Watchdog Approved Diet Pills


After seeing Lipo30 pushed on a number of “fake” review sites and heavily advertised around the internet we thought it was time to put it under the microscope. With a distinct medical look and a well-designed site, it was time to see if Lipo30 lived up to its claims.

Is Lipo30 really a weight los revolution, or is it just another random mix of ingredients all wrapped up in some pretty packaging? There’s only one way to find out.

Lipo30 Pros

  • Nice looking sales page

Lipo30 Cons

  • Main ingredient proven not to work for weight loss
  • No physical address for the company
  • No proper studies have ever been done
  • Comes from Utah, the diet pill scam capital
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Lipo30 Facts

  • U.S. Government warning issued for the main ingredient
  • Claims to do everything all in one pill
  • Never tested in any studies as a complete diet pill

Okay, straight to the main site that sells Lipo30. It looks like the type of site being built by the Utah guys, which is home to literally hundreds of dodgy diet pills and scams.

These are very clever people we are dealing with who have honed their selling skills to the maximum. This site is packed full of the little marketing “tricks” that are meant to lull you in to buying, what in most cases is a pretty useless diet pill.

It has a big header (the picture part at the top) with a very medical looking bottle and the usual skinny looking girl. Immediately below this we have a picture of a “physician”. So now you are hopefully thinking Lipo30 has been designed by Doctor’s, and by taking it you are going to look like the girl in the picture.

This is as far from the truth as you could get, but it sure looks good!

Lipo30 Screenshot

The rest of the site contains more of the same type of stuff, very vague and unsubstantiated claims but all with the same goal, to get you to part with your money.

Lipo30 Warnings

  • Customer testimonials are dubious
  • No hard science behind anything the makers claim in relation to the quantities they use.
  • Bad reviews behind the companies selling Lipo30

What Does Lipo30 Claim To Do?

The makers of Lipo30 have been rather clever in how they have designed their website. They don’t actually claim much at all, simply some generic things like, “Burn More Fat”, “Eat Less Food” and Proven Ingredients” and “Safe Formula”.

We have noticed this happening more and more now, before they would make some wild claims like, “Lose 30 Pounds in 30 days” but now the FTC are on to these people so they have to be much more careful about what they are saying.

To get round this now it’s deliberately vague, “Burn More Fat” can mean anything, this could be 1 ounce over a year, but its still looks good in bold letters.

To do all these wonderful things then they have to have at least some evidence to fall back on. This time they are going for the “proven ingredients” angle. The idea here is to include some ingredients with studies that have been done on them.

So What Is Lipo30 and What Are The Ingredients For Lipo30?

Well this time it’s quite clear what they are trying to do; they have helpfully included a full ingredient profile, which they don’t always do. This is because the main marketing angle is to try and get you to think that it’s a proper scientific product. In this scenario it is essential to list the ingredients and then they link to studies showing some effect for weight loss.

Lets have a close look at the ingredients of Lipo30:

  • Chromax: This is the main ingredient, and seems to be the main basis behind their claims. This is actually a “branded” form of Chromium Picolinate. It is showing a serving size of 333.335mcg, which they say is 33% of the recommended daily allowance.

BUT, the actual RDA for chromium is between 50 and 200mcg

We suggest that they may have a serious fault in the labelling of this product; the recommended dosage is three of these pills a day, which would give you an intake of Chromium of 1000mcg per day. This is way above the amount advised by proper health professionals.

Chromium is a common ingredient in diet pills but we have long known that is is ineffective for weight loss!

We dug a little deeper and found this quote on the National Institute of Health:

Chromium supplements are sometimes claimed to reduce body fat and increase lean (muscle) mass. Yet a recent review of 24 studies that examined the effects of 200 to 1,000 mcg/day of chromium (in the form of chromium picolinate) on body mass or composition found no significant benefits


In several studies, chromium’s effects on body weight and composition may be called into question

You can’t get much clearer than that. A Government body has reviewed a huge batch of the research backing the claims of Chromium as being useful for weight loss and completely discredited them.

As a matter of interest, Lipo30 have a pretty graph showing a reduced calorie intake of over 200 calories per day by suppressing the appetite. However, this study had nothing at all to do with the amount of Chromax in Lipo30.

