As soon as we see a diet pill that trades on the association with a weight loss drug (an ingredient in prescription only diet pills) and an FDA banned substance it immediately raises a red flag to us. Why would a diet pill company try and trade off the back of associating with these substances?
This was the first thing that struck us with Phenphedrine, why has the company invented a name like this and precisely what are they trying to sell? We took a closer look at Phenphedrine to see what we could find out, is Phenphedrine safe and what’s the story behind it?
- Could put you in hospital
- No scientific evidence
- No contact details
Watchdog Rejected Diet Pills
We are used to seeing some wild claims about certain diet pills and know that a huge part of the industry relies on smoke and mirrors tactics in order convince the customer to order. This begins on the website itself and the way is it designed and written can reveal all sorts of juicy information.
First thing we do is see who is behind the website. Reputable companies will always put full contact information, including their address on their website. Along with a valid phone number answered by humans and emails, these are the bare minimum details an honest and trustworthy company would publish.
We had a good dig around on the Phenphedrine website but couldn’t find an address for them, this is not good news.
There is the usual phone number to the sales people in Utah, which was not answering when we rang as well as the chat box that only seems to operate during west coast business hours. Nothing particularly unusual here, but we are very concerned about the lack of address.
- No address for the company
- No scientific evidence
- Could be dangerous to take
- Brags about cocaine and amphetamines on the sales page
What Does Phenphedrine Claim To Do?
Lets take a closer look then at the site itself and see what they have to say.
There’s a nice picture of the product itself at the top along with a headline a three bullet points:
“WANT TO LOSE SERIOUS WEIGHT FAST?” poses the first question.
This is the usual type of headline with these types of diet pill sites. It looks good and is immediately appealing, “Yes, of course I want to lose serious weight fast”, you subconsciously think. And this is precisely what they are trying to achieve. It’s all about clever psychological tricks to perk your interest and get you to read on.
Never mind that it doesn’t really mean much, as “serious” and “fast” are impossible to quantify, but nonetheless it reads great to prospective buyers.
Moving on we has some nice bullet points:
- Burn More Fat
- Eat Less Food
- Guaranteed Results
All fairly generic statements that again don’t really say much but it’s a pretty common tactic.
The only other thing in the header is another clever little trick. There’s a picture of a very slim girls torso in a bikini with a “testimonial” from Liz G written over the top of it. She claims to be on her second bottle and to “have lost over 30lbs” and declaring how easy it was.
This is to make you think that the same thing will happen to you without them actually claiming it themselves. If they did this and it didn’t happen to you, the quite rightly they could be in a whole heap of trouble, but by implying the same thing via a testimonial, fake or otherwise, they can get away with it.
Ok let’s move on.
The pose another question, “What’s the secret to weight loss?” and quite helpfully they happen to have the answer:
“Through years of study and breakthroughs in modern science, we’ve discovered the key to long term weight loss success. And you can only find this compound inside of PHENPHEDRINE, weight loss solution”
What an absolute load of rubbish!
There is absolutely zero clinical evidence or scientific research to back this claim up, but it sure sounds good doesn’t it?
There’s also a nice picture of a doctor, with a random “quote” alongside him just to make you think that it really is scientists behind this product.
So what else can we learn about Phenphedrine?
Well bit of a trick one this, we honestly think that whoever wrote the copy for this product was possibly under the influence of psychoactive drugs!
There is some really strange babble about “Good vs. Evil”. “Guardian Angels” and “Villains”, none of which makes any sense whatsoever.
They also waffle on about cocaine and amphetamines, two highly illegal substances, presumably in an attempt to make you think that Phenphedrine is a safe variant of these dangerous drugs. Why on earth they would do this is anyone’s guess, would you really want to buy something based on these claims?
This is not looking good; lets take a closer look at the ingredients and see what we can find.
So What Is Phenphedrine and What Are The Ingredients For Phenphedrine?
So what are these magic ingredients?
Those listed on the site include; Chromax (500 mcg), Dicaffeine Malate (125mg), Caffeine Anhydrous (125mg), Phytosome Green Tea (100mg), Hops 50mg), Phenylethylamine (25mg) and 1,3 dimethylamyline (12.5mg)
- Chromax – This is listed with an actual amount of 500 mcg. We dug a little deeper and found this quote on the National Institute of Health website:
“Chromium supplements are sometimes claimed to reduce body fat and increase lean (muscle) mass. Yet a recent review of 24 studies that examined the effects of 200 to 1,000 mcg/day of chromium (in the form of chromium picolinate) on body mass or composition found no significant benefits” and
“In several studies, chromium’s effects on body weight and composition may be called into question”
- Dicaffeine Malate – A mixture of caffeine and malic acid, basically this is a fancy sounding term for coffee.
