I kept hearing buzz about the supplement PhenApex, so we decided to research the product and see what all the buzz was about. We looked into the ingredients, side effects, customer service complaints and clinical research. Then we tried to find a collection of user reviews online to see if it works. Then, we condensed the facts to give you the bottom line.
What You Need to Know
To start off with, PhenApex is a dietary supplement that claims to burn fat and boost metabolism. While the ingredients aren’t listed online at phenapex.com (a giant red flag), we traced the ingredients to a combination of L-phenylalanine, synephrine, L-carnitine, taurine and 7-keto. The pills are intended for use 30 minutes before breakfast and lunch. One plus is that they’re easier to use than mixes or shakes.
We tried to dig up some information about the company that makes PhenApex, and strangely enough, that information isn’t readily available. We were able to track the supplement to GS Labs, a supplement distribution company based in Draper, Utah. We like the fact that the pills can be easily purchased online and there is currently a special offer going on, but read on…
Ingredients – “Yikes!”
Our first concern is with the list of PhenApex ingredients. “At first glance, the formula doesn’t look like anything unusual,” said our Research Editor. “When we looked more closely, though, we were concerned with the presence of synephrine.”
According to the National Library of Medicine, synephrine has been linked to a rise in blood pressure and heart irregularities, two issues not to be tampered with. It exists as a common substitute for ephedrine, an ingredient banned for causing heart issues. Customers should exercise caution when using PhenApex because some people react violently to the stimulant.
Is it a Scam?
As we skimmed through customer reviews, our “scam radar” started to beep. “Just did a search on the company and they’re a scam. They send you bogus pills and will not refund your money,” said one user.
“I’m pretty sure it’s a scam . . . they don’t do returns!” said another.
“Looks like it’s a dinky website set up as part of a scam, or a website that used to sell but doesn’t anymore,” said a third customer.
One more customer said, “I just wasted a lot of money and now have to start over to find what I thought I was getting. DO NOT waste your money on these fakes!”
We have found that customers who can’t trust the business behind their diet pills rarely have success losing weight in the long term. If it is true that PhenApex isn’t a legitimate product or that the company, GS Labs, is involved in a scam, you had better steer clear.
Is There any Science Behind PhenApex?
It probably won’t come as a surprise that we weren’t able to turn up any clinical research about PhenApex. Taurine is a nice ingredient, but it won’t do much for your weight. Synephrine, on the other hand, has been proven to carry some side effects. At DietSpotlight, science tells us whether or not to wave the green flag. This time, we just can’t.
The Bottom Line – Does PhenApex Work?
Are we downing our PhenApex right now? While we were initially interested, none of our research turned up anything positive. The ingredients were our first disappointment as synephrine isn’t a very safe choice for weight-loss and the other ingredients don’t make up for that. A lack of transparency from GS Labs is also a huge deal-breaker since customers need to be able to trust the company they purchase from.
If you need a supplement to help you burn fat or boost metabolism, we recommend that you find a product with scientific substance and ingredients that really work.
Among the best products we’ve seen in 2016 is one called Leptigen. It’s a supplement composed of four ingredients in a proprietary blend that help burn fat and boost metabolism, based on clinical tests. Online reviews look fantastic so far and we can’t find any word of side effects.
Better yet, the makers of Leptigen are currently offering a Special Trial Offer, because they are confident in the formula.