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LiShou Review - Does This Diet Pill Really Work? Are an FDA warning and possible side effects deal breakers?

LiShou Review

Why are people talking about LiShou? We wrote a detailed review, focusing closely on this product’s ingredients, side effects, scientific research and customer-service quality. We additionally looked at hundreds of comments and experiences posted all over the web. At this point we summarized and condensed all of the facts to give you the info you need. There’s no doubt you’re tired of trying one thing after another, we know. Our outcome was mixed. There is some good and potentially bad. You’ll have to decide for yourself.


What is Lishou?

First off, LiShou is a 100% natural slimming pill that helps you burn off more fat with a formula of Lotus, Cassia Seed, Tuckahoe and Bitter Orange (contains Synephrine). This product is mainly marketed at women. You simply need to take one capsule each morning before breakfast and always with a glass of water. The prices vary, but you can expect to pay between $20 and $40 a month.

From what we could gather, LiShou has been available since 2011. It’s easy to purchase this diet pill online and it does not require a special diet plan. Also, there are tons of people who’ve used it for appetite suppression, but if you’re looking to lose weight with something that WILL work, keep reading…

FDA Warning – “A Serious Concern?”

The first thing that caught our attention about Lishou ingredients was that all are not necessarily named. According to our Research Editor, “The FDA issued a warning in 2011 saying his product contained a hidden drug called Sibutramine, which is a controlled substance that was pulled from the market back in 2010 due to safety reasons.”

  • One customer stated, “This pill made me very jittery and constipated!”
  • Another user commented, “I’m pretty sure this stuff is illegal. It makes your heart race like crazy.”

Side Effects – “Troublesome?”

Numerous people have complained of Lishou side effects.

  • One user mentioned, “LiShou makes me seriously constipated!”
  • “This diet pill definitely causes side effects. Headache, jitters, stomach pains, heart palpitations and more,” said another person.

The mixed feelings come when you realize there are positive comments from dieters who felt no side effects.

  • As one put it, “I harldy felt any side effects.”
  • Another felt just one change, “I dont have any bad side effects other than dry mouth.”

Through the good and bad, our research tells us it takes only one thing, like jitters or a headache, to stop any chance of long-term success. If Lishou causes side effects and the FDA is concerned, it’s clear the dieter will decide on a supplement that’s clinically tested and shown to cause few, if any, reactions.

Any Solid Science?

We could not find any clinical research or studies that support the claims made about LiShou capsules and weight-loss. That means we have nothing to go on – no science. It’s unfortunate, but it also pushes us closer to a decision on whether or not to recommend this product over another that IS clinically tested.

Does LiShou Really Work?

Well, we like that LiShou is easy to use anywhere and it does not require a special diet plan. But we have some reservations about it because it’s not backed by any solid science. Also, we’re concerned about the FDA warning, as well as the side effects some users have complained about.

If you’d like to drop more weight, and you’re tired of hopping around from one promise to another, we suggest trying out a clinically tested supplement this time around. One that’s backed by strong, positive customer testimonials and few, if any, reports of side effects.

Of the hundreds of reviews we’ve done in 2016, the best we’ve found is called Leptigen. The formula is packed with four clinically tested ingredients – no fluff or fillers. We found more than a few testimonials talking about some amazing results and the only mention of side effects appear to be from people sensitive to caffeine.

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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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What You Should Know

LiShou is a slimming weight loss pill with a very scanty online presence. There are a few websites here and there, each providing just a little bit of information written in broken English. In recent years, the popularity of Chinese and Asian weight loss products has caused an uprise in fake supplements. These supplements use the label of one weight loss product to promote sales of a completely different formula. Some include ingredients like “natural substance” without any indication what that ingredient stands for. LiShou does not list the infamous natural substance, but it does list three common ingredients used in many LiShou slimming supplements.

List of Ingredients

Bitter Orange, Tuckahoe and Lotus.

Product Features

Bitter Orange is one of those weight loss ingredients that goes by multiple names. Using more than one name hides the real identity of the ingredient in the case that one supplement or another is proven not to work. Bitter Orange is also known as citrus aurantium and synephrine. It is a stimulant closely related to Ephedra, according to reports from supplement manufacturers. Synephrine promoters claim the ingredient provides the same effects as Ephedra without the health risks. This is a complete lie. Synephrine is a stimulant, but it is not proven to increase weight loss or decrease hunger – Ephedra was. Caffeine is a stronger stimulant and it is proven to increase metabolism.

