Started in 2013, Evlution Nutrition produce supplements in Florida. EVlution is a big brand company that began by making by sports clothing and apparel, later moving into manufacturing sports, muscle, and weight loss supplements. The company sells in both the USA and the UK, but the version of Lean Mode on sale in the UK is different to the US product.
EVlution Lean Mode is a supplement that comes in either powder form which you add to water and drink, or you can take it in capsule form. It contains some popular weight loss ingredients including green coffee and CLA, and is on sale both in the USA and the UK. However confusingly for customers the ingredients profile is different depending on whether you buy it in the USA or UK.
The US version contains Garcinia Cambogia as a principle ingredient, whereas this is absent from the UK version which contains chromium and there are other discrepancies as well.
Overall Lean Mode looks OK and seems popular with customers in the USA, but we feel that this supplement should have been packaged and advertised differently for customers outside the USA who are offered a very different supplement.
Some of the more common side effects can include nausea and sweating. Other side effects may include; mood changes, stomach discomfort, vomiting burping, gas, gastrointestinal discomfort, heartburn diarrhoea, headaches, slowing down of blood clotting.
Care must be taken when taking EVLution Lean Mode with certain prescribed drugs, as this supplement could actually be dangerous.
EVLution Lean Mode is widely available and is priced according to where you buy it so you can shop around.
From the official EVlution website (via their shopping arm I herb) prices are as follows;
If you buy in bulk you can get a price discount.
In the UK the EVlution website quotes £23.66 for 1 x bottle of 150 capsules (£0.16 / per capsule) but it is important to know that despite the fact that the packaging looks identical, the UK version is not the same as the US product.
Evlution Lean Mode has some good points going for it. We like that you can buy small quantities of this product both in powder and capsule form, so you could give it a try without breaking the bank. We also like that it comes with full ingredients quantities so there are no hidden surprises. We like that it is easily available from a choice of outlets.
The problem is that this supplement is all a bit untried and untested when it comes to scientific evidence. Yes, many of the ingredients are well known but this doesn’t mean this formula is proven to work. In addition it will not be suitable for some people and could cause side effects. We cannot see it working as well as claimed, but if you combine it with a diet and exercise program you may find that it does support some weight loss even if results are not earth shattering.
Finally we are concerned by the fact that the UK version of Lean Mode looks identical to the USA version, but is not actually the same product. This will lead to confusion for buyers outside the USA.
Overall, although we have seen a lot worse, we probably would not bother taking this supplement.
The brand name is EVlution which is a little confusing as its pronounced “E-V-lution”, and not evolution. The pack also displays the acronym EVL and no matter how many times you see it, the logo still looks like EVIL. This is perhaps not the best marketing we’ve ever seen, but this is a brand based company so we guess they know what they are doing.
EVL is fronted by ex BMX champion Mark Spinner, who had already marketed an EVL clothing range before EVLution had made any supplements. This does make the EVL products range streamlined and easy to recognize from their competition.
EVlution Lean Mode is advertised as a “Stimulant Free Weight Management Support “supplement that offers “5 Stimulant Free Modes of Weight Management.”
Lean Mode comes in two forms. You can either buy in powder form that you add to water in order to make a health drink, and this comes in a choice of four flavours; Fruit Punch, Furious Grape, Peach Tea, and Pink Lemonade. Alternatively you can take it in capsule form.
Interestingly although these two forms of Lean Mode are on sale in both the USA and in the UK, and come in identical looking packaging, the ingredients profile is different.
The version of Lean Mode on sale in the UK contains chromium and African Mango but the US version does not, and in addition there are changes to ingredient quantities.
We will focus on the US version of Lean Mode for this review, so if you are looking to buy this in the UK, be aware that this is not the same product as covered here.
Evlution Lean Mode contains some well known ingredients. One of these is Conjugated Linoleic Acid or CLA. Conjugated linoleic acid refers to a group of chemicals found in the fatty acid and found naturally in food sources like beef and dairy products. An average diet will supply 15-174 mg of conjugated linoleic acid daily and as the serving size here is high (1000mg per serving if you choose the powder, 500mg in the capsules) it should have a noticeable effect.
Generally conjugated linoleic acid is considered safe as long as you don’t have a diabetes condition because it can affect blood sugar levels.
