Lipozolve is a diet pill containing an antioxidant (Resveratrol), two appetite suppressants (Hoodia and Chá de Bugre) and a fat burner (Green Tea). Lipozolve side effects include headaches, irritability, jitteriness, nervousness, insomnia and elevated heart rate.
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- The official website offers a money-back guarantee
- Lipozolve is a propriety blend. Are there high enough doses of the active ingredients for optimal weight loss effectiveness?
- There are few testimonials on the official website
- Lipozolve contains caffeine
- Some users have reported side effects after taking Lipozolve
- No details of the manufacturer, the country where Lipozolve is made, product quality control and purity, or a contact address are given on the website – always a cause for concern
Resveratrol: This compound is an antioxidant found in red wine, red grapes, raspberries, mulberries, blueberries, cranberries, peanuts, certain pine trees and knotweed. Resveratrol is popular with women because they believe that it promotes weight loss. A study has found that mice fed a high-fat diet that included resveratrol had a similar average weight to mice eating a low-fat diet without resveratrol. This compound has mild estrogenic activity that has not yet been evaluated in man. Until more is known it is recommended that woman with estrogen-sensitive conditions, including some cancers, consult a doctor before taking resveratrol supplements to avoid potential side effects. It is also recommended that to avoid possible growth inhibition side effects resveratrol supplementation be avoided by children and women who are pregnant, nursing, or trying to conceive. In addition, because resveratrol acts as a blood thinner it is suggested that people already on blood thinning medications avoid resveratrol. The same goes for other prescription drugs – always consult a doctor first. Reversible side effects have been reported in subjects taking high dose (0.5 – 1.0 gram) of resveratrol. They included diarrhea, abnormal blood tests, thinning of the blood, headaches and anxiety. Resveratrol’s long-term safety has yet to be evaluated.
Green tea: Green tea has been demonstrated in clinical studies to promote modest weight loss. However, it needs to be taken in relatively high doses, and to contain high levels of catechins. In Lipozolve, the amount of green tea present in the formulation is not indicated. Because green tea contains caffeine individuals sensitive to caffeine could experience any of the following side effects: irritability, restlessness, nausea, insomnia, tremors, heart palpitations, upset stomach, frequent urination and skin rash.
Chá de Bugre: This is a tree commonly found in Brazil. It produces a red fruit similar to a coffee bean which can be roasted and made in to a coffee substitute. Chá de Bugre is claimed to act as an appetite suppressant. Chá de Bugre is also believed to stimulate the metabolism and thus promote fat burning, although no clinical studies have been carried out. Cha de Bugre contains caffeine, potassium, allantoin and allantoic acid. Some users of Chá de Bugre have complained of dry mouth, restlessness, anxiety, insomnia and headache, presumably due to its caffeine content.
Hoodia gordonii: Hoodia gordonii is a cactus from the aloe family that grows in the Kalahari Desert. In South Africa, Hoodia is now on the list of endangered plant species, and is not actually supposed to be exported. The vast majority of Hoodia products on the market contain very little, if any, active Hoodia. There is a lack of published studies on the safety of Hoodia in man. A former researcher working for Pfizer (the pharmaceutical company that licensed the rights to develop Hoodia but later dropped them), stated in a letter to The New York Times that there were indications of adverse effects on the liver caused by components other than the active ingredient p57. These components could not easily be removed during processing. Assuming that Hoodia can affect liver function, it may also interact with some drugs. Individuals with diabetes should be wary of Hoodia. Hoodia is believed to trick the brain into thinking that there is enough blood sugar in the blood, when levels are actually low – triggering suppression of appetite. Without proper feedback to the brain it is possible that blood sugar could drop dangerously low while taking Hoodia. Hoodia is also believed to suppress thirst. There have been unconfirmed reports of shepherds in Africa who took Hoodia and died of dehydration because they did not feel thirsty. As a general precaution Hoodia should be avoided by pregnant or nursing women, children, or people with liver or kidney disease because its safety has not been established in these groups.
Each bottle of Lipozolve contains 60 capsules or one month’s supply.
Manufacturers’ contact details
An internet search revealed that Lipozolve is owned by JP Innovative Marketing Inc., 1341 SW 56th Ave, Plantation, FL 33317.