Leptiburn Review – Does This Fat Loss Supplement Work? Are Leptiburn’s ingredients a deal breaker?PUBLISHED: 07/20/2015 | BY: TORY GRAY, SENIOR REVIEWER
We’ve heard a lot of talk about a product called Leptiburn, so we did one of our in-depth reviews on the products. We took a close look at ingredients, clinical research, customer service and side effects – in addition to the comments customers leave about Leptiburn. After a closer look, we summarized everything to give you just the information you need.
What You Need to Know
Leptiburn is a diet pill containing a combination of olive leaf, brown seaweed, irvingia gabonensis, panax notoginseng, green tea and yerba mate. You have to take two pills, twice a day. Each bottle contains 120 capsules – that’s exactly enough for 30 days. Taking supplements on the fly is simple, a benefit with Leptiburn.
We don’t know when Leptiburn was introduced, but we know the Biotrust Nutrition website was created in 2001. We also know the ingredients are all natural – a solid choice. You can buy Leptiburn on the official website. We like Biotrust Nutrition’s good BBB score, the company’s longevity in the market and the speedy response from the customer service department, but read on…
Weight Loss Ingredients – Nahhh!
Leptiburn’s Achilles heel is its ingredients. You need more than one good ingredient to sell a weight loss product. “If you take Leptiburn twice a day, as suggested, you may notice a slight boost in metabolism from the green tea extract,” says our Research Editor. “The other ingredients in the formula have nothing to do with metabolism, weight loss or fat loss.” You can buy cheap green tea extract anywhere.
“Product did not work. Saw no results,” said a customer who’s used Leptiburn.
“I have been taking…Leptiburn for around three months. I have not seen any improvement,” said another customer.
Scroll below for one of the best products we’ve seen in 2015.
Leptiburn tells the consumer there is caffeine in the green tea and yerba mate, but they seem to include too much of the stimulant. Customer after customer complains about feeling “wired”. “The caffeine has me wired. My teeth are grinding, legs are bouncing and hands won’t still,” claims a Leptiburn customer.
”I have been on Leptiburn for 2 weeks, it has made me wired and jittery,” says another customer. This wired feeling can keep you up at nights. “I haven’t seen any significant weight change but what I have noticed is my inability to sleep at nights,” one user states.
Based on our research, if a single part of a diet program is flawed, like its lack of multiple effective ingredients or side effects such as the jitters, the chance of long-term success is minimal. If Leptiburn does in fact cause jitters and shakes, there could be a problem.
Leptiburn claims ingredients are added in “scientific amounts”, but that’s not the same as being clinically proven. Studies on the website have nothing to do with the ingredients in the supplement. At DietSpotlight, research is a critical part of choosing the best product. No science and we take down the green.
The Bottom Line
We were initially intrigued by Leptiburn’s weight-loss claims. Biotrust Nutrition’s time in the business is an accomplishment, but we cannot tell you to buy this supplement. Weight-loss claims are not backed with research and there is only one proven ingredient. We’re also concerned about jitters and negative customer feedback.
If you want to melt away the pounds, you may want to try a supplement with multiple ingredients supported by published scientific research.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2015 is one called Leptigen. (Though the names sound similar, there is no relationship between Leptigen and Leptiburn.) We like that Leptigen’s formula is a proprietary blend of four ingredients, which have been shown in published clinical research to help accelerate fat loss and boost metabolism. We can’t find any talk of harmful side effects and comments around the web indicate people are seeing great results.
The makers of Leptigen are so confident in their product they’re offering a special trial offer, which is a good sign.
(Feel free to scroll below for our previously published full-length reviews of Leptiburn)
Previous Leptiburn Review (Updated March 18, 2014):
What You Should Know
LeptiBurn is a weight loss supplement from BioTrust Nutrition. According to Joel, BioTrust Nutrition co-founder, leptin works as the dominant hormone controlling functions of all other weight loss hormones. Increasing leptin production and restoring leptin sensitivity would, in theory, promote weight loss and help dieters break through weight loss plateaus. There is little doubt that leptin is significantly intertwined with appetite and weight control, but can an herbal formula alter leptin levels and leptin sensitivity to promote weight loss?
