About LeanFire XT by Force Factor
Created by researchers trained at Harvard and Princeton, LeanFire XT by Force Factor claims to be a “scientific breakthrough” that can help melt stubborn body fat, boost energy, and improve focus. How’s it work?
We’re told LeanFire XT’s key natural ingredients—delivered in their proper dose—provide something called “thermoviligence technology,” which can increase metabolism and thermogenesis, improve endurance and motivation, and heighten concentration, while keeping your mind clear and relaxed.
In order to experience these benefits, the manufacturer recommends that men and women start by taking one capsule of LeanFire XT on an empty stomach in the morning. Then, if well tolerated, you can take a maximum of two capsules on an empty stomach daily, 30 minutes before a workout or meal.
What happens then? According to the company, LeanFire XT will begin working, and you should notice improvements to your workouts immediately. However, they recommend that you continue taking LeanFire XT for a minimum of three months to experience its full effects.
Whether this is your first experience in the wild world of nutritional supplements or your 100th, is LeanFire XT by Force Factor really “a new innovation in burning body fat,” or just more of the same old? We’ll help you learn more here.
How Does LeanFire XT Work? What Is “Thermovigilence”?
The LeanFire XT website dropped a lot of scientific sounding words, so let’s quickly break them down to make things a little clearer.
The amount of energy contained in food is measured in calories. Macronutrients like fat contain a higher number of calories (9 calories per gram) than carbohydrates and proteins (4 calories per gram, each).
After processing the foods you eat, if your body has more fats and carbohydrates than it needs, it will store them in specialized adipocytes, or fat cells. If you regularly expose your body to this calorie surplus, these fat cells will accumulate to a point where they’re visible underneath your skin.
On the other hand, if you consume fewer calories than your body needs, it can use the energy stored in these fat cells as reserves, causing you to lose fat. This is the fundamental concept behind weight loss.
Now, the rate at which you burn these calories and turns them into energy is based on a body-wide process called metabolism.
If you increase your metabolism (such as elevating your heart rate during exercise or increasing your body temperature, known as thermogenesis), your body will burn more calories. On the flip side, your metabolism will decrease during times of rest, such as sleeping.
Taken together, there’s no scientific concept known as “thermovigilance,” and the LeanFire XT website doesn’t provide any additional information. As a result, it seems to be nothing more than a marketing term created by the manufacturer.
Marketing or not, though, can you expect any of LeanFire XT’s ingredients to deliver on the manufacturer’s promises?
Will LeanFire XT’s Ingredients Deliver Results?
We’re told Force Factor claims LeanFire XT contains the following ingredients:
- Peak Thermovigilence Triplex 721mg
- Fat Incineration Blend: Green Tea Leaf Extract, L-Carnitine, Cayenne Pepper Extract, BioPerine Black Pepper Fruit Extract
- Metabolic Mind Matrix: L-Theanine, Caffeine Anhydrous (150mg), TeaCrine Theacrine
- Pure Energy Complex: DMAE, AdvantraZ, Yohimbine HCl
Green tea is thought to contain numerous beneficial chemicals, including antioxidants and polyphenols. As a result, WebMD indicates that it might help address genital warts, high cholesterol and blood pressure, clogged arteries, osteoporosis, and more.
Green tea also contains natural, mild levels of caffeine, which can help temporarily boost focus. However, WebMD doesn’t indicate green tea is effective for boosting metabolism or increasing fat loss, as claimed by LeanFire XT’s manufacturer.
Cayenne pepper contains a chemical called capsaicin, which, when applied topically, WebMD lists as possibly effective for addressing different types of pain. Again, though, nothing regarding any of LeanFire XT’s claims.
L-carnitine is converted by the body into nitric oxide, a gas that can help widen blood vessels and improve circulation. As a result, it might be effective for improving chest pain, reducing heart failure, and improving male infertility.
Advantra Z is a proprietary version of bitter orange (formally known as citrus aurantium), a stimulant with caffeine-like effects such as blood vessel constriction, as well as increased blood pressure and heart rate.
Finally, WebMD lists DMAE as possibly effective for improving exercise performance, although only when combined with “ginseng, vitamins, and minerals.”
Outside of this, authoritative websites indicate there’s insufficient clinical evidence supporting any of LeanFire XT’s proposed benefits. But what about side effects?
Will You Experience Any Side Effects From LeanFire XT’s Ingredients?
Everyone’s body is different, so there’s no guarantee that you’ll experience the same, but WebMD has some pretty serious warnings for two of LeanFire XT’s ingredients. For bitter orange, they note:
“But bitter orange is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when taken as a supplement for a medical purpose such as weight loss. Bitter orange, particularly when taken with stimulants such as caffeine or caffeine-containing herbs, increases the risk for high blood pressure, fainting, heart attack, stroke, and other severe side effects.”
