Phen Vites

Phen Vites is a weight loss support product that was designed to be used in conjunction with the OTC diet supplement Phen Caps or prescription weight loss medications like Phentermine.

Vital Nutrients You Need

It is a multi-vitamin that claims to provide dieters with the vital nutrients that are needed for weight loss. Supposedly, this dietary supplement assists users in:

  • Enhancing their mood
  • Helps them to stay positive throughout their efforts to lose weight
  • Helps balance their energy

When this review was written, a one month supply (90 capsules), which also came with a complementary diet plan, cost $34.95 plus shipping, and came with a 30-day, 100% money-back guarantee. The suggested use is to take three of the mint-flavored tablets early in the morning with a meal.

Phen Vites Provides a Boost

The official site for the Phen Vites product states that this dietary supplement is ideal for anyone taking weight loss drugs and feels they require an added boost. It is also for anyone who feels down while following their weight loss plan, or who requires assistance restoring balance, or who finds dieting difficult on energy levels.

Essentially, this product is recommended to individuals who want to improve the effects of their prescription or non-prescription weight loss pills, and for those who are trying to lose weight through only conventional diet and exercise methods.

Talk to Your Doctor First

You should not take Phen Vites without first consulting with your doctor. One of the major reasons is that this dietary supplement has been designed to be used in combination with other diet pills, prescription or nonprescription. There is no guarantee that this is safe or that the ingredients in Phen Vites won’t negatively interact with the ingredients in the other products you’re taking.

Moreover, speaking with your healthcare provider is especially important if you are taking weight loss drugs or any other supplement for weight loss. The reason is that different products may interact negatively with one another, potentially reducing the efficacy of the product you’re taking and also increasing the risk of adverse effects.

Therefore, talk to your doctor before taking Phen Vites, regardless of whether or not you’re taking medications.

What’s in the Formula

As for the Phen Vites ingredients, each of the tablets contain:

  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin C
  • Thiamine
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B6
  • Folic Acid
  • Vitamin B12
  • Biotin
  • Pantothenic Acid
  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Chromium
  • N-Acetyl L-Cysteine
  • Conjugated Linolenic Acid
  • L-Tyrosine
  • 5-HTP
  • Phosphatidylserine

The official product site provides information on each of the ingredients, explaining how they can be beneficial for weight loss. For instance, chromium is believed to help boost muscles and lower fat, while keeping blood sugars normal and some clinical studies have investigated these effects.

Meanwhile the site notes that magnesium helps to regulate glucose and biotin enhances the body’s energy production and improves metabolism.

That being said, in spite of all the ingredient information, unfortunately, there isn’t enough scientific proof to support the claim that any of these ingredients are effective for aiding in real, long-term weight loss. Furthermore, there is no scientific evidence that Phen Vites works as the manufacturer claims. As such, it may be best to think twice before purchasing this weight management aid.

Update December 2019 – Phen Vites has been discontinued. The manufacturer of the product has stated on the official product page that it is no longer available for purchase. Instead, the company recommend that if you want to take your weight loss to the next level to use Weight Loss Warrior Pack. The Weight Loss Warrior Pack includes two diet pill products: Phen Caps and 5 Star Fat Burner. While the claim is that the warrior pack can suppress cravings, boost energy, increase metabolism and burn fat, just like PhenVites, there is no scientific proof to back up these claims.

Appetite Away

Appetite Away is a dietary supplement from 4 Organics that claims to be an natural diet pill that provides users with control over hunger without jitters. Beyond appetite control it offers other potential advantages like increased fat burning, boosted metabolism, decreased fat storage, and provides key nutrients.

More specifically, the supposed benefits of Appetite Away include boosted energy levels, increased stamina, enhanced metabolism, increased conversion of glucose into energy, burns calories and stores fat more efficiently, and works equally for both men and women.

When this review was created, the Appetite Away ingredients include: Chromium, Caffeine Anhydrous and a Proprietary Blend (Theobromine, Guarana, Hoodia Cactus Powder, caralluma fimbriata, Magnolia Bark, Green Tea, Pomegranate Powder, Maca Fisetin, L-Theanine, L-Tyrosine, Banaba, Cha de Bugre, Guggulsterone, Glucomannan).

