- Ingredients clinically supported
- Range of complimentary supplements
- Lots of stimulant ingredients
- Ingredient quantities unknown
- Side effects possible
- No money-back guarantee
Boot Camp Body MetaMax Review
- Sold by Slimming Solutions in the UK
- 90 Capsules per bottle
- Not suitable for Vegetarians
The whole Body Boot Camp range is primarily marketed at women, being covered in pink packaging, and including products such as Weight loss patches and 1 hour inch loss wrap kits. Their newest product MetaMax is aimed at male customers, having grey and white packaging.
The sales pitch emphasises the strength of the formula, describing it as double strength, and yet does not specify how this particular mixture is especially formulated for men.
Based upon our assessment of the ingredients, the inclusion of Acetyl L-carnitine is the only thing that makes this product more marketable towards men; Acetyl L-carnitine is an amino acid that forms a building block of protein. As men are more likely to buy products that help to build muscle mass as well as help them to burn fat, this ingredient will probably appeal to many male customers. But, other than this, there is no suggestion that the actual formula is designed just for men. It may be that the formula quantities are adjusted for a greater body weight, which men typically have compared to women. However, without knowing the ingredient quantities, this is only speculation.
Each tub of Boot Camp Body MetaMax contains 90 capsules, which is enough for 45 days of use. The recommended daily dose is two capsules daily, but it is not made clear when or how these should be taken. Our advice is to take one tablet with breakfast, and another at lunchtime; this would minimise any side effects that could results from consuming too much caffeine at once, and would also minimise changes to sleep patterns, whilst still giving the user an energy boost throughout the day, as well as increasing the body’s fat burning potential for the longest period of time.
Slimming Solutions also provide incentives for customers to purchase their products. These vary, but offers include free samples of other products, as well as free diet and exercise programs to follow. When purchasing one product, they also offer a list of two or three other products available at a cheaper price when bought together. For MetaMax, they suggest adding Wu Long Tea by Boot Camp Body and Slim Bomb Detox Tablet, both for £5.00 off the regular price.
Whilst giving discounts to customers is always a nice gesture, the way this website is laid out means that customers may not even look at the product page before adding these discounted goods to their basket. This means they may buy products that are not suitable for them, or that are not going to be effective.
Boot Camp Body MetaMax Concerns:
- No ingredient quantities available on the website
- No reason why specifically formulated for men
- No independent customer reviews
What Does Boot Camp Body MetaMax Claim To Do?
Supposedly, Boot Camp Body MetaMax is a metabolism booster that will burn body fat.
So What Is Boot Camp Body MetaMax and What Are The Ingredients?
The sales website claims that the diet pills contain a double action, extra strength formula. However, no ingredient quantities are provided for any of the ingredients, or even an amount of proprietary formula, which usually is better than no information at all.
- Caffeine: Caffeine is a stimulant that has been found to increase both the metabolism and rate of fat oxidation in the body, in the 3 hours following consumption. The increase in fat oxidation is highest in the third hour following consumption, and is higher in people of a normal weight than in obese people who participated in studies. Caffeine is also associated with various side effects, depending upon how much is consumed.
- Acetyl L-carnitine: This amino acid is naturally produced in the body and helps to product energy. It has been found to effectively aid with fatigue, and can be used in the long term, with studies following participants for over 6 months of use. Amino acids are building blocks of protein, and aid muscle growth in the body, when combined with the correct exercise regime.
Source: WebMD Resource
- Citrus aurantium: Also known as Bitter Orange Extract, this ingredient contains synephrine. A review of numerous studies concluded that use of synephrine resulted in an increase to the participants resting metabolic rate and energy expenditure, and moderate weight loss was seen in studies lasting over 6 weeks. However, there are some concerns about the safety of bitter orange extract being under-researched: numerous side effects that have been associated with its use. The Mayo Clinic states that the risk of serious side effects outweighs any benefits in aiding weight loss.
- Green tea extract: Green tea is high in a group of antioxidants called catechins. Studies have suggested that catechins and caffeine both increase energy expenditure by boosting the metabolism temporarily. However, the metabolic increase caused by green tea is limited. One study found that the use of green tea was not enough to counteract weight gain following a very low calorie diet.
- Guarana extract: Another source of caffeine, this would just add to the caffeine content of the diet pill. This plant extract is commonly used in energy drinks. Other than containing caffeine, Guarana holds no other weight loss properties.
So What Does All This Mean?
The ingredients included in the MetaMax formula are all fairly standard ingredients for metabolism boosting diet pills.
