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Herbalean Pills


Herbalean Pills

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Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 3.0/5 (1 vote cast)

The Herbalean formula has been designed by its manufacturer to be used as a weight loss and energy supplement. It contains several ingredients that are well known within the over the counter (OTC) weight loss industry and is marketed as being “all natural” and “powerful.”

The Benefits of Herbalean

According to the product label of this diet pill, it offers three main advantages. These include:

  • Fat burning
  • Increased energy
  • Appetite suppression

If this dietary supplement does indeed provide these benefits, it has the potential to offer overweight individuals who are seeking to shed excess pounds, support with their weight loss goals. In other words, it may be beneficial in helping a person feel energized enough to remain committed with their workouts as well as get the most out of their exercise. Moreover, if it does help to control appetite, this could make it easier to maintain a calorie-conscious diet. All these benefits could help reduce weight. 

What Ingredients Will You Find Within the Formula?

Once upon a time, this OTC weight loss aid contained a number of extremely powerful ingredients that were well known to cause potentially dangerous side effects.

For instance, it once contained Ma Huang extract, which is another name for the banned herb ephedra. This ingredient has been banned outright by national health organizations such as the FDA and Health Canada, making it illegal to produce, buy, or sell in those and many other countries.

However, when this Herbalean review was written, the manufacturer had upgraded the ingredients and replaced the Ma Huang with Citrus Aurantium. This is also known as bitter orange and contains a naturally occurring stimulant known as synephrine. Once ephedra was banned, many diet pill manufacturers switched out the ephedra in their products for citrus aurantium, which has been known to produce potentially dangerous cardiovascular effects when combine with caffeine.

That being said, here is a list of the Herbalean ingredients:

  • Chromium,
  • Citrus Aurantium,
  • Paullinia sorbilis extract,
  • Lotus root extract,
  • Hoodia Gordonii,
  • Garcinia Cambogia,
  • White willow bark,
  • Citrus bigardia extract,
  • Konjac root,
  • Uva Usi,
  • Ginger root,
  • Eleutherococcus senticosus,
  • Bee pollen,
  • Green tea,
  • Pyruvate,
  • 77 trace minerals

Upon Closer Examination

To take a closer look at some of the primary ingredients in the product, let us start at the beginning. Though Chromium has been researched using many studies, the results have been highly conflicting and therefore there has been no true conclusion as to whether or not it has any impact on weight loss at all. That being said, the Mayo Clinic states that it is likely harmless.

Hoodia Gordonii, though popularly believed to help with weight loss has never been shown in any reliable clinical studies to have any statistically significant impact on a dieter’s ability to lose weight.

Garcinia Cambogia is an ingredient used for its hydroxycitric acid (HCA) content. This ingredient has been shown to be able to help with weight loss, but it also has the potential to be exceptionally hazardous to the health. So much so that in May of 2009, the FDA issued a warning against another brand of pills called Hydroxycut, which had produced 23 reports to the FDA over health concerns related to the liver which are suspected to be linked to the HCA ingredient in the drug. The manufacturer of that drug voluntarily recalled its product and many responsible websites no longer carry any product that contains HCA.

Green tea can help with weight loss when taken at a dose of at least 300mg per day. Though the precise concentration is not provided, its place on the ingredient list suggests that there is not enough green tea in this product to make any difference.

When this review was created, Herbalean could be purchased online at different sites for varying prices, including anywhere from $60 to over $100 per bottle.  However, an official product page no longer existed, and the product could no longer be purchased on amazon. This could mean that it is being discontinued or that’s its formula is being revamped another time.

Overall, due to this product’s harsh formula, even without ephedra, it would be in your best interest to choose a safer and more trustworthy diet pill. Still, if you would like to try Herbalean for yourself, play it safe and consult your doctor first.


Metabo Ultra Max review

Metabo Ultra Max

Metabo Ultra Max review

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Weight Loss Effects
Suppresses Appetite
Increases Energy
Value for Money
Rating: 0.0/5 (0 votes cast)

The over the counter Metabo Ultra Max diet supplement product was created as a way to assist dieters to be able to lose weight more quickly and easily than they would be able to achieve on their own, and then to be able to stop the excess weight from coming back over time. The claims that are made about this diet pill are that it provides the body with faster fat burning abilities through an enhanced metabolism.

Furthermore, beyond fat burning, the marketing for Metabo Ultra Max also suggest that it can suppress the appetite so that it will be easier for dieters to avoid the feeling of hunger and cravings for foods that could lead to overeating. These are common benefits within the weight loss product industry and when a pill actually lives up to them, they can assist dieters in being able to lose weight with fewer barriers in their way.

At the time that this review was written, the website for the official manufacturer, Powernutra, was not available. This appears to be an ongoing problem, as there were struggles in accessing elements of that website a few months beforehand. Now it appears as though the entire site has gone down. It is unknown whether this is a permanent or temporary condition. At the same time, Metabo Ultra Max pills are still being advertised, reviewed, and sold at a number of third party websites. It is from those sites that the information was obtained for the purposes of this review.

The ingredients that make up the formula for this diet pill are: chromium polynicotinate, L-tyrosine, phenylalanine, Korean ginseng, and calcium pyruvate. While it is unlikely that these ingredients will produce unwanted side effects that a dieter would find uncomfortable or problematic, unfortunately, it is also unlikely that a dieter would be able to lose weight as a direct results of the use of this product.

For example, the chromium polynicotinate is a very commonly used ingredient in over the counter weight loss formulas and there have been some wonderful claims made about its use, but the studies that have been made about its impact on weight have not been sufficient to be considered serious evidence. Even reputable organizations such as the Mayo Clinic has said that while it is likely harmless to use, there is inadequate research to be able to make any real promises about its benefits, or its proper dosage, for that matter.