The directions, according to the Amazon sales page, where this product could be purchased when this review was written, are to take 1-2 capsules to control hunger as needed. Users are cautioned not to exceed more than 4 capsules within a 24 hour period.

Although the Amazon sales page claims that there are no jitters, each capsule contains 200 mg of caffeine anhydrous (caffeine equivalent of about 2 cups of coffee). It also contains another caffeine stimulant, guarana.

With that in mind, if users can take up to 4 capsules per day, this would amount to 800 mg of caffeine in total, which is double the amount of caffeine (about 4 cups of coffee) that is considered safe for individuals who are not sensitive to this stimulant.

In other words, not only is Appetite Away likely to cause jitters and a slew of other unpleasant side effects (e.g. insomnia, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, upset stomach, headaches, etc.) but it could also be dangerous if you took the maximum allowable dose.

Moreover, none of the ingredients in this diet pill have ever been proven effective for weight loss. Also, there are far too many ingredients within this formula for them to be beneficial in a meaningful way, even if they were effective.

Due to there being no official product page for Appetite Away when this review was created and the amount of stimulants in this formula, it would be best for you to consider another diet pill that could help support your appetite suppression efforts, or at the very least, contained less caffeine.

That being said, if you would like to give Appetite Away a try, do speak with your doctor first to make sure it is safe for you to do so.

Thermo Rip Fat Burner

Thermo Rip Fat Burner is a non-prescription weight management supplement developed to help a user to boost his or her metabolic rate in order to reduce body fat. Moreover, this diet pill is also used as an energy booster. It is manufactured by a company called Fitness Labs. That company’s products are made to help people who are seeking various kinds of results by way of an active lifestyle.

The manufacturer’s official product page on its website claims that Thermo Rip Fat Burner is “made with 5 top diet ingredients to help enhance metabolism, reduce body fat and increase energy.”

At the time of the writing of this Thermo Rip Fat Burner review, the ingredients in the formula were listed under a proprietary Thermo Rip Complex. This complex consisted of: Sinetrol Xpur Fruit Extracts (grapefruit extract, sweet orange extract, guarana extract, blood orange extract), Green Tea Leaf Extract, Caffeine Anhydrous, L-Tyrosine, Cayenne Pepper.

Statements from Fitness Labs on its official website indicate that Sinetrol Xpur’s fruit extracts contain certain bioactive flavonoids that have been researched and demonstrated to be able to enhance lipolysis, that is, the breakdown of fat. The next ingredient, green tea, was selected for its EGCG content. That compound has been researched as a fat burner to help boost the body’s own capabilities for fat burning. When combined with caffeine, these two ingredients are said to further boost fat fighting while increasing energy levels as well. L-tyrosine is also often seen as a natural fat burner, while cayenne pepper speeds up the metabolism through thermogenesis, that is, increasing the body temperature.

It’s important to note that none of these ingredients are considered to be proven for weight loss. The only proven ingredient in this list is the caffeine which is indeed considered to be an energy booster as well as a focus enhancer that improves alertness.

Still, increased energy and alertness can help to make it easier for dieters to stick to their own weight loss strategies. Therefore, the amount of weight lost depends on the diet and exercise selected by the dieter and how well he or she sticks to it.

At the time this review was written, one package of Thermo Rip Fat Burner was sold for $42.99. To take this product according to the package directions, two capsules are swallowed twice per day. It is recommended that these be taken at breakfast and lunchtime as taking it too late in the day can cause sleep disturbances due to the caffeine content.

Pure Research Fat Burner

Pure Research Fat Burner is a thermogenic fat burner from manufacturer Pure Research. It supposedly helps to “burn stored fat rapidly”, “facilitates decreased appetite safely”, “support block fat storage”, and “boosts natural increase energy”. While it does not claim to be a phentermine alternative, it is an OTC diet pill that claims to provide energy boosting and appetite suppression, the two primary benefits of popular diet drugs like Phentermine.

