Weight loss is something almost everyone strives for at some point in their life. It is not easy to achieve and if it is, it becomes difficult to maintain. Many of us have tried and failed using fad diets, crash diets, detox programs, weight loss supplements and fitness regimes.
For this reason, there are an infinite amount of companies and brands marketing their version of the latest and greatest weight loss solution. As someone seeking to lose weight, you need to be weary of which schemes you fall for, as there are many trying to make a quick dollar from the desperate consumer.
We are all searching for the “magical” solution to weight loss, which prompts the question: is there one?
Meratrim is one of the newest natural supplements to hit the market, and it’s getting a lot of attention lately. Meratrim combines two natural herbs that claims to block fat from being stored in the body.
Could this be the answer we’ve been looking for?
IS MERATRIM THE REAL DEAL?
Of course one of your first questions about Meratrim will be, does it actually work?
Dr. Oz seems to think so. He featured the supplement on his show. He even had his audience members participate in an unofficial experiment using Meratrim, but we’ll discuss that in more detail later.
Celebrities have been the face of countless weight loss programs so it’s natural if the Dr. Oz promotion doesn’t immediately establish Meratrim’s credibility in your eyes. It’s no secret that there are plenty of weight loss scams out there. You’ve probably tried at least one or two, each promising better results than the last, and to no avail. So, your skepticism is well justified.
Let’s look at the facts and the scientific composition to get to the bottom of this burning question.
HOW DOES MERATRIM WORK?
Meratrim is an all natural combination of extracts taken from a flower and a fruit. That’s right. Meratrim uses the power of Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana in a 3:1 ratio in order to create their special supplement.
These two herbs were not chosen at random. To reach this conclusion, researchers experimented with a variety of herbs on fat cells grown in test tubes to see which yielded the most positive results.
Researchers came up with three very good reasons as to why the above stated herbs are the best in aiding weight loss:
First, both these herbs have proven to make it more difficult for fat cells to multiply. Second, they decrease the amount of fat that cells pick up from the bloodstream. Third, they help burn stored fat.
**Remember, these are the results that are shown in laboratory tests, meaning they were created in test tubes. This doesn’t exactly equal direct translation to the human body, but there have been studies done with humans that show positive results. See below for details. **
ARE THE RESULTS REAL?
Once this discovery was proven in the lab, it was time to see if the combination that would be known as Meratrim produced the same results in humans. There are several studies we will look at in order to show the effectiveness of Meratrim.
The first study was conducted through InterHealth USA. It was a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study conducted on 60 overweight individuals over a 16-week period. This type of study has the smallest margin of human error.
The results are POSITIVE. All subjects were asked to maintain the same 2,000 calories/day diet and walk for 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Of the subjects taking a 400mg twice daily dose of Meratrim, all showed a significantly bigger reduction in body weight than those subjects taking the placebo (dummy) pill.
The study also concluded that those subjects taking Meratrim had significantly reduced their waist and hip size compared to the placebo group.
Finally, the study revealed that those who lost weight and inches by taking Meratrim also experienced a rise in self-esteem.
It is also notable that InterHealth USA is the same company that manufactures and sells Meratrim. This doesn’t necessarily mean the results of the study are skewed, but it has been shown that companies funding their own studies tend influence the results.
WHAT DOES DR. OZ HAVE TO SAY?
The second study takes us back to Dr. Oz. He gave 30 audience members the recommended twice daily dose of 400mg for a two week period. In those two weeks the subjects had lost 3 pounds and 3 inches of their waist.
Although his experiment wasn’t an official one, (and had no placebo group of which to compare the findings to) the results do show that the participants indeed lost weight while taking Meratrim.
Want to know more? Watch the Dr. Oz episode here or read for yourself what Dr. Oz had to say about Meratrim here.
WHAT ELSE CAN MERATRIM HELP ME WITH?
Remember, weight loss not only boosts your confidence about your outward appearance, but also improves your overall health.
The benefits of Meratrim go beyond just that of weight loss. It has also been shown through research that Meratrim can help to reduce cholesterol levels, triglycerides, and fasting glucose. Lower the levels of those mentioned above should also lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Because Meratrim is made from 100% all natural extracts, there were no side effects noted in any study. Meratrim was well tolerated by the subjects and appears to be a safe weight loss supplement to incorporate in your daily diet.
The recommended daily dose is no more than 800mg, taken twice a day 30 minutes before breakfast and again 30 minutes before dinner.
IS MERATRIM WORTH A SHOT?
It seems true that Meratrim can help you lose weight, especially for short term purposes. But the studies fail to show what happens when you stop taking the supplement and go back to your usual routine.
What likely happens is that the lost weight comes back again. A diet supplement will not ensure that you lose the weight for good; only YOU can do that by making a permanent change in your lifestyle.
That means eating healthy and exercising regularly. There are no shortcuts or magical pills that will melt fat and keep you slim and trim for eternity. It’s a conscious decision to stay healthy and something you will have to work at every day.
The results of a healthy lifestyle are more than worth it. You will look better, feel better and be able to do more with your life. Meratrim could help to jump start your weight loss plan, but you will have to be the one to see it through.