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Meratrim Review: Does it Work? (Mar. 2015 Update)

Meratrim Review: Does it Work? (Mar. 2015 Update)

Dr. Oz heaped glowing praise onto a new weight loss supplement known as Meratrim in 2014. Reviews since then have been mixed.

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Dr. Oz and Meratrim

Dr. Oz opened his show in February 2014 discussing Meratrim, a “fruit and flower slimming formula” which he said was a breakthrough weight loss supplement.

The segment was reminiscent of his 2012 garcinia cambogia episode, where Dr. Oz lauded that product as a “holy grail” of weight loss. Days after his praise for that supplement, online vendors came out of the woodwork to make a quick buck off of the product, and many can still be seen littering the online landscape.

Meratrim is a product of InterHealth, and the website meratrim.com forwards to interhealthusa.com.

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Because Meratrim is a trademarked blend, online marketers will have to get creative in order to cash in – because they can’t legally use the Meratrim name without going through InterHealth.

The ingredients of Meratrim include Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana. Look for some quick-thinking online marketers to figure out a way to jump on the bandwagon, either by offering a similar product with a similar name, or by offering the two primary ingredients of Meratrim with a similar name. You will also likely see a host of new brands of Meratrim flood the market in the coming weeks.

Garcinia Wars

Meratrim’s website goes out of its way to point out the differences between garcinia cambogia and Meratrim:

Most Garcinia cambogia ingredients are generic and not branded (besides Citrimax®). Unlike Meratrim®, studies on Garcinia cambogia did not show an increase in adiponectin, the key hormone involved in fat metabolism.

Where can I buy Meratrim?

You can get it from Re-Body’s site, trymeratrim.com, or from GNC, Whole Foods, Vitamin World, The Vitamin Shoppe, and Amazon. At GNC you can get Meratrim for about $35-$40 (This is about $5 less than when it first appeared there in early 2014).

Locally, Meratrim is now readily available at drugstores, grocery stores, and supplement stores.

When to take Meratrim

According to InterHealth’s website, the suggested dose is 400mg twice a day, 30 minutes before breakfast and dinner.

Questionable Reviews?

As of this writing, there are 11 reviews for the BioGenetic Labs version of Meratrim on the GNC website. For the first 6 reviewers, however, that was their only review on the site.

Does Meratrim Work?

Although the Dr. Oz episode heaped praise on Meratrim, reviews online appear to fall into the 2.5 to 3 star range. With over 200 reviews at Amazon, it only reaches a 2.5 star mark. Although it has a 4 star rating at GNC, this is only among 11 reviews total.

The overwhelming majority of reviewers have said it did not work, included uncomfortable bowel or gas side effects, or that its effects were limited at best.

History

The search history chart below by Google Trends shows an initial surge in interest in Meratrim, followed by a slow tapering off.

Conclusion

As we update this post in early 2015, it does not appear that Meratrim ever attained the visibility of other popular (and controversial) weight loss supplements such as acai or garcinia cambogia. Lukewarm reviews have not yielded an impressive year for the product.

Your Meratrim Reviews

If you’ve tried (or ordered) Meratrim, please let us hear from you in the comments below.

Updated March 25, 2015
Originally published February 2014

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  • Lisa ancich

    I have about 5 days of meratrim left in the bottle, and am very disappointed. I figured I might have to wait a couple of weeks to get it into my system. I started exercising again at the gym, at least 30 of cardio and 30-50 min of extra floor exercises, definately low calorie and very healthy choices, that I know work well to lose weight ( I lost almost 30 lbs last summer) . My boyfriend, who was not taking the meratrim and not exercising, has lost a total of 13 lbs. me? Up and down the same 3 lbs since the start. I don’t need to lose a ton , just the stubborn 10 I gained over the last 6 mo. I thought the meratrim would boost my weight loss a little quicker, but I guess not, the 3 lbs over the last 3 weeks obviously could have been just as easily accomplished without the meratrim. Maybe it has done some good that I have yet to see with the fat accumulation etc. I would like to read more reviews, it seems like a healthy product anyway. I wonder if I need to give it more time to work with my body?

  • MRM

    The only way I could lose weight with this product is from starvation. I suffered from extreme nausea and diarrhea on the few occasions I tried it. I felt like I had food poisoning. The effects lasted for twenty four hours.

  • Chris

    Health Direct also offers a supplement with Meratrim, SLIMit. It includes the full dose of Meratrim, plus Chromium, Resveratrol, Amla, Shilajit and Black Pepper Extract.

  • Rosie

    I just purchased a bottle after seeing the Dr. Oz show. Let’s see if it works. I will try to remember to come back and let you know in two weeks.

  • Great, Is this supplement is suitable for every individual and is there any chance for side effects?

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