Updated May 7, 2019.
Published Apr 4, 2012.

Phytodren looks to be all style and no substance. The website looks good on the surface, but when you dig a little deeper it just seems to through lots of confusing advertising copy and pseudoscience at you. The ingredients may well be stimulating, but they are ultimately underwhelming. There is a money-back guarantee though, but the product is pretty expensive in the first place.


  • Nice-looking sales page cleverly written


  • No contact details
  • No ingredient profile listed
  • Fake photos used (at least they admit this)
  • Little or no scientific evidence
Is Phytodren the usual mish mash of ingredients from the store cupboard all nicely wrapped up in a tablet? Or have they actually got something that works this time? Let’s find out.

Phytodren Overview

What you need to know about Phytodren

The most shocking thing about Phytodren is that they have failed to indicate the 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 Phytodren, 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 Phytodren Diet Pills!

What are the side effects of Phytodren?

As the ingredient quantities aren’t actually listed, it is impossible to tell if side effects can occur. We would recommend caution though, just in case.

How much does Phytodren cost?

The recommended retail price was a ridiculous $129.95, but is now $69.95 for one month’s supply of 60 capsules – which is still pretty expensive.

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Phytodren Key Features

The first thing that strikes us when landing on the website is that they have gone for a darker and, it’s fair to say, a much sexier look. Immediately, a big picture of the bottle jumps out at us, along with a sexy scantily clad lady. Rather strange from the Mormon brotherhood to feature things that go against all their morals, but sex sells, as they say. So let’s not let morals get in the way of making lots of money, shall we?

Phytodren Key Points

  • Really nice sales page
  • Pseudoscience used throughout
  • No ingredient composition

We took a long around to try and find some contact details. There is the usual phone number to the sales people in Utah, which was not answered when we rang, as well as the chat box that only seems to operate during west coast business hours. Again, no luck as we tried early morning, east coast time.

A bit more looking around for a company address didn’t prove fruitful at all, the only information we could find was hidden deep in their terms of use policy:

Notice of Contact Information

If you should have any questions or concerns regarding the arrangements of the Terms, or should wish to speak to a representative of Company for any reason, please contact us at any of the following:
(888) 000-0000
[email protected]

It seems they haven’t added a valid phone number, and the only contact point is the email, so no physical address whatsoever! This is one of the worst things about these diet pill sites. It is as if they are deliberately trying to make it as hard as possible to track them down.

Phytodren Concerns:

  • Fake photos used
  • No address for the company
  • No ingredient profile and little or no scientific evidence

What does Phytodren claim to do?

So far, we have the usual setup used by these companies, so let’s take a closer look at the product and what it is claiming to do.

In massive red letters that jumps off the page at you we have:

Lose Serious Weight Fast! Or Your Money Back Guaranteed

Wow, the copywriters have been in good form coming up with that one, by using “serious” rather than a number, they are giving an unquantifiable amount! They could have used “stacks” or “mountains” as they are the same type of word, it’s designed to trick you into thinking you will lose massive amounts of weight without actually saying how much. Jedi mind tricks from these guys again.

The guaranteed part is very clever as well, they are offering the money-back guarantee (which is great) but it is referring to the previous phrase, “Lose Serious Weight Fast”, good luck in proving what sort of amount “serious” is and what time scale “fast” fits into. Whose definition?

Moving on we have some nice bullet points:

  • Burn Unsightly Body Fat
  • Feel Satisfied With Less Food
  • Boost Your Energy Levels

So it’s claiming to be a fat burner, an appetite suppressant and a metabolism booster all in one. We’ll need to look closer at the ingredients to check this out.

Moving further down the sales page, this time they have gone for the bamboozle tactic! This is a deliberate attempt to deceive the reader by waffling on in semi-scientific tones in order to confuse the hell out of you. This way they are not really claiming anything but appearing to know what they are talking about.

It starts off with the same old thing we see on all these sites by this same bunch of diet pill sellers:

Finally after years of scientific research and developments in modern science, the key to long term weight loss has been revealed

What an absolute load of tosh, they make this same claim on other products they produce that contain different ingredients!!! The same dodgy claims with no evidence, a similar design and the exact same people behind it!

Does Phytodren work?

In a word: NO.

There is zero evidence presented that Phytodren could possibly work. You have no idea what exactly you are buying and in what composition, so it is impossible to make an informed decision.

There is no evidence at all presented, instead they are relying on the power of the sales page to coerce you into buying.

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Phytodren Ingredients

This time instead of some dubious claims about patent pending ingredients they are again using the pseudoscience claims:

“Phytodren contains 5 ingredients designed to mimic C-A-R-T Activation and NP-Y Inhibition”

Wow, they really pushed the boat out with that claim, let us say here that this is total rubbish, with zero scientific research or clinical studies proving that these 5 ingredients in this combination have any effect on weight loss.

So what are these magic ingredients?

