Fenphedrine is a non-prescription diet pill. It is marketed as an “advanced weight loss formula” and the claim is that it increases fat burning, builds lean muscle and decreases appetite. According to the official product page, Fenphedrine was created to stimulate CART (Cocaine Amphetamine Regulatory Transcript) and inhibit NPY (neuropeptide Y) to assist people in losing weight.
According to the website, the primary reason a person is overweight is due to an ongoing battle between the two neuropeptides, CART and NPY. CART supposedly helps to increase metabolism, lower appetite and boost insulin levels to provide the muscles with the energy they require, instead of storing extra calories as fat. NPY, on the other hand, is a stress hormone and increases appetite, restricts metabolism and decreases body temperature.
What are the Fenphedrine Ingredients?
The complete ingredient list for Fenphedrine is not listed on the product page. However, the three ingredients that are listed include:
- DiCaffeine Malate– This is a form of caffeine that is combined with malic acid. It supposedly stimulates thermogenesis, increases energy levels and encourages mental focus and alertness.
- Razberi K– Some claim that this substance can help burn fat, suppress fat absorption and increases thermogenesis.
- Thermodiame– The claim is that it can lower the absorption of fat in the body, boost thermogenesis and increase the fat burning process.
In addition to not providing a full list of ingredients, there is also no scientific evidence to prove that any of the claims made about Fenphedrine and its effects are true. Furthermore, there is no clinical proof that the ingredients found within the formula can aid with weight loss.
Stimulant Side Effects May Be a Risk
Also, while the official product site states that “no adverse side effects have been reported” and that the ingredients are “safe and effective”, with no evidence to back up their claims and considering this product contains a high stimulant content, this may leave one questioning the integrity of such a statement. For some people, caffeine can cause adverse affects including, but not limited to:
- Increased blood pressure
Individuals who have a high sensitivity to stimulants or who have heart problems should avoid taking this product.
At the time this review was written, a single bottle of Fenphedrine, containing 60 capsules (a one month supply), cost $69.95. It is also backed by a 90-day money-back guarantee.
Before taking this product, you are strongly advised to first discuss your options with your medical practitioner.
Update September 2020
Fenphedrine has likely been discontinued as this product cannot be purchased online and doesn’t seem to exist beyond being mentioned in the occasional old review. Due to the lack of information that was made available about this diet pill at the time that it did exist, it is not surprising that it has been taken off the market.
How to Find A Good Thermogenic OTC Diet Pill
If one of the reasons that you would have been interested in taking Fenphedrine is that you are seeking a thermogenic nonprescription diet pill, there are many other over the counter diet pills currently available that fit the bill and are of a better quality, are potentially safer and are created by more reputable and reliable manufacturers.
Finding the right thermogenic that will help support your weight management efforts is important. The reason is that what might work for someone else, won’t necessarily be the best choice for you and vice versa.
To start, you need to determine if you want a stimulant thermogenic product, like Fenphedrine, or a non-stimulant thermogenic product. For instance, if you are not sensitive to stimulants, you may find that a product which contains a reasonable dose of caffeine (either from caffeine anhydrous or another ingredient that contains caffeine like green tea, green coffee bean, guarana, etc.) is the best choice for you.
On the other hand, if you want to avoid stimulants, a product that contains cayenne pepper (another well-known thermogenic) may be your better option.
Once you’ve found a diet pill that you want to use alongside your dieting and exercise strategy, the next step is to research the product ingredients and manufacturer to find out important facts, such as:
- Have the ingredients been clinically researched?
- Have studies been provided to backup claims that have been made about the ingredients?
- What do other customers have to say (check more than one source)?
- What reputation does the company have?
- What other types of products do they sell (and how many)?
- Is there an auto-ship program (if so, are you forced into taking part if you buy)?
- Is there a money-back guarantee (does the company stand by its product)?
The more of an informed decision you can make, the greater your odds of finding a diet pill that makes the most sense to your weight management strategy.
Finally, remember that just as was recommended for Fenphedrine, regardless of what diet pill you may decide to take, it is always in your best interest to run it by your healthcare provider first.