Lipo 6 Black Review
Lipo 6 Black has been dubbed the “underground fat destroyer” and is supposedly so powerful that Nutrex had to split its website and categorize it with the hardcore fat burners.
Manufacturers promote that Lipo-6 Black is the “meanest and cruelest fat burner” that they had ever created, and supposedly this solution will offer you some serious fat burning results.
While I definitely love the idea of finding a fat burner that works fast, and I have been impressed with the original Lipo 6 formula, I can’t help but wonder how this product really holds up under scrutiny. Consequently, I decided to take a closer look at the formula, and here’s what I found . . .
Inside the Bottle
Unlike the original Lipo 6 formula, Lipo 6 Black is hidden under a proprietary blend, which immediately sends up a red flag. Although the blend is fairly large at 504.5 mg per serving, offering enough coverage for its active ingredients, I can’t help but wonder how the concentrations are divvied up.
Are consumers really getting the doses they need for each ingredient? Or is Nutrex trying to cover up its tracks?
Caffeine Anhydrous: is a powerful stimulant that interacts with the central nervous system, blocking adenosine receptors in the body and triggering a flight or fight response in the body.
The recommended dosage for Caffeine is about 600 mg per day – though higher doses may result in negative side effects and even a toxic condition known as caffeinism when used to too frequently.
Beta-Phenylethylamine: is a specific form of Phenylethylamine (PEA) that has a stimulating effect on the nervous system, increasing the activity of major neurotransmitters such as dopamine (which improves mood) and norepinephrine (which increases wakefulness).
While a study published in the Journal of Neuropsychiatry Clincial Neuroscience showed that PEA may be an effective treatment for depression, there is not enough evidence to prove that Beta-Phenylethylamine is a good solution for weight loss.
Coleus Forkohlii: is another stimulating ingredient that is attracting a lot of attention in the weight loss industry due to its abilities to increase Cyclic AMP for heightened energy levels. Supposedly this supplement works similarly to ephedrine but without the negative side effects, and when taken orally, it may work on the muscles in the heart and walls, strengthening and lowering blood pressure.
Healthcare providers typically use forskolin intravenously to treat various heart conditions, and recommended amounts ranged from 100-250 mg twice daily.
It is unknown how much of Coleus Foskohlii was used in this product and if there is enough to help you lose weight.
Advantra Z: is a patented form of Synephrine, or Citrus Aurantium. This herb is reputed to be a safer alternative to ephedrine and has grown in popularity among diet pill manufacturers due to its stimulating nature.
Unfortunately the full effects of Synephrine have not been studied and recommended dosages vary between 4-20 mg per day.
Zingerone: is extracted from ginger and is said to prevent fat storage by increasing fat burning. However, the study making this claim was conducted on rats and it is unknown whether or not the results will be repeated in human trials.
Yohimbine: acts as both an aphrodisiac as well as a natural energy booster. Studies have shown that taking 40 mg doses daily can stimulate weight loss in athletes, though it had very little effect on BMI or Muscle mass.
Should You Be Worried About Side Effects?
Considering the fact that there are unknown concentrations of caffeine and Synephrine in this formula, I’d say yes, you should be a little concerned about the supplement you are about to take.
Typical side effects for these ingredients include dizziness, nausea, irritability, insomnia, and rapid/irregular heartbeat.
Many consumers complained of “sweating excessively” and “shaking” when taking the supplement, and manufacturers even warn that this product is not meant to be used by anyone under the age of 21 “due to the extreme potency.”
How Much Should You Take?
To keep the risk of side effects to a minimal, many recommend taking Lipo 6 Black exactly as instructed on the bottle – 3 black caps in the morning and another 3 in the afternoon, 30 minutes before a meal. On the other hand, you’ll want to start with a much smaller dosage and gradually work your way up to the recommended amount depending on your tolerance to the ingredients.
Lipo 6 Black should not be used for longer than 8 weeks at a time, and consumers should allow for a 4 week “off” period where they do not use Lipo 6 Black at all.
Pricing and Guarantee
Lipo 6 Black is more expensive than the original formula, selling at $54.95 for a 120 count bottle when purchased through underground.nutrex.com. However, you can find it for a more affordable price at $48.95 when you shop around on sites such as Amazon.com.
About Nutrex Underground
When I first went to Nutrex.com, I was surprised to find that they split their website into two different sections: on the left, is Nutrex Underground (tinted red to look more hardcore) and on the right, is the typical Nutrex research homepage (in blue). Both are run by Nutrex research, and there is little difference between the two sites with the exception that the Underground supplements are aimed toward more serious athletes and they have a different sales team.
As for the Nutrex company itself, it was founded back in 2002 and is one of the most popular supplement manufacturers in the industry. They have a large team of researchers as well as athletes to test their products, and so far I’ve been fairly impressed with their inspiring blogs and newspress releases.
Will it Give You Results?
While Lipo 6 black definitely has a few powerful ingredients, I have to say I’m a little disappointed with the formula. Unlike the original Lipo 6 black, a few of the ingredients are unproven, and the ingredient concentrations are not disclosed to the public.
Despite this, consumer reviews are fairly positive, so I wouldn’t be surprised if Lipo 6 Black helped you to shed a few extra pounds, but be cautious – since you don’t know what you’re getting with every serving.