Updated: 09/29/2015 - Sponsored by Leptigen

Lowat Review - Does This Weight Loss System Work? Are lack of results and negative side effects deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

lowat-product-imageWe’ve been hearing more and more about Lowat veggie capsules as a weight loss supplement. At a fraction of the cost of similar products, this was an intriguing product for one of our in-depth reviews, so we looked at the ingredients, negative side effects, scientific data, and customer support. We also read reviews and user comments online, and summarized what we found into a condensed summary for our readers.

EDITOR'S TIP: Combine Lowat with a proven fat burner such as Leptigen for better results.

What You Need to Know

To start with, Lowat is a diet supplement that contains a proprietary blend of Dolichos Biflorus extract and Piper Betle Extract. This diet supplement is meant to be taken 3 times a day before your meals with a glass of water, and each container comes with a one month supply for only $19. The capsules are easy to take, and are convenient to take anywhere.

Lowat has been around since 2011, and it’s produced by a company called Swanson Health Products, which has been around since 1969. The longevity as a company, and the all-natural ingredients are both positive signs, and the affordability of this product many it an intriguing diet supplement option, but read on…

Lack of Weight Loss – Disappointing Results

The primary concern that we have with Lowat is the lack of results. Many reviews online complain about the lack of results they experienced with this product. One user mentioned: “I haven’t seen any results, I’d see the same results if I drank just the glass of water before each meal.” Most reviews were along the same lines as this one, with users disappointed in the lack of results.

“I’ve been taking these for 3 weeks with no weight loss,” said one disappointed dieter.

“These work eventually, but it takes a long time of taking these veg caps to see any results,” said another.

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Negative Side Effects – Another Red Flag

Something else that was a recurring theme in the Lowat reviews was the negative side effects that were attributed to this diet supplement. Several commenters suffered from dehydration, constipation, and dry skin associated with the Piper Betle. “I’ve been taking Lowat for a few weeks now, and I’m constantly dehydrated and jittery,” said one user. Another user commented that “I’ve been constipated and bloated ever since starting with Lowat.” Some studies have also linked the Piper Betle ingredient to mouth cancer, so this is another red flag for many potential Lowat users.

Our research has indicated to us that if there’s a specific part of a weight loss regimen or diet supplement that is abnormally difficult or troublesome (taste, lack of results, negative side effects, etc.) the likelihood of losing the weight and keeping it off is slim. If Lowat really does have these negative side effects, this could be an issue for many that are trying to lose weight with these veggie capsules.

If you’re dead set on trying a veg cap diet supplement, we recommend you watch for any negative side effects and discontinue use immediately if you start experiencing any of these symptoms. We also recommend that you consult your doctor prior to changing anything in your weight loss plans.

The Science

One disturbing thing that our research team found is that there was little to no scientific information about the two ingredients in Lowat. The lack of results is disturbing, and the possible link to mouth cancer is a risk that most aren’t willing to take. The lack of clinical studies and negative side effects are a red flag for us at DietSpotlight. Finding published scientific data is important when researching a diet supplement, so this is a discouraging sign from a product that we were initially excited about.

The Bottom Line

Lowat was an intriguing review for us because of the all-natural ingredients, the longevity of the parent company, and the affordability of the product. We saw some good things in online reviews, but we cannot recommend Lowat as a healthy diet supplement. The fact that many users experienced little to no weight loss or had negative side effects, coupled with the lack of scientific data, and the association with the Piper Betle with mouth cancer make it hard to overlook the negative attributes of Lowat. We’re concerned about our readers’ safety, and a product that has ingredients that aren’t confirmed to be safe for consumption is a red flag for us at DietSpotlight.

If you’re interested in a healthy way to lose weight, we suggest you find an affordable product that provides the results you’re looking for without the negative side, and that is backed by scientific research and clinical studies.

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(Feel free to scroll below for our previously published full-length Lowat Review)

Previous Lowat Review (Updated January 21, 2014):

What You Should Know

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Lowat is a weight loss supplement that claims to be clinically proven to boost weight loss. We found no links to the clinical study referenced in the product description. A complete list of ingredients is available on the Swanson Health Products website. Lowat is manufactured by the same company that produces Super Citrimax and ChromeMate.

List of Ingredients

Dolichos Biflorus and Piper Betle.

Product Features

Dolichos Biflorus is a flowering plant with seed pods. The seeds are commonly used for natural treatment of colic, kidney stones, diarrhea and cold sweats. Seeds are known to have diuretic qualities, which is likely the reason they are included in Lowat. Diuretics increased urine output by pulling water from fluid stores in the body. Pulling more water increases urination and causes the dieter to constantly run back and forth to the bathroom. Diuretics have no impact on weight loss or fat loss. They will not increase metabolism or make it easier to stick with a reduced calorie diet. Piper Betle is a stimulant, commonly chewed. The stimulant is thought to be associated with mouth cancer, which could mean there are negative side effects of taking the ingredient which have yet to be revealed. There are no clinical studies associated with piper betle, so dieter should be very cautious when taking this supplement. Stimulants often have a diuretic effect, like caffeine. The dieter may suffer from dehydration, dry skin and constipation as a result of taking Lowat. While stimulants are commonly used in weight loss products, they can increase heart rate, blood pressure and metabolism. It is important to offset any resulting hunger with a strong appetite suppressant. Lowat does not contain any appetite suppressing ingredients, so the dieter may feel more hunger after taking the supplement and thus eat more and lose less. One bottle of Lowat sells for $15 online. The dieter can order the supplement directly from the Swanson Vitamins website.

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  • Lowat sells online directly from the official website.
  • The price is much lower than other fat burners.
  • A complete ingredient list and product label is available from Swanson Vitamins.


  • Non appetite suppressing ingredients are included to fight hunger.
  • Diuretics may cause dehydration and potassium loss.
  • Piper Betle may have negative side effects that are unknown.
  • Stimulants increase blood pressure and heart rate.


Even though Lowat sells for ¼ the price of other weight loss supplement, dieters will not get the support they need to lose weight. Stimulants that increase metabolism also increase hunger, which is a common reason appetite suppressants are included in weight loss supplements. Dieters taking this supplement could find they are dehydrated and very hungry with a terrible bout of shakes.
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