Metabolife ULTRA Advanced Weight Loss Formula

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We have reviewed a Metabolife products called Ultra before, but it appears that Metabolife have reformulated and revamped their main product recently. Our new review of this new product is below. We have used its full name of Metabolife ULTRA Advanced Weight Loss Formula to avoid any confusion with the old product, which is seemingly no longer available.

Metabolife ULTRA Pros

  • Some clinically proven ingredients
  • Decent quantities of each ingredient

Metabolife ULTRA Cons

  • Expensive in long term
  • Very few customer testimonials
  • No money-back guarantee
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Metabolife ULTRA Review

Metabolife ULTRA Facts

  • Manufactured by Metabolife
  • 45 caplets per bottle
  • 1 bottle lasts 15 days

Metabolife ULTRA Advanced Weight Loss Formula is the latest product from Metabolife to use the ULTRA name. Comparing the new product to our review of the older product (Metabolife Ultra), it seems that whilst the main ingredient, Super CitriMax, has remained a key ingredient of the product, the majority of the supporting active ingredients have changed.

Nowadays, the Metabolife brand is owned by a company called Twinlab, who bought out the company from original owners, Metabolife International. Metabolife International was implicated in a number of different serious court cases, being charged of Massive Tax evasion of $93.7 million, as well as lying to the FDA about the dangerous nature of Ephedra. They also had at least one product pulled from the market for containing the banned ingredient Ephedra.

Their remaining non-ephedra based products were sold to TwinLab following the original company’s liquidation, and Twin Lab are keen to separate themselves from the behaviours and crimes committed by those who headed the original Metabolife International company.

Metabolife recommend a two-step approach to weight loss. For the initial stage, actual weight loss, they recommend customers choose one of three products, Ultra, Green Tea or Caffeine Free, depending upon the needs of the individual customer. For the second stage, weight maintenance, customers are encouraged to choose between two products, Break Through and Extreme Energy, to help to maintain their new lower weight.

Metabolife ULTRA Concerns:

  • No money back guarantee
  • Very few customer testimonials
  • Main ingredient associated with inconclusive studies

What Does Metabolife ULTRA Advanced Weight Loss Formula Claim To Do?

According to the official website, the ingredients in ULTRA Advanced Weight Loss Formula are clinically tested to help you lose weight, lose inches and reduce BMI more than diet and exercise alone. The product also helps to reduce food intake, further contributing to weight loss.

So What Is Metabolife ULTRA and What Are The Ingredients for Metabolife ULTRA?

The ingredients used in this new formulation of Metabolife ULTRA are generally different to the old formula of the product, with the exception of the ingredient SuperCitriMax. Unlike the old formula, a complete list of ingredient quantities is provided as well. The ingredients list are per serving of one capsule. Usage instructions indicate that consumers should take 3 servings per day, 30 to 60 minutes before each meal.

  • Calcium (90 mg): Studies have shown that calcium can play a significant role in weight loss, especially loss of fat mass. Research shows that fresh dairy sources of calcium are more effective than supplementation. The amounts that are included in this product may only make a minimal difference to dieting attempts, as studies in humans showed weight loss results when consuming 600mg of calcium in addition to that found naturally in their calorie restricted diet.
    Source:http://www.webmd.com/diet/news/20000417/calcium-low-fat-diet
  • Chromium (133mcg): This is used primarily to lower fasting blood sugar levels and to lower insulin levels.
    Source:http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/natural/932.html
  • Sodium (20mg)
  • Potassium (130mg)
  • Garcinia Cambogia Extract (SuperCitriMax) (600mg) (360 mg Hydroxycitric acid): Garcinia Cambogia is a small fruit, also known as the Malabar Tamarind. Test tube and animal research suggests that HCA, the active compound in Garcinia Cambogia, may be helpful in weight loss because of its effects on metabolism. However, studies in humans have found mixed results. Some studies have found it has no effect upon either appetite or metabolic rate, whilst others showed increased weight loss compared to the use of a placebo.
    Source: http://www.med.nyu.edu/content?ChunkIID=21727/
  • Meratrim Blend (Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana) (267 mg): Meratrim is a combination of Sphaeranthus indicus, a flower, and Garcinia mangostana, a fruit. This combination of ingredients may increase weight loss, as supported by two clinical trials. However, the manufacturer does not make it clear how Meratrim actually aids this weight loss, although we suspect that it boosts the metabolism of the user.
    Source:http://www.interhealthusa.com/Research/meratrim-clinical-research.aspx
  • Caffeine (100mg): Numerous studies have shown that caffeine boosts energy levels and alertness, as well as mildly boosting the metabolism, causing a small increase in the number of calories used by the body. The effects shown in studies are small, and some studies are inconclusive.
    Source: http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-living/weight-loss/expert-answers/caffeine/faq-20058459

So What Does All This Mean?

There are several different ingredients in this formula that have been linked with weight loss in clinical trials. Unfortunately, not all of these are conclusively proven to aid weight loss. The main ingredient, Garcinia Cambogia, has performed well in tests on animals and in test tubes, but usually gives mixed results when studied in humans.

Other ingredients, such as calcium and chromium, provide very small but consistent weight loss results when used over a prolonged period. The dosage of meratrim in each capsule means that over the course of the day 801 mg is consumed, the same dosage used in relevant and successful clinical trials.

