Updated: 01/17/2018

If you haven’t looked carefully at Arsenal X, now’s your chance. We spent some time creating one of our in-depth reviews, scrutinizing the ingredients, side effects, clinical studies and customer-service quality. Plus we scanned dozens of customer comments from the internet. Lastly, we summarized and compressed all of the facts and feedback we found to give you the bottom line.

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What is Arsenal X?

Firstly, Arsenal X ingredients include pyridoxine (vitamin B6), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), theobromine, synephrine 20mg, guggulsterones e&z, ginger root, rhodelia rosea, tyramine, evodiamine, vinpocetine, octapocamine, l-tyrosine, yohimbe, caffeine anhydrous, green tea, mct oil, Bioperine, leucine, isoleucine and valine. Take two per day and supposedly it promotes weight-loss by burning fat and accelerating metabolism.

Arsenal X was introduced by Professional Muscular Development (PMD) around 2002. The thermogenic is sold on the official website and through trusted retailers. We like that it includes a few natural ingredients and that we found some positive customer comments, but read on…

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Questionable Formula – “Concerning?”

The first issue we came across pertains to Arsenal X ingredients. According to our Research Editor, “This formula contains a combination of Caffeine Anhydrous and Synephrine. When taken together, these two ingredients can increase your risk of side effects – some could affect the heart.”

One user commented, “Every time I take this supplement, I feel like my heart is racing excessively, and like I’m short of breath.”

“I tried two pills of Arsenal X in two days…After two hours I started feeling sick with nausea and my heart beats very fast,” said another customer.

Arsenal X Customer Testimonials

Arsenal X Side Effects – “Reactions?”

Some users have complained about Arsenal X side effects. One person stated, “I felt pressure right under my chest lower ribs and shortness of breath.”

“I started feeling dizziness, sleepiness, and sometimes chest pains,” another user revealed.

Our research has proven a connection between the small things, like racing heart, and a lesser chance of long-term results. If Arsenal X causes side effects, that’s something the dieter will take into consideration.

The Science – “Any Validation?”

Arsenal X claims to be an “extremely strong thermogenic, for serious results.” What does research say about this one? Well, there are studies showing green tea could boost metabolic rate. But, that’s not the only thing in this blend. It also contains multiple stimulants, such as synepherine 20mg and caffeine 195mg, which could lead to serious side effects. What’s missing is the evidence that you’ll lose burn fat with this product. At DietSpotlight, we look for solid science to back claims made by a company. When there are no studies used, we don’t see the value.

What Users Are Saying

“I used this for almost a year now and it’s a great product. It gives me more than enough energy and works great to cut and tone fat.”

“It kept me charged up.”

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The Bottom Line – Does Arsenal X Work?

What are our final thoughts on Arsenal X? Well, the inclusion of a few natural ingredients is a plus and we like that we found some positive customer comments, but we’re concerned about this one because there’s not research connecting this one to weight-loss. We’re also a bit skeptical about suggesting this one because customer complaints relating to negative side effects and the questionable ingredient list.

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What are the side effects of Arsenal X?

Arsenal X side effects mentioned by some customers include sleeplessness, irritability, anxiety, increased heart rate, jitteriness and nausea.

What are the ingredients in Arsenal X?

Arsenal X ingredients include Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, theobromine, evodiamine, synephrine, ginger root, guggulsterones, tyramine, l-tyrosine, rhodelia rosea, vinpocetine, leucine, mct oil, valine, bioperine, caffeine anhydrous, green tea and yohimbe.

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Does Arsenal X work?

There’s some solid research into the effectiveness of caffeine, but the studies don’t relate to Arsenal X helping dieters lose weight.

How much does Arsenal X cost?

Arsenal X costs $58 for 120 capsules. Each bottle lasts 60 days.

How should I take Arsenal X?

You should take one Arsenal X capsule in the morning and another in the afternoon.

How late in the day can I take Arsenal X?

You should take Arsenal X no more than four hours prior to sleep.

How much caffeine is in Arsenal X?

One capsule contains 195mg of caffeine. If you take the recommended serving, you’ll take 390mg of caffeine per day.

