Lipozene MetaboUP Plus

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus is a dietary supplement formulated to support weight management efforts by helping to increase metabolism and boost energy. It is a product from Obesity Research Institute LLC, the makers of the popular OTC diet pill Lipozene.

Exclusive Thermogenic Blend

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus advertises that it has an exclusive thermogenic blend. However, simply because something is “exclusive” does not mean that it is good, safe or effective. It simply means that the manufacturer is claiming that no other diet pill has the same exact formula.

When this Lipozene MetaboUP Plus review was written, the formula included the following ingredients:

  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12

Proprietary Blend

  • Green Tea
  • Guarana Seed
  • Caffeine
  • Oolong Tea
  • Kola Nut
  • Cayenne
  • Platycodon Root

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus Contains Multiple Doses of Caffeine

This nonprescription diet pill contains several ingredients that are considered to be thermogenics and can help boost metabolism and energy, most notably caffeine. Beyond actually listing caffeine as an ingredient, the formula includes several ingredients that contain caffeine including green tea, guarana, Oolong tea, and kola nut.

On the positive side, caffeine can produce thermogenic effects and has been found to help boost mental alertness. In fact, according to some research, caffeine at commonly consumed doses can have a notable influence on energy balance and may help to promote thermogenesis in the treatment of obesity.

On the not so positive side, while caffeine may be helpful with energy, not only has it not be proven effective as a treatment for obesity, but too much of it can result in unpleasant side effects, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Jitters
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Insomnia

According to the Lipozene MetaboUP Plus supplement facts label, the total amount of caffeine per serving is 120 mg. However, it is not known if this is referring to only the listed caffeine ingredient in the formula or if this includes all the ingredients within the formula that contain it.

Recommendations

The recommended usage instructions are to take 2 tablets once per day with a minimum of 8 ounces of water. If there is only 120 mg of caffeine per serving (2 tablets), most healthy adults who are not sensitive to stimulants should be able to tolerate this diet pill. That being said, to avoid potential unwanted side effects it would be a good idea to take these pills earlier in the day to prevent the potential for sleep disturbances. It would also be wise to avoid taking other stimulants (beverages, food or other supplements) while taking this product to reduce the risk of negative side effects.

When this Lipozene MetaboUP Plus review was written, a single bottle sold for $25.95 on Amazon. An official product page did not exist.

Avaprex

Avaprex is an over-the-counter (OTC) diet pill that works to amplify energy, boost fat metabolism, stimulates fat burning, and may also help to curb hunger. The creators of the product (also called Avaprex) claim to be nutraceutical experts, who have worked hard to design a formula that contains the purest weight loss ingredients and is of the highest quality.

Avaprex is marketed as a safer and non-prescription alternative to popular prescription diet pill Adipex, brand name Phentermine. In other words, it’s just another Adipex alternative with unsubstantiated claims.

At the time that this review was written, a single bottle of Avaprex cost $90.91 on Amazon. Considering this was one of the only places it could be purchased online and due to its high price, as well as the fact that there is no official website, this is very good indication that the product has been discontinued.

Avaprex Ingredients

With that in mind, the following were the ingredients that were part of the Avaprex formula when this review was written:

  • Raspberry Ketone
  • Green Tea
  • Caffeine

Proprietary Blend:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Grapefruit
  • Kelp
  • Acai Fruit
  • African Mango
  • Resveratrol Extract

If you are familiar with popular ingredients frequently used in the OTC weight loss diet pill industry, you likely recognized many of the substances listed above. They have all be touted for their positive effects, such as fat burning, energy boosting and appetite suppression. That being said, regardless of the claims you may have heard about these ingredients, none of them have ever been proven effective in regard to leading to measurable weight loss. Moreover, Avaprex, itself, has never been clinically proven effective.

Caffeine and green tea are the ingredients with the most promise in this formula. Research has found that, in addition to boosting mental alertness, when combined with physical activity, they can help boost metabolism and fat burning. Still, due to the fact that it is unknown how much of each substance is in one serving, there’s no way of knowing just how effective it will be.