- Caffeine Anhydrous – Again this is another name for coffee; so far we have 250mg of coffee in this diet pill. This will lead to increased heart rate and a metabolism boost for some people, but in others it can be dangerous.
- Hops – Claims to have a stimulant effect and possibly help the body relax. No evidence that it can be effective in a diet pill at these levels. We have no idea why this is included.
- Phytosome Green Tea – There has been a lot of research into green tea and its effects on weight loss, which show how useful it can be. However with Phenphedrine they are making claims for its effectiveness based on a study where 300mg was consumed daily. This product only contains 100mg so at best it’s misleading to imply that this diet pill will have the same effect.
- Phenylethylamine – To quote their description, “PEA is an amphetamine-like substance that shares relations with the naturally occurring catecholamine neurotransmitters and their amino acid precursors, tyrosine and phenylalanine.”Again they are trying to relate this to illegal amphetamines, and then dressing it up with a load more scientific terms, ask yourself why they are doing this.
- 1,3 dimethylamyline – Derived from geraniums, this is a stimulant substance very similar to coffee. No research into the effectiveness oft his product in the amounts contained in Phenphedrine.
Does Phenphedrine Have Any Side Effects?
No studies have been done either into the effectiveness of Phenphedrine or indeed if there are any side effects from ingesting the mix that they have come up with. There could possibly be long-term damage to the body; at this stage it is impossible to say one way or the other.
We came across a very frightening article (Diet pills left me unable to move arm or leg) on a popular UK based newspaper site, The sun;
The article goes on to describe the hospitalization of Sarah and how the Doctors linked her symptoms to Phenphedrine. They summed up with the following;
Any Phenphedrine Reviews From Customers?
There’s some reviews on the sales page of the website, but it is impossible to see fi they are real or simply made up.
BUT…..at the bottom in small writing they have a disclaimer:
“Testimonials for Phenphedrine reflect one persons experience, individual results may vary.”
You decide if they are true or not.
So Does Phenphedrine Work?
Quite possibly, there are some ingredients in Phenphedrine that suggest it could possibly help with weight loss. However there is no scientific research into its effectiveness and it could quite possibly leave you in hospital.
Where Can I Buy Phenphedrine?
Phenphedrine is only seems to be available online. This time they are using a payment processor owned by Excitement Dietetics LLC based in the diet pill scam capital of the world, Utah.
As usual Excitement Dietetics is hidden behind a proxy owner, which coincidentally is the same one as Gadd Formulas LLC.
There also seem to be a number of fake review sites that review Phenphedrine but it would appear that the same people control them all in order to give fake reviews.
DO NOT BUY PHENPHEDRINE!
Watchdog Rejected Diet Pills
As is usual we try and trace who is behind a particular diet pill, especially why they deliberately do not disclose their address like Phenphedrine.
We used Google and several hours to dig up information in the public domain to see what we could find.
We looked at what other sites could be related to Phenphedrine in the hope that we could find something in common and gather further evidence. After doing some digging we found the Phenphedrine site to be associated with four other domains:
They are also responsible for phentirmene.com, trimedisyn.com, Adapexin.com and liporexall.com.
We have come across all of these diet pills before along with a catalogue of complaints. At some stage or other they have all been involved with Gadd Formulas LLC, the now discredited payment processor with a truly frightening history behind it.
Because of the amount of bad publicity behind Gadd Formulas all of the diet pills they are involved with are now using other payment processors and what we found next literally shocked us. We simply looked at the payment processor for each of the above websites owned by the same person and found the following:
Phenphedrine.com – Excitement Dietetics
Trimedisyn.com – Ampersand Industries
Adapexin.com – Pierce Hawthorne
Liporexall.com – Blackfire Global
So what does all this mean?
For the first time we have been able to link one owner of 5 different diet pill products together as they are using the same analytics account. This person (or company) is then using 5 different payment processors for these products, and all of these companies are set up in the same way.
Would you be happy buying anything from these people?
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