Does Arsenal X come with a guarantee?

There’s no information about a guarantee with Arsenal X, but the company does state to contact the customer service department for details relating to returning supplements.

Combing Arsenal X with a supplement like Dietspotlight Burn, which contains some clinically-tested ingredients which could help you lose weight, accelerate metabolism and ignite fat loss.

Arsenal X Ingredients

Arsenal X Ingredients and Supplement Facts

Serving Size: 1 liguid-gel
Serving Per Container: 120
Amount per Serving% DV
Vitamin B6**
Vitamin B12**
Arphedramine Fat Loss110 g*
- Citrus aurantium extract**
- Cocoa extract**
- Lotus seed extract**
- Guggulsterones**
- Ginger Root**
- Evodiamine**
- Rhodiola rosea root extract**
- L-Tyrosine**
Inferno Energy Complex175 mg*
- Caffeine Anhydrous**
- Infinergy**
- Green Tea Extract**
- Yohimbe Bark Extract**
Anti-Catabolic440 mg*
-MCT Oil**
-Blackberry Extract**
- Leucine**
- Isoleucine**
- Valine**
Absorption Agent5 mg*
- Black Pepper**
- Fruit Extract**

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, FD&C Red 40 & FD&C Blue 1.


Previous Arsenal X Review (Updated September 20, 2012):

What You Should Know About Arsenal X

Arsenal X is manufactured by NDS and is promoted to give you healthy levels of energy, muscular strength, and muscle tone. Arsenal X appears to be a lot safer than most energy boosters and muscle toners. However, it still has some ingredients that can be very harmful to certain individuals. The Arsenal X website claims the product will give you extreme energy boosts and helps promote increased focus during workouts.

The Arsenal X can be purchased from the company's website for $49.99 plus shipping. The bottle contains 90 pills. It is recommended that you take one to two pills per day. There are no guarantees or anything for this product on the official website. With the price being that high, you would think they would offer a little something. The pills on the official site are about the cheapest you can find them.

The official website for NDS was a bit of a letdown. They do not offer much information at all about the product. You will see a FAQ section but it doesn't pertain to the Arsenal X product. It is more for the entire site. The testimonials also do not pertain to the Arsenal X product. It pertains more to other products put out by NDS. It's a semi-professional looking site, but it is seriously lacking information.

Arsenal X Ingredients

Vitamin B12, Proprietary Blend, Paullinia Cupana, Theobrama Cacao, Caffeine Anhydrous, Magnesium Salicylate, Yohimbe Extract, Zi Shi, Guggelsterones Z&E, Hypericum Perforatum, Magnesium Stearate, and Gelatin.

Product Features

Arsenal X is designed to boost energy levels and metabolism. It is suitable for both men and women. You should be careful when taking this product if you have side effects from caffeine. In addition to using this product, you will also need to use a fat burner product. Arsenal X does not burn fat. All of the ingredients in Arsenal X seem to be safe. However, there are some ingredients not listed. The listed ingredients are only the key ingredients.

Arsenal X Advantages

  • One of the ingredients in Arsenal X is Vitamin B12. B12 is healthy for you, so that is a plus.

Arsenal X Disadvantages

  • The official website is lacking a lot of information.
  • The official website only lists key ingredients and not all of them.
  • May cause excessive sweating. (See reader comments.)


Arsenal X seems to be fairly safe to take. There are no testimonials to vouch for the product, so this is cause to be weary. Arsenal X is a little pricey, but the supply will last at least a month. Arsenal X is loaded with caffeine, so if you are sensitive to it or prone to reactions, you should likely avoid this product and look for something else which is better for you.

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43 Arsenal X Reviews

  • Does it will affect me in negative while I am taking Zoloft?

    Does anyone know if this product will affect me in a negative way since I am taking Zoloft (antidepressant for anxiety)?

    • jo

      I have been on this product for a couple of weeks and I also take zoloft. I have not noticed any adverse effects.

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hi Jordanne! Because of possible interactions with medications, please make sure to consult with your physician before taking this product.

  • T

    Hey I left my pill bottle in my car and it got really hot it says on the bottle not to do so can I still use the Arsenal?

