Vitamin Shoppe Leangard Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

​What You Should Know

Just because a company sells vitamin supplements does not mean they have the information needed to formulate an effective weight loss supplement. Vitamin Shoppe sells a variety of nutritional supplements and weight loss ingredients. Dieters can find green tea, chromium and caffeine in branded forms through Vitamin Shoppe. The major monetary pull in the vitamin industry is weight loss. It is inevitable that major vitamin companies will create branded weight loss supplements, but most fall short of their goal of creating a premium, best-selling supplement. Vitamin Shoppe Leangard claims to support weight management and muscle. There are only three ingredients in the supplement.

List of Ingredients

Forslean, Garcinia Cambogia and Bioperine.

Product Features

We can get Bioperine out of the picture quickly. This ingredient is also known as black pepper extract. Weight loss supplements use black pepper to increase the absorption of other ingredients. There are no weight loss benefits associated with black pepper extract or, specifically, Bioperine.

Forslean is a name brand preparation of coleus forskohlii. The formulation is proven to increase lean muscle mass and promote healthy mood. There are no direct links between Forslean and weight loss. The clinical studies support lean muscle mass claims, but that is not the same as weight loss. Typically, lean muscle mass requires regular workouts. Dieters who do not exercise regularly are not going to see increase muscle mass from taking this supplement.

Garcinia cambogia is hydroxycitric acid. This ingredient was once very popular with the Hydroxycut line of supplements. When one dieter claimed liver damage assocaited with the products, Hydroxycut pulled all affected supplements from the market and reformulated a new line of products. The only change between old and new formulas was the removal of garcinia cambogia and addition of green coffee bean in its place. This leads us to believe garcinia cambogia was the ingredient in question. Dieters should not take a questionable ingredient for weight loss. There are cases of dieters suffering severe side effects, including death, from taking unsafe ingredients.

Vitamin Shoipper Leangard sells for $34.99 per bottle. This price is lower than the average weight loss supplement with proven ingredients. We suggest using a more expensive supplement if the ingredients are clinically proven safe and effective.

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  • All ingredients are listed on the Vitamin Shoppe website.
  • Forslean is proven to increase lean muscle mass.


  • Garcinia cambogia could cause liver damage
  • No proven appetite suppressant.


Even though the price of Vitamin Shoppe Leangard is less than the average fat burner, dieters need to be wary of any weight loss product that includes potentially dangerous ingredients. In this case, garcinia cambogia, could be linked with damaging side effects. There are proven weight loss supplements that work by increasing metabolism and decreasing hunger. These are the best option for all dieters.

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