The marketers of Lipofuze claim their unique blend of 6 patented and 4 clinically tested
ingredients make it possible to lose 10 pounds in 7 days...
completely effortlessly. Although I will be taking an
ingredient-by-ingredient look at Lipofuze in a moment, let me start deconstructing the sales pitch right
The first point that I need to make here concerns "patented"
ingredients. The retailers of Lipofuze are capitalizing on the
common misconception that patented (or patent-pending) ingredients
are those that have been proven effective.
As detailed by Elissa in this blog post, a patent is simply a legally-recognized grant of
property rights over an invention, formula, or design. The patent
holder is not required to prove that their process or product
actually works to obtain a patent.
Second, "clinically tested" doesn't mean "proven to demonstrate
outrageous fat burning results".
It doesn't even mean, for instance, that Lipofuze has undergone
It just means some of the ingredients have been trialed in a
clinical setting... not necessarily even on human subjects. And
those results aren't necessarily particularly noteworthy.
Third, simple mathematics demonstrates the "ridiculousness" of
Lipofuze's "10 pounds in 7 days" claim. It is entirely possible to
lose 10 lbs of weight in 7 days, but this will be almost entirely
composed of water. Any carb-restricting diet coupled with a
diuretic supplement containing ample amounts of dandelion root, uva ursi, and / or juniper berry will do this.
But 10 pounds of fat?
A pound of fat contains the equivalent of 3500 calories. 10 pounds
therefore, is the equivalent of 35,000 calories. The average person needs anywhere between 1500 - 2500 calories
per day to sustain themselves, depending on body size and activity
levels. To suggest that Lipofuze offers one the ability to burn as
much as over 2 times your entire daily calorie allotment is a
ridiculous notion. No prescription weight loss product works anywhere near as well as this.
Fat is a stored energy source. It does not flush off, melt away, or
anything like that. There is no effortless way to get rid of it. An
hour of intense exercise on the treadmill can require approximately
600 calories. To burn the caloric equivalent of 10 pounds of fat,
the average person would need to spend nearly 60 hours on the
In short, any product—including Lipofuze— that offers effortless
weight loss must be viewed with some suspicion. It is, after all,
the major thing the FTC warned against with their own bogus,
eggplant-based weight loss product, Fat Foe.
Now before I get into the ingredient profile, here`s something to
Although the ingredients in Lipofuze are revealed, just how much of
each is not. This is important.
The medicinal plants, food compounds and herbs that are typically
found in weight loss products are much like pharmaceutical drugs;
they need to be present in a potent enough dosage to have any
Products that contain a lot of ingredients are less likely to
contain potent dosages of the individual ingredients than less
It's simple logistics; there's only so much you can jam into the
relatively small capsule the majority of people can tolerate. And
serving size needs to be limited to 2-3 caps at most.
This means there is not a lot of room to play with when it comes to
putting together a product formula.
With that said, let's take a look at the ingredient profile...