Updated: 04/18/2017 - Site operated by Leptigen
By Summer Banks Mar 28, 2017

You may be surprised by what I say in this Lipotrim review. We at DietSpotlight dug deep and took a good look at this diet product’s ingredients, side effects, customer care and clinical studies. We also read through dozens of customer and user responses we found posted online. Lastly, we summed up all of the information we found to give you the facts you actually need.

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What is Lipotrim?

To begin, Lipotrim is described as an “obesity management program” created by Howard Foundation Research Ltd. The senior scientist behind it is Dr. Stephen Kreitzman. They are available in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. [1] Put simply, it is suitable for both women and men, who are struggling with their weight. This is a very low calorie diet plan that involves replacing daily meals with supplements that are provided through the program. Weekly visits to a general practitioner are also required for monitoring your progress.

According to the official website, Lipotrim has been around since 1985. The website provides information on how to purchase the food supplements and contact details are also found on the main website, but read on…

Extreme Calorie Restriction – “Something to Think About?”

Firstly, we are a bit concerned about the severe restriction required to follow the plan. According to our Research Editor, “The Lipotrim weight-loss program requires you to replace your standard meals with shakes, soups and bars that are provided. However, this makes your daily caloric intake very low, which can lead to serious hunger pangs.” [2]

  • One dieter commented, “It is very hard because you literally do not eat at all, the entire diet is based on 3 shakes a day and the only other thing that is allowed to pass your lips is black tea/coffee and water.”
  • “I gave up, today I got the worst headache and just couldn’t stop thinking about food. I started it yesterday and quite truthfully it’s not for me,” said another customer.

Short-Term Results with Lipotrim – “Losing Weight with Lipotrim?”

Many dieters have complained of short-term weight-loss results, which is a major drawback.

  • In fact, one person stated, “Everyone I know that did it, gained all the weight back once they started eating as your body has been starved of food.”
  • Another dieter said, “It did go quickly but came back quick too. The body thinks it’s starving so when you do eat it saves that.[3]”

The research we’ve done has shown if there is some particular part of a diet program that is very bothersome (extreme calorie/diet restrictions, short-term weight-loss results, unpleasant taste) the probability of long-term success is low. [4] This means if Lipotrim is far too difficult to follow, this could be a major problem.

What About Real Science?

There does not appear to be any clinical studies presented on the official website for Lipotrim programs. However, restricting your daily calorie intake can certainly lead to weight-loss. [5] Even so, we at DietSpotlight prefer to see some actual science that supports the diet program we’re reviewing.

The Bottom Line – Does Lipotrim Work?

So, should you spend your money on Lipotrim? Well, we like the program’s longevity and we did find some positive comments about it online. Then again, we have some reservations because it’s not supported by any scientific studies. Furthermore, we have some doubts because it requires extreme calorie restriction and many dieters have complained of short-term weight-loss results.

If you’d like to shed more pounds of fat, then we recommend you select a program or product that is backed by real science, does not require a very strict diet plan and actually helps with long-term weight-loss.

Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Leptigen. Its formula is a combination of four powerful ingredients that have been shown in documented clinical research to help accelerate fat loss and increase metabolism. Furthermore, we can’t find much talk of negative side effects and comments around the web express people are seeing solid results.

The makers of Leptigen are so positive about their product they’re offering a Special Trial Offer, which is uncommon.

Previous Lipotrim Review (Updated January 1, 1970):

What You Should Know about Lipotrim

Lipotrim is a range of food replacement meals. The concept on which Lipotrim and its ingredients are based was conceived by Howard Foundation Research Limited, a company that is based in England and promotes research into obesity. Dr Stephen Kreitzmam, a scientist and Managing Director of Howard Foundation Research Limited had a lot to do with formulating these replacement meals. The Lipotrim range of meal replacement products can only be used in conjunction with a family doctor or designated pharmacy based in either the United Kingdom or Ireland.


Although there is an official website it does not list the ingredients in the Lipotrim range of meal replacement products.

Product Features of Lipotrim

Those who manufacture Lipotrim say that it is intended to be used by those who are clinically overweight and are serious about following a weight loss program. The meal replacement products consist of Chicken Soup or Vegetable Soup, Flavoured drinks and Flapjacks, which are available in either coconut or peanut butter flavour. The manufacturers say that the Lipotrim programme began in 1987 and, due to its success with family doctors, it was extended to designated pharmacies. If you live in either Ireland or the UK and want to follow this program you will need to have the permission of your family doctor, and you will need to meet with him or her regularly so that your progress can be monitored. Likewise, if you decide to follow the Lipotrim meal replacement program with a Pharmacy in the UK or Ireland you will need to have your progress regularly followed by the nominated pharmacy. The manufacturers say that if you are a male you can expect to lose "one and a half stone" in a month by following the Lipotrim meal replacement program and if you are a woman you can expect to lose "one stone" in a month.

