When you decide to lose weight, it is tempting to choose a diet pill that seems clinically proven and offers fast results. The Lipozin advertising targets these issues and comes with promises of fast weight loss plus a scientific graph to prove it!
- Reasonably priced. You can try for 10 days for just $14.95 (US customers only)
- Incomplete ingredients profile
- Principle ingredient shown to be ineffective
- Lack of clinical evidence despite the advertising
- Lacks money-back guarantee
- Lipozin is marketed by Vivid Health Nutrition
- Each bottle of Lipozin contains 30 capsules (10 days supply)
- Hoodia has been clinically tested and found not to work
Lipozin is described as the newest fat burner and appetite suppressant on the market but has been around for a couple of years already.
If the name Lipozin sounds familiar, this could be because there is a very similarly named product on the market called Lipozene.
Lipozin is unconnected with better-known appetite suppressant Lipozene a supplement on sale at Wal Mart and a familiar name to many US dieters.
These names are very similar but customers should take note that they are not the same product.
Lipozin contains some ingredients you may have heard of including Hoodia Gordonii, Green Tea and Gurana. The aim is that the Hoodia will suppress your appetite and the Green Tea, Gurana and other ingredients will stimulate your metabolism so that you burn fat at the same time.
We have already hit a problem with Hoodia as a viable appetite suppressant ingredient.
This natural cactus extract was once believed to be the secret to weight loss because of its appetite suppressing qualities but has since been discredited following extensive clinical research.
This was carried out by Unilever who wanted to use Hoodia in a range of weight loss food so you can believe that after spending millions of dollars on research they wanted this ingredient to work. Sadly for them, the overriding clinical evidence proved that it did not.
We agree that Hoodia is clinically proven, the only problem is that is has been clinically proven NOT to work.
To find out more about Hoodia see our previous investigation.
The advertising claims that Lipozin is clinically proven to help you shed pounds easily and effortlessly but does not back up this claim with any real evidence.
There is very little information provided by the Lipozin website and once you get behind the true life customer “before and after” pictures and hyped up sales messages you are left with very little real information about how and when to take this supplement.
How to take Lipozin
To use Lipozin, take 1 capsule 3 times per day, a half hour before meals.
1 bottle will last approximately 10-14 days depending on usage. It is highly recommended that you use Lipozin for at least 2 months (3-6 Bottles)
Lipozin is made in the USA and is one of a range of products from supplement company Vivid Health Nutrition.
This company are hard to track down. They do not provide an address or contact phone number so are not very transparent with their details.
However, they sell supplements to address all types of medical issues including acne treatments and herbal products to augment breast size for women and penis size for men.
Other Vivid Health Nutrition weight loss products include African Mango Fire – an African Mango seed (Irvingia Gabonensis) supplement said to increase fat loss by a massive 810% and Carb Stopper Extreme, which claims to help you lose up to 15lbs a month without changing your diet.
- We are concerned that some of the positive feedback on Amazon may not be genuine
- Lack of ingredients information makes it hard for consumers to know what they are taking
- Some customer feedback has been left in the first few days of taking and may reflect water weight loss rather than fat
What Does Lipozin Claim To Do?
Lipozin claims five key features. According to the advertising, the supplement:
- Burns Fat
- Suppresses Appetite
- Boosts Metabolism
- No Side-Effects
The Lipozin advertising has used a graph that claims that in a 60-day study, the group taking Lipozin lost 10.95 lbs more than the placebo group. This gives the impression that Lipozin is clinically proven to work.
A closer inspection of the graph shows that it wasn’t Lipozin that was actually tested but “a key ingredient” in the formula. This key ingredient is unnamed and we suspect the advertising has simply made it up. Not very impressive!
According to the Lipozin advertising:
LIPOZIN has a 95% customer success rate!
That sounds very reassuring but the problem with this claim is that the customer feedback on Amazon suggests otherwise.
There are numerous negative reviews with around half of comments left by dissatisfied customers. It does not up to 95% customer satisfaction.
We think that the Lipozin advertising seems a little bit tricksy.
So What Is Lipozin and What Are The Ingredients For Lipozin?
Lipozin is a diet pill supposed to enhance appetite control and fat burning.
Each capsule contains 450mg in a proprietary formula. We cannot provide a complete ingredients breakdown because the amounts are not provided.
You take three capsules each day for maximum effect.
- Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin): This is a common semi-synthetic form of vitamin B. It does not occur in nature, but is produced from bacterial hydroxocobalamin. It is often used in supplements and as a food additive because it is cheap to produce. Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin with an important role in healthy brain function. However, B12 deficiency is rare and this vital vitamin is present in most protein including eggs meat and dairy products.
- Chromium Piccolinate: This trace mineral is believed to promote muscle growth and fat burning so a popular diet pill ingredient however there is no evidence that proves it actually does this.
It may be effective for the management of diabetes because it may help to control blood sugar. However, the medical establishment urge caution with chromium supplements. The body needs very little of this mineral (trace amounts only) and this can be easy obtained by diet. Overdoing chromium can lead to stomach problems and low blood sugar levels.
- Green Tea Leaf Extract: Clinical investigation has found that green tea has proven health benefits because of the high levels of antioxidants (ECGC and polyphenols) that it contains. This has been found to promote modest weight loss because of the effects upon the metabolism.
According to some clinical investigation, Green tea combined with resistance training may lead to a decrease in body fat and waist circumference.
- Gurana: An extract from a South American berry, which contains higher levels of caffeine that coffee. It is a common component of diet pills because of its stimulant effect.
