Lipozene Reviews – Find The Problems They Don’t Want You To Know!

My experience with Lipozene?

Over 8 bottles of Lipozene ingested … Not fun… Nope…

My tryst with Lipozene began last year, in summer…

Last year, I had completely given up all hope on ever losing my flab and getting back in my pre-marriage, pre-pregnancy shape.

I saw the snazzy Lipozene infomercial and thought 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! And not a great one at that!

Anyway, onwards to the reviews… let’s go…

UPDATE: December 2 Here are two really great alternatives to Lipozene:

  1. The Capsiplex pill – It’s a thermogenic pill, MUCH better than Lipozene and contains Capsaicin as the chief ingredient. Capsaicin is proven in several studies to aid fat loss in the first few months.
  2. Phen375 – It’s a thermogenic pill too, based on the once super popular drug, Phentermine.



Lipozene Reviews – Table of Contents

  1. What Is Lipozene? What Do You Get?
  2. What are Lipozene’s Ingredients
  3. How Does Lipozene Work? (Does It Even?)
  4. Lipozene Side Effects – The 2 Reasons To Avoid This “Death Pill”
  5. The Path I Took And Some Other Alternatives



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 “take a pill, lose thousands of pounds” 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 claimed would cause substantial weight loss rapidly with no need to diet or exercise!

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. 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 some double blind tests that have been successful, there is NO substantial proof to associate Glucomannan with weight management.

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…

Does Lipozene Work

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.

Sounds great right?

But it does only in theory.

In reality, there’s much going on in your system that cannot be “fixed” by simply eating less, well actually forcing your body to eat “less food”.

There have been no individual laboratory tests done with Lipozene to validate these claims.

My biggest concern with Lipozene is…

Let’s assume for a minute that it 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 LIPOZENE?

It’s not like you have trained yourself to eat less.
You have just artificially “forced” yourself to feel full and 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!

Guess what?
The lost weight comes screaming back!

(More on this below)

Lipozene Side Effects & Problems – The First Reason To Avoid This

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

1 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 Lipozene.

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 was one of the biggest reasons I quit Lipozene!

2 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 like Lipozene) 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!

2 Gas and Flatulence: Fiber cannot be digested by your body, which 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!

4 Colon injuries: Long term usage of excess fiber can and does cause 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 by the healthy individual, but it certainly is 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, potentially leading 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.

5 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”.

6 Lastly, mood swings: are again caused by sudden reduction in food intake as above. The overall feeling (I experienced) is an uninterested approach to almost everything! :(

This was so bad it stuck to me days after I stopped Lipozene! And No, it WAS NOT PMS!

My Horrific Experience With Lipozene

I saw the Lipozene commercial sometime around spring last year and decided to go for it, being totally gullible to their claims! :(

I went and ordered their standard 60 capsules pack.

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 psychologically feeling full.

Day 2: Took the capsules, definitely felt a little fuller today. Bowel movement was smoother. Great!

Day 3-5: Slight bloating felt, a little stomach cramping in the morning.

Day 6-10: A lot of bloating, I don’t feel like eating anymore coz I think I’ll puke.

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 the bloating…

Day 15-20: Mega energy drain. Have to stop Lipozene soon. This is turning out to be a really horrible experience. I am losing a lil’ bit weight, nothing spectacular, but that’s mostly because I am eating so less! Should I stop…?

Day 20-30: Severe stool 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, 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!

The result?

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!), our family 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!

What’s The Biggest Issue With Lipozene? (The second reason to avoid this)

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.

The great Hippocrates rightly said
All diseases begin in the gut!”

Only this time Sir Hippocrates… we are PLANTING the problem ourselves!

Once you stop Lipozene, you start eating your normal diet and your body start to gain weight almost immediately.

Why wouldn’t it?

You didn’t change anything “inside you” that would MAKE your body not gain weight.

Did you start working out so your metabolism would improve?

No.

Did you start eating the right foods in the first place?

No.

Did you start any activity that would burn off calories naturally?

No.