The next ingredient in Lean Mode is the ever popular Green coffee bean extract, first made popular by Dr Oz who once claimed “The green coffee bean burns fat fast and requires no exercise.”
Green coffee beans are unroasted coffee beans containing a higher amount of the chemical chlorogenic acid. There is some evidence that chlorogenic acid can control how the body handles blood sugar and metabolism, so it might also help with weight loss.
As well as the green coffee, this supplement also contains green tea extract and generally good for health because it contains antioxidants called phenols. There is some evidence that green tea can increase the speed of the metabolism, making it easier to burn fat.
EVlution Lean Mode contains high levels of the amino acid Acetyl-L-Carnitine, a natural protein builder found in the body. Amino acids are the building blocks of protein and are an important nutrient in any diet. There are occasionally some side effects like nausea, sweating, and restlessness but they are largely considered safe.
Acetyl-L-carnitine is used for age related memory loss and depression in medicine, but it is also thought to help with heart and muscle health.
The last ingredient is Garcinia Cambogia. This is one of those ingredients that great claims are made of its fat burning qualities, because it is high in a natural chemical called hydroxycitric acid (HCA). It is believed to be a natural carb blocker and effective at increasing serotonin levels in the brain.
According to the product information there are “5 STIMULATE FREE MODES OF ACTION TO SUPPORT”
EVLution Lean Mode claims to be an appetite suppressant and fat burner, for use with a diet and exercise regime. It also claims to have zero stimulants that will support a normal metabolism.
There are no links to any clinical evidence or any explanation how these effects are achieved.
So, will Lean Mode help you see results? Well, there’s a chance, some of the ingredients may help with weight and appetite control even if most of the research is inconclusive.
The principle ingredient is CLA is thought to help with decreasing body fat amounts in adults, but weirdly does not seem to decrease body weight or body mass index. Studies have shown that adding CLA to fatty foods does not seem to promote weight loss, but it can help increase muscle mass making it popular with body builders for this reason.
However conjugated linoleic acids may well help you decrease body fat by decreasing feelings of hunger.
In addition Acetyl L carnitine helps the body convert fat into energy. Your body makes this substance in the kidneys and liver and stores it in the muscles, heart, and brain and it may have an effect upon the metabolism and muscle development
Other ingredients in Lean Mode just seem like they are this month’s diet fad. There is no real conclusive proof that Garcinia Cambogia and Green Coffee Bean extract will work in the way as described. The green tea content is low so is probably ineffective to actually do much.
Serving size and ingredient quantities will depend upon whether you take the supplement in powder form or as a supplement. We have provided both quantities here.
Serving size is equal to three capsules or one 5.1 g scoop.
There may be side effects. These may include;
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Check with your doctor before use; EVLution Lean Mode can react negatively with some prescription medicines, especially insulin. It also contains ingredients that may slow blood clotting so is unsuitable f you are taking blood thinners such as Acenocoumarol (Sintrom) or Warfarin because the blood clotting could become so slow as to be dangerous.
If you are on prescription medicines you must inform your doctor or health care advisor before using this supplement.
There are customer reviews for Evlution Lean Mode and as ever there is a range of opinion. With almost 2000 reviews left for the 50 capsule bottle on Amazon alone, some people love this supplement and others hate it.
Here are just a handful of reviews.
I love this brand…I’m very sensitive to stimulants so it was hard to find the right product for me…but this is it…no jittery feelings at all and has awesome ingredients…very natural…I want all EVL products…great quality!!!!
This is a good product, with exercise and a good diet this pill will help you burn fat and keep your weight down, you just have to be consistent and follow the instructions
Not all customers are as pleased. Negative comments include,
This didn’t work for me, even with exercise I gained weight (not muscle)
I actually felt like it increased my appetite
Some customers experienced side effects
I’m not sure if I just had an adverse reaction to this product or what the case was. I drink a crazy amount of water during the day, but these pills made me feel weird and dehydrated, and gave me really bad headaches- which I never get.
Good quality product. It has helped me control my appetite and lose some weight. I have not had any sleep issues either as I have had with other products. Overall great!
There is no money back guarantee on offer.
You can buy Evlution Lean Mode direct from the Evlution website (via IHerb – a supplement shopping platform).
It is also on sale from independent retailers including Bodybuilder.com and Amazon.
Please note if you buy from UK based websites such as Amazon UK, the UK version of Lean Mode is not the same as covered in this review.
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