What You Should Know
GNC Total Lean LEAN PROTEIN WEIGHT CONTROL-Berry Fusion is a protein shake mix included in the Total Lean line of GNC supplements. According to GNC, the shake will help to boost metabolism and increase lean muscle during workouts. The shake is supposed to be scientifically formulated, but there is no mention of there being clinical support of the weight loss claims.
List of Ingredients
Metabolism Booster Blend: Caffeine Anhydrous, Trans-Resveratrol, 13N-Dipropyl-7-Proparhylxanthine, Guggul Extract, 35cAMP, 5’-UMP, Toothed Clubmoss, Supra-Amine Apple Germanium, Betaine Anhydrous, Micronized L-Arginine, Carnitine, EGCG (from Green Tea Extract), Whey Protein Isolate, Whey Protein Concentrate, Malic Acid, Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavor, Gum Blend (Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan gum), Lecithin, Beet Color, Sucralose .
The ingredient list proves GNC Total Lean LEAN PROTEIN WEIGHT CONTROL-Berry Fusion is more than just a typical protein shake. Aside from the protein boost of 10 grams per serving, there is also green tea and caffeine in the blend. There is no specific amount for caffeine, but there are complaints from previous users about an increase in heart rate after taking the shake.
Caffeine can be used to increase heart rate as a means of boosting metabolism. Many dietary shakes or weight loss supplements will pack 100 mg, 200 mg or more into one serving, which can be too much for the dieter who does not commonly drink caffeinated beverages or take supplements with caffeine. This could be the case with GNC Total Lean LEAN PROTEIN WEIGHT CONTROL-Berry Fusion.
We also notice there are no appetite suppressing ingredients in the protein shake. When heart rate is increased, hunger can be an issue as the body burns more calories and “thinks” it needs more to replace those spent.
Complaints from consumers include a chalky taste, bad taste, difficulty mixing and difficulty drinking. GNC Total Lean LEAN PROTEIN WEIGHT CONTROL-Berry Fusion sells for $29.99 in stores and $19.99 online.
- Caffeine will increase metabolism.
- Green tea is a clinically proven weight loss ingredient.
- The price is lower than comparable protein powders.
- Dieters complain about being overstimulated.
- Dieters complain of chalky consistency.
- The shake may be difficult to mix and swallow.
- The powder has a bad taste.
GNC Total Lean LEAN PROTEIN WEIGHT CONTROL-Berry Fusion is not a protein shake supplement we would suggest dieters try. The complaints by dieters who have tried the supplement are bad enough to turn most consumers away. These complaints are published on the official GNC website. Supplements used to control weight or increase weight loss should not taste bad and should not cause negative side effects. These are both complaints from dieters who have tried the product and did not like the outcome.