The fact that you are starting to read this Capsiplex diet pill review suggests you may have heard Capsiplex is a good weight loss product and want to know if it’s true. I’m the Diet Pill Ninja and I can tell you everything you need to know.
Capsiplex is not a new diet pill. It’s been around for more than 10 years. I remember when it first came out. I had to write a Capsiplex review for a client’s diet pill website. In fact, I had to write several because the client ran a lot of supplement review sites.
The truth is, Capsiplex is pretty good. If you use it correctly it should help you to lose weight faster than you could without it. However, the product won’t be suitable for everyone and might be a particularly poor option for anyone who has a sensitive stomach. Even though it’s designed to be easy on the digestive organs, some customers complain of heartburn and other stomach issues.
Capsiplex got a big marketing push in June 2010 when the Daily Mail ran an article that said it was a pill that contains an anti-obesity drug and said it had sold-out thee days after it was launched.
The article caused a lot of confusion because it said the main ingredient was Methylcellulose.
The Capsiplex product that’s so popular today is a fat burner. The main ingredient is capsicum extract. The product that contained Methylcellulose was an appetite suppressant called Capsimax Suppressor.
Although the article showed a picture of a bottle of Capsiplex fat burner, that wasn’t the product being described in the text.
That product was discontinued a long time ago. The original Capsimax fat burner is still available today.
Capsimax got are more credible push the following year when the Emmerdale Farm actress Roxanne Pallett became a Capsimax product ambassador and showed off her curves in a promotional video.
The product continues to be a hot seller. The same cannot be said for Capsiplex Sport, which appears to have been discontinued.
Unlike the original Capsimax diet pill, Capsimax Sport was primarily marketed as a pre-workout supplement but it was still a capsicum product that can help people to lose weight.
In this review, I’m going to focus on the original Capsimax fat burning diet pill. It’s an in-depth review. I’ll begin by providing a brief introduction to the product and then move on to looking at the manufacturer’s claims.
Next, I’ll explain what the ingredients are and what they can do. I’ll tell you about any Capsimax side effects too. This is information you will need to help you make a sensible decision when trying to decide if Capsiplex is a suitable option for you.
As always, I also take a look at the cost of using the product and let you know if it’s likely to provide good value for money.
Capsiplex: The Promised Benefits
- Increases your body’s metabolic rate
- Increases energy expenditure
- Helps you to burn extra calories
- Helps suppress hunger
- Reduces body mass and body fat
How Does Capsiplex Work?
Capsiplex is a fat burner. More specifically, it’s a capsule-type supplement you take once per day.
One of the things it aims to do is reduce hunger. When you are trying to lose weight, you need to eat less food. This generally causes hunger. It’s the first and greatest hurdle most dieters have to face. Any product that can reduce hunger can make easier to lose weight and get slim.
As you may be aware, calories are a unit of energy. We use calories to measure how much energy we are putting into our bodies. We also use calories to keep track of how many calories we burn. The only way to lose weight is to take in fewer calories per day than you burn. This forces the body to obtain extra energy by burning it’s fat.
If you want to know more about calories and their relationship with body weight, I have written an article that explains: What Are Calories And How Do You Count Them?
Capsiplex also contains ingredients that increase your body’s resting metabolic rate and energy expenditure.
Your body is always expending (using) energy. That means you are burning calories 24 hours a day. However, when you are sleeping or sitting still, your body only needs to use energy to do the important things such as keeping your heart beating and helping your other organs do the things they have to do. Believe it or not, even thinking requires energy.
Physical movement also requires energy to power it and the more active you are the more energy you need. That’s why exercise is always recommended for anyone who is trying to lose weight.
Exercise raises the metabolic rate and increases energy expenditure. It makes you burn more calories (of energy per day). Certain natural compounds, like capsicum, can do these things too.
By elevating the resting metabolic rate and increasing energy expenditure, the ingredients in Capsiplex can help you burn extra fat per day, even while you are resting.
However, it’s not a miracle pill. Capsiplex will only help you to lose weight if you keep your calorie intake sufficiently low.
Losing Weight: Things to Bear in Mind
All diet pills are supplements. A “supplement” is an addition. Some people work two jobs to “supplement” their income.
Diet pills and other weight loss supplements, supplement the efforts you are already making by controlling your diet and, hopefully, getting some exercise if your health permits it. (Do You Have to Exercise to Lose Weight?)
Who Makes Capsiplex? (A Capsiplex History Lesson)
At the time of writing this review, Capsiplex diet pill was being sold under the Bauer Nutrition brand name. This was not always the case. The first time I did a Capsiplex review it was for a client’s website. That was back in 2009. At that time Capsiplex was distributed by a Scottish company called Advanced Health Limited.
