Capsiplex Plus

Updated May 7, 2019.
Published Jan 16, 2012.

Capsiplex Plus is actually two bottles: one bottle of the original Capsiplex and one bottle of 5-HTP to take alongside it. Lots of celebrity endorsements led to a surge in sales of the original version, and then the company developed the “improved” version. Whilst Capsiplex Plus does contain some promising ingredients, it is very costly and has some poor customer feedback. There is no money-back guarantee either.


  • Contains promising ingredients


  • Cost – can be decreased by taking advantage of offers
  • Poor consumer feedback
  • Sufficient ingredient amounts?
  • No money-back guarantee
Capsiplex Plus
Using an ingredient called 5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan), which is thought to be an effective mood enhancer and capsicum extract from red chili peppers, Capsiplex Plus claims to boost your metabolism to increase fat burning, whilst enhancing your mood.

We take a look to see how, and if, it works.

Capsiplex Plus Overview

What you need to know about Capsiplex Plus

Capsiplex Plus is advertised as a fat burner, which is manufactured by a company called Advanced Health Limited. Its main ingredient, capsicum, has been shown in some clinical studies to help burn fat and is said to have the effect of firing up your metabolism. There are currently two types of Capsiplex; these are Capsiplex, and Capsiplex Plus 5-HTP.

What are the side effects of Capsiplex Plus?

The original Capsiplex set of ingredients includes caffeine (around two normal cups of coffee) so if you are sensitive to this ingredient you may experience temporary side effects, such as anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. In fact, some consumers have reported increased sweating and elevated heart rates.

How much does Capsiplex Plus cost?

Capsiplex Plus is available without prescription directly from the official website and costs $70 (£42.95) for one month. You can make great savings, paying a much better $50 (£30.70) per box, when you take advantage of the buy 7 for the price of 5 offer.

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Capsiplex Plus Key Features

As with all of our reviews, our first step was to contact the manufacturer for a sample for our in-depth review. In this case, we get in touch with Advanced Health, who manufacturer Capsiplex Plus; they were happy to send us a sample.

On first receiving Capsiplex Plus we were surprised to see that in fact you don’t just get one but two bottles in the box! Before you get too excited thinking you get 2 bottles of Capsiplex Plus for the price of one, one bottle is the original Capsiplex and the second is a 5-HTP supplement to take alongside Capsiplex.

Capsiplex Plus Key Points

  • Sold 50,000 units in 3 days
  • Manufactured in Glasgow, Scotland
  • Original Capsiplex said to be used by celebrities worldwide

Although not obvious from the official Capsiplex Plus website, the idea is you take one each day of the original Capsiplex pills along with one of the 5-HTP supplement. This does mean that the original Capsiplex ingredients are not diluted to make room for the additional ingredients!

The original Capsiplex formula was, and still continues to be, a popular choice with consumers. With a number of celebrities who have supposedly endorsed Capsiplex and largely positive attention in the media, sales of the original Capsiplex went crazy in 2010.

How to Take Capsiplex Plus

Take one capsule with water 30 to 60 minutes before exercise. On a non-workout day you should take a tablet before breakfast, it is advised that you do not take before bed.

The reason for Capsiplex success lies in its capsicum extract formula. Found in red chili peppers, capsicum extract has been found to burn as many calories as 80 minutes of walking or jogging for 25 minutes.

Capsiplex Plus Concerns:

  • Poor consumer reviews from the original Capsiplex of which Capsiplex Plus is based on
  • Quite a costly supplement although there are discounts for multiple orders
  • Lack of any money-back guarantee

Unlike many diet pills that use the potent chilli ingredients, the manufacturers of Capsiplex use a patented outer layer that prevents any throat or gut irritation.

What does Capsiplex Plus claim to do?

Woman smiling, Capsiplex PlusCapsiplex Plus has the original formula with an extra ingredient called 5-HTP, or 5-Hydroxytryptophan it’s full name, is a compound responsible for producing serotonin.

Serotonin also called the “happy hormone” is a vital brain chemical essential for regulating your mood. So if your serotonin levels are too low you could suffer from low mood, anxiety and depression. You could also find that you crave carbohydrates too!

