PhenaTrim is an OTC diet pill that claims that you can “lose weight without changing your diet.” It also claims that it contains clinically tested ingredients, that it can melt fat away, and that it suppresses appetite. This “multi-stage, fat burning formula” will supposedly help you to shed pounds without having to spend hours at the gym. You’ll burn calories with its pharmaceutical grade ingredients, as well as reduce overeating, boost metabolism, burn fat, and boost energy levels, while you sculpt lean muscles.
This might sound a little too good to be true. However, the best way to know whether or not a diet pill is actually effective is to examine its ingredients. According to the official PhenaTrim product page, the ingredients listed for its formula include: Vitamin B3, Garcinia Cambogia, DHEA, Fucoxanthin, and Guarana.
Vitamin B3 supposedly helps with energy metabolism and nervous system function, and is also beneficial for digestion and healthy skin. It can help reduce blood pressure, decreases cholesterol triglyceride levels, and help to promote healthy digestion.
Garcina Cambogia is believed to help a person lose weight when it is combined with exercise and a healthy diet. Some studies have also found that its HCA content may help to prevent sugar from being converted into fat.
DHEA supposedly helps to burn calories for energy and helps to block G6PD, a major enzyme that controls the production of fat tissue.
Fucoxantin is supposed to enhance resting energy expenditure and will not stimulate the central nervous system, so it won’t cause jitters or insomnia.
Guarana, is believed to help a person feel full and may help with fat cell reduction. It may also help to boost energy, as well as improve physical endurance and memory.
While each of these ingredients have been clinically studied (although no citations to any of these studies have been provided on the official PhenaTrim site), none of them have been clinical proven effective for weight loss. Therefore, there is no hard scientific evidence that any of these ingredients will help a person lose weight. Furthermore, no diet pill is effective on its own. A healthy and calorie-conscious diet and regular exercise are important for any effective weight loss goal.
Furthermore, PhenaTrim contains Guarana, a potent stimulant that can increase the risk of certain side effects including insomnia, heart palpitations, mood swings, digestive upset, etc. You should first speak with your doctor before taking this product.
At the time this review was written, one bottle of PhenaTrim could be purchased online for $21.95. The recommended dosage is to take 2 capsules, twice a day (1 capsule 30 minutes before breakfast and 1 capsule 30 minutes before lunch), with a full glass of water.