Phenadrine slim sticks is a non-prescription product designed for weight loss and is manufactured by Biogen. It claims to be able to provide fast fat loss and support, boost energy, is a mood enhancer, and also stimulates fat breakdown/metabolism. Since this product is taken in the form of a drink instead of a pill, this may be beneficial to those who have difficulty swallowing pills.
Phenadrine Slim Sticks is meant to be taken as a dietary supplement. Users are instructed to add 1 sachet with 500ml water, 2 to 3 times daily, 30 minutes before meals or snacks. It is recommended that the first does been taken on an empty stomach in the morning before breakfast or with a morning workout. The second dose should be taken before lunch. Regardless of whether users take 2 or 3 doses, they are cautioned not to take this product after 4 pm.
In addition, users are instructed to take this product for 5 consecutive days and to stop using it for 2 days before starting again. It can also apparently be alternated with Biogen’s other products, Phenadrine Thermo Cut or Phenadrine Xtreme, throughout the day. This product is said to work best when used in conjunction with regular physical activity and a balanced, energy-controlled eating plan.
According to the official product page for Phenadrine Slim Sticks, each packet is made up of a proprietary blend that consists of Mango Seed (Irvingia Gabonensis) extract, Green coffee bean extract (45% chlorogenic acid), Caffeine anhydrous, Citrus Aurantium (30% extract), Yerba Mate (25% Xanthins), N-acetyl-l-carnitine. It also contains Inulin (Prebiotic fibre), Flavorants, Citric acid, Malic acid, Non-nutrative sweetener blend (Acesulfame-K, Aspartame [contains Phenylalanine]), Colorant, (E124, E104, E110).
Although no clinical studies were cited for this product on Biogen’s official site to back up any of the claims made about Phenadrine Slim Sticks related to weight loss, based on its ingredients, the only effect that this product is likely to have is it may make a user more mentally alert and energized. However, in regard to helping with or causing weight loss, none of the ingredients have ever been scientifically proven to offer this benefit.
This product contains multiple stimulant ingredients including caffeine anhydrous, synephrine (found within citrus aurantium), yerba mate, and green coffee bean. Since this is the case, anyone who has sensitivities to caffeine or who already has difficulty sleeping or high anxiety, should avoid taking this product. Common side effects related to caffeine include insomnia, anxiety, rapid heartbeat, jitters, headache, digestive upset, etc.
At the time that this review was written, Phenadrine Slim Sticks were only available in South Africa. Although they cannot be purchased directly from Biogen’s site, they are available online for R159.95 ($13.00).
Anyone interested in taking this pill should first consult with their healthcare provider.