Lipozene Maximum Strength is a weight loss supplement manufactured by Obesity Research Institute and customers are told they can lose weight and still eat their favorite foods.
Lipozene Maximum Strength is produced in capsule form and and the accompanying marketing material states the formulation has been subjected to a clinical study, the results of which showed the participants had lost weight. Apparently 78% of the weight lost was body fat, and this was achieved without making any lifestyle changes.
Unfortunately, the exact weight loss is not stated, no links to the study are provided, and there is no information about the location of the study or the people who conducted it.
- Lose fat, not water
- No dietary changes required
- No need to exercise
- Clinically proven formulation
- Weight loss without harmful side effects
[box type=”info” align=”” class=”” width=””]Usage Guidelines – Two capsules are required 30 minutes before each the three main meals of the day. The capsules should always be taken with at least 8oz of water.[/box]
Two capsules provide 1.5g of a proprietary blend. Amorphophallus konjac (konjac) is the only active ingredient in the blend, but the quantity used is not stated.
Konjac is a natural ingredient that is used as an appetite suppressant. It has a fibrous nature and takes its name from the tropical plant it's obtained from. Konjac's value as an appetite suppressant stems from its ability to absorb large quantities of water. The absorption process happens very fast and causes the fibers expand by a significant amount. When this happens in the stomach it creates a feeling of fullness similar to that experienced after a meal and this is beneficial in two ways:
- The brain is signaled that the stomach is full and the appetite is then suppressed.
- The stomach has less room for food.
Some supplement manufacturers, including Obesity Research Institute, claim konjac may help control blood glucose levels. This ability cannot be adequately supported by scientific evidence, but numerous studies affirm its worth as an appetite suppressant.
Following a request from the European Commission, a panel of experts at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) examined the results obtained from many of the better quality studies and evaluated the data. The experts refuted many of the claims made for konjac and found it has value in only two areas:
- Reducing body weight (when used alongside a calorie-controlled diet)
- Maintaining normal blood cholesterol concentrations
The experts also agreed the data showed 1g of konjac needed to be taken three times a day, with 1-2 glasses of water, before a meal.
The full findings of the panel are available at the EFSA website.
Lipozene Maximum Strength Customer Comments
The Lipozene website provides several testimonials that are attributed to successful product users. One from a man who lost 15lbs in 12 weeks, one from a woman who lost 20lbs in 10 weeks, and one from a woman who lost 90lbs in 12 months. However, the small print states these results are not typical and were obtained by combining the product with diet and exercise. The people in question were also paid for their testimonials.
Customer feedback at Amazon, Walmart (US and Canada), and other online retail sites is predominantly poor.
A few typical testimonials read:
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]“I fell for the hype and paid the price. Lipozene Maximum Strength does not work and when I contacted the manufacturer and asked for more information about the study they mention on the TV infomercials they refused to give it to me.”[/box]
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]”I've used other products that contain konjac and most of them were pretty good, but Lipozene Maximum Strength was a big let down for me. The thing that sucks the most is it costs more than the others did.”[/box]
[box type=”shadow” align=”” class=”” width=””]”I've been using Lipozene for 2 weeks and all it does is make me feel bloated and uncomfortable.”[/box]
Lipozene Maximum Strength Side Effects
The manufacturer points out there is a risk of choking if the capsules are not consumed with adequate water, but say Lipozene Maximum Strength has no known side effects. However, the product is unlikely to be suitable for pregnant or lactating women. People who have existing health issues should always seek a doctor's advice before taking any form of dietary supplement. Anyone who is taking prescription or over-the-counter medication should be equally cautious.
Where to Buy Lipozene Maximum Strength
A single (30 capsule) bottle of Lipozene Maximum Strength costs $29.95 (£25.00 approx) from lipozene.com, but many customers claim they fell victim to unexpected (ongoing) charges so this may not be the best way to go. At the time of this review the same size bottle of pills was available on Amazon.com for $15.40, and Walmart (US and Canadian customers) were offering a two-bottle bonus pack for $19.88.
The guarantee period is 30 days.
Although Lipozene is a decent appetite suppressant it provides only the one benefit, appetite suppression. PhenQ is a multiple benefit diet pills that can burn fat, prevent fat from being absorbed and also suppress appetite.
PhenQ is available from it's own official website and is covered by a 60 day money back guarantee