Appedex SX-7 is a dietary supplement and weight loss aid from MuscleTech. It is a powder that is meant to be mixed with water and is taken once a day with a meal. Its purpose is to help control hunger for hours and it is marketed as a “cutting-edge appetite control formula”.
Eight Active Ingredients
The non-stimulant Appedex SX-7 formula contains eight ingredients:
- Camu Camu
- Opuntia Ficus-Indica
- Lemon Balm
- White Kidney Bean
- Kelp Fiber
Each of these ingredients is believed to provide some type of benefit for weight loss. For instance:
- Kelp fiber is said to reduce hunger by helping a person eat less. That said, while some short-term studies have found that alginate may increase satiety and support weight reduction, long-term studies are required in humans to allow for better conclusions.
- Appethyl is made up of green leaf extracts that are believed to reduce weight gain and decrease appetite.
- Kudzu supposedly helps to suppress the appetite and lower body mass index.
- White kidney bean and mulberry are considered hunger suppressors. However, mulberry may also helps to lighten stress.
- Lemon balm is thought to boost mood and reduce stress.
- Camu camu is believed to support appetite suppression and boost mood as well as energy.
There is no clinical proof that any of the ingredients in this formula will help with weight loss in humans. Furthermore, while Appedex SX-7 contains no stimulants and no adverse side effects are listed for this product, this does not mean side effects are not possible. That being said, this product should not be taken by pregnant or nursing women, and those who have a medical condition should speak with their doctor prior to taking it.
How to Take Appedex SX-7
For best results, those who use this product should blend one scoop of the powder with 11 ounces of cold water and drink with a meal once daily. Although it can be mixed without a blender, when the powder is only stirred in water, it can clump because of the spinach and kelp ingredients.
Therefore, for an optimal experience, mixing with a blender is recommended.
At the time this review was written, a single bottle of Appedex SX-7 could be purchased online at a sale price of $39.99. There are only 21 servings per container, which is only a 3-week supply. Due to this fact, this could become quite expensive for anyone who wishes to take this product on a regular basis.
Although a doctor’s prescription is not required, prior to taking Appedex SX-7 it is a good idea to consult with your healthcare provider.
Update May 2020
Appedex SX-7 is no longer sold online and has likely been discontinued or possibly rebranded under a new name. That said, its manufacturer MuscleTech still exists and continues to sell other dietary supplements, including products for weight management. Therefore, if this brand interests you, the good news is that you can still purchase products from them for weight management as well as for other things like building muscle and strength, enhancing performance and health and wellness.
Take Care When Buying Into “Hunger Control” Formulas
If you were interested in taking Appedex SX-7, one of the reasons your attention may have initially been drawn to it is that it claimed to control hunger. However, the reality is that many over the counter (OTC) appetite suppressants do not contain ingredients that have been proven effective at reducing or controlling appetite or in making a person feel fuller, at least not in any way that has lead to significant long-term weight loss.
None of the ingredients in this discontinued product have ever been proven effective for appetite control for weight loss. Moreover, a number of them have been linked to side effects that can cause digestive upset (e.g. kelp, white kidney bean, etc.).
The point being, you should take these types of supplements with caution. Beyond simply researching the ingredients, and taking these products as directed, it really is a smart move to consult with your doctor prior to taking them, even if you are healthy. By letting your healthcare provider know your weight loss struggles and goals, they may be able to help you find a strategy that will make the most sense to your lifestyle and objectives. These strategies may or may not include supplements like Appedex SX-7. Whatever the case may be, it’s always a good idea to explore your options.