About Leptigen

Leptigen is a nutritional supplement that can help you experience safe, effective weight loss. How?

By featuring a proprietary blend of clinically researched ingredients that help your body release and burn stored fat, leading to increased energy levels, boosted metabolism, and more calories burned. As a result, you can expect to feel energized with more mental clarity.

All you need to do is take two capsules of Leptigen per day at least 30 minutes before meals, and its “highly effective” weight loss formula will start working.

“Yet another weight loss pill,” you’re thinking to yourself. “Lots of big claims and little real-world results.”

But Leptigen claims to be different, in part because there is “significant scientific research behind the ingredients.” Is this true? Should you spend your hard-earned money on it?

That’s what we’ll help you decide here. First, we’ll talk about Leptigen’s ingredients.

Is Leptigen’s Ingredients Effective?

Based on the label on Leptigen’s website, the supplement contains:

  • Green Tea Extract 200mg
  • Meratrim 400mg
  • Chromium 100mcg
  • Natural Caffeine USP 75mg

Let’s take a more in-depth look at each of these:

Meratrim

Created by InterHealth Nutraceuticals, Meratrim is a proprietary formula made of just two ingredients: garcinia mangostana (another name for garcinia cambogia) and sphaeranthus indicus.

We’ve reviewed dozens of garcinia cambogia supplements here at HighYa, and have even written several in-depth guides about the ingredient, including Your Updated Guide to Separating Fact from Fiction. What’s the consensus?

There’s zero clinical evidence showing that it (or sphaeranthus indicus) can provide any kind of weight loss benefits in humans. Instead, much of the existing research was conducted in a Petri dish or rats.

Regarding Meratrim specifically, the Leptigen website references a 2013 study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food that found it, “in combination with a standard diet (2000 kcal/day) and moderate daily exercise, produces a clinically significant incremental reduction in body weight, waist, and hip circumference compared with diet management and exercise alone.”

Specifically, participants who took Meratrim lost an average of 11 pounds, while the placebo group only lost about two pounds.

While this certainly seems promising, it doesn’t appear that the manufacturer’s study has been peer reviewed, or that the results have been repeated in subsequent studies.

For more details about this, be sure to read Think that Clinical Study is Legit?

ChromeMate

Another InterHealth product, ChromeMate “is a niacin-bound chromium called chromium polynicotinate or chromium nicotinate that “may help increase the effectiveness of chromium, an essential trace mineral that may help support blood sugar levels already within normal range.”

Whether contained in ChromeMate or just by itself, chromium is often used to treat diabetes and improve weight loss results.

Yes, there is some clinical evidence showing that chromium may help improve weight loss results (the Leptigen website references this study from 1997), but by and large, it’s insufficient to concretely state that it works.

Green Tea Extract

Green tea is a common ingredient in herbal weight loss supplements, since it contains high Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) levels, a chemical that’s been widely studied.

Unfortunately, green tea hasn’t been clinically proven to provide any benefits, weight loss or otherwise.

Caffeine

Whether from a cup of coffee or a can of energy drink, there’s no doubt that a strong dose of caffeine can improve your concentration and get your body moving. But will it help you lose weight?

According to WebMD, there is some evidence that caffeine can help you lose weight, but only when combined with ephedra (now an illegal substance since it was linked to heart attacks and strokes). In these cases, it’s most likely that the ephedra was provided the vast majority of the weight loss.

Granted, if you ingest enough caffeine, you can drastically reduce your appetite. Which, over the long run, might help you lose weight.

But drinking that much caffeine can cause some unwanted side effects, like nervousness, insomnia, upset stomach, irritability, and more.

How much will all these ingredients cost you?

Is Leptigen Expensive?

If you’re thinking about buying Leptigen, you have three options:

  • 1 Bottle: $109.95
  • 2 Bottles: $199.90
  • 3 Bottles: $269.85

Despite its high price, Leptigen comes with a 120-day refund policy, less S&H charges. The company also claims that they “cannot accept returns on overly used products,” but provide no additional clarification.

In order to request a refund, you’ll need to call the company at 800-555-3951.

What do we know about the company behind Leptigen?

Who Makes Leptigen?

Leptigen wasn’t listed with the Better Business Bureau at the time of our research, and there weren’t any other company names shown on the supplement’s website. Basically, all we’re told is that they’re based out of Coral Cables, FL.

But here’s our hunch: 50% of Leptigen’s ingredients are proprietary formulations from InterHealth Nutraceuticals, so we think this is probably Leptigen’s manufacturer.

Do we know for sure? No. But we’ve reviewed hundreds of nutritional supplements here at HighYa, so I suppose we’d call it an educated hunch.

Are Customers Happy with Leptigen?

From a customer satisfaction standpoint, it doesn’t get much better.

After sifting through all the affiliate sites, we found only two pieces of legitimate customer feedback about Leptigen, both on Supplement-Geek.com. There, customers complained that the supplement was ineffective, and that customer service was poor.

Interestingly, although Supplement-Geek’s review was only a couple weeks old at the time of our research, Leptigen apparently had a different ingredient formulation: there, an Avesil proprietary blend and ashwagandha root were included.

Pro tip: If you compare Leptigen’s ingredients with Avesil’s, they’re almost the same supplement, although the company who manufactures Avesil is based out of Miami, FL.

Is Leptigen Your Solution to Easy Weight Loss?

Here’s the truth: The only way to lose weight and keep it off is by eating healthy and exercising regularly. End of story.

Can supplements like Leptigen help boost your results? Based on their largely ineffective list of ingredients, we think it’s unlikely. And even if it does work, you probably won’t receive any benefits that are in line with its super high price.

Speaking of which, Leptigen is one of the most expensive weight loss supplements we’ve reviewed to date!

