PhD Nutrition Lean Degree Review

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PhD Nutrition Lean Degree is an ingenious name, but it takes more than a name to make a supplement effective. Even with fantastic marketing, in the end the ingredient list will either make or break a supplement For PhD Nutrition Lean Degree, the ingredient list is missing a few ingredients that we believe are essential in a weight loss supplement – like an appetite suppressant. With that said, there are two proven ingredients in the formula.

List of Ingredients


  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Phosphatidylserine
  • L-Tyrosine
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • DMAE Bitartrate
  • Ginger Powder
  • Dandelion Root

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Caffeine anhydrous is a powdered form of caffeine used in capsules and oral supplements. There is 200 mg of caffeine in this supplement – about the same about as three cups of coffee. That could be too much caffeine in one dose for the average dieter. If you are not used to consuming lots of coffee or caffeinated supplements, don’t take the full dose of PhD Nutrition Lean Degree.

Green Tea Extract offers good metabolism support, but there is not enough in the supplement to be effective. Most studies dose green tea at 300 mg or 350 mg – not 100 mg.

Phosphatidylserine may reduce stress, but even the makers of PhD Nutrition Lean Degree admit that this ingredient is not often used in weight loss supplements.

L-Tyrosine is supposed to help improve the effects of caffeine. We more commonly see this ingredient as an alternative therapy for high blood pressure. Tyrosine may help to counteract the effects of taking multiple stimulants.

Dandelion root is included to fight water retention, but not all dieters suffer from water retention. As a matter of fact, caffeine is a diuretic and dieting causes water loss so taking a diuretic is a bit of overkill. Diuretic ingredients mean the dieter needs to drink more water to prevent dehydration.

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  • We found the complete list of ingredients on the official PhD Nutrition website.
  • Contains green tea and caffeine.


  • Diuretics are not safe or necessary during weight loss.
  • L-tyrosine could indicate the supplement causes an increase in blood pressure.
  • No clinical proof any of the ingredients work.


There is one thing about clinical research – the results are applicable in every country. PhD Nutrition could have listed a bit of evidence supporting weight loss claims, but instead, they chose to make a few claims and leave it at that. PhD Nutrition Lean Degree is not the most effective formula and it contains ingredients that some dieters should not take.

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