We take an in depth look at APS Phenadrine to find out more.
APS Phenadrine is a strong looking fat burner! The label states it is the ‘World’s strongest diet and energy aid’ and while we think this is exaggerated, there is no doubt that APS Phenadrine contains strong ingredients that are known for causing health problems.
APS Phenadrine contains 750mg of active ingredients per serving and is essentially a blend of different types of stimulants in unknown quantities. APS Phenadrine contains DMAA, which is of concern.
DMAA also known as Methylhexanamine or 1, 3-dimethylamylamine is a powerful stimulant with a similar chemical make up to amphetamine. It increases adrenaline levels and will put your body under stress, which as a knock on effect reduces appetite and raises energy levels.
DMAA raises blood pressure because it narrows the blood vessels and arteries and it has been linked to causing heart attacks, strokes and deaths. Dietary supplements containing DMAA are illegal in the USA for safety reasons and the FDA is attempting to remove these products from the market. Most reputable companies have complied with the requests and this has seen supplements like OxyElite Pro and Craze being withdrawn from sale.
However, not all companies have complied and supplements like APS Phenadrine, which openly advertise DMMA, continue to be openly on sale. It seems to be a grey area of the law.
It is important to know that although DMAA supplements are touted as sports supplements, DMAA is banned by most sporting authorities, including the World Anti Doping Agency and it will show up as a positive in dope testing.
In addition to DMAA, Phenadrine contains Methlysnephrine a stimulant of the central nervous system that also is linked with causing heart attacks. APS Phenadrine also contains Acacia Rigidula Extract.
According to some experts, this natural tree extract contains chemicals that stimulate the effects of amphetamines, more specifically – methamphetamine. It contains various chemical forms of Phenylethylamine more commonly known as PEA. This is the name of a class of chemicals that are well known for their psychoactive and stimulant effects.
In most cases Acacia Rigidula supplements do not contain these natural chemicals but instead small quantities of manufactured stimulant called stimulant beta-Methylphenylethylamine, or BMPEA. This is also one of the ingredients of APS Phenadrine.
Acacia Rigidula cannot be legally marketed in Europe unless the sellers demonstrate that it does not present a risk, or mislead, the consumer so along with DMAA, is technically another illegal ingredient contained in this supplement.
Take one capsule 30 min before workout.
After assessing tolerance experienced users may increase to two capsules 30 min before workout.
Take one capsule in the morning or early afternoon.
Do not exceed 3 capsules of Phenadrine a day under any circumstances.
Take at least 2 days off Phenadrine every week.
Phenadrine comes from Advanced Performance Supplements (APS). This US company sell a range of supplements aimed at the bodybuilder or powerlifter.
Other supplements include Mesamorph a pre work out complex that also contains DMAA and Nitrozine a nitric oxide supplement. APS also sell a range of protein powders and similar. APS have so called athletes endorsing their products. It is important to note that apart from bodybuilders, competitive athletes will be banned for using APS supplements, which contain DMAA.
There is no connection with APS Phenadrine and South African diet pill Phenadrine Thermo Cut.
According to the advertising, APS Phenadrine has eight key benefits:
stimulates the body’s central nervous system to promote lipolysis, the breakdown of fat cells, ”and serves as a powerful energizer featuring the novel stimulant DMAA! It even puts your stored fat to work and uses it as energy!
What the product information does not say is that this supplement is potentially dangerous and this so-called ‘novel stimulant DMAA’ is being withdrawn from the market by reputable companies.
The FDA issued warning letters to companies back in 2012 notifying them that products with DMAA need to be taken off the market or reformulated to remove this substance. Most companies warned are no longer distributing products with DMAA.
This has left a gap in the market for DMAA which companies like APS are exploiting.
APS Phenadrine is a fat burner diet pill composed of several different types of stimulants under a proprietary blend. Serving size is equal to one capsule.
PhenylMaxx Proprietary blend (750mg)
The other ingredients:
APS Phenadrine contains a mix of various stimulants in unknown quantities so you will notice taking this supplement and not necessarily in a good way.
