Lipo-6 Hers Review: Nutrex's Fat Burner For Women -

Lipo-6 Hers Review: Nutrex’s Fat Burner For Women

“Strictly for women” fat burners are “all the rage” these days. It’s really not surprising then, to see Nutrex launch its own product just for the ladies. Lipo-6 Hers is advertised as a “Fast Acting All Day Fat Burner Designed For Women.”

Of course, you’re probably familiar with the Lip- 6 brand; the “regular” Lipo-6 is a popular product and has been around forever. Lipo-6X, recently launched, is an upgraded version of the original.

So how does the newly launched Lipo-6 Hers stack up against the original? Is it really engineered for a woman? Does it contain unique ingredients specifically included for their effect in a woman’s body?


Intrepid staff reviewer Elissa summed up women’s fat burners best when she said…

“… designed for women usually means watered down and just as expensive.”

Let’s see whether this is true for Lipo-6 Hers. What’s in it?…

1. B-Phenylethylamine HCL: Phenethylamine is the “feel good” chemical commonly found in chocolate and is closely related to amphetamine in structure. Does this mean that using Lipo-6 Hers will make you feel great — a clean, legal, near-amphetamine high if you like?

Alas, no.

That’s because the majority of phenylethylamine gets metabolized by an enzyme known as “monamine oxidase (MAO).” This prevents all but the slightest amounts of phenylethylamine from reaching the bloodstream.

Most credible phenethylamine-based fat burners contain natural monamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs) to prevent this (see the reviews of Gaspari’s Cytolean and Lipo-6X for details). There are no MAOIs in Lipo-6 Hers.

2. Methyl-Synephrine HCL and Synephrine HCL: Once thought to hold the most promise as a credible alternative to ephedra, synephrine has been proven to be rather ineffective for weight loss, with the most promising studies showing only subtle effects at best.

3. Caffeine: Caffeine’s thermogenic properties are well documented (see Am J Clin Nutr. 1989 Jan;49(1):44-50, Am J Clin Nutr. 1980 May;33(5):989-97, Am J Physiol. 1995 Oct;269(4 Pt 1):E671-8).

This formula contains 130 mg per serving—70 mg less than what you’ll find in either of the other two versions of Lipo-6.

4. Hoodia: One of the most controversial appetite suppressants on the market and, despite the hype, there is very little real evidence it’s good for anything (you can read the full review of hoodia here!).

Additionally, the better hoodia products contain between 400-750mg of active ingredient per serving. The 20 mg in Lipo-6 Hers is here as “label dressing” only… there’s not enough to elicit any “appetite suppressing” response.

5. Yohimbine HCL: The standardized extract of the bark of the African Yohimbe tree, this compound is often used as a natural aphrodisiac.

It is also sold as a drug (in the U.S., a popular brand is Yohimex containing 5.4 milligram of yohimbine hydrochloride per tablet) and is used to treat impotency, dilate the pupil of the eye, and stimulate fat loss. Because it can cause unpredictable effects on blood pressure, Yohimbe should be approached with caution.

A few studies bear out Yohimbe’s positive effect on weight loss (Isr J Med Sci. 1991 Oct;27(10):550-6) but its effects are hardly earth-shattering. If you review the study, you’ll also see individuals were receiving 20 mg of yohimbine per day — which is over 3 times the amount found in a daily, 4-capsule dosage of Lipo-6 Hers.

6. Folic Acid: Ah, finally. An ingredient specifically included for women. It’s a crucial vitamin too, for any woman who is planning to become pregnant, as an adequate amount protects against a variety of birth defects. That’s not why it’s included in this formula, however… according to Nutrex Research, it’s to “…maintain healthy hair, skin and nails.”

(Elissa adds: “…’cause we all know how important hair nutrients are to fat loss!“)

7. Biotin: Another water soluble B vitamin, it plays a role in the metabolism of fatty acids. Nutrex, however, has thoughtfully added it as another hair/nail strengthener.

Ok, now that we know what’s in it, what’s the verdict?

Well, as usual, it appears that Elissa has “nailed it.” Lipo-6 Hers appears to be a watered down cross between the original Lipo-6 and the updated Lipo 6x. It contains only a single “female-specific” ingredient, and misses out on the 20 mg of EZ gugglulsterones found in both other versions of Lipo-6.

It’s expensive too: Nutrex is currently selling it for $54.95 – $10.00 more than the regular Lipo-6!

