Powerful advertising that brings in some complicated scientific neuro science, but does it actually work? We take a look.
Fenphedra comes with some powerful advertising that brings in some complicated principles of neuro science and their effect upon weight gain. Despite this, there is very little information about this pill or the makers behind it. We dig deep to find out the truth behind this supplement.
Fenphedra is advertised as a way to help you lose serious weight fast by burning off excess body fat and by regulating your hormones. According to the product information, Fenphedra contains green coffee extract, a branded chromium supplement called Chromax and DiCaffeine Malate described as a psychoactive stimulant.
However, the product information does not provide a full ingredients list or anything in the way of contents information. In addition, the explanation about how it works is flimsy to say the least.
According to the explanation, two neuro hormones play a key role in weight loss and weight gain.
The Fenphedra website does not make an effort to fully explain this brief foray into neuroscience or how the ingredients in the pill help cause the desired effect.
Elsewhere on the Fenphedra website, there are very few clues about what this supplement does. There are however a lot of so called customer testimonials.
According to these, weight loss can be extreme and in the region of 30lbs. It looks impressive but we feel we have seen this all before and, as usual have no way of knowing whether any of it is genuine.
One picture that took our fancy was an “after weight loss” picture that featured a happy slimmer posing with a snake . Bizarre to say the least and we certainly had not seen THAT before.
The company recommend that you take “1 capsule 30 minute before breakfast and lunch. So each box of FENPHEDRA will last you 34 1/2 days”. According to the website information each packet of capsules contains 69.
Strange because the photograph of the box clearly shows 60. This lack of attention to detail does not create a very good impression of the product.
Fenphedra does not give much away about the company behind this product so we did some research and found out that they are none other than Synergistic Nutritional Compounds LLC.
This Utah based company also market Lipofuze and Slimvox. We reviewed and rejected both these supplements previously.
Synergistic Nutritional compounds are linked to the Garrett Devore and Gadd empire of companies and are known for dodgy business practice. See our previous article on Gadd Formulas.
Sad to say, we have yet to find a diet pill that has come out of the Utah Diet Pill Triangle that is any good.
Synergistic Nutritional Supplements are deep in the heart of this set up and share an address with numerous other supplement companies including Nutripharm.
This address is very familiar to anyone with an interest in diet pills.
3165 Millrock Dr.
SLC, UT 84121
There are three key features;
There is not much information about Fenphedra on the product website but it does hint at great weight loss success. All of the featured customers have lost at least 20lbs.
Fenphedra also advertises on Amazon where there is some added information
According to Synergistic;
Fenphedra was not just thought up by some people in a lab. It was scientifically developed. If you’re looking for a product that is not only effective but is backed up by science then Fenphedra is the product you have been looking for
There is so much about that statement that is just not convincing.
According to product information,
Fenphedra activates CART to increase insulin levels and take energy right to your muscles and not body fat. The more energy you have the more you move, the more you move the more calories and fat you burn.
CART or the “cocaine-amphetamine regulated transcript” is the network of peptide receptors all over your body that respond to these substances and may promote weight loss.
Fenphedra does not contain Ephedra or Phentermine despite the name. It does contain small quantities of Phenylethylamine but this is not proven to be effective for weight loss.
The company do not provide a full ingredients list but we managed to find one anyway.
Amounts per serving size of one capsule.
This supplement is not as dangerous as it looks and many of the ingredients are in insignificant quantities and are unlikely to do much.
For example, green coffee bean extract has shown it may help promote weight loss but only if taken at 1000mg per dose.
Phenylethylamine may cause a short-lived high but lacks evidence that it will be effective for promoting weight loss. Even the Fenphedra website information states that any evidence that PEA stimulates fat burning and appetite reduction is “anecdotal” i.e. not proven.
When it comes to weight loss, we cannot see how it will really help you and apart from the Irvingia Gabonensis, which the website does not even name as an ingredient, there is no evidence that any of this will affect leptin levels. Perhaps this is why the product advertising is so vague?
It does not look too bad for side effects. It does contain some caffeine but no more than you would find in an average cup of coffee. However, Panax Ginseng can be unpredictable and Phenylethylamine can raise blood pressure.
Caution: Avoid if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Do not take if you suffer from high blood pressure and see your doctor for advice if you are taking medication in case of interactions.
You may need to avoid alcohol during the course of the capsules.
There are plenty of Fenphedra reviews on the product website and unsurprisingly these are all positive. However, we could not find one independent review elsewhere.
We do not think that Fenphedra will work very well at all. We cannot see how it will help you achieve hardcore weight loss as promised when the ingredient amounts are so inadequate. However, it does seem reasonably side effect free, which is a point in its favour.
You can buy Fenphedra direct from the product website.
One bottle of capsules (60ct) or one month’s supply costs $69.95 with flat rate shipping to US addresses an added $4.95. 2 bottles of Fenphedra (120ct) 2 months supply costs $119.95 and includes free US shipping and a free gift of Fen -72 (a fat burning supplement). 3 bottles of Fenphedra (180ct) 3 months supply costs $149.95 and includes free shipping and 3 free bottles of Fen 72.
Fenphedra is also available via Amazon.com. It costs $64.95 for 60 capsules with an added $3.99 for shipping to US addresses.
Fenphedra offers a 100% money back guarantee. It is valid for 90 days and Return Authorization is required for all returns. Be advised that the guarantee ONLY applies to one opened bottle, so all other bottles are required to be in re-saleable condition (unopened).
You are advised to contact customer services after 30 days for a RMA number and instructions. Fenphedra display the contact phone number as 1.800.597.0860
Fenphedra is not actually as dangerous as the name suggests. It does not contain anything like Phentermine or ephedra but it lacks proper ingredients information and there is no evidence that it will really help you lose weight.
However, it is not crammed with dangerous stimulants and mind-bending substances despite the impression given by the website and all the talk of “hardcore weight loss.”
This is a point in its favour but at $69.95 is an expensive way to take something that will probably work no better than a placebo.
Perhaps the final conclusion should be left to the Fenphedra advertising on the Amazon website. OK, it may be a typo but “Fenphedra takes weight loss to a whole no level,” perfectly describes this supplement and how it will probably do nothing for you. We reject Fenphedra diet pills.
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