Lipotropic Blend is diet pill made in the USA by WonderSlim. The company is owned by Diet Direct and other products in the WonderSlim range include meal replacement smoothies, fibre-providing drinks, and low-calorie food options.
Consumers who buy WonderSlim Lipotropic Blend are promised the following three key benefits:
- Appetite suppression
- Boosted metabolism
- Advanced lipotronic formula
However, the marketing material fails to offer an adequate explanation of how any of this will be achieved, the product does not appear to have been subjected to clinical trials and there is an absence of customer reviews.
This means anybody who is considering buying Lipotropic Blend will just have to take the manufacturer’s word for it and have faith the pills will work in the promised way.
Having said that, WonderSlim provides a money back guarantee, so dissatisfied customers should have an opportunity to get their money back.
What is Lipotropic Blend and How Does it Work?
Lipotropic Blend appears to be designed to work as a combined appetite suppressant and fat burner. There are a lot of those around. We are not seeing anything that makes this one look like one of the best options, but supplements of this type are designed to control hunger pangs and encourage the body to begin burning its stores of fat sooner rather than later.
Three capsules provide:
- Vitamin C (45mg)
- Vitamin B6 (18.75mg)
- Chromium (150mcg)
- Gamma Linolenic acid (75mg)
- Conjugated Linolenic Acid (37.5mg)
- Bladderwrack Powder (37.5mg)
- Choline Bitartrate (375mg)
- Inositol (375mg)
- Gymnema Sylvestre Powder (75mg)
- Garcinia Cambogia [provides 50% HCA] (150mg)
- L-Carnitine (18.75mg)
- Curcumin Powder (18.75mg)
- CoQ10 (3.75mg)
- Proprietary Blend (751.5mg): Kelp, Spirulina, L-Phenlylalanine, L-Tyrosine, L-Methionine, Bromelain, Pysllium, Juniper Berries, Uva Ursi, Buchu Leaves, Cloves, Allspice, Cinnamon, Cranberry, Grapefruit.
Although some of the ingredients used in the formulation have the ability to provide the kind of results the blend is intended to deliver, in many cases the inclusion rates are too low and a few of the ingredients housed in the proprietary blend have been linked to unpleasant side effects.
This does not instil a strong sense of faith in the product. Nor does the fact that the ingredient Conjugated Linolenic Acid does not exist. This is undoubtedly a typo. The ingredient is undoubtedly Concentrated Linoleic Acid (CLA).
CLA is often touted to be capable of lowering body fat and increasing muscle mass at the same time, but research into its abilities offers conflicting results. Some researchers think it has value, but others state it does not work.
Vitamin B6 has likely been added because it’s required for a healthy metabolism. Chromium helps balance insulin levels and is often used to prevent the post-eating sugar spikes that may trigger a desire for sweet food.
Garcinia cambogia provides a chemical called hydroxycitric acid (HCA) that helps control hunger while also preventing the build-up of fresh body fat. However, the celebrity weight loss expert, Dr Oz, states garcinia cambogia needs to be at least 60% HCA or it may not be effective. The garcinia cambogia used here is only 50% HCA.
Looking at the formulation as a whole, it may help improve the existing results of anyone who is already successfully losing weight with diet and exercise, but it does not compare well to today’s top-rated diet pills and the formulation could have been improved considerably by the addiction of some powerful fat burning ingredients such as green tea or capsicum extract.
[info]Usage Instructions – Best results require the product be used in conjunction with a sensible diet and exercise program, but the usage instructions are a little confusing. The directions on the product sales page state two capsules are required before breakfast and two more before dinner. However the instructions on the bottle state the second dose of the day is reduced to one capsule. This would make more sense because three capsules a day would allow each 90-capsule bottle to last for 30 days. Four capsules per day would mean bottles would run dry on day 23.[/info]
Lipotropic Blend Customer Feedback
We were unable to find any customer feedback for this product.
Lipotropic Blend Side Effects & Health Issues
Lipotropic Blend is not intended for women who are pregnant or nursing a child. People who are suffering from diabetes, or have any other existing health problem, are advised to seek medical advice before they commence supplementation. We feel this advice should be extended to people who are taking medication or planning to use Lipotropic Blend alongside other supplements.
Where To Buy Lipotropic Blend
Lipotropic Blend is only available via the WonderSlim and Diet Direct websites. In both cases the price is the same. Customers who make a one-off purchase are looking at paying $26.99 (£21.00) per 90-capsule bottle.
The other alternative is buy Lipotropic Blend via the company’s Subscribe and Save program (auto-ship). Anyone who does so will receive a 15% discount that will kick-in from the second delivery onwards.
WonderSlim back all their products with a 150% money back guarantee and customers have 60 days to make a claim. On the face of it this looks very good because WonderSlim are saying customers who are not happy with their purchase can claim a full refund with 50% on top. However, the terms of the guarantee state it’s good for unopened bottles and up to one partially used bottle. That means anyone who has given the product a fair go and used the full bottle will be unable to claim a refund.
The Bottom Line
Although we cannot find any evidence to suggest Lipotropic Blend definitely will not work, nor can we find any to prove that it will.
It’s very reasonably priced, though, and the money back guarantee should allow people to try it for a couple of weeks and then ask for a refund if they fail to experience good results.
However, it would have been preferable if the terms of the guarantee had allowed customers a full 30 days to evaluate the product.