Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel

Updated May 7, 2019.
Published May 14, 2012.

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel originates from China and is designed to help you burn fat, suppress appetite, and enhance weight-loss. The ingredients include bamboo shoot, psyllium husk, and lotus leaf. However, is this supplement safe to take, and does it really work?

We investigate the ingredients, side effects, and include some real-life customer reviews of Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel.


  • Free shipping
  • Possible guarantee


  • Wild weight loss claims
  • Poorly written website
  • No indication of ingredient quantities
  • No proper details for company
  • Fake Testimonials?
Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel
With the “official” Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel website warning consumers to be wary of sites offering cheap Meizitang soft gel diet pills that are imitations of the real product. We see if the genuine Meizitang Botanical Slimming product is worth considering.

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Overview

What you need to know about Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel ingredients include bamboo shoot, psyllium husk, and lotus leaf. You only need to take one capsule each day, supposedly helping you burn fat, suppress appetite, and enhance weight-loss. You can buy it on the official website and through third-party retailers.

What are the side effects of Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel?

No studies have been done either into the effectiveness of Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel, or indeed if there are any side effects from ingesting the mix that they have come up with. There could possibly be long-term damage to the body; at this stage, it is impossible to say one way or the other.

How much does Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel cost?

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel costs $24.99. Each bottle comes with 12 capsules and lasts six days.

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Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Key Features

With a name like that we immediately had our suspicions that it might originate from China, for some reason, it just sounds Chinese, doesn’t it?

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Key Points

  • Comes from China
  • Untested and unproven
  • Uses some strange ingredients

After some careful research, our doubts were proven right when we traced it back to a supplier from China. This is nothing unusual; there is a massive industry in China churning out all manner of fake and copied products, as well as some weird and wonderful concoctions with all manner of ridiculous claims.

How to Take Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel

The advice is to take 1 capsule per day, so you are getting 36 days supply of 650mg of these ingredients.

So, where will Meizitang fit into all this? Is it really some incredible diet pill that not many of us know about yet, or it simply another scam product with no real controls over manufacture?

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Concerns

  • Fake testimonials
  • No company details are shown
  • No clinical evidence
  • Company based in China

What does Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel claim to do?

There seems to be a large number of Meizitang websites around, making all sorts of claims, but the official one looks to be As usual, we have a close look at the site and see what we can unearth.

As soon as we land there we notice the very amateur look of the site, we’ve seen this before and it’s not a big problem. In fact, some of the worst diet pill scammers use some awesome looking websites so it’s never an indication of the quality of the product.

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Advert

Ok, we have a nice bold red headline, lose 10+ lbs. a week!!!

This would normally be enough to stop us right here and give this the rejected stamp. A claim like this is usually totally unproven and frankly irresponsible. A loss of 10 pounds every week would be classified as dangerous by any medical professional worth their salt, so to see it on a site flogging diet pills should never be believed or trusted.

The free worldwide shipping looks good as well; let’s take a closer look at this later.

Moving on we take a look at the content on the front page. Its then our initial doubts were well and truly confirmed. Whoever wrote this content has a very low grasp of the English language, and in particular grammar. Here are a couple of pearls of wisdom:

Meizitang adopts many kinds of natural plants that possess the function of slimming and keeping nice figure.

…to enable the fat in the taken food not to be absorbed by the body

Really? We always wanted “keeping nice figure! And what about all that “taken food”?

Ok, it’s not fair having a snipe at peoples grammar etc., but there’s a serious point here. We are trying to establish where this diet pill is shipped from and who the company behind it is, so these mistakes would suggest we are dealing with the actual factory shipping out of China. This gives you very little protection or comeback if anything ever goes wrong, so should be taken seriously.

Does Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel work?

Well the testimonial says it does, but as we have shown, these have simply been stolen from another product that is using dodgy looking testimonials themselves.

There is zero evidence offered that this product works, either for the product itself or for the ingredients.

