Phenburterol is marketed as a “maximum strength fat burning catalyst” and is a dietary supplement developed by MuscleMeds Performance Technologies. The manufacturer claims that this product introduces a new development in advanced fat burning technology by activating Uncoupling Protein 1 (UCP-1)
UCP-1 Fat Burning Technology
Phenbuterol claims to provide enhanced fat burning technology, which is made possible though the activation of UCP-1 (Uncoupling Protein 1). UCP-1 is said to increase fat burning in brown adipose tissues. Essentially, it supposedly stimulates a process in the body known as thermogenesis, which burns fat and calories as fuel to heat the body.
It is interesting to note that when this Phenbuterol review was created, the official product webpage states that “Phenbuterol is a trade name and is not intended to depict any comparison to any pharmaceutical or other product of any particular benefit thereof.” This is difficult to believe, because if the manufacturer was not intending to depict any comparison, it would have avoided using “Phen” within the product name, which automatically calls to mind the prescription diet pill Phentermine.
The Phenbuterol formula contains the following ingredients:
- Caffeine Anhydrous,
- Ilex Paraguariensis Leaf Extract,
- Grains of Paradise Seed Extract,
- Rauwolfia Serpentia Extract,
- Advantra Z (Citrus Aurantium Extract, N-methyltyramine, Octopamine, Hordenine, and Tyramine)
The official webpage for Phenbuterol does provide some information with regards to research that has been conducted on the ingredients that make up this fat burning product. The site also offers some basic information detailing how these various substances are meant to provide the promised benefits. However, when the links to the cited studies are followed, it rapidly becomes clear that there is very slim evidence supporting the claims that the manufacturer has made about the effectiveness of the formula.
More to the point, there is no clinical proof that the Phenbuterol formula will cause fat burning to any degree that will lead to measurable fat loss.
This Diet Pill May Be Unsafe
Another aspect that is concerning about this supposed fat burner is that the manufacturer doe not list any potential side effects of the formula, nor does it warn that side effects are possible. This is surprising to say the least, especially considering the number of stimulants in this product.
This does not speak to the willingness of that company to provide potential users with important information, as there are a number of ingredients within this formula that can lead to unwanted symptoms. To begin with, this product includes caffeine. This stimulant, which can be helpful in fat burning and energy boosting, is also associated with side effects such as sleep struggles, anxiety, restlessness, and jitters. Moreover, that substance can also increase blood pressure and heart rate.
This product also contains citrus aurantium, also known as bitter orange. That ingredient contains the stimulants synephrine and octopamine. Synephrine affects the nervous system, squeezing blood vessels, increasing blood pressure, and causing the heart to beat faster. Additionally, the combinations of synephrine and caffeine can increase blood pressure and heart rate, even in healthy adults.
As for Octopamine, it is a stimulant compound that is thought to have minor fat burning effects, although these effects have not been seen in humans. More importantly, octopamine was banned by the WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) for its stimulatory properties.
Due to the number of stimulants in this product, it is highly recommended that you speak with a doctor before considering the use of this weight loss pill. This is especially important if you have a known medical condition, are taking medications or other supplements, or are pregnant or nursing.
At the time that this review was created, a single box of Phenbuterol containing 30 capsules could be purchased for $29.99.
September 2019 Update: Phenbuterol can still be found for purchase online on various sites, including Walmart’s online store, although there it is currently listed as “out of stock.” That being said, it appears as though this product has been either permanently discontinued by the manufacturer or it has been released under a new name as it is no longer listed on the official MuscleMeds site.