The product description claims Tuckahoe helps regulate serotonin levels. Assuming we take LiShou on its word, serotonin is not directly linked to weight loss. Boosting mood is also a dangerous means of making the dieter stick with a supplement or weight loss plan. Dieters with mood disorders like depression or anxiety may feel a flare up of symptoms when taking supplements that effect serotonin levels.

Lotus is a diuretic used to push water out of the body during urination. The side effects of diuretics include dry skin, dry mouth, dehydration and constipation. There are no weight loss benefits associated with ingredients with diuretic qualities.

LiShou sells for $16.50 per box. We believe the boxes are sold in mass quantities to people who choose to resell the supplement or relabel the product for sale under a different brand name.

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  • Ingredients for LiShou are simple to find online.
  • There is an official website.
  • The price is much lower than comparable fat burners.
  • Synephrine is safer than Ephedra.


  • No proven weight loss ingredients.
  • Does not list how much of each ingredient is included in the formula.
  • May be marketed for resale.
  • Synephrine increases blood pressure and heart rate.


Dieters wishing to lose weight should probably take a walk down the supplement road to another product. Synephrine may increase heart rate, so theoretically it would also increase calorie burn, but not enough to be effective. The official website looks less than official; another indication the dieter should move on and try something with proven ingredients.

LiShou Questions & Answers:

We picked apart hundreds of user comments about LiShou and made this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of LiShou?

LiShou side effects mentioned by customers include jitteriness, anxiety, irritability, sleeplessness, upset stomach, headache and nausea.

What are the ingredients in LiShou?

LiShou ingredients include bitter orange, Tuckahoe, cassia seed and lotus.

Does LiShou work?

There’s no scientific research available proving LiShou will help you lose weight. Although the company offers the benefits of the supplement and customer testimonials, we can’t find studies showing it works.

If clinical studies showing if a supplement works are what you’re looking for, you may want to take a second glance at LiShou and consider a product like Leptigen. It contains some clinically-tested ingredients and has been shown to work.

How much does LiShou cost?

One bottle of LiShou costs $24.

How should I take LiShou?

You should take one LiShou capsule per day. Each bottle lasts 30 days.

Can I take LiShou if I have a health condition?

Women who are pregnant or nursing, those with health conditions, anyone taking prescription medications or people under 18 years of age should contact a healthcare professional prior to using any weight-loss supplement, including LiShou.

What do users like about LiShou?

We noticed customers liked the affordability of LiShou.

What do users NOT like about LiShou?

Users didn’t like the side effects caused by LiShou.

How do I contact the LiShou customer service department?

The only way to contact the LiShou customer service department is by sending messages through the feedback form.

Can men use LiShou?

Although marketed toward women, men can use LiShou.

Has the FDA contacted the makers of LiShou?

Yes, the FDA has contacted the makers of LiShou because the company included an undeclared ingredient in the formula.

What was the undeclared ingredient in LiShou?

The undeclared ingredient in LiShou was sibutramine.

Do I need to diet and exercise with LiShou?

No, you won’t need to diet or exercise with LiShou, although the company states eating healthy and adding fitness could improve results.

Does LiShou come with a guarantee?

Yes, LiShou comes with a 30-day guarantee. You will need to send a message to the customer service department prior to returning the product.

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

There are some deals and discounts on LiShou when you order more than one bottle. However, our readers have been going bananas over the past several months taking advantage of Leptigen’s Special Trial Offer, which is simply the cost of shipping and handling. Click here to give it a try.

41 User Reviews About LiShou

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  • 1
    detox pre-cleansers

    I’ve got to say that this is most definitely one of many eye-catching posts I’ve found on this subject. I could certainly keep an eye on your posts.


  • 2
    Your Namesakwe

    i need to know the price / bottles and how to place an order.


    Adrian (Editor)

    Hi! For more information on where to purchase this product, please refer to the LiShou official website.


  • 3
    Your Namezeze

    I hv bought this lishou from thiland and i donnot found the letter p or the word baian…and the box has 36 tablets..
    Does this box fake or what?and tell me please from where i can get the reall lishou?and also if i am taking cigarettes so do i have to stop ?


    Jessica (Editor)

    Hi! For detailed product and usage instructions, please refer to the Lishou official website for more information.


