Phen-ES is a diet pill that has been created to improve mood and increase mental focus. It is marketed as a pharmaceutical grade fat burner of the highest quality. The front label of the bottle advertises that the product contains Phenylethylamine Hydrochloride, a stimulant that works in the body to make certain chemicals that help with athletic performance, depression, mood, and weight loss.
According to the Amazon product page for Phen-ES – at the time that this review was written – the ingredients in this formula help with appetite suppression, fat burning, boost daily energy and improve mood. The ingredients include: B-phenylethylamine HCL, Yohimbine HCL, Caffeine, Theobromine Anhydrous.
The key ingredient is B-phenylethylamine HCL, also known as PEA. This ingredient is from where Phen-ES takes its name. By using “Phen” in its name this also works in the product’s favor in terms of being considered an OTC alternative to the prescription diet drug Phentermine. As was previously stated, PEA stimulates the body to create certain chemicals that play a role in both psychiatric and depression conditions.
Unfortunately, although PEA has been studied to determine its effects on depression, mood, weight loss and focus, among other conditions, there is insufficient evidence to prove that it works on any of these conditions. Further scientific study is required to know exactly what effects – good or bad – this substance has on humans.
It should also be noted that this ingredient has been linked to many negative side effects due to the fact that it works in a similar way to the drug amphetamine and may cause similar unpleasant effects. These may include: agitation, anxiety, rapid heart rate and so on.
Furthermore, this product also contains caffeine, which is another potent stimulant that affects the nervous system. It can cause similar effects to PEA as well as insomnia, jitters, restlessness, upset stomach and more.
Be advised that due to the contents in the Phen-ES formula, this product may not be safe for individuals with psychological disorders. For instance, PEA may cause individuals with Bipolar disorder to become manic and may worsen the symptoms of hallucinations and delusions for those with schizophrenia. It should also be avoided by women who are pregnant or nursing. To be on the safe side, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this non-prescription diet pill to make sure it is safe for you.
At the time that this Phen-ES review was written, a single bottle containing 60 tablets cost $44.99 on Amazon.