What is a cause for concern is the amount of caffeine that may be in the product. No ingredient quantities are given, but there are three sources of caffeine; green tea extract, guarana and caffeine. This may increase the chances of the user developing side effects, which are detailed below. Caffeine also enhances the effects of citrus aurantium, which, as well as increasing the potency of the product, also increases the chances of more severe side effects.
Based upon the ingredients list alone, MetaMax may be an effective weight loss aid, but it offers no advantages over other diet pills with the same ingredients.
Does Boot Camp Body MetaMax Have Any Side Effects?
There are a number of possible side effects that MetaMax could cause. Depending upon the individual user, caffeine can cause headaches, dehydration, diarrhoea, increased urination, heart palpitations, jitteriness and shaking. If taken in excessive amounts, or if consumed late in the day, it can also cause disruption to sleep patterns, and can lead to insomnia.
Caffeine is also known to increase the potency of citrus aurantium, another ingredient present in MetaMax tablets. Caffeine typically has a half-life of 3-5 hours, but may last much longer in the blood stream of some people, especially pregnant women, making its effects upon sleep unpredictable.
Citrus Aurantium is also known as bitter orange extract, and contains several stimulants, including synephrine. It has been linked with increased blood pressure and increased heart rate, and in some patients has caused strokes and heart attacks. These were reported in otherwise healthy patients, calling into question the safety of the ingredient. Other side effects include fainting, heart palpitaitons, and the ingredient may also interact with any medications the consumer is also taking.
Green tea not only contains caffeine, but may also cause side effects such as gas, stomach upset and constipation. WebMD also lists the following side effects as being possible if green tea is consumed in excess quantities: headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhoea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion.
It also seems to reduce the amount of iron absorbed from food, and so anaemic people should monitor their intake, and not consume it alongside meals.
Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. This product should not be used by those under the age of 18.
Any Boot Camp Body MetaMax Reviews From Customers?
Despite being sold on a number of different websites that allow customers to leave feedback, there are seemingly no reviews of Boot Camp Body MetaMax. The product was only released in April 2014, so whilst we would not expect a huge variety of reviews, the total lack of them is disappointing.
So Does Boot Camp Body MetaMax Work?
Without any customer reviews or ingredient quantities, it is not possible to establish how effective Boot Camp Body MetaMax actually is.
Judging from the ingredients list and studies that have been conducted upon individual ingredients, it seems likely that the product will cause a boost in energy levels, and will cause a boost to both the body’s metabolic rate and fat oxidation. How much this contributes to actual weight loss, we cannot be sure. However, customers are more likely to boost their weight loss attempts when combining the diet pill with a calorie restricted diet and regular exercise.
Where Can I Buy Boot Camp Body MetaMax?
Boot Camp Body MetaMax can be purchased directly through Slimming Solutions, or through Ebay and Amazon. The RRP is £39.99, but Slimming Solutions sell one tub for £19.99, and offer a larger discount for a bulk purchase of 6 tubs.
Delivery is available from £2.99, or the product can be purchased through a click and collect program; customers can collect the product from the warehouse, based in Northshields, during office hours, and therefore not be charged for delivery. This is ideal for customers who live nearby.
What About A Guarantee
There is no money back guarantee available, but those seeking a refund are required to obtain an RMA code before sending their unwanted, unopened products back.
Overall, we cannot recommend Boot Camp Body MetaMax as a suitable metabolism boosting diet pill.
The product does seem promising, but without more information about the actual ingredients, especially what quantities they are present in, we cannot be sure if the product will work, or if it will cause any side effects. Customer reviews are also totally absent: usually feedback from customers is invaluable in establishing the strength of a diet pill. Having no negative reviews is a positive sign, but again, is not indicative of the product being an effective weight loss aid.
The company does not offer a money-back guarantee, but it is possible to request an RMA code to return sealed, unused products. It is also not entirely clear who manufactures the entire Boot Campy Body range: the range is sold primarily by Slimming Solutions, who suggest that it is their own range, writing “We have been inundated with requests for a new men’s product and are proud to announce its here at last!”. However, beyond this we have been unable to find any information linking the range to an individual manufacturer or company.
The huge discounts available on the product, with the price starting at 50%, and extra discounts for bulk buying 6 bottles means that the product offers great value for money. It may sound sceptical, but for such a new product, this amount of discount is huge. It may just be a marketing tactic to make customers feel that they are getting great value for money, or it may be that they are struggling to shift their stock. This would also explain the lack of reviews.
All things considered we have to reject Boot Camp Body MetaMax.