What You Should Know
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.
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.
- 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.