Bottom line: Instead of buying Leptigen, we think your money would be better spent making an appointment with your physician, visiting a personal trainer, or speaking with a dietician.

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36 Customer Reviews for Leptigen

Average Customer Rating: 1.1
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 0 4 stars: 1 3 stars: 0 2 stars: 1 1 stars: 34
Bottom Line: 3% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Scam

    • Wisconsin,
    • Jan 18, 2017

    I too was sucked in by the company "giving" me a 14-day trial, there was no mention of anything except paying for a shipping charge. All of a sudden a full bottle is on the way and 90 bucks is gone from my account.

    I spoke with a man from Leptigen after being on hold for 10 minutes who claims that there is nothing I can do right now, then after I said I was not happy with that said that I can call back in 30 days to get a full refund. I said no to that because who the hell will remember, and I don't need to sit on hold again for 10 minutes and re-explain the whole darn thing. Then he says that he can give me a partial refund (60%) now and be done with it.

    This is totally a scam. I am going to call back tomorrow and talk to someone new. Then if they do not give me back the rest, I am going to talk to the BBB and maybe an attorney. This crap has to stop, it is full on fraud.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Billing fraud and scam, please stay away

    • Washington,
    • Jan 7, 2017

    I signed for the FREE trail, where I was to be charged a little over $4.

    First of all, for the free sample, they generate an order number, and they send all these particulars to your email. You feel good about it.

    Then you get another email saying that "Order number .." is delivered etc., and you trust the company for the professional behavior.

    Here comes the FRAUD and the SCAM later.

    They charge a full $95.90 on the card that you have used to sign up WITHOUT a single email or a single order or a single SMS. I was shocked to see the charge on my credit card statement at the end of the month.

    Who expects this crap from a company which generates an order number email and delivery email for a sample order, but silently cheats on the customers by charging the $95.90 and not even with a single drop of communication?

    I called their customer care and said that I don't want their bottle and it is unopened, and they offer me only 60% refund, even if I pay for the full courier charges.

    Please, PLEASE stay away from these fraud, scam, cheap marketing tricks.

    If anyone can legally pursue this, I will be more than willing to help out by giving my case. They should be stopped, and honest customers should be protected in the future.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Scam, Rip-off

    I have the Lap-Band and could not keep the trial pill down. The trial says only pay for shipping, which was fine, but then we received a $96 charge on our card. They keep saying to call back since there is a 30-day satisfaction guarantee, and our money would be refunded.

    They keep saying call back, but do NOT trust this company! You can tell their operators have been trained to blow off the customers they are ripping off. I am filling several consumer complaints.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    Scam

    Once you order the trial, you get signed up for an automatic monthly deduction on your account, all for a product you have not placed an order for. Total scam. It should be a "no" star review, but you're obligated to put at least one.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Not at all happy

    • Louisiana,
    • Jan 3, 2017

    This company started taking money out of my checking account without my approval. They have since agreed to refund my money, but it will take 30 days to get my $95 back.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    Good product.

    I noticed less appetite, no headache. It works for me and our friends are using it now.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 2 out 2 people found this review helpful

    SCAM

    • San Francisco, CA,
    • Dec 27, 2016

    I agreed to the free trial hoping to get a first hand experience as to how the product would work. After the first month of receiving the product, I no longer was interested in taking it. Without my knowledge the company withdrew 95 dollars from my banking account twice, without my authorization. In order to stop the charges I had to cancel my current debit card and file for a new one, as it was the only way to stop the charges. VERY disappointed, would NOT recommend. Leptigen is a SCAM.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 4 people found this review helpful

    Tremendous reflux during my one-week trial and poor return policy

    • New York,
    • Dec 8, 2016

    It might not be a fair trial since I only took it for a week, but I wanted to only do a short trial to make sure I had no side effects--caffeine-induced or otherwise. I lost no weight during that week (but, again, it was only one week), but had horrible reflux characterized by a choking sensation after about the 3rd day. I continued to take it for a full week but was miserable.

    Today, I received the next month's supply. I'd forgotten to cancel it. I spoke with someone at the company (Leptigen) who said I could not bother sending it back for a 60% refund (why would I only want a 60% refund?) or return it for a full refund, but the refund would take 5-6 weeks. Why so long?

    I think this is a scam. I'll be curious to see if I get the refund at all.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Scam alert

    • Massachusetts,
    • Nov 25, 2016

    This company charged me for an item (trial item) that I never received then charged $96 with some change to my card. I had to cancel out my check card.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Payment

    • Medford, MA,
    • Nov 22, 2016

    DO NOT trust this company with your debit card. The free trial bottle is not really free!

    They will charge you $95.90 for it! I overdrew on my account because I wasn't expecting this charge.

    When I called my bank they also informed that they get a lot of calls from customers about this company stealing their money. #scam!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 24 out 24 people found this review helpful

    Unethical

    Whether the supplements work or not is beside the point. I ordered the 14-day sample. Nothing stated that if I did not cancel, I would be in their membership program and automatically be sent a 30 day supply on day 15.

    This was stated in the paperwork sent with the sample. When my account was charged on day 14, I called to cancel and express my displeasure.

    I was offered a full refund by returning the product or 60% off and keep it. Neither was satisfactory to me. I then contacted my bank to dispute the charge.

    I followed that up with a phone call back to the company. Spoke to a very helpful representative who immediately offered me a refund when I mentioned my bank and the BBB. The customer service is only open Monday through Friday so you cannot cancel on the weekend. Plus your trial period starts when you order, not when you receive.

    Very misleading. I am pleased with the person I spoke with the 2nd time but overall, very displeased with this company. I believe it borders on being a scam!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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