Capsiplex, a very bold and well-publicized diet pill that originates from the UK, is basically a twist on a very common diet pill ingredient âˆšÂ¢â€šÃ‡Â¨â€šÃ„Ãº red pepper (a.k.a. cayenne pepper or capsicum fruit). This is a product that contains ingredients that have been proven far and wide to burn extra calories by elevating the natural metabolic level and even your temperature. Many initially express concerns about using capsaicin-containing ingredients regularly as they may cause gastrointestinal discomfort, but this product assures us that it provides the “maximum effectiveness of Capsaicinoids without any oral or gastric irritation.” So is it potent enough to be worth the money?
The company doesn’t actually include the specific concentrations of its ingredients, but discloses that the following are contained in the product includes 238 mg of:
- Capsicum Fruit Extract
- Caffeine Anhydrous
- Black Pepper Extract (Piperine)
Plus 20 mg of Niacin
The biggest cards this company has to play are their claims that Jennifer Lopez, Brad Pitt and Britney Spears have all used it, or at least claim to use it. It is unclear how much they paid for the endorsement, but since it’s really only that they have permission to SAY that these celebrities use it (as opposed to a quote from the celebrity or a video advertisement), it can’t have been all that much. Either way, it doesn’t really convince us that the product is any more spectacular, as much as we love Brad and J-Lo (nevermind about Britney).
One month’s supply sells for $50. According to the company, this will provide a maximum weight loss (assuming you have more than 14 pounds of fat to lose) of about 10 pounds. If you consider the claim that this product will burn 278 calories per day compared to placebo, then what you can actually expect is more in the neighborhood of 2 pounds per month. Either way you cut it, this is a very pricey supplement.
There is only a return policy on products that were delivered already damaged. There is no “satisfaction” guarantee.
Though initially we were very excited about a product that includes capsicum fruit, we can only conclude that there isn’t really enough capsaicin or other effective fat-burning ingredients actually in this product considering the concentrations aren’t listed and the meager results. Other products containing capsicum as well as more expensively-obtained ingredients might have a right to charge $50, but not this one.