Metabo Matrix is a supplement that the sellers insist will enhance your metabolism, reduce appetite, burn fat, and increase energy, resulting in a slimmer you. Metabo Matrix is said to contain all-natural ingredients including Garcinia Cambogia, which they tout has been scientifically found to boost weight loss.
How does Metabo Matrix say the ingredients will help me lose weight?
The main ingredient in Metabo Matrix is said to be Garcinia Cambogia, commonly known as the tamarind fruit, whose rind contains something called HCA (hydroxycitric acid). Metabo Matrix claims that HCA appears to inhibit an enzyme called citrate lyase and interferes with fatty acid metabolism. They add that taking Metabo Matrix helps prevent fat production, instead turning it into glycogen, which they sate is an energy source that will burn off more fat.
The makers of Metabo Matrix promise it contains no fillers or harmful ingredients and that it’s safe and effective in a very short period of time. They instruct you to take Metabo Matrix 2 times a day 30-60 minutes before you eat along with at least 8 ounces of water. They claim that if you use Metabo Matrix consistently for 90 days you will achieve the best results.
Metabo Matrix cites 2 studies that they claim support their claims. Study one was conducted on 44 subjects for 12 weeks, measuring visceral fat accumulation. While the conclusion of the study was that it reduced abdominal fat in subjects, buried in the paper is the notation that decrease in fat was “mild”. Study 2 was conducted with 30 people and concluded taking HCA “may be, at least in part, responsible” for a decrease in weight and a loss in appetite.
What does Metabo Matrix cost to buy their supplement?
Metabo Matrix pushes 3 packages:
- 1 bottle (a one-month supply) Metabo Matrix = $49.00 plus $7.49 shipping and handling for a total of $56.49
- 3 bottles Metabo Matrix for $98 (free shipping)
- 5 bottles Metabo Matrix sells for $144 (free shipping)
The default order is for 5 bottles of Metabo Matrix.
However, if you read the terms and conditions, which they state you agree to automatically with your purchase, you will find that you are being signed up for a hidden subscription program. There is language stating that you may liable for payment of future goods and services, otherwise known as a Negative Option Clause.
In addition they state: “ WE CANNOT CONFIRM PRICES PRIOR TO ACCEPTANCE OF YOUR ORDER” (emphasis theirs).
Metabo Matrix refund and cancellation information
Metabo Matrix says they have a 30-day money back guarantee, minus any shipping fees, BUT:
- Metabo Matrix must be received by them within 30 days of your order.
- Open bottles are not refundable.
- There is a $19.95 re-stocking charge.
Metabo Matrix customer service number: (888) 552-3684
They also have an “Easy Online Subscription Cancel” link: http://easyorderlookup.com/metabo
Bottom Line: Is Metabo Matrix a supplement that will charge up my metabolism, suppress my appetite, and help me lose weight?
No. Why do we say this with certainty? For a few reasons. First, while our metabolism is the rate at which we process foods and burn fat, a slow metabolism is not likely the cause of weight gain – in fact obese people have a higher metabolism because of their larger body mass.
Second, in spite of their claims, Garcinia Cambogia is not proven to reduce fat accumulation or reduce appetite. A recent review of studies conducted on HCA/Garcinia Cambogia noted they have been of short duration (12 weeks) and conducted on very few people. While some have had positive outcomes (like the one mentioned above) the report states “we should be cautious when interpreting the results as other randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials have not reported the same outcomes.”
Women’s Health warns that a 2005 study of Garcinia Cambogia caused testicular atrophy and toxicity in mice and that its long-term safety is not known. They quote Sue Decotiis, M.D. who says: “Most brands of Garcinia Cambogia extract diet pills, including big names, have failed independent laboratory quality and quantity testing.” WebMD notes that Garcinia Cambogia side effects can include nausea, digestive tract discomfort, and headache.
Which brings us to the third and most important reason to avoid Metabo Matrix: there is no information as to who this company is, they cannot guarantee the price before you buy it, and they will sign you up for monthly shipments without your knowledge.
What’s the best way to lose weight?
We’re sorry to report that there still is no magic pill that can help you lose weight safely and permanently. The main key to all weight loss is still diet and exercise. Quite simply, you need to burn more calories than you take in.
This can be done with a combination of portion control, goal setting, and regularly scheduled exercise. Rapid weight loss, like the woman who allegedly lost 30 lbs. in one month from taking Metabo Matrix is dangerous. Most dieticians recommend only losing 1 or 2 lbs. a week max.
In order to help you achieve these goals, we recommend Lose It! an app and website that can help you track and achieve your weight loss goals safely.
We hope this helps you understand what Metabo Matrix is selling and prevents you from getting sucked in. Let us know your experience below!
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