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Lipozene and MetaboUp False Advertising Class Action Lawsuit

By Matt O’Donnell


LipozeneMetaboUpObesity Research Institute has been hit with a false advertising class action lawsuit for making claims “too good to be true” about its diet drugs/supplements, Lipozene and MataboUp.
According to the class action lawsuit, Obesity Research Institute uses bold fonts and “official looking seals” on its product packaging that lead consumers to believe that Lipozene and MataboUp diet pills are clinically proven to “reduce pounds of body fat and weight without a change in lifestyle.” The products also misleadingly state that not only users will lose weight merely by taking the product, but that 78% of each pound lost will be pure body fat.
“In reality, the too good to be true claims made by Obesity Research Institute are just that and the Defendant is and has been misrepresenting the effectiveness of its weight loss products to the general public in order to reap windfall profits,” the Lipozene and MataboUp class action lawsuit states.
As a result, consumers have been unfairly duped into paying $29.95 a bottle for diet pills that do not provide the advertising benefits “whatsoever.”
The MataboUp and Lipozene class action lawsuit is brought on behalf of all persons, nationwide, who purchased Obesity Research Institute’s diet products, including a sub-class of California residents who purchased the products. It is seeking class certification, damages and restitution for alleged violations of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, false advertising, unfair competition, breach of express warranty, and breach of implied warranty.

Updated January 6th, 2012

Originally Published November 1st, 2011 


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  • Anonymous November 9, 2011

    I had tried this product, Lipozene, and it hasnt done anything for me except the company taking my money.$29.95 first month and 59.95 there after. Tried cancelling this product but couldnt reach anyone.

  • Anonymous June 14, 2012

    Tried product with no results lost money could not get refund back

  • It works for me January 13, 2013

    Lipozene does work. Eat healthy take the pill and be active. I lost 10lbs in a week. I have not tried Metabo up. Buy the damn pills from Walmart.

    • Liz January 2, 2014

      Lol. True that, buy the damn pills at Walmart. It does work for me!

    • pp April 11, 2014

      me too….i lost 50pds

      • Liz May 22, 2015

        It actually worked for you?Which ones did you take?

  • virginia February 6, 2013

    I have tried this drug and its done nothing i still have my birth weight . I am up set and it didn’t help myself estime. I feel fat and ugly

    • Rosalie Martinez January 25, 2014

      I’am giving it a try have to really want to lose the weight..and at least do some walking and try to eat right its not easy ..but so far I really like the Metabo Up helps gets me moving during the day

    • Kerry May 26, 2015

      I know this is old but I just wanted to say that I know how you feel. I had my son 4 months ago & I weigh more now than I did when he was born because of PPD. I feel fat & ugly. My husband says he doesn’t care how much I weigh, but I know I look nothing like the woman he married & I feel ashamed that I let myself get like this. It’s depressing & being depressed makes it all the more difficult to lose weight. I bought lipozene but haven’t tried it yet. After reading this I don’t have high expectations. I hope that you were able to feel better about yourself regardless of the efficacy of lipozene.

  • Spikes February 18, 2013

    Hi I got the diet pills and for a month and it having done nothing for me yet how much weight you suppose to loose taking this stuff I want to no should keep taking it some one please answer me thank you may god bless you all

  • cOOLJQ February 26, 2013

    You people make me mad! OF COURSE you are not going to lose weight eating like a pig and taking these pills! You have to eat healthy and take them. They “HELP” weight loss, not cause weight loss.

    • dirk January 4, 2014

      how about some exercise and spending the 29.95 on healthy food instead of this garbage you fools LOLOL!!!

    • RamBam February 20, 2014

      Loved your comment…you are absolutely right. I gained 20 lbs thru menopause….and eating late at night.
      I got the pills with the free MetalboUP and lost 15 in 3 wks. The only bummer was not sleeping well because I was so active…. Nothing works ALONE

  • Denise J Wheeler March 10, 2013

    I have been on lipozene before and it has helped me with eating less and I buy mine at wal-mart for $19.98. And has anyone taken the metaboup yet and can they be taken with the lipozene.

