Analysis: Is Lipozene Effective and Harm-Free?
Diet pills are among many weight loss methods and regimens.
These pills usually claim to offer a hassle-free way to lose your target weight. Many of these pills offer to rid your body of excess fat in problem areas, without the use exercise.
Lipozene is a body fat reducing supplement that appears to do just that, and with amazing results.
This article is a review of Lipozene and it will detail its effectiveness and whether it poses a threat to the human body.
What Is Lipozene?
Lipozene is a super-fiber— Glucomannan, also known as Konjac. Konjac is extracted from the bulb of the konjac plant. The konjac bulbs originated from Southeast Asia.
The konjac root is well-known throughout Japan, the Japan External Trade Organization has recognized it as a key component in the Japanese diet, and it has been used for many years.
The konjac root has been clinically proven to act as a weight management and weight loss regimen.
Summary: Lipozene is a dietary pill that is made of Glucomannan, which come from the konjac root. Glucomannan is a super-fiber that aides in weight loss.
How Does Lipozene Assist with Weight Loss?
When exposed to water, the fiber in Lipozene expands (200x its size, by weight).
After the Lipozene capsules break down in the stomach, and the fiber is triggered by the water; it convinces the stomach that it is full. The feeling of fullness lasts for hours.
The result of fullness can cause less calorie intake.
Summary: The konjac root in Lipozene work as an appetite suppressant. When combined with water, it extends the throughout the area of the stomach to create the feeling of fullness.
Does it Really Work?
According to Lipozene, it is best effective if the recipient follows its best practices, which mainly refers to a healthy amount of calorie intake.
To control body weight, the calorie intake should not surpass the calorie amount the body normally needs. Doing so regularly will result in obesity or becoming overweight.
According to the CDC, weight that is higher than what is considered as a healthy weight for a given height is described as overweight or obese.
High body fatness can determine if your BMI (Body Mass Index) falls within the overweight range.
An individual’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters measure the BMI.
Body Mass Index (BMI)
The following factors (by the CDC’s standard) determine if you are underweight, overweight or obese.
- If your BMI is less than 18.5, it falls within the underweight range.
- If your BMI is 18.5 to <25, it falls within the normal.
- If your BMI is 25.0 to <30, it falls within the overweight range.
- If your BMI is 30.0 or higher, it falls within the obese range.
Signs of Obesity
- Class 1: BMI of 30 to < 35.
- Class 2: BMI of 35 to < 40.
- Class 3: BMI of 40 or higher. Class 3 obesity is sometimes categorized as “extreme” or “severe” obesity.
Summary: Lipozene appears to bring results or has had a steady number of buyers that claim results. It promises weight loss because it swears by its counter (calorie intake control).
Related Health Benefits
The konjac root used Lipozene is associated with other benefits.
- Since it is a dietary supplement, it can help fight against bacteria located in the intestines and promote bowel movements.
- It is also said to prevent osteoporosis.
- It can cause lower and high blood cholesterol.
- Bone growth can occur.
Summary: The konjac root is associated with many health benefits: prevention of osteoporosis, lower high blood cholesterol, bone growth and more.
Dosage and Side Effects
Lipozene recommends the following dosages, which are based on clinical studies for the best results:
- Take 2 capsules 30 minutes before each meal up to three times per day with at least 8oz. of water.
- The daily maximum dosage is 6 capsules per day.
- It is recommended that recipients take this product with adequate fluid.
Lipozene stands by the following statements and beliefs on side effects:
- There are no known side effects when used as directed.
- Stomach discomfort could arise.
- If a person is interested in taking Lipozene, they should have a consultation with a health care professional before using the weight loss supplement.
Other difficulties may arise after the dosage: chest pain, vomiting, or difficulty swallowing or breathing after taking this product.
Summary: Lipozene promises no side effects when the product is used as directed, though its possible difficulties can arise.
In a study conducted by NCB (National Center for Biotechnology Information), it found no harmful effects, in Lipozene (Glucomannan)—the study included 47 recipients. 23 of these individuals were given Glucomannan. The controlling variable and issue here are the scarce number of participants.
It also concluded that with use of the super-fiber, weight loss did occur, but it did not produce a significant amount of weight loss in people who were experiencing obesity or a severity in being overweight.
In a report by The Electronic Retailing Self-Regulation Program (ERSP) it recommended that Obesity Research Institute, LLC, who is behind the weight loss pill, Lipozene modify or discontinue certain advertising claims for Lipozene.
Lipozene is best effective when the recipient follows the guidelines, including maintaining a healthy calorie intake, and refraining from overeating.
Changing eating habits, along with other strategies: tracking your activity level, identifying your emotions, practicing “mindful” eating can assist with weight loss.