- Caffeine: A medium sized cup of filter coffee contains around 100mg of caffeine so this is the equivalent of one cup. Some clinical evidence suggests that when taken in combination with green tea, caffeine is effective for promoting a metabolism boosting effect.
- Hoodia Gordonii: This succulent plant in native to South Africa but has become known world wide because of its supposed appetite suppressing effects. Despite years of extensive research carried out by major pharmaceutical companies, Hoodia was found not to work. It can cause side effects including an increase to heart rate and blood pressure.
- Cha de Bugre: Stimulant derived from a red fruit native to Brazil. It is believed to have an appetite suppressant effect and it is a stimulant.
A big problem with Cha de Bugre is that the Brazilian government has tightly controlled the export of this ingredient so it is unlikely that you will find genuine Cha de Bugre in most supplements.
So What Does All This Mean?
Lipozin contains caffeine and you may feel the stimulant effects after taking this supplement. With an average cup of coffee containing around 100mg of caffeine compared to 450mg of active ingredients in Lipozin, it seems highly likely that this will be the principle ingredients.
We tend to shy away from Cha de Bugre because it is unlikely to be genuine and in addition, there is not enough medical evidence that prove that it actually helps weight loss.
Hoodia has been clinically proven not to work and although we like green tea as a healthy supplement, there are much more effective ways of taking this ingredient. The best way to take green tea is to drink it as a natural tea not in a supplement where quantities are unknown.
Does Lipozin Have Any Side Effects?
According to very limited customer feedback, Lipozin does not appear to cause too many problems although some people said that they actually put on weight while taking it.
You may experience side effects related to caffeine.
This may include:
Caffeine and Hoodia have been found to raise the heart rate and blood pressure.
Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Do not take if you suffer from any heart related medical condition or high blood pressure.
See your doctor first if you suffer from diabetes or any other underlying medical condition. Lipozin may cause drug interactions so you should take advice first if you are on prescription medication.
Any Lipozin Reviews From Customers?
There are a few customer reviews placed on Amazon.com but not all seem believable. The reason is that most positive reviews have been left by customers who have never previously reviewed a product and in our experience; this is sometimes a sign that there is trickery involved.
However, one genuine positive review stated;
It been working good so far, I can’t complain at all, neither my friends, I recommend people to buy it
This customer was happy with this diet pill and did not always write positive reviews for everything!
Not everyone is as pleased;
I took this medication as prescribed. The correct dosage and the appropriate amount of time before eating and it didn’t work at all. Along with using it, I exercised daily and watched what I ate and nothing. I think I actually gained a pound or two. Not worth the money.
This stuff does not work. I took it for three weeks and it made me more hungry
Lipozin appears to be popular in the UK and has attracted more customer feedback than found on the US site plus some genuine positive reviews.
One customer reported immediate weight loss.
Have been taking these for 4 days. They have helped me by not snacking between meals ….the only thing that this isn’t doing is giving me more energy. I’m still very tired at the end of the day but they aren’t keeping me up all night so am taking this as a good thing. I’ve lost roughly 3 pounds in 2 days
Not all UK buyers are as pleased;
I’m on my second bottle and have to say I have not noticed a difference in my weight or even fat loss. So honestly I wouldn’t rate this product on my “to buy again” list
So Does Lipozin Work?
It might work for some people but overall it doesn’t seem to do very much. The principle appetite-suppressing ingredient is Hoodia, which has been clinically proven not to work. Caffeine can have a stimulant and appetite suppressing effect but the problem is that if you are used to caffeine and drink coffee or cola you are unlikely to feel any effects of increased caffeine.
The body quickly becomes accustomed to a higher dose of caffeine and it passes through your body as urine. Sometimes this can equate to weight loss because you lose water weight and although this shows up on the scales it doesn’t mean you have lost any fat.
We did notice that some customers have complained of an increased appetite but this may be due to starting a diet rather than this supplement.
Where Can I Buy Lipozin?
You can buy Lipozin direct from the product website.
One bottle of 30 capsules (10-day supply) costs $14.95. Two bottles (60 capsules or 20 days supply) costs $29.95. This deal includes a free bottle of Carb Block Extra – another Vivid health Nutrition supplement although not included in their product list. Three bottles (90 capsules or 1 month’s supply) costs $44.85 and includes 2 free bottles of Carb Block Extra.
All purchases include free shipping to US addresses.
Lipozin is available via Amazon.com and looks like the better deal. Four bottles of Lipozin (120 capsules) costs $41.95 and includes free shipping.
Lipozin is also available to UK customers via amazon.co.uk via various sellers. You can buy 3 bottles of Lipozin for £19.99 (plus £2.99 UK delivery) from one seller. Another seller offers 6 bottles of Lipozin (2 month’s supply) for £34.99 (plus £2.99 shipping to UK).
What About A Guarantee
There appears to be no money back guarantee on offer.
Lipozin is not the worst diet pill on the market. It seems safe and it has attracted a few positive genuine reviews so it obviously does work for some people. We like that it seems safe and does not appear to cause side effects.
However, we are not impressed with the lack of ingredients information and we feel that the website is slightly tricksy. All that talk for example about clinical evidence which is not backed up and although at first glance it appears that Lipozin has undergone clinical testing, in fact it has not.
In addition, Lipozin contains some questionable ingredients including Hoodia and Cha de Bugre.
There are a few good points about Lipozin but not enough to make us want to recommend it. The bottom line is that Lipozin is just not good enough so have no other choice but to reject it.