The formula contains: Trimethylpurine, Synephrine HCL, Hordenine HCL, Schizandrol, 5-HTP, Yohimbine HCL. The suggested use for this product is to take 1 capsule, twice per day, 30 minutes prior to meals.
Each of these ingredients are supposedly beneficial for weight loss in the following ways:
Trimethyplurine contains caffeine and works by directly affecting the central nervous system. It is believed to help improve physical performance and elevate energy levels during exercise, as well as boosts metabolism.
Synephrine is a stimulant that naturally occurs in bitter orange, it also affects the nervous system. It works to increase blood pressure and makes the heart beat faster.
Hordenine is also found in bitter orange and is believed to have significant fat burning effects and the ability to boost metabolism.
Schizandrol is an herb that is said to boost dopamine in the brain, which can lead to improved focus, clarity and mental alertness. It may also help elevate energy levels.
5-HTP also directly affects the central nervous system. It increases the production of serotonin and is believed to help suppress appetite.
Yohimbine is thought to help improve blood flow and stimulates the body’s energy level to help improve workout performance.
None of the ingredients in the Traxafen formula have ever been scientifically proven effective for assisting in or causing weight loss.
Although Trimthylpurine is not as strong as caffeine anhydrous, it contains caffeine, nonetheless. This means that it has the potential to cause certain side effects including insomnia, rapid/racing heart beat, palpitations, anxiety, headache, jitteriness, etc. Furthermore, the caffeine in this product is enhanced by yohimbine, which has stimulant effects, as well as the stimulant synephrine, which further increases the risks of these side effects.
In addition, it should also be noted that the FDA has cautioned that combining synephrine with caffeine can increase the risk of dangerous side effects including increased blood pressure, heart attack and stroke. Although the dosage of these two ingredients in Traxafen may not be enough to cause such effects, it is still important to know the potential risks that may result from the ingredients you put in your body.
It would be prudent to first speak with your medical practitioner prior to taking this product.
At the time this review was written, a single bottle of Traxafen, containing 60 capsules (a one month supply), was sold on Amazon for $39.99.