Metabolife also known as Metabolife Complete, claims its weight loss pills will give you energy with stimulant free nights? In researching Metabolife Complete’s large dose of hydroxycitric acid (HCA), clearly the Metabolife formula is more like that of a carbohydrate blocker vs. an energy or fat burning pill. HCA is thought to inhibit the enzyme citrate lyase, which is responsible for the conversion of carbohydrates into fat, hence the carb blocker like formula. Metabolife does come with a small dose of 100mg or so of caffeine per serving, but that a small serving which is only equivalent to a single cup of coffee.
Metabolife Complete Dosage
It’s important to always read and follow the directions on the product label before taking any dietary supplements. Often manufactures change their formulas which may or may not result in a change with the recommended dosage.
At the time of writing the recommended dosage for Metabolife Complete is to take each serving one hour before your meal. It is important that you take each serving during the day even if you miss one or more meals. Do not take more than one serving in a three hour period. Do not exceed 6 caplets in one day.
Breakfast Zone 5am – 7 am
Lunch Zone 10am – 12pm
Dinner Zone 5pm – 7pm
Metabolife Complete Ingredients
The major weight loss ingredient in Metabolife Complete is CitriMax™, a proprietary blend of garcinia extract and guaraná extract. These two ingredients, garcinia extract and guarana extract, are popular in weight loss supplements as they are natural sources of hydroxycitric acid (HCA) and caffeine, respectively; both of which have been associated with promoting weight loss.
Hydroxycitric acid is thought to inhibit the enzyme citrate lyase, which is believed to be responsible for the conversion of carbohydrates into fat. Metabolife’s marketers do not provide the amount of HCA in the capsules. Metabolife comes with caffeine, the supplement facts show a single serving contains 108 mg. This is about equal to the amount of caffeine found in a strong 8 oz. cup of coffee. Not too much, but perhaps enough to take advantage of caffeine’s stimulat properties.
The one other major ingredient in Metabolife Complete which may promote weight loss is chromium. The daily serving of chromium in this supplement is 339mcg, well above the typical daily dosage of 200mcg.
Pre-Breakfast & Pre-Lunch Formula: Ingredients (serving size 2 caplets): thiamin (as thiamin mononitrate) 1.5mg; riboflavin 1.7mg; niacin (as niacinamide) 20mg; vitamin b6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 5mg; panthothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 10mg; calcium (as hydroxycitrate and di-calcium phosphate) 115mg; chromium (as chromium polynicotinate) 113mcg; sodium 60mg; potassium 150mg; Super CitriMax™ 1770mg, proprietary blend: garcinia extract (fruit) (standardized for hydroxycitric acid), guaraná extract (seed) (standardized for caffeine); other ingredients: maltodextrin, modified cellulose, caffeine, dicalcium phosphate, stearic acid, silica, dextrin, dextrose, lecithin, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, sodium citrate. Each caplet contains: 54mg caffeine alkaloids
Pre-Dinner Formula: Ingredients (serving size 2 caplets): thiamin (as thiamin mononitrate) 1.5mg; riboflavin 1.7mg; niacin (as niacinamide) 20mg; vitamin b6 (as pyridoxine hydrochloride) 5mg; panthothenic acid (as d-calcium pantothenate) 10mg; calcium (as hydroxycitrate) 75mg; chromium (as chromium polynicotinate) 133mcg; sodium 60mg; potassium 150mg; Super CitriMax™ 1556 mg, proprietary blend: garcinia extract (fruit) (standardized for hydroxycitric acid); other ingredients: modified cellulose, maltodextrin, stearic acid, silica, dextrin, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, lecithin, dextrose, sodium carboxymethylcellulose, fd&c yellow #5, fd&c red #40, sodium citrate, fd&c blue #2.
The manufacturer’s warning:
Warning: Do not exceed recommended servings. Do not take if pregnant or nursing. Not for sale to persons under age 18. If you have any medical condition or are taking any medication, consult a health care professional prior to use. The recommended serving of this product contains about as much caffeine as a cup of coffee. Limit the use of caffeine containing medications, foods or beverages while taking this product because too much caffeine may cause nervousness, sleeplessness and occasionally rapid heart beat. To report any adverse events call 1-800-322-1088. Keep out of reach of children.
Metabolife International Inc.
5643 Copley Drive
San Diego, CA 92111