Capsiplex is a new fat burner made in Europe. It has been receiving a large amount of hype and publicity online. Hype and publicity are fine as long as they are backed by substance. Unfortunately in the weight loss industry which is easily swayed by fads, a lot of hype is created without any substance (example: probably the last weight loss product you bought). So can Capsiplex live up to the hype? Let’s take a closer look.
Capsiplex Celebrity Endorsements?
It seems much of Capsiplex’s popularity comes from the purported endorsement and use of Capsiplex from celebrities such as Brad Pitt, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Lopez. We were unable to find any credible evidence searching the web of these celebrities use of Capsiplex.
Even if they did take Capsiplex, it carries no weight with us. Celebrities are often paid to endorse products and just because someone is famous doesn’t mean they can’t be gullible.
Ingredients in Capsiplex
Capsiplex is comprised of four ingredients:
- Black Pepper
The quantities of each ingredient are not listed which raises questions and leaves consumers in the dark. It appears that out of the four capsicum is the main ingredient (the other three are barely mentioned on their website). Capsicum is generally considered one of the superfoods and is occasionally found in weight loss supplements as a supporting ingredient. This is the first time we have seen it listed as the main ingredient.
Capsicum is an extract of red peppers. According to the Capsiplex website it has the ability to increase energy, boost the metabolism, and burn fat and carbs. These claims are based on a study conducted on Capsimax. Note that Capsimax is not the same as Capsiplex, which raises issues and questions such as: Why didn’t they conduct the study on Capsiplex?
Assuming Capsimax is very similar to Capsiplex, (which is a big assumption) the results do sound convincing. However, we would like to see more credible studies before we buy into these figures. Unfortunately in the past there has been a huge discrepancy between the companies’ scientific studies and actual consumer results.
According to the website the amount of caffeine in Capsimax is minimal. This is a positive for all those that are sensitive to stimulants. However, studies have shown that caffeine dramatically increases energy as well as boosting the metabolism, so maybe more caffeine in Capsiplex would have been a good thing.
Niacin and black pepper are supplemental ingredients and probably won’t do a whole lot for you in your quest to lose weight.
Does Capsiplex offer a money back guarantee?
No. Despite claiming that all of their products “come with a no fuss guarantee”, a further examination of the terms and conditions reveals that Capsiplex only offers a 7 Day return window for unopened products. What a crock!
Capsiplex can be purchased online for around $45. Can it help you lose weight? Maybe, but we wouldn’t count on it. Capsiplex is lacking in clinically proven ingredients.