Below we take an in-depth look at Legion Forge to see whether it can aid weight loss, and specifically target belly fat, as stated on the amazon sales page.
Legion Forge is a pre-workout supplement that is designed to burn fat, preserve muscle, and sharpen focus. It contains only three ingredients, one of which is yohimbe, which acts as a stimulant to increase lipolysis. Directions for use are based upon the consumer’s weight- we recommend that if you are between two weight groups, take the lower dose to reduce the chances of side effects occurring.
Legion Forge can cause a range of side effects, but the worst side effects appear to be caused by yohimbe. One concern we have is that mood changes and aggression are two side effects that appear to be relatively common when taking yohimbe. The full list of potential side effects that can be caused by Legion Forge is detailed below in our Side Effects section.
Legion Forge appears to be very reasonably priced, with a single bottle of 180 capsules costing around $30. However it is unclear how long a single bottle would last for, as the dosage recommendations are weight based. For example, a 200lb person would take 4 tablets per day for a standard dose, or up to 8 tablets per day for the strongest recommended dose. A bottle would last this person between 22 and 45 days depending upon the dose they find works. Even when taking a high dose, this product appears to offer good value for money.
We have mixed opinions about Legion Forge. The manufacturers used to offer an excellent money back guarantee but have changed it to a more basic returns policy.
The dosage instructions are meant to be tailored to the consumer based upon their weight; whilst this is useful in theory, it means that the maximum dosage is not clearly specified. Consumers will also need to take a significant number of capsules per day. This is a pre-workout supplement, but there are no instructions for how to use the product on days where the consumer is not working out (or if it can be used on these off-days at all).
The product is designed to be used with ‘fasted training’, i.e. exercising on an empty stomach, to increase fat burning. Some consumers could find that this does not suit their current daily routine.
We found no evidence that Legion Forge will target belly fat specifically, but yohimbe does appear to increase lipolysis, one type of fat burning.
With only one ingredient in Legion Forge being a fat burner, and that same ingredient seemingly causing a whole host of side effects, we are not convinced that this supplement is a good weight loss aid.
Overall, we do not recommend Legion Forge to our readers.
Legion Forge is a pre-workout supplement that burns fat, helps to maintain muscle mass whilst cutting, and boosts cognitive function and mental focus. According to the manufacturers,
FORGE is a fat burner made specifically for use with fasted training. It helps you lose fat—and “stubborn” fat in particular—faster, preserve muscle, and maintain training intensity and mental sharpness.
Legion Athletics, formerly known as Legion Supplements, was created by Mike Matthews, a health and fitness author who has released numerous successful titles and has a huge and devoted fan base. The about page of the website details how Mike Matthews hates ‘the exaggeration, lies, overblown advertising, and confusing pseudoscience of the industry’ as much as his customers.
Take one capsule per 50 lbs of body weight 15 minutes prior to training. If well tolerated add one capsule per use until reaching one capsule per 25 lbs of body weight.
Legion Athletics manufactures its products in the USA in a CGMP- and NSF-certified facility.
The contact page on legionathletics.com has a full set of contact details, including a contact box, email addresses and a phone number, complete with opening times. Mike and several of the Legion Athletics employees are also active on the Legion Athletics facebook page, replying to customer comments regularly. The company is based in Clearwater, Florida, and a full address is provided on the official website.
The manufacturers of Legion Forge state that the product can help to burn fat, especially stubborn belly fat, whilst helping to preserve muscle mass. It also boosts mental focus.
The official sales page dedicates a long section to explaining why Legion Forge is superior to BCAA supplements, mostly because Legion Forge aids fat loss, preserves muscle and boosts focus, whilst BCAA supplements only help to preserve muscle mass.
Whilst the three main ingredients used in Legion Forge do appear to have some effect upon mental focus, muscle preservation and lipolysis, as claimed, we believe that overall the supplement is not as effective as the manufacturers claimed. Consumers have provided mixed feedback; some notice an energy boost but experienced no weight loss, whilst others love the supplement. Some people found that they developed unpleasant side effects, most likely due to the use of yohimbe, and were unable to continue using the supplement.
The ingredients used in Legion Forge are detailed below. The ingredient quantities listed are per serving of four capsules, but as the consumer is instructed to work out their daily intake based on their weight, the actual dose consumed could vary hugely.
Calcium 338 mg
It does appear that the ingredients used in Legion Forge could cause some side effects. Yohimbe can cause a wide range of side effects, including stomach upset, excitation, tremor, sleep problems, anxiety or agitation, high blood pressure, a racing heartbeat, dizziness, stomach problems, drooling, sinus pain, irritability, headache, frequent urination, bloating, rash, nausea, and vomiting. High doses can cause more severe effects.
HMB appears to be well-tolerated, but there have been very few studies in humans, and so it is possible that there are undocumented side effects that could occur, even in rare circumstances.
