A product that has been around for a couple of years now, Phentabz is a relatively high profile diet pill. It comes with some aggressive claims, and is touted as being the answer to all your weight loss needs. In fact they claim it’s “The worlds #1 Appetite suppressant and weight loss pill.”
Let’s have a look at Phentabz and the company behind it and see what all the fuss is about. Will it live up to the hype?
- Potentially contains effective ingredients
- (Very) Confusing sales page
- No address provided
- No guarantees
- No clinical studies
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Ok, straight away let’s have a look at the website for Phentabz and see what we can find.
At first glance, it’s a pretty poorly designed webpage in our opinion. For a company claiming to have the world’s best product we expected something a little better, but they may have gone for the cheap and ugly look deliberately. As we have seen many times before, a beautiful looking website does not mean the product is good at all.
We are hoping there might be a real gem hiding behind the front page, so let’s press on.
The overriding feeling from the home page is that they are trying to tout this as a real drug. There’s a ton of mixed messages and at the end of it, we were still not sure what Phentabz actually is.
They have some lovely sounding claims like “a true pharmacological diet pill’”, “pharmaceutical analog” and “Phentabz works like a prescription drug, but without a prescription.”
We think they are trying to create the impression it’s a proper “drug”, with FDA approval and all that goes with it …. but then again maybe not. See what we mean, confusing as hell.
We were no wiser after wading through the claims, deliberately confusing? Possibly.
- No address for the company clearly shown
- No ingredient profile
- No scientific evidence
- Long list of potential side effects
What Does Phentabz Claim To Do?
As already mentioned, Phentabz claims to be the “The world’s #1”
Unfortunately this is a meaningless claim, as there are no terms of reference for this.
#1 for what? And measured on what scale? It could even be the #1 for failing to be effective for all we know, this is how ridiculous this claim is.
The big play they seem to be making is that Phentabz is available without prescription, they do this by comparing it with a “stronger” formula of theirs called Phentabz RX. This is supposedly only available from Doctors by prescription, however we could find no evidence at all that Phentabz RX is a FDA approved medicine.
We would hazard a guess that Phentabz RX is sold to Doctors only and they then sell these on to patients for a profit. This would be without a prescription, as it’s not a prescription only drug as far as we can tell.
This way they can claim that Phentabz RX is only available from Doctors. The “RX” usually signifies a prescription only medicine but there are obviously some very strict rules regarding this from the FDA.
We had a look on the FDA database but couldn’t find anything, either for Phentabz or for Phentabz RX;
On the site itself they have a couple of Doctors claiming to back Phentabz, but we found this quote from Mary Hoke ARNP, who runs a medical weight loss center;
We offer a non-prescription pharmaceutical that is only available through physicians.
But then in the website FAQ’s they say this:
Our original formula, Phentabz RX is still available by prescription only.
If you weren’t confused before then you will be now!
So is Phentabz RX a real drug that is only available under prescription, or is it something with “RX” on the label that is non-prescription and is sold through doctors?
If it really is prescription only then it surely needs FDA approval doesn’t it?
We’ve been doing this job for a while now, and have seen pretty much everything, but even we were confused when reading this website!
So What Is Phentabz and What Are The Ingredients For Phentabz?
There is no simple way of finding out what is contained in Phentabz. All that is mentioned on the sales page is that:
The formulation consists of FDA Approved ingredients proven safe and effective when taken as directed.
Ok great, they won’t even say what is in the product! This is one of our pet hates, how on earth can you make an informed decision when they won’t easily show you what the product ingredients are?
After a bit more digging around elsewhere on the Internet, we finally managed to find some details of what’s in Phentabz. We don’t think that anyone thinking of buying this product should have to do this, but for the benefit of anyone interested, this is what we found.
- Octopamine – This supposedly provides long lasting energy and is found naturally in plants. One of these plants is bitter orange and is commonly used in a whole host of diet pills. This is because there are claims that it helps mobilize the release of fat from fat cells. What is usually missed out, is that this released fat is promptly taken up in to other cells! There is a distinct lack of verifiable research into Octopamine as a weight loss aid.
- Methylhexaneamine – This was originally developed as a nasal decongestant back in 1944, but then fell out of favour for a while. It was resurrected as a dietary supplement in 2006 after Ephedrine was banned. It is derived from geranium oils and is said to be effective as a stimulant.
- 1, 3, 7 Trimethylxanthine – This is a pharmaceutical grade of caffeine and is said to work in conjunction with the other ingredients to provide a fat burning effect.
So What Does All This Mean?
The most shocking thing is that they have failed to indicate what proportions of ingredients you would actually be buying. There is no indication what amounts are recommended to take anywhere on the website. This could be a deliberate ploy, as with other pills of this type they normally don’t include enough of the ingredients that have been shown to have any effect on weight loss.
By not listing the exact amounts of Phentabz, it is simply not possible to determine whether anything that they claim is even achievable.
Ask yourself why they fail to list the exact composition of Phentabz Diet Pills!
Does Phentabz Have Any Side Effects?
No studies have been done either into the effectiveness of Phentabz 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.
Phentabz contains caffeine and other stimulants so anyone who is susceptible to the side effects of caffeine should be careful. The website actually provides a long list of people who should avoid it, including those with high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or anyone with cardiovascular disease.
Any Phentabz Reviews From Customers?
There are a number of testimonials presented throughout the site but we have no way of telling how realistic these are.
So Does Phentabz Work?
Phentabz potentially contains some strong ingredients, but with no indication of how much of each ingredient then it is not possible to make an informed decision into whether or not it works. As they are using a “proprietary blend” then this stops us investigating any further. It would not be advisable to consume something if you have no idea what is in it.
Where Can I Buy Phentabz?
Phentabz is available online from the official site as well as a number of affiliates. They also supply Doctors; however it looks like the Doctors are simply buying these for resale. You do not need a prescription to buy Phentabz but they have given the impression that it is still a “drug.” It is also available to buy from selected shopping malls.
The website does not give the address of the company supplying Phentabz so it may prove to be difficult to contact them in the future.
What About a Guarantee?
Sorry, you are going to be disappointed if you are looking for a guarantee behind this product. There is no indication anywhere on the site as to whether or not you could get your money back if the product was not right for you. You may potentially suffer some side effects, but would then be unable to get a refund. Not good practice in our opinion.
Watch Dog Verdict
DO NOT BUY PHENTABZ!
A massively confusing site with several mixed messages; no address details and a lack of a guarantee add up to rejection based on our criteria.
This could possibly be an effective weight loss diet pill but the negatives far outweigh the potential benefits in our opinion.
We suggest that the company undertakes a big overhaul of their site, before we could approve them. If they do that, offer clear address details, a proper guarantee and a clear ingredient profile then potentially we could look at them again.
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