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Fat burners on GNC – Where to find the best weight loss programs
BY AMANDA BERRY
July 8th 2019
Wondering what the best fat burners on GNC are? We wrote this blog post to answer all your questions about GNC, and their range of fat burners and weight loss supplements. You’ll find our thoughts on some of their top products, as well as info on why Leanbean isn’t sold on GNC.
GNC weight loss programs
GNC is a department store for health products, with stores both online and in the real world.
The name stands for General Nutrition Centres, and their mission statement best captures their purpose:
TO MOTIVATE & SUPPORT THE DESIRE TO LIVE WELL
GNC have been helping people to live well – and to celebrate doing so – since 1935.
Sounds like a noble cause, right?
On the GNC site you’ll find all manner of health products, from whey protein, to herbs, to hair care.
It’s the diet and weight loss products that we find most interesting, though. You’ll find these split out into four key categories:
- Calorie burners
- Appetite control
- Ketogenic pills
- Diet Drinks
And thanks to GNC’s strong focus on high quality products, you’re sure to find weight loss products to meet pretty much any requirements.
But you won’t find Leanbean on GNC.
You’re probably wondering why that is, and why we’re writing about GNC if that’s the case?
We’ll answer your question later in this blog post, but first…
Why buy fat burners from GNC?
Fat burners and the wider category of weight loss products represent one of GNC’s core offerings. As specialists in health and wellness products, GNC realise the huge part that healthy body weight plays in wider wellbeing.
GNC pride themselves on three things:
Here’s how each of these factors into weight loss:
Innovation ensures that their product catalogue includes products at the forefront of industry research. New developments find their way into the GNC product range, meaning their customers can reap the benefits.
Personalisation gives each customer access to the product – or products – that will align with their personal needs and preferences. With so many products and ingredients on the market, this is a vital part of the puzzle.
And when it comes to convenience, stores with presences online and offline win the day. Being able to browse hundreds of products on shelves – digital or real – and select the right product for you is a huge boon to weight loss efforts.
The best fat burners on GNC
If you head over to the fat burner pages on the GNC website, you’ll see a ton of products – over 250 at the time of writing.
But with that many to choose from, how do you even know where to start looking?
Well, maybe we can help out.
Here are six of the best fat burners on GNC, based on a range of factors including their claimed effectiveness, the ingredients they use (especially when shared with Leanbean), and our extensive knowledge of the marketplace.
Bodydynamix Slimvance Core Slimming Complex
The ingredient list contains a patented blend of plant extracts, giving the product a natural focus.
The product description cites scientific studies into the specific effects of this product, rather than into the effects of constituent ingredients which is more common. Bodydnamix Slimvance Core Slimming Complex states that users will see “transformational weight loss” within 16 weeks.
Revolution Ab Cuts
The mission statement of this product is punchy and concise: “Stomach – Hips – Butt”.
Their formula is tailored to reduce abdominal fat, hip fat, and thigh fat, as well as enhancing overall physique and lean tissue ratio. This is claimed to be achieved through a formula mainly composed of Conjugated Linolenic Acid, but also featuring raspberry ketones, omegas, and more.
This product boasts a 5-in-1 formula to help with weight loss from several angles, including probiotics for general health, a metabolism boost, a “clean” energy boost, and more..
The ingredients list is quite hefty, as you might expect from a product that works in five ways. The supplement includes 19 vitamins and minerals, several probiotics, caffeine, and other ingredients which claim to boost weight loss and metabolism.
Total Lean Thermo CLA
This product works to boost your metabolism, while helping with muscle recover after exercise. If you’re quite a physical person who works out a lot, this will be of particular interest.
The CLA included in the formula claims to be effective in speeding up fat metabolism, with a focus on fat metabolism.
MuscleTech® Hydroxycut® SX-7® Thermo Neuro Revolution
Boasting what they claim is “the world’s most advanced capsule technology” – a pill within a pill – this product represents innovation in the industry.. The outer pill contains a fluid designed to increase bioavailability of the other ingredients, boosting their effect.
The ingredients list contains a mixture of plant extracts and mineral ingredients.
This product claims to cover a lot of bases, and its aims include helping you sleep – thanks to ingredients like chamomile and valerian -, to control cravings (Garcinia Cambogia), to aid digestion (papaya enzyme, bromelain and more), and to help with hormonal balance (holy basil, kelp, and more).
Those are a few products that we’ve come across in the past and which stood out in terms of quality. By including them in this list we’re not vouching for their effectiveness or recommending you use them – just giving you an idea of what to look for.
GNC weight loss shakes
All of the products above come in capsule form, but there are a huge amount of weight loss shakes available too. Here are a few that we think may very well be the best weight loss shakes on GNC.
