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Glabrinex Review - Does This Belly Fat Pill Work? Are lack of results and high price deal breakers?

By Summer Banks on Sep 01, 2016
Glabrinex Review

If you want the bottom line on Glabrinex, give me two minutes of your time. We took a detailed look at the ingredients, side effects, customer service quality and clinical research. We didn’t stop there; we read hundreds of user reviews to see what people are saying. Then, we condensed and refined to give you the info you need.

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What is Glabrinex?

To start with, Glabrinex is a supplement that “suppresses the formation of visceral fat” with licorice flavonoid oil. You take three capsules every evening and that’s supposed to slim down your midsection. Unless you’re out and about in the evening, you don’t have to take them with you.

The supplement, released by Vitamin Research Products sometime after 1979 when the business started, uses only natural ingredients, a good choice. Purchases can be made on the official website and through third-party retailers. We like that the company has been around for more than 30 years and there are some supportive comments, but read on…

Lack of Results – “Just Doesn’t Work?”

The first worry we had is in regards to Glabrinex ingredients. “This is a simple product that makes extraordinary claims,” says our Research Editor. “The formula says a lot about the chance of you losing belly fat and so do consumers.”

“Well … three months and 540 capsules later I recorded a total weight loss of zero, nada, nilch pounds and reduced my belly size by 1/2″ to 39-1/2″,” said one user.

“I’m using it now for about 4 weeks, without any changes in activity and eating habits (I’m a diabetic and used to a strict feeding regimen) and I have lost exactly 0 (zero) grams,” offers a dieter.

Still another says, “Further to my earlier comments: I have used it now for ten straight weeks and my weight has not changed one milligram.”

High Price – “I Paid What?”

Glabrinex is offered for $49.95 on the official website, but that’s not what dieters claim they paid. “No results at all after paying a large fee to the mail order company. Dr. Jones, Canada, has lost credibility in my estimation,” a buyer explains.

“Gabrinex, like many other “miracle” products is a total ripoff and was an expensive $150 lesson for me,” claims a user.

One customer puts it simply, “I paid a fortune for these pills.”

Our research links one negative, like lack of results, to reduced long-term success. If Glabrinex doesn’t melt away stomach fat, the company claims are invalid.

Is There Any Science?

There is a clinical study listed on the Glabrinex official website. At first the research looks like it supports weight-loss claims, but when you reach the bottom you see it for what it’s really worth. According to the authors, “Ingestion of 300 mg/day of [licorice flavonoid oil] significantly suppressed body weight gain in overweight subjects.” That’s nowhere near the same thing as helping the dieter lose more. At DietSpotlight, words like “could” and “probably” do not signify proof. Without science to back up statements, a supplement can’t be trusted.

The Bottom Line – Does Glabrinex Work?

So, our curiosity about Glabrinex was satiated easily enough. We like that Vitamin Research Products has been around for more than three decades and the BBB rating is an “A+”, but we are hesitant to recommend a supplement that just doesn’t work, based on consumer reviews. We’re also concerned that the clinical study doesn’t prove weight-loss associated with regular use.

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About the Author:

Summer Banks has researched over 5000 products in the past 10 years. 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.

How Does Glabrinex Compare?

Previous Glabrinex Review (Updated September 5, 2014):

What You Should Know

Glabrinex is a supplement that claims to reduce visceral fat or fat around the midsection (belly). The official website for Vitamin Research Products, the creators of Glabrinex, lists a research study completed on humans that support their claims of fat loss. Some users may be impressed by the research study, but there are some problems with how the data was collected that could make the results less significant.

List of Ingredients

Licorice Flavonoid Oil.

Product Features

The only ingredient in Glabrinex is licorice flavonoid oil. There are some animal studies out there linking licorice flavonoid oil to weight loss, but all but one has been completed on animals. While this is where most supplement companies start, the effects of supplements and specific ingredients on rodents is not comparable to the effect on humans. Weight gain and weight loss is much more complicated in higher minded species, like humans. Rodents do not typically emotionally eat or go out on a Friday night with friends for drinks and pizza. For this reason, we tend to look for a human study and luckily Glabrinex lists a human-based study for us to peruse.

The human study that is supposed to support the claims of abdominal fat loss made by Glabrinex does nothing but cause more questions. There were no calorie controls used in the study, so the effects of the supplement, reported after the study, are useless. Some of the participants could have significantly reduced caloric intake and that could have caused loss of abdominal fat. On the other hand, the participants could have changed the foods they ate or decided to take up a walk after dinner. These all could have reduced visceral fat.

