Phenelean is marketed as a thermogenic formula that promotes appetite suppression and delivers maximum energy. It comes from Orb Pharmaceuticals. The claim is that its formula is made with strong pharmaceutical grade ingredients and that it has “great thermobolic stimulation and fat burning.”
PhenApex is an over-the-counter weight loss formula that is marketed as an alternative to prescription weight loss drugs, such as an Adipex alternative. In fact, at the time this review was written, the official product page for this dietary supplement stated that “PhenApex is the number one alternative to Prescription of losing weight also maintaining a blend of powerful ingredients.”
That statement was copied verbatim from the site. As you likely have noticed, it doesn’t make much sense because it’s clearly missing a couple of words. This has to make you wonder about the quality of the supplements formula if the content on the site for the product hasn’t even been proofed!
That being said, what PhenApex claims to do is boost metabolism and control appetite. When combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise, it supposedly helps to increase metabolism, and fight stubborn belly fat “without nauseating or harmful side effects.”
Not an Adipex Alternative – No Ingredients List and No Studies
The claims for this “powerful, scientifically engineered formula” that “gives you results” sounds promising, but there is one major problem. While the site boasts all of these claims, they are entirely unsubstantiated. Not only are there no studies to back up the claims, a basic ingredients list hasn’t even been provided.
When this review was written, the official product site for PhenApex didn’t even include a supplement facts sheet. Regardless of the reason why the ingredients have not been disclosed, the fact is that without a list, there is no way to know how safe or effective the product may be. Moreover, it makes one wonder what it is the company has to hide.
Consult with Your Doctor Before Taking PhenApex
Interestingly enough, while its formula appears to be a secret, the manufacturer has no problem selling their product. When this review was created, a 1 month supply (60 pills) cost $55.00.
However, the bottom line is that without listing any ingredients, any claims made about the product have no merit. There is zero percent proof that it works. In other words, don’t waste your money on PhenApex. There are many other OTC alternatives to prescription Phentermine that you can consider.
Just remember that before you take any OTC weight loss aids, you should still consult with your doctor first, even though a prescription is not needed. Many weight loss supplements contain ingredients that may not be suitable or safe for certain people with sensitivities, for those who are currently taking other medications, or those who have an existing health condition.
PhenApex Update – December 2020
Currently, PhenApex is still sold online in both tablet and capsule form. However, the marketing for this product has dramatically changed. Although it was once marketed as an alternative to prescription medications like Adipex, the sales page for this product has since changed its tune and instead focuses on claiming to have a formula composed of scientifically researched ingredients that are a safer alternative to Ma Huang, otherwise known as ephedra.
More specifically, it claims to have a “triple action effect”. This includes:
- Helping burn body fat
- Suppressing appetite
- Providing increased energy
When the above PhenApex review was written, no supplement facts were provided. This has also changed. Now, the formula’s ingredients have been revealed and these include:
- 7-KETO (DHEA)
- Synephrine HCl
The suggested use is to take this diet pill alongside a healthy diet and regular exercise and to take 1 to 2 pills 30 minutes before breakfast and again before lunch.
Still Not a Trustworthy Product
While it seems that PhenApex has cleaned up its act, at the same time, it still makes unsubstantiated claims by stating its pills will cause certain effects such as appetite suppression and boosting energy. There have been no studies conducted specifically on this product to prove these claims. Moreover, the sales page (not even an official manufacturer site) for this diet pill does not include citations for the studies it mentions regarding the ingredients it has selected for the formula.
Ultimately, it would likely be in your best interest to avoid PhenApex and consider another OTC diet pill from a more reputable business. At the very least, consult with your healthcare provider before taking this product.
Avaprex is an over-the-counter (OTC) diet pill that works to amplify energy, boost fat metabolism, stimulates fat burning, and may also help to curb hunger. The creators of the product (also called Avaprex) claim to be nutraceutical experts, who have worked hard to design a formula that contains the purest weight loss ingredients and is of the highest quality.
Avaprex is marketed as a safer and non-prescription alternative to popular prescription diet pill Adipex, brand name Phentermine. In other words, it’s just another Adipex alternative with unsubstantiated claims.
At the time that this review was written, a single bottle of Avaprex cost $90.91 on Amazon. Considering this was one of the only places it could be purchased online and due to its high price, as well as the fact that there is no official website, this is very good indication that the product has been discontinued.
