Whilst certainly not the most ingredients we have seen crammed into a diet pill it’s not far off! We see if Phenocal can “turbo charge” your metabolism, give you energy and control food cravings. We take an in depth look at Phenocal to get behind the confusion and to see whether this supplement is worth a try.
Phenocal is manufactured by Pharmaxa Labs who are based in Florida, USA, and has been on the market for some time now. They produce a number of dietary supplements from sleep aids, bone and joint support, to menopause products.
It seems that “Health web shopping” provide the fulfilment and customer support, including returns, for all Phenocal orders as the same contact number is used and this company provides the billing solution.
We would have liked to know a return address because it would have reassured us that Pharmaxa are serious about the guarantee. We don’t think they are and in our opinion, you may struggle to get your money back.
Side effects can include headaches, vomiting, upset stomach, nausea, and Aallergic reactions.
One bottle of 150 capsules costs $39.95. Alternatively, you can buy three bottles and get one free for $119.95.
Phenocal is a weight loss supplement that you can only buy online. You will not find this supplement on sale in the shops or stores. The advertising claims it will suppress your appetite and increase your energy levels and fat burning capabilities by increasing the speed of your metabolism. In addition, it will help boost your energy levels.
None of these are unusual claims for any fat burner but where Phenocal differs from most is in the sheer number of different ingredients contained in the formula. There are over 20 different components to this diet pill all in unknown quantities so effects are going to be unpredictable.
This supplement contains appetite suppressant and cactus extract Hoodia Gordonii plus Glucomannan a fibre extract that swells in the stomach in order to create feelings of fullness.
As well as these two appetite suppressants. Phenocal contains green lea extract and Yerba Mate – two tea type ingredients both with an application to weight loss as well as a source of caffeine. It contains traditional Indian herb extract Forskolin and diet pill favourite Garcinia Cambogia believed to act as a natural fat blocker.
Take 3 capsules twice daily with a full glass of water, once in the morning about 15 minutes before breakfast and again about 4 hours later before your mid-afternoon meal.
Phenocal contains seaweed extract Fucoxanthin, tree extract Evodiamine, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids to complete the formula.
According to the product information, Phenocal is manufactured by Pharmaxa. Looking at the official website and company information you get the impression that Pharmaxa is based in the USA and is a reputable and well established US supplements company.
There is a US phone number next to a US flag and there are the usual claims that all supplements comply with GMP (good manufacturing practice) as well as a prominently placed FDA logo.
According to the product information, Phenocal works in three ways.
The information explains,
There are few (if any) weight loss supplements available today that are as complete as Phenocal. Each capsule contains more than 20 ingredients that will provide noticeable and in many cases remarkable results without unpleasant jitters and crashes!
The effects upon the metabolism are explained,
Phenocal contains several key extracts that can naturally boost the metabolism and enhance thermogenesis, or fat burning. This means your body will consistently be using more calories, whether you’re outside running or home on the couch
There is also an appetite suppressing effect thanks to Glucomannan – a soluble fibre that expands in the stomach and makes you feel fuller longer, and Hoodia a cactus extract that the product information claims as scientifically proven.
In truth, these two appetite suppressants are at opposite ends of the weight loss spectrum.
Glucomannan is a natural fibre that has been approved by the European Food safety authority (EFSA) whereas Hoodia was banned by EU laws because it was unproven to work.
It is hard to predict whether Phenocal works or not, judging by the ingredients list.
Without a full breakdown of the individual components of each capsule it is impossible to know if each ingredient is in sufficient quantities to work.
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Phenocal contains a lot of ingredients! The list reads like a “who’s who” of weight loss but despite that there is no information about the quantities of each one.
Each serving is equal to 3 capsules and contains 2, 230mg of ingredients in a proprietary blend.
There are no provided health warnings for Phenocal and this supplement does look pretty safe judging by the listed ingredients. The downside is that we have no idea just how much of the individual ingredients are contained in this supplement.
Glucomannan can pose a choking risk so it will be important to ensure that you take with plenty of water so that you wash the capsules down.
Other side effects may include
Not suitable for individuals under 18. Avoid if you are pregnant or breast feeding. If you suffer from an underlying medical condition or are taking prescription medication, speak to your doctor first. Phenocal may aggravate some conditions and may interact with medication.
There is some customer feedback for Phenocal so we can at least look at true customer experiences.
Some people feel that this supplement works. This customer reported,
Since I have received Phenocal, I have been using it daily. It’s been about 2 weeks now and I have lost approximately 9 lbs. You have to be dedicated in order for this product to work. Dedication is important. I love this product because of the fact that when I take it, I do not have the urge to eat constantly…
Another customer said,
I have been using Phenocal for about 2 months. It has helped me lose those last 15 pounds that never seem to come off. I really liked the boost of energy it gave me and it kept the cravings at bay. Highly recommended
Many people say the same and it seems that if you put in your own efforts, Phenocal may help improve results. However, not everyone is as satisfied.
There is a lot of negative feedback for Phenocal. This customer said, what a lot of other people have mentioned too,
I took this product for a month, and did not lose a pound. I didn’t feel energized either. It’s a waste of money…
This customer was more detailed,
I can honestly say that it does give me a bit more energy but has done nothing to curb my appetite or lose weight. I have lost zero pounds and might even have gained 1. (I exercised 3-4 times a week, running/walking and weights and I usually eat well) I will not be buying another nor will I recommend this to anyone….
Very disappointed. Didn’t help me at all. Expected it to help curb my appetite but it didn’t.
There is an advertised money-back guarantee. Here’s what the company have to say about it,
You’re invited to try the product RISK FREE for a full 60 days. We are extremely confident that you will be 100% delighted with your purchase of the product. That’s why we offer you our No-Nonsense Money-Back Guarantee. And it’s a 100% Unconditional Money-Back Guarantee! Our guarantee contains no fine print or misleading terms. Simply stated, if for any reason you are not completely satisfied, simply contact us within 60 days of your purchase date and return the unused portion. You will receive a prompt refund of the product’s purchase price.
We asked the live chat customer service department about where to send the return product. She said that once a customer had ordered, the refund and return could be processed. She stated that the return address was located in the USA. However we have been unable to find a return address or any company address or return address on the website.
Phenocal is only available online.
If you buy direct from the official website, prices are as follows:
You can also buy Phenocal via Amazon USA:
The supplement looks like a bit of a mish-mash. There are a lot of ingredients but it’s not clear how much is available in each capsule. This means its hard to see how it will really help you lose weight.
A lot of customer feedback is indifferent and although this supplement may have a slight effect upon appetite and energy levels not everyone has noticed any difference. It seems that effects may be very minor and in some cases non-existent.
If you’re going to be paying for a diet supplement you want to be 100% confident its going to work – well with Phenocal, we think you’re going to be disappointed. Whilst the “free gifts” sound great, we are more interested in the product itself and whether it’s a powerful enough diet pill to work.
The fact is, the fat busting effects of Phenocal are overstated and you’re unlikely to lose much weight only the dollars in your wallet.
Overall we don’t think that Phenocal is good enough to recommend so we have no other option but to reject this supplement.
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