Lipozene Fat Burner Review — Does Lipozene Work?

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Thinking of trying Lipozene?

Please be sure to review the visitor comments after you complete reading this — you’ll be VERY glad you did. Visitors are alleging outrageous customer service issues. Buyer beware!

If you feel you must try Lipozene, hang in there until the end of the review —we will show you how you can experiment for less than half the cost.

Lipozene, a product produced/distributed by Obesity Research Institute LLC, offers the usual… weight loss without a whole lot of work.

Lipozene is also as an “As Seen On TV” product. I’ve written about this many times, but the biggest “scam” weight loss products are the ones sold via radio and TV advertisements.

That’s because it’s the easiest way for manufacturers to isolate themselves from the consumer and avoid accountability for their products (and wait until you see what our visitors have had to say about this product!)

Additionally, these are the products for which I receive the most complaints about deceptive billing practices.

But let’s set that aside for a moment and take a closer look at this product.

What’s in Lipozene?

Only one ingredient… glucomannan.

Glucomannan is an unabsorbable polysaccharide derived from the konjac root. Several clinical studies validate glucomannan’s ability to lower LDL cholesterol and blood lipid levels, as well as blood sugar levels (see J Am Coll Nutr. 2003 Feb;22(1):36-42, Diabetes Care. 2000 Jan;23(1):9-14., Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2005 Jun;15(3):174-80, Diabetes Care. 1999 Jun;22(6):913-9.,

There also appears to be some evidence (see Int J Obes. 1984;8(4):289-93) that 1 gram of glucomannan, taken with 8 oz. of water one hour prior to meals, has a significant influence on weight loss (one study showed almost 6 pounds of fat lost in two months—with no changes in eating habits).

Another study using a slightly larger amount of glucomannan (4 grams per day) also showed positive results for weight loss.

Bottom line?

Glucomannan is both an interesting and a promising supplement for weight loss (see the complete glucomannan review here!), but it is basically a fiber supplement.

Don’t get me wrong; adding fiber to your diet is not only a great way to lose weight, improve regularity and even lower cholesterol levels.

Nancy Howarth, a nutritionist from Tuft’s University in Boston, suggests people who add an extra 14 grams per day to their diet could expect to lose 4 pounds and decrease food intake by 10% in 4 months.

Basically, fiber fills you up faster, and keeps you feeling full longer.

Best of all, adding fiber to your diet is actually quite easy to do (just add a serving of Kellogg’s All Bran Buds to your daily routine), since the typical low quality North American diet does not contain nearly enough fiber.

The average North American consumes 15 grams of fiber daily — 10 grams less than the minimum recommended amount of 25 grams. Adding fiber to your diet is probably one of the most cost effective ways to improve your diet and overall health.

Here is a tip to help you benefit from the weight loss benefits of fiber…

10 minutes before each of your main meals, have a glass of water with a serving of an easy-to-use pysillium fiber — like Metamucil. The orange flavored stuff tastes fine, and it’s not gritty… don’t believe the competitor’s advertising. This will fill you up prior to your meal, allowing you to eat less and feel full longer. It will also slow the release of blood sugar, reducing the chances you’ll feel the need to snack on sweets and salty snacks.

So you should you try Lipozene?

There are several problems with this product that makes me refuse to recommend it…

1. The maker of this product, Obesity Research Institute LLC, has a real credibility problem. They’ve been charged by the Federal Trade Commission for making false and unsubstantiated claims and forced to pay $1.5 million in customer redress. This is for the products Propolene and Fiberslim, both of which are based upon the ingredient glucomannan. This doesn’t bode well for Lipozene.

If you’d like to review the Federal Trade Commission press release for this action, please click here!

2. Fiber is useful, but its effects are subtle and are best seen over the long term.

Better yet, it’s both cheap and easy to add fiber to your diet without expensive supplements like Lipozene.

Add a serving of high-fiber cereal to your diet each day, and replace some of the high starch carbs in your diet with high-fiber fruits and vegetables.

Special note: My favorite high-fibre cereal is Kellogg’s All Bran Buds. It contains 12 grams of fibre per 1/3 cup serving– 3.5 grams of that coming from psyllium fibre. It actually tastes pretty good. I’d highly recommend measuring your portions — at least to start. This stuff contains SO much fibre, you don’t want to eat too much of it, or you’ll be in for a surprise! (i.e. don’t stray too far from a washroom!).

