CritiCalorie's Top Diet Pill Pick
Do we ever rate a diet pill positively?. Yes (rarely). Why aren't we recommending LipoFlush? We're looking for clinically-researched ingredients, at the right (that means clinical) dosage. There are a few diet pills that have chosen this better route, and our favorite is Boda Extract No. 3. You can read our review or go to the official site.
LipoFlush diet pills supposedly “dramatically decrease body fat, increase energy levels, preserve skeletal muscle, and provide major health benefits” (website). This LipoFlush review will dissect the exhausting ingredient list and reveal the truth about the research done on LipoFlush to show you that LipoFlush is not the product you are looking for.
Hydroxycitric Acid Update
On May 1, 2009 the FDA issued a warning to consumers to stop taking Hydroxycut-branded products. Over more than 7 years they have received 23 reports of health related issues with those taking Hydroxycut-branded products. The main health concern appears to be serious liver-related problems. Iovate Health Sciences Inc., the makers of Hydroxcut, have voluntarily recalled all of the products under question in the FDA’s report
Common symptoms of liver complications include:
- jaundice (yellowing of the skin)
- brown urine
- light colored stools
- unusual tiredness
- stomach pain
- loss of appetite
In light of the recent FDA warning concerning the possible dangers of Hydroxycut-branded diet pills, many believe that the associated health risks are likely due to the inclusion of the commonly used ingredient Hydroxycitric Acid, or HCA. And while according to the FDA, “The agency has not yet determined which ingredients, dosages, or other health-related factors may be associated with risks related to these Hydroxycut products. The products contain a variety of ingredients and herbal extracts.” you can never be too cautious.
So, while further study and research is needed to confirm the link between HCA and the liver problems, until proven otherwise any products that contain HCA are no longer recommended on this website.
Vitamin D3 (100 IU) does nothing for weight loss.
Vitamin B5 (10 mg) does nothing for weight loss.
Vitamin B6 (25 mg) does nothing for weight loss.
Vitamin B12 (1000 mcg) does nothing for weight loss.
Folic Acid (1000 mcg) does nothing for weight loss.
Biotin (100 mcg) does nothing for weight loss.
Potassium (99 mg) does nothing for weight loss.
Calcium (415 mg) does nothing for weight loss.
Magnesium (200 mg) does nothing for weight loss.
Zinc (10 mg) does nothing for weight loss.
Chromium (50 mcg) has shown varying results in clinical studies.
Choline (650 mg) supposedly reduces body fat, but studies do not back up this claim.
L-Carnitine (450 mg) has not been proven to contribute to weight loss.
Bioperine (4 mg) increases the body’s ability to absorb nutrients. It does not directly contribute to weight loss.
Citrus Aurantium (300 mg) contains Synephrine, which is a great, proven diet pill ingredient. The important aspect with Synephrine is the concentration–the higher the better. LipoFlush does not disclose the concentration of Synephrine it contains. Therefore, it is impossible for this LipoFlush review to determine if the Synephrine in LipoFlush diet pills is enough to contribute to weight loss.
Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) (100 mg) does contribute to weight loss, but 100 mg isn’t going to do much.
Cordyceps Sinesis (100 mg)
Garcinia Cambogia (400 mg) does contribute to weight loss.
Hawthorne Berry (100 mg) does nothing for weight loss.
Caffeine (99 mg) is a good weight loss ingredient, but there is not enough caffeine in LipoFlush diet pills to be effective.
LipoFlush Proprietary Complex 4000 mg
Alpha Lipoic Acid(ALA) helps produce energy. However, the human body makes plenty of ALA, so there is no need to supplement.
Damiana has been shown to contribute to weight loss when combined with yerba mate and guarana. LipoFlush does contain yerba mate and guarana, but it does not list how much of each is included.
Guarana has been shown to contribute to weight loss when combined with yerba mate and damiana. LipoFlush does contain yerba mate and damiana, but it does not list how much of each is included.
Guggul extract is supposed to increase thyroid function, leading to weight loss. However, research does not support these claims.
Hoodia does absolutely nothing for weight loss.
Inositol transports fat from the liver. Again, LipoFlush hides how much Inositol it contains.
L-Tyrosine is effective when included in doses of 500 to 1500 mg per day. It is unlikely that LipoFlush contains enough L-Tyrosine to be effective.
Green Tea is a very effective ingredient, but LipoFlush does not list how much green tea it contains.
Theobroma Cocoa Complex
White Willow Bark is an anti-inflammatory. It does not cause weight loss.
Yerba Mate has been shown to contribute to weight loss when combined with guarana and damiana. LipoFlush does contain guarana and damiana, but it does not list how much of each is included.
LipoFlush costs $69.95 for 120 capsules. If you take the recommended 8 capsules per day, one bottle will last 15 days. This is an outrageous price for a diet pill! You can find a more effective diet pill at much less cost. Check out our recommended products.
The LipoFlush website claims there has been research done specifically on LipoFlush. The supposed research was done in-house (which usually means they have altered the results to make them more favorable). Also, there is no formal write-up on the research results; they have not been published anywhere. This makes us very skeptical of the LipoFlush research.
This LipoFlush review finds LipoFlush is really no different from dozens of other diet pills. They do include a few proven ingredients, but in most cases they fail to list how much of each ingredient is included. They try to impress consumers with a very lengthy list of ingredients. The price of LipoFlush is ridiculous. Don’t bother with this product. Instead, go with one of our recommended products; they contain the necessary amount of proven ingredients and they won’t break your bank.