Phenastin is a nonprescription diet pill that supposedly helps with appetite suppression and metabolic enhancing. The bottle’s label boldly states that Phenastin is a “pharmaceutical grade weight loss stimulant.” Between this declaration, its name and its white and blue specked tablets, it’s more than obvious that Phenastin has been designed to be seen as a Phentermine or Adipex alternative.
According to the manufacturer, Kerl Pharma, Phenastin has been formulated to improve glucose uptake and to improve the reduction of the “dreaded hunger feeling.” By lowering appetite, reducing calories isn’t as difficult a task.
Another claim is that the diet pill was developed to help in the mobilization of fat stores. Improved thermogenesis (fat that is burned to produce heat energy) will lead to burning up to 20% more calories using the body’s current fat stores. Lowering fat storage not only leads to a decrease in excess weight, but can significantly improve appearance, according to the makers of Phenastin.
At the time that this Phenastin review was created, it was composed of a proprietary blend of these ingredients: Caffeine Anhydrous, Theobromine Anhydrous, Phenethylamine Hcl, 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), Mentha Piperita, Alpha Yohimbine.
None of these ingredients are particularly unique in the OTC (over the counter) diet pill market. In fact, the majority of them are stimulants. On the plus side, some research has shown that stimulants, such as caffeine, can boost mental alertness and raise energy levels, both of which can help make it easier to maintain an active lifestyle. Moreover, having improved energy can also help to make it easier to hit peak workout performance levels when exercising, which can also be beneficial for weight loss.
Additionally, some research has also found that stimulants may lead to appetite suppression in some people. However, it is important to point out that although these ingredients can be beneficial in supporting dieters who adhere to a regular exercise program and who follow a reduced-calorie diet, there is no scientific proof that connects these ingredients to fat loss.
Furthermore, do keep in mind that stimulant ingredients also increase the rise of certain side effects, such as insomnia, anxiety, jitters, constipation, headache and more. Individuals who are sensitive to stimulants or those who also ingest foods or beverages that contain stimulants while taking Phenastin, may be at an increased risk of experiencing negative side effects.
Although Phenastin sells for $39.99 on Amazon (when this review was written) It would be wise to first speak with your healthcare provider before taking this diet pill.