PuraLean is another low quality “weight loss” supplement that doesn’t actually contain any of the ingredients that we’d expect to see in something that actually works. There seems to be a trend where supplements companies in the US just slap the words weight loss on a product as if that’s all it takes to make it work, ignoring any ingredients that actually have some scientific backing.
For example ePuraLean doesn't contain any of the few ingredients which are actually even allowed to make claims of aiding weight loss (in western countries outside of the USA which have regulations for this sort of thing), such as 5HTP or glucomannan.
For example 5HTP was formerly for clinical use only and was actually so effective at kerbing cravings that there were concerns of it being too effective and shows it’s efficacy under brain scan conditions  showing that people were less interested in high calorie and trigger foods whilst taking it. And glucomannan which swells up to 50X it’s size in your stomach, meaning if you take it before food, you eat less.  Pretty simple. If the ingredients can be easily explained then they’re probably good. If they can’t and it sounds like pseudo scientific nonsense, then it probably is. PuraLean falls into the latter.
Making matters worse for PuraLean, it positions itself as a premium product, meaning it comes up against hourglass fit, which we rated as the best fat burner for women . And as you’d expect they actually contain effective ingredients, which is why their customers reviews that aren’t bought and paid for are positive whereas Puralean’s are not.
When we looked at the customer feedback for PuraLean, we
found that it scored an average of 2 out of 5 and almost all of the written reviews
available on Amazon we’re very negative.
What was also a giant red flag to us was the lack of customer reviews on the PuraLean official website. We know that you should always take any product reviews with a pinch of salt when displayed on the manufacturer's product site, but no reviews whatsoever? We also couldn’t find any none promotional Puralean before and after pictures.
You also don't need to look far on other websites to find the vast amount of criticism from customers claiming that PuraLean is a complete junk supplement. There were also complaints of Puralean side effects such as headache, nausea and diarrhoea, and whilst we suppose the latter could technically help you lose weight, we assume this isn’t what most customers had in mind.
We answer some of the most commonly asked questions that came up when researching our Puralean Review.
Puralean say to take the capsules before bed, not that it would make any difference as the product is ineffective.
No, Puralean will not work, unless ou happen to have a vitamin deficiency addressed by the supplement. And even then, it's unlikely.
Another problem that we have with PuraLean is that they use
a proprietary blend which means that the couple of ingredients that they do
actually get right are probably not actually in effective dosages. They have
moved on from their old formula which mostly contained the debunked ingredient
of raspberry ketones, but the new blend doesn’t look much better.
Guggul: Guggul is a resin extract from the Commiphora Mukul tree. It contains an active compound called guggulsterone, which is believed to affect weight loss and improve blood lipid levels, but there is absolutely no clinical research to back this up.
Cinnamon: A spice that has been used in herbal medicines for centuries. It is known to aid blood circulation in the body but isn't known for helping weight loss.
Cayenne: Cayenne is a pepper that contains capsaicin. It is believed to aid with weight loss by curbing the appetite, speeding up metabolism, and burning body fat for energy. However, there is no indication of the amount of cayenne included in the formulation, so we have no idea if the dose would prove effective. We suspect not, seeing as it’s quite low down the ingredients list, and to be quite frank even if it was in the correct dosage, it’s pretty much the bottom of the barrel for ingredients that actually work. We like to see it in fat burners that have higher dosages. But, in something that is a combined total of 600mg like Puralean this is completely wasted.
White Mulberry: White mulberry leaf extract is believed to have the ability to boost brown adipose tissue levels and also improve insulin resistance in the body. While this is an excellent ingredient to include in a weight loss formula, again, we have no idea about the dose and if it is large enough to be effective.
Gymnema Sylvestre: The addition of this ingredient would somewhat validate the manufacturer's claims that PuraLean helps to boost heart health. Gymnema Sylvestre contains compounds believed to be cardioprotective, but as far as weight loss is concerned, there isn't anything at all to suggest it works.
Puralnean also contains a vitamin blend, but this is nothing special that you couldn't get from a $10 multivitamin.
The manufacturer claims that PuraLean supports weight loss, heart health and your immune system while boosting your energy. However, we can find no evidence or research results behind these ingredients to back up these claims. The science simply isn't there.
Puralean is supposedly a premium product, but what they deliver
is absolutely nothing. It honestly wouldn’t be worth it’s cost if it was $10
and we do not recommend that anybody waste their money on Puralean.
The reality is that we cannot find any solid research to back up the vast majority of the ingredients in Puralean. When we tried it out we didn’t notice any difference to appetite or weight loss, and at this point we’ve tried a lot of different supplements between the team here.
In short you would be better off buying something that’s actually been proven to work, with real success stories and properly backed ingredients such as Hourglass Fit or anything else from our best fat burners list, just don’t buy Puralean.
1 - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28127513/
2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3892933/