Lipozene Ripoff

Many of you have probably seen or heard the lipozene commercials on television promising easy and painless weight loss.  I want you, however, to read this post before running to your phone and placing an order.

Lipozene comes in capsule form and the manufacturer recommends taking two capsules three times a day with eight ounces of water approximately 30 minutes prior to each meal.  Lipozene is distributed by a company in Reno, Nevada.  Despite the wonderful claims of weight loss made by the manufacturer on television and other media sites, the weight loss is questionable at best.  The FDA has not approved the main ingredient, glucomannan which is made from the root of the Konjac plant, for weight loss.  Therefore, the weight loss claims are solely those of the manufacturer.

The person taking the lipozene supposedly does not need to alter their lifestyle, and does not need to exercise.  Lipozene should produce weight loss by having the fiber in the pills swell in your stomach thereby giving you a feeling of fullness.  The end result is you are supposed to eat less because it will take less food to fill you up.  When you take a look at the claims this way, it sort of makes sense.

Unfortunately, lipozene does not work.  There are not only numerous testimonials where the person taking the lipozene did not lose weight, but there are some instances where the participant actually gained weight while on the supplement.  You might say that the people taking the lipozene were probably not taking the supplement like they should, and this is probably why the lipozene didn’t work.  This would be a possibility, but medical centers like Rush University Medical Center found that the subjects they studied did not lose weight.  Therefore, the possibility of the participant taking the supplement erroneously is eliminated.

In addition, there are potential side effects from taking the lipozene.  Diarrhea and bloating are the more common benign symptoms even though, according to users, the stomach discomfort can be quite severe.  And since the supplement is relying on fiber swelling with fluid to eliminate your hunger, there is the more dangerous possibility of intestinal and esophageal blockage.

In 2005, the manufacturer settled a 1.5 million dollar lawsuit with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) due to false claims about weight loss.  There was a class action lawsuit against the manufacturer, Obesity Research Institute,  in 2011 as well after it was determined that the weight loss claims were false.  There have also been complaints made by consumers that they did not receive a refund from the manufacturer after returning the supplement.  This complaint stems from the money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with the product.  Other customers have complained of being automatically billed every month after they have cancelled their orders.  There are numerous complaints on about the business practices of the lipozene manufacturer.

Lipozene is another supplement, in the long list of weight loss supplements, which fails to live up to its claims.  Exercise and eating wisely still remain the cornerstones of weight loss and maintenance.  Wishing you success in your weight control endeavors, Pablo.


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