With that in mind, the following were the ingredients that were part of the Avaprex formula when this review was written:
- Raspberry Ketone
- Green Tea
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Acai Fruit
- African Mango
- Resveratrol Extract
If you are familiar with popular ingredients frequently used in the OTC weight loss diet pill industry, you likely recognized many of the substances listed above. They have all be touted for their positive effects, such as fat burning, energy boosting and appetite suppression. That being said, regardless of the claims you may have heard about these ingredients, none of them have ever been proven effective in regard to leading to measurable weight loss. Moreover, Avaprex, itself, has never been clinically proven effective.
Caffeine and green tea are the ingredients with the most promise in this formula. Research has found that, in addition to boosting mental alertness, when combined with physical activity, they can help boost metabolism and fat burning. Still, due to the fact that it is unknown how much of each substance is in one serving, there’s no way of knowing just how effective it will be.
Potential Side Effects
It should also be noted that stimulant ingredients can lead to unpleasant side effects, such as headache, jitters, insomnia, etc.
You should also know that other side effects that may occur with Avaprex including:
- Abdominal gas
- Upset stomach
Be that as it may, if Avaprex is an OTC diet pill that you are considering, make sure you consult with your healthcare practitioner before you take it to make sure that it is a smart and safe option for you.
Update: November 2020
As it was assumed at the time the above Avaprex review was written, this OTC diet pill product has been discontinued. Currently, it can no longer be found online for purchase in any of its forms. Amazon still lists the product, but it is “currently unavailable”.
What to Consider Before Buying Another Adipex Alternative
Avaprex isn’t the first diet pill product to be marketed as an over the counter Adipex alternative and it won’t be the last. If you are seeking a nonprescription diet pill that can provide you with the benefits that the prescription weight loss medication phentermine can offer, you should know that no such product truly exists.
There are diet pills available that can offer you support with your weight management efforts, such as engaging in regular fitness-appropriate exercise and adhering to a healthy calorie-conscious diet. These diet pills tend to offer support in regard to fat burning, improved mental focus, boosted metabolism and energy, helping to make it easier to keep up with the efforts that will/are making a difference to your waistline.
To find the best of these weight loss supplement products make sure that the diet pills that interest you are not like Avaprex. In other words, ensure that:
- The product has clinically researched ingredients
- The manufacturer doesn’t make unsubstantiated claims regarding the benefits
- There is an official website for the product
- The price is cost competitive
- There is a money-back guarantee
Not All Clinically Researched Ingredients are Beneficial for Weight Loss
Finally, it’s also worth noting that when you are seeking the highest quality diet pills, it’s not simply enough for a product to contain clinically researched ingredients. Beyond simply using ingredients that have been scientifically studied, it is also important to check if those ingredients have been found to have any potential positive effect on weight management. More specifically, weight loss in humans.
For instance, the main ingredient in Avaprex is Raspberry Ketone. This ingredient is a well-known antioxidant and many believe that this chemical from red raspberries can help with obesity. Although it has been studied, and some research involving animals or test tubes have shown that this ingredient may possibly increase metabolism, boost the rate at which the body burns fat, and lower appetite, there is no reliable clinical evidence that raspberry ketone helps in the improvement of weight loss in humans.
As such, it is important to make sure that the ingredients used in the OTC diet pills that interest you have not only been clinically researched, but that the findings of this research (conducted on human subjects) offer some support to the benefit claims the manufacturer has made about this product.
FENFAST 375 is a diet pill that is made up of a proprietary formula to provide quality diet support and energy enhancement to individuals who need an extra boost of assistance to help them overcome the challenges often associated with conventional diet and exercise weight loss strategies.
This product was developed specifically for overweight dieters. These are individuals who are unable to take the prescription Phentermine 375 mg as they are not obese. That said, they can still use assistance and support for their weight loss strategies.
With that said, it is important to point out that FENFAST 375 has not been developed as an OTC phentermine alternative. While it can certainly provide support to individuals who would like to drop excess pounds, as is the case with other OTC dietary supplements, it is not a nonprescription obesity treatment.
Not the Same Risks as Taking Phentermine 375 Diet Pills
The development of this product was done with great care to ensure that you will always have the best possible assistance throughout the length of a weight management effort. This was accomplished by using the highest-quality ingredients to avoid the drawbacks of unnecessary risks.
