Metabolife Review

 
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Editors’ Rating: 2/5 Average User Rating: 2.2/5 The good: A caffeine-free version is available. This is nice because most diet pills contain large doses of caffeine. The bad: When looking closely at the ingredients in Metabolife Ultra, there is very little uniqueness in the supplement complex. The bottom line: A very expensive supplement considering they […]

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Posted June 18, 2008 by

 
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Editors’ Rating: 2/5
Average User Rating: 2.2/5

The good: A caffeine-free version is available. This is nice because most diet pills contain large doses of caffeine.

The bad: When looking closely at the ingredients in Metabolife Ultra, there is very little uniqueness in the supplement complex.

The bottom line: A very expensive supplement considering they leave you with questions about the ingredient list and its effectiveness. 

Price: $24.99 for 45 caplets (suggested serving is 2 caplets 3x daily)

metabolifeThe diet supplement Metabolife, was originally formulated with ephedra. When ephedra was banned, the supplement resolved the change by bringing out three new forms of the supplement. The three new supplements under the Metabolife name are Metabolife Ultra, Metabolife Green Tea and Metabolife Caffeine Free.  

Metabolife Ultra

According to the Metabolife websites, “Metabolife Ultra®…contains a unique combination of caffeine and the powerful antioxidant co-enzyme Q10 to give you sustained energy to keep you on track with your weight management plan.” 

When looking closely at the ingredients in Metabolife Ultra, there is very little uniqueness in the supplement complex.

Very similar to many other diet pills on the market, the “proprietary blend” offers some substances that can be helpful for weight loss, including SuperCitriMax. But, there are no amounts listed on the label. A lack of amounts leaves the consumer with the inability to decide whether or not the ingredients are provided in large enough amounts to work effectively in the body.

The Ingredient List for Metabolife Ultra includes: 

  • Calcium 140 mg 
  • Chromium 133 mcg 
  • Sodium 30 mg 
  • Potassium 200 mg 
  • Metabolife Ultra Proprietary Complex 
  • SuperCitriMax Garcinia extract 
  • Caffeine 75 mg per tablet 
  • Co-Enzyme Q-10 
  • Metabolife Green Tea 

According to the Metabolife website, “Metabolife® Green Tea can help you achieve your weight loss goals.*”. This fact could possibly hold come weight. Several scientific studies have proven the health benefits of green tea in relation to weight loss and other health benefits. But, the lack of disclosure regarding the amount of green tea used in the Metabolife’s Green Tea “proprietary complex” leaves the user wondering if there is enough green tea included to benefit the body at all.  

The Ingredient List for Metabolife Green Tea includes: 

  • Calcium 40 mg 
  • Copper 300 mcg 
  • Chromium 133 mcg 
  • Sodium 20 mg 
  • Potassium 30 mg 
  • Metabolife Green Tea Proprietary Complex 
  • SuperCitriMax Garcinia Extract 
  • Green Tea Extract 
  • Guarana Seed Extract 
  • Yerba Mate Extract 
  • Metabolife Caffeine Free 

For diet pill users who wish to reap the benefits of a diet pill without the jitters associated with caffeine, Metabolife Caffeine Free version is there to fill the void in the diet pill market. According to Metabolife, “Everyone has individual diet needs. Metabolife® Caffeine Free is designed to complement your lifestyle, offering the same appetite suppression and ingredients key to maintaining a healthy body as Metabolife Ultra®, minus the extra energy.*”

The Ingredient List for Metabolife Caffeine Free includes: 

  • Thiamin 1.5mg
  • Riboflavin 1.7mg
  • Niacin 20mg
  • Vitamin B6 5mg
  • Pantothenic Acid 10mg
  • Calcium 140 mg
  • Chromium 133 mcg
  • Sodium 300 mg
  • Potassium 200 mg
  • SuperCitriMax Garcinia Extract  
  • Do The Ingredients in the New Metabolife Line Really Work? 

According to research, the supplement Chromium Picolinate, which is commonly found in weight loss and diet pills, has shown results that are both positive and negative. Some studies show Chromium Picolinate helps to regulate blood sugar levels and thus decrease appetite, others say this finding is not substantiated. Our take?

We remain on the neutral side with this ingredient with a tiny lean toward the positive benefits.  

Garcinia Cambogia (active ingredient Hydroxycitric acid (HCA), on the other hand, has shown good results in the weight loss studies with a daily intake of 1.2 grams of HCA.  

SuperCitriMax is the most disheartening ingredient in Metabolife. The “proprietary complex” ingredients may be beneficial, but without knowing how much of what is included in the complex, the user is left to believe the claims without proof.  
Guarana, a major source of caffeine, when combined with linoleic acid, has been studied for its fat burning ability with positive results. But, Metabolife does not contain linoleic acid.  

Is The Cost Worth the Effectiveness? 

The total bottle of Metabolife, not matter the formulation, is $24.99 for 45 single caplet servings. With a suggested serving size of 2 caplets to be taken 3 times per day, the bottle will last less than 8 days. The total price per day for this diet pill $3.33. A very expensive supplement to be left with questions about the ingredient list.  


Jenni

 
Jenni


One Comment


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    Kat

    I’m using the green tea one now. I used to use the ephedra one back in the day and loved it. But it did cause me health problems later. The green tea one is only $7 for 50 at my target, so that works great for me, and I only need 4 a day instead of 6. I’m 22 and the mother of a 1 year old, and this made me lose 2 pounds the first 3 days and 2 every 4-5 days after still.

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