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.”
While this sounds promising, the ad for the product, which at the time of this review could be found on the Pro Muscles Products site, also boldly states that it is a “Phentremine 375 replacement.” It’s obvious that the ad intended to refer to the prescription drug Phentermine and not its typo “Phentremine.” Otherwise, it’s being declared that Phenelean is a replacement for another OTC prescription drug alternative, which wouldn’t make much sense. The point being, if the manufacturer won’t take the time to make sure its ad is free of typos, just how much care and consideration went into making their product?
Phenelean’s supplement facts sheet reveals that each of its capsules is made up of these ingredients: Caffeine, Phenethylamine HCl, Cayenne, Green Tea, Bioperine, Grapeseed Extract, and Amp Citrate.
A brief look at the list of ingredients immediately raises a couple of red flags. For starters, this formula contains multiple and relatively powerful stimulants including caffeine, phenethylamine HCl, and Amp Citrate. These ingredients can increase the risk of adverse side effects including insomnia, jitters, headache, anxiety, etc. The risk of these side effects can be increased or amplified if users combine this product with other foods or beverages containing stimulants.
Furthermore, the verdict on the safety of Amp Citrate, which is also known as Methylpentane, is still out. The problem with this central nervous stimulant is that it is similar to DMAA (1,3-dimethylamylamine), a substance that was banned in 2012 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) because it had been linked to seizures, heart attacks, and death. Amp Citrate works by increasing heart rate, which it achieves by causing blood vessels in certain areas of the body to contract.
At the time this review was written, a one-month supply of Phenelean (60 capsules) could be purchased online for £19.98 ($31.00). The recommended dosage is to take 1 capsule in the morning with water and 1 following lunch with water. No more than 2 pills should be taken per day.
Due to the fact that Phenelean contains one very questionable ingredient and multiple stimulants, you should first speak with your healthcare provider before taking this product. While this advice should be followed by anyone, it is especially important for those who have existing health conditions or who are currently taking medications to talk with their doctor before taking any product for weight loss.