Lipozene MetaboUP Plus

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus is a dietary supplement formulated to support weight management efforts by helping to increase metabolism and boost energy. It is a product from Obesity Research Institute LLC, the makers of the popular OTC diet pill Lipozene.

Exclusive Thermogenic Blend

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus advertises that it has an exclusive thermogenic blend. However, simply because something is “exclusive” does not mean that it is good, safe or effective. It simply means that the manufacturer is claiming that no other diet pill has the same exact formula.

When this Lipozene MetaboUP Plus review was written, the formula included the following ingredients:

  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12

Proprietary Blend

  • Green Tea
  • Guarana Seed
  • Caffeine
  • Oolong Tea
  • Kola Nut
  • Cayenne
  • Platycodon Root

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus Contains Multiple Doses of Caffeine

This nonprescription diet pill contains several ingredients that are considered to be thermogenics and can help boost metabolism and energy, most notably caffeine. Beyond actually listing caffeine as an ingredient, the formula includes several ingredients that contain caffeine including green tea, guarana, Oolong tea, and kola nut.

On the positive side, caffeine can produce thermogenic effects and has been found to help boost mental alertness. In fact, according to some research, caffeine at commonly consumed doses can have a notable influence on energy balance and may help to promote thermogenesis in the treatment of obesity.

On the not so positive side, while caffeine may be helpful with energy, not only has it not be proven effective as a treatment for obesity, but too much of it can result in unpleasant side effects, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Jitters
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Insomnia

According to the Lipozene MetaboUP Plus supplement facts label, the total amount of caffeine per serving is 120 mg. However, it is not known if this is referring to only the listed caffeine ingredient in the formula or if this includes all the ingredients within the formula that contain it.


The recommended usage instructions are to take 2 tablets once per day with a minimum of 8 ounces of water. If there is only 120 mg of caffeine per serving (2 tablets), most healthy adults who are not sensitive to stimulants should be able to tolerate this diet pill. That being said, to avoid potential unwanted side effects it would be a good idea to take these pills earlier in the day to prevent the potential for sleep disturbances. It would also be wise to avoid taking other stimulants (beverages, food or other supplements) while taking this product to reduce the risk of negative side effects.

When this Lipozene MetaboUP Plus review was written, a single bottle sold for $25.95 on Amazon. An official product page did not exist.

Full-Time Fat Burner

Full-Time Fat Burner is a non-prescription diet pill that claims to be a premium fat burner that works fast for men and women. It has been designed to work with the user’s body to quickly burn stubborn belly fat.

This product supposedly increases metabolism within 30 minutes, at which point the user should notice a boost in energy as their metabolism begins to burn the fat that is stored on their body. It is also said on the product’s Amazon sales page (an official site didn’t exist for this product when this review was created) that the pills provide sustained boosted energy that lasts all day long. It claims that because the energy doesn’t wear off, there aren’t any sudden energy crashes.

Full-Time Fat Burner was designed for individuals who want energy that lasts all day and those who want a boost before their workout. If it does actually provide an energy benefit, this product may help you power through your day and stick to your workout routine, especially if you already follow a healthy calorie-reduced diet and a regular exercise plan.

When this review of Full-Time Fat Burner was written, each serving size (1 capsule) contained Niacin (10 mg) and the FT Burn Proprietary Blend (223 mg): Guaraná (seed), Yohimbe (bark) Extract (yohimbine), Green tea (leaf), Cinnamon (twig), Greater Galangal (rhizome), Gugglesterones E & Z, Naringin, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Asian ginseng (root).

The first ingredient in this fat burning supplement formula is guarana, which is an herb and potent stimulant. It contains about twice the concentration of caffeine found in coffee seeds. Yohimbe is also a stimulant and there is caffeine in green tea. In other words, Full-Time Fat Burner is likely to give you a mental boost and may help to energize you. Still, don’t expect any miracles. Even if this product can boost your fat burning capabilities (although this is not proven), this doesn’t mean fat will magically melt off your body. At best, it will assist your current weight management strategies.

Moreover, although the Amazon page for Full-Time Fat Burner states that this dietary supplement has no side effects, this is an untrue statement, every dietary supplement carries a risk of side effects. It doesn’t matter how “safe” the ingredients may be. Simply because something comes from an herb, does not make it safe.

More to the point, this diet pill contains caffeine, which means that there is a risk of stimulant-related side effects, at the very least, such as sleeplessness, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, headache, heart palpitations, etc.

It’s a good idea to first consult with your healthcare provider before you take this or any other dietary supplement for weight loss purposes.

When this review of Full-Time Fat Burner was written, a single bottle with 90 capsules sold for $39.97 on Amazon.

MetaboUP Plus

MetaboUP Plus is a thermogenic fat burner that is meant to help increase energy and metabolism. It is manufactured by Obesity Research Institute LLC, a company that is well-known for creating their more popular dietary supplement for weight loss, Lipozene.

MetaboUP Plus contains ingredients that are commonly associated with promoting thermogenesis. This is a naturally occurring metabolic process within the body. During this process, the body burns calories to generate heat. Exercise, diet and environmental temperature are all elements that can trigger thermogenesis. It is commonly believed that thermogenesis can help with weight loss due to its ability to increase the body’s calorie burn.

When this MetaboUP Plus review was written, each serving size (2 tablets) contained the following ingredients: Vitamin B6 (600 mcg), Vitamin B12 (15 mcg) and a Proprietary Blend (952 mg): Green Tea, Guarana Seed, Caffeine, Oolong Tea, Kola Nut, Cayenne, Platycodon Root.

