PhenRx PM

PhenRx PM claims to provide appetite suppression, improved metabolism function, fat burning, and “extreme” weight loss. Since it has been developed for nighttime use, it is also supposed to provide increased HGH and enhanced REM sleep. It is manufactured by Nexgen Biolabs.

PhenRX PM Facts

At the time this PhenRX PM review was written, a bottle containing 30 capsules (a one month supply) cost $34.97 on the product page of the official Nextgen Biolabs site. The recommended dose is to take 1 capsule 30 minutes before bed.

Each of the capsules are made up of the following ingredients:

  • Green Tea Extract
  • Magnolia Bark Extract 20:1
  • Phosphatidylsrine
  • Coleus Forskholi
  • Raspberry Ketones
  • L-Theanine
  • 7-Keto DHEA
  • Gamma-aminobutyric Acid
  • Melatonin
  • Black Pepper Extract

Based on the above ingredients, it may seem strange that PhenRx PM contains green tea extract, which contains caffeine (a stimulant), as this appears to conflict with the manufacturer’s non-stimulant statement.

However, the amount of caffeine is insufficient and is unlikely to boost energy or increase the risk of stimulant-related side effects. Moreover, keep in mind that there is a difference between the terms “non-stimulant” and “stimulant-free,” the latter of which means that a product is entirely without stimulants, which the manufacturer did not claim.

Therefore, unless you are incredibly sensitive to stimulants, it is unlikely that the amount of caffeine that may be present in the green tea of this formula will affect you in any way that would disrupt your sleep.

Clinical Evidence is Lacking to Support Claims

That being said, while the manufacturer did not make any false claims regarding its product and stimulants, the official product page for PhenRx PM does not provide any studies that prove this product is actually safe or effective for weight loss or for enhancing sleep. Interestingly enough, it does go into detail regarding some of the benefits of taking the formula and how it works, but it offers zero evidence to support its statements.

For instance, the manufacturer says that PhenRX PM not only burns fat, it can curb food cravings by stabilizing insulin levels and blood sugar so that you do not wake up feeling hungry. Additionally, this product is supposed to promote deep and restful R.E.M. sleep that increases the body’s natural release of human growth hormone (HGH). This hormone blocks cortisol and can lead to even more fat burning while also preserving lead body weight.

However, the primary ingredient in PhenRX PM is green tea and while it may not have enough caffeine to cause negative side effects in the average individual, clinical evidence in regard to the health benefits it can provide the human body and its positive effects on weight loss are lacking. Further study is still required.

Too Good To Be True

Thus, there is no guarantee that this product will work as the manufacturer claims, which is disappointing. After all, if the product could actually help target fat loss on stubborn areas of the body, enhance fat burning, suppress appetite, boost thyroid levels, significantly reduce BMI, and help users fall asleep and remain in a deep sleep, this would be nothing short of amazing. Unfortunately, without sound scientific evidence such claims only make the product sound too good to be true.

Additionally, it should be noted that it is unlikely that taking a diet pill before you go to sleep will aid with added fat burning or appetite suppression while you sleep. The best nonprescription diet pills are developed to work in conjunction with a calorie-conscious diet and regular fitness appropriate exercise to help support your weight loss strategies so that you can get the most out of them. In other words, with a PM diet pill like this one, you are not likely to burn more than the normal calories you would naturally burn while you sleep.

Finally, the fact that the company has used “RX” in the name of its product is a shady practice in itself as RX refers to prescription medication, which this is clearly not.

Still, if you should decide that you would like to add a nighttime diet pill to your weight management strategy, before taking PhenRx PM (or any other PM diet pill), you should first speak with your healthcare provider. This is particularly important if you have an existing health condition, you are currently taking any other types of supplements or medications, are taking other supplements for weight loss, or are pregnant or nursing.

Fenphedra PM

Fenphedra PM is a diet pill for nighttime weight loss. It is a non-prescription formula that is caffeine-free and could help you to jump start your diet while you’re sleeping. The company behind this dietary supplement doesn’t pretend to promise users that they will obtain overnight weight loss results from taking this product. They also don’t claim that weight loss will occur without exercise.

While it is refreshing to see a company state that their weight loss support dietary supplements are not miracle pills, at the same time, the official product page for Fenphedra PM doesn’t exactly state in what ways the product does aid with weight loss. In fact, beyond the ingredients list and the directions, no other real beneficial information is provided about this PM diet pill.