The official Pure Research Fat Burner webpage claims that the product is a professionally formulated fat burner that is a high quality thermogenic and lipogenic fat burner. This diet pill is supposed to work by boosting fat metabolizing and increasing mental acuity as well as aiding in energy and focus. It is also supposed to target belly fat and help lower food cravings to help you maintain a healthy eating lifestyle.

The ingredients in this dietary supplement, when this Pure Research Fat Burner review was written, were split up into three different blends as follows: Energy and Focus Blend (Caffeine, Phenylethylamine HCl, Glucomanan, Fursultiamine, L-Tyrosine), Thermogenesis Blend (Green Tea Extract, Raspberry Ketones, Yohimbe Bark), Lipogenic Blend (Kola Nut, L-Carnitine).

The suggested use is to take 1 capsule in the morning. While up to 2 capsules can be taken per day, no more than 2 should be exceeded within a 24 hour period. Users are also warned not to take this pill after 4 pm and are cautioned not to use Pure Research Fat Burner for longer than 8 weeks straight. If they would like to continue using the product, they should go off it for 2 weeks before resuming use.

Based on the ingredients list and the recommended use warnings, it’s evident that this product contains many stimulant ingredients. The primary stimulant is caffeine, as this diet pill includes both the ingredient as well as other herbs that contain caffeine, including green tea and kola nut. That said, it also contains other stimulants, such as phenylethylamine and yohimbe.

Due to the number of stimulants in this dietary supplement, it is likely that you will receive a boost in mental alertness. That being said, there is no proof that you will experience appetite suppression, energy boosting, or greater fat burning in any notable way that will lead to measurable weight loss. Pure Research Fat Burner has never been proven effective for aiding in or causing weight loss.

Furthermore, be advised that since this product contains stimulants, there is a risk of side effects, such as insomnia, jitters, restlessness, anxiety, headache, upset stomach, etc. Therefore, it is a good idea to first speak with your healthcare provider before taking this diet pill.

When this review was written, Pure Research Fat Burner could be purchased for $21.99 on Amazon.

Hydroxycut Hardcore

Hydoxycut Hardcore is a non-prescription, over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplement formulated to aid with weight management. This product is manufactured by Hyroxycut, one of the most well-known weight loss brands in the United States. In fact, the brand boldly declares itself as “America’s #1 Selling Weight Loss Supplement Brand” right on the Hydroxycut Hardcore label.

Hydroxycut Hardcore is one of the many fat burning and energy diet pills from the Hydroxycut brand produced by US-based supplement company lovate Health Sciences International Inc. It also happens to be one of its most potent formulas. This particular Hydroxycut product claims to deliver hardcore weight loss, extreme energy and maximum intensity.

How does Hydroxycut Hardcore manage to deliver such an intense formula? Quite simply, one look at the ingredients and you’ll discover that it is primarily made up of a strong combination of stimulants.

Among these stimulants is caffeine, which can be found in many diet products and can cause both good and bad side effects. In other words, sometimes stimulants may benefit your weight loss efforts or they may hinder them.

With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at Hydroxycut Hardcore to determine whether or not it’s an effective OTC phentermine alternative weight management aid.

What are the ingredients in Hydroxycut Hardcore?

Every two capsule serving size contains the following formula: Proprietary Blend (370mg) of Caffeine Anhydrous, L-Theanine, Cayenne Pepper; Proprietary Blend (256mg) of Green Coffee Extract, Yohimbe Extract; Proprietary Blend (130mg) of L-Tyrosine, L-Methionine, L-Leucine, Trans-Ferulic Acid.

It is recommended for users of Hydroxycut Hardcore to first assess their tolerance when first taking this product. On the first day, users should begin with 1 capsule, once per day. On days two and three, 2 capsules can be taken once per day. On day four and beyond, you can up your dose to a total of 4 capsules per day. The instructions are to take 2 capsules 30 to 60 minutes prior to your two largest meals, such as breakfast and lunch.

For optimal results, you should avoid snacking between meals. Hydroxycut Hardcore should also be used for 60 days and combined with diet and exercise.

What are the claims?