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Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Ingredients

Unfortunately it’s a very poor website with very little information actually presented, however, we did find the following:

  • Extracts from ZiSu 25%
  • Extracts from oriental water plantain 13%
  • Extracts from cassia seed 10%
  • Extracts from Fuling 17%
  • Medical Amylum 35%

36 capsules per pack (650 mg x 12 pills x 3pcs)
Size: 12.4 X 16.9 cm for one pack

So what exactly are these ingredients? Well, it would be good if they let us know but that’s about all the information you get! There are no clinical studies presented either into the ingredients or the product itself, worse that they don’t even tell us how much of each ingredient is included in each tablet. This is another big no-no.

It seems these are all Chinese medicinal herbs, so let’s see what we can find out for ourselves shall we:

  • ZiSu (Perilla): This is a natural herb, but we can find no evidence at all as to its weight loss abilities. We found some detailed information on Wikipedia, but not much more. Source
  • Oriental Water Plantain (Alisma): Ok we are getting somewhere now. “Chinese medicine herb used for edema, diarrhoea, strangury, vaginal discharge, dizziness, painful urination, seminal emission, night sweating, lumbar pain.” Source
    Once again nothing to do with weight loss but you might find it works for some other personal problems! Another interesting fact: the Irish believe that it will ward off fairies!
  • Cassia Seed (Senna Obtusifolia): Also known as Chinese Senna, it is used in traditional folk medicine. It is usually used for its laxative effect, which might suggest its inclusion in this product. It is also said to be helpful for the eyesight. Source
  • Fuling (Zha cai): This is some sort of pickled mustard plant used in Chinese cooking. No evidence as to its slimming abilities. Source
  • Medical Amylum (Starch): Put very simply this is common starch that is found in many foods, including potatoes, wheat, maize and cassava. It is also used for papermaking and as a thickening agent. It’s a very cheap product that is normally used as a filler. In all likelihood, it is used in this product to simply try and make you feel fuller. Source

So there we have it, a random mix of extracts of Chinese herbs. Would you be happy taking this mixture with no further evidence as to what they do (or do not do) in combination with each other?

Nope, neither would we!

The main problem so far is that Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel is not indicating how much of any of these ingredients are contained in the product. This is a big problem as anyone doing any research cannot see if it will be effective or not. There is simply not enough information available to make an informed decision.

Never buy or consume a product where there is no indication of what is in it!

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Side Effects

No studies have been done either into the effectiveness of Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel, or indeed if there are any side effects from ingesting the mix that they have come up with. There could possibly be long-term damage to the body; at this stage, it is impossible to say one way or the other.

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Customer Feedback

Well, this is where it gets interesting. These scammers normally know that a whole load of positive reviews on the website “trick” people into thinking the product actually works.

But we found a new one here, these guys are actually using reviews from another website and passing them off as their own! Not only that but the ones that they have stolen are from a product we have reviewed before, and we showed that these customer reviews were dubious, to say the least!

We reviewed NUVORYN and showed how they were doing some really dodgy things with their reviews, but these guys have stolen them and are using them as their own.

Meizitang and nuvoryn similar testimonials?

This is a new low for us, is there no depth to which these scammers will lower themselves in order to blatantly con people?

This is not the only one they have used; they actually have 5 pages worth of fake reviews on their site.

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Money-Back Guarantee

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. However, the company doesn’t state how long customers have to return the supplement.

Where To Buy Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel

Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel costs $24.99. Each bottle comes with 12 capsules and lasts six days.

It can be bought online direct from the main merchant, which appears to be Meizitang Botanical Slimming. There are also several other sites selling the same product, we suspect they are buying the product from China in wholesale quantities and selling it on that way. None of them are real businesses with any sort of contact details in order to deal with them in the event of any problems.

Several of these other sites claim to be the official one as well, but for the purposes of this review, we are only dealing with

Please bear in mind that there are no contact details at all for this company, apart from an email contact form. There is no phone number or address shown on the website.

Watchdog Verdict

Pretty easy one this. Meizitang fails on just about every level possible. Suspected unproven ingredients, fake reviews, and no contact details, the list goes on.

One of the worst we have reviewed so far, even the Utah diet pill scammers could learn a few more tricks from these guys. Overall, we do not recommend Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel to our readers.

