Phen Caps are a non-prescription diet pill designed to boost energy levels and suppress appetite. It is marketed as “the official alternative to Phentermine” for individuals who are unable to obtain a weight loss medication prescription, who cannot handle the side effects associated with diet drugs, who need a little extra help when their weight loss medication is wearing off, and even for those who need an additional boost for their diet medication. This product is endorsed by Dr. Karen Vieira, a PhD Biomedical Scientist.
The ingredients in Phen Caps include: Phenylethylamine (PEA), Caffeine, Theobromine, Caralluma fimbriata, Synephrine, Methylsynephrine, L-Carnitine, Red Raspberry Ketones, Crateagus spp. Extract.
The ingredients found within this formula are also present in many other Adipex and Phentermine OTC alternative formulas. Each of these ingredients has been researched and has shown, in some studies, to be potentially beneficial for some individuals in regard to assisting with weight loss. The official website for Phen Caps has provided a brief breakdown of each of the product’s ingredients, explaining how they can be helpful to those attempting to lose weight. That being said, when this review was written, the site did not cite any studies to back up the information they provided.
Lack of evidence aside, what is more troubling about this particular formula is that on the site one of the first claims made about these pills is that there are “No side effects!” However, this is an untrue claim. This product does carry a risk of side effects, especially since it not only contains stimulants like caffeine, which can cause sleep disturbances, anxiety, jitters, etc., but it also contains synephrine and methylsynephrine.
Synephrine is a stimulant that the FDA has warned may cause dangerous side effects in certain people. It increased the risk of serious cardiovascular events including heart attack and stroke and these risks are increased when synephrine is combined with caffeine.
Another concern regarding Phen Caps is that that the official site says that these pills may be ideal for someone who needs an extra boost for their weight loss medication, which implies that the pills are all right to take in combination with weight loss medication. This is not a good idea. In fact, anyone who is taking any kind of medication should first speak with their healthcare provider before adding Phen Caps into the mix.
At the time this review was written, those who purchase Phen Caps from the official website are provided with a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. A one month supply of this product (a bottle containing 60 capsules) cost $49.95 plus shipping.