Lipozene MetaboUP Plus Review

If the dieting blues are creeping up on you, Obesity Research Institute wants you to try Lipozene MetaboUP Plus.

According to advertisements, MetaboUP Plus is a new diet pill that raises energy levels and boosts metabolism. With MetaboUP Plus, you’ll have enough energy to get off the couch and into shape. And even when you are on the couch, you’ll be burning calories at a faster rate.

Every new diet pill is worth a second look, however. Before you run off to buy MetaboUP Plus, let’s make sure it’s worth the trouble.

What Does Lipozene Have to Do with MetaboUP Plus?

If you didn’t stumble across MetaboUP Plus on your own, you probably found it through Lipozene. Lipozene is Obesity Research Institute’s flagship product, a glucomannan supplement formulated to keep you feeling full.

MetaboUP Plus is designed to complement Lipozene. While Lipozene provides the appetite suppression, MetaboUP delivers higher energy levels and a better-functioning metabolism. This makes sense, but it seems silly to pay for 2 supplements when most diet pills perform all of these functions with just 1 product.

Furthermore, Lipozene doesn’t really lend a creditable name to MetaboUP Plus. Obesity Research Institute has already paid more than $4 million in out-of-court settlements and fines for misleading claims relating to Lipozene and other products. The company also has a D rating from the Better Business Bureau.

This doesn’t make me anxious to try MetaboUP Plus. But perhaps this product is the one that turns the MetaboUP Plus name around.

What’s in MetaboUP Plus?

MetaboUP.com doesn’t tell us much about its formula beyond highlighting a few key ingredients. However, a copy of the supplement facts label on Walmart.com tells us a bit more.

According to this label, this diet pill contains a core blend of 7 ingredients. Together, they total 952 mg. There’s also 600 mcg of vitamin B6 and 15 mcg of vitamin B12.

I’m going to focus on the 7 weight loss ingredients in MetaboUP Plus.

Green Tea

Everyone knows that green tea extract delivers powerful fat burning. By raising the body’s core temperature, green tea boosts metabolism and burns fat without too many side effects. This was proven in 2009 when green tea helped test subjects lose an average 30 pounds in 3 months [1]. However, did you know green tea is also full of antioxidants? These antioxidants keep you healthy while you’re losing weight, fighting free radicals that are released when fat is broken down.

Oolong Tea

Like green tea, oolong tea is extracted from the camellia sinensis plant. Essentially, oolong is partially fermented green tea. It works much like green tea, but is especially adept in improving focus and mental acuity. These properties could improve your workout.

Caffeine

The root of green and oolong tea’s effectiveness is caffeine content. Caffeine is a stimulant, which means it triggers greater action in the central nervous system, heart and muscles. This increases metabolism and promotes greater energy release. Caffeine can prolong your workout by an average of 15 minutes [2].

Guarana Seed

Guarana is another caffeine-based ingredient. Guarana contains even more caffeine than green or oolong tea, but it’s also a fatty substance. This means guarana releases more slowly, which prevents the “crash” in energy commonly associated with caffeine.

Kola Nut

Native to West Africa, kola nut has long been used to treat fatigue and depression while boosting energy. Kola nut also preserves lean muscle mass, so you won’t have to worry about losing tone while losing weight.

Cayenne Fruit

Cayenne’s weight loss power is due to the active compound capsaicin. Capsaicin raises the internal body temperature to boost metabolism and burn fat. As an anti-inflammatory, capsaicin also reduces your risk for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.

Platycodon Grandiflorum

This ingredient is more commonly known as Chinese bellflower. It improves digestion and extracts more nutrients from food. It doesn’t trigger weight loss, however.

A few of these ingredients are promising, while others—like Chinese bellflower—have nothing to do with weight loss. Unfortunately, without more information on ingredient quantities, I can’t say if the formula will be effective.

Even if each ingredient is included in its appropriate amount, MetaboUP Plus is basically a caffeine pill. Caffeine is effective, but I like to see other ingredients to round it out as well.

Can MetaboUP Plus Cause Side Effects?

Another downside of a proprietary blend is that it’s difficult to judge side effect risk. Without individual ingredient amounts, it’s hard to say for certain whether a diet pill will cause side effects. However, consider the caffeine content in MetaboUP Plus—with 957 mg, that’s the equivalent of about 5 cups of coffee. This level of caffeine could cause:

• Headache
• Nausea
• Jitteriness
• Anxiety
• Insomnia
• Fast and/or irregular heartbeat

For these reasons, I wouldn’t recommend taking MetaboUP Plus if you have an existing heart condition. I’d also exercise caution if you are caffeine sensitive.

Where Can I Find MetaboUP Plus?

MetaboUP Plus’s availability is pretty limited. You can find it on eBay for $19.99, or you can buy it at Walmart. Because MetaboUP Plus is only available in stores, prices will vary on when you shop.

If the Walmart price is around the eBay price, this is a pretty good deal for a diet pill. However, you’ll want to be sure MetaboUP Plus is right for you before you take the plunge.

Is MetaboUP Plus Worth Trying?

MetanoUP has a few decent ingredients, but its developer and availability leave something to be desired. Instead, keep these ingredients in mind and look for a diet pill that uses them in a more effective way.

References

[1] Di Pierro, Francesco, Anna Borsetto Meghi, Angela Barreca, Maurizio Lucarelli, Andrea Calandrelli. 2009. GreenSelect Phytosome as an adjunct to a low-calorie diet for treatment of obesity: a clinical trial. Alternative Medicine Review: Vol. 14, Issue 2.

[2] Costill, D.L., G.P. Dalsky, and W.J. Fink. 1978. Effects of caffeine ingestion on metabolism and exercise performance. Medicine and Science in Sports: Vol. 10, Issue 3.

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