I’m sure you’ve all seen those really convincing, medical sounding commercials about the popular weight loss supplement, Lipozene. They say that Lipozene is “only for those who need to lose serious weight.” This makes Lipozene seem as if it’s so powerful that it’s only safe for people that “really” need to lose weight and not anyone who just wants to drop a couple pounds. Today, I’m going to expose the truth about this commercially popular diet pill.
What’s in Lipozene?
The main ingredient in Lipozene is gluccoman, a sugar made from the root of the Konjac plant. Gluccoman is a polysaccharide, classified as a dietary fiber and used in foods as an emulsifier and a thickening agent. Dietary fibers are commonly sold as overpriced weight loss supplements. The truth is that fiber can help you lose weight, lower cholesterol and improve your overall health.
However, fiber is not directly responsible for weight loss. Rather it can help you feel full and thus, you will eat less. It does this by absorbing water and bulking up in your stomach and intestines. Fiber can also help slow the rate of carbohydrate digestion, so that it is less likely to be stored as fat. Fiber is an important part of a healthy diet and taking a fiber supplement can help many people reach their recommended daily allowance of fiber.
Lipozene is supposed to be taken 30 minutes before meals. The reason for this is that it will make you feel full and you will eat less. This can be an effective technique for losing weight but it can be accomplished with even better results by taking a spoonful of a psyllium husk fiber, which is also a bulking fiber.
Psyllium husk is best when taken in the whole husk form rather than the commonly sold powdered form. When taking any bulking fiber supplement, be sure to drink at least a full glass of water to avoid choking and to ensure that it works properly.
So essentially, Lipozene works through appetite reduction, by way of bulking fiber. There is no reason to pay for this overpriced supplement. If you want to try gluccoman, simply buy a gluccoman supplement, however I recommend using psyllium husk 30 minutes before meals for the best results.
So Does Lipozene Work?
Like I mentioned earlier, Lipozene can help you eat less but it does not directly influence fat loss or weight loss, and there is no clinical data to support the claims of the makers of Lipozene. I would be especially careful buying supplements like this that offer a free trial and/or a money back guarantee.
They are often scams. They are usually set up so that if you don’t act quickly enough and cancel after receiving your trial, you’ll be charged for it and then they’ll send you more, assuming you like it, and they’ll automatically charge your credit card for that too. Good luck getting your money back from companies that use sneaky, deceitful tactics like this.
One of my main problems with this supplement is that the product’s official website does not provide a complete listing of its ingredients. This is a red flag. You should never put something into your body without being able to identify what’s in it first.
For people that want to lose a considerable amount of weight, the makers of lipozene recommend taking 2 pills before each meal. This means you will be taking a total of six pills per day. You can buy a two-bottle pack of Lipozene, which contains 60 pills, for $20. So, with that in mind, lets do a little price comparison:
A price comparison:
One-month supply of Lipozene (180 capsules) -$60
One-month Supply of Whole Psyllium Husk -$10 or less
One-month supply of Gluccoman tablets (180 capsules) -$10