There really isn't much that we like about ikaria lean belly juice, it tastes good, and the customer reviews to seem to agree with us on that front, as for whether or not it helps you lose weight or belly fat, that's another question. And the answer is a resounding no. It is true that dandelion can make you feel a little unwell on an empty stomach and result in some, shall we say, "unintended cleansing effects" that could have you drop a pound or two, but lean belly juice isn't really going to do much beyond that and our experience, plus that of other customer reviews would suggest that we're bang on the money here.
It's likely that ikaria lean belly juice relies heavily on African mango which as an ingredient did show some promise in animal studies, but has gone on to prove ineffective for aiding humans break down fat cells or really any sort of weight loss what so ever. Or possibly Ikaria hope that by including dandelion extracts, which function as diuretics will convince customers they've lost weight, when really they've lost some water. Either way this isn't doing much good. There's some ingredients that we like in Ikaria lean belly juice, if they were in different products. Such as resveratrol is great for joints and brain health, it just doesn't do anything for weight loss.
That's not to say that no weight loss supplements work, in fact there are quite a few ingredients that do suppress appetite effectively such as glucomannan which swells 50X larger when mixed with liquid in the stomach, but these come in capsules so they can actually reach the stomach. So products marketed as liquid weight loss supplements like ikaria lean belly juice are already up against it. Beyond that the most effective ingredient is usually 5htp for cravings or caffeine for getting you to move more subconsciously and burn more calories, there's a few others that have been shown to work, and whilst again some vitamins and minerals can help none of these are actually contained in Ikaria Lean Belly Juice. Hunter Burn topped our best fat burners list overall with hourglass fit being a female focused alternative, you'd be far better off with either of these as they contain correctly dosed ingredients that actually have some backing to them.
The claims are bold, first up ikaria lean belly juice claims milk thistle has a fat melting effect, which is largely debunked at this point. Then that dandelions (they call it taraxum) flush out fat, that's one way of saying ikaria lean belly juice makes you go to the toilet. Next up is ginseng, which has a LOT of health benefits, just not so much for weight loss. And you can kind of get the idea of where this is going. Not all of the claims they make are unfounded, for example ginseng has been shown to boost energy, which could help you lose weight, but it's not exactly beating caffeine any time soon Then we've got some probiotics and some beetroot in there. The reality is that you could reduce bloating a little bit if that's an issue for you, but that's about as much as Ikaria is going to help you get a lean belly. It's a diuretic with some probiotic and beetroot powder thrown in.
As we've already covered in the intro most of the negative customer reviews of ikaria lean belly juice were simply that it didn't work. There weren't many customer complaints that suggested it had any nasty side effects beyond the odd bowel issue. Generally speaking everyone seems to agree it tastes pretty good, but that doesn't really mean all to much in the context of losing weight.
Ok so Lean Belly Juice is a proprietary blend, which makes this part of our lean belly juice review a pain. First up we should explain that it's convention (and a legal requirement in some countries) that you list the largest ingredients in a proprietary blend first and go in descending order. As such we'll look at the ingredients as if that is the case and nail down which ones couldn't possibly be in any effective dose for any health benefits. For example resveratrol is last on the 1000mg metabolic blend which contains 9 ingredients, 100mg is it's effective dose. It appears after bioperine, which is usually dosed at a maximum of 10mg, we can reasonably assume that it probably contains less resveratrol and at best not enough to be effective and if for some reason all the ingredients were evenly split, then turmeric and the dandelion powder would not be in their effective dosages.
Ikaria Lean Belly Juice Review Metabolic Blend
Dandelion - the bulk of the blend, does make you pee more, doesn't help you burn fat.
Turmeric - Anti inflammatory, ok for bloating, doesn't burn fat.
Citrus Pectin - Does nothing relevant.
Green Tea - Actually this ingredient is OK, but it's sort of a B tier ingredient in weight loos supplements. Could be properly dosed based on it's position in the blend. But so far we have a supplement that's slightly less functional than drinking some green tea....
EGCG - Also green tea.
Kelp - Not relevant to weight loss.
Milk Thistle - This one is debunked, still not going strong for lean belly juice powder.
Panax Ginseng - Highly unlikely to be dosed high enough to have the effect for men of raising testosterone which could help them with healthy weight loss. And ginseng can actually do that. But, in higher dosages than we're likely to have here.
Bioperine - This is fine, good inclusion for most supplements, and lean belly juice does get this right. It helps you absorb other nutrients more effectively
Resveratrol - Not likely dosed high enough for health benefits, either way it's not a weight loss aid.
This is most likely 80% beetroot powder, which would be good, if it wasn't competing against much better beetroot powder supplements.
There's some cranberries, blueberries etc in here, which is probably why lean belly juice reviews always say how good it tastes.
Some oat straw and some probiotics round out lean belly juice, this is fine, would help with bloating, doesn't do all too much for weight loss however, despite some promising early studies. The results seem to be correlative, the studies showed that people with healthy microbiomes are more likely to have healthy weights, but, it's hardly a shock that they have better gut health because they eat healthier on average.
We're not saying Lean Belly Juice is terrible, but we're saying that there'd probably be a lot more negative lean belly juice reviews if they weren't incentivising the reviews.... Realistically it could definitely help with bloating or water retention, but this is not a weight loss supplement or fat burner and a lot of the claims that they make are over the top. On the bright side there aren't like to be too many Ikaria Lean Belly Juice side effects...
There's a lot of good ideas in Ikaria lean belly juice powder, but they try include way too many irrelevant ingredients. There's a lot better options out there as far as weight loss supplements go, you'd be better trying one of those.