Watchdog Approved Diet Pills


Mecktone is a new supplement on the market that has been attracting media attention just recently. Hardly surprising because this new diet pill has just been launched onto the market by Towie star Lucy Mecklenburgh posing naked and covered in paint to advertise it.

So will using Mecktone give you Lucy’s bikini body too? Or is it just a load of hype jumping onto a celebrity bandwagon? We find out.

Mecktone Pros

  • Nice branding and marketing
  • Mecktone contains vitamin B complex

Mecktone Cons

  • Inadequate ingredients profile
  • Company running an auto-billing programme
  • No guarantee on offer
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Mecktone Review

Mecktone Facts

  • Mecktone Company owned by Robin Sweeney, also the director of Oompf a food supplement company
  • You can sign up to a yearly subscription for £199.99
  • Inspired by TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh

Mecktone is a supplement that offers to help you detox, cleanse, tone, and according to Lucy keeps her skin in check and her body in good condition.

Lucy Mecklenburgh certainly has the look! She was voted best bikini body of 2013- beating Rihanna and Beyonce and she has been sharing body beautiful tips with her followers for some time via her website “Results With Lucy”.

Mecktone is a supplement that offers to help you detox, cleanse, tone, and according to Lucy keeps her skin in check and her body in good condition.

Mecktone is described as a;

three in one supplement that will support a healthy lifestyle and exercise regime.

Mecktone ModelAccording to the product website, it was inspired by Lucy Mecklenburg and contains over 30 quality ingredients designed to detox, cleanse your system and boost the speed of your metabolism.

Mecktone is not made by Lucy and although she has “inspired” the supplement, this business does not belong to her.

According to our online investigation, Mecktone is actually registered to the director of Oompf Ltd.

Oompf products are designed to give you “a healthy kick start to your day” and seem largely oatmeal based. You can buy the range in shops including Holland & Barrett and Waitrose and this includes whole food snack bars and tubs of instant porridge oats with a protein kick.

Oompf has also featured in several PR articles in magazines including Men’s Health, Women’s Fitness.

Lucy Mecklenburg was featured in celebrity magazine New where she recommended Oompf porridge oats, which she described as “a fab new porridge” helping her, maintain her bikini body.

She still promotes Oompf via her twitter site and now she has her own supplement made by the same company!

Mecktone is not a health food like Oompf. Instead, it is a supplement that according to the website, offers the following benefits;

  • Increase metabolism
  • Regulate blood sugar levels
  • Aid digestion
  • Suppress appetite
  • Enhance radiance
  • Improve skin health
  • Cleanse and detoxify
  • Assist with weight-loss

This all sounds good but the way that this supplement actually achieves these benefits is never explained.

It is not made clear just how closely associated Lucy Mecklenburgh is with Mecktone. She is certainly the name, image and major advertising feature for this supplement but whether or not she has had any creative input into the product is unknown. The company is not registered to her name and she is not listed as a director.

How to take Mecktone

To use Mecktone you simply take one tablet twice a day – preferably before a meal. For the best results, use MECKTONE alongside a healthy, varied diet and an exercise plan.

According to the information, you can take Mecktone for as long as you like. It is even available on monthly and annual subscriptions at discounted rates. This sounds alarming.

Is the website really suggesting that we take Mecktone for years?

Looking at the extensive ingredients list, we get the impression that the manufacturers could not decide what to put in it so went for everything!

We are concerned about the claims that Mecktone is a detox and cleansing product. Despite the fact that so many weight loss products use detoxing as part of their advertising there is no scientific evidence to prove that taking large amounts of diuretics and laxatives can lead to long-term health benefits or lasting weight loss.

See an earlier investigation into detoxing.

Detoxing has been completely rubbished by the medical profession but despite this fact, people find the idea of “cleansing” and “removing waste” very appealing.

The Mecktone website is not very informative. There is very little information and just a huge list of ingredients without any explanation how any of them work and even worse, no ingredient quantities either.

We guess that we are supposed to be so in awe of Lucy Mecklenburg that we will not be looking too closely at the nuts and bolts of this diet supplement.

