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?
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?
According to one article we found, taking Phenphendrine resulted in the hospitalisation of one woman. For a full look, please see the Side Effects section below.
One box of 60 capsules costs $69.96 from the official website.
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.
Take one capsule 30 minutes before breakfast with water and then another capsule 30 minutes before lunch. Do not exceed two capsules per day.
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.
Lets take a look 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:
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.
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 put you in hospital.
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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)
“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”
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;
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.
We couldn’t fine one, and it seems highly unlikely there would be a guarantee attached to such a dodgy product.
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!
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:
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?
The science bit on the official website sounds a little baffling and gives a somewhat fluffy story of how this supplement works. The 4 ingredients listed give a more detailed (but not that much) outline of how they work.
In summary, there are hormones that can trigger an increase in metabolism (called here CART) and those that decrease metabolism (called NPY). Phenphedrine looks to stimulate CART and inhibit NPY and in so doing increasing metabolism to burn more calories.
There are 8 so-called “CART” ingredients that aim to boost metabolism and increase energy levels.
Green Coffee Bean Extract: Evidence suggests you need to have 800 – 1200mg per day for the effects claimed by this supplement.
VERDICT: Not enough.
Take a look at our Green Coffee Bean Extract article for more information.
There are some clinically references on the site, which is great to see.
The simple answer is no. No clinical studies have been conducted on Phenphedrine itself. That said some of the ingredients have been shown in clinical studies to exert a weight loss effect when in the correct amounts and combined with diet and exercise.
A couple of the ingredients look to be in the right amounts whereas a couple are probably insufficient to cause the stated weight loss effect.
You are advised to take one capsule 30 minutes before breakfast with water and then another capsule 30 minutes before lunch.
Do not take more than the recommended 2 capsules per day as this supplement contains a lot of stimulants, see below.
There are two sources of caffeine in each capsule, that’s caffeine itself and another form called DiCaffeine Malate. The later is approximately 75% caffeine and so the amounts per capsule are:
DiCaffeine Malate (100mg = 75mg)
Total caffeine per capsule = 175mg
The daily dosage is two capsules though so the caffeine intake is fairly high at 350mg per day.
It seems that a different company now owns Phenphedrine, which is MuscleCore, LLC. When we first reviewed this supplement we cited Excitement Dietetics LLC, a company based in Utah with connections to Gadd Formulas – a company with less than impressive credentials.
Doing a little digging into MuscleCore LLC and we could find no company website, only that they are also based in Utah.
The company address seemed familiar and after some searching on our site came up with Blackfire Global and Doakes Nutraceuticals. So it looks like the same owners but just a new company name!
At the current time of writing this supplement isn’t available on Amazon but is from eBay.
A number of eBay listings have Phenphedrine for sale, most of them appearing to be from the affiliates of the manufacturer but some from individual sellers. As with ALL eBay advertisements for dietary supplements ensure you do your checks that mean you are getting the real deal and not any fake products.
The official website is the most logical place to purchase this supplement as it’s not available on the high street. There are a number of associated online stores where you can also purchase Phenphedrine.
One box of 60 capsules is fairly costly at $69.96 but discounts are available along with additional bundled supplements when purchasing two or more bottles at a time.
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