What You Should Know
Phenterine is another fat burner and appetite suppressant using the name Phentermine to increase sales. This is not the prescription weight loss medication and it does not contain any prescription ingredients. The official website includes the term phentermine several times, hoping to pull in users looking for black market prescription appetite suppressants. Phenterine contains ingredients commonly found in weight loss supplements, including the not so powerful Hoodia.
List of Ingredients
20:1 Hoodia Extract, Guarana Extract, Proprietary Blend of Cha De Bugre, Ginseng, Citrus aurantium, Magnolia bark extract and Black Pepper.
Hoodia is one of the biggest let downs in supplement history. It was marketed as the secret appetite suppressant used in South Africa, but the ingredient is in short supply and it is clinically proven to have no effect on appetite. Most supplements that claim to contain Hoodia do not contain the ingredient, according to the Food and drug Administration.
Then, Phenterine throws in guarana and synephrine (listed as citrus aurantium). These are stimulants and they will increase heart rate and blood pressure. While guarana does not have the clinical testing support of caffeine, the ingredient can be standardized for caffeine, thus this is probably a source of caffeine. We have no idea how much is included in the supplement because all ingredients are part of a proprietary blend.
What can a dieter expect from Phenterine? They can expect increased energy and that’s it. There is no proven appetite suppressant, so increased hunger may be a problem. The formula is not proven either or tested for efficacy, so the dieter might as well take a stimulant like caffeine and throw out the rest of the Phenterine.
- The supplement is available online.
- Contains caffeine.
- Ingredients are listed, though not until the very bottom of the product description.
- Does not contain a proven appetite suppressant.
- The company uses the name Phentermine to sell Phenterine.
- Is not clinically tested or proven to increase weight loss.
- No before and after photos.
- The official website contains no important information about the supplement.
Phenterine is nothing more than a knock-off name snacked on a common ingredient list. The dieter will not lose more weight taking this supplement as the only proven ingredient is caffeine (if the guarana is standardized for caffeine.) Hoodia is not allowed in the United States without a CITES certificate from South Africa. There is no mention of this certificate on the website. Dieters should be very cautious when ordering from a company willing to use the name of a prescription medication to sell more weight loss supplements. There could be unnamed ingredients in the formula.