Lipozene Reviews - Is It Safe & Effective?

By Anthony Dugarte, M.D., C.S.C.S
Updated on: Jul 8, 2020

What Is Lipozene?

Lipozene is a weight-loss supplement that allegedly makes you feel full faster and eat less.

The fiber, called “konjac root”, has been used as a weight-loss aid in Japan for centuries, the site states, and is “one of the most studied ingredients for weight loss.”

This review examines the safety and efficacy of the ingredients used in Lipozene

Usage

The dosage guidelines for Lipozene are simple. You take two capsules with at least 8 ounces of liquid around 30 minutes before each meal up to three times a day.

This two-pill dose contains 1.5 grams of konjac root. Taking Lipozene three times a day means you take in 4.5 grams of konjac root.

This half-hour cushion allows the konjac root’s main component, a fiber called “glucomannan,” to start working. Its mechanism of action regarding weight loss is thought to be related to an ability to absorb water and expand – limiting space for additional food and creating a feeling of fullness.

Since you’ll start eating less, in theory, you’ll reduce your calorie intake and start losing weight. On top of that, Lipozene has an app that will track your progress and remind you to take your capsules.

Active Ingredients

While it is well known that lower body weight is associated with fiber intake, type or dose of fiber did not seem to affect the sensation of fullness or food intake.

A 2005 review specifically examining glucomannan found doses at 2-4g/day resulted in significant weight loss in overweight and obese subjects.

In a randomized trial, glucomannan added to a calorie restricted diet reduced body weight in both healthy and obese subjects, though increasing the dose from 420 mg to 4320 mg did not offer an added benefit.

In a 2008 review, glucomannan resulted in an average weight loss of about 1% body weight over 5 weeks – concluding that its weight loss effects were mild.

In a 2013 randomized trial, overweight and obese patients taking 1.3g of glucomannan did not experience a significant reduction in weight when compared to placebo. A 2015 review concluded that glucomannan may reduce weight in adults in the short-term, but evidence for use in children is lacking.

In addition to weight loss claims, Lipozene also states that you can lose weight without changing your lifestyle and that 78% of weight lost is pure body fat. We have found noncredible studies that corroborate these statements.

In fact, glucomannan was proven effective when added to a calorie restricted diet, and proven ineffective when participants were on self-directed diets.

Additionally, as many of the studies have found significant, but mild, reductions in weight with glucomannan, it is unlikely that this supplement alone will result in meaningful weight loss in the absence of diet and exercise.

Lastly, as most studies followed patients only for a few weeks, we do not know the lasting effects of weight loss associated with glucomannan. As lifestyle changes are vital for maintenance once you reach your target goal, it is unlikely that this supplement has long-term value alone.

Safety and Side Effects

Dosages of glucomannan similar or beyond that which is included in Lipozene are generally safe and well tolerated.

Belching, bloating, and stomach fullness occurred more frequently in glucomannan when compared to placebo, though these effects were mild and self-limited. Liver and kidney labs remained unaffected.

The FDA warns that products containing glucomannan may pose a choking hazard (or cause intestinal blockage) if not taken with enough water to keep it moving along.

Though generally safe, always consult a physician prior to starting a new supplement.

Lipozene Pricing and Return Policy

One 60-capsule bottle of Lipoze is $29.95

Shipping is free but there is a non-refundable $1.35 processing fee.

You can return the product within 30 days after ordering.

Autoship Enrollment

Lipozene’s fine print uses “subscription” language, which typically means that Lipozene will sign you up for recurring shipments (and charges) when you make your first purchase. We called them to clarify this.

The phone representative told us that ORI will send you a new shipment of Lipozene at the same price point and will continue to do so until you call them to cancel.

So, while they say their 30-day guarantee is your window for returning the product if you aren’t satisfied, it’s really the time you have to call in and cancel your “membership” to their Lipozene auto-shipments.

The Bottom Line

Fiber intake seems to be associated with lower body weight. Lipozene offers glucomannan, a fiber supplement that has been associated with weight loss in both healthy and overweight individuals.

Available research shows that, although significant, weight loss with glucomannan is mildly effective in the short-term with a calorie-restricted diet.

It does not seem to be effective in those that follow self-directed diets. This information seems to counteract Lipozene’s claim that you do not need to implement a lifestyle change.

Beware of products with marketing that suggests this. There is no magic bullet. Weight loss supplements or medications should always be part of a more comprehensive plan that includes diet and exercise, as well as the opinion of a medical professional.


Customer Reviews

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  • 19 Customer Reviews
  • 21% Recommend This Product
1.8 out of 5
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  • BAD PRODUCT

    • By Lindy Blackburn,
    • FT. WORTH TX.,
    • May 28, 2014
    Overall Experience:

    Do not waste your money! I only gave it one star, because there was no other way to review it. Not because it deserved it.

