Fen-72

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
  • Buchu
  • Mentha Longifolia
  • Glucomannan

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.

 

Lean 700

Lean 700 is a diet pill from GenXLabs. This dietary supplement has been designed to support appetite control, body fat loss, metabolism to burn more fat, and more calorie burning. Like prescription diet drug, Phentermine, this non-prescription weight management aid attempts to help a person in their efforts to suppress appetite and boost energy for the purpose of burning more fat and calories. That being said, GenXLabs does not claim that Lean 700 is a phentermine alternative.

When this Lean 700 review was written, the ingredients in the formula included: Vitamin B6, Chromium, GenXLabs Thermo (Dandelion Root, Caffeine Anhydrous, White Willow Bark, Green Tea Extract, Cissus Quadrangularis, L-Theanine, L-Carnitine, L-Tartrate, N-methyltyramine, Hordenine HCl, Higenamine HCl, Synephrine HCl).

The suggested use is to first assess tolerance by begin taking 1 capsule in the morning before food. Once tolerance has been assessed, the user may then take another (1) capsule, 4 to 6 hours after the first morning dose. It is recommended that users drink 16oz of water when taking a pill, and they are cautioned not to take a dose within 6 hours of bedtime and not to exceed more than 2 capsules daily.

In regard to its effectiveness, it is unknown if Lean 700 will deliver on any of the benefits it claims to provide (e.g. appetite suppression, boosted energy, etc.). The reason is that the product itself has not been clinically studied or proven effective. Furthermore, although many of its ingredients have been clinically studied, they have not been clinically proven effective for aiding in or causing weight loss, either.

That being said, a quick glance at the above ingredients reveals that it contains multiple diuretics and stimulants. This means that it is possible that you will lose water weight by taking Lean 700, as diuretics cause you to urinate more frequently. It also means that there is a chance you will experience a boost in mental alertness, due to the stimulant ingredients in the formula.

However, losing water weight is not the same as losing actual fat, and it is not a long-term weight loss solution. Moreover, although stimulants can be beneficial in helping you to stay alert, which could help you in your efforts to keep up with exercise, Lean 700 not only combines multiple stimulants but caffeine and synephrine.

Although synephrine does seem to boost the effects of caffeine, this means that it boosts its negative effects as well, potentially increasing the risk of unwanted effects, such as insomnia, jitters, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, and even more serious side effects like high blood pressure, stoke, and heart attack.

When this review was created, Lean 700 could be purchased on its official GenXLabs product page for $34.99.

It is strongly recommended that you first speak with your healthcare provider before taking Lean 700 if this diet pill is of interest to you.

Curb Appetite Suppressant

Curb Appetite Suppressant is marketed as a “natural appetite control formula”. Designed to help you naturally reduce your appetite and hunger, VH Nutrition’s Curb is a dietary supplement that supposedly does not rely on a single ingredient to deliver results. Instead it is “formulated on a proprietary matrix of natural herbs and extracts.”

All the being said, here are the ingredients that were a part of the Curb formula when this review was written: Yerba Mate, Green Tea, Garcinia Cambogia, Hoodia Gordonii, Dandelion Root, Bitter Orange and Irvingia Gabonesis.

The recommended dosage is to take 2 capsules with water every 4 to 6 hours or as needed to control appetite. Users are cautioned to avoid using stimulants in excess while taking Curb because this could cause sleep disturbances, anxiety and nervousness.

With the exception of dandelion root, which reduces water retention, all the other ingredients in this formula are believed to aid in appetite suppression. That being said, more research needs to be conducted to determine the effects these herbs have on the body as well as how safe they are. What’s more, even if the blend of these ingredients should reduce your appetite (although there is no proof that this will happen) this doesn’t mean that you will experience weight loss. You still need to adhere to a calorie-controlled healthy diet and engage in regular exercise if you want to see measurable fat loss occur.

It should also be noted that while on the manufacturer’s official product page for Curb Appetite Suppressant it says that “Curb does not rely on intense stimulants such as Caffeine to control hunger,” this doesn’t mean this product is without stimulants.

On the contrary, the formula contains bitter orange, also known as citrus aurantium. This herb naturally contains a stimulant called synephrine. It is believed to function as an appetite suppressant, metabolism booster and thermogenic (enables the body to burn fat at a faster rate).

That being said, this stimulant can be unsafe, especially when it is combined with other stimulants like caffeine or herbs containing caffeine, such as Yerba Mate and Green Tea (both of which contain caffeine and are used in this product). When taken with caffeine, synephrine can increase a person’s risk of high blood pressure. Combined with caffeine, it can also boost the risk of other stimulant-related effects and, depending on the dosage, may increase the risk of fainting, heart attack and stroke.

Prior to taking Curb Appetite Suppressant, consider speaking with your healthcare professional.

When this review, you could purchase Curb on Amazon for $17.99.