Man they can hype about Lipozene!
I fell into the Lipozene trap when I saw this video on Ytube…
And they sure hire the best folks to smooth talk. I was convinced to give the Lipozene pills a try once I saw that video.
But from there… it all went downhill!
Read some of the most honest Lipozene reviews on this page below…
Lipozene Reviews – Table of Contents
- What Is Lipozene? What Do You Get?
- What are Lipozene’s Ingredients
- How Does Lipozene Work? (Does It Even?)
- Lipozene Side Effects and problems
- My Horrific Experience With Lipozene
- Do I Recommend It? Any Good Alternatives?
What is Lipozene?
Lipozene is a dietary supplements sold by a company called 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 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!
It’s like cash in quickly… before it all crashes!
The Company Behind It: 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.
What are Lipozene’s Ingredients
There’s just one – Glucomannan. Nothing else.
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…
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!
The lost weight comes screaming back!
(More on this later below)
Lipozene Side Effects and problems
The worse side effects of Lipozene are:
- Dependency (isn’t that what the company wants!?)
- Gas and flatulence (Oh this is bad!)
- Colon injuries (long term)
- Fatigue, dullness and general weakness
- Mood swings
Bloating: is caused by the crazy 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 food stuff DOES NOT choke your gut!
Bloating was one of the biggest problem I quit Lipozene!
Constipation: Caused by excess fiber. In spite of what you might have read so far, the fact is that excess fiber can actually cause severe constipation.
If you are eating clean, natural foods, you do not need extra fiber. Anything more, and it will only block your colon.
And if you are drinking even a bit less water, you are in for big trouble dear!
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 since 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!
Colon injuries: Long term usage of fiber can and does cause severe colon damage, including diseases like Chron’s and Inflammatory Bowel Disease.
Most doctors and nutritionists 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 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.
The bacteria turn the fiber into acids and toxic chemicals that damage the lining of the colon leading to inflammatory bowel diseases, and a host of other autoimmune diseases.
In short, you do not need excess fiber, and certainly not an artificially forced one.
Fatigue, dullness and general weakness: Lipozene causes these because you eat less, plain and simple.
You might be in the habit of eating hundreds of calories more than what you would, after 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”.
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 refriegerator, nothing fancy, just to note down if/any changes taking Lipozene.
Here they are to give you a day-by-day 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 becoming a plain 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 got worse 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!), our family doctor was completely stunned when I told him 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 problem with Lipozene is the premise looks great. Bulk up on fiber, reduce appetite, eat less, and lose weight.
But our body is not that simple.
It does not function the way we WANT 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.
“All diseases begin in the gut!”
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.
You don’t need Lipozene to lose weight!
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 worse thing about Lipozene is that once you stop its usage, your hunger will be back and so will the weight.
Now, you might say, “Oh well, just continue with Lipozene then!”
And THAT right there, will be the worse 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.
How I myself fought my obesity problem with 3 things:
- Found out a way to eat healthy and within my caloric limits, without “going on a diet”.
- Found a temporary aid to help me suppress my appetite without fibrous supplements like Lipozene. And yes, this was not a permanent thing, just did it for the first 3 months.
- Finally, I continued step 1 and added my own custom workout and have been doing this for the last 3 years without regaining weight.
Yes, I can openly say that I think I have found my own holy weight loss grail!
But no, it’s NOT some miracle packed in some capsules or bottles! It’s simply the combined power of knowledge + habits.
And I highly recommend you to read my case study, my revelations while battling with obesity and the various things I stumbled upon on route.
READ MY CASE STUDY:
HOW I LOST 60+ LBS IN UNDER A YEAR, WITHOUT LIPOZENE OR DEPENDING ON OTHER PILLS…
… AND HAVE KEPT IT OFF FOR 3 YEARS NOW.
The best part about it is the price… can you say free? :)
Yep, jut go ahead and subscribe, you will be so much more better off than depending on Lipozene or its siblings!
Concluding, you ONLY NEED 2 things to lose weight.
1) A change in habits.
2) Correcting what goes in, aka, your food.
EVERYTHING else is just business!
For the record, I am not against diet programs or diet pills, but I advise all my readers, you girls, to ONLY consider products that help with the above two things.
Any miracle cures… and you can just scoff at it! :D
I invite you to ask me your questions, suggestions, queries below…