Adipessum is a weight loss pill made with what’s claimed to be “miracle Chinese capsules” for all natural weight reduction. It’s meant to reduce water weight, anxiety, appetite, and improve metabolism.
Most of the websites that sell this brand are in Spanish, though it claims to be made in China. There’s also no official website for this brand, but instead there are blog posts and a social media page. It’s claimed that you can experience results without having to add exercise or dieting. Can you actually lose weight with this brand? What do you need to know about this brand before considering a purchase? All these questions and more will be answered.
There’s no official ingredients listing on the official website. Instead, one has to rely on images on EBay for the ingredients. A problem with this is that there’s no full ingredient profile added, instead just a few ingredients are mentioned, here’s what 3rd party retailers have provided.
|Atractylodes Rhizome||Oriental Water Plantain Rhizoid||Artichoke||Kola Nuts||Cyamoposis Gum|
|Astralagus Root Extract||Cassia Seed||Lotus Leat||Alfalfa||L-Carnitine|
Atractylodes Rhizome: Plant used to reduce swelling and improve the health of the digestive tract. It’s also claimed to be helpful for reducing appetite, but I couldn’t find any reliable studies that pointed to this.
Web MD mentions that it’s safe when taken for a short period at 1.32 grams a day; it’s unknown how much is added to this formula. It can cause side effects such as:
Web MD also adds that there’s insufficient information on this ingredient and that:
“isn’t enough information to know if other atractylodes products are safe”
Oriental Water Plantain Rhizome: A plant that has stems extracted to reduce water weight. Web MD mentions that:
“Water plantain may be UNSAFE and toxic”
Its roots are poisonous, and there’s not much information on the positive effects. Much like the other ingredients, it’s unknown exactly how much of this is added, and exactly what parts.
Artichoke: Plant often used as a food, in medicine form it’s used to reduce nausea and cholesterol. People with allergies to certain plants can be sensitive to this ingredient. Side effects can include:
Kola Nuts: A caffeine source that comes from the cola nut plant. The only studies on weight loss for this ingredient include a mixture with ephedra, which is now a banned substance.
It’s considered a safe source of caffeine when taken in small amounts and when pure. It’s linked to numerous side effects in supplement form:
It’s unknown exactly how much caffeine is added to this blend.
Cyamoposis Gum: Most commonly known as guar gum, this common thickener is found from the seeds of the guar plant.
It’s commonly used in processed foods to provide a source of fiber, as well as to promote laxative effects.
It’s highly advised to take this with 8 ounces of water at minimum in order to prevent digestive issues and choking. Some possible side effects may include:
It’s often recommended to not take this ingredient if one is suffering from low blood pressure or blood sugar issues. This can cause for dangerously low levels of each.
Astralagus Root Extract: Extracted from a legume, it’s been used in traditional Chinese medicine as a way to improve the immune system function. The University of Maryland Medical center advises to:
“Work with your physician to determine the safest and most effective dosage”
Since this brand does not mention the exact dosage, it’s impossible to determine how much would be considered safe.
Cassia Seed: A Chinese herb used to help with weight loss. I couldn’t find one clinical study that proved this claimed benefit. Some possible side effects can include stomach discomfort, stomach pain, and diarrhea.
Lotus Leat: The label for this brand misnames lotus leaf into “Lotus Leat”. However, this plant is often made into a tea and eaten. It’s used to treat stomach ulcers and to improve overall health.
However, it’s unknown if this effect is possible with the amounts added to this formula.
Alfalfa: Herb used to prevent cholesterol absorption. It can cause skin sensitivity and it can decrease the health of the immune system with long-term use.
L-Carnitine: Amino acid that the body makes on its own. Examine.com adds how using this ingredient:
“does not burn fat unless the individual is deficient”
Possible side effects can include:
It’s only advised for supplementation in rare cases of people who might be deficient. Otherwise, it’s unlikely to have any effect at all.
It’s impossible to truly judge the full potential of this product since the full strength of each ingredient is never posted. It’s also not shown whether or not there are all the ingredients.
There has to be inactive ingredients as well, as something needs to supply all these additives. Without knowing what it contains in full, it’s hard to determine the overall quality.
Judging from what is listed, this brand is full of ingredients that lack proper clinical studies. It’s also only sold via 3rd party manufactures, so it’s unknown if batches are fresh or safe to use.
Many of these ingredients have potential side effects and there’s no way to determine how much of each is added.
3rd party sellers vary in price, however, the marketing for this brand often lists it as being only $25 for a month long supply.
This averages to a daily cost of 83 cents. This is fairly cheap, but it’s known exactly how much of each ingredient is added. This greatly reduces the quality, as any reputable business would offer the full ingredient strength as well as a description of each.
None of the sellers who provide this product explain any of the benefits of these ingredients. This makes this a very poor product, as you can’t determine what it truly can do.
The makers are Health Advance Supplements; they make their products in the US according to the label. Though one website did mention that this brand was made in China.
I couldn’t find their official website, though they do have a social media page that claims they operate from San Juan, Puerto Rico. This social media page provides a link to a 3rd party seller.
Their only listed contact information is:
Phone Number: (787) 246-5197
Without being able to determine who this company is, how they operate, and what their money back return policy is, it’s unknown if this product would be safe to purchase.
Many retailers online are not directly affiliated with the company, and they operate shady looking outdated websites that don’t offer money back return.
None of the websites have a system of security to ensure no one can steal your credit card information.
Reviews are scattered on the internet, with the majority coming from random forums. Though only a few reviews are available, here are some of the most vocal of customers:
“I get extremely thirsty”
“It makes you feel crazy”
“I can only take it every other day”
“NOT good for newcomers to nutrition”
There were 2 people who did notice an increase in energy that claimed it was due to the caffeine. However, I didn’t see caffeine listed as an ingredient. It’s not known if this is actually added.
As is the case with other similar supplements that don’t have an official ingredient listing, the additives often change. This can make it impossible to purchase a truly consistent product.
Adipessum is an interesting supplement as information is incredibly limited. In researching the product a few things did become clear:
The lack of a website also makes it impossible to be protected by providing you with the actual ingredients.
You also don’t know if these sellers actually sell a fresh batch of Adipessum. Without this important information, you’re not allowed the opportunity to safely try this product. The 3rd party sellers are not responsible if you were to experience any issues. There’s also no one to complain to if you do face any issues.
Without these important details, you won’t be able to find out for yourself if this brand is right for you. Some supplements can contain ingredients that contain allergens or unwanted inactive ingredients such as food colorings or fillers. Also, the ingredients that are supposedly added can be potentially dangerous in certain amounts. For example, the added oriental water plantain is considered toxic depending on where it’s sourced from and how much is added. There’s no way to determine exactly what you’re getting with this supplement.
There are also a lot of customers who had experienced feelings of illness and jitters. It’s unknown what is causing this, as the ingredients that I read wouldn’t promote those kinds of effects. Overall, several users had experienced heavy side effects.
There’s no indication of a certified safe website that will protect your credit card information. All these sites will also sell weird brands that are not often seen anywhere else. It’s never explained how they’re affiliated with the manufacturers. They also don’t offer any information on whether or not the batches of Adipessum they sell are fresh or safe.
There’s a complete lack of information provided by the 3rd party sellers of this brand, and it’s not clear what the ingredients are.
The few customer opinions listed online are negative with people experiencing stimulant like side effects such as jitters and nausea. Since there’s no official ingredient listing providing the strength and what’s actually inside, this brand is potentially too dangerous to take without a guarantee.
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