Lipo-6 Review 2014: Side Effects & Ingredients

lipo-6According to the Lipo-6 website, “LIPO-6 by Nutrex is a powerful and extremely popular fat-burner that utilizes maximum strength liquid capsulesfor superior absorption and rapid results.

This highly advanced method of delivering fast-acting fat-burning compounds makes LIPO-6 a great choice when it comes to weight-loss products.

LIPO-6 Liquid Capsules will help you achieve rapid fat-burning results so you can have the body you always wanted.”

Lipo-6 manufacturer Nutrex also claims, “Besides igniting a strong thermogenic effect that leads to a rapid loss of overall body fat, LIPO-6 also assists in controlling your appetite.”

However, none of the ingredients found in Lipo-6 have been proven to contribute to appetite suppression.

 

Ingredients

Lipo-6 actually currently contains legal ingredients. When it was first manufactured, it also contained ephedra. Ephedra has been eliminated from the formula.

The following are the five ingredients and amounts of them found in one serving of Lipo-6 (2 liquid capsules ((Just as a side note on the liquid capsule thing…don’t be fooled.

Liquid capsules haven’t been shown to be any more effective than powdered capsules, but companies continually market them as if they’re going to be the Next Big Thing. They’ve been around for a long time.)))

200mg Caffeine: In a study done by Belza et al. in Copenhagen Denmark, published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was determined that caffeine boosted metabolism by six percent, while Green Tea and tyrosine didn’t cause a statistically significant difference.

Results: Caffeine induced a thermogenic response of 6% above baseline value (72+/-25 kJ per 4 h, mean+/-s.e.) compared to placebo (P<0.0001). (Read our thorough review of caffeine here)

20mg Guggulsterones: An herb which allegedly increases thyroid output, which can, in turn, allegedly increase metabolism. More research is desired around Guggulsterones.

3mg Yohimbe: Comes from the bark of an African evergreen tree. It has been shown to increase fatty acid mobilization. It is also used to treat erectile dysfunction.

20mg Synephrine: Synephrine can be found in the citrus aurantium fruit, also known as bitter orange.

Is Synephrine effective? One study performed in December of 2007 looked at the lipolysis (fat loss) effects of Satsuma mandarin orange (Citrus unshu Mark) peel on the fat cells of rats (I know, it’s always rats).

A high concentration of Synephrine was present in the peel and lipoloysis effects were present.

 

Ingredients conclusion:

These results suggest that the segment wall, an edible fraction, from Satsuma mandarin orange might be useful as a functional food, especially as a fat-reducing material.

5mg Bioperine: An extract of black pepper. It has been proven to help in absorption of some foods and medications; however, it has not been proven to help with absorption of any ingredients found in Lipo-6.

 

What the Research Says

While the individual ingredients of Lipo 6 have been researched, Lipo-6 itself has not. The results of studies on Yohimbe have been inconclusive.

However, the amounts of the ingredients found in Lipo 6 are not equal to those proven in studies.

For example, research has shown that taking 1.5-3 grams of Guggulsterones daily significantly increase metabolism (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10740691?dopt=Abstract).

Even if you took the maximum dosage of 6 liquid capsules per day, you would not come close to the necessary amount of Guggulsterones needed to increase metabolism.

Nutrex recommends taking two liquid capsules 30 minutes before breakfast or morning workout and two more liquid capsules in the afternoon. They also warn not to exceed 6 capsules per day.

 

Side Effects

Since Lipo-6 has not been studied itself, the side effects are those found in studies done on the individual ingredients. These side effects include:

  • Insomnia
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Shakiness (tremor) or jitteriness
  • Increased urination
  • Headaches
  • A burning aftertaste
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating
  • Hiccups
  • Dizziness
  • Fluid retention

(Some also report that their breath smells like fried chicken. Seriously. Perhaps if it smelled like fried chicken and waffles from Roscoes…then we’d be onto something).

 

Conclusion

The amounts of ingredients contained in Lipo-6 have not proven to be effective in promoting weight loss.

That combined with a lengthy list of side effects leads us to wonder why anyone would want to try this product. Don’t waste your money.

There is a diet pill called Phen375 that you might want to take a look at instead.

Lipo-6 Review 2014: Side Effects & Ingredients by

Miriam Jones

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