3. We have received a LOT of complaints from visitors about the deceptive billing practices and non-existent customer service provided by whomever retails this product online (click here to get started reading visitor feedback!).

On the other hand, clinical evidence indicates glucomannan appears to be helpful for those trying to lose weight. And, if purchased in isolation from a reputable retailer, it is cheap enough to warrant an experiment!

For example, you can purchase a full month’s dose (2 caps, 3 times daily) of NOW brand glucomannan for less than $10 at BodyBuilding.com (our recommended online retailer).

At that price, it might be worth experimenting with—especially for the “convenience factor”—but that has to be your call. Just don’t spend big dollars on Lipozene… there’s no reason to do so.

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Lipozene Summary
  • Contains a single ingredient, glucomannan.
  • Glucomannan is mildly useful for weight loss.
  • Overpriced.
  • There are numerous customer service complaints.
  • Glucomannan is readily available from other sources, for less money (and hassle).

 

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Sharon Tomalavage March 17, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Several months ago I called after seeing the advertisement and ordered a trial bottle. The customer representative tried to sell me a continuing supply, but I refused. I told her that if the product worked, I would order more, I then gave my acct. information and the product was shipped. I suppose I got lucky because I was Never charged beyond that trial bottle. Needless to say,the product didn’t work (at least for me), but when I tried calling to get my money back for the trial bottle, I was told several times that “my refund was in the mail”. Didn’t believe it for a second as I had charged the trial bottle and I’ve never had a refund given through the mail (they usually give a refund the same way the product was paid for).

Guess I will never get my money back, but at least they didn’t keep billing me or charging my account. Perhaps it’s because I told them I worked in Law Enforcement (I did) and expected them to be above board. For all those who had money taken, don’t give up!! call your local law enforcement agency (Fraud/bunko division). It takes time but eventually these companies will be shut down.

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joey jamieson August 20, 2013 at 1:26 pm

I was 304 and started using Sparkpeople to record my daily calorie intake i lost 65 pounds in 6 month but never seemed to get any futher so I saw the Ad for Lipozine and order just the one order . now i am on 2000 calorie a day diet and i exercise daily and after my first bottle of Lipozine I am Still 240 pounds . DOn’t waste your money

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Debbie September 19, 2013 at 8:07 am

My husband and I tried this product for 3 months, we ordered another 3 months. We were not receiving the lipozene that we ordered so I called. The lady in customer service stated that they tried my card 5 times and that it declined so the order was cancelled. So I said alright just leave it like that. She said do you want me to try your card again, I said no just leave it like that, "cancelled". Three weeks later I got on line and went onto my checking account to find out that Lipozene was charged to my account. I called customer service and asked why my account was charged. The lady stated that my order was not cancelled and they ran my number again and it went through.

So my order is in the mail.

I asked her to stop the order because I was told that my order was cancelled. She stated that she could not stop the order. After arguing with her for 20 minutes she would not pass me to a manager or give me a address or fax number so I could write a letter to Lipozene letting them know how disappointed I am. So now I have to wait to get the order call them and get a return number to put on the package, send it back then wait for them to credit my money back. What a waist of time and untrained company.

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Teresa Montgomery January 17, 2014 at 9:51 pm

I’m glad I read this article before I made my any purchase. I won’t waste my money.
Instead, I will take the advice given and just add more fiber
to my diet.

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Lisa February 2, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I tried lipozene and in less than a week I lost 4 pounds. I also have a friend who tried it also. She said she lost weight also.

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Jennifer March 2, 2014 at 9:31 pm

this person probably works for them ^

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Regina April 13, 2014 at 12:09 pm

That’s hilarious, I totally agree!

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Nickoilya March 26, 2014 at 4:45 am

It works for me! I had rapid weight loss and so did my cousin.. and I definitely do not work for the company! I guess different results for different people. I do not buy from the site…walmart sells two bottles for 19.99.

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Paula April 1, 2014 at 12:40 am

I started Lipozene 3 weeks ago and already seeing my baby pooch disappear. I take it twice a day with a metabolism booster in the morning I wait 30 minutes I do drink a whole bottler of water which helps better then when my 30 minute wait was up i ate some type of fruit or veggie. I take the next 2 Lipozene before dinner along with another bottle of water and I get a small plate and arranged food accordingly to the major food groups. And it’s working. I know your not suppose to change your diet but it helps a lot if you wanna keep loosing weight. Laziness gets no one anywhere.

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