Below, we take an in-depth look at Xenadrine 7x to see just how effective it really is, and to establish just how accurate its own private research has been.
Xenadrine 7x is just one of the products in the Xenadrine range of diet pills and weight loss supplements. Xenadrine is owned and manufactured by Iovate Health Sciences International, a Canadian pharmaceutical company that also owns Hydroxycut, Muscletech, EPIQ, Purely Inspired and Six Star Nutrition.
These other brands are a mixture of popular weight loss products such as Hydroxycut, and brands supplying sports supplements and muscle building powders. Iovate described themselves as a,
Dynamic, leading edge nutritional company that delivers some of the highest quality, most innovative, and effective active nutrition products in the world.
The manufacturers of Xenadrine 7x report that there are two clinical studies that show that their ‘powerful weight loss complex’ is proven to dramatically increase weight loss. Our independent research has only been unable to locate these one of two clinical trials published independently. The study we did track down was the 12 week trial, performed in Israel.
The trial does not reveal the quantities of each of the four ingredients used, but did conclude that the four ingredients appeared to act synergistically to result in greater weight loss than when used separately.
It appears that the shorter study was conducted privately, funded or conducted by the manufacturers of Xenadrine.
In study one, an 8-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical study, test subjects using the key ingredients (frauenmantle, wild olive, cormino, horsemint) lost an average of nearly 17 lbs. versus 2 lbs. for the placebo group. Both groups followed a calorie-reduced diet. In study two, a 12-week third-party, randomized, double-blind, placebo- controlled clinical study, test subjects using the same key ingredients in Xenadrine® lost an average of nearly 21 lbs. versus the placebo group, who lost an average of nearly 2 lbs. Both groups followed a calorie-reduced diet.
During day one to three, take 1 rapid-release capsule with a glass of water, 30 minutes before your 3 meals of the day.
From day four onwards, take 2 rapid-release capsules with a glass of water, 30 minutes before your 3 meals of the day.
Other products in the Xenadrine range are still being promoted by a retracted clinical trial using green coffee bean, suggesting that the website has not been updated in some time, and that the products may be promoted based upon flawed and fabricated research.
The manufacturers claim that using Xenadrine 7x leads to 7 times more weight loss than dieting alone, and that the product supports an increased metabolism. Their claim about 7 times more weight loss comes from the two clinical trials detailed above and on the official Xenadrine website.
A serving of Xenadrine 7x is two capsules. Depending upon the stage of use, consumers are likely to take between 3 and 6 capsules per day, so up to three times the quantities that are listed below. Each serving contains the following ingredients:
Xenadrine Superfood Complex (900mg)
The study supporting the Powerful Weight Loss Complex is incredibly promising, but as the quantities used are not mentioned, and the complex itself is a proprietary formula, it is not possible to establish just how comparable the results may be.
The diet pill also relies heavily on caffeine, especially as consumers are going to be taking as many as three servings per day, or a daily total of 600mg. This is a very large quantity of caffeine, and likely plays a role in the number of side effects reported by customers.
The manufacturer does not mention side effects occurring, but also makes no claims that the product is side effect free. There are numerous different customer reviews that mention some side effects, although some of these same reviews also mention that the effects such as jitteriness fade within a few days of use, as the consumer becomes used to the product.
Reported side effects include nausea, jitteriness, tiredness and exhaustion, gas, heartburn, headaches, panic attacks, severe anxiety, heart palpitations, increased hunger, insomnia and vomiting.
Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
Not suitable for those under the age of 18.
Not suitable for people who have heart related health issues, including high blood pressure.
Not suitable for people who are sensitive to caffeine and other stimulants.
If in doubt about the suitability of this diet pill, consult your doctor before purchase.
There are numerous customer reviews on both amazon and the Walmart official website, where the product is sold. Customer reviews are mixed, although there are more positive reviews than negative.
