Something tells me I'm going to get interweb-crucified for posting this but I can't find any trustworthy information on it anywhere and I just need to ask what appears to be an extremely knowledgable community this question. Have a go at me if you will but I hope someone can give me a straight answer if possible.
First however, a bit of background. I've been on a weight loss crusade for a while now. I did a burst of ketosis for a month and a half and lost quite a lot, and have been doing low carb <100g for quite a while since. I'm also going to the gym. My only 'supplement' if you want to call it that is a protein shake post workout and when I don't have time to make a meal. I don't stick to 100g religously if there is something I want to do that conflicts with it (for example, occasionally going out for drinks, etc...). I guess you could say I am an average Joe with a reasonably successful desire to lose weight and I have lost quite a lot so far to be honest so what I am doing is working for me.
I am now looking for that extra 'kick' without getting hardcore about the whole thing.
Someone has suggested I get some Meratol and swears by it, but to be perfectly honest this person is constantly on a 'diet' without ever having changed their eating habbits at all so I am dubious about any advice they care to lend. A quick google search displays a suspicious number of sites raving about the stuff, and a suspicious number of them with the word 'meratol' in the URLs if you catch my drift.
Does anyone have any info on this stuff? Is it a huge scam? The explanations seem convincing but I really don't know much about nutrition other than the 'Nutrition for Newbies' articles I read on here 2 years ago (which by the way have turned my life around).
Any help would be sincerely appreciated.
If it is a load of tosh, can anyone recommend a substitute?