Most of the evidence for Irvingia Gabonensis has been derived from one small test and although results look promising, it lacks real proof. Olive leaf extract and seaweed has mainly undergone animal testing and requires further evidence that it works for humans.
We feel that this supplement needs further evidence and clinical testing. In addition, we are very concerned about the high content of Panax ginseng because this ingredient is potentially dangerous and linked to causing birth defects. Panax ginseng also affects raises levels of oestrogen, which can be a contributory cause of breast cancer.
The company do not warn against side effects apart from the caffeine content, but one problem with this supplement is that it uses ingredients including Irvingia Gabonensis and Brown seaweed extract, which have yet to be tested for long term safety and drug interactions.
One bottle of 120 capsules – described as suitable if you wish to lose up to 10lbs, costs $69.00. Three bottles of Leptiburn (360 capsules) – recommended for between 10lbs and 30lbs weight loss costs $177.00. Six bottles of Leptiburn (720 capsules) recommended for 30lbs+ to lose costs $294.
Leptiburn is made by Biotrust, a US company who produce a range of products that are advertised as providing “honest nutrition for your ultimate body”. Most Biotrust supplements have a hormonal slant and this one targets leptin, an important hormone that manages the metabolism.
The company behind Leptiburn is Biotrust a Texas-based business founded by two nutritionists Josh Bezoni and Joel Marion. These two guys bring a personal flavour to the advertising and the product website is informative, glossy and fairly convincing.
The company has an ethical focus and their donations to charitable missions further this good impression. In addition, all supplements are suitable for vegetarians and are derived from natural plant products. The impression is that this is a modern eco-friendly company that is trying to help solve the problem of obesity.
As well as Leptiburn, the company also market other weight loss products including Biotrust IC5 – aimed at regulating insulin levels and a protein supplement called Biotrust Low Carb.
Leptiburn is in a similar style and looks to the hormone Leptin to provide the solution to weight loss.
According to the product information, Leptiburn will help you:
Leptin is one of the body’s hormones. The word comes from the Greek word for thin and this hormone plays a key role in regulating energy and expenditure, the metabolism, appetite, and hunger.
The hormone is made by fat tissue cells and acts on the brain to regulate your food intake. It signals your brain to stop eating when you are full so is very important when you are trying to lose weight.
To use Leptiburn, take 2 capsules with breakfast, and 2 capsules with lunch.
In non-obese people, adipose fat tissue is no more than 20% or 25% and is used as stored energy or fat. The amount of Leptin is proportionate to your fat levels and the claim that raising leptin levels will help you burn fat makes sense because the leptin signals that you have eaten enough food.
In times of food shortages, such as going on a diet, the leptin reacts by slowing the rate of the metabolism in order to conserve these fat reserves. The problem is that if you are already overweight, your body sees this as normal and when you lose weight, you experience a drop in levels of circulating leptin.
The result is that a person who has lost weight has a lower metabolic rate than an individual at the same weight that has never lost weight. This makes losing weight harder and more likely for you to get stuck at a plateau.
The aim of this supplement is to boost your leptin levels in order to trick your brain into burning calories and fat, rather than slowing your metabolism.
However, in cases of obesity, the body becomes resistant to leptin and the signalling pathways are blocked. The result is that most people who are seriously overweight do not receive the signals to stop eating even though their leptin levels are actually very high. Because leptin is made from white adipose tissue cells, the more overweight you are, the higher your leptin levels.
According to research, some commonplace foodstuffs can cause leptin resistance – especially diets that are high in fructose, including processed foods and sodas. See our earlier investigation into fructose.
According to the Biotrust Leptiburn information, boosting your leptin levels will help regulate your appetite and speed up weight loss but it does not seem to make sense if your leptin levels are already high (which if you are obese, seems certain). Changing your diet and cutting out processed foodstuffs will help change this.
Biotrust Leptiburn contains a range of natural ingredients that have been found to play an active role in the increase of leptin, including Irvingia Gabonesis, oleanolic Acid – derived from olives, and a seaweed extract believed to promote thyroid activity.