For the same price, you’d be far better off to experiment with Nutrex’s Lipo-6X, which is really a much better product. And if you find Lipo-6X to be a bit too strong, you can always reduce the dosage somewhat. As far as obtaining the best bang for the buck goes, that’s a much better strategy.

Or alternatively, check out the list of other popular women’s fat burners we’ve reviewed!

Author: Paul

Paul Crane is the founder of His passions include supplements, working out, motorcycles, guitars... and of course, his German Shepherd dogs.


  1. I started taking Lipo 6 Hers a month ago and I have lost 6 pounds! I am “jitter free” and love the energy boost. At first I had a hard time sleeping on this product, but that went away after a week! I think it’s a great product!

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  2. I just started taking Lipo 6 hers two days ago and I feel good. I am only taking 1 per day for the first couple of days and I like it a lot. And you can find it at Walmart in CA for under $23.00 (that’s where I got mine). I’ll up the dosage in the days to come but so far so good.

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  3. I have been taking Lipo 6 Hers for 3 weeks now. I have come down from 245 lbs. to 229 lbs. in 3 weeks. I feel energized more and I am also exercising more than I ever have. I find it better then a lot of the other pills I have taken in my life.

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  4. I started taking Lipo 6 Hers about a week ago and just love it. It gives me lots of energy without the jitters. I am taking 2 morning/2 afternoon like it says and so far i have lost 5 pounds. I am on a high fiber diet as well, and walk A LOT. I have the energy to exercise now… I just love it!

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  5. Started taking Lipo 6X the first month and lost 3 inches in my waist, 1 inch off my hips and 1/2″ off each thigh.
    In addition, I also started taking CLA and Opti Woman vitimans. Definitely need to watch when you take your second dose as it caused some sleepless nights when taken too late in the day.

    After the first two weeks I felt like it wasn’t working and thought I would try 1 more pill. Not a good idea. Actually caused me to have less energy and strength noticed by my personal trainer. Went back to recommended dosage and all went back.

    Second month I went to Lipo 6X Hers and also changed my diet to only water, Oatmeal for breakfast, 2 protein shakes a day and a protein and salad for lunch and dinner. The 2nd week of the second month I lost 8 lbs in one week. Yes I believe this product works but only if you also put the working out portion in and watching what you eat! I also believe that the CLA and vitamins gave my body a added boost.

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  6. I started taking Lipo 6 hers about a week ago and so far the energy is too awesome.

    I feel good bout myself!

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  7. I have been taking Lipo 6 Hers for about 2 weeks now and I have lost 15 POUNDS!

    I run for an hour and a half a day and then do weights for about an hour and it’s working for me! I do have really bad head aches but it is a price i’m willing to pay for a nice body.

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  8. I’m 19, 5’1, 123 lbs. I’m on my 4th day of taking Lipo 6 Hers and so far I love it! I’m already at a good size and workout at least 5 days a week / eat very well, but I had hit a plateu as far as losing those last few pounds of belly fat. Since starting Lipo 6 Hers, I work out harder than I ever have (ran faster and for a longer period of time without tiring out / cycled with higher resistance and quicker sprints) I felt great after both workouts!

    It has really suppressed my appetite, last night I almost forgot to eat dinner because I just wasn’t hungry. I’m one girl who NEVER forgets to eat, I love my food haha. After 4 days I have lost 2 pounds – which would have taken me 2 months had I not started this pill.

    Love it and I will continue using them! The one negative I have to add is I get a slight headache after taking them but it wears off within an hour, no big deal. I’ll try and write another review once I finish them!

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  9. I have lost weight on this product before and after having my baby I needed a boost to get the rest of the weight that is tough off. It is working well. Gives a bunch more energy, though I hit a good burst and do get tired in between taking the morning and afternoon pill. WARNING, WARNING!!! I did conceive TWICE on this pill and I we had been trying to conceive for several years before with all the medical help in the world did no good . My doctor said he believes it is one of the natural ingredients that can boost ovulation and fertility. The first time I barely got through the month and found out PREGNANT and the next time it was 2 months and YEP PREGNANT again! So get yourself protected if you don’t want little ones running around, lol.

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  10. First day and I must say – I LOVE IT (so far). I’m looking to lose around 15 pounds total. I feel so much more energized but not at all shaky. I’m somewhat sensitive to caffeine so whenever I drink coffee I always get a headache. Earlier I had a slight headache but now I’m good. I’m WAY more focused and ready to keep going! I took 1 pill this morning and 1 30 minutes before my lunch at 2 PM. I’ll update again in a week or so.