On the official Hydroxycut Hardcore website, there are different claims. Among them include the claim that it contains a “hardcore weight loss ingredient” designed to provide significant weight loss results when combined with diet and exercise. The weight loss ingredient to which is being referred is green coffee bean (canephora robusta).

The Hydroxycut Hardcore product page references an 8-week study that found participants who used this ingredient combined with a calorie-reduced diet and moderate exercise, lost an average of 3.7 pounds.

Another claim is that this product is an “extreme energy enhancer”. You’ll get an intense boost of energy due to the ingredient caffeine anhydrous. The page also makes reference to a caffeine anhydrous study that has shown this ingredient to deliver a boost of energy. It should also be noted that green coffee bean also contains caffeine.

Beyond the claims, how effective is Hydroxycut Hardcore?

Unfortunately, while both green coffee bean and caffeine anhydrous have been studied to determine their effects on weight loss, neither one has been clinically proven effective at aiding in or cause measurable weight or fat loss over the long term.

This means that there is no guarantee you will lose weight, especially measurable fat loss over the long term, taking Hydroxycut Hardcore.

Green coffee bean is believed to have health benefits and may be beneficial for reducing blood pressure. In terms of weight loss, the chlorogenic acid in green coffee may affect how the body handles metabolism and blood sugar.

Early green coffee bean research https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-1264/green-coffee has revealed that obese adults who take a specific form of green coffee extract (Svetol, Naturex) five times per day for 8 – 12 weeks, either with or without regular coffee products, lost an average of 2.5 to 3.7 kg more weight compared to others who took a placebo or only drank regular coffee.

That being said, more evidence is required to determine just how effective and safe green coffee bean is for treating weight loss.

The same can be said for the caffeine anhydrous used in Hydroxycut Hardcore. This chemical, which is found in coffee, tea, cola, etc., stimulates the central nervous system. Some caffeine research https://www.webmd.com/vitamins/ai/ingredientmono-979/caffeine has found that when caffeine is combined with ephedrine it may help to reduce weight and body fat over the short term, especially when combined with moderate exercise and limiting fat intake to 30% of calories.

That being said, for starters, the trouble with the effective caffeine and ephedrine combination is that there is no ephedra in Hydroxycut Hardcore. However, this is a very good thing, because ephedra has since been banned by the FDA due to dangerous side effects related to this herb. Still, the bottom line is that beyond showing it is likely effective for increasing mental alertness, caffeine is not a proven weight loss ingredient.

Ultimately, there is a very good chance that you will experience an energy boost taking Hydroxycut Hardcore. The problem is that there’s no clinical proof that this will result in extreme fat burning that leads to measurable weight loss.

Are there any Hydroxycut Hardcore side effects I should know about?

Yes, experiencing adverse effects is possible when taking this product. Although the typical user may not experience these issues, the following are potential side effects that may occur based on the formula’s ingredients: stomach upset, headache, agitation, insomnia, rapid heartbeat, dizziness, irritability, jitters, restlessness, anxiety, etc.

To avoid insomnia, avoid taking Hydroxycut Hardcore late in the afternoon or evening. Avoid taking it 6 hours before bed. It is also a good idea to avoid ingesting other foods or beverages containing stimulants while taking this product to reduce the risk of side effects. For instance, avoid coffee, tea, cola, energy drinks, etc.

What else should I know about Hydroxycut Hardcore?

When this review was written, a single bottle of Hydroxycut Hardcore could be purchased from the official product page for $25.99. It could also be found at other online marketplaces, including Amazon. Each bottle contains 60 capsules. If you take the maximum 4 capsule dose daily, one bottle will last you for half a month.

The manufacturer does not claim that this product is for everyone. In fact, it targets experienced fat burner users. If you are new to taking fat burners, you may want to try a less intense (a product containing fewer or no stimulants) first. That being said, remember that it is important to assess your tolerance when taking this supplement.

You should avoid taking Hydroxycut Hardcore if you are allergic to any of the ingredients or if you are sensitive to stimulants, such as caffeine or yohimbe. This product is meant for healthy adults 18 years of age or older.

Even so, you should still consult with your healthcare provider before taking Hydroxycut Hardcore. This is important to make certain it is a safe choice for you and is the right fit for your current weight loss regimen and goals.

