It seems that the popular acai berry has a new competitor, the maqui berry. In this review, I’m going to take a look at a maqui berry supplement I recently tried, Ultimate Maqui Berry, and let you know what I thought of it.
Maybe you’re wondering exactly what is a maqui berry. Well, it’s a berry from a small tree that grows in the temperate rainforests of Chili and Argentina. It’s sometimes called by the less exotic sounding name of Chilean wineberry. The native berry has been a staple of native tribes in that region. Recent research into the berry has indicated that it is packed with antioxidants such as polyphenols, anthocyarins and resveratrol. While the berry has less in certain compounds than other berries and fruits, as a whole, it contains one of the highest aggregate amounts of antioxidants.
OK, so, what do these antioxidants do for you? Polyphenols and anthocyarins have been proven in clinical trials to be effective at inhibiting the effects of bad cholesterol. There has also been research that indicated that these compounds helped boost your metabolism and thus lose weight. Resveratrol was been clinically proven in a study by the University of Illinois to have an appetite suppression effect. Basically, the idea is that a diet that includes these compounds will assist you in weight loss and overall health. The important thing to remember is that they will assist a healthy eating plan, not replace it. You can’t eat Mickey D’s supersize meals everyday and assume a pill will offset the effects of all that unhealthy food.
Now, unless you live in that Valdivian region of South America, you can’t get the maqui berry fresh. This leaves supplements that are typically in pill form. The one I tried was the Ultimate Maqui Berry. This pill contains 1800mg of antioxidants that are 100% natural that have been harvested from maqui plants and processed using an ultra filtration processes.
Now, the big question, does it work? Well, from my own experience, I’d say that I’ve felt some positive effects from it. My appetite has been a bit less and I’ve lost a little bit of weight, about 10 pounds, over the past month. One of the struggles I have with weight loss is that I enjoy food. I’m a bit of an amateur chef and love to cook so that makes not overeating harder sometimes. I feel that the Ultimate Maqui Berry supplement has helped in this regard. As for energy level, I think its helped here some but, after all, I spend a lot of time in front of a computer screen so it’s hard to tell.
OK, so there are some benefits to the Ultimate Maqui Berry supplement as compared to other products in the category? Yes, there are dozens of companies offering acai and other herbal weight loss and detox supplements. Unfortunately, many of these have two basic problems and those are the quality of the product and how the product is sold to you.
I’ve been rather disappointed with the cheaper detox/weight loss supplements I’ve purchased at grocery and drug stores. I really didn’t notice any benefit from them, unlike what I’ve experienced with Ultimate Maqui Berry. You have to wonder what corners were cut to make the product more affordable in the mass market.
Secondly, many herbal weight loss and detox supplements are sold via continuity plans or multi-level marketing schemes. Continuity plans reel you in by offering you a free trial and get your credit card number. Have you ever tried to cancel one of the plans? It can be rather difficult to do and is at the very least annoying. Multi-level schemes have a huge amount of built-in overhead and you have to deal with someone trying to recruit you into their downline rather than selling you a product you want.
As for the Ultimate Maqui Berry supplement, as I mentioned, the quality is there. Plus, they offer a 180 day money back guarantee so that if you aren’t satisfied with the product you can get a refund. While I haven’t requested a refund I’ve heard that they have a great customer support team and are very consumer conscious. The also provide additional bonuses such as weight loss and healthy eating guides along with your purchase.
One thing that I really liked about the Ultimate Maqui Berry supplement, and what encouraged me to use it, review it and promote it, is that they aren’t using any gimmicks like continuity or MLM to sell the product, it’s just a straight forward purchase. That they don’t have to resort to trickery to sell it says a lot to me about the quality of the product and the confidence the company behind it puts in it.
Now, the thing is that Ultimate Maqui Berry isn’t particularly cheap, $54.95 for a one month supply (less if you order multiple months supply). But, if it doesn’t work out for you within 180 days, you can get your money back so it’s low risk on your part.
If you’re interested in trying out a herbal weight loss and detox plan I recommend that you give Ultimate Maqui Berry a try. I think you’ll be pleased with the results.