Hourglass Fit vs Leanbean
Hourglass Fit or Leanbean? In this article, we take a detailed look at both of these so-called 'fat burner' supplements for women
Hourglass Fit and Leanbean are two so-called ‘fat burner’ supplements made by UK-based companies and sold online.
Hourglass Fit website: www.hourglassfit.com
Leanbean website: www.leanbeanofficial.com
Products like this have a bit of a bad reputation, mainly because lots of them are marketed as ‘magic pills’ which work overnight with no effort on your part. This is simply not the case.
It’s widely accepted that the main proven way to lose fat is to stick to a (sensible and well-managed) diet and exercise regimen in which you’re burning slightly more calories than you’re consuming. In other words, it’s about keeping in a slight calorie deficit over time.
So-called ‘fat burner’ supplements are generally not proven to ‘burn’ fat on their own. Rather, they can provide a range of ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and plant extracts, each of which may (or may not) bring some benefits and support on your health and fitness journey.
Nevertheless, the ‘fat burner’ supplement industry is a busy one, with many different products on sale.
We want to be responsible when we write content about products like this, so it’s important to keep your expectations in check. As mentioned above, supplements like this are not ‘magic’ solutions. You can’t expect to pop a pill and get a six-pack.
Editor's note: The content on this website is meant to be informative in nature, but it should not be taken as medical advice. Our articles and the products featured in them are not intended for use as diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of health problems. Always speak with a certified medical professional before making any changes to your lifestyle, diet, exercise routine, and/or taking any supplements.
The purpose of this article is for us to take a look at both Hourglass and Leanbean and compare them to one another, mainly focusing on the ingredients and the doses used.
So, with all of that out of the way, let’s now start taking a closer look at both of these products.
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Company and Product Background
Editor's note: The writer of this article has not necessarily tried the products featured. All product information provided is purely research based.
Here are some facts about both of these products.
Product website: www.leanbeanofficial.com
• Manufactured by UK-based supplements company Ultimate Life
• Marketed solely at women
• Vegan friendly
• Contains 12 ingredients
• Sold from the official website
• 180 capsules per bottle
Hourglass Fit Summary:
Product website: www.hourglassfit.com
• Manufactured by UK-based supplements company Roar Ambition
• Marketed solely at women
• Vegan friendly
• Contains nine ingredients
• Sold from the official website
• 120 capsules per bottle
Looking at the facts above regarding these two products, it’s clear that they are pretty similar in nature.
Both of them are marketed at women, and both of them are only sold on the manufacturer’s official website.
One slight difference is that Leanbean contains three more ingredients than Hourglass. A bottle of Leanbean also contains 60 more capsules per bottle than Hourglass Fit, which has 120.
Despite this, it’s clear from the above that both of these supplements are very similar in nature.
Now it’s time to compare the main facts when it comes to these two supplements by focusing on the ingredients formulas.
The supplement world can be a confusing one, with many bold claims made by manufacturers about supposed benefits of how they can help you.
We generally think that it’s best to ignore the hype on the official websites, and instead focus on the things we know are facts – such as the ingredients used in the formula.
Editor's note: The health claims about the ingredients mentioned in this article are listed as authorised on the EU Register at the time of publishing.
Let’s now take a look at the ingredients label of both of these supplements.
Hourglass Fit Ingredients Label:
Leanbean Ingredients Label:
As you can probably see for yourself when comparing the supplement facts panels of both of these products, they are some similarities.
For example, you can see that they both contain doses of Vitamins B6 and B12. These are two essential vitamins which contribute to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue and normal energy release, amongst other things.
They also both contain the essential trace mineral Chromium, which contributes to normal macronutrient metabolism and the maintenance of normal blood sugar levels, as well as Zinc.
Both of the products also use a form of Black Pepper Extract called BioPerine.
The final ingredient that they both have in common is probably the most important one. Glucomannan is a dietary fiber which comes from the root of the Konjac Plant.
With Leanbean, the inclusion of 3000mg of Glucomannan, split into three 1g servings per day, contributes to weight loss in the context of an energy-restricted diet.
Hourglass Fit uses common plant extracts from Cayenne Pepper, as well as 5-HTP. It also has dose of Vitamin B2 in its formula.
Meanwhile, Leanbean contains some Turmeric, Green Coffee Bean Extract and Acai Berry Extract amongst other things.
Leanbean also contains another important mineral – Potassium.
How To Take Them
As you have probably guessed by the size of the bottles, Leanbean requires more capsules to be taken per day.
The directions for Leanbean state that you should take two capsules, three times a day, with a glass of water.
The directions for Hourglass Fit state that you should take one capsule, four times a day, with a glass of water.
As you can see, Leanbean’s daily dose is slightly more than Hourglass’s.
With Leanbean, the directions suggest that you take a total of six capsules per day, while with Hourglass, the directions suggest four capsules per day.
Despite the big difference in the number of capsules per bottle of both products, they are both designed to last about a month.
Potential Side Effects
Some food supplements contain ingredients that have the potential to cause side effects.
For this reason, we strongly recommend that you speak to your doctor or a certified medical professional before thinking about taking any new supplement. That way, you can receive some tailored advice for your situation.
Hourglass Fit and Leanbean should not be taken by anyone under the age of 18, and they should not be used if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or have an underlying medical condition. You should speak to your doctor before taking any supplements if you’re taking any medications.
It’s also important that you check the ingredients label to make sure that you’re not allergic to any of the substances used.
Some of the problems regarding products like this is tied to the use of stimulants such as Caffeine. This, in theory at least, should not be too much of a problem with Leanbean, because it does not contain Caffeine as a standalone ingredient. That being said, Leanbean does contain a small amount of Caffeine from Green Coffee Extract.
Hourglass Fit also does not use Caffeine as one of the main ingredients in this formula, and this may suit some people.
Let’s now focus on another fact and take a look at the prices of both of these supplements.
One bottle of Leanbean is a month’s supply and contains 180 capsules. At the time of writing, Leanbean currently costs $59 / £39 per bottle.
And a bottle of Hourglass Fit is also a month’s supply and contains 120 capsules. At the time of writing, Hourglass Fit currently costs $55 / £35 per bottle.
Both manufacturers offer discounts on the price per bottle if you are willing to buy more than one bottle at a time.
It’s best to check the official websites for the price and the latest offers, as these tend to vary from time to time.
Anything Else To Consider?
As always, we want to stress that you should speak to your doctor or a certified medical professional before thinking about taking a new supplement.
It’s also important to remember that products like this are not magic solutions. They are food supplements which contain certain ingredients such as vitamins, minerals and plant extracts, each of which has the potential to bring a benefit to the table.
The best method for losing fat is to stick to a diet and exercise regimen in which you are burning more calories than you are consuming over time – and this can be done without any supplements.
We always think that it’s best to ensure that you’re living a healthy lifestyle overall, and this should come first before a new supplement.
Conclusion – Our Final Thoughts
That brings us to the end of our detailed look at both Hourglass Fit and Leanbean.
We’ve walked you through the basic facts that you need to know about both of these so-called ‘fat burner’ supplements.
We’ve focused this article on the important facts about these two products, including the ingredients formula and the prices.
They both have some similar ingredients such as Zinc, Chromium and Vitamins B6 and B12, and the dietary fiber Glucomannan.
Overall, these two supplements are fairly similar in nature. Leanbean is a bit more expensive but contains more capsules per bottle.