Leptinal is an oil-based supplement developed and sold by Wellness Resources.
Its primary function is to lower leptin levels. In theory, this may help reduce the appetite, but Leptinal is probably better described as a health supplement rather than one that is intended for weight loss.
The marketing material describes it as a “premier formula for both weight management and cardiovascular health” and the main promised benefits are:
- Supports thyroid function
- Encourages healthy cholesterol levels
- Encourages healthy blood pressure
- Supports healthy bones and nerves
What Is Leptinal and How Does It Work for Weight loss?
Leptin is a hormone manufactured by fat cells and a higher amount of body fat generally results in elevated leptin levels. When this occurs the brain sends out signals that reduce the desire for food and increase the metabolism to burn extra calories.
In an ideal world this in-built biological function would help keep everyone slim, but we do not live in an ideal world. Some people can become leptin resistant and this is believed to be one of the main causes of obesity.
Wellness Resources claim Leptinal is designed to be a “leptin helper”, but they do not explain which of the ingredients used in the formulation achieve this or how. At first glance the sales page appears to contain a lot of information, but it’s really just an explanation of certain biological functions that their product is “designed” to assist.
Key Ingredients and Blend Potential
Two capsules provide:
- Marine Lipid Oil (1000mg): A source of Omega-3, Omega-6, and Omega-9 fatty acids. Omega-3 reduces triglyceride production. When triglyceride levels are high it increases the risk of heart disease and strokes, so Omega-3 is generally considered to be a heart-friendly nutrient.
- Borage Oil (550mg): A plant derived oil that’s good for reducing inflammation and is sometimes used as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Borage oil can also be good for reducing anxiety, breast pain and other symptoms of PMS.
- Pomegranate Extract (200 mg): Considered to be one of the healthiest fruits on earth, pomegranates are are packed full of antioxidants and vitamins and minerals. Pomegranate is a natural anti-inflammatory, offers many other benefits, and may be good for lowering the risk of heart disease and cancer.
- Sytrinol (100mg): A proprietary blend of palm-derived tocotrienols and citrus-derived polymethoxylated flavones. It’s alleged to be capable of lowering cholesterol levels and protecting the heart, but there does not appear to be a great deal of evidence to back up these claims
- Tocotrienols (20 mg): An ingredient derived from Rice Oryza Oil. Tocotrienols are one of eight compounds that combine to form Vitamin E. Tocotrienols are believed to provide many health benefits and are sometimes used as a treatment for clogged arteries and for lowering cholesterol levels.
Leptinal Customer Comments
Some customers say the product works well. Others say it does not work at all.
A few typical customer reviews read:
Leptinal Side Effects & Health Considerations
Wellness Resources fail to say if side effect are a possibility, but the product is unlikely to be suitable for women who are pregnant or nursing a child. People who have existing health issues should always ask a doctor for advice before using any brand of supplement for the first time. The same advice is offered to people who are taking medication or planning to use Leptinal alongside other supplements.
Where to Buy Leptinal
You can buy Leptinal from the manufacturer’s website and two options are available. There’s a 90-capsule bottle that retails at $44 and a 180-capsule bottle that costs $79. Dieters who are using six capsules per day will go through 180 capsules every month, so the bigger bottle may be the best one to buy.
Leptinal does not have a money back guarantee.
There is no adequate information about how this formulation may change leptin levels. It’s possible that it may do so, but there is no proof.
Even if Leptinal can successfully suppress the appetite, hunger control alone may not be enough to encourage weight loss. The best diet pills offer multiple benefits.
This gives dieters a better chance of success. We have no doubt that this supplement may offer other health benefits, but nearly $80 per month is a hefty price tag for a product of this nature, and there is no money back guarantee. We suggest all potential users take a look at the alternatives and then think long and hard before deciding to give this one a go.
Jane Wright has a wealth of experience in the supplement industry. She has been on both sides of the fence by first helping to create products and then critically reviewing them. Jane is a keen fitness fanatic and hates the current trend of fad diets. Jane’s No1 tip – Avoid products with hype and trendy new ingredients, tried and tested is the wiser choice. Read more here