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Have Your Say

123 comments on 'Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel'

  1. I took these pills they work!!!! 100 percent just be sure to drink lots of water and workout eat right and you wil be find.

  2. I also used Meizitang in 2006 so long time ago. I lost 20 pounds (10kg) in a month. I was stunned with the result. I stopped after reading some reviews stating that because its is from China, unregulated and untested you never know what is in it. Apparently there was rat poison found in one but this ‘apparently’ may be as believable as this article here, where lady states for example Meizitang stole testimonials from other company ONLY because she came across other website first… Really?? If all her research was done in such devious, irresponsible manner we may as well say this whole article is not valid altogether.
    Coming back to Meizitang – The biggest concerns is sibutramine – drug used in the past to treat heavily obese people under strict doctor’s watch. Unfortunately because of this I read about few deaths when girls thought it will be great idea to take few meizitang tablets a day…
    Also – you will get heart palpitations with it, big problem to fall asleep, constant thirst (I learned to drink still water back then and cannot live with it since), but the worst I guess was that it also messes up with a head and psyche a bit..
    Although it gave me amazing results since 2006 I did not have courage to come back to it. Too dangerous to put in your own body.
    Instead of getting something which will work for few months (jojo effect is a bummer in here) teach yourself how to eat!!! by learning from naturally thin people. Buy yourself Paul McKenna’s ‘I’ll make you Thin’ who made that research for you, stop starving your body or putting chemicals in it and start living according to your body’s needs. Works for me, will work for you. Good Luck x

  3. The product itself does help to lose weight. The problem is the product coming from China, they are fake, and not authorized for import to the United States. They will be intercepted at Customs. The product I used from the U.S. was good and I lost weight (about 15 lbs) and kept it off as long as I took them. If the product is coming from China, do not buy it.

    1. This product you talk about it produce in china not in USA and many sellers in USA buy it from china and reselling in USA. Not every think made in USA be good and not every think made in china be bad . I bought garcinia from USA 25$ but is like water and I bought garcinia from Thailand 3$ i lost 3 kilo in month without exrsies.

  4. I found then on a wesite claiming they ” carry over hundred of brand and thousand of selection from trusted manufacturer and supplier in USA, Canada and Asia.Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Capsule diet pil is made from selected natural slimming botanical formula for beauty-making and the active extracts from jobstears and Lotus Leaf. Meizitang Slimming Capsule or Meizitang Botanical Slim Softgel is produced in SFDA approved GMP factory.” So Are these more safe???

  5. I am selling MZT products online and I have many satisfied customers and repeatedly buy from me.Yes there are many sellers out there selling fakes , but we sell genuine products and the consumer must know how to differentiate the real from the fakes so that they are not scamed. There are a few features on the packaging that you must look for in order to know that you are buying the real one.

    1. Hi Jay,

      Thanks for the information provided. I have been taking MSV for a while and they are absolutely fabulous! The real ones anyway. I have run out and am desperate to purchase as many as I can get? Are you still selling them…..
      Pleeaaassseee say yes please!!!!

    2. I’m in Perth WA. I used these a few years ago and they definetly work. I can’t buy online as the web pages freeze when I’m checking out. Is it a problem delivering to Australia?

  6. These pills do work….
    I lost about 10 lbs a month without exercise. But they kinda work too good lol… I no longer craved anything I didn’t even feel the need to eat anymore. I just wanted to drink water all the time… I do use them to JumpStart my diet I’ll take it for two months and it helps me stop eating sugar and foods that contain lots of fat and drink a lot of water… I usually take a turn after 6 months and have to start over again. Lol
    Its a problem I’m working on but overall I would take it again.

  7. I started taking these pills 4 days ago and I have lost a few pounds already. I bought them at this Mexican store in Dallas and they seem to be legit. I don’t get headaches but tonight I started feeling chest pain and shortness of breath along with cottonmouth. My craving went away and for some reason I started to itch all over. I don’t work out so this may be a problem for some of the side effects. I’m thinking about taking one every other day until I get to the size I need to then I’m done.

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