LipoRidPM to Never Count Sheep Again

John Chow dot Com is not a blog strictly about how to make money online. We’ve seen a number of “rambling” posts from John, for example, as well as posts highlighting his culinary exploits. That said, the vast majority of review requests that come through this way have to do with affiliate marketing, blog designs, and that kind of thing. Such is not the case today.

Strangely, the review today is for a natural sleep aid and fat burner called LipoRidPM. This has to be one of the most off-the-wall requests that I have seen come through John Chow dot Com in quite some time.

The Pitfalls of the Dot Com Lifestyle

Most people like to applaud the advantages of the dot com lifestyle. You are not bound to any single location and you don’t have to have any set working hours. You can work form the comfort of your home, even in your pajamas and bunny slippers if that’s what you’d like to do. Working from home as an online entrepreneur, freelance writer, or any number of other professions sounds awfully appealing, right?

Well, the dot com lifestyle also has its pitfalls. because you feel like you can work at any time of the day, you may feel like you should be working at every hour of the day. This can result in long hours in front of the computer, a lack of exercise, poor nutrition, and a less than stellar night’s sleep. The LipoRidPM natural supplement might not help you with exercise, but they say that it can help you with sleep and weight loss.

She looks pretty peaceful, right? According to the official page, this “natural non-prescription sleep aid” will get you to sleep deeper longer and to lose weight faster. They claim that there are no side effects whatsoever, because LipoRidPM is made from all-natural ingredients.

Stop Counting Sheep and Start Losing Pounds

There are two components to LipoRidPM, attacking both your needs for proper rest and a healthy weight. According to the FAQ, LipoRidPM is “a nighttime sleep aid that suppresses after dinner food cravings, promotes sound restful sleep and round-the-clock fat-burning activity.”

There are several advantages to taking the natural route over prescription drugs. When you take prescription sleep medication, you enter what is known as a medicated sleep and this is not the deep REM sleep that provides the best kind of rest. LipoRidPM is said to lull you into a natural sleep while suppressing your post-dinner appetite. They also remind you that LipoRidPM isn’t just for obese people and it is safe for everyone.

Really? That’s How It Works?

I’m naturally skeptical about a long of things and these “natural supplements” are no exception. It could be because of my background in psychology, but I’m always on the lookout for proper studies that explain how (and whether) certain health supplements (as well as drugs, therapies, and so on) work. Hitting up the How It Works page for LipoRidPM, I find this “helpful” graphic.

So, I order the pills, pick them up from my doorstep, pop a couple before bed, and wake up feeling refreshed. That’s exactly the description I needed! Riiight…

I don’t expect a full medical explanation, but some supporting information would certainly help to legitimize LipoRidPM as a viable sleep aid and not some shady fly-by-night operation. The mass populace trusts the value of gingko, glucosamine sulfate, and other natural supplements, but they’ll want some reassurance about a relatively unknown supplement like LipoRidPM. The writeups on the Why Go Natural and Sleep Science pages are a good start, but I’d just like to see some references for where they got this information.

The Price of a Good Night’s Sleep

So, how much does it cost? If you want to buy LipoRidPM, you are rewarded for buying more. There’s a bulk discount. A single bottle, which is enough for one month, sells for $29.95. If you buy two bottles, you get a third bottle free. This works out to $19.97 a bottle. Alternatively, you can get a five month supply for $89.85 ($17.97/bottle) or a nine month supply for $149.75 ($16.64/bottle).

How do I feel about LipoRidPM? The official website looks like an affiliate landing page to me, but I do appreciate that it is a 100% natural supplement. At the same time, you have to remember that “natural” does not equal “safe”. I would feel much more reassured if this product was tested and certified by a trusted third party, like the FDA or a similar governing body. Without that, I really have no idea what pills I’m popping.


31 thoughts on “LipoRidPM to Never Count Sheep Again”

  1. This has to be the oddest post I’ve seen so far on your blog. I know it’s a review, but it was definitely surprising to see a post about a sleep aid. I thought I had clicked a wrong link. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Eric Tan says:

      Awesome… but don’t need it, thats what i have work for….

      1. Unfortunately the quality of the site starts decreasing once products like this one start getting reviewed. But for $500.. If would do it too ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Dinh Trung says:

    My wife would be love it.
    Thanks for your post John.

    Dinh Trung

  3. Mat Packer says:

    Yeh that sounds healthy and natural…. John, Michael, I think you guys need to think a little more about reviewing a product like this, specially when you note yourself;

    “The official website looks like an affiliate landing page to me, but I do appreciate that it is a 100% natural supplement. At the same time, you have to remember that โ€œnaturalโ€ does not equal โ€œsafeโ€. I would feel much more reassured if this product was tested and certified by a trusted third party, like the FDA or a similar governing body. Without that, I really have no idea what pills Iโ€™m popping.”

    and then publish the link to their ordering page.. C’mon, we’re not that dumb around here, after all most of us have read your book.

