What You Should Know
Phenteramin is not the same as Phentermine, the prescription weight loss drug, but many dieters make the mistake of thinking the thousands of derivative supplements are actually prescription medications for weight loss each year. Phenteramin is a supplement from Lazarus Labs that promotes a new form of Ephedra with weight loss success similar to that achieved with Phentermine. The ingredient list doesn’t show ephedra of any kind, but it does show that Lazarus Labs attempts to fool the dieter into thinking they are taking some new and exciting ingredients when they are actually just old favorites.
List of Ingredients
- 1, 3, 7 Trimethylxanthine
- 2-Alpha-Hydroxyursolic Acid
- 3, 5-Diido-L-Thryonine
- Methyl Synephrine
There is 264 mg in the proprietary blend of ingredients. When companies use a proprietary blend, the first ingredient is the most concentrated followed by decreasing amounts (by weight) of the remaining ingredients. While 1, 3, 7 trimethylxanthine may look like some new and exciting ingredient it is nothing more than good, old-fashioned caffeine. The same caffeine you consume every morning in your coffee or tea.
Next is methyl-phenylethylamine. There are three types of methyl-phenylethylamine – A, B and N. There is no mention of the specific type included in Phenteramin. A-methyl-phenylethylamine is a prescription drug used to fight fatigue and decrease hunger, so we’re certain this is not the form found in Phenteramin. The B version of the drug is not adequately reviewed or used in human supplements so that leaves N-methyl-phenylethylamine, a common ingredient in weight loss supplements. N-methyl-phenylethylamine is nothing more than a methylated derivative of phenylethylamine. Phenylethylamine has a notoriously short half-life of around 10 minutes wherein users experience mood boosts some claim to be euphoric. In terms of weight loss, there is no significant support.
Halostachine is the new ephedra ingredient referred to in the product description for Phenteramin. It is related to synephrine and thus related to ephedra. In 2011, Vapor XT claimed to be the only supplement using Halostachine, though the stimulant is now widely used by other companies. The stimulant qualities are similar to caffeine, but clinical support is lacking. Methyl synephrine is stimulant in the same family as Halostachine.
- All ingredients in Phenteramin are listed online.
- The supplement may increase energy and calorie burn.
- Multiple stimulant ingredients can cause overstimulation.
- Methyl-phenylethylamine should not be used by people with mental disorders, including bipolar disorder.
Phenteramin is a stimulant supplement with an ephedra cousin and multiple stimulants. There are few clinical studies proving ingredients in this formula are safe and effective. The produce sells for $67 a bottle and no returns are allowed by Lazarus Labs, so once you buy the bottle you are stuck with the bill.