpleasant taste) the real likelihood of success for the long run is very minimal. Therefore if GNC Total Lean Burn 60 does in fact cause a lot of dieter complaints, this could be a serious issue.

The Science

GNC does not provide any documented clinical research that supports this supplement as an effective weight loss aid. We at DietSpotlight have to see published science pertaining to the diet product and its ingredients for weight loss. In the case of GNC Total Lean Burn 60, we only see a red flag.

The Bottom Line

It’s always nice to see another supplement from GNC. After all, this company has stood the test of time. Then again, we don’t recommend GNC Total Lean Burn 60 as an effective weight loss aid. Not only is there no clinical studies to support this supplement, there are far too many negative customer reviews posted online. Also, this diet product appears to cause side effects such as nausea, headache and jitteriness in many users.

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(Feel free to scroll below for our previously published full-length GNC Total Lean Burn 60 Review)

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What You Should Know

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GNC Total Lean Burn 60 claims dieters can lose 60% more weight taking this supplement than they could with healthy diet and exercise. There is a tab for Clinical Studies in the description as well; leading us to believe GNC has funded a study to test the ingredients. The only thing we found under the Clinical Studies tab was a graph showing more calories were burned when dieters took GNC Total Lean Burn 60, but no link to the study results was included.

List of Ingredients

Guarana Seed Extract, Black Tea Leaves Extract, Ginger Root Extract, MegaNatural Grape Skin and Seed Extract, MegaNatural, Dill Weed Extract, Dextrose, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Sucralose.

Product Features

The ingredient list brings about a few questions about GNC Total Lean Burn 60 from the start. Why is there sugar and a sugar alternative in a tablet supplement and why is natural vanilla flavor added unless to mask a horrible taste? We are clearly not going to get answers to these questions, so let’s take a look at the ingredients.

Guarana Seed Extract is a stimulant that increases heart rate and blood pressure. Diet supplements commonly include stimulants as a means of boosting metabolism. Black tea leaves extract is also a stimulant, so GNC Total Lean Burn 60 packs quite a caffeine-like punch.

Dill weed and ginger both have digestive properties, but clinical researchers claim these ingredients offer no metabolic benefit for dieters. We have no idea why digestion would need to be supported when using a fat burner unless one of the other ingredients commonly causes stomach upset or the high level of caffeine causes nausea and these ingredients are added to counteract that effect.

Despite adding natural vanilla flavor, dextrose and sucralose, dieters still complain about the taste of the GNC Total Lean Burn 60 supplement. Comments on the supplement include dieters who complain about jitters, shakes, headache, stomach upset and severe nausea.

GNC Total Lean Burn 60 sells for $34.99 in stores and $24.99 online.

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  • Ingredients listed on the official website.
  • Price is lower than other fat burning supplements.
  • Caffeine, and other stimulants, will increase heart rate and cause higher calorie burn.


  • No clinical studies are linked to on the official website.
  • Sugar is added, in the form of dextrose, to the supplement.
  • Dieters claim the product is ineffective, tastes bad and has negative side effects.


There are too many complaints of negative side effects for us to support the GNC Total Lean Burn 60. While some nausea is common when taking stimulants, especially for dieters who are sensitive to caffeine, a few dieters complained of severe nausea. We believe weight loss should be simple and no painful.

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4 User Reviews About GNC Total Lean Burn 60

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  • 1
    Veluna Pienaar

    I am most interested in your Burn 60 product!!! I am 64, and battles with muffin top. I am about 5 kg overweight. Will this product increase my heart rate drastically, and make me feel lightheaded? (Like the old THINZ?)

    What is the SA price, and where is it obtainable from?



  • 2

    The first time I consumed the pills, I had severe nausea. I vomited thrice. It gave me a pounding headache as well so I had to immediately stop taking it. What a waste of my money!


  • 3
    katz ayim

    is it ok for a high blood person take the total lean burn 60?


  • 4

    Do you have to eat in order to get results, and how long before I see results? Do you have to do a lot of exercise, or can you do it a few times a week or what?


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