  • Irvingia Gabonensis (African Mango): This is the Latin name for the African mango tree and has received a lot of exposure after appearing on Dr Oz as a weight loss supplement. We have studied other diet pills containing African Mango extract and found that African Mango Advanced was the most effective with 2400mg of extract.
  • Phytosome Green Tea: Another ingredient with plenty of studies, the Lipo30 label is showing a serving of 300mg a day with 3 capsules. Unfortunately all the studies showing Green Tea to be effective all indicate a much bigger daily intake than this to be effective. They are still happy to show a graph showing weight loss using Green Tea but as we say this is when consuming larger amounts than what is in Lipo30.
  • Alchemilla vulgaris (60mg), Olea europaea (50mg), Cuminum cyminum (25) and Mentha longifolia (20mg): A study was done which showed these 4 ingredients along with 7mg Vitamin C and 148mg TCP did help weight loss over a 3 month period.

Unfortunately, due to the fact that Lipo30 does not contain the TCP then these claims are irrelevant.

From the proper study:

The combination contained 60mg Alchemilla vulgaris L., 50mg Olea europaea L., 20mg Mentha longiforia L, 25mg Cuminum cyminum L., 7mg Vitamin C, and 148mg Tricalcium phosphate (TCP).

  • CoQ10: An antioxidant used for many of the body’s functions. There are no research studies to suggest it is effective for weight loss.
  • Caffeine: Used in many diet pills, caffeine has lots of research into its ability to help burn fat. The amount contained in each capsule of Lipo30 is about the same as a cup of coffee.

So What Does All This Mean?

On the surface of it Lipo30 appears to contain a some good ingredients.

Unfortunately the main ingredient has been dismissed by the U.S. Government scientists to have no effect on weight loss. Lipo30 are making a big song and dance about Chromium being the main ingredient but unfortunately as can be seen the evidence is dubious at best.

The rest if the ingredients are simply not in sufficient quantities to have any effect, in relation to the claims they are making

Does Lipo30 Have Any Side Effects?

No studies have been done either into the effectiveness of Lipo30 or indeed if there are any side effects from ingesting the mix that they have come up with. There could possibly be long-term damage to the body; at this stage it is impossible to say one way or the other.

Any Lipo30 Reviews From Customers?

There are a few testimonials on the main website which look dubious. We found a number of customer complaints, especially with regards delivery issues and getting a refund if one is needed.

So Does Lipo30 Work?

Lipo30 is highly unlikely to have any effect on weight loss.

The main ingredient has been proven to have no effect and the rest of the sounding ingredients bear no resemblance to the studies they show on the site.

Lipo30 is a combination of clever marketing and selective claims all mashed up in order to fool the buyer. We highly recommend that you look at alternative products rather than Lipo30.

Where Can I Buy Lipo30?

Lipo30 can be bought online direct from the main merchant, which appears to be Doakes Nutraceuticals, LLC based in Utah. This is the company receiving the payments but they are well hidden by registering under a proxy company controlled by an attorney. More reason to arouse the suspicions.

We have heard a myriad of complaints about this company and even did a special investigation. You can read all about Doakes Nutraceuticals HERE.

There are also a number of fake review sites that review Lipo30 but they are all controlled by the same people in order to give fake reviews.

Watchdog Verdict

Lipo30 has got disaster written all over it for the consumer!

A nightmare company to get in touch with, either by phone, email or physical address.

Combine this with a product whose main ingredient is proven not to be effective by the U.S. Government. The rest of the claims can be easily refuted with regards to weight loss.

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4 comments to “Lipo30”

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  1. Vanbuskirk says:

    Good post!

  2. Chewey says:

    You give a review about a product which is for sale by somebody else and then you turn around and tell us to buy one of your sponsored products. Seems a little bias to me. Almost as if you are the scammer. If what you are claiming about Lipo30 is true, why hasn’t the FDA closed them down?

    • admin says:

      Hi Chewey,
      Thanks for you feedback.
      We have written an article about the manufacturer Doakes Nutraceuticals that gives some insight into their practices.
      Regarding sponsored products, we do not get paid advertisements but sometimes receive a commission, this however does not affect our decision. There are many cases where we could earn a higher commission for making products we have “rejected” into “approved”, but because of the product and manufacturer do not met our standard we have decided not too. In addition, some manufacturers have a number of diet pills and some are approved, some are rejected. We hope this illustrates our desire to be independent and to offer the best advice and guidance for consumers.
      Diet Pills Watchdog Team

  3. ron carlisle says:

    are you supposed to take lipo 30 with your exercise or just with meals

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