Moreover, consulting your doctor is particularly prudent if you have a known medical condition or are currently taking any prescription medications, nonprescription medications, supplements, or are pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant.

Adicore

Adicore is a pharmaceutical grade non-prescription diet pill. It is marketed as an advanced weight loss formula. It claims to help individuals seeking to shed excess fat reach their goal with the help of appetite suppression, long lasting energy, improved thermogenesis and heightened lipogenesis.

More specifically, Adicore consists of 3 blends of natural ingredients specially formulated to aid in thermogenesis, energy and focus and Liogenic. The formula was created in an FDA/GMO certified lab.

When this review was written, the ingredients in Adicore included: Energy and Focus Blend (Caffeine, Phenylethylamine HCl, Glucomanan, Fursultiamine, L-Tyrosine) Thermogenesis Blend (Green Tea Extract, Raspberry Ketones, Yohimbe Bark), Lipogenic Blend (Kola Nut, L-Carnitine).

Based on this ingredients list, it is clear that this formula contains thermogenics, fat burners, energy boosters and appetite suppressants. It is quite likely, at the very least, that Adicore will provide you with enhanced energy and mental focus, which may be beneficial to your overall weight loss program, particularly in terms of helping you keep up with your exercise.

That being said, it also contains multiple stimulants, which means that the risk of experiencing unwanted stimulant-related side effects such as sleeplessness, restlessness, jitters, anxiety, headache, upset stomach, etc. are higher.

Users are instructed to take 1 capsule in the morning. Up to 2 capsules can be taken in a 24-hour period, but these pills should not be taken after 4 pm. The reason is that it contains stimulants and taking this product too close to bedtime could result in insomnia or disrupted sleep. It is also recommended for users to take Adicore for no longer than 8 weeks straight. This should be followed by a 2 week rest period before it can be used again. Adicore is meant to be used with a proper diet and exercise program.

At the time that this review was written, Adicore could be purchased on Amazon for $19.95. While this can be considered a reasonable price for a single bottle of diet pills containing 60 capsules (a one month supply), it is important to note that when this review was created no official website existed for Adicore, which could mean that the product is no longer being manufactured.

Regardless of whether or not this is true, it is recommended that you first speak with your healthcare provider prior to taking Adicore. This is especially important if you are sensitive to stimulants, have an existing medical condition, are currently taking any medications (prescription or non-prescription) or supplements, or are pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant.

APEX-TX5

APEX-TX5 is a metabolic support formula that has been developed using clinically tested ingredients, which research has shown can help to enhance fat fighting and energy as well as support metabolism. More specifically, the product contains scientifically researched metabolism boosters, fat fighting catalysts, thermogenic intensifiers, and focus enhancers.

This high-quality diet pill was developed by the team at Intechra HealthInc. and was formulated to support weight management when taken as part of a healthy diet program. The ingredients include: Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCl, Caffeine, Beta-Phenylethylamine HCl, L-Tyrosine, Theobromine.

These clinically tested and researched ingredients were carefully selected to make up the APEX-TX5 formula to assist dieters in their efforts to achieve their weight management and overall health improvement goals.

For instance, Acetyl-L-Carnitine HCl, also known as ALCAR, has been extensively studied and may help supercharge metabolism, which may be beneficial in helping you attack excess fat during workouts.

Caffeine has been heavily researched over the years and multiple studies have found that it can improve metabolic rate and help support both diet and exercise efforts in a weight management program.

Research has shown that Beta-Phenylethylamine HCl can promote thermogenesis. It can also provide mood support, helping a person to feel more alert. It may also have the ability to enhance the benefits of other ingredients in the same formula.

L-Tyrosine has also been found by research to promote thermogenesis. This is the process that uses calories and fat as fuel to boosts the body’s temperature.

Finally, clinical studies have revealed that Theobromine can function as an energy enhancer that provides a boost of jitter-free energy for a longer period of time.

The recommended dosage for APEX-TX5 is to take two of the white tablets with blue and red specks, twice per day with food. It is meant to be used in combination with a regular exercise program and a calorie-reduced diet. To prevent possible sleep disturbances from caffeine, avoid taking this product within 5 hours of sleep.

