PhenPLUS

PhenPLUS has been designed as an appetite suppressant and fat burner and guarantees that you will lose weight. It also claims that you’ll “Feel Great!” and “Lose 1 Pound Per Day” with its super-charged, energizing and thermogenic formula. This dietary supplement for weight loss from BSkinny Global definitely sounds impressive but does it live up to its claims? The only way to know for certain if this OTC (over-the-counter) Phentermine alternative is worth your time and money is to take a closer look at its formula

Before analyzing the formula, it is important to note that it is very unlikely that you will lose 1 pound per day when taking this dietary supplement, even if you convert to a low-calorie diet and exercise daily. While this is disappointing, it is also for the best because losing 1 pound per day is not a healthy and safe way to drop unwanted weight. Losing between 1 and 2 pounds per week is considered to be by many health experts the best approach for healthy, safe and effective long-term weight loss.

The ingredients in PhenPLUS consists of a Proprietary Blend: Caffeine Anhydrous, Schisandra, L-Arginine, Beta Alanine, Guarana Seed Extract, Garcinia Cambogia, Uva Ursi, Capsicum, Raspberry Ketone, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Tribulus Extract. It also contains Vitamin B6.

If many of these ingredients look familiar, this is because they are popular in the OTC weight loss industry and are often touted for their positive effects on weight loss. For instance, caffeine, gaurana, and green coffee bean are all stimulants, with the latter two ingredients also containing caffeine. Caffeine is touted for boosting metabolism, increasing the body’s fat burning capabilities, and even aiding in appetite suppression.

Other ingredients like Capsicum is believed to be a thermogenic, which means it can increase the body’s temperature, which leads to fat burning in order to produce the energy needed to raise body temperature. On the other hand, Uva Ursi is a diuretic, which means that it helps to rid your body of excess water through the process of urination. That said, don’t mistake water loss for fat loss. Any water you lose you will eventually gain back, lose and gain back again. Diuretics are not a permanent or practical long-term weight loss solution.

Furthermore, due to the fact that there are three instances of caffeine in PhenPLUS, you are at a greater risk of experiencing unpleasant side effects like sleeplessness, restlessness, anxiety, jitters, mood changes, headache, digestive upset, etc.

The recommended dosage for this product is to take 1 serving (two capsules), twice daily with an 8 ounce glass of water.

Will you lose weight taking PhenPLUS? Possibly, but there is a very good chance that you might experience unpleasant side effects along the way that may make taking this product an uncomfortable and not worthwhile experience. For optimal results, PhenPLUS should be combined with a healthy calorie-conscious diet and regular exercise.

When this review was written, PhenPLUS was sold on Amazon for $23.99.

Speak with your healthcare provider before taking this product.

phenXtreme

phenXtreme is marketed as a pharmaceutical grade thermogenic rapid fat burner and is manufactured by SuppleSense LLC. With a name like phenXtreme it’s clear that it has been designed to be a non-prescription alternative to prescription weight loss drugs like Phentermine. It claims that it can help you boost your metabolism and provides maximum appetite suppression that can result in quick and effective weight loss that leads to the loss of up to 15 pounds per month.

When this phenXtreme review was written, no official website existed for the product but it could be purchased for $27.19 on Amazon and included a money-back guarantee. The lack of website could mean that this product is no longer being made or will soon be discontinued.

How does phenXtreme help to curb your appetite and boost your energy? The answer, as with all diet pills, is found in the active ingredients within its formula. For this diet pill, the active ingredients include: caffeine anhydrous, schisandra fruit, L-Arginine, beta-alanine, guarana seed extract, uva ursi, capsicum, garcina cambogia, green coffee bean extract, raspberry ketone and tribulus terrestris.

phenXtreme contains caffeine and two other ingredients containing caffeine: guarana and green coffee bean. Caffeine affects the central nervous system and increase heart rate and blood pressure, which can help to stimulate the brain and provide a boost of energy to the body. When combined with physical activity, it may help to improve fat burning. However, while this can be beneficial, the trouble with the product containing this much caffeine is that it can also increase the risk of unwanted side effects, such as insomnia, headache, rapid heartbeat, heart palpitations, upset stomach and so on.

Another concern with phenXtreme is that the proprietary blend contains 936mg per serving and 11 ingredients, but it does not reveal how much of each ingredient has been used in each serving (one serving = 2 capsules). Therefore, you have no idea how much caffeine you are receiving per dose or of any of the other ingredients for that matter.

Before taking phenXtreme it would be in your best interest to consult with your healthcare provider. You should also bear in mind that there is no proof that using this supplement will lead to weight loss. None of its ingredients, including those that have been heavily touted in the weight loss industry for having “miracle” fat loss effects, like garcinia cambogria and raspberry ketone, have been scientifically proven to be safe or effective for weight loss.