The Lowdown On Lipozene!
Lipozene can be found on sale online from the official site and on places such as Amazon and Ebay.
It has some very strong claims and even guarantees about it’s ability to reduce your weight, specifically your fat! They also state that these claims have been “clinically proven”.
Wow….a “clinically proven” “fat burner” “guaranteed” to strip away those pounds – sounds perfect!
With such extravagant claims being bantered around let’s put this diet pill up to its claims and see where this “fat Burner” stands when up against a review!
Who Makes Lipozene?
The manufacturers of Lipozene are called Obesity Research Institute LLC and whilst that may not mean much to you, research reveals that they appear to be old friends with the FTC and Class Action lawsuits!
In fact, (at the time of writing this review) the newest class action was filed in the beginning of January 2012 by the plaintiff Martin Conde directly at Lipozene for ‘false and misleading’ claims that cannot be supported by evidence.
The statements that have got Lipozene into hot water appear to be these:
‘78% of each pound lost is pure body fat’
’Lipozene guarantees you will lose weight and body fat’
’Lipozene diet pills are backed by multiple clinical studies’
‘Reduce pounds of body fat and weight without a change in lifestyle’
…..and particularly that they repeatedly use the term “clinically proven” in their promotional material.
The lawsuit continues with the following statement:
“In reality, no reliable clinical research or university testing can support the above claims. Those tests and studies purportedly relied upon by the defendant are not named or identified by the defendant nor are the universities or institutions that allegedly conducted them. … Defendant’s exaggerated and/or blatant misrepresentations regarding the efficacy of their products were designed to and did lead the plaintiff and others similarly situated to believe that the products were effective at providing weight loss and the reduction of fat.”
Oopps! Could it be that this diet pill with its miracle claims may not quite be quite telling the truth?
What’s more, the announcements of Lipozene being “clinically proven” can’t be backed up either by legitimate studies!
At the time of writing this review, there has been 103 complaints closed by the BBB (Better Business Bureau) in the last 3 years and 63 closed in the last 12 months. The BBB has rated the Obesity Research Institute LLC a C+ (with A+ being the highest and F being the lowest)
Obesity Research Institute And The FTC
This Class Action lawsuit is not a ‘one off’ either by all accounts. Back in 2005, the Obesity Research Institute LLC and the people behind it, Henny Den Uijl, Bryan Corlett the “expert endorsers,” James Ayres and Jonathan M. Kelley, M.D. were fined by the FTC.
At the time they were marketing two weight loss supplements called FiberThin and Propolene and where yet again making over exaggerated claims of their products being capable of producing rapid and substantial weight loss without any need for lifestyle and dietary changes!
These supplements weren’t cheap either, being marketed for $99.80 and $89.95 for a 60 day supply with a nasty rebill charge of $29.95 per month thereafter!
They were fined a whopping $1.5 million in the end but it appears that the sales they make by tricking people with these over-the-top claims is more than the lawsuits and fines so they’re still in profit!
What Are The Ingredients In Liprozene ?
The first place to look for ingredient details is from the official site itself. Unfortunately, there is very little information about Lipozenes’ ingredients at all.
The only two aspects of this pill that I can establish is that it contains Amorphophallus konjac which is also known as Glucomannan.
Konjac is an Asian plant that is often used as a natural laxative. It is often used as part of the ingredients of diet pills as when it come into cantact with water, tends to swell and give the slimmer the feeling of fullness helping to curb hunger.
The Lipozene site also states that:
“Lipozene is 100% natural and does not contain any stimulants. There are no known side effects when used as directed.”
So, it looks like Konjac is all this diet pill contains as I cannot find any data that states otherwise!
Does Lipozene Work?
Let’s get down to the six million dollar question – does Lipozene actually help you lose weight? Well, as there is a distinct lack of ingredient information then that is a very hard question to answer. However, when Konjac is ingested and large amounts of water added, the fibrous qualities it posses does cause it to swell.
This swelling would possibly give you a feeling of being full so could suppress appetite in some people.
Since the main challenge for slimmers is battling with hunger pangs then eliminating these would make the desire to snack less insatiable. Less snacking leads to less calorie intake which in turn could reduce your weight.
So in an abstract way some people may actually find they get some results from taking Lipozene. To brand it as a “fat burner” is very far fetched though; it would be more realistic to have branded it as an appetite suppressant.
Lipozene – The good Bits!
On the plus side it appears to be 100% natural and the official site claims that it does not contain any stimulants. Stimulants such as caffeine are often used in diet pills and if too large a quantity is added this can lead to dizziness and the jitters – especially for those who have an intolerance to drinks like coffee and Red Bull which contain fairly high levels of caffeine.
I could not find any reviews of Lipozene that have stated that they have had any negative side effects; so that’s good!
Lipozene – The Bad Bits!
Over exaggerated claims of weight loss and unsubstantiated clinical evidence that Liprozene works! A distinct lack of ingredient information and results.
Nasty automatic rebill after a free trial period which can often catch customers out and make it hard to stop future bills to your credit card.
Lipozene Reviews From Real Users
Reviews of Lipozene are mixed but I have looked at those that have been given by those who have a verified purchase of the product.
Here’s a review from a verified purchaser:
“I was very disappointed in this product… I did not loose a pound taking it… It did not curve your appetite at all… I stayed hungry all the time when taking it… Would not recommend to anyone.” TSA0215 (Verified Purchase)
“Didn’t do much. No weight loss or energy. Wasn’t worth the money that I spent I’m sorry to say. Won’t try it again.” – April Lynn East (Verified Purchase)
To be totally balanced and fair for the purpose of this review here are a couple of positive reviews about Lipozene:
“Lipozene works! I have never tried a diet pill before because of all the bad reviews on them but I finally broke down last week and bought Lipozene. I use it like it’s my religion, 2 pills 3 times a day, 30 mins before meal time and I have lost 14lbs in 1 week!!! If you want to see results like mine you still need to watch what you eat, be healthy and exercise.” (Purchase NOT Verified)
“Def helps reduce appetite. =} But def drink a good amount of water when takin the pills because they will get stuck in ur throat if u dont. Love my purchase though.” (Verified Purchase)
N.B Only one of these reviews had a ‘verified purchase’ of Lipozene and both had only written one review each. It’s wise to realise that reviews are often paid for and a tell tale sign is when the reviewer has only done one review. There is no way of knowing however if this is the case here.
There is a total lack of evidence that these diet pills work at all. The ingredients information is vague and difficult to source.
With regards to being “clinically proven”, the official website merely states:
“Clinical trials: Clinical trials are organized studies that test the value of various treatments to support health and nutrition in human beings.”
That doesn’t tell us much does it?!
Despite having already been sued for making wild claims that cannot be backed their site is still stating:
“In a double blind, placebo controlled study, not only did participants lose weight, but 78 percent of the weight lost was pure body fat.
What’s even more amazing, is that people were not asked to change their daily lives.
Lipozene guarantees you will lose weight and body fat!
Try Lipozene risk-free for 30 days and if for any reason you are dissatisfied, simply contact us for a full product refund.”
It appears that the money made through the purchases of Lipozene outweighs the fines from the FTC and private Class Actions!