    • Cameron (Editor)

      When exposed to sustained, harsh heat the chemical composition of a substance can be affected. For example whey, beneficial bacteria, amino acids and other enzymes could degrade and break down at high temperatures (around 110ºF +). The same goes if you leave them in a moist or humid environment, which a car can sometimes be. So, we suggest disposing of it and getting a new one or trying a different product. Dietspotlight Burn could be a good alternative, since its backed by clinical research and contains only natural ingredients.

  • Does anyone have feedback on arsenal x?

    Does anyone have feedback on arsenal x?

    • Melissa

      I have been taking Arsenal X for two years. Along with diet and exercise it works great. However it is strong.

      • Anonymous

        Hi I just purchase the arsenal pills and they start to work quick. My concern is will it effect my sex drive?

    • Kim

      Can anyone tell me if the Arsenal X will show positive for anything in a drug test?

    • tiff

      interesting that some felt it made them depressed. I felt that I was slightly depressed before thanking the product, but Arsenal X seemed to make me feel really great and positive. In fact, out of ALL the diet and exercise aids I have taken (approx 25 different types) this is the ONLY product that gave me increased, SUSTAINED energy and a POSITIVE feeling. I could workout for over an hour and in the end, feel really great about it and be in a super mental frame vs. a workout with nothing or with another supplement where I am left feeling tired, spent, and jittery. I just hope all the ingredients and caffeine aren’t really that bad for you. Cause I know I’m buying more of the new liquid gels too, it’s just the best thing I’ve taken so far.

  • Your Namepatricia

    My experiences with arsenal x were GREAT! I drank plenty of water and it greatly emhaned my workouts with NO PROBLEMS!!!!!! I am so disappointed that I can find this product any more. I think most people have problems because that take products like this and sit on their ass and expect weight to just drop off! YOU GOT TO MOVE YOUR BUTT AND DRINK WATER!!!! Help me find and purchase this product. The new one PMD DOES NOT WORK WELL AT ALL!!!!!!

  • darrell

    ben takeing first couple days lil rough but ill live an takeing the omega cuts as well seems to be doing good so far but just quitting sweet tea an soft drinks alone lost 30 pounds you have to work it cant sit on your ass an think takeing these pills are a mirical got to get up do something cut out sugar caffeine bread cooking oils fried foods use real butter lil oatmeal in tha morning cut out the fat the pill wont stop you from doing wrong you have to work it like i said if you can just drink water for a month is a world of diff so cut out sugar bread pasta stuff like that then the pills help

  •  Arsenal is not for me
    Jmiddle (Verified User)

    I’ve started taking this last thursday. The first day I noticed tons of energy followed by sweating. I gave 1 pill to my boyfriend to try and he vomited the whole day, cold sweats, and just overall felt ill. He hasn’t taken another one. I was recommended this pill by the GNC clerk. I went in looking for OXYELITE and they were out so he recommended I try this. I don’t like it. In fact I am taking it back today and getting what I originally went in for. Arsenal X gives me headaches, blurry vision, ear aches, nausea, and overall bad feeling. Plus I have not noticed any weight loss. I workout at home (zumba) and I am also on the Atkins Diet (no carbs, no sugar). Oh, also it does not curb my appetite at all. I am extremely hungry. The GNC rep told me that might happen though. So, instead of helping me to control my hunger and eat right, it is doing the opposite. This product is def not for me!

  • Lack of caffeine

    Is it true that once you get off of it that you gain weight twice as fast because your metabolism isn’t used to the lack of caffeine?

    • Maribel (Editor)

      Hello. Not necessarily. Products like Arsenal are intended to be taken for a specified time period to get the ball rolling. However, its suggested to accompany this product with a healthy lifestyle that should continue once you stop taking the product. You should be fine. An alternative product that has proven to be successful in weight-loss is Dietspotlight Burn.

