My Final Review of Palo Alto's Leviathan
Body Comp: 9/10
- Weight: 198
- Body Fat %: 13.0%
- Weight: 192
- Body Fat %: 10.4%
So, according to my math that would be a 5.14lb fat loss, with the other .86 being water and/or muscle. Also, there is always a chance of error with human tests, so there they can be +/- a little. However, just looking in the mirror i can visibly tell that i have lost a significant deal of body fat. I think the biggest factor in all this is that i was staying around 2800 cals for this entire log. Basically, 2800-2900 is where I consider the maintenance stage for my body. My goals are now towards recomp, and I would definitely recommend this product who is on a recomp or even all out cutting. However, I believe that this would be good to end a cut "phase" with as it might get a little expensive to use it during the entire "phase."
It's well documented in my log ya lazy ass, but here's the comparison for some major lifts:
**DB chest press: 80x10x3
DB Shoulder Press: 65x6
DB chest press: 95x8
DB Shoulder Press: 60x12
Strength gains on this were not quite on par with the fat loss, but they were pretty good. Gaining strength and losing fat is an extremely difficult task, and any kind of strength gain while trying to lose fat is always a big positive. Really I have no complaints in this area what so ever, because like I said it's common to lose or to stay at the same strength when at low or maintenance cals.
(**This was the only lift that actually is being compared from the first 7 days on, so actually the others are from the middle of week 1-2. I was also getting back into the swing of things after a short break when week one started.)
Product/Ingredient Analysis: 8/10
I touched on this earlier, but Leviathan is leaning towards the expensive side. It was a little odd to me that they didn't give a whole month supply in a bottle, but you have to factor in the first 3 days when you're only taking 1x1, so that comes a little closer to a full months supply.
Ingredient wise, here's the label:
Tribulus Terrestris (80% Saponins; 20% Protodioscin)
Coleus Forskohili 20%
Green Tea (70%)
Rhodiola Rosea Extract
Acacia Rigidula Extract
Yohimbine HCl: 9mg
Caffeine + Yohimbine (with the bioperine) are probably what sticks out the most as the main fat loss agents in this product. The strange thing is that I really didn't get much energy from it. Or at least it wasn't like other stims in terms of noticability. I did sometimes get the weird period where I could actually feel my heart beating slowly, which I attribute mainly to the Yohimbine. And sometimes I did get an increased heart rate at odd times, but it never lasted long and seemed to be very mild. This is of course why you would want to cycle things like this (among a lot of other reasons). This is the highest dose of Yohimbine I've seen in a product, at 18mg per day. I was initially a bit confused as to why Vitex was in this mix, but in reading more I assume it's there for pituitary stimulation. I had always seen it in the women's stuff my mom bought at the supermarket. Really the only ingredient that I don't like in there is the Fenugreek. It really not worth adding IMO. The green tea and the trib are pretty self explanatory, and good additions.
Leviathan really does stack up to it's claims. Fat loss and strength gains are really hard to come by simultaneously, and I would say that I plan on using this again likely over the summer. Thanks Dave from Palo Alto for the chance to log for you guys.