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Lipozin, developed by Big Health LLC, is a fat burner that claims to help you quickly lose weight. That’s their main claim and supposed uniquness, speed.
That’s admittedly a bold statement to make, but Lipozin says their formula is clinically-proven for its effectiveness. Let’s discover where the truth lies.
What is Lipozin?
Big Health markets Lipozin as a “High Performance Fat Burner and Appetite Suppressant”. Every woman’s dream pill that is. The company states that Lipozin has no side effects, it is clinically tested and that it has a three-fold action:
- Burn fat
- Boost your metabolic rate
- Make you less hungry
The company boasts to have a 95% satisfaction rate from its customers and even provides some photo testimonials of its clients.
How does it work?
As many fat burners, Lipozin is no stranger to caffeine, the no.1 stimulant in dietary pills. Its ingredient list of what’s called a “proprietary blend” contains among other things,
- Green Tea,
- Guarana Seeds,
- Caffeine and,
- Hoodia Goordoni (a supposed appetite suppression active ingredient, read further).
One thing that quickly turns out to be misleading about Lipozin is its advertising claims that confidently assert its clinically proven. Lipozin’s proprietary formula is not clinically tested let aloner clinically proven. What’s clinically proven is Green Tea’s weight loss power as well as other ingredients’ efficiency to stimulate your metabolism. No clinical study has looked into this exact proprietary blend.
Lipozin’s proprietary blend is 450mg per pill. Big Health didn’t bother giving customers and prospective clients the full ingredient table with the exact amount of each ingredient in the pill.
That’s one reason to get suspicious over the exact amount of its stimulants. How much caffeine and green tea extract is actually in Lipozin? Is it enough to be effective? Is it too much to cause insomnia and jitters? Is it insignificant, making Lipozin ineffective? We cannot possibly know.
Big Health says Lipozin comes with no side effects. However considering it’s essentially a stimulant based pill, when taken one has to monitor their caffeine intake from other sources to avoid known side effects such as restleness, jitters, insomnia and headaches. It’s not suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Hoodia Gordonii which has been nauseatingly marketed as a powerful appetite suppressant, hasn’t been proven to stand up to the hype it got from pill developers. In fact, various clinical studies have proven that these claims of being an appetite suppression ingredient don’t hold water.
So, it’s one thing to be clinically tested and another to be clinically proven. And Hoodia Gordonii has been researched but has been found to be ineffective. Notably, a Unilever trial had had some rather unsatisfactory results on Hoodia’s effectiveness and safety as an appetite suppressant and it is what urged Unilever to drop a $20 million deal with a company that was going to develop a Hoodia Gordonii pill in 2008.
As for the other stimulant ingredients in Lipozin: Green Tea, Chá de bugre, Guarana and Caffeine all are proven to boost energy levels, focus and mental alertness and even your metabolic rate. But again, we cannot tell how much or how little of these stimulants are contained in Lipozin.
Lipozin’s official site is packed with happy customers that flaunt their flat bellies and toned, lean bodies. Before and after testimonials appear convincing and even cause some envy for the visitor who thinks, “I want that too!”
Whether these customer testimonials hosted on the official site are authentic or sponsored is largely unknown. Considering that these however are featured on Lipozin, makes one question their impartiality and objectiveness.
Our verdict is that Lipozin is good but not so good. Lipozin has some admittedly powerful aces up its sleeve:
- It’s developed in the USA
- It’s affordable (at $14.95 for a 10-day supply)
- Offers a 30 day money back guarantee
- Contains stimulants that can boost your metabolic rate
But there are quite a lot of drawbacks too…
- Lack of clinical evidence on its proprietary blend – even though they claim Lipozin “clinically-proven”.
- Ships internationally but can take from 7 to 21 days, if not more to reach European customers.
- Hoodia Gordonii has been repeatedly shown in studies to not be a potent appetite suppressant despite persistent marketing.
- Essentially, Lipozin is a stimulant-based metabolism booster. It contains caffeine from various plants and herbs.
- Lipozin can possible have side effects associated with caffeine intake such as energy crashes, insomnia, jitters and restlessness.
Take Lipozin or Leave it?
Lipozin’s primary ingredient, Hoodia Gordonii is one that has been tested in large-scale studies funded by Unilever and found to be ineffective to many people’s dismay. A look at its other ingredients tells you that this is yet another stimulant dietary pill that could achieve insignificant weight loss by giving your metabolism a little push.
Lipozin’s claims of a high performance formula that’s clinically proven are misleading and turn out to be nothing but marketing gimmicks. If you want to consider other options, first have a look at safe and effective fat burners, FenBurn and Capsiplex.
- FenBurn is a strong thermogenic designed to melt fat by increasing your body’s temperature and with that how fast and efficiently it uses fat as an energy source.
- Capsiplex is a best-selling fat burner with thousands of customers already reaping its weight loss benefits. Both have as their primary ingredient, capsicum extract and are reasonably priced at about £30 per month.