Vitamin Research Products sells Glabrinex for $49.95. This is far too expensive for a supplement that is not proven to help humans lose belly fat.

Advantages

  • Some animal studies support the claims of lost belly fat.

Disadvantages

  • The price is too high for a supplement that is not proven to work.
  • Animal studies do not mean humans will have the same effect.
  • The human study support Glabrinex lacked control.

Conclusion

Weight loss with all-natural products does not have to be a hit or miss situation. Glabrinex lists a human study so dieters can see the proven effects of the supplement, but the human study did not control caloric intake. Dieters were left free reign to change calorie intake and adjust it for weight loss if they so desired. This means the human study is worthless, but animal studies did show some weight loss and fat loss benefits. It is possible that Glabrinex is a great supplement, but they will have to do more research to prove this to dieters who want proven weight loss ingredients.

Glabrinex Questions & Answers:

We boiled down hundreds of user comments about Gabrinex into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Gabrinex?

Some potential side effects of Gabrinex include water retention, headaches and tiredness.

What are the ingredients in Gabrinex?

The ingredients in Gabrinex are licorice flavonoid oil, medium chain triglycerides, modified food starch, vegetable glycerol, beeswax, carrageenan and disodium phosphate.

Does Gabrinex work?

There is research into the active ingredient licorice flavonoid oil, but not specific to Gabrinex. The studied stated participant’s decreased body fat mass after taking 900mg of the ingredient. Gabrinex only contains 300mg per serving. Users may want to think about changing out Gabrinex with a supplement like Leptigen, which contains a formula supported by clinical research and proven effective.

How much does Gabrinex cost?

One bottle of Gabrinex costs $49.95.

How should I take Gabrinex?

You should take three capsule of Gabrinex per day. Each bottle contains 90 pills, meaning one container lasts 30 days.

Can I take Gabrinex if I have a health condition?

People under 18 years of age, those taking prescription medications, anyone having health conditions, or women who are pregnant or nursing should contact a healthcare provider prior to using a weight-loss supplement, including Gabrinex.

What do users like about Gabrinex?

Some users liked that Gabrinex was available on the official website and that the price was affordable.

What do users NOT like about Gabrinex?

We found that dieters didn’t like the side effects of Gabrinex. Additional concerns about the supplement centered on it being ineffective.

How do I contact the Gabrinex customer service department?

Customers can contact the Gabrinex customer service department by calling 1-800-877-2447, emailing an agent at customerservice@vrp.com or mailing correspondence to Vitamin Research Products 4610 Arrowhead Dr. Carson City, NV 89706.

Do I need to exercise on Gabrinex?

No, you don’t need to exercise on Gabrinex, but the company recommends adding fitness as a way to improve overall health and wellness.

Do I need to diet on Gabrinex?

No, you don’t need to diet, but eating healthy should be a part of any weight-loss plan.

Does Gabrinex come with a guarantee?

Gabrinex comes with a guarantee. If at any point you are unsatisfied with the product, you can return it for full refund.

Do you know of any special deals or discounts on Gabrinex?

We found no special deals, but at times discounts will apply to pre-selected items.  However, the last few months have been crazy with our readers taking advantage of Leptigen’s Special Trial Offer, which is just the cost of shipping and handling. Click here to give it a go.

We dove into the Glabrinex ingredients to give you the details you need.

Licorice Flavonoid Oil

Licorice is a root found in Europe and Asia that has a sweet taste. It can be extracted and used for things such as flavoring tobacco or medicines.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Licorice can be used to treat itchy scalp, heartburn, and it is said that it can help promote weight-loss.

Clinical Research

There was a study done by the North American Journal of Medical Sciences that proves Licorice helps with weight-loss. They started off by saying, “Human and animal studies have shown that glabridin from licorice flavonoids has a beneficial effect on body weight control.” Then continued on by saying, “KK-Ay mice aged 6 weeks were assigned to 5 groups, and fed a high-fat diet containing 0, 0.5%, 1% or 2% of licorice flavonoids, or 0.5% CLA for 4 weeks. Compared with the control group, body weight gain and weights of abdominal adipose tissues were suppressed in 2% licorice flavonoids group, and blood glucose levels after 2 and 4 weeks were decreased in all three licorice flavonoids groups.”

We believe clinical support is crucial when choosing a weight-loss supplement. We like that Leptigen ingredients have been tested, so you may want to take a look.

