Fen-72

Fen-72 is a non-prescription weight loss supplement that has been designed to provide weight loss results and is a 72 hour detox formulation that aids users in jump starting their diet and helps them to stay on target with their weight loss goals.

According to the official website for Fen-72, the formula is comprised of powerful detox and fat burning ingredients that work to clean the body of toxins and undigested waste to transform it into a fat burning machine. Apparently, by ridding the body of toxins, metabolism is enhanced and this will help the fat burning ingredients to work most effectively.

Multiple Diuretic Ingredients

The Fen-72 formula contains the following ingredients:

  • Uva Ursi
  • Alchemilla Vulgaris
  • Dandelion Root
  • Cuminum Cyminum
  • Buchu
  • Mentha Longifolia
  • Glucomannan

One simple look at these ingredients already raises a few red flags for this product. The reason is it contains multiple diuretics.

Dandelion Root, buchu, and uva ursi are all diuretics or have diuretic properties. This means that they work to clear excess fluids from your body. More specifically, diuretics like dandelion increase urination frequency. Some people believe that this is good because they think diuretics help to detoxify the body, flushing it of toxins, as well as reducing water weight, swelling, and bloating.

You Don’t Need to Detox with a Diuretic

The reality is that you don’t need a diuretic or any other detox agent to detoxify your body. You already possess the organs that naturally do this for you, such as your kidneys and liver to name a couple. Furthermore, while diuretics may help to lower your water weight, this is only a temporary effect. You will eventually gain the weight back.

What’s more, if you are not careful to replace the water that you lose when taking a diuretic like Fen-72, you increase your risk of dehydration, which can be quite dangerous for some people. In addition, the risk of dehydration is also increased with this product because it contains glucomannan, which relies on water to function proper. Therefore, you need to considerably increase your water intake for both this ingredient and the diuretics.

Fen-72 is not a practical weight loss solution. It is clearly designed for the short-term, and there is no proof that it provides any real weight loss benefit, or that it is safe to take. It is a good idea to first speak with your medical practitioner before considering this product.

When this review was written, one bottle of Fen-72 (30 capsules) cost $19.99.

Fen-72 Update – May 2020

Fen-72 is no longer a diet pill that you can purchase from any reputable online store. It has been discontinued. Therefore, even if you should happen to find it for sale somewhere on the Internet, it would certainly be in your best interest to avoid purchasing this product. This isn’t only because it has been discontinued and there’s no telling how old the ingredients in the formula may be, but also because this was never a good diet pill to begin with.

Be Wary of Diet Pills Primarily Composed of Diuretic Ingredients

One of the ways in which dubious manufacturers pretend that their diet pills help with weight loss is to add several diuretic ingredients to the formula, which results in the user losing water weight. Rapidly losing excess water weight can make you appear slimmer in a matter of days or even hours. In fact, not only can diuretics make you appear slimmer, when you step on the scale, you might notice a reduction in a couple of pounds as well. While at first this may be exciting to see, this weight that you have lost will return as body water weight naturally fluctuates. Moreover, losing water is not the same as losing fat, which is the true goal of long-term weight loss.

Additionally, while diuretics are generally safe, they are not without side effects. For starters, their primary side effect is an increase in urination and sodium loss. This can lower potassium levels in the blood as well as cause dehydration, headache, dizziness, thirst, increased blood sugar, muscle cramps, etc. When taking diuretics, like those in the Fen-72 formula, you need to make sure that you are adequately replenishing the water you are losing so that you do not become dehydrated. What’s more, you should not take OTC diuretic supplements for any length of time without first consulting with your healthcare provider.

Ultimately, any non-prescription diet pill that has a formula similar to Fen-72 should be avoided. Choosing a quality weight management product, with few and clinically researched ingredients from a reputable brand, is always the better option.

 

Phenterex

Phenterex is a nonprescription weight management aid that claims to function as both an appetite suppressant and fat burner. Moreover, not only does it supposedly boost energy, suppress the appetite and burn fat like the prescription diet drug, Phentermine, the claim is that this dietary supplement can also boost thermogenic body heat.

