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Lean Body Review - Does This Protein Shake Work? Are bad taste and customer complaints deal breakers?

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  • Rating: 4.8. From 4 votes.
By Summer Banks Jan 06, 2017

In the weeks that led to this review, I figured out whether Lean Body actually works. Here at DietSpotlight, we did one of our intensive reviews, examining the side effects, ingredients, clinical studies and customer-care quality. Plus we read all sorts of user comments and dieter experiences from around the web. At last, we summarized and condensed this information to give you the bottom line.

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What is Lean Body?

To begin, Lean Body is basically a protein shake. It’s available in both powder and ready-to-drink forms. Each serving provides 40 grams of protein to help stave off hunger and build lean muscle mass. Furthermore, they are claimed to boost energy levels and burn off fat. The flavors available are salted caramel, chocolate ice cream, vanilla ice cream, strawberries and cream, bananas and cream, and cookies and cream. These shakes do not contain any sugar, gluten, lactose or trans fats. You can consume them in place of meals to cut calories or after workouts.

We are not sure when Lean Body shakes were initially released, but they are available through online stores like Amazon. This company, Labrada Nutrition, has been around since 1995 and there are some positive customer comments posted online, but read on…

Bad Taste – “Can You Handle It?”

First off, we have an issue with Lean Body ingredients because the flavor is not exactly what some users expected. “There are numerous customer reviews that address the unpleasant taste of the shakes. Naturally this is concerning, because if you can’t drink the product regularly, it’s not going to help you with weight-loss,” says our Research Editor.

According to one customer, “If you’re into paying big money for that chocolately vitamin chemical taste, then you’ll love this.”

“The taste is horrible. I’ve downed a lot of bad shakes in my life but this one just tastes incredibly off, there is ZERO banana taste here, just chemicals,” commented another user.

Plenty of Customer Complaints – “An Issue?”

You will find all sorts of user complaints posted online about Lean Body shakes. One customer stated, “Way too SWEET!!! Neither I, nor my husband could even choke this stuff down. And I love sweets! But this was much too much. Gross!!”

Another user said, “Took it until it finished. Still haven’t seen much results. No weight-loss and have not lost any inches.”

The research we’ve conducted has proven that if there is some facet of a diet product that is very difficult or burdensome (bad taste, pills that make you jittery, a lot of customer complaints) the probability of real results for the long term is not good. Therefore if Lean Body does have a bad flavor, this could be a serious problem.

The Science – “Any At All?”

Unfortunately Labrada Nutrition does not provide any clinical study results or scientific research on Lean Body shakes. Therefore it’s impossible to know if this actually works as well for weight-loss as it’s claimed to. Here at DietSpotlight, we actually prefer to see published science that supports the supplement we’re reviewing.

The Bottom Line – Does Lean Body Work?

Now the moment you’ve been waiting for: our bottom line on Lean Body. Well, we like this company’s longevity and some positive comments we saw online about this brand. Then again, we have some reservations about Lean Body shakes because they are not backed by solid clinical research. Furthermore, we’re concerned about the numerous user complaints posted on the web and the less-than-savory taste.

If you’d like to drop more pounds of fat, then we encourage you to choose a product that is supported by plenty of positive user feedback, does not have a bad taste and is backed by solid clinical studies.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. This supplement uses a blend of four potent ingredients that have been proven in published clinical testing to help elevate metabolism and increase fat loss. We can’t pinpoint much talk of side effects and user comments and reviews around the internet show people are seeing excellent results.

The makers of Leptigen are so positive about their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is uncommon.

Previous Lean Body Review (Updated August 14, 2014):

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.

Product Features

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.

Lean Body Questions & Answers:

We looked into the customer comments about Lean Body and put them into this useful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Lean Body?

Some customers reported the Lean Body side effects were upset stomach, nausea, constipation and bloating.

What are the ingredients in Lean Body?

Lean Body ingredients include cross flow micro ultrafiltered whey protein concentrate/isolate, milk protein isolate, glutamine peptides, efa plex, fiber plex, vitamin & mineral blend, fructose, salt, sucralose, acesulfame potassium.

Does Lean Body work?

The makers of Lean Body do not provide any clinical studies in conjunction with their claims of weight loss.

If you are looking for a supplement with clinically tested ingredients, check out Leptigen.

How much does Lean Body cost?

For a box of 20 packets, Lean Body costs $46.95.

How should I take Lean Body?

One packet of Lean Body should be mixed or blended with 10 ounces of water or another beverage of your choice. The makers suggest that you use two packets a day at least.

Can I take Lean Body if I have a health condition?

Before you start using any meal replacement substance, including Lean Body, you should consult your physician, especially if you are suffering from a health condition, under 18 years of age, pregnant, or nursing.

What do users like about Lean Body?

Lean Body customers have reported that they enjoy the single serving packets.

What do users NOT like about Lean Body?

Users of Lean Body have claimed not to enjoy the lack of weight-loss results, bad taste, and expensive cost.

How do I contact the Lean Body customer service department?

The website for Lean Body offers different links for various problems you may be experiencing. You can also contact their hotline at 1-800-832-9948.

How much protein does Lean Body contain?

Lean Body packets contain 40 grams of protein each.

How many calories does Lean Body have per serving?

Each packet of Lean Body contains 330 calories.

Does Lean Body contain sugar?

Lean Body does contain sugar, specifically, corn syrup solids and fructose. Each packet has 6 grams of sugar.

What flavors does Lean Body come in?

Lean Body comes in Vanilla, Chocolate, and Strawberry Ice Cream.

Does Lean Body come with a guarantee?

Lean Body only offers a 30 guarantee for its supplements if the package is unused, unopened, and returned in the original box.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Lean Body?

Lean Body does not offer any special deals or discounts for their products. However, one deal we have our eye on is the Special Trial Offer for Leptigen. They keep getting positive customer feedback and their clinically tested ingredients make us believe this one is worth a try. Click here to learn more.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks, a content strategist at Leptigen, has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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rip of i was charged £99 .00.

Me cobraron 300 dólares y nunca recibí nada, me dijeron que me enviarían todo por segunda ves y nada, llevo esperando desde el mes de Febrero, es una estafa, me siento terrible, encima me llegan mails de como me va con la dieta, no habiendo recibido ningún producto.
Estafadores, encima dicen que no hay reintegro.
Ya copié a la embajada de su país para que los investiguen.


Por favor, póngase en contacto directamente con la compañía 1-800-832-9948.

Pls adv my order….’coz until now i didnt rcvd the bottle but credit card aldy charges

Hi there, Melly. We advise you contact them directly voicing your complaint!

How to cancel the order. I have ordered on 14th Aug 2015 and now want to cancel this order. Help me out.

Over charged my credit card within days of signing up for trial product without notificaon nor in agreement with terms of trial – when trying to reach the company, no phone number for lean body