Lately there has been quite a bit of buzz around Maqui berries and products that include them. People have even gone so far as to say that it’s a superfruit. (So I guess if I was an apple, Spider-Man would be a Maqui berry?) Anyway, the berries have received increased notoriety and were even recently featured on Fox News (though the berries continue to assert their political neutrality). To see if the hype was true we reviewed Maqui 6, a product who’s main ingredient is the Maqui berry. Maqui 6 is said to be specifically designed to use the power of these berries to melt off the fat and shed those extra pounds. So will Maqui 6 live up to the berry buzz? Or will they prove not “berry” good?
How Does Maqui 6 Work?
To find out if a product works, you have to study its components. During our research, we studied each of the ingredients in Maqui 6 to see what kind of fat burning potential each contained. Below we have posted summaries of our analysis for each.
Maqui berry- A natural superfruit found exclusively in Chile, this berry has been used by Native Indians for centuries to help calm upset stomachs, fight off infections, and stave off aging through its high concentrations of antioxidants. Supposedly, the Maqui Berries are more powerful than acai, blueberries, green tea, and popular antioxidants. But if you take the actual ORAC value of the berries, you will see that they are not actually that high in comparison. Maqui has never been shown to promote weight loss.
Acai berry- The Acai berry has been pushed as the #1 superfruit and superfood by many crowds in the past. It is rich in a number of essential vitamins and minerals as well as various other nutrients. Acai has powerful antioxidant blends and it can help the body build up good fatty acids. But unfortunately, it does not actually have any given weight loss properties.
Goji berry- The Goji berry, more commonly known as the wolfberry, has been known to be rich in certain vitamins and minerals as well as potentially powerful antioxidants. Goji has been shown to even lower natural cholesterol levels. But as nutritious as it is, the Goji Berry has never been tied to weight loss in any study. It does not burn fat, nor does it actually work to cleanse the body as the bottle may claim.
Reservatrol- Found in red wine, reservatrol has been known to improve the ability of the body to fight off a number of greater problems as well as quite a few other things. However, reservatrol has been the subject of some debate. Some would say that it cannot even properly be absorbed by the body in the first place to take advantage of any of its supposed antioxidant benefits. Unfortunately, either way, antioxidants do not promote weight loss.
Green tea- Green tea is one of the most popular supplement ingredients around. With high caffeine content, enough Green tea has been shown in some clinical studies to trigger thermogenic reactions within the body to burn fat. It can also give you EGCG antioxidant benefits. Unfortunately, Maqui 6 doesn’t even contain the proven 400mg of green tea needed to get any of its benefits.
Pomegranate- Though nutritious and full of vitamins, minerals, and natural antioxidants, pomegranates have never been linked to promoting weight loss.
Maqui 6 Side Effects
Maqui 6 side effects include headaches, jitteriness, nervousness, irritability, insomnia, increased bleeding risk, and an elevated heartbeat.
Maqui 6 is definitely not the product it was cracked up to be. This product promised to give customers the weight loss secrets of the Manpuche Indians of Chile, but now I have to wonder if their secret was really just swindling people into buying their fruit at ridiculous markups. Though Maqui 6 comes with several potentially powerful antioxidants, we fail to see how it will lead to fat loss in anyway. In all, it contains only one weight loss ingredient: green tea. But without the clinically proven 400mg, the ingredient is useless. In reality, it should be called Maqui ZERO, because that’s the amount of weight loss results you should expect. So if you are looking for antioxidants, Maqui 6 might be what you need. But if you are searching for a way to really burn fat and lose weight, we recommend finding something else.