Total Lean Lean shake
This meal-replacement shake helps you to satisfy your hunger in a healthy way while not deviating from your weight loss goals. The formula contains protein, fibre, and a variety of vitamins and minerals (23), which they claim will give your body everything it needs while keeping fat intake to a minimum.
Keto Feast Ancient Nutrition
If you’re not familiar with Keto, it’s short for ‘ketosis’. When in ketosis, your body becomes much more efficient at burning fat for energy. While obviously this sounds great for people wanting to lose weight, there is a bit more to it than we’ve said here, so it’s worth researching in more detail.
If you decide Keto is right for you, products like Keto Feast Ancient Nutrition are a great way to maintain a ketogenic diet without sacrificing taste or convenience. This formula prides itself on including nutrient-dense foods that modern diets often miss, including bone broth, chia, fermented herbs, and more.
Redcon 1 MRE
The name MRE comes from the military, where it stands for “Meal, Ready-to-Eat”. Soldiers and other serving personnel are given MREs to ensure their daily caloric and nutritional demands are met, even in the thick of the action.
MREs are designed to be tasty and enjoyable, too: the idea being that troops are more likely to eat their food – and fuel themselves – if it’s nice to eat. Redcon 1 MRE follows the same logic: this shake is everything you need in a day.
There you have it – a cross-section of some of the better weight loss products available on GNC. In our opinion.
Remember what we said: inclusion in this list doesn’t count as a recommendation. You should always research any weight loss products you’re thinking of taking, and consider asking your doctor for their thoughts too.
Reading reviews from other customers is a good starting point too: people who’ve tried the products you’re looking at, and shared their opinion.
With that in mind…
GNC Weight loss pills reviews
Like most stores GNC allows their customers to review products. This is an easy way for prospective customers to see what the best selling products are and what other people think.
But given the popularity of GNC, it’s surprising how few so many products have…
The most common number of reviews on GNC calorie burners?
That’s right, 23 of 78 products haven’t been reviewed at all. The others have between 1 and 241 (!), with the majority being at the lower end of that spectrum.
You would have expected there to be thousands of customers wanting to leave their feedback. The presence of genuine reviews on the site is definitely helpful to customers researching weight loss products: it gives them clear indication of popular products, based on real opinions.
However the absence of many (or any) reviews on some products means this information is not as consistent as it could be.
Here are some pointers for evaluating reviews when researching products:
- A product with no reviews is not necessarily a bad product, it just hasn’t been reviewed yet.One five star review does not necessarily carry the same weight as 30 reviews with a 4.8 star average. To be as useful as possible, there should be a large amount of reviews from which an average score can be taken.
- Reading all sorts of different opinions – including the good and the bad – gives you a firmer understanding of a product.
When there are few reviews it can be hard to extrapolate information that is as consistent or as useful as it could be, but they remain a useful starting point when researching products.
The GNC website does not contain before and after images showing progress with the weight loss products they sell – most likely due to constraints on the amount of information that can be conveyed on their product pages -so if you are looking for this information you will need to look elsewhere.
Leanbean, on the other hand, has a whole page of detailed product reviews from real customers, along with before and after pictures so you can see real weight loss progress.
Leanbean is not available on GNC
After reading all this good stuff about GNC, you may be wondering…
“Why the heck isn’t Leanbean sold there?”
Well, we have some good reasons.
Our website contains a huge amount of information about Leanbean. We’ve taken the time to put together info on pretty much every aspect of the product, and it’s all easily accessible right here.
By giving you detailed information on what Leanbean does and how it works, as well as information supporting the claims we make, we are able to educate our customers way more than a small product description on GNC ever could.
One disadvantage of GNC’s massive selection, is that they have limited space to offer detailed information on each product.
Scanning an ingredients label or a fifty word product description on GNC (or any other online marketplace) is not going to convey the same amount of information.
Here’s some of the information we’ve put together for our customers. We think you’ll agree that it’s pretty comprehensive:
- A full rundown of each ingredient on our list, backed up with scientific studies.
- A breakdown of how Leanbean works.
- Loads of blog content answering specific questions about Leanbean and weight loss in general.
- Information about shipping, tracking, and returns.
- Answers to questions people ask us.
- Tons of testimonials and feedback.
So while we can’t compete on every level (we can’t offer next day delivery)…
We feel confident in only selling Leanbean through our website. Each of our customers’ decisions to buy represents research, consideration, and engagement with the information we’ve created.
And we have huge customer satisfaction as a result.
As you’ve seen with the products above, tons of ingredients are used in weight loss products. They’re used in all sorts of different combinations, and even different doses.
So what should you look for when choosing a weight loss supplement?
It’s a good question. Here’s some of our thoughts:
- The ingredients list must be fully transparent. You should know exactly what you’re taking.
