Lipozene Reviews – Here Are 3 Things They Don’t Want You To Know!
(Review updated on April 18, 2018)
What’s my experience with Lipozene?
Over 6 bottles of Lipozene ingested … Not fun… Nope…
My tryst with Lipozene began years ago… after my second pregnancy.
I put on a lot of weight during (of course) and after the baby.
After trying a lot of diet and workouts, I had completely given up all hope of ever losing all that flab and getting back in my pre-marriage, pre-pregnancy shape.
So when I saw the *new* Lipozene infomercial, it was like, "what the heck, let’s try this too!"
And who would have thought that just a couple of months later, I would be writing a Lipozene review myself!
Albiet, not a great one at that. :(
Anyway, onwards to the reviews… let’s go…
Update: April 2018
I don't usually recommend pills. But for the short term (and a MUCH better alternative to Lipozene, I'd recommend trying the Ph.375 appetite suppressant and fat burner.
It's based on the once super popular weight loss pill, Phentermine. Read my quick review and especially how I recommend using it for maximum effect.
So first of all, what is Lipozene?
Lipozene is a dietary supplement sold by the company “Obesity Research Institute LLC.” (USA).
The basic active ingredient in Lipozene is a substance called Glucomannan, a root of a plant called Konjac.
The “potential” health benefits of Glucomannan are controlling Cholesterol, treating constipation (since it’s a fiber, it decreases bowel transit time) and also potentially useful for Type 2 diabetes.
But the main reason it has got the attention of consumers is, of course, because of its weight loss claims.
Once the multi-trillion dollar weight loss industry gets a hold of something that could *potentially* be useful, BAMMM! You will be bombarded with claims like “take a pill, lose hundreds of pounds” ... all before even testing that stuff!
And this company is notorious for doing a “cash in quickly… before it all crashes”, churn-and-burn sorta thing! So let’s have a look at the company behind it…
The Company: Obesity Research Institute, LLC
This company has already been fined 1.5 million dollars by the FTC for making crazy claims back in 2005.
Do you remember products such Fiberthin? Propolene?
Just like Lipozene, these were also two fiber-based dietary supplements. The company had claimed these would cause substantial weight loss without a good diet or exercises!
The crazy thing is these 2 banned products ALSO contained Glucomannan as its chief ingredient and made claims almost similar to what Lipozene does.
In short… Lipozene is simply a refurbished version of these banned products, after making some legal alterations in their claims!
Trust me, it won’t be long before we see another FTC fine slapped on this product.
Summary: Lipozene is a dietary supplement with the primary ingredient being Glucomannan, a natural fiber. However, its claims have not been independently tested or verified.
What are Lipozene's Ingredients?
The main Lipozene ingredient is a fiber called Glucomannan.
It’s a dietary fiber used in the East for centuries as an aid to relieve constipation and bowel troubles.
Just like any other fiber, it does have its place as a domestic remedy to constipation.
But whether it affects weight loss in any way is still under research . Although there have been somedouble blind tests that have been successful, there is NOT much proof to associate Glucomannan with fat loss.
Other ingredients in Lipozene are: Gelatin (binder), Microcrystalline cellulose (again Glucomannan), Magnesium Silicate, Stearic Acid, Titanium Dioxide and some added colors.
How Does Lipozene Work?
Lipozene aims to work by helping you eat less food.
The way it claims to do this is by reducing the capacity of your stomach, physically, by filling it with the natural fiber worth zero calories.
Check this image to see it visually…
So apparently, once you gulp down the pills, YOU MUST DRINK A LOT of water to help the Glucomannan fiber in the pills to absorb it.
When it does, the fiber swells up (a lot) and takes a lot of room in your stomach.
The result is = less space available for food = quick “satisfied” feeling = less food eaten.
That sounds great, no?
But that's only 'theory'.
In reality, there’s much going on in your system that cannot be “fixed” by simply forcing your body to eat less.
There have been no individual laboratory tests done with Lipozene to validate these claims.
My Biggest Tryst With Lipozene Is...
Let’s assume for a minute that Lipozene DOES reduce your appetite by making you ‘feel full’.
You start eating less = total daily calorie intake reduced.
You DO start losing weight due it….
BUT WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU STOP TAKING LIPOZENE?
You are definitely not going to keep taking it forever.
Plus, even when you had results, it’s not like you have "trained" yourself to eat less.
While on Lipozene, you simply made your body "feel" full so you could eat less.
It’s an external stimulus. Once you stop it, your regular system will take control and it’s back to eating like before.
The lost weight comes screaming back! (More on this below)
Lipozene Side Effects & Problems - The First Reason To Avoid It...