In mid-2015, the Capsiplex Website stopped selling Capsiplex and began selling Capsiplex Sport instead. There was another change as well. The product was not being marketed by Bauer Group DMCC. The address shown on the site was still the same (10 Payne Street, GLASGOW).
However, Capsiplex had already been listed as a Bauer product on the Bauer Nutrition website for a couple of years so it appears the company had already bought Advanced Nutrition or that Advanced Nutrition was only a trading name.
Either way, although the Capsiplex website was no longer selling the original Capsiplex fat burner it was still possible to buy the original Capsiplex via the Bauer Nutrition website. It continues to be available to this day (information accurate at the time of this review – March 2020).
The Capsiplex website was later taken down and anyone trying to visit the site is redirected to the Capsiplex sales page on the Bauer Nutrition Website.
So Capsiplex is distributed by Bauer Nutrition, which is presently owned by Wolfson Brands. The company is based in Cyprus but operates out of several international offices, one of which is in Glasgow. Wolfson Brands is a reputable company that’s responsible for many leading supplement brands.
Wolfson Brands appears to know its stuff and conduct its business in a reputable way. I believe it’s a company you can trust and Bauer Nutrtion is one of its leading brands.
Capsiplex: List of Ingredients
The key ingredient in Capsiplex is CapsiMax. It’s a branded capsicum extract that has three extra ingredients to provide additional support.
Although CapsiMax is a proprietary blend, Wolfson Berg isn’t trying to make it difficult to judge the potency. The company doesn’t just say Capsiplex contains CapsiMax, it provides a breakdown of the individual ingredients instead.
Each (500 mg) Capsiplex capsule provides:
- Caffeine Anhydrous (138 mg)
- Capsicum (80.34 mg)
- Niacin (16 mg)
- Piperine (5 mg)
The capsules also contain unspecified amounts of brown rice flour and magnesium stearate. If you do the mathematics, you will realize these two ingredients account for more than half the capsule content. That’s interesting because the manufacturer does not bill either one as a key ingredient.
A Review of the Ingredients And Their Capabilities
Caffeine anhydrous is an ingredient in many supplement formulations. It’s a high-potency white powder that provides a quick burst of caffeine.
One of the good things about caffeine is its ability to boost energy levels and increase mental focus. It’s one of the most popular legal stimulants in the world.
Caffeine in diet pills can help prevent diet-related fatigue. Research shows caffeine can help you to lose weight.
The first way it helps is by increasing metabolism. Caffeine also increases thermogenesis.
Thermogenesis is an ongoing process that causes the body to disperse energy into the atmosphere as heat.
Here’s a link to a study that demonstrates how caffeine can influence weight loss: Normal Caffeine Consumption: Influence on Thermogenesis and Daily Energy Expenditure in Lean and Postobese Human Volunteers.
Each Capsiplex capsule provides slightly more caffeine than you would get from a standard-strength cup of coffee. However, it will be hit your system much faster than the caffeine you would get by drinking a cup of coffee.
If you are unusually sensitive to caffeine, its presence in the formulation may cause you to experience jitters and/or other caffeine-related side effects but most people should be okay.
Capsicum red pepper extracts provide capsaicinoids (capsaicin). It’s the compound that puts the fire in hot chili peppers. All members of the capsicum family contain capsaicin in varying amounts.
Research shows the capsaicin peppers provide can assist weight loss by suppressing appetite. Here’s a link to a study conducted at Laval University (Ste-Foy, Québec, Canada): Effects of Red Pepper on Appetite and Energy Intake
However, the compound is more highly valued for its ability to support accelerated fat burning by increasing metabolism and thermogenesis. Several studies show the capsaicin in red peppers is a natural fat burner that works.
Researchers at Maastricht University in the Netherlands evaluated the data from 30 of the studies and confirm the the ingredient’s ability to promote fat burning without causing any significant increase in blood pressure: Acute Effects of Capsaicin on Energy Expenditure and Fat Oxidation in Negative Energy Balance.
Capsicum is a very good natural fat burner, but in its normal state, it may cause some people to experience heartburn and other digestive issues. The manufacturer gets around this by using a special “Omnibead” technology that locks the fiery compounds inside and does not release them until the Omnibead is in the intestines. This delaying action helps prevent gastric distress.
Niacin is also known as Vitamin B3. One of the things it does is help the body make use of the energy provided by food. It’s a common trait with B Vitamins that’s why niacin and/or other B Vitamins are key ingredients in energy drinks.