Potential Side Effects

It should also be noted that stimulant ingredients can lead to unpleasant side effects, such as headache, jitters, insomnia, etc.

You should also know that other side effects that may occur with Avaprex including:

  • Abdominal gas
  • Flushes
  • Nausea
  • Heartburn
  • Upset stomach

Be that as it may, if Avaprex is an OTC diet pill that you are considering, make sure you consult with your healthcare practitioner before you take it to make sure that it is a smart and safe option for you.

Update: November 2020

As it was assumed at the time the above Avaprex review was written, this OTC diet pill product has been discontinued. Currently, it can no longer be found online for purchase in any of its forms. Amazon still lists the product, but it is “currently unavailable”.

What to Consider Before Buying Another Adipex Alternative

Avaprex isn’t the first diet pill product to be marketed as an over the counter Adipex alternative and it won’t be the last. If you are seeking a nonprescription diet pill that can provide you with the benefits that the prescription weight loss medication phentermine can offer, you should know that no such product truly exists.

There are diet pills available that can offer you support with your weight management efforts, such as engaging in regular fitness-appropriate exercise and adhering to a healthy calorie-conscious diet. These diet pills tend to offer support in regard to fat burning, improved mental focus, boosted metabolism and energy, helping to make it easier to keep up with the efforts that will/are making a difference to your waistline.

To find the best of these weight loss supplement products make sure that the diet pills that interest you are not like Avaprex. In other words, ensure that:

  • The product has clinically researched ingredients
  • The manufacturer doesn’t make unsubstantiated claims regarding the benefits
  • There is an official website for the product
  • The price is cost competitive
  • There is a money-back guarantee

Not All Clinically Researched Ingredients are Beneficial for Weight Loss

Finally, it’s also worth noting that when you are seeking the highest quality diet pills, it’s not simply enough for a product to contain clinically researched ingredients. Beyond simply using ingredients that have been scientifically studied, it is also important to check if those ingredients have been found to have any potential positive effect on weight management. More specifically, weight loss in humans.

For instance, the main ingredient in Avaprex is Raspberry Ketone. This ingredient is a well-known antioxidant and many believe that this chemical from red raspberries can help with obesity. Although it has been studied, and some research involving animals or test tubes have shown that this ingredient may possibly increase metabolism, boost the rate at which the body burns fat, and lower appetite, there is no reliable clinical evidence that raspberry ketone helps in the improvement of weight loss in humans.

As such, it is important to make sure that the ingredients used in the OTC diet pills that interest you have not only been clinically researched, but that the findings of this research (conducted on human subjects) offer some support to the benefit claims the manufacturer has made about this product.

PhenBurn 750

PhenBurn 750 is the “high strength version of PhenBurn 375” according to eBody, the manufacturer behind the product. It contains the same ingredients as the other weight loss formula but a double dosage of the PhenBurn proprietary blend.

This OTC weight loss alternative product to prescription Phentermine is said to contain a blend of high quality ingredients to help a person manage weight. It can also apparently help bolster energy to give you greater focus for your workouts as well as can reduce appetite, providing a sense of fullness.

PhenBurn 750 Formula

The PhenBurn 750 formula contains all the same ingredients found in PhenBurn 375, but with double the amount of each. These ingredients include:

  • Caffeine
  • Green Coffee Extract
  • L-Carnitine
  • L-Tartrate
  • Guarana Extract
  • Green Tea Extract
  • Kola Nut Extract

It also includes a Phenburn Proprietary Blend (DL Phenylalanine, Naringin): Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Cyanocobalamin Prep, Chromium Picolinate.

What Studies Have Found

Many of the ingredients used within this formula can be found in several other weight loss products on the market. Furthermore, the majority of them have been clinically tested at one point or another to determine their effectiveness for health and weight loss.

