Many people use nutritional supplements, either alone or as an adjunct to diet and exercise, in their battle to lose weight. While some supplements target only one specific weight loss technique, such as suppressing the appetite, Lipitrex combines several ingredients that promote multiple weight loss techniques to help encourage and maintain weight loss.
How it Works
Lipitrex is a nonprescription weight-loss supplement manufactured by Progressive Health. Progressive Health claims the combination of nutritional supplements in Lipitrex work by controlling the appetite, minimizing the storage of fat, increasing the metabolic rate and enhancing energy levels.
Lipitrex contains magnesium oxide, chromium polynicotinate, coleus forskohlii, green tea extract, PinnoThin (Korean Pine Nut Oil), CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), citrus aurantium extract, guarana extract and caffeine. The suggested dosage of Lipitrex is two capsules twice a day, for a total of four capsules a day.
Many of the ingredients in Lipotrex have some relationship to weight loss. PinnoThin, for example, reduces appetite, while chromium polynicotinate moderates blood sugar and green tea extract helps boost metabolism. The use of conjugated linoleic acid in weight loss is controversial – according to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, studies show that CLA may help lose fat, but that CLA may also increase insulin resistance .
Lipitrex is sold in bottles of 120 capsules. As of July 2010, Lipitrex costs $74.95 for a one-month supply. Discounts are offered for larger orders. As Lipitrex suggests using the product for at least 45 to 60 days for optimum results, there may be substantial costs involved to achieve any weight loss. To their credit, Progressive Health offers a 180-day money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with Lipitrex.
Individually, the ingredients in Lipitrex are useful for weight loss. Unfortunately, Lipitrex contains ingredients in smaller amounts than what studies recommend. For example, the amount of PinnoThin in Lipitrex is lower than the amount that a University of Liverpool study found effective. There are no independent studies to prove the efficacy of Lipitrex, so it is unknown whether this combination of small amounts of proven weight-loss ingredients works as well as separate supplements in larger doses. Over time, enough individuals may publish their success or failure in losing weight with Lipitrex, so that future consumers can decide if they want to invest the time and money in this weight-loss supplement.
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