What You Should Know
Smart Lean is a fat burner with no stimulants. Typically, stimulants are used to increase heart rate and metabolism. Caffeine is the main stimulant used in fat burners. Caffeine is proven to boost metabolism and help a dieter lose weight, but there are negative side effects some dieters are not willing to accept when using caffeine. There are only two ingredients listed for Smart Lean, but we have a feeling there are other ingredients in the formula. In the FAQs section of the website, the company mentions a proprietary blend. There is no official ingredient list on the Smart Lean website.
We found a review of Smart Lean that showed a newspaper ad offering the product for sale. The ad uses deceptive marketing techniques to sell the supplement. In this case, the ad was written to look like a news story. There was no price included in the ad, just a push to “act now” before the “deal” is gone.
List of Ingredients
Fucoxanthin and Pomegranate Seed Oil.
Fucoxanthin is derived from brown seaweed. This ingredient is supposed to increase thermogenesis or heat-based fat burn. There is no information about how fucoxanthin works to accomplish this, but there is reference to clinical studies. The company reveals the clinical study was published in a trusted journal in 2009. But it gives no link, month or name of the study.
Pomegranate seed oil is not a fat burner, but it may have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants fight off free radical damage, but that is not the same as improving weight loss or thermogenesis. There could be other ingredients in the formula not listed in the product description. Dieters should never take a supplement without knowing the exact ingredients used in the formula.
- May increase fat metabolism without stimulants.
- References are made to clinical studies.
- Two ingredients are listed on the official website.
- Available for sale online.
- The complete list of ingredients is not available online.
- Contains no stimulants.
- No proven ingredients are used in Smart Lean.
- The FAQs section refers to a proprietary blend that is not revealed.
We are left with quite a few questions about Smart Lean even after reading through the website several times. We are not thrilled with the lack of ingredient list or the reference to a proprietary blend that may include ingredients unsafe for some dieters. If a company wants to sell a product that does not work, they use deceptive practices, which is exactly what Smart Lean is using to increase sales. There is no link to the clinical trials listed and no information on the how the ingredients work to increase weight loss.