This means, the only way to really know what type of potential positive effects this pill might have as a weight management aid, is to check out its ingredients.

When this Fenphedra PM review was written, each serving of the formula (2 capsules), contained the following ingredients: Vitamin C (60 mg), Vitamin D3 (800 IU), Chromium (60 mcg), Chromax (500 mcg), GABA (500 mg), Irvingia Gabonensis (300 mg), Magnolia Bark Extract (150 mg), Phellodendron Amurense Bark (150 mg), Melatonin (2.5 mg), LactoSpore (100 Million CFU).

Based on the above list, it’s clear that Fenphedra PM has been primarily formulated with appetite suppressants and herbs that aid in sleep and relaxation. That being said, the three key ingredients include:

GABA – may help to reduce blood pressure and may also play a role in energy balance. It is well-known for calming nervous activity in the brain and may function like a natural tranquilizer.

Chromax – is believed to help glucose metabolism, insulin resistance, appetite control, weight management and energy support.

Irvingia Gabonensis – may lower cholesterol and may also affect fat cells, lowering fat cell growth and boosting the breakdown of fats.

That being said, while none of these ingredients have been proven effective for weight loss, even if they were, they are not likely to do much for you while you sleep. In other words, taking Fenphedra PM is not likely to cause any additional fat burning beyond what you would naturally achieve from sleep alone. Still, the product may be beneficial as a sleep aid, due to ingredients like GABA and melatonin. Studies have linked better sleep with increased fat burning, so there is some benefit to a product such as this.

The recommended dose is to take 2 capsules with 8 to 12 ounces of water, about 1 – 2 hours before bedtime. Users are cautioned not to exceed the recommend dose and not to take this product with alcohol. They are also cautioned not to drive or operate heavy machinery after taking it.

Pregnant and nursing women should avoid taking this product. You should also speak with your doctor prior to taking this product if you are currently taking other medicine or have a known medical condition.

When this review was created, a bottle of Fenphedra PM could be purchased on the official product site for $29.95.

Fen HCL Capsules

Fen HCL capsules is a non-prescription weight loss product designed to provide effective appetite suppression and hunger control as well as helps to control blood sugar levels. This product comes from FenHCL and should not be confused with the company’s other product Fen HCL Tablets. Although also designed for weight loss, the time-released tablet product contains a different formula.

Each white and blue capsule is formulated from all natural ingredients, which include: 20:1 Hoodia Extract, Guarana Extract and a Proprietary Blend of Cha De Bugre, Ginseng, Citrus Aurantium, Magnolia Bark Extract and Black Pepper.

At the time that this review was written, a one month supply of Fen HCL capsules sold on Amazon for $29.99.

The recommended dosage is to take 1 or 2 capsules on an empty stomach about 30 minutes prior to breakfast and another 1 or 2 capsules prior to lunch. Users are cautioned not take the pills too late in the day because the ingredients within the formula may cause sleeplessness. Users are also advised to first speak with their healthcare professional prior to taking this product or any supplement when starting any exercise or diet program.

How effective is Fen HCL. For starters, this OTC diet pill is meant to be used in conjunction with diet and exercise for optimal results. Secondly, its claim that it can cause appetite suppression is unfounded. None of the supposed appetite suppression-causing ingredients (ex. hoodia, cha de bugre) have been clinically proven to curb appetite.

As for the other ingredients, ginseng is believed to possibly help enhance immune system, reduce blood sugar levels, boost endurance and improve mood. Gurana, which contains caffeine, can improve mental alertness and fat burning. Magnolia bark is thought to help lower anxiety, which could reduce stress-related eating. Black Pepper helps the body to absorb ingredients more effectively and citrus aurantium – more commonly known as bitter orange – naturally contains the stimulant synephrine, which is believed to help breakdown fat and can boost the effectiveness of caffeine.

Unfortunately, while it is true that synephrine can boost the effectiveness of caffeine, it can also increase the risk of its negative side effects including insomnia, jitters, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, etc. Even worse, the FDA warns that combining caffeine with synephrine can also increase the risk of high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack, even in healthy individuals.

In addition to combining ingredients that together have the potential to produce dangerous side effects, there is not scientific proof that taking any of the ingredients as part of the Fen HCL capsule formula or individually, will lead to weight loss or help you shed measureable fat.