- Ingredients should be naturally occurring wherever possible. Nature has created so many fantastic ingredients that it seems unnecessary to rely on complex, lab-made compounds.
- Ingredients should be suitable for all diets. You should have peace of mind that your special dietary requirements – veganism, gluten free, etc – are accounted for.
- Scientific literature should be available for each ingredient, so you can read and understand what they do.
- The ingredients should have documented impact on weight loss. This can be documented in the scientific literature we just mentioned, or through published opinions by food safety organisations.
And guess what..?
Leanbean’s ingredient list ticks all those boxes.
Leanbean has been developed in the EU and as a result the product has been designed to be compliant for weight loss claims with the EFSA. Leanbean includes effective ingredients in doses not widely available online.
When you’re looking to by a weight loss supplement, the ideal buyer journey is to land on one website with all of the information you need to make an informed decision.
Then, when you’re happy with the ingredients, their effects, and the other aspects of the product…
You can click ‘Buy’ and be done.
Quick, simple, and with minimal steps.
Here’s a rundown of all the ingredients in Leanbean.
Konjac fibre, also known as glucomannan
By expanding slightly in your stomach, this plant extract suppresses your appetite. This reduces the amount of calories you consume.
The fiber also helps to regulate ghrelin, which is a hormone associated with weight regulation (1). It has been approved for weight loss in the context of an energy restricted diet by the EFSA (2).
Chromium, in the form of chromium picolinate
This mineral is used by your body as part of its glucose tolerance factor – or GTF – which regulates storage and use of sugar in your blood.
Chromium is therefore important in macronutrient metabolism and the maintenance of normal blood glucose concentrations (3).
It also helps to curb food cravings (4) and weight loss (4)(5). Given that women suffer more – and stronger – cravings than men (6)(7), any ingredient reducing these is helpful!
This essential nutrient helps maintain normal lipid metabolism (8), meaning your body stores and burns fat effectively.
It has been found to support weight loss in various contexts (9).
Vitamins B6 and B12
Both part of the B complex of vitamins, B6 and B12 have been shown to play a role in healthy body weight. This is achieved by maintaining a normal energy-yielding metabolism (10)(11).
Natural Caffeine (Green Coffee and Green Tea Extract)
Well known for its ability to give you an energy boost, but maybe you’ve not thought about this in a weight loss context before. Studies have found that people taking caffeine can work out harder, and for longer (12): both great for burning calories through exercise!
It will boost your metabolism too, meaning more calories burned at rest (13).
Another plant extract, this time from an Indonesian fruit. Garcinia Cambogia is linked with short term weight loss (14), reduced body fat (15), and appetite control (16). That’s a triple-whammy: three great weight loss effects in one ingredient!
This bold yellow spice has been used for medicinal purposes for hundreds of years, and recent scientific studies have demonstrated weight loss effects too. These studies focus on the role of curcumin – a chemical present in turmeric – in the metabolism of brown adipose tissue (BAT) in the body (17).
BAT is used by the body to generate heat when burned, and high amounts are linked with obesity.
Although it’s just a humble berry, acai has a reputation as a superfood.
But what does that mean exactly?
It can help to reduce fasting glucose levels which, when combined with chromium picolinate, further bolsters your GTF (18).
It is also known to give you a healthier serum lipid profile, meaning fewer fats in your bloodstream (19)().
Conclusion on the best fat burners at GNC
Hopefully this blog post has answered any questions you have about buying fat burners at GNC, and the best weight loss products they offer.
They offer everything from weight loss shakes to ketogenic diet pills, and there are hundreds of products available. Their big selection is a mixed blessing though: it can be a bit difficult to decide which product is right for you.
Leanbean isn’t available on GNC, and this is a decision we’ve made carefully. By selling Leanbean only through our official website, we make sure prospective customers like you have all the information they need to make an informed decision about the fat burner they are considering.
This includes information on our ingredients, how they work, and where they come from. We also have tons of reviews from real customers, along with before and after pictures showing their progress.
Because in our experience, more informed customers make happier customers!
- St-Pierre, D.H. et all. Fiber Intake Predicts Ghrelin Levels in Overweight and Obese Postmenopausal Women.
- St-Pierre, D.H. et all. Fiber Intake Predicts Ghrelin Levels in Overweight and Obese Postmenopausal Women.
- EFSA Panel on Dietetic products nutrition and allergies. Scientific Opinion on the Substantiation of Health Claims Related to Chromium.
- Anton, S.D et al. Effects of Chromium Picolinate on Food Intake and Satiety.
- Martin, J et al. Chromium Picolinate Supplementation Attenuates Body Weight Gain and Increases Insulin Sensitivity in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes.