Liposom is a diet pill that is advertised as a colon cleanser, helping you get some control into you life. Essentially, it is billed as a detox product that removes so called harmful waste from your system and supposedly boosts your energy levels and immune system at the same time as a result.
- Inadequate ingredients information
- Detoxing and Colon cleansing is proven to be ineffective for health and weight loss
- No money back guarantee
- Company behind Liposom appears to be based in Texas
- Each bottle contains 60 capsules (one month’s supply)
- Detox and colon cleansing is dismissed by the medical profession as rubbish. It will not work. It will not improve health, vitality or weight loss
Detoxing for health and to lose weight is not a new idea and appeals to our inner homemaking urge to get everything clean and tidy.
There is something horribly satisfying about the idea of flushing the colon to get everything sparkly clean and fresh by removing the dirty stuff.
Liposom – described by the makers as a colon cleanser will apparently improve your digestive process and remove the 10lbs of undigested waste that we all carry around in our systems. Yuk!
There actually is no sense to this claim. This is what your digestive system does and when it comes to flushing out toxins, your liver and your kidneys do this for you as well.
Advertisers make a lot of claims about colon cleansing and detox but none of them are based in any sort of biological fact.
See our earlier Watchdog investigation about detox diet pills.
The idea of colon cleansing for health has its roots in ancient medicine and is based on an idea of autointoxication and the belief that intestinal waste products can poison the body.
This means that removing them will increase health and vitality, right?
Wrong. It is proven to be nothing but quack medicine based on ideas that died out in the 19th century. Sadly, it has become popular again in recent years with people looking to lose weight.
Professor Bender, of University College, London said in an interview with the Daily Mail;
The idea of “raised energy levels” is nonsense. The whole philosophy of detox is based on the unlikely premise that accumulated toxins cause a sluggish metabolism, weight gain, general malaise and so on.
All medical evidence and modern science proves that the body does not work like that. You will not find one trained medical professional to say anything different.
Even most alternative practitioners do not recommend detox or colon cleansing for health and some of them believe some pretty mad stuff.
Source: Daily Mail article
Liposom contains a wide range of ingredients including Green tea, Gurana and Nopal cactus as well as some well-known laxatives such as Slippery Elm and Cascara Sagrada presumably to cause the colon cleansing function.
The advertising claims there are four key advantages to taking Liposom.
It will help you;
- Lose Weight
- Boost Energy
- Feel Younger
- Burn Fat
However, there is not a shred of evidence to suggest that it will do any of this.
The product advertising also makes some interesting claims such as;
Green tea eliminates harmful toxins from your intestinal tract.
This is news to us and we suspect news to the medical profession as well.
Liposom is made by an American company going under the name EC Enterprises. We were unable to find out too much about the background to this company and there appear to be several strands to their business operation.
Shipping and Fulfilment is done by Global Fulfilment Services.
US Distribution: Queue Matrix – 815 Brazos Street, Ste. 500 – Austin, TX 78701
Global HQ: EC Enterprises, Ltd. – 504 Dinge Bay – Round Rock, TX 78664
Strangely, the company’s Twitter account (6 followers) lists the company as being based in Florida.
Other products associated with these addresses include RevivaTrim – a diet pill and Revivagenix an anti aging cream.
To use Liposom take one capsule twice a day with food. We advise that you take it with plenty of water to minimise the risk of becoming dehydrated.
- Total lack of customer feedback
- Why is this supplement even described as a colon cleanse when it so obviously is not?
- No money back guarantee
What Does Liposom Claim To Do?
According to the advertising;
Liposom is a colon cleanser formulated to help you keep your colon free of waste and toxins
This dietary supplement;
ensures you a healthy body with a strong immune system.
Works while you sleep to destroy parasites and bacteria that clog up your colon walls.
(We suggest that if you suffer from some type of intestinal parasite you seek urgent medical treatment).
In addition, it supposedly gives you more energy, improved digestion, even increased vitality.
Leaving the parasite issue aside, at this point you might start asking yourself what about the clinical evidence. The company state that;
This supplement has not undergone clinical research to thoroughly assess its effectiveness.
In addition, the company states that:
A complete listing of ingredients in Liposom supplements has not been released
We find this extremely worrying.
According to the website;
[Liposom] has even been recommended by many doctors and suggested to use; especially to jumpstart any weight loss program.
We simply do not believe this statement. Why would a doctor recommend anything that had not been clinically researched? It just does not make sense and seems unlikely.
So What Is Liposom and What Are The Ingredients For Liposom?
Despite the earlier claim of the complete listing of Liposom not being available, there is an ingredients list.
We cannot provide an accurate breakdown because the formula is in a proprietary blend and whether or not this is an accurate list we cannot say.
It seems suspiciously long and contains numerous ingredients (20) most of which have no relevance to the claims that this diet pill is a colon cleanser.
It is highly possible that this product is a blend of a couple of diet pills on the market, mixed together and rebranded. This does happen sometimes in the diet industry.
One capsule is equal to one serving and contains 477mg of a propriety blend of ingredients.
- Inositol: Carbohydrate chemical compound with potential health benefits for diabetes
- Choline bitartate: Salt, which contains Choline, an essential nutrient found in green veg.
- L-Methionine: Amino acid present in eggs, nuts, fish and meat and important for health and well-being.
- L-Tyrosine: Amino acid found naturally in cheese
- Alpha Lipoic Acid: Natural antioxidant found in body and sometimes taken as a health supplement.
- Royal Jelly Extract: Precious bee side product to honey and known for numerous health benefits.
- Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) leaf extract: Well known for its many potential health benefits.
- Guarana (Paulina cupana) seed extract: Natural Brazilian nut with high levels of caffeine
- Kola Nut (Cola acuminta) seed extract: Natural stimulant – the kola nut is the “cola” in Coca Cola and a stimulant.
- Yerba Mate (llex paraguariensis): Caffeine high plant extract with antioxidants
- Gymnema (Gymnema Sylvestre) leaf extract: Natural herb with potential appetite suppressing qualities
- Cayenne: Commonplace kitchen spice with health benefits if taken in high amounts.
- American Ginseng (Panax quinquefollus) root extract: Unpredictable effects and can cause drug interactions
- Cinnamon bark: Culinary spice
- Garcinia (Garcinia Cambogia): Popular diet pill ingredient which may help weight loss but requires further clinical testing
- Cascara Sagrada (Rhamnus purshiana): Powerful laxative derived from plant.
- Slippery Elm (Ulmus Rubra): Laxative derived from plant extract.
- Yucca (Yucca glauca) root: Familiar exotic plant sometimes used externally to treat bruises and sprains. May help reduce cholesterol if combined with diet and exercise.
- Nopal Also known as prickly pear cactus: May be effective for treating diabetes.
- Apple Cider Vinegar: Popular folk medicine believed to have health benefits – it lacks evidence but people believe in it.
- Resveratrol: Natural Compound found in the skins of red grapes. Believed to have numerous health benefits including a positive effect upon the heart
- Acai: Superfood berry with high levels of antioxidants
The formula also contains;
- Vitamin B3 (as niacinamide) (10mcg)
- Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin) (50mcg)
So What Does All This Mean?
To us there is something very wrong with Liposom. It just does not add up to the product description. Apart from the two laxative ingredients Slippery Elm and Cascara Sagrada, there is nothing here that will specifically affect your colon or cause you to detox.
This is a point in its favour but what is going on here? Just 477mg yet 20 ingredients. Some of the ingredients have proven benefits for health and weight loss – Acai, Green Tea and Revesterol for example but we cannot see how these will do anything in tiny quantities.
We do not have much faith in this supplement.
Does Liposom Have Any Side Effects?
There is a lot of caffeine in this supplement, judging by the ingredients list because a lot of the otherwise named ingredients do contain caffeine. You may notice a laxative effect too, depending on the amount quantities of Slippery Elm and Cascara Sagrada.
If you are sensitive to caffeine, you may experience the usual side effects including:
- Raised heart rate
- Increase blood pressure
Liposom contains 20 ingredients some of which are not fully investigated for health or safety. You may experience an allergic reaction if you are sensitive.
Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. The Liposom product information provides some warnings and advises that you should;
“Consult a medical doctor before use if you have been treated for, diagnosed with or have a family history of any medical condition including (but not limited to) cardiovascular complications, diabetes, liver disease or kidney disease, or if you are using any prescription or over-the-counter drug.
Do not use if you are using any other product containing ingredients with a known stimulant effect. Consult a medical doctor before starting any diet or exercise program.”
All sound advice that we agree with.
Any Liposom Reviews From Customers?
We could not find any customer reviews for Liposom so are unable to bring you any real life experiences of what it is like to actually take this supplement.
So Does Liposom Work?
No, very unlikely. Liposom does not work as a colon cleanser and detox product and it probably will unlikely help you to lose weight either.
Although some of the ingredients have proven benefits for health and may help weight loss, the amount quantities are likely to be insufficient to actually do anything much.
We don’t know that for sure but it seems likely bearing in mind there are 20 ingredients contained in just 477mg.
Where Can I Buy Liposom?
You can buy Liposom direct from the product website.
One bottle of 60 capsules (1 month’s supply) costs $49.95. The company do not provide any details regarding shipping.
You can also find Liposom on sale from Amazon.com where it is much cheaper despite being sold by the same company. One bottle of 60 capsules costs $13.85 plus $7.59 shipping to US addresses.
If you wish to buy Liposom and live outside the US, you need to contact the company. We suggest via Amazon.com as it appears to be much cheaper.
What About A Guarantee
There is no money back guarantee on offer.
In our opinion Liposom is a very unconvincing diet pill. It is billed by the marketers as being a colon cleanser and detox product but the ingredients do not match this description, apart from a couple of laxatives in the list.
Even more confusingly, some of the listed ingredients actually look pretty good for health and weight loss. Why then did the company say they were not revealing an ingredients list, but a couple of inches down the page they provided an ingredients list? Is the ingredients list even genuine or is it just crammed with popular diet pill names in order to make it look good?
We don’t know. The bottom line is that in view of all these unanswered questions we cannot trust Liposom with even basic information. Let alone take a supplement without knowing what it contains.
It seems we are not alone. Despite the low price of $13.85 on Amazon, nobody appears to have bought this diet pill and it has not attracted one customer comment.
For all these reasons, we have no other choice but to reject Liposom.