Diet Spotlight states that there is no clinical evidence to support the use of Lipodrene as a weight-loss agent. The primary ingredients in Lipodrene appear to be caffeine and ephedra extract. Ephedra extract is unlikely to lead to weight loss, says Consumer Reports Magazine, because it contains no ephedrine.
Alkaloids of ephedrine were banned by the Food and Drug Administration in 2004. Many manufacturers of diet pills are trying to deceive consumers into believing their pills still contain the effective (and dangerous) ephedrine by using the similarly-sounding ingredient ephedra extract. Diet Pill Superstore says it will no longer carry Lipodrene because the manufacturer's claims about the product are no longer supported by the actual ingredients in the product.