So let’s see what Lipodryl is claiming to do, and whether it’s worth you investing your time and money.
- Nothing positive to find whatsoever
- Main ingredient proven not to work for weight loss
- Too many ingredients in too small quantities
- No physical address for the company
- No proper studies have ever been done
- Hard to say what the ingredients are
- Claims to do everything all in one pill
- Never tested in any studies as a complete diet pill
It’s always good to get hold of a sample of any of the products we review, but these guys stopped dealing with us a long time ago. As soon as we ring the phone number they show on the site, if they answer then it doesn’t take long for us to be disconnected. If we say we are investigating their products we are soon cut off, but it was worth trying again. And this time the response was … the same!
Ok, lets see if they are proud enough of their product to show their true address details, in case you want to get hold of them that way. Once again, nothing is showing for the company. This is one of the main ranking criteria for our reviews. If a company is so intent on not revealing their address, then you can only assume one thing. They have something to hide.
So who owns Lipodryl and why are they trying to hide?
It didn’t take long for us to find out Lipodryl is from the notorious diet pill scam hotspot of Utah. Gadd Formulas LLC, which has a whole trail of misery behind it, owns the domain itself; see our investigation HERE, which reveals some of the sordid details.
So now we know who the owner is, we can pretty much guess how this is going to pan out, lets have a look at the site itself.
- From Gadd Formulas
- No hard science behind anything the makers claim
- Bad reviews behind the companies selling Lipodryl
What Does Lipodryl Claim To Do?
Thankfully, the FTC has been taking a keen eye on many of the online diet pill scams, and as a result many of the big scammers have been running scared. It’s early days yet, and many people are still falling for their tricks, but a number of high profile cases have resulted in prosecutions. These include several of the Utah scammers and members of the “Mormon mafia.” This is a phrase that been coined as a high percentage of cases have included Mormons behind them.
As a result of more unwanted interest, they are having to change the ways they try and mislead people. They have expensive lawyers to look over the sales pages in order to try and stay just within the law, but at the same time still use clever tricks in order to manipulate you.
So lets see what Lipodryl is saying; well here it gets a little bit trickier. The main website is saying one thing, but then there are a number of fake review sites that are saying slightly different things. Previous associates of Garrett Devore, and the rest of the Utah brethren run these sites.
They are virtual copies of the original sales pages, but with some slight changes. Here’s the official site;
Nothing really unusual here. They are using the old trick of having a stock photo of a Doctor in order to make you think it is medially approved, as well as some very vague claims using some cool sounding verbs, like “incinerate” and “crush.” It doesn’t really mean anything but may have the desired effect.
Moving down the page, the main selling point seems to be: “New Research Reveals Powerful Phytonutrients That Help You Lose Weight.”
It then swiftly moves on to the “proof.”
So What Is Lipodryl and What Are The Ingredients For Lipodryl?
The main ingredients, Lipodryl refers to are:
- Irvingia Gabonensis (African Mango)
- GreenSelect Phytosome Green Tea
BUT….they don’t actually tell you exactly how much the product contains of each ingredient. This is very unprofessional in our opinion, as it means you can’t make an informed decision.
One possible reason for doing this is that it’s easy for investigative sites like ours to discredit their claims if we know how much of each ingredient is in there. Normally, they refer to certain studies proving its effectiveness but then fail to include sufficient amounts of an ingredient that have shown to help weight loss.
They couldn’t possibly be doing this here could they?
Fear not, despite the lack of evidence on the real site, we found the ingredient profile on another one of their fake review sites, tucked away.
Hmm….well that doesn’t look like the same product does it?
So now we are getting nearer to the true facts, lets see what the ingredients are claiming to do;
Irvingia Gabonensis (African Mango): Lots of studies have concluded that African Mango can be effective for weight loss. However Lipodryl are showing a content of only 100mg. They are then showing a pretty graph to a study that concluded you need a minimum of 300mg to see any effect! We have reviewed products with a whopping 2400mg of African Mango.
GreenSelect Phytosome Green Tea: Green tea has also been well studied, as being effective for weight loss. Lipodryl are including 100mg. Once again we have a pretty graph linking to a study showing a weight loss of 30lbs over 90 days. Impressive until you find out that the study was using 300mg to see any effects.
Chromax (Chromium Picolinate): Lipodryl contains a rather paltry figure of 42mcg. This is again far below the figure that manufacturers are claiming is even effective for weight loss. However Chromium has been discredited as being effective:
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
Caffeine: A common ingredient in diet pills, caffeine has multiple studies behind it. In this case they are indicating a content of 150mcg, which is the same as a cup of coffee.
So What Does All This Mean?
It’s not particularly clear what Lipodryl contains in what amount unless you are really intent on finding out (like us). When we got the actual quantities from another site and then compared them to the claims they are making, then its pretty obvious it’s all smoke and mirrors.
They simply list an ingredient and provide a pretty graph “proving” it works. But none of it stacks up. The research doesn’t relate to the amount they include.
Misleading? Deceitful? You decide.
Does Lipodryl Have Any Side Effects?
No studies have been done either into the effectiveness of Lipodryl 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.
We would hazard a guess, that because Lipodryl is so low in any effective ingredients, then it is unlikely you would get any side effects.
Any Lipodryl Reviews From Customers?
There are the usual “staged” testimonials on the sales page. Along with this there is the disclaimer hiding at the bottom: Results in the testimonials may not be typical and your results may vary.
So Does Lipodryl Work?
The main ingredients they are basing their claims on are not included in sufficient quantities to have any effect on weight loss.
Where Can I Buy Lipodryl?
Lipodryl can be bought online direct from the main merchant, which appears to be Gadd Formulas, LLC based in Utah. They own the website itself and everything from payments to fulfilment is related to them in some way.
Gadd Formulas have a terrible track record and have recently been trying to go even further underground.
There are also a number of fake review sites that review Lipodryl but the same people control them all in order to give fake reviews.
Any Guarantees for Lipodryl?
Well sort of, but it gets a bit confusing.
The main site is offering a 90-day guarantee. However they have included a manipulated comparison table to other products, where one of the big features is a “lifetime guarantee.”
Going on previous customer experiences, then it will possibly be a difficult job trying to get your money back.
Watch Dog Verdict
Hopefully you can see what the problems are with Lipodryl.
A lack of information, and any real evidence as to its effectiveness. Couple this with an owner with a terrible track record in the diet pill arena. And all from a company trying to hide their real identity.
This was pretty easy…