For instance, some research involving caffeine have found it to be an energy booster that can encourage alertness. Some even believe that in certain people, caffeine may help to suppress appetite. On the other hand, L-carnitine is thought to help with fatty acid metabolism, green tea is believed to be a powerful antioxidant, and conjugated linoleic acid may improve muscle mass.

Be that as it may, aside from giving you an energy boost, it is not likely that you will lose weight from taking this product because none of the ingredients, including caffeine, have ever been proven effective for aiding in weight loss. It is important to remember that just because an ingredient was scientifically tested or studied, this does not mean that it was proven.

Thus, PhenBurn 750 cannot realistically or truthfully provide you with a weight loss guarantee.

It is very important that you first speak with your medical professional before taking this product. The primary reason is it contains a significant amount of stimulants, including caffeine and multiple ingredients that contain caffeine (e.g green coffee, green tea, guarana, kola nut) among others, which means that the risk of insomnia and other adverse side effects are high. As such, this weight loss supplement should be avoided by anyone who has sensitivities to stimulants.

Users are instructed to take 2 capsules in total, per day: 1 capsule 15-30 minutes before breakfast with water and 1 capsule in the afternoon. Until caffeine tolerance is established, the recommended dose is 1 capsule per day.

When this review was written, 60 capsules (a one month supply) of PhenBurn 750 cost £34.95 ($54.00).

Update – August 2020

PhenBurn 750 is currently unavailable and has likely been discontinued. Although the eBody website still exists, the page for PhenBurn 750 does not. In fact, there is no mention of this product or any other product with the word “Phen” in its title.

Beware of Overdoing it with Stimulants

Although this diet pill is no longer available, there are other weight management aids on the market that contain just as much (and sometimes more) stimulant content. This is a common practice among manufacturers of products that have been developed to be marketed as nonprescription Phentermine alternatives.

While stimulants like caffeine can certainly help to provide a boost in mental alertness and give metabolism a boost, which can support weight management efforts, particularly those related to exercise, too much isn’t a good thing. In fact, the side effects associated with overdosing on stimulants including caffeine (e.g. jitters, restless, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, heart palpitations, headache, mood changes, digestive upset, anxiety, increased blood pressure, etc.), can outweigh any potential benefit they may provide.

Additionally, while several studies have found that caffeine can increase mental alertness and accelerate metabolism, there is no quality research to support claims that it can help with appetite suppression. In fact, according to a more recent research conducted in 2018, results of the study suggested that caffeine does not have an effect on appetite suppression.

Understand, this doesn’t mean that you should avoid all diet pills that contain caffeine. When taken in the right amounts and in combination with an appropriate weight management strategy, caffeine may be beneficial to some people, particularly in terms of combating fatigue. However, it is very important to make sure you are taking a product that is safe and right for you and doesn’t contain multiple stimulant ingredients, like in the case of PhenBurn 750, because this is likely to cause more harm than good.

Remember, if you should ever have any doubts or concerns about the ingredients within a formula, consulting your doctor is always best.

PhenUltra

At the time that this PhenUltra review was written, very little was known about this diet pill as no official website was available. Moreover, although the product was once sold at multiple sites, as of July 2020, the product could only be found for sale on eBay, where two bottles (a two month supply) could be purchased for roughly $25.00 + shipping.

Due to the fact that there is no official website and eBay was the only option for buying PhenUltra, this is a very good indication that this diet pill has been discontinued and it won’t be long before it leaves the market.

Potential Benefits

Among the different claims that have been made about PhenUltra and the potential benefits it can provide dieters include:

  • Appetite control
  • Boosted metabolism
  • Enhanced energy
  • Improved mood

Like most nonprescription diet pills that claim to deliver these benefits, the formula works best when it is combined with a healthy diet and regular exercise. It is meant to be used to help a person with their weight management strategy to achieve a long-term goal.

If it does work and delivers on these advantages, it has the potential to make sticking to a calorie restricted diet easier and help a person power through their day, supporting their efforts to remain committed to workouts.

