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Description
  • Our most effective thermogenic formula scientifically designed to supercharge your metabolism*
  • Clinically proven to burn 6 times more calories for fast, energizing results*

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Supplement Facts

As a dietary supplement, take two fast-acting tablets 30 minutes prior to exercise. Do not take near bedtime.

Serving Size 2 Fast-Acting Tablets
Servings Per Container 30
Amount Per Serving % DV
Niacin 20.00 mg 100%
6x Clinical Burn Blend 0.00 **
Mucuna pruriens Seed Extract (20% L-Dopa = 100 mg) 500.00 mg **
Ginger Root Extract (Zingiber officinale) (5% Gingerols = 25mg) 500.00 mg **
Boswellia serrata Gum Extract (60% Boswellic Acid = 153 mg) 255.00 mg **
Caffeine Anhydrous 200.00 mg **
Capsimax™ Capsicum Seed Extract (Capsicum annum) 100.00 mg **
Cinnamon Bark Extract (Cinnamomum zeylanicum)(15% Polyphenols = 15 mg) 100.00 mg **
Piper longum fruit extract 2.00 mg **
Botanical Rush Blend 0.00 **
Green Coffee Bean Extract (Coffea canephora) (45% Chlorogenic Acid = 90 mg) 200.00 mg **
Rocket Plant Leaf Extract (Eruca sativa) & Chicory Root Extract (Cichorium intybus) Blend 100.00 mg **
Mind/Body Matrix 0.00 **
Reishi Mushroom Powder (Ganoderma lucidum) 90.00 mg **
Cordyceps sinenis Extract 10.00 mg **
** Daily Value (DV) not established

Other Ingredients: Cellulose, Titanium Dioxide (Natural Mineral Whitener), Vegetable Acetoglycerides, FD&C BLUE #1 ALUMINUM LAKE, Riboflavin (Color)

Warning: Consult your physician prior to using this product if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition. Discontinue use two weeks prior to surgery.

Distributed by: General Nutrition Corporation Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Health Notes

Fast Facts on "Fat Burners"

Fast Facts on "Fat Burners"
Fast Facts on "Fat Burners": Main Image
Fat burners encourage the body to use stored fat for energy, decrease the rate at which excess calories are turned into body fat, or enhance metabolism

While there isn't a standard definition for the phrase "fat burner," diet experts generally agree these are substances that

  • encourage the body to use stored fat for energy,
  • decrease the rate at which excess calories are turned into body fat, or
  • enhance metabolism-the rate at which the body burns calories.

Products or foods that suppress appetite or promote a feeling of fullness, such as fiber, are not true fat burners, though they may be labeled that way, and still may be useful aids to weight loss.

Tried and true

Several dietary supplements and natural substances have been studied for their fat-burning effects, including:

Green tea. Research has shown green tea supplements can promote modest weight loss-a few pounds in short-term studies of up to 12 weeks, when compared to placebo-and may help prevent weight regain. Catechins, one component of green tea, appear to have a variety of fat-burning effects, including increasing metabolism and the use of fat for fuel, and decreasing the rate at which body fat is created and stored. Green tea has a good track record of safe use.

Capsaicin. Capsaicin is the spicy-hot component of red chili peppers, and one randomized trial found that people lost twice the weight taking capsaicin compared with a placebo, over a 12-week period. The total effect was small, however: the capsaicin group lost about 2 pounds compared to a 1-pound loss in the placebo group. Capsaicin appears to increase metabolism, and supplements of up to 6 grams of capsaicin per day are considered safe and are well tolerated by most people.

L-carnitine. Our bodies make and use L-carnitine to transport fat within cells, so that the fat can be burned for energy. Studies support that L-carnitine supplements improve fat burning in the body, but clinical trials have yet to show a weight-loss benefit in obese people. L-carnitine may be useful for improving athletic performance, however, and up to 3 grams per day is considered safe.

New kids on the block

Raspberry ketones. When given to mice on a high-fat, high-calorie diet, raspberry ketones protected against excess weight gain and fat accumulation in the liver. Mice aren't people, however, so keep an eye out for future research, which should clarify what kind of effects raspberry ketones may have for weight-loss in people.

Bitter orange (Citrus aurantium). This product became more popular after the 2004 FDA ban on ephedra supplements. Bitter orange has effects similar to ephedra, including increasing metabolism, blood pressure, and heart rate, which can translate into weight loss. While bitter orange appears to be safe for short-term use-weeks, not months-in healthy adults, it also may have similar adverse effects as ephedra, so use it with caution if you have underlying health issues, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes.