The formula used within these diet pills is not linked with the downsides of using prescription weight loss drugs like phentermine 375 diet pills. By taking FENFAST, you will reduce the risk of experiencing the types of harsh side effects associated with prescription medications. Furthermore, it does not put you at risk of becoming chemically dependent.
What are the Benefits You Can Expect?
The benefits that you will be able to expect from FENFAST® 375 tablets include:
- Higher energy levels
- Improved alertness
- Better focus
Combined, all these benefits can help you to stick to a healthy weight loss diet without suffering from the typical challenges associated with eating less and exercising more. You won’t find yourself so exhausted that you can barely complete your day, let alone your exercise routine. Instead, you’ll be energized to be motivated while sticking to your low-calorie, low-fat diet plan.
All this is possible due to this diet pill from Intechra Health, which was manufactured in a facility in the USA. FENFAST 375 consists of four primary active ingredients that have been scientifically studied and are known throughout the weight loss industry.
High Quality Ingredients that Have Been Scientifically Studied
The formula includes:
Each of these not only provides its own unique benefits, but it also supports or enhances those of the other ingredients within the diet pills.
By choosing FENFAST, you can feel more energized and focused every day. This will ensure that you will be able to stick to your workout and eating plan with greater ease. The more you can stick to your weight management commitments, the greater your chances of achieving your goals, no matter how big or small, and maintaining your weight loss.
How To Get The Most Out of FENFAST 375
To get the most out of your FENFAST 375 experience it is a good idea to take this diet pill as directed, either by following the suggested use instruction on the label or by following the directions provided by your medical practitioner.
The recommended dosage is to take 2 tablets with 8 ounces of water, 2 times per day, about 30 minutes before meals. This weight management aid was also developed to be used in conjunction with a regular exercise program and a calorie-reduced diet. That being said, due to this product containing caffeine, users are cautioned to avoid taking it within 5 hours of sleep to avoid chances of sleep disturbances. If you miss a dose, don’t double up. Simply take your next dose as normal.
Although most healthy adults can take this weight management aid with no side effects, those who have sensitivities to caffeine may have a greater chance of experiencing unwanted effects, like jitters or mild headaches. As such, individuals with these sensitivities may first want to assess their tolerance before taking the maximum dose.
Moreover, do keep in mind that this dietary supplement may not be suitable for everyone. It is meant for healthy adults over the age of 18 and was not developed as an obesity treatment.
Additionally, if you have an existing health condition, are currently taking medications (prescription or non-prescription) or herbal supplements to treat a health condition, or are pregnant, a nursing mother, or planning to become pregnant, it is in your best interest to consult with your healthcare provider to ensure that FENFAST 375 is the ideal choice for you.
The name of this RDK Global Pharmaceutical product sounds like a fusion of the names of the two prescription diet pills “Adipex” and “Phentermine”. Adiphene has primarily been designed to reduce fat, which the manufacturer claims is made possible through its 12 different ingredients that “help you tackle fat in five different ways.”
The Adiphene Formula
According to the official product page, at the time this review was written, the Adiphene formula consists of:
- Vitamin B6
- L-Carnitine HCL
- Ginger Root
- Cinnamon Extract
- Cayenne Capsicum
- Bitter Orange
- Chromium Picolinate
- Guarana Extract
- Ginseng Panax Root Extract
- Cacao Extract
More specifically, the benefits that these ingredients provide include:
- Fat burning – Vitamin B6, L-carnitine HCL, and ginger root extract may help to boost your metabolism and quickly burn off excess fat.
- Fat binding – Chitosan may bind to fat in the stomach, stopping your body from absorbing this fat during digestion. Instead, fat is expelled from the body as waste.
- Appetite suppression – Glucomannan may reduce the feelings of hunger, which can help a person eat less, which means that they ingest fewer calories.
- Thermogenic boosting – Cinnamon extract and cayenne capsicum supposedly help to burn off even more calories by using fat as energy to heat up the body.
- Energy boosting – Bitter orange, chromium picolinate, guarana extract, ginseng panax root extract, and cacao extract are all natural stimulants that can help to increase energy, assisting in the support of maximum fat burning.