Advantages of Lipotrim

  • There is an official website for the Lipotrim meal replacement products.
  • This is a weight loss program that is monitored by a Family Doctor or a qualified pharmacist.
  • The scientist who helped create the Lipotrim program is an expert in weight loss and obesity.

Disadvantages of Lipotrim

  • The Lipotrim weight loss meal replacement program can only be accessed in the UK or Ireland, severely limiting the program's potential clientele.
  • The products cannot be purchased on line.
  • The manufacturers do not provide us with any concrete proof that Lipotrim actually works as claimed.
  • There do not seem to have been any controlled standardized tests carried out on the Lipotrim meal replacement products.


The one thing evidently in favor of the Lipotrim meal replacement programme is that the person following it is carefully monitored by a family doctor or by a registered pharmacist. However if you are based outside the UK or Ireland you will be unable to access the program. Also, we are not provided with any concrete evidence that suggests that the meal replacement program is superior to other weight loss replacement meals, and therefore we cannot recommend it over and above similar weight replacement meals that are available in Ireland and the UK.

Lipotrim Questions & Answers:

We put together hundreds of user comments about Lipotrim into this helpful FAQ.

What are the side effects of Lipo?

We mean Lipotrim when we say Lipo. Side effects may include headache and stomach pain.

What are the ingredients in Lipotrim?

Lipotrim ingredients include a mixture of drinks, soups, bars, and Fibreclear – a fiber supplement.

Does Lipotrim work?

There’s little doubt that the fiber supplement can fight hunger, but the other products in the Lipotrim line are not any more effective than other weight-loss programs with food and meal replacements.

If you’re looking to lose weight with a clinically tested option, we believe Leptigen is a great choice. Unlike Lipotrim, which doesn’t necessarily offer anything new, it’s made with some amazing ingredients.

How much does Lipo cost?

The Lipotrim food replacements cost between $16.00-$20.00 and the Fibreclear costs between $7.00-$16.00.

How should I take Lipotrim?

You should use Lipotrim products throughout the day and the fiber supplements as noted on the label.

Can I take Lipotrim if I have a health condition?

You should ask your physician if you are taking prescriptions, under the age of 18, pregnant, nursing, or have medical problems.

What do users like about Lipo?

We found that some users have experienced weight-loss on Lipotrim.

What do users NOT like about Lipotrim?

Users don’t like the potential side effects that come with Lipotrim.

How do I contact Lipotrim customer service?

You can contact Lipotrim customer service by emailing them by the email on their contact us page on the official website.

Can I contact Lipotrim through social media?

Yes, you can contact Lipotrim through Twitter.

Can I take Lipo with fat burners?

You should ask your physician before taking Lipotrim with any other supplements.

Is Lipotrim a US company?

No, Lipotrim is a company located in the UK, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.

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

We didn’t find any special pricing or deals on Lipo at this time.

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Lipotrim Scientific Abstracts:

Skimmed Milk Powder

The interaction between dietary calcium and dietary protein had effects on fat mass and body weight (P < 0.05). Fat mass was found to be less in rats that were fed skim milk powder-high calcium than in those that were fed casein-low calcium or soy protein isolate-low calcium. Lean body mass was found to be greater in rats fed skim milk powder than those that were fed whey. Rats given high calcium diets experienced reduced plasma glucagon area under curve than those given the low calcium diets. Blood glucose area under curve, expression of certain hepatic genes linked to energy metabolism and homeostatic model of insulin resistance were affected by calcium and protein. The data indicates that intake of a skim milk powder and high calcium diet is linked to a decreased fat mass in obese male rats, more so than casein or soy protein isolate and low calcium diets. Skim milk powder and calcium’s role in glucose homeostasis needs to be determined. [1]

Guar Gum

Guar gum’s effect on serum total cholesterol, lipoprotein cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins, very low-density lipoproteins and high-density lipoproteins) and triglycerides was evaluated in participants in a double-blind study. 24 participants, who were divided equally into either treatment or placebo groups, were given 9.0 g per day of guar and glucose in matching capsules for 4 weeks with conditions of steady body weight and dietary stability. Guar was found to substantially decrease serum total cholesterol (16.6% p < 0.05) as well as low density lipoprotein cholesterol (25.6% p < 0.05) but failed to have an effect on serum triglycerides, very low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and high-density lipoproteins (p < 0.05). No substantial differences were seen (p > 0.05) in blood lipids within placebo group. [2]