Naturally, the only way to know how beneficial it may be to a dieter is to have a look at its ingredients.

PhenUltra Product Information

According to the supplement facts located on the back of the bottle, PhenUltra capsules are comprised of a propriety formula that is composed of:

  • Caffeine
  • Glucuronolactone
  • Phenylethylamine HCl
  • Synephrine Caprylate
  • Nettle Leaf Extract
  • Yohimbine HCl
  • Picamilon
  • Inositol Niacinate

The suggested dosage is to take 1 capsule before breakfast with water and 1 capsule after lunch with water. It is not recommended for users to take more than 2 capsules per day. However, anyone who has an existing health condition, or who is currently taking any medication, or who is pregnant or nursing, should first speak with their doctor prior to trying PhenUltra. In fact, even if you have no medical concerns, it is still wise for you to consult your physician prior to taking this weight loss supplement, just to be on the safe side.

A Formula Comprised of Several Stimulants

As you may or may not have noticed by observing the above ingredients, PhenUltra contains multiple stimulants (caffeine, yohimbine, synephrine, phenethylamine). Although these substances are likely to help boost energy, which can temporarily increase metabolism and burn calories, they can also cause adverse effects, particularly in those who have sensitivities to stimulants. Unwanted side effects may also be increased in those who combine this product with other stimulant foods and beverages.

With that said, some of these unpleasant side effects include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Jitters
  • Headache
  • Sleeplessness
  • Mood changes
  • Anxiety

Furthermore, it should be noted that these diet pills contain synephrine, a stimulant found within bitter orange. While this herb has been studied and some research has found that it may boost metabolism in some people and may be safe to consume in appropriate amounts on its own or with caffeine, other research suggests that combining it with caffeine may increase the risk of increased blood pressure, fainting, stroke, and heart attack in some people.

The bottom line is that not enough research has been conducted on synephrine on its own or in combination with caffeine to truly determine if it is safe or a beneficial treatment for aiding with weight loss.

There is Nothing Unique About This Product

In addition, the ingredients found within PhenUltra are not unique to this diet pill. Several similar appetite suppressing and energy boosting non-prescription weight loss pills contain these ingredients. Even though some studies have been conducted on each of these substances to determine their benefits for assisting in weight loss, there is not enough medical evidence to prove that any of these ingredients are effective in helping a person lose weight. In essence, there is no guarantee that taking PhenUltra will result in weight loss.

Ultimately, this is just one of many weight management aids on the market pretending to be a nonprescription phentermine alternative. Due to this fact, and the fact that PhenUltra has likely been discontinued, it would probably be a better option to find a more reputable OTC diet pill.

PX Pro Xanthine

PX Pro Xanthine is a thermogenic weight management supplement from Finaflex. Claiming to be “the next generation in weight loss supplementation,” this diet pill will supposedly provide you with everything you need to get through your day, including energy, focus, and appetite suppression.

The Power Behind PX Pro Xanthine

What is in the PX Pro Xanthine formula that supposedly makes it such a super thermogenic that can help you power through your day? According to the supplement facts, this formula is composed of an Antioxidant Energy Matrix and Mood Support. Each contained multiple ingredients as follows:

Antioxidant Energy Matrix:

  • Caffeine
  • IrisinXD (Green Tea Leaf Extract and Cocoa Seed Extract)
  • Blueberry Powder
  • Theobromine
  • Theacrine
  • Rauwolifia vomitoria Extract

Mood Support:

  • L-Phenylalanine
  • Schisandra chinensis Extract
  • AMATEA Guayusa Extract
  • Huperzia serrata Extract

The directions are to take 1 capsule (1 serving) 1 to 2 times per day. The first serving should be taken immediately upon waking up and the second serving should be taken 6 hours later. No more than a maximum of 2 capsules should be taken daily. The percent daily values of the PX Pro Xanthine ingredients per serving are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Plenty of Stimulants to Give a Boost, But…

The ingredients in PX Pro Xanthine show that there are certainly enough stimulants (caffeine, green tea, cocoa, theobromine, theacrine) that effect the central nervous system to likely increase mental alertness, thermogenesis and metabolism. That being said, due to the fact that they are combined as part of the Antioxidant Energy Matrix, it’s not known how much of each is present in the formula per serving. In other words, there is no telling just how beneficial taking this diet pill might be in terms of providing a safe and effective energy boost that would be useful for weight loss.

