Bioleptin is only sold online via a video sales page from a company called Puregreens Nutrition. It looks extremely American, but in fact, originates from Singapore. This has caused a medical marijuana company also called Puregreens, based in Colorado, to become extremely annoyed with unwanted emails from customers looking for support for dietary supplements.
Bioleptin is on sale only via a sales video hosted on a dodgy looking one-page website. The message is powerful and convincing and if you stick with it, you can become so blinded by science and the graphics you may find yourself clicking the buy button. All we can say is don’t. Bioleptin is not the All American product it claims to be. Instead, this massively overpriced supplement comes from a company called Puregreens Nutritionals based in Singapore.
Bioleptin is a standard looking African Mango supplement, and you could pick up very similar from any drugstore or online retailer from a fraction of the price. Irvingia Gabonesis may help support weight loss, but this supplement is not a good way to find out.
Potential side effects may include gas, headaches, sleep disturbances, changes to blood sugar levels, dizziness, nausea, mood swings, and impairment of coordination.
Bioleptin is massively overpriced. The video sales page claims to offer you an instant reduction off the RRP of $89.95 for one bottle, making it $59.95 for 60 capsules for one month’s supply.
So-called discount offers also apply to larger orders. Three bottles of Bioleptin costs $139.95 (in place of the RRP of $269.85). Six bottles cost $199.95 (in place of the RRP of $539.70).
Shipping is free to US addresses.
It is important to point out here that you can buy very similar looking supplements for as little as $16.00 via Amazon.
Bioleptin is a weight loss supplement that is only sold via a one-page website, offering a lengthy video sales letter. When the video begins you are assured it only lasts 2 minutes but in truth, it goes on for much longer, it felt like days, but in fact was probably closer to 10 minutes.
Annoyingly, you cannot stop the video and just read the transcript. You have to persevere to the very end and then you are provided with some written information in the form of another sales letter which is not the same as the video, and then you are taken directly to your PayPal page in order to buy. Phew!
If you have found this review, you probably have already had this experience!
Bioleptin contains African Mango seed extract as the principle ingredient. Also known as Irvingia Gabonesis, this bush grows wild in West Africa and the fruit is not strictly a mango, but it looks like one. In some parts of Africa, the seeds are an important part of the diet, because they are high in fat and protein and are easily available.
The seeds were investigated for weight loss by the University of Cameroon who have noted positive benefits, including the reduction of waist size and lowered cholesterol levels from taking 300mg a day. However, this research took place over 10 years ago and never seems to have been followed up elsewhere. Source
Irvingia Gabonesis was featured on the Dr Oz show a few years ago where he gave it the usual positive treatment, but in recent years the popularity of this supplement ingredient seems to have waned.
The other ingredient is Chromax – a branded chromium supplement that shows up in many other supplements and may be useful in helping the body regulate insulin. Check out the ingredients tab to find out more.
Bioleptin is only available via the official one-page website. However this company is big on affiliate marketing, so you will see it advertised elsewhere with links to the official website. Affiliate marketing is where you advertise a product via your own website, and get paid when someone uses your link to get to the official website and buy.
The company behind Bioleptin is Puregreens Nutrition PTE LTD. We looked into this and found that PTE LTD stands for a private limited company and is used in Singapore. The company does not mention their true location, and the video certainly is aimed at the American market using American actors and voiceover, and showing the American diet and lifestyle.
Prior to finding out the Singapore connection, we did find a company called Puregreens online. This is based in Colorado, and it seems that many customers have made the same mistake in thinking that this Puregreens is the company behind Bioleptin and other supplements.
However, this is not the case. Puregreens only operate,
“In wholesale cannabis (that’s marijuana, weed, ganja and usually associated with gaining weight, not losing it).”
The company states “We are NOT a manufacturer or distributor of any dietary supplement. We have been inundated lately with support requests for this company, with a name similar to ours, but we cannot assist in the matter as we are wholesale cannabis manufacturers in Colorado only”. Source
The supposed benefits are as follows:
According to the lengthy sales pitch, Bioleptin activates leptin, a hormone in your body that signals your brain when you have had enough food. This hormone becomes overloaded when you are overweight and ceases to work so you always feel hungry.