We don’t do anything different while gulping Lipozene, and we honestly think it’s something that will “burn fat” away from our life! That’s not how life works, unfortunately.

Do I Recommend Lipozene? Any Good Alternatives?

If you have read this Lipozene review so far, you already know what I am going to say.

No! I HIGHLY Do Not Recommend Lipozene!

More than 80% users say (take the quiz below and see your own results) 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, to the above, you might say, “Oh well, just continue with Lipozene then!”

And THAT right there, will be the worst path 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.

After my horrid experience with Lipozene, I started searching for ways I could lose weight, without losing my health and sanity!

So Lipozene was out, forever. When I started my journey… this was me…

me before my technique
before small

One year later (actually 8 months and half months later), I had transformed myself into this…

after-2-2010
small-after

Whoaaa… what? Magic? Surgery?

Nope, no surgery and no “going on a diet”…

What I did was 3 things:

  1. I knew that I DID need something that would help me curb my appetite. (That’s where Capsiplex helped.)
  2. Secondly, I knew that even if I lost any weight temporarily, to *keep it off*, I need a way of eating that wouldn’t require calorie counting, or point keeping (like weight watchers).
  3. Finally, I found out the startling benefits of combining my way of eating with intermittent fasting, and went on to write a whole guide about it!

I owe my amazing transformation above to the combination of Capsiplex + my eating plan + my fasting style.

I obviously dropped a LOT of pant sizes, feeling better and the best part was that all this was without popping Lipozene or any other fiber-based supplements AND without any fad diet!



So Here’s Are The 3 I Steps I Advise All My Blog Readers To Take:

1 Yes we need help curbing our appetite in the initial days, there’s no denying that. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here in the first place.

But *depending* on them, that’s where the problems start.

So step 1 would be:
Instead of opting for a fiber based pill like Lipozene, go for a thermogenic pill. My recommendations would definitely be either the Capsiplex or the Phen 375.

2 Secondly, once you start the thermogenic pill, order for only 8-12 weeks of supply, not more than that. Now, when you start taking it, combine it with my VERY unique and potent eating style. It’s a full detailed guide that you can ask me for.

3 And lastly, once you start eating “my way”, start incorporating the extremely powerful method of fat loss = intermittent fasting.

Fasting has been practiced in the East for literally thousands of years, and apart from its fat loss benefits, fasting also aids in controlling our crazy cravings!

So here you go, the 3 resources, the combination which should be 100 times more effective than Lipozene:

  • Capsiplex thermogenic pill
  • My eating guide
  • My fasting guide
  • (To get my eating/fasting guide, just mail me for it on betty@fitfinally.com)



    Conclusion…

    Dietary pills are never the long term solution as advertised by most supplement companies. But I am not against their complete use, what I am against are pills that use dietary fiber, as the potential of them *keeping your weight off* are next to ZERO!

    Instead, use some kind of a thermogenic pill that will help you curb your appetite without swelling up your gut, as well as help a bit in the fat burning process.

    And finally, comment below to ask any questions, or you can mail me on betty@fitfinally.com to get my eating + fasting guides.

    Summary
    Reviewer
    Betty Reynolds
    Review Date
    Reviewed Item
    Lipozene Pills
    Author Rating
    2

    Comments (3)

    1. Hi, I am glad your review states the facts coz I couldnt find any honest review. I will not be trying Lipozene now, is there any other alternative that you recommend? I work long shifts so dieting is out question for me, although I could do some kind of workout I guess. Thanks again.

      • Hi Sarah,
        There’s really no alternative to exercising and eating clean. But I am in the process of writing my own system of how to stick to good habits. Why? Coz I think we all DO NOT need another diet book! The problem’s not finding the right program or pill, but more of sticking with one!

        So right now, I cannot suggest any good alternative, but keep watching this page as I will soon update it with my guide and or any alternatives (if any come up).

    2. I totally agree with you, Lipozene was really bad for me. After I would eat, my stomach would bulge out bad. I tried probiotics thinking it was a digestive problem but it didn’t help. Even though the Konjac root in it, which is natural, doesn’t help either. I am amazed how they can continue selling these…