It is also important to remember that Lucy is just 22 years old so her advice about how she avoids cellulite and her other beauty tips she posts on her website may be down to the fact that she is good looking and still has youth on her side.

Yes, she undeniably works hard at it, but her tips may not work so well for women without these natural advantages!

Mecktone Concerns:

  • Lack of ingredients information – you really have no idea of what you are taking
  • Inadequate sales policy. Just how easy is it to cancel the monthly auto billing programme
  • Taking laxatives long term is very bad for health

What Does Mecktone Claim To Do?

According to the advertising;

MECKTONE contains over 30 quality ingredients, each of which plays a role in helping you detox, cleanse and boost your metabolism.

It is advertised as a;

novel combination of herbs, spices, vitamins, minerals and amino acids for weight management

There are some brief explanations about how some of the ingredients work.

Psyllium, Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Ginger, Oregano, Liquorice and Peppermint may help to maintain healthy digestive function


Green Tea and Cayenne may help to maintain a healthy weight when taken alongside a healthy diet and exercise plan

This is the total sum of the advice provided by the website about the ingredients in this supplement.

So What Is Mecktone and What Are The Ingredients For Mecktone?

Mecktone is a diet pill that the makers’ state will help promote weight loss by reducing your appetite, boosting your metabolism and enabling you to detox your system. The company do not provide any evidence that any of this works and the ingredients profile does not include amount quantities.

With 30 active ingredients and no amount quantities, it is impossible to judge the efficacy. One thing is certain. Many of the ingredients can be found in a normal diet and do not relate specifically to any weight loss effects.

After all, when you add a pinch of oregano and a clove of garlic to a meal you do not expect to suddenly lose weight because of these herbs. Adding cayenne pepper to a dish does not help you maintain an healthy weight.

  • Green Papaya Juice: Although this sounds like a healthy and safe drink, when taken in high quantities (so probably not here) green papaya juice is believed to be a natural contraceptive.
  • CLA Prep (Conjugated Linoleic Acid): molecular compound, found naturally in some red meats and in eggs and believed to convert fatty areas into muscle
  • L-Carnitine: Amino acid that is often taken as a supplement by body builders and athletes. It is believed to help with stamina and recovery following exercise
  • L-Tyrosine: Amino acid that helps break down dietary fats. May play a role in the management of stress disorders and mood.
  • Green Tea Leaf Extract: Rich in antioxidants and believed to increase the metabolism. Clinical studies suggest that drinking 5 cups of green tea a day has many health benefits
  • Cayenne: May promote fat burning but you need to take a lot of it.
  • Psyllium Seed Husk: Natural fibre often contained in OTC laxatives such as Fybogel.
  • Narginine Fruits of the Citrus Grandis: AKA grapefruit variety Pomelo.
  • Liquorice: Same as you find in the sweets, with a well known laxative effect
  • Fenugreek Seed Extract: Indian spice familiar to many as the pungent aroma of some types of curry (methi). Fenugreek may play a role in the treatment of diabetes by improving glucose tolerance.
  • Peppermint Leaf Extract: Natural plant leaves often drunk as a tea. Sometimes used medicinally to treat bloating and stomach disorders.
  • Freeze Dried Garlic Bulb Extract: Well-known kitchen herb with numerous health benefits. May lower cholesterol if you take enough of it.
  • Oregano Leaf: Much loved Italian herb known as the “pizza herb” and important in Italian cooking. No proven health benefits
  • Nettle Leaf Extract: Well-known weed with Diuretic properties.
  • Ginger Root Extract: Ginger is a familiar spice in Asian cooking and often taken to treat stomach upsets. It is safe but can interfere with warfarin – blood-thinning medication used to treat high blood pressure
  • Alfalfa Sprout: Used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat digestive disorders
  • Fennel Seed Extract: Fennel seeds commonplace herb with aniseed flavour and an ingredient in gripe water – given to babies as a cure for wind. Fennel is a diuretic.
  • Aloe Vera Inner Leaf Gel Extract: Often marketed as a support to digestive health but lacks evidence that it works. Can be toxic in high quantities.
  • Grape Seed Extract: High in vitamin E and antioxidants. Undergoing clinical trials because it may be beneficial for health.
  • Zinc: Essential mineral that is important for the metabolism.
  • Chromium (Piccolinate): May help reduce carb cravings but no real evidence. Medical advice is to avoid chromium supplements because we only need trace amounts and obtain adequate chromium from diet alone.