    • michell January 30, 2014

      I’ve been taking lipozene for about 3 weeks I’ve changed my diet and I go to the gym 5 times a week and ive seen so many results in my body. I have not gotten on a scale yet but the way my clothes are falling of off my butt I would say ive lost about 25 to 30 pounds. I just started taking metabo-up and boy does it give me energy. I;ve been bouncing off the walls.In order to see results you need to get off your butt and change your diet sitting on you ass eating a double cheese burger and taking lipozene are not going to make you lose weight.

      • RamBam February 20, 2014

        Totally agree! I started juicing and stopped eating at night. The metalboUP really helps. Lost 15 lbs in 3 weeks

    • Tina McGriff February 4, 2014

      Yes, you can take MetaboUP with Lipozene. I take it and it gives me energy to get going.

      • diamond March 19, 2014

        so when i take lipozene with metaboup how many do i take each

    • Jessie April 24, 2014

      Yes the metabo up plus can be taken with the lipozene. It’s recommended to take it once a day 30 minutes before exercising.

  • mary cardet March 13, 2013

    advertised at 3.95. Nothing said on ad that it had caffeine in it. I thought I was having a heart attack. Threw it away. Then a charge went through for
    89.41 They will not refund the money. I am filing complaints with bbb. consumer affairs and FTC

  • Michele June 4, 2013

    I have been taken lipozene for 2 months now I get 2 bottles at Walmart for 19.98 and I have been getting on the top of them free trails of metabo up and I like the metabo up it gives me energy and I like that have not lost but about 15 pounds in the 2 months I have been on it I’m not pleased I’ve exercised three days a week for at least 1 hr too 2 hrs at a time and I walk but nothing going faster so y’all tell me I’m drinking the water all the time with and with out the pills cut out all soda and other sugar drinks I have went from fried too baked and more veggies than others still nothing so tell me I have done all things but nothing working so hint will be thoughtful thanks !!!

    • Rosa March 13, 2014

      I think that the only way you will see a difference is if you change your workout plan and stop eating after 6 and if you are hungry then eat a piece of grilled chicken or a little saled to sustain your appitate

  • Km June 29, 2013

    I have been using product for two months. I exercise, and dont eat alot. I havent lost a pound. It makes me sweat uncontrollably. Leg cramps and brusises I cant explained, wonder if its from this? Purchased @ walmart. Two bottles in one package.

    • Tina February 4, 2014

      Make sure you’re taking in enough calories or your body will go in starvation mode and you will have a hard time loosing weight.

      • Al Sc March 20, 2014

        Yep u have to eat rt or u will gain if u try to eat to little.

  • mrs talalasi August 14, 2013

    ive been on the product for three weeks have lost 20 pounds it does work but you have to eat right and exercise. The weight will come off but you cant just eat anything you want you have to eat right and it will work

  • mrs talalasi August 14, 2013

    oh i bought mine at walmart its cheaper and if you dont like it take it back with receipt and the give money back

  • Mary Beth August 17, 2013

    I have tried the Lipozine it did nothing for me. I lost nothing in inches and it was very disappointing. I also had the metaboUp with is and that did seem to kick it up a notch even though I did not loose one pound during the Two months I have been taking them daily

  • jennifer currier September 26, 2013

    i tried lipozene it did nothing for me and was expensive

  • CONG NGUYEN October 2, 2013

    I was stupid enough to buy not once, but twice, thinking it would double my results which never came as promised

  • Carol #7 October 6, 2013

    I want my money back. All this did is give me false hope for losing weight.

  • Terry October 7, 2013

    i did not see any positive results, like to get refud

  • ann October 9, 2013

    I tried lipozene and paid too much money for the product, it came with metaboup but then I found lipozene at walmart for 1995 and took it without metaboup and without metaboup it does not have the same effects as with . I did see results, well other people saw results, I did lose some but my clothes did get loser, I found something that is natural and works better now

    • Gloria July 28, 2014

      What did you find that’s natural.

    • WW January 17, 2016

      Yes, I am late or very late lol. Ann what did you find? And by the way Lipozene nor MetaboUP did not do any thing for me, and I workout 3 times a week and I am not a big eater, but I do eat health. All I can say is It work for some but not for me. I purchased it from Walgreen and I will be taking it back.

