Leptigen is a metabolism boosting diet pill containing several patented and branded ingredients, including one called Meratrim. All of the ingredients claim to be clinically researched and are safe for consumption.
Their scientific formula says that it will help to support fat loss, diminish weight-loss plateaus, boost metabolism and control your blood sugar levels. In this review we will find out if the hype over Leptigen is to be believed!
After looking over the information we collected, we’ve come to the conclusion that Leptigen may help to aid weight loss, as well as being one of the safer diet pills available on the market. In the past when we’ve reviewed this product there were no ingredient quantities, something we are glad to see now. A bit of transparency goes a long way.
We are receiving lots of customers reporting feeling they have been scammed purchasing Leptigen, here are some examples:
The Leptigen supplement itself may be fine and with the right diet and exercise may work. The problem is if you opt for the so called “free trial” you will likely find it difficult to cancel and end up paying more for the supplement than first realised. Many customers who contacted us feel cheated when signing up for the trial.
If you go for buying without the free trial you will be paying over $100 per bottle, one of the most expensive diet pills on the market. Considering the options available and the poor track record of the company, we would suggest looking elsewhere and avoid buying Leptigen.
What is Leptigen?
Leptigen is manufactured by a company of the same name and claims to be a metabolism-boosting supplement that contains a blend of four ingredients, two of which are branded. They are Meratrim and ChromeMate. Leptigen have stated that their researchers:
Left no stone unturned in their quest for the most-effective, safe and sensible weight-loss formula.
It definitely sounds promising to us, but with all diet pills they have to have proof that it does all this.
Even though Leptigen are based in the United States, they are able to ship internationally and are very transparent when it comes to company details, something we always like to see. It shows they have nothing to hide. You are able to call them by phone with any questions you have or you can email them using a form online. The address they have on the official site for returning products is based in Coral Gables, Florida.
- No money back guarantee
- No ingredient quantities
- Very expensive
How does it work?
The manufacturers of Leptigen claim that it works in the following way:
By using Thermogenic and lipolysis-inducing agents, Leptigen provides an effective, safe way to assist your body in releasing stored fat and increasing metabolic rate in order to burn fat.
It is said to be effective for both men and women in regards to meeting their weight loss goals. They say that’s it is best to pair Leptigen with these recommendations:
- Eat a healthy whole-foods diet, including lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, lean meats and fish, and low-fat dairy products
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day
- Eliminate empty calorie junk foods from your diet, including sugar-free soft drinks
When it comes to taking Leptigen it is advised that you take two doses per day, at least 30 minutes before meals. A single dose is one pill.
Will this product work?
After looking at the ingredients for Leptigen we can say that there is definitely potential there for it to become an effective weight loss aid. We like that they have posted the ingredient quantities on the site so people will know what is effective and could make a noticeable difference to the body’s metabolic rate.
It doesn’t seem that there will be a lot of side effects that come with this product and if there are any they will only affect those sensitive to them.
What are the ingredients and are they safe?
Leptigen only contains four ingredients in the formula, Meratrim, ChromeMate, caffeine and Green Tea leaf extract. In the FAQ section of the site there is an ingredients label showing the ingredients and the amount per serving in one capsule. This is the only place on the website where we can find the quantities. A lot of products say their ingredients are clinically tested but never actually provide the proof. With Leptigen that isn’t the case, as each ingredient has a page dedicated to explaining what the ingredient does and a link to the clinical study.
Let’s take a closer look at them:
- Metarim (400mg): Meratrim is a blend of two herbs, Sphaeranthus Indicus and Garcinia mangostana, a flower and fruit extract. Research claims that these two herbs have various positive effects on the metabolism of fat cells. This combination of ingredients may increase weight loss, as supported by the clinical trials.
- Green Tea Extract (200mg): Green tea is often touted as a weight loss aid and is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins and caffeine both increase energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism slightly for a few hours.
- ChromeMate (100mg): ChromeMate is a branded niacin-bound chromium called chromium polynicotinate that supplies a highly bioavailable form of chromium, an essential trace mineral that supports healthy blood sugar levels already within normal range. Chromium has been linked with a tiny amount of weight loss when used continually for a long period of time.
- Caffeine (75mg): Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
Is Leptigen safe?
