What You Should Know
Lean Body is a protein shake made by Labrada Nutrition. Like many protein shakes on the market, Lean Body touts itself as the best tasting. Lean Body comes in four flavors including Strawberries & Cream, Bananas & Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream, and Vanilla Ice Cream.
Lean Body can be purchased directly from the company’s website. They are sold in packages of 12 for a cost of over $4.50 per serving which is expensive compared to many competitive products.
The website itself is very rudimentary. Lean Body is only one product of many made by Labrada and therefore gets only a few pages. The company does not provide an ingredient list for Lean Body. This concerns us as the consumer not only cannot get a good sense of the quality of the ingredients but also cannot determine if there might be some ingredients present that are likely to trigger an allergic reaction. We were unable to find a money back guarantee on the product or any product samples or trial sizes. We like to see a manufacturer offer a money back guarantee as it not only helps the consumer purchase with confidence but it shows that the company stands behind the quality of its product.
A full list of ingredients is not provided by the company. They state that there are 40 grams of protein in every shake.
Lean Body is sold mainly as a weight loss product. It accomplishes this goal by the fact that it is high protein and low carbohydrate which lowers the body’s insulin response to sugars. One theory of weight gain is that increased insulin production signals the body to store fat.
If your main goal is weight loss, however, we feel that Lean Body is missing certain ingredients. Increasing the body’s metabolic rate is important in fat burning but Lean Body does not appear to contain any ingredients that would accomplish that. Green tea extract and caffeine are the most common metabolism boosters found in weight loss products.
- Convenient single serving sizes
- Comes in many flavors
- Can be expensive to drink multiple times a day
- No money back guarantee offered
- No trial sizes available
- May not address many of the causes of weight gain
Lean Body may be effective at delivering high doses of protein to the body but we feel that successful weight loss regimens include more than that. Healthy eating, exercise, and metabolic acceleration all play a part in losing and keeping off the pounds. Coupling these shortcomings with the high price of Lean Body and we have to recommend that consumers research other weight loss solutions that do combine all of the important facets before settling on Lean Body.