PhenQ (In-Phentermine-Q) is a non-prescription slimming formula that combines multiple weight loss benefits in one pill, or so it claims. It promises that those who take it will burn fat, stop fat production, suppress appetite, boost energy and improve mood. Based on the name of this product, it’s easy to see that it has been marketed as an OTC alternative to prescription phentermine.

With PhenQ you’re supposed to be able to speed up the fat burning process by enhancing your body’s metabolic and thermogenic rate. It also makes reducing caloric intake easier by suppressing appetite and reducing hunger cravings as well as contains ingredients that are supposed to help prevent the production of new fat. You’ll also get an energy boost and enhance your mood.

There are 60 pills per bottle of PhenQ and each bottle cost $69.95 at the time that this review was written. There’s also a risk-free 60 day money back guarantee offered. Users are instructed to take 1 pill with breakfast and 1 with lunch and should not exceed more than 2 pills per day.

The pharmaceutical grade formula consists of a-Lacys Reset, which is a patented complex. It also contains Calcium Carbonate, Chromium Picolinate, Capsimax Powder (a blend of capsicum, piperine, caffeine and vitamin B3), Caffeine, L-Carnitine Furmarate and Nopal.

When this review was created, the official PhenQ website did not reveal what ingredients were contained within the patented “scientifically proven” a-Lacys Reset formula. However, after further investigating this complex, it was discovered that it is composed of cysteine, alpha-lipoic acid and magnesium. It is said that this patented complex can help accelerate metabolism and trigger fat burning. While the official site claims that the complex has been scientifically studied, there is no solid evidence that proves this complex will aid in or cause weight loss.

There is also no scientific proof that any of its other ingredients will cause weight loss either. Even though some of the ingredients like Nopal may help reduce fluid retention and caffeine may help improve fat burning and mental alertness, there is no guarantee that ingesting these ingredients or any others found within this formula will lead to fat loss.

It should also be noted that taking PhenQ may result in adverse effects for some users, especially those who are sensitive to stimulants like caffeine. Possible side effects include, but are not necessarily limited to insomnia, jitters, rapid heartbeat, heart palpitations, increased blood pressure, headache mood changes, etc. Furthermore, users are also warned not to take pills after 3 pm to avoid sleep disturbances and are also cautioned to limited the amount of caffeinated beverages they drink (ex. coffee, cola, energy drinks, etc.) while taking PhenQ.

Consult with your doctor about your intentions of using PhenQ prior to making this product a part of your weight loss regimen.