September 28, 2016
Lipozene Metabo Up Plus Review
From the same makers who brought you Lipozene, MetaboUp Plus is a thermogenic fat burner designed to increase energy and metabolism.
This formula is designed to accompany Lipozene. According to advertisements, “you can take MetaboUp Plus in conjunction with other diet supplements to speed up results, or simply take MetaboUP Plus alone to enhance metabolism and energy levels.”
But is MetaboUp an effective way to boost metabolism?
Let’s take a closer look at the formula to find out. . .
What’s In the Bottle?
MetaboUP Plus ingredient information is scanty at best. Though the official website provides a brief description about key ingredients, it does not provide an ingredient label with ingredient concentrations.
Consequently, it’s impossible to tell if MetaboUp Plus contains safe, effective ingredient concentrations or potentially dangerous amounts.
Furthermore, not all of the ingredients in MetaboUp Plus are clinically proven to work:
Green Tea Extract. Green tea is among the most studied weight loss ingredients available. It contains caffeine which increases energy levels, and it contains catechins which boost immunity and improve metabolism. Studies show green tea improves weight loss in as little as 8-12 weeks. 
Guarana Seed Extract. This caffeine source increases caloric output while alleviating fatigue and migraines. It enhances athletic performance and enables athletes to work out harder for longer. Studies show guarana significantly improves memory and mood, though researchers believe these benefits are not attributed to its caffeine content alone. 
Caffeine. Caffeine blocks adenosine receptors to trigger a flight or fight response. Researchers found caffeine creates a “more favourable intracellular ionic environment in active muscle,” which in turn enables muscles to work harder for longer. 
Oolong Tea Leaf. Oolong tea is made from the same plant as green tea, only the leaves are partially fermented. It contains higher caffeine concentrations than green but not as much as black tea.
According to experts at the Agricultural Research Service, oolong tea’s catechins are primarily responsible for weight loss results. 
Kola Nut Extract. Kola contains caffeine which alleviates fatigue while accelerating weight loss. According to Dr. Ray Sahelian, kola nut has thermogenic and stimulant properties. 
Cayenne Fruit. Cayenne contains the compound capsaicin which increases thermogenesis and promotes fat burning. Scientists are investigating cayenne’s appetite-suppressing potential, but further research is needed to validate any weight loss effects. 
Vitamins B6 and B12. B vitamins are essential for the proper breakdown and function of carbohydrates and fats into useable energy. They are necessary for maintaining a healthy metabolism, but there is not enough information to confirm any direct impact on weight loss.
How Is Metabo Up Plus Different from Metabo Up?
Metabo Up Plus and Metabo Up are very similar when it comes to ingredients. In fact the official website gives the exact ingredient description for both products.
Without an exact ingredient label for either product, it’s difficult to tell the two apart. The advertising focuses on “extra energy,” so I assume the only difference between the two are the ingredient concentrations, particularly the caffeine content.
However, I want to keep this review as accurate as possible, so please help fill in any gaps by leaving a comment below!
Are There Any Side Effects?
Lipozene contains unknown caffeine concentrations, which always sends up a red flag in my book.
Caffeine is known to cause the following side effects:
• Headaches and migraines
• Dizziness and vertigo
• Nausea and vomiting
• Jitters and trembling
• Nervousness, anxiety, and mood swings
• Restlessness and insomnia
According to consumer reviews posted at Walmart.com, “There is no jittery feeling and no rapid heart rate, no palpatitaions as with other vitamins i have taken with caffeine in them.”
However, just because one individual had a good experience doesn’t mean everyone will. There are not enough consumer reviews to determine MetaboUp Plus’ full side effect range.
Consequently, you should approach MetaboUp Plus with caution and consult your doctor before use.
Is It Easy to Use?
MetaboUp Plus’s website does not specify how to use the product correctly. Fortunately EViloneR posted a review which helped fill in the gaps:
“My bottle CLEARLY states to take TWO TABLETS ONCE DAILY WITH AN 8 OUNCE GLASS OF WATER. There are 60 tablets in the bottle and that should last you 30 days.”
As with any diet pill, MetaboUP Plus works best when used in conjunction with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Can You Use It With Lipozene? Yes. Lipozene MetaboUp Plus is designed to accompany Lipozene to enhances its results.
Where to Buy Lipozene Metabo Up Plus
MetaboUp Plus is available through multiple distributors for an affordable price. Interestingly enough, MetaboUp Plus is usually found in stores, not online. Prices vary depending on the retailer.
Fortunately, I was able to find MetaboUp Plus at eBay.com for $19.99.
Is There a Guarantee?
According to the Terms of Sale information at MetaboUp.com:
“All weight loss pills shipped by ORI [Obesity Research Institute] have a 30-day money back guarantee less shipping and handling. Return authorization numbers must be received from Customer Service and written on the shipping box. Please contact Customer Service with any questions about ORI’s weight loss guarantee at 1-888-220-8907. The above mentioned Weight Loss Guarantee & Return Policy applies to Internet and TV purchases directly from Metabo Up® only.”
This does not say whether the guarantee covers products purchased through different distributors, such as Wal-Mart or eBay.
Are the Manufacturers Reliable?
The Obesity Research Institute, LLC has been around for years, which surprises me considering the sheer number of consumer complaints they receive on a regular basis.
According to the Better Business Bureau, the company received 110 complaints in the last 3 years, 58 of which were closed in the last 12 months. More often than not, the company failed to respond to complaints filed.
In 2011, a class action lawsuit was made against Lipozene and MetaboUp due to False advertising.
“In reality, the too good to be true claims made by Obesity Research Institute are just that and the Defendant is and has been misrepresenting the effectiveness of its weight loss products to the general public in order to reap windfall profits,” states the lawsuit. 
Furthermore, Obesity Research Institute has had problems with the FTC in the past.
“According to the FTC, the defendants used a television infomercial, short TV spots, and Web sites to market FiberThin and Propolene, two fiber-based dietary supplements. . . The FTC’s complaint charged that the defendants made “Red Flag” claims in their ads, including that the product would cause rapid, substantial weight loss (more than 2 pounds per week) without the need to diet or exercise; that weight loss would occur no matter what the consumer ate; and that weight loss would occur in all users. The FTC also alleged that the defendants used “expert endorsers” on their infomercial and other TV ads to make “Red Flag” claims.” 
With so much bad publicity associated with Obesity Research, LLC., I don’t feel confident in MetaboUp Plus’ formula.
Pick It or Pitch It?
MetaboUp Plus contains a few good ingredients for weight loss, most of which depend on caffeine in order to work. While this may be a good approach for some, I worry about the potential side effects and risks involved.
MetaboUP Plus manufacturers are sketchy at best. Though the price is affordable, I’m not sure the potential benefits are worth the risk.
Until I know more about MetaboUp Plus, I don’t feel comfortable recommending it.
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