Due to the fact that the name of this product is Phentarmine, it should come as no surprise that it is marketed as an all-natural and safe alternative to the prescription drug Phentermine. At the time this review was written, Phentarmine was sold in both tablet and capsule forms, with each pill containing different ingredients. The focus of this review is on the ingredients of the capsule product. A one month (30 day) supply of Phentarmine capsules can be purchased online for $65.
The ingredients in the blue and white capsules include: Umbrella Arum Seed Powder (Glucomannan), Bitter Orange Fruit Extract, Lithium (as Lithium Orotate), Black Pepper Fruit Extract.
The four key substances that make up the Phentarmine Propriety Blend are believed to be effective for weight loss in the following ways:
Glucomannan – This is a sugar that is produced from konjac plant root. When ingested, it can absorb water, forming a bulky fiber, which can slow the absorption of sugar. Due to the fact that it expands when it absorbs water, it may also help to create a feeling of fullness.
Bitter orange extract – This is a stimulant, so it can provide an energy boost, which can help speed up metabolism. It also may offer some appetite suppression benefits. However, bitter orange has been linked to adverse side effects, especially when it is combined with other stimulants such as caffeine. Side effects include high blood pressure and in severe cases heart attack and stroke.
Lithium orotate – this ingredient is said to help reduce anxiety and stress levels, two problems that can lead to high amounts of the “stress” hormone Cortisol in the body. Cortisol has been linked to fast weight gain in the body’s mid-section.
Black pepper fruit extract – This may boost metabolism and help the body burn fat at a quicker than average rate.
There is no clinical evidence that proves Phentarmine will work as the manufacturer claims or that it will assist in weight loss. Furthermore, the substances contained within the formula have not been studied enough to determine how effective they are for weight loss in humans.
Due to the fact that his product contains stimulants, it is recommended that you do not take the capsules after 4pm as this can lead to insomnia. This diet supplement is not safe for everyone to take. It is strongly recommended that you first speak with your health care provider before taking these pills.