Mecktone also contains all eight vitamin B types, more commonly known as Vitamin B Complex. The B vitamins play important roles in the metabolism and are essential for health.

Niacin (Nicotinamide), Pantothenic Acid (Calcium D-Pantothenate), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine Hydrochloride), Riboflavin, Thiamine, Folic Acid, Biotin (D-Biotin Pure), Vitamin B12 (Cyanocobalamin).

So What Does All This Mean?

The lack of ingredient quantity information for this supplement is appalling. How is anyone supposed to know what effects Mecktone will have without knowing what it exactly contains?

Although Lucy Mecklenburg is on a TV show does this mean that we should take this supplement on trust just because she has covered herself in paint and told us to. No, of course not but that is the impression that we are receiving.

Many of the ingredients are believed to affect digestion and may have a laxative and diuretic effect.

Buying a bag of liquorice from the corner shop, eating a pizza and drinking a glass of wine would probably work in much the same way. Unless the manufacturer provides some evidence about his ingredient amounts or some clinical evidence about this formula, we have no reason to think otherwise.

Does Mecktone Have Any Side Effects?

The simple answer is that we just do not know what it will do .It may have no noticeable effects at all.

It may cause you to visit the bathroom more frequently due to its laxative and diuretic ingredients. This may cause dehydration so if you take this, make sure you drink plenty of water and do not take on an ongoing basis.

Medical advice is that long-term laxative use is extremely bad for health and depletes the body of vital minerals and salts. In addition, laxatives can cause dependency and an inability to open your bowels normally if your body becomes dependent on them.

Caution: Avoid if you a pregnant or breast feeding (standard advice for all supplements)
To be on the safe side you should avoid or ask your doctor first, if you are taking any medication or suffer from a medical condition ( again standard advice for all supplements)

Any Mecktone Reviews From Customers?

We could not find any customer reviews for this supplement. Not one. Perhaps once Mecktone has been on the market for longer this will change.

So Does Mecktone Work?

We think it is unlikely to have much effect upon your weight loss, appetite or metabolism. We do not advise you take it for too long in case the laxative effect really does work.

Where Can I Buy Mecktone?

At the time of writing it seems you can only buy Mecktone direct from the product website. (Mecktone is not available from Lucy’s Mecklenburgh’s “Results with Lucy” fitness page, which we found surprising.)

One month’s supply of 60 capsules costs £22.99 and includes free shipping to UK addresses. That’s fine but worryingly you are encouraged to sign up to the “monthly bundle”, this reduces the price to £19.99 for a 60 capsule container but you are then billed monthly.

Until you cancel the agreement, you will continue to receive 60 capsules of Mecktone per month and have this payment taken by direct debit.

The third option is the “yearly bundle” which costs you £199.99 per year. (£16.66 per container of 60 capsules).

The website lacks any legal information and does not state company policy with regards orders and cancellations. The website claims you can cancel at any time but will it really be as easy as that?

We do not advise that you sign up to the monthly bundle without knowing how to cancel beforehand.

If you live outside the UK, the cost of shipping to the EU is £3.00 and worldwide shipping is £5.00.

How About a Money-back Guarantee?

There is not a money back guarantee on offer for Mecktone.

Watchdog Verdict

We are not that impressed with anything about Mecktone.

The lack of ingredients information is appalling and this supplement has the appearance of being knocked together and released on the market simply to cash in on a celebrity’s fame.

The website provides practically no information about how this supplement will work and there are very few contact details beyond an email address.

If this was not bad enough, the company is operating an auto-billing programme without providing any information about how to cancel it. We often criticise diet supplement companies for hiding payment information away on the small print yet Mecktone does not even have any small print, which is even worse.

No guarantee, no sales policy details, no evidence, no ingredients profile – it’s a no brainer. We have no other choice but to reject Mecktone.

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  1. Lady says:

    It’s given me such bad diarohhea, bloating and gas, awful product!

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