  •  Natural stimulant
    Dega2 (Verified User)

    Arsenal is full of “natural” ingrediants and stiumlants. The B vitamins won’t hurt you if you are healthy, nor will the Green tea extarct or some of the other ingrediants. I bought this product in conjunction with CLA but was urged by our local GNC store NOT to take it every day because of the caffeine level.
    I’m a nurse and have a BS in biochemistry as well. I understand this product failry well. My suggestion would be to take only one a day and only on days when you are working out. And I mean when you are doing a cardio day. Combine this with CLA and expect to see results over the long term. Quick fixes are never lasting. You need to change your eating ahbits and excercise. This supplement can certainly help many people. Not all. And truly, I would not take it every day nor would I take two because of the stimulant effect.

    • Dar

      Thank you for your honest assessment of this product. I agree, that it should not be taken every day. I only use it when I do cardio. Slow and steady wins the race.

  •  Are there any side effects?
    ia girl (Verified User)

    I started taking Arsenal X a week ago or so. My head feels funny and my stomach occasionally feels weird. Has anyone else felt it effected head problems at all?
    My schedule has been changing alot, but I do want to be able to concentrate at work.

  •  Product just wasn't for me
    Red (Verified User)

    I started Arsenal X a couple of months ago and everything seemed ok. Then I started feeling dizziness, sleepiness, and sometimes chest pains. Not thinking these symptoms had anything to do with Arsenal X, I continued to use them. Then one day, I got extremely nauseated and quit taking them for about a month. All of my symptoms vanished. Still not associating the change with Arsenal X. Well, I began taking them again about a week ago and all of the sudden the symptoms are back and I now know that the reason is because of Arsenal X. I would 100% stay away from these things….

  •  Could not lower by blood sugar level
    John (Verified User)

    I have had type 1 diabetes for 37 years I was feeling a bit sluggish I got my pills at a GNC store. I told the salesman I was a diabetic he said that was ok to take for energy well with an average blood sugar level from about 140 to 170 after taking pills for about ten days I could not keep my levels under 300

  •  Doing great don't feel jittery
    Lisa (Verified User)

    I am on day 2 and so far love it. it doesn’t make me feel jittery at all and keeps me from snacking. I do find myself forcing a meal in….

  • Does this show up in laboratory test

    will arsenal x show up in bloodwork and urine samples? Im joining the Marines and i really would like to know this.

  •  Need to eat to avoid sickness
    David (Verified User)

    this is a thermogenic so yes it is going to heat up your inner core and if you dont eat yes it will make you sick

  •  No side effects
    Della (Verified User)

    i been taking arsenal x for 3 days and iam loving it i tried all the other products i hated taking they had really bad side effects the arsenal does not have the bad side effect and yes drink plenty of water but i like to now when i finsh the pills will i gain my wight back.

  •  Bad side effects
    Sandra (Verified User)

    I try two pills arsenalX in to days and I feel really sick. After two hours I started feeling sick with nausea and my heart beats very fast. I do not know the exactly side effects. I do not recommended taking this without any research about the components

  •  Product ingredients
    C-man (Verified User)

    I think this product might contain nicotine. The only reason I say that is because I just got bloodwork back and it said I was positive for nicotine…. which is odd since Ive never smoked or chewed any kind of tobacco product in my entire life. I also havnt been around any smokers in the past month. I have no idea if Arsenal X does in fact have nicotine, but Ive also never failed a drug test for nicotine before taking this product.

  •  energy and endurance
    Levi (Verified User)

    I have been using this product for a week now and I can tell a change in my energy and endurance. Although this product does cause occasional headaches. I recommend taking this with a meal or meal bar.

  • Has anyone else experienced this.
    mari (Verified User)

    first day took one and everything seemed ok woke up tired like I didnt get any sleep. 2nd day took one and ok during day just mixed feelings sluggish mood. Woke up next morning even more tired. Ive never seen such circles under my eyes like Ive been up all night. I even felt like I was choking in my sleep my mouth felt extremly dry. I definetly would not recommend to anyone. Has anyone else experienced this.

    • Gabe

      Every time I take this supplement, I feel like my heart is racing excessively, and like I’m short of breath. I also feel that my chest is very tight. It’s an incredibly uncomfortable, scary feeling. I would not recommend this product. After the second time trying a pill, I threw the whole bottle away.

