Alpilean Review: Are "Alpine Nutrients" a Scam?

Alpilean Review: Are "Alpine Nutrients" a Scam?

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Alpilean is a weight loss supplement used to treat “stubborn” fat stores. Websites promoting this supplement claims that its formulation is based on a “new scientific discovery.”

But does Alpilean contain ingredients proven in clinical studies to cause weight loss, or are these just marketing claims? Is the scientific discovery referenced by the brand legit? Does Alpilean cause any side effects? And how do real customers rate and describe its effects?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Alpilean to give our take on whether or not the supplement is likely to be effective for weight loss, and whether or not it's healthy.

We’ll also share our concerns about its manufacturer, highlight some highly questionable marketing practices, and feature customer reviews of Alpilean.

Ingredient Analysis

Alpilean ingredients

Alpilean pills contain six active ingredients: fucoxanthin, dika nut, moringa leaf, citrus bioflavonoids, ginger root and turmeric root.

The brand describes these as “alpine nutrients and plants,” which is unscientific and inaccurate.

None of these plants are sourced from alpine regions. Ginger is commonly grown in humid, tropical forests in Southeast Asia while turmeric is native to India. 

Fucoxanthin is a chemical compound derived from algae.

It was shown to reduce body weight gain in an animal study. This is not the same as causing weight loss.

African mango seed extract was shown to cause weight loss at a daily dose of 3,150 milligrams (mg) in a clinical trial published in the Lipids in Health and Disease journal.

Alpilean does not contain an African mango seed extract, but rather the raw botanical powder, which is less potent.

Moringa leaf extract was shown in a 2015 clinical trial to cause weight loss in mice, but again Alpilean does not contain an extract, but rather the raw herb.

Citrus bioflavonoids were shown in a clinical trial published in the Journal of Lipid Research to cause weight loss in mice, when consumed at a dose of 0.3% to 3% of total caloric intake.

Ginger has been clinically shown to be effective for weight loss, as we documented in our review of another weight loss supplement called Drink2Shrink.

Turmeric may be effective for weight loss because its active phytonutrient curcumin was shown in a 2019 meta-study to cause weight loss.

Alpilean does contain some potentially effective ingredients, but we can’t say conclusively whether or not the supplement causes weight loss because the websites promoting it fail to clearly publish active ingredient doses at the time of updating this article.

Consider African mango seed extract, which was shown to cause weight loss at a daily dose of 3,150 mg.

Just because the ingredient can cause weight loss at that dose does not mean it will be effective at lower doses.

Not only do all websites promoting this supplement that we've come across currently fail to publish ingredient doses, they also fail to publish the list of inactive ingredients which is a consumer safety issue.

Inactive ingredients include capsule material, fillers, flavoring agents, and more.

Consumers may have allergies or sensitivities to these ingredients, and some of them may be unhealthy like artificial food dye.

Highly Questionable Health Claims

There are a number of health claims on websites promoting Alpilean that we consider to be highly questionable from an ethical and scientific standpoint, and which we disagree with.

Alpilean questionable health claim 1

As shown above, the brand describes their supplement as "FDA-approved" in a Google ad. This is false and we hope the FDA investigates. The FDA does not approve dietary supplements; only prescription drugs.

The FDA’s own website makes it very clear that the agency does not approve dietary supplements.

Alpilean questionable health claim 2

One of the popular websites promoting Alpilean also claims that there was a “new scientific discovery” in February of 2023, however the medical study cited was published in 2020 and has nothing to do with Alpilean’s health claims.

The study simply tracked body temperature changes over decades in US patients, and did not make any specific weight loss claims.

The brand makes claims that we consider to be unscientific about individual ingredients as well.

Alpilean questionable health claim 3

As shown above, websites selling Alpilean claim that moringa leaf “targets inner temperature.”

Neither of the clinical studies cited to back this claim make any reference to body temperature, and both studies are on rats, not humans.

The website also claims that African mango seed “eases digestion and bloating,” but fails to provide any proof or citation backing this claim.

We can’t find any evidence that this is true.

We recommend that consumers be extremely wary of supplement brands that make bold health claims without providing proof to back those claims.

Our Concerns About ClickBank Products

Alpilean ClickBank product disclaimer

Alpilean is promoted and marketed on an affiliate platform called ClickBank, as shown in the disclaimer above. 

