Lipozene MetaboUP Plus

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus is a dietary supplement formulated to support weight management efforts by helping to increase metabolism and boost energy. It is a product from Obesity Research Institute LLC, the makers of the popular OTC diet pill Lipozene.

Exclusive Thermogenic Blend

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus advertises that it has an exclusive thermogenic blend. However, simply because something is “exclusive” does not mean that it is good, safe or effective. It simply means that the manufacturer is claiming that no other diet pill has the same exact formula.

When this Lipozene MetaboUP Plus review was written, the formula included the following ingredients:

  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12

Proprietary Blend

  • Green Tea
  • Guarana Seed
  • Caffeine
  • Oolong Tea
  • Kola Nut
  • Cayenne
  • Platycodon Root

Lipozene MetaboUP Plus Contains Multiple Doses of Caffeine

This nonprescription diet pill contains several ingredients that are considered to be thermogenics and can help boost metabolism and energy, most notably caffeine. Beyond actually listing caffeine as an ingredient, the formula includes several ingredients that contain caffeine including green tea, guarana, Oolong tea, and kola nut.

On the positive side, caffeine can produce thermogenic effects and has been found to help boost mental alertness. In fact, according to some research, caffeine at commonly consumed doses can have a notable influence on energy balance and may help to promote thermogenesis in the treatment of obesity.

On the not so positive side, while caffeine may be helpful with energy, not only has it not be proven effective as a treatment for obesity, but too much of it can result in unpleasant side effects, such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Jitters
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Insomnia

According to the Lipozene MetaboUP Plus supplement facts label, the total amount of caffeine per serving is 120 mg. However, it is not known if this is referring to only the listed caffeine ingredient in the formula or if this includes all the ingredients within the formula that contain it.

Recommendations

The recommended usage instructions are to take 2 tablets once per day with a minimum of 8 ounces of water. If there is only 120 mg of caffeine per serving (2 tablets), most healthy adults who are not sensitive to stimulants should be able to tolerate this diet pill. That being said, to avoid potential unwanted side effects it would be a good idea to take these pills earlier in the day to prevent the potential for sleep disturbances. It would also be wise to avoid taking other stimulants (beverages, food or other supplements) while taking this product to reduce the risk of negative side effects.

When this Lipozene MetaboUP Plus review was written, a single bottle sold for $25.95 on Amazon. An official product page did not exist.

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.

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.

Lean 700

Lean 700 is a diet pill from GenXLabs. This dietary supplement has been designed to support appetite control, body fat loss, metabolism to burn more fat, and more calorie burning. Like prescription diet drug, Phentermine, this non-prescription weight management aid attempts to help a person in their efforts to suppress appetite and boost energy for the purpose of burning more fat and calories. That being said, GenXLabs does not claim that Lean 700 is a phentermine alternative.

When this Lean 700 review was written, the ingredients in the formula included: Vitamin B6, Chromium, GenXLabs Thermo (Dandelion Root, Caffeine Anhydrous, White Willow Bark, Green Tea Extract, Cissus Quadrangularis, L-Theanine, L-Carnitine, L-Tartrate, N-methyltyramine, Hordenine HCl, Higenamine HCl, Synephrine HCl).

The suggested use is to first assess tolerance by begin taking 1 capsule in the morning before food. Once tolerance has been assessed, the user may then take another (1) capsule, 4 to 6 hours after the first morning dose. It is recommended that users drink 16oz of water when taking a pill, and they are cautioned not to take a dose within 6 hours of bedtime and not to exceed more than 2 capsules daily.

In regard to its effectiveness, it is unknown if Lean 700 will deliver on any of the benefits it claims to provide (e.g. appetite suppression, boosted energy, etc.). The reason is that the product itself has not been clinically studied or proven effective. Furthermore, although many of its ingredients have been clinically studied, they have not been clinically proven effective for aiding in or causing weight loss, either.

That being said, a quick glance at the above ingredients reveals that it contains multiple diuretics and stimulants. This means that it is possible that you will lose water weight by taking Lean 700, as diuretics cause you to urinate more frequently. It also means that there is a chance you will experience a boost in mental alertness, due to the stimulant ingredients in the formula.