That being said, considering the combined ingredients in the Matrix is 453mg – and the majority of the ingredients are stimulants – there is the potential risk of unwanted stimulant-related side effects. This is especially likely if two capsules are consumed daily. For the average healthy adult, ingesting too much caffeine (usually more than 400 mg per day) can lead to unpleasant side effects. Some of these side effects may include:

  • Headache
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Nervousness
  • Racing heartbeat

Users who take this nonprescription diet pill are cautioned not to consume other products containing caffeine or stimulants while taking it and are warned not to use it for more than 8 weeks consecutively.

When this PX Pro Xanthine review was written, one bottle containing 60 capsules sold for $29.95 on the official Finaflex website.

Pyroxamine

Pyroxamine is a thermogenic fat burner from MYOKEM. It is packaged in a sleek black bottle with white and bright green accent colors. A single bottle of 60 capsules sold for $49.99 on the official MYOKEM site when this Pyroxamine review was written.

A “High-performance” Thermogenic Fat Burner

Pyroxamine is marketed as a “high-performance multi-factor thermogenic weight loss agent.” A thermogenic is a substance or microorganism that can increase the body’s ability to generate heat. These substances increase heat through metabolic stimulation. Essentially, all enzymatic reaction in the human body is thermogenic. Thermogenesis impacts basil metabolic rate.

In terms of what Pyroxamine can do, the manufacturer claims that it can provide the following benefits:

  • Enhances energy smoothly and cleanly
  • Reduces appetite
  • Speeds up fat loss
  • Sharpens mental focus
  • Elevates mood
  • Increases metabolic rate

On the official site it also says that this diet pill features “scientifically calculated doses of high-quality ingredients designed to help you lose weight.”

Pyroxamine Key Ingredients

There are several ingredients in the Pyroxamine Thermo-Focal Matrix. That said, the key ingredients highlighted by the maker of this formula include:

  • Caralluma Fimbriata
  • Grains of Paradise Extract
  • Teacrine
  • Caffeine
  • Evodiamine
  • Cognizin Citicoline
  • Bacopa Monnieri Extract

On the plus side, the manufacturer has taken the time to include the individual quantities of each ingredient used in the formula and has also explained how each of the key ingredients are believed to benefit individuals seeking to lose weight. That being said, there is no scientific evidence provided to backup claims and no citations to studies. Furthermore, a statement such as “scientifically calculated doses” means absolutely nothing in terms of guaranteeing quality, efficacy or safety.

It Does Contain Thermogenic Ingredients

However, not all is at a loss for the Pyroxamine formula. While none of the ingredients have been clinically proven to aid in long-term measurable fat loss, caffeine is a thermogenic and its thermogenic and metabolic effects have been studied.

That being said, while caffeine may provide a boost in metabolic function and even enhance mental alertness and focus, for some, these benefits are outweighed by unpleasant side effects, such as jitters, restlessness, anxiety and insomnia among others. This means that Pyroxamine may not be right for you if you have a sensitivity to stimulants or are currently taking other medications, supplements or have a pre-existing health condition that could negatively interact with caffeine or any of the other ingredients in the formula.

Ultimately, it would be in your best interest to consult with a healthcare professional prior to taking Pyroxamine.

Limnitrix Burnz

Seeking an intense weight loss supplement? Limnitrix Burnz is an over the counter diet pill that promises to be a “super intense fat burner” and the “ultimate plateau-destroyer.” This extreme fat burner was developed for both men and women by Limnitrix and can currently be purchased on the official Limnitrix website for $34.95.

