May 25, 2013
The list of ingredients included in Lipitrex is not half bad. It includes chromium picolinate, citrus aurantium, guarana, and caffeine to name a few. Caffeine has been known to stimulate weight loss as has guarana. Citrus Aurantium has been used to treat insomnia, headaches, anxiety, and other side effects some experience with caffeine and other stimulants. It also contains a controversial new appetite suppressant, pinnothin, which has been studied and shown to effectively suppress appetite for most individuals. Their website sites numerous customer testimonials, provides a video, clinical trials, and it makes reasonable and healthy promises of 0.5 to 2 pounds per week in weight loss.
While the ingredients list and website for Lipitrex are impressive, it doesn’t last long. They provide not only a list of ingredients, but also the amount of each ingredient. Let’s start with pinnothin. The only “clinical trials” conducted were conducted by the lab that produces pinnothin. Does anybody else hear the word bias? Second, the studies were double blind, randomized, crossover trials, which means while variability in results is minimized, it also minimizes the ability to study and properly assess long term side effects. Finally, each study used 3 grams of pinnothin 30-60 minutes before meals to achieve optimum results. Lipitrex only uses 1500mg, which is about half of the amount required. On the other hand, the recommended dosage of chromium picolinate is a 45mcg per day maximum. Lipitrex uses an overkill amount of 100mcg. The rest of the ingredient follow suit, providing either small amounts or overdosing amounts of each ingredient. This results in either an insufficient amount to promote benefits or such a large amount as to cause negative side effects such as irritability, nervousness, insomnia, and insulin resistance (a precursor to diabetes) in some individuals. All clinical trials posted on the official website were conducted on 1 or 2 specific ingredients, not the formula as a whole. All of the studies also used a specific dose of the ingredient studied, doses which Lipitrex does not use.
Overall Impression of Lipitrex:
The makers of Lipitrex present their product well. They provide a relatively effective list of ingredients, and a website displaying customer testimonials, scientific studies, and anything else the browser may look for. However, their ingredients are in insufficient doses to provide results or large enough results to promote negative side effects, their “scientific studies” were done on one or two ingredients, not the formula as a whole, and some of the ingredients haven’t been proven to do anything at all. At $49.95, there are plenty of more affordable competitors who might actually provide results.