What Phenterex Claims to Do for You

According to the official product page at the time that this Phenterex review was written, those who take the product can expect to quickly lose weight, and reshape their body by:

  • Melting away cellulite
  • Melting away flab
  • Melting away fat

Already, the claims about this product sound a little too good to be true. For starters, while losing weight can help to minimize the appearance of cellulite in certain people, no product has ever been proven to “melt” it away. Too-good-to-be-true promises such as this one leads one to question just how effective Phenterex is for weight loss. To answer this question, it is important to take a look at its ingredients. 

A Look Inside the Formula

The Phenterex ingredients that could be found within the formula when this review was created included the following:

  • Vitamin B-6,
  • Theobromine,
  • Iodine,
  • Cayenne Pepper,
  • Chromium,
  • Green Tea Leaf,
  • Guarana,
  • Garcinia Cambogia,
  • Chitosan,
  • Gymnema,
  • Banaba,
  • Calcium Pyruvate,
  • Apple Cider Vinegar,
  • Grapefruit,
  • White Willow Bark,
  • Uva Ursi,
  • Coleus Forskohlii,
  • Juniper Berry,
  • Buchu Leaves

While the official site states that the formula contains “the finest and most premium ingredients that are required for optimal weight loss,” there is no clinical evidence provided to back up this claim. Furthermore, none of these ingredients have been sufficiently studied to be proven effective for weight loss. Since this is the case, there is no actual guarantee that you will lose weight from taking this product. 

Potential Side Effects

Furthermore, it should not go unmentioned that certain ingredients within Phenterex may cause adverse side effects in some people. For instance, there are multiple stimulants in the formula, including Green Tea Leaf and Guarana. Stimulants can increase the risk of:

  • Insomnia
  • Heartburn
  • Upset stomach
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Mood changes
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness

According to the official product webpage, those who take Penterex should supposedly begin experiencing weight loss within 2 weeks of taking the pills. This pill should be taken in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise program. At the time that this review was written, a single bottle containing 60 tablets cost $44.98 online.

Don’t Blindly Trust the Claims

Remember, no matter how impressive the manufacturer may make this product sound, there is zero proof that it can help you with your weight loss goals or that it is even safe to take. Moreover, due to the large number of ingredients in the formula, it is unlikely that there are sufficient quantities of each supplement for them to provide any real benefit, even if there was proof that they were effective.

Anyone who is considering taking Phenterex should speak with their medical physician. This is particularly important if you have a known health condition, or if you are currently taking prescription medication, nonprescription products, or herbal supplements.

It is also important to inform your doctor if you are pregnant, nursing a baby or are planning on becoming pregnant. As a general precaution, you should never take any weight loss product without first making sure that it is safe for you to do so.

August 2019 Update: Phenterex is no longer available. An official website could not be found for this product and it was not sold online. It is likely that it has been discontinued, although it may also have been reformulated or is being sold under a different name. Whatever the case may be, it no longer exists as the product reviewed above.

PhenPLUS

PhenPLUS has been designed as an appetite suppressant and fat burner and guarantees that you will lose weight. It also claims that you’ll “Feel Great!” and “Lose 1 Pound Per Day” with its super-charged, energizing and thermogenic formula. This dietary supplement for weight loss from BSkinny Global definitely sounds impressive but does it live up to its claims? The only way to know for certain if this OTC (over-the-counter) Phentermine alternative is worth your time and money is to take a closer look at its formula

Before analyzing the formula, it is important to note that it is very unlikely that you will lose 1 pound per day when taking this dietary supplement, even if you convert to a low-calorie diet and exercise daily. While this is disappointing, it is also for the best because losing 1 pound per day is not a healthy and safe way to drop unwanted weight. Losing between 1 and 2 pounds per week is considered to be by many health experts the best approach for healthy, safe and effective long-term weight loss.