Thermogenics. Thermogenics refers to a broad category of substances that cause the body to produce heat through increased metabolism. Examples include fucoxanthin, a supplement derived from brown seaweed, and 7-KETO DHEA, a manufactured hormone that is related to, though not the same as, the naturally occurring human hormone DHEA. Even caffeine and green tea are considered to have some thermogenic action in the body. As with many fat-burning supplements, thermogenics can be safe for short-term use in healthy adults. However, if you have underlying health issues, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, or diabetes, you may need to steer clear of thermogenic weight-loss products.

Other ways to fight the fat

Fat burners may be worth a try, but if you have a pre-existing medical issue, such as diabetes, high cholesterol, kidney or liver disease, high blood pressure, or heart disease, check with your doctor before trying these products. And regardless of whether or not you add a fat burner to your weight management plan, there are many other steps you can take to kick start your metabolism and nudge the number on the scale in the desired direction.

Water. You may have heard it before, but it bears repeating: staying well hydrated can help with fat loss. Aim for 64 ounces of water per day and you'll likely feel better and may be less tempted to snack mindlessly. Other noncaloric options such as hot or iced tea or sparkling water count too.

Fiber. Fiber-from food and supplements-may be helpful to weight-loss efforts. Fiber will fill you up and has other health benefits too, such as lowering cholesterol. Focus on fiber-rich foods, such as whole grains and raw vegetables and fruit, and slowly add a fiber supplement, such as psyllium or inulin-a type of fiber which comes from chicory root-if desired. Don't forget the water, which your body needs to process the extra roughage.

Effective exercise. High-intensity interval training can burn lots of calories quickly. This kind of exercise involves going all out-so you're breathing hard enough that talking is difficult-for a short time, such as 30 to 60 seconds, followed by a minute or two of lower-intensity activity to recover. The cycle is repeated up to 10 times for a 20-minute workout. Alternate these workouts with regular physical activity throughout the week, and as your fitness improves, you can increase the high-intensity portion of the workout, and decrease the active rest period. If you aren't exercising regularly already, talk to your doctor before starting a high-intensity interval training workout plan.

Suzanne Dixon, MPH, MS, RD, an author, speaker, and internationally recognized expert in chronic disease prevention, epidemiology, and nutrition, has taught medical, nursing, public health, and alternative medicine coursework. She has delivered over 150 invited lectures to health professionals and consumers and is the creator of a nutrition website acclaimed by the New York Times and Time magazine. Suzanne received her training in epidemiology and nutrition at the University of Michigan, School of Public Health at Ann Arbor.
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GNC Total Lean™ METABOLIC ELITE™
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Boosts energy (5)
  • Good value (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Before workout (4)
      • Gender:
      • Female (4)
      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
      • 1-2 supplements daily (4)
      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
      • Quality (5), Price (3)

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    50/50

    By da1udzire

    from New York, NY

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Cystic Acne

      Best Uses

        Comments about GNC Total Lean™ METABOLIC ELITE™:

        This stuff actually works really great in terms of toning and definition. My stomach became much more defined without me even having to flex, lol. BUT! I developed such horrible, horrible cystic acne on my face and back that I couldn't even get through the first bottle...and they would leave scars. I started to wonder whether there were steroids in this stuff. It just wasn't worth it to me unfortunately. I'll stick to Burn 60 until they revamp this formula.

        (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        PRO&CON

        By lgplatty89

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me First Time User

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        Pros

        • Easy on Stomach
        • Easy To Swallow
        • Effective
        • Simple To Take

        Cons

        • Caused Acne
        • Headaches

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use

        Comments about GNC Total Lean™ METABOLIC ELITE™:

        I took this daily before a workout and on rest days as well. In terms of weight and energy goals I was getting really good results. I was previously on Burn 60 but wanted to try something new and this didn't have the flavor and really boosted my workout time. BUT I ended up with bad acne on my cheeks that disappeared 4 days after finishing the bottle and I had headaches for 2 days of no use. I really wish it didn't cause the acne or have a withdrawal symptom. So now I'm back on Burn 60 that has proven to be positive effect on me. If ain't broke don't fix it.

