We take an in-depth look at this “unique” clinically proven fat binder to see if it gets the Watchdog seal of approval.
- Strong clinical studies
- Safe and 100% natural ingredients
- Can work out to be expensive
- Lack of money-back guarantee
- Requires changes to diet & limiting food choices
- Advised to take additional multi-vitamins
- Lack of consumer reviews
- No company contact and address information
- Owned by InQpharm Group
- Certified as a Class IIa medical device with no known side effects
- Fat binder that can block up to 27.4% of dietary fats
Fat binders are not the most popular type of weight loss diet pills as they tend to get overshadowed by dual acting supplements that increase fat burning and suppress appetite. That said, fat binders can still play a role in helping weight loss by acting to reduce calorie intake.
In fact, some consumers choose to take fat burners in conjunction with other diet pills (always check if diet pills are suitable to be combined before trying!).
Liposinol is a certified medical device product (Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC) very much aimed at the UK market. It is owned and manufactured by a pharmaceutical company called InQpharm Group. They specialise in research, development and the commercialisation of safe therapeutic compounds for both human and animals.
Digging a little deeper, we were too happy to find no reports of any scams or rip offs for either Liposinol or InQpharm Group during our research.
We found boxes to be available in 48 of 60 tablet sizes, with the aim of taking 1 to 3 tablets with water immediately a meal. You should not exceed 9 tablets per day. You can continue taking this supplement for as long as desired as its safe to take long-term.
Available to buy online via the official website from their catchy sounding “BMIsmart Store”, Liposinol is one of currently four weight loss products that are tailored to individual consumer needs.
- Can work out expensive if taking the recommended dosage
- Requires changes to your diet and multi-vitamin supplementation
- Lack of manufacturer details and money-back guarantee
What Does Liposinol Claim To Do?
The patented fibre complex made from Opuntia ficus-indica claims to be clinically proven to bind dietary fat, that when used with exercise and calorie-reduced diet can reduce excess body weight and help to reduce cholesterol.
Liposinol claims that…
you reduce up to 27.4% of your daily fat intake from food as Liposinol™ binds your dietary fat. Your appetite and food cravings will also be managed. These mean lesser calorie intake for your body.
So What Is Liposinol and What Are The Ingredients For Liposinol?
Liposinol is a fat binder that has been clinically proven to effectively absorb dietary fat. Made from 100% natural and organic dehydrated leaves of the cactus Opuntia ficus-indica it’s rich in fibre and easily binds to fats.
There is only one active ingredient, a patented compound called Litramine, a proprietary natural fibre complex which is also owned by the manufacturer, InQpharm Group.
Here’s more about Litramine:
- Litramine: A natural patented and certified organic fibre derived from Opuntia ficus-indica (also known as prickly pear). Extensive research has shown that it binds up to 27% of dietary fats without any known negative side effects. It is classed as an approved Medical Device for the treatment and management of weight loss.
So What Does All This Mean?
When taken after a meal the natural fibres within Liposinol work to bind some of the fats in your stomach by making them too large to be absorbed. The undigested fat molecules are then removed from the body during normal bowel movements.
Primarily Liposinol could reduce calorie intake from fats other benefits include helping to calm food cravings, have a positive effect on blood cholesterol, reducing the levels of total cholesterol.
Does Liposinol Have Any Side Effects?
This supplement is 100% natural, safe for vegetarians and has no known negative side effects.
You are advised to take a multi-vitamin whilst taking this supplement as fat-soluble vitamins may be prevented from being absorbed. Any multi-vitamins or medicines should be taken more than 2 hours from taking any Liposinol tablets.
Caution: You are not recommended to take Liposinol if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of less than 18.5.
Any Liposinol Reviews From Customers?
We really struggled (and failed) to find any positive or even negative consumer reviews for Liposinol! One of main UK stockists of this supplement, Slimming Solutions, display an average rating of 4.72 based on a staggering 1012 ratings (at the time of this review), yet none of the customer reviews are visible on the site! We did wonder if this was an error.
So Does Liposinol Work?
Liposinol is one of the few diet pills that are backed by a number of pre-clinical and clinical studies that support the claim that up it binds up to 27.4% of dietary fats, which helps to prevent the absorption of some fats from your diet.
Scientific studies have been replicated on a number of occasions at different locations:
- TNO Nutrition and Food Research (The Netherlands)
- CERN (Centre d’Enseignement et de Recherche en Nutrition
- Obesity Clinic (Germany)
Although we don’t doubt that Liposinol may reduce your daily calorie intake, we question the effectiveness of Liposinol in the real world. In truth most fat binders require you to modify your diet in order to reduce your daily calorie intake. Moreover, if you eat very little fat then you’re unlikely to experience the benefits of this or any fat binder irrespective of how clinically proven the product is!
If you can follow and limit your food choices and commit to taking up to 9 tablets per day, then maybe Liposinol could well be help reduce excess weight, we question how significant this would be.
How About a Guarantee?
There appears to be no manufacturer money-back guarantee, even on the official website! What you will have when buying online and required by law under the distance selling regulations is a refund policy. This will vary according to merchant but will be a minimum of 7-days and in most cases is 14 days.
Where Can I Buy Liposinol?
You can buy Liposinol online direct from the official website or from a number of other retailers who stock a number of popular high street selling diet pill brands.
Slimming Solutions currently offer this supplement at a very reasonable price of £19.95 ($31) for 48 tablets. The recommended retail price of 60 tablets is approximately £31 ($48).
As we have highlighted previously you should be aware that Liposinol can work out very expensive if taking the full recommended dosage of 9 tablets per day. This means you could be paying more than £100 ($155) per month for this supplement!
ALERT: After extensive research we were unable to find stockists currently seeing this supplement!
The key ingredient Litramine has been extensively studied in a number of clinical trials proving it successfully binds fat. For us the fact Liposinol may work to prevent some dietary fats is not in question, we have doubts as to whether this supplement is a practical weight loss solution for consumers.
This is not a supplement you can pick up and start taking expecting to lose weight straight away!
The need to modify your diet, to take additional supplementation of vitamins and the need to take up to 9 tablets per day could put off some consumers.
Most quality diet pill supplements these days offer a money-back guarantee and it’s very disappointing that Liposinol fails to offer one. When other similarly priced fat binders offer 180-day money-back guarantees (such as Proactol Plus we have reviewed here), this in our opinion is an oversight.
It was a difficult decision for us to make in deciding whether to approve Liposinol. All the elements of a successful, well put together diet pill that works are there, well almost! In the end the likely high monthly cost, lack of consumer reviews and the fact that there is no money-back guarantee available we have decided to reject Liposinol fat binder.