Keep in mind that APEX-TX5 is not a non-prescription alternative to prescription diet drugs, like Phentermine and Adipex-P. It is a weight management aid for overweight individuals seeking support for their dieting and exercising efforts as part of a weight loss strategy.

However, this doesn’t mean that it is an ideal choice for everyone to take. If you have a health condition, are pregnant or nursing, or are currently taking medications, you should first speak with your doctor to make certain this product is the right choice for your specific dieting goals and lifestyle.

FenBurn

Want to blast away fat, boost energy, stimulate your metabolism and suppress your appetite? According to the manufacturers of FenBurn, this thermogenic super-strength fat burner does it all. The secret to its effectiveness is apparently in its ingredients, which are 100% natural and include a mixture of anti-oxidants, essential minerals and vitamins and stimulants. Supposedly, taking FenBurn will help you to reach your weight loss goals by enhancing your focus, intensifying your workouts, suppressing hunger, continually breaking down stored fat and preserving muscle mass.

As impressive as that sounds, you can really only judge a diet pill – even one designed as an alternative to popular prescription diet drugs like Phentermine – by its active ingredients. In the case of FenBurn these include: Bitter Orange Peel, Caffeine, Green Tea Extracts, Oolong Tea Extracts, Bioperine, Capsaicin, L-Tyrosine, Vitamin B12.

Unfortunately, with one look at these ingredients, not only is it clear that FenBurn doesn’t have a unique or impressive formula, but it also contains multiple stimulants, two of which have the potential to produce dangerous health effects when combined.

The major concern with diet pills that have multiple stimulants is that the risk of experiencing certain unpleasant side effects such as sleeplessness, jitters, restlessness, headache, digestive upset, anxiety, rapid heartbeat etc. is higher. Furthermore, in the case of FenBurn, combining caffeine with synephrine (the natural occurring stimulant in bitter orange peel) can spell disaster. The reason is that synephrine enhances the effects of caffeine – both its good and bad effects – which the FDA warns can lead to dangerous cardiovascular effects like high blood pressure, fainting, stroke and heart attack, even in healthy individuals.

Side effects aside, does it work? Research has been conducted on each of the formula’s ingredients to study their effects on weight loss. Bitter orange peel, caffeine and caffeinated oolong tea and green tea all elevate heart rate and function as fat burners. They may help to improve mental alertness as well as increase metabolic rate and improve fat burning when combined with exercise. As for capsicum, it acts as a thermogenic, which can raise the body’s temperature and accelerate metabolic processes, while Bioperine can help the body to better absorb the nutrients of the other ingredients. Finally, vitamin b12 is also thought to be an energy booster.

It is highly likely that taking FenBurn will increase mental alertness and help you feel energized, but it’s important to point out that it is possible to burn fat without losing weight. An ingredient that is proven as a fat burner doesn’t mean that it has been proven to cause weight loss. In other words, there is no solid clinical evidence that taking this diet pill will lead to or cause you to lose weight effectively or safely.

At the time that this review was written, a one month supply of FenBurn cost £29.95 ($43.00). For best results, this diet pill should be taken in combination with a sensible diet and exercise. Prior to taking FenBurn, you would be wise to consult with your healthcare provider.

T5 Turbo – Phentramine-RX: Extreme Fat Burner

T5 Turbo – Phentramine-RX: Extreme Fat Burner is a non-prescription weight loss pill from Optimum-FX. It has been designed as a thermogenic formula to suppress appetite and boost metabolism. It is said to be a fast-acting diet pill that can help aid in the reduction of belly fat and provides users with the energy to be more active. This fat burner is claimed to be so strong that it will even help you burn more calories when you are at rest.

At the time this review was written, an official product page for T5 Turbo – Phentramine-RX: Extreme Fat Burner did not exist, but it was still sold online. A single bottle containing 60 capsules sold for £29.99 ($45.00).

The T5 Turbo – Phentramine-RX formula contains the following ingredients: Alpha Lipoic Acid, Caffeine Anhydrous Extract, Citrus Aurantium Whole Fruit, and L-Tyrosine.