The ingredients in PhenPLUS consists of a Proprietary Blend: Caffeine Anhydrous, Schisandra, L-Arginine, Beta Alanine, Guarana Seed Extract, Garcinia Cambogia, Uva Ursi, Capsicum, Raspberry Ketone, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Tribulus Extract. It also contains Vitamin B6.

If many of these ingredients look familiar, this is because they are popular in the OTC weight loss industry and are often touted for their positive effects on weight loss. For instance, caffeine, gaurana, and green coffee bean are all stimulants, with the latter two ingredients also containing caffeine. Caffeine is touted for boosting metabolism, increasing the body’s fat burning capabilities, and even aiding in appetite suppression.

Other ingredients like Capsicum is believed to be a thermogenic, which means it can increase the body’s temperature, which leads to fat burning in order to produce the energy needed to raise body temperature. On the other hand, Uva Ursi is a diuretic, which means that it helps to rid your body of excess water through the process of urination. That said, don’t mistake water loss for fat loss. Any water you lose you will eventually gain back, lose and gain back again. Diuretics are not a permanent or practical long-term weight loss solution.

Furthermore, due to the fact that there are three instances of caffeine in PhenPLUS, you are at a greater risk of experiencing unpleasant side effects like sleeplessness, restlessness, anxiety, jitters, mood changes, headache, digestive upset, etc.

The recommended dosage for this product is to take 1 serving (two capsules), twice daily with an 8 ounce glass of water.

Will you lose weight taking PhenPLUS? Possibly, but there is a very good chance that you might experience unpleasant side effects along the way that may make taking this product an uncomfortable and not worthwhile experience. For optimal results, PhenPLUS should be combined with a healthy calorie-conscious diet and regular exercise.

When this review was written, PhenPLUS was sold on Amazon for $23.99.

Speak with your healthcare provider before taking this product.

phenXtreme

phenXtreme is marketed as a pharmaceutical grade thermogenic rapid fat burner and is manufactured by SuppleSense LLC. With a name like phenXtreme it’s clear that it has been designed to be a non-prescription alternative to prescription weight loss drugs like Phentermine. It claims that it can help you boost your metabolism and provides maximum appetite suppression that can result in quick and effective weight loss that leads to the loss of up to 15 pounds per month.

When this phenXtreme review was written, no official website existed for the product but it could be purchased for $27.19 on Amazon and included a money-back guarantee. The lack of website could mean that this product is no longer being made or will soon be discontinued.

How does phenXtreme help to curb your appetite and boost your energy? The answer, as with all diet pills, is found in the active ingredients within its formula. For this diet pill, the active ingredients include: caffeine anhydrous, schisandra fruit, L-Arginine, beta-alanine, guarana seed extract, uva ursi, capsicum, garcina cambogia, green coffee bean extract, raspberry ketone and tribulus terrestris.

phenXtreme contains caffeine and two other ingredients containing caffeine: guarana and green coffee bean. Caffeine affects the central nervous system and increase heart rate and blood pressure, which can help to stimulate the brain and provide a boost of energy to the body. When combined with physical activity, it may help to improve fat burning. However, while this can be beneficial, the trouble with the product containing this much caffeine is that it can also increase the risk of unwanted side effects, such as insomnia, headache, rapid heartbeat, heart palpitations, upset stomach and so on.

Another concern with phenXtreme is that the proprietary blend contains 936mg per serving and 11 ingredients, but it does not reveal how much of each ingredient has been used in each serving (one serving = 2 capsules). Therefore, you have no idea how much caffeine you are receiving per dose or of any of the other ingredients for that matter.

Before taking phenXtreme it would be in your best interest to consult with your healthcare provider. You should also bear in mind that there is no proof that using this supplement will lead to weight loss. None of its ingredients, including those that have been heavily touted in the weight loss industry for having “miracle” fat loss effects, like garcinia cambogria and raspberry ketone, have been scientifically proven to be safe or effective for weight loss.