What You Should Know
Phentreamine is marketed as a weight loss supplement, but the product description mentions strong diuretic qualities. Diuretics cause water loss and are typically reserved for use by medical patients who tend to retain water or bodybuilders following the bulking phase of competition preparation. Diuretic use may result in temporary weight loss via water loss, but the body will return to a state of homeostasis and restore water stores as soon as the dieter stops taking Phentreamine.
List of Ingredients
- Garcinia Cambogia
- Green Tea Extract
- Hoodia Gordonii
- L-Carnitine Complex
- Alpha Lipoic Acid
- Cinnamon Powder Bark
- Stinging Nettle Powder
- White Willow Bark
- Parsley Leaf
- Juniper Berry Powder
The product description for Phentreamine leaves us skeptical about the supplement. According to the description on the front page of the official website, the product promotes weight loss through the use of diuretics. The company claims diuretics can increase fat burn and decrease appetite, neither of which is true. Diuretics have one function – water loss.
The three main ingredients in the formula are garcinia cambogia, green tea and hoodia. Garcinia cambogia is on the cusp of negative press after all Hydroxycut supplements containing the ingredient were removed from store shelves and reformulated to contain green coffee bean extract. The mass recall was completed after reports of liver damage were made to the Food and Drug Administration.
Green tea is a safe and effective supplement, but only 70 mg of green tea are supplied per dose. You can consume that much green tea sipping brewed tea throughout the day. We like to see at least 300 mg per serving.
Hoodia is touted as an appetite suppressant, but it does not suppress appetite according to clinical trials. The active ingredient is P57, which is metabolized faster than it can be used to suppress appetite.
- Phentreamine contains green tea.
- Diuretics do not suppress appetite or increase fat burn.
- The formula contains less than the effective amount of green tea.
Phentreamine is not a safe and effective weight loss supplement. Until the air clears around garcinia cambogia it is best to steer clear of supplements that contain this ingredient. There could be nothing to the claims of liver damage associated with products containing this ingredient or there could be an underreported side effect that dieters are just now catching wind of in the presses. Moreover, when supplements claim to use diuretics to boost fat loss you know there is something untrustworthy about the company.