Unlike many other product pages for diet pills, Adiphene’s official site contains details about the ingredients within its formula, providing more than a basic ingredients list. Unfortunately, on the other hand, it does not provide any studies to support its claims.
Risk of Potential Side Effects
Additionally, there are a few concerns about this product. The primary one is the risk of potential side effects due to the number of stimulants in the Adiphene formula. Not only does more than one stimulant increase the risk of unpleasant side effects like sleeplessness, heart palpitations, jitters, mood fluctuations, digestive upset, headache, anxiety, etc. but the combination of bitter orange and ingredients that contain caffeine, like guarana extract, can be dangerous.
Bitter orange contains the stimulant synephrine, and the FDA has warned that when it is combined with caffeine it can increase the risk of severe cardiovascular effects, such as heart attack and stroke. Therefore, it is very important for anyone interested in taking this weight loss supplement to first consult with their medical practitioner.
When this review was written, a 30-day supply of Adiphene cost $69.95.
September 2020 Update
Adiphene, like so many other bogus nonprescription Adipex and phentermine alternatives, has been discontinued. Although it is not known why this product failed to be restocked on the virtual shelves of online retailers like Amazon, or why the manufacturer decided to call it quits, there are a few reasons as to why this product may have been discontinued.
For instance, contributing factors may have been:
- Lack of efficacy evidence – In the above Adiphene review it was noted that while the manufacturer went that extra mile to talk about the ingredients within the formula, at the same time there were no studies or clinical research provided to backup the claims it made about these ingredients. Times change, laws change and the language that is considered acceptable to describe a product can make or break its success. Today’s consumers are not keen on being misled.
- Side effects – There were many stimulants in the Adiphene formula. As such, the likelihood of users experiencing adverse effects (e.g. sleeplessness, jitters, etc.), even when taken as recommended on the product label, were likely, even for those who weren’t naturally sensitive to stimulants.
- Cost – A one month supply cost almost $70! Using this diet pill alongside a weight management strategy could become quite costly for the average user. Not to mention, there has always been plenty of competition in the market and plenty of cheaper options.
About the Caffeine and Synephrine Combo
Regardless of the reasons why Adiphene may have been discontinued, it is important to note that it likely wasn’t because it contained both caffeine and synephrine. When the initial review for this product was written, at the time, the FDA did warn that these two stimulants could be a dangerous combination.
However, since then, more research has been conducted on combined caffeine and synephrine consumption in humans, and while longer term studies are needed to assess both the tolerability and efficacy of these two substances used in combination, overall, when used together, they do not appear to result in any more notable adverse or dangerous effects beyond what a person would experience through the consumption of caffeine alone.
That being said, keep in mind that the greater the amount of these substances used within a formula, the higher the potential risk of negative reactions. At the end of the day, it is often best to simply avoid taking diet pills like Adiphene, that contain multiple stimulant ingredients.
PhenBurn 750 is the “high strength version of PhenBurn 375” according to eBody, the manufacturer behind the product. It contains the same ingredients as the other weight loss formula but a double dosage of the PhenBurn proprietary blend.
This OTC weight loss alternative product to prescription Phentermine is said to contain a blend of high quality ingredients to help a person manage weight. It can also apparently help bolster energy to give you greater focus for your workouts as well as can reduce appetite, providing a sense of fullness.
PhenBurn 750 Formula
The PhenBurn 750 formula contains all the same ingredients found in PhenBurn 375, but with double the amount of each. These ingredients include:
- Green Coffee Extract
- Guarana Extract
- Green Tea Extract
- Kola Nut Extract
It also includes a Phenburn Proprietary Blend (DL Phenylalanine, Naringin): Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin Prep, Chromium Picolinate.
What Studies Have Found
Many of the ingredients used within this formula can be found in several other weight loss products on the market. Furthermore, the majority of them have been clinically tested at one point or another to determine their effectiveness for health and weight loss.
For instance, some research involving caffeine have found it to be an energy booster that can encourage alertness. Some even believe that in certain people, caffeine may help to suppress appetite. On the other hand, L-carnitine is thought to help with fatty acid metabolism, green tea is believed to be a powerful antioxidant, and conjugated linoleic acid may improve muscle mass.