  • 4

    Too bad for me the sample isnt available to my country,Philippines 🙁



    it is i bought lishou from my friend liza


  • 5

    I started to take lishou im feel not hungry all day but i try to eat a little bit because i feel dissy and my leg so cold this is a effeck of lishou now i fenish 1 box of lishou im happy becouse i lost 8 kg before im 58 kg now im 50kg i order again 1box of lishou the web Qoo10 i hope i got the original box of this web site.



    Hi, Amie , I am Maria , Could I request to ask some questions about concern with Lishou Coffee. I order lishou coffee from dealer but I haven’t received yet. I wanna know how much the lishou original price? and Its have side effect ? FDA warns and declare about Lishou ? I afraid to drink. Plz reply? Thanks.


  • 6

    Ive been taking lishou pills for 2 weeks under recommendation from my sister and niece. My niece took it for a month and lost about 10 kgs. Im now on my second week and I’ve lost 5kgs without doing any extra exercise. I was skeptical at first because the pill sounds to good to true but it actually reduces appetite by alot and im now finding that i have to force myself to eat so that i get propper nutrition. Since it suppresses my appetite i have been able to cut out snacks, junk food and soft drinks (soda). only side affect seems to be dry mouth. I recommend taking a multivitamin and drinking a lot of water so that you stay hydrated and have all the right vitamin and minerals.


    Your Name

    Where did you buy it?



    Where dad you buey it


  • 7
    Your Name

    Hi i regularly have trouble sleeping naturally, after finishing my second bottle of lishou I had a 3 week break. Somewere between week 2 and 3 of the break I seemed to have a few regular nights sleep. I 3 bought pack of lishou and even after the very first pill I found I was waking really early with disturb sleep, is this normal? Or just coincidence Maybe as I do have a fair bit of stress at the moment, but the cause of the stress has been ongoing for a while ( poorly family member).


  • 8

    I’m muslim, whether the content in this product contains a substance is not lawful?


  • 9
    Monica H.

    I used this product back in 2011. It actually worked for me. I had to remind myself to eat! The weight just melted off without exercising. I did experience DRY mouth but that’s it. I ordered it from Amazon but I just checked and they do not have the capsules anymore. If you can find the authentic capsules you will not be disappointed. I’m actually looking to get back on them.


  • 10

    I’m just taking lishou,I’m getting bitter tongue ,when I play football I get tired easily is that the symptoms for the lishou too,pls how many times am I suppose to eat a day while taking this ,and when is the best time for me to take the drugs per day .thanks



    Why cant i find where to order?


  • 11

    Why can’t these be supplied to Ireland,


  • 12

    The authentic Lishou definitely works, if you find that it’s not working then most likely you purchased fake Lishou. This diet pill is so effective that fakes are being sold everywhere. I wasted too much money on fakes being sold as the real deal but now that I found the real pills on vitesmart.com I feel like I struck gold! The weight seems to be just falling off. The only side effect I have is dry mouth but when I drink plenty of water I don’t even get that.

    Authentic Lishou is available in either a box packaging or bottle. The Lishou box has 30 pills, has a Chinese lady posing and a butterfly in the front and back of the box, is blue with a sheen on it, has the hologram that looks like a plus sign all around the box, a hologram seal in the top left corner of the front of the box and glitter on the butterfly.

    The Lishou bottle has 40 pills and has a butterfly with glitter, bottle has a blue label with an aluminum sheen, the box is blue with a foil sheen, has a hologram seal on the front top left corner of the box and has a hologram of what looks like a plus sign all over the box. The pills inside (on both the box and the bottled Lishou) are pearly white, the top half of the capsule has red writing that says “Baian” and the bottom half has the letter “P” in red writing. If the pills don’t look like that then they are fake, no exceptions.

    To see if there was a difference between the box and the bottle, I bought both (from the same store I mentioned) and found that the only difference was the number of pills it has. Both are very effective, they take away my hunger and just seems to melt the fat away.

    Oh, one more important thing, Lishou does not have an official website but there is a website selling fakes that claims to be the “official” website.

    Hope this helps those seeking information about effective diet pills.



    Sorry dear but the lady is stretching her hands up or down. coz there is both pictures in the market



    can you tell me where to get the real ones from. with a link? i have some and they do work but the people that sell it price them extreamly high and i would like to buy them directly?





    Minh Nguyen

    Would you please tell me where could I buy a real Lishou. I bought one bottle Lishou but the pill didn’t have the word Baian and letter “P”. So it’s fake then.



    Do you want to try Lishou Slimming Coffee instead? I have supplies on hand.



    can you tell me where to get the real ones from. with a link? i have some and they do work but the people that sell it price them extreamly high and i would like to buy them directly?


