Zija XMAM Capsules have popped up on our radar lately, so we decided to do a careful review of the product, examining the ingredients, the clinical research, whether or not it has side effects, and the quality of Zija’s customer service. Then we looked into customer reviews to try and find out what people thought about the product and condensed all that info right here for you. We hope it helps your make an informed decision!
What You Need to Know
First of all, Zija XMAM is a dietary supplement containing Moringa, Vitamin B6, Minerals, Cocoa, natural Caffeine and Phenylethylamine, and the Zija Proprietary Mix [the mix contains Green Coffee Bean (Coffea Arabica), Rhodiola Rosea, Citrus Aurantium, Moringa Mix (Leaf Powder, Seed Cake, Fruit Powder, Fruit Juice), Piperine, and Natural Caffeine]. Zijamoringa.com claims that use of the XMAM capsules will curb appetite, leading to weight loss. Other parts of the formula are geared more toward energy and fat burning.
This product, which is sold by Zija Moringa, is available through independent dealers. It doesn’t appear to be available through the main Zija website, and it looks like Zija uses a pyramid scheme to distribute its products. We also can’t find a date for the founding of Zija, even though they claim to have done “decades of research” on Moringa itself. We appreciate the natural ingredients found in the Zija XMAM capsules, and Zija has a solid BBB rating, but read on…
The first issue we had with Almased is cost. “Following the capsule regiment would mean 1-2 pills per day,” said our research editor. “You may see some results while taking the product, since there are a few clinically studied ingredients in the blend. But 30 capsules costs around $60, so you have to be willing to put that kind of money down on a supplement that can’t be proven.” The XMAM Capsules are essentially $2 apiece.
“I tried 30 days worth and it was a waste of money. Did not lose one pound. Worthless,” said one user.
“Not worth the money,” said another.
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Does it work?–Another Concern
It turns out the promised results of using Zija XMAM aren’t exactly reliable. In fact, many customers reported a complete lack of results. “It doesn’t work,” said one customer online.
“I tried this on a recommendation and it didn’t do anything,” said another. In reading through forums, many customers agree. While some people think Moringa-based supplements are the greatest thing since sliced bread, many other people don’t agree.
Over the course of reviewing hundreds of products, we’ve realized that even a couple of slight drawbacks can hamper the long-term success of a product. The cost associated with these capsules from Zija is pretty high for what you get, and a user may not be able to sustain that cost. Another cost-related issue is that when you stop taking the product, your weight may return. “Once you stop taking the supplement, you will gain back all the weight you lost, plus 10 or more pounds to go with it,” said one user. “I am speaking first hand, as I was a Zija user this time last year.”
If you do decide to take this product, be sure to include healthy eating and exercise. That way you can sustain your weight loss when you want to stop paying for the pill.
Zijamoringa.com refers to “decades of studies” several times when it discusses Moringa. At no point do the providers of Zija XMAM take the time to explain the nature of these studies. Fortunately for Zija, we were able to find several articles on http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/ that point to the health benefits of Moringa; however, we are unable to determine how much of the herb is actually present in Zija XMAM capsules.
As far as the other ingredients are concerned, we were surprised to find that not all of them had to do with weight loss–some, like cocoa, have completely irrelevant benefits while other ingredients like caffeine are a dime a dozen. Furthermore, the proprietary Moringa blend contains citrus aurantium, an ephedrine replacement that also may cause heart trouble.
The Bottom Line–Does Zija XMAM Work?
Zija XMAM seemed like a promising product given its attention to new research and incorporation of Moringa, a genuinely interesting herb. After looking over all the information, however, the lack of clinical data, wide general statements on the website, and high cost have steered us clear of a recommendation.
If you want to lose weight, we recommend finding a product that won’t break the bank or give you unverified claims about its medical properties.
One of the best supplements we’ve found in 2015 is called Leptigen. It blends four ingredients in a proprietary mix, and these ingredients have been shown in published research to boost metabolism and burn fat. People all over the internet are seeing great results, and bad side effects don’t seem to be an issue.
There’s even a special trial offer for the time being, and that’s always a good sign when you are trying out supplements.