Choline supplementation can change body odour (a fishy smell is a common side effect of high doses), increase body temperature, cause excessive sweating. Other possible side effects include nausea, an upset stomach, diarrhoea, a decreased appetite, dizziness and hypotension. It is also possible to be allergic to Choline supplements, with symptoms of an allergic reaction including rash or hives with itching and swelling of the face and tongue or throat, along with tightness in the chest, shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. If any of these symptoms occur, patients should discontinue use and receive immediate emergency medical care.
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Not suitable for anyone under the age of 18. Not suitable for anyone who is taking any medications, whether over-the-counter or prescription. Not suitable for anyone who has any cardiac related health issues, including but not limited to high blood pressure. If you are unsure about the suitability of this supplement for you, consult your doctor before purchase (taking an ingredients list will help).
There are over 600 reviews for Legion Forge on amazon, one of the sites that sells the supplement. Only 250 or so of these reviews are verified amazon purchases, but it is likely that many of the unverified reviews came from customers that purchased direct from the manufacturer’s website.
Forge worked for me. My fat loss had stalled for several weeks. I had read about Forge and decided to give it a try. I started with the half dose of 4 pills as recommended (for my body weight). The full dose for my body weight is 8 pills. I increased to take one more pill each day, but found that at 7 pills I was too anxious and jittery. I found that I could still feel the effects at 6 pills, but it was mild. After about a week I started to really feel a difference. My body fat felt softer and more malleable than ever before. And I had lost some weight. It felt as though Forge had really done something that I had not been able to achieve on my own. I am glad that I tried it.I would also like to say that the customer service from Legion has been a breath of fresh air. The effort and attention that they put into developing their products carries through to how they support their customers. I really haven’t encountered the level of support and personal attention that they have shown me with any other company, ever. They’re truly raising the bar (maybe the bar-bell in this case :). I highly recommend Legion across the board.
This stuff is amazing! I found that taking 1 pill a day is enough for me. Per suggested servings, I am supposed to take 3 pills, but like any other supplement, listen to your body and better to take less than more. My weight before taking this was 160 lbs. I now weigh 155 lbs. It gives me the energy to push through a workout.Things I notice: I need to take it 30 minutes before any activity. Even then, it doesn’t kick in until I work a good sweat. I have even taken it 2 hours before a workout, because you know life, and though you feel your heart rate pumping, it really doesn’t kick in until your get that sweat going.
I initially thought this would be a great supplement seeing that I tend to do my workouts first thing when I wake up to get them out of the way. The first day I started, I took WAY less than the suggested dosage because it was new to my body and didn’t want side effects to be too harsh. Only 4 pills made me really sick, nausea, stomach pain, the whole nine. There was no boost in energy whatsoever, in fact I feel like it sucked some my energy from me. I tried them again a couple of weeks later for 3 days straight and it was unbearable. I wish I had caught the deadline to return them. They may work for someone else but my experience with them was horrible & my body usually tolerates supplements with minimal side effects.
Gave me a very upset stomach and cold shakes, thankfully I only took a half dose
Energy, Yes, weight loss, No. I train 6 days a week, 5 of which I go Twice a day, in the am for fasted cardio and then in the afternoon for a 2-3 hours weights session. These gave me some energy but i also take pre-workout. These were just too many pills to take one time as well. I wouldn’t try these again. I guess they don’t work for everyone.
I have taken Forge for 4 days. I’ve taken the starting/minimum dose in the morning before working out, fasted as recommended. With that, I’ve been having trouble sleeping the past few days because of headaches. I wake up with a splitting headache, feeling intensely dehydrated and starving. Per the product directions, I’m then supposed to take another handful of the pills and go workout again… So for 2 days I did this (with a bunch of Advil) but I felt nauseous and disinterested in working out, partially because I’m afraid I’m going to faint or something at the gym. I come home and eat, and the feelings go away somewhat during the day, but return the next morning. I returned this product.
Legion Athletics, the manufacturers of Legion Forge, do not offer a money back guarantee.
Their returns policy is as follows:
If you are not satisfied with our Service after 30 days of using it, you may contact us at [email protected] and request a refund. All sales through the Site are final and refunds are given out in the sole discretion of Legion Athletics.
This is a change from when Legion Athletics was still known as Legion Supplements; previously the company offered a three month money back guarantee.
Legion Forge is available from the official website, Legion Athletics, with a single bottle costing $29.95 plus delivery charges. A triple pack costs $80.95 plus delivery charges.
Each bottle contains 180 capsules. Because the daily dosage depends upon the consumer’s weight, how long each bottle will last for can vary hugely. This makes it difficult to establish the long term value for money that the product offers.
Legion Forge is available on amazon, with a single bottle costing $29.99 plus delivery charges. It is labelled as Legion Forge Belly Fat Burner.
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