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Adipessum Review - Does This Weight-Loss Supplement Work? Are side effects and lack of information deal breakers?

By Summer Banks on Sep 29, 2016
Adipessum Review

We’ve all struggled to find the right diet product. We’ve heard some rumblings about Adipessum, so we dove straight into the ingredients, side effects, customer service and clinical research. We navigated hundreds of consumer comments to find just the facts. We then refined and summarized to give you the info you need.


What is Adipessum?

Firstly, Adipessum is a weight-loss pill marketed as a “miracle”. Some of the ingredients in the supplement include kola nut, artichoke, astragalus root, cassia seed, lotus leaf and alfalfa. You’re only required to take one pill a day and that’s supposed to help you shed the pounds. Only taking it once means you don’t have to take it with you, a benefit.

There’s no information on when the product was formulated or who is responsible for the supplement. It’s sold through some third-party retailers, but there’s no official website. We like that some dieters report seeing results, but read on…

Side Effects – “A Concern?”

Our first issue deals with Adipessum side effects. “You don’t see your normal weight-loss ingredients in this one,” said our Research Editor. “What you do have is a couple that can cause adverse reactions.”

“The stuff is so strong I can only take it every other day. It makes you feel crazy,” said a dieter.

According to the National Eating Disorders Association, “Laxatives…cause loss of water, minerals, electrolytes and indigestible fiber and wastes from the colon…risks dehydration.”

On the other hand, some Adipessum reviews didn’t mention side effects.

“I just started using them. It made me go to the bathroom already twice, with no side effects,” said a customer.

Lack of Information – “What Do We Really Know?”

If you’re looking for verifiable information on Adipessum you could be in for a long night. We did find the product listed on some Chinese retail websites and on a few online stores, but there’s no official website, no company – nothing.

When there’s nothing to go on, the company can’t earn trust. The FDA warns that the supplement market is laced with some tainted weight-loss products and that’s the last thing you want to buy, but without information how do you know what you’re in for?

The FDA has identified an emerging trend where over-the-counter products, frequently represented as dietary supplements, contain hidden active ingredients that could be harmful. Consumers may unknowingly take products laced with varying quantities of approved prescription drug ingredients, controlled substances, and untested and unstudied pharmaceutically active ingredients.

Based on our research, if a program or supplement has just one issue, like zero company information, it slims your chances of long-term success. If Adipessum is created by some sketchy business, the dieter should not trust it for a minute.

The Science – “Valid?”

There are no research studies completed on Adipessum or the majority of the ingredients in the formula. At DietSpotlight, it’s the science that divides the good from the bad. If there’s no clinical support, there’s no sale.

The Bottom Line – Does Adipessum Work?

So, what’s the take on this one? Adipessum intrigued up quite a bit, but our conclusion was firm. We like that a few dieters report seeing good results with the supplement, but we have doubts about any product with zero company information. We’re also concerned by the lack of clinical support and potential side effects.

If today’s the day to lose more weight, we suggest you go with a supplement with no reported side effects from a company that’s open, honest and trustworthy.

Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. We like the four-ingredient proprietary blend with published clinical research showing it helps boost metabolism and fat loss. We didn’t find a single report of negative side effects, but we did find some amazing stories of weight-loss success.

Also, the company behind Leptigen is confident enough in the supplement to offer a Special Trial Offer, that’s impressive.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks is an ISSA-Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist and has reviewed over 2000 diet products. She has years of nursing training, experience as a manager responsible for 15 supplement brands, and completed coursework on Food and Nutrition from Stanford University. full bio.

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Previous Adipessum Review (Updated May 20, 2014):

What You Should Know

Adipessum is the trade name of a dietary supplement made in China and exported to a variety of countries, including the US, but they primarily appear to be available in the Phillipines and Costa Rica. They are also known as “Miracle Chinese Capsules.” Currently, the product is only available through third-party resellers; there is no official manufacturer’s website. It appears that Adipessum is a new addition to the market – discussions of the product are few, and there are none before late 2009. It is not widely available for sale online, particularly in quantities suitable for individual use; most distributors are selling commercial size packs.

Product Features

The key ingredients of Adipessum tablets are Atractylodes Rhizome, Oriental Water Plantain Rhizome, Artichoke, Kola Nut, Cyamoposis Gum, Astragalus Root Extract, Cassia Seed, Lotus Leaf, and Alfalfa. The product is sold in boxes of 30 350mg capsules. The dosage is one capsule per day, in the morning, without food, so one box yields approximately a one month’s supply. The instructions also admonish the user to “drink more water” and “eat more fruits,” which alone probably has more effect than the tablets themselves, for weight loss. Adipessum is intended for adults between age 18 and 60 only, and is contraindicated for people with mental illnesses, heart disease, glaucoma, hyperthyroidism, or for women that are pregnant.

