Traxafen is a non-prescription fat burner and appetite suppressant manufactured by AXA Neuroscience. It supposedly works to assist those seeking to lose weight, control their food cravings, boost their mental focus, increase energy, enhance fat burning and thyroid output, and amplify metabolism to produce raid weight loss results.
When this review was written, a one-month supply of Traxafen, containing 60 capsules, could be purchased on Amazon for $35.00. While this is certainly a decent price for an OTC weight loss supplement, the question remains: is it worth it?
The only way to judge the efficacy and safety of a product, and determine how well it can live up to its claims, is to analyze its ingredients. The Traxafen formula is composed of the following: Trimethylpurine, Synephrine HCL, Hordenine HCL, Schizandrol, 5-HTP, Yohimbine HCL.
More specifically, the following is a brief explanation of how each of these ingredients is said to benefit those seeking to shed excess pounds.
Trimethyplurine affects the central nervous system and may help to boost metabolism, as well as increase energy levels and physical performance during exercise. Synephrine is a stimulant that naturally occurs in citrus aurantium (bitter orange). It also affects the central nervous system and makes the heart beat faster by increasing blood pressure. Hordenine, also found in citrus aurantium, is thought to have significant fat burning effects and is believed to be capable of enhancing metabolism. Schizandrol is said to increase dopamine in the brain, which, in turn, enhances mental alertness, clarity and focus, while also boosting energy levels. 5-HTP is thought to raise the production of serotonin and help suppress appetite. Yohimbine is believed to boost blood flow and improve workout performance by stimulating the body’s energy levels.
Unfortunately, while it is possible that caffeine can increase mental alertness and boost physical performance by improving energy, none of these ingredients (including caffeine) have ever been clinically proven to effectively aid in weight loss or cause fat loss. In essence, there is no solid scientific proof that taking Traxafen will help you lose weight.
Users are recommended to take 1 capsule, two times per day, 30 minutes before meals. It is important to follow the dosage recommendations, not only to ensure that you are properly using the product to achieve its maximum benefit, but also to lower the risk of certain unpleasant side effects.
Traxafen contains stimulants and ingredients containing stimulants. Trimthylpurine contains caffeine. Although not as potent as caffeine anhydrous, it can still cause certain adverse effects in some people, such as rapid heartbeat, jitters, sleeplessness, etc. In addition, both yohimbine and synpherine are ingredients that boost the effects of caffeine, which means that both its positive and negative side effects are enhanced.
Err on the side of caution and first speak with your medical practitioner before taking Traxafen.