They note something similar for yohimbe (active ingredient yohimbine):
“Yohimbe, taken by mouth, is POSSIBLY UNSAFE. Yohimbe has been linked to reports of severe side effects including irregular or rapid heart beat, kidney failure, seizure, heart attack, and others.”
Additionally, they indicate that l-carnitine “can also cause the urine, breath, and sweat to have a “fishy” odor.”
LeanFire XT contains natural caffeine found in green tea, along with added caffeine anhydrous. So, between the caffeine and bitter orange, even if you’re not especially sensitive to stimulants, LeanFire XT seems to contain a lot.
Finally, not enough is known about some ingredients, like theacrine (or the propriety version, Theacrine) and l-theanine, to fully understand possible side effects, appropriate dosages, long-term safety, and more.
How Much Does LeanFire XT Cost? Is There a Free Sample or Trial?
If purchased directly from the manufacturer, it seems the only way to get your hands on LeanFire XT is through Force Factor's 14-day trial, where you'll initially only pay $4.99 S&H.
Along with your order, you’ll also receive the downloadable Force Factor Workout Log and Performance Cookbook PDFs as free bonuses.
14 days from your order, however, you’ll be charged the full price of $69.99. You’ll also be enrolled in Force Factor’s VIP Membership Program, which ensures you’ll continue receiving a new bottle of LeanFire XT once per month and charged $69.99 plus $4.99 each time.
According to Force Factor, you can cancel your subscription at any time, without further obligation.
Outside of the trial, LeanFire XT comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, less S&H, even if the bottle is empty. Important note: Per their Terms, this only applies to VIP Membership orders—all regular orders must be unopened and unused.
In order to request a refund, cancel your trial, or stop your VIP enrollment, you’ll need to contact customer service. Interestingly, there were three different phone numbers on their website, depending on where we looked: 855-486-4395, 877-492-7243, or 877-204-3263.
Alternately, LeanFire XT by Force Factor is priced at $99.99 through GNC (member price $69.99).
Are There Other Supplements Like LeanFire XT? What About Customer Reviews?
In five words? There are a whole lot. Literally, there are thousands of supplements out there claiming to accomplish the same results as LeanFire XT—many of which even feature several of the same ingredients.
Overall? While some HighYa readers claimed to have experienced meaningful results (increased energy, improved weight loss, etc.), like most, these supplements come with 2-star or lower average ratings, with common complaints citing no results, excessively high price, and difficult customer service experiences (problems cancelling trials, processing refunds, etc).
Will you experience the same with LeanFire XT? There weren’t any legitimate customer reviews for the supplement at the time of our research, so there’s no way to be sure. Their VolcaNO also had a similar lack of response.
However, Force Factor’s Test X180 supplement had a 1-star average review here on HighYa, with most complaining about a lack of results and/or problems with the “free” trial.
Again, this isn’t to say you’ll experience the same. Instead, our only intent here is to provide you with a high-level overview of the situation.
Will LeanFire XT Ignite Your Metabolism & Deliver Fat Loss Success?
Bottom line? While everyone’s body is different, the fact of the matter is that nutritional supplements can’t cause major changes in the body. Why? Because if they did, they’d be classified as drugs by the FDA and subjected to much stricter regulatory oversight.
Additionally, based on what we learned from authoritative websites like WebMD, it seems that, while some of LeanFire XT’s ingredients might provide some unrelated benefits, there’s insufficient clinical evidence showing they can deliver on the manufacturer’s lofty claims.
Does this mean you shouldn't purchase LeanFire XT from Force Factor? You're an adult, so we're not here to tell you how to spend your hard-earned money.
But based on the lack of clinical evidence for its ingredients, along with its fairly high price and autoship enrollment, we’d definitely recommend speaking with your doctor before placing your order.
Did you order LeanFire XT? Did it work for you, or was it a flop? Give us the details in your review below!
1 out 1 people found this review helpful
I noticed a difference!
I've only been taking it for a week, but I have noticed a marked increase in my energy levels and motivation to exercise. I would not recommend drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages while taking this. I got pretty nauseous. The product has plenty of caffeine, and it was stupid of me to drink coffee as well.
I'll write another review in a month to let you know if I've actually lost weight.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
1 out 1 people found this review helpful
More energized and focused
I’m noticeably thinner after a month of using LeanFire XT! I feel energized, focused, and get through my workouts a lot easier.
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
2 out 4 people found this review helpful
I got LeanFire XT at GNC, and at first, when I tried one, I did not feel good at all, and it made me ill. I tried it the next day and got the same feeling. I was told it would be safe to take, but this was the worst thing I ever got, and I spent $69.99. Because I opened the box, I won't get my money back.
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend