In all industries there are good and bad products. In the weight loss industry sometimes a product can be a little of both. When we saw that Metabothin used ephedra we wondered if it was creative marketing or legal side stepping. We looked through the ingredients and read all we could find to create this guideline.
What You Need to Know
The makers of Metabothin claim it is all natural, and this is technically true. The ingredients used in Metabothin are Ephedra Extract (from Ma Huang), Caffeine (comes from Guarana Extract), Bee Pollen, Ginseng, Dextrose, Acacia Rigidula Extract (leaves), Citrus Aurantium, Eleutherococcus Senticosus Root, Lecithin, Ginger Root, Sarsparilla Root, Damania Leaf, Bovine Complex, Nettle Leaf, Goldenseal Spirulina, Gotu Kola, Theobroma Cocoa Extract (seed), Yohimbe Extract (bark), Green Tea Extract (leaves), Phenylethylamine HCL, and Royal Jelly.
The supplement can be bought directly from the makers, American Generic Labs for about $50 per one month supply. The two main active ingredients are ephedra and caffeine, which do have weight loss applications, but read on…
The main concern with Metabothin is that it uses ephedra. While this was proven to be effective in supporting weight loss, it was also proven to be remarkably dangerous. Responsible manufacturers can’t, won’t, and shouldn’t be using this.
Our research editor put it like this, “What kind of company is willing to use a substance that has been banned by the FDA due to safety concerns?”
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We like to see products that offer money back guarantees if the supplement doesn’t perform as advertised. Typically, this means we want companies to be willing to give consumer’s money back if they don’t lose weight. However, with the ingredients found in Metabothin, we would also like some sort of safety guarantee. Neither, is available.
Our research does indicate people who used ephedra based products did lose weight, but many also suffered damages to their health and well being. If the compay hasn’t found a way to make the ingredient safe, why are they using it?
The makers of Metabothin rely on the well known ingredient ephedra to draw consumers in. There are no scientific studies provided that prove the effectiveness ofor safety of the product.
The Bottom Line
Due to the use of a banned substance as the main ingredient we absolutely cannot recommend this product. The FDA has said it isn’t safe and we can’t disagree.
Even if you are desperate to lose weight, your health is of utmost concern. We want our readers to achieve their weight loss goals, safely. Because of this we recommend only considering products that use ingredients that are recognized as effective and safe.
One of the best products we’ve seen, that makes efficacy and safety a priority, is Leptigen. It was developed with clinically proven ingredients that are safe and promote weight loss. Throughout our research we have found no reviews claiming harmful side effects, a good indication that they are in fact providing the results they advertise.
The manufacturers of Leptigen are so sure their product will satisfy dieters that new customers can receive special trial offer, which is both exciting and reassuring.