Lipozene Review 2014: Side Effects & Ingredients
My hope is that this review will shed some light on Lipozene, and the company that is behind Lipozene as well. Lipozene contains one single ingredient: Glucomannan.
Lipozene has become well-known not because it’s a superior product, but because the infomercial runs over and over and over late at night.
You get to hear testimonials from ladies like this that tell you, “You can’t do it alone.” Why thanks for the motivation!
Is Lipozene’s Single Ingredient Sufficient?
The single ingredient, Glucomannan (which I reviewed thoroughly) does show in studies to promote weight loss.
The dosage used in these studies, however, is a minimum of 2,000 mg. How much does Lipozene have? 1,500 mg.
According to the studies, with the dosage between 2 and 4 grams per day, over a period of eight weeks the mean weight loss was 5.5 pounds. Nothing to write home about, but weight loss is weight loss.
The big question is whether Lipozene’s 1.5 gram dose will do the job? Unfortunately, despite what the infomercial tells you:
Clinically proven to help you lose pounds of Body Fat and Weight WITHOUT a change in lifestyle.
Well, what they really mean to say is that Glucomannan, the ingredient, has the clinical proof — at a different dosage. They infer that Lipozene as a product is the one with the clinical trials, but that’s not the case.
There are actually no really dangerous side effects from taking this pill. However, there have been people reporting problems with diarrhea, gas and bloatedness.
This is due to the fact that Lipozene contains Glucomannan which is a fiber, so you would experience side effects similar to eating too much fiber.
You have to be careful about how you order. They make it all too easy to accidentally choose the Autoship option, where they keep sending you product (and billing your credit card) month after month.
If you do decide to go with Lipozene (and the next part of this review will probably convince you not to) then be explicit that you do not want the autoship option. They’ll try and push it on you, but just stick to your guns.
What about the Company Behind Lipozene?
Obesity Research Institute LLC is also the makers of Propolene (a popular product on RipOffReport.com). Well, they were the makers of Propolene.
All of the complaints stem from 2004 to 2006. Lipozene is obviously their new pill, under a new name, so they can avoid the lambasting they received from consumers when countless consumers had their cards charged without authorization.
The makers of Lipozene have had a run-in with the FTC as well, ordered to pay $1.5 million in consumer redress.
It had to do primarily with Obesity Research Institute making outlandish claims about the results that consumers would have if they used their product. They also used the infomercial format almost exclusively.
Where to buy
You can order Lipozene from Amazon at a price of $16.99 per bottle with 60 capsules. Remember to read user reviews while you’re there. You can also get it from Lipozene.com, but don’t forget about the autoshipping!
There are no thermogenic ingredients and the glucomannan dosage is low enough to cast doubt on its effectiveness, though it may provide a few pounds of weight loss over several months.
Better results could be found certainly with other diet pill options.
Finally, the makers of Lipozene have a very checkered past, which makes me heavily recommend looking elsewhere for a weight loss supplement.
You may want to consider a product such as Phen375 if you want something better.