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Exipure Review: Secret to Weight Loss or Scam?

Exipure Review: Secret to Weight Loss or Scam?


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Exipure is a weight loss supplement that claims to have found the “tropical secret” for weight loss. The company claims that their supplement targets low brown adipose tissue levels, which are the root cause of weight loss.

In this article we’ll review Exipure’s health claims and their product formulation based on published medical research. We also explain to consumers why we recommend avoiding all ClickBank products.

Failure to Publish Full Ingredients List

Exipure’s website has an Ingredients section but it only highlights their 8 active ingredients. All herbal supplements are composed of both active ingredients (like the botanical compounds which have health effects) and inactive ingredients (like the capsule, any fillers and sweeteners, etc).

When a company fails to publish the entire ingredients list it’s a sign of a low-quality brand that doesn’t care about the health or safety of their consumers. People taking a supplement have a right to know the full set of ingredients, because they may have allergies to or medication interactions with any of the ingredients.

This is why the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. requires supplement manufacturers to publish a Supplement Facts label detailing every ingredient, which Exipure doesn’t appear to do.

Is Brown Adipose Tissue The Cause of Weight Loss?

Exipure’s value rests on the idea that a certain type of body fat is the key to weight loss.

They state that a medical study from April 2022 documented that low brown adipose tissue levels were associated with obesity.

We found the study Exipure is referring to. It was published in January of 2021, not April of 2022. It appears that the company auto-updates their site every month to make it seem like the study is more recent, which would be extremely deceptive and misleading to consumers if true.

The study itself is interesting, and documents how brown fat cells dissipate energy as heat, while white fat cells store excess energy. The researchers behind the study did find an association between brown fat levels as a percentage of overall body fat and weight. Patients with higher percentages of brown fat had lower body weight on average.

However this does not mean that increasing brown fat necessarily increases weight loss. That is yet unproven, and we find Exipure’s marketing about the study to be entirely misleading. The term “weight loss” is not found once in the entire study, and we need further research to determine whether brown fat can be modulated with supplements to promote weight loss, or whether brown fat percentage is mostly determined by genetics.

Ingredient Review

Exipure ingredients

Exipure claims that all of their active ingredients are “clinically-proven” to increase brown fat levels. 

The first active ingredient is a plant called Perilla frutescens, more commonly known as Beefsteak plant. Exipure references one medical study in the section on this ingredient, which doesn’t actually study the ingredient itself. It studies a chemical compound which can be isolated from the plant called luteolin.

Just because a derivative of the plant was effective for fat browning doesn't mean the whole plant will be, and the study is a mouse study not a human study. This is a weak basis for health claims and we will consider this ingredient ineffective until there is proof that the ingredient itself works.

Kudzu is the second active ingredient. Exipure cites another animal study to prove this ingredient is effective. The study found that an extract of Kudzu increased brown tissue in mice, but extracts are more concentrated than raw herbs, and Exipure doesn't mention using an extract, so we will assume that this ingredient is ineffective.

Holy Basil is the third-listed ingredient in Exipure. Again, the company references a medical study which didn’t study their actual ingredient inclusion.

The linked study proved that one specific isolated compound of the holy basil plant, called ursolic acid, at a dose of 0.14%, increased brown fat in mice.

This is not the same as stating that holy basil with an unknown concentration of ursolic acid increases brown fat in humans, so we will again conclude this ingredient is ineffective until further research emerges.

Panax ginseng is the next ingredient in this weight loss supplement. The medical trial that Exipure cites to prove the efficacy of this supplement is again not testing the botanical compound itself, but instead testing one synthetically-isolated derivative compound of ginseng called ginsenoside Rb1. 

In the linked test tube study, ginsenoside Rb1 promoted fat cell browning, but that does not prove that panax ginseng promotes fat cell browning in human subjects.

For the sake of brevity, we will conclude the individual ingredient review here, because the theme is clear: Exipure cites medical research on anything related to the ingredients they use, which doesn’t prove that the ingredients they chose are effective for fat cell browning in humans.

Some of the ingredients chosen have interesting early research, and may prove to be effective for weight loss in the future, but there is no conclusive evidence that these ingredients are effective for weight loss in humans at the current state of the research. Thus we would conclude that this formulation is not likely to be effective.

No Public Team

There are no team members associated with Exipure on their website. This is a sign of a low-quality brand, and should be a red flag to consumers.

There is no mention of a founder, or any mention of scientists or researchers involved with the product formulation.

If the founder of a company doesn’t even want to associate themselves with their product, do you really want to be ingesting it?

ClickBank Product Risks

Exipure is a product promoted on ClickBank, which is an affiliate marketplace. You can check this for yourself by visiting the footer on Exipure’s site, which details that “ClickBank is the retailer of products on this site.”

Brands sign up on ClickBank and allow third-party website owners and marketers to sell their products and receive a cut of earnings.

We’ve noticed a trend in previous reviews that ClickBank products tend to be low-quality, and the marketing of these products tends to be extremely aggressive and misleading in our opinion. The same holds true with Exipure.

Because anyone approved by ClickBank can make an anonymous website and promote this product and receive a cut of earnings, the risk of misleading health claims is higher than with traditional affiliate marketing in our opinion.

One red flag to look out for in identifying a ClickBank product is when you search “product reviews” in Google most of the results are from local news publications set up to market products, such as Bellevue Reporter, LAMag and Gazette Tribune.

These companies appear to be local news organizations to the average consumer, but drive a lot of their traffic by writing favorable reviews of products and services that they make money recommending. There is no listed author or editor on these articles; they’re just set up to sell you Exipure. 