  • kellie miner December 23, 2013

    I have been taking 6 capsules of lipozene 3 times a day for the last 4 months and have seen no results at all. I took it just like it says to on the box but have lost no poundage or inches I kept taking it thinking that it just takes time. what a joke another product out there just to get your money and not produce results. feel like I got ripped off.

  • Damian December 28, 2013

    Most Americans are SPOILED and LAZY as hell. Always looking for the easy way out and suing people to make a quick buck. Your Fat ass can’t lose weight gobbling pounds of garbage and not exercising. I have seen fat ass’s eating ham burgers with donuts and whip cream combined together. I don’t think these SORRY,LAZY, BASTARDS you should get dime.

  • Bill January 1, 2014

    I tried Lipozene and Metaboup 3 years ago and i did lose alot of weight. I believe most of it was due to my committing to a better diet and exercise. When i stopped doing that the weight came back on. It’s possible Lipozene kept me active, but despite what they say, you “DO” have to change your “Lifestyle” to make it work. Unfortunately you can’t believe everything they say. There is no “Free Trial” and like everything else it’s a marketing scam. Once you order, the price goes up and they can charge whatever they want to your Credit Card and there is no Refund. I say if you want to try it, buy it off the shelf, but it takes time and commitment to work.

  • David January 17, 2014

    I weighed. 318 pounds when i started taking both pills togerher and bought a punching bag and gloves and beat the hell outta that thing everyday for three months now and im down to 254 and counting. Of course it wont do anything if u eat McDonald’s and sit on couch. If u believe the package aand think it would u are a dumbass. If there was a pill that u could take where u could eat reeses and drink mt dew and do nothing but sit on your nuts and lose weight ill take a lifetime supply. But this is the real world u fucking morons. Lol

    • Isa January 23, 2014

      YOUR SO RIGHT!!!!!

    • daniel March 13, 2014

      David this is more or less what I just posted lol….I tell ya what I know it works just like you do, it’s like the ole song says “something for nothing” I’m bound and determined to get back into the 200’s again, mainly because I miss sports and I have two boys one in baseball and one will be starting tee ball soon and I’ve gotta get out there with them, so keep on keeping on

  • Isa January 23, 2014

    They sell it at Walmart??

    • brimo83 January 26, 2014

      Yes they sell it at Walmart

  • brimo83 January 26, 2014

    Yes they sell it at Walmart

  • daniel March 13, 2014

    so the box doesn’t say to exercise or eat healthy, that means a lot of people don’t have the common sense to pour pee out of a boot with the directions written on the heel…..that being said I started taking it mid February at that time I weighed 330, now me being kinda smart I cut my sugar intake down (sodas, energy drinks, cookies, candy, etc) and started getting more active, I weighed myself yesterday at work (fedex scale) because they are really accurate and I’m now down to 318, this makes me very happy, so have some common sense folks, because it’s not printed on the box doesn’t mean you have to keep doing what you’re doing, is the box misleading maybe it’s just common sense

  • Laquita Colbert March 29, 2014

    I was mislead also when I bought this product, I still have some pills left over.

  • Ana April 9, 2014

    This is my first time taking this pills how many do you take of lipozene and metaboup per day

  • jenny May 6, 2014

    seriously, eating right and exercising will help you loose weight. if you read up on the ingredients in this “super” pill you’ll realize its useless. spend the money on educating yourself on nutrition

    • J Martin August 2, 2014

      I agree jenny

  • Barry June 3, 2014

    I bought mine online and I lost 20lbs! It works great! Just make sure to drink plenty of water.

  • J Martin August 2, 2014

    You people are really idiots. I was a pro fighter with a 24wins 2losses and 1draw record. Not saying it doesn’t work, but why waste money on some pill which may ave side effects, when all you have to do is put down the sodas and drink water.

    Did you know that drinking 2 gallons of water a day, will flush your system from all the toxins and fat. Sure for the first around a week you will pee like a Russian race horse, but your body will adapt and then you will piss as you normal.

    Continue to eat just cut down not hard and for heaven’s sake stop eating fast food.

    Most of my diet is breakfast: milk, 2 hard boiled eggs, and yogurt, lunch: water, tuna or chicken salad and peach or other fruit, dinner: more water, grilled chicken breast, grapes strawberries or other fruit.