Be that as it may, aside from giving you an energy boost, it is not likely that you will lose weight from taking this product because none of the ingredients, including caffeine, have ever been proven effective for aiding in weight loss. It is important to remember that just because an ingredient was scientifically tested or studied, this does not mean that it was proven.
Thus, PhenBurn 750 cannot realistically or truthfully provide you with a weight loss guarantee.
It is very important that you first speak with your medical professional before taking this product. The primary reason is it contains a significant amount of stimulants, including caffeine and multiple ingredients that contain caffeine (e.g green coffee, green tea, guarana, kola nut) among others, which means that the risk of insomnia and other adverse side effects are high. As such, this weight loss supplement should be avoided by anyone who has sensitivities to stimulants.
Users are instructed to take 2 capsules in total, per day: 1 capsule 15-30 minutes before breakfast with water and 1 capsule in the afternoon. Until caffeine tolerance is established, the recommended dose is 1 capsule per day.
When this review was written, 60 capsules (a one month supply) of PhenBurn 750 cost £34.95 ($54.00).
Update – August 2020
PhenBurn 750 is currently unavailable and has likely been discontinued. Although the eBody website still exists, the page for PhenBurn 750 does not. In fact, there is no mention of this product or any other product with the word “Phen” in its title.
Beware of Overdoing it with Stimulants
Although this diet pill is no longer available, there are other weight management aids on the market that contain just as much (and sometimes more) stimulant content. This is a common practice among manufacturers of products that have been developed to be marketed as nonprescription Phentermine alternatives.
While stimulants like caffeine can certainly help to provide a boost in mental alertness and give metabolism a boost, which can support weight management efforts, particularly those related to exercise, too much isn’t a good thing. In fact, the side effects associated with overdosing on stimulants including caffeine (e.g. jitters, restless, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, heart palpitations, headache, mood changes, digestive upset, anxiety, increased blood pressure, etc.), can outweigh any potential benefit they may provide.
Additionally, while several studies have found that caffeine can increase mental alertness and accelerate metabolism, there is no quality research to support claims that it can help with appetite suppression. In fact, according to a more recent research conducted in 2018, results of the study suggested that caffeine does not have an effect on appetite suppression.
Understand, this doesn’t mean that you should avoid all diet pills that contain caffeine. When taken in the right amounts and in combination with an appropriate weight management strategy, caffeine may be beneficial to some people, particularly in terms of combating fatigue. However, it is very important to make sure you are taking a product that is safe and right for you and doesn’t contain multiple stimulant ingredients, like in the case of PhenBurn 750, because this is likely to cause more harm than good.
Remember, if you should ever have any doubts or concerns about the ingredients within a formula, consulting your doctor is always best.
At the time that this PhenUltra review was written, very little was known about this diet pill as no official website was available. Moreover, although the product was once sold at multiple sites, as of July 2020, the product could only be found for sale on eBay, where two bottles (a two month supply) could be purchased for roughly $25.00 + shipping.
Due to the fact that there is no official website and eBay was the only option for buying PhenUltra, this is a very good indication that this diet pill has been discontinued and it won’t be long before it leaves the market.
Among the different claims that have been made about PhenUltra and the potential benefits it can provide dieters include:
- Appetite control
- Boosted metabolism
- Enhanced energy
- Improved mood
Like most nonprescription diet pills that claim to deliver these benefits, the formula works best when it is combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. It is meant to be used to help a person with their weight management strategy to achieve a long-term goal.
If it does work and delivers on these advantages, it has the potential to make sticking to a calorie restricted diet easier and help a person power through their day, supporting their efforts to remain committed to workouts.
Naturally, the only way to know how beneficial it may be to a dieter is to have a look at its ingredients.
PhenUltra Product Information
According to the supplement facts located on the back of the bottle, PhenUltra capsules are comprised of a propriety formula that is composed of:
- Phenylethylamine HCl
- Synephrine Caprylate
- Nettle Leaf Extract
- Yohimbine HCl
- Inositol Niacinate
The suggested dosage is to take 1 capsule before breakfast with water and 1 capsule after lunch with water. It is not recommended for users to take more than 2 capsules per day. However, anyone who has an existing health condition, or who is currently taking any medication, or who is pregnant or nursing, should first speak with their doctor prior to trying PhenUltra. In fact, even if you have no medical concerns, it is still wise for you to consult your physician prior to taking this weight loss supplement, just to be on the safe side.
