Filed under: articles.
The first time Metabo Up Plus caught my eye, I was actually researching the Lipozene diet pill.
Metabo Up Plus is made by the same company that makes Lipozene. It’s supposed to boost metabolism and enhance the results users get while using Lipozene.
The company recommends using Metabo Up Plus and Lipozene together. But you can use Metabo Up Plus separately as well. I decided to research and see if this product is worth trying.
What Is Lipozene?
Lipozene contains glucomannan, which was clinically proven to suppress appetite and lower unhealthy cholesterol levels. Lipozene helps consumers resist cravings and reduce calorie intake, which leads to weight loss. Metabo Up Plus complements Lipozene by providing 2 additional benefits:
• Higher energy levels
• Faster metabolism
Whether you use Lipozene and Metabo Up Plus together or separately, you might lose weight. But the company, Obesity Research Institute, says your results will be better with both products. Before I make the same recommendation, let’s see if Metabo Up Plus is safe and effective on its own.
Are the Ingredients Effective?
“Metabo Up Plus is made from a number of ingredients with well documented weight loss properties,” claims the official website. However, the company does not provide any documentation or research.
I was able to find research to support some claims made about Metabo Up Plus.
Green Tea Extract
Several studies show green tea extract burns fat, lowers blood sugar, and decreases body weight. The key ingredients are catechins (antioxidants) and caffeine. These stimulate metabolism, which causes calories to burn faster. Catechins and caffeine also increase energy expenditure. Besides boosting energy levels, this also causes calories to burn.
The body produces heat in 2 ways: friction and metabolism. Caffeine stimulates metabolism, which causes more calories to burn. Besides keeping you warm, faster metabolism increases and promotes fat loss. In one study, caffeine was proven to increase metabolic rate up to 11%.
Guarana Tea Extract
Guarana contains more caffeine than coffee beans do. This high caffeine content makes guarana tea extract a potential metabolism-boosting ingredient. Unfortunately, a study has never proven guarana tea extract alone boosts metabolism and burns fat.
Oolong Tea Leaf
Catechins and caffeine are also found in oolong tea leaf. So, I wasn’t surprised to find research proving this ingredient stimulates metabolism and boosts energy. The only problem is study participants took a larger dosage than Metabo Up Plus contains.
Kola Nut Extract
Caffeine levels are high in kola nuts. In fact, research shows kola nut extract produces the same effects as caffeine alone. However, the study didn’t prove kola nut extract increases metabolism or enhances fat loss.
Capsaicin is the spicy substance in cayenne fruit that makes your mouth burn. One study proved it also burns body fat. But the study participants did not lose any weight. Cayenne fruit works the same as caffeine. It increases heat production by boosting metabolism.
Vitamins B6 & B12
These 2 vitamins play an important role in metabolism — they help the body convert fat and carbohydrates into energy. But clinical studies do not prove vitamins B6 and B12 cause fat or weight loss.
The Proven Dosages
If you want the same results as study participants, Metabo Up Plus must contain proven dosages. Here are a few examples of proven daily dosages:
• Green Tea Extract: 300 mg
• Caffeine: 100-400 mg
• Cayenne Fruit: 135 mg
Metabo Up Plus uses a proprietary blend with a total 952 mg per serving. There is a chance it contains the proven dosages, but there’s also a chance it doesn’t. Thanks to the proprietary blend consumers will never know if Metabo Up Plus contains effective amounts.
Are the Ingredients Safe?
All the Metabo Up Plus ingredients are legal and natural. When proven dosages are used, the ingredients are safe, too. I’m a little concerned about how much caffeine Metabo Up Plus contains.
Caffeine dosages larger than 400 mg may be unsafe or cause serious side effects. Dosages between 100 and 400 mg may cause mild-to-moderate side effects, too; especially for people who don’t consume caffeine regularly.
5 of the 6 Metabo Up Plus ingredients contain caffeine. So, how much of the 952 mg is caffeine? Since Obesity Research Institute doesn’t say, consumers are left to buy Metabo Up Plus blind.
Buying Metabo Up Plus
It seems the only place to buy Metabo Up Plus online is eBay.com. The price is $19.99 for a 30-day supply.
Lipozene.com offers a free bottle of Metabo Up (the original Metabo Up Plus) when you buy Lipozene for $29.95. But you can’t buy Metabo Up Plus on this site.
MetaboUp.com provides limited information about Metabo Up Plus. But the product isn’t sold on this site either. It doesn’t even tell you where you can buy Metabo Up Plus.
Walmart sells the diet pill in some stores, but not online.
Returning Metabo Up Plus
Currently, there is only one seller offering Metabo Up Plus on eBay.com. Ayogabb has a 14-day money back guarantee. They don’t clarify whether the guarantee covers used products. Also, 14 days is not enough time to really try Metabo Up Plus.
Lipozene.com has a 30-day money back guarantee, which covers “all Lipozene products.” I’m not sure if this includes Metabo Up Plus or not.
Walmart has a generous return policy. I’ve been able to return used cosmetic products for a full refund.
Is Metabo Up Plus Worth Buying?
Metabo Up Plus may not be the most effective diet pill. It does utilize several well-known, clinically proven ingredients. However, proven dosages are essential for effectiveness, and I don’t know if Metabo Up Plus has them.
Metabo Up Plus may be safe. But again, I can’t really determine this without seeing dosages. My guess is the caffeine dosage is very large. This may not be a problem for regular coffee drinkers. But people who are sensitive to caffeine may find Metabo Up Plus is too strong.
You could probably find a better diet pill than Metabo Up Plus. I recommend you keep looking.
 Walsh, D, V Yaghoubian, and A Behforooz. “Effect of glucomannan on obese patients: a clinical study.” International Journal of Obesity. 8.4 (1984): 289-93.
 Wolfram, S, Y Wang, and F Thielecke. “Anti-obesity effects of green tea: from bedside to bench.” Molecular nutrition & food research. 50.2 (2006): 176-87.
 Dulloo, AG, CA Geissler, et al. “Normal caffeine consumption: influence on thermogenesis and daily energy expenditure in lean and postobese human volunteers.” American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 49.1 (1989): 44-50.
 He, RR, L Chen, et al. “Beneficial effects of oolong tea consumption on diet-induced overweight and obese subjects.” Chinese Journal of Integrative medicine. 15.1 (2009): 34-41.
 Burdock, GA, IG Carabin, and CM Crincoli. “Safety assessment of kola nut extract as a food ingredient.” Food and Chemical Toxicology. 47.8 (2009): 1725-32.
 Lejeune, MP, EM Kovacs, et al. “Effect of capsaicin on substrate oxidation and weight maintenance after modest body-weight loss in human subjects.” British Journal of Nutrition. 90.3 (2003): 651-9.