On the official website the manufacturers state that there will be no side effects from taking this supplement, however not everybody reacts the same way and you never know if you will have side effects. The following are just an example of what you could experience.
Consuming caffeine can lead to these side effects for certain people:
- Increased heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Heart palpitations
- Increased urination
As green tea also contains caffeine the likelihood of experiencing these effects can rise for those sensitive to the ingredients.
Chromemate contains chromium, which can lower blood sugar levels. If consumers already have very low blood sugar levels and take this product it could lead to them feeling dizzy, lightheaded and even fainting. If you are diabetic it is strongly advised that you consult with your doctor before purchasing this product.
Meratrim is the only ingredient in this product that doesn’t seem to cause side effects when used in appropriate doses as seen here.
Women who are pregnant or nursing should not take Leptigen.
Do not take Leptigen if you are under 18 years of age.
Individuals with pre-existing health conditions should consult with a physician or licensed, qualified health-care professional prior to using Leptigen or starting any weight loss regimen.
How about Leptigen testimonials?
The official website boasts numerous testimonials for Leptigen from customers, however we are always wary of this as they are selected to show the product in it’s best light. Any reviews that happened to be negative or mentioned side effects would not be shown on the site. Here is a selection of the reviews:
I have been taking Leptigen for three months and just started to notice that I am experiencing a difference in the way my clothes are fitting. I take the Leptigen according to the directions and have had no side effects. After reading other testimonials, I am excited to witness further reductions. I have had no headaches, jitters or sleeplessness like other products that I have tried. This is by far the best non-prescriptive product that I have taken. Leptigen lives up to all the claims that have been expressed by others.
My name is Cheryl and I am 57 years old and have been using Leptigen for a month and a half. I am a night snacker and using Leptigen has helped me. What was surprising to me was it really reduced the craving to eat and did not have the usual jittering you would have expected with a supposed “diet” supplement.
I love Leptigen! I started using the product a few weeks ago and have been so happy with the results! I have always been someone who can lose weight but keeping it off is the biggest challenge for me. I have always had to deal with cravings and being “hungry” and having tried many different things and nothing has worked until now. I noticed right away that I was losing my “evening” cravings when I began Leptigen and I am hopeful that not only will I lose the weight I need to but that I will be able to keep it off as well! Thank you Leptigen, you are a product that really delivers!
We were able to find some independent reviews on Amazon where the product is being sold. There were only 7 posted altogether, here are a few of them:
In my opinion, this is the biggest fraud since Don Lapre was alive.
My friend tried the rest of my bottle and couldn’t agree more. However if a company gets a few thousand people to spend 200 bucks before reviews come around, they’ve laughed all the way to the bank.
Would be better if the “company” would post its basic ingredients on the advertisements for all to see
I was excited to try Leptigen after reading great press about it. The product’s FAQs advised that thyroid patients get their doctor’s okay before using. My doctor cleared me for trying it, but unfortunately, after taking Leptigen for two weeks, I added 8 pounds to my small frame. After doing further research, I read that the product may inhibit the absorption of thyroid medication. The sellers processed my refund in a timely fashion as promised; however, I’m still trying to drop the weight I gained on the product. I would recommend checking out the product if you don’t take thyroid replacement medication.
Didn’t seem to do anything for me
When it comes to figuring out if this product works based on the reviews our answer is that we’re not sure. How do we know if the testimonials are true to their word? Some would say that this product needs to be taken on faith, but if it doesn’t work you could be out of pocket if you don’t meet the requirements for returning the product.
What about a money back guarantee?
The manufacturers of Leptigen do offer a money back guarantee of 120 days, which is quite a lot if you ask us. This only applies if you purchased the supplement from the official site. Third party suppliers will have different return policies.
They have outlined the policy by stating:
All we ask is that you follow a few reasonable guidelines:
- Products must have been purchased directly from www.leptigen.com (our website or 800 numbers). We cannot accept returns of products purchased from other retail outlets or affiliate partners. Please follow the return policy agreed upon through purchasing through the respective affiliate partner.
- Products purchased through www.leptigen.com must be returned within 120 days of order date.
- Please call our customer service department at +1 800 555 3951 to obtain an RMA number, required with your return, include a copy of your receipt (or a note with your order #, name, email address, phone number) and your reason for returning the product(s)
- We cannot accept returns on overly used products.