For starters, none of these ingredients have ever been proven effective for weight loss. However, each of these ingredients are believed to offer dieters certain benefits. For instance, green tea is thought to help increase energy levels and improve metabolism, while caffeine helps to increase focus, can maximize fat burning during workouts, and can help to suppress appetite in some people. Guarana is believed to help with memory and mood and alleviate fatigue, and kola nut can also help to prevent fatigue and boost thermogenesis.

In essence, many of the ingredients in MetaboUP Plus are stimulants or contain caffeine. Furthermore, it should be noted that although on the product supplement facts label it says that the total amount of caffeine is 120 mg, it is unclear if this is referring only to the listed ingredient caffeine or if it includes all caffeine that exists within the formula, such as the caffeine in green tea, oolong tea, guarana and kola nut.

It would be better if the manufacturer was clearer about its statement regarding the product’s caffeine amount per serving. The reason being is that if it contains more than 120 mg (which is only slightly more than the amount of caffeine you’d find in a cup of coffee), this is something of which users should be aware.

The recommended use is to take 2 tablets once daily with at least 8 ounces of water. Although it is not stated at what time of day it would be best to take this dietary supplement, it would probably be in your best interest to take it no later than early afternoon to avoid increasing the risk of insomnia or sleep disturbances.

When this review was written, a single bottle of MetaboUP Plus could be purchased on Amazon for $11.95. Prior to taking this dietary supplement, make sure it is a safe and ideal choice for your weight management plan.


Phenamax is a dietary supplement for weight loss that has been designed to appeal to dieters who are interested in taking an OTC alternative to prescription Phentermine. The goal of this weight loss supplement is to help you boost your energy and metabolism and reduce your appetite. It also supposedly helps to bolster your stamina and endurance during exercise. All in all, it sounds like a fairly decent formula, but just how effective is it?

In spite of the claims made about the efficacy of Phenamax, there are certain aspects that might make one doubt the veracity of these claims. For starters, this product did not have an official website at the time this review was written. Furthermore, a single bottle of 60 capsules cost $10.35, leaving the impression that such a low cost could imply that the product has been or will soon be discontinued. In addition, none of the ingredients within its formula have been scientifically proven to aid a person in losing weight.

With that in mind, the following are the ingredients found within each Phenamax capsule: Vitamin B6, Citrin (50% HCA-Hydroxy Citric Acid), Yerba Mate Bark, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Guarana Seed, White Willow Bark, Cha De Bugre, Hordenine, Forslean Coleus STD 10% Forskohlin, and Acacia Gum.

Due to the fact that there is no solid evidence than any of its ingredients facilitate weight loss, and there are no studies, or even an official website to backup any of the claims made about Phenamax, there is no proof that this pill will even work. Always remember that scientifically tested is not the same as scientifically proven.

That being said, what this supplement is likely to do is make you alert and energized. The reason is it contains multiple stimulants or ingredients containing stimulants, such as yerba mate, guarana, and hordenine. However, while these ingredients may help to boost energy levels, they also carry the risk of certain side effects including sleep disturbances, anxiety, jitters, and so on.

Users are instructed to take Phenamax in combination with a balanced diet and regular exercise. The recommended dosage is to take 2 pills daily, preferably in the morning with lots of water. No other instructions are provided.

Before taking Phenamax, definitely consult with your healthcare provider. Your doctor can help you to determine what product is the ideal choice for your weight loss goals, and which one is the most suitable and safe for your current health requirements and lifestyle.


Phentaslim is a “maximum strength” fat burner that apparently does more than just burn fat. According to the official product page, this dietary supplement from Optimum Nutra Inc. also boosts metabolism, increases energy levels for longer, and suppresses appetite. For best weight loss results while taking this product, it is recommended that you combine it with exercise and a balanced healthy diet.

Users are instructed to take 1 capsule 20 minutes prior to breakfast with water and then 20 minutes prior to lunch with water. When this review was written, a one-month supply (60 capsules), cost $59.95 and was backed by a 30-day, money-back guarantee.

The Phentaslim formula is made up of the following ingredients: Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Zinc, Niacin, L-Carnitine, Raspberry Ketones, L-Tyrosine, Caffeine Anhydrous, Green Tea (4:1 extract), Guarana Seed, Panax Ginseng Root, Cayenne.

The ingredients within Phentaslim have been scientifically researched to test their effectiveness for weight loss. Some studies have found that caffeine anhydrous can result in appetite suppression, increased mental focus, and helps to boost metabolism. Other research has shown that green tea and cayenne can help increase thermogenesis and help with fat burning, while guarana seed can increase mood, memory, alertness, and boost energy.

That being said, in spite of what some clinical trials have found, unfortunately, there is no solid evidence that proves any of these ingredients can effectively cause weight loss. Hence, there is no guarantee that this product will cause or aid in weight loss.

On a positive note, it is refreshing to see that this product does not contain synephrine or citrus aurantium (bitter orange), which contains synephrine. The reason being is that this stimulant has been linked to adverse effects in some people, such as stroke and heart attack, especially when combined with caffeine.

However, be that as it may, Phentaslim still contains multiple stimulants (caffeine, gurana) and this can increase the risk of certain negative side effects like sleeplessness, jitters, anxiety, headache, etc. Furthermore, this product also contains panax ginseng root, which can also cause insomnia, an effect that may be heightened by caffeine. Therefore, it is prudent to avoid or limit your intake of caffeinated foods and beverages while taking this product to reduce your risk of adverse effects.

Also, it would be wise to first speak with your healthcare provider before taking Phentaslim to make sure that it is the safe and the right choice for you.