However, losing water weight is not the same as losing actual fat, and it is not a long-term weight loss solution. Moreover, although stimulants can be beneficial in helping you to stay alert, which could help you in your efforts to keep up with exercise, Lean 700 not only combines multiple stimulants but caffeine and synephrine.

Although synephrine does seem to boost the effects of caffeine, this means that it boosts its negative effects as well, potentially increasing the risk of unwanted effects, such as insomnia, jitters, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, and even more serious side effects like high blood pressure, stoke, and heart attack.

When this review was created, Lean 700 could be purchased on its official GenXLabs product page for $34.99.

It is strongly recommended that you first speak with your healthcare provider before taking Lean 700 if this diet pill is of interest to you.

Shredderall

Shredderall is a dietary supplement from Premium Nutraceuticals. It has been formulated to provide those who take it with an all-in-one scientifically backed complex to assist in the achievement of a healthy body composition. It also supposedly works to boost your cognitive performance, and provided you with long lasting energy. According to the manufacturer, in order to enjoy all these benefits, you need only take one of the small orange capsules a day.

When this Shredderall review was written, each capsule contained the following ingredients: Vitamin B3, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12 and a Synergistic Shredderall Matrix (Yohimbine HCL, Vinpocetine, Hordenine HCL, P-Synephrine, DMAE, Theacrine, Caffeine, Phenylethylamine HCL).

Based on this above list of ingredients, it is clear that Shredderall contains many stimulants, for instance: caffeine, phenylethylamine, Synephrine, hordenine and Yohimbine HCL. As such, although this means that you are likely to experience an increase in mental focus and are likely to feel more alert – which could help you stick to your dieting and exercising goals – at the same time, these benefits might come at a cost.

The more stimulants there are in a diet pill formula, the greater the risk of unpleasant side effects. Among these unpleasant side effects include, but are not necessarily limited to: increased heart rate, heart palpitations, difficulty sleeping, insomnia, anxiety, headache, upset stomach, jitters, restlessness and high blood pressure.

In fact, the risk of high blood pressure and other dangerous cardiovascular effects, such as fainting, heart attack and stroke, are also at an increased risk as Shredderall combines both caffeine and synephrine.

Due to the number of stimulants in this weight loss pill, you should definitely speak to your doctor before taking it, even if you are in perfect health. Moreover, if you do decide that Shredderall is the right choice for you, be sure to avoid ingesting any other stimulant products, foods or beverages while taking this dietary supplement. The last thing you want to do is add even more stimulants to your body.

In regard to use, the official product page for Shreddrall, when this review was written, recommends that you first assess your tolerance by taking 1 pill per day, 30 – 45 minutes before your first meal. If you tolerate this well, you can then proceed to add a second capsule to your day, taking it 4 to 6 hours after the first one. Users are cautioned not to take more than 3 capsules in a 24 hour period.

That being said, it would likely not be wise to even take 3 capsules per day, as the amount of caffeine in this dose would be about equal to over 6 cups of coffee. Plus, remember, caffeine isn’t the only stimulant in this pill.

When this review was written, a single bottle of Shredderall sold on Amazon for $39.97.

PhenylCaps

PhenylCaps is an all-natural dietary supplement that comes from Preventix Weightloss Systems. It is a synergistic blend of active and supporting ingredients designed to enhance absorption and effectiveness. According to the official Preventix Nutrition product page for PhenylCaps, when this review was written, the benefits of this weight loss aid included appetite reduction, mood regulation, controlling binge and nighttime eating, enhanced mental focus, curbing cravings and hunger, and boosting the body’s natural cortisone. The claim is that this product can also be used when taking Phentermine.

The ingredients in PhenylCaps include Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, and L-Phenylalanine. Each ingredient was carefully selected to create the formula due to their specific effects.

For instance, vitamin B6 is a natural diuretic and mood stabilizer. It may also help to metabolize carbohydrates and fats. It also works to maintain the balance of potassium and sodium, which is important for regulating body fluids.