According to the Leptiburn information,
leptin is such a dominant, critically important hormone that it literally controls every other weight loss hormone in your body… and your ability to burn fat as a whole.
Keep your body in a fat-burning state all the time… high leptin levels equal high levels of fat burning… 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Can you just imagine how much more fat you’d burn if your body was no longer limiting your rate of fat loss on a daily basis?
Through a synergistic blend of 6 unique ingredients, our LeptiBurn formula was scientifically designed to approach leptin from both problematic angles: production and sensitivity.
We don’t think that Leptiburn will work as well as stated. Despite all the talk about Leptin and getting your hormones onside to help you lose weight, this is a fairly ordinary looking pill with some standard looking ingredients, most of which require further evidence and testing.
The big downside to this supplement is the principle ingredient Panax ginseng and we think it is surprising that Biotrust have not warned customers of its potential dangers in certain dosages. This side effect may have only been seen in animal testing but given that most of the evidence for this pill is based on animal experimentation, we feel that Biotrust should have mentioned it.
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Leptiburn is a supplement that claims to help you increase your leptin so that you can burn off fat more easily.
It contains a range of ingredients that have undergone clinical testing and indicated that they may have an effect upon leptin levels.
Serving size is in two capsules.
The company do not warn against side effects apart from the caffeine content but one problem with this supplement is that it uses ingredients including Irvingia Gabonensis and Brown seaweed extract which have yet to be tested for long term safety and drug interactions.
Caution: Do not take if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding as it could possibly be unsafe.
Didn’t work at all. Very disappointed, This product caused drowsiness, muscle pain and nausea
Received the order 5 days ago and began taking immediately. Have not lost any weight but gain 1.8 lbs. on a 1400 calorie diet which is tracked with lose it. Cannot give it a rating yet because its not a week yet. Did make me feel very flushed and I did read that this may not be safe to take so I’m thinking about discontinuing this leptiburn.
I took these for a full month (the whole bottle) just as the directions said. Along with diet and LOTS of exercise, NO CHANGES at all whatsoever. Don’t waste your money. I didn’t expect a magic pill, but I was hoping for SOMETHING..
However, it seems that it has worked for others.
I can tell the difference between taking it and not taking it in the rapidity of fat loss without other changes my diet or exercise program. I’m also taking BellyTrim XP, so there may be a synergistic effect. The product was shipped promptly, and I’m very pleased with the service.
After reading about Leptin and how important it is, I wanted to find a product to help me, and help repair my years of neglecting my fitness and this did the trick. I’ve noticed my pants are a bit looser, and I’ve not really added a ton of fitness into the mix.
Yes, and it looks very good. Just contact Biotrust if you are dissatisfied and they will refund even empty bottles for up to one year after purchase.
You can buy Leptiburn via the Biotrust website.
One bottle of 120 capsules – described as suitable if you wish to lose up to 10lbs, costs $69.00. Three bottles of Leptiburn (360 capsules) – recommended for between 10lbs and 30lbs weight loss costs $177.00. Six bottles of Leptiburn (720 capsules) recommended for 30lbs + to lose costs $294.
All purchases come with a free download ebook containing smoothie recipes.
Shipping costs an additional $9.95 to US addresses. Shipping to the UK and Europe costs $26.71.
We quite liked the look of Leptiburn, that is until we looked into the ingredients list and found out about the potential side effects of Panax Ginseng. We can’t see why they have even included this ingredient and can see no reason to take it. We are surprised that the makers have not provided a health warning about the need to avoid this supplement should you become pregnant.
There is evidence that raising leptin levels and reducing leptin resistance may make weight loss easier, but despite this it still comes down to adopting a healthier diet if you wish to lose weight. According to research, avoiding foods containing fructose will help improve leptin resistance.
Finally, many of the ingredients lack long term proof of safety and the results of many are based only on animal experiments. We feel that for a so-called ethical company Biotrust simply do not live up to their claims.
Overall, we reject Biotrust LeptiBurn.
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