    1. Just because it’s FDA approved doesn’t mean it’s safe either.

  4. Don’t need it.

    I suffer from Delayed Sleep-Phase Syndrome, but it has nothing to do with having sites. I’ve had it since I was a child & the way to keep this & some other sleeping disorders in check is to take Melatonin. You can get it over the counter.

    1. I thought melatonin was the chemical your body produced to pigment your skin. Not for sleeping disorders.

      1. Michael Kwan says:

        You’re thinking of melanin. That’s pigment. Melatonin a hormone related to sleep. It’s safe to take, but you’re not supposed to take it on a regular basis. Only if you’re recovering from jetlag or having a particular tough time sleeping that one night.

      2. Tyler Ingram says:

        If you keep taking melatonin supplements your body will eventually (overtime) stop producing it and you will be come dependent on it. Melatonin regulates your sleep cycle. Melatonin tells your body: Hey, I should start getting sleepy now…

  5. Just before I doze off… I read this, and while the review is reasonably honest, I really think that accepting these kind of sites for reviews here is stretching things a bit.

  6. Shaun Carter says:

    I really like the part on their website about how safe “all-natural supplements” are versus prescription medication:

    “Is LipoRid safe to take?

    Absolutely. LipoRid is all natural, the ingredients are not processed or chemically treated, so you can feel confident you will not be sacrificing you health and safety. Prescription medications kill about 100,000 Americans each year. No known deaths have been attributed to all natural supplements.”

    I sure would like to see their source for that tidbit at the end. Just because something is all-natural doesn’t mean it won’t hurt you.

    1. I think that you have a good point. B/c oil is all natural as well as poison ivy. However, I thought about taking some suppliments for sleep then I just thought if i stayed up long enough I would just fall asleep. If i can you know we all have a friend in benadryl.

  7. Gary says:

    I think the secret ingredient is milk from China. Melamine FTW!

    1. Mary says:

      Who knew melamine wasn’t just for cheap toiletseats and other plastics – It’s now also to be had in chocolate sold in your neighborhood supermarket – yeah! Just in time for Halloween :0

  8. Clog Money says:

    How are you meant to review this product without trying it out?

    Ridiculous review I’m surprised this one got accepted.

  9. Joe says:

    This is really bad and I think it degrades the quality if this normally excellent blog. The whole thing reads like an infomercial and the author then adds that final paragraph to try and add a bit of balance, which is too late. I hope John will remove this article from his site. Sad day for this blog ๐Ÿ™

  10. Josten says:

    waste of time and money

  11. Do you really needed 500$ that bad?

  12. John,


    Are you trying to say that we look fat and tired? I am hurt. ๐Ÿ™ I guess I will go buy some sleeping pills and fat burners.



  13. Neil Tolbert says:

    Uh? Oh sorry… I feel asleep half way through reading this post.

    1. I didn’t even bother reading it when I saw the title. Worst post I’ve seen here.

      1. Tushar Dhoot says:

        I don’t know about worst but definitely a rather wierd one.

  14. Mel says:

    don’t take this the wrong way but it is sad that john has to stoop this low and review a sleeping aid on his blog… one of those things that brings down the quality of the blog. i think you should be more selective in choosing your reviews … even considering the fact that this blog is for misc. ramblings. i guess you see the money rather than quality — which goes against everything you said when you first started blogging. do you really need the $500 that bad? i guess this post answers it.

  15. Debo Hobo says:

    Make that money man!!!!!

  16. Mary says:

    John, we already get inundated with pitches for overpriced supplements. If I wanted to be sold supplements, I’d visit iVillage or sth. like that.

    Did you know that anyone can make and sell supplements?

    There are hardly any regulations to follow. If this was an article about how to mix your own herbs together and sell them, it would’ve at least went along with your theme of how to make money online.

  17. You can buy melatonin for 1/3 the price of LipoRidPM and there’s plenty of documentation on its effectiveness and safety. A better way to get more sleep is exercise more. The sedentary lifestyle is not the healthiest one and pills might give you a better sleep, but you’ll have other problems to deal with if you don’t become more active.

  18. All natural is great, but does not automatically mean no side affects for everyone…
    Do they provide results from proper clinical trials?

  19. Maybe I should just break down and buy a bottle. Really I prefer valium though.

  20. says:

    i will try time management

  21. John man – I understand u got $500 for this but grab some brains – try a small but of relevancy one in a while, heh?

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