Adipozin Diet Pill Review: 579% More Weight Loss?

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If you believe the marketing, Adipozin was developed by an anonymous ex-college student who wanted the benefits of all the best weight loss ingredients (as determined by his or her extensive research) without having to spend a ton of money buying the ingredients in isolation.

This person then “worked” with a world leading—but also completely anonymous—nutraceutical company to develop a product that “suppresses your appetite”, “helps you eat less” (isn’t that the same as “help you eat less?), is “easy to take” and “contains scientifically proven ingredients in their proven amounts.”

Apparently, this company only agreed to do so on the condition that it would “spare no expense” in creating the product. Since this is the exact opposite way most companies on the planet do business (their clients dictate the level of expense they are comfortable with) it sure would be interesting to know its name. And a company that puts stipulations on a much needed contract when the entire world is in the grips of a major recession?

Riiiight.

I suspect many retailers believe consumers may be more interested in purchasing products from average individuals who face many of the same problems that they do, than big, faceless corporations. However, in reality it takes real money to manufacture large runs of product, it takes marketing know-how to successfully sell it, and it takes a team to fulfill it and provide the necessary customer support.

And in real life, when an average person “discovers” something monumental (like the cure to the obesity crisis for instance) that person steps forward, takes applicable credit, does interviews with Oprah and Dr. Oz, consults with celebrities and makes millions.

In other words, if a single, real person is selling Adipozin, I’ll eat my laptop. Seriously. It’s nonsense.

With that out of the way, let’s look at the ingredients. I’m going to enjoy showing you why the statement…

“Contains scientifically proven ingredients in their proven amounts.”

… is a complete and total fabrication.

So what’s in Adipozin? Each capsule contains 800 mg worth of 10 ingredients (which I’ll get to in a minute).

That’s a big problem. Why?

The medicinal plants, food compounds and herbs that are typically found in weight loss products are much like pharmaceutical drugs; they need to be present in a potent enough dosage to have any effect.

Products that contain a lot of ingredients are less likely to contain potent dosages of the individual ingredients than less complex formulas. So while some of the ingredients in Adipozin may be helpful for weight loss, they are so under-dosed as to be totally useless. Let’s take a closer look at the formula and I’ll show you…

1. Glucomannan: Also known as konjac, glucomannan is in essence a fiber supplement. In other words, it fills you up and keeps you satiated longer without adding calories. And yes, there is some clinical evidence (see Int J Obes. 1984;8(4):289-93) that it helps dieters… when 1,000 mg is taken 3 times per day prior to meals.

So how much is in Adipozin? Well, if it contained nothing but glucomannan, two capsules worth (a day’s supply) would provide half the necessary amount. And Adipozin does not contain “nothing but glucomannan.” It contains 9 other ingredients as well, making it impossible for it to contain a dosage even remotely close to that demonstrated helpful in clinical studies. Remember this statement?…

“Contains scientifically proven ingredients in their proven amounts.”

Uh-huh. And it gets better…

2. Green Tea: Yes, green tea does demonstrate some real benefits for dieters—when its included in a potent enough dose and standardized for the appropriate catechins and polyphenols.

Is it here?

Unfortunately, there’s no way to know since the label doesn’t reveal this information. This in itself is a clue, however. Retailers are happy to flaunt their various ingredients and their standardized extracts when they exactly correspond to positive clinical studies. When they don’t, they are happy to pretend it isn’t important. That’s why I’m not convinced there’s anywhere near a potent dose in this product.

3. Guarana (22% caffeine): In fat burners, guarana is used as an anti-oxidant, diuretic, and source of caffeine—a thermogenic with will well-established, albeit mild, fat burning effects (see Am J Clin Nutr. 1989 Jan;49(1):44-50, Am J Clin Nutr. 1980 May;33(5):989-97).

4. Yerba Mate (10% caffeine): Another source of caffeine, some marketers claim yerba mate offers weight loss benefits above and beyond its caffeine content. However, clinical evidence to validate this theory is inconclusive.

5. Damiana: Although there is little human-based evidence to validate the claimed benefits, Damiana is most commonly used as an aphrodisiac. In this formula, it is included (along with the aforementioned yerba mate and guarana) on the basis of a clinical study that indicated this trio of ingredients “delayed gastric emptying”, “reduced the time to perceived gastric fullness” and “induced significant weight loss over a 45-day period.”

