About Luxury Lean
Luxury Lean is an all-natural detoxification and weight management formula that promises to help flush pounds and toxins from your body, naturally increase energy, boost metabolism, and enhance weight management. Together, the website advertises that you’ll be able to facilitate healthy and effective digestion and feel lighter.
To accomplish this, we're told you'll need to take one capsule before your first meal of the day and the second capsule before dinner. From there, the supplement’s ingredients will “help flush harmful food debris and toxins from the colon, leaving it clean, disinfected, and functioning properly.”
This time of year, many of us are taking a good look at our health and how we can potentially improve it. But the reality is that boosting health is hard work, so many of us seek all the help we can get from outside sources.
With this in mind, can you expect real-world value from the Luxury Lean dietary supplement? Let’s start by taking a closer look at the underlying issue it’s supposed to address.
What Is Detoxification & Does Your Body Need It?
Detoxification is defined as “the process of removing toxic substances or qualities”—in this instance, from the body—often picked up from the foods we eat, the air we breathe, and the water we drink. Some of these often-advertised substances include lead, mercury, heavy metals, pesticides, radioactive materials, and even bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
As we outline in Detox vs. Cleanse, though, Dr. Morton Tavel, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and author of “Snake Oil is Alive & Well,” tells us:
“The basic concept of detoxifying is blatantly flawed. Our natural processes, especially liver and kidney function, cleanse our bodies far better than any extrinsic activities or substances could possibly achieve.”
In fact, not only are detoxes and cleanses typically not helpful, but Dr. Tavel emphasizes that they could decrease the body’s ability to fight infections and inflammation, as well as lead to nutritional deficiencies and muscle loss.
How does Luxury Lean, specifically, promise to help customers detox and cleanse their body?
Taking a Closer Look at Luxury Lean’s Ingredients
While no supplement facts label was listed on the product’s website, the text indicated it contains only three ingredients: forskolin extract, psyllium seed husk, and aloe vera.
In order to learn more, we reached out to three different customer support representatives at the number below and were told it contains:
- Garcinia Cambogia (60% hydroxycitric acid) 100mg
- Calcium 50mg
- Chromium 200mcg
- Potassium 50mg
The HighYa team has collectively written about nearly 50 garcinia cambogia supplements over the years. And we've learned that according to their summarizations of the clinical evidence, sites like the Natural Medicines Database, WebMD, and Examine.com indicate there's insufficient clinical evidence that it can provide any real-world benefits in humans.
The same sites tell us that calcium, chromium, and potassium are essential components of our diet, but they don’t indicate these can have a ‘cleansing’ or ‘detoxifying’ (or any other kind of) benefit when supplemented.
With this said (just to make sure we’re covering all the bases when it comes to Luxury Lean), they also report that forskolin is another fad product with little-to-no weight loss evidence. Psyllium and aloe add bulk to stool, and can therefore potentially work as a laxative to help relieve constipation.
Could Luxury Lean’s Ingredients Cause Side Effects?
WebMD and the Natural Medicines Database indicate that most users won’t experience side effects from these ingredients, and for those who do, it likely won’t be worse than mild, temporary digestive upset (no dosages or other specifics provided).
However, because of their laxative effects, psyllium and aloe can sometimes cause bloating, gassiness, and diarrhea (again, no specifics provided). Even Dr. Tavel emphasizes that these ingredients—if they’re found in Luxury Lean at all—can lead to “frequent liquid bowel movements.”
To help ensure you minimize potential side effects or medication interactions, you should always speak with your doctor before taking any dietary supplement.
How Much Does Luxury Lean Cost?
When it comes to Luxury Lean, the only way to purchase a bottle (60 capsules) is through a 14-day trial, priced only at a $4.95 S&H charge.
After the trial expires, however, you’ll be charged the full price of $89.95 and also enrolled in the company’s recurring shipping program. Here, you’ll continue receiving a new bottle of the supplement every 30 days and charged $89.95.
Outside of the initial trial, the product’s terms indicate no returns or refunds are accepted. In order to stop your trial or automatic shipments, customer support can be reached at (844) 222-7454 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Quick Note About Luxury Lean’s Arbitration
Arbitration—where two parties agree to settle their issues outside of the traditional court system, through a process called binding arbitration—is extraordinarily common in today’s consumer marketplace.
However, whenever they’re in force, this means you’ll waive your right to options like trial by jury or joining a class action lawsuit. We point this out because as soon as you place your Luxury Lean order, you’ll be bound by an arbitration agreement.
Luxury Lean vs. the Competition: How Can You Choose the Right Detox Supplement?
A quick online search will reveal there are hundreds—perhaps thousands—of detoxification and cleansing supplements on the market. Give all the different formulas, how can you make the most informed decision? It’s really as simple as three steps:
Step 1: Figure out if you need a detoxification supplement.
Again, not to sound like a broken record, but we learned earlier that our body does a fantastic job of getting rid of any toxins, so most medical professionals point out that supplementing our diet with outside ingredients is unnecessary—and potentially even dangerous.
Furthermore, as we outline in Do You Need to Take Vitamins or Dietary Supplements, most medical professionals report that, unless you’re medically deficient in the ingredients it contains, it’s unlike that most Americans will benefit from a supplement.
Step 2: Learn about the clinical evidence behind the ingredients.
We also learned that sites like Examine.com, WebMD, and the Natural Medicines Database indicate none of the ingredients contained in Luxury Lean have sufficient clinical evidence showing they can help humans detox/cleanse, lose weight, or deliver any of the other benefits promoted by the manufacturer.
And since there was a big discrepancy between the ingredients shown on the website and those reported by customer support, we can’t be 100 percent sure exactly what it includes.
Step 3: Learn more about the company behind the supplement.
Since a dietary supplement is something you put in your body, you deserve to know as much about it as possible. In addition to the ingredients and dosages we just discussed, other important details include:
- The company’s name and location
- Where the ingredients are sourced
- If their ingredients/supplements are manufactured in a complaint facility and tested for quality and safety
- A robust online presence, including a Better Business Bureau listing and detailed customer feedback
Let’s add everything up and see where we stand with Luxury Lean.
Our Final Thoughts About Luxury Lean
The bottom line is that we didn’t test the supplement ourselves to provide firsthand feedback, and we’re only here to report the information—not to tell you how to spend your hard-earned money.
So, here are the facts: Based on what we learned from the Luxury Lean website and customer support, there seems to be some discrepancy regarding exactly which ingredients the product contains.
And according to medical professionals like Dr. Tavel and authoritative sites like the Natural Medicines database, there’s insufficient clinical evidence that the ingredients we do know about will deliver on any of the manufacturer’s claims (other than perhaps temporary water weight loss from a laxative effect).
On top of this, while customer support seemed friendly and helpful, we’re told nothing about the manufacturer, their online reputation, their ingredient sourcing guidelines, or their quality control process.
Based on all of these details, we’d strongly recommend speaking with your family physician before placing an order for Luxury Lean—or any other dietary supplement, for that matter.