Leptopril diet pill is a generic brand fat burner that's basically a copy of the popular Leptoprin-SD diet pill. It contains the same ingredients, but is promoted at a much more affordable cost. Notice how similar the names are: Leptopril vs. Leptoprin. Leptopril has been heavily marketed as a weight loss supplement for individuals who are more than 20 pounds overweight. It is meant to be a fat burner for obese individuals who are significantly overweight. As you'll see posted on many promotional information:
For the millions of Americans who are significantly overweight (more than 20 lbs. of excess body weight and/or a BMI [body mass index] greater than 27) there is simply no longer any way to deny the genetic link to obesity.
Before we go further in this review of Leptopril, I'd like to point out that the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) has laid challenges against the unsubstantiated claims of various diet supplements and fat burning gels - Leptoprin being one of them (see here). It's important to point this out here since as we mentioned above, Leptopril is simply a generic version of Leptoprin; therefore, whatever charges of false advertising against Leptoprin should also apply here. Below is an excerpt from the FTC claims:
The complaint further challenges as unsubstantiated claims that Leptoprin and Anorex cause weight loss of more than 20 pounds in significantly overweight users and that those products cause loss of substantial, excess fat in significantly overweight users. In addition, the complaint challenges as false claims that clinical testing proves that Leptoprin causes weight loss of more than 20 pounds, including as much as 50, 60, or 147 pounds, in significantly overweight users; and that clinical testing proves that Leptoprin causes loss of substantial, excess fat in significantly overweight users.
Yerba Mate and Guarana - are 2 standard ingredients in most fat burners.
These 2 natural herbs work synergistically to enhance
thermogenesis and increases oxidation of body fat.
Guarana is the herbal form of caffeine. Other than
its thermogenic properties, Yerba Mate is high in
antioxidants, helps increase energy, boosting immune
system, and a host of other natural health benefits. Yerba Mate is a herb that contain
a gentle form of caffeine, it also supplies vitamins,
minerals, and 15 amino acids. Research suggests
that yerba mate may aid with sleep irregularities
and joint pains. Many people drink yerba mate to
boost energy without the side effects of coffee.
Damiana Leaf - Various research have shown that Damiana leaf combined with yerba mate and gurana aids with weight loss. One such study tested the "effect of a herbal preparation 'YGD' containing Yerba Maté, Guarana and Damiana on gastric emptying; and to determine the effect of the same preparation on weight loss over 10 days and 45 days and weight maintenance over 12 months."
The study found that the YGD combination delayed gastric emptying (the process by which food leaves the stomach), and also induced significant weight loss over 45 days in overweight patients. See the study here.1
L-tyrosine - is a nonessential
amino acid (protein building block) that the body synthesizes
from phenylalanine. It's the precursor of several neurotransmitters,
including L-dopa, dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. Tyrosine
can help relief depression, and ease the effects of stress. Tyrosine
is also important to the structure of almost all proteins in the
body. A deficiency in this results
in depression and reduced ability to cope with stress.
Green tea extract: what can you say about
green tea? Pretty much everything good, and nothing bad. Take
Green tea is a powerful
antioxidant. (Antioxidants control all the free radicals in
your body, which can be harmful.)
It helps block the
cancer-promoting actions of carcinogens, ultraviolet light from
the skin, stomach, small intestine, liver or lung.
The polyphenols in
green tea extract shows promising results supporting weight
loss through increasing energy expenditure.
Leptopril Side Effects
As with most diet pills, Leptopril has its side effects - it does contain high amounts of caffeine, and stimulants. Below are possible side effects of using Leptopril:
increase in blood pressure
faster breathing and sweating
increased heart beat
feeling nauseous, dizzy
On the plus side, taking Leptopril can help increase your energy levels, reduce appetite, improved mood and feeling, and help you lose weight. As always, make sure to drink plenty of water, follow labeled instructions, and always start with 1/2 doses to test your tolerance for the diet pill. Leptopril will work for some individuals, and will not work for others - in all the years we've been reviewing and researching diet pills, we haven't came across one fat burner that worked for every person. It all depends on the individual.
1. J Hum Nutr Diet. 2001 Jun;14(3):243-50.
Weight loss and delayed gastric emptying following a South American herbal preparation in overweight patients.
Andersen T, Fogh J.
Department of Ultrasound, Medical Center Charlottenlund, Trunnevangen 4A, DK 2920, Charlottenlund, Denmark.