What does it mean when a Fat-Burner formula’s biggest ingredient doesn’t actually burn fat?
LIPO-6 BLACK aims to find out. This “Powerful Weight Loss Support” formula puts a heavy emphasis on nootropic nutrition, while fat-burning bio-activities seem secondary.
This six-ingredient blend is powerful, though; made with high-potency ingredient forms. They know it’s strong, too. That’s why they list all dosages.
Ultimately LIPO-6 BLACK is a solid formula–but it doesn’t laser-target fat burning, and its jittery, amped-up energy may not be for everyone.
About LIPO-6 BLACK
Made by Nutrex Research, LIPO-6 BLACK is one of several LIPO-6 weight loss formulas. There’s also a “Hers” LIPO-6 BLACK, ultra-concentrate versions, and LIPO-6 BLACK Rx “maximum strength.” This review looks at the foundation product that came first: LIPO-6 BLACK. Formula notes:
- High-Energy: Combining caffeine+synephrine stimulant synergy, LIPO-6 BLACK definitely boosts energy… but good luck staying calm.
- Mental Focus: The first ingredient is a brain supplement; the formula is partly designed to promote fat loss by fine-tuning cognitive performance.
- Extreme Potency: We gotta hand it to them… LIPO-6 BLACK does a great job supplying high-potency, “Critical Mass” dosages across every single ingredient.
LIPO-6 BLACK Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 3 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 40
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|LIPO-6 BLACK Weight loss support|
|Bacognize® (Bacopa monnieri extract)||250 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||220 mg|
|Advantra Z® Citrus Aurantium (50% p-Synephrine)||40 mg|
|Yohimbine HCI||4.5 mg|
|OTHER INGREDIENTS: Glycerin, Vegetable Cellulose, Purified Water, Polysorbate 80, Hypromellose q.s.p., FD&C Blue 1, FD&C Red 40, FD&C Yellow 6.|
LIPO-6 BLACK hits powerful dosages, but not all of its ingredients are fat burners.
Let’s break down the ingredients in this hybrid nootropic/fat burner formula.
Bacognize® 250 mg
Bacognize is a patented form of bacopa monnieri extract…which just happens to be our #3-ranked nootropic. Bacognize is premium; standardized to supply a minimum 45% of bacosides, which are the active compounds.
That 45% standardization is some serious shizzle; it matches the potency level of Bacopa found in our top-ranked nootropic supplement overall. LIPO-6 BLACK’s big 250 mg dosage of Bacopa is strong and beneficial.
But why is a nootropic the biggest ingredient of this fat-burner complex? They barely mention it in their copy. What they’re claiming is that “better focus” from Bacopa will help your fat-burning efforts.
We think this is a misguided strategy… but more on that below.
Caffeine Anhydrous 220 mg
We all know about caffeine by now, right? Energy, suppression of appetite, increased metabolic rate – all in all, a good ingredient you definitely want to see in a fat burner. Typically, around 200 mg is an effective dose in fat burners, so the Lipo6 Black dosage is in the right range.
Advantra Z® Citrus 40 mg
Advantra Z Citrus, a special patented form of bitter orange, supplies synephrine: A popular ingredient in fat burner complexes. It is similar to ephedrine, but less potent… it’s also far safer because it doesn’t affect heart rate or blood pressure. Synephrine is a stimulant that can provide energy while boosting metabolism. It’s often used as an “alternative stimulant” in caffeine-free formulas.
LIPO-6 BLACK already has caffeine 220mg. Stacking the ‘feine with top-shelf, branded synephrine is one hell of a potent combo. It WILL burn fat.
Vinpocetine 10 mg
Our #4-ranked Best Nootropic, Vinpocetine boosts brainpower, but burns ZERO fat–continuing the Lipo6 strategy of “fat burning via mental performance.” Let’s consider it again. Aaaaaannnnd…. nope. It still makes no sense to us. But as a nootropic, vinpocetine makes a hell of a lot of sense.
Zingerone 10 mg
Zingerone is what makes ginger so potent. And YES, it is a mild fat burner! It helps with digestion and appetite suppression too, offering more weight loss support. Dosage looks small, but keep in mind this isn’t ginger–it’s ginger’s active compound, only. 10 mg is a good dosage, and a decent ingredient choice for this formula.