A Formula Comprised of Several Stimulants
As you may or may not have noticed by observing the above ingredients, PhenUltra contains multiple stimulants (caffeine, yohimbine, synephrine, phenethylamine). Although these substances are likely to help boost energy, which can temporarily increase metabolism and burn calories, they can also cause adverse effects, particularly in those who have sensitivities to stimulants. Unwanted side effects may also be increased in those who combine this product with other stimulant foods and beverages.
With that said, some of these unpleasant side effects include, but are not necessarily limited to:
- Rapid heartbeat
- Mood changes
Furthermore, it should be noted that these diet pills contain synephrine, a stimulant found within bitter orange. While this herb has been studied and some research has found that it may boost metabolism in some people and may be safe to consume in appropriate amounts on its own or with caffeine, other research suggests that combining it with caffeine may increase the risk of increased blood pressure, fainting, stroke, and heart attack in some people.
The bottom line is that not enough research has been conducted on synephrine on its own or in combination with caffeine to truly determine if it is safe or a beneficial treatment for aiding with weight loss.
There is Nothing Unique About This Product
In addition, the ingredients found within PhenUltra are not unique to this diet pill. Several similar appetite suppressing and energy boosting non-prescription weight loss pills contain these ingredients. Even though some studies have been conducted on each of these substances to determine their benefits for assisting in weight loss, there is not enough medical evidence to prove that any of these ingredients are effective in helping a person lose weight. In essence, there is no guarantee that taking PhenUltra will result in weight loss.
Ultimately, this is just one of many weight management aids on the market pretending to be a nonprescription phentermine alternative. Due to this fact, and the fact that PhenUltra has likely been discontinued, it would probably be a better option to find a more reputable OTC diet pill.
PhenFire 375 is a powerful thermogenic weight loss management supplement that can be purchased without a prescription. According to its official product page, it is “fast becoming the Number 1 Replacement for ‘Phen’ products.”
A Formula with Stimulant, Thermogenic and Diuretic Ingredients
PhenFire 375 has been “specially formulated” with three types of ingredients – stimulants, thermogenics, and diuretics – to reduce body fat. More specifically, each pill contains:
- 1,3,7, Trimethylxanthine
- Vitamin B Complex (vitamins B1, B5, B6, B12)
Each of these ingredients was selected because they are believed to provide certain benefits to individuals seeking weight loss.
For instance, 1,3,7 trimethylxanthine, which is just a fancy way of saying caffeine anhydrous – or simply caffeine – is a stimulant that research has found can boost energy and improve mental alertness. Some research has even found it to have reduced hunger in some people.
N-Methyltyramine is believed to encourage the release of norepinephrine, which helps to support energy levels and enhances metabolic rate. Bioperine and capsicum help to encourage thermogensis, which is a process that uses fat cells to boost body heat. B vitamins are said to assists with fat burning. Taxicum is a diuretic, which helps to expel excess water from the body.
Aside from caffeine being proven to improve alertness and energy, there is no solid clinical evidence that any of these ingredients will assist in weight loss. Unfortunately, this means that there is no guarantee that PhenFire 375 is an effective product for weight loss.
Negative Effects of Which You should Be Aware
Due to the fact that PhenFire 375 contains caffeine, as well as thermogenics and a diurectic, there is the potential for some negative side effects. For starters, caffeine increases the risk of:
- Heart palpitations
- Mood swings
These adverse effects are a particularly a risk for individuals who are sensitive to this stimulant or who ingest other caffeinated products (ex. cola, coffee, tea, energy drinks), while taking PhenFire 375.
Another major issue is this pill’s diuretic factor. When taking diuretics, the major risk is dehydration and heat stroke, which can occur from not ingesting enough water to compensate for the amount you are losing. Furthermore, the risk of dehydration is higher with this product because not only does it contain an actual diuretic, which will naturally encourage the body to rid itself of excess water via urination, but caffeine can also be a diuretic, when too much is ingested. This, coupled with its thermogenic properties, means that likely the biggest risks when taking PhenFire 375 is dehydration and overheating. Take care to stay well hydrated if you take this product.
Other Things to Consider
Furthermore, it is important to point out that when taking diuretics you are likely to lose a build up of excess water which can lead to a quicker slimmer appearance and a few pounds reduction on the scale. Do keep in mind that losing water is not the same as losing fat. Water weight fluctuates and you will continue to lose and gain it.
