Xentrafen

Xentrafen is an over the counter (OTC) diet pill. It comes from Nexgen Biolabs. According to the manufacturer, Xentrafen provides those who are seeking to lose weight several benefits. These include:

  • Targeting fat and lipid metabolism on stubborn areas of the body
  • Energy boosting
  • Fat burning
  • Appetite suppression
  • Mental focus
  • Enhancing metabolic function

Xentrafen supposedly helps you control your cravings and targets and blasts away body fat in stubborn areas of the body where it is hard to lose weight. This includes areas like your buttocks, love handles, stomach, thighs, and legs. It is also supposed to help you lose cellulite.

Beware Bogus Claims

While there may be some substance to a few of the claims made about the Xentrafen formula, such as its potential to boost energy, increase mental focus, enhance metabolic function and help to control appetite, it won’t target any specific area of fat on your body. Furthermore, it will not help you lose cellulite.

The reason is that when the body burns off fat, fat is lost all over. There is no specific area that you can target. Typically, the place where you will lose fat first is the area of your body that holds the greatest amount of fat. For the majority of people (but not all) this is their stomach.

As for the cellulite claim, that is no known diet pill (prescription or non-prescription) that can help to eliminate or reduce the look of cellulite. For most people, once you have it, it’s there forever. Certain dermatological treatments (e.g. laser, cryolipolysis, etc.) may help improve the look of it, but even those are not permanent, according to research.

Additionally, do not let this manufacturer trick you into thinking for a moment that taking only Xentrafen will lead to fat loss. Weight loss occurs when you burn more calories than you consume, which means that this product needs to be taken in conjunction with a healthy calorie-conscience diet and regular exercise to deliver any true benefit at all.

The Xentrafen Proprietary Formula

As for its ingredients, every Xentrafen capsule is made up of the following propriety formula:

  • 1,3,7 Trimethylxanthine (caffeine anhydrous)
  • Synephrine HCl
  • N,N-Dimethyltyramine
  • Schizandrol A
  • 5-Hydroxytryptophan
  • Yohimbine HCl.

In spite of providing the ingredients list, no other information was given about this formula on the official product page at the time this Xentrafen review was written. Without any studies to backup the claims made about this diet pill, there is no solid scientific evidence that proves this product is effective or safe for weight loss.

Additionally, it should be noted that this weight loss supplement contains multiple stimulants within its formula. As such, there is a risk of unwanted side effects, including jitters, the shakes and sleep disturbances. Although not everyone who takes this product will experience these adverse effects, the risk of experiencing them (or others not listed) increases in those who are sensitive to these substances or who consume other products (foods, beverages or supplements) containing stimulants (e.g. caffeine).

When this review was written, a single month supply of Xentrafen sold online for $44.99. While this is certainly not the cheapest OTC diet pill on the market, it is not the most expensive either. That said, if you feel that this is a product that is worth your time and money to try, it would still be in your best interest to consult with your healthcare provider before taking it to be on the safe side.

Xentrafen Update March 2020

Xentrafen appears to have been discontinued. The official product page cannot be found and even popular retailers, like Amazon, that once sold it, do not have it in stock. You can still find information about the product and read customer reviews, but in all other ways it appears to have disappeared from existence.

Considering the false claims that the manufacture made about the product being able to target specific areas of fat on the body and the claims about cellulite, it is for the best that Xentrafen is gone to make room for more reputable products. Products with unachievable claims such as these are frequently short-lived. You will find that there are plenty of other respectable non-prescription diet pills available with fewer stimulants that can help you reach your weight loss goals.

PhenRx

PhenRx claims to provide individuals seeking weight loss with appetite suppression, energy enhancement, mental focus, fat burning, enhanced metabolic function, a significantly lowered body mass index (BMI) and “extreme weight loss”. The official Nexgen Biolabs product page says that the PhenRx formula can increase metabolism, significantly curb appetite, burn fat in problematic areas, and stimulate the thydroid.

At the time this review was written, one bottle of PhenRx containing 60 capsules cost $44.99. Each one of the PhenRx capsules contains 377mg of a propriety blend that is comprised of: 1,3,7 – Trimethylxanthine, Beta-Phenylethylamine, Synephrine HCL, N,N-dimethyl-4-hydroxyphenylethylamine, Schizandrol A, 5-Hydroxytryptophan, and Yohimbine HCL. Additional ingredients include Magnesium Stearate and Silicon Dioxide.

While most of these ingredients are commonly found in many OTC diet pills on the market, and some research has shown that these substances can offer some benefits for weight loss, sufficient evidence is lacking to back up claims that they are safe and effective for reducing weight. Moreover, what is particularly disappointing about the Nexgen Biolabs page for PhenRx is that a science page is provided, which goes into detail about how the product supposedly works and helps a person lose weight, but at no point does it make any specific reference to the ingredients used within its proprietary blend, nor does it cite any studies.

The recommended dosage is to take 1 capsule before lunch and 1 capsule before dinner. Users who have assessed their tolerance can take up to one more capsule per day if they require additional appetite suppression.

This dosage recommendation instantly raises some red flags. The reason is that based on the ingredients list provided in the supplement facts sheet, PhenRx contains multiple stimulants including 1,3,7 – Trimethylxanthine (caffeine), Yohimbine HCL, and Synephrine. Since it contains more than one stimulant ingredient, it increases the risk of side effects, such as insomnia, anxiety, jitters, mood swings, headache, etc. Considering it is recommend that you take 1 capsule before dinner, it seems more likely that you would increase your chances of having difficulty sleeping.

Moreover, synephrine is a stimulant found in bitter orange and the FDA has warned that it can lead to severe cardiovascular side effects in certain individuals, including increased blood pressure, fainting, stroke and heart attack, especially when used in combination with caffeine.

It would be wise to first speak with your doctor before taking PhenRx, particularly if you have sensitivities to stimulants, are currently taking other medications or supplements, or if you have a medical condition.