If you see a review from some local newspaper ranking in the top results on Google for a weight loss product, we strongly recommend avoiding that review as it’s likely to contain misinformation. These reviews almost always recommend the product, and thus are biased.

We have never found one of these affiliate marketing news organizations to have medical experts involved with their content, so they would not have the knowledge to analyze a product formulation in any case.

Exipure Complaints

There are a number of concerning consumer complaints on Exipure’s Better Business Bureau (BBB) page.

Several consumers state that Exipure is not honoring their money-back guarantee. Here’s an example: “I purchesed the 6 month suply of exipure. Since it was 100 % money back guareentee no questions asked.. after 4 months and no results i emailed and asked for a refund. They want all bottles shipped back. I didnt keep the empties and that was never stated anywhere.. i feel ripped off twice”.

Some of the Exipure bad reviews involve allergic reactions, which is exactly why they need to publish the full Supplement Facts panel of their product for consumer safety: “Took 1 capsule as directed on 12/22/21 had allergic reaction starting minutes after taking the 1 capsule. Spent 2 days so far taking Benadryl full doses every 4 hours.”

It’s notable that Exipure hasn’t bothered to respond to any of the complaints on their BBB page, another sign of a low-quality brand that doesn’t care at all about the welfare of their consumers.

Better Alternatives

If weight loss is the goal, we believe there are much safer and more effective alternatives to taking Exipure.

Green tea consumption has been associated with minor weight loss outcomes in medical trials. A meta-study published in the Cochrane Library analyzed the results from over 10 individual trials on green tea intake and weight loss. The researchers concluded that green tea consumption caused a small weight loss effect in overweight and obese adults, and reduced weight circumfrence to a statistically significant degree.

Because there are essentially no side effects to taking green tea, and it’s a whole food product, we believe this is a sensible dietary inclusion for overweight patients seeking weight loss.

Another whole food dietary modification which can cause significant weight loss is increased dietary fiber. Medical research has proven definitively that higher fiber intake is associated with better weight loss outcomes, which is why we so frequently recommend it as a weight loss alternative in our reviews.

Fiber can be obtained from food or supplements. It takes up space in the stomach without increasing calories, which is why it’s so effective. The reason it’s nearly impossible to eat 2,000 calories of beans and salad but relatively easy to eat 2,000 calories of pizza is because of the fiber difference. Many Americans eat a processed diet with low fiber.

Exipure Pros and Cons

We believe it’s important to quickly summarize some of the pros and cons of a health product, even when we don’t recommend the product overall as is the case with Exipure.

Pros:

  • Active ingredients appear to be safe when taken short-term
  • Free of stimulants
  • Cheaper than most weight loss supplements when purchased in bulk

Cons:

  • No direct proof that this formulation induces weight loss
  • No public team
  • ClickBank product
  • Misleading health claims
  • Negative consumer reviews

Where to Buy Exipure

Consumers should be aware that the only place to buy Exipure is through their website, which is accessible at the following link: https://exipure.com/

There are Amazon listings for Exipure, but these have different ingredients than those listed on Exipure’s website, so the third-party listings appear to be illegitimate.

We don’t recommend buying Exipure at all, but if you’re set on buying it we believe the safest way to do so is through their official website.

Exipure FAQ

Does Exipure Really Work?

It may be effective for some patients, but there is no evidence this formulation works on average. The company has never funded any medical trials proving it works.

Is Exipure a Scam?

We don’t believe it’s an outright scam, because the company does appear to legitimately manufacture and ship products. However we do believe it’s an unethical business that doesn’t highly regard the health and safety of their consumers.

Is Exipure Approved by the FDA?

Supplements aren’t approved by the FDA; only pharmaceutical medications are. Supplement manufacturers are allowed to go directly to market in the U.S. without any pre-approval process.

This means that Exipure isn’t approved by the FDA technically, but neither is any other supplement company.

Is Exipure Safe?

There is no proof that Exipure is safe, because the company hasn’t published any medical research. We don’t believe this product is safe to take, because the company fails to publish a Supplement Facts label which discloses all ingredients.

Will Exipure Cause Side Effects?

Any supplement can cause side effects based on individual response, but we believe that the risk of side effects with Exipure is relatively low based on the active ingredients they disclose.

Panax ginseng is a mild stimulant which may cause anxiety in some patients depending on dose. Because Exipure doesn’t publish the dose, we can’t assess the likelihood of side effects from this ingredient.

Ultra Proven Vs. Exipure?

We don’t recommend either of these products. We find the formulation of both to be ineffective, and there are no legitimate scientists or medical researchers behind either product.

Both of these products have significant numbers of negative reviews from real consumers.

Stay up-to-date on our research reviews

Conclusion

Exipure is a low quality supplement for weight loss, and there is no proof that their formulation is effective in humans. The brand’s proposition that brown fat as a percentage of overall fat is tied to weight loss is accurate, but there isn’t yet any convincing medical evidence that supplements cause optimal fat browning in humans.

We recommend avoiding Exipure, and we recommend avoiding all ClickBank products. Any company that fails to publish a full ingredients list or Supplement Facts panel doesn’t care about the wellbeing of their consumers.

There are some concerning consumer complaints about Exipure on their BBB page, and the brand hasn’t even bothered to respond to their consumers who are claiming they were scammed.

We would recommend daily green tea consumption and increased dietary fiber intake as safer and healthier weight loss options instead of Exipure.





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