PhenFire 375 is meant to be used in conjunction with diet and exercise. Talk to your doctor before taking this weight loss supplement.
When this review was written, one bottle of PhenFire 375 cost £44.99 ($68.00) and came with a money-back guarantee.
PhenFire 375 Update June 2020
PhenFire 375 is off the market. At least, it was not available for sale online in the US as of June 2020. Clearly this product that was once “fast becoming the Number 1 Replacement for ‘Phen’ products” didn’t have what it took to stick around for the long term.
To be honest, this doesn’t come as much of a surprise considering there is absolutely nothing within this formula that stands out as being unique or revolutionary. At the end of the day, it was just another diet pill in a long list of other unproven OTC weight management aids that tried to prove itself as a nonprescription Phentermine alternative and failed.
Ultimately, if you are interested in choosing a diet pill that is a nonprescription Phentermine alternative, what you need to understand is that this product does not exist. The best course of action is to look for a product that contains a limited number of scientifically researched ingredients, does not make false claims, and is manufactured by a reputable company that stands by its products and will offer you a full money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied.
Fen-72 is a non-prescription weight loss supplement that has been designed to provide weight loss results and is a 72 hour detox formulation that aids users in jump starting their diet and helps them to stay on target with their weight loss goals.
According to the official website for Fen-72, the formula is comprised of powerful detox and fat burning ingredients that work to clean the body of toxins and undigested waste to transform it into a fat burning machine. Apparently, by ridding the body of toxins, metabolism is enhanced and this will help the fat burning ingredients to work most effectively.
Multiple Diuretic Ingredients
The Fen-72 formula contains the following ingredients:
- Uva Ursi
- Alchemilla Vulgaris
- Dandelion Root
- Cuminum Cyminum
- Mentha Longifolia
One simple look at these ingredients already raises a few red flags for this product. The reason is it contains multiple diuretics.
Dandelion Root, buchu, and uva ursi are all diuretics or have diuretic properties. This means that they work to clear excess fluids from your body. More specifically, diuretics like dandelion increase urination frequency. Some people believe that this is good because they think diuretics help to detoxify the body, flushing it of toxins, as well as reducing water weight, swelling, and bloating.
You Don’t Need to Detox with a Diuretic
The reality is that you don’t need a diuretic or any other detox agent to detoxify your body. You already possess the organs that naturally do this for you, such as your kidneys and liver to name a couple. Furthermore, while diuretics may help to lower your water weight, this is only a temporary effect. You will eventually gain the weight back.
What’s more, if you are not careful to replace the water that you lose when taking a diuretic like Fen-72, you increase your risk of dehydration, which can be quite dangerous for some people. In addition, the risk of dehydration is also increased with this product because it contains glucomannan, which relies on water to function proper. Therefore, you need to considerably increase your water intake for both this ingredient and the diuretics.
Fen-72 is not a practical weight loss solution. It is clearly designed for the short-term, and there is no proof that it provides any real weight loss benefit, or that it is safe to take. It is a good idea to first speak with your medical practitioner before considering this product.
When this review was written, one bottle of Fen-72 (30 capsules) cost $19.99.
Fen-72 Update – May 2020
Fen-72 is no longer a diet pill that you can purchase from any reputable online store. It has been discontinued. Therefore, even if you should happen to find it for sale somewhere on the Internet, it would certainly be in your best interest to avoid purchasing this product. This isn’t only because it has been discontinued and there’s no telling how old the ingredients in the formula may be, but also because this was never a good diet pill to begin with.
Be Wary of Diet Pills Primarily Composed of Diuretic Ingredients
One of the ways in which dubious manufacturers pretend that their diet pills help with weight loss is to add several diuretic ingredients to the formula, which results in the user losing water weight. Rapidly losing excess water weight can make you appear slimmer in a matter of days or even hours. In fact, not only can diuretics make you appear slimmer, when you step on the scale, you might notice a reduction in a couple of pounds as well. While at first this may be exciting to see, this weight that you have lost will return as body water weight naturally fluctuates. Moreover, losing water is not the same as losing fat, which is the true goal of long-term weight loss.