I’ve lost about 5 lbs so far and this product gives me lots of energy and suppresses my appetite, just as it claims to do. Kind of give you the jitters at first but that goes away after about 5 days.
I really liked Xenadrine; reduces your appetite and gives you energy. I’ve been feeling good.
I don’t feel that this product works. I have been on it for a week and all I have lost is the same amount I have gained in water weight. I don’t feel like eating ever which then makes me feel sick. Over all I should have spent the extra money and gone with a guaranteed product. I went by customer reviews on this and they all sounded good. Only one bad review one this first page I didn’t think was bad but I am not very happy but it’s only been a week.
I used this product for a month and nothing happened.
Not really impressed with the product. It gave me jitters the first three days before my body adjusted to it. I have gone through an entire bottle in two weeks by following the recommended dosage. The recommended dosage starts out 1 pill three times a day, then bumps to two pills three times a day. 10 days per bottle at the recommended dosage. Two bottles gives you less than a 30 day supply! You are supposed to use it for 8-12 weeks, which means 5.6-8.4 bottles for the entire time. That is just over $150 for 4 months. Pricey for a product that isn’t helping my body lose more weight. I have not noticed more than a two pound weight loss, but it hasn’t been a fair trial. I have been extra stressed at work from a huge project that has kept me sitting at my desk for 11 out of the past 12 days. That doesn’t leave much time for exercising. I will post back after the next ten days of the project with the second bottle. I am going to make a committed effort to at least walk more. Updated-Nope, this product hasn’t worked for me. I am not losing any more weight without it than I was with it. The only difference is more energy in the morning after taking it because of the caffeine.
The clinical studies associated with one of the proprietary formulas does suggest that Xenadrine 7x should aid weight loss. The addition of a large quantity of caffeine will also provide an energy boost and a slight metabolism boost, although this may only moderately increase the rate of weight loss.
Unfortunately the other ingredients, raspberry ketone, garcinia camobogia and green coffee bean, have no strong human evidence to support that they significantly aid weight loss, and they have likely been added into the formula because of their popularity at the moment.
Overall, the product could aid weight loss, despite the addition of several unproven but popular ingredients. However, the risk of side effects from the large caffeine content is high.
Xenadrine 7x can be purchased from a number of online retailers. For the full range of official retailers that stock Xenadrine 7x, links are provided from the official website.
At this time, the product is sold as a bonus pack, with two bottles of 60 capsules each.
Walmart sell the bonus pack of two bottles, at $17.97 plus delivery. The product may also be available in selected Walmart stores.
The product is also available on Amazon, also for $17.97 plus delivery for the box of two bottles.
No money-back guarantee is offered by the manufacturer. Returns policies will vary between retailers.
Whilst Xenadrine 7x contains some interesting ingredients that are supported by even more intriguing preliminary studies, the product also contains a number of ingredients that have no conclusive clinical support from human trials. Customer reviews are mixed, and although some people do lose weight and are very happy with the energy boost, there are many other people who experienced a variety of unpleasant side effects. This is likely due to the high caffeine content.
The product appears to be very cheap, costing around $18 for 120 capsules. But, considering that consumers are instructed to take 6 capsules per day after day four of use, a single bottle would only last for 10 days of use, and the entire pack only lasts for 20 days. This means that the cost of the product does add up fast, especially as the manufacturers recommend that it is taken for at least 3 months to see the biggest results.
There is no money-back guarantee offered by the manufacturer, and returns policies vary by retailer.
Due to the large number of people who have reported side effects, as well as the large quantities of ineffective ingredients used in this product, we cannot recommend Xenadrine 7x to our readers.
Disclaimer: Our reviews and investigations are based on extensive research from the information publicly available to us and consumers at the time of first publishing the post. Information is based on our personal opinion and whilst we endeavour to ensure information is up-to-date, manufacturers do from time to time change their products and future research may disagree with our findings. If you feel any of the information is inaccurate, please contact us and we will review the information provided.