    Your Name

    How much did they sell per bottles? And where did you buy it?
    please let me know. Thanks so much!!!


    Your Name

    Vitesmart sold the real LiShou.. Unfortunately, I can’t find their website anymore =(


  • 13
    Andy McDaniel

    This herb is not for everyone and does have side effects. If you experience a negative side effect then stop taking the supplement. Here are some common side effects:

    1. Expect a dry mouth known as cotton mouth; just carry a bottle of water with you. Water will help your skin tight up as you lose weight. Water will help the herb flush your body of toxins.

    2. Body will feel warmer; the herb will increase your body temp to go up 2 degrees. This is part of the supplement that boosts the metabolic rate to burn more fat.

    3. Extra energy, take this herb as soon as you wake up. This may be a problem when you go to bed and you can’t sleep. If you can’t sleep take the herb when you wake up or set the alarm clock to take the herb and go back to sleep.

    4. Jittery feeling, if you are getting a caffeine feeling or a high heart rate feeling then stop taking the herb it is not for you, you have a high tolerance to the herb. Try another generic brand, the formula is a little weaker.

    5. Crash and need to eat everything, you get a hunger feeling and have to eat everything. Your system has a low tolerance to the herb. This goes against the box instructions and you will need to take a 2nd herb at noon before the crash occurs. When this brand was pulled from the shelves I took the other generic brands and the strength was considerably weaker and I took a 2nd herb at noon before the crash.

    6. Abusing the herb, only take 1 herb, exceeding the recommended amounts or not following directions may lead to unwanted effects. I took Ephedrine responsibly before it was taken off the shelves but you get those folks that want to hurry the process up and abuse the product. Please do not abuse the product it has been pulled off the shelf and I expect it to happen again, please be responsible.

    7. I am not hungry and food doesn’t taste as good as it used to. This herb will take away all your hunger for the complete day. Your body will not feel the need to eat and the cravings are gone. The feeling to gorge is gone. You must make yourself eat every day. You are now back in control and you can eat when and what you need, just make it healthy and every day. I used to wake up at 2am and snack on the bad stuff but not since I was on this herb. If you have medical needs you must get the doctors approval before starting this supplement.

    8. I ate fried foods and my stomach is upset. This herb has antioxidants that cleanse your body of all the bad stuff. This herb will keep your body clean and begins repairs that you may have forgotten about if you stay on it long enough. Eat onion rings and French fries you will be in the bathroom in 3 hours as your body cleanses.

    9. No weight loss, I followed the direction and lost no weight now what? This will not work if you are eating fast food, fried food, junk food, and drink diet sodas. If you’re serious and you’re ready to lose the weight then starting eating healthy. Add the following to your grocery list; Yogurt low fat, turkey sausages, fresh fruit, vegetables, water non-flavored, diet cranberry juice, and white grape fruit juice.

    Addition information I felt that is helpful:

    1. You will not have to exercise while taking these herbs. If you walk 20 minutes a day it will do wonders, you can potentially lose a pound a day especially for the first month.
    2. Yogurt has something in it that helps with the digestive system. I don’t even care much for the stuff but it is healthy. The herb and/or yogurt has repaired a burning sensation in my stomach that made me want to eat all the time even though I felt that I was full. I wasn’t able to diet because it felt like I had a burning ulcer in my stomach. I was worried that it would upset this burning sensation but I realized in Nov that I never have 1 day of any burning sensation.
    3. I am researching Amazon on the Super Foods and books on the subject. I do not have a blender yet but look forward to trying these new foods. Try it and let me know what you think.
    4. The dry /cotton mouth lasted several months and went away. As a treat I drink white grape fruit juice and diet cranberry juice.
    5. I noticed on the Lishou brand that my finger nails grow fast, wrinkles under the eyes smoothed out, and my hair grew quick, I didn’t notice this on the generic brand. I am not going to bash the generic brands because they were available for me when Lishou was taken off the shelf. Generic brands are a weaker formula and I had to take a capsule a lunch time.
    6. My mother is not able to take a pill comfortably so she will twist the cap off and pure the herb into her diet cranberry juice.
    7. Again we are not all wired the same and no one diet plan is a cure all. If this herb doesn’t work for you consider researching 3 other herbs.
    – Alcachofivida Artichoke
    – Zi Xiu Tang
    – Yavonae HCG

    I went from 210 to 178 pounds Aug 1 to Dec 29, 2010. I purchased this Lishou brand for my first month. The first month the weight just melted off. I had not reordered when I ran out and I felt all the normal cravings come right back and I was eating everything again just like before. I didn’t like that I wasn’t in control and hungry all the time. The weight came off using generic brands and in Dec the product was put back on the shelf so I quickly ordered a 6 month supply. I noticed my blood pressure going back down to a normal level. I am sharing this with my mother, son, and co-workers. Everyone has noticed a drop in my weight and I feel awesome having a new body.