      • israel

        Same here man I felt pressure right under my chest lower ribs and shortness of breath

  •  when you feel depress

    Every energy product or fat burner that claims that it will give you energy that means you will crash and that’s when you feel depress . Bottom line if you go high you have to go down trick to prevent is after workout eat some complex carb you won’t feel as much depressed .

  •  My mood or anxiety
    ames (Verified User)

    day 1 , lots of energy ,infact I can’t go to sleep. the gnc guy said that it won’t effect my mood or anxiety . . . I see a few of you sais it does. hope not!

    • Reader

      All the GNC workers know nothing more than what a supplement says on the bottle. The most information they ever say is “It has branched chain amino acids” And they have no clue what an amino acid is. GNC has some good supplements but what is making people depressed is the large doses of caffeine. I have researched a lot of supplements and am going to college right now for nutrition. GNC does offer a FULL REFUND on ANY product within 30 days just return the unused portion for a full money refund. Hope this helps.

      • Dega2

        Have to reply to this…our local NC store has two people in it that actually have bio-chemistry degrees and nutriion. Bachelor degrees…both of them. Both are also fitness instructors. Only store I know of with that kind of talent. Thess guys are a wealth of knowledge. And I know that beause of too have a degree in biochemistry and nursing. So…..check….each store is different!!!!

  •  I am pleased with Arsenal X.
    Natalie (Verified User)

    Today was my first day using it. I’ve tried other Fat burners before and they tear my stomach up and I just felt horrible on them. Arsenal x did make me sweat a lot more but other than that I’ve had same effects that caffiene has on me. Didn’t really have ant negative effects. I was pleased!

  • Could arsenal x effect the results of a drug test?

    Could arsenal x effect the results of a drug test? Could you test positive for anything while taking this???

  • Sherry Hale

    I purchased this product and it does NOT give you energy pre-workout as it claims. It is NOT like the old ephedra days where the fat melts off like it claims and it makes you feel very sick. Purchasing this product was a waste of money and it’s expensive!

  •  This product does a good job!!
    b (Verified User)

    I’ve been using it for a couple weeks now – it does give you energy (my workouts are longer and feel easier) and it does a good job of getting rid of my snack cravings. I would have to agree with Chris though – it does seem to make me feel a little depressed (i noticed this after the first few days – i rarely, if ever, feel depressed and since i’ve been taking Arsenal i have been pretty gloomy… i’m going to stop taking it for a few days to see if my mood rebounds).

    • Melissa

      was reading your comment for June 2010 in regards to Arsenal X. The comment about feeling depressed, you said you were guna stop taking and see what happens, did u continue tsking product sfter that???

  •  I love these pills.
    shel (Verified User)

    I love these pills. I do feel a little sweaty at times but thats good because its good to sweat especially when you are trying to lose weight. It also suppresses my appetite and last but not least, I dont feel gittery like most weight loss pills make you feel. I do see a difference with them and I lose weight very fast on them. I actually think these are the only weight loss pills that will burn calories even with minimum workouts.

  •  One of the most fast results that i've seen.
    Chris (Verified User)

    Been taking this only for a few days, already seeing a difference, probably one of the most fast results that i’ve seen out of any diet pill, and I have taken my share of diet pills. My only thing is, it kinda makes me feel semi depressed at certain points, and a little shakey.

  •  I love it, great energy boost.
    logan (Verified User)

    I love it, great energy boost, decrease in apetite, and it seems to be helping me lose weight, only thing that ive had a problem with is it makes me sweat alot more than i usually would

  •  Liked it and advised other product also.
    Mark (Verified User)

    I took it for 6 weeks with the Omega Cut stack, and I had fantastic results. It is strong, but not as strong as some of the Thermogenic fat burners I’ve taken in the past as far as energy boosters go. It’s also not a “jittery” type of energy that some have as well. I would also recommend drinking MORE water. I noticed myself sweating sitting in the A/C and doing nothing at times. It’s that good. If you’re looking for an equally potent Thermogenic fat burner, with a lower price, check out BSN’s Atro-Phex. It’s good stuff as well. I hope this helps.