  • Andrean Cocoa Extract: Derived from the Colombian cocoa plant (the same one that you get Cocaine from!). They go on to list a whole bunch of “amines”, as most normal people have no idea what these are or what they do its designed to make them look like scientists who know what they are talking about.
  • Phenylethylamine (PEA): Here we go again with a fancy sounding name and even a chemical symbol this time! Basically this is a chocolate derivative that “may” be one of he pleasure substances in the brain.
  • Synephrine HCI: Again more pseudo science and fancy sounding description, this time they are trying to imply that it is related to ephedrine, which has been banned by the US authorities. With other products these guys flog, they normally call this “burnt orange”, but as this time it’s meant to look scientific they have added the chemical symbol.
  • Hops: A few referrals to its Latin name Humulus Lupulus and by calling it an “alkaloid extract” there’s a nice blend of it being a “natural” product but with a bit more science thrown in.
  • Caffeine: Although they have used the chemical symbol they have missed a trick here. There are lots of complicated sounding scientific names for caffeine, which they could have used but haven’t done so for some reason. Keep an eye out, as I’m sure they will change this soon.

Phytodren Side Effects

No studies have been done either into the effectiveness of Phytodren or 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.

By deliberately not listing the quantities of the ingredients used in Phytodren, it is not easy to see whether there could be any detrimental side effects.

Phytodren Customer Feedback

There are some testimonials listed on the sales page, and each one has a pretty-looking person next to it; this is a clever psychological effect to make you think that you could look like this as well.

BUT… at the bottom in small writing they have a disclaimer:

While the testimonials are from real people based on real experience, the pictures used are stock photography.

This just gets worse. They are legally covering themselves by saying this, but does it make it any better?

Phytodren Money-Back Guarantee

On paper, the guarantee looks good. You have 90 days to try the product and then return for a refund, minus shipping costs. Be wary of the way in which you purchase your Phytodren box from though, as the money-back guarantee may only apply from the official website.

Where To Buy Phytodren

Phytodren only seems to be available online. They are using a payment processor owned by Doakes Nutraceuticals LLC based in the diet pill scam capital of the world, Utah.

Doakes Nutraceuticals LLC is hidden behind a proxy owner, which coincidentally is the same one as Gadd Formulas LLC.

There are also a number of fake review sites that review Phytodren, but the same people control them all in order to give fake reviews.

Watchdog Verdict

With possibly one of the most confusing sales pages we have looked at, when you start to break it down, there is simply nothing to recommend about Phytodren.

It’s full of pseudoscience and clever manipulation techniques designed with only one thing in mind: to get you to part with your money. The total lack of contact details for the company, as well as a lack of proper information about what you are buying, has disaster written all over it!

In this situation, it’s definitely a case of “Buyer Beware”.

Phytodren Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Does Phytodren actually work?

Possibly. There is enough caffeine that when taking the maximum dosage of 4 capsules to certainly have a stimulatory effect. Other than that its unlikely this supplement will do much else.

There are no clinically studies on this product or none cited on the official website for the ingredients used in this supplement.

How do I take Phytodren capsules?

You are advised to take one capsule 30 minutes before breakfast and lunch and/or exercise with around 16 ounces of water.

How long does One Box of Phytodren last?

This depends on the daily dosage you use. Taking the maximum dosage of 4 capsules means your 60 capsules will only last 15 days, making this a VERY expensive supplement!

Taking just two capsules per day will mean your 60 capsules will last a full 30 day (months) supply.

Are there any Phytodren side effects?

Looking online few consumers have reported side effects and the official website claim “no adverse side effects” have been reported. That said, depending on the daily dosage there could well be side effects related to the stimulant ingredients, namely Caffeine and Synephrine.

One capsule has 100mg of caffeine, so taking the maximum dosage of 4 capsules per day means a fairly hefty 400mg of caffeine intake – the same as 3-4 strong coffees! This means if you aren’t a regular coffee drinker then you are likely to suffer from jittery side effects, increased heart rate, elevated blood pressure and potentially insomnia.

The other ingredients in Phytodren if taken in the recommended servings should be safe and not cause side effects.

How are the Genuine Phytodren customer reviews

The official website shows several before and after reviews of satisfied customers. Looking at the Amazon feedback though tells a different story. Although only 11 customers have given feedback so far (at the time of writing) the average rating is 2.2. out of 5 – hardly good feedback!

7 Amazon customers (all Amazon verified purchasers) give Phytodren a very poor rating of 1 out of 5. The feedback is fairly common with all 7 customers saying the product didn’t work for them.

How good is the Phytodren money-back guarantee?

On paper, the guarantee looks good. You have 90 days in which to try the product and then return for a refund minus shipping costs. Be wary of the way you purchase your Phytodren box from though as the money-back guarantee may only apply from the official website.

What is the free 3-day detox supplement?

Good question. A very tricky one to answer as no information on the Phytodren website about this. There is however a 3-day detox website that has more information.

3 Day DetoxApparently this detox supplement helps you lose 10lbs in just 3 days! If it does work, it will most likely be water weight that is lost as most of the ingredients in the proprietary blend are diuretics, meaning you will be going to the toilet a lot!

We have made no secret of our dislike for these types of supplements, read our article on detox diet pills here.

With this in mind, your free bottle(s) of 3-day detox may not be such a great thing after all.