Vitamin B5 releases energy from fats, proteins and carbohydrates and is the essential part of coenzyme A, which helps the body utilize other vitamins.

As for L-Phenylalnine, it is an essential amino acid that converts into norepinephrine (with the help of catalysts vitamin C and vitamin B6), boosting the production of this neurotransmitter in the brain. Increased production of norepinephrine can reduce appetite because, among other things, this neurotransmitter is responsible for controlling hunger. In addition, Phenylalanine can cause the brain to release the hormone cholecystokinin, which some research has shown can inhibit eating.

All that said, the theory behind this ingredient is that instead of causing appetite suppression through a stimulant effect, as is common with most prescription diet drugs like Phentmermine, L-Phenylalanine has shown that it may produce a similar response, except without the unwanted effects. That being said, its effectiveness in reducing appetite that would benefit weight loss has never been proven.

Furthermore, even though L-Phenylalnine is not a stimulant, it is not without side effects. Common adverse effects associated with this ingredient include: heartburn, fatigue, nausea, dizziness, constipation, headache, anxiety, etc.

The suggested use is to take 1 PhenylCaps capsule with each meal or as directed by your healthcare provider. It is highly recommended that you first speak with your medical practitioner before taking PhenylCaps, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, have an existing medical condition, or are taking any medications, including phentermine.

When this review was written, PhenylCaps could be purchased on Amazon for $29.95.

Best Factor Max

Best Factor Max is an over-the-counter (OTC) diet pill from Best Factor. It has been formulated to aid with weight management. More specifically, this dietary supplement may help to maintain body fat loss, boost muscle tissues, enhance metabolism and control hunger.

At the writing of this review, the Best Factor Max ingredients included: Thiamine, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, and a Proprietary Blend: Tonalin CLA, Sunflower Seed Oil, Caffeine Anhydrous, Soy Lecithin, Raspberry Ketones Extract, Garcinia Ext Min, Taurine.

Many of these ingredients have been studied and are well known in the weight loss industry. Tonalin CLA is thought to reduce the size and amount of fat cells in the body, lowering your body fat mass. It is also believed to reduce the action of LPL enzymes. The result: with regular use of CLA, less fat is stored.

Garcinia cambogia is believed to help balance cholesterol and blood sugar and could block an enzyme that the body uses to produce fat. It is also believed to assist in lowering appetite.

Raspberry ketones has been found to be a potent antioxidant and may help to support increased metabolism and burn fat at an accelerated rate. It is thought to work by stimulating fat loss by producing thermogenesis and breaking down fat.

Caffeine has been proven to stimulate the central nervous system, raise blood pressure and boost mental alertness. It is also believed to help improve fat burning when combined with physical activity (especially fat burning), and may suppress appetite as well.

All that being said, none of these ingredients (including the ones discussed and the remaining that have only been listed) have ever been proven to cause measureable weight loss. Furthermore, even their ability to provide assistance with weight loss is questionable. There is no solid scientific fact that proves they are effective or even safe in this regard, for that matter.

According to the dosage instructions, users are directed to take two softgels daily. For best results, it is recommended for users to take these pills in the morning with meals. It should also be used in combination with a diet that is low in calories and with regular exercise. Additionally, Best Factor Max is often used with another product from Best Factor: Immune System Booster.

Prior to starting any new dietary supplement to help with weight loss, it is in your best interest to consult with your healthcare provider, even if you are a healthy adult.

When this review was written, a single bottle of Best Factor Max cost $26.69 on Amazon.

PhenterMAXINE

Want to get fast weight loss results and lose up to 30 pounds a month? This is the promise of PhenterMAXINE, according to its Amazon product page. This over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplement for weight loss has been designed as a non-prescription alternative to popular prescription diet drugs like Phentermine. Supposedly delivering appetite suppression and body fat reduction, this fast-acting pharmaceutical grade quality diet pill is “ultra strong” and contains all-natural ingredients

How does PhenterMAXINE provide natural energy, fat burning and maximum appetite suppression? The only way to know is to take a look at its ingredients. Each capsule contains the following proprietary formula: Riboflavin, Vitamin C, Neacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Phenylethylamine Hydrochloride, Caffeine, Green Tea Extract, Bitter Orange Fruit, Flaxseed Oil Power, , Guarana Extract, Cape Aloe leaf Extract, Green Coffee Bean Extract, Yohimbe Bark Extract, Theobromine.