Medium-Chain Triglycerides

A Medium-Chain Triglyceride is a chemical bond with aliphatic tail of 6-12 carbons.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Medium-Chain Triglycerides are used to prevent muscle breakdown, prevent seizures, or help with weight-loss for people with AIDS.

Clinical Research

There are many studies that have proved that Medium-Chain Triglycerides promote weight-loss. For example, one published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition stated that, “MCT (Medium-Chain Triacylglycerols) oil consumption resulted in lower endpoint body weight than did olive oil…Consumption of MCT oil as part of a weight-loss plan improves weight-loss compared with olive oil and can thus be successfully included in a weight-loss diet.”

There was another study in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association that said, “Compared with LCTs (Long-Chain Triglycerides), MCTs (Medium-Chain Triglycerides) decreased body weight; waist circumference, hip circumference, total body fat, total subcutaneous fat, and visceral fat…Replacement of LCTs with MCTs in the diet could potentially induce modest reductions in body weight and composition without adversely affecting lipid profiles.”

Food Starch

Food Starch is a chalky carbohydrate made from glucose in plants. It is found in foods such as potatoes, wheat, rice, etc.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Starch is said to help increase blood glucose levels.

Clinical Research

Though there aren’t many studies proving the relationship between Starch and weight-loss in humans, there has been a study that proved the relationship with rats. A study done by the Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition Journal first said that, “…there is strong evidence demonstrating that RS lowers whole body and visceral adiposity. The magnitude of these changes in adiposity are very large and sufficient to independently improve insulin sensitivity, and reduce the risk of diabetes, CVD, and certain cancers.”

But, when they are talking about humans, they say, “Human data corresponds well with that from rats. RS (Resistant starch), in comparison to DS (digestible starch), does not seem to have any impact on body weight… There is data from mice and humans to demonstrate that RS changes the microbiota in the gut which has been shown to influence energy absorption and the development of obesity.”

Vegetable Glycerol

Glycerol is a clear, sweet substance found in lipids that is used as a sweetener in certain foods.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Glycerol is supposed to help treat constipation, weight-loss, and athletic performance.

Beeswax

Beeswax is a waxy substance made from honey bees. When the bees make it, they use the wax to make cells to holy honey or larvae.

What is it Supposed to Do?

Beeswax is said to help with hemorrhoids, fungal infections, and diarrhea.

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4 User Reviews About Glabrinex

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  • 1
    mar

    Well ,i have been taking it for about 3 weeks only,but sure do not see any on my stomach,matter of fact I have not lost anything yet!and after reading all this here I am not going to reorder!

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  • 2
    John Smith

    I’m 5′-9″, 178 lbs and have a relatively firm body EXCEPT that I have a 40″ belly. I believe 40+ years of sitting at a desk job caused my gut to “pooch” out … at least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it … lol.

    Anyway, after reading about this product in HSI’s “Miracles from the Vault” I got excited thinking maybe, just maybe this product might actually work. Of course, I read the reviews on this site and others looking for validation of the product and there were many. There were plenty of negative reviews as well but I tended to discount them because I truly wanted to “believe”.

    One day VRP offered a two-for-one sale and allowed you to buy up to 3 – 90 capsule bottles (plus 3 free) for their regular price. I jumped on it and within a week I received my 6 bottles of miracle pills in the mail.

    I read in “Miracles from the Vault” that studies had show belly fat loss with as little as two pills twice a day but that you could take up to nine pills a day. I decided on a regimen of 3 pills twice a day with my morning and evening meals. I stuck to this plan religiously for three months until my pills ran out. I also got into a weight lifting routine of 3 times a week for 30-45 minutes. I did not alter my diet and continued to eat as I had before.

    Well … three months and 540 capsules later I recorded a total weight loss of zero, nada, nilch pounds and reduced my belly size by 1/2″ to 39-1/2″. Of course, I realized about 4 weeks into this process I wasn’t achieving the “reported” belly size losses but I was determined to see this project through hoping that somehow the losses would eventually come.

    They didn’t. Furthermore I believe the 1/2″ reduction is belly size was attributable to my constant weight lifting and not Glabrinex. I have noticed some nice improvements to my chest, arms and legs but nothing for my “beer belly”.

    Please don’t waste your money nor time on this “miracle” cure like I did; Gabrinex, like many other “miracle” products is a total ripoff and was an expensive $150 lesson for me.

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  • 3
    sonia

    How many days or months you can see a result when start taking,,is there any problem taking this with so me other medicine?

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    Cameron (Editor)

    Sonia, often times it takes around a month to see results from a diet. Your doctor will tell you if it’s safe to take the product.

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