Can I buy Phytodren from Amazon or eBay?

We were unable to find Phytodren for sale on eBay, which isn’t a bad thing considering the authenticity can be questionable as its often not sold by the manufacturer via this method.

The manufacturer does sell Phytodren via although shipped and stocked by eSupplements Amazon store. Prices on Amazon are slightly cheaper than the official website but you may need to check with the seller if the guarantee is still applicable.

Where can I buy Phytodren?

This supplement isn’t available in-store but from their official website and select few other supplement stores.

The recommended retail price was a staggering $129.95, but now still a fairly costly $69.95 for one month’s supply of 60 capsules. Discounts are available when purchasing two or more boxes at a time. For example. two boxes (2 months supply) works out at $124.95.

Be aware that there are shipping costs applicable depending on where you are ordering from.

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15 comments on 'Phytodren'

  1. I just started using Phytodren and I must say so far it is working great for me! Absolutely controls my appetite and cravings. All the ingredients are shown as well. Everybody is different, some people will feel dizzy , jittery, or even nauseous at first when taking this product but it’s just matter for your body getting use to the great potent ingredients of these pills! Don’t give up! Phytodren has even persisted my self motivation and can’t wait to hit the gym everyday! My energy levels have increased like no other pills that I’ve tried before have! I would advice give a try definitely worth it if not 90 day money back guarantee! Btw, they do have a number for any questions. This my real testimonial 🙂


    I’ve used this pill on/off for over a year now and let me tell you I absolutely love it. I’ve tried Hydroxycut, that was a COMPLETE waste of my funds! Raspberry Ketone, that surpressed my hunger but the aftertaste of the pill was unbearable(I kept burping it up.Eww I, I’ve tried Apidexin/Abidexin, that worked well (Surpressed my appetite slightly and gave me a slight energy boost) BUT PHYTODREN works the best for me!!!

    It does list all of the ingredients and amounts so I don’t know what info watchdog was using. ALSO, i will say this. EVERYBODY is different. Some ppl are more sensitive to caffeine than others so if that’s you, then this pill may be too strong for you!!

    I eat pretty decent and I’m a female so pairing this pill with healthy eating and exercise will heed results! I do warn you, this pill is the triple threat! It surpresses your appetite, gives you a lot of energy, and regulates your bathroom schedule(not runny either, if you know what i mean.Lol) so you may want to start with one capsule daily and work your way up.
    PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS!!! You MUST drink 8-10oz of water with it or of course your stomach will cramp, duhhh!!

    Also, there is no such thing as a “Magic Pill” so be realistic and PLEASE Don’t Expect to Sit on the couch, Eat Pizza all day and burn 50lbs. Smh Get off your Rear End!:-D

    I will making a youtube review on this soon for you weightloss peeps. Until then, Good Luck!!:-)

    1. Hi I’ve just got my order in the mail today, am alittle scared to try due to all the talk about racing heart and jitters. It’s good to see a real review on here anyway.

  3. They’ve worked really well for me, I’ve been on them for 4 months and have lost a bunch of weight =) the only problem is the side effects.. Like extreme heart rate increase, it sucks. Also, i can’t sleep for like 9 hours after taking it!! And whenever I don’t take them, I get extreme headaches. Hopefully that’s just the caffeine.

  4. May18, 2014 @ 9:20am
    I am about to complete my first box and to be honest, I am not impress. No weight loss. Usually, within about 3weeks of taking a weight loss product I would see and feel the results. None with this product. I don’t think I will purchase again.

  5. Got my order today…had 2 cups of coffee this morning before they came in the mail. Took on capsule around 12:00. I almost immediately felt the jitters. It’s now 3:00 and I’m so jittery that its scary! Cant wait for this feeling to go away. Hoping its just because of the coffee, but afraid to take again tomorrow as I hate this feeling..any thought?

  6. Update: I ended up returning these pills. They did nothing for me. In fact, they made me dizzy and sick. I didn’t lose a single pound. I emailed the company numerous times regarding a refund with NO response. It wasn’t until I found their phone number online and called them that they gave me a RTN number (and tried to “exchange” the product for another, which sounds good until you realize this cancels all warranties). I just got my money back.

  7. I am trying these pills. It is my first day. I definitely did not need coffee in the morning. No jitteriness, however I am STARVING! My appetite has not been suppressed yet. We’ll see how the week goes.

  8. Shooo – thanks, almost spend 2000 South African rand on Phytodren! Got as far as filling in all of my credit card details, when you close the page they even offer a 10% discount! Thank goodness I didnt blow half my savings on those pills!!

  9. Hi, I have recently purchased phytodren of the diet pill universe web site. Once i received my package i noticed that i contained Gelatin, i have tried to make contact with them via email and phone will no response as i would like to find out what type of gelatin is used. Can you please help me find out what type of gelatin is used? Thank You.

  10. I pretty much will state that it does work, Im noticing more muscle structure with my daily workout because of fat dissapearing. There is that
    jittery feeling you get after dosage but what I dont see people saying is that one of it’s side effects is a definite boost in sex drive! It’s like a mini viagra for me 😀

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