Updated: 01/11/2018

Meta Ignite Review - 6 Things You Need to Know


97% of dieters just want a supplement that works. Yeah, we’re still not sure what’s with the other 3% either. We’ve heard plenty of chatter about Meta Ignite, so our review focused on the ingredients, side effects, clinical studies and overall customer care. We additionally read through hundreds of user experiences from the internet. At this point we summed up everything to give you the info you need.

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What is Meta Ignite?

First off, Meta Ignite ingredients are ginkgo biloba leaf extract 120mg, chloline 25mg, ginger root 200mg, white willow bark 120mg, meganatural 50mg, cinnamon bark powder 30mg, resvida resveratrol 30mg, palmitoylethanolamide 25mg, garcinia cambogia 10mg and green tea leaf 10mg. This supplement is touted as an “intense neuro metabolic activator” that promotes weight-loss by boosting energy and burning fat. You’ll take three capsule per day.

Meta Ignite was released in 2013 under the GenetixHD brand; a line available at GNC. The supplement is sold on the official website and through trusted retailers. This supplement contains some natural ingredients and we like that we found a few positive customer comments, but read on…

Fad Diet Ingredients – “Not Working?”

One of the first things we noticed about Meta Ignite ingredients was that none are really associated with weight-loss. “This product does not have a formula that one would consider effective,” offers our Research Editor. “You can look high and low and there’s nothing to prove that number on the scale will drop.”

According to one user, “This product sucks. Hands down. It’s the first supplement I’ve ever taken, first of all and it gave me NO energy only made me light headed when I got up too fast. And always made me extra hungry .. Yea useless unless you would like to add a few pounds.”

“Does not seem to work for me,” said another customer.

Adverse Effects – “Another Concern?”

Judging from the customer feedback we found online, some dieters definitely experience side effects while taking Meta Ignite tablets. One user commented, “It resulted in me having to go to an Urgent Care late at night (with my wife there, watching, worried, and tearful–I am 27 years old!) and the next day got a full cardiology check/EKG/etc. with my primary care doctor- I had symptoms of a severe panic attack for 2.5 days (chest discomfort, chills, heart palpitations,
sense of worry/anxiety, shortness of breaths, etc.) plus an odd symptom of tingling in my left arm that is very uncomfortable after a few hours let alone a few days.”

Another customer said, “This product needs to list the side effects. I’ve only taken it for 3 days and have suffered from insomnia, restlessness, abdominal pains and a watery stool for a week. I stopped taken it 2 days ago, but still don’t feel back to normal.”

Our research has revealed that if there is a certain facet of a weight-loss pill or diet system that is especially bothersome (fad ingredients, steep price tag, side effects) the odds of real fat loss for the long run are not good. This means if Meta Ignite does cause adverse reactions in a lot of users, this could be a major issue.

The Science – “Effective?”

While there is no clinical research mentioned on the official website for Meta Ignite tablets, there is a “double-blind study” addressed on the bottle, which involved 25 participants. But, this does not really tell us much about how effective Meta Ignite is. At DietSpotlight, we prefer to see documented scientific proof that support the weight-loss supplement and the ingredients it contains.

What Users Are Saying

"”Have been using for a while now and it was really effective. My body is tone and in-shape back makes me look younger. I would suggest it to all.”"

"”Works well in combination with other products.”"

"”Did nothing. So sad because it was recommended by a friend.”"

The Bottom Line – Does Meta Ignite Work?

So, are we already in the car speeding out for this one? We do appreciate that Meta Ignite is made by GNC, which is a supplement company that has been around for decades. However, after sorting through the user reviews we found on dealer websites like Amazon, we are not very impressed with this diet pill and that means we have doubts about giving our recommendation. Moreover, we are not convinced that Meta Ignite helps you burn off 300% more calories. This is a pretty extreme claim.

If you need to slim down faster, we recommend you select a diet formula that uses clinically proven ingredients, does not cause adverse effects and is supported by positive dieter reviews.

Among the best products we’ve seen this year is one called Dietspotlight Burn. This diet supplement uses four unique ingredients, which have been shown in documented clinical studies to help boost metabolism and improve fat loss. Moreover, we have not located any user complaints concerning bad side effects and user comments posted online indicate people are seeing real results.

