Below we take an in-depth look at Liporidex MAX, to see whether this popular weight loss pill delivers the dramatic weight loss benefits it promises.
Liporidex MAX is a weight loss supplement that also promises to provide a burst of energy and greater focus. It was originally designed and sold by Dr Emeka Okwuje, a clinician that is mainly known for his anti-aging and restorative remedies. Each capsule of Liporidex MAX contains 20 different herbal ingredients, making this product hard to understand in terms of benefits and side effects. Although ingredient quantities are not fully listed on the side of the pack, a cursory examination of the information we do have suggests most ingredients are relatively under-dosed and may not be contributing much to the overall effect.
Given the huge quantity of ingredients included in this product, it is hard to summarise all of the side effects that could be possible whilst taking this product (there are quite a few of them). For the full list of side effects, we recommend clicking on the Side Effects tab!
In general, the main side effects customers should expect whilst taking this product are related to the high caffeine, bioperine, and bitter orange content. These ingredients typically combine to create a strong stimulant effect, which can result in heart arrhythmia, insomnia, jitters, fatigue, irritability, increased urination, and other issues.
Liporidex MAX is incredibly expensive for what it is. A 72-capsule pack costs $48 on Amazon and $50 on the official Liporidex MAX website (plus shipping). This may not sound so bad, but when taken as directed, this pack actually provides less than a month’s supply!
Bad products like these are easy to summarise, as our recommendation is as clear as day – avoid this product! Overpriced, under-dosed, and probably completely ineffective, products like Liporidex MAX have seemingly been made simply to part customers with their cash, and not to help them on their weight loss journey.
Much of the evidence is in the customer reviews. Although the Amazon reviews seem weighted toward the positive at first glance, a closer examination reveals that the majority of positive reviews have been faked, or were written by customers that have only been using Liporidex MAX for a week or so. Most of the customers that have been using this product for the long-term report no significant weight loss, with many also complaining of side effects related to the high stimulant content.
Although this product does use some useful ingredients, it appears to use far too many of them. This results in there being 20 different ingredients that are all highly under-dosed, meaning that each ingredient contributes very little to the overall effect. The result is a confused mess that is more likely to make you feel slightly ill than help you lose weight.
Overall, we do not recommend Liporidex MAX to our readers.
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Liporidex MAX is a weight loss supplement, that works by suppressing appetite and boosting the metabolism. Despite a few package redesigns and slight changes over the years, it remains hugely popular on Amazon and is one of the better-selling products of its kind.
Liporidex MAX is produced and sold by Nuretix Research Labs, a supplement manufacturer based in California. The company is headed by Dr Emeka Okwuje, the supposed inventor of Liporidex MAX, with this product now the first of a range of similarly named weight loss and diet products. Dr Okwuje appears to be an interesting character with a long history in the world of supplements and health – his other interesting claim to fame is the RevitalizeMaui Center for Longevity Medicine & Aesthetics, a clinic in Hawaii that claims to provide anti-aging and restorative services for the elderly. He supposedly stumbled on the recipe for Liporidex MAX whilst working at the clinic, attempting to find a formula that would help his youth-seeking elderly patients to shift their stubborn fat stores.
The directions for use are as follows:
For those that need it, Nuretix Research Labs can be contacted by email ([email protected]) or by telephone (888-777-6923).
Liporidex MAX claims to offer a few distinct benefits, all of which combine to help customers lose weight. First and foremost, the manufacturers advertise Liporidex MAX as a thermogenic fat burner, meaning that the product can help customers “reduce belly fat” even whilst resting. In theory, the product claims to help dieters burn up to 250 more calories per day, and also claims that 90% of customers burn up to 10% of their bodyweight whilst using it. The formula also supposedly speeds up the metabolism, whilst also suppressing the appetite.
The stimulant ingredients used in this product are also said to provide a major jitter-free energy boost, helping dieters to maintain concentration and productivity levels throughout the day.
Although many of the ingredients used in this product work in isolation, this product may be a great example of too many cooks spoiling the broth.
Each “complex” used in the formula targets a different area, from improving cognition to providing a thermogenic fat burning effect. However, each “complex” uses many, many ingredients that have all been included in what must be tiny doses. As such, it’s hard to imagine that each component is having a significant effect, and the overall effect is likely minimal on every count.
In addition, the actual weight loss actions provided by this product are mostly supplied by stimulants such as caffeine, guarana, and bitter orange. The promised thermogenic effects are thus much more simplistic than most customers would expect, providing little more than a burst of energy. There is nothing contained in the ingredients list that should provide the promised appetite suppression effect.
Most of what we expect to see is confirmed in customer reviews, with many former customers complaining that the product caused very little in terms of weight loss (even after 3 months of continuous use).
The ingredients used in Liporidex MAX are listed below. Unfortunately, the manufacturers of Liporidex MAX fail to provide precise ingredient quantities for many of the ingredients listed below, which can make it difficult or even impossible to know how effective the overall mix is. The ingredient quantities that are mentioned below are correct for 1 capsule of Liporidex MAX.
Liporidex MAX uses a huge ingredients list, almost all of which have been associated with at least one side effect. As such, the potential list of side effects is lengthy to say the least!
Side effects associated with the use of Citrus Aurantium and its extracts such as synephrine, include increased heart rate and increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, fainting, and even heart attack and stroke in healthy patients. The Mayo Clinic has recommended avoiding use of Bitter Orange extract because, in their opinion, the risk of using the product is not worth the pay-off of any potential weight loss. The effects of synephrine and other bitter orange extracts are enhanced when combined with caffeine or bioperine.
This product contains various sources of caffeine, and if consumed as recommended, it should provide customers with a fairly large dose. Overconsumption of caffeine can cause a variety of side effects, including headaches, increased heart rate, increased blood pressure, heart palpitations, increased urination, dehydration, jitteriness, dizziness, and insomnia. There is also an amino acid in Green Coffee Bean called homocysteine that is associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
Because Norcoclaurine HCL has been untested in humans, potential side effects are largely unknown, and so it is considered potentially unsafe for use. One of the plants that it could be extracted from, Aconite, has been shown to cause serious heart-related side effects including arrhythmias and even death. It is unclear what compounds in this plant cause these side effects, and so it is possible that Norcoclaurine HCL does play a role in these side effects.
Raspberry ketone is an under-researched product, especially in the quantities found in supplements. Whilst it is considered safe for use in food in small doses, the higher doses used in supplements could cause jitteriness and other symptoms. Some users of raspberry ketone have reported feeling ‘weak’, restlessness, insomnia, chest pains, headaches, and nausea. Some people have also had allergic reactions to raspberry ketone based supplements, with symptoms including itching, rashes, trouble breathing, and a racing heart-rate.
Studies have shown that Bacopa Monnieri leaf causes upset stomachs in participants much more than placebos. It is typically recommended that Bacopa supplements are taken with a meal, rather than on an empty stomach, as this will minimize the chances of getting an upset stomach. It may also may cause nausea, cramping, bloating, and diarrhoea.
Evodiamine is under-researched, but appears to slow down blood clotting, and so should not be taken in the two weeks before surgery, or whilst recovering from surgery. Although Tyrosine is tolerated generally in very high doses, it can cause some side effects including nausea, headache, fatigue, heartburn, and joint pain. Vinpocetine can cause some side effects including stomach pain, nausea, sleep disturbances, headache, dizziness, nervousness, and flushing of the face. Large doses of ashwaganda can cause stomach upset, diarrhoea, and vomiting. It can also change blood pressure levels.
Do not take Liporidex if you are allergic to other stimulants, or if you have: heart disease or high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), an overactive thyroid, glaucoma, caffeine sensitivity, or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, if you are in an agitated state, or if you have a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Consult with a doctor before using this product if you are being treated for any medical condition and/or you have a condition that requires you to take prescription drugs of any kind.
At first glance, Liporidex MAX appears to have some positive reviews on Amazon, but after we checked the page against the review-checking sites FakeSpot and ReviewMeta, we found that many of the most positive reviews had been faked. In fact, many customers have reported extreme dissatisfaction with this product, with many failing to lose weight after several months of continuous use and with many other suffering with annoying side effects. Those expressing more positive feedback often reserved praise for the manufacturer’s customer service skills.
So it has been roughly about a month now but I don’t think I lost much at all. While it still controls my cravings & appetite pretty well, other than keeping my weight steady, it isn’t a miracle in a bottle. I’m still planning to take it for another month straight and c if there is any changes. I am a little disappointed at this point bc in the past, I have reached my goals pretty easily…. Shame!
I have been taking this supplement for 3 months and though I have experienced more energy and less appetite, I have lost very little weight. Maybe 2-3 pounds. Today I was researching the incredibly high dosage of vitamin B12 in each capsule(serving). 250 mcg is 2.5 times as much as the RDA lists as necessary for even folks over 50 with possible impaired absorption and Liporidex suggests 2-4 capsules daily for weight loss. Do the math, its too much B12. Please read up on the ill effects of B12 overdose and decide for yourself.
My husband and I have been using this for about three weeks. So far we have noticed an increase in energy and it is suppressing our appetites. We have not lost any weight so far but we are going to give it another three weeks.
When I bought this originally it didn’t work out for me and I gave 2 stars. The customer service called me and they were willing to provide a refund. They supplied me enough samples of other non-caffeine versions which is certainly better. Their customer service is top notch.
On the Liporidex MAX product page, the manufacturer briefly states that they have “an unprecedented 90 day, iron clad 100% money-back guarantee.” However, we were unable to find a detailed explanation of this policy anywhere else on the website. Judging by comments made on the Amazon product page (including back-and-forth conversations with customers), it seems that the company is hesitant to organise a refund in the first instance, instead urging customers to try the product for longer. Because of this, we are not convinced that Nuretix Research Labs offers a true money back guarantee that applies in all circumstances.
Liporidex MAX is available to buy on a dedicated product website and on Amazon. The price for a 72-capsule bottle tends to be around $48-$50, a shockingly high price when you consider that this represents less than a month’s supply of capsules (if used as directed).
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