Lipotrin is marketed as a “Lipotropic Multi-Action Weight Loss Supplement” that comes from Big Nutrition. The claim about this product is that it is a thermogenic, an energy enhancer, appetite suppressant, carb blocker and fat absorber. It supposedly manages to achieve all of these objectives through its 13 active ingredients.
The formula for this dietary supplement contains a Proprietary Lipotrin Formula, which is composed of Green Tea, Apple Cider Vinegar, Chitosan, Chromium Picolinate, Phaesolus Vulgaris, Milk, Thistle, Siberian Ginseng, Choline, Uva Ursi, Guarana, Caffeine Anhydrous, Psyllium Husk, Ginger Root. Each serving is made up of 2 capsules and contains 700 mg of the proprietary formula.
A quick look at the above ingredients indicates that this formula is composed of ingredients commonly found in many OTC weight loss products for suppressing appetite (ginger root, caffeine), fat burning (ginger root, caffeine, green tea, choline, guarana), and fat/carb blocking (chitosan, phaesolus vulgaris – also known as white kidney bean) and diuretics/laxatives (apple cider vinegar, uva ursi).
The recommended dose is to take 1 – 2 capsules daily, preferably before a meal or 45 minutes prior to exercise.
There is no guarantee that taking Lipotrin will result in any of the effects it claims to provide. There is also no guarantee that any measurable fat loss will occur or that it is safe to take. In fact, you may be subject to certain unpleasant gastrointestinal (GI) side effects when taking this product, as it contains ingredients that act as natural laxatives including Apple Cider Vinegar and Uva Ursi. Some GI side effects may include cramps, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, etc.
Furthermore, due to the fact it contains caffeine and ingredients containing caffeine (green tea and guarana), there is a chance that you may experience adverse effects including insomnia, jitters, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, heart palpitations, headache, etc.
Lipotrin is intended for adult use only. It is meant for healthy adults over the age of 18 with no known medical conditions. It should not be used by pregnant or nursing women and should also be avoided by anyone with high blood pressure, thyroid, liver or psychiatric disease, as well as by anyone with a shellfish allergy.
Individuals who have suffered from a stroke or who have or have experienced depression, anxiety, nervousness, cardiac arrhythmias, diabetes, pheochromacytoma or trouble with urination due to an enlarged prostate, should also not take Lipotrin. Consult with your healthcare provider prior to taking this weight loss supplement, regardless of your health condition and especially if you are taking MAO inhibitors or are taking any other prescription or non-prescription drugs or supplements.