        (26 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Love

        By chelsee_evans

        from Ohio

        About Me Avid Runner And Gym Rat, Health Conscious, Petite

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              Comments about GNC Total Lean™ METABOLIC ELITE™:

              This is the closet product I have found to love since they pulled Oxy Elite Pro. I have tried everything out there. I used to use Oxy Elite when I needed to drop 10 lbs and curve my binge cravings. Since the pull of OEP, I have tried 2 rounds of Cellucor, and 2 rounds of Hydroxy Cut Sx7. So far this is the closest that I have found to cure appetite, and give me the energy. I take one in the morning before egg whites and I am full until about 3pm. I then eat a small snack and take my 2nd pill and it gives me the energy to do a 5 mile run, and High Intesnity Interval training workout. So far I have lost 5 lbs in 2 wks. I am seeing more definition. Def. recomend trying

              (6 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Not quite sure yet...

              By shelcal2002

              from San Diego, CA

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              Pros

              • Boosts Energy

              Cons

              • Has Side Effects
              • Made Me Nauseaus

              Best Uses

              • After Workout

              Comments about GNC Total Lean™ METABOLIC ELITE™:

              Today was the first day i've tried this product. I'm small so I only took one pill. I don't like that you need to take this 30 min. before a workout as I workout at 5:00 so I had to set my alarm, take the pill and go back to bed for 30 min. It did give me a boost but I got sick to my stomach during my HIIT workout (it's only 15 min.). I am going to continue taking it, I hike tomorrow morning, i'm going to take two and see how it works! Can anyone let me know if this feeling subsides with use? I don't eat before my workouts, ever.

              • Gender:
              • Female
              • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
              • 1-2 Supplements Daily
              • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
              • Convenience, Price, Quality

              (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great for morning runs

              By marciainatl

              from Washington DC

              About Me Runner

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              Pros

              • Boosts Energy

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Before Workout

                Comments about GNC Total Lean™ METABOLIC ELITE™:

                I do my morning runs at about 6:00 am and sometimes only get about 5 hours of sleep the night before. This definitely gets rid of my sluggishness without making me feel jittery at all. I take it about 40 mins before I run (my commute into my work gym takes that long) and I'm ready to run as soon as I get there. I also take it in the evenings before I do my HIIT workouts. I only take one pill each time because I'm smaller and I usually don't need full doses to feel the effects.

                • Gender:
                • Female
                • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                • Price, Quality

                (12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                AMAZING!

                By amorypaz77

                from Colorado Springs, CO

                About Me Love Me Some Cardio

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                Pros

                • Boosts Energy
                • Good Value
                • No Crashing All Day

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Before Workout
                  • Everyday

                  Comments about GNC Total Lean™ METABOLIC ELITE™:

                  First day I took 2 pills 30 minutes before working out and WOW. My body had the energy to burn twice the calories I normally burn in my work outs...from 300 to 600 calories burnt on my elliptical. I was very pleasantly surprised that my body was still full of energy after 30 minutes on the machine...so I kept going for an entire hours (I could have kept on going longer). I didn't even need a 12pm boost....my energy lasted all day! Very very excited to have bought this pills. No jitters either, I just feel physically and mentally like I am back in my 20's. Again... Awesome product!

                  • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                  • 3-5 Supplements Daily
                  • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                  • Quality

                  (8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great product

                  By Kletour13

                  from Brookfield WI

                  About Me Competitive Athlete

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                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Boosts Energy
                  • Builds Muscle
                  • Good Value
                  • Tastes Good

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Before Workout

                    Comments about GNC Total Lean™ METABOLIC ELITE™:

                    Great product! Helped with muscle tone building and energy boost for workouts

                    • Gender:
                    • Female
                    • Where did you hear about this product?:
                    • Email
                    • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                    • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                    • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                    • Price, Quality

                    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Very effective!

                    By cvalerius

                    from Rockland, NY

                    About Me Rarely Work Out

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                    Pros

                    • Boosts Energy
                    • Curbs appetite
                    • Good Value

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Before Workout
                      • Everyday

                      Comments about GNC Total Lean™ METABOLIC ELITE™:

                      This stuff rocks. I was looking for something to help with my irregularity and to my surprise; it did more than that. I noticed incredible energy during the day. I was not hungry. I felt very alert (no jitters). Overall, I felt great. Thanks GNC for this product:)

                      • Gender:
                      • Female
                      • How many supplements do you use on a daily basis?:
                      • 1-2 Supplements Daily
                      • Which of the following is the most important to you?:
                      • Convenience, Quality

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