Just How Intense is It?

That’s a good question and one that the manufacturer does not answer, at least not when this Limnitrix Burnz review was written. That said, it claims that the benefits of taking this product include:

  • Thermogenic fat burning
  • Decreased appetite
  • Enhanced metabolism
  • Increased energy and focus

Since the manufacturer provides next to no information about this weight loss aid, it’s up to the ingredients to shed some light on the intensity of this formula.

Limnitrix Burnz Supplement Facts

According to the supplement facts on the bottle, the Limnitrix Burnz ingredients include:

  • Caffeine
  • Choline Bitartrate
  • L-Carnitine Tartrate
  • VitaShure(R) Caffeine SR
  • Alpha Lipoic Acid
  • Denrobium 4:1
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Huperzia Serrata

This product contains two doses of caffeine per 1 capsule serving (200 mg of caffeine anhydrous and 50 mg of VitaShure (R) Caffeine SR). These stimulant ingredients are likely why the manufacturer claims this product is an intense fat burner.

Research has found that caffeine can stimulate metabolic rate. Caffeine has also been linked to increased energy and mental focus. While these benefits may be useful to an individual who is working towards a weight loss goal (for instance, by helping them to get the most out of their workouts), ingesting too much caffeine can increase the risk of unwanted side effects. These adverse effects can derail progress by causing other problems, which is a potential issue for those who take Limnitrix Burnz.

Potential Side Effects

The directions are to take 1 capsule in the morning with 8-12 ounces of water and 1 capsule with 8-12 ounces in the mid-afternoon. Users should avoid taking this product 6 hours before bedtime.

The reason this warning is given is that taking stimulants, such as caffeine, too close to bedtime, can disrupt sleep or lead to insomnia. Other possible side effects that could arise from taking this amount of caffeine (500 mg per daily dose) are:

  • Jitters
  • Restlessness
  • Mood changes
  • Headache
  • Upset stomach
  • Rapid heartbeat

In fact, due to the amount of caffeine in this diet pill, there is a good chance that even those who are not typically sensitive to this ingredient may experience negative side effects.

While you should certainly consult with your doctor prior to taking Limnitrix Burnz, if you should decide to give this product a try, it would be in your best interest to avoid ingesting other foods or beverages that also contain stimulants while you are on it.

PhenBurn 375

Based on its name, it is clear that PhenBurn 375 has been purposely marketed as an alternative to weight loss medications, such as Phentermine. The UK-based product comes from eBody and is a food supplement that is marketed as a slimming aid.

When this review was written, a one month supply of PhenBurn 375 (60 tablets) cost £24.95 (roughly US $37.00). 

PhenBurn 375 Ingredients List

The ingredients in the PhenBurn 375 formula when this review was written include:

  • Phentrimine Proprietary Complex (Acacia Rigidula Herb)
  • Cissus Quadrangularis Extract
  • Caffeine
  • L-Carnitine
  • Conjugated Linoleic Acids (CLA)
  • Xantrimine Propriety Complex (kola nut powder, guarana seed extract, green tea extract)

Additional ingredients include: Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, and Chromium.

According to the eBody website, combining the Phentrimine complex and the Xantrimine blend may help to boost energy and oxidize fat. Meanwhile, Cissus Quadrangularis helps to manage weight, L-Carnitine is used to transport fatty acids, and CLA assists in the reduction of total body fat and can boost lean body mass.

While this all sounds very promising, no studies have been provided to backup the claims made about this product or its ingredients. This negates any guarantee that taking PhenBurn 375 will lead to weight loss.

That being said, as this diet pill does contain several instances of caffeine, according to research, there is a good chance that those who take this product may experience a boost in energy and thermogenesis. Still, it’s important to remember that even increased energy and alertness are not enough to cause weight loss on their own. Following a healthy calorie-conscious diet and regular exercise are still key for shedding excess fat. 