While containing a few vitamins as well as caffeine and green tea, both of which have been found to improve mental alertness and boost energy that could enhance fat burning during physical activity, none of these ingredients or the rest in the formula have ever been proven to effectively cause weight loss. Hence, there’s no guarantee that you’ll lose any pounds taking PhenterMAXINE, never mind 30 pounds in a month.

That being said, one of the most disturbing aspects of this diet pill is it contains multiple stimulants including three caffeinated ingredients (caffeine, guarana and green coffee bean). Due to the fact that there are no quantities listed for each individual ingredient, there’s no telling just how much caffeine is in a single serving of this product.

Be that as it may, users should be prepared for potential side effects related to stimulants including insomnia (especially if a dose is taken late in the day or the evening), headache, upset stomach, jitters, restlessness, heart palpitations, increased heart rate, anxiety, etc. Additionally, PheterMAXINE contains bitter orange fruit, which contains the stimulant synephrine. Like caffeine, this stimulant affects the central nervous system and actually enhances the effects of caffeine (both the good and the bad). The FDA has warned that combining caffeine and synephrine can result in severe cardiovascular effects, even in healthy individuals. Some of these effects may include high blood pressure, fainting, stroke and heart attack.

Users are instructed to take 1 or 2 capsules a half an hour before breakfast or as directed by their healthcare provider. At the time that this review was written, a one month supply cost $26.99.

Although an OTC dietary supplement available without a doctor’s prescription, it would still be in your best interest to speak with your medical physician before taking PhenterMAXINE to ensure that it is the safe and right choice for you.

Phenamax

Phenamax is a dietary supplement for weight loss that has been designed to appeal to dieters who are interested in taking an OTC alternative to prescription Phentermine. The goal of this weight loss supplement is to help you boost your energy and metabolism and reduce your appetite. It also supposedly helps to bolster your stamina and endurance during exercise. All in all, it sounds like a fairly decent formula, but just how effective is it?

In spite of the claims made about the efficacy of Phenamax, there are certain aspects that might make one doubt the veracity of these claims. For starters, this product did not have an official website at the time this review was written. Furthermore, a single bottle of 60 capsules cost $10.35, leaving the impression that such a low cost could imply that the product has been or will soon be discontinued. In addition, none of the ingredients within its formula have been scientifically proven to aid a person in losing weight.

With that in mind, the following are the ingredients found within each Phenamax capsule: Vitamin B6, Citrin (50% HCA-Hydroxy Citric Acid), Yerba Mate Bark, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Guarana Seed, White Willow Bark, Cha De Bugre, Hordenine, Forslean Coleus STD 10% Forskohlin, and Acacia Gum.

Due to the fact that there is no solid evidence than any of its ingredients facilitate weight loss, and there are no studies, or even an official website to backup any of the claims made about Phenamax, there is no proof that this pill will even work. Always remember that scientifically tested is not the same as scientifically proven.

That being said, what this supplement is likely to do is make you alert and energized. The reason is it contains multiple stimulants or ingredients containing stimulants, such as yerba mate, guarana, and hordenine. However, while these ingredients may help to boost energy levels, they also carry the risk of certain side effects including sleep disturbances, anxiety, jitters, and so on.

Users are instructed to take Phenamax in combination with a balanced diet and regular exercise. The recommended dosage is to take 2 pills daily, preferably in the morning with lots of water. No other instructions are provided.

Before taking Phenamax, definitely consult with your healthcare provider. Your doctor can help you to determine what product is the ideal choice for your weight loss goals, and which one is the most suitable and safe for your current health requirements and lifestyle.