Lipozin is one of the weight-loss drugs with natural or organic ingredients that are currently very popular. It is marketed with the claim of helping lose weight, reduce appetite, and increase fat burning metabolism, apparently without any special diet plan or exercising at all. Such an effortless way of losing weight is obviously very appealing for people struggling to lose weight. Not everyone has been blessed with DNA that will metabolize the consumed fat and keep you within the ideal range of body weight.
Lipozin claims that it is organic and safe, delivering effortless weight loss with no serious side-effects. In this article, we will discuss the ingredients of Lipozin, how they work for weight loss and if science stands by the claims, and how safe these tablets are.
What does Lipozin Contain?
The two main ingredients of the tablets indicated on the bottle are:
- Calcium Carbonate (BP) 75 mg
- Garcinia Cambogia (USP) 500MG
What is the recommended dosage?
Each bottle contains 60 tablets and you are recommended to take two tablets at a time. You can take two tablets half an hour before your breakfast or you can take it half-hour prior to each meal.
What is Garcinia Cambogia and how it can help lose weight?
Garcinia Cambogia is a pumpkin-shaped yellowish-green tropical fruit found that is popular for weight loss. Some online platforms such as healthline.com have advocated its benefits for weight loss. It is rich in hydroxy citric acid HCA which blocks the enzyme citrate lyase responsible for fat production. It is claimed to help increase body metabolism, reduce weight, keep your blood sugar and cholesterol low too. The fiber in the fruit can help reduce appetite and calorie intake, hence facilitating fat loss.
A word of caution regarding Calcium
Each adult on average needs 1000 mg of Calcium carbonate per day, and since the recommended daily intake of Lipozin is two tablets, 150 mg of calcium carbonate will only meet a portion of the required calcium. Calcium carbonate is not only healthy for your bones it can help fight colon cancer, fatty liver, and PMS. However, Taking supplementary calcium is not suitable for everyone and can have serious side effects. Taking supplementary calcium can inhibit the absorption of iron. Some time calcium supplements need to be balanced out with other minerals and vitamins to avoid harmful effects. You should not start taking calcium supplements or any multivitamin supplements without consulting your physician.
What are the side effects of Garcinia Cambogia?
The listed possible side-effects of Lipozin are skin rash, nausea, digestive problem, lower blood sugar dizziness, and skin rash.
Comments from the Scientific and Medical Community
While strong marketing hitting the correct pain points and positive customer review seems promising there is little scientific evidence to convince.
This article published in NCCIH emphasizes that claimed studies with human samples had a very small sample size and time period to be considered as reliable scientific evidence, the product itself seems safe. They also reluctantly agree that fiber from Garcinia Cambogia as a component of Lipozin tablets can actually regulate your appetite, making you feel full and thus consuming fewer calories. The same results can be achieved by increasing the intake of fiber-rich food like whole wheat, oats, fruits, and vegetables.
Some studies have backed up the claim that hydroxy citric acid HCA from Garcinia Cambogia in Lipozin can actually speed p your fat-burning metabolism.
Another study has warned about four cases of liver failure in women induced by HCA in weight loss tablets made from Garcinia cambogia. However, the study failed to mention the FDA Band dietary supplement used by the patient.
A study on 53 college students has shown that supplemental calcium can help weight loss when taken along with vitamin D, which can help lose weight. However, in that study students took 600 mg elemental calcium.
Research done by the University of Illinois in 2011, revealed that more than 15% of senior citizens were taking dangerous and potentially fatal combinations of prescription drugs, OTC medications, and dietary supplements. While medicines are subjected to lengthy research and tested to meet FDA standards, most supplements are not. It is important that you run by your doctor any supplements you decide to take.
It is easy to give in to the popular trends and promising marketing especially if it is about an easy way to lose weight. But FDA has banned weight loss supplements based on Garcinia cambogia extracts due to toxicity and has repeatedly warned people against it due to cases of hepatic failure. It is best to avoid the risks, even if this product works. Instead eat healthy, use portion control, and have an active lifestyle to lose weight.