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.

 

Phentarmine Tablets

If you have come across Phentarmine tablets, you may have mistaken them for the prescription diet drug Phentermine due to the name and the fact that the tablets are white with blue specks. To be clear, Phentarmine is not the same as Phentermine. Instead, this product has been sneakily been marketed to make consumers believe that it is a non-prescription Phentermine alternative, which it is not.

Phentarmine Tablets May Look Like Phentermine but They’re Not the Same

Phentarmine tablets are very different than the prescription drug it is attempting to mimic. The active ingredient in Phentermine is phentermine hydrochloride, which is a potent drug. The Phentarmine ingredients on the other hand include:

  • L-Phenylalanine
  • Synephrine HCL
  • Theobromine
  • Caffeine Anhydrous
  • Copper Sulfate
  • 7-Keto (DHEA)
  • L-Carnitite
  • L-Taurine

The Supposed Benefits of Phentarmine

The substances used in this formula are believed to aid in weight loss in many ways, such as:

  • Breaking down fat cells via thermogenesis
  • Regulating metabolism
  • Lowering stress
  • Improving circulation
  • Controlling blood sugar levels
  • Increasing energy levels

More specifically, the following is how some of the ingredients are believed to be effective for weight loss:

  • L-Phenylalanine provides appetite control
  • Synephrine HCL boosts energy and provides hunger control
  • L-Taurine is believed to be a natural mood enhancer, energy booster and supports healthy cholesterol levels
  • 7-Keto is said to help with fat burning, weight loss, balance hormones, and improve overall wellbeing

This Diet Pill is Not Guaranteed Effective or Safe

What is most concerning about Phentarmine tablets is that they contain many stimulants, including caffeine, synephrine and l-phenylalanine.

Synephrine has been used in several OTC weight loss formulas as a safer alternative to ephedra, which has long been declared a banned substance. Research initially found that synephrine, which is also known as bitter orange (among other names), had the potential to be quite dangerous to some people, especially when combined with other stimulants, particularly caffeine.

When combined with caffeine it was found to increase the risk of high blood pressure, fainting, heart attack, and stroke. That being said, it has since been found that synephrine is not necessarily as harmful as originally believed. Still, this doesn’t mean that it cannot produce unwanted side effects as it does boost the effects of caffeine, both good and bad.

Moreover, it should also be noted that due to the fact it does contain multiple stimulants, there is also a chance that this diet pill could cause adverse affects in some people, such as:

  • Jitters
  • Headache
  • Mood changes
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid heart beat

Furthermore, it is recommended that those who have high blood pressure or who suffer from seizures or stroke should avoid this product. Others who should avoid this supplement include anyone taking anti-depressive medication or those taking medication for cardiovascular disease. In any case, it is strongly recommended that you first speak with your healthcare provider before taking Phentarmine tablets.

At the time this review was written, a single bottle of Phentarmine tablets (a 30 day supply) cost $87.00 online + $9:00 shipping and handling.

The recommended dose is two tablets per day, once in the morning on an empty stomach a half hour before breakfast, and one 30 minutes before lunch. The pills should not be taken late in the day to avoid sleep issues.

November 2019 Update – Although Phentarmine tablets are still available (and can also be purchased in a capsule form) it would likely be in your best interest to avoid buying this product. The reason is that there is very little information available about this product, there are no studies cited to prove the ingredients within the formula can be beneficial, and the product page seems focused only on selling the pills. No valuable information about this product has been given and all claims are simply unsubstantiated. You may want to consider choosing another non-prescription diet pill product from a more reputable manufacturer and one with fewer stimulants.