With creative designs and promising claims, AMPilean looks like a premium fat burner.
Described as the “true one capsule fat burner” and a “fat burning juggernaught” – but is it really? From past experience, single pilled fat burners have been pretty ineffective, or at most, caused great energy highs followed shortly by an overwhelming crash.
AMPilean is relatively new to the market, and claims to help:
It’s interesting that it’s going after the diuretic angle. As water weight can be an issue when trying to cut. Especially if you have a salt-rich diet or using a pre-workout with creatine in.
In this review we’ll be putting AMPilean Black to the test – and even for $29.99 – see if it’s really worth the money.
Lecheek Nutrition is a relatively new company in the supplement market, and started in 2012 and claim to deliver “Hardcore Products” and “Hardcore Results”.
They cover, quite a few bases of an active lifestyle and even an Earth Shield Series – that has very direct titles like ‘Blood Pressure’ and ‘Memory’. It seems to be some kind of general health supplement, however, without a write up showing how these products protect or promote those areas – it’s difficult to see what they’re actually for, and how they work. These products could be a work in progress.
A lot of Lecheek’s products are available from online retailers, but are also available in stores.
AMPilean is recommended to be taken once a day after breakfast. I’ve always had my reservations about supplements that offer this as it doesn’t give the body a consistent supply of nutrients to fuel the metabolism.
Fat burners I’ve seen work the most effectively hover around 3-4 servings spread out through the day. This keep energy elevated and doesn’t cause an energy crash later.
However, seeing how Lecheek claim this product to be the ‘true one capsule fat burner’ their ingredients may prevent this, let’s take a look:
Vitamin B6 – Speeds up the body’s energy levels through gluconeogenesis. This turns glycogen into glucose without the need for added carbs and increases energy levels.
Vitamin B12 – Breaks down fats and proteins creating metabolic reactions. This improves energy and quickens the metabolic rate of the body.
Caffeine Anhydrous – A powerful stimulant and great for fat burners. Increasing energy and metabolism, Caffeine helps weight loss while avoiding fatigue from low calorie dieting. Unfortunately however, as this is a proprietary blend – it’s hard to determine how effective this ingredient is.
Di-Caffeine Malate – Supposedly a friendlier version of caffeine that is less upsetting to the stomach as anhydrous. Usually in fizzy drinks, this nutrient increases focus and thermogenesis.
Dandelion Root Extract – Thought to improve diuresis (water loss), however, there is a great lack of evidence for its effects. Further evidence needs to be gathered to prove it a valid ingredient.
N-Nicotinoyl-R-Aminobutyric Acid – Also trademarked as Pikatropin, it serves as a cognitive enhancer and increases the flow of blood to the brain, and reduces mental fatigue. This compound is also known as Picamilon, which is a prescription drug in Russia and is used to treat conditions like depression and migraines. Which could work as protection against any diuretic effects – However, whether it contains an effective dose in this product is unclear.
Pomegranate Extract – A lot of money is being invested into pomegranate research, although false claims say the extract can fight disease, prostate cancer and erectile dysfunction. So far no evidence of it causing any real benefits outside of it’s nutritional means has been found.
Octopamine HCl – 100-200mg of Octopamine is effective. Whether that amount is in this product is unclear. Octopamine brings intense levels of focus and is primarily a nootropic, however it is a banned substance in competitive sports.
Rauwolfia Vomitoria Extract – Very similar to Yohibine bark, which can help with fat loss and appetite suppression – little research has been done into Rauwolfia due to it’s structural simularities to Yohibine. However, the effective amount for this ingredient is around 0.2mg/kg body weight.
Check out which ingredients work and which don’t in our
– Fat burner ingredients guide –
Depending how AMPilean’s proprietary blend is dosed – the Rauwolfia Vomitoria could be a problem. Similar to Yohimbine, too much can lead to hypertension, gastrointestinal distress and anxiety.
If the dandelion also causes diuretic effects, you should drink water regularly to avoid dehydration headaches or migraines.
After carefully studying each ingredient in AMPilean, I’m going to suggest you save your money. This product’s serving system needs some revision, and the ingredients lack the transparency or choice of an effective product.
However, it is a cheap product, and Lecheek is a new company. They have time to turn it around. Let’s hope they do before it’s too late.