Recommended Usage Instructions

The suggested use for those taking this diet pill is to take 1 capsule twice per day, either with food or before. The capsules should be taken 6 hours apart and should not be taken 4 hours before bed.

Users are instructed to test their tolerance by starting with 1 pill a day for the first 7 days and working their way up to 2 pills per day, from there. In addition, it is recommended for users to eat between 5 and 6 meals daily. They should also lower their carbohydrate consumption, and avoid fizzy drinks and fast food, for best results.

Potential Stimulant-related Side Effects

PhenBurn 375 contains multiple central nervous system stimulants including caffeine , kola nut (caffeine), green tea (caffeine), and guarana (caffeine).

This is the reason why users are not supposed to take it too close to bedtime. Since there are a number of stimulants, there is a greater risk of certain side effects occurring, such as:

  • Jitters
  • Sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Mood changes
  • Digestive upset
  • Headache

Those who are at a greater risk of such side effects typically include individuals who have sensitivities to stimulants as well as those who ingest foods, beverages and other products containing stimulants while taking PhenBurn 375.

Prior to taking PhenBurn 375 it is in your best interest to first consult with your doctor. This is particularly important if you have an existing medical condition or are currently taking any other medications or supplements, or if you are pregnant or nursing. One of the reason why it is important to consult your doctor first if you are pregnant is that studies reveal that pregnant women and fetuses may be particularly vulnerable to the effects of caffeine.

October 2019 Update: PhenBurn 375 appears to be discontinued as a website for this product can no longer be found online and the product wasn’t available for sale at reputable retail sites, such as Amazon. While it was still possible to purchase a bottle of this product online at the time of this update, it was on only eBay’s UK site, which is another indication that this product has been discontinued. If you are interested in taking an OTC weight management aid there are plenty of other options that can provide you with benefits of boosted energy, mood and thermogenesis, and that are also manufactured in facilities in America and sold in the USA.   

Phentramine-RX 50

Phentramine-RX 50, or Re:Active Phentramine-RX 50, is an over-the-counter (OTC) weight loss supplement sold by Desirable Body. It has been created to suppress appetite, boost metabolism, and burn extra fat. 

The Benefits of Phentramine-RX 50

Phentramine-RX 50 supposedly improves the body’s natural ability to burn calories. This results in enhanced fat burning at a faster rate than would be possible through diet and exercise alone, according to the creators of this product.

If this diet pill does indeed provide this advantage, it could be highly beneficial to dieters who need additional support with their weight management strategies, such as adhering to a calorie-controlled diet and regular exercise.

Moreover, aside from its fat burning claims, the manufacturer also says that this nonprescription diet pill has been developed to enhance focus and improve energy levels. Both of these positive effects can certainly be beneficial for offering support in overcoming struggles associated with keeping up with daily exercise and feeling clear-headed when it comes to making smart food choices.

All those potential benefits aside, however, it is evident by its name and how it is meant to help with weight loss that this product has been designed as an alternative to prescription Phentermine. That being said, it is important to note that such alternatives do not truly exist. This diet pill will not produce effects similar to a prescription diet pill.

Ingredients to Consider

When this review was created, the Phentramine-RX 50 ingredients included:

  • Caffeine,
  • Tyrosine,
  • Gelatin,
  • Naringin,
  • L-Tryptophan,
  • Magnesium Stearate,
  • Pyridoxine Hydrochloride (Vitmain B6)

On the product page of the official Desirable Body website, it says that the ingredients in the formulation are proven and that they help you to burn excess fat cells, giving you a boost to help you keep up with your workouts.

As far as the proven ingredients are concerned, this product does contain caffeine, which has been extensively studied. While it is commonly believed that caffeine has the potential to boost energy and reduce appetite in some people. Some studies have found that this is not the case, particularly in regard to appetite suppression.

