Each white tablet with blue specks (clearly designed to mimic the look of prescription diet drugs like phentermine) is said to provide time released hyper energy. They supposedly help to burn fat, boost mood, suppress appetite, and help increase the burning of stored body fat. It also claims that there are no harmful side effects, that it won’t cause jitteriness and that it does not contain hoodia or ephedra. All of this sounds pretty promising, but it leaves one wondering what is in this OTC weight loss formula that makes it so effective.
FenHCL contains: Methylphenylethylamine Tartrate, Methylsynephrine HCL, N-Methyl-phenylethylamine HCL, Synephrine HCL, Theobromine Anhydrous, Yohimbine HCL, Caffeine (Anhydrous).
One glance at these ingredients immediately raises a lot of red flags and calls both the efficacy and safety of this product into question. The reason is that every one of these ingredients is a stimulant. In fact, Methylphenylethylamine Tartrate and N-Methyl-phenylethylamine HCL are different variations of the same stimulant, as are the two ingredients Methylsynephrine HCL and Synephrine HCL. Therefore, the chance of this product not causing jitteriness is very low.
Why? In addition to containing caffeine (which can most certainly cause jitteriness) the product contains two different synephrine ingredients. Synephrine is considered to be safer than ephedra and has replaced it in many OTC weight loss formulas. However, studies have found, and the FDA has warned, that combining synephrine with caffeine enhances the effects of caffeine, which can lead to an increased risk of cardiovascular effects, even in healthy people, such as high blood pressure, fainting, stroke and heart attack.
Furthermore, in addition to jitteriness, caffeine has been linked to side effects including insomnia, heart palpitations, headache, digestive upset, anxiety, etc. Due to the fact that, at the time this review was written, it was not revealed on the official product page how much of each ingredient is in the formula, it is unknown just how powerful it is.
Therefore, while FenHCL tablets are likely to give you quite the energy boost, there is no clinical proof that this product will help you to lose weight. Due to its ingredients, it is recommended that you avoid taking this product. Talk to your doctor about other supplements or solutions that may better help you achieve your weight loss goals.
When this review was written, a one month supply of FenHCL tablets cost $42.95.