Ikaria Lean Belly Juice Review: Our Concerns

Ikaria Lean Belly Juice Review: Our Concerns


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Ikaria Lean Belly Juice is a weight loss product sold online and on Amazon. Retailers of the beverage claim that it can support natural weight loss and contains “superfoods.”

But does Ikaria Lean Belly Juice contain ingredients proven to cause weight loss in research studies? Does it contain any unhealthy additive ingredients? Why is there an ingredient discrepancy between Amazon and the retail websites? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Ikaria Lean Belly Juice?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more as we analyze the ingredients in Ikaria Lean Belly Juice based on medical studies to give our take on whether the supplement is likely to be effective or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll share our concerns about the brand generally and feature real, unsponsored user reviews of Ikaria Lean Belly Juice.

Ingredient Analysis

Ikaria Lean Belly Juice ingredients

The ingredients in Ikaria Lean Belly Juice are shown above. The brand fails to clearly publish ingredient doses on their website which is the sign of a low-quality brand.

Some of the ingredients in this supplement have been clinically shown to cause weight loss.

Resveratrol was shown in a medical review published in the Nutrients journal to cause weight loss in overweight and obese individuals.

EGCG is the main chemical compound in green tea, which was shown to cause 2.53 pounds of weight loss over 12 weeks in a 2016 clinical trial.

Fucoxanthin was shown in one clinical trial to cause weight loss, as we documented in our review of Meticore which is another weight loss supplement containing this ingredient.

There are no other ingredients in this formulation that we consider effective for weight loss based on our review of clinical trials.

The brand’s website also fails to clearly publish a Supplement Facts label, so we’re unsure if there are inactive ingredients like flavoring agents and fillers. This is another sign of a low-quality brand.

Based on this formulation, we consider Ikaria Lean Belly Juice potentially effective for weight loss. But why do we recommend avoiding it? We’ll share our concerns about ClickBank products in the next section.

Our Concerns About ClickBank Products

Ikaria Lean Belly Juice is sold on an affiliate platform called ClickBank which allows marketers and other entities to promote it with essentially no pre-approval. This creates an incentive structure for people without relevant medical or scientific credentials to make specific health claims about supplements, which we believe is a risky situation.

As we documented in our Java Burn reviews article on another ClickBank product, we consider it a sign of a low-quality brand to market on ClickBank, as we haven’t come across one single ClickBank supplement that we would recommend in our hundreds of Illuminate Health reviews.

As a consumer, one way to quickly check if a product is sold on or by ClickBank is to check the footer of the product’s website for a disclaimer like the one shown above.

A TikTok user named Connor Auld shows how easy it is to sign up and use ClickBank to promote health products for referral income:

@connor_auld Follow for more side hustle ideas!🔥 #sidehustle #entrepreneur #hustle #workfromhome #debtfreecommunity #smallbusiness ♬ Sunroof - Nicky Youre & dazy

Why We Recommend Avoiding This Supplement on Amazon

While we don’t recommend Ikaria Lean Belly Juice overall, for those intent on purchasing it, we would recommend doing so on the brand’s website or one of the official distributors’ websites.

The supplement sold under the “Ikaria” name on Amazon (and Walmart) does not appear to be the same supplement or have the same ingredients, as shown by its Supplement Facts label below:

Ikaria Lean Belly Juice Amazon ingredients

There’s an increased risk of counterfeit or potentially harmful products when purchasing supplements that are copying a brand’s name in our opinion, because it’s a sign of disregard for consumer welfare to do so.

We don’t want to link to any retailers of Ikaria Lean Belly Juice to support their business, but as a consumer if you’re looking for the official product the best way to find it is to search “Ikaria Lean Belly Juice” into Google and click on one of the top sponsored links.

Real, Unsponsored Ikaria Lean Belly Juice Reviews

A TikTok user named “OnlineOps4” reviewed Ikaria Lean Belly Juice and claims it caused weight loss. It’s worth noting that they have a link in their video so there may be bias:

@onlineops4 Ikaria Lean Belly Juice Review My Wife and I Like It We Lost 7 Pounds #diet #weightloss #weightlosstips #ikaria #review #fitness ♬ original sound - OnlineOps4

Another TikTok user named “HealthyyVibes” claims that there are several benefits associated with use of this supplement:

@healthyyvibe Ikaria Lean Belly Juice has 8 of the most powerful, exotic, far-burning nutrients on the planet. Beetroot is one of the .#weightloss #fatburner#juice ♬ Sunshine - WIRA

Will Ikaria Lean Belly Juice Cause Side Effects?

Ikaria Lean Belly Juice doesn’t appear to have been studied in any clinical trials so it’s impossible to say for certain whether or not the supplement will cause side effects.

However, we can make an educated guess based on its active ingredients.

EGCG can cause side effects at high doses. At a dose of 600 milligrams (mg) or above daily, it may cause liver damage according to a medical review published in the Toxicology Letters journal.

This is why it’s so unacceptable for supplement manufacturers to fail to clearly publish ingredient doses.

Overall we do not believe that Ikaria Lean Belly Juice is likely to cause side effects, but we can’t be certain due to the lack of clearly-published dosages. The manufacturer’s website mentions that there are no side effects.

Pros and Cons of Ikaria Lean Belly Juice

Here are the pros and cons of Ikaria Lean Belly Juice in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Potentially effective
  • No notable harmful ingredients

Cons:

  • Failure to clearly publish ingredients
  • ClickBank product
  • Contains EGCG 
  • Hard to find unsponsored customer reviews
  • Not clinically tested
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Conclusion

We do not currently recommend Ikaria Lean Belly Juice. While the supplement does contain a few research-backed ingredients for weight loss, the doses of these ingredients are not clearly published on the brand’s homepage or product page, which makes it very challenging to assess the efficacy and safety of the formulation.

We advise consumers to be extremely wary of purchasing from supplement brands that fail to clearly publish ingredients, as this is the sign of a low-quality brand.

This supplement is retailed by ClickBank, which is a large affiliate platform that allows users to easily sign up and promote health products without necessarily having any relevant health credentials.

Ikaria Lean Belly Juice is not likely to cause side effects in our opinion, but the product has not been studied in any clinical trials so any presumptions about side effects are just educated guesses at this stage.

While we don’t recommend this supplement, for consumers intent on purchasing it, we recommend doing so on one of the official distributor websites, because the Amazon listing appears to be a “knock-off” and has different ingredients than the official product.