List of Ingredients
- Olive Leaf Extract
- Brown Seaweed Extract
- Irvingia Gabonensis Extract
- Panax Notoginseng Extract
- Green Tea Extract
- Yerba Mate Extract
BioTrust Nutrition does a fantastic job of breaking down the LeptiBurn formula and supporting how the ingredients promote weight loss with clinical research. There’s even a dedicated page with a long list of clinical references for consumers with questions about the efficacy of the supplement. We decided to do a little research of our own to see if the ingredients in LeptiBurn are as effective as BioTrust Nutrition claims them to be.
Olive leaf extract has some clinical support as an antibiotic, antioxidant and anti-hypertensive, but BioTrust Nutrition focuses on the extract’s ability to stimulate GLP-1 (glucagon peptide-1). We were able to locate a study by Eamon P. Rafferty, et al published in Scientia Pharmaceutica in 2011 supporting this claim. The study reported a 48% increase in plasma GLP-1 in rats given olive leaf extract. GLP-1 is associated with insulin sensitivity and decreased appetite, but ileal cells release GLP-1 when nutrients like carbohydrates, proteins and fats hit the small intestine. LeptiBurn is taken on an empty stomach thus the effects could help signal a feeling of fullness before the morning and afternoon meals essentially reducing the amount of food intake to promote weight loss.
Brown seaweed extract is a good source of fucoxanthin and iodine. Fucoxanthin has been named in numerous clinical studies on weight loss – most of which use rats as the study group – with positive results. Human studies are not as readily available, but we were able to find one study on obese, non-diabetic women with normal liver fat levels and no indication of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease that showed fucoxanthin, when paired with pomegranate seed oil, promoted weight loss. LeptiBurn does not contain pomegranate seed oil. BioTrust Nutrition mentions a study claiming fucoxanthin decreases leptin levels. If LeptiBurn increases leptin levels why add an ingredient that decreases leptin levels?
Irvingia gabonensis is an excellent source of fiber. Fiber is commonly added to weight loss supplements to slow digestion and promote satiety. There is some evidence the seed extract can help lower high cholesterol, but weight loss studies are not as conclusive. BioTrust Nutrition mentions a study that shows irvingia gabonensis increases leptin sensitivity by reducing C-reactive protein. We found the study published in the journal Lipids in Health and Disease. According to the study, participants were given 3,150 mg of irvingia gabonensis extract daily as 1,050 mg three times a day. LeptiBurn supplies just 300 mg of the extract taken as 150 mg twice daily. There is no comparison between the clinical study and the amount of extract supplied by LeptiBurn – there is simply not enough irvingia gabonensis.
Panax Notoginseng, also known as panax pseudoginseng, is not the same as panax ginseng. Clinical animal studies have shown panax notoginseng significantly reduces bleeding time. The extract may also have liver protective qualities. BioTrust Nutrition quotes a study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology in 2010 claiming panax notoginseng produces an anti-hyperglycemic effect as a result of improved leptin sensitivity. The study administered 200 mg/kg of panax notoginseng saponins by injection to lab rats genetically prone to diabetes. In a 200-lb human the amount of panax notoginseng required to produce comparable results would be more than 18,000 mg. Saponins are secondary metabolites found in panax notoginseng. Panax notoginseng was not injected as a whole extract.
Green tea extract and yerba mate extract are, in our opinion, the best ingredients in LeptiBurn. Both are clinically supported in human weight loss. Green tea extract is an excellent source of caffeine and EGCG and yerba mate is a source of caffeine. BioTrust Nutrition mentions these ingredients supply caffeine, but the total amount of caffeine supplied is not noted. Dieters sensitive to caffeine may need to exercise caution when taking LeptiBurn or any supplement containing caffeine.
- All ingredients and amounts in LeptiBurn are listed online.
- Green tea and yerba mate may promote metabolism and weight loss.
- Not all studies used to support LeptiBurn were completed on humans.
- The total amount of caffeine supplied per serving is not listed.
BioTrust Nutrition claims LeptiBurn will increase leptin levels, promote leptin sensitivity and help the dieter lose more weight. Clinical evidence for some of the ingredients, from a human perspective, are lacking in some cases. We love the strong dose of green tea extract and the addition of caffeine, but we would like to know just how much caffeine the dieter is taking.