Lipodrene from Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals describes itself as “the world’s most advanced weight loss aid ever developed.” It is designed to control your appetite, increase your metabolism, and give you “extreme” energy. It contains ephedra extract, Yohimbine, and caffeine, all of these ingredients can definitely improve your metabolism, control your appetite, and will definitely help with energy.
We’ve briefly reviewed Lipodrene in a previous article that looked at the top 10 fat burners of 2017.
As you can see Lipodrene uses a proprietary blend which prevents us from ascertaining how much of each ingredient is in the supplement. This makes it difficult to assess how effective the ingredients are, but luckily we can see that there is a healthy (if not spectacular) dose of caffeine which we know is an effective fat burner on its own.
|Ephedra Extract (Leaves)||25mg||A weaker version of the now-illegal Ephedrine, Ephedra is still an effective fat burner in its own right. It can also increase metabolism. It’s particularly effective when combined with caffeine.|
|Senegalia Berlandieri Extract||200mg||A powerful stimulant that is similar to amphetamines.|
|Phenylethylamine HCI||Unknown||Can increase weight loss, as well as improving focus and mood, an underrated supplement ingredient if ever there was one.|
|Synephrine HCI||25mg||Synephrine is usually labelled as bitter orange extract, just like Ephedra this ingredient is similar but not as effective as Ephedrine.|
|Theobromine||Unknown||Theobromine is a xanthine molecule that alongside caffeine makes cocoa extract. It can increase blood flow, improve mood, and increase alertness.|
|Green Tea Extract||45mg||Known to increase your metabolism and to oxidise fat. Works particularly well in people who don’t habitually take caffeine.|
|Yohimbine HCI||Unknown||Stimulates the CNS in a similar fashion to caffeine, can increase your metabolism, and oxidise fat.|
Bottom Line – We haven’t looked at all of the ingredients here, there’s just too many. But the ones we did look at are all effective, though some are quite experimental (Synephrine, Phenylethylamine, etc.). You’ll definitely get an increased metabolism, and you’ll lose weight – so long as you combine this with a calorie controlled diet and exercise.
Taste and Mixability – They are flavorless capsules
Effectiveness – We found Lipodrene to be very effective at increasing our heart rate, controlling our appetite, and losing weight. But there were a few downsides, nausea, jitteriness, and increased sweating made taking them a somewhat unpleasant experience. These are all signs that it’s working (raised temperature is known as thermogenesis, and it is what raises your metabolism) but they can be unpleasant, so go easy on the serving size.
The usual price for 100 tablets is around $39.95 but we’ve been able to find it regularly cheaper at just $34.95 and as low as $27 or on BOGO sales sometimes. Generally heavy discounts are rare for this fat burner. You can take 2-3 tablets per day meaning that your $34.95 purchase should last you for at least a month – closer to six weeks. You shouldn’t really be taking Lipodrene for longer than this period, so this is great value for money for a six-week course. As always, the best way to find the best price on Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals is to compare prices on Fitness Deal News and sign up for the hot deal alerts!
Lipodrene is an extreme supplement that is both effective and borderline unpleasant, you’ll get good results but you may not enjoy the side effects of taking it. If you are training hard and dieting down for a competition (or just to finally get those abs on the show) then taking Lipodrene will absolutely help you with that last 5% of work required. Effective, inexpensive, and easy to take, an excellent all-round supplement.