Every single one of these ingredients has been clinically researched. Some research suggests that these ingredients may be beneficial for aiding in weight loss. For instance, Alpha lipoic acid may potentially reduce blood sugar levels. Caffeine anhydrous could boost metabolism and the body’s fat oxidation rate. Citrus aurantium (better known as bitter orange) may boost resting metabolic rate and energy expenditure. L-Tyrosine could enhance energy levels and even cause appetite suppression.

Unfortunately, the research that has been conducted on these ingredients has not provided sufficient evidence that proves that any of these ingredients are safe or effective for weight loss. Essentially, there is no proof that this product will help you to lose weight fast or at all.

Furthermore, the T5 Turbo – Phentramine-RX formula has more than one stimulant. In addition to caffeine, it also contains synephrine, which is a naturally occurring stimulant in citrus aurantium. While having multiple stimulants does increase the risk of side effects, such as insomnia, jitters, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, etc., the combination of caffeine and synephrine also increases other more serious risks. This is because Synephrine enhances the effects of caffeine. As a result, the combination of these two ingredients can increase the risk of fainting, increased blood pressure, stroke and heart attack, according to a warning from the FDA.

For first time users of T5 Turbo – Phentramine-RX, the suggested dose is to take 1 capsule 20 minutes before breakfast with a glass of water. Once users have assessed their tolerance, they can continue to take only 1 capsule per day, or they can up their dose to a maximum of two capsules per day and take the second capsule 20 minutes before lunch (also with water) or in the early afternoon. To avoid sleeping difficulties, users are warned not to take a pill any later than 8 hours before bed.

It would be prudent to first speak with your medical practitioner before taking T5 Turbo – Phentramine-RX.

Phenadrine Thermo Cut

Phenadrine Thermo Cut comes from Biogen. It is an OTC thermogenic fat burner that boosts energy, increases alertness and also helps to reduce hunger. According to the official product page for this weight management aid, Thermo Cut has “been enhanced with the latest in effective ‘fat burning’ herbs, as well as key nutrients to improve absorption and efficacy of these ingredients.”

The ingredients in Phenadrine Thermo Cut include: Coleus Forskholi, Naringin, Green Tea, Caffeine, Yerba Mate Leaf, L-Tyrosine, Nicotinamide, Gymnema Sylvestre extract, Bacopa Monniera Ext, Evodia Rutaecarpa 10%, Theobromine, Barberry Bark Ext 60%, Curcuma Longa, Bioperine, Caralluma Fimbriata.

There are three major troubling aspects about these ingredients. The first is that there is more than one stimulant (ex. green tea, caffeine, yerba mate leaf, and theobromine), which increases the risk of unwanted stimulant-related side effects like sleeplessness, anxiety, jitters, heart palpitations, moods swings, headache, etc. The second issue is that there are 15 ingredients. With so many ingredients, it is unlikely that there are enough quantities of each to provide any significant benefit. Finally, while they have been clinically studied, there is no solid evidence that any of these ingredients can help a person actually lose weight.

Users are instructed to start by taking 1 to 2 capsules twice per day. Over time, as users assess their tolerance, they can take up to 4 capsules, two or three times daily. It is recommended that users take the pills 30 – 40 minutes before breakfast or a morning workout, 30 – 40 minutes before lunch, and 30-40 minutes before a mid-afternoon meal or workout. Users are cautioned not to take the pills after 4 pm to prevent sleep disruption. To achieve maximum results, the manufacturer recommends that Thermo Cut should be taken for 5 consecutive days and stopped for 2 before continuing the same process.

Due to the dosage suggestion, it seems likely that even if dieters do not take this pill after 4 pm, they are still likely to encourage unwanted stimulant-relates side effects due to the number of stimulants in the formula. Furthermore, taking up to 4 capsules two to three times daily is quite the high dose of stimulants.

At the time this review was written, Phenadrine Thermo Cut was only available for sale in South Africa. That being said, if this pill interests you and you find a way to obtain it, be sure to first consult with your medical practitioner prior to purchasing it to make sure it is the right weight loss aid for you.