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


  • No, No and No

    • By Brandy,
    • Texas,
    • Aug 8, 2015
    Overall Experience:

    I have been taking this for two months and nothing. I stopped taking then because they made me feel yucky. Now I just eat healthy, do yoga, and run two miles daily and I'm down 5 lbs in a week.

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


  • I have taken 3 bottles of Lipozene, it does not work. I am very unhappy with it.

    • By Brenda Campbell,
    • Collinsville IL,
    • Oct 7, 2015
    Overall Experience:

    Review is it does not work. So do not waste your money.

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


  • Lipozene does NOT work.

    • By Sharon,
    • Dayton OH,
    • Mar 4, 2016
    Overall Experience:

    4 weeks on Lipozene and I've only lost half a pound and I've been dieting. Eating healthy and following package directions and nothing. The only benefit is that they keep me regular.

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


  • Garbage, buy a laxative instead!

    • By Rich,
    • Beecher, IL,
    • Mar 6, 2016
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    People years ago used laxatives to lose weight. This pill is no different except that it has extra vitamins in it. It does not curb your appetite, boost your energy level or magically burn belly fat. I work out at the gym 4 or 5 daya a week. This is not the solution. Glad I bought the buy one get one free deal at Walmart (bought 4 total) so I didn't get suckered into any automated billing system. A waste of 40 bucks but there are better energy supplements out there. Live and learn people and don't fall for the hype.

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


  • Does NOT work

    • By Carol Keith,
    • United States,
    • Apr 18, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have taken one full bottle and am on the second one. I eat healthy and use a treadmill, but haven't lost a pound.

    I hoped it would help me. I was non-weight bearing for almost a year, so sitting was basically my life, due to two different accidents. Now I am mobile again and 50, but the weight just doesn't want to come off.

    Lipozene busted my hopes and just wasted money.

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


  • No, Lipozene doesn't work.

    • By Krist Gaetke,
    • Paso Robles, CA,
    • Apr 24, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have been using Lipozene for almost two months and have lost no weight. I have been buying at my local Walmart, to bottles for $20. At first, I thought they would work because they fill me up, but I'm not sure about the specifics, and there is no way to get the information and guidance I need. For instance, I take when I start feeling hungry, 30 minutes before a normal lunch break, so I do get full, which is good, but is it okay to eat two hours later? Or, when I decide it's time to eat, do I need to take another dosage. How long is the effect? Or, what happens if I only wait 20 minutes and then I eat? Too many questions, no results, time to stop. Only one star because I have to.

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


  • They ripped me off. Wouldn’t let me cancel shipment.

    • By Frankie S.,
    • East Saint Louis, IL,
    • Jun 26, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I ordered Lipozene at 12:30 am and called back the same day to cancel the order. I was told for two to three days straight that it wasn’t in the system, so I couldn’t cancel. I didn’ t call the next day to give it time to get in the system. I called the day after and was told it had been shipped. I told them I would refuse the order and return it to post office, but was told the company would charge me postage. They told me to open the order to write RAN inside. I didn’t want to open order, wanted to write RAN on the outside, but was told no. Fed up, I kept the order. I am very pissed I didn’t get a refund. The reason I wanted to cancel is because my wife had some and didn’t want more. The order is still unopened.

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


  • This product sucks!

    • By Veta T.,
    • Missouri,
    • Nov 13, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I tried this product three different times with a year or so in between each time. The first time I noticed my mid-section seemed bigger while taking it instead of getting smaller due to the fat reduction that supposed to occur. I stopped taking it. About a year later I tried again, and the same thing happened. Stupid me, I tried it again about three years later and this time my stomach got even bigger. The same thing happening each time, cannot be a coincidence. No way! This never happened before with anything except when I was taking this product. I will never ever take it again, and I believe all the success stories posted are a total LIE. It didn't work for me, and once again, let me say this product SUCKS!

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


  • Charge bank

    • By Sharon H.,
    • Elk Point, SD,
    • Nov 16, 2018
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I ordered for a neighbor in September. At that time I told her a one-time buy. They sold my email address and I get spam mail, 30 to 50 a day. They put $300 in my credit card. I got nothing because I did not order again. The state DA is going to handle this because they have other complaints from this company.

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


  • It doesn't work

    • By Josh R.,
    • Utah,
    • May 10, 2019
    • Verified Reviewer
    Overall Experience:

    I have tried for 6 months, I gained weight, did not lose any weight. A waste of money if you ask me. So don't waste your time and money, you want to lose weight? Exercise and eat right, that's the only real way you lose weight.

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


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