MegaSlim Plus from Next Generation Supplements
MegaSlim Plus is a dietary supplement produced in Victoria by Next Generation Supplements.
The company produces a number of other supplements and also markets fitness apparel including training caps and gym towels.
Most supplements these days are produced in capsule form, but powders remain popular and diet drops that are applied under the tongue are also beginning to catch on.
MegaSlim Plus is closer to a diet drop than a pill or a powder, but the dosage is higher and it has to be drunk not applied under the tongue.
The promised benefits are:
- Increased energy
- Boosted metabolism
- Weight loss
What is MegaSlim Plus and How Does it Work?
MegaSlim Plus contains a combination of green tea and citrus aurantium extract. There are no other active ingredients. Any extra energy the formulation provides will probably be due to citrus aurantium, but both ingredients can support the fat burning process.
The dosage required will vary according to the user’s weight, but 1ml of MegaSlim Plus provides:
- Citrus Aurantium (1500mg) [equivalent of 6mg synephrine]
- Green Tea Extract (600mg)
Citrus aurantium is an ingredient extracted from a species of citrus fruit. It contains a chemical called synephrine that is a stimulant. Like any stimulant, synephrine can be good for providing extra energy. It is also known to be effective for boosting the metabolism and encouraging thermogenic fat burning.
In 2012, experts at Creighton University Medical Centre (Omaha, USA) evaluated the results of a number of studies and endorsed synephrine’s ability to increase the resting metabolic rate and energy expenditure. However the volunteers involved in the study received synephrine supplements for a period of 12 weeks. Next Generation Supplements state their formulation should not be used for longer than 8 weeks.
Green tea is one of the most popular weight loss-providing ingredients in the world and its abilities have been proven by numerous scientific studies.
In one study, conducted in Europe, the researchers set out to discover if the caffeine and polyphenols provided by green tea could increase energy expenditure and fat burning over a 24-hour period. The data the researchers gathered from the study proved that it could, and it is important to note the study was conducted on human volunteers rather than animals. Although animal-based studies are not without value, sometimes things that work well for animals do not work in the same way for humans. So the fact that this study involved human volunteers makes the data more relevant.
Although green tea is a source of caffeine, and caffeine is a proven fat burner, the researchers were not swayed into believing the value of caffeine outweighed the other active components present in green tea. They concluded: “Green tea has thermogenic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that explained by its caffeine content per se”.
Although the manufacturer’s website contains a few positive reviews we were unable to find any independent feedback. Customer opinions that are left at third-party websites and stores are usually more reliable than comments provided at the bottom of a manufacturer’s product sales page. However, presuming the customer reviews are honest, MegaSlim Plus appears to have impressed people with its energy-providing abilities and some customers state it is very useful as a pre-workout supplement.
MegaSlim Plus Side Effects
Next Generation Supplements state it is unwise to take MegaSlim Plus on an empty stomach. They also admit the liquid has a “strong after-taste”. They suggest users try and get around this by pinching their nose while drinking the formulation. They also state the results will be remembered long after the taste is forgotten. No other health warnings are offered, but MegaSlim Plus will not be suitable for women who are pregnant or nursing a child. We also suggest people who have existing health issues consult their physician before using MegaSlim Plus. The same advice is offered to people who are taking medication or planning to use MegaSlim Plus alongside another supplement.
Purchasing Options & Considerations
People who wish to buy MegaSlim Plus have two size options available:
- 200ml Bottle (lasts 40+ days)
- 500ml Bottle (lasts 100+ days)
When purchased directly from the manufacturer’s website a 200ml bottle costs AUD$ 55.95. The larger size costs AUD$ 99.95.
MegaSlim Plus is not sold with a money back guarantee.
The Bottom Line
Although MegaSlim Plus should have the ability to encourage weight loss, the fact that it is so unpleasant to consume will no doubt make it an undesirable option for most dieters. It is also quite an expensive product that is sold without a guarantee. The lack of independent customer feedback is also an issue, so we feel that although the product may have value it is not one of the best weight loss supplements available. A number of other supplements can provide better results, are backed by guarantee, and are not so unpleasant to use.
Arguably the most popular fat burner in Australia is PhenQ – if not the world. PhenQ is a multi benefit, multi action diet pill that can help users burn fat, while also prevent nel fat from being created. It can also help to suppress appetite.
Wjat we like about PhenQ is the lack of hype – it goes about its business without the hyperbole and hysteria often associated with products in it’s class.