A number of celebrities have recently claimed to be using 5-HTP supplements to combat depression and anxiety. In fact, a video of Jim Carey describing his experience with 5-HTP is available on the Capsiplex Plus website.

“How can 5-HTP Help Weight Loss?

Do you regularly feel low, suffer from mood swings, crave for sugary foods and over eat? If so, you may have low serotonin levels that could be contributing to your weight gain.

Getting enough 5-HTP from the foods you eat is unlikely but supplementing your diet with 5-HTP can help to significantly increase serotonin levels, with beneficial results.

… obese patients taking 5-HTP greatly reduced their carbohydrate intake and achieved better weight loss.

American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Constantly trying to lose weight and yo-yo dieting will cause low self-esteem and inevitably a sense of failure. 5-HTP may provide the answer by promoting a more positive outlook when dieting.

One thing is certain, fighting obesity and controlling your food intake will be much easier when you’re happy and feeling great!”

Does Capsiplex Plus work?

Capsiplex Plus contains a number of interesting ingredients. That said, improving the mood and increasing metabolism may not be enough to cause the loss of weight in certain people. We have come across both positive and negative reviews about this product. Ultimately, there is no conclusive evidence it really works.

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Capsiplex Plus Ingredients

Capsiplex Plus uses exactly the same ingredients as the original Capsiplex formula adding 2 new ones, 5-HTP and Bioperine. The addition of these two extra ingredients the manufacturer suggests makes Capsiplex Plus work even more effectively.

  • Capsicum Annun L. (80.34mg) – From red chili pepper one of the most popular ingredients at the moment and used in a number of fat burners to kick start metabolism so you increase the number of calories burnt.
  • 5-HTP (200mg) – Amino acid that can help boosts serotonin levels, improving mood and could help to control appetite.
  • Niacin (20mg) – Also known as Vitamin B3 and helps to create energy used to maintain all the processes that are necessary for optimum health.
  • Piperine (5mg) – Extracted from black pepper and has evidence to suggest could boost metabolic processes and consequentially boost metabolism.
  • Caffeine (138mg) – Caffeine increases mental alertness and can temporarily boost metabolism, although your body quickly gets used to the effects of caffeine.
  • BioPerine (5mg) – Shown to increase the absorption rate of ingredients by up to 3 times, which could mean the other ingredients can get to work faster.

Capsiplex Plus Side Effects

The original Capsiplex set of ingredients includes caffeine (around two normal cups of coffee) so if you are sensitive to this ingredient you may experience temporary side effects, such as anxiety, nervousness and insomnia. In fact some consumers have reported increased sweating and elevated heart rates!

If you suffer from any heart conditions or are pregnant you are advised to consult a doctor prior to taking Capsiplex Plus.

This supplement is safe for diabetics but is not suitable for vegetarians as gelatin is contained in the capsule gel.


You are not advised to take this supplement if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding and suffer from any pre-existing medical condition.

Capsiplex Plus Customer Feedback

Capsiplex Plus is a new diet pill having been released in December 2011 so there are few consumer reviews available.

There are only 3 independent customer reviews on Amazon at the moment as it seems that Capsiplex Plus is no longer available on this site. The feedback is not too encouraging from the small number of consumers who have reported on this product, giving it a paltry 1.7 out of 5 stars.

Capsiplex Plus Amazon feedback

One Amazon customer made the following comments…

This product has made no difference for me – very disappointed. It has not lived up to any of the promises made

Capsiplex Plus Money-Back Guarantee

There is no mention of a money-back guarantee on the official website.

Where To Buy Capsiplex Plus

Capsiplex Plus is available without prescription directly from the official website and costs $70 (£42.95) for one month. You can make great savings, paying a much better $50 (£30.7) per box, when you take advantage of the buy 7 for the price of 5 offer.

Capsiplex Plus ships worldwide and they have a 24 hour order and customer support telephone number.

Watchdog Verdict

It seems fairly typical these days after a successful product launch to see the new, super duper version of the original to be released. It’s easy to be dubious about such products. We were!