- Original shipping and handling charges are non-refundable (if applicable).
We’re not sure what “overly used products” mean, but we can only assume it means more than one used bottle. It is always best to clarify this by contacting the customer service team.
Where to Buy and is the price good?
Leptigen offer three options for purchasing their product on the official website. All the options come with 5 free gifts.
The first option is a 30-day supply of Leptigen at $109.95.
The most popular option is a 60-day of Leptigen at $199.90, however as there is an offer on it is usually $219.90.
The best value option they offer is a 90-day supply of Leptigen at $269.85, with the usual price being $329.85. This works out at $89.95 per bottle.
Leptigen is a very expensive supplement, which is why you need to be 100% sure that it will work in the way it is supposed to.
You are able to pay with credit card and paypal.
Leptigen Frequently asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Leptigen?
Leptigen claims to be a diet pill that could help you lose 4 times the weight than with just diet and exercise alone.
What are the side effects of Leptigen?
Taking Leptigen too close to bedtime may cause insomnia for some individuals due to the Caffeine content of the capsule.
Other side effects are possible, such as headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness and dizziness.
What are the ingredients in Leptigen?
There are only 4 main ingredients, these are Green Tea Extract (200mg), Meratrim (400mg), Chromium (100mcg) and Caffeine (75mg). Amounts shown are per capsule.
Does Leptigen work?
It may do, but it’s unlikely to be as good as claimed!
One of the ingredients, Meratrim, has shown weight loss potential in a clinical study. Subjects that had undertaken a 2000 kcal diet with moderate exercise, consuming a daily dose of 800mg, lost a reasonable amount of weight and saw a decrease in BMI.
The other ingredients are either inconclusive or contain too few ingredients to actual exert much, if any, weight loss benefits.
How much does Leptigen cost?
This is a very expensive supplement, as the monthly cost is around $90 if you purchase the “free” sample or the 90-day supply. Otherwise you’ll be paying even more at $109.95 for a single bottle.
US shipping is typically free, but International customers will be paying fairly hefty shipping fees!
Who makes Leptigen?
It’s not immediately obvious who actually makes this supplement, but after some digging we can see the manufacturer is Green Bracket LLC, a company based in Florida, USA.
The company have been trading since 2008 and have been behind a few supplements such as Leptigen, Pronabolin and the now discontinued Avesil.
The company have previously fallen foul of the Florida penal system when a civil matter was taken to court.
You can read more here:
How do I take Leptigen?
You are recommended to take 2 capsules per day, around ½ to 2 hours before meals, with at least 8oz of water. Avoid taking within 4 hours of bedtime and if you miss a dose avoid taking a double dose.
Can I take Leptigen if I have a health condition?
No. Any pre-existing health condition will require consultation with your physician to ensure this supplement won’t interfere with your health. This goes for anyone taking medication.
Does Leptigen have a money-back guarantee?
There is a money-back guarantee but only for customers who didn’t enrol in the auto-shipping programme (sample offer).
How long has Leptigen been around?
Not too long; the website has been online since May 2015 and so the at the time of writing around 18 months.
Previously the same company manufactured a similar product called Avesil.
Where can I buy Leptigen?
Leptigen is available from the official website and from Amazon.
Can I buy Leptigen in stores?
No, Leptigen is only available to purchase online and is not available from your local Walmart.
How do I contact Leptigen customer service?
They have a contact form on the official website, although replies are fairly slow.
There is also a telephone number available during core business hours of 8am to 7pm (Eastern Time) with reduced hours over the weekend (10am-3pm Eastern Time).
Are there any Leptigen coupons?
There do not appear to be any coupons available for Leptigen at this time.
Are there any free samples of Leptigen?
Although Leptigen say they have a 15-day “free trial”, you pay $3.95 for the shipping and handling.
Importantly, if you DO NOT cancel within 15 days of ordering then you will be charged $89.95 + $5.95 shipping for another bottle and again each month until further notice. Here are the terms:
…you will be enrolled in our Leptigen Member Program, where we automatically send you a one-month supply of Leptigen in 15 days and every 30 days thereafter for just $89.95 plus $5.95 shipping and handling.
* Comparisons are NOT based on the “free sample” option.