    I’m no doctor I just know what I was advised by my trainer and what works for me.

    Give this a try for around 2 weeks.

    NEWS FLASH You might want to exercise, and more than just lifting a hamburger and soda to your mouth, that’s not weight lifting, LMAO

  • BlackBart1955 August 5, 2014

    I started taking Lipozene and MetaboUP PLUS about 3 months ago because my doctor told me I had a severe case of edema and that I was so bad I would die if I didn’t lose weight fast. I weighed 315 pounds.

    I was looking for something I had used several years ago, but it doesn’t seem to be on the shelves anymore. Then, while I was in Wal-Mart, I saw a display for Lipozene and MetaboUP PLUS, so I decided to give them a try. I’m glad I did, because I began to lose weight immediately, until now, I’m at 285, so I’ve lost 30 lbs. since then.

    I think I lost the first 10 lbs. in the first few days, and I sure had to run to the toilet a lot because I was getting rid of a LOT of water all at once. Since then, I’ve been losing water several times a day-but not as much as in the first week. Nonetheless, I AM still losing weight, and my doctor is happy with my progress so far-as am I.

    I don’t exercise, as I know I should. Neither fo I take a full dosage. Otherwise, I’m sure I would lose even more weight even quicker, but I’m still happy with my progress so far. I just yesterday, went to Wal-Mart and bought a two-bottle pack of Lipozene and another bottle of MetaboUP PLUS to last for another 2 months. The instructions say to take 2 MetaboUP PLUS once a day. I take 1 a day. Lipozene is supposed to be taken 2 pills a half-hour before each meal, 3 times a day. I take only 2 pills first thing in the morning, along with the other pill.

    Bottom line: If you think it hasn’t worked for you, maybe you should give it a little more time for your body to adjust to it. When it came to buying my second box of Lipozene, I almost quit too, because after that initial first 10 lbs. I felt I wasn’t working anymore, but I decided that I would buy it and if it still didn’t work by the time the bottle was empty, then I would quit. Then about a week before the end of the last bottle, and luckily it was on a Saturday, I had to run to the toilet about every half-hour until I lost another 5 lbs of water weight that day, and I’ve been losing since.

  • Silvia September 3, 2014

    Quizás el metabolismo de cada quién es diferente yo yebo 2semanas tomándolas y e mirado una gran diferencia y sin dieta estoy poniéndome plana sin pansa estoy muy contenta con lipozene tendré para mucho rato grasias lipozene me as cambiado mi vida

  • Ruth October 9, 2014

    Paid a lot for this product, and it never worked!

  • Patricia January 24, 2015

    Se puede hacer ejercicio cuando estas tomando Lipozene. quiero empezar a tomar las pero no se si puedo hacer ejercicio o no es recomendable hacer ejercicio.

  • Veronica June 25, 2015

    I had taken loosened back in 2007 for about a month and found out I was pregnant. It had worked. I lost 10 lbs then. I have not had another baby in three years so I just bought two bottles of loosened and one bbottle of metabolic up plus at Wal-Mart Mart yesterday. I am 184 lbs now and I eat healthy. I changed my diet slowly these last five years from total junk ie nutty buddy box a day a case of dew a day to salads 3-6 oz protein twice a day and I like yogurts and coffee and tea now. Still trying to drink more water but I will keep working on it. I am hoping to get down to 120 by this time next year. It takes time and work or nothing happens honestly.

  • Marsha November 3, 2015

    I took it also and did not lose and weight. I exercised and still did not see a difference in my weight. So, this was false advertising to me, and I am pretty active.

  • Jenifer March 8, 2016

    Idk about the Lipozene working but I did and do take the Metaboup. The Metaboup does work! It gives you energy at the very least. Idk why ppl would believe a campaign that says that all you have to do is take a pill and you’ll lose weight. The original Lipozene campaign never promised a miracle. It said, “you didn’t have to change your CURRENT diet” which means Lipozene is an additive to a diet already in place. A good lawyer would know that and get the makers of the product off! Anyway…. the Metaboup DOES work with your body in a thermogenic way to increase the success of you losing weight.

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