PhenterPlex is a maximum strength fat burner formula from WiseLifeNaturals. This dietary supplement was created to aid in weight loss. The formula has been designed to support increased energy, improved mood, decreased emotional eating urges, reduced cravings and to safely dump fat stores. On the manufacturer’s official website, they claim that the combined actions in PhenterPlex “attack fat stores and reduce new stored fat up to three times faster than diet and exercise alone.” No studies were provided to backup this claim.
When this review was written, PhenterPlex contained the following ingredients: Calcium, Potassium, Standardized 60% Hyroxycitirc Acid, Tamirand (fruit rind) Extract. There are two suggested serving sizes for this supplement: The Satiety Dosage (1 capsule) and The Weight-loss Dosage (2 capsules).
For those taking the Satiety Dosage the suggested use is to take 1 capsule, 30 to 60 minutes (1 hour) before meals, twice daily, or as directed by a healthcare professional. Those taking the Weight-loss Dosage take 2 capsules with a full glass of water 30 – 120 minutes (2 hours) before meals, twice daily, or as directed by a healthcare practitioner. For optimal results, PhenterPlex should be taken for 30 – 60 days and used in combination with regular exercise as well as a healthy calorie-controlled diet.
The ingredient in this product that is supposed to be responsible for all of the weight loss help is hydroxycitric acid (HCA). Research has discovered that HCA, which has been extracted from Tamarind fruit, may support the reduction of liver enzymes responsible for metabolizing sugar and carbohydrates into fats. This may result in a reduced formation of new fat cells and the conversion of this sugar into energy, transforming fat into lean muscle. It may also help to boost serotonin levels, which can aid in the suppression of appetite, and may also decrease cravings as well as reduce the stress hormone cortisol, which has been linked to weight gain.
As fascinating and promising as these findings are, there isn’t enough scientific evidence to support any claim that HCA can help lower appetite, increase satiety or help burn more fat in any way that would lead a person to experience measurable or more weight loss, with or without following conventional weight loss efforts. In other words, while you might lose weight taking PhenterPlex, this is more likely due to your diet and exercise efforts and not because of HCA.
As for how safe this product is, while most healthy adults should be able to take it without a problem – if they follow the recommended dosage – there is a risk of some side effects such as headaches, nausea and general digestive tract discomfort.
Prior to taking PhenterPlex (which could be purchased for $24.95 on Amazon when this review was written), it would be wise to consult your doctor, just to be on the safe side.