What You Should Know
Lipo-6 Hers focuses its weight loss efforts on thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is a process in the body that generates heat, increases metabolism and breaks down adipose (fat) tissue. One of the original six ingredients in Lipo-6 Hers, ephedra, has been banned by the FDA and has been replaced in this formulation by a related legal ingredient. Lipo-6 Hers is specifically formulated for women, according to the official website, and works on fat zones more commonly experienced by women such as hips, abdomen, and the back of the arms.
Lipo-6 Hers also bills itself as a “multi-phase” pill. It is essentially a pill within a pill so that the interior ingredients will not be absorbed by the body as quickly as the exterior ones. We found this confusing as most products designed like this are long-acting whereas the directions advise to take 4 Lipo-6 Hers pills a day, up to twice as many as other products.
The Lipo-6 website is not particularly informative. Although it contains a page outlining the purpose of each ingredient, it does not have any links to clinical research supporting the effectiveness of the product or its ingredients. On the “Science” page, there is a picture of a doctor with a testimonial. We like to see customer testimonials on diet product websites as these help consumers decide if the product may work for them. Lipo-6 Hers has a page for testimonials but there are none currently listed. Lipo-6 Hers can be purchased directly from the website and from several large retailers and pharmacies. They offer a 30-day money-back guarantee but only on product purchased directly from them over the Internet, not that purchased in stores.
B-phenylethylamine HCL, methylsynephrine HCL, synephrine HCL, caffeine anhydrous, hoodia gordonii, yohimbine HCL, folic Acid, biotin, sesame seed oil, gelatin, mixed tocopherols, FD&C Red #3, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1, and titanium dioxide.
Lipo-6 Hers contains some common weight loss aids that may assist in the fat-burning process. Caffeine in particular has been clinically-proven to trigger a thermogenic response, thereby increasing metabolism in most people. Synephrine, methylsynephine and B-phenylethylamine are appetite suppressants and mood enhancers, much like the now-banned ephedra. The hoodia gordonii included in the Lipo-6 Hers formula does not appear to be present in high enough quantities to make a difference.
- Contains ingredients known to trigger a thermogenic response.
- Money-back guarantee offered for those who purchased directly from the company.
- No money-back guarantee when purchased in stores.
- No links to clinical testing supporting the effectiveness of the product or its ingredients.
- Ingredients may not be present in sufficient concentrations.
We do like the focus Lipo-6 Hers puts on thermogenesis and the unique multi-phase design. However, even though we feel you could do a lot worse than Lipo-6 Hers, we feel you could also do better. The highest-rated weight loss products are thoroughly clinically tested before being brought to market and provide details of the testing on their websites. Lipo-6 Hers does not provide any clinical information, nor does it have any customer testimonials. Consumers may wish to continue their search for a quality weight loss aid backed by a company that stands behind its product.