Lipovox is one of my favorite diet pills. Not because it has some amazing ingredients (though they do score points for being unique) or flashy packaging, but because they have the most unique sales pitch Ive ever read.
The Lipovox Story
They let it start out in the serene state of Hawaii.
The gist of it is (and I cant confirm the veracity of the story, entertainingyes, true? Who knows. Its probably somewhere in between) that a college student was watching Oprah where a certain Dr. Perricone was on the show talking about superfoods that combat the bodys natural aging process.
The end of the story is that people not only improved their skin, but also lost weight. Too good to be true? I took a closer look.
Ingredients (the Superfoods)
One of the superfoods listed is wheatgrass, which I reviewed (Im neutral on ithealthy, yes, but does it do all the things proponents claim it can do? Research is lacking).
Anything from the Allium Family includes garlic, which is what Lipovox includes. Garlic is a very healthy supplement. I took an in-depth look at garlic earlier today.
The full list of Lipovox ingredients (there are a ton):
- Brazilian Acai.
- Cayenne Pepper Fruit.
- Soybeans Isoflavones.
- Lactobacillus Acidophilus.
- Alfalfa Sprouts.
- Green Tea Extract.
- Salmon Oil Powder.
- Alpha Lipoic Acid.
I hope to eventually review all of the ingredients included in Lipovox, but the heavy hitting weight loss ingredient (Green Tea) is already covered. Flaxseed and Buckwheat should help with appetite suppression and its a given that Lactobacillus Acidophilus is a healthy probiotic.
Its a tossup. They dont provide supplement facts, so its impossible to tell how much of these ingredients are in Lipovox.
As you can read in my review of Green Tea, research indicates that Green Tea does increase the metabolic rate and, hence, help you burn more calories. These other ingredients are healthful so all in all, the ingredient profile here is pretty strong.
I emailed Lipovox customer service and inquired about my order that I had placed two weeks before. I didnt act irate, but the tone of my email was certainly one of annoyance. They responded in 10 minutesliterally. I thought that was a bit of an anomaly (maybe they were doing emails right then and I got lucky).
So I sent another the next day from a different email address under a different name, different wording but similar situation. The response came back in three hours.
You may consider implementing this customer service strategy with any company where youre considering purchasing. Its important that you dont just inquire about purchasing. Of course theyre going to answer that one quickly. You have to pretend youve already purchased and gauge their willingness to respond you once they already have your money.
Lipovox customer service team passed my little test.
Lipovox Acne Spin
I dont know how I feel about Dr. Perricone. It seems to me its just his way of making a buck. If your skin does improve taking Lipovox, just consider it gravy I wouldnt buy this as a skin care pill. I would buy it as a weight loss pill with a potential side benefit.
If you read this site for longer than about three minutes youll realize that I dont put any stock in testimonials as they are written on a companys website. Those are far too easy to fabricate.
I do attempt to find feedback about products that come from actual users of the product. Internet forums dont help. Anyone can post there. Blogs dont help. Anyone can leave a comment. Amazon? Thats a bit better. Though even with Amazon, anyone can leave a review. eBay? eBays a special case and one that I like. You can only give feedback if youre on record as having purchased that product from that seller.
I found Lipovox for sale on eBay and it appears that the Lipovox company is the outlet there. I contacted the seller and verified that they are indeed the same company as Lipovox.com. Theyre feedback there, as of this writing, is at 98.5% with over 50,000 feedback ratings! I couldnt believe their success there.
Now, eBay feedback taken into consideration, maybe this college kid really did stumble onto something. I dont put a lot of stock into the superfoods, as Ive already mentioned, but Im having a hard time coming up with the reason why in the face of their actual customer feedback.
The Good and the Bad
I dont like when companies place images of magazines on their site to somehow add credibility. Lipovox did that with their Oprah, Shape, Fitness, and Self magazines spread across the top. Yes, Oprah talked about the superfoods with Dr. Perricone, but that is hardly an endorsement for Lipovox specifically.
They dont provide supplement facts. Not many do without some sort of proprietary blend (off the top of my head, Fenphedra does) I wish the Lipovox company would.
They dont provide a lot of information about the company behind Lipovox. While Im put at ease when they respond to emails so quickly, I still wish theyd maybe say how long theyve been around (from the ebay presence, I would say its several yearsprobably 3 or 4).
Green Tea is an effective ingredient for weight loss and they have it in there. The other ingredients are certainly healthful.
They offer a moneyback guarantee and dont try and rope you into some crappy, rip-off autoship like thermocerin and lipocerin.
Side effects are not very likely since the ingredients are natural.
Where to buy
A one month supply of Lipovox can be found at Amazon for $23.95 + $3.99 shipping.
New spin on an old problem, astounding track record on ebay, a bit hypey on the marketing side, but overall a contender in the diet pill market. I give Lipovox a redlight.
You may want to consider a product such asPhen375if you want something better.