Fen-72 is an over-the-counter (OTC) dietary supplement designed to deliver weight loss results that are both fast and effective. According to the product label on the bottle, it is a “72 hour rapid weight loss supplement”.
The official product page for Fen-72 claims that it is a 72 hour detox formulation that will help to “jump start” your diet and help you to stay on track when it comes to your weight loss goals. The site says that the product is made up of powerful fat burning and detox ingredients that will help to cleanse your body of undigested waste and toxins and transform it into a fat burning machine. By removing toxins from your body, your metabolism will improve and this will supposedly help the fat burning ingredients within the formula work with greater efficacy.
The ingredients listed for the Fen-72 formula include:Dandelion Root, Uva Ursi, Buchu, Glucomannan, Alchemlla Vulgaris, Cuminum Cyminum, and Mentha Longifolia.
Based on the above lists of ingredients this product contains multiple diuretics. Dandelion root, uva ursi, and buchu are diuretics or have diuretic properties. What this means is that they flush fluid out of your system. In other words, they increase the frequency of urination. Some people claim that these substances are good because they help to flush excess toxins and undigested waste from the body.
The truth is that these ingredients will help to remove excess water from your body, which can decrease bloat, swelling, and water weight. While the increased frequency of urination can flush out toxins, it is not necessary to detox your body using supplements. Detoxification is a natural process of some of the body’s vital organs, such as the liver and kidneys. Taking diuretics on a daily basis can be dangerous to your health because you need to make sure that you are constantly replacing the water your body is losing. If you don’t, you put yourself at an increased risk of dehydration and heat exhaustion or heat stroke, especially if Fen-72 is combined with exercising.
Another troubling aspect about this product is it contains Glucomannan, which is commonly used in many OTC weight loss supplements to provide appetite suppression. While this can be an ideal ingredient for helping to provide a feeling of fullness, when used in combination with diuretics it could be dangerous. The reason is glucomannan is a fiber that expands in the stomach when it absorbs water. Therefore, not only are you losing water through the diuretics but the water that you ingest to replace it is being absorbed by the fiber. Therefore, you would have to dramatically increase your water intake.
In addition, when this review was written, the official product page for Fen-72 contained conflicting and unclear information. For instance, it stated that users should take 5 capsules 30 minutes prior to breakfast and lunch, which would imply 10 pills per day. Meanwhile, a one month supply contains 30 capsules, which clearly would not be enough to meet the usage requirements. It is more likely that users are to take 10 pills for 3 consecutive days, which would make sense that one supply contains 30 capsules and that the product is called Fen-72 (72 hours = 3 days). That said, this is not clearly stated on the product page.
Fen-72 is a short-term weight loss detox solution that should not be exceeded over a month, but the manufacturer recommends one detox every other month. It is vital that you speak with your healthcare provider before taking this product.