Non-Stimulant Fat Loss

Good ingredients but no listed amounts

I’m not a fan of Muscle Elements LeanWorks. The price is too high and the ingredients amounts aren’t listed. If it was a little less expensive and had transparent dosages, I would be more on board.

That being said, if you’re looking for a stimulant-free weight-loss pill, LeanWorks does have several proven compounds and could be worth your time.

  • Ingredient Quality
  • Safety
  • Price and Availability
  • Ease of Use
  • Dosage Tranparency

Muscle Elements has released a fat-loss product focused on increasing metabolism: LeanWorks.

There are a lot of different metabolism-boosting supplements on the market, so I was excited to see what made LeanWorks so special.

What Are The Ingredients?

Three proprietary blends make up LeanWorks’ ingredients. I’m suspicious of proprietary blends because they make it easy to hide the amounts of each ingredient.

Let’s look at each blend individually.

Non-Stimulant Amplifier Elements – 1110 mg

I’m not entirely sure what the name of this blend means. There aren’t any stimulants, true, but it looks like several impressive-sounding words put together.

Green Coffee

Green coffee is one of the most widely-used natural weight-loss ingredients. Researchers have found that simply supplementing green coffee bean allowed individuals to lose weight, without other diet or exercise changes.

What makes green coffee so effective is its high dosage of chlorogenic acid. This compound works by preventing sugar from being converted and stored as new fat. Inhibiting this storage accelerates fat loss and forces the body to use pre-existing fat for energy. [1]

African Mango

African Mango extract is widely used as an appetite suppressant because it stimulates leptin use. Leptin is a signaling hormone that regulates food intake. [2]

While most known for appetite suppressant, African Mango also optimizes blood sugar and insulin levels.

L-Carnitine L-Tartrate

L-Carnitine L-Tartrate is a form of the amino acid carnitine, which is most commonly used to increase metabolism. It works by transporting fat cells so they can be converted into energy. Studies show carnitine deficiency leads to difficulty losing weight. [3]

This new form of carnitine is unique because it also contributes to cell protection and detoxification and supports growth hormone levels, essential for muscle growth. [4]

Raspberry Ketones

Raspberry ketones are a relatively new ingredient in the weight-loss word and have quickly gained traction as a safe and natural way to improve fat loss. They work by increases the rate at which the body burns fat. This boosts weight loss and energy levels. [5]

Definition & Tightening Composite Elements – 300 mg

Overcoming the final steps to a lean physique can be one of the most difficult parts of a weight-loss goal. This ingredient blend is designed to help you lose those last few pounds.

Juniper Berry Extract

Juniper berry extract is a natural compound that has been shown to increase urinary output. This helps your body reduce unnecessary water weight and achieve a tighter physique. [6]
Dandelion Extract

Dandelion extract is very similar to juniper berry in its effects. Along with flushing out water, dandelion has also been shown to reduce bloating. [7]

Adipose and Appetite Inhibitor Elements – 225 mg

This blend is as oddly named as the first. The ingredients supposedly inhibit fat and appetite, but we’ve already seen that in the first blend, so I’m not sure why these ingredients are separate.

Phaseolus Vulgaris

This compound is an extract of white kidney beans and is a carb blocker. It regulates blood sugar and insulin levels, allowing the body to absorb and use carbohydrates more effectively instead of storing them as fat. [8]

Red Pepper

There are many varieties of red pepper, all used as dietary supplements because of their capsaicin content. Capsaicin is related to many other ingredients in Lean Works; it accelerates fat metabolism, leading to greater fat loss and energy. [9]


BioPerine is what gives black pepper its signature “kick.” It boosts the effectiveness and absorption of other ingredients. Studies show it also has a mild effect on metabolism. [10]

Where Can I Buy It?

For a new supplement, LeanWorks is available from a variety of retailers.

The first choice is from the official Muscle Elements site, which has LeanWorks for $52.99.

Thankfully, there are other stores with lower prices. My favorite choices are and, both of which have LeanWorks for $35. However, eSupplements offers free shipping.

With 30 servings per bottle, you’re looking at just over $1/serving.

Is It Safe?

LeanWorks is very safe. There aren’t any dangerous ingredients, and it doesn’t even contains caffeine, possibly the most-used weight-loss ingredient.

If you have a pre-existing allergy to any of the plant extract in LeanWorks, you should of course not use it.

How Do I Take It?

Dosage is pretty simple. The LeanWorks label says:

Take 3 capsules 30 minutes before breakfast. For maximum results take an additional 3 capsules 30 minutes before dinner. Drink at least 120 ounces of water daily to avoid dehydration.

Should I Use It?

I’m not a fan of Muscle Elements LeanWorks. The price is too high and the ingredients amounts aren’t listed. If it was a little less expensive and had transparent dosages, I would be more on board.

That being said, if you’re looking for a stimulant-free weight-loss pill, LeanWorks does have several proven compounds and could be worth your time. Keep in mind that it is not for users starting off their fat-loss journey, but rather those looking to finish getting lean.

Have you tried Muscle Elements LeanWorks? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!


[1] Vinson JA, et al. “Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, linear dose, crossover study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a green coffee bean extract in overweight subjects.” Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy. 2012; 5: 21–27.

[2] Xiaokun Ding, et al. “The Roles of Leptin and Adiponectin.” Am J Pathol. 2008 December; 173(6): 1929.

[3] “L-carnitine L-tartrate.” National Cancer Institute – National Institutes of Health.

[4] Kraemer WJ, et al. “The effects of L-carnitine L-tartrate supplementation on hormonal responses to resistance exercise and recovery.” Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2003 Aug;17(3):455-62.

[5] ] Park, Kyoung Sik. “Raspberry ketone increases both lipolysis and fatty acid oxidation in 3T3-L1 adipocytes.” Planta Medica

[6] Juniper Berry. Vitamin & Health Supplements Guide.

[7] Dandelion. WebMD.

[8] Udani J, et al. “Blocking carbohydrate absorption and weight loss: a clinical trial using Phase 2 brand proprietary fractionated white bean extract.”. Alternative Medicine Review. 2004 Mar;9(1):63-9.

[9] Kawada T, et al. “Effects of capsaicin on lipid metabolism in rats fed a high fat diet.” Journal of Nutrition. 1986 Jul;116(7):1272-8. Available from:

[10] McNamara FN, et al. “Effects of piperine, the pungent component of black pepper, at the human vanilloid receptor (TRPV1).” British Journal of Pharmacology. 2005 March; 144(6): 781–790.