You will probably notice your appetite is suppressed and that your ‘energy’ levels are increased although this will probably be along the lines of a chemical buzz rather than a natural energy ‘high’.
Astoundingly, APS Phenadrine does not come with any health warning or advice for users. It is highly possible that people who come across this product and read all the so-called fat burning claims will fail to realise how dangerous it is.
However, there is a long list of well-documented side effects:
Not suitable for individuals under 18.
Avoid if pregnant or breast feeding.
Do not take if you have or have had heart related or blood pressure medical conditions, mental health issues or liver related conditions.
Avoid if you are taking any prescription medication.
This supplement will cause interactions and these could be dangerous.
See your doctor prior to use.
Avoid caffeine from other sources, illegal drugs or alcohol.
Cease taking if you experience any side effects and seek medical advice urgently.
APS Phenadrine is not on sale from any reputable retailers but you can find it on specialist sites that sell these types of strong fat burners. Some customers have left feedback. Unsurprisingly this is all positive and we cannot guarantee it is genuine.
Typical positive reviews include,
Massive energy rush, very little to no crash. My workouts have got to be at least 20% better because of this pill. End of month 1 I am down 12 lbs! I have worked out 3-4 days a week and I am dieting as well. Love it!
It’s only been 3 days and i feel pretty awesome, nice warm feeling in my gut like its melting fat, don’t take 3, it will intoxicate you , and also makes me yawn a lot for some reason, drink lots of water, happy shredding.
One man took it for a few months and found the effects wore off,
Got used to it after 6-8 weeks, the buzz went away. Ate clean and upped cardio sessions. I guess i plateaud.
Some customers obviously like the effects of APS Phenadrine. There is a market for strong stimulant fat burners and if you are looking for this stimulant effect then you will probably like this one.
However, there is not much evidence that stimulants will cause lasting weight loss. Putting your body under such stress can decrease the appetite by making you feel wired all the time and it can increase your activity levels in the gym, but as the customer said, you can build up tolerance.
The main problem with APS Phenadrine is that it is not safe. It contains a blend of different stimulants that all have safety concerns.
Synephrine is known to cause strokes and cardiac arrhythmias; DMAA works in a different way but has also caused heart attacks. It has been linked to causing deaths and serious illness including the need for liver transplants.
PEA is known for its mood altering affects and stimulant induced mood swings. This combination looks extremely dangerous which is why both Acacia Rigula supplements and DMAA are both considered illegal.
You cannot buy APS Phenadrine from any major retailers. It is only available online from companies who specialise in semi legal fat burners and sports supplements. You can buy 1 bottle (60 caps or 1 month’s supply) via the Strong Supplements Shop (UK) for £22.51 plus shipping (calculated at the point of sale).
US customers can buy APS Phenadrine from a range of supplement sellers including one called I’ll Pump you Up.com. 1 bottle of 60 capsules costs $23.45. Shipping costs are not provided.
You can also find APS Phenadrine on eBay and available from various sellers. We cannot see how people are getting away with selling APS Phenadrine when it contains ingredients that are technically illegal.
APS Phenadrine does not come with a guarantee.
We are extremely concerned about APS Phenadrine. Reputable supplement manufacturers are heeding the requests of the FDA and voluntarily withdrawing supplements, which contain DMAA, yet APS is continuing to market Phenadrine, which suggests that they do not really care about the safety of their customers.
Make no mistake, DMAA is dangerous. It has caused serious medical side effects, including deaths in some cases, yet this fact is not even mentioned in the advertising.
APS Phenadrine does not come with even a basic health warning which could lead some customers into believing it is safe. In addition, APS Phenadrine contains additional stimulants that also have health concerns. Synephrine and PEA are dangerous and companies that market Acacia Rigidula are supposed to guarantee that this ingredient has not been tampered with. Unsurprisingly this has not been adhered to.
Overall, APS Phenadrine looks to be a very dangerous cocktail of stimulants and with 750mg, each capsule serving you could very easily end up in hospital or even on a slab.
There is no reason to take this supplement. We find it surprising that it is still openly on sale. It is an easy decision. We reject APS Phenadrine.
Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.