Piperine is an alkaloid. It’s naturally occurring in black pepper. Supplement manufacturers often use piperine extracts because piperine helps the body absorb other ingredients. In so doing it enhances their potency and makes them work more quickly.
The other two ingredients are probably included as binders and fillers.
Magnesium stearate is often used as a flow agent. One of the things it’s good for is stopping the formulation from sticking to the machinery used in the production process. It also helps prevent the ingredients from clumping together.
Brown rice is a nutritious ingredient that provides several vitamins and minerals and is high in natural fiber.
Eating brown rice may assist in weight loss because it’s high in natural fiber. This makes it good for filling up the stomach. However, the amount of brown rice a Capsiplex capsule provides won’t be enough to offer any benefit. It’s probably only included to give the capsule contents a little extra bulk. (https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/is-brown-rice-good-for-you)
The Truth About the Capsiplex Ingredient Profile
OmniBead is a patented technology that’s used for a capsicum extract called CapsiMax.
CapsiMax was developed by OmniActive Health Technologies. The company sells it to diet pill manufacturers who wish to use it in their products.
Capsicum is not the only ingredient encapsulated in the OmniBead. The ingredient also contains caffeine, niacin, and piperine. (https://omniactives.com/capsimax/)
So, although the Capsiplex marketing material does not state it, the capsules are a combination of CapsiMax, brown rice flour, and magnesium stearate.
This is not an issue. I only point it out to help avoid confusion. The important thing to know is, CapsiMax is generally believed to be the best capsicum extract in the world. It’s not just a good weight loss ingredient, it’s one of the best.
How to Use Capsiplex
If you want good results from this product you will need to use it alongside a low-calorie diet. It will also help if you try to get more exercise.
You only take one Capsiplex capsule each day. The manufacturer states it’s best to take it is in the morning unless exercise is on the agenda. On exercise days, the best thing to do is take Capsiplex 30-60 minutes before training.
Although the manufacturer does not offer this recommendation, if you are planning on using this product I suggest you take it alongside a meal. Doing so will help line the stomach to offer extra protection against heartburn.
Words of Wisdom
If you are pregnant or nursing a child, please don’t take any kind of supplement without getting clearance from your doctor first.
If you have an existing medical condition of any kind at all, it would also be unwise to use supplements without checking with your doctor first.
Certain supplement ingredients can present interaction issues when combined with medication. It doesn’t matter if the medication has been prescribed by a doctor, a dentist, or another medical professional. If you are taking medication, don’t use it with supplements without asking a doctor first.
*Information on the Diet Pill Ninja website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice.
Does Capsiplex Have Honorable Customer Reviews?
The former Emmerdale Farm (UK TV series) Roxanne Pallett has nothing but good things to say about the product. She says it’s natural, has no side effects and fits easily into her daily lifestyle. As far as the results go, Roxanne states Capsiplex has helped her to lose weight without having to deprive herself.
The former UK glamour girl and Page 3 pin-up model Nicola McLean is also a fan. Known for being one of the “Sexiest Girls in Britain”, Nicola says Capsiplex helped her to keep her figure in perfect shape.
It’s good that Roxanne Pallett and Nicola McLean have said such good things about the product but they are both former Capsiplex ambassadors. Time is money so it’s likely they were paid for their endorsements.
Bearing in mind the credentials the main ingredients have, it seems likely that both ladies have had genuine success with the product. However, I still prefer to see what normal customers have to say.
Needless to say, I’m not going to trust the reviews available on the Bauer Nutrition website. I see that as being a biased source and would rather see what Amazon customers are saying instead. When I visited the various Amazon sites to examine customer feedback for the purposes of this Capsiplex diet pill review, I found a mixture of good and bad reviews. Some people love the product, others say it does not work.
A Positive Customer Experience
A Negative Customer Experience
Does Capsiplex Cause Side Effects?
I found several reviews left by customers complaining the pills gave them heartburn. That suggests the OmniBead technology may not always be 100% efficient. However, such reports are in the minority most people appear to be able to use Capsiplex without experiencing any side effects at all. I also can’t help but wonder if the people who got heartburn were chewing the capsules instead of swallowing them whole.
It’s possible people who are very sensitive to caffeine may find using the capsules causes them to experience jitters, headaches, or other caffeine-related side effects. However, the caffeine content is not particularly high (a little more than a cup of coffee) and, if you are unusually sensitive to caffeine there is a good chance you will already know it and realize this is a product to avoid.