Furthermore, when used in conjunction with one of the diet pill’s other ingredients, naringin, caffeine is said to work with greater efficiency. In addition, the body transforms L-tryptophan into 5-HTP, which is known to have calorie burning benefits when combined with cardio exercise. 

Be Aware of Potential Side Effects

However, it is important to note that even though caffeine may boost energy and naringin can boost its effects, caffeine is a stimulant and just as it can cause positive side effects; it can also cause negative side effects in some people, especially those who are sensitive to stimulants.

Potential adverse effects include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Jitters
  • Headache
  • Mood changes
  • Digestive upset

Additionally, be advised that ingesting other stimulant foods and beverages when taking these pills could also increase your risk of adverse effects. 

Take This Diet Pill as Directed

For best results, Phentramine-RX 50 was meant to be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program. The recommended dosage is to start by taking one pill per day to assess how well your body responds to the supplement. You can eventually increase the dose to two pills per day, which is also the maximum dose. One pill should be taken in the morning and the other in the early afternoon.

A one month supply (60 capsules) was available online for £19.95 (approximately US$30.00) at the time that this Phentramine-RX 50 review was written.

That being said, prior to taking this weight loss supplement, it is advisable to first speak with your medical practitioner to make sure that this product is the right fit for your weight loss goals and healthy lifestyle habits. This is particularly crucial if you have a known medical condition, are treating a health condition with medications or herbal supplements, or if you are pregnant or nursing. 

Update: As of September 2019, Phentramine-RX 50 appears to be unavailable. The official website is gone and it is not for sale at reputable retail sites.

Pure Research Fat Burner

Pure Research Fat Burner is a thermogenic fat burner from manufacturer Pure Research. It supposedly helps to “burn stored fat rapidly”, “facilitates decreased appetite safely”, “support block fat storage”, and “boosts natural increase energy”. While it does not claim to be a phentermine alternative, it is an OTC diet pill that claims to provide energy boosting and appetite suppression, the two primary benefits of popular diet drugs like Phentermine.

The official Pure Research Fat Burner webpage claims that the product is a professionally formulated fat burner that is a high quality thermogenic and lipogenic fat burner. This diet pill is supposed to work by boosting fat metabolizing and increasing mental acuity as well as aiding in energy and focus. It is also supposed to target belly fat and help lower food cravings to help you maintain a healthy eating lifestyle.

The ingredients in this dietary supplement, when this Pure Research Fat Burner review was written, were split up into three different blends as follows: Energy and Focus Blend (Caffeine, Phenylethylamine HCl, Glucomanan, Fursultiamine, L-Tyrosine), Thermogenesis Blend (Green Tea Extract, Raspberry Ketones, Yohimbe Bark), Lipogenic Blend (Kola Nut, L-Carnitine).

The suggested use is to take 1 capsule in the morning. While up to 2 capsules can be taken per day, no more than 2 should be exceeded within a 24 hour period. Users are also warned not to take this pill after 4 pm and are cautioned not to use Pure Research Fat Burner for longer than 8 weeks straight. If they would like to continue using the product, they should go off it for 2 weeks before resuming use.

Based on the ingredients list and the recommended use warnings, it’s evident that this product contains many stimulant ingredients. The primary stimulant is caffeine, as this diet pill includes both the ingredient as well as other herbs that contain caffeine, including green tea and kola nut. That said, it also contains other stimulants, such as phenylethylamine and yohimbe.

Due to the number of stimulants in this dietary supplement, it is likely that you will receive a boost in mental alertness. That being said, there is no proof that you will experience appetite suppression, energy boosting, or greater fat burning in any notable way that will lead to measurable weight loss. Pure Research Fat Burner has never been proven effective for aiding in or causing weight loss.

Furthermore, be advised that since this product contains stimulants, there is a risk of side effects, such as insomnia, jitters, restlessness, anxiety, headache, upset stomach, etc. Therefore, it is a good idea to first speak with your healthcare provider before taking this diet pill.

When this review was written, Pure Research Fat Burner could be purchased for $21.99 on Amazon.