Once again, we’re faced with the same problem; this trio may have benefits applicable to dieters, but this product contains a mere fraction of what the study participants received.

6. Super Citrimax: Nowhere is the ridiculousness of the statement…

“Contains scientifically proven ingredients in their proven amounts.”

… more evident than when it comes to Super Citrimax, a “novel” form of hydroxycitric acid.

Yes, there a clinical study that shows Super Citrimax is helpful for dieters; when taken at a dosage of 4666.7 mg (providing 2800 mg hydroxycitrioc acid) per day.

Remember, Adipozin contains 10 ingredients and a mere 800 mg per serving.

If it contained nothing but super citrimax, you’d need almost 6 capsules to replicate the dose shown helpful in the study.

Nice, huh?

7. FucoPure: Fucoxanthin is a carotenoid present in seaweed and other marine vegetables. I’ve reviewed several fat burners based almost entirely on this ingredient (see FucoTHIN™), and almost all claim Fucoxanthin can boost the metabolism and burn fat without causing the jitters.

The good news is there is a small amount of promising evidence that indicates Fucoxanthin is useful for weight loss (see Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2005 Jul 1;332(2):392-7, Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2008;17 Suppl 1:196-9). The bad news is that to date, any published material has been based on animal studies.

Additionally, there’s the problem of low bioavailability of these compounds in humans. This study (see Br J Nutr. 2008 Aug;100(2):273-7) concluded…

“… results indicated that the plasma response to dietary epoxyxanthophylls was very low in humans even after 1-week intake of epoxyxanthophyll-rich diets.”

8. Pomegranate: Although not revealed what this ingredient is standardized for, it may be punicic acid—also known as conjugated linolenic acid. Again, preliminary animal studies show promising results for weight loss (see J Agric Food Chem. 2007 May 2;55(9):3741-8. Epub 2007 Mar 30, Nutrition. 2006 Jan;22(1):54-9. Epub 2005 Oct 12, Lipids Health Dis. 2004 Nov 9;3:24), but to date, no published human-based data exists.

Special note: Newer evidence suggests the combination of fucoxanthin and pomegranate to helpful for weight loss. No surprise though; this combination is seriously under-dosed in this product.

9. ForsLean: A patented version of coleus forskohli manufactured by the Sabinsa corporation. And yes, there is some evidence that it’s moderately helpful for weight loss; when a 250 mg of a 10% standardized extract is taken twice a day.

Does Adipozin contain 500 mg of 10% standardized extract? The onus is on the manufacturer to prove it does. There’s little reason to believe it does, given the issues with dose and serving size.

10. 20-Beta-Hydroxyecdysterone: According to the Adipozin web site…

“A recent study showed a 6-7% increase in lean muscle tissue with nearly a 10% reduction in fat!”

This all sounds pretty impressive, until you realize these benefits have only been demonstrated in preliminary animal studies (see Phytomedicine. 2008 Sep;15(9):691-8. Epub 2008 Jun 26, Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Mar;296(3):E433-9. Epub 2009 Jan 6).

Human based studies on sports performance have shown no such effect. And there’s no evidence to validate the claims of weight loss in humans to date.

11) Chromax: The patented version of chromium polynicotinate, chromium plays a vital role in the regulation of insulin function and as such, is a no-brainer addition to any weight loss supplement. Clincial evidence validating its effectiveness for weight loss is not conclusive, however. Despite that, this is probably the best version of chromium to experiment with at this time.

And there it is… the Adipozin “miracle.”

As discussed, the problem with this product is not that it does not contain any potentially helpful ingredients.

It’s that the majority of them cannot possibly be included in their “proven amounts” as claimed by the retailer.

And a product packed with under-dosed ingredients—regardless of how helpful they may be at the relevant dose—offers little value at all.

And this product is significantly more expensive than readily available, well-formulated commercial formulas ($60/bottle).

Secondly, the Adipozin “story” sounds suspiciously like the one used to sell Garret Devore/BlackStone Nutrition’s Orovo fat burner. If Adipozin is a Devore Labs/BlackStone Nutrition creation, it’s worth avoiding on this basis alone; this company has an “F” rating with the BBB, along with a long history of treating its customers with total contempt.

Give this one a miss. Seriously. You can buy better products for half the money.

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