Metabadrine: At A Glance
Claiming to have located the mythical ephedra substitute, Metabadrine is the El Dorado of the weight loss business. Ephedra was prohibited by the FDA in 2004 due to health risks. The ban was upheld after being overturned in 2006. The manufacturers of Metabadrine announce that their mixture of weight loss ingredients are better than ephedra. Legacy Nutritional Products, Inc., the manufacturer of Metabadrine, provides a product website that is somewhat informative. Hoodia, roobios, yohimbine and cha de bugre and the primary ingredients and there is an abundance of information about them. However, they do not provide the dosage of these ingredients. Without knowing this, we cannot predict whether or not Metabadrine is effective. No money back guarantees or complimentary trials are offered as Legacy Nutritional Products does not directly sell Metabadrine. Gorilla Vitamins will sell this supplement for about $30.
Yohimbine, hoodia gordonii, roobios and chade bugre are the main ingredients. Brazil is quite fond of the weight loss supplement known as cha de bugre. In addition to acting as a diuretic, it is also believed to minimize the appetite. Yohimbine is an ingredient that could be problematic. It is utilized in the treatment of erectile dysfunction and can cause disturbing side effects, such as dizziness and increased heart rate. In several countries it requires a prescription. In clinical trials, Hoodia gordonii has demonstrated effectiveness in suppressing the appetite. It originates from a South African plant renowned for its indigestion and infection healing abilities. Other tales include that when going on extended hunting trips, South Africans use it as an appetite suppressant.
Humans using Hoodia gordonii as an appetite suppressant may find it does not work, as scientists have yet to prove that it does this job. Studies performed with rats provided the most convincing results. Hoodia gordonii is costly and hard to get a hold of. Many products that claim to include hoodia do not contain real hoodia and Metabadrine does not provide proof in the form of a certificate of authenticity. Last, roobios possesses anti-aging and immunity properties. Also included in Metabadrine are zinc, selenium, chromium, white willow bark, caffeine, uva ursi powder, green tea, cinnamon powder, cocoa bean, licorice root, bioperine, and kelp. To point out a couple, chromium operates by adding to the activity of insulin (resulting in boosting metabolism). People have been utilizing green tea for its medicinal qualities for many centuries. It contains caffeine and is a mild stimulant. White willow bark is an anti-inflammatory much like aspirin. The quantities of these ingredients are not made public, thus it is impossible to figure out the overall effectiveness of the product.
Metabadrine: Positive Features
- It does not contain Ephedra.
Metabadrine: Negative Features
- Product claims have not been investigated by the Food and Drug Administration.
- There is no information on the dosage of the ingredients.
- A money-back guarantee does not accompany this product.
- A certificate of authenticity for its hoodia is not included with the product.
Obviously Metabadrine is trying to cover all the angles by including so many ingredients. Hoodia and chromium, among others, are potentially helpful. However, the other ingredients did not get such great reviews. Yohimbine is possibly damaging. Dieters may want something more specific and may not be drawn to a diet aid that contains so many ingredients. In addition, there is no indication as to how much of each ingredient is included in Metabadrine, so the quantities may be minuscule. Consumers should search for a product that specifically meets their requirements.
**This is a subjective assessment based on the strength of the available informations and our estimation of efficacy.
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