As we documented in our Exipure scam article on another weight loss supplement promoted on ClickBank, companies sign up for ClickBank and allow third-party website owners and marketers to get a cut of revenue.

Pre-approval can be instant. This creates an incentive structure for people without any medical credentials to make health claims about products that may not be accurate.

A TikTok user named Kevin Schattovitz shows how easy it is to start promoting health supplements on ClickBank:

@purewealthhustler Clickbank is a marketplace where you can find a ton of Affiliate Products. Digital products usually have higher commission rates than physical ones. You can find winning products in there but do your researching or even try out products before you promote. Promote with integrity! Here are the steps 1. Sign Up as an Affiliate: Create a free affiliate account on Clickbank. 2. Browse and Select Products: Choose products from the Affiliate marketplace that align with your niche or audience. 3. Generate Affiliate Links: Get unique affiliate links for the products you want to promote. 4. Create Content: Produce content (e.g., blog posts, videos, social media posts) promoting the chosen products. 5. Include Affiliate Links: Insert your affiliate links in your content, and always disclose your affiliate relationship. 6. Promote Your Content: Share your content across various platforms to reach your target audience 7. Monitor Performance: Keep an eye on clicks, conversions, and commissions 8. Optimize Your Strategy: Analyze data to refine your approach for better results. 9. Receive Payments: Clickbank handles payments, and you’ll receive commissions per their payment schedule. 10. Build Trust and Scale: Establish trust with your audience, and gradually expand your affiliate marketing efforts as you gain experience. COMMENT „FREEDOM“ and I’ll send you my training to learn exactly these skills to generate passive Income! SAVE FOR LATER! #sidehustlesforbeginners #howtomakemoneyonline #affiliatemarketingtips #startanonlinebusiness #affiliateprogram ♬ City - lofi'chield

We haven’t come across a single ClickBank product to date that we would recommend from a formulation perspective, and we advise consumers to be extremely wary about ClickBank products.

If you’re looking to determine whether or not a supplement is sold by ClickBank, you can search a webpage for the word “ClickBank” to see if it has the disclaimer, or scroll to the footer where the disclaimer is typically placed.

Real People Try Alpilean

A YouTube creator named “Real Perfect” reviewed Alpilean including before-and-after images:

A TikTok creator named “Weight Out” shared before-and-after images of weight loss they claim was caused by Alpilean:

@easy_weightout Stop scrolling‼️ If you need help losing weight, you need this supplement 🔥#alpilean #weightloss #christmas #supplementsforwomen #happythanksgiving ♬ original sound - Weight Out

Does Alpilean Cause Side Effects?

Alpilean does not appear to have been studied in any clinical trials, which makes it challenging to say for certain whether or not the supplement will cause side effects.

However, we can make an educated guess based on its ingredients.

All six active ingredients in Alpilean should be safe as they are well-studied, but we consider the fact that websites promoting this brand fail to clearly publish dosage information and inactive ingredient information to make it more likely that this supplement will cause side effects.

Without knowing the dose you’re consuming, it’s impossible to determine if that ingredient is safe.

The Alpilean website claims “a common side effect from Alpilean is having to toss your baggy clothes in the trash.”

We consider it to be red flag of a low-quality supplement brand to use the side effect section of their website to make a joke.

Alpilean Pros and Cons

Here are the pros and cons of Alpilean in our opinion:


  • Contains some research-backed active ingredients
  • Some positive customer reviews on TikTok


  • Unclear active ingredient doses
  • Unclear inactive ingredients
  • ClickBank product
  • Unclear official manufacturer
  • Many brands selling products called "Alpilean"
  • Relatively expensive
  • Doesn't appear to be clinically studied
  • Some websites promoting this product make unproven health claims
  • One website promoting this product claimed it was "FDA-approved"
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Alpilean is potentially effective for weight loss because it contains some research-backed active ingredients.

However, we do not currently recommend the supplement because we can't locate information about active ingredient doses, or inactive ingredients.

Some of the websites promoting Alpilean contain a number of highly questionable health claims, including unproven claims about ingredient effectiveness and claims about a recent “scientific discovery” that are not substantiated.

Alpilean is a ClickBank product, and we recommend that consumers be wary of all ClickBank products due to the company's incentive structure.

We have not reviewed one single ClickBank product on Illuminate Health that we would recommend based on its formulation and public ingredient disclosures.

We do not believe that Alpilean is likely to cause side effects in healthy individuals, but our questions about ingredient doses definitely seem to increase the risk.