There is little denying that the original Capsiplex diet pills has helped some dieters to successfully lose weight. As Capsiplex Plus is based on the original formula then so could this supplement help weight loss too.

We have to admit we have concerns. When researching this product, you soon find a number of poorly constructed websites claiming it’s the best diet pill ever. This is a message we are all too familiar with and, as a result, are sceptical.

In summary, Capsiplex Plus is a fairly costly supplement that may help weight loss, but with the poor consumer feedback and lack of a money-back guarantee we have rejected it!

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Have Your Say

26 comments on 'Capsiplex Plus'

  1. I took these most days for about 2 months and while I lost about 7lbs, the side effects were unbearable! They contain loads of caffeine and I started having heart palpitations, sweating a LOT even when just walking somewhere and felt really anxious and on edge. I decided not to take them and then found them a month later and (forgetting how bad they had been for me) took one. Half an hour later, I felt like I was in the early stages of a heart attack- I couldnt sit down because of the caffeine but felt like if i exercised at all then I would definitely have a heart attack. I will never ever use these, I felt so afraid I might die just because I wanted to lose a few pounds.

  2. Dear all
    I bought this product but i wanna ask regarding two colors come inside shall i take the blue in morning then red one before the meal or only one is required ??

  3. I was having the same side effects of Karen. Severe abdominal pain, burning sensation and nausea. I also felt very faint when I was on these pills. I have been searching very hard online to see if others have these side effects but it is very hard to find anything negative. Yes I did lose weight while on them but Definitely not worth the side effects.

  4. I have purchased capsiplex plus but i don’t know how to use it? the pack includes 2 bottels 5-htp pro & capsiplex TM.
    Should i take 1 pill of each per day = 2 pills, or 1 pill only from anyone?
    Which i should start with first 5-htp pro OR capsiplex TM

  5. Hi,

    I have purchased capsiplex plus but i don’t know how to use it? the pack includes 2 bottels 5-htp pro & capsiplex TM.

    Should i take 1 pill of each per day = 2 pills, or 1 pill only from anyone?
    Which i should start with first 5-htp pro OR capsiplex TM

  6. I’m happy to report that I actually get on well with this supplement….yes I did get slight heartburn for a couple of days(Just as if I’d eaten a couple of spicy meals),but then any side effects lessened. I maintained a bit of exercise and still drank a lot of water as advised.
    My aim was to shift a stubborn half stone that was sticking around and in two weeks I did just that.I’m in my forties and not seriously overweight but I just wanted a bit off my tummy? Not sure if Capsiplex would work if you need a longer term solution and/or have a great deal of weight to lose….but on balance I would reccomend.

  7. I was taken in by the deceptive advertising, and ordered Capsiplex Plus via eBay. The pills arrived about 10 days ago. I love Indian food, and so am used to eating extremely hot and spicy dishes, therefore I didn’t think Capsiflex would give me any side-effects. I was wrong. I vomited on the fourth day, and on the fifth and sixth days had a very upset stomach and palpitations, and so I have stopped taking the pills, needless to say without losing any weight. Waste of money.

  8. Made me laugh (so who needs 5htp!) when I read what these pills are meant to do. So little ingredients to have such effect…doubt it!

  9. I am so surprised to read that no adverse side effects have been reported with this product. I took them for 3 days, every time I took them I experienced very severe nausea and terrible burning pains in my chest and stomach. these symptoms occurred around an hour after taking the capsules. It was awful, I could barely move. I was off of work for 3 days, even having stopped taking them for 2 days, although the symptoms lessened I still felt sick and could not swallow any hot drinks because of the burning pains.There was nothing to warn me of these possible side effects
    Owing to the cost of the capsules and the fact that I don’t get paid when I’m off sick all I have got from Capsiplex is a very expensive lesson learned

    1. I totally agree with you I have been exactly the same in the same time frame as you from taking these pills.i almost passed out and vomited five times within an hour and a half.if anyone is planning on buying these please don’t I felt so bad I thought I was dying three hours after taking on the second day that was two a day if the capsiplex plus I started feeling abit better.i don’t have any medical conditions

