Metabothin is an herbal formula created by the American Generic Laboratories.
The most important news about this diet supplement is the fact that it contains ephedra.
In fact, it is presented by the manufacturer as the new version of the Metabolife 365 which has been banned by the FDA.
A little history:
On May 7 2001, Metabolife International recalls its metabolife diet and bars and the health officials warn consumers not to consume these products.
Fepuary 6, 2004: FDA decide to Ban All Ephedra-Containing products.
March 9, 2004: NVE Pharmaceuticals Sues U.S. Government Over Ephedra Ban.
April 12, 2004: The ephedra diet supplements have been banned because linked to over 150 deaths. The ban takes effect nationwide.
Another company, Nutraceutical International of Park City, Utah, had challenged the ban, arguing there was no proof that low-ephedra supplements could be dangerous. In fact , Nutraceutical has made a product that contains only 10 mg of ephedra (other diet products contain generally more that 100 mg).
April 15, 2005: Judge Tena Campbell of the U. S. District Court in Salt Lake City overturned the FDA's ban on products containing ephedra. The results: a new apparition of ephedra products on the market particularly those that contains low doses.
August 17, 2006: Federal Appeals Court Reinstates FDA Ephedra Ban
Even if Metabothin is marketed as a replacement of Metabolife 356,reviews of this supplement let us know it contains only 10 mg of ephedra per serving. But it also contains caffeine (standardized from gotu kola and guarana ) that reinforces the fat burning action and the appetite suppressant property.
Each tablets of Metabothin fat burner supplement also contains vitamin E as di-alpha tocopheryl acetate 6u.i, magnesium as magnesium chelate 75mg , zinc as zinc chelate 5 mg, chromium as chromium picolinate 75 mg.
Testimonials let us believe that this product is very effective. There’s a strong belief that this diet formula gets its efficiency from the combination of caffeine and ephedra . The other herbals found in the formula will only help to enhance the energizing property of the product.
With the latest decision of the Federal Appeals Court, there is great probability that ephedra products will be remove from the market. It will probably the same for Metabothin.