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Appetrex Control Review - Does This Appetite Suppressant Work? Are side effects and inaccurate weight-loss claims deal breakers?

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

appetrex-control-product-imageThere’s intrigue surrounding Appetrex Control, so we dug deep into the ingredients, side effects, scientific research and customer service. Additionally, we focused on hundreds of consumer comments and reviews. We then summarized and refined to give you the info you need.

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What You Need to Know

First off, Appetrex Control is an appetite suppressant with ingredients that include B-vitamins, black tea extract, green tea extract, yerba mate, grape skin extract, chrysin, ginger root extract, grape seed extract and dill weed extract. The recommended serving of two capsules, once per day, supposedly supports weight-loss and suppresses appetite. One benefit is the compact size of the pills.

There is no information about when GNC introduced Appetrex Control, but the company has been in operation for more than 75 years, a good sign. GNC has had a few litigious bouts though. The supplement is available to purchase on the official website and through retail stores. We do like the longevity of the company and a there are some positive customer comments, but read on…

Side Effects – A Bit Itchy?

The first negative relates to Appetrex Control side effects. “Dieters go into the weight-loss journey with one thing in mind, success,” says our Research Editor. “If a supplement doesn’t leave you feeling right, that’s enough reason to move on.”

“This made me very itchy and I had to take first thing in the morning – only one – or I couldn’t get my body to relax enough to go to sleep at night,” said a customer.

“This product simply made me feel nauseous & dizzy. I would start feeling a burning sensation in the pit of my stomach each time I took them,” reported a user.

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Regulatory Concerns

On March of 2015, the Attorney General of New York reached an agreement with parent company GNC to put place a system to authenticate supplements. This stems from findings that the formulas didn’t contain the listed ingredients.

Weight-Loss Claims – Not True?

Based upon multiple customer reviews, Appetrex Control ingredients do nothing. “This product did not work for me. I worked out with it and didn’t lose any weight,” commented one consumer.

“Have been taking max dosage since I received. Gives me the jitters inside, and have not lost a pound!,” said a customer.

“Doesn’t really work. It doesn’t help suppress my appetite at all and I’m still hungry after taking it,” offers another.

Our research reveals that a small concern with a supplement, like ineffectiveness, could inhibit long-term success. If Appetrex Control doesn’t work, we can’t see a reason for the dieter to keep taking it.

The Science

According to the official website, Appetrex Control ingredients have been tested, but we couldn’t locate any published clinical studies linking the formula to weight-loss. At DietSpotlight, having the opportunity to find supporting scientific research is critical. If there is no science, dieters will walk away.

The Bottom Line

After an extensive look at Appetrex Control, we’ve reached a verdict. There are some positives, like the longevity of the company and a few favorable customer reviews, but we can’t recommend it because of the lack of scientific research supporting weight-loss claims. Plus, we have concerns about the investigations into GNC and the comments about bad taste.

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(Feel free to scroll below for our previously published full-length Appetrex Control Review)

Previous Appetrex Control Review (Updated March 7, 2014):

What You Should Know

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Appetrex Control is a GNC product sold as part of the Total Lean line. The product description claims the supplement will reduce appetite, increase metabolism and boost weight loss. There are references to clinical research supporting weight loss claims, but we could not find any links to these clinical studies. GNC sells Appetrex Control for $39.99. Each bottle contains 60 tablets, a one-month supply. Customer service contact information is available for dieters. There are more than 50 reviews of Appetrex Control on the GNC website, but not all are positive.

List of Ingredients

Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Chromium. Proprietary Herbal Blend: Black Tea Leaves Extract, Coffee Bean Extract, Green Tea Leaves Extract. Yerba Mate Extract, Grape Skin Extract, Chrysin, Ginger Root Extract and Dill Weed Extract.

Product Features

The initial ingredients are just B vitamins used to naturally boost energy. B vitamins last only a short time before the body metabolizes them and excretes the excess in urine. Niacin may cause a flushing reaction, which leaves the dieter feeling like they are having a hot flash. The proprietary blend includes various good ingredients, but the dieter is not given any ingredient amounts so we have no idea if enough of the ingredient is included to produce optimal results. Black tea leaves and green tea leaves are a source of caffeine and healthy antioxidants. Green tea is especially important because it is proven to boost metabolism. Coffee bean extract is a third source of caffeine. This could cause dieters sensitive to caffeine to have a negative reaction like jitters, shakes or nausea. Yerba mate extract is also known to have stimulating effects, though the effects are not associated with caffeine. Ginger root extract helps ease digestive discomfort. This has nothing to do with weight loss. The only ingredients included in the proprietary blend is the tea. Green tea is the only proven ingredient in this formula. It would be advantageous for the creator to reveal how much green tea is in the formula.

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  • Ingredients are listed online.
  • GNC sells the product directly.
  • Green tea is a proven weight loss ingredient.


  • May contain too much caffeine.
  • Overstimulation causes jitters, shakes and nausea.
  • Proven ingredients are included in a proprietary blend.


Appetrex Control by GNC contains a couple of important ingredients, green tea and caffeine, but the dieter has no idea how much of these ingredients is included. Proprietary blends hide ingredient totals and that is something the dieter needs to take into consideration before purchasing this supplement. The inclusion of multiple stimulants could cause appetite to increase and there are no appetite controlling ingredients in Appetrex Control. This is a huge oversight for GNC, a trusted name in weight loss and sports nutrition.
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    darlene henderson

    does this medication make you go to the bathroom a lot as fat as passing urine. Having bad urgentcy go to the bathroom


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