PhenRED is a non-prescription weight loss aid that claims to be a clinically proven and powerful thermogenic formula designed to suppress appetite and burn fat. It is the “most aggressive formula available” that provides maximum weight loss, a powerful energy rush, extreme appetite suppression and enhanced focus and mood.
The ingredients in PhenRed include the following: Trimethylxanthine, Theobromine, Yohimbe Bark Extract, Beta-Phenylethylamine HCL, Synephrine HCL.
Users are directed to take 2 capsules on an empty stomach after waking up or as directed by their doctor. No other instructions are provided. For instance, it is not known if you should wait a certain length of time before eating, etc.
All the ingredients in PhenRED are stimulants. Trimethylxantihine is also known as caffeine anhydrous. It works on the central nervous system and it has been proven to increase mental alertness and focus. Some research has also found that it can boost metabolism and increase fat burning when it is taken prior to physical activity. It may even suppress appetite in some people. That being said, there is no solid clinical proof that taking caffeine will lead to measurable weight loss.
The other stimulants in the formula, such as synephrine (a natural occurring stimulant found in bitter orange), work to help enhance the effects of caffeine. While this may sound like a benefit, there are many risks associated with the caffeine and synephrine combo. The reason is that while synephrine enhances the beneficial effects of caffeine, it also enhances the unpleasant side effects, such as insomnia, restlessness, headache digestive upset, nervousness, anxiety rapid heart and breathing rate, ringing in the ears etc.
Worse still, the FDA warns that combining these two stimulants can actually lead to serious adverse effects, which may even be life threatening, even in healthy individuals. These effects include fainting, high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.
PhenRED is not safe for everyone to take, including women who are pregnant or nursing. This product has been designed for adults (18 years of age and older). You are advised to consult your physician if you have a pre-existing medical condition prior to taking this product. It would also be wise to speak with your doctor if you are taking any other medications or supplements and for your own safety, regardless if you have a medical condition or not.
When this PhenRED review was written, you could purchase a one month supply (1 bottle containing 60 capsules) for $39.95 on Amazon.