The main ingredient, Atractylodes, is a traditional element of Chinese herbal medicine, but which has no reported weight loss effects, beyond acting as a strong diuretic. Kola nut is a well known stimulant that is often used as an alternative to caffeine. As a supplement, Astragalus is sometimes believed to prolong life, but scientific research has not substantiated that claim. Thus, although marketed as a weight loss supplement, it is unclear which of the ingredients are expected to facilitate that process.

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  • All natural. Utilizes many traditional Chinese remedies.


  • No official website
  • No testimonials available
  • No scientific literature to support claims made.


While future research may show this relative newcomer to the international weight-loss supplement market to be as effective or viable as other, more established supplements, the lack of widespread information about this product combined with the apparent lack of direct manufacturer support indicates that more alert consumers might steer clear of Adipessum for now. The fact that, while all of the ingredients appear to be well known elements of Chinese traditional medicine, the fact that none of the ingredients are specifically known to assist in weight loss further suggests that other treatments may be more effective. Moreover, the information available about Adipessum does not clarify the pathways by which the product works, or even if it is a reasonable weight loss aid.

Adipessum is a Chinese "miracle" pill. We found it difficult to locate any verifiable information about the formula and there's no official website. There are a few sources of ingredient information here and there, but no amounts of any kind.

Adipessum Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: Not Available
Serving Per Container: Not Available
Amount per Serving % DV
Atractylodes Rhizome * *
Oriental Water Plantain Rhizoid * *
Artichoke * *
Kola Nuts * *
Cyamoposis Gum * *
Astralagus Root Extract * *
Cassia Seed * *
Lotus Leaf * *
Alfalfa * *
L-Carnitine * *

Other Ingredients: None

18 User Reviews About Adipessum

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  • 1

    adipessium is good but Ican’t sleep in the night.


  • 2

    It is working for me and I’ve been on it about a week now. Amazon has it as well. Drinks lots of water with it.



    How did the results go? Did you lose a lot of weight? Did you gain any of it back?



    I looked for it in amazon but i couldnt find them, I heard they do really work


  • 3
    Linda M

    I started taking adipussum about a week ago. My close friend reccommend the product. The effects that I have noticed is decreased appeitite and I get extremly thristy. I have to force myslef to eat because it does cause a loss of hunger. I dont feel jittery which is a plus but i do feel more energetic dont feel tired. I dont do extreme diet but do watch what I eat. I really like this product. Im paying about 70$ for a months supply. We order it thru third party so I wouldnt knw where to actually get them fro myself. Im exticed to see how much weight i’ll lose in a month. Will jeep postin as I lose weight:)



    Are you still using them? How much weight have you lost?


  • 4

    Just started them this morning at 6:30am on an empty stomach. So far has made me go to the bathroom twice already. I am feeling a boost of energy must be the caffeine it contains it’s been 2 hrs since I took them. Not feeling hungry as of yet.


  • 5

    How much is the price for one box of adipessum?? If I buy 100 boxes the price change??


  • 6

    trial 1st april 2014 , today is the 15th april 2014 ,ive lost 19lbs in two weeks,only thing would be the dehydration other than that ive seen no other known side effects,i also go to the gym 5 days a week for about 2 to 3 hours so maybe some may loose that amount i lost so far in about 1 month or so ive read…i hope this helps since there are hardly any comments about it,wish you all luck



    How much weight did you end up loosing? Where you satisfied with the results?


  • 7
    Marilyn T

    I currently have been taking Adimpessum for 2 weeks. The stuff is SO strong I can only take it every other day. It makes you feel crazy. If you do take it before a workout DON’T eat! I have tried eating 30min, 1hr, & or not at all b4 my workouts & I find it best w/o food. (make SURE you eat after your workouts) I do Insanity 6 days a week. I NEVER feel hungry when taking it. BUT still EAT. Drink LOTS of water it is a must. 1 pill is good ALL day. This is coming from a caffeine junkie. PLEASE I stress this is NOT good for new comers to nutrition. BodyBuilders & those of us who have tried EVERYTHING under the sun this stuff works great for us.


  • 8
    carmen lebron

    I would like to know that if i can use this product.



    If you have heart problems you should not take it or if you have hyperthyroidism otherwise you should be ok,and of course you should expect over the age of 18 and less than 60yrs old.


  • 9
    becky borrego

    I would like to buy about 3 boxes of adipessum could someone tell where I can buy them?? Thank you.


    yennita desantiago

    you can buy them at nuko in caldwell id



    if you live in jersey i can tell u in bellville



    where in new jersey


    Your Name

    Where in belleville


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