How X Lean Compares with Leading Weight-Loss Products
X-Lean is an anti-inflammatory supplement that claims to block cortisol. Cortisol-blocking supplements were very trendy a few years back, but the popularity of the supplements has since fallen to the way side. Cortisol may be associated with increased fat stores in the abdomen, which is why the popularity of the supplements claiming to decrease cortisol was so profound to the weight loss market. Reducing cortisol too far can have negative side effects, such as inflammation, thus X-Lean claims this formula does not reduce cortisol too much, but just enough.
X-Lean is not a true weight loss supplement. This supplement claims to reduce cortisol, which can cause storage of abdominal fat, but it does not address the reason extra calories are available to create fat stores in the first place. Cortisol is commonly produced during times of stress. More stress means more cortisol and more abdominal fat. Many cortisol-blocking supplement contain ingredients to alter mood, thus reducing stress, but this supplement contain an anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral and nothing else. The product description even attests to the fact that the ingredients in this formula are not clinically proven to have any effect on weight loss.
Stress is a killer, not only in diet, but in life. Reducing stress will naturally reduce cortisol production and thus reduce the amount of fat stored on the abdomen. Also, if the dieter eats right and exercises every day, there are no extra calories to store as fat so X-Lean is not needed.
We also found the product description to make some truly unfounded claims. X-Lean contains no ingredients to prevent muscle loss, but the manufacturer makes this claim. Preventing muscle loss requires regular exercise and protein intake. Neither of which are addressed in the X-Lean description.
When a product description states the ingredients in a formula are proven to have certain effects and none of those effects has anything to do with cortisol, there is something wrong with the supplement. We are not thrilled with X-Lean and we have little faith this supplement will effectively reduce cortisol. The dieter needs to eat right, exercise and naturally reduce stress to limit cortisol. These changes do not require a supplement.