Metabolife Supplement

Metabolife is one of the many diet supplements that contains the natural ingredient Ephedrine, found in the ma huang root.

However as of April 2004, sales of weight-loss pills containing Ephedrine were banned in the United States and other countries. Its use has been associated with cardiovascular problems, seizures, induced psychosis, and even death to users who were otherwise healthy.

Research has also suggested that people taking ephedrine may develop a dependence on it.

The makers of Metabolife have now developed a new product called Metabolife Ultra, still maintain its promises of controlling your appetite, burning fat, and losing weight.

The pills contain other ingredients in place of Ephedrine namely "SuperCitrimax Garcinia fruit extract" (or hydroxycitric acid) and Guarana seed extract (or caffeine). Apart from increased heart rate, researchers have not found any major negative effects from using these ingredients.

For those sensitive to caffeine, Metabolife Ultra also has a caffeine-free variant. Other products include Metabolife Ultra Weight Management and Metabolife Green Tea Formula.

Metabolife Ultra also contains various vitamins and minerals such as Thiamine, Riboflavin, Niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, calcium, chromium, sodium, and potassium.

Recommended dosage is two caplets with a full glass of water at least one hour before taking a meal. Meals should be at least three to four hours apart, limit coffee intake (since it already has caffeine), and do not take more than six caplets a day.

The product is not recommended to pregnant or nursing women, as well as people below 18 years of age.