Lipobind, blocks up to 27% of fat per day!
LIPOBIND is a natural fat catcher that claims to block up to 27% of the fat consumed per day.
This supplement has been around for a while, but it recently underwent a bit of a facelift with the addition of some vitamins to its formula.
Has this made it a more effective weight loss pill?
Let’s find out.
Lipobind is especially aimed at people who tend to eat a lot at weekends or whose diet is very high in fat.
The manufacturer claims that it is capable of blocking the absorption of a third of ingested fats. Such a claim needs to be verified!
Lipobind was originally marketed by Goldshield Healthcare Direct (Goldshield Ltd), which already produced other weight loss supplements such as Appesat and Decarb.
In January 2011, the 3 products were sold to Belgian pharmaceutical company Omega Pharma.
Since the conclusion of the purchase transaction, the new owners have attempted to revive the products by giving the packaging a new, attractive facelift.
The product has even undergone a small change in its formula, to which new ingredients have been added.
Lipobind can’t be bought direct from the manufacturer (although other online reviews will tell you otherwise), but you can easily find it at many retailers and even in some supermarkets.
We started by digging into the history of Goldshield Ltd, the original owner of this product.
We found a report by the ASA (the organization responsible for monitoring advertising and marketing in the UK) in which it called on the manufacturer of Lipobind to stop telling the public that it was capable of binding to fat in the absence of evidence, and also to stop claiming that you could lose weight with Lipobind alone without dieting and exercising.
In 2009, another ASA report stated that the manufacturer had not obtained conclusive medical advice on its efficacy and should therefore no longer advertise its drug as a weight loss supplement.
This kind of misleading advertising is a real blow to product reputation and is probably why Goldshield Ltd was forced to sell its three supplements.
The recommended dosage is 2 to 3 tablets to be taken after each meal, or 3 to 4 tablets if the meal is very fatty.
However, it is not advisable to take more than 9 pills a day.
In general, we don’t appreciate this lack of precision in the recommended dosage. We believe that the quantity of ingredients administered is crucial to the efficacy and safety of each product.
What worries us about Lipobind:
- Lack of product information;
- The use of misleading advertising;
- Lack of detailed contact information from the manufacturer;
- Likely to run out in just 7 days if you take the maximum recommended dose!!!
Lipobind: what it claims can do for lose weight
Lipobind claims that it can reduce the absorption of exactly 27% of fat ingested during the day, and that it represents a simple and effective way to prevent and treat obesity.
Lipobind’s main ingredient works by binding to the fats you ingest, subsequently preventing them from being absorbed in the intestines. They should then be eliminated naturally with the stool.
Some Lipobind retailers go so far as to claim that it is effective against snacking and sudden feelings of hunger.
What are the ingredients of Lipobind?
Although some sellers market Lipobind as an appetite suppressant, it’s basically a fat catcher that reduces the number of calories consumed from the fat in your daily diet.
Theoretically, it would be able to make lipids far too bulky to be absorbed by the intestines. This would allow them to be eliminated naturally, without side effects.
Fat traps are not the most popular slimming pills, because they are designed for people who eat a lot of fat, which is not the case for the majority of dieters.
So if, like Lipobind, the fat catcher doesn’t have other effects on appetite and thermogenesis, it doesn’t really stand much of a chance of gaining a foothold in the slimming drug market.
The problem with Lipobind is that we lack information on its ingredients.
The main ingredient, litramine, is produced by InqPharm pharmaceutical laboratories.
The ingredients of Lipobind are:
A patented and certified organic fiber extracted from a plant named Opuntia ficus-indica.
Extensive research has shown that it can block up to 27% of ingested fat, with no known side effects.
It is classified as a medical substance for the treatment and management of weight loss.
Here’s the website dedicated to litramine: Litramine
2. VITAMIN A :
A fat-soluble vitamin essential to eye health.
3. VITAMIN D :
A fat-soluble vitamin that can be synthesized by exposure to the sun.
Vitamin D supplementation is useful in cases of insufficient sun exposure.
4. VITAMIN E:
Another fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant properties, involved in a number of biological processes.
Lipobind, does it really work?
It’s true that Lipobind’s main ingredient – litramine – is an excellent substance, with solid scientific credentials as a treatment and aid to weight loss. However, we haven’t been able to ascertain whether the quantity contained in Lipobind is sufficient to produce any concrete results.
We’ve had experience of slimming pills containing tiny and totally unnecessary quantities of certain ingredients, while claiming that this was the main ingredient. So we remain suspicious!
Our doubts are confirmed by the absence of clinical studies on Lipobind and clear information on the drug’s composition. All the more so as we already have a number of highly effective fat-reducers on the market, which we know absolutely everything about and which have already proved their worth, such as the excellent Proactol XS for example! (read the test).
Side effects of Lipobind
To date, no adverse side effects from Lipobind consumption have been reported.
However, the manufacturer warns against taking Lipobind within two hours of taking any fat-soluble tablet. This includes oral contraceptives.
You should also keep adequately hydrated, drinking at least 2 liters of water a day.
CAUTION Do not take Lipobind if you are pregnant, breast-feeding or have a BMI below 18.5.
What our users say users
User testimonials about Lipobind are contradictory.
Negative reviews we found on Amazon ranged from “waste of time and money” to “I expected better” to “to hell with it”.
The positive reviews mostly concerned the speed of delivery rather than the effectiveness of the product.
In any case, these testimonials should be treated with caution, as you never know whether they are honest or not.
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