There was a substantial reduction in Max power and Min power within the P group in time series (p < 0.05). In addition, with regards to the maximum and minimum power, there was a substantial difference between group ingesting glutamine orally and placebo group, suggesting more powerful influence of the mixture of glutamine and maltodextrin compared to pure intake of glutamine and maltodextrin (p < 0.05). In conclusion, it appears acute supplementation of maltodextrin and glutamine mixture, when taken 2 hours before exercise is more powerful in the prevention of anaerobic power reduction than intake of pure glutamine or carbohydrate in multiple episodes of RAST protocol. Therefore, carbohydrate and peptide glutamine supplementation enhanced the physical performance of athletes throughout multiple competitions. It is obvious that further studies are needed. [3]

Lipotrim is a weight-loss program started in 1987. It is based in the UK and offers Pharmacy, Maintenance and GP options. Calorie intake is controlled by branded food replacements.

Lipotrim Ingredients and Supplement Facts

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Other Ingredients: Weekly visits

We researched LipoTrim Program ingredients in order to give you the information you need.

Skimmed Milk Powder

Skimmed milk powder is simply what is left after all of the water is extracted from skim milk. It has a shelf life of about three years if it is stored properly.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Skimmed milk powder is primarily used as an ingredient in other products, like confections, infant formula, nutritional foods, bakery products, ice cream, frozen desserts, cheese, meat, and more.

Clinical Research

According to a study published in The Journal of Nutrition, “These data suggest that consuming a diet containing SMP [skim milk powder] and HC [high calcium] is associated with a lower FM [fat mass] in obese, male, ER [energy-restricted] rats than in diets containing casein or SPI [soy protein isolate] and LC [low calcium]; however, the role of SMP [skim milk powder] and Ca in glucose homeostasis remains to be determined.” Studies have not been performed on humans.

Guar Gum

Guar gum is a fiber that comes from the guar plant seed.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Guar gum is usually used as a thickener. However, it has been used as a weight-loss aid, as it is thought to help expand in the stomach and create a sense of fullness.

Clinical Research

According to a study published in Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research, “Glucomannan induced body weight reduction in healthy overweight subjects, whereas the addition of guar gum and alginate did not seem to cause additional loss of weight.”


Maltodextrin is an easily digestible carbohydrate. Found as a white powder, this ingredient is derived from rice, corn, and potatoes, although it can sometimes come from barley or wheat.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Maltodextrin is often used as a thickener. It can also act as a source of fiber.

Clinical Research

In a study published in International Journal of Obesity, researchers tested different diets and their effects on weight-loss. In the conclusion, they wrote, “These results show that low-fat, high-casein or whey protein weight maintenance diets are more effective for weight control than low-fat, HC diets [individuals given a maltodextrin supplement] and do not adversely affect metabolic and cardiovascular risk factors in weight-reduced moderately obese subjects without metabolic or cardiovascular complications.”

Magnesium Oxide

Magnesium oxide is a chemical used a lot in various medications. It can also be found as a supplement for those who suffer from magnesium deficit.

What Is It Supposed To Do?

Magnesium oxide is used to treat heartburn, stomach problems, and low magnesium levels.

Clinical Research

According to a study published in the Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, “In conclusion, results of this randomized clinical trial show that Mg supplementation does not affect serum liver enzymes levels, lipid profile, and glycemic control in normomagnesemic patients with NAFLD.” Research did not point to any weight-loss effects of magnesium.

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Hi, I am on day 2 LT diet and am
Having severe headache. Have been taking paracetamol. This is my second time on LT. Went on the first one after having my third baby. It works ! First week is hard then it’s smooth sailing. Good luck everyone.


Im on day 8 & have felt great all along, no cravings, no headaches, no bad moods, loads more energy. Lost 11 lb first week!!! Easy to follow as it takes food completely out of the equation,.


Can we eat salad ?

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

Your NameDebs

Tell us your thoughts about Lipotrim.iv been on lipotrim from my local chemist for 9 weeks and lost 2stone 8lbs. It was the easiest diet iv ever been on. I had a few mild headaches the first few days so I drank about 2 or 3 extra pints of water slow sips throughout the day and between 1or two pints of water through the night. Kept 4 litres in the fridge works better cold. Took a bottle water everywhere. Even sat in restaurants with my husband and family meals no problem as I never felt hungry. All the shakes ok. But not flapjacks disgusting. Been off the diet since Tuesday. Not really getting advice from chemist. They don’t seem sure weather I have one or two maintenance meals a day and one small meal a day. Can anyone enlighten me. First day only managed one shake and one meal. Second two shakes one meal. Still don’t feel hungry. Any tips or advice on the maintenance much appreciated. Thanks xx

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


I used Lipotrim for 8 months…lost 50 kg …strated maintenance programme. so.. i think if sombody is wants to loose weight it s a good ideaand now it s time to start good habitts .