I was surprised to see a few reviewers mentioning flushing of the skin but I made the connection straight away. The symptoms they describe are those you normally get when experiencing niacin flush. This sometimes occurs when you take high doses of niacin, but Capsiplex only provides 16 mg. That’s not particularly high.
Sixteen milligrams is the niacin RDA for men. The RDA for women is 14 mg per day. However, niacin flush does not present any dangers. Supplements often provide doses that are higher than the RDA and research shows it’s rare for flushing to occur with doses that are less than 35 mg per day. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK114304/)
With this in mind, I can’t help but wonder if the individuals that report flushing were also drinking energy drinks or using Capsiplex alongside other products that provide high levels of niacin.
Customer reviews suggest most Capsiplex users don’t experience side effects but if you have any doubts about this or any other supplement, the best thing to do is ask your doctor for advice.
The Best Place to Buy Capsiplex
There are two ways to buy Capsiplex. The best option is to buy it directly from the Bauer Nutrition website. Doing so always gets you the best price.
The second option is to buy it from Amazon but going that route doesn’t allow you to take advantage of discounts or special deals.
As far as the price goes, Capsiplex is surprisingly cheap. A 30-day supply of Capsiplex costs $39.95 / £29.95. That’s not bad at all. Especially for such a good quality product.
Buying Capsiplex is even cheaper when you take advantage of special deals.
The first way you can save money is to order two boxes of Capsiplex instead of one. When you do this, the manufacturer gives you a third box for free. If you order three boxes, you can generally get six boxes for the price of three. That’s a 50% saving on every box and you may also be interested to learn shipping is always free.
The other way you can save money is to take advantage of the flash sales that are almost always available on the Bauer Nutrition website.
The Flash Sales offer additional savings. Generally up to 20%. You’ll know if a flash sale is running because a banner at the bottom of the screen will let you know how long the offer runs for and tell you the code you need to enter when you reach the checkout.
If you want to get the most up to date price and check if a flash sale is running, CLICK HERE
After the Sale (What Happens Next)
We’re getting close to the end of this Capsiplex review now so it’s time to look at the level of customer service that’s offered along with details of the Capsiplex money-back guarantee and product returns.
It’s easy to contact the manufacturer. Several options are available. One way is to use the chat facility on the Bauer Nutrition website. The site provides an email address and an online contact form as well.
The site also provides several contact telephone numbers. Theses are presented at the top of the page and automatically show the telephone number that’s most appropriate for the region you are in.
It’s not uncommon for companies to offer telephone support via centers based in the UK and USA but the Bauer Nutrition website offers these two popular options along with several more including call centers in Italy and Spain. That’s impressive. As far as customer support goes, everything is first-rate.
It’s also worth mentioning the site is available in several language options and the currency presented adjusts automatically to allow you to pay in your local currency. This helps you avoid the foreign transaction fees your card issuer may otherwise apply to your card.
If you need to change the language or currency options you can do so via the small drop-down menus at the top right-hand side of the screen.
Guarantee and Product Returns
The manufacturer offers a 60-day money-back guarantee plus an extra 7 days on top. This allows you 60 days to try the product and see what it can do and still have a week to make your product returns.
The refund is for the full price of the product. It does not include any shipping charges but that’s normal with diet pill guarantees and is not unfair.
Capsiplex Review — Diet Pill Ninja Conclusion
Capsiplex is a pretty good product. It obviously works for a lot of people but that’s not surprising. The formulation contains natural weight loss ingredients that have proven capabilities.
If you are mainly looking for something that can suppress appetite you may be better going for an alternative product instead. If help with hunger is all you need, I suggest choosing a good glucomannan product instead. Although capsicum is a proven appetite suppressant, glucomannan tends to be better but it’s not a fat burner and it doesn’t support weight loss in other ways. (More About Glucomannan)
If you are primarily looking for a good fat burner that will speed up your metabolism and help you to burn extra calories, the capsicum extract and caffeine in the Capsiplex will get the job done.
Although some people claim they failed to lose weight even though they were using the product alongside a low-calorie diet, you cannot argue with science. Capsicum extract boosts metabolism. So does caffeine. That being the case, the people who failed to lose weight must have failed to keep an accurate track of the number of calories they were eating. It’s not just about choosing low-calorie options, you need to keep your overall calorie intake low. If you need further explanation and guidance, I have an article that can help: What Are Calories And How Do You Count Them?
If you are looking for a cheap fat burner that works, Capsiplex is a good option. Better still, it’s an option that has a money-back guarantee. That means there are no monetary risks involved and you have nothing to lose. Just bear in mind it’s probably best not to take the capsules on an empty stomach and remember to keep your calorie intake nice and low.
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