Guess what I did last week? You got it–I researched the Metaboliq weight loss system. I had heard its name come up several times, so I had to see for myself. I delved into clinical studies, ingredients, customer satisfaction, and side effects. I didn’t stop there–I then went from forum to forum, trying to dig up helpful user comments. Here is the condensed summary of my research.
What You Need To Know
Metaboliq is a line of weight loss products meant to either replace meals or act as a supplement to a weight loss program. The group includes shakes, bars, a supplement called “Boost,” a supplement called “Resist,” and a mix called “Recharge.” When taken either separately or in conjunction with each other, the different parts are supposed to boost metabolism, burn fat, and suppress appetite. Here is a breakdown of the different parts and their ingredients:
Weight Loss Shakes (listed: chocolate flavor)
Whey protein concentrate, whey protein isolate [contains soy lecithin], nonfat dry milk, l-leucine, l-isoleucine, l-valine, egg white protein, organic cane juice powder, medium chain triglycerides, dutch cocoa, inulin, oligofructose, natural chocolate flavor, chia seed, natural vanilla flavor, guar gum, xanthan gum, honey, and rice syrup solids. Contains: Milk, Egg and Soy.
Bars (Listed: Peanut Butter)
Whey Protein Concentrate, Milk Protein, Egg White Protein, Leucine, Isoleucine, Valine, Chocolate Coating (Sugar, Palm Kernel Oil, Whey Protein Concentrate, Cocoa Powder, Soy Lecithin [an Emulsifier], Vanilla Extract), Peanut Paste (Peanuts, Salt), Glycerine, Peanut Flour, Gelatin, Soy Protein Isolate, Powder Sugar, Maltodextrin, Peanuts, Palm Kernel Oil, Lecithin (an Emulsifier), Salt, Peanut Oil, and Potassium Sorbate.
Boost (a supplement in pill form)
Phospholipid wrapped green tea catechin extract and a mega-concentrated extract of capsaicinoids from cayenne peppers.
Indian Herb and peppermint flavor.
Fructose, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Malic Acid, Beet Root (for color), Silicon Dioxide, and Reb-A (Stevia Extract).
Metaboliq makes a profit by using the direct selling method, a fact that makes many customers feel like their health is a second priority–it can be frustrating to be asked to join the company constantly. We like the wide range of options Metaboliq offers, and the emphasis on cutting down on calories is in line with weight loss, but read on…
Our First Concern–Are the Reports True?
While reading through user reviews, we were initially concerned by the complaints regarding the products’ efficacy. “Of all the concerns I would have upon initial observation of Metaboliq, wondering if it actually works would certainly not be at the top of the list,” said our research editor. “Even with such an extensive and costly line of products, customers really seemed to get a mixed bag of results.” Here is what some customers are saying.
“Went on Metaboliq, two shakes a day, for 90 days. Didn’t lose a single ounce,” said one disappointed user. “I’m taking the boost and I really don’t feel a difference,” said another. Sometimes users really just need to engage in healthy exercise and food choices rather than replacing meals with a shake.
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Our Second Concern–Is the Price too High?
Beyond the less-than-reliable results of Metaboliq, consumers seemed to start catching on that it is a rather expensive program. “Very expensive, horrible aftertaste, and no different than any other shake along with a green tea supplement,” said one user.
“I’m not sure how anyone can afford the recommended combinations of these products,” said another. “One of these at a time costs enough for me!” “Shakes taste pretty good, but wow they’re expensive,” said a third reviewer.
Here is a list of the products and their prices:
• Shakes: $65 for a 15-pack (need 2 per day)
• Bars: $55 for 15 bars
• Boost: $60 for 60 capsules
• Resist: $25 for 60 pills
• Recharge: $40 for 15 packets
Over the course of writing hundreds of reviews, we have come to be firm believers in the fact that flawed supplement programs don’t translate into long-term results. In the case of Metaboliq, that could mean that the slow results will deter some users while the high price will dissuade others from using the combination as directed.
Metaboliq does seem to have some scientific research under its belt, both for the individual ingredients used and for the product as a whole. There are some good ingredients and some good concepts here, and replacing meals with a shake or a bar should cut down your calorie intake. But the price tag on the individual components and the mixed results delivered for that price don’t seem to add up.
So What’s the Bottom Line?
Now that the research has been discussed and user reviews have been referenced, you can hopefully make your own decision about Metaboliq. We thought Metaboliq was interesting at first since they offered a comprehensive list of supplements to cover the different aspects of weight loss. The final decision is up to you, but we aren’t convinced that Metaboliq is worth the investment. To get the best results, you have to commit to a package of very expensive supplements, and the results don’t seem good enough to us.
If you need to burn some fat, we recommend looking for an all-inclusive supplement that won’t have you buying several different expensive products at the same time.
One of the best products we’ve found in 2015 is called Leptigen. It is a single supplement that combines 4 clinically studied ingredients in a proprietary blend, ingredients that burn fat and boost metabolism. User reviews look great, and harmful side effects haven’t reared their ugly heads.
For now, the makers of Leptigen are even offering a special trial offer.