The first major issue with Lipozene is the side effects. Although made up of a natural fiber (Glucomannan remember), the fiber is usually given to folks suffering from constipation, as such, it is not intended for this kind of use
Bloating: is caused by the huge amount of fiber you are ingesting. Technically it doesn’t seem like you are actually taking too much. Lipozene’s serving size is 2 capsules of 750mg each = 1500mg.
This you take 3 times for a total of 4.5gms every day.
But guess what?
It’s not the amount of fiber that causes problems, it’s the type, form and purity.
When you eat regular fruits, nuts and vegetables containing fiber, they contain a lot of other things NOT contained in plain fiber supplements like in this pill.
As a result, fiber found in natural foods DOES NOT choke your gut! In fact, it helps and nourishes your gut flora.
Anyhoo, this, bloating thing was one of the biggest reasons I quit Lipozene!
Constipation: Of course caused by excess fiber. In spite of what you might have read so far, the fact is that excess fiber (and usually taken long term) can actually cause severe constipation.
If you are eating clean, natural foods, you do not need to ingest extra fiber. More will only block your colon.
And if you are drinking even a bit less water, well, goodness help you!
Gas and Flatulence: Fiber cannot be fully digested by your body. This is the primary reason it is offered as a remedy for constipation since it passes quickly through the intestine.
But as it cannot be digested, it DOES FERMENT!
And that causes a LOT of flatulence and gas.
Think about the last time you ate a lot of raw foods, chances are you fired a lot of smellies the next day!
Well, with Lipozene, just imagine loading yourself with a big heap of smellers!
Colon injuries: Long term usage of excess fiber causes severe colon damage, including diseases like Chron’s and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Most supplement companies and nutritionists want you to believe fiber passes “unbroken” out of the body in the stool. This assumption is false.
Dietary fiber may not be digestible fully, but it is partially digestible/fermented by pathogenic gut bacteria and yeasts. These bacteria and yeasts ferment the fiber to produce alcohol, acetaldehyde, lactic acid, acetic acid, and a host of other toxic chemicals.
If it sits in your gut for a long time, the bacteria can turn the fiber into acids and toxic chemicals that damage the lining of the colon. This could potentially lead to conditions such as IBS, and a host of other autoimmune diseases.
In short, you do not need all this excess fiber, it’s not going to do any good in the long run.
Fatigue, dullness and general weakness: Lipozene causes these effects because you eat less, plain and simple.
You might be in the habit of eating hundreds of calories more than what you would, before starting on Lipozene.
Though your conscious brain is aware of this, your body is not, which makes it go in defensive mode = inducing weakness and fatigue to “save energy”.
I wrote a small daily diary of sorts on my refrigerator, just to note down if/any changes while taking Lipozene.
Here are some of my notes, this will give you an idea of what might happen…
Day 1: Took the 2 Lipozene capsules, drank the required water, didn’t feel much change. Maybe I ate less because psychologically I'm feeling full?
Day 2: Took the capsules, definitely felt a little fuller today. Bowel movement was smoother. Great! ;)
Day 3-5: Some bloating today, a little cramping in the tummy during the early hours.
Day 6-10: Whoa! A lot of bloating today, I don’t feel like eating anymore, I think I’ll hurl.
Day 10-15: Weight down by about 1.5lbs, but mostly because I am starving. This is not going too well, what do I do about this crazy bloating…
Day 15-20: Mega energy drain. Have to stop taking this soon. This is turning out to be a really horrible experience. I am losing a lil’ bit of weight, nothing spectacular, but that’s mostly because I am eating so less! Should I stop…?
Day 20-30: Severe impaction! Had to go to the family doctor, got yelled at by her for taking so much fiber.
That was a quick Lipozene review of my first 30 days. I have left some minor details (which you'll be thankful I did!), but overall the experience was FAR from pleasant.
The experience worsened when I had a week out of town for some work.
I was taking Lipozene but not enough water and the pills sort of absorbed all the water in my stomach and gut, expanding like any good fiber should!
One of the worst bout of constipation any one could ever have leading to even more complications. (Can you say fissures!?)
While getting treated for fissures (oh fissures are an insanely painful thing if any of you ladies have never had it!), my doctor was completely stunned when I told her what I was doing daily!
Lipozene was a horrible experience! And I would have not been so negative had it helped lose a lot of weight… which it did not! :(
I was drained, fatigued and constantly felt full, not in a good way.
Finally when my bowel were almost clogged, I had to stop Lipozene completely or face surgery!
However, There's An Even Bigger Problem With Lipozene...
The problem with Lipozene is though the premise looks great – bulk up on fiber, reduce appetite, eat less, and lose weight – our bodies are not that simple.
The body does not function the way we WISH it to.