Additionally, while diuretics are generally safe, they are not without side effects. For starters, their primary side effect is an increase in urination and sodium loss. This can lower potassium levels in the blood as well as cause dehydration, headache, dizziness, thirst, increased blood sugar, muscle cramps, etc. When taking diuretics, like those in the Fen-72 formula, you need to make sure that you are adequately replenishing the water you are losing so that you do not become dehydrated. What’s more, you should not take OTC diuretic supplements for any length of time without first consulting with your healthcare provider.
Ultimately, any non-prescription diet pill that has a formula similar to Fen-72 should be avoided. Choosing a quality weight management product, with few and clinically researched ingredients from a reputable brand, is always the better option.
PhenRx PM claims to provide appetite suppression, improved metabolism function, fat burning, and “extreme” weight loss. Since it has been developed for nighttime use, it is also supposed to provide increased HGH and enhanced REM sleep. It is manufactured by Nexgen Biolabs.
PhenRX PM Facts
At the time this PhenRX PM review was written, a bottle containing 30 capsules (a one month supply) cost $34.97 on the product page of the official Nextgen Biolabs site. The recommended dose is to take 1 capsule 30 minutes before bed.
Each of the capsules are made up of the following ingredients:
- Green Tea Extract
- Magnolia Bark Extract 20:1
- Coleus Forskholi
- Raspberry Ketones
- 7-Keto DHEA
- Gamma-aminobutyric Acid
- Black Pepper Extract
Based on the above ingredients, it may seem strange that PhenRx PM contains green tea extract, which contains caffeine (a stimulant), as this appears to conflict with the manufacturer’s non-stimulant statement.
However, the amount of caffeine is insufficient and is unlikely to boost energy or increase the risk of stimulant-related side effects. Moreover, keep in mind that there is a difference between the terms “non-stimulant” and “stimulant-free,” the latter of which means that a product is entirely without stimulants, which the manufacturer did not claim.
Therefore, unless you are incredibly sensitive to stimulants, it is unlikely that the amount of caffeine that may be present in the green tea of this formula will affect you in any way that would disrupt your sleep.
Clinical Evidence is Lacking to Support Claims
That being said, while the manufacturer did not make any false claims regarding its product and stimulants, the official product page for PhenRx PM does not provide any studies that prove this product is actually safe or effective for weight loss or for enhancing sleep. Interestingly enough, it does go into detail regarding some of the benefits of taking the formula and how it works, but it offers zero evidence to support its statements.
For instance, the manufacturer says that PhenRX PM not only burns fat, it can curb food cravings by stabilizing insulin levels and blood sugar so that you do not wake up feeling hungry. Additionally, this product is supposed to promote deep and restful R.E.M. sleep that increases the body’s natural release of human growth hormone (HGH). This hormone blocks cortisol and can lead to even more fat burning while also preserving lead body weight.
However, the primary ingredient in PhenRX PM is green tea and while it may not have enough caffeine to cause negative side effects in the average individual, clinical evidence in regard to the health benefits it can provide the human body and its positive effects on weight loss are lacking. Further study is still required.
Too Good To Be True
Thus, there is no guarantee that this product will work as the manufacturer claims, which is disappointing. After all, if the product could actually help target fat loss on stubborn areas of the body, enhance fat burning, suppress appetite, boost thyroid levels, significantly reduce BMI, and help users fall asleep and remain in a deep sleep, this would be nothing short of amazing. Unfortunately, without sound scientific evidence such claims only make the product sound too good to be true.
Additionally, it should be noted that it is unlikely that taking a diet pill before you go to sleep will aid with added fat burning or appetite suppression while you sleep. The best nonprescription diet pills are developed to work in conjunction with a calorie-conscious diet and regular fitness appropriate exercise to help support your weight loss strategies so that you can get the most out of them. In other words, with a PM diet pill like this one, you are not likely to burn more than the normal calories you would naturally burn while you sleep.
Finally, the fact that the company has used “RX” in the name of its product is a shady practice in itself as RX refers to prescription medication, which this is clearly not.
Still, if you should decide that you would like to add a nighttime diet pill to your weight management strategy, before taking PhenRx PM (or any other PM diet pill), you should first speak with your healthcare provider. This is particularly important if you have an existing health condition, you are currently taking any other types of supplements or medications, are taking other supplements for weight loss, or are pregnant or nursing.