I’ve been asked about the Lipofuze weight loss pills and so I decided to go and investigate.
Lipofuze claims to be an ‘extreme weight loss formula’. On their sales page they list 10 ingredients as their secret to weight loss success. I want to review each of these.
Let’s start by ignoring the patent statement, just because someone patents something doesn’t means it works. Now about their claims to science, they include scientific papers for some of their ingredients. After careful review, here is what I conclude with their science.
Thermodiamine™ – Their clinical study was done on mice. Animal studies don’t compare well to humans, we are much more complex. Also, the studies abstract concludes that evodiamine mimics the characteristic anti-obese effects induced by capsaicin. Capsaicin is the hot taste from chili pepper. So really you could probably just buy a cheap bag of chili pepper.
Razberi K™ – This is another animal study on mice. The study showed that having an antioxidant like raspberries can prevent free radical damage in heroine addicts. Honestly, this study doesn’t even address weight loss. It just says that antioxidants can prevent oxidation damage. You could just get some raspberries or blueberries.
FucoPure™ – Again we have a study on rats and mice. The animals were put on specific diets of sea weed for four weeks. At the end of this study, some of animal organs showed less fat mass. Honestly, are you going to be eating a sea weed rich diet, no, you are taking a small pill with a tiny bit of sea weed. Plus our bodies are much more different and complex.
Forslean® – This was a human study, finally. It consisted of oral ingestion of forskolin (250 mg of 10% forskolin extract twice a day) for a 12-week period. The study was only done on overweight and obese men. It raised serum free testosterone levels. This may be a red flag for any women considering the product. Do you want an increase in the male sex hormone in your body?
In men the study did alter body composition while concurrently increasing bone mass and serum free testosterone
levels in overweight and obese men. However, it was only done on 30 people. I would be careful before I alter my hormones with a supplement that is still poorly understood.
BioPerine® – This is the extract of black pepper. In this study the black pepper was shown to increase plasma levels of supplemental coenzyme Q10. The paper never spoke of weight loss. They are considering using coenzyme Q10 for diabetes, heart disease or other treatments. This study has nothing to due with weight loss.
Green Tea – This is green tea, you can get it from any grocery store.
Capsaicin – This is powder from a chili pepper, again you can get it from any grocery store..
Synephrine HCl – They gave no scientific research on this item. Be careful, there is no science to support this item. Also, HCl is hydrochloric acid.
They also listed a few other more common items like cinnamon, but I think this is enough for a quick scientific overview of their research. As you can see, most of it has no real weight loss potential.
Now let’s review cost – This is a really expensive product. We are talking about $57 dollars a bottle with shipping. Any you pay for shipping even if you send it back.
Will Lipofuze work? – I personally don’t think Lipofuze will work at all. This is another internet pill product with a very high price. And, even if it does work, do you want to pay $57 a month for the rest of your life, trapped to these pills? No, no one does. If you want to lose real weight, make permanent life changes. Invest the money in healthy foods, a gym membership, or a trainer.