Last updated on February 15th, 2014
Lotus Lite is “the natural skinny pill” that promises quick and natural weight loss in a hassle-free way.
The manufacturers also claim “90% of Lotus Lite users, who took the supplement continuously for 30 days, lost 15 – 20 lbs.”
A statement like that should attract a plentiful amount of potential customers, but the marketing material used for most dietary products is notoriously optimistic at the best of times, so let’s take a closer look at Lotus Lite+ and see if any of that optimism can be backed up by cold, hard facts.
History and Inception of the Brand
Lotus Lite was founded by self-proclaimed serial dieter, Sally McQuillan, who had yo-yo dieted from one fad to another without success until she tried a herbal blend from the Far East.
She was so impressed with the results she began importing the supplement and selling it under the brand name Lotus Lite – The Natural Skinny Pill. Two strengths were available, Lotus Lite Normal and Lotus Lite+ (for customers with a body mass index of 25 or more).
Some customers were skeptical of Eastern imports though, and Sally discovered occasional inconsistencies in the blend, so she outsourced the manufacturing process to a leading global corporate organization, discontinued Lotus Lite Normal, and began marketing Lotus Lite+ as a one stop weight loss solution suitable for all.
One tablet is taken with breakfast, for the first three days. From day four onwards the dosage can be doubled if required and supplementation may be continued until the desired weight is reached. For best results, a diet of high fiber foods is suggested and users are advised to drink at least 1.5 liters of water each day and cut down their caffeine intake. Healthy eating and regular exercise are also advised.
How it Works
Lotus Lite suggest their “skinny pills” can control the appetite and encourage a shrinkage of the stomach that will cause it to feel full more quickly than normal. The pills are also designed to speed up the metabolism, assist fat burning, and provide an increased level of physical and mental energy. Will this be enough to encourage effective weight loss? Very possibly, but let’s take a closer look at the formulation before we decide.
- Lotus Leaf: An aquatic plant indigenous to parts of Asia and the Far East. Encourages improved metabolism and fat burning. One study, published in Nutrition and Metabolism, suggests this is achieved because lotus interferes with the absorption of fat and carbohydrates.
- Green Tea: A powerful antioxidant with a long-standing reputation for effective fat burning.
- Fu Ling (Poria Cocos): A species of mushroom with a long history of use in eastern medicine. Evidence is lacking, but many people believe fu ling boosts the metabolism.
- Fish Collagen: Included here to help tighten the skin and reduce the likelihood of its sagging in the wake of lost body fat.
- Daikon Seed (Oriental Radish): Believed to promote the healthy digestion of food.
- Adzuki Beans: Often considered the magic bean of weight loss. Magical intervention is unlikely, but the beans contain a healthy dose of complex carbohydrates that should provide enough low-fat energy to sustain blood sugar levels and reduce the inclination for snacking.
This seems to be an effective mix, but the lack of inclusion rates makes it hard to determine its potential. Hopefully customer feedback will provide a better insight. Let’s investigate a little further.
Lotus Lite Customer Feedback
The official website contains an impressive number of positive testimonials backed up by some very credible before and after pictures. The majority of independent reviews are likewise impressive.
Any Side Effects Or Cautions
Radish can irritate existing gall stone problems – this though is one very very minor negative.
Pregnant and nursing mothers are advised to avoid any form of supplementation that has not been approved by their doctor. This caveat applies to every supplement.
Is Lotus Lite+ Reccomended for Weight Loss?
Lotus Lite appear to be a trustworthy company with a desire to make a positive impact on their customer’s lives. Their money back guarantee is not the longest in industry, but this is more than compensated for by the provision of sample packs for just the cost of the postage.
The ingredients used in the blend look promising and are only let down by the lack of inclusion rates, but customer feedback can often fill in the blanks and indicate the true potential of many products. In this case the feedback suggests an effective mix, so Lotus Lite+ is a recommended weight loss product.
Purchasing Options and Guarantee
Purchases can be made from the Lotus Lite website and UK customers also have the option of buying from other resellers such as Amazon. We advise customers to buy directly from the official website rather than from Amazon. A money back guarantee is in place, but the guarantee becomes invalid if more than 11 pills have been used and dissatisfied customers will be charged a £10 admin fee on top of the cost of return postage – which is par for the course on virtually all diet supplements, ist just that Lotus Lite tell you about it.
As far as guarantees go, this is not one of the longer ones, but Lotus Lite customers also have the option of ordering a free sample for a modest (£1.95) postage and packaging fee. Do not let the guarantee stop you from purchasing – this product is one of the best we have reviewed.
We advise customers to buy directly from the official website rather than from Amazon.