PhenApex

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

Ingredients List

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:

  • L-Phenylalanine
  • 7-KETO (DHEA)
  • L-Taurine
  • Synephrine HCl
  • L-Carnitine

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.

 

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus is a dietary supplement formulated to support weight management efforts by helping to increase metabolism and boost energy. It is a product from Obesity Research Institute LLC, the makers of the popular OTC diet pill Lipozene.

Exclusive Thermogenic Blend

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus advertises that it has an exclusive thermogenic blend. However, simply because something is “exclusive” does not mean that it is good, safe or effective. It simply means that the manufacturer is claiming that no other diet pill has the same exact formula.

When this Lipozene MetaboUP Plus review was written, the formula included the following ingredients:

  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12

Proprietary Blend

  • Green Tea
  • Guarana Seed
  • Caffeine
  • Oolong Tea
  • Kola Nut
  • Cayenne
  • Platycodon Root

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus Contains Multiple Doses of Caffeine

This nonprescription diet pill contains several ingredients that are considered to be thermogenics and can help boost metabolism and energy, most notably caffeine. Beyond actually listing caffeine as an ingredient, the formula includes several ingredients that contain caffeine including green tea, guarana, Oolong tea, and kola nut.

On the positive side, caffeine can produce thermogenic effects and has been found to help boost mental alertness. In fact, according to some research, caffeine at commonly consumed doses can have a notable influence on energy balance and may help to promote thermogenesis in the treatment of obesity.

On the not so positive side, while caffeine may be helpful with energy, not only has it not be proven effective as a treatment for obesity, but too much of it can result in unpleasant side effects, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Jitters
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Insomnia

According to the Lipozene MetaboUP Plus supplement facts label, the total amount of caffeine per serving is 120 mg. However, it is not known if this is referring to only the listed caffeine ingredient in the formula or if this includes all the ingredients within the formula that contain it.

Recommendations

The recommended usage instructions are to take 2 tablets once per day with a minimum of 8 ounces of water. If there is only 120 mg of caffeine per serving (2 tablets), most healthy adults who are not sensitive to stimulants should be able to tolerate this diet pill. That being said, to avoid potential unwanted side effects it would be a good idea to take these pills earlier in the day to prevent the potential for sleep disturbances. It would also be wise to avoid taking other stimulants (beverages, food or other supplements) while taking this product to reduce the risk of negative side effects.

When this Lipozene MetaboUP Plus review was written, a single bottle sold for $25.95 on Amazon. An official product page did not exist.

Havasu Nutrition Premium Fat Burner

Havasu Nutrition Premium Fat Burner is just one of the many OTC fat burners available for dieters looking for support with their weight loss efforts. This particular product developed by Havasu Nutrition is marketed as an extra strength formula that appears to provide three specific benefits:

  • Fat burning
  • Appetite suppression
  • Carb blocking

While each of these benefits have the potential to be advantageous for today’s average dieter, if this diet pill is like many other nonprescription fat burners for weight management, there is a very slim chance it will deliver on these benefits in any meaningful way.

Havasu Nutrition Premium Fat Burner Formula

Checking out the Havasu Nutrition Premium Fat Burner ingredients is the only way to know for certain if his product is as good as the manufacturer claims it to be. According to the supplement facts label, the ingredients include:

  • Vitamin B5
  • Garcinia Cambogia
  • White Kidney Bean
  • CLA Complex
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Green Tea Leaf
  • Coral Calcium

According to Havasu Nutrition, the Premium Fat Burner formula features five clinically researched ingredients that have shown to help support healthy metabolism, manage appetite and so on. While the manufacturer doesn’t specifically state what these ingredients are, it has drawn specific attention to garcinia cambogia, green tea, CLA, apple cider vinegar and white kidney bean, so one can only assume these are the five ingredients to which they are referring.

Clinically Researched but Not Clinically Proven

Some believe that green tea can boost metabolism, white kidney bean can block carbs, garcinia cambogia can aid with appetite suppression and blocking fat, CLA may help reduce fat, and apple cider vinegar may help to suppress appetite and aid in digestion.

Each of these ingredients has been clinically researched, but none have been proven effective for weight loss. The only ingredient out of all of them that has shown some promise is green tea. However, in spite of some studies showing an increase in fat oxidation at rest and during exercise, results regarding green tea and weight loss have not been consistent. Furthermore, there is not a sufficient amount of green tea in Havasu Nutrition Premium Fat Burner to produce these benefits.

There is no guarantee that taking this diet pill will provide you with any real fat burning, carb blocking or appetite suppression. If you do decide to take it, be sure to do so as directed. The suggested use is to take 2 capsules daily, preferably with a meal or as directed by your healthcare provider. Also remember that for optimal weight loss, following a healthy calorie-conscious diet and fitness-appropriate exercise is important.

When this Havasu Nutrition Premium Fat Burner review was created, a single bottle containing 60 capsules (a one-month supply) could be purchased for $18.75 on Amazon.

Avaprex

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.

Avaprex Ingredients

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
  • Caffeine

Proprietary Blend:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Grapefruit
  • Kelp
  • 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
  • Flushes
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • 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.

