Today we have Legion Forge up for inspection. Does this self-professed “stubborn belly fat burner” really work? Is it safe? We analyze Legion Forge’s ingredient profile to find out – for those in a hurry, we’ll start with a brief summary.
Legion Forge Review Summary
- Claims to help you burn “stubborn” fat, reduce muscle loss, control appetite, and work as a mental stimulant
- 100% natural ingredients
- Only 3 ingredients, 1 of which isn’t proven to do what the manufacturer claims
- Suitable for both men and women
- 45 servings
- Take 1 capsule per 50 pounds of body weight, 15 minutes before fasted training
- Effective, but only on an empty stomach
- Lacks other core ingredients that would lead to more significant fat loss and appetite suppression
- Possible negative side-effects due to the banned stimulant Yohimbine
About Legion Forge
Legion Forge is a fat burner that claims to be effective with burning fat while maintaining muscle mass. Also, it is proud of its 100% natural formula with ingredients that are backed by scientific studies. This should guarantee its efficiency, however, to find out if this is really true, we made this review.
Forge Legion is extremely proud of its proclaimed efficiency in “burning stubborn fat”. Stubborn fat is also known as the area of the body where people have the hardest time losing fat. In men, most often this is the stomach, and in women thighs and hips. This is where Forge manufacturers think their product stands out, since in their opinion, this is where most fat burners fail.
How does it work?
If your goal is to burn fat and maintain muscle mass, Legion Forge comes with a formula that claims to help with preserving muscle. This helps if you think that your weight loss program could interfere with maintaining your muscle mass or that your training intensity could suffer.
- Forge also has an energizing formula that will boost your energy levels and make you more focused. However, unlike most fat burners, Forge doesn’t contain any caffeine. This is great for people who are hypersensitive to caffeine and for people who tend to drink a lot of coffee throughout the day.
With Forge, there is no risk of consuming too much caffeine and having negative side effects because of it. Still, it does contain some pretty aggressive stimulants which we’ll cover below.
Legion Forge comes in the form of capsules and it is advised to take it 15 minutes before fasted training. With the combination of fasted training, you will enhance Forge’s fat-burning properties and boost your results. Its main ingredients are Calcium β-Hydroxy β-Methyl butyrate (HMB), Citicoline, and Yohimbine HCL.
However, is the Legion Forge really such an effective fat burner as it claims to be, and are its ingredients so effective? Read along and find out what we think of Legion Forge and if it meets the criteria.
How to use Legion Forge
The dose of Legion Forge depends on your body weight. Take 1 capsule per 50 pounds of your body weight, preferably 15 minutes before fasted workout.
Training on an empty stomach boosts the effect of Forge’s ingredients and helps you lose fat faster. Consuming Legion Forge with food can negate its effect.
Gradually you can increase the dose of 1 capsule per dose until you reach 1 capsule per 25 pounds of your body weight. However, test first with smaller doses and see how you respond to it.
Legion Forge Ingredients
Legion Forge only has three ingredients; the good news is, their doses aren’t hidden in a proprietary blend so you can at least see what you’re getting.
However, the lack of core ingredients means this formula is less effective than it could be. It also uses 1 unproven ingredient; see for yourself.
1. Calcium β-Hydroxy β-Methyl butyrate (HMB)
HMB is an active metabolite of the amino acid leucine and has an anti-catabolic effect. In other words, it reduces the breakdown of proteins.
Following this logic, it could help in the prevention of muscle breakdown during calorie-restricted periods, such as diets, or periods of increased physical activity. So theoretically, HMB helps you to maintain lean muscle mass when you are trying to lose weight. That’s why it found its place in Legion Forge.
However, although HMB shows clinical results in a reduction of muscle loss in periods where atrophy is accelerated, such in conditions as cachexia, AIDS, and bedrest, HMB’s role in athletes on a calorie-restricted diet hasn’t been fully established yet.
On athletes, studies are very limited and more research needs to be done. For now, for athletes, HMB is effective only in theory. (source: https://examine.com/supplements/hmb/)
Citicoline is a nootropic also known as CDP-choline. It is often used for boosting cognitive function and memory performance. In Legion Forge, it serves as a mental stimulant instead of caffeine. It shows no harmful side effects and is generally safe. (source: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9203170/)
3. Yohimbine HCL
Yohimbine is a strong stimulant, and it is used for its fat-burning properties. It is effective, but it can have negative side effects. So, you should be careful since it can cause anxiety and negatively interact with other pharmaceuticals.
Also, people with higher body weight should be especially careful with yohimbine intake. At high dosages, it can lead to cardiovascular irregularities. This is especially the problem because the dosages of yohimbine can exceed 25-150% of the dose listed on the package. So, start with small dosages first. Even with smaller dosages than are recommended.
If consumed with food, the fat-burning effect of yohimbine can be negated. Therefore, it is advised to take it on an empty stomach.
Customer Reviews are mainly positive. This doesn’t surprise me since Legion Forge contains effective fat-burning compounds. However, it has its flaws.
To start, the biggest flaw of Legion Forge is the possibly unsafe ingredients and negative side effects. Another con is that this fat-burner is only effective if it is taken on an empty stomach. This makes its practical use very limited.
Therefore, we think there are better products on the market with safer ingredients and at a better price range.
Cost and Where to Buy?
The prices of Legion Forge are around $34.99. It is available for purchase on the official Legion site, Amazon, and other supplement online stores.
Because of its possible negative side effects, it is banned in some countries, such as Australia and Canada.
Does Legion Forge Have Side Effects?
Although it contains a natural formula, it doesn’t mean that Legion Forge ingredients are entirely safe.
The most problematic ingredient is the Yohimbe, aka Yohimbine. Yohimbe has many side effects, such as anxiety, insomnia, increased blood pressure, irregular heart rate, etc. This is because of its aggressive stimulant activity.
So even though there’s no caffeine in Legion Forge, you should still take it cautiously if you’re sensitive to stimulants.
Legion Forge: The Bottom Line
Legion Forge contains some effective ingredients, but at what cost. The biggest concern is the Yohimbe which can lead to some serious side effects, which is why it’s already banned in some countries.
Another issue is the lack of more proven ingredients. It’s lacking an appetite suppressant such as Glucomannan, a thermogenic like caffeine or green tea extract, and a blood sugar regulator such as chromium to help fight off cravings and mood swings.
Also, most users won’t like that to be effective, Legion Forge has to be taken on an empty stomach. This greatly limits its practical usage since it offers almost no flexibility.