Also, the company responsible for Dietspotlight Burn is so confident in their product they’re offering a special trial offer, quite the good sign.

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What You Should Know

Meta Ignite is a product from GNC. The supplement is part of a new line of products called the GenetixHD line. We are familiar with GNC products; some are great and others are lacking in more ways than we can mention in one review, so we knew going into the review that things were up in the air. What we did not expect to find was a lacking ingredient list. GNC always posts the ingredients in the formulas that carry the company name. In this case, however, all we found was a couple common B vitamins and a list of blends. What is in the blends? We have no idea and GNC's not telling.

List of Ingredients

  • Niacin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Tri-Pepper Blend
  • Metabolic Igniter Blend
  • Physio Metabolic Pump Blend
  • Fatty Acid and Energy Metabolizer Blend

Product Features

GNC GenetixHD Meta Ignite is a letdown in every way. Despite the fact that there are multiple positive reviews; an indicator of how well the supplement is formulated, the company does not list the ingredients in the formula. We can assume the Tri-Pepper Blend includes Bioperine and Cayenne Pepper with some other pepper extract. This formula would increase absorption of the other ingredients and slightly increase body temperature. The Metabolic Igniter Blend could include caffeine, guarana, synephrine and dimethylamylamine. Some of these ingredients are positive and have clinical proof they work to increase metabolism and others are associated with severe side effects like heart palpitations. Again, we have no idea what ingredients GNC used in Meta Ignite so we cannot judge the blend. The Physio Metabolic Pump blend is a complete mystery. The Fatty Acid and Energy Metabolizer likely includes some source of omega fatty acids, but what source is yet another mystery. If we were to judge Meta Ignite on the reviews, we would tell dieters to give this supplement the good old college try, but dieters want more than good reviews. They want to know the ingredients in a formula so they can judge if the product is safe for them. Dieters with heart conditions and those taking blood pressure medications should steer clear of this supplement because it likely contains multiple stimulants.


  • Sold by a trusted supplement company.
  • There are several good reviews of the product.
  • May contain proven ingredients like caffeine and green tea.


  • None of the ingredients for the blends are listed.
  • Could contain stimulant ingredients with negative side effects.


Meta Ignite by GNC is not a supplement we would suggest dieters use unless they are willing to visit a GNC store and read the label. The ingredients in the formula are a mystery known only to GNC and the dieters who've trusted the company enough to purchase a bottle.
Summer Banks Dietspotlight Author
About the Author:

Summer Banks, Director of Content at Dietspotlight, has researched over 5000 weight-loss programs, pills, shakes and diet plans. Previously, she managed 15 supplement brands, worked with doctors specializing in weight loss and completed coursework in nutrition at Stanford University. full bio.

23 Meta Ignite Reviews

  • Can take with high BP?

    Is it okay for someone with high blood pressure try mega ignite

    • Baby

      Hell no!!

      • BRIAN

        I have been taking Meta-Ignite for a good two weeks. The first week I started out taking only one pill a day in order to see the effect it would have on my body. I can truly say it gave me enough energy throughout the day alone with my workout in between. I have had no issues with this product since I’ve started taking it. The second week I moved up to taken one pill in the morning and one pill after 8 hours or so ….on top of working out even harder. I’m seeing “GREAT RESULTS” and I workout a lot due to being in the Military U.S NAVY. I’m 42 years old and I look and feel “GREAT” and sleep well at night with no issues. The only thing I can say for the people that have had problems with this product is the fact your taking too much of the product or your not working out long and hard enough so the product is making you feel out of place. I have taking other products that causes your heart rate to go threw the “ROOF” but this product does not do that to me it works and I got the “Results to prove that the product works……So all you NEGATIVE……YOU NEED TO WORKOUT AND STOP LOOKING FOR AND EASY FIX TO GAINING THE BODY YOUR LOOKING FOR.

        Thank you for reading.

        Very Respectfully,

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Alfreda! Because of possible interactions with high blood pressure, please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product.

  • Work Out Days

    should I still take it on non work out days. and if so, how many oppose to workout days?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Curtis! For detailed product and usage instructions, please refer to the Meta Ignite official website for more information.

  •  I'm thinking about trying it out.

