Meratrim : Case Study Reviews, Does it Triple Fat Loss?

meratrimCan Meratrim really help get you to cut down your fat by 3 times?  This new well researched supplement reveals many benefits by combining Sphaeranthus Indicus and Garcinia Mangostana, one a flower the other a fruit to bring a powerful punch to cripple your fat according to Dr. Oz.

“Meratrim is certainly not the only product that contains these ingredients and certainly not the best either.”

With every new weight loss craze that hits the market, I see a huge influx of questions around products effectiveness and safety.

As a certified health and fitness specialist and personal trainer I often cringe to hear the amount of money people end up spending on the latest and greatest weight loss fads that entail starvation, harmful substances, and outlandish diets.

Since I’m a wellness fanatic I approach weight loss in a natural and organic way, which is why I wanted to explore the new claims around the Meratrim supplement.

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What is Meratrim?

Meratrim is a combination of Sphaeranthus Indicus and Garcinia Mangostana (also known as Mangosteen) which have been around for ages.  Meratrim is the first to combine each ingredient, to enhance the already well known benefits of each.  As we’ll reveal, the studies showed that the two have a special weight loss synergy.

Meratrim is certainly not the only product that contains these ingredients and certainly not the best either.  The reason for much of the attention around their product is due to some recent research.

Has Meratrim Been Researched and Tested?

It was put out in the Journal of Medicinal Food, the review details a study performed on 100 patients that followed a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled design.

Meratrim Sphaeranthus Indicus

Sphaeranthus Indicus

This type of study is often called “the gold standard” for research studies.  I was cautiously excited about the results they found.

In this study the patients took either two placebo pills daily, or two pills filled with the Sphaeranthus Indicus and Garcinia Mangostana.

Both groups were on the exact same diet and walked for 30 minutes per day.  Everyone in the study was considered obese (BMI of 30-40)  with study was carried out over an eight week period.

Results of the Study

The patients who took the placebo pill lost an average of 3.3 pounds per person.  Those that took the blend of Sphaeranthus Indicus and Garcinia Mangostana lost almost four times as much weight – around 11.5 pounds.

The difference in weight loss became apparent within just two weeks of the study, and the disparity in weight loss widened by the end.  The study found that those taking the herbal blend lost more fat around the waist and hip areas.

This indicates that they were losing the “visceral fat” - the harmful body fat that surrounds in the abdomen internal organs.  Those taking the real supplement saw improvement in fasting blood sugar, and showed reduced cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Regarding side effects each person was given an electrocardiogram at the start of the study and the end, and there were no serious changes to any of the patients.

Whats the Bottom Line?

An earlier write up on the fruit and flower combo was published in the journal Obesity (which Dr. Oz alluded to).  It was boiled down to this:

 “Basically, the herbal blend may reduce the body’s accumulation of fatty cells, and also may assist in fat-burning,”