Lipothin is a dietary supplement marketed as a weight loss aid. It is not a medically prescribed weight loss aid.
How It Works
Nature’s Science, the manufacturer of Lipothin, claims that the supplement is made from “pure and natural” Amorphoallus konjac. Nature’s Science describes konjac as a water-soluble fiber that can reduce weight.
Konjac is a perennial plant native to Eastern Asian countries like China and Japan. The corm of the plant is used to make popular foods like yam cake and fruit jelly. Konjac corm, when dried, contains glucomannan, a water-soluble polysaccharide considered a dietary fiber. Powdered Glucommanan is included in foods and various traditional medicines and dietary supplements.
Glucomannan is believed to treat conditions such as constipation, type 2 diabetes, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and obesity. In traditional Chinese medicine, konjac-derived Glucomannan is used for tumor suppression, blood statis, detoxification, and phlegm liquefaction.
Because konjac has almost zero calories but high amounts of fiber, it’s used as a diet food. Some studies have shown that supplements like Lipothin that contain konjac in modest levels promote healthy bacterial growth in the bowels and increase bowel movements to reduce constipation.
Lipothin contains 1,500 mg of Glucomannan tuber.
Lipothin is sold as a “maximum strength” formula for weight loss. It is intended to be used by overweight or obese individuals to shed excess weight.
Lipothin should be taken as instructed in the manual provided with the packaging. If any of the instructions are unclear, ask the pharmacist to explain them to you.
Lipothin is taken as oral capsules. Take each capsule with at least 8 ounces of water about 30 minutes before each meal. The capsules should be taken two times a day.
The maximum recommended dosage the manufacturer recommends per day is 3,000 mg of the active ingredient. Do not take more than three pills of Lipothin per day.
Because Lipothin is not a clinically tested drug, no official data is currently available regarding side effects associated with the supplement.
Glucomannan is associated with the following medical conditions:
Severe esophageal and GI obstruction when taking tablets containing Glucomannan
Hypoglycemia (low blood sugar)
Known links to cholestatic hepatitis
Possible occupational asthma
If you experience a medical condition not listed above when taking Lipothin, immediately consult with a doctor.
The above listed medical conditions may be worsened when taking Lipothin is high doses.
Immediately seek emergency medical care of a dangerous side effect like hypoglycemia occurs.
Lipothin is a dietary supplement, not a tested and proven weight loss agent. Take this supplement with care.
It’s strongly recommended to seek a doctor’s opinion before taking Lipothin. If you have persistent medical conditions or are currently taking prescription drugs, ask a doctor is Lipothin is safe for you.
Purchase Lipothin from a licensed pharmacy or vendor. Certain dubious and unknown vendors are known to sell Lipothin products online that contain harmful ingredients.
Do not expect Lipothin to reduce body weight. You must combine the dietary supplement with a dietary and exercise program to maintain a healthy weight.