Lipo-6 is a liquid capsule fat-burner made by Nutrex Research.
It aims to support fat loss by increasing metabolic rate and fat oxidisation.
Nutrex Research is an American supplement company founded in 2002. Lipo-6 won bodybuilding.com’s Fat Loss Supplement of the Year award every year from 2005-2009.
Caffeine increases both energy levels and metabolic rate.
This helps to burn fat while maintaining alertness during dieting periods (1).
The effective dose is 200-500mg, and varies with the individual.
Synephrine is a compound similar in structure to the now-regulated Ephedrine.
It is used to help with weight loss and suppress appetite.
Studies have shown it to boost metabolic rate, with results being best over 6-12 weeks of use (2).
The recommended dose is 3 doses of 10-20mg daily.
Guggulsterone is a compound found in the Guggul tree, native to North Africa and Asia.
It’s increased thyroid function in rat studies, and may increase metabolism and fat loss (3).
More studies need to be done in humans to prove this.
Bioperine is a trademarked name for Piperine, a compound found in black pepper.
It is shown to increase the bioavailability of some other ingredients, giving stronger effects for the same dose.
The bark of the African Yohimbe tree contains a compound called Yohimbine.
It’s been shown to greatly reduce fat mass, even in higher-level athletes (4).
Side effects have been reported, including anxiety and interactions with other medications. But it is regulated in Australia and New Zealand.
The effective dose is about 14-22mg for most people, and should be taken on an empty stomach.
Who Takes It?
Any athlete wanting to maximise their fat loss while dieting could benefit from using Lipo-6.
Those with anxiety issues may want to avoid it.
How to Take
Take 2 capsules 30 minutes before breakfast, and 2 more in the afternoon.
Do not exceed 4 capsules per day.
Do not take within 6 hours of sleep.
Yohimbe increases blood pressure, and may cause anxiety. It may also interact with neurological medication.
Guggulsterone may cause skin reactions.
- Nice, high caffeine dose
- Yohimbine is a very effective compound.
- Yohimbine can cause anxiety, and is regulated in Australia and New Zealand.
Lipo-6 is a simple but effective formula that can aid fat loss greatly while dieting.
A mixture of old and new ingredients give a promising formula, but those with anxiety issues may want to steer clear.