Does Metabolife ULTRA Have Any Side Effects?

There are some side effects associated with the use of Metabolife ULTRA Advanced Weight Loss Formula. Whilst they may not occur in every user, some of these potential side effects are recognised by the makers of Metabolife in their user warning, listed in this section.

Meratrim users have reported slight stomach pain and nausea in some cases. Chromium has been known to lower blood sugar levels, and so diabetics should avoid this product. Those who already have low blood sugar levels could develop light-headedness and fainting, especially if they do not eat following the consumption of a caplet.

The product also contains a significant amount of caffeine, and so consumers should monitor their intake of caffeine from other sources, including tea, coffee and energy drinks. Side effects from caffeine consumption can include headaches, increased urination, dehydration, increased blood pressure, increased heart rate, heart palpitations, jitteriness, anxiety and insomnia.

Garcinia Cambogia can cause nausea, headaches and digestive discomfort. Its long term safety has not been established because only minimal studies in humans have been conducted.

Caution:

Do not take if pregnant or nursing.

Do not exceed recommended servings.

Not for use by or sale to persons under age 18.

Consult a health care professional before use if you have or have had high blood pressure, any heart condition, circulation problems, sensitivity to caffeine or other stimulants, anxiety or other mood disorders, if you have any other medical condition or are taking any medication, or if you intended on taking to reduce weight.

Limit the use of caffeine-containing products because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, sleeplessness and occasionally rapid heartbeat.

Discontinue use and consult your doctor if any adverse reactions occur.

Any Metabolife ULTRA Reviews From Customers?

We could only find a few reviews from customers for Metabolife ULTRA Advanced Weight Loss Formula. This may be because it is a fairly new formulation.

The old formula became virtually impossible to find because they were launching this new formula. I’ve been on the new version about a month and feel the same great results as before. I have reached my weight loss goal, but still use to curb my appetite. I’ve tried countless other products and like this the best.

Didn’t lose any weight after using the product for 3 months. Very disappointing.

Have taken these diet pill before and they work. Chromium seems to be the ingredient that makes a difference.

Have used the Ultra over the years off and on. This product has been changed. I find it helps with my energy and curbs my appetitie. You only take one pill three times a day 1/2 hour before a meal so you use less. It does clean out your system so be prepared.

I have used this supplement as an aid in my weight loss. Eat less, move more is absolutely essential but this really helps with cravings like no other product I’ve tried. They’ve recently reformulated the product and I still think it’s fantastic.

Because the diet pill has been reformulated, but has used a similar name, we are unsure whether all customers realise whether the product has changed, perhaps presuming that just the packaging has changed.

I have used this product in the past, then Walmart stopped carrying it. After trying the replacements they offer in their local retail locations, and throwing them out, I looked for this product again; finding it for mail order.
The product still performs as it did previously and I will continue to use it as it provides me with:
* Energy
* less eating
* Better sleep
* Less stress
* Desire to eat healthier

From the reviews we could find, it seems that some customers are happy with the product, these also seem to be regular customers who have stuck with the brand even through the changes to the product.

Not all the reviews are positive, however, with one customer reporting no weight loss at all, and another reporting side effects even though the product did aid weight loss.

So Does Metabolife ULTRA Work?

Based upon the clinical evidence available, it seems that some of the ingredients in Metabolife ULTRA Advanced Weight Loss Formula may boost weight loss efforts when combined with a balanced diet and exercise regime. The few reviews we have found agree that this product does boost weight loss, although one of the customers experienced no weight loss, illustrating that results are not guaranteed.

The main concern for us is that whilst many of the ingredients are clinically proven, the main ingredient, Garcinia Cambogia, has not been conclusively proven to boost weight loss in humans, as results are often inconclusive or show no weight loss at all.

Where Can I Buy Metabolife ULTRA?

Metabolife ULTRA can be purchased from the official Metabolife website, metabolife.com. Here one bottle costs $24.99, plus delivery costs. Each bottle contains 45 capsules, but as each daily dose is three capsules, each bottle will only last 15 days, making it quite an expensive product in the long run.

The company also sells their products through a huge list of third party retailers, both online and in stores across the United States. Consumers are advised to shop around, as prices can vary between individual stores. For example, Walmart.com sells the same sized bottle as the official website, but at a cost of $15.98.

What About A Guarantee

There is no money-back guarantee on this product.

Watchdog Verdict

Overall, Metabolife ULTRA Advanced Weight Loss Formula is a promising product, and potentially an improvement upon the old version of Metabolife Ultra. However, as they have retained the main ingredient of SuperCitriMax, which is the weakest aspect of the product’s formula.

The large amount of caffeine is a cause for concern for some, and so people with high blood pressure or cardiac related illnesses should avoid this product. Numerous side effects are also likely because of this ingredient.

There is also no money back guarantee on this product, and each bottle only lasts 15 days, due to the need to take 3 caplets each day to obtain a decent quantity of each ingredients. Whilst this product could potentially aid weight loss there is not enough anecdotal evidence from customer reivews to establish how strong the product is and how significant the results are from using it.

We reject Metabolife ULTRA Formula.

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