Herbex Booster Metabolism is a specially formulated herbal remedy that aims to target stubborn fat and speed up a sluggish, tired metabolism. They boast that it will aid weight loss by getting to those hard to reach fat pockets and increasing your metabolic rate, all essential to controlling your weight.
Will it help me lose weight? Marketed at those who are struggling to lose weight with diet and exercise alone, it promises to speed up your metabolism, making fat loss easier. The Diet Pills Watchdog investigates if it will get the results you want.
Part of a range of weight loss herbal remedies that are added to water, Herbex Booster metabolism says it is designed specifically for those with a sluggish metabolic rate and stubborn fat that will not shift.
It is made by South African outfit Herbex and mainly sold online, either to be used alone or in conjunction with their other Herbex Booster products.
Requiring 90 drops per dose, three times daily, it contains just four natural ingredients, which they say are safe and effective.
They recommend that this product is taken continuously and is best alongside a calorie-controlled diet and healthy lifestyle.
The ingredients are not tested or proven clinically, so it is quite an unknown quantity and there are a variety of side effects that could occur.
Some customers have reported side effects after taking Herbex Booster products such as stomach ache, headache, and gastrointestinal distress.
Herbex Booster Metabolism is pricey considering it costs R60.86 (South African Rand) which is equivalent to $3.94. This supplement requires 90 drops per dose 3 times a day, which means it is not likely to go very far before it needs replacing.
It is sold via their website, or at South African wholesalers and pharmacists, such as Makro, although it occasionally pops up on Amazon and with other online retailers for R69.99.
There are a few positives to report with Herbex Booster Metabolism as on the whole, it contains ingredients that are not known to increase metabolism or burn fat.
Other than green tea, which is very underdosed, the other ingredients do not have a recommended dose to adhere to, as they have not been proven safe to use medicinally.
Not enough is known about the safety or efficacy of these herbs medicinally and the directions for use are cumbersome, with over 90 drops needed three times a day. Moreover, Herbex does not offer a money-back guarantee on their products.
All in all, it is difficult to approve this product. We do not recommend Herbex Booster Metabolism Drops to our readers.
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The core ingredients are green tea, ginger, dandelion, and burdock, which are plant-based ingredients and often grow wild. They are cheap to include in a formulation but are they effective?
Both dandelion and burdock are potent diuretics, so you are likely to lose water weight whilst taking them. Although, not enough is known about the doses required for this to occur. Green tea is a popular fat burning ingredient but is usually only effective at doses over 500mg daily, so it is very underdosed here.
You get a 50ml bottle for the price, which has been reduced in size recently by Herbex, and they have also increased the amount you need to take per dose, probably due to criticism about the low doses their formulations contain.
90 drops must be added to a glass of water three times per day, but they also say you can start off slowly by spreading the dose over a longer period. It may be wise to test your tolerance to avoid a higher risk of side effects.
They suggest taking this product long term but there are certain ingredients not suitable for prolonged use, so it would be wise to get medical advice first.
Herbex Booster Metabolism claims to pick up a sluggish metabolic rate, which can stand in the way of fat loss. Everyone has a slightly different metabolism, some are fast, and others are slower, and they can even be affected by yo-yo dieting, so Herbex says it may require some tweaking to get it firing on all cylinders again.
They also claim that Herbex Booster will help to burn fat, containing ingredients that can help target that stubborn podge or other hard to reach areas. Plus, it will curb your appetite, making it easier to avoid sugary treats and carb heavy meals.
Herbex says that it will work better in conjunction with a calorie-controlled diet and strict exercise plan.
There is nothing in this formulation, and certainly not in adequate quantities, that leads us to believe there would be any benefit in burning fat or targeting the metabolism. Green tea is the most solid ingredient in the blend, but it is not present in a high enough dose to be likely to make a difference.
The other ingredients are wild growing herbs and weeds that have not been deemed safe or efficacious in scientific studies. They are mainly diuretics, meaning you may lose a bit of water weight and bloat in the first week but you are not likely to keep it off.
In summary, there is not much evidence that Herbex Booster Metabolism will make any difference to your weight loss efforts.
Side effects are most common when taken in high doses or over long periods but most of the ingredients in this supplement are dosed low. However, customers have reported side effects of headache and stomach upset after taking Herbex.
It is not recommended that pregnant women take any form of slimming product. Breastfeeding women should consult their health professional. Do not use in conjunction with any blood thinning medication. Keep out of reach of children.
The website offers the option to leave a review but there are none currently written for any of the products.
There are hardly any reviews elsewhere online either but there are comments from users who experienced side effects after taking Herbex Booster products, such as stomach ache and headache. Some customers commented that it is expensive compared to other similar supplements on the market.
Herbex does not offer a money-back guarantee if you are not happy with the product or its results, unfortunately.
Products can only be returned unopened and unused and are subject to a 15% returns fee for processing. The terms of conditions for return and refund are very vague.
You can buy Herbex Metabolism Booster online at the merchant’s website for R60.86 for a 50 ml bottle. It is occasionally available on Amazon and other e-retailers for the recommended retail price of R69.99.
It is also sold at a range of offline wholesalers and retailers but only in South Africa currently.
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