PhenQ contains different ingredients within its formula, including a patented complex called a-Lacys Reset, which serves as this weight loss supplements main active agent. The other ingredients in the formula include Capsimax Powder (a blend of capsicum, piperine, caffeine and vitamin B3), Calcium Carbonate, Chromium Picolinate, Caffeine, Nopal and L-Carnitine Furmarate.
At the time that this review was written, the official website for PhenQ did not divulge the ingredients contained within a-Lacys Reset, claiming it to be a secret ingredient that was scientifically proven. After further research, it appears that a-Lacys Reset contains alpha-lipoic acid, cysteine and magnesium. It is believed that this patented-protected ingredient may help to speed up metabolism and trigger fat burning. That being said, although this ingredient has been scientifically studied, there is no solid scientific proof that taking it will result in weight loss.
As for the other ingredients, many can be found in several other weight loss pills on the OTC market and are said to have their own benefits. For example, Capsimax powder can boost metabolism and help the body absorb other ingredients. Calcium carbonate may discourage the body from creating new fat cells. Chromium picolinate may help to burn fat and balance blood sugar levels. Caffeine may help boost metabolism and cause appetite suppression. Nopal may help to reduce fluid retention and work to suppress appetite. L-carnitine furmarate may help encourage fat burning and prevent diet-related fatigue.
While each of these ingredients supposedly helps a person to shed pounds in some shape or form, the reality is that there is no proof that they are effective, beneficial or safe for weight loss. Even caffeine, which has been clinically proven to improve alertness and boost fat burning, has not been proven effective for weight loss.
PhenQ may cause certain unwanted side effects associated with caffeine, such as jitters, insomnia, heart palpitations, rapid heartbeat, anxiety, mood changes, headache, and gastrointestinal upset, among others. Anyone who has caffeine sensitivities should avoid taking this product.
The recommended dose is to take one pill with breakfast and one with lunch. No more than two pills should be taken per day and users are cautioned to avoid taking this product after 3pm to avoid sleeping issues. They are also advised to limit the intake of beverages containing caffeine (ex. coffee, cola, etc.).
When this review was written, a single bottle of PhenQ, containing 60 tablets (a one month supply), cost $69.95. Prior to purchasing or taking this product, you should first consult with your doctor to make sure it is ideal for your personal health and weight loss goals.