Hey bro, you heard of Dr Oz before, right? He’s that doctor on TV who likes to tell people to buy stuff to be healthy specially superfoods or some new supplement. I’m not a fan but you gotta admit, he can make a pretty good sales pitch.
In fact, he can do it so good Athletic Edge bought the idea and created a supplement around one of Dr. Oz’s babies: Meratrim.
Meratrim is a popular weight loss supplement mainly due to Dr. Oz and Athletic Edge’s LIV Hybrid Weight-Loss contains Meratrim as its selling ingredient.
Will this fat burner prove a point despite relying on a guy with a wizard’s name? Let’s find out!
About Athletic Edge LIV Hybrid Weight-Loss
Apart from Meratrim, LIV Hybrid seems to also contain some pretty cool ingredients and some of them are not found in other fat burners. I guess the “Hybrid” is for fat burning + mood boosting but we’ve seen so many of those we thought it was already standard. Formula notes:
- Clear label: Nothing to hide and we approve of it!
- Meratrim: This is the first time we’ll be reviewing this weight loss branded ingredient, and we’re excited!
- Minimalist: Formula isn’t crowded and matches “other ingredients.”
Athletic Edge LIV Hybrid Weight-Loss Supplement Facts
|Serving Size: 1 scoop (9 g)|
Servings Per Container: 30
|Ingredients||Amount Per Serving|
|Meratrim® (Sphaeranthus indicus (flower heads) extract Garcinia mangostana (fruit head) extract)||400.00 mg|
|Green Tea Leaf Decaffeinated Extract (70% EGCG)||254.00 mg|
|Caffeine Anhydrous||125.00 mg|
|Sustained Release Caffeine||50.00 mg|
|Neuravena® (Wild Green oat) (Avena Sativa) Extract||50.00 mg|
|yohimbine HCL||1.00 mg|
|Other Ingredients: Vegetarian Capsule (Vegetable Cellulose), Rice Flour, Silica|
|Directions for use: As a dietary supplement, take one serving (1 capsule) prior to breakfast, and take your second serving mid-day. Do NOT take past 4-5PM. Taking LIV late in the day can interfere with sleep. Take for 8-12 weeks, followed by a 4 week break before restarting. Drink plenty of water throughout the day to avoid dehydration. Do NOT exceed recommended dose.|
LIV Hybrid Weight Loss might be on to something here.
LIV Hybrid’s Burner-Nootropic approach is nothing new but what we like here are the popular ingredients used particularly Meratrim, a popular weight loss supplement, and Neuravena, a popular nootropic. Let’s break down the ingredients in this formula:
- Meratrim®: Meratrim is a patented supplement made with the flowers of the Sphaeranthus indicus and Garcinia mangostana (not Cambogia). As we mentioned earlier, Dr. Oz popularized this ingredient in his little TV show.
As for the claims, one study definitely makes it out as the weight loss pill we’ve all been waiting for. The 8-week study concluded with significant reductions in body weight, reduction in waistline, and even helped reduce blood sugar. The dosage used was 800 mg per day and even if LIV Hybrid only has half, the directions clearly indicate a twice-a-day dosage.
- Green Tea Extract. Bro, we’ve never seen Green Tea standardized to 70% EGCG before. This is a pretty sweet deal for our #1 Fat Burner. Dosage is so-so but it’s not the star of the show.
- Caffeine and Sustained Release Caffeine: Caffeine is capable of fat burning and energy boosting but the dosage is a bit mild. Luckily, LIV Hybrid also has Sustained Release Caffeine which not only ramps up the dose to 175 mg but also helps prevent the jitters and crash by avoiding Caffeine spikes. It might also last longer than it looks.
- Neuravena® Extract. This is a pretty potent nootropic brand. It’s capable of cognitive benefits specially when it comes to memory and mental clarity. Too bad the dosage is weaker than the 800 mg recommendation.
- L-theanine. Theanine is usually added not just to boost mood but also to reduce the side effects associated with excessive caffeine intake. Dosage is minimal but it should make you feel a bit calmer or happier.
- Yohimbine. Even at 1 mg, Yohimbine can still have a bit of burning power although we prefer it at around 3 mg.
LIV Hybrid Weight loss’ formula is pretty straight to the point: Burn fat, feel good. The thing is. the fat burners are on point but the feel good part is a bit lacking in depth.
Meratrim and Green Tea Extract are pretty potent specially when you double the dose as recommended, Yohimbine is minimal but it can still contribute to the burn, their two Caffeine ingredients are decent energy sources, and their nootropics are a bit on the weak side but should still be enough to provide a little anti-Caffeine barrier around your head.
Overall, we’re good with its little weight-loss strategy but not so much with its mood boosting claim.
Athletic Edge LIV Hybrid Weight-Loss Benefits
Combined with a calorie-controlled diet, LIV Hybrid Weight Loss will have a good chance of working its magic on your weight and waistline specially because of Meratrim. Energy might be minimal but it’s there too if you’re not a stim-freak.
Who Takes It?
Fans of Dr. Oz would be stoked at buying LIV Hybrid Weight Loss. A few bros in their shredding phases might want to give this a try specially since the caffeine dosage makes LIV Hybrid Weight Loss still within stackable range.
Any Side Effects?
One study suggests Meratrim can be tolerated by the human body pretty well. The odds of you having caffeine-induced side effects are small but if you’re sensitive to caffeine, expect a bit of jitters and maybe even palpitations and sweating.
Athletic Edge LIV Hybrid Weight-Loss Summary
- Clean. Simple formula, not many additives.
- Premium shit. Meratrim and Neuravena spell quality.
- Clinical weight loss. An actual study proves Meratrim is effective.
- Weak nootropics. Not much “mood boosting” here.
- Expensive. Will shred fat and your wallet.
Pricing & Buying Info
- 1 bottle (1 month): $64.99 (GNC)
- Available online and in retail stores
Final Word on Athletic Edge LIV Hybrid Weight-Loss
LIV Hybrid Weight Loss is a simple and clean approach to burning fat. It’s not a nootropic so the weak mood-boosting gets a pass. Making use of Meratrim is LIV Hybrid’s trump card but at a cost of a higher-than-most price tag. This definitely ain’t for poor folks. Well, I guess Dr. Oz’s recommendations cost a pretty penny.
If you’re not keen on burning a hole through your wallet, check out our best fat burner supplements list and see if you find something your bank account will fancy.