I've just finished my second bottle of...
What is it?
* Promotes fat burning
* Optimizes cortisol levels
* Improves body composition
* Non-stimulant formula
For write-up see The Official AnabolicMinds Supplement Store
Taste: 10/10. There was no taste. Which is a good thing. Some supplements, although they may be effective, have the most horrid taste (and some you DON'T get used to).
Body Composition: 7/10. Although it was NOT the reason for my usage of this product, yes, I have lost bodyfat. So far 0.5% BF in 4 weeks (gone from 10% BF to 9.5% BF). Not a lot, I know, but diet has been pretty tough going. However, considering what I've been eating (4 x ~4000 cal/day per week, with the rest at or just below 'maintenance'), it's actually rather GOOD.
Appetite: 9/10. Appetite suppression whilst using Lean Extreme has been UNbelieveable. NOTHING has EVER done this for me (and believe me, I have tried). I have battled with binge-eating disorder for many years, so for me this is a HUGE thing! The only downside is that sometimes I would have to FORCE myself to eat, because I simply wasn't in the mood for it.
Thyroid function: 5/10. Bloods pre-Lean Extreme show TSH as being 0.73 mIU/ml, and after 29 days usage TSH has risen to 1.86 mIU/ml ('Normal' range is 0.35-4.90 mIU/ml). So, an increase of 2.5 times, but still in the lower end of the 'normal' range...However, bloods pre-Lean Extreme show T3 and T4 as being 16.1 pmol/L and 3.97 pmol/L respectively, and after 29 days of usage dropped to 12.9 pmol/L and 3.60 p/mol/L respectively ('Normal' values: T3 - 9.0-19.0 pmol/L, T4 - 2.60-6.00 pmol/L); which, althouth they are still in the 'Normal' range is NOT optimal to have them DEcrease.
Immune function: 8/10. Until this year, I rarely ever got sick. Over the last 29 days, though, I have not been as sick as I have been over the last year. However, bloods show that my WBC have increased from 5.2 x10E9/L to 7.9 x10E9/L ('Normal' range is 4.0-10.00 x10E9/L).
Cognitive function: 5/10. I'm still not as onto it as I usually am (perhaps the Chronic Fatgue is doing this?), and have little concentration for study or anything study-related. however, when it comes to areas of interest, my mind is all there.
Overall: 9/10. The key thing I have noticed whilst using Lean Extreme is the appetite suppression. This is something that NOTHING has EVER managed to do before, which puts this supplement high on Rosie's 'favourites' list
Would I use it again? Most definitely. I have just started my third bottle.
Would I recommend? For anyone looking for a non-stimulant fat-burner/appetite suppressant, then I would definitely recommend it. I've never used anything that has suppressed my appetite before. (In attempting to manage stress, I would also recommend having in place a stress-management programme).
This review is also available in my log (post #258) in the Supplement Reviews/Logs section of the Supplements Forum: Restoring Rosie: AN calls in the full cavalry (and a few extras)