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  11. Started taking lipo six today, I’m terrified. Has anyone experienced feelings like these? I’ve had nausea (I’ve thrown up twice) headache and dizziness. My face is even numb! I will not be taking these anymore, too extreme for me. I’m scared to sleep!

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  12. I picked up almost 10 kg from using the birth control pill, and when I stopped I tried everything to fit into my jeans again.

    I have now been using Lipo 6 for 2 weeks, and I’m proud to say my jeans are starting to fit again, this product is the best out there, and I do’nt get hungry all the time anymore. 🙂 It is good to see all the other positive reviews.

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  13. I love this product. I’ve lost 13+ lbs with it, and i’m not even taking the full 6 pills a day! If you don’t eat before you take it, you won’t eat for awhile. Don’t eat RIGHT after you work out, wait a good hour, I threw up once after because my heart rate was so high (worked out for 3 hours). I love taking this at work now, because i’m constantly on my feet and don’t get tired anymore. 🙂

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  14. Lipo 6 for hers was the first diet supplement I ever tried to loose weight. I am very picky about pills, etc. I’m 20 yrs and weigh 130 lbs. I was scared at first but after A LOT of research and reviews I went through, I decided to give it a shot. Even with the bad reviews and horrible side effects I decided to try it.

    I bought 120 caps. After a week of using it, decided to quit immediately. I don’t want to scare you. This pill works different for everyone. I started 2 pills a day, then move up to 3, and 4, and stayed with 4 a day. 2 in the morning, 2 in the afternoon. The “afternoon” dose I took it at 11am-12pm because I couldn’t sleep if taken later. This didn’t work, I couldn’t sleep for 1 week even taking it at 11 am, but still kept trying because hopefully my body would adjust to the caffeine. Fine.

    After 5 days of using it, my stool turned dark green, and at last, it was with blood, seemed like if I was on my period. Overall, tried for a week, couldn’t stand the caffeine and couldn’t fall or stay asleep. Went to the gym and sweat a lot, and I feel lighter now. My appetite was suppressed. My advice is to be careful. Do not try taking 6 in one day as stated because I tried that and almost passed out.

    Lipo-6 for her can work for you, but my advise is be careful, investigate first, and remember that your body and health is very important and does not always react to supplements in a positive way. Good luck!!!

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  15. For the first 5 days, I’ve already lost 5 pounds. The part I don’t like about it…I have no appetite to eat and I feel weak. I have to force myself to eat something, but ended up throwing up half of it. I don’t think it’s worth it, being sick just to look thin.

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  16. I started taking Lipo 6 hers about a week ago. I have used lipo 6 (the regular one) before and had good results with it. However, this one I do not recommend. It has not been FDA approved and the cap doesnt have a coating to stop it from dissolving in your stomach quickly and destroying all your flora. The first day i took it i initially had more energy and felt a bit light headed but good… But going on for a week now and I am stopping taking it. I’ve had hot flushes, shakiness, acid reflux, nausea, insomnia, and severe diaorreah.

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  17. Im curious to try the Lipo 6 Hers – thought about the black but i think that is going to be too extreme for someone who is going to take it for the first question – how many of you exercised while taking it to loose the weight or did you just loose weight? what is your feelings about cardio while taking the tablets?

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    • Editor’s comments: Nikki, exercise is always recommended; it’s key to elevating calories burned, which is critical to weight loss. Products like Lipo 6 Hers can help, but only if you do everything right (i.e., exercise and eat right).

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  18. Buh-buh-but Paul…Lipo-6X isn’t pink. And it won’t strengthen my hair and nails! Priorities!

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  19. Im 21 just started taking Lipo 6 two days ago, I’m eating right and trying to get as much exercise as I can (I have knee problems) I’m hoping to see results.. I haven’t tried other pills before but I’ve always tried to eat healthier it’s that fact I can’t do a lot of exercising because of the strain on my knee (I do walk however) but the gym is a no go.. This product however has shown no signs of jitters for me but I have to take the second pill really early in the afternoon otherwise I won’t sleep..

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  20. I have started taking this product about 5 days ago. I take one in the morning and one in the afternoon. But I seem to still not have the energy like it says, I take walks but still do not feel any different. I have been tired and sleepy rather, I do not know how long it takes to work or if it works for me. I do take antidepressents as well (but not at the same time) Lamacil and Celexa. I asked my DR first and he said it was fine, would that have any effect or do I have to wait?

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