FatStat Review - Does This Thermogenic Really Work?
In my never-ending quest to find the best diet product, this week I reviewed Fatstat. We delved into its ingredients, customer service department, clinical research, and side effects. Then, we read through hundreds of comments to see how they liked it. After all that, we condensed the information in order to give you the bottom line.
What is Fatstat?
To start off, Fatstat ingredients include green coffee bean, organic chlorella, green tea leaf extract, turmeric, organic bladderwack, bitter orange extract, and raspberry ketones. Many of these are combined into a proprietary blend, which doesn’t disclose how much of each component can be found in a pill. There are 90 in each bottle, so you likely take three a day.
Fatstat was renamed Lean Advantage and is owned by Premier Research Labs. Although it is not available for sale on their website, many other retailers sell if for about $25. Their company does not disclose when they were established, but we do know that they bought their website in 1999. They have been around for a while and produce many supplements to high standards, but read on…
Customer Reviews – “Where Are They?”
One of the first issues we ran into while researching Fatstat was the lack of reviews. It is available on many different websites, but we could only find 12 reviews, a shockingly low number for a popular weight-loss product. “The whole purpose for leaving a comment about a supplement online is for other customers to see it,” said our Research Editor. “They’re simply not there in this case.”
Our Research Editor continued, saying, “If people are stuck without any personal information from those who took it before, they will lean toward other supplements. Plus, many get wary about the reliability of the product if it seems like no one took it before them.”
Effectiveness – “No Weight-Loss?”
The second issue we ran into while taking a deeper look into FatStat ingredients was its lack of effectiveness, according to some customers. “If someone is taking a weight-loss pill, they want to lose. A lack of results can really hurt not only the consumer, but also the company,” said our Research Editor.
According to one review, “Not a fan…the product did nothing for me.”
Another simply said, “Didn’t work.”
Everyone didn’t feel the same way, however. “It work over time don’t give up keep taking it,” said one customer.
Others felt the same way, saying, “Very good weight management product, it does what it is advertised to do.”
After reviewing hundreds of weight-loss supplements, we found that it can take something like a lack of effects to ruin a customer’s experience and chance of results. If this is the case for Fatstat, then they have a major issue to deal with.
The Science – “Clinically Vague?”
Although the website does not offer any scientific evidence to back up the claims of Lean Advantage, we do know that some of its ingredients have been clinically tested for weight-loss. For example, green tea leaf extract, green coffee bean, and bitter orange have all been subject to lots of research. However, because they are found in a proprietary blend, we don’t know whether enough of each component can be found in the pills in order to warrant positive effects. Additionally, the other parts of the formula have little evidence of having thermogenic qualities.
Before we give any product the DietSpotlight approval, we need to see significant science. When it comes to Fatstat, there isn’t enough to make its statements factual.
The Bottom Line – Does Fatstat Work?
Is it time to buy a bottle of Fatstat? Well, we do know that it is available across the internet and some of its ingredients have some major clinical research done on them. However, when we looked deeper, we found that a lack of effectiveness and customer reviews clouded these possible benefits. For these reasons, we are very hesitant to give this one our recommendation.
If you are looking for an effective weight-loss supplement, we think you should look for one that provides more information on its ingredients and is supported by many positive customer reviews and clinical testing.
Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Leptigen. The product has clinically tested ingredients shown to help spark metabolism and many reviews talking about the real weight-loss results they are seeing while using it.
Additionally, the makers are so confident in Leptigen that they are giving out a Special Trial Offer for all new customers, something you don’t want to miss out on.
Previous FatStat Review (Updated May 6, 2015):
What You Should KnowFatStat is a weight loss supplement created by Quantum Nutrition Center, a lab that is dedicated to creating non-toxic supplements of all kinds. FatStat is marketed as a mild thermogenic that will promote steady, long-term weight loss without unpleasant side effects. The supplement is said to be used for stubborn fat pockets as well as for thin people who are carrying around "toxic fat". The supplement is sold through a variety of online retailers, although we were unable to find a product website specifically devoted to FatStat. The company website, Quantum, provided very little information about the product either. FatStat is said to stimulate efficient fat burning without the use of dangerous stimulants like ephedra. While we like the idea of an effective fat burner in a weight loss supplement, we find that these substances are even more effective when combined with a proven appetite suppressant. We will take a closer look at the formula in FatStat to see if it combines both for the greatest benefit.
