After receiving an email from a concerned customer, we were asked to take a closer look at Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel. We’d never heard of it before but it sure sounded good, lets see what it is and whether it lives up to its claims.
With the “official” company 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 Pros
Meizitang Botanical Slimming Cons
- Wild weight loss claims
- Poorly written site
- No indication of ingredient quantities
- No proper details for company
- Fake Testimonials?
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Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Review
With a name like that we immediately had our suspicions that it might originate from China, for some reason it just sounds Chines doesn’t it?
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.
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 Warnings:
- Fake testimonials
- No company details 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 meizitang.com. 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.
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; lets 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, its 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.
So What Is Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel and What Are The Ingredients For Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel?
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
The advice is to take 1 capsule per day, so you are getting 36 days supply of 650mg of these ingredients.
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 that they don’t even tell us how much of each ingredient is included in each tablet. This is another big no-no.
It seem’s these are all Chinese medicinal herbs, so lets 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.
- 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.”
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.
- Fuling (Zha cai): This is some sort of pickled mustard plant used in Chinese cooking. No evidence as to its slimming abilities.
- 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 filler. In all likelihood it is used in this product to simply try and make you fell fuller.
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!
So What Does All This Mean?
The main problem so far is that Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel are 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!
Does Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Have Any 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.
Any Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel Reviews From Customers?
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.
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.
So 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.
Where Can I Buy Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel?
Meizitang Botanical Slimming Soft Gel 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 puposes of this review we are only dealing with meizitang.com.
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.
Watch Dog Verdict
Pretty easy one this. Meizitang fails on just about every level possible. Suspect 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.
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