Meratol is a product by UK company Advanced Health Limited, and boasts a four-tier approach to weight loss, claiming that most diet pills on the market today address only one or two weight loss woes, while theirs tackles all four major problem areas encountered by people in their bid to lose weight:
- Metabolic increase and subsequent fat burning
- Suppression of appetite
- Reduction of cravings
- Carbohydrate blocking (by up to 82%)
Further, Advanced Health Ltd claim to be able to do all this using only four all-natural, clinically proven ingredients, and no harmful stimulants.
So here’s the question…is Meratol really a product that uses the ‘Power of Four’ to deliver big results from a little bottle, or are they simply delivering more of the familiar marketing hype we’re used to?
- Brown Seaweed (also known as Fucoxanthin)-used for centuries in Asian cuisine, Fucoxanthin is a natural compound found in brown seaweed, and is the only ingredient that we will stand behind, and agree with clinical trial findings. In trial it was shown to promote fat burning (thermogenesis), in an all-natural way without the usual side effects associated with stimulants; specifically targeting abdominal fat. Panel subjects showed considerable weight loss results while using this ingredient.
- Capsicum-comes from the chili pepper/cayenne family, and Advanced Health uses their own formulation called Capsiplex, claiming it burns up to 12x more calories. Unfortunately, they do not back this claim up with specific clinical trials on their product, only with trials done throughout the years on cayenne pepper. While cayenne is regaled for it metabolic boosting properties, we cannot get onboard with claims that Capsliplex Capsicum is clinically tested to burn up to 12x more calories. It may well do…but it may not.
- Cactus-may normalize blood sugar levels and reduce food cravings. If clinical trials have been done, they haven’t rendered sufficient results to get our attention.
- Prickly Pear-said to accelerate your metabolism. Again, if clinical trials have been done, they haven’t rendered sufficient results to get us excited.
Advanced Health Ltd claims Meratol takes a four-tier approach to weight loss, in an all-natural way that will not produce any side effects including dizziness, nausea and the infamous jitters usually associated with metabolic increasers. They also state their four ingredients are clinically proven to give you the weight loss results you deserve. However, we can find no evidence in the ingredient list to support all the claims, beyond brown seaweed (Fucoxanthin.) This ingredient alone cannot render Meratol completely effective; especially when Advanced Health does not divulge how much of it you are getting. In fact, individual dosage amounts on all ingredients are not revealed; which is most certainly a red flag.
Prices are in British sterling. A 30 count bottle is £29.99, which is a whopping $47.96. Shipping is £9.95 British sterling, expensive enough, but that price probably only reflects domestic, not overseas shipping. Bottom line, if you’re ordering from the US, the conversion is going to be steep.
There doesn’t seem to be one. Advanced Health Ltd provides a couple of overseas telephone numbers and an email address for their Customer Support, but they do not list a return policy on their site. If you buy it, you’re most likely stuck with it.
If you’re in the US, purchasing this product may be more of a problem than it’s worth. In glancing over reviews, many customers have yet to receive product even though they ordered several weeks prior. Plus, taking into consideration the conversion rate, no refund guarantee, and only one clinically proven ingredient that grabs our attention, we rate this product as a ‘proceed with extreme caution.’ Early reviews by consumers have reported a 3-5 lb first week weight loss, but that could simply be water loss linked with the start of any new weight loss regime.
Sorry Advanced Health, but as the Londoner’s say, we just don’t ‘Adam and Eve (believe) it.’