IngredientsGuarana, garcinia, chrysin, citrus pectin, noni, nopal cactus, turmeric, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), bitter melon, green tea and natto kinese.
Product FeaturesWe are concerned about the rather long ingredient list, since too many substances in a single formula can cut down on the effectiveness of the active ingredients. However, we will look at some of the individual ingredients to see just how much punch they might provide. Guarana and green tea are both common thermogenics found in weight loss supplements, partly because they are fairly effective at revving up the metabolism and burning fat. Garcinia is also used in many weight loss formulas because it is thought to inhibit the conversion of calories to fat. However, the jury is still out on just how effective this substance might be. Chrysin is touted as the "wonder" ingredient of this formula, due to its apparent ability to break down fat. However, there is little clinical evidence to support this theory, and no research is provided on the websites selling this product. FatStat is reasonably priced, selling for about $20 a bottle at the time of this review. It is unclear whether one bottle equals a one-month supply, since we were unable to find dosing instructions on any website.
- FatStat contains proven thermogenic ingredients like green tea and guarana.
- The product is readily available and reasonably priced.
- FatStat does not appear to contain an effective appetite suppressant.
- The product does not seem to come with a money back guarantee.
- We couldn't find clinical evidence that chrysin works as promised.
ConclusionThere is no doubt that a thermogenic formula can be effective in assisting with weight loss. However, this formula doesn't appear to pack a powerful enough punch to have the desired effect. We encourage consumers to look for supplements that combine proven fat burners with appetite suppressant for the best results.
FatStat Questions & Answers:
We summed up hundreds of user comments and responses about FatStat, and then wrote this helpful FAQ.
What are the side effects of FatStat?
Possible FatStat side effects may include rapid heartbeat, headache, insomnia, jitters, abdominal discomfort, nausea and nervousness. This is based on some customer reviews posted on the web.
What are the ingredients in FatStat?
FatStat ingredients are- Central American nopal cactus, certified organic natto kinase enzyme extract, South American chrysin, cla (conjugated linoleic acid), garcinia extract, Indian noni (fruit, seed), Chinese green tea extract, guarana seed extract, bitter melon, European mcp (modifiedcitrus pectin), and turmeric.
Does FatStat work?
First of all, the green tea in FatStat has been shown to help boost metabolism; unfortunately, the research backing this ingredient doesn’t link to FatStat and there’s no clinical research proving the supplement works.
It’s wise to consider substituting FatStat with a diet supplement that contains clinically-tested ingredients, such as Leptigen.
How much does FatStat cost?
The cost of FatStat is $19.95. It’s available through dealers like nutritionalart.com.
How should I take FatStat?
The directions say to take one capsule, three times a day (after meals). A bottle provides 90 capsules, which will last for 30 days.
How do I contact Premier Research Labs customer service?
You can contact Premier Research Labs by calling 1-800-325-7734. This company is located in Austin, TX.
Can I take FatStat if I have a health condition?
First off, women who are pregnant or nursing a child should not take FatStat. People with health conditions and those taking prescription drugs need to consult a doctor before using this diet supplement.
What do users like about FatStat?
Some users like that FatStat is vegan and contains a natural ingredient blend. Others appreciate that this weight-loss formula does not require a doctor’s prescription.
What do users not like about FatStat?
Some users do not like that solid clinical research is not provided to support FatStat. Also, there are some customer complaints about the side effects this supplement can cause.
Was FatStat discontinued?
From what we gathered, FatStat has been discontinued.
Is a special diet or exercise program needed with FatStat?
No, there is not a special diet or exercise program needed with FatStat.
Is FatStat suitable for both women and men?
Yes, FatStat is suitable for both women and men.
Do you know of any special deals or discounts on FatStat?
Unfortunately we do not know of any special deals on FatStat. In fact, this diet supplement appears to be discontinued. However, in recent months many of our readers have been going crazy about Leptigen’s Special Trial Offer, which is just the cost of shipping and handling. Click here to give it a try.