Adiphene

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
  • Chitosan
  • Glucomannan
  • 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

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:

  • Caffeine
  • Green Coffee Extract
  • L-Carnitine
  • L-Tartrate
  • 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.

PhenUltra

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.

Potential Benefits

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:

  • Caffeine
  • Glucuronolactone
  • Phenylethylamine HCl
  • Synephrine Caprylate
  • Nettle Leaf Extract
  • Yohimbine HCl
  • Picamilon
  • 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
  • Jitters
  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness
  • Mood changes
  • Anxiety

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.

Genesis Today Weight Control

Genesis Today Weight Control is a dietary supplement that contains a formula that has been developed with “powerful superfoods” that include plant-based caffeine. This weight management aid from manufacturer Genesis Today seeks to help dieters in need of extra energy to help boost their metabolism, help boost their workouts and help dieters power through their day.

If this OTC diet pill can provide such benefits, it could help to support consistent workout efforts that may lead to more fat burning, which has the potential to assist an overall healthy weight management plan.

When this Genesis Today Weight Control review was written, a single bottle of 90 vegetarian capsules could be purchased on Amazon for $17.99. While an official Genesis Today website existed, this product was not listed. However, the site wasn’t fully operational and not all products were listed, so it could simply be that the manufacturer is in the process of creating a page for its Weight Control product.

Genesis Today Weight Control Ingredients

Within each of the vegetarian capsules are the following ingredients:

  • Green Tea Extract
  • Ginger Root Extract
  • Fenugreek
  • Inulin

Each of these ingredients is believed to aid with weight management in some way. For instance, green tea is thought to help boost fat oxidation and boost metabolism. Ginger root is believed to aid in digestion and lower blood sugar levels. Fenugreek may help to curb appetite. Inulin is thought to aid with digestion and lower the body’s ability to make certain types of fats.

All the ingredients in Genesis Today Weight Control have been studied, but none have been proven consistently effective in helping humans with weight loss. This is even the case for green tea. Although some research has found green tea extract can increase fat oxidation at rest and during exercise, these findings have not been consistent across all studies.

Take Care if You are Sensitive to Caffeine

The suggested use is to take 2 capsules once per day 30 minutes before snacks or meals with a full glass of water or as directed by a healthcare provider. No further instructions are provided. That being said, if you have a sensitivity to caffeine, it would likely be in your best interest to avoid taking these pills late in the afternoon, with dinner or too close to bedtime to prevent sleep disruption.

Additionally, you should not take Genesis Today Weight Control if you are under the age of 18, pregnant or nursing, have cardiovascular disease, diabetes or are someone who tends to have low blood sugar.

PX Pro Xanthine

PX Pro Xanthine is a thermogenic weight management supplement from Finaflex. Claiming to be “the next generation in weight loss supplementation,” this diet pill will supposedly provide you with everything you need to get through your day, including energy, focus, and appetite suppression.

The Power Behind PX Pro Xanthine

What is in the PX Pro Xanthine formula that supposedly makes it such a super thermogenic that can help you power through your day? According to the supplement facts, this formula is composed of an Antioxidant Energy Matrix and Mood Support. Each contained multiple ingredients as follows:

Antioxidant Energy Matrix:

  • Caffeine
  • IrisinXD (Green Tea Leaf Extract and Cocoa Seed Extract)
  • Blueberry Powder
  • Theobromine
  • Theacrine
  • Rauwolifia vomitoria Extract

Mood Support:

  • L-Phenylalanine
  • Schisandra chinensis Extract
  • AMATEA Guayusa Extract
  • Huperzia serrata Extract

The directions are to take 1 capsule (1 serving) 1 to 2 times per day. The first serving should be taken immediately upon waking up and the second serving should be taken 6 hours later. No more than a maximum of 2 capsules should be taken daily. The percent daily values of the PX Pro Xanthine ingredients per serving are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Plenty of Stimulants to Give a Boost, But…

The ingredients in PX Pro Xanthine show that there are certainly enough stimulants (caffeine, green tea, cocoa, theobromine, theacrine) that effect the central nervous system to likely increase mental alertness, thermogenesis and metabolism. That being said, due to the fact that they are combined as part of the Antioxidant Energy Matrix, it’s not known how much of each is present in the formula per serving. In other words, there is no telling just how beneficial taking this diet pill might be in terms of providing a safe and effective energy boost that would be useful for weight loss.

That being said, considering the combined ingredients in the Matrix is 453mg – and the majority of the ingredients are stimulants – there is the potential risk of unwanted stimulant-related side effects. This is especially likely if two capsules are consumed daily. For the average healthy adult, ingesting too much caffeine (usually more than 400 mg per day) can lead to unpleasant side effects. Some of these side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Racing heartbeat

Users who take this nonprescription diet pill are cautioned not to consume other products containing caffeine or stimulants while taking it and are warned not to use it for more than 8 weeks consecutively.

When this PX Pro Xanthine review was written, one bottle containing 60 capsules sold for $29.95 on the official Finaflex website.

PhenFire 375

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
  • N-Methyltyramine
  • Taraxicum
  • Bioperine
  • Capsicum
  • 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:

  • Insomnia
  • Jitters
  • Anxiety
  • Heart palpitations
  • Mood swings
  • Headache

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.