    I’m thinking about trying it out I have high bp but I took a thermo before and it did nothing to me so I’m trying it out

  • Does this make you go to the bathroom?

    Does this make you go to the bathroom

    • Josh

      No it doesn’t affect most people any different than normal. If you are very sensitive to caffeine then it may upset your stomach. But that is not the usual. That is why it says on the box to start out with one and assess your tolerance. It’s no different than someone drinking a coffee for the first time. It may make them have to go to the can for relief.

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hello Donna. All users are different and can experience different side effects; please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product.

  • Meta Ignite
    Health and Nutrition

    Stretching oneself too thin is the disease of modern life — letting oneself get too thick, the other. ~Terri Guillemets

  • I just started 2 days ago
    miranda (Verified User)

    I just started 2 days ago and only take one a day and work out and only plan to take one would that okay or do i have to take more then one

    • Arnold (Editor)

      Hi Miranda. The product is advised to be take three times daily

  • Is this product right choice for me

    Dr. Done my bariatric surgury last year now i loss my weight about 60 kg i want to reduce more with workout and i also suffer from from thyroid my question is that did ignite is right choice for me for weight loss

  • I take these pills
    Tank Taylor

    Today was my first day. Took two pills just to see what would happen and went to work. Didnt feel a bunch of energy but didnt feel tired until 6hrs of work with no break and high dress levels. Im prone to getting crazy when I take these pills but I was able to get a lot done without a crash. 11 hrs later im pretty tired. Good nite. P.S. no wired stool or restroom activities.

  • its been 2 hrs and i still feel sick.

    this,s my 1st day trying meta-ignite. to start i just took only 1 pill and after exercise i got dizzy and i feel nausea. its been 2 hrs and i still feel sick.

  • I get good energy.
    Eric (Verified User)

    I am taking the elite phisique vitapak which contains meta ignite. I get no restlessness, raising heart, or nausea. I take it in the morning with a shake and 30-40 minutes in I get good energy. Nothing unbelievable but enough to give me a good workout.
    Those having issues with restlessness if your taking it at night or late afternoon that could be why. Nausea could be from taking on an empty stomach. Some people’s bodies are just more sensitive to stimulants. I truly think this is nowhere close to the strongest I have had though. Thank you

  •  I love it, only take 1 and in need two.
    jo (Verified User)

    I have been using this product for over a month.. I love it. Only take 1 & if I need an extra boost..than 2. Like any other product that is new, especially to you..u start slowly on d dosage…gnc also let me know this.

  •  Didn’t like it at all.
    Your Name (Verified User)

    This product needs to list the side effects. I’ve only taken it for 3 days and have suffered from insomnia, restlessness, abdominal pains and a watery stool for a week. I stopped taken it 2 days ago, but still don’t feel back to normal. also, it’s hard to workout w/o running to the bathroom with Meta in your system. I’m pretty sure there’s laxative somewhere in the ingredient.

  •   I don't recommend this supplement.
    Brianna (Verified User)

    I took three pills like the bottle told me. I went to the gym and worked out for an hour a half hour later, and all of a sudden I became super nauseated. I got home and plopped on the couch. Couldn’t move, couldn’t eat. So I just went to bed thinking I would feel better. Wrong. I couldn’t sleep at all that night. I was clammy and nauseated all night. I woke up and nearly passed out in the shower. The side affects to this is awful. And the taste of these pills are so discussing and hard to swallow because they are so bug. I don’t recommend this supplement. And if you’re trying to lose weight.. go to the gym and eat healthy. Nobody should need a supplement to help. Half of them aren’t even safe.

    • Follow instructions

      Your supposed to start out with one to find your tolerance. Not just pop three and go about your way. You need to read the directions on the box. Your tolerance was low and that’s why you lost sleep and became nauseous.

    • Braulio Hernandez

      I feel like I’m going to pass out in like a hour and a half of cardio .. Body feels like a internal burning feeling and also I get drowsy start to feel sick …. I’ve also noticed that it keeps me up all night …. I’ve been on it about three weeks and this has happen about 1 week ago … I work out 4 days a week .. It’s starting to worry me

  •  I actually like it very much.
    Niki (Verified User)

    I actually like it very much. Gives great energy throughout workout for that extra set. Theh ingridients are all listed on my box. 90 tablets for $35 isn’t bad either.