M Kelly

Lipotrim does work, I was disappointed that Lipotrim allowed greedy pharmacies in Gravesend Kent UK to charge £60 per week instead of the RRP of £40 they are not interested in the health of the customer but how to make money from overweight people,these greedy pharmacies offered me a deal and Lipotrim were OK with this, as a matter of principal would rather be overweight that fleece their greedy pockets, very disappointed in LIPOTRIM thanks for nothing I hope you go out of business.

Polly Jones

Lipotrim is honestly the worst thing ever, i was constantly throwing up for 2 weeks. The flavours that they come in (chocolate,strawberry,vanilla, chicken soup) taste nothing like they’re supposed to.

Mandie 1973

I would love to try this product but have spent money on juice plus and other slimming AIDS is this available on prescription and how much is this product and for how long will it last thanks

Candace (Editor)

Hi, Mandie. This Lipotrim is an obesity management system and not a single product.


I am on day 3 and feeling pretty good. Did this diet 4 years ago and lost 3 stones in ten weeks. Rushed the refeed tho, didn’t put it all back on. This is the meal replacement shakes, I would not touch any tablets tho. It’s the only thing that works with my under active thyroid. I half the shakes to spread them out. Tipping half of a shake into a bottle of water for lunch in work having had the other half for brekky.

Jacqui Frost

Dawn I too have an underactive thyroid. Since being diagnosed 5yrs ago I have put on 4 st. I started lipotrim last Wednesday and lost 7lb in a wk. I’m desperate to know if it takes a lot longer to lose weight on lipotrim when you have hypothyroidism, any advice would be welcome.

Mel Dixon

If anyone thinks this is a pill to lose weight don’t get it. The pill won’t work. It is a three shakes a day diet. So do send off for pills.

Mel Dixon

Lipotrim is a diet that does work. It also makes you healther. If you follow the rules and do not cheat ever you will lose weight. I know as I’ve done it and my sister who was very obese lived on it for a year and lost all her weight. Because it is a nutrient based diet you will stop craving food. We get fat because food makes you crave food. And drink lots of water. In my opinion, all diet pills do not work unless you follow a diet plan, if you follow a diet plan you will lose weight anyway.

susan karlikowski

have just started lipotrim today nearly died when the pharmasist said i was eighteen and a half stone has made me even more determined a few days of feeling hungary is going to be well worth it if it works wish me luck .


Im starting lipotrimm tomorrow tried it a few yerrs ago it does work I cant wait to lose 3 stone wish me luck :


I’m on day 5 and finding it easy so far no headaches or anything x

Your NameKatie

started Lipotrim last thursday i have Lost 6lbs already..a Lb for everyday…


Query: Can taking Lipotrim have an effect on a rise in blood tests for ASAT/TGO and ALAT/TGP. I have been taking one capsule daily for about 3 months ?? Please advise.. thanks.

Hello. All users are different and can experience different side effects; please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product.

Your Namejean

Hi im starting it on monday for 2 weeks but its what to eat after my 2 weeks as i go on holiday the next week any advice please

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


Can u tell how much it will cost in sterling for a months course

Devon (Editor)

The Lipotrim food replacements cost between $16.00-$20.00 and the Fibreclear costs between $7.00-$16.00.


very pash to lost weigh wot i like about this diet is that i only take these an it means i cant just go n pick up a btl of wine for myself as this is a Nono alchol!


Lipotrim works, however u cannot cheat if u taste any food u will get hungry and it takes ur body out of kethoses. If anyone doesn’t lose weight on this diet they have most definitely cheeted, a good pharmacy will test ur urine to see if cheeting has occurred.


Hi. I have started to use the Lioptrim gel tablets for a week. I am so phychologically stressed as I hav become overweight in a short space of time. I am desperate to loose weight as I am now 91 kg at the age of 38. I’m scared of putting on any more weight. Although I am not over eating I am still putting on weight. Please advise me further and if I’m goin to see any difference with the tablets and how long would it take for me to see a difference. I’m really desperate. Thank u

Your Name

Your on the wrong lipotrim. If it’s pills.