Fen-72 is a non-prescription weight loss supplement that has been designed to provide weight loss results and is a 72 hour detox formulation that aids users in jump starting their diet and helps them to stay on target with their weight loss goals.
According to the official website for Fen-72, the formula is comprised of powerful detox and fat burning ingredients that work to clean the body of toxins and undigested waste to transform it into a fat burning machine. Apparently, by ridding the body of toxins, metabolism is enhanced and this will help the fat burning ingredients to work most effectively.
Multiple Diuretic Ingredients
The Fen-72 formula contains the following ingredients:
- Uva Ursi
- Alchemilla Vulgaris
- Dandelion Root
- Cuminum Cyminum
- Mentha Longifolia
One simple look at these ingredients already raises a few red flags for this product. The reason is it contains multiple diuretics.
Dandelion Root, buchu, and uva ursi are all diuretics or have diuretic properties. This means that they work to clear excess fluids from your body. More specifically, diuretics like dandelion increase urination frequency. Some people believe that this is good because they think diuretics help to detoxify the body, flushing it of toxins, as well as reducing water weight, swelling, and bloating.
You Don’t Need to Detox with a Diuretic
The reality is that you don’t need a diuretic or any other detox agent to detoxify your body. You already possess the organs that naturally do this for you, such as your kidneys and liver to name a couple. Furthermore, while diuretics may help to lower your water weight, this is only a temporary effect. You will eventually gain the weight back.
What’s more, if you are not careful to replace the water that you lose when taking a diuretic like Fen-72, you increase your risk of dehydration, which can be quite dangerous for some people. In addition, the risk of dehydration is also increased with this product because it contains glucomannan, which relies on water to function proper. Therefore, you need to considerably increase your water intake for both this ingredient and the diuretics.
Fen-72 is not a practical weight loss solution. It is clearly designed for the short-term, and there is no proof that it provides any real weight loss benefit, or that it is safe to take. It is a good idea to first speak with your medical practitioner before considering this product.
When this review was written, one bottle of Fen-72 (30 capsules) cost $19.99.
Fen-72 Update – May 2020
Fen-72 is no longer a diet pill that you can purchase from any reputable online store. It has been discontinued. Therefore, even if you should happen to find it for sale somewhere on the Internet, it would certainly be in your best interest to avoid purchasing this product. This isn’t only because it has been discontinued and there’s no telling how old the ingredients in the formula may be, but also because this was never a good diet pill to begin with.
Be Wary of Diet Pills Primarily Composed of Diuretic Ingredients
One of the ways in which dubious manufacturers pretend that their diet pills help with weight loss is to add several diuretic ingredients to the formula, which results in the user losing water weight. Rapidly losing excess water weight can make you appear slimmer in a matter of days or even hours. In fact, not only can diuretics make you appear slimmer, when you step on the scale, you might notice a reduction in a couple of pounds as well. While at first this may be exciting to see, this weight that you have lost will return as body water weight naturally fluctuates. Moreover, losing water is not the same as losing fat, which is the true goal of long-term weight loss.
Additionally, while diuretics are generally safe, they are not without side effects. For starters, their primary side effect is an increase in urination and sodium loss. This can lower potassium levels in the blood as well as cause dehydration, headache, dizziness, thirst, increased blood sugar, muscle cramps, etc. When taking diuretics, like those in the Fen-72 formula, you need to make sure that you are adequately replenishing the water you are losing so that you do not become dehydrated. What’s more, you should not take OTC diuretic supplements for any length of time without first consulting with your healthcare provider.
Ultimately, any non-prescription diet pill that has a formula similar to Fen-72 should be avoided. Choosing a quality weight management product, with few and clinically researched ingredients from a reputable brand, is always the better option.