    Additional supplements to compliment this diet here on Amazon:

    1. I just started taking Psyllium Husks. This can be a convenient way to increase the intake of dietary fiber. It has the ability to swell up to 50 times its initial volume when added to liquid. This bulking action can play an important role in maintaining regularity and gastrointestinal health.

    2. My mother is a type 2 diabetic and lost 11 pounds the first week on these herbs. I have her taking Wedderspoon Raw Organic Manuka Honey Active 16+, to bring her blood count down to normal level because she was 20 points to high. She takes this as directed 1 tea spoon, 3-times a day and it satisfies sweet cravings. She had been on this honey for 7 days and her count has been normal each day.

    The box is written in Chinese. The English instruction card is inside the box. The small card has limited information so I pulled some additional information on the herbal supplement from other web sites.


    Your Name

    what website do you get it from?


  • 14
    mariela blanco

    I have tried alot af chineese diet pills and they seem to work at first but not any more. now i have gain almost 30 pounds i was suggested to take the “lishou pills” today is my first day and i really hope they work because i have already spend to much money in diet pills . i will keep everyone updated.


  • 15

    i used Lishou for 3 weeks and lost alot of inches. it made me thirsty but constipated. i had no problem taking this diet pill. the weight has stayed off and i only took it for that short time period



    Please can you tell me from where did got them ?
    It’s very hard to find the original



    They were taken off the market friend. They had bad side effects.



    I tried lishou and at first i thought they didn’t work but then someone i know was taking them and she was loosing alot of weight. I was trying to find out why they were working on her but not on me and she told me that all the ones in the box are fake now because they did stop making the lishou that comes in the box that has the capsules in a foil. My friend was getting really good results from the lishou in the bottle. When she saw what the lishou I had she said they were for sure fake. I ordered the lishou in the bottle from valueholics, the site my friend got hers and now i’m getting really good results. I am so thankful to my friend for showing me the website. So they are not totaly off the market, the lishou in the bottle is still available but it is really hard to find the real ones. Good luck reaching your weight goals!


    Your Name

    I play football but I’m getting tired easily since I have been taking lishou is that one of the symptoms and my mouth is bitter



    If you are still looking for Lishou slimming coffee, please send me an email through the address above. I have supplies on hand.


  • 16
    Martin Woolhouse

    I live in Thailand, and my girlfriend is taking Lishou diet pills. I’m not sure, but I believe it may be causing her to have mood swings, headaches, and stomache cramps. Is there any proof that Lishou may cause any or all of these symptoms? I have also read (via i-net reviews), that the Lishou product that is sold in Thailand may not be genuine. The Lishou diet pills sell for 250 baht for a bottle of 40 X 500mg over here. I don’t know if this is useless information or not, but I thought I’d supply it. If you can give me any advice or information, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.



    Yes, these pills do help you loose weight in very little time.
    In the beginning your mouth is very dry for the first few months but just drink water and that will go away, i chew gum and drink water, due to the dryness of your mouth the water will even have a funny taste. The first week i lost 10 pds i have been taking them for 3 months now and i have lost a total of 40 pds, i also go to the gym 3x a week so i’m sure that helps too, (i recently started going about a month ago) BUT YES!!!!!! IT DOES GIVE YOU MOOD SWINGS, SOMETIMES YOU WILL FEEL SO HAPPY FULL OF ENERGY AND RANDOMLY FEEL DOWN AND DRAINED OUT. IF YOU DON’T CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS IT WILL AFFECT YOUR PERSONAL LIFE. I STARTED GETTING MOODY AND WHAT NOT TO THE POINT I LOST MY BOYFRIEND ON 2 1/2 YEARS. WAS IT WORTH IT?NO. BUT IT HAPPENED.. OVERALL I RECOMMEND THEM TO ANYONE WHO IS TRYING TO QUICKLY LOOSE WEIGHT.


    Nayda E Marrero

    We’re I can purchase them at?



    Where can i purchase them?


    Stephen (Editor)

    They should be available online.


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