Phenterex

Phenterex is a nonprescription weight management aid that claims to function as both an appetite suppressant and fat burner. Moreover, not only does it supposedly boost energy, suppress the appetite and burn fat like the prescription diet drug, Phentermine, the claim is that this dietary supplement can also boost thermogenic body heat.

What Phenterex Claims to Do for You

According to the official product page at the time that this Phenterex review was written, those who take the product can expect to quickly lose weight, and reshape their body by:

  • Melting away cellulite
  • Melting away flab
  • Melting away fat

Already, the claims about this product sound a little too good to be true. For starters, while losing weight can help to minimize the appearance of cellulite in certain people, no product has ever been proven to “melt” it away. Too-good-to-be-true promises such as this one leads one to question just how effective Phenterex is for weight loss. To answer this question, it is important to take a look at its ingredients. 

A Look Inside the Formula

The Phenterex ingredients that could be found within the formula when this review was created included the following:

  • Vitamin B-6,
  • Theobromine,
  • Iodine,
  • Cayenne Pepper,
  • Chromium,
  • Green Tea Leaf,
  • Guarana,
  • Garcinia Cambogia,
  • Chitosan,
  • Gymnema,
  • Banaba,
  • Calcium Pyruvate,
  • Apple Cider Vinegar,
  • Grapefruit,
  • White Willow Bark,
  • Uva Ursi,
  • Coleus Forskohlii,
  • Juniper Berry,
  • Buchu Leaves

While the official site states that the formula contains “the finest and most premium ingredients that are required for optimal weight loss,” there is no clinical evidence provided to back up this claim. Furthermore, none of these ingredients have been sufficiently studied to be proven effective for weight loss. Since this is the case, there is no actual guarantee that you will lose weight from taking this product. 

Potential Side Effects

Furthermore, it should not go unmentioned that certain ingredients within Phenterex may cause adverse side effects in some people. For instance, there are multiple stimulants in the formula, including Green Tea Leaf and Guarana. Stimulants can increase the risk of:

  • Insomnia
  • Heartburn
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Mood changes
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness

According to the official product webpage, those who take Penterex should supposedly begin experiencing weight loss within 2 weeks of taking the pills. This pill should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program. At the time that this review was written, a single bottle containing 60 tablets cost $44.98 online.

Don’t Blindly Trust the Claims

Remember, no matter how impressive the manufacturer may make this product sound, there is zero proof that it can help you with your weight loss goals or that it is even safe to take. Moreover, due to the large number of ingredients in the formula, it is unlikely that there are sufficient quantities of each supplement for them to provide any real benefit, even if there was proof that they were effective.

Anyone who is considering taking Phenterex should speak with their medical physician. This is particularly important if you have a known health condition, or if you are currently taking prescription medication, nonprescription products, or herbal supplements.

It is also important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, nursing a baby or are planning on becoming pregnant. As a general precaution, you should never take any weight loss product without first making sure that it is safe for you to do so.

August 2019 Update: Phenterex is no longer available. An official website could not be found for this product and it was not sold online. It is likely that it has been discontinued, although it may also have been reformulated or is being sold under a different name. Whatever the case may be, it no longer exists as the product reviewed above.

Appetite Away

Appetite Away is a dietary supplement from 4 Organics that claims to be an natural diet pill that provides users with control over hunger without jitters. Beyond appetite control it offers other potential advantages like increased fat burning, boosted metabolism, decreased fat storage, and provides key nutrients.

More specifically, the supposed benefits of Appetite Away include boosted energy levels, increased stamina, enhanced metabolism, increased conversion of glucose into energy, burns calories and stores fat more efficiently, and works equally for both men and women.

When this review was created, the Appetite Away ingredients include: Chromium, Caffeine Anhydrous and a Proprietary Blend (Theobromine, Guarana, Hoodia Cactus Powder, caralluma fimbriata, Magnolia Bark, Green Tea, Pomegranate Powder, Maca Fisetin, L-Theanine, L-Tyrosine, Banaba, Cha de Bugre, Guggulsterone, Glucomannan).

The directions, according to the Amazon sales page, where this product could be purchased when this review was written, are to take 1-2 capsules to control hunger as needed. Users are cautioned not to exceed more than 4 capsules within a 24 hour period.

Although the Amazon sales page claims that there are no jitters, each capsule contains 200 mg of caffeine anhydrous (caffeine equivalent of about 2 cups of coffee). It also contains another caffeine stimulant, guarana.

With that in mind, if users can take up to 4 capsules per day, this would amount to 800 mg of caffeine in total, which is double the amount of caffeine (about 4 cups of coffee) that is considered safe for individuals who are not sensitive to this stimulant.

In other words, not only is Appetite Away likely to cause jitters and a slew of other unpleasant side effects (e.g. insomnia, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, upset stomach, headaches, etc.) but it could also be dangerous if you took the maximum allowable dose.

Moreover, none of the ingredients in this diet pill have ever been proven effective for weight loss. Also, there are far too many ingredients within this formula for them to be beneficial in a meaningful way, even if they were effective.

Due to there being no official product page for Appetite Away when this review was created and the amount of stimulants in this formula, it would be best for you to consider another diet pill that could help support your appetite suppression efforts, or at the very least, contained less caffeine.

That being said, if you would like to give Appetite Away a try, do speak with your doctor first to make sure it is safe for you to do so.