Review of Phenphedrine – Is it Full Of Sh#t?!

phenphedrine-reviewI used to always think that a diet pill was a diet pill was a diet pill. That was before I was introduced to Phenphedrine. This diet pill is definitely not for the faint of heart of anyone who is sensitive to caffeine for that matter. Phenphedrine contains roughly about 250 mg of caffeine per pill and that is about the equivalent to between 3 and four cups of caffeinated coffee. If you get a little jumpy after drinking a caffeinated soda, you will certainly want to stay away from this little diet pill. The one word I’ve seen used to describe it is “power” and that is certainly the case. If you are looking for a diet pill that will pack a serious punch, this is the one you should try.

I say this despite the fact that I really don’t promote the use of diet pills to lose weight. Yes, you will get an initial blast of quick and seemingly painless weight loss but that will usually be just water weight. Once you go back to your normal eating habits, you will see the weight come back in a fairly quick amount of time. The things that diet pills are notorious for lightening is your wallet or your bank account. Most people rarely have long-term weight loss success. But, be that as it may, I am going to give you an overview of this product and you can decide for yourself it is right for you or not.

What are the likely effects of Phenphedrine?

phenphedrine-side-effectsThis diet pill has been designed and marketed to say that it will give you serious weight loss results. It has therefore been packed full of powerful things. But don’t be misled by this. In the case of most diet pills, powerful does not usually translate to either effective or safe.

The formula used to make phenphedrine has six different ingredients in it. All six of these ingredients are considered by many people to be safe for human consumption when taken on their own. It is when they are mixed together that problems often arise.

The manufacturers claim that phenphedrine has been made so that it works in conjunction with the body and the human brain to “help you lose weight”. They claim that the product works directly on the brain to stimulate the production of two different hormones: CART and something they call NPY. They claim that the hormone CART will increase human metabolism and reduce appetite. They also say that it will increase the production of another hormone called insulin and that this will increase the person’s energy levels.

Try though I might, no amount of research turned up any links for anything even remotely resembling something called CART. So, I’m not really sure where that assertion comes from.

NPY, however, is a different kettle of fish.

NPY whose scientific name is Neuropeptide Y is a highly potent orexigenic peptides which is indeed found in the brain. It stimulates the appetite by having a decided effect on carbohydrates when they are consumed. It works to decrease the appetite and increase a person’s desire to eat. It also works in terms of signalling a person that they have eaten enough and are therefore full. Every person has two different receptors on each of their cells which are tied to eating. One is called Y1 and the other is called Y5. Your feeding regulation is located in your hypothalamus and this is where the peptide NPY is synthesized. The rest of the activity tied to these two receptors is dealt with in the hindbrain and the limbic structures. NPY is highly sensitive to your diet and deals with the consumption of carbohydrates and fats differently. It plays a direct role in the production of leptin and leptin plays a significant role in obesity. If you NPY receptors are firing too often or too quickly, you will become obese. Scientists say that although NPY seems to play a very important role in regulating body weight and telling people when they should eat or not, there does not appear to be any link to treating obesity with NPY stimulators.

What are the key ingredients in Phenphedrine?

Phenphedrine is made up of the usual cast of characters found in almost every generic diet pill on the market today. These ingredients are: caffeine anhydrous which is what makes it so potent in terms of raising energy levels. The second most common ingredient found in almost every diet pill is green select phytosome otherwise known as “green tea”. You can purchase this at any health food or grocery store so you can save your money. The third most common ingredient found in diet pills are things called hops. They give a temporary, short burst to the metabolism and some people claim they help reduce stress. You can do that with simple meditation and relaxation strategies. The fourth ingredient found in Phenphedrine is chromium. This helps control your cravings and thus keep your caloric intake under some kind of control. But if that’s all you’re looking for, you can purchase chromium at your local drug store.

Is Phenphedrine safe?

The bottom line on this product is that if you take it in the recommended dosages you will probably be safe. But I say “probably”. No one really knows because this product has not undergone any kind of rigorous testing by the FDA. Because of the caffeine load it contains it can make you very jittery and cause you to sweat and make you nauseous. It can also give you a very bad headache. My recommendation? Stay away from this diet pill.