Forcing it to do something our way only destroys the delicate balance maintained in the most important part of the body – the digestive system.
Hippocrates rightly said…
All diseases begin in the gut!”
"Father of Medicine"
Only this time Sir Hippocrates… I created the problem myself!
Once I stopped Lipozene, I started eating my normal diet and my body started to gain weight almost immediately.
Why wouldn’t it?
I didn’t change anything “about me” that would make my body not gain weight.
Did I start working out so my metabolism would improve?
Did I start eating the right foods in the first place?
Did I form any HABITS first that would help me in the long run?
I didn't do anything different while gulping down Lipozene pills, and gullible as I may be, I honestly thought that Lipozene would help me “burn fat” just like that.
Now, I am sure most of my readers have also experienced things like these, the only consolation being we don't do it on purpose.
However, I guess it's good for you that I am one step ahead so you don't have to make the same mistakes I did...
So Finally, Do I Recommend Lipozene? Are There Any Good Alternatives?
If you have read this review so far, you already know what I am going to say…
No, I DEFINITELY Do Not Recommend Lipozene!
More than 80% users say (see the survey results below) that Lipozene didn’t work for them.
It might help you in the short run to feel full and eat less, but it will wreck havoc with your digestive system.
Apart from problems such as constipation, bloating, cramping, and weakness, the worst thing about Lipozene is that once you stop its usage, your hunger will be back and so will the weight.
Now, some might say, “Oh well, just continue with Lipozene then!”
And THAT right there, will be one of the worst decisions you take.
"Dependency" is what they want. How else would they profit!?
And so to avoid that, I present to you my own personal case study (more below). After my horrid experience with Lipozene, I started searching for ways I could lose weight, without losing my health and sanity!
And I knew that there must be a lot of disgruntled people like me, so I did a “lipozene results” survey which yielded shocking results.
Here they are...
Over 8465 people said Lipozene DID NOT work for them at all…
Over 2348 people reported horrible lipozene side effects (I was one of them)…
About 178 people said it worked for them for the first few pounds …
About 564 people said they were not sure…
The most shocking thing was that more than 8 out of 10 people did not get the desired results, and yet we see that Lipozene infomercial almost every day!
So ultimately, nope, a huge chunk of users say it doesn’t work.
So... What Now?
(To quote Marsellus Wallace from Pulp Fiction…)
Here’s what now… You DO NOT need Lipozene to lose weight, nor is it independently proven to do it anyway.
Each one of us is different. You ARE truly unique.
Your body, your metabolism, literally everything is distinctive about you.
So the hope of “one-pill-cures-all” is one of the silliest myths, and these “recurring monthly supply” companies make a fortune out of it!
In reality, what you actually need to do is...
- 1For some quick initial results, get a good quality fat burner pill that actually works. But, but, BUT... only use it for the first few weeks (4-6 weeks, that’s it).
- 2Get your daily habits in your control. This is the KEY to long term success. I can help you with this. See more below.
- 3And finally, start doing ANY simple activity, workout, that'll get your heart rate up... literally, ANYTHING will do. You do not even need to go to a gym. (I help with this too, see more below).
I personally GUARANTEE you that if you follow these 3 steps, and STICK with them for about 6-8 weeks, you will LOVE the change you see in you!
Thee’s simply NO other "secret" to lose weight in the long run. That’s all there is.
Now as promised, here's what I did to lose my post-pregnancy weight...
First of all, when I (finally) lost 62lbs of my post pregnancy weight, I was able to do it without any of these “monthly supply” products.
Before you think I had some secret... nope.
I tried many, MANY diets, even tried one of those "ab" gadgets.
And although some diet programs did show potential, the results only lasted for a while, and I’d end up back to where I was.
3 years of my life (2009-11) went like this!
And I didn’t suddenly stumble upon some “secret” (FYI there isn’t one).
Instead, in these 3 years, I learned (through a lot of failures!) some of the MOST important behavior factors responsible for not only weight loss, but better health, a better mindset, more energy, and well, a better life.
Discovering these simple (and free!) things changed my life.
It led me to Precision Nutrition where I completed their intensive Level 1 course, it led me to become a personal trainer, and it led me to become a mentor for so many women seeking to lose weight but having no idea (or MANY ideas!) about losing weight.
Most of the women on this blog who mail me have:
- 1Either tried many, MANY diets just like me.
- 2Or have tried workout programs, belts, and even some shady “ab gadgets”.
- 3Some women who mail me actually suffer from depression and anxiety.
- 4And yet there are so many who have are overwhelmed they have no clue where to even begin.
And that led me to document the EXACT steps I took back then (some were downright crazy!)... to write down the exact mindset I cultivated, and the exact things I did to lose my weight.
So my suggestion to you is…