Yohimbine HCL 4.5 mg
This stimulant is especially potent when stacked with caffeine. It has several benefits. In addition to improving blood flow (stronger boners anyone?), it may help you lose fat from stubborn areas: Love handles & lower back. Like the Zingerone, Yohimbine is an active compound that’s been isolated from a whole herb. So 4.5 mg may look small, but it’s actually a really powerful, potent dose for fat burning.
Lipo-6 Black uses some high-quality and effective ingredients: Branded forms like Bacognize and Advantra Z; isolated active compounds like Zingerone and Yohimbine. Really, they do an awesome job of hitting high-potency dosages of these ingredients; dosages that will WORK.
When it comes to fat-burning, Lipo6’s synephrine+caffeine strategy could achieve 2X metabolic-boost synergy. It’s a strong combination that burns fat really well.
But the downside is, potent Advantra Z® synephrine+caffeine might be too much “metabolic intensity” for some people to handle, in other words… “Ramped-up, stark-raving MAN-BEAST” mode.
LIPO-6 BLACK Synephrine+Caffeine Unleashes the Beast!!!
Yohimbine will burn fat too, and make these feelings even more intense.
We like the use of Gingerone as a mild fat-burner with complementary bio-activities for weight loss in general.
But we’re not sold on the Lipo6 formula strategy. It’s just 6 ingredients, and 2 of them are brain-boosters only–including Bacognize, which has the biggest dose in the whole capsule.
LIPO-6 BLACK is not really a fat-burner… it is a powerful nootropic duo, with fat-burning on the “back burner.”
Still, LIPO-6 BLACK’s ingredient potencies and forms are quality; this formula is made to work.
As a “brainpower+fat-burning” formula, it’s actually great. But as a “fat-burner,” it’s half-baked… unless you believe that better focus will help you burn fat. We don’t.
LIPO-6 BLACK Benefits
Stimulating & metabolism-boosting compounds stacked together have synergy… so Lipo6 Black WILL put some hair on your chest. You may burn extra calories from the jitters alone. As stimulants tend to do, this product may help you eat less food, burn more fat, and sharpen your alertness.
Outside of the “Fat burning” realm, the Bacopa and vinpocetine in LIPO-6 BLACK are great nootropics, so expect cognitive benefits for focus, learning, memory, mood, etc. Sharper cognition may translate to dieting success, so there might be some “fat burning” benefits here, but it’s a stretch.
Who Takes It?
Bodybuilders and athletes. The formula itself seems tailored for those who see cognitive performance as a key contributor to fat-burning success. It definitely has a “sliced and diced” target; bodybuilders seeking help with the intense focus, self-control and fat-burning, all for the main purpose of getting ripped. But if that’s REALLY your goal, you’d be better off with a stripped-down fat burner that doesn’t dick around with nootropics.
Any Side Effects?
This high of a stimulant dose is sure to cause some jitters in those who are sensitive to caffeine, and stimulants in general. These effects would be amplified if taken on an empty stomach. Jitters, elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate, and increased body temperature may occur. If you’re a stim-junkie however, you may not feel a thing, so this will be a very case-by-case type of deal. See the image at right for more on potential Lipo-6 side effects.
LIPO-6 BLACK Summary
- Quality. Branded, potent, patented ingredients = powerful results.
- Liquid-Filled Capsules. High-end shizz… great for fast & easy absorption.
- Honest Label. No proprietary blend BS here. Thanks, LIPO-6 BLACK.
- Mental Focus. Puzzling use of nootropics, but they use two of the best.
- 3 Pill Dose. You can take fewer pills if you want less stimulants.
- Not a “Maxed Out” Fat Burner. Most capsule space is nootropic nutrition.
- Potentially banned ingredients. They say it may make you test positive.
- High stimulant load. Some may love this, but some may hate it. Be careful.
- Junky “Other Ingredients.” Way too many “artificial blah blah blahs” in here.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (40 servings): $55
- Nutrex website has a buy 3, get one free deal.
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on LIPO-6 BLACK
LIPO-6 BLACK is bipolar. It’s a nootropic stack that thinks it’s a fat-burner. Or the other way around. Whatever. Either way, it’s smartly formulated for potency. There are better straight-up fat burner stacks, but LIPO-6 BLACK is one of the best in the nootropic/fat-burner hybrid category.