This is, “A condition that scientists say is nearly identical to diabetes because just like diabetics are insulin resistant, you may be leptin resistant”
According to the advertising, the answer is simple “Once you reset your hypothalamus and reverse leptin resistance, your body will fight against weight gain, not weight loss……Resetting your biological set point at a much lower weight.”
The answer, of course, is to take this supplement.
If you are expecting Bioleptin to change your life around in the way that the advertising claims, you are going to be disappointed. However obesity is a huge health risk, so the claims made for this supplement are essentially the same benefits you can hope to gain by losing weight.
That said, Irvingia Gabonesis has undergone clinical testing in Cameroon and Senegal and results look positive.
A study carried out in 2005 over 10 weeks, where participants consumed either one capsule of placebo or one capsule of IGOB131 (containing 150 mg of Irvingia Gabonesis extract) 30–60 minutes before lunch and dinner throughout the study period, had some good results.
The study concluded that,
Significant improvements in body weight, body fat, and waist circumference, as well as plasma total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, blood glucose, C-reactive protein, adiponectin, and leptin, levels were observed in the IGOB131 group compared with the placebo group. Source
However, before we all rush out and buy, it is important to remember that there have only been two clinical trials carried out into African mango, and there have been concerns about the quality and control of the tests.
A review into these published in a review in Pub Med concluded, “Until good quality trials demonstrating its efficacy were available, Irvingia Gabonesis (African bush mango) could not be recommended as a weight loss aid.” Source
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Despite the long and drawn out sales pitch for Bioleptin, it is very short on any real hard facts, such as how much of anything is contained in the supplement, and how many capsules you should take every day, or even the serving size.
Also known as African mango seed, this ingredient has been tested for its benefits to weight loss and the two scientific investigations looked promising. Bioleptin contains IGOB131, a patented brand of the raw ingredient and the same as used in the clinical testing. According to this information, each capsule contains 150mg to be taken twice a day over 10 weeks.
Branded chromium supplement from US company Nutrition 21 that often shows up in weight loss supplements. Some clinical testing has evaluated a lack of chromium, an essential trace mineral as being the cause of an inability to process sugar properly and it has been researched for treatment and the management of diabetes. However, medical research has never found a biomedical reason for the body’s need for chromium. If you are diabetic, it is important to see your doctor before taking Chromax because it can interact with your medication. Source
Bioleptin may cause side effects. Irvingia Gabonesis is known to cause;
Chromium is a trace mineral which means that your body requires very little of it. Side effects may include;
At high levels, chromium can cause liver damage, but because this is in the form of Chromax a branded supplement, it should be safe for most people.
Caution: Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Speak to your doctor before use, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions or are taking prescription medication.
There are no genuine independent customer reviews for Bioleptin. There are so-called customer feedback comments on the product website, but it is highly likely that these have been invented for the purposes of advertising.
Since publishing this review, there have been several honest customer reviews in the comments section.
Bioleptin supposedly offers a 365-day money-back guarantee but we don’t believe it.
It reads “If you are dissatisfied at any time just send back your bottles and we will refund you immediately”
It would have been convincing to have been able to see to returns address. This company is based in Singapore, so does this mean it is the returns address? Could this be the reason why cannabis company Puregreens are getting so many unwanted emails?
You can only buy Bioleptin directly from the official one page website. It is not on sale anywhere else.
We are not impressed with Bioleptin. This supplement is extremely overpriced and comes from a company that has kept its true whereabouts hidden. Although it is supposed to come with a full money-back guarantee, you have not got a chance of getting your money back if you are dissatisfied. A cannabis wholesaler in Colorado with the same company name of Puregreens has become so fed up with fielding calls and emails from people desperate for customer service from the supplement company, they have been forced to point this out on their product website and to plead with customers to stop.
Bioleptin may actually help support weight loss. It does contain Irvingia Gabonesis as the active ingredient, and also Chromax a chromium supplement that may help regulate insulin levels. However, we cannot recommend such a dodgy looking, overpriced supplement as this.
Bioleptin is certainly not good enough or trustworthy enough to approve. Overall, we do not recommend Bioleptin to the Watchdog readers.
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