Keeping body weight stable is not easy if we do not eat a healthy diet and the assiduous practice of sports. Given the lack of time, alternatives are used in the form of supplements, such as Meratrim, based on the power of various medicinal plants.
According to the information about the product, Meratrim is able to block the accumulation of fat thanks to the action of its active ingredients. Therefore, we wanted to collect all the scientific information there is about this supplement to know what opinion science has.
In this article we want to review if there is scientific evidence in Meratrim and if it is an effective product for weight loss.
What exactly is Meratrim and how does it work?
In recent years, several pharmaceutical companies are devoting great economic efforts to study the applications of medicinal plants, with low impact on the body and reduced side effects.
Based on this, InterHealth Nutraceuticals investigated the activity of several medicinal plants, Garcinia mangostana and Sphaeranthus indicus for its ability to modify the metabolism of fat cells.
This involves reducing the accumulation of fatty tissue in the body and facilitating its elimination. Formerly, there were already references that Sphaeranthus indicus it could have implications for body weight. [See study]
In the fat loss supplement package leaflet, Meratrim specifies the following:
- Decrease the amount of fat that fat cells carry through the blood.
- Reduce the multiplication of fat cells.
- Help at the cellular level to burn stored fat.
Does Meratrim really work?
Several studies have been conducted to analyze the impact of Meratrim on body fat. The study (funded by InterHealth Nutraceuticals) assessed the response of 100 obese adults for 8 weeks. [See study]
In the trial, participants were classified into 2 groups:
- Placebo group: consumption of one placebo tablet of 400 mg, 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner.
- Meratrim Supplement Group: consumption of 400 mg of Meratrim, 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner.
The 2 groups maintained a diet based on the consumption of 20000 kcal and the activity of 30 minutes daily of walking. The final result concluded in the loss of 5.2 kg on average per patient for the meratrim group and 1.5 kg for the placebo group.
In this study it was seen that Meratrim actually had some activity against the accumulation of body fat. The main drawback is that many question the veracity of the trial as it has been funded by the manufacturer itself. However, on a statistical level, there was a lot of rigor.
With weight loss, the group that consumed Meratrim also benefited from other positive blood test results:
- Fasting glucose: the Meratrim group reduced by 13.4 mg/dL versus the reduction of 7 mg/dL in the placebo group.
- Total cholesterol: total cholesterol level decreased by 28.3 mg/dL for the Meratrim group, compared to a reduction of 11.5 mg/dL in the placebo group.
- Triglycerides: levels of this component in the bloodstream were reduced for the Meratrim group by 68.1 mg/dL versus 40.8 mg/dL in the placebo group.
This significant reduction in triglycerides, total cholesterol and glucose levels has enormous advantages over the development of serious long-term diseases, such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, etc.
Possible side effects
Currently, there are no cases of side effects when respecting the recommended consumption doses of Meratrim, which is 800 mg / day, divided into 2 doses (400 mg). There is no evidence of contraindications or drug interactions.
In animals, toxicological evaluation in rats demonstrated zero side effects for a dose of 1 gram/kg body weight. [See study]
In any case, you do not lose anything if you use the supplement for a while, under the recommendations specified in this article, supplemented with healthy eating and moderate physical activity.