FenTrim is a metabolism-boosting, appetite suppressant and energy amplifier, designed to enhance mood and stimulate thermogenesis. It is an over-the-counter (OTC) diet pill from SutraHealth. It is meant to help individuals who are seeking to lose weight, achieve their weight loss goals.
The formula is made up of a proprietary blend that is comprised of several well-known ingredients commonly found in many OTC diet pills on the weight loss market. These ingredients include: L-Phenylalanine, Theobromine, Caffeine, Synephrine HCL, L-Taurine, L-Carnitine (as Tartrate), DHEA (Dedhydoepiandrosterone).
Each of these substances have been studied in one way or another. Some clinical studies have found that some of these ingredients may have the potential to benefit weight loss. For example, research has found that L-Phenylalanine may work to help suppress appetite by blocking the hormone cholecystokinin, which tells the brain when the body’s hunger is satisfied. L-Carnitine is thought to lower body fat and boost energy levels. Among other benefits, Caffeine, Theobromine, Syneprhine, and L-Taurine are also believed to be energy boosters.
Although there is sufficient scientific evidence that proves caffeine can help to increase a person’s alertness, beyond this evidence, there is no clinical proof that any of these ingredients will actually benefit those who take them for weight loss.
Furthermore, it should also be noted that FenTrim contains multiple stimulants or ingredients containing stimulants. The presence of stimulants, especially more than one, increases the risk of unpleasant side effects, some of which may include insomnia, jitters, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, digestive upset, headaches, etc.
In addition, this product contains synephrine, a naturally occurring stimulant in citrus aurantium (bitter orange). This is troubling because synephrine has been found to enhance the effects of caffeine, which may not only increase the risk of certain adverse effects, but also result in much more dangerous side effects, such as fainting, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.
Due to the fact that this dietary supplement contains a potentially harmful combination of ingredients, it would be wise to first speak with your healthcare provider before taking it. Anyone with sensitivity to stimulants or who has an allergy to any of this pill’s ingredients should avoid taking FenTrim.
When this review was written, each bottle contained 60 white and blue speckled tablets, which is the equivalent to a 30-day supply. A single bottle of FenTrim cost $35.95 on Amazon. The suggested dose is to take 2 pills, daily (1 tablet on an empty stomach before breakfast and 1 before lunch).