According to the manufacturer, Lipo-6 is used for weight loss, increased energy, and appetite suppression. However, these claims have not been scientifically proven. In addition, it is unclear how the active ingredients in Lipo-6 would work to achieve these goals (or if the herbal supplement is even safe). Lipo-6 uses are for people over the age of 18 only.
Lipo-6 Uses: An OverviewLipo-6™ is a supplement advertised as a weight loss aid. The manufacturer claims that it can help with fat loss, energy, appetite suppression, and increased metabolism.
With obesity on the rise (see Obesity Statistics), people frequently look for "quick fixes" to help them lose weight. Although the ideal weight loss plans focus on gradual weight loss by healthy eating and increased exercise (see How to Lose Weight), many people have difficulty following such plans or feel they need extra assistance in their efforts. Before turning to drastic measures such as weight loss surgery, many people consider using weight loss pills, especially if they have unsuccessfully tried to control their obesity and exercise and diet have been ineffective.
Despite what you may read on the Internet, Lipo-6 has not been shown to be safe or effective for weight loss (see Is Lipo-6 Safe? and Does Lipo-6 Work?).
How Does Lipo-6 Work?It is not known how (or even if) Lipo-6 works for weight loss. Synephrine is a stimulant that is often used in weight loss supplements to replace ephedra, since ephedra was banned due to safety concerns. However, there is no evidence that synephrine is any safer than ephedra. Synephrine is also sometimes known as bitter orange, since it is one of the key active ingredients in bitter orange. Caffeine is also a stimulant. These stimulants may work to increase metabolism or suppress the appetite.
Another ingredient, yohimbine, is most often used as an aphrodisiac or antidepressant, so it is not clear how, why, or if it would work for weight loss. Nor is it known how (or if) the other active ingredients work for weight loss.