FenMax contains a 222mg propriety blend that is made up of the following ingredients: 2-Phenylethylamine, Hordenine Hydrochloride, Yohimbe Hydrochloride, Synephrine Hydrochloride. Although the supplement facts label does provide the number of mg of the proprietary blend per pill, it does not provide the individual amounts for each ingredient in the blend, which is concerning.
Each of the ingredients has been studied for its effect on weight loss and some research has found that 2-Phenylethylamine can help boost mood and lower hunger cravings. Hordenine Hydrochloride is thought to improve metabolism, provide extra energy and enhance mood. Yohimbe Hydrochloride supposedly helps to improve the body’s fat burning ability and boosts energy. Synephrine Hydrochloride is the naturally occurring stimulant found in citrus aurantium, better known as bitter orange. It is believed to raise metabolic rate and energy expenditure.
Further research needs to be conducted on all these ingredients to better determine their effects on weight loss. Currently, there is not enough scientific evidence to prove that these substances are safe or beneficial for individuals who are seeking to lose weight.
FenMax does contain multiple stimulants, which can increase the risk of certain side effects, such as sleeplessness, nausea and nervousness. Furthermore, according to the supplement facts label, this product contains caffeine. This is a concern because it also contains synephrine, a stimulant which enhances the effects of caffeine. The FDA warns that combining these two stimulants can result in serious cardiovascular effects, even in healthy individuals, such as high blood pressure, stroke and heart attack.
Due to this fact, it would be in your best interest to first consult with your healthcare provider before taking FenMax. This is particularly important if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have any existing medical condition or are taking any medications or supplements.
Users of FenMax are directed to take 1 tablet with 8 ounces of water 20 minutes before breakfast and 1 tablet 20 minutes before lunch. It is important to follow the directions as indicated on the label of the product or the recommendations of your doctor.