  10. Hi guys,
    I’ve read about capsiplex yet the 5-HTP ingredient boggles me. I’ve read lots of studies that suggest that you can only take it for up to a week if not it really screws up your normal body functions. Do you have any other info about it? I personally then would go maybe with acai or green coffee extract I guess…



    1. Hi Connie,
      Thanks for taking the time to comment about your concerns.
      If you can email us any links to such studies we can take a further look.
      We have looked at the WebMD site about this ingredient and whilst some potential temporary side effects are mentioned, the serious ones you are potentially referring to is with contaminant 5-HTP products and/or long-term use.
      If you are unsure then we would suggest discussing with a health professional or as you say opting for another product.
      Diet Pills Watchdog Team.

    2. Just wondering do these pills make you lose muscle along with fat.the reason I ask is I only need to lose the fat off my stomach I’ve tried dieting and I exercise 5 times a week with no results.

  11. Not sure if this works… I have been using the product for a month I work out everyday for 1 hour and not a pound lost its very disheartening…. my stomach feels like its put weight on… Since using this product I have been feeling really hot and constantly feel hungry and constipated all the time…. is it just me? before anyone comments pregnancy is out of the equation…. please help!!

    1. Hi Ranj,
      Thanks for your feedback. It’s unfortunate that the product doesn’t appear to be working for you. Feeling hot could be due to your increased metabolism whilst taking these pills. The feeling constantly hungry and constipation we have not had any reports of this before. Did you change your diet when taking Capsiplex?
      Diet Pills Watchdog Team

  12. Hey-ya

    I have read this article with interest, anything that can help me shift the “cuddles” (fat to you) is something to consider. I have a ? for you the plus version of this product contains 5-HTP which is claimed boosts mood by increasing serotonin levels, I am on prescription meds, anti-psychotics and antidepressants, would Capsiplex Plus interact with these meds. I know that you’re going to say consult my Doctor before taking any supplement which is sage advice, however I was wondering if there has been any known reports of adverse reactions in people taking both Capsiplex Plus and antidepressants.

    Thanks for your time.

    1. Thanks for getting in touch Michael. You guessed correctly we are not in a position to diagnose, treat or offer medical advice and so would suggest that you contact your Doctor. We have not heard any reports concerning adverse reactions but we would recommend you seek professional advice to be sure.
      Diet Pills Watchdog Team

  13. Have been taking Capsiplex Plus for over 3 weeks now with not effects whatsoever. The first 2 days I felt a bit weird/spaced out after taking them then nothing atall. Was very dissappointed as reading reviews made me think this would be the one to help me loose that last 7 lbs but think i will have to give it up as a bad choice…

    1. Hi Lisa,
      We were disheartened to hear they didn’t seem to work for you. These are one of the few diet pills that have proven popular with not just UK consumers but worldwide too.
      We wish you all the best on your weight loss journey. Did you know about our Diet Pill Prize Draw where you can win a bottle/box of free diet pills? You may be interested in this and of course if you do win we will ensure you win different diet pills 🙂
      Diet Pills Watchdog Team

  14. Have anyone tired this? I am quite interested by this but am slightly concerned about the “improved” mood. Seems too good to be true? I have a very busy schedule and am wondering whether it will affect my judgement for work.

    1. Thanks for your comment Jeff.
      We are not aware of any negative side effects with Capsiplex Plus and the 5-HTP should only cause an enhanced mood that gives you a more positive outlook, reducing anxiety and may help you too get a better nights sleep. We have not received any reports from consumers or Advanced Health (the manufacturers) of this supplement affecting judgement.
      Diet Pills Watchdog Team

    2. Ive tried lots if different things to loose weight but nithing workek. I gave Capsiplex a try and after a week i lost 1pound. Every week after takeing one tablet a day i have lost weight. So far i have lost half a stone in two months. Look around if you are going to buy it because you can get them on ebay and amazon cheaper. Also look for discounts code. You can get free shipping and sometimes a free box of Capsiplex too. I cant say it will work for you but it is working for me. I will be takeing it until i loose a further 3 stone.

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