We take a closer look at Lipovingual to find out more about this supplement.
Lipovingual is a weight loss supplement that the makers say will provide an effective alternative to lipotropic injections.
Lipotropic injections? If you hadn’t heard about lipotropic injections, they are currently being promoted as a safe and healthy way to deliver high doses of vitamins and amino acids in order to cause weight loss and boost energy levels.
Taking vitamin injections is not a new craze. Todays celebrities such as Rita Ora and Cheryl Cole are both known to take lipotropic shots. This craze has also been featured on the Dr Oz TV show and described by the doctor as “cutting edge”.
Lipotropic injections are popular right now and the internet is awash with instructions of how to self medicate the shots. However, we have been unable to find this treatment available from mainstream physicians and GPs.
There are some health concerns and according to Science Based Medicine vitamin injections ‘may look sciencey, but the reality is that intravenous vitamin injections are modern-day snake oil.’
Lipovingual contains the same ingredients used in lipotropic injections. It contains so-called lipotropic compounds, which help catalyse the breakdown of fat during metabolism in the body.
These include Choline a water-soluble nutrient obtainable by diet and closely related to B vitamins. This is crucial for the construction of cell membranes and is believed to boost mental function as well as assisting in fat transport.
The supplement contains Methionine – an essential amino acid that is used to prevent liver damage. It is obtainable by diet and present in fish, meat and dairy proteins – your body cannot manufacture it.
Lipovingual also contains Inositol a vitamin type substance found in plants and animals and believed to promote cell health.
The vitamins include Riboflavin, Niacinamide (vitamin B3) and Panthenol (B5) and in fact have a very similar profile to popular multi vitamin supplements.This supplement also contains chromium a trace mineral that is believed to be important in insulin production and fat burning.
Lipovingual contains the same ingredients that are generally administered by injection and according to the product information is suitable for taking in addition to lipotropic injections or as a supplement in its own right.
Take ONE ounce daily, first thing in the morning before Meals and or Liquids.
The company behind Lipovingual is Phoenix OTC Inc, an American company based in Hoover, Alabama. According to the company information, they sell wholesale supplements to licensed physicians and qualified health professionals as well as to private individuals.
All products are manufactured in an FDA and GMP compliant facility, located in the United States. Each product has gone through ALL the necessary Testing.
Other supplements include a fairly identical looking liquid supplement called BODIVITAMINOSINE® aimed at promoting weight loss and health, METHYLCOBALAMIN a supplement in capsule form that delivers vitamin B12 and is claimed to be an effective alternative to vitamin B12 injections, and LIPOVITE another liquid supplements that looks very similar to the other liquid supplements.
According to the advertising,
If you are having Difficulty or CAN’T get a prescription for Lipotropic injections, or if you’re scared of needles, or if you want additional Lipotropics on top of the injections, this is the product for you.
This is a little misleading. As far as we know, most doctors do not provide prescriptions for lipotropic injections.
The supplement contains B vitamins and “fat burning” amino acids. These are claimed to,
Work synergistically together by increasing your body’s energy levels, increasing your metabolism to burn fat and aids your body in removing and transporting fat out of your body.
Four key features are advertised:
All this sounds good but there is very little real product information about this supplement.
Although you can see a general description of all the ingredients, amount quantities are not provided and there are no links to clinical evidence.
Lipovingual is a weight loss supplement that is supposed to increase your metabolism and help your body transport fat from out of your body. Serving size is equal to one oz serving of the liquid but ingredient quantities are not specified. The product information provides the following information about all the components of this supplement.
Although it is useful to see all the points about these ingredients, is it really relevant to weight loss to learn that Niacinamide is helpful for treating cholera or that riboflavin supplementation may help treat glaucoma?
We believe that this supplement may act as a multi vitamin and amino acid supplement and although this may seem good and healthy, there are concerns about safety because we do not know how much of any ingredient is contained per serving.
Some of the ingredients information mentions so called weight loss related applications but there is no evidence that taking this mixture will promote fat burning or increase the metabolism.
We are concerned about the safety angle regarding Lipovingual.
How much chromium does it contain for example – it is dangerous in high amounts and there may be side effects from exceeding the RDA of the vitamins. There are also safety concerns about self-administering Methionine supplements.
As a safer alternative, you could buy a vitamin B complex from the health food shop and receive a safe boost of ALL eight B vitamins including Thiamine (vitamin B1) and Folic Acid (vitamin B9).
Potential side effects may include:
Not suitable for individuals under 18.
Avoid if pregnant, breast feeding or trying to conceive.
The Lipovingual advice warns that you may experience temporary flushing following taking but claim that this supplement is safe.
We feel that this supplement could be dangerous especially if taken in high quantities.
We could only find one independent review for Lipovingual. The customer was pleased but felt it was too expensive.
This is by far the best supplement for weight loss. It truly 100% does control your appetite & the energy is fantastic. The only drawback is it’s too pricy on Amazon…
It obviously did work for one customer but we have concerns about safety. Health advice is that it may be unsafe to self medicate with Methionine if you use in larger amounts than typically present in food. We do not know the amounts contained in this supplement so have no way of knowing whether this is the case here.
Too much Methionine can cause brain damage and death. Methionine can increase blood levels of homocysteine, a chemical that might cause heart disease. Methionine might also promote the growth of some tumours.
It is important to remember that just because vitamins and amino acids are essential for health; this does not make them safe if taken in excess.
Lipovingual may be on sale from some retail shops and specialist outlets but this is not advertised. The easiest way to buy Lipovingual is via the internet.
You can buy Lipovingual via the Phoenix OTC website. 2 x 16fl oz bottles (one month’s supply) costs $49.95
Buying in larger amounts is cheaper. 2 month’s supply costs $44.95. You can get further discounts on larger orders. Phoenix OTC sell supplements wholesale. You have to register for an account before you can see wholesale prices. Shipping costs are not provided.
You can also find Lipovingual on sale from Amazon USA.
1 month’s supply (2 x 16oz bottles) costs $39.95 plus shipping.
No money-back guarantee is available.
Taking vitamin and amino acid supplements sounds like it should be safe but in truth, you can overdo this and it can cause side effects. Methionine and chromium can be dangerous in high quantities and overdoing the vitamin B3 can often cause flushing and skin irritations.
Lipovingual does not provide any ingredient quantities so you really will have no idea whether this supplement falls into the category of safe or dangerous. We would not combine this supplement with lipotropic injections for the same reason.
The lack of product information is worrying and there is only one customer feedback comment for Lipovingual, which seems to suggest that this weight loss liquid is not very popular or well known.
Our opinion is that Lipovingual is a bit dodgy and catering to a weight loss craze for lipotropic injections aimed at people who quite sensibly do not want to take this step.
However, Lipovingual is not really any